Rock Park Bowling Club Barnstaple

North Devon


Last updated 15th July 2024

Welcome to our website

Set within the lovely surroundings of Rock Park in the historic market town of Barnstaple, the regional centre of North Devon, adjacent to the Taw Estuary and a few minutes walk from the town centre.

Rock Park Bowling Club is affiliated to the Bowls Devon Association and was established in 1935.

Rock Park Bowling Club is a friendly club with a spacious club house and a well stocked bar. The Club hosts several touring teams throughout the summer season and organises local club friendly matches and club competitions, it also organises several social events throughout the year. The club can provide up to seven rinks and has wheelchair access. Coach parking available.

The popular annual open tournament which has been running for over forty five years continues to be well attended.

New to bowling and want to give it a go?  Click on the following link to find out more…. Give it a Go!


 As from the 8th April 2017 Rock Park Bowling Club has introduced a Smoking Policy.

 This policy (which includes the use of 'E' Cigarettes) was adopted by the Rock Park Bowling Club Management Committee at its meeting on 5th March 2017.

 The policy is displayed in the Club House, and a copy can also be downloaded from the following Smoking Policy link.

Rock Park Open Tournament 2024

We hopefully look forward to seeing you all, old friends and new at the 49th Open Tournament which is taking place 1st September 2024 to 7th September 2024 inclusive.

This year’s events are:

Ladies Singles, Men’s Singles, Ladies Pairs, Men’s Pairs, Mixed Pairs and Open Triples

For details click on the Tournament Flyer

Entries now accepted  using the Entry Form

See 'Latest Blog' for the 2023 results

Rock Park Open Mixed Triples Tournament 2024 (Daisy’s Day)

This year’s event took place on Sunday 7th July 2024

See 'Latest Blog' for the 2024 winners and positions.

Our Contact Information

Phone Numbers:

Jack Neville 01271 371808


Rock Park

 Barnstaple, North Devon, EX32 9AH

 01271 377372

Directions To Our Club

We are here!

Club Sponsors:

Clubhouse and Green

Links :

Latest Blog:

Open Mixed Triples - 'Daisy's Day' 2024

Another very succesful Mixed Triples Tournament held on Sunday 7th July 2024

 A huge thank you to all involved who helped out on the day. £608.28 was raised for the Presidents Charity.

 Thanks also to all that took part with the results being:

 Winners - Colin Withey, Tony Rogers and Pam Elliot

 Runners-Up - Mike Tapp, Roy Andrews and Allison Blackburn

 Third Place - Shane Clapp, Derek Dennis and Hannah Riddell

 For all the placings click on the following Results link


Next year’s tour is as follows:

Friday 16th May - Royal Leamington Spa BC

Saturday 17th May - Stratford-upon-Avon BC

Sunday 18th May - Clevedon BC

List on the notice board for names. £230.00 (Single Room Supplement £70.00)

Social Events

Social Events for your diary:

Saturday 19th October - Presentation Night - 7pm start.

Saturday 26th October - AGM - 2pm Start.

Saturday 23rd November - Christmas Bingo Night.

Saturday 30th November - Christmas Meal.

Friday 6th December - Christmas Party.

Sunday 22nd December - Christmas Draw.

 Watch this space for more 2024 events!!!

Opening Day 2024

Presidents Charity 2023 - ChemoHero

President Dougie handing over a Cheque for £ 1,334.41 to the ChemoHero Charity.

North Devon Hospice donation

Rock Park Bowling Club presented North Devon Hospice with a cheque to the value of £ 275.00, which was collected from fines and donations during this year's Mixed Tour.

 The cheque was presented to them in memory of Mandy Holland by Paul Holland, and Pauline and Mike Kelly.

2023 Club Competition Finals

The winners of the 2023 Club Competitions were:

 Ladies Singles - Rosemary Page

 Men's Singles - Chris Payne

 Ladies 2 Wood Singles - Val Greenwood

 Men's 2 Wood Singles - George Main

 Ladies H'Cap Singles - Jill Boucher

 Men's H'Cap Singles - George Main

 Men's President Singles - Elliot James

 Ladies Club Pairs - Heather Taylor / Susan George

 Men's Club Pairs - Alan Stones / Richard Barton

 Men's Club Triples - Alan Carter, Paul Gale and Roy Spear

 Mixed Club Triples - Gerald Thorne, Phil Williams and Tony Bond

 Mixed 3 Wood Competition - Dave Hammett

 Millennium Cup - Tony Fry

Rock Park Open Tournament 2023 - Results and Photos

Many thanks to all the competitors who supported us again this year and to the new faces who competed.

 The Tournament Committee would like to thank United Services for allowing the use of their green for the Open Triples event Section 'A'.

 Thanks also goes out to the Bar and Kitchen staff who fed and watered us, and special thanks to Dougie and his team to ensure the greeen was as playable as possible.

 We look forward to seeing you all next year.

Full results of the Rock Park Open Tournament can be found on the follwing links:

 Mixed Pairs results

 Men's Singles Section 'A' results and Section 'B' results

 Men's Pairs results

 Ladies Pairs results

 Open Triples Section 'A' results and Section 'B' results

 Photo's of winners can be found on the Photo's page

Barry Boucher - Order of Merit Award

Our congratulations goes out to Barry who was presented with the Bowls Devon Order of Merit Award at the Bowls Devon AGM for his contribution to the Bowling Community of North Devon over the many years that he has been a bowling member of Rock Park.