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Margate Bowling Club

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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.


May 2019

The competition draws have now taken place - please go to the in-house competitions page to see who you're playing against!


April 2019

Big thank you to everyone who helped with our open day on 27th April - there was a good turnout despite the weather being cold and windy. 

Every Sunday during the season, Les will be doing a coaching session from 10.30 till 11.30 am. Juniors from seven years and up are also welcome, provided they're accompanied by an adult guardian. 

The bar will be open from 11 am on the Sundays when we're not playing a friendly, with bingo from 11.30 onwards. The first bar opening will therefore be Sunday 12th May.

Our next quiz is on Friday 24th May.

We will be having five in-house competitions this year, with a £1 entry fee for each. To download an entry form, visit our "Info for Members" page. The draw for the competitions will take place in the clubhouse on Friday 10th May - 7.30 pm start. 


March 2019

Our 2019 fixture list is now available to download - click on the "Info for Members" tab. Please note that as the season progresses, there may be changes to the fixture list. So if you end up with two different versions in your files and you're not sure which is the most up-to-date one, look at the "Last updated:" footer on the bottom left of the page. 


3rd February 2019

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12th January 2019

Thanks to everyone who supported our quiz last night - we had seven teams, which has only ever happened once before! Future quizzes this year will be held on the following dates:

8th February

15th March                

12th April                 

24th May                  

5th July

16th August

13th September

11th October

8th November

Please note that going forward, we will have to increase the price of the fish and chips to £7.50 per person. If you would prefer to bring your own food, then by all means do. 


8th January 2019

Happy New Year! Hope you had a good Christmas. Just to let you know that Margate Bowling Club is now one of Thanet Community Lotto's "good causes" - if you haven't yet signed up for the Lotto and would like to support us, see our Support our Club page for more details. 


9th December 2018

Last night's Christmas party was a huge success, thanks in part to the entertainment provided by Nurse Gladys Emmanuel Dimplebottom. Thanks to our chairman Geoff for organising the party, and to everyone who helped out. 

Nurse Gladys will be appearing in Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs at the Granville Theatre from 20th December to 2nd January - visit www.granvilletheatre.com or phone the box office on 01843 591750.


18th November 2018 

Members: our AGM is next Friday 23rd November at the clubhouse. Start time is 7.00 pm. 

There's still time to buy tickets for our Christmas party, which will be held at the clubhouse from 7.15 pm on Saturday 8th December. Entry is £3 per head, which includes entertainment by singer Frank and his sister Nurse Gladys Emmanuel Dimple Bottom. The bar will be open, but bring your own refreshments!

Our next quiz will be on Friday January 11th. After then we are planning to publish a list of forthcoming social events, including quizzes and bingo. Watch this space.

And finally: check out our new page giving links to coaching videos and other useful resources. 


27th October 2018 

Please see our Indoor Bowling page for an updated men's fixture list. 


20th October 2018: dates for your diary

Our next quiz is on Friday 16th November. If you'd like to come, get in touch with Miriam on 07871 461067, or email [email protected] Don't worry if you haven't got a team together - you can always come individually or as a pair, and join an existing table. 

Our AGM is at 7.00 pm on Friday 23rd November. 

We will be having a Christmas party on Saturday 8th December, which starts at 7.15 pm. The cost per head is £3 - bring your own food. If you'd like to come, please phone Geoff on 07711 611720.

Finally: if you've joined the indoor bowling club this winter and want to check out the latest updates, fixture lists etc., then our indoor bowling page might help. 


29th September 2018

Our Macmillan coffee morning today earned £113.32. It was a very enjoyable morning in aid of a good cause, and the weather was beautiful so we were even able to have a final roll-up before the official end of the season. Thanks to Les for organising the coffee morning and to everyone who baked the magnificent cakes.