Our club is
situated within the beautiful gardens of Oldway Mansion, former home of the
Singer Sewing Machine family. The bowling green is just off the A3022 Torquay
Why "Country Club"? In the 1920's Oldway Mansion ceased
to be the private residence of the Singer family. In 1929 The Torbay Country
Club was formed, providing facilities for golf, tennis, squash, and badminton.
Inside the Mansion there was a swimming pool, a bar, cafe, a lounge, and
Oldway Mansion, former home of the Singer Family
1930 a bowls section was formed, titled 'Torbay Country Bowling Club', with an
opening ceremony on May 3rd performed by Mrs Graham Singer. A second full size
green was constructed and opened in 1931, and in 1932 the club accepted lady
After 74 years, in 2004 the club elected their first Lady
Torbay Country Bowling Club is affiliated to Bowls England and Bowls
Devon. There are eight bowling sections within the County of Devon, and
T.C.B.C is in section six.
The Men's Section has four teams in the Mid Devon League. The 'A' Team
plays in the Premier League, 'B' and 'C' Team find themselves both in
Third Division this year, and the 'D' Team in Fourth Division.
Torbay Country Bowling Club
men's teams play in the Top Club, County Trophy and Foxlands Trophy
The club team shirts are white, yellow and blue.
The ladies play in all the county competitions and in the Gallery
The 'A' Team plays in Division One, the 'B' Team in Division Two, and
the 'C' Team in Division Three.
The club also has an 'Open Mixed Fours' competition which is held in
August each year. The event has proved to be very successful, with
teams from throughout Devon taking part.
The club is pleased to welcome many
touring teams (around 50 this season), and is proud to be able to offer
facilities second to none. The club has recently been completely refurbished
and now has a bar to add to the pleasure of everyone.
If you are
considering a visit to Torbay, why not arrange to come along and enjoy a day of
bowling in superb surroundings.
The club currently has a membership of
around 225 members, 165 playing members plus 60 social members. We have a very
active social calendar; during the season we have monthly social events, during
the winter COFFEE MORNINGS are held every Saturday morning from 10am., and are
always very well supported.