Now that we are in the new year it is time to look forward to the outdoor bowls season.  Shipton bowls club has struggled over recent years to turn out teams in the five leagues we take part in and despite this we are still winning titles and trophies.  This year we are appealing to anyone that has not tried outdoor bowls before to give it a go at our Club.  We are looking for bowlers of all levels new or experienced, both male and female.


Leagues we are involved in are the Men’s Evening League (Four Rinks) and the Men’s Veterans League (One Rink), both of which are run by the York Amateur Bowling Association, the Ladies Evening League (Two Rinks), the Private Clubs League (Mixed Triples – Three Rinks) and finally the Tockwith League (Mixed Fours – Three Rinks).


This year we are breaking with tradition and our Membership Fee will be £30 plus £2 per game.


If you are interested and/or require further details please contact Tony Abbot (Chairman) on 01904 762695, e-mail or visit our web site

A Beautiful Game Needs Reviving


You may ask what Shipton Bowls Club can offer in today’s climate of virtual reality and armchair participation?  Well we have a lovely club with good facilities and an excellent green, in beautiful surroundings, with friendly members.  We have members with the expertise to encourage and coach newcomers to the game of Flat Green Lawn Bowls.  There is the opportunity to play at any level you wish, be it socially, bowling in the varying ability leagues, or progressing to County and even National level.  The game is your oyster!

The future of the game of bowls and the existence of this type of facility within the village community is in your hands.  It is YOUR Club in YOUR community, the present committee and members are merely custodians of the present era.  The game is a game that all the family can play and at whatever level you choose to try.  It is on your doorstep and provides a gentle overall exercise in fresh air.  Give it a try and even if you do not take to the game itself assistance is always welcomed and helps to form part of a vibrant community.

Age is no barrier and you do not have to be super fit to play.  Who knows the game of bowls could be for you but you will not know until you give it a try.  New members are required at all levels to keep this facility going and any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.  If you have any questions why not give our Club Treasurer, John Backhouse a ring on 07786087098.




                                                                                             PRESIDENT                                                                                                           Brian Gray

                                                                                            VICE PRESIDENT                                                                                                Bob Elliot

                                                                                            CHAIRMAN                                                                                                           Simon Wilson

                                                                                            VICE CHAIRMAN                                                                                               Bet Thompson

                                                                                           HON SECRETARY                                                                                               Shirley Hallgate

                                                                                           HON TREASURER                                                                                               John Backhouse

                                                                                          HON AUDITOR                                                                                                     Tony Abbot

                                                                                         CLUB CAPTAIN                                                                                                      Judy Abel

                                                                                         CLUB VICE CAPTAIN                                                                                          Simon Wilson

                                                                                         COMMITTEE MEMBER                                                                                     



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