Category Archives: Bowling Torquay

TLH Winter League Final Brings Old Rivals Together

TLH Winter League Finals

Torquay and Kings, traditionally rivals on the outdoor greens, met in the final of the TLH winter league which took place on Thursday 10th March at the TLH Leisure Resort Bowls Arena. Kings were in a confident mood and were clear favourites to win following a successful run in the league stages. Torquay had been more fragile in the league games but came into form just in time for finals week. Continue reading

Why Bowling Holidays are Heaven in Devon.

bowling holidays in devonAre you like the rest of us and just love to take a short break away from your day-to-day routine? Do you dream of sunny days and palm trees maybe? Or playing your favourite sport on an immaculate green with stunning sea views? Well your dreams can become reality with bowling holidays on the English Riviera. Continue reading

A Potted History of Bowls


Torquay Bowls Club 1912

Torquay Bowls Club 1912

We take it for granted that Bowls has been around for ever, but in doing some research into Bowling Holidays for TLH Leisure Resort, I got side-tracked and came across some very interesting Bowling facts.  Here are some little known nuggets of information about the sport so loved by bowling enthusiasts. (Quiz addicts also take note – you never know when these might come in handy.) Continue reading

4 New Bowls Rules You Didn’t Know About

Bowling at TLH Leisure Resort

My daughter Ella and I recently completed an English Bowls Umpires Association (EBUA) Markers Course. I think that anyone new to playing bowls will benefit from taking the course.  We learnt so many things about the game and it’s rules and because of the way bowls has evolved over the years, there have been a lot of rule changes and unfortunately for new players like ourselves, rules change depending on who you play with. Continue reading

Torquay Welcomes Young Bowlers

young bowlers in torquay

Trudie watches Ella in action

There may be a school of thought that considers lawn bowls is just for seniors, but this is definitely not the case in Torquay. Although the sport may not appeal to adrenalin junkies, don’t underestimate the fact that it is highly competitive requiring a great deal of skill at the top level, whilst at lower levels it is social and all inclusive with anyone from the age of 9 to 90 being able to take part and have a go. Continue reading