Notice for all bowlers
We have now completed our first week of bowling since the dreaded coronavirus closed us down. Overall, it went well and I hope once members became used to the rules and regulations, they enjoyed themselves.
With the virus resurging in places, it is going to be very difficult to plan ahead, so we will move forward in slow steps. There will be some extra sessions, as you will see below, and please note that bookings can now be made by phone. For the time being, this will only be for one week in advance and for no more than 2 people.
Club times for w/b Monday 3rd August:
* Mon August 3rd. 10:00-12:00 (fully booked)
* Weds August 5th. 10:00-12:00 & 18:30-20:30
* Fri August 7th. 10:00-12:00 (fully booked) & 13:30-15:30
* Mon August 10th. 10:00-12:00
* Tues August 11th. 10:00-12:00
* Weds August 12th. 10:00-12:00 & 18:30-20:30
* Fri August 14th. 10:00-12:00 & 13:30-15:30
Look after yourselves and follow the rules to stay safe!
**The Club is partially OPEN.**
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Updated by Liz Pescops, 1st August 2020.
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1968 - 'Fifty Years Young' - 2018
Founded in 1968 at Alexandra Park, the Centre for Sport in Portsmouth, we are a 'Community Amateur Sports Club' totalling about 600 playing & social members of all ages.
Our air-conditioned and LED lit Bowls Hall comprises six rinks of new Dales ProWeave carpet and is equipped with a 'Bowlsmaster' scoring system, changing rooms and lockers for both sexes and is fully accessible to wheelchair users.
We welcome all bowlers and non-bowlers and encourage community participation through liaison with local charity groups, schools, businesses and societies. eg. Luncheon clubs for retired work colleagues from local businesses.
The Victory is famous for its intimate ambience which encourages spectators to engage with the action. This, together with a well-stocked, low-cost bar and an 80 cover restaurant area offering home-made fare, makes our club one of the most popular indoor bowls venues in the country.
We are proud to have had both junior and senior players selected to represent their country In the recent (and not so recent) past and we are always well represented in National and County Mens, Ladies and Mixed Competitions.
We are obviously unable to function at present because of the Coronavirus Crisis but normally, from mid-September to the end of April, we are open for bowling & social activities every day of the week from 09:00 to 22:00 and although our summer opening times are more limited (see Summer Opening Hours on 'Club News' page), we run Spoon Drives on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00 and Summer Triples Leagues at 10:00 on Tuesdays and at 12:00 on Thursdays.
The sport of Bowls may be enjoyed by all regardless of experience, gender, race, age or disability and provides controlled, gentle, sustainable exercise for body & mind. It's defining attributes of fellowship, courtesy, fun & honest competitiveness may all be experienced in full measure at the Victory.
Once we are able to return to normal operations, please pop in to experience our club & the sport of Bowls on a 'TRY BEFORE YOU BUY' basis.