The Bowls We Play

There are many different ways you can get involved in the club and many ways you can enjoy your bowls depending on how serious you are and why you want to do it.

Each year several Lewes bowlers enter National and County competitions and do quite well.

Others might wish to work towards that, while still others do not ever intend to do so. There is a place for everyone.

For all members there is an opportunity to play in

Organised roll-ups

These are organised weekly sessions where you can join other members for fun games of bowls.  These ‘roll ups’ are enjoyed by beginners and experienced bowlers alike with nothing at stake, apart from personal pride!

Informal roll-ups

In an informal ‘roll up’ you can enjoy a practice on your own or a game with one or more friends at any time when rinks are available (which is quite often)

Other Events


Who’s got the shot?

These could include Drives where we all enjoy a fun afternoon’s bowls or an Open day where other clubs play at Lewes by invitation

Internal league

This takes place in the central part of the season on Monday mornings and participating is a good way for beginners to learn the many different aspects of the game.

Club Competitions


The annual club competitions offer a wide variety of different formats including singles, pairs, triples and fours. There is also a popular Handicap Competition designed to give the less experienced a good chance. Win or lose the club competitions are good to enter. You support the club and you test yourself as well as have fun

Friendly Matches

These are matches arranged between Lewes and other local clubs.  Although each club wants to win it is not at the expense of good spirit and having a good time. These friendly matches are played in a ‘friendly’ spirit.

League Matches

These matches are more serious games against other clubs in the local leagues.  Lewes currently plays in the Brighton and Hove District (men’s) League and the (mixed) Meridian League. There are trophies to be won and in the BHDL promotion and relegation.

Winter Short Mat Bowls


In the winter there are several regular weekly Short Mat sessions in the Club house. This is a chance to keep in touch with all your friends and keep those bowling muscles tuned.