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Our Pavilion is a prominent feature in Queens Road
Bowls won't roll in the snow; roll the snow flat and try curling...
There is nothing better than playing a game of bowls and soak up the sun at the same time !
Thame Bowls Club are working towards a new clubhouse with their colleagues in the Thame Sports Club
Proposed new Clubhouse
Another very warm week for Thame’s bowlers provided one win, two defeats and a draw but for Frances Goodyear it was a very successful time, being on the highest winning rink on three occasions. 
The win came in the mixed game against Long Crendon by 69 points to 53 and the highest winning rink was played by Peter Southam, Frances Goodyear and skip Graham Watson 27 – 9.
The mixed team lost their earlier match against Didcot going down 41 – 60 with the highest winning rink again played by Peter Southam, Frances Goodyear and Graham Watson.
The men’s League match against League leaders Adderbury was a resounding defeat by 45 points to 91 without any winning rink.
Thame ladies drew with Watlington last Tuesday 45 points all and their highest winning rink was played by Janet Shannon, Jill Brooks and skip Frances Goodyear.
The week commencing 9th July will see no fewer than seven fixtures in a very busy schedule for the club.
Mike Ralls


Some of us sweltered in the heat last week with a closely fought Purser Cup competition on Sunday eventually won by John Walker and Marion Keal beating Ken Calcutt and Maire Duncan in the final.

The ladies on Monday lost to South Oxford by just 3 shots and the highest winning rink (17 – 8) was played by Marion Keal, Jill Brooks and Maxine Plested.

The men on Thursday comfortably beat the Oxford City and County B team on all rinks to consolidate their third spot in the Oxfordshire Division 3 League with four games left to play. The highest winning rink was played by Ron Duncan, John Hurley, Bill Giles and Graham Penn.

The mixed match on 30 June against High Wycombe was a disappointing 94 – 108 shots defeat, but the highest winning Thame rink was played by Marion Keal, Jill Brooks and Ray Plested.

Mike Ralls


Thame Bowls Club
Chiltern Grove
Queen's Road

Clubhouse: 01844 212401

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Our market town has a good selection of Hotels and Public Houses, Restaurants, Shops and Supermarkets easily reached on foot or with ample free Parking. You can read a bit more about our town history in our Club History section ...



We have vacancies for both experienced bowlers and beginners.
If you have not bowled before you will be welcomed as a friend and we have many members who will delight in getting you proficient in a very short time.


Welcome to our website, created to provide an insight into our both friendly and competitive club. Established in 1924 and still flourishing with a male and female membership in excess of 100. You will find our present day management well prepared for 21st century bowling.
The outdoor season starts around mid April and ends mid September.  During that time we play some 40 to 50 matches against other clubs usually on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays.  In these games bowlers of all abilities are invited to take part. Bowls being a social game it is important to mention most matches are followed by a light meal and if you wish, a soft or alcoholic drink from the well stocked bar.
Most afternoons and evenings in the week one can play social bowling, called roll ups, when the game is simply played for fun and is a great time to improve ones play.
We also play a number of competitions within the club open to members; all can enter and provide much entertainment most evenings. Members may also enter all the County and National Competitions.
“It’s a young person’s game that old people can play”
Gone are the days when the game was perceived as a game for the old; persons of all ages do play successfully and thoroughly enjoy.

If you are thinking you would like to come into the game you may appreciate to know that we are very liberal with our dress code; the ladies wear a blue cardigan over white, with grey or white skirts or trousers and the men wear club coloured shirts with grey or white trousers for matches and competitions.

Flat soled shoes are a must and second hand bowls can be purchased within the club.
Our playing surface is professionally maintained and is arguably the finest in Oxfordshire. In summer the club is open for play every weekday from 12 noon and from 10am on Saturday and Sunday.
There is a winter short mat bowls programme within the clubhouse open on Wednesday and Friday evenings. This attracts many members to the club for a game and a drink.
Social facilities are excellent; our clubhouse is unique and boasts a good-sized kitchen and a superb L-shaped bar.
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Sunday, 22nd of July 2018