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~~~~~~ 20/Jan/22~~~~~~~~~~~~


The club has been informed that Jim, a former member sadly passed away at Rowcroft Hospice on Monday 17th January.

Condolences to his family and friends.

Funeral arrangements will be posted as soon as we have more details.

~~~~~~ 12/Jan/22~~~~~~~~~~~~

We need players for the 8pm Wednesday Men’s four’s.Anyone interested in playing please contact

Malcolm Mushing

~~~~~~~~ 18/Dec/21~~~~~~~~~~~~

The club will close @ 2pm on Wednesday 22nd and reopen at 08-45 on Monday 3rd of January.

The Management wishes all the members a Happy Christmas and a safe and healthy New Year.


~~~~~~~~ 10/Dec/21~~~~~~~~~~~~

There are still slots available for the fun game on Wednesday. The booking sheet can be found by the daily sheets.

Due to the new Covid update the Christmas raffle and meat draw will be done without attendees on Friday. Winners can claim their prizes from Saturday onward. It is felt due to the update this is the safest way to do the draws.



With the Government announcing yesterday that the Country will be moving to ‘Plan B’ of their COVID-19 Guidance, Indoor Bowls Clubs will now need to implement the following protocols.

From Friday 10th December 2021 face coverings will be legally required to be worn by your members, visitors and staff, who have face to face contact with the public, when they enter and move around the venue. The face covering can be removed when they are on the green playing and when having a drink and or meal. Please also be aware some of your members / visitors due to age, health or disability reasons are exempt from wearing face coverings. Whilst the majority will want to show an exemption card it is not a legal requirement to do so. In addition, if any of your members / staff live with or have been in contact with someone who has been identified as a suspected or confirmed case of the Omicron variant they must self-isolate for 10 days, even if they have been double or triple vaccinated.

Finally, if you have any members of staff who can work from home, then you are encouraged to arrange this from Monday 13th December 2021.

These directives will remain in place for the next six weeks, but the Government will review after three weeks and update on the next steps.

If you wish to discuss and or need further information, please contact the Office on 01664 481900 or email

Yours sincerely

Peter Thompson

Chief Executive

9th December 2021

~~~~~~~~ 08/Dec/21~~~~~~~~~~~~

The club is saddened to hear that Rusty Hext has passed away. A former member of the TAIBA he will be sadly missed around the greens of Torbay.
Condolences to his family and friends.

~~~~~~~~ 02/Dec/21~~~~~~~~~~~~


(key part)……..the EIBA would recommend that its affiliated clubs ask their members / visitors to voluntarily wear a face covering when they enter and move around the venue.

The face covering can be removed when they are on the green playing and when having a drink
and or meal……


~~~~~~~~ 28/Nov/21~~~~~~~~~~~~

The draw and pairings for next Sunday’s men’s drawn pairs is on the notice board between the 2 changing room doors.

Please arrive early to sign in.

~~~~~~~~ 22/Nov/21~~~~~~~~~~~~

There are 4 spaces available for the Men’s drawn pairs competition to be held on Sunday 5th December.
Anyone who is interested should contact Graham on 07747825916

The Ladies’ County Unbadged Two Wood Singles Competition which was arranged to be held on January 22nd, has been cancelled for this year

~~~~~~~~ 15/Nov/21~~~~~~~~~~~~

Due to the public being still wary about covid and large gatherings of people it has been decided to cancel the Coffee Morning for this year. The raffle and meat draw will still go ahead. Tickets can be bought from Bowled Over Cafe and the winning tickets being drawn on Saturday 18th December after the AGM which is at 10am.

We would ask all members to buy tickets to help raise funds for the charity and if they wish to donate a raffle prize.
It is regrettable but the committee feel under the current conditions this is the right decision.

~~~~~~~~ 28/Oct/21~~~~~~~~~~~~

Club Halloween Friendly Photos

~~~~~~~~ 22/Oct/21~~~~~~~~~~~~
Torbay ladies started their Foxlands campaign with a resounding win against local rivals Torquay Utd gaining 8 of the 10 points available.
Kate Asher, Marilyn Symons, Jenny Moore and Theresa Darnell beat S. Maberly, J. Coombes and Ruth Rogers 24-16 (Torquay lost 25% of their score having played with only three players)
Pat Phillips, Mo Penhaligon, Maggie Boyle and Sue Coffield beat T.Jay, M. Jones, L. Elliott and M. Webber 23-17
Mavis Hodgin, Roz Cherrington, Sue Devonport and Liz Lock lost 18-24 to R.Northcott, R.Trotman, R.McLeod and S.Pook
Mollie Thorp, Mo Thomas, Jane Wray and Anita Huxtable beat J.Hutchings, N. Lang, J. Bratcher and J. Barnes 19-14
Final total score = 84-71
~~~~~~~~ 17/Oct/21~~~~~~~~~~~~

Torbay “A” started their Devon Interclub games with a game against the Torbay “B” team.

This was expected to be a close encounter but it ended up with a convincing win with the “A” team winning on all four rinks.
S Davis,Paul Hobbs, Dave Vinnicombe, Mark Powell won 26-15 against
J Stone, D Coombes, A Hawke, M Chapman.

D Ferris, S Howard, P Hackett, R Honeywell won 19-13 against
I Armitage, A Routledge, E Devonport, J Cherrington.

M Howard, R Gilpin, G Coffield, D Singleton won 26-19 against
R Bushell, T Powell, R Dunn, G Heaven.

E Knight, T Lock,G Foster, A Bowden won 33-12 against

S Jenkins, R Sandercock, N Godwin, C Ball.

Torbay “A” 104 shots. Torbay “B” 59 shots, the “A” team get maximum 14 points.

