Welcome to Torquay Bowling Club

Come and Support Gordon Short

A once in a lifetime occasion

On Tuesday 27th July at 2pm Gordon Short will be playing Mike Reynolds over 5 ends as part of Gordon’s 100 ends challenge. This is to promote Bowls and to raise funds for the Devon Air Ambulance. The poster below explains what it is all about.

Gordon Short poster


Captains Day and The 100 End Challenge – a Message from Captain Eric

“Many  , Many thanks to all our club members that turned up at the club on Captains Day,despite the foul weather ,great turnout  and lovely to see you all, and so very  much appreciated that you took the trouble to come down considering  the  dreadful  conditions.


Also to advise that  your generosity in supporting the raffle and ‘Spider’ raised £127 for The Devon Air Ambulance, our club charity this year.


I feel sure that  as most of you know,we will, on Tuesday 27th July at 2pm, welcome the appearance of Mr Gordon Short from the South Molton B.C. and support him on the day in his endeavours to bowl 5 ends at 20 clubs throughout  Devon in order to match his age,  promoting the game of bowls, whilst at the same time, raising  as much money as possible in aid  of The Devon Air Ambulance, his  chosen charity.


Your appearing on this  day would be wonderful,we are hoping to have another ‘Spider’,and once again ask for your  support both physically and financially  at this once in a lifetime event.


Smart casual is the dress code for the day, but obviously if you wish to take part in the Spider  roll in, then bowling shoes must be worn.”


n.b. This time the Spider winner will get to keep the bottle of Whiskey!!


What a great start to the season

It all started with Ella Crouch  winning the Devon County Under 25 Ladies 4 Wood competition at Kings on Saturday 22nd May. Ella played Emma Cooper in the final and ran out the winner 21-19. The photo shows Ella receiving her trophy from Ladies County President Christine Marshall. Don’t forget to look out for Ella at Leamington later in the year.

Not content with that Ella playing with Natalie Heath on Sunday 13th June ran out the winners of the Section 6 Ladies Major County Pairs. This put them in the last 16 for the County. They will be taking on a pair from Plympton on a neutral green on 12th July. They won through to the Quarter-final at Exonia on 14th July where they lost by just 2 shots (14-16) to a pair from Tiverton West End. Well done, it was excellent to go so far.

The men have also enjoyed success with Tim Lock, Geoff Gay and Gerry Coffield winning the Section 6 Group A Mens Major Triples which puts them in the last 16  in the County. The next 3 rounds for Group B are scheduled to be played at Culm Vale on Saturday 17th July.

Thats not all, the above three plus Tony Crispin have won through to the Mens Major Fours Group A finals day. The final 3 rounds are scheduled to be played at Madeira on 31st July. Well done and good luck to all of you.

Sarah Vinnicombe has won through to the last 16 of the Ladies 2 Wood Singles. Three rounds will be played at Culm Vale on 8th August. The Final will be played at Crediton on 14th August.

Congratulations and good luck to all of you.


The 2021 Fixture List

The 2021 Fixture List has been updated (18 July 2021) and can be viewed here. Because the fixtures keep changing, hopefully not many more times, for reasons beyond our control it has been decided not to issue members with a fixture book in 2021. Copies of the fixtures will be on display in the Club House as well as here on the web site.


Club Charity

For 2021 the club’s charity remains Devon Air Ambulance. There will be plenty of opportunities to donate to this great cause throughout the year.


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 or email torquaybowlingclub@gmail.com.


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. Cancelled for 20020 due to Coronavirus, in 2021 it will be held between 20th and 26th 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, that is when we start playing them again, 2021?


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.


Free WiFi

We now have free wifi for members and guests in the clubhouse.

To all club members

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