Lawn Bowls

Status:Active, open to new members
Trevor Perks
Group email: Lawn Bowls group
When: Weekly on Monday afternoons
Normally from 13:30 (or 10:00 in the summer months)
Venue: El Cid Bowls Club
Cost: Green fees 8€ (including use of bowls). First session free
Close up of lawn bowls

Oliva U3A Bowls has an agreement with the El Cid Bowls Club to play on a Monday afternoon. El Cid Bar and Restaurant, under separate management,  provide a range of facilities including hot and cold drinks.

The group normally play in a friendly and relaxed way for a few hours every Monday afternoon. Starting at 1.30 pm (10.00 am in the summer) 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.

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 they insist on a different shoe for playing. A flat non-heel 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 bowls of different sizes for your use. There is also all the support equipment that you will need like mats, jacks, scorecards 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.