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

About Us

Our Aim is to promote bowls as a healthy, fun and, (for those who want it to be), a 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.  Many of our members bowl to high standard and compete successfully in county and national competitions.  Our club competitions are also very well supported.  For those who wish to simply enjoy bowling with friends and gaining all the social fun that this brings our three weekly roll ups typically attract 30+ members.

Coaching sessions are provided by qualified, experienced and enthusiastic Bowls England Coaches who can help beginners and experienced bowlers alike to improve their game.

As well as bowls we enjoy a varied social calendar including quiz nights, bingo, short mat bowls and short bowling breaks to UK resorts

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 two's 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.

More Success for Alison

Thanet's Champion of Champions Finals was held at Walpole Bay Bowls Club on Monday the 8th of July.

A good game by Thanet’s Alison Manby in the semi finals, saw her beat Birchington’s Sue Goodchild convincingly.  Alison then went on to play against Ramsgate’s Marilyn Williams 
in the final, which was nip and tuck all the way. On the penultimate end it was 19 - 18 to Marilyn, who was also holding the three she needed to win, when Alison stepped up to draw the shot with her fourth wood, taking the match into another end.  Alison then scored the two she needed to close out the match.
Well done Alison!

Alison Secures a Hat Trick of Two Wood Wins

It was a pretty ropey old English summer day on Sunday, (wet and windy), but it did nothing to dampen the spirits, or the bowls on the day.  The 5th TBC Two Wood Knockout Competition was a great success leading to a final match between Alison Manby and Bob Gentry.  Like so many of the other games the final proved to be a very close affair won only on the last end by Alison ... her third win in 5 years!

Tyrone gets his badge

Congratulations to Tyrone Curran who played a superb game of bowls in the Unbadged Singles at a chilly Folkestone Bowls Club on the 28th June.  

Tyrone got off to a faltering start going 
8 - 3 down after a few ends but then turned in an excellent series of bowls, including a few last bowl saves to keep the crowd on their toes, to win by a very comfortable 10 - 21.  This makes Tyrone the first male Thanet bowler in many years, (possibly ever?? .... let me know if you know otherwise), to be awarded a KCBA Badge.  

Well deserved and well done Ty!!
Memorial Shield 2024
34 players took part in the round robin stage of the Memorial Shield Ccmpetition on Saturday 27th April.    The nine group winners and the seven best runners up going through to the knockout stage on Sunday 28th.  There were some very close fought games and the green was a pleasure to play on.  Richard McAtamney was victorious with Claudia Carey a close runner up.
What a great way to open the 2024 outdoor season!

Our Opening Day Drive took place on Saturday the 13th April and the gods were obviously smiling down on us as we chose the hottest and sunniest day of the year so far.  The attendance was amazing with 4's on all 7 available rinks.  Everyone had a super day ... especially Andy who won the cash Spider before the bowling proper had even started.  In common with some other greens in the area our green suffered from an infestation of leatherjackets last year.  So it was an absolute joy to see the turn around that was achieved through the hard work put into treating and renovating it during the closed season.  The green looked and more importantly bowled better than ever on our opening day.  

Thanet Top the East Kent Mixed Triples League

After two years of finishing 2nd in the East Kent Mixed Triples League (EKMTL), Captain Mike Burgess pictured receiving the EKMTL Trophy following Thanet BC successfully winning the 2023 title at the third attempt.


Mike says “A proud moment for me as Captain being able to collect a league title on behalf of all the players who have collectively put in consistently top performances throughout the season to achieve the honour of being crowned champions. The level of performance achieved by the players, not only in the EKMTL but in the club, is evident of how much progress has and is being made, something I believe can and will only continue to grow. My appreciation and thanks go to everybody at the club”


President's Day Fun as the outdoor season comes to a close

President's day turned into Fezident's day this year as 2023 President Malcolm Boyle is a Tommy Cooper superfan.
Malcolm (pictured below left) with Malcolm Fuller enjoying an afternoon of fun bowls together with around 40 other TBC bowlers.
   Just Like That!
Well done Claudia!
Many congratulations to Claudia Carey who won the Isle of Thanet 
Ladies Champion of Champions held at Walpole Bay on Monday 10th July.

2 Wood Competition Enjoyed by Everyone

On Saturday 15th July 2023 we held the annual two wood competition sponsored by 77 wealth Management who kindly donated bottle prizes.  There were some very close matches and some great bowling despite the challenging conditions.  Thankfully the rain held off and Richard Mcatamney and Alison Manby (pictured below) battled it out in the final with Alison victorious. An enjoyable day was had by all.


Our Coaching Programme

Together, your coaches, (Dave Golley, Peter Carey, Ron Kent and Steve Smith), have developed a coaching programme the aims of which are summed up very succinctly by the strap-line which appears on much of our 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!

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.

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"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

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