Old Coulsdon Bowling Club Ltd

  • 81 Couldson Road
  • Old Couldson
  • Coulsdon
  • Surrey
  • CR5 2LD

01737 552580
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From Tuesday July 21st OCBC’s Clubhouse and Bar will be re-opened - PARTIALLY

You should have received the ‘Back to Bowling Update’ email from the club on Sunday. Read this email very carefully before attending the club.

Not received the email?  Contact the club using the 'Contact Us' tab above.

Table service - only - will be provided in the Function Room for drinks from the bar and coffee machine.

Visitors and spectators can attend subject to overall numbers.  Please do not be offended if you are occasionally reminded of the need for Social Distancing.

For Test ‘n’ Trace compliance, members will have their names recorded, non-members their names and telephone numbers.

Those without cars can now Access their Bowls, see the email for more information.

Club & Green temporary closure

Replacing the Water Tanks means the Club and Greens will be closed from Sunday July 26th to Wednesday July 29th inclusive.

To compensate, both Greens will be open all day Saturday August 1st.  Plus, the Bottom Green will be open all day Sunday August 2nd, the Top Green in the afternoon of Sunday August 2nd.

These sessions will be ‘weekend’ sessions of 3 hours’ duration and can be booked in the usual way.


For online Pilates, Weights and Total Body Toning,

Allison Reeves-Slaughter 07899 754762


For online Yoga

Linda Bevin 07767 268408


For free Meditations videos,


For free Exercise videos,



What to expect when you arrive at the club for your game of bowls.


The 2020 Challenge Cup Competitions

The Challenge Cup rises from the wreckage of the Coronavirus hit 2020 Bowling; a season that never got started.

What is the Challenge Cup?  The Cup replaces the normal club competitions that had to be cancelled due to the lockdown imposed by the threat of the Coronavirus. Recent relaxations of the lockdown rules by the Government and Bowls England have enabled the Challenge Cup to be devised.

What is the format? There will be seven competitions for the men including the Open Singles, the Handicap, the (7-12) Handicap, the Pairs, the Triples, the Open Two Wood and the Open Mixed Pairs. The ladies have been included in the Triples, the Two Wood and the Mixed Pairs (obviously!)

Where can I see the draws and results for the Competitions? Here on the OCBC website. Key ‘Outdoor’, then '2020 Challenge Cup'. Here you will see the draw for each competition, the rules, the handicaps and the Covid-19 guidance notes. Who will be my opponent? 

The draw and progress of the competitions will be available in a clubhouse window and here on the OCBC website.

How do I book a competition game? Competition games are booked through Richard Hayward in the same way as a roll up. His telephone number is 01306 880137. 

Can I come to watch competitions? Current restrictions have been relaxed a little. From Tuesday drinks will be available and spectators will be allowed under the control of Terry Lovell.

Questions or problems? Please contact the Competition Secretary 

John Bradford on 01737 555388.

Challenge Cup




 Sessions Timetable

 Top Green


 Bottom Green

Tuesdays to Fridays

 Tue 2 Fri Top


 Tue 2 Fri Bottom

Friday Evenings

 Top Fri Evening


 Bottom Fri Evening

 Members may choose their own start time once they have booked a session


 Top Saturday


 Bottom Saturday

 Members may choose their own start time once they have booked a session


Rink Session Bookings

You can only book a session by calling Richard Hayward at the following times, 0900 – 1000 and 1700 – 1800, any day of the week except Saturday.

Each member can book 2 sessions per week for any one week, commencing from the preceding Sunday. Only Singles, Pairs and Triples games may be booked and all players’ names are to be given to Richard, who will allocate a specific rink.