Welcome to Okehampton Simmons Bowls Club


*** COVID-19 ***

Last week, the Government announced that facilities associated with outdoor sports and physical activities, including lawn bowls, could reopen.

The officers of the club have, after sounding opinion from the other members of the management committee, therefore decided that commencing Monday the 1st June, the club green will be available for roll-ups only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons between 1pm and 4pm.

It needs to be stressed that ‘Bowls England’ have issued guidelines to clubs imposing severe restrictions to this activity which must be adhered to.

    (1)   Any member wishing to roll-up must book a rink by contacting Alan Mathias on 01837-54898 or 07772847801.  Alan                has kindly agreed to co-ordinate events and allocate the time slots.  Members must not turn up unannounced.

    (2)  Only the green will be available, the clubhouse will remain closed.  Access to the toilets and bowling equipment will not            be available.

     (3)  To maintain social distancing, only alternate rinks may be used.  i.e. 1,3 and 5 or 2,4 and 6.   Each roll-up session will be            of 1-1/2 hours duration at a cost of either £40.00 (for the remaining 15 weeks of the season)  or £3.00 each per session.

    (4)   Members wishing to partake of this facility must bring their own sanitisers and equipment (including mats and jacks)               and after bowling, sanitise any touched surfaces including the exit gate, before leaving.

             * Note:   Old mats  are available (by the shed) and some sanitiser has been placed nearby.  If club mats are used they                   must be sanitised after use.   

The club must stress that the current government advice for those aged 70 and over continues to be that they should take particular care to minimise contact with others outside their household.




100 Club

In view of the current government ‘stay at home’ policy, it has been decided to suspend 100 Club draws for three months.  The difficulty in collecting members contributions, conducting the draw and issuing winners prizes has made continuation impossible.

Therefore, the April, May and June draws will not take place.  Payments will be adjusted for those members who have already made contributions for the coming year.  The situation will be reviewed at the end of June to see if there might be a possible way forward.

In the meantime, the club wishes all it’s members well, and hopes that everyone is virus free and coping with the current restrictions.  It is understood that Okehampton Lions are supporting the community by collecting and delivering prescriptions in and around Okehampton.  Members feeling that they might be in need of this service are advised to  make enquiries with the pharmacy at the time of ordering.

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We are a small friendly club of 60-70 playing members. We have teams in various leagues for both men and women including two teams in the men’s over 60s league, a ladies team in both the over 50s league and the Exeter ’86’ shield competition and two teams in the newly formed Exeter Triples league which involves both ladies and men players.  There is also a full program of friendly fixtures throughout the season.

Tuesday afternoon roll-up sessions are very popular for all members and anyone contemplating taking up bowling including absolute beginners who are most welcome.

The Club also runs regular tuition sessions on Thursday afternoons at 2pm.  All welcome.


The Club also hosts an evening pub league in aid of charity

If you are Interested in joining the club please contact any of the officers.

Club fees for 2020 Season are:-

Beginners Membership   –   £25.00         (£12.50 if joining after end July)

Experienced players and Second & Subsequent year Members   –   £65.00

Cheques for membership fees to be made payable to 

‘Okehampton Simmons Bowling Club’

In full please (the bank does not permit abbreviations)


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email: info@okehamptonbowls.co.uk
Captain: Roger Pedrick Tel: 01837-53113