Highcliffe on Sea Short Mat Bowls Club

Highcliffe Short Mat Bowls Club

Highcliffe Short Mat Bowls Club was formed in 1995 when a Methodist Church member Peter Boustred purchased a mat and equipment which he was reimbursed once the club became established.

Currently we have 4 mats of which 3 are in regular use and as a means of easing the workload when rolling mats up in 2008 with the assistance of Lottery Funding an electric machine was purchased along with two new mats.

We hold 3 sessions a week at The Highcliffe Methodist Church Hall, Lymington Road, Highcliffe, Mondays 7.15 pm to 9.30 pm which is recognised as Club Night where dress code of Grey below the waist and Club Royal Blue Polo Shirts are  worn, but is optional. We have a Thursday afternoon session  2.00 pm to 4.00 pm which is ideal for beginners and an evening session 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm and at these sessions casual dress is worn.

We try to encourage new members to come and give the game a go and have bowls which they may use for a trial period without the expense of purchasing new bowls when starting, experience is not required and the game is soon picked up. The only stipulation we apply is Flat Soled Shoes Must be worn at all times, we have a few pairs which can be borrowed (depending on size). With regard to membership we would be pleased to see New Members joining and you may come on a Thursday afternoon also on Monday or Thursday  evening, please use the Contact Page if you would like more information. We will be pleased to hear from you.

Currently we have two teams of registered players "Highcliffe Knights" and "Highcliffe Castle" who are in the Dorset Association (DSMBA) and play regular games during the league season (September to April) against other Dorset Clubs. Last season Highcliffe Knights played well and will remain in Division One for the 2019 / 20 season. Highcliffe Castle finished fourth in Division 3 and stay in that Division for the 2019 / 20 season. Registered league players can also play in Dorset Competitions and ESMBA Competitions.

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