Email contact@finchleybowlsclub.co.uk to find out more or to arrange a visit to the club.

Finchley Bowling Club

6 Etchingham Park Road

Finchley N3 2DT


Tel: (020) 8346 1449

We're having a successful 96th bowling season!

We've welcomed a number of new members for the 2018 season, our 96th year, and we're sure everyone is enjoying the unusually dry bowling season! We've grown stronger as a club, regaining the Prentice Cup and with a number of players reaching the finals of Finchley & District competitions.


If you've ever thought about giving bowls a try then read on ... and tell your friends and relatives to come and give it a try with you!


We welcome new members of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of skill and experience.  Our qualified coaches will be happy to provide free coaching for anyone who wants it.  Finally, we will initially provide new members with all the equipment they need, so there's nothing for you to spend.  In other words: you simply can't lose from giving bowls a try at Finchley!

Anyone interested in finding out more can call Ron on 07880 500617, or just walk in to see us during the bowls season (which runs from mid-April to late September).

Throughout the season there are many chances for members to get involved as much, or as little, as you like.  From informal practise "roll-ups", friendly matches with other clubs, through to opportunities to play in various competitive games in Finchley & District and Middlesex County competitions and leagues. 

Over the years Finchley Bowling Club has has enjoyed some notable successes, including having players reach the national 'all-England' finals on several occasions.   More recently, in the last 5 years the club has won both the 'President's Cup' and the 'Prentice Cup' (both fought for amongst over 20 teams from the 'Finchley & District' section of Middlesex), and has seen some members reach and win finals at District and County levels.

Most important of all, the club provides the means for all of its members to have fun and get some gentle exercise in a friendly social environment.  There is also a winter social calendar of events.  Why not give it a go!





The excellent quality amusing and informative 14-minute film "Bowling For Finchley", all about our club and the game of bowls, is now available for viewing online at: https://vimeo.com/84717907

You will be made most welcome if you want to join, whether as a Playing Member or as a non-playing Social Member. 

We can also provide Private Hire of our club facilities (with or without catering) if you need somewhere for an event.


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18 Aug 2018


Congratulations to all our F&D finalists.


The open Singles was won by a Finchley player for the third year in a row! Following on from Fred Ellis (2016) and Peter Gonella (2017), this year Ian Ellis lifted the cup after beating his Oak Hill opponent 21-11.


Alan Oldham won the Officers' Singles trophy with a 21-15 win over his Winchmore Hill opponent.


Despite a great effort out trio of Joyce Fish, Stuart Goodman and Dave Cheese finished runners up in their Triples final against Paddington.


Well done to all and thanks to everyone who came to support the finalists.

11 Aug 2018


Thanks to everyone who came to support the team today at Oak Hill BC in the Prentice Cup final against Temple Fortune.


They witnessed a great display of bowling as we won on both rinks to lift the trophy previously won this century in 2016 and 2000:


- Dave Cheese, Godfrey Sheldon, Fred Ellis and Ian Ellis ran out 26-9 winners, and

- Alan Oldham, Ron Raymond, Frank Dryer and Peter Gonella won 21-15.

20 Apr 2018

Bar now open every Saturday night from 7.30pm 'til late, all year round

We’ll play your favourite hits rom the ’50s & ’60s onwards. Courage Best bitter, Carlsberg lager and Guinness are now available on draught.


As the year progresses, we’ll announce a number of social events to be held in the Bar on Saturday nights.


The Bar will also open for all bowls matches and tournaments and we aim to open as often as possible for club competitions and roll-ups.


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(c) Finchley Bowling Club 2017