Welcome to Torquay Bowling Club

 

Have you received our email?

This morning, Monday 30 March, a test email was sent to all members who have registered with us to receive email updates. If you have not received that email please let us know. To do so please send an email to torquaybowlingclub@gmail.com stating test email not received.

 

Coronavirus Latest (Last updated 28 March 11:45)

A letter was posted to all members on Thursday 26th March to update us all on the ongoing Caronavirus epidemic. The main points from the letter are shown below. If you haven’t received your copy by Monday 30th March and you want one then contact June.

We will only be bowling this summer if it is allowed by the relevant authorities. The MDL and SDLBL leagues have been cancelled for this year and will not be played under any circumstance. If the greens are opened for play later in the summer then Over 55s and RMTL games in the fixture list will be played as friendlies.

There will not be any National or County Competitions this summer. Entry fees will be rolled over 2021 unless an individual wishes to withdraw in which case the fee will be repaid.

Team competitions i.e. Grace Mathews, Interclub, Top Club, Foxlands and County Trophy are in abeyance. Further information can be found on Bowls England and Bowls Devon. You can use the links below to access them.

Bowls England          Bowls Devon

There will be no social events for the foreseeable future. This means the last Coffee Morning, Opening Day and Working Parties will not take place.

The green will be maintained but the Clubhouse and grounds are not open to members until further notice.

This will obviously affect the Clubs finances but be assured, the Club is financially stable

As circumstances change we will keep you informed here on the website

 

A big thank you to everyone who has registered their email address with us so we can communicate quickly and easily by email. We can now  email eighty percent of our members. Not everyone uses email and that’s fine, we will still keep you informed. However if you would like to register please send an email to tqwebsite@gmail.com and include your name if it is not obvious from your email address.

The English Riviera Open Bowls Tournament has been cancelled for 2020. Entry fees for 2020 already received will be carried forward to 2021. The Tournament will be played in 2021 between Sunday 20th  and Saturday 26th June.

 

To know more about Coronavirus read this  This-information-comes-from-the-John-Hopkins-Hospital

 

In view of the ongoing situation regarding Coronavirus whether bowling or not we advise:

Stay at home as much as possible, don’t socialise and keep 2 meters away from others when out

Regularly wash your hands and make use of alcohol-based hand sanitisers

Cough or sneeze into tissues which should then be binned

Don’t touch your face unless you have washed your hands

Self-isolate if you believe you have any symptoms or have been advised to do so

 

Do you know

The club are ordering club sweatshirts. These will be blue and embroidered with the club name in yellow and cost a very modest £12 each. If you are interested in buying one (or more) please contact June. Remember to tell her the size you want.

 

The Coasters do the double

After winning the Torbay Short Mat League Cup on Saturday 29th February at the Derwent, the Coasters, a team of current and former club members have gone on to win the Torbay Short Mat League. Well done to you all.

 

Congratulations to Ella

We all know that Ella Crouch had a very good summer. Well, she continues to do well indoors this winter. She is through to the final of the Devon County Under 21 Singles which were due to be played at the County Finals Day in Axminster on Sunday 19th April. Not surprisingly County Finals Day has fallen victim to Coronavirus and Finals Day will be rearranged when possible.

 

Club Charity

For 2020 the club’s charity is 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 tqwebsite@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.

 

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 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.