Welcome To Babbacombe Bowls Club 



Competition  -  Fun   -  Friendship

Bowlers have been enjoying their sport on the greens at Babbacombe Bowling Club for over 115 years – since 1901.  We are a friendly club and always extend a warm welcome to players.

We welcome new members (both full and social), tours, friendly matches and competitive league players. We can accommodate up to seven rinks on our well-maintained green. Our Clubhouse includes a bar and catering facilities.  The Clubhouse is wheelchair accessible and there is ample parking for both cars and coaches outside the Club.

Torquay and the surrounding Torbay area is a popular venue for touring teams from all over the UK and Babbacombe Bowling Club enjoys hosting many tours throughout the summer months.  Please contact our Fixtures Secretary to accommodate your tour.

Along with the Touring teams, an important part of our summer bowling season are the friendly games that are played both home and away with other clubs around Devon. Please contact our Fixtures Secretary to accommodate your games. 

For the more competitive player, or those who enjoy a mix of friendly and competitive games, we also field teams in the men’s Mid Devon League, men’s Over 55’s, ladies’ South Devon Ladies Bowls League, Bowls Devon and mixed Riviera Triples league games.  Our Club Competitions are played throughout the season with the ‘Finals’ played over two days in August.

During the winter months, the Club hosts a Coffee Morning on the first Saturday of each month.  Members enjoy these events as a way to keep in touch while not actively bowling outdoors.  Whist night, once a month, is well attended and lots of fun.

We have a qualified EBUA regional umpire and two qualified coaches  

Our Short Mat is rolled out in early October and play continues throughout the winter months until March.  The Club has two league teams – the “Bees” and the “Cary Parkers”.  These League games are played both home and away against other clubs in the Torbay area. 

Additionally, we have two internal competitions – Wednesday Pairs and mixed singles competition.  Short mat is open to all full members.

2018 Officers 

President  Mervyn  Benney
SecretaryMichael Miller
Treasurer Rodney Reed
Ladies Captain Sue Perdue
Ladies Vice-Captain Marilyn Moodie
Men's Captain
Gordon Nickerson
Men's Vice-Captain
Keith Fursdon
Club Coach
Gordon Nickerson
Fixtures Secretary Keith Fursdon
Greens ManagerPeter Townend
Bar ManagerPeter & Di Guppy
House ManagerMervyn Benney
Catering Manager  
Men's Singles Champion Rory Levy
Ladies' Singles Champion Sue Crimp