St Asaph Bowling Club
Where can you be guaranteed a warm welcome, have a friendly chat over a cup of tea and biscuits, make good friends to last a lifetime and acquire a new and fascinating hobby? The answer is St Asaph Bowling club where you will be assured of a warm welcome whether you simply want to watch or play. If you fancy having a go, everything will be provided for you at the club with the exception of a flat-soled pair of shoes. It is essentially a very simple game and, within minutes, you will be able to take part in a social game with members who will guide you through the basics. Age is no barrier to playing bowls and the club encourages all age groups to come along.
St. Asaph Bowling Club was established in the late 1920's when St. Asaph benefactor, Mr. Charles Hughes, Grove House, laid the green and also donated the Roe Plas Land to the people of the city for recreation. Mr. Hughes also donated a trophy, the Parish Council Cup, which could be won outright by any player winning it three times in succession, or four times in all. Mr. Warwick Williams won the inaugural competition in l931 and on a further two occasions. Mr. Tommy George Davies, who was chauffeur to Archbishop Edwards, Archbishop of Wales, and Mr. Francis Jones, also won the cup on three occasions. But it was not until 1966 that Mr. Jack Stone, a playing member for over 53 years, won it outright by being awarded the trophy for winning on four occasions. The Rhyl Journal donated a replacement trophy in 1967 which is now played for annually as the Town Council Cup.
Currently the Club is playing a leading role in encouraging young players and several members have won representative and individual honours. For the competitive- minded the club has probably experienced its most successful phase ever in the club's history and enters six teams every week in various north Wales bowling leagues.
We hope to see you at the Green!
For further information contact Peter or Sue Scott on Tel 01745 583504