The Chesley Lawn Bowling Club was formed in 1898. It was moved to various locations along main street and 1910 saw the first flood lights installed.
In 1911 two rival dentists, Dr. Biehn
and Dr. Crow, played grudge matches each noon for $5.00 (a weeks wages).
Mr. W.D. Bell, Club President in 1918 offered to lease a 100'x200' parcel of land from the town for $1.00/yr. This has been the club site on 2nd Street SE, ever since.
Women were accepted into the club in the early 1920's. It grew from 44 members in 1911 to its peak of 155 players by 1979.
With our Adult and Junior membership, we have maintained approximately 75-80 members.
Why Lawn Bowl ?
The sky really is the limit as you enjoy the healthy outdoors on beautiful, well groomed greens. There is no better place to be on a gorgeous spring or summer day or a warm summer's eve.
Lawn bowling clubs offer a great place to meet people and enjoy friendly competition, social events and get-togethers.
Lawn bowling is enjoyed by people age 8 to 88.
Lawn bowling provides
an opportunity for family members to bowl together.
There are all kinds of club and local tournaments for people at all levels. Mixed events offer men and women the opportunity to compete in a fun and relaxed environment.
For the 2018 Season
New Member's $75.00
As a Club, we also are members of the ONTARIO LAWN BOWLING ASSOCITION and BOWLS CANADA
A portion of our fees go to both of these associations.
Club bowls are available for new bowlers. Our league games are either Monday or Tuesday evenings starting at 7:30 and consist of one 12 end game. The season includes 14 regular games plus playoffs.
Flat soled shoes are required