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Bowling at Loose Bowls Club

Friendly matches  Throughout the season we play friendly matches of rinks or triples, at home and away. These are normally weekend games, with the occasional weekday fixture. For many beginner bowlers, these games provide the first taste of competitive, but friendly, bowling. Our location in the Maidstone area means that we have regular fixtures with clubs from around the Weald of Kent and the Medway towns as well as those in Maidstone

League Games  The men's and ladies' bowling sections compete in the Kent County Bowls Associations' and Weald Leagues as well as the Maidstone and District competitions.

Club competitions  Loose bowlers compete against each other for club honours in our club knockout competitions which are played throughout the season, culminating in a finals weekend at the end of the season. There are singles, pairs, and triples competitions for men and ladies, mixed pairs, and singles competitions restricted to bowlers who have not previously won a club competition. Prizes are awarded at a social event at the close of the season.

Outside competitions  Established bowlers will probably also compete in one or more  District, County, or National competitions. These include singles, pairs, triples and rinks matches. These games provide bowlers with the opportunity to play competitive bowls against other teams or individuals from the local area, perhaps progressing to play against winners from other counties.

Special matches and open events   There will normally be several special club matches during the season, at which all our bowlers have an opportunity to get together for fun or for a good cause. At Loose we play a Captain v. Vice Captain's match, and a charity game annually with funds raised going to the National Heart Foundation. Other social games are fitted in where possible throughout the season

Roll-ups  Our bowlers play informal games or just practice during the season and we try to keep rinks free for roll-ups on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. For new bowlers, coaching sessions can be arranged, and club bowls and equipment are available for use before the beginner bowler decides to buy his/her own equipment.

Loose - more than just bowls club