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Welcome to the website of Bromley Indoor Bowls Centre Ltd

Bromley Indoor Bowls Centre offers a warm welcome to bowlers of all abilities.

Despite the name, it is worth clarifying that we are located in Orpington (near the Fire Station in Avalon Road) and also cater for outdoor bowlers during the summer via BIBCOS (Bromley Indoor Bowls Centre Outdoor Section).

Officially opened in October 1997, and part funded by the National Lottery, Bromley Indoor Bowls Centre provides first class facilities all year round.  

It provides an ideal venue for everything from casual games and friendlies, to inter-club league and national matches.

The centre is equipped to meet top competition standards.  We have eight indoor which are used annually in September to host World Champioship Qualifiers, and 6 outdoor rinks which have a state-of-the-art all-weather surface.


Fancy trying a Commonwealth Games Sport?  Try Bowls!

Bromley Indoor Bowls Centre is a sociable place.  Bowls is a great way to relax, make new friends and feel part of a local community - our club is an amazing social lifeline for many members.

Bowls is a sport suitable for all gender, ages, ethnicities and disabilities.  Compared to most sports, age and gender differences have less of an effect.  Competition amongst friends and family is enjoyable - our club can feel like a home from home. 

Whatever your physique, bowls is a sport for everybody and it can help improve your fitness levels and mental wellbeing.   Players enjoy and recommend bowls – the majority will only stop through ill-health!

Come and Try Bowling at Bromley Indoor Bowls Centre …. come for a FREE session (with all the equipment provided) and try our catering at ‘Rink 9’.

Playing bowls is a simple skill which can take minutes to learn, but a lifetime to master.  Most bowlers wish they’d started sooner - don’t delay .... give our reception team a call on 01689 834341 and Try Bowls at BIBC!


Feedback from the first visit of The Chelsea Pensioners on 9th February 2022 ….

“A real joy for all of us from the Royal Hospital to be marking a return to some sort normality, after nearly 2 years of CoVID, with a game of bowls with a very friendly and welcoming club in a wonderful facility. Our inexperience at indoor bowling was clear to see and thanks to Bromley for taking pity on us and mixing the teams so we were not totally humiliated. It was real pleasure to meet you all, enjoy your splendid company and hospitality and we very much look forward to returning next year, hopefully better prepared, to help celebrate your 25th Anniversary.”

Jonny Lowe, Lieutenant Colonel, Captain Number 2 Company, Royal Hospital Chelsea

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STOP PRESS Monday 23rd May 2022

The indoor club will be closed from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.


Club Opening Hours - Summer (May to August)

  • Monday 9am to 2:30pm 
  • Tuesday 9am to 2:30pm 
  • Wednesday 9am to 2:30pm 
  • Thursday 9am to 2:30pm, then 6pm to 8:30pm
  • Friday 9am to 2:30pm 
  • Saturday (closed)  
  • Sunday 8:30am to noon

Club Opening Hours - Winter (September to April)

  • Monday 9am to 10:30pm 
  • Tuesday 9am to 10:30pm 
  • Wednesday 9am to 9pm 
  • Thursday 9am to 8:30pm 
  • Friday 9am to 10:30pm 
  • Saturday 9am to 2pm 
  • Sunday 9am to 2pm 

See Rink 9 for the Bar and Kitchen opening and last order times.


The Bromley Indoor Bowling Club Ltd Board

Position Member Contact Details


Roger Smith

Company Secretary

Alex Duckworth

Admin Director

Alex Duckworth

Catering Director

Peter Powell

Finance Director


ICT Director

Robert Dubery

Marketing & PR Director

Tim Marlow

Premises Director

Lyn Payne


Diane Clark


Alan Donnelly


Geoff Boyd



All club members should be aware of the procedures that are in place to ensure safety in the event of a fire. 

On Discovering Fire.

1. Activate the fire alarm. An actuating button is adjacent to each exit.

2. Phone the Fire Brigade, 999.

On Hearing the Fire Alarm.

1. Immediately leave the building by the nearest exit. 

2. Do not delay and do not return to collect personal possessions. 

3. Proceed to the assembly point, just inside the entrance gates.

4. Do not re-enter the building until instructed to do so by the Fire Brigade or Fire Warden.

Specific Responsibilities.

1. When the Reception Desk is manned, the Administrative Assistant is automatically the Fire Warden and is the point of contact for the Fire Brigade.

2. If the Reception Desk is unmanned, the Captain or Steward in attendance is automatically the Fire Warden.

3. The Skips on each rink are automatically designated as Fire Marshals for their rink and should ensure all their players evacuate the building and assemble at the Assembly Point. 

4. The Skips should take their score cards to the Assembly Point and use them to check that everyone is out safely.

5. The Catering staff are responsible for ensuring all their employees have safely left the building and have gathered at the Assembly Point and then report to the Fire Warden that all are safely out.





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