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Margate Bowling Club


Welcome to Margate Bowling Club. We also have a Facebook page, which is run by our coach and committee member Les Samuels, and a WhatsApp group run by member Helen Downer. If you want to be be added to the WhatsApp group, contact Helen on 07950 170602.

Note: we are not in any way associated with Thanet Indoor Bowls Club (apart from the fact that some of our members play there in the winter). If it's the indoor bowls club you need, their number is 01843 227083.  

Anyway, read on for latest news and updates!


Future quizzes

Big thank you to Sue for an enjoyable quiz on January 17th. Our next two quizzes will be on Friday 28th February and Friday 3rd April, at 7.30 pm. 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 Miriam on [email protected] or phone/text 07871 461067,


Beat the January blues

... with a night out at Margate Bowling Club. On Friday January 31st we will be having a fundraising evening at the Club, with entertainment provided by the Fezuleles. There will be a fish and chip supper (cost: £8 per head), plus a £3 entry fee which will be donated to local charity Caring for Connor. Start time is 7.00 pm. For more details, contact Les on 07734 392710 or email [email protected]

If you can't wait till the end of January, then our next quiz night is on Friday January 17th. Our QM will be Sue and the quiz will have the usual start time of 7.30 pm. 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 Miriam on [email protected] or phone/text 07871 461067,

AGM and Christmas party

Our AGM will be held at the clubhouse on Friday 29th November, starting at 7.00 pm. The nomination sheet for Club officers is on the notice board. 

This year, our Christmas party will be held on Saturday 7th December. Start time is 7.15 pm. Entertainment will be provided by singer Frank. Entry fee is £3 per head. Drinks are available from the bar, but bring your own refreshments. 


Macmillan coffee morning - Sunday 29th Sept

Last Sunday's Macmillan coffee morning made over £260 - a fantastic achievement! There were games of hoy and a raffle, accompanied by lots of home made cake, sandwiches and sausage rolls. Thanks to everyone who helped and provided food on the day. 


September 2019

This weekend (Sept 21/22), we had our competition finals. Results were as follows:

Men's championship: winner, Bob Taylor. Runner up, Les Samuels

Ladies' championship: winner, Trisha Ball. Runner up, Miriam Ibbotson

100 up: winner, Trisha Ball. Runner up, Alan Marden

Handicap: winner, Bob Taylor. Runner up, Barbara Marden

Yard of the jack: winner, Trisha Ball. Runner up, Brian Hodgson

The weekend culminated in our memorial event which started off with a spider, followed by a pairs competition which was won by Pete Armstrong and John Mann. We were lucky with the weather - despite a promised downpour in the weather forecast, there was only a light shower. After the bowling was over, we enjoyed a huge buffet prepared by Carol Holmes. 

To change the subject, the date of our next quiz has been moved back to November 1st. The quiz will have a Halloween theme - spooky dress is optional! See poster below for details. 


August 2019

Our next quiz will be on Friday 13th September; the QM will be Sue Samuels. At the last quiz we introduced a small change - instead of doing a raffle we had a couple of games of hoy instead, which people found very enjoyable. (If you haven't come across hoy before, it's a type of bingo that uses playing cards.)

We will be having a Macmillan coffee morning at the clubhouse on Sunday 29th September, from 11 am onwards. (This date has been rearranged from Sept 27th.) Please let Les know if you would like to provide any cake!


July 2019

Our fun day on June 29th was indeed a lot of fun. It was too hot to do anything too strenuous but we did do some bowling, and also ate the magnificent buffet prepared by Sue Samuels. Check out the gallery below for pictures taken by Alan Marden on the day. 


June 2019

Just a reminder about our fun day, which will be held on Saturday 29th June from 11 am to 4 pm. This will be similar in format to the open day we had at the start of the season, with fun bowling activities and refreshments. Drinks will also be available from the bar. If you're new to bowling and would like to give it a try, then why not come along? Wear comfortable clothing and flat, closed shoes. 

Our next quiz is on Friday 5th July - see poster below for more details. 

We have added two more friendly fixtures, suggested by Dane Park - these will take place on two Wednesdays in August. Download an updated fixture list for more details. 

Visit our match results page to see results for the friendlies and men's and ladies' league games.

Older posts can be read here.


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