By Alyssa Randell
Fancy having a go at something new? Stanningley Park Bowling Club is hosting a fun bowler and beginner pairs competition on Sunday 30 July.
Complete novices are heartily encouraged to take part and will be paired with a more experienced player, so don’t worry if you’ve never tried crown green bowling before, you will be hooked from the first roll!
Crown green bowling is a very inclusive sport incredibly popular in the North, making it the perfect Yorkshire Day activity.
It is quick to pick up and has very simple rules making it enjoyable for the whole family; something for grandchildren and grandparents to do together. All necessary equipment will be provided on the day but please wear trainers or flat closed toe shoes.
There will be a minimum age of 10 years to enter the tournament but younger children can come along to enjoy some fun lawn games. All U16s must be supervised by an adult. Dogs on leads are also permitted.
The gates will be opening at 1pm to register your attendance and give you the opportunity to learn the basics from one of our club members before the competition starts at 1.30pm.
It is free to enter and there will be a small Yorkshire-themed prize for the winning pair.
The club will be serving low-cost refreshments such as hot and cold drinks, cakes and ice creams but please note the venue is cash only. The clubhouse has toilet facilities but is not wheelchair accessible.
Stanningley Park Bowling Club is situated within Stanningley Park. You can find the entrance on foot via the path near the rose garden. There is limited parking in the car park on Half Mile Lane and the nearest bus stop is on Intake Lane.
The club also runs regular social bowling on Wednesday evenings 6-8pm and Saturday mornings 10.30am-12.30pm until the end of September so feel free to come down anytime to try it out. The first session is completely free.