Outdoor Lawn Bowls

Outdoor Lawn bowls have been played for centuries and is a sport that’s enjoyed by people all over the world. One of the oldest and most respected clubs in Northamptonshire is Kingsthorpe Bowling Club, which was founded in 1896. The club has a rich history in the community and can boast many players that have achieved success at the highest county and national levels of lawn bowls.

View of the outdoor lawn bowls green at Kingsthorpe Bowling Club. Picture taken from the clubhouse looking across the green to the main car park. entrance

Our Outdoor Green

Our 6 Rink, Outdoor Green (Grade A) is considered to be one of the best in the County. It faces south, meaning we can make the most of the glorious sunshine.

The green is open from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm in the Summer (closed in the Winter) and members may use Online Booking System to book a session.
Ladies, Men, and Mixed Matches and Leagues are played regularly throughout the season.

County matches and Competitions are also played at KBC and Touring teams are more than welcome to play (Please use the Enquiry Form to contact the club).

When you are not bowling, why not take time out to meet up with friends over a pint of beer, a glass of wine, a soft drink or tea/coffee.

Our patio area is furnished with high-quality garden furniture and laid out so you can view the green.

Overall our outdoor green is an ideal spot to relax, soak up the sun and watch the play.

Interested in joining us? Please view the options on our membership page or use the contact form to get in touch with us for further details.

Outdoor Fixtures

2023 Outdoor Fixtures will be posted here as soon as they are available.

2022 fixtures will remain for reference purposes.

KBC 2022 Thursday Outdoor Matches
5/5/2022ThuMayWest EndKingsthorpeH3/4 TMixed14:30
19/5/2022ThuMayRushdenRushdenA6 TMixed14:00
26/5/2022ThuMayWellingboroughKingsthorpeH4/5 TMixed14:30
2/6/2022ThuJunStony StratfordKingsthorpeH6 TMixed14:30
8/6/2022WedJunWest EndKingsthorpeA3/4 TMixed14:30
23/6/2022ThuJunAbingtonKingsthorpeH5 TMen14:30
30/6/2022ThuJunMears AshbyMears AshbyA5 TMixed14:00
7/7/2022ThuJulWellingboroughWellingboroughA4/5 TMixed14:00
14/7/2022ThuJulLittle BowdenLittle BowdenA5 TMixed14:00
21/7/2022ThuJulSt CrispinsKingsthorpeH5Men14:00
28/7/2022ThuJulStony StratfordStony StratfordA6 TMixed14:30
11/8/2022ThuAugNorthants PoliceKingsthorpeH6 TMen14:30
18/8/2022ThuAugSt CrispinsSt CrispinsA5Men14:00
8/9/2022ThuSepLittle BowdenKingsthorpeH5 TMixed14:00
15/9/2022ThuSepAbingtonAbingtonA5 TMen14:30
Captain: Nigel Hanwell
KBC 2022 Saturday Outdoor Matches
23/4/2022SatAprRugby ThornfieldKingsthorpeH5/6Mixed14:30
30/4/2022SatAprSt CrispinsSt CrispinsA5Men14:00
7/5/2022SatMayCorby ForestCorby ForestA5Men14:30
21/5/2022SatMayEarls BartonKingsthorpeH6 TMen14:00
28/5/2022SatMayBugbrooke Bugbrooke A4/5Mixed14:30
4/6/2022SatJunSt CrispinsKingsthorpeH5Men14:00
11/6/2022SatJunRoadeKingsthorpeH6 TMen14:00
25/6/2022SatJunWhyte MelvilleWhyte MelvilleA5Men14:00
2/7/2022SatJulManfield CupKingsthorpeH4Men14:30
9/7/2022SatJulWest EndWest EndA5/6 TMen14:30
23/7/2022SatJulWest EndKingsthorpeH5/6 TMen14:30
30/7/2022SatJulRugby ThornfieldRugby ThornfieldA5/6Mixed14:30
6/8/2022SatAugWhyte MelvilleKingsthorpeH5Men14:00
13/8/2022SatAugRoadeRoadeA6 TMen14:00
20/8/2022SatAugRushdenKingsthorpeH6 TMixed14:00
27/8/2022SatAugAbingtonKingsthorpeH6 TMen14:30
3/9/2022SatSepCorby ForestKingsthorpeH5Men14:30
Captain: Chic Eichman
KBC 2022 Ladies Outdoor Fixtures
30/4/2022SatAprHigham FerrersKingsthorpeH3Ladies14:00
2/5/2022MayBN Ladies Pres v IPPHost6Ladies
3/5/2022TueMayGeddingtonKingsthorpeH3 TLadies14:00
10/5/2022TueMayAbingtonKingsthorpeH3 TLadies14:30
15/5/2022SunMayBN Ladies CoachingHost6Ladies10:00
15/5/2022SunMayHeyfordKingsthorpeH5 TMixed14:00
19/5/2022ThuMaySharnbrookKingsthorpeH3 TLadies14:30
22/5/2022SunMayBN Ladies CoachingHost6Ladies10:00
24/5/2022TueMaySt CrispinsKingsthorpeH3Ladies18:30
29/5/2022SunMayBN Ladies Q/F & S/F of County TriplesHost6Ladies9:30
31/5/2022TueMayWhyte MelvilleKingsthorpeH3Ladies18:30
7/6/2022TueJunDesboroughDesboroughA3 TLadies18:30
14/6/2022TueJunSt CrispinsSt CrispinsA3Ladies18:30
21/6/2022TueJunAbingtonAbingtonA3 TLadies14:30
19/7/2022TueJulWellingboroughWellingboroughA4 TLadies18:30
26/7/2022TueJulDesboroughKingsthorpeH3 TLadies18:30
2/8/2022TueAugRoadeRoadeA3 TLadies18:30
6/8/2022SatAugKislingburyKislingburyA3 TLadies14:30
14/8/2022SunAugBarnwood Barnwood A6Mixed14:30
16/8/2022TueAugRoadeKingsthorpeH3 TLadies18:30
23/8/2022TueAugBurton LatimerBurton LatimerA3/4 TLadies14:30
30/8/2022TueAugCorby ForestKingsthorpeH3 TLadies14:30
6/9/2022TueSepWhyte MelvilleWhyte MelvilleA3Ladies18:30
See Men’s Board for Additional Thurs & Sat Mixed MatchesCaptain: Sharon Tansley

