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Tickle Trophy 2024

Saturday 15th June 2024 29 players turned up for team registration, so they were randomly put into 10 teams

Game consists of three 5 end games, with a fourth 5 end game between top two teams to decide winner. Bar was open so you could watch final with a drink (if you weren't in it), and food was available

The teams played 3 five end games to decide who were the top two teams.
tickle trophy results
Tables finished as follows:
tickle trophy table
Sweden and Germany had a very close final, resulting in a penalty shootout to declare Sweden the winners.
tickle trophy final
tickle trophy winners
tickle trophy runners up

Game consists of three 5 end games, with a fourth 5 end game between top two teams to decide winner. Bar was open so you can watch final with a drink (if you aren't in it), and food was available

D-Day Celebration - 80 years on.

Thursday June 6th 2024 from 7pm. Location - our on site Air Raid Shelter (AKA the clubhouse) with a Limit of 60 people.

Dave Alcorn is in charge of decorating the shelter.
A soup kitchen will be open but due to losses suffered in recent bombing raids we ask that you bring your own soup bowl (with your name clearly marked on it). Ther may be enough bread rolls or other items to go with the soup. There will be a small charge for the soup, payable on the night.

Could you let June Gibbons know you will come to give her an idea of how much soup she needs, please.

The music will be from bands and singers from the 1940's (ie Glenn Miller etc ) and you will be welcome to sing along. We may also hear from Mr Churchill.
If you could dress accordingly (1940's) it would be appreciated.

You will be pleased to know that beer has not been put on ration, although there may be grain shortages for the brewing industry, we have enough bottles safely in stock for this event.

WARNING - There may be loud noises at some point during the evening. All Enquiries to June Gibbons, Event Organiser.

Bowls Big Weekend 2024

Sunday 26th May 2024 10:00am. We were participating in this event on the above date,

Bowls Big Weekend poster

Horseracing evening -Saturday May 18th 7pm

picture of racehorses

Green Opening Day 2024

Sunday 21st April 2024 This took place as planned, from 11am, with the President bowling the first wood and Shaun with his family performing the official opening of the new Jan O'Leary Marquee. A few pictures from the day can be found here

Clubhouse Spring Clean

picture of people with mop and bucket in hand.

Saturday April 13th from 9.30am. also Sunday 14th.

Many thanks to all the members who turned up to help. Not only was the clubhouse cleaned but new benches were constructed and a new Marquee was put up.

President's Coffee Morning

Saturday April 6th The new Club Shirts were available at this meeting and Theresa took orders from anyone who wished to purchase a second shirt, once they had tried the first one for size.

23rd March - 7pm -- Fish & Chips, and a quiz.

Note, this is the evening of our "Spring Meeting" day. Quiz was hosted by Peter Cartwright

Teresa Cartwright did the bar, running it as a cashless bar - card only

23rd March 10am -- We held our spring meeting in the village Hall, over 80 members attended.

4th March 2pm to 4pm -- Coffee Afternoon

A second chance to collect info re spring meeting.

2nd March 10am -- Coffee Morning - Cakes

Please try to come to this coffee morning as Members will be able to collect the Information for the Spring Meeting which is on Saturday 23rd March at the Marldon Village Hall at 10.00am.

24th Feb at 10.30 Teresa Cartwright invited Ladies A and B team players to a coffee and cake morning, in the clubhouse, to get the bowl rolling.

16th February 7pm -- Valentines Day, Swinging Music by Craig Ayres.

Formal Dress, Menu is seafood starter, followed by Jacket Potato with Chilli or Cheese filling followed by Cheesecake. Reservation in advance at a cost of £10 each. Dress to impress. Couples and singles are very welcome.

5th February 2pm to 4pm -- Coffee Afternoon

27th January 10am -- Coffee Morning – Bacon or Bacon and Egg Butties

8th January 2pm -- Coffee Afternoon.

Coffee afternoon advert

17th December -- Christmas Dinner at Derwent Hotel.

16th December 10am -- Coffee Morning - Mince Pies and Mulled Wine. Also Christmas Draw.

picture of the trophies.

4th December 2-4pm -- Fun and Games Afternoon with Coffee

Coffee poster.

24th November 7pm -- Presentation Evening - Trophy presentations to Club Competition Winners. Come along to show your support.

picture of the trophies.

11th November 10 am -- Coffee Morning – Bacon butties.

