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By now the OUTDOOR season is in full swing !
Enjoy your bowling season and spread the happiness;
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Thame Bowls Club enjoyed their trip to Cheltenham on July 1st
A large group of 48 members of Thame Bowls Club enjoyed their trip to Cheltenham on July 1st to play what is now becoming the Annual Ten Rinks Match against Cheltenham Bowls Club.
On the hottest day of the year so far, the (much appreciated) air-conditioned coach left Thame at 9am and arrived at the Suffolk Square rinks at around 10.30am. After unloading all Bowls equipment members then headed for the nearby Montpellier district of Cheltenham to seek a shady corner and cool refreshment. By now the temperature was approaching 30 Degrees !
Welcome to our website, created to provide an insight into our both friendly and competitive club. Established in 1924 and still flourishing with a male and female membership in excess of 100. You will find our present day management well prepared for 21st century bowling.
The outdoor season starts around mid April and ends mid September. During that time we play some 40 to 50 matches against other clubs usually on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays. In these games bowlers of all abilities are invited to take part. Bowls being a social game it is important to mention most matches are followed by a light meal and if you wish, a soft or alcoholic drink from the well stocked bar.
Most afternoons and evenings in the week one can play social bowling, called roll ups, when the game is simply played for fun and is a great time to improve ones play.
We also play a number of competitions within the club open to members; all can enter and provide much entertainment most evenings. Members may also enter all the County and National Competitions.
Gone are the days when the game was perceived as a game for the old, today there is a saying “It’s a young person’s game that old people can play” and persons of all ages do play successfully and thoroughly enjoy.
If you are thinking you would like to come into the game you may appreciate to know that we are very liberal with our dress code; the ladies wear a blue cardigan over white, with grey or white skirts or trousers and the men wear club coloured shirts with grey or white trousers for matches and competitions.
Flat soled shoes are a must and second hand bowls can be purchased within the club.
Our playing surface is professionally maintained and is arguably the finest in Oxfordshire. In summer the club is open for play every weekday from 12 noon and from 10am on Saturday and Sunday.
There is a winter short mat bowls programme within the clubhouse open on Wednesday and Friday evenings. This attracts many members to the club for a game and a drink.
Social facilities are excellent; our clubhouse is unique and boasts a good-sized kitchen and a superb L-shaped bar.
We have vacancies for both experienced bowlers and beginners.
If you have not bowled before you will be welcomed as a friend and we have many members who will delight in getting you proficient in a very short time.
Our market town has a good selection of Hotels and Public Houses, Restaurants, Shops and Supermarkets easily reached on foot or with ample free Parking. You can read a bit more about our town history in our Club History section ...
Chairman - Bill Giles OBE
Secretary - Trevor Copley
Fixture Secretary - John Hurley
Captain - John Timms
Thame Bowls Club Chiltern Grove
Queen's Road Thame OX93NH