Congratulations to our President, Malcolm Henderson, who became the President of Basingstoke & District Bowling Association on Friday 24th January 2020.

See latest pictures of 'artist at work' and our singles champions in the picture gallery.

Congratulations to our Singles Champions for 2020
Ladies Singles - Lesley Johnson
Mens Singles - Ken Ward

The Green will close on evening of Sunday 27th September 2020.

A.G.M. Wednesday 4th November 2020

To use the green you must follow the instructions issued by Ken Ward as follows:

General Guidelines for Members on opening of green.


All games/rollups should be booked in advance by contacting Dick Holden on 07767 822497 between the hours of 10:00 am to 18:00pm. Do not turn up to play without a confirmed booking with Dick.


We will book rinks in 1hour 30 mins sessions multiples and leave a 30 min gap between sessions to allow people 15mins to leave the ground immediately after the game has finished and for others to enter 15 mins before a game no earlier.


The green can be booked in sessions from 10:00am to 11:30am, 12:00miday to 13:30pm, 14:00pm to 15:30pm, 16:00pm to 17:30pm and 18:00 to 19:30pm. On a Monday, Wednesday and a Friday the green will not be open in the morning whilst the green keeping staff carry out maintenance and cutting the grass,


All players not from the same household should observe social distancing rules of 2 metres at all times.


Rinks to be used will be shown on the notice board, this will be rinks 1, 3, 5 on Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday.

Rinks 2, 4, and 6 on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.

Colours will be set by Greenkeepers only and should not be changed. Greenkeepers will change colours and turn rinks around weekly.


Maximum of 6 players within the grounds at any time, no spectators are allowed. Players waiting to play next session should wait in the car park until previous players have left the ground.


The clubhouse will be closed except for access to Toilets and washroom facilities. Only 1 person can enter at a time, there will be a notice on the door to say DO NOT ENTER 1 PERSON ALREADY IN BUILDING and on opposite side, YOU CAN ENTER BUT ONLY TO ACCESS TOILETS. Turn over notice as you enter.


People should bring their own sanitiser, as we cannot guarantee supply of same. We also recommend the use of Gloves when handling any apparatus including door entry handles, toilets, padlocks etc. We will try to have some disposable gloves, and paper towels (in toilets) to dry your hands but you should not reply upon this so please bring your own where possible, as our stocks are limited.


People should take all their rubbish back to their household for disposal, this would include the paper towels, disposable gloves, drinks etc. Note bins outside have been removed.



Playing formats and Guidelines

Individuals can play on their own.


Two individuals from two different households can play on 1 rink (no Markers)


Members of the same household on a single rink ( no marker unless from the same household)


Members can use the following

Mats (1 player sets the mat for the whole game), Jacks (1 person only sets Jack at both ends using two jacks.) Gloves recommended for handling non personal items, use personal score cards, bowling arms, their own Bowls.


Members cannot use

Scoreboards, Bowl pushers, Ditch markers, chalk. Do not pick up opposition woods.


I will put above on the outside notice board at the club, so you can check when you arrive.



Normal rules apply for locking and unlocking the club. I.e. you unset the alarm when you arrive if using the toilets and set alarm when you leave unless someone has agreed to do this for you E.G. next players if they are there.

Notice from ASBC Committee
Hope you are keeping safe and well in these troubled times.
We thought we'd give you an update on how we see things going this year in view of the current restrictions due to the Covid 19 Virus.
Bowls England have recommended to all clubs and leagues to delay the start of the season until 1st July. (To be revised by them in June)
This means the following will be deferred until after 1st July 2020:
Stan Hardman League
Whitchurch Wednesday League and Competitions
B&D Friday League and Hants and Berks Competitions
Three Counties Tuesday League and Competitions.
Inter Club Competitions.
National and County Competitions.
Inter Club Friendlies.

As you are aware annual subscriptions are now due and we still have fixed costs to cover for the season. So to help the club remain viable the committee has suggested that we charge half price membership fees for this year.
Even with this amount of income, we will suffer a large loss this year and will have to resort to delving into the small savings that we have at present.Ou treasurer is happy with this but would also appreciate if you can pay more,or even the full fee of £80, your donation would be greatly appreciated.
For a Bank Transfer details are:
TSB Bank: Alton Social Bowling Club
Sort Code: 77-25-06
Account Number: 00001971

Or send a cheque made payable to 'Alton Social Bowling Club'  to Florence Ward, 9 Goodwood Close, Alton Hampshire, GU34 2TX

Thank you for your patience, we may miss the social side of bowling for part of the season but hopefully we can all get together and enjoy each other's company on the green.

Please, if any of you are having difficulties at this time, remember that at Alton Social Bowls Club, we are friends and in a community and we will be there to help each other wherever possible.

Don't hesitate to get in touch.

Keep safe and wishing you well.

ASBC Committee.

Fixtures updated

Notable Dates:
Sun 12 July 2020 - Hants & Berks Cup S/Fs 10am & 2pm
Sun 26 July 2020 - B&DBA President's v B&DBA Select
Sun 9 Aug 2020 - B&DBA - Hants & Berks Cup Final
Sat 12 & Sun 13 Sept B&DBA Competition Finals 10am & 2pm