The Bowls Section participate in Crown Green Bowling throughout the Bowling Season (April to September).
All ‘Home’ matches are played at Knutsford Bowling Club (KBC)
Knutsford Bowling Club
As such, Probus Bowls Team Members are expected to join KBC and pay the appropriate membership fee, which is currently £28.00 per year.
Matches, ‘Home’ and ‘Away’, normally take place on Wednesday afternoons against other locally situated Probus Clubs. Matches are split into two equal sessions with four games played in each session. Refreshments (tea, coffee & biscuits) are taken at ‘half time’.
Games are played in pairs with eight players being used in each session. Hence, a full team consists of 16 players (maximum); however, any number of players less than 16 down to 8 players (minimum) can be utilised, but, in this instance, some or all will have to play twice.
The atmosphere during matches is friendly but with a competitive edge as would be expected at any level of similar amateur sporting contests.
One match each season is played against Knutsford Rotary Club. This is an evening fixture, usually held on the first Wednesday in August, and is more of a social occasion than Probus matches with finger buffet type refreshments at ‘half time’.
At the end of the season the Bowlers take part in the ‘Rex/Probus Bowls Handicap’ competition whence the winner receives the handsome trophy to treasure until the following year.
Regular practice sessions take place every Monday afternoon (or Tuesday mornings following a bank holiday Monday).
Any Knutsford Probus Club member is entitled to sign up to play bowls. New players of all ages and levels of skill, ability, experience, etc. are warmly welcomed.