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Christmas Draw and Coffee Morning

We have changed the date of this event from 9th to 16th December, Mulled Wine and Mince Pies will be available and the Christmas Draw will be made.

Marldon BC Annual General Meeting

Our AGM took place in the village hall on October 14th 2023. The members agreed to the changes to the constitution recommended by the committee, which will result in a smaller Management committee but we still have a number of Officer posts that need to be filled, including Communications Manager and Bar Manager. Please speak to the chairman or a committee member if you think you could take on one of these important roles.

Presidents' Charities

President Pat Edwards thanked the club for her year as President and told us that the amount raised for her Charity this season was £1355.40. She handed over a cheque for this amount to John Sharland, representing the Disabled Sailing Torbay.

President handing cheque to Charity representitive

Our incoming President, Ray O'Brien, for the 2024 season has chosen Play Torbay as his charity, a charity that aims to improve the play facilities available for local children.

Christmas Dinner 2023.

Pat asked if everyone who has paid the deposit for this seasons Christmas Dinner could now pay the balance into the Club account as soon as possible.

Derwent hotel Christmas Party advert

The check in time is 3.00pm onwards, you must register your car at reception otherwise you will be charged a car parking fee ! Dinner will be at 7.00pm.

Open Triples Tournament - June 2024

Kings BC are advertising an open triples tournament, to take place in June 2024, with a £500 first prize and a number of other cash prizes. See our Events page for details if you think you might be interested.


We have updated our privacy notice by adding the following paragraph, to remind members that we have CCTV operating on site at all times.

"To capture images of individuals engaged in theft, vandalism, or trespassing. To both act as a deterrent and toidentify person or persons involved. This will be helpful when pursuing criminal or management committee investigations".

The policy can be accessed on this site from the "About us" Page


Club Competitions 2023

The Finals of the competitions have now all been played and we know all of this year's Champions. Congratulations to them and commiserations to the runners up.Thank you to everyone else who took part either as players or markers, without you there would be no competitions. I hope you will try again next year. Please see the Competitions page for more details of what has been played and who has won this year and the Events Page for details of the Presentation Night, when the winner will be presented with their trophies.

The Tickle Trophy was contested on Saturday June 17th and the picture of the winners with their trophy is now on the competitions page.

Indoor Bowls - at Derwent Hotel Torquay (TLH Complex)

We get invited to send teams to play against Guests at the TLH Hotel group on their indoor green. If you are interested in playing in any of these games please advise Ray O'Brien as he will be organising our teams for these games.

Parking at TLH Complex

The resort has now put in parking meters. Parking meters are now operational in all of the TLH Leisure Resort car-parks and you will be fined if you do not purchase and display a parking ticket.
ANPR cameras will be in continuous use. Parking charges will be active and enforced 24 hours a day.
If you are visiting for 30 minutes or less, maybe when visiting the bowls shop, parking is free. The cost to cover a 2 hour bowling session is likely to be £3.50 per car.

Parking will be free if you are there playing either for or against their touring sides in a match or if you are helping in a tournament. In these instances, you must ensure that you give your car registration number to Reception or a green steward to ensure that you do not get fined.

You will need to pay for parking if you are there for a roll up session or if you are there playing in one of the evening leagues.

Short Mat Bowls

The Short Mat Bowls in the Village Hall started on October 4th 2023 and will be every Wednesday 2 pm to 4pm until 27th March 2024. All members are welcome to take part, cost is £2 a session. Pam Neale is also looking for additional players for the shortmat league which takes place on Monday and Tuesday Night at Marldon BC and various other clubs around Torbay, Contact Pam if you are interested in playing in this league.

Club and Green Maintenance - More volunteers needed.

Maintenance sessions continue on Tuesday mornings. The green will not be open for Roll ups on Tuesday am, if you are free that morning, why not volunteer for one of the maintenance jobs.

We now urgently need a team of volunteers to assist Paul in keeping the grass cut regularly. If you can spare a morning a week, or if we get enough volunteers, one morning a fortnight, to cut the grass on the bowling green to assist Paul, please ring him to let him know when you can come.
Many Thanks,
Management Committee.

Paul has also issued an appeal for more volunteers to attend to lighten the workload of the current Tuesday Maintenance session attendees. So please go down and see what you can do to help. Allan and Paul would be very grateful!

Volunteers continue to sweep the green daily as this should be done every morning, if weather permits, throughout the year. More volunteers are always welcome, Contact Paul to Volunteer.Thanks to Ian Mitchelmore,who has recently taken over the Thursday morning sweep from Bob & Glynis who have done it for a number of years.

