2018 Club Competitions

Are you feeling ready for competition and the winning of trophies? Please enter the club Competitions. You’ll have great fun!

If you haven’t received a club competition entry form, please contact Barrie Tatman.

At present there are sign-up sheets on the notice board for OPENING DAY & meal (if required), PELHAMS friendly (MEN) and our away trip to SIDMOUTH. If you signed up for the Sidmouth trip by email, please tick your names to confirm, if not add your name.

Good Luck

Barrie Tatman

Club’s Mixed Triples Competition

The 2018 Swanage Mixed Triples Competition will again be held at 14.00hrs. on Thursday afternoons through the summer.

This is a fun competition suitable for all playing members of the club and is played over 16 ends with a tea break after 8 ends.

Dress code this year will be casual with flat soled bowling shoes.

A sign up form will be available in the Club House from 17th. February 2018. If you are not able to visit the Club House please contact Norman Love [01929 550377 / email hidden; JavaScript is required] to enter your name.

Oh No It Isn’t, Oh Yes It Is!

Panto cast

Baron Hardup and Lady Ladybird

Cinders and her Ugly Sisters

Cinders and Buttons

Fairy Liquid and Fairy Snowdroop

Dandini and Prince Charming

Dick and Tom

Club Members and Guests were recently ‘treated’ to a spectacular version of Cinderella the Panto. Laughter, singing, booing (mostly in the right places) and much ‘It’s behind you’ ensured that everyone had a memorable evening (and the cast and crew quite enjoyed it too!)

Particular and special thanks go to Sue King for writing the Panto, for most of the scenery, Directing the show and for taking on the role of wicked stepmother Lady Ladybird.

The Critics commend:

Mary Buck for her wonderful performance as Cinderella (how did you manage to learn all those words and have 2 costume changes?!)

Terry Buck and Ken Morgan for clearly fulfilling their fantasies with very funny and entertaining renditions  of the Ugly Sisters

Gill Bryceson for not only narrating, but for late stand-in performances as Dick and Fanny

Graham Smooker for his inimitable sighing and fantastic Buttons costume

Peter Davies for his sneezing and jigging as Baron Hardup

Judy Smooker and Val Northam as Fairies Snowdroop and Liquid for their Fiddle Faddling

Nadine Evans as a Bellydancing Dandini

Heather Tainsh for being the Panto Prince hero

Tony Finch as Tom ( ‘He’s behind you’ )

Hilary Davies for stunning costumes and rehearsal support and to Marita Morgan for music and sometime stand in.

Oh, and the fish n chips weren’t bad either!


Just a January Giggle

Dave Thomas wanted to share some Bowls Cartoons with us. He’s not saying who they remind him of, but the Website team have a few ideas we will share when the Bowlers Arms is next open for business!

Thank you Dave. We have kept the other cartoons for another time!

Annual Lunch and AGM

Club Members enjoyed this year’s Annual Lunch, with good food from Bliss, a local catering company, washed down with a few bevvies from the Bowlers Arms. Individual members were recognised for their successes and contributions to the running of the Club, although we did have to experience the ordeal of our new President’s jokes. Fingers crossed he’s already run out!

The Club’s AGM has also taken place, with reports from Officers and new Committee Members appointed. The Club also heard that the anticipated new surface will be delayed by a year. As a result, work will take place to improve the Green for 2018.


Exciting dates for your Diary

Christmas Tree Festival

Greetings Bowlers of Swanage here are a few dates for your Diary:-

December 2/3/4/5th at St. Georges Church Langton Matravers come and see the Christmas Tree Festival. The club has sponsored a tree which will be lovingly decorated by Gill & Judy. The village lights will be turned on at 6pm on the 6th.

December 9th , Our December Social will be a `Magical Evening` with Supper and a Pudding.


January 20th, The Pavilion Players are back with `Cinderella` written by Sue King. Starting with a Fish and Chip supper ( `cos all the cooks are in the Panto.)` We will be saying all the right words but not necessarily in the right order.`

February 17th,  `Abba Night,` sing along to `Mamma Mia`( come dressed in the style, if you like) with Supper and a pudding.

If you would like to come, book your place with Jean or Judy. Looking forward to seeing you.