U3A Oliva

Lawn Bowls Group

Group Leader: Trevor P

Deputy Group Leader: Don B

Email: lawnbowls@u3aoliva.org

When: Mondays 13:30-16:30, weekly

Where: El Cid Bowls Club in Benidoleig Map

Numbers Max:


If you would like more details or to be to be an active participant in the group, please contact the leader via the email above.

Current Information:

The new 2021-22 U3A is here – and the Lawn Bowls group will be re-starting in September.

Our first session will be on Monday 13 September from 13:30 – sessions usually run for about 3 hours, and will now take place weekly. 

Contact the Group Leader, Trevor, for joining details. 


We are hoping that some of the group who have not played this year will return in September if they feel safe to do so, and of course any new members who may be attracted to the group are very welcome to join.

For more information on the group, see below.

About Our Group

Oliva U3A Bowls have an agreement with El Cid Bowls Club to play once a fortnight on a Monday afternoon. El Cid Bar and Restaurant, under separate management, is run by Charlie and her team who provide a range of facilities including food, mostly English, and of course hot and cold drinks.

Location – El Cid Bar, Restaurant & Bowls, Carretera Benidoleig-Pedreguer, km 1, 03759, Alicante, Spain.

The group normally play in a friendly and relaxed way for a few hours once a fortnight on a Monday afternoon. Starting at 1.30 after registration and green fees we draw for partners and opponents for the afternoon and mostly play pairs with four bowls.

For those who would like coaching, especially those who are new to the game, we will give guidance on techniques and etiquette of the game.

Green fees for each person is eight euros for each session collected at the start of the session and includes the use of Bowls. Note, many members use the club bowls along with other equipment.There is no Green fee  on the first occasion.

Clothing and Equipment – The El Cid Club would like players to be in whites but will accept something close. Footwear can be tricky the purpose of the rules is to protect the playing surface so insist on a different shoe for playing. A flat non heal smooth sole shoe is normally acceptable, as are stocking feet.  Please note for the first couple of occasions come as you wish.

At the pavilion located in the corner of the play area there is a selection of all size bowls for your use. Plus all the support equipment like mats, jacks, score cards and boards, and would you believe sun hats. Our Group box also has measuring tape and chalk.

Refreshments are permitted at each end of the rinks but must never be taken onto the green.

The internet links above are helpful and are recommend especially if you’re new to El Cid Restaurant and Bowls Club