My name is Graham Smooker and I have the honour to be president of Swanage Bowling Club for 2017.

Welcome to our brand-new website which I hope you will find easy to use, informative, interactive and full of useful detail about our friendly bowls club.

Swanage Bowling Club is situated on the beautiful Dorset Jurassic Coast and caters for all ages and all abilities.
So, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced bowler, a local resident or just visiting the area, you will find no better place to enjoy the wonderful game of bowls.

Bowls, a sport for all ages

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.


Top Club Success

This year Swanage men entered a team in the Top Club National Knock Out Competition.

This competition consists of five disciplines, 2 wood singles, 4 wood singles, pairs, triples and rinks.

The first few rounds are against other Dorset sides and then becomes more regional with games in Wiltshire etc.

In the 1st Round Swanage were drawn at home against a very strong Blandford side.

All five disciplines were played at the same time with the two singles matches finishing first with Gordon securing a comfortable win in the 4 woods. Our 2 wood club champion, John, came up against a very strong player and unfortunately lost.

The next match to finish was the triples which was a very tight game from start to finish. In the end Brian’s consistent leading backed up by Barrie and myself got over the line to win by two shots and make it 2-1 to Swanage.

Meanwhile our rink of Ken, Paul, David F and skipper Graham failed to peg back a strong Blandford team so 2-2.

Our heroic pair of Mike K and Hoggy finished the job off with a nice win after a little scare when Blandford cut the lead to one shot.

So on to round two where we travel to Poole Park to play our old ‘friends’.

Lets hope this result will prove to be the turning point in our season.


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.



Have a Go days

Both our Have a Go days were a great success. Thank you to everyone who came. Looking forward to seeing you again at our Club nights. Don’t forget we offer 3 free visits before you commit to joining. Lots of social events take place at the Club. Our members are all looking forward to the BBQ on Sunday.

Fixtures, League Tables, Selections & Results

The latest League tables for the various leagues are now directly available from the Fixtures page.

Simply click ‘League Table’ next to the League you want to view and you’ll be taken to the web page of the organising body. To return to our fixtures page simply click the back arrow on your browser. Please note Bowls Dorset League Tables can take a little longer than B&D Leagues Tables to be updated because Bowls Dorset still update via snail mail.

Team Selections (Past and Future) can be viewed from the fixtures page simply by clicking the team name. To return to the main fixture page click your back arrow on your browser.

Match results are now on the fixtures page.

I have updated all the mens selections and we hope to update the ladies soon.

I hope this will make it easier to look up league tables and team selections all from our website.


County Coaches visit UPDATE.

County coaches will be attending our Friday Club Night on the 19th May from 5.30 pm to 8 pm.

There will be a sign up sheet in the clubhouse from midday on  Thursday 4th May.

Come and benefit from their knowledge and experience….. £3.00 per person.


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.


6th May Boscombe away

                 B & D Section 3
  Boscombe Cliff A      V Swanage
Date Saturday 6th May 2.00pm Away       Whites
  Rink 1   Rink 2
1 Mike Keats 1 Ken Morgan
2 Peter Davies 2 Alan Masters
3 Barrie Tatman 3 David Farley
Skip Gordon Wallis Skip Clive Bryceson
  Rink 3   Rink 4
1 Brian Beeston 1 Owen Norman
2 Roy Scott 2 Tony Wilkinson
3 Peter Packwood 3 Paul Knapman
Skip John Brudenell Skip Graham Smooker
Captain Barry Tatman    
Drivers Gordon takes PD, RS, ON   John takes GS, DF, PP
  Brian takes AM, DH, CB   Barrie takes MK, TW, PK