Welcome to the Bylet Bowling Club, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
Our Club was founded in 1884 and occupies an island in the River Severn in Bridgnorth, UK.
We play 'Crown Green' bowls and have two greens. The club has twelve different teams which play in a number of local leagues:
Shropshire Premier League (Team of 12 on Friday evenings)
Mid-Shropshire League (two teams of 12 on Friday and one of 10 on Monday evenings)
Highley League (four teams of 10 on Tuesday evenings)
Mid-Shropshire Senior Citizens League (three teams of 6 on Wednesday afternoons)
Telford Ladies League (team of 6 on Monday afternoons).
During the close season (in normal times), we play indoor short-mat bowls in the clubhouse as well as darts, dominoes, crib, whist and bingo. We also hold a number of social functions details of which can be found on the events page.
This web site was started to keep the club together following the devastating fire that destroyed our original clubhouse in August 2007. Our new clubhouse was opened in July 2009 and you can view some pictures of the restoration work on the gallery page.
I'm sure you can't wait to pay your subscriptions this year so the good news is that you'll be able to on Friday evenings from 30th April from 6.30pm to 9pm.
Bowling membership is £51 but we will accept £30 from anyone who paid the full subscription last year.19Apr21 by John Palmer
Pre-Season Friday Competitions
Friday night competitions will restart on 30th April, open to anyone. It will be a 7pm start but please arrive earlier so that a draw can be made. The bar won't be open but cans and bottles will be available.17Apr21 by John Palmer
No1 Green Opening
The No1 green has been cut and fertilised. It will be cut again twice next week and all being well will be open on Monday 19th April.14Apr21 by John Palmer
Mid-Shropshire Seniors League
The seniors league are the first to announce their plans for the 2021 season. It is their intention to play the second half of the season according to the fixtures that were originally planned for last year. There will be no promotions or relegations. Full details are on the league web site here.6 Apr21 by John Palmer
A lot of work has been carried out on the island following the flooding at the end of January, many thanks to Pete Driver and Peter Hayne for their efforts.
We hope to open the No.2 green on Monday 29th March. Recent additional renovation work on the No.1 means that it will be reopened later.
Please note though that this will depend on confirmation from the BCGBA which is expected soon.
Note also that the clubhouse will not be open so toilet facilities will not be available.
The procedure will be the same as when we opened last May:
You must not enter the clubhouse, even to use the toilet facilities.
Greens will be open from 10am until 9pm - no floodlights (sorry).
Four jacks maximum on each green.
If other members are waiting to play, please limit your session to one hour.
Please log your visit in the book provided in the George Eddowes pavilion.
The George Eddowes pavilion will be open and there will be 8 practice mats and jacks. If you have your own, that would be preferable. Sanitizer and paper towels will be provided. If you use the club's equipment, please clean it before and after use.
2021 League Bowling - Your Opinion
All the leagues that we play in have been asking clubs to give them feedback on how many players intend to participate when they are able to restart league fixtures. Consequently, most playing members have already been contacted asking for their opinion. If you haven't been contacted and are interested in league bowling, please contact the secretary (use one of the methods on the Contact page). Note that we are not expecting any league to start fixtures before July.3 Mar 2021 by John Palmer
Lockdown - Club Closed Again
In order to comply with the lockdown requirements which come into force at midnight on Thursday 5th November the club will be closed next weekend. Depending on circumstances, we hope to reopen on Friday 4th December.
Update. Tier 2 restrictions mean that we are unable to reopen the club until the New Year.27 Nov 2020 by John Palmer
The next committee meeting will be held when the club is allowed to reopen.18 Sep 2020 by John Palmer
New Web Site
The club web site has been converted to a new Google Site as the old Classic Sites are being discontinued. The old one will be available for a limited time here. News items will occasionally be removed from the home page to the current year in News Archive.