Greenkeeper required

We will, at some time in the not too distant future, need a new greenkeeper, so if you have any interest in commencing the training required to be our greenkeeper, please let Paul know.

Captains' Day 2023

We finished the season in our traditional way with a Captains Day. Some pictures from the day can be seen by clicking here.

Winter social events at the club

We have a plan for winter socials which can be viewed on the Events Page of this site.

Items For Sale/Wanted

June Gibbons has a set of Size 0 heavy, Thomas Taylor, £50 or near offer.

Maureen Morgan has a set of Henselite Classic II Size 1 black for sale. (£40) Contact Maureen if you are interested.

Fran Vallis has Colin's Cotswold Blue Club Blazer for sale, with club badge and in good Condition. Size is either 40 or 42 and Fran will include a club tie in the sale. Price £25. Please contact Fran if you are interested.

Jane Lake has a number of items for sale which are listed on the for sale page in the members only section
A new member is looking for a set of size 00 woods, if anyone can help, let me (Bob Tame) or Ray O'Brien know.

Update on Marquee roof and Club Shirts

There are updates re the Marquee Roof and new club shirts in the Members only area Section of this site. Contact Bob (email [email protected]) if you need the username and password to access the members area.

Members Only

We have created a Members only area of this web site which is password protected. Members should contact Bob (Web site manager) for the password.
or to advise of any content they would like to see in there.

Marldon 4's Tournament

Sunday 13th August 2023

Marldon 4s winners

Winners: Pat Phillips, M Symons, G Heaven and T Berry, receving trophy from Marldon President Pat Edwards and Tournament Organiser Anne Clarke

Many thanks to all the players who took part, all the members who volunteered to help us at this event and to Anne & Les Clarke - Tournament Organisers.

Congratulations to
Winners, Pat Phillips Rink from Torbay Country Club,
Runners up, Jane Perrett's Rink from Torquay and
Third Place Pat Hicks rink from Kings BC.

Club Caps

Many thanks to Craig Ayres for sourcing club caps, these are £12.50 each and can be ordered from the club. There are two choices, the cloth one modelled by Craig and the mesh one modelled by Pam.
The band at the back is elastic so sizing isn’t a problem. Please let Theresa Cornelius know if you would like to order one or more.
Please indicate - Cloth or Mesh.

Baseball cap with club badge Baseball cap with club badge

Devon and Cornwall Police

September 15th saw the return of a longstanding fixture between Marldon and Devon and Cornwall Police. This was started originally as a charity fixture, to raise funds for the family of a young policeman who was a member at Marldon, who was sadly killed in a motorcycle accident. Although the fixture no longer raises money for the family it still remains a popular fixture and there is a trophy to be won.

To date the Police have won on 9 occasions and Marldon have won on 7, The fixture has been revived this year after a break due to Covid.

Rink 1 Paul S, Craig, Ray O'b and Ed were in a close game until the 13th end where Marldon picked up a 5 to go 7 shots clear. Marldon won 4 more shots on ends 14 to 16 with the Police scoring 5 shots on last two ends. A win for Marldon 21-15.

Richard R, Les C, Martin R and James were up against a rink with a Marldon Member, who is a policeman, playing for the police. Marldon were behind for most of the game and although a 5 on the 13th end brought them within one shot at 15-16, they failed to score on last 5 ends and lost 15-22.

Len, Les, Bob T and Bryan S were having a good game on Rink Three. The shot of the game came on end 10 when Marldon were about to drop 5 shots until Bryan, with the last wood of the end, trailed the jack back to score a 6, an 11 shot turn round that gave Marldon a 14 -4 lead. Marldon continued to score well and won 21-7. The opposition included two Marldon Bowlers who both work for Devon and Cornwall Police.

On rink 4, Gordon, Mick, Dave T and Barry B were tied three times during the game before taking a 6 shot lead when they won ends 13 and 14. The police halved that lead by the end, but Marldon won 14-11.

Rink 5 Dave M, Alan B, Colin C and Allan C fell behind in early stages but had regained the lead by the half way point and remained in front to win 19-14

John Gibbons John Morgan, John Gilbert and Shaun picked up a 4 and a 3 for a 9 shot lead by end 8 and held this lead through a close second part of game, just increasing lead by one as they won 21-11.

Played in a friendly spirit on a nice warm sunny afternoon and followed with a nice sit down two course meal, we look forward to the next game next season.
Overall Score Marldon 111- D&C Police 80, with Marldon winning on five of the six rinks.

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Page updated 17th November 2023.