Currently we play some 15 different types of league game every week during the Winter Season, including time-limited and 7+7 sets, as well as a spoons ladder

A player can enter as many leagues as they wish. To play in a league, the player must be a member of EDIBC, with the exception of the Tuesday Evening Triples Cash Challenge which invites teams from other bowls clubs.

We also play in various external leagues for both Men and Ladies; for historical reasons, our Men are affiliated to Hampshire Bowls whilst our Ladies are affiliated to Dorset Bowls. See here for more information on the external leagues in which we participate.

League Type


We do not play regular singles leagues internally. However, we do have internal singles competitons which can lead to regional and national competitions.

Pairs     |     Traditional and Aussie, Mens, Ladies and Open

Pairs, as the name suggests, is teams of two people playing against each other. These teams can be either men only, women only or one of each. e do not play traditinal pairs leagues but we do play the Aussie pairs format.

  • League 3: Aussie Pairs - Monday, 15:00 - 17:00
  • League 18: Mixed Aussie Pairs (7+7 format) - Friday, 18:30 - 20:30

Triples     |     Three wood and two wood Mens, Ladies, Open and cash

Traditionally played with three woods and in male, female or open teams of three, we have recently introduced the two-wood format popular in the World Champioships.

  • League 1: Mens Triples - Monday, 9:30 - 11:30
  • League 4: Open Triples - Monday, 17:00 - 19:00
  • League 7: Mens Triples - Tuesday, 15:30 - 17:30 [Discontinued]
  • League 10: Open Triples - Wednesday, 10:00 - 12:00
  • League 12: Open Triples(7+7 format) - Wednesday, 19:30 - 21:30
  • League 14: Open Triples - Thursday, 11:30 - 13:30
  • League 15: Open Triples - Thursday, 18:00 - 20:00 [Dioscontinued]
  • League 16: Mens Triples - Friday, 9:30 - 11:30
  • League 19: Open Two-wood Triples - Friday, 11:30 - 13:30
  • We also have a Triples Cash Challenge - Tuesday, 19:30 - 21:30 - which is open to external clubs to enter a team (Contact League Secretary for details)

Rinks (Fours)     |     Mens, Ladies and Open

For many players, "real bowls" with teams of four competing with two woods each.

  • League 5: Mens Fouurs - Tuesday, 9:30 - 11:30
  • League 6: Ladies Fours - Tuesday, 11:30 - 13:30
  • League 13: Mens Fours - Thursday, 9:30 - 11:30


Not strictly a league, more a ladder, but the Wednesday evening Spoon Drive in the Winter season gives members of all capabilities the opportunity to play a competitive game. Teams for pairs, triples or fours, dependent on numbers on the night, together with rink allocation are drawn on the night. Individuals gain points depending on team performance which accumulate into a season long ladder; optionally, the points can be used in two competitions.