What's New?
  • Membership Renewal Time

    In normal circumstances, this would be membership renewal time.but unfortunately these are not normal circumstances - For further information, please read the Announcement from the committee on this page and the notes on an Emergency Board Meeting of Bowls England which can be viewed from here.


  • North Bucks Bowls Academy Championship

    North Bucks Bowling Association, Newport Pagnell Bowls Club Academy and Olney Junior Bowls Club will start running the inaugural North Bucks Under 18 championship (sponsored by Taylor Bowls) during the course of the 2020 outdoor season.  Find out more about it by following the link.


  • Checkout Facebook

    If you have a mobile phone and access to Facebook, please make sure you have Joined the Olney Bowling Club group.  No compatible phone?   Simply click on the Facebook logo above or on the main part of the page to see the latest news and pictures posted by the Committee.


  • The Coaching Centre

    The season may be over but anyone wanting to keep their knowledge fresh in their mind can benefit from a visit to The Coaching Centre to watch some of the videos and consolidate what you have learned in practice at the coaching sessions..


  • Are you 8 - 18?

    If you are aged between 8 -18 and fancy learning a new sport, why not give some thought to the game of Bowls.   We have a thriving Juniors section which is always looking to gain new members.  If you are under 16, (over 16's can do it themselves) ask your parent/carer to drop us a note via our enquiry page and one of our Junior section coaches will make contact to discuss.  If you would like to see for yourself, drop in to the Bowling Green any Friday during the season between 4:30 & 6:00 pm.    Find out about our Junior Bowls group by clicking on this link.


  • The Joker makes an appearance

    Game 5 of our Joker has now been won by Judy Gay at our Race Night Social and she picked up £366.   Having raised around £1900 for the club funds whilst having paid out a similar amount in prizes over the 5 games the joker has become an established fundraiser for the club.  Make sure you are in the next draw of Game #6 by purchasing tickets at the bar when you are in the clubhouse.   Don't miss out if you can't make it to the social evenings - simply purchase your ticket and put your name on the counterfoil - if it comes up, someone will select an envelope for you if you are not present.Stop Press:  Joker is now worth £82 - make sure you get your ticket when next in the clubhouse.


 
Coronavirus Announcement:
Please read the important announcement from the committee outlined below.


Welcome to

 Olney Bowling Club

Founded in 1906, the club is based at the Recreation Ground, Olney and is affiliated to Bowls England (BE) and  Buckinghamshire Bowling Association (BBA) .

We are always happy to welcome potential new members and visitors.   If you would like to find out more about the game of bowls, or try the game out for yourselves, you'll find us a friendly lot who are happy to share our facilities and encourage you to become part of the bowling fraternity.

Why not drop into our clubhouse during the season which lasts from May to October or give us a ring on 01234 240548 most afternoons or evenings, leaving a message if there is no one answering.    Not sure if you can come along and see us?   Go to our 'Enquiries' page, give us your contact details and one of our folks will be in touch.

Out of season contact can be made by phoning the club secretary Dave Waddell on 01234 711690 or via the web.

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Olney Bowling Club on the Web

This web site is a facility which has been set up for the benefit of club members and visitors alike.   

If you are a member and want to find out the latest news or planned events, you should find it here.

If you are a visitor, or potential visitor to Olney and have an interest in bowls, then have a look at our Calendar and Fixture Lists to find out when you are likely to find the green being used and drop in to say hello - we might even be able to offer you a game.

Please drop back to the site on a regular basis to find out what his happening and how we are getting on both in cyberspace and on the green.

If you feel that there is something which you would like to be on the web page, please drop a note via our enquiry page and someone will get back to you to discuss your idea or else speak to one of the committee next time you are at the Green.

The site was last updated on


24th March 2020




                               


Season 2020

*******Coronavirus Update********

The OBC Committee held a special meeting on Sunday 15th March to discuss and agree how best the club should proceed in the light of the Coronavirus outbreak.

Foremost in their minds, was the health, safety and welfare of all members and given the developing situation, the Committee have decided to postpone the Membership Renewal Evening until further notice.

The committee have also decided to cancel fixtures, internal club competitions and social events until further notice.   The bar will also be closed during this period.

The decision to postpone our membership renewal evening is generally in line with BE actions/recommendations, however the committee feel that it's necessary to align more closely with Bowls England as we are in an ever changing situation.   Specifically BE are proposing that Clubs should encourage their bowlers to support their club financially by paying their annual subscription - so clubs will still be there for them when bowling is resumed. For further information from the recent BE Emergency Board Meeting, Click Here.

The committee have looked at our expenses over the next 6 months and we will have to pay out around £5000 even if the Clubhouse remains closed.   Having considered this, each Full member is asked to pay a voluntary membership fee of £40 if you are able to do so.   This would be offset againsed a revised membership fee for the remainder of the season when we are able to resume bowling.  This will help the club cover some of the costs without having to dip too much into our reserves.

Anyone willing and able to pay more than £40 will have the additional amount treated as a donation to the club.

Following the Government introduction of stringent rules banning gatherings of more than two people and the requirement to stay at home whenever possible other than for certain specific reasons. 

     The Committee have decided that the green 

   WILL NOT OPEN

       in April as originally hoped and will remain closed until further notice 

If you would like to find out more about the club or the game of bowls in general, please also visit the enquiry page where you can give us your contact details and arrangements will be made for one of our committee members to get in touch to answer any questions you may have.