Thanet Bowls Club 01843 594804

Thanet Bowls Club - Welcome to our Website

Founded in1907
Affiliated to Bowls England; KCBA; KCWBA; IOTBA; IOTLL & Catherine Wheeler League

2017 was great.
Bring on 2018!!

The club will start the 2018 season on a high after a super 2017 season which saw competitive success winning the Jubilee Pairs and coming runners up, after a really closely contested final, in the Bernard Annand competition.

On the social side our ever popular Quiz Nights gained excellent support and food and drink were consumed with an enthusiasm that speaks volumes for the value, quality and service.

Our membership held up really well at a time when so many of the clubs in the area are struggling to maintain theirs.  Our strong membership, and the support they gave to financial changes made at the start of the season, was a major factor in a very good financial performance that enables us to maintain all fees at 2017 levels for the coming season.

About Us

Our Aim is to promote bowls as a healthy, fun and, (for those who want it to be), competitive sport that may be enjoyed by everyone. Whatever your age, sex, or physical ability you will be very welcome to join us.


We are based in the beautiful coastal town of Ramsgate in Kent.  The clubhouse and green are excellently maintained and the green in particular is recognised as one of the very best in the area.


Throughout the summer season we play in various local leagues, (mens, ladies and mixed), providing competition for bowlers at all levels.  A few of our members bowl to high standard and compete successfully in county and national competitions.  Our club competitions are also very well supported.

Coaching sessions are provided by experienced and enthusiastic members who can help beginners and experienced bowlers alike to improve their game.

As well as bowls we enjoy a varied social calender including quiz nights, race nights, bingo, short mat bowls and barbeques.

Non-members are welcome paying a small green fee.  Bowls and shoes are available for hire.  If you wish to take advantage of a rink for an hour or twos fun you are advised to call the club in advance to ensure that match fixtures do not preclude availability of a public rink.

Drop by anytime to see our facilities meet our members and learn more about TBC - you can contact us here.

New Coaching Programme for 2018

At the end of the 2017 season Peter Carey, Jo Clark, Ron Kent, Les Samuels and Steve Smith all passed their English Bowls Coaches level 2 exams, joining Dave Golley who gained the same level earlier in the year. Level 2 coaches are qualified to coach players of all standards and experience. Additionally Claudia Carey gained her level 1 coaching qualifications enabling her to coach beginners.

Together, your coaches are developing a coaching programme the aims of which are summed up very succinctly by the strap-line which will appear on much of their literature.

"Supporting New and Existing Members"

More information will be made available on club noticeboards. In the meantime please feel free to approach Head Coach, Dave Golley, or one of the other coaches if you have any questions. They will be very pleased to discuss their plans and how they may be of help to you. Also, if you wish to promote a topic for a coaching session during the season, please let them know ... the coaching is for everyone not just new bowlers!

2018 Signing On Night

The signing on night will be on the 3rd of April at the clubhouse from 18.30 onwards.

The signing on letters are being sent out in early April and will be accompanied by your Club Competition entry forms and a request for members to volunteer their services as either Bar Manager or one of three Bar Assistants to support/assist the manager. If the response is such that a vote is required it will be held at the Signing On night.  

Details of any necessary vote will be communicated via noticeboards and email in advance of the signing on night.
Celebrations after the Bernard Annand final.
Bernard Annand Runners Up 2017
Our team had a fantastic day at Herne Bay as did the many supporters who went to the Bernard Annand Finals day.  Following a comprehensive win over Folkestone in the semi-final we met Westbrook in the final.  Only ever a few shots in it throughout the match we were of course disappointed to lose albeit by the finest of margins ... just 2 shots.  It was a great performance that we plan to improve on by winning in 2018.

Team photo with the Runners Up Pendant

Jubilee Pairs Winners 2017
Congratulations to  Steve Smith, Dave Robinson, Paul Regan and Dave Golley who won the 2017 Jubilee Pairs.  The final was played against good opposition from Dane Park. 

The Thanet bowlers played really well on the day and secured a comfortable win which was made all the more enjoyable by the excellent support from fellow Thanet bowlers who turned out to cheer on the team.
Steve Smith, Dave Robinson, Paul Regan and Dave Golley after their Jubilee Pairs win

Want to advertise your business at Thanet Bowls Club?

Noticed a large advertising banner on the tennis courts?

If you, or someone you know, would like to take advantage of this advertising opportunity just let anyone on your committee know and we will be pleased to consider the application.  The cost of the banner is the responsibility of the advertiser and the ongoing fee is £20 per month or £200 per year.

Seen our Facebook page yet?  Login to Facebook and find thanetbowlsclub.  Once in you can post pictures, videos etc.  Only posts of broad interest to your fellow bowlers please.


"The facilities and atmosphere in this club are second to none!

"I had several coaching sessions and was delighted with my improvement.

"This is without doubt the best green we have played on all year."

Thanet Bowls Club, Montefiore Avenue, East Cliff, 

Ramsgate,Kent. CT11 8BD        Tel;01843 594804

Webmaster:- Steve Smith

Make a free website with Yola