6th November 2-4pm -- Fun and Games afternoon with coffee

28th October 7pm -- Halloween. Fancy Dress optional. Nibbles, Music, Quiz with prizes, Prize for best Fancy Dress.

Please let Gillian know you are intending to come, so she is aware of number to cater for.

Contact Gillian: email [email protected] or mobile 07890528041.

Halloween poster with witch and ghosts

24th October from 9am - Deep Scarify of green - volunteers required to clear green after scarification.

16th October 2-4pm -- Fun and Games Afternoon with Coffee

Marldon Bowls Club AGM

AGM advert

Marldon Captains' Day -- OCTOBER 1ST 2023

Captains day advert

Some pictures from the day can be found by clicking here.

The day continued with entertainment from Craig for those who wished to stay and enjoy the last day of the Outdoor season

September 30th 2023 - Coffee Morning

Coffee morning advert

September 27th 2023 - "Building and Reading a Head"

Allan Coombe and Pam Neale are planning to run a training session entitled ‘ Building and Reading a Head’. This is in response to requests from some of our less experienced newer bowlers. It is an important part of a team game. The session will run from 2pm on Wednesday 27th September. Bring your woods and dress in white top with grey below waist please. Please confirm if you will be going by calling Allan on 07396 710131.

Social Night

Friday 18th August 2023 We regret we had to postpone this event due to circumstances beyond our control.


Saturday 19th August 2023 at TCBC. Marldon sent two teams of 4 to represent our A and B teams

Marldon 4's Tournament

Sunday 13th August 2023

Marldon 4s wijnners

Winners: Pat Phillips, M Symons, G Heaven and T Berry, receving trophy and a prize of £200 from Marldon President Pat Edwards and Tournament Organiser Anne Clarke

Many thanks to all the players who took part, all the members who volunteered to help us at this event and to Anne & Les Clarke - Tournament Organisers.

Congratulations to
Winners, Pat Phillips Rink from Torbay Country Club,
Runners up, Jane Perrett's Rink from Torquay and
Third Place Pat Hicks rink from Kings BC.

Mens Triples Preliminary Rounds

Saturday 5th August 2023 We proposed to use this date for the Quarter and Semi Finals of the Club Championship Men's Triples event. Gillian was doing a BBQ on Saturday lunchtime (£2.50) and Howard opened the bar. Two men went sick so half the games were postponed to a later date.

There may also be some Section 6 Ladies Finals taking place on the green on this date.

Section 6 Ladies Minor Finals Day

Sunday 6th August 2023 Marldon hosted this event this year. Most of the finals took place today but if ladies are involved in more tham two finals some may be moved forward a day.

President's Day

Sunday 16th July 2023 from 10:00am , event raised over £500 for President's Charity.

Coronation Cup

Saturday 1st July 2023 from 10:00am Marldon hosted this 4 rink men's competition between Bowls Devon Section 6 and Section 5.

Marldon provided one rink for the section 6 team, but the section 5 team was the stronger and won the game winning on all four rinks.

Tickle Trophy - Club Competition

This took place on Saturday 17th June 2023, All full members were encouraged to play in this fun 'one day only' competition.

The game started at 2pm with teams contesting the trophy with three 5 end games, before top two teams played a final to decide the winners.

Winners were: Pam Hills, Mandy Read, Pat Edwards and Dave Woods. Well done to all of them, it is particularly nice to see new members winning trophies not long after taking up bowls for first time.

Tickle Trophy winners with their trophy

Mid Devon League - Finals day 2022

Saturday 27th May 2023 The MDL finals which were postponed from September 2022 (due to the death of HM the Queen) were played at Marldon today. Marldon 'A' qualified for one of the fours semi finals which will be played in the morning but lost by one shot. The finals were played in the afternoon. Also played were the Singles, Pairs and Triples Semi Finals and Finals. Spectators and supporters were welcome to attend.

Fun Day

The King's Crown

Sunday 7th May 2023 Starting at 1pm, arrive between 12:00 and 12:30, dress code informal. Red, White and Blue might be appropriate. Bring a picnic, and an extra sandwich in case we persuade some of the new players to stay on after their coaching. No food other than what you bring + tea and biscuits. Bar will be open. Contact Captains for further details.

Green Opening Day 2023

Saturday 22nd April 2023 President Pat opened green by bowling the first bowl. We then had a game followed by a barbecue.

The president bowling a wood.

Members Coffee Mornings

Saturday April 15th from 10.00am.

I am advised that bacon baps will be available as well as coffee and tea.

