Welcome to Torquay Bowling Club


David Beaven

I am very sad to have to report that David Beaven has passed away. He has been in a care home for several months and recently his health has been deteriorating. David was for many years the Results and Fixtures Secretary for the MDL and did an excellent job. Our condolences go to his family.  The funeral arrangements are;

Tuesday 23 July at 4:15 pm at the Torquay Crematorium followed by a get together at the Cockhaven, Bishopsteignton.


Anniversary Party

As we get older we seem to get prouder of our age. This is also true of the Club and this year we are very proud to be celebrating the 130th anniversary of the Club’s founding. No, there aren’t any founding members on the committee. What we do have is a combined Captain’s Day and 130th Anniversary Day on Saturday 20th July. Notices  and availability sheets are up in the club. Non-playing members are welcome to attend and enjoy the free buffet, just let the caterers know.


Club Champions 2018

Dave Vinnicombe and Maggie Boyle


Latest Twitter News

Monday 15 June and we are delighted and honoured to play Bowls Leicestershire on their tour this afternoon.

For anyone who doesn't already know, the game on Sunday (14 July) has been cancelled.

On Saturday 13 July we are proud to be hosting the County Men's Major Pairs round of last 16 and quarter finals.

A very warm welcome to Chudleigh this afternoon, 6 July. It's always good to take on local friends and rivals for a 'friendly' game.

It's good to welcome the British Transport Commission Bowls Club back to Torquay. We hope you enjoy not only your game with us today (29 June), but the whole tour. Weather wise it looks like a very good time to be here.

From Sunday 16 to Saturday 22 June we are co-hosts of the English Riviera Open Bowls Tournament. Come along and see some great bowls being played. Full details at https://t.co/GMsh2RIs44


Club Charity

For 2019 the clubs charity is Allerton Ward at Torbay Hospital. This is the ward treating Mal Williams.

A big thank-you to everyone who came to the Rowcroft Big Cake Bring and Buy Sale and helped us raise £45.


Want to Contact Us

You can use the Contact page to email June, our Secretary. Contact details for all of our Committee Members and League Team Captains and Selectors can be found on the Club Directory page.


Items for sale

From time to time the club has surplus items which we would like to dispose of. These can be found on the For Sale page. For club members an area has been set aside on the notice boards for you to advertise bowls clothing and equipment both wanted and for sale.

Riviera Tournament

We are co-hosts of the annual English Riviera Open Bowls Tournament. In 2018 it will be held between 17th and 24th June. Full details from the tournament web-site


Forthcoming Events

For details of all our activities not in the fixtures list see the Events Diary.


League Tables

See the latest league tables for all  of our competitive sides.


Friends of Torquay Bowling Club

Shows you all the businesses that are supporting the club through sponsorship and advertising. Please consider them when making purchases. You may also find the occasional special offer to club members, so keep returning to the page.


fb-flogo-blue-broadcast-2Thanks to Sarah there has been a club page on Facebook for some time, but sadly many of us didn’t know. Well now we do. If you have something to share, or just want to browse, go and have a look.


Bowls Tours to Torquay
Why you should come, where to stay and what to do

For a successful tour you want a comfy bed, good food, enjoyable bowling and something to do when not bowling. To help you plan your tour and make the most of your time we have put together a page with a mixture of local information and selected adverts. More content will be added so keep coming back to see what is on offer.


Support for the Deaf

One of our members is a qualified signer for the deaf. If you are visiting us on a tour or interested in joining our club, are deaf and would appreciate the support of a signer, please get in touch with us in advance of your visit.


Interested in playing bowls

The best thing you can do is give it a try. Have a look at our page devoted to those who haven’t yet taken the plunge  and actually played the game. We look forward to meeting you on the green.


Thinking of joining our club

You probably know what you are looking for in a club so please feel free to look around our site and see what we have to offer. Why not start at the About us page. Then it’s up to you to either drop in and talk to us or contact June our secretary.

To all club members

Help to keep the website up to date and useful for all members by keeping me (Barry 01803 215626 or email tqwebsite@gmail.com) informed of any news or events to be held that you think should be on these pages.