Ilminster Indoor Bowling Club
Looking For Outdoor Bowls?
Ilminster Bowling Club has excellent facilities for all bowlers who want to play, enjoy and socialise in the world of bowls. If you wish to just play for fun or prefer to play seriously Ilminster has it all, and a warm welcome awaits you. Ilminster has also managed to attract fantastic players that have the drive and skill to play and compete at the highest level.
Ilminster Indoor Bowling Section is one of the most successful teams in South Somerset. Ilminster Indoor Bowling Club was founded in 1969. One of the earliest indoor clubs in Somerset.
Facilities, Teams & Competitions
Ilminster Indoor Bowling Club offers a 3 rink green with a Dales Sports Surfaces maintained carpet laid in 2007.
The club has a thriving indoor section which runs internal and external league throughout the winter and summer . The club play a large amount of internal league during the week which is around 600 games throughout the indoor season as well as the EIBA club and national competitions and the Somerset county league and double rink competitions.
Teams & Competitions
Indoor Bowls League: Many members enter the Autumn/Winter leagues, which are all played at set times each week. The Club Indoor Match Secretary is responsible sorting and issuing the fixtures out to the team captains. If you wish to play in one of these leagues there is a notice, on the indoor bowls board where you can add you name and phone number to show interest in playing in competitions.
Leagues are played over a 1 hour 55 minutes time period. Start times are 10am -12 pm, 12pm-2pm ,2pm-4pm, 4pm-6 pm, 6.30 pm-8.30 pm & 8.30pm -10.30 pm. The bell rings 5 minutes before the two hours allowing 10 minutes for the end to be completed and the next teams to prepare to bowl.
Ilminster Indoors also play in external league for men and ladies . The men have two leagues which are the Wessex League which is a very competitive against teams like Dorchester , Moonfleet 2000 & Dolphin . Ilminster also play in the Somerset County League this is for all bowlers who wish to play at the weekend and is more local with Taunton , Yeovil & Minehead to name a few .
How To Get Involved
Whether new or existing bowlers both will be well looked after with a friendly reception. When applying for your membership if you have bowled before please make use aware and we will help you get on board and integrated into teams & competitions.
For new bowlers it is recommended that you spend at least two or three sessions with a coach to learn the basic skills. Coaches are available to help you throughout the season and we hold coaching sessions on a Tuesday morning in the Summer and Winter.
You turn up at the club 15 minutes before the allotted time, put on a pair of bowls shoes, select a set of woods and have a go. The loan of Club bowls is free, there is no need to dash out and buy anything, and experience says that your preferences may change as your game improves – so early purchases may not suit your needs after the first few months.
Come down and give Bowls a go!
Ilminster Bowling Club welcomes junior members with open arms. With coaching available every Tuesday 4-6 by qualified BDA coaches which is FREE.
If you would like to get involved please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Online Booking System
Ilminster Indoor Bowls have an online table booking system for all rink bookings .
Please sign up or log into the website to request and access the account . You can the book a rink for up to 2 hours at present. If you require more time than this please specify in the notes section and create another booking for additional time . For all national / county competitions these are given priority over club matches , we have however left gaps during busy period Sept / Oct & Dec / Jan & Feb to allow these matches to be played without cancellations
For the latest membership prices please click here...
Rink Fees: There are rink fees for use of the indoor green which are time specific and a different value fee for matches due to travel, food etc.
All match and rink fees can now be paid via contactless card via Sumup located by indoor green , this method is now the preferred payment optin , but you can still pay via cash if you wish .