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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.  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

Bowling on the English Riviera – you’re never too old!

HARA - Norman Morris for blogPart of the wonder in working at a hotel is the lives that surround you. Most of the time we’re unaware of the unique lives behind each guest, of the sights they’ve seen and things they’ve experienced.  Occasionally we get the pleasure of being host to a person whose experiences are so singular that we can’t help but celebrate them. One such person is Mr Norman Morris.

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The Kids Got Bowls!!

Bowling at TLHOne rainy evening in October, just as we had started our indoor season and were re-acquainting ourselves with long lost teammates and fast carpets, three likely lads strayed in from the rain. They were all teenagers and they stood and watched us for a few minutes before one youngster asked if anyone could have a go. So, I told them to kick off their shoes, I grabbed some spare bowls and one of our under 25’s who was lounging at the bar, and got them all started on a spare rink.

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Ode to Bowls

I had only been bowling for a couple of weeks when some bright spark suggested that I take part in a friendly game at the club one day. So onto the green I trooped with my new bowls and new white bowling skirt and top. I was quite proud to have been asked to play and very much in awe of the etiquette and other players. It was 1982.

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TLH and the BDA

The Problem

Outdoor Bowling in TorquayMany bowlers are now realising that, with dwindling membership, clubs will close. It’s a sad fact of life that, as nothing is being done, bowls is becoming an endangered pastime.

With a view to promote this pastime, which to me should be called a SPORT, a phoenix is arising from the ashes of complacency and the phoenix’s name is the Bowls Development Alliance.

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