Calne Short Mat Bowls Club

The Club

The club:

Was started on the 17th October 2018 and have progressed to become a venue where people can enjoy a game of Short Mat Bowls in a very friendly and social atmosphere.  The game provides gentle exercise and can be enjoyed by people of all ages, we even cater for people who may have disabilities and feel, for example, they cannot bend down to deliver the bowls, there are aids that can help, so as we say all are welcome, if you don’t try you may miss out on playing a very enjoyable game and meeting like people, as well as making new friends.

Sessions :

Where : Beversbrook Sports and Community Facility, Calne.

When : Monday & Wednesday – 2pm to 4pm (exc Bank hols).

Thursday – 6-30pm to 8-30pm.

Cost.   : £3 per 2 hour session

Annual membership £10 per annum due 1st November, pro rata during year.

First 3 sessions are free.

Required : to get you started all you need to bring are smooth flat shoes (no heels), all other equipment is supplied.Club woods can be used by new members for a period of 2 months while they find the size/type that suits them.

Should you require any specialised equipment we can advise you and are able to supply items for you to try, we can also supply coaching to help you enjoy your game and get settled in!

Charities :

We support local charities by raising monies during the year, by raffles and refreshment donations

So far we have given to the following charities. Which are voted for at the Clubs AGM. each year

In Addition to this we have started a 50/50 club (50% of the proceeds go to charity) in 2023/24, below is the current years number chart and list of winners.

CALNE SHORT MAT BOWLS CLUB 50-50 MEMBERS 2023/24
1 NORMAN LAWTON 26 PETER ROBERTS
2 TERRY BREWER 27 PAT WATSON
3 SHARON BURTON 28 BARRY WHELAN
4 SHEILA MURPHY 29 ANN BURKE
5 MARGARET HILLS 30 SUE WHELAN
6 MIKE LEWIS 31 SYLVIA CHAMBERS
7 JILLY READ 32 MARTHA MASON
8 ANN HARRIS 33 JENNIE EDGE
9 JOHN GILDER 34 GILL HOWARD
10 JOHN HARRIS 35 JOHN HARRIS
11 ANN BURKE 36 DEE MASTERS
12 EDWINA YATES 37 PHIL MILHAM
13 NICK PHILLIPS 38 JILLY READ
14 JASON KING 39 GRAHAM STOW
15 ANGIE FISH 40 STUART BEARD
16 WENDY THORNTON 41 YVONNE MCCOLL
17 ANN CHATWIN 42 RO SMITH
18 CAROL PHILLIPS 43 TINA MCENVOY
19 RITA HULME 44 DOUG EDGE
20 LES FISH 45 STEVE MCCOLL
21 MARY EDWARDS 46 MAYUMI LEWIS
22 ALEX KIRK 47 JOHN EDWARDS
23 BECCY KIRK 48 DENNIS BARNETT
24 PHIL MILHAM 49 GILL RICKARDS
25 PHIL WOODS 50 STUART BEARD

DRAWS AND WINNERS

Draw date Winners (£17) Runners – up (£8)
20-Dec MARTHA MASON (32) JOHN HARRIS (10)
18-Feb RO SMITH (42) MAYUMI LEWIS (46)
04-Apr JOHN HARRIS (35) ANN CHATWIN (17)
03-Jun
07-Aug
17-Oct
Charities supported

2019/20 Julia’s House. £100.

2022/23 Calne Welfare Charities. £100.

2023/24. Calne Welfare Charities. £200.

2023/24. Wiltshire Air Ambulance. £200.