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.

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.


Memorial Shield A Great Opener for the 2023 Season

The first competition of the year "The Memorial Shield", took place over the weekend of the 29th - 30th April 2023.  On the Saturday 32 members took part in a round robin competition with the top 16 proceeding to the knockout on Sunday.  There was some very good bowling over the weekend and after a close fought final Tyrone Curran was victorious with Len Cox runner up.  They can be seen in the photo with the trophy and bottles that were kindly provided by  our sponsor Tim Pryor Property Services. The weekend brought together club members, both playing and watching, and the sun even managed to put in an appearance.

Thanet Bowls Club's Charity of the Year
Bladder Health UK

For more information about Bladder Health, UK, click on our website page above, (Nominated Charity), or go to their website, using the link below.
Presentation Day 2022
The club's presentation day was held on Sunday, the 30th of October at the San Clu hotel on Ramsgate seafront.

After a good drink, plenty of good humour and banter and a super meal, trophy presentations were made to all those who won or came runner-up during our finals weekend.  Winners of the one-day competitions held throughout the year were also presented.  The picture below shows many of the winners.  A comprehensive series of photographs from the presentations may be found by clicking on "Photo gallery" "2022 presentations ", in the selection menu at the top of the page. Well done to all the winners and runners up and a big thank you to everyone who attended the presentation dinner and made it such a success.
Two Wood Knockout Competition

Saturday 30th July saw the third club 2 wood competition day, sponsored by 77 wealth management.  This internal club competition saw 29 competitors compete in a knockout format over the day.  It was great to see some of our newer members taking part in their first ever club competition.  Graham Palmer, (below left), was victorious for the second year running with Tyrone Curran, (below right), a well deserved runner up.  Well done to all the competitors and everyone who helped out to make the day a success."

Long Delayed Royal Household Match Takes Place at Last!

On Saturday 16th July Thanet Bowls Club, (after 2 years delay because of the COVID lockdown), visited Windsor to play a friendly against The Royal Household. It turned out to be one of the hottest days of the year but, despite the heat, all enjoyed a very good match with Thanet coming out on top. After a splendid buffet speeches were made and gifts exchanged.

2022 TBC Memorial Shield
The 2022 season got underway with our Memorial Shield competition. 40 club members took part in the round robin stage on 23rd April with the top 16 progressing to the knockout stage on 30th April.  There were some very close games, including the final in which Malcolm Fuller prevailed over Mandy Russell.  It was great to see so many people enjoying the bowling again and meeting up with old friends and new.
(Above) Malcolm Fuller (Winner) and Mandy Russell (Runner-Up) receiving their 
Trophies from Competition Secretary Alison Manby
(Above) Malcolm Fuller and Mandy Russell pose with their prizes kindly
donated by our new sponsor Tim Pryor Property Services

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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