Clubhouse Spring Clean

Shortmat bowlers in the Village Hall

Wednesday April 12th from 10.00am. also Thursday 13th.

All members are asked to come and help if they can, many hands make light work. If you can't help with the cleaning then perhaps you can brew the tea!

Afternoon Social Club

Monday 3rd April, 2pm to 4pm

Come and join us for an afternoon get together where we can have a laugh, drink tea, play cards and make friends. There will be a £2 charge to cover the cost of the refreshments and the Electricity/Gas.

Men's Meeting

Thursday 23rd March, 7pm. in Clubhouse.

To discuss the formation of our league teams for 2023

Ladies Afternoon Tea

Friday 24th March, 2pm.

Advert for a ladies meeting

Spring Meeting 2023

Saturday 18th March at 10am, Venue: Marldon Village Hall. Parking in the village car park in front of Church house Inn. or in Church house Inn Car park (behind the pub) as long as you can vacate there by 12 am or go in for a drink. (meeting is usually over by then)

Evening Social Event

Friday March 10th 2023 Welcome to Spring with a Fish and Chip night with Quiz. Please contact Carole to let her know you will attend so she has an idea of Numbers for the Fish and Chip supplier.

picture of battered fish and chipsl

Afternoon Social Club

Monday 6th March, 2pm to 4pm

Come and join us for an afternoon get together where we can have a laugh, drink tea, play cards and make friends. There will be a £2 charge to cover the cost of the refreshments and the Electricity/Gas.

President's Coffee Morning

Saturday February 25th from 10.30am. Tea/Coffee and a bacon Bap £2.

Pat has asked if you can bring any spare unwanted buttons please. as she wishes to fill a jar of buttons for a fund raising event later in the season.

President's Coffee Morning

Saturday February 25th from 10.30am. Tea/Coffee and a bacon Bap £2.

Pat has asked if you can bring any spare unwanted buttons please. as she wishes to fill a jar of buttons for a fund raising event later in the season.

Evening Social Event

Friday February 17th 2023

Valentine's Quiz.

Afternoon Social Club

Tuesday February 7th, 2pm to 4pm

Was moved to Tuesday this month to as club had been booked for MDL meeting on Monday 6th Feb. Come and join us for an afternoon get together where we can have a laugh, drink tea, play cards and make friends. There will be a £2 charge to cover the cost of the refreshments and the Electricity/Gas. While it continues to get support it will be repeated on the first Monday every month. (ie 6th March and 3rd April 2023)

Jan O'Leary

Saturday January 28th 10.30am.The coffee morning planned for today was cancelled. instead there was a 'Wake.' which people were invited to attend to pay their respects to Shaun's wife Jan O'Leary. There was a bar and food available.

Social Event

Friday January 13th 2023

picture of wooden horses

Social Evening with Horse racing. No admission charge, nibbles available, bar open. One or two people might even have made a profit, as did the bar. Every little bit helps.


New Years Eve - Vinyl Night

We regret this was cancelled due to lack of support.

Christmas Mulled wine/Mince pie with Christmas Hamper Draw.

Saturday December 17th in the Clubhouse from 10.30am. Christmas Hamper Raffle draw was made with 4 hampers available.

Christmas Dinner and Dance 2022

Saturday December 10th 2022 at Paignton Club.

We arrived at 6:30 to sit down at 7:00pm for a very good meal. Unfortunately the Disco we had booked failed to turn up, but Ray O'Brien had a large playlist on this phone which we used through the Club's own music system.

Monday Afternoon Social Club

Monday December 5th, 2pm to 4pm

A successful second afternoon social meeting.

Cowboy Night

Royalty-free Cowboy American Frontier - Cowboy Cartoon Vector Free @clipartmax.com

Friday November 18th 7:30

Fancy Dress, prizes for best cowboy and cowgirl. Banger and Beans Supper, Price £5 a head.

Monday Afternoon Social Club

Monday November 7th, 2pm to 4pm

A new venture for us, A good turnout for our first afternoon tea 20 people turned up.

Members Coffee Morning and Trophy Presentation

Saturday November 5th from 10.30am. The presentation of trophies to this year's Club Competition winners took place at this event.

Tea/Coffee and a bacon Bap £2.

Fish and Chips/ Quiz Night

Friday 28th October 7:30 start to eat at 8pm.

Mens Meeting

Thursday October 27th at 7pm in Clubhouse


Saturday 15th October 2022

Coffee Morning

Saturday 8th October 2022 from 10am. we held the first of our winter coffee mornings today.

