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Another glorious warm day for our final Competion of the season After many surprising results Adrian Philpott managed to defeat Dave Lane in the Trophy Final and Mike Thompson won against Steve Farman in the Plate. Well done to Rosie & Ken Walker with Lorraine Donovan organising another successful event. Thanks to all who assisted from the Grounds Team , Catering and Bar helpers.

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2023-Ladies Pairs Final

The postponed Ladies Pairs final was played after the Bryan Falloon Competition on Saturday 16th September. After a long very competitive match Eunice Philpott and Margaret Poole came out on top against Karen Holman and Angela Forsythe.

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Splendid weather as usual at the Finals Weekend. Loads of photos attached see below. Very well done to all the Grounds Staff as the green, gardens and hedges looked great. Splendid grub for all to thank our many volunteers for all the hard work carried out throughout the year. Bar and catering sections were efficient and welcoming as usual. Thanks to Jon Broomfield for the many photographs. A very special thank you for Ronny Rossberg who organised the weekend and presentations so well.

2023-SUNDAY FINALS DAY– See photos

2023- SATURDAY FINALS DAY– See photos

Double Champion- Terry Prince triumphs in the Club Championship and Men’s Singles Championship


Winners Runners Up

Men’s Championship

Terry Prince. Trevor Russell

Ladies’ Championship

Val King. Joan Campbell

Club Championship.

Terry Prince. Jon Broomfield

Two Wood

Brian Chalklin. Steve Cooper


Peter Flory. Ian Corke

Non Winners

Ronny Rossberg. Malcolm Jarvis

Florrie Purser (100 up)

Eunice Philpott. Joan Campbell

Men’s Pairs

Jon Broomfield/Gary McIlravey. Peter Flory/ Malcolm Jarvis

Mixed Pairs

Pauline Plummer/John Carter. Val King/Steve Farman

Married Pairs

Brian & Sharon Chalklin. Mavis & John Voice


So the result of the Marshall Trophy 🏆 tonight was a 34-27 overall win for Tonbridge 🥳. The lads were always in front overall and the win never really looked in doubt. Well done to Holmesdale for never giving up. Sevenoaks & District Bowls League President, Les Rushbrooke presented the trophies at the end of the evening. Tonbridge also picked up runners up in Division 1 as well as tonight’s trophy. Thanks to our many supporters who turned out to cheer on the team. Good humoured as always. A credit to our club. Also thanks to Sevenoaks for hosting and to Stuart Ingram for his hard work as league secretary throughout the season. A really good end to another Sevenoaks League season which has flown by.

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Terry Prince, Peter Flory, Steve Cooper, Trevor Russell, Jon Broomfield, Brian Chalklin
& Les Rushbrooke- President, Sevenoaks & District Bowls League.

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Pembury Fun Day

Another excellent fun day for the ladies at Pembury. Well supported and greatly enjoyed.

Val, Maura, Joan, Eunice, Rosie, Carol, Karen and Pauline. All looking forward to the Tea!


Final week of Sevenoaks League on Friday, here are our results-Div 1.Tonbridge beat Woodlands and gained 4 points, securing runners up behind runaway winners Holmesdale in the process . Well done team 👍.

Angel picked up 2 points away at Holmesdale. Vale faced Longmead in an all Tonbridge clash and both rinks drew, meaning 3 points each.The above results mean Angel finished just 1 point ahead of Longmead. Vale were already relegated before this last game 🥲.

It’s been a very different experience this season, playing club colleagues so often. There have been a few changes in team line ups during the season too. Well done to all 4 teams for their efforts. The banter and inter club rivalry has been fun too obviously 😄

Div 3-Not forgetting Priory, who picked up 2 points away at Hollybush. They again have done themselves proud, winning a number of games. Their run to the Marshall Cup Semi Final was a stand out highlight for them.The season has flown by. The climax is next Friday at Sevenoaks where the Marshall Trophy final takes place between Holmesdale and Tonbridge. Play starts at 5.

Supporters welcome! Presentation of trophies 🏆 for the season follows.