~~~~~~~~ 12/Oct/21~~~~~~~~~~~~
Our coaching staff are looking for volunteers to help out our new bowlers on a Saturday between 1 and 3pm.
YOU DO NOT BE A QUALIFIED COACH just willing to help for as much time you can spare.
If you would like to help please contact Geoff Chamings for more details.
~~~~~~~~ 11/Oct/21~~~~~~~~~~~~

It is with great sadness we have to report that Pauline Parker has passed away. This is only a few days after her husband Alan passed away. Very sad news condolences to all family members.

~~~~~~~~ 08/Oct/21~~~~~~~~~~~~

Very sad news

Alan Parker passed away at Torbay Hospital on Thursday.
Condolences to Wife Pauline and his family
~~~~~~~~ 27/Sept/21~~~~~~~~~~~~

The open day was a great success with at least 24 new bowlers taking advantage of having a “roll up”. David Hammond from Riviera radio which can be found on FM 107.9 had a roll up and did an interview
Several people commented how the morning had gone and how welcome they felt and they would be back for coaching.
Thanks to all club officers,coaches and Bowled Over Cafe for making the morning so successful.

~~~~~~~~ 10/Sept/21~~~~~~~~~~~~
All the captains for the ladies leagues will shortly receive a hard copy in the post of the ladies league schedule. Jenny will then make any alterations to team members or names etc if required.

~~~~~~~~ 03/Sept/21~~~~~~~~~~~~

Hello Ladies,

Welcome back to a new season of indoor bowls. We are planning on having Ladies Day on Monday 20th September at 12.30. If you wish to play please ring me on 07469 395559 so I can put your name down, we only have 32 spaces. Teams will be drawn by Vice Captain Yvonne Batchelor and myself on the morning of play.

I am looking forward to seeing you all again and having a great season.

Best wishes.

Hazel Story – Captain x

~~~~~~~~ 27/Aug/21~~~~~~~~~~~~

The EIBA want to ensure that it provides a great programme of events and services to its Members. To aide us in this we would welcome you completing this survey

All responses will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 O’Neills EIBA Clothing range voucher.

~~~~~~~~ 22/Aug/21~~~~~~~~~~~~

Mike Collins, who was a member for many years has passed away. Our condolences

~~~~~~~~ 20/Aug/21~~~~~~~~~~~~

Jenny Hopkins is still very short of ladies to play in the leagues. Any one lady interested should contact her on 550980.

~~~~~~~~ 13/Aug/21~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Friday Pairs (now has full 11 teams) will be from 18-30 to 20-30

Any mixed game only has to have one lady playing in the team

~~~~~~~~ 4/Aug/21~~~~~~~~~~~~


Leagues will start on Monday 20th.

As everyone is probably aware Covid has taken its toll on members rejoining and entering teams in the leagues. At a recent meeting, due to the poor uptake on the Wednesday and Friday mixed fours leagues it is with regret the decision was taken to cancel those two leagues.

This does not mean it is the end, once the club is fully open and people start putting names on the subs sheets those leagues could be revived if enough people are interested.

Moving on, the decision was also taken to allow ladies to be a named member or substitute in ANY of the leagues. This is to try and compensate for the poor uptake.

This decision will be reviewed before the start of the 22/23 season.


should contact Graham on or 07747825916.

All the membership renewal forms along with the league sheets were posted on

Thursday 5th so should reach members very soon.

All fees will be the same as last season.

The summer bowls opening has been a success and hopefully will continue to grow.

The ladies leagues are also short of players anyone interested should contact Jenny Hopkins on 01803 550980.


Many people are worried about conditions inside the club,I can only reiterate now that we have the new units installed the airflow is far better than what the guidelines issued by the Government and EIBA advisors say it should be for indoor sports arenas. Hand sanitizers will still be available at various points around the club.

Look forward to seeing people in September

Spaces in Ladies & Mixed Leagues

Spaces are available in all the ladies leagues. Anyone interested or for more information should contact Jenny on 550980.
Also spaces available in the Wednesday and Friday mixed League 07747 825916 / 01803 459584 for those
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