Welcome to Torquay Bowling Club


All Hail the Champions

You know things are getting back to normal when the club competitions are run. Congratulations to Val Davis and Geoff Gay our 2021 Club Singles Champions, both of whom won in 2019, the last time competitions were held.


For Sale Page

 Now Club members can advertise bowls equipment and clothing either wanted of for sale on the For Sale page. See the page for full details


Congratulations to Bowls Devon Ladies for winning the Johns Trophy

And it’s congratulations to our own Val Davis and Ella Crouch who played in the final. Devon played Surrey in the final at Leamington Spa on Sunday 2nd September running out close winners by 2 shots, 113-111. It was a roller-coaster game with Devon taking a early lead, 8 shots up after 5 ends. Devon were 6 up after 10 but then Surrey fought back to lead by 13 after 15 and 12 after 18 ends. A strong finish by Devon resulted in the final 2 shot victory.


It’s been a good 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 final rounds for Group B were played at Culm Vale on Saturday 17th July. After two convincing wins our trio lost by just 1 shot in the Group B Final, a great effort.

Thats not all, the above three plus Tony Crispin have won through to the Mens Major Fours Group A finals day. The final rounds were played at Madeira on 31st July. Our rink won one round but lost in the quarter-final to the eventual winners, another great effort.

Sarah Vinnicombe has won through to the last 16 of the Ladies 2 Wood Singles. The final rounds were played at Culm Vale on 8th August. Sarah won one round but lost in the quarter-final. Well done Sarah.

Both the Men’s and Ladies Club sides have also done well. The ladies reached the final of the Devon Ladies Senior Fours, losing in the final to Barnstaple. The men take on Shaldon in the semi final of the Foxlands. This has been put back to 2022, one to look out for at the start of next year.

Liz Lock and Val Davis reached the final of the Devon County Ladies Over 55 Pairs on 18th September at Crediton where they lost by just 2 shots to a pair from South Molton.

Commiserations and Congratulations to our ladies who on Monday 20th September made to the final of the Devon Ladies Interclub competition at Crediton where they lost to Topsham. Disappointed not to retain the title but a brilliant effort.


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. Club members can  also advertise bowls equipment and clothing, either for sale or wanted, on the page.

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.