Templecombe Indoor Bowling Club - About The Game

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The club was formed in 1990 and after the early days, when all members were learning, has now won honours in all areas of short mat bowling.

The sport is played with normal bowls (The club has sets for beginners), on a mat which is 45 feet long and 6 feet wide.  As in lawn and long mat bowls the object is to bowl the wood (bowl) so that it finishes as near to the jack (a 32oz - 2" diameter ball), as possible.  Beginners will receive tuition from members, among whom are England and County players.  Three familiarisation sessions can be attended before any decision to join the club is taken.  Fees are moderate - 20.00 for adults (15.00 for Gents over 65 years and Ladies over 60 years) and 4.00 for U18's annual membership.  There is also a 2.00 (adult) and 50p (U18) charge per playing session.

The club play in three separate leagues - The Blackmore Vale, Mendip and Yeovil leagues.  There are opportunities to play in competitions organised by the County Association and in those held by other clubs and Counties.

The club meets in Templecombe village hall( near the school). Application forms for membership can be obtained by contacting any of the following:

  • Jim Mannell (Club Captain) - (01963) 370772

  • Alan Berry (Former England Player and now Coach to England Under 21 team) - 370716

  • Or email the club (click link)  mailto:paulinejun@aol.com

    The game isn't just for adults and the club has many junior members.

    For more information on the sport and its history please click here