Report from Ian Corke from our Facebook Page

MARSHALL CUP 2023- Semi-Finals

Marshall Trophy Semi Final Update from this evening.Tonbridge beat Priory comfortably. Still a fabulous achievement from a Div 3 side to get this far. One triple was very competitive early doors again tonight before the difference between Div 1 and 3 showed.Vale put up a good fight against Holmesdale as expected. The triple of Ken Bateup, Steve Medhurst and Richard Monk lost 11-18 with the other one of Brian Simmons, Dave Hayward and Adrian Philpott holding a narrow lead with a few ends left. They entered the last end 15-11 up needing 3 to force an extra end. An excellent draw from Dave saw them holding one but Holmesdale were able to comfortably cover to only drop that to win by 2 overall. So the Final will be Tonbridge v Holmesdale on Friday 18th August at Sevenoaks. Again 5pm start.

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This evening we welcomed Tonbridge Round Table.

The weather was kind, the banter great and the competition fierce.

Some fine skills on display and some interesting motivation techniques between those playing. 😄😄

The evening was rounded off with Fish & Chips and further beverages.

It’s great to be able to reach out and share what a fantastic community resource our club is. Thank you for coming guys. We hope you enjoyed yourselves!

Also thanks to all our club members who helped support. Trust you enjoyed it too.

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So it wasn’t to be in the Semi Final of the Millennium Trophy 🏆 today as were defeated narrowly by Queenborough.

A late change to the team meant Andy Holman came into the 4s and Ken Bateup swapped to play 2 in the triples with Richard Monk going up to Skip and Jon Broomfield at lead. The Triples won 19-13.

The Fours won 19-17 (would have been by 7 but for a very fortunate last bowl wick by opposition skip. Pete Flory at lead, Ian Corke at 3, Adrian Philpott at Skip.

The Pairs (Trevor Russell and Brian Chalklin) lost 15-16.

Singles – Steve Cooper lost 15-21.

2 wood – Ronnie Rossberg lost 13-19

Hard luck team. It was close (5 shots) and could ultimately have gone either way. Just wasn’t to be.

Report from Ian Corke from our Facebook Page

MARSHALL CUP 2023-Quarter Finals & Semi-Finals

Last evening TBC had great success in the Quarter Finals. Three of our teams winning through to the Semis.

Priory winning against Knockholt by 47-26, Tonbridge 50- 4 against Montreal Park of Holmesdale and the all TBC match went to our Cup specialists Vale beating Longmead by 36 to 17.

As Les Rushbrooke is President of the Sevenoaks & District League this year the Semi-Finals will take place at TonbridgeBC on Tuesday 8th August from 5pm. Dress Code-Whites.

Three teams from Tonbridge this year, must be a first, together with Holmesdale who have just been crowned as First Division Champions. Priory versus Tonbridge and Vale versus Holmesdale.

Come on members loads of support for all our teams on this occasion.


Today we welcomed our friends and next door neighbours Upz & Downz to the club.

The most joyous, fun filled, positive hour of energy and fun followed.

We were all moved by how engaged our guests were. Such a wonderful hour or so.

Rounded off by choc ices for all which were well received.

My favourite quotes “This is better than football!” and “we will definitely be back, next time we will give you a game”.

Big thank you to Mr & Mrs Steve Medhurst, Les Rushbrooke, Barry Sales, Dave Lane and Malcolm Ward for helping and making our guests feel so welcome.

Thank you Upz n Downz, you are awesome!

(Thank you Ian Corke for organising this wonderful session for our nearest neighbours. All part of TBC contributions to the Community) Editor



Annual President versus Captains event took place on Sunday 2nd July in warm & dry weather.

Close match with the Captains just winning by two shots. Loads of fun, colour and grub was had by all.


TBC Gardens

The joys of helping in our gardens. Never to be forgotten dear Joy Falloon donated these wonderful roses to the Club when Bryan passed away. They were his favourite Rose- JAZZ.


TBC hosted a county friendly today in glorious weather.

See President Ken Walker handing the green over to Kent Men’s

County President- Paul Proctor with Hampshire Men’s County President Allan Leppard

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COLIN- Is it under or over the Rainbow? Just before Tuesday Triples starts.

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