Frequently Asked Questions

A. By all means! Our club has a number of coaches who are willing to introduce you to the game of bowls. You will need a pair of flat soled shoes or soft takkies (to protect the green). We have bowls of different sizes available. The coach will recommend a size for you. Please refer to the “Coaches Corner” in the “News Tab” for coaching contacts.
You can contact Nicky Parker at 021.7941579 or on his Mobile at 082 827 7985. His shop can provide all your bowling requirements , such as bowls, (sometimes he will have second hand bowls), shoes, socks , clothing for both men and ladies, rainwear and books on the art of playing bowls.
We have two types of membership. Ordinary Playing membership, and Social membership.
A. Yes! You are most welcome. The clubhouse is open Monday to Sunday for socialising. Social members pay a reduced fee and do not pay affiliation fees to WPBA or BSA.
You may phone the Club Secretary (Eddie Curtis) who will gladly arrange for someone to meet you at the club. His contact details are 082 681-1033 or you may email the club at cbc@kingsleymail.co.za You may download a membership form from the “Regulations/Form” menu.
The official start of the playing season is in early October, depending on the condition of the greens. We can play all year round as we have three greens, which are not all closed at the same time for the annual maintenance. Our official financial year is from 1st June to 31st May.
Tabs – in games are normally played on Tuesday mornings at 9.00am, Wednesday at 14h00 and Saturdays at 14h00. Tabs have to be in at least 15 minutes before start of play.
This is a misconception and is therefore incorrect. Bowling clubs ages range from their Teens to their 80’s! There are provincial and national level games for Under-15’s and Under-30’s. It really is a sport for all ages.
A Novice in the sport of bowls, is a NEW bowler to the sport. A first timer. • However, according to World Bowls and Bowls SOUTH AFRICA, a Novice is a new / first time bowler, that has JOINED an affiliated club for the first time, within South Africa and World Bowls. In other words, you have to join and become a PLAYING member of an affiliated club in South Africa. Eg Constantia Bowling Club, Meadowridge etc. • From the date you are registered as a bowler by your club secretary, you are a Novice for 3 years only. Clubs that run Novice competitions will check up on the date that you were registered.
You are registered as a Novice. (Yes, does not sound right, but it is true)
YES. Only after your 3 year Novice period, you are no longer considered a Novice.