The club was established in 1990 by the vision of a number of outdoor bowlers who recognised the need and the opportunities for indoor bowling. The building was provided by South Kesteven District Council (SKDC), from whom a board of directors rent the facilities and the club manages the building and all activities through a management committee.

From April 2009 the directors entered into a new lease with their landlords SKDC in order to attempt to secure the long term future of the bowling for the population of Stamford and the surrounding area. In February 2010 the then chairman, George Randall, informed members that the lease was at a reduced rent and would remain at a constant level for its duration which goes to 2031. Hopefully, he said, now the immediate future was secure, longer term plans would be able to include improvements to the facility as long as the membership continued to grow and generate the required income for such projects.

During the summer of 2011 the kitchen underwent major refurbishment, a new carpet was laid throughout the non bowling areas, new floors were laid in the toilet areas and repairs were effected to parts of the paved exterior. Since that time a new surround to the green has been laid, a large new bar installed and new lighting installed over the playing area which has improved both the visibilty and appearance.  In 2014 the roof over the main playing area was re-roofed in order to cure what had been a problem for many years due to persistent leaks. This project was made possible due to a generous lottery grant from Sport England for which the club is grateful. During the summer of 2015 new LED lighting was installed in all remaining areas of the club and new atrium glazing installed.

All officers and staff are volunteers who are committed to ensure that all enjoy the benefits of this excellent facility.  Those with time and or expertise to spare can always be found a suitable position but most assist by participating in a busy bowling and social programme.

Since its inception the club has established itself as a major venue for local, area and national indoor bowling competitions.  The club has, so far, produced two winning teams in National Federation Tournaments, four National Association Finalists, County Association winners and finalists and half a dozen winning teams in County Federation competitions. In the 2014/15 season the men's team reached the national quarter finals of the Denny Plate.

Competition is also provided through teams competing in the Lincolnshire League, Saturday afternoon and Wednesday morning friendlies and also the club's own domestic league programme. Furthermore practice and social bowling is provided on three mornings each week.  During the summer there are four domestic leagues and social bowling on three mornings each week.

Additionally the club and or a small function room can be hired out by arrangement.  It is ideal for organisations to bring along a party for a meal and taster session with experienced bowlers.  The function room can be hired for small parties, wedding receptions etc.  The club is also occasionally hired for bowls 'short mat' tournaments.


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