Bowls Club

President - Mr. John Sharpe Chairperson - Mrs. Sally Smith Secretary - Mr. Matthew Smith Captain  - Mr. John Chambers Ixworth Bowls Club  Founded 1907  Affiliated to the English Bowling Federation,  Suffolk County Bowls Association,  Bury & District League, Stowmarket League, and the Area ‘D’ Triples League.

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Village  Hall I.B.C A143 Bury St Edmunds A143 Diss A1088 Stowmarket PH PH Welcome to the web-site of Ixworth Bowls Club.  The village of Ixworth is about 7 miles NE of  the historic town of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk on the  A143.    The Post Code of the green is IP31 2HH An Adobe reader is required to open some files held on our site.  Iif you do not have it installed on your computer click on the icon. For a free download.

The then Club Chairman John Sharpe presents the ‘Gelston Cup’ to the County at the 2007 County Finals Day.  Ixworth is proud to still be the sponsor of the trophy.


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Club Open Day

Trent Valley on Tour

IXWORTH at the Area Finals

Club Finals Day

Bury League Finals

Ixworth at National Finals

At Ixworth we play according to the rules of the English Bowling Federation (EBF); this code of the game of bowls is popular in the eastern counties of England.  We are also affiliated to Suffolk County Bowls Association, which covers Federation bowling in Suffolk. The rules of EBF are slightly different from Bowls England (formally known as EBA), the main ones are that to count a bowl must be within 2m of the jack, and any bowl in the ditch is counted as dead (no chalking in this game)  EBF is very much a drawing game - in most competitions only two bowls are used, while the Bowls England game is more tactical, with a wider range of shots being used.


Several of our players, both male and female have gained honours at County and National level winning singles, pairs and triples titles, and the club is well represented in county and other representative teams.

In 2007 we celebrated our centenary and had the honour of presenting Suffolk County Bowls Association (SCBA) with a cup named after our first ever President [Dr. J. S. Gelston] for their new  Senior Pairs competition..

The next 2 Saturday morning FAMILY SESSIONS will be    July 9th and July 30th - 10.30 start.

Area Finals at Ixworth Sat/Sun 16/17 July