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Chard Bowls Club

Club History

The Club was formed in October 1986 playing just short mat bowls at Furnham Church Rooms in Chard.  Several members decided to start playing lawn bowls using the greens of neighbouring clubs for matches, notably Lyme Regis.  Eventually it was decided to have our own green with a pavilion which would also provide space for short mat bowling.

With the help of Chard Town Council a site was found at Bonds Meadow, Bonds Close, and a grant was obtained from the Sports Council's National Lottery fund.  Funding was also received from the Foundation for Sport and the Arts and South Somerset District Council.  The Club moved into our present premises in 1996 with the official opening of the new pavilion and green on Saturday 17th August.  The short-mat bowls hall was officially named "The Bill Aplin Bowls Hall" with short mat bowling continuing on the two mats in the clubs pavilion.

The Club is very proud that three of our Lawn Bowls ladies won the Somerset County Triples final in 2007.

Arthur Roberts was a 'founder' member of Chard Bowling Club and he died on 3rd December 2015 at the age of 98.  Arthur was appointed an Hon Vice President of the SCBA in 2003/4.