The game of Bowls can be traced back to the ancient Egyptians, seven thousand years ago; six and a half millennia before our most revered player, Sir Francis Drake, kept the Spanish fleet waiting at Plymouth.
Mylor Bridge Bowling Club is a relative newcomer by comparison, having been formed in 1964. During its first ten years, however, only indoor carpet bowls was played, and it wasn’t until 1974 that the current green, laid with turf from Falmouth Docks, was opened and the club, as we know it today, was founded. Since then it has been a key member of the thriving Mylor community, and remains a welcoming and inclusive club at the heart of village life, holding many social and charitable events to supplement its enthusiastic bowling activity.
The highly rated, 6-rink green is one of the finest in the South-West and frequently plays host to national and county competitions. This is largely due to the highly skilled group of volunteers who make up the club’s ‘Working Party’, keeping the green and buildings in tip-top condition. The large. airy clubhouse is fully licensed and there is plenty of on-site parking. A selection of bowls and a comprehensive collection of bowling equipment is available for members and guests to use. When combined with a wonderful location and superb views, it really is a lovely place to play or just watch this intricate but highly sociable game.
In addition, there are indoor facilities for both carpet and short-mat bowls, enabling all-year play for those wishing to continue bowling throughout the winter months. The Club welcomes new bowlers of all levels and, in particular, those who have never bowled before.
It most definitely is a game for all, regardless of age or ability. Sets of bowls and other items can be provided to get new players started in the game. There is also free tuition available from qualified coaches, to maximise any player’s potential, right from the beginning.
Mylor Bridge Bowling Club participates in men’s, ladies and mixed county leagues, knock-out competitions, friendly matches and ‘roll-ups’. Club competitions and informal, social games are also played, so there is something for everyone. The club has a strong programme of social events, and the invitation days for schools, societies and casual visitors are highly acclaimed and have helped to introduce the game to a whole new audience.
Feel free to browse the public area of this website, which is open to all to view. The highly praised member’s section includes interactive fixture lists and booking systems, together with a comprehensive membership directory and Executive meeting minutes. Mylor Bridge Bowling Club has a strong past, on which it has built the foundations for an even stronger future. The Club readily embraces new ideas and technology where beneficial, whilst retaining those traditions and practices, which remain integral to the functioning and ethos of any club playing this most historic of games.
Interested in joining? Go to the ‘how to join’ page and complete the online form or, if you would like to look around first, either book a visit (via the club secretary), or just turn up and speak to any member, who will be only too pleased to help.
Affiliated to Bowls Cornwall
Associate member of Bowls England
Registered Club Number: 05026
Affiliated to Cornwall County
Short-Mat Bowling Association