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Margate Bowling Club

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Posted 23.3.20

We have received information from the Isle of Thanet Men's Bowling leagues that due to the current situation, both the Premier and Combination leagues WILL NOT TAKE PLACE this season.



IMPORTANT NOTICE - 18th March 2020

It has been decided by the commitee to close the club until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

During the closure there will be essential maintenance carried out on the bowling green by Peter Armstrong our Green Ranger.

The committee wishes for you all to stay safe and well.


18.3.20 - Please note: Sadly, The quiz night scheduled for April 17th 2020 has been cancelled.




Come along for the first roll-up of the new season, we look forward to seeing you all.

A light buffet will be available during the early afternoon. We have a new coffee machine too.

Newcomers who want to try their hand at bowling are also very welcome. Come along to the club anytime after 1030 hours on the above date, where you can be assured of a warm welcome with plenty of people willing to show you how to bowl. Flat shoes or trainers are ideal to wear on the green and bowls (woods) are available.

For further information telephone Les Samuels (our men's captain and club coach) 07734 392710

We are pleased that over 12 new members have joined the club this season. Les and Geoff would like to thank them for choosing to bowl at Margate and, in addition, thanks to our existing members for their continued support.


An exciting season awaits, with a significantly increased match fixture list providing many more bowling opportunities for all members.

The club have entered the East Kent Mixed Triples League, this entails six teams of three bowlers playing in matches.

The club have entered a team to play in the Ladies Isle of Thanet League, two triples per match. A very competitive league. This season the club has a new ladies captain Denise Armstrong.

The club have entered a men's team in the Men's Isle of Thanet Premier League, three triples per match. This league has top quality bowlers playing in it.

In addition, the club have entered a men's team in the Men's Isle of Thanet Combination League, two triples per match. Another league with very good players.

As well as the above we have our usual friendly matches. 

The club has purchased 12 new "bowls pushers" and hope they arrive for the start of the season.


It often goes unnoticed how much work on the green is undertaken throughout the winter months, notwithstanding this work carries on during the season as well. We all turn up at the start of the season expecting to bowl on a very good green.

An incredible amount of work has been put in by the Green Ranger, Pete Armstrong and his Tonto's to ensure our green is ready to play on at the start of the season. It is looking in good shape but there is still some work to do in the coming weeks. More money has been invested on the green this year. Thanks Pete for your commitment.  


Organised roll-ups will take place on Tuesday afternoons commencing at 1400 hours and Saturday mornings at 1030 hours if no matches are scheduled to be played.

Future quiz date:

Our next quiz will be on Friday 17th April, at 7.30 pm. SADLY THIS QUIZ HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

As usual, entrance fee is £8.00 if you're having fish and chips, or £3.00 if not. If you'd like to book a table, email Les on [email protected] or phone/text 07734 392710.