If you enjoy a game of Bowls, our Midweek Leisure Breaks between September and May include free-to-enter Bowls Tournaments.
Each Tournament can be enjoyed by up to 500 bowlers, allowing you to play with good friends, and make many new ones too. As hosts of the World Indoor Bowls Championships our facilities are first class; with 14 indoor rinks and seven outdoor rinks for your enjoyment, plus a state-of-the-art wireless electronic scoring system linking to flat screen TVs. When our rinks aren’t being used for our in-house tournaments you are more than welcome to enjoy them for roll-ups with friends in your party or fellow guests.
Indoor Bowls is perhaps the most popular format and played widely across the country. Indoor Bowls was developed from Lawn Bowls traditionally played during the Summer months, so that when the weather became too cold, the game could continue indoors. All tournaments here at Potters Resort are organised by the experienced Anglia Bowls Team. Teams are made up of four players and each tournament guarantees four games, before moving on to knockout stages. If you are on the winning team on any one of our Midweek Breaks, you will also receive an invitation compete in our annual Champion of Champions competition.
Short Mat Bowls
Short Mat Bowls is played on a temporary mat approximately 45 feet long and six feet wide. As well as a block in the middle there is also a ditch either end, which is a defined area on the mat’s surface. Short Mat Bowling at Potters Resort is a regular event in our break calendar. It is enjoyed by many of our guests and features both pairs and triples competitions. It is very relaxed, so players of all standards are welcome.
If you cannot make the specific Short Mat Bowling Breaks and would like to play friendly Short Mat games on any of our other bowling breaks, then we will be delighted to arrange this for you. The mats will be available from Tuesdays to Thursday inclusive within our Large Sports Hall.
Carpet bowls was devised as a variation to indoor bowls but on a much smaller scale. Whilst the principal aim remains the same, carpet bowls is played on a temporary surface approximately 30 feet long and six feet wide. The woods are also smaller, but still biased to allow players to avoid the 18 inch circular block in the middle of the mat. Its governing body is the ECBA (English Carpet Bowls Association) who organise the national championships.
For those that have just taken up the sport, our dedicated Carpet Bowls Breaks are perfect for both clubs and individuals to enjoy. They are hosted and organised by the experienced Peter Orrin and Martin Bennet from Essex Carpet Bowls.
Crown & Flat Green Bowls
In addition to our indoor facilities, guest can also enjoy the use of seven outdoor rinks. Although we don’t have specific breaks for this format, our experienced bowls organisers are always happy to discuss any requirements you may have.
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