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Old Club News to 2021



This has been chosen as our new club shirt This has been chosen asĀ our new club shirt


April - Clubhouse  Changes
The main club room has now been plastered & painted, thanks go to Graham & Dave for doing an excelent job.  The access into the club house and the view out of it have also been improved.


November - Green repairs

Work to replace the edging wood along two sides of the green has been completed by club members.   



Well done to Orpington ladies on coming second in the Jubilee league just 2 points behind RBS.

Sunday 19 September

Andrea is now this year's BBDBA Ladies Champion of Champions, her opponent in the final didn't turn up for the game. 

Wednesday 15 September

Orpington ladies have won the first annual Ladies Orpett competition against Petts Wood.

Tuesday 22 June

We played the annual match against the Mayor of Bromley's team.  Here is a match write up from the Mayor's facebook page, there are photos above.

Yesterday, the Mayor and Mayoress thoroughly enjoyed watching a keenly contested match between Orpington Bowls Club and the Mayor's Team. The Mayor's Team held a slight lead when play stopped for tea and cakes, but Orpington then fought back to regain the Mayor's Trophy by 90 to 78. The Mayor would like to thank Orpington for their hospitality and both teams for their generous contributions to the Mayor's Charities

Saturday 8th & Sunday 23rd May   

The two open days were well attended in spite of the first day having heavy rain, and they resulted in a good number of people applying to join the club.

Thursday 6th May

The clubhouse was used as a Polling Station for the local elections, we took the opportunity to give out leaflets about our open days.




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We played internal friendly 2 and 3 wood mixed pairs competitions through July and August. The pairs were organised into 3 groups with 7 pairs in each group, resulting in a winning pair for each group.       

All league matches were cancelled, but we managed to play a few friendly games with other clubs. 


15 September              BBDBA Finals

Congratulations to our bowlers on winning the Beckenham Bromley & District Triples league and Fours competition.

15 September    Boules

Sunday we had our first boules match against another club Bromley Town which was played in a good friendly spirit and is hopefully the first of many

14 September    Celebration Day

Our Celebration Day on Saturday, was a good day !   Our club was founded in 1929 and we therefore celebrated 90 years as a bowls club !  The weather was wonderful and everything went very well.

25th August         Eltham Competition in aid of Cancer Research

The Orpington team won the fours competition.  The £100 prize money was donated to the charity.

23 August    End-to-End

The ladies North West Kent team beat the men in the annual end-to-end match

29 June     Deaf Bowls England

Paul was selected to play for Deaf Bowls England in the Home Nations match, gaining his national badge and first international cap.

19 May      Royal Household Match

As part of our 90 year anniversary celebration we sent a team to play the Royal Household at Windsor Castle.  One of the highlights of the afternoon was to see Prince Harry jog past while we were playing.

April           National Deaf Triples

 Paul was a member of the winning team 

Bromley Outdoor Indoor League (BOIL)

Orpington were runners up in the BOIL, a league played indoors over winter by outdoor clubs.  Orpington ended the season on exactly the same points as Knockholt, but shot difference meant that we finished in 2nd place


16 Sept    Beckenham, Bromley & District Bowling Association

Orpington won the  BBDBA Champion of Champions singles competition and the Fours competition in an exciting match that ended with them three shots ahead after being on even scores going into the final end

11 August           Holmesdale Ladies Invitation

Our two teams came 1st and 2nd which I don’t think any other club has managed in these events the last time we won this was in 2009. These events are attended by about 30 different teams

1st place winning team: Pat, Andrea, Chris 
2nd place: Mo, Jill, Sue 

18 August           Knockholt invitation   

Congratulations to Mo Jordan, Sue Hitchcock and Jane McHugh on winning the Knockholt invitation competition

18 August           ORPET trophy

Congratulations to Orpington men on winning the ORPET trophy for another year

6 May                  Hot Shots

Congratulations to Paul, Sheila, Roger and skipper Harry on getting the magical eight points in one end during the match at Kingfishers.


10 October         North West Kent Leagues  

Both the Ladies & Mens NWK teams were awarded runner-up trophies in 2nd division of the NWK league. The presentations were made at the NWK AGM held at BIBC on Tuesday 10th October.  Pat Pillow received the Ladies trophy and John Ouzman on behalf of the Men.

Well done all who played in the NWK  during the 2017 season.

24 Sept               The Brian Dickensen Memorial Trophy – Langley

The event on Sunday was the annual Langley invitation. About 30 teams entered. It’s a brilliant day where each team plays 5 games of 6 ends and points are allocated for number of ends won plus overall score. Orpington had another team comprising the Wheatley’s and Whitehead’s. Both teams were joint runners up but my team was awarded the prize due to having 1 shot more. We got £50.  I played in this event with John Ouzman in 2014 and won the trophy and £100. Considering the strength and variety of teams on the day I think we did the Club proud.  The day finished with a really nice meal followed by the presentations. Of course, like any other event, the weather plays an important part and Sunday was glorious.                    Brian Flagg

6th Sept    Whitstable Match 2017

We had our first visit to Whitstable on Wednesday, they were very hospitable and we all enjoyed our time there.
It is hoped that this will be the first of many annual visits

15th July    Kings Triples 

Congratulations to Mo, Jill and Sue on winning the Kings Triples competition

10th April   Update on the preparation of PETANQUE/BOULE court

The new Petanque/Boule court is ready.  Harry Lewis’s team of sturdy men at arms took time off from their morning work of preparing the Bowls Ground for the forthcoming season this week to put finishing touches to the new Boulle area at the club.

March         Congratulations to the juniors on winning the Invicta Cup

6 February           Petanque/Boules

Work commenced on the new venture to have a Petanque/Boules facility at the club. A keen group of members turned up on Monday morning 6th February to make a start on the Court. There was of course considerable discussion and free advice on what should be done. Nevertheless, Harry Lewis ably supported by everyone; steered the work party to a very satisfactory start.