Atte Bower Short Mat Bowls Club has been meeting and playing since 1994, making this year our 23rd anniversary year, and we still have some of the founder members playing regularly. Many of our players just come along to one of our regular club 'roll ups' for a friendly game or two and a chat with friends, and most like to join in our quizzes and social lunches and parties. More..
Short Mat Bowls is played on a green ‘rink mat’ 40 – 45 feet in length but only 6 feet wide with the added difficulty of having to avoid hitting the 15 inch wide block of wood placed dead centre of the mat. This means that you have to bowl wide enough to miss the block but narrow enough so as not to go off the side of the mat. The skill is to use the natural bias of the bowl to curve around the block and get as close to the jack as possible. More..
Atte Bower Short Mat Bowls Club has two teams playing in the Essex Short Mat Bowls League, the Blue team in division one and the Gold team in division two. Although we like to win, we really just enjoy the matches that are always played in a spirit of friendly rivalry (well almost always). We also like to play friendly matches in the summer, and meet other clubs at league functions, quiz nights and for the third time in 2017 at a bowls break at Gunton Hall. More..
Shields were presented this week to the winners of the league.. more
Congratulations to Keith and Paul - both trophy winners.. more
Ladies in their hats at the Chelmsford races.
Winners of the Monday and Thursday leagues were Paul and Brenda more
Girls beat Boys at the Christmas party? more
We enjoyed an excellent Christmas meal at the Puddle Duck Cafe. more
£323 was raised from our Coffee Mornings and sent to Macmillan Nurses more
Winners of the trophies for the Thursday Morning League and the Monday Evening League more....