Information

  • Address

    Belfast B.C.
    45a Deramore Park
    Belfast
    BT9 5JX
    028 9066 3277

  • President

    -

  • Secretary

    Mrs. B. Kerr
    10, Zenda Park
    Belfast
    BT17 9LW
    028 9060 1166

  • Match Secretary

    Mrs. J. Sherrard
    67, Greystown Avenue
    Belfast
    BT9 6UH
    028 9061 3150

Belfast Bowling Club



    It is well known that the game of bowls was played in Ireland in the 17th century but the modern game originated around 1862. The year in which the Belfast Bowling Club was founded and for 30 years remained the only Bowling Club in Ireland and was situated in Nelson Street. Records show that in 1902 the Vice President of the Club, Mr . J. C .Hunter played against the famous Dr. W. G. Grace in London and initiated negotiations with him for International Matches. Subsequent meetings which also included A.M.Hamilton (Scotland) and W.A.Morgan (Wales) resulted in the first International match being played in London the following year.

    After several moves the Belfast Bowling Club has finally come to Deramore Park. The green and all the facilities are superb. The Inaugural meeting of the Ladies Section was held on 18th April 1961. Their first match was played against Shaftesbury Ladies on 8th May 1961. The Ladies of Belfast Bowling Club became affiliated to the N.I.W.P.G.L. on its foundation in 1967.

    Honours

    • NIWPGL Presidents

      Mrs H Harrison (1980)

    • IWBA Presidents

      Mrs E Cameron (1984)

    • Senior League Winners

      1974, 1975, 1978, 1984, 1985, 1986

    • Stylux Cup Winners

      1969, 1971, 1974, 1979, 1981, 1984

    • NIWPGL Singles Championships

      1971, 1978, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988

    • NIWPGL Pairs Championships

      1971, 1973, 1981, 1984, 1986

    • NIWPGL Triples Championships

      1982, 1985, 1987

    • NIWPGL Fours Championships

      1971, 1978, 1982, 1984

    • IWBA Singles Championships

      1985, 1987, 1988

    • IWBA Pairs Championships

      1971, 1981, 1984, 1986

    • IWBA Triples Championships

      1985, 1987

    • IWBA Fours Championships

      1985