Bowling in Torquay – Meet the Holiday Experts

Sarah Vinnicombe

Sarah Vinnicombe

If you’re looking to take a holiday bowling in Torquay with friends or your club you’ll be in good hands. Sarah Vinnicombe has been resident Bowls Co-ordinator at TLH Leisure Resort since 2007. Her role involves organising the smooth running of the Bowling tournaments and breaks that take place throughout the year at the Torquay Hotel group. She also takes care of organising fixtures for visiting touring sides. 

An enthusiastic bowler herself, Sarah is a member of Torbay Area Indoor Bowling Club at Oldway in Paignton, and during the outdoor season she plays for Torquay Bowling Club. With over 12 years experience under her belt, she is a keen competitor in national tournaments as well as club competitions.

bowling in torquay at Torquay BC

Torquay Bowlng Club

This year she has already played for Devon County in the Atherley Trophy, when she and her team members got as far as the final which will be played at Melton Mowbray on 16th April 2016.

She is also playing in the Yetton Plate Ladies Competition for Torbay Area IBA where they have reached the final taking place in Nottingham on 2 April 2016.

Looking ahead to the summer, Sarah is hoping to get a place in the Devon Outdoor John’s Team this year and is keeping her fingers crossed that she gets through the trials taking place in early May. It’s her dream to make good progress through the inter-county competitions so that she can play at Leamington. We all wish her the best of luck!

Riviera Bowls Shop

Riviera Bowls Shop

Dave Vinnicombe & Riviera Bowls Shop at TLH Leisure Resort

Sarah’s husband , Dave Vinnicombe, is also a familiar face to guests and visiting bowlers to TLH, where he runs the on-site bowls shop, Riviera Bowls. Dave too is a competitive player, but for the sake of marital harmony the couple prefer not to bowl together. Instead Dave plays in the National Mixed Pairs with another colleague at TLH Leisure Resort, Natalie Heath who runs Heath Hair Design. So if you have a cut and blow dry during your stay, have a chat with Natalie to find out more about bowling in Torquay.

bowling staff at TLH Leisure Resort

Sarah in the TLH Indoor Arena with Bowling Sales Executive, Trudie Crouch,

Bowling Holidays at TLH Leisure Resort

During her time at TLH Sarah has met hundreds of bowlers who have stayed at the Resort and is a familiar face on the indoor bowls arena. As a keen bowler she knows exactly what is needed to make a great bowling holiday. Together with Bowling Sales Executive, Trudie Crouch (also a bowler), you can rely on getting all of the advice you need to enjoy outstanding bowling holidays in Devon.

TLH Bowling website

Julia Browne

Julia Browne

What do you get when you have a Brummie, married to a Liverpudlian living in Devon. A pretty strange accent for one! When I'm not working in the marketing department at TLH, I spend my time pottering around my garden on the edge of Dartmoor, and cooking up curries for my husband who is an addict.
Julia Browne

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