Outdoor Competitions Results

Past Two Seasons

Outdoor Competition Results 2022

Ladies SinglesBillie SwiftMaggie Edwards
Ladies PairsCelia Morris
Billie Swift
Hilary Sharpe
Yvonne McKee
Ladies TriplesBarbara Parsons
Dawn Rolfe
Billie Swift
Sandy Hayter
Maggie Edwards
Hilary Sharpe
Ladies Novice SinglesKaty CartrightJackie Millis
Mens SinglesDavid IddlesPete Morris
Mens Novice SinglesMartin BrownJohn Millis
Handicapped Singles (Open)Gary DugdaleDenis Hardy
2 Wood Singles (Open)Gary DugdaleSandra Mawson
Mens PairsGeoff Hayter,
Paul Pappalardo
Pete Morris,
Colin Tompkins
Mens TriplesMichael Edwards,
John Churchman,
Geoff Hayter
Matt Desmond,
Denis Hardy,
Ivan Wilson
Crystal Bowl Singles (Mixed)Martin BrownNigel Hanwell
Mixed PairsSharon Tansley
Vernon Gearey
Megan Rolfe
Jason Bryan
Sheppard TrophyNicky Hardy,
Geoff Hayter
Paul Pappalardo,
Maggie Edwards
Drawn 2 Wood PairsGeoff Hayter,
Roger Caswell
Nigel Hanwell,
Mac Sibley
York TriplesGary Dugdale,
Colin Tompkins,
Nigel Hanwell
Foran FoursSandy Hayter,
Dawn Rolfe,
Mac Sibley,
Roger Caswell
Sandra Mawson,
Nicky Hardy,
Geoff Hayter,
Peter Claucherty

Outdoor County Competitions 2022

YearCompetitionPositionPlayersNational Final
2022Ladies 4’sWinnersCelia Morris, Nicky Hardy, Maggie Edwards, Hilary Sharpe (Billie Swift)
Ladies TriplesWinnersCelia Morris, Billie Swift, Hilary Sharpe
Ladies PairsWinnersSandra Mawson, Pat Bodily
Ladies PairsRunner UpYvonne McKee, Sharon Tansley
Ladies O55 4’sWinnersSandra Mawson, Pat Bodily, Yvonne McKee, Sharon TansleyQtr Finalalists
Ladies U25 PairsWinnersAbby Johnson Young, Billie Swift
Ladies Champion of ChampionsRunner UpBillie Swift
Ladies O55 SinglesRunner UpMaggie Edwards
Men’s O55 PairsRunner UpAndrew Manton, Vernon Gearey (Mick Spear)
Men’s TriplesRunner UpJason Bryan, David Iddles, Roger Tansley
Mason CupRunner UpDavid Iddles
Manfield CupWinnersCapt Chic Eichmann
County Top ClubWinnersCapt Chic Eichmann
Monday Night Triples League (KBC A Team)WinnersCapt Mark Tompkins

Outdoor Competition Results 2021

Ladies SinglesBillie SwiftMaggie Edwards
Ladies PairsSharon Tansley
Hilary Sharpe
Nicky Hardy
Billie Swift
Ladies TriplesMaggie Edwards
Billie Swift
Hilary Sharpe
Maggie Sharp
Nicky Hardy
Dawn Rolfe
Ladies Novice SinglesMaggie SharpKatie Cartwright
Mens SinglesDavid IddlesPete Morris
Mens PairsIvan Wilson
Mick Sharpe
Pete Morris
Roger Tansley
Mens TriplesLee Freeman
Roger Caswell
Ben Sharpe
Denis Hardy
Mike Edwards
Roger Tansley
Mens Novice SinglesDenis HardyStuart Boswell
Handicapped SinglesDavid IddlesDenis Hardy
2 Wood SinglesDenis HardyRoger Caswell
Mixed PairsHilary Sharpe
Ben Sharpe
Nicky Hardy
Denis Hardy
Sheppard TrophyMike Edwards
Roger Caswell
Maggie Edwards
Mac Sibley
Drawn 2 Wood PairsDenis Hardy
Nicky Hardy
Dave Denton
Tom Wellburn
York TriplesPete Wellburn
Roger Caswell
Tom Wellburn
Maggie Sharp
Maggie Edwards
Sharon Tansley
Foran FoursNot played this year
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Outdoors Honours Board

View historic Outdoor data for competitions dating as far back as 1897 in some cases.