Welcome to Colchester Indoors Bowls Club, established in 1982 and located in Colchester, Essex. The Club is affiliated to the English Indoor Bowling Association Limited (EIBA) and the Essex County Indoor Bowling Association (ECIBA), together with the London & Southern Counties Bowling Association.
The Club caters for all ages although children under three years old would not be allowed into the bowling area or bar. The Junior Section is very active and there are special sessions run on a Sunday evening throughout the winter season. There are reduced rates for juniors (up to age 25) and the Club has a good selection of bowls to suit.
The Club has six bowling rinks, a restaurant, bar, shop, changing rooms and the unusual feature of an excellent viewing gallery for spectators to watch the bowling. The Club also has full facilities for disabled members, including toilet facilities, specialist wheelchairs, access ramps to the green along with adequate free parking with disabled spaces.
During 2016 we made significant changes in the Club to improve our carbon footprint and power usage. We have installed LED lighting throughout and and replaced our gas heating installation with an electrical air source heat pump system. Already we can see and feel some of the numerous benefits of this switch. The lighting is now first class and whilst the cooling side of our ASHP system has yet to be tested with hot weather, the heating side has been constant during operational hours and is a vast improvement on the old system.
The Club is open all year round for bowling, with times as detailed below:-
Winter Season -October 2016 to April 2017: Members please note: Members who did not collect their envelopes for Membership renewals including the 2nd of September AGM Agenda have now been posted. It would assist greatly if Members could collect their renewal documents each year rather than waiting for them to arrive by post.
Postage is, in 95% of cases, an unecessary expense for the Club and Members collecting them would be saving the Club upwards of £300 on an annual basis. The same applies to Members who renew by post. The Handbooks will not be posted and will need to be collected as soon as possible after payment. Social Members will need to collect their membersip cards on their first visit after renewal. The Duty Steward will have your cards behind the bar.
Opening from 9.00am until 10.30pm (10.00pm Sunday) Monday to Sunday.
Summer Season – May to September:
The Club is open from 9.00am until 2.00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays and 6.30pm until 8.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday evenings.
The Club is closed for bowling at weekends in the summer months, although some social functions may be held; these will be published on our “Social Events” website page.
The Club is managed by Club Steward, Ollie Farrell and his four Assistant Stewards. We currently have a bowling membership of 751, plus 157 social members.
Club Coaches are available to give instruction, usually at the lunchtime “Roll Up” sessions. Lessons are bookable in advance with the Coaching team and other times can be accommodated if agreed with your Coach.