Well done to Judy Smooker for winning The Coburn Trophy.

The Coburn Trophy is run by Bowls Dorset and is open to any Lady who holds office in their Club. Judy is the Swanage Bowls Club Treasurer and when she’s not counting all the pennies (or organising our fantastic social events), she just happens to be an amazing bowler!

The Coburn Cup is a 4 woods singles knock out competition with the Final held on 10th September. Against tough opposition Judy won with her mantra of ‘Focus on the Green’, a tip for all aspiring bowlers!

Congratulation Judy and thank you for all your work for our Club.


Ladies Captain’s Report 2017

It has been a mixed season for the Swanage Ladies.

In the Edna Paisley League the ladies maintained a position in the upper part of the league throughout 2017 and finished in a commendable forth place.

Despite all our best efforts, in division 2 of the Dorset Women’s Bowling League we were less successful finishing third from bottom.

Whilst we did not achieve any major success, we all had a very enjoyable season and I wish to thank all the ladies that participated. I look forward to playing next year and wish Linda success as the 2018 Ladies Captain.


Madeline Love

Mens Captain’s Report

B & D Premier League Section 3.

The Great Escape Mk.2

As last year, we had a great escape from relegation, it went down to the wire and the last game of the season.

It was a fight between Branksome Park ‘A’ and ourselves over the second half of the season.

In the last 4 games we beat Branksome Park, lost to Poole Park ‘B’, beat Milford on Sea, and lost to Kings Park. During this run we accrued 26 points, finally beating Branksome in the league by 6 points PHEW! So we stay in Section 3.

Percy Baker Trophy League.

A Good Season.

We won 8 and lost 2 games this season, taking 47 points from a possible 60, winning East 2 division. Thus qualifying for the area finals.

We beat Broadstone in the semis but lost to Poole Park in the area final.

So well done the Swans on all accounts and thanks to all the members that took part.

Barrie Tatman Men’s Club Captain




Hoggy’s September Hotline News

September’s Purbeck Gazette is now out and as usual we have a Bowls Club update written by our own ‘unique’ David Hogsflesh. Have a read on line by clicking on Purbeck Gazette, (page 66, but read all of it, there’s loads of interesting articles), or make sure you find yourself a copy in many of our lovely local shops.

Percy Baker news

On Tuesday our Over 60’s took on Poole Park in the area final of the Percy Baker competition.

Gordon, Dave F and Mike K traveled to Poole Park and lost to a strong Poole team 21-11.

Back in Swanage, Graham, Barrie and Brian beat a Poole threesome 19-14.

So only a 5 shot difference overall.

Well done all concerned on getting SBC this far.

Perhaps next year we can go all the way…

Carnival & Regatta Drive

The sun came out for this year’s Carnival & Regatta Drive: it was great to welcome holidaymakers to our Club to raise money for good causes and take home some lovely memories.

We congratulate Mr T Hovey and Mrs Patricia Cornelius for winning the respective trophies and would love to thank you all for a wonderful time.

See you next year!

B.B.Q. 2nd July

Gentle Reminder, the sign up sheets for our next friendly game and B.B.Q on 2nd July are in the Pavilion.

£7.50 per person, choose 3 items…Sausage, Burger, Chicken or Salmon.

The Barbacuists are ready and waiting.

Box Office will be open on Friday Club Night.

Look forward to seeing you.


Brenda Butters 1926-2017

On Tuesday this week we were saddened by the news of the sudden departure of our dear friend Brenda.

A few of her many friends have asked to remember her in their own words.

Brenda, you were the loveliest, kindest person I ever met. It was my privilege not only to have known you but a privilege to call you a friend. At long last re united with your loving Ken. Sleep well my Lovely… Dov

Brenda was the most gentle and kind person you would wish to meet in your life. She was my partner in many County Competitions and a great joy to play with… Uta

Brenda was a very kind and sincere friend, you will be sadly missed… Mary

Brenda was a lovely lady, a very good bowler and a dear friend. We will all miss her… Margaret Highland

Brenda was a lovely lady and also a very dear friend I will miss her so much. With fondest memories… Jean Broadbent

Brenda was very much a lady, both gracious and elegant….Clive & Gill

Brenda was in essence a gracious, gentle lady always with a kind word…Jean & Dave

Brenda was a lovely charming lady….Shirley & Peter

Brenda was truly a lovely lady who always had time for everyone… Jenny & Derek

I will remember Brenda for her kindness, her loyalty to her friends and her thoughtfulness…Margery

We are sad to have lost a dear friend….Margaret & David

Brenda was truly, a lovely, lovely lady we will miss her….Judy & Graham

These are some of the sentiments of those who knew this gentle, kind and lovely lady.



Open Mornings 6th and 13th May

Swanage Bowling Club invites you to come and try this wonderful game, members will be on hand to help and advise you, bowls will be provided.

Please wear flat shoes or trainers(no heels).

We welcome new bowlers novice or experienced to join our club.

If you are unable to come on the 6th or 13th of May you will be welcome any Friday evening for our club night which starts at 5pm.