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The clubhouse is open EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT for SHORT-MAT BOWLING.
Congratulations, Marjory Spencer
Marjorie Spencer will be 100 years old on the 20th April 2015.
She joined Thame Bowls Club in 1974 and was a member for 25 years. During that time she was secretary for 8 years, ladies' Captain, a County player and played at Leamington in 1977 in the Fours. In 1979, her Triples team was the runner up in the final at Leamington. That same year she was the runner up in the Champion of Champions final, beaten by Irene Molyneux. In 1980 she was again runner up in the 4s at Leamington. Thame Bowls Club is extremely proud of your bowling achievements. Congratulations Marjorie.
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