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Risbygate Bowls Club

Risbygate Bowls Club

Friendly Indoor and Outdoor Bowls Club in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK

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Risbygate are hosting a Bowls England Eastern Counties league match this Saturday. There will be 6 rinks of triples in action. Come and watch some top class bowling. ... See MoreSee Less
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COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2022 BIRMINGHAMLawn Bowls has been a core sport of the Commonwealth Games since 1930. Starting 29th July Lawn Bowls and Para Bowls matches take place daily over the next two weeks.Women’s team:Amy Pharaoh, LincolnshireSophie Tolchard, DevonJamie-Lea Winch, LeicestershireNatalie Chestney, DevonSian Honnor, KentMen’s team:Jamie Walker, Northamptonshire (now based in Devon)Sam Tolchard, DevonLouis Ridout, DevonNick Brett, HuntingdonshireJamie Chestney, DevonPara teamWomen’s Pairs:Michelle White, KentGill Platt, SurreyMen’s Pairs:Craig Bowler, BedfordshireKieran Rollings, NorthamptonshireVisually Impaired Pairs:Alison Yearling, DevonChris Turnbull, YorkshireDirectors – Sue Wherry & Mark Wherry, CornwallFind out more about each athlete here.One of the debutants in the team, Nick Brett, is delighted to have an opportunity he didn’t think would come. The 47-year-old, based at Brampton BC in Huntingdonshire, said:“I’m delighted to get selected to play in a home Commonwealth Games. I thought it was something thing I would never do, and now I just can’t wait until the Opening Ceremony!”Team England’s Chef de Mission, Mark England OBE, welcomed the athletes to the team: “Competing in Lawn Bowls at the Commonwealth Games is the pinnacle of the sport and we’re delighted to announce our fully integrated team for Birmingham 2022.Team England Bowlers have a successful history in performances at the Games and with a blend of experience and Games debutants in this team, we’re looking forward and excited to watch them compete.”Team England have shown strength in the sport, currently placing second on the all-time Commonwealth Games medal table, behind fellow Home Nation, Scotland.The home of English Bowls will be transformed next year, as the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games programme will be played on the greens at Victoria Park in Royal Leamington Spa from the 29th of July to the 6th of August.Team England will send a team of over 400 Team England athletes to compete at Birmingham 2022 and capitalise on the once in a lifetime opportunity to bring home success in their own country. You can get behind Team England by following its social channels where each athlete will become Part of the Pride in the run-up to Birmingham. ... See MoreSee Less
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Fantastic Fives Update : Risbygate finished third in their league so unfortunately will not progress to the next stage of the competition… next year 🏆Well done to everyone who took part . ... See MoreSee Less
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Outdoor Bowls Section – NEWS


Area D on Tuesdays

BE Triples on Wednesdays

Bury & District on Thursdays 


Junior Cup v Thornham Magna -won-113-54
Next round v Needham Market or Thorndon on 10th June

Millennium Trophy v Hadleigh -lost 2-3

Bert Edwards Cup v Stone Lodge – 53-52 – next match on 25th June v Norbridge

Norton Cup v Boxford – 37-31 – next match on 12th June v Roundwood

Quinton Bowl v Norbridge on 7th August

  • One of the best greens in Suffolk, set in a beautiful environment.
  • Six high quality rinks
  • National qualified coaching team

New members are always welcome at Risbygate, so why not join the fun? Whatever your level, we give encouraging support and expert coaching to help you along the way.

For more serious bowlers, we offer club sessions, with internal and external leagues playing to both English Bowling Federation and Bowls England Codes. Suffolk County regularly stages prestigious County games on our rinks.

We have two teams that play on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings in local and West Suffolk leagues. There are leagues for men’s and mixed teams. Everyone also has the opportunity to enter County competitions.

Friendship bowling takes place for everybody who wishes to, on a Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10.00am, with a friendly drive every Friday evening at 6.00pm.

The greens are available from noon, daily, and can be booked for practice roll-ups, providing they are not required for Club matches.

Dress code

We do have a dress code, which is white above the waist and grey below, with flat-soles shoes. For club matches dress code will normally be club shirts with grey trousers or skirts. For friendship and roll ups smart casual can be worn with appropriate footwear. Regulation shorts are permitted.

Coaching can be arranged and bowls provided.

Various friendly matches, against visiting Clubs, are arranged during the season (April to September), with our own fun-days.

Public Access

Public access to our outdoor bowls green is available during the summer season at the following times:

Tuesday – 11am-1pm
Thursday – 11am-1pm

Cost is £5 per person for 2 hours.

Booking enquiries should be made to the office on 01284 755468 or by email (We plan to automate our booking procedure in the near future).

Outdoor Bowls Personnel

Secretary: Gill Saunders

Tel: 01284 753140

E- mail:

National qualified coaching available.

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Risbygate Sports Club

Westley Road
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3RR

Tel: 01284 755468

OPEN DAILY: 8.30am - 10pm

Risbygate Sports Club

How To Join

If you want to try a sport or activity at Risbygate Sports Club, and come along for a taster session, please contact the office on 01284 755468 or email and we will put you in touch with the relevant Sports Section Secretary to arrange a visit and give more information.

If you are interested in membership for a particular sport (or sports), you can either download and complete our Membership Form or contact us by email, phone (01284 755468) or visit the club’s office, which is open weekdays between the hours of 9.00 am. and 12.30 am. We will be very happy to show you around the club, and/or any particular section you are interested in.


The Racket Sports and Outdoor Bowls membership subscription year runs from 1st April till 30th March. Indoor Bowls and Social/Petanque subscriptions run from 1st September until 31st August. Pro rata subscription rates apply if you join inbetween subscription periods.

Public Access

Public access to our sports facilities is available at certain times. Please have a look at the individual sports pages for more information, costs and how to book a court or rink. General enquiries can also be made to the office on 01284 755468 or by email