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Welcome to Torbay Country Bowling Club


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 Road.

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 billiards.

Oldway Mansion, former home of the Singer Family

In 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 bowlers.
After 74 years, in 2004 the club elected their first Lady President.



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

  The men's teams play in the Top Club, County Trophy and Foxlands Trophy competitions.
The club team shirts are white, yellow and blue.

The ladies play in all the county competitions and in the South Devon Ladies Bowls League.
The 'A' Team plays in Division One, the 'B' Team in Division Three, and the 'C' Team in Division Four.



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 Clubhouse



The club currently has a membership of around 185 members, 145 playing members plus 40 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.

For further information please contact our Club Secretary,
Barry Corps, telephone: 01803 553696,
or visit our sister web site at: http://torbaycountrybowlsclub.btck.co.uk

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