G.B. Britton Bowls Club was formed in 1919 by workers from the G B Britton shoe factory. In 1965 the club moved to its présent site in Ingleside Road, Kingswood, Bristol.The club prides itself on being a place to make new friends and enjoy yourself as well as having a competitive edge. The club boasts a six rink green, changing rooms, a pavilion complete with a competitively priced lounge bar, kitchen and short matt bowls during winter months. The club is open to both men and lady bowlers of all abilities. It has a membership of about 100 full members who play in Club, County and National matches and competitions. The clubhouse has now been rebuilt by the members and is open throughout the year. During the winter months, the club hosts a range of social activities. New members, as well as those just looking to change clubs, are welcome. Membership can be obtained by submitting an application form, available from the club, to the Club Secretary.
For those of you who have never bowled before help is always on hand to teach you the game. Once you have learned the basics and you are confident of your ability, you can take your first steps into bowls club life.As a Member you can practice or play social bowls on any afternoon and evening during the summer All you have to do is get a jack, a matt and find a spare rink.
We hope that once you gain a little confidence you will want to play more competitively and you will put your name down for a Friendly Match. The Club organizes friendly games throughout the season against local clubs who are also out for an enjoyable game These are usually played on Wednesdays and at weekends. The games can be all male, all female or mixed matches.
Each week the club puts out four league teams three men's teams and one ladies team. There are also various County and National competitions which take place throughout the season so you can become involved as much or little as you like.
In-House Club Competitions
The club holds singles, pairs, triples and mixed competitions for those who want to take part. Bowlers of all levels are encouraged to participate as playing against better players is a good way of improving your own game.
The Social Side
The club also has a strong social side and the bar is open most evenings in the summer During the winter months the club is open most Friday evenings for various activities such as quizzes, race horse fun evenings and fish and chip suppers