Captains' Day

Sunday 25th September 2022 from 10am. We closed our outdoor bowling season with our traditional captains' day.
We arrived at 10am to be formed into teams for the new format game introduced by Bowls England known as "Bowls Bash", this was followed by a lunch and a free raffle and another game of bowls for those who wanted one.

Seventies Vinyl Night

Advert for social night

A Seventies Vinyl Night was held at the Club on August 26th, from 7pm. A good time was had by those who attended.

Marldon 4's Open Tournament.

Sponsored by G & C Home improvements

Sunday August 7th 2022, 9am.

After two years absence, we took to the green once again for another fun day!!

First Prize - £200 Second Prize - £120 Third Prize - £72

A team consisted of two ladies and two men.

The entrance fee was £50 per team and this included a free lunch and a desert.

The first game started at 09:30am

Torbay Short Mat League AGM.

July 14th The Torbay Short Mat League's AGM took place in Marldon BC Clubhouse at 7pm. Anyone with an interest in the Short Mat League was invited to attend.

President's Day

Colourful Bowlers

Sunday 3rd July 2022 from 1pm. All members were invited.

Dress code - "Colourful". Day included Bowls, Fun Games, and a barbecue at 4pm (ish)

Colin was very pleased with the attendance and amount raised for his charity.

Pictures from the day can be found at this page

Cheeses and Wine Evening

On Friday 17th June, members were invited to come along to the club for cheese and a free glass of wine and to be serenaded by our resident troubadours.
7pm till late, £5 pp.

Measuring and Marking Tuition

On Sunday 19th June, at 10am, members were invited to come along to the club to learn the correct approach to being a Marker for a singles game, and how to correctly measure for shot when asked.
Colin Mills, our umpire ran the session.

Presidents Fund Raising Fun Day

On Saturday 4th June 2022. For HRH the Queen's Jubilee Weekend, members came along to a President's Fun Day.
Mostly dressed in Red White and Blue, the members brought a picnic along and after the picnic, 16 players, including four new members, joined in with a short game of bowls.
Despite a relatively small attendance, a table top sale and raffle raised over £80, split between the president's charity and club funds.

President Colin thanked everyone who came along to support the event.

Defibrillator Demonstration

On Tuesday May 24th at 2:30pm at the club, a Red Cross volunteer gave a demonstration of how to use the Defibrillator which we keep in the Men's Changing Room. 14 members were in attendance.

Marldon Bowls Club 2022 Tour

36 Members have been on a tour in Gloucestershire from May 15th to 19th 2022, which went well with 4 dry days out of 5, all five planned games were played, with two wins for Marldon. Our thanks go to our tour planner and organiser, Pat Edwards, Brent Thomas Coaches and driver Ben, who was with us all week and all five clubs who hosted us, Gloucester City BC, Ross on Wye BC, Barnwood BC, Tetbury BC and Heavitree BC, where we played on our way home. Thanks also go to Gloucester City and Heavitree for providing us with Lunches before first and last day games. Pictures from the tour may appear in our gallery at a later date and some are already posted on our Facebook page.

Marldon BC Spring Meeting

The Spring meeting took place at the Village Hall on Saturday March 12th 2022 and was well attended.


Marldon Bowls Club Christmas Dinner

Saturday December 4th 2021 - A good time was had by all who attended the Paignton Club for our Christmas Dinner & Dance.

Paignton club

Friday 26th November 2021, 7:30pm Social Evening - Fish and Chip supper/ Horse Racing Evening. £7.50. Orders to Carole Page by Nov 13th please.

Picture of wooden horses

Saturday 13th November - President's Coffee Morning. The first President's coffee morning was held on Saturday 13th November. £2 for a drink (tea/coffee) and a Bacon Roll, profits to President's Charity.

Coffee morning in clubhouse
Competition winners can collect their trophies at this event.

Halloween Night Social

Friday 29th October 2021 - Social Night on a Halloween Theme, from 7pm.

Cost £3 per head, included food. Competitions planned £1 entry fee. Fancy Dress is optional. Contact Carole Page for further details.

A Halloween event poster

Marldon Bowls Club 2021 AGM

Our AGM took place on October 9th at 10am. To help with social distancing we held the AGM in Marldon Village Hall, where there is more space to spread out.

Sunday October 3rd 2021- Presentation of Trophies to Club Competition winners

After completion of Tickle Trophy game, most club competition winners were presented with their trophies.

Club Finals.

This year the club finals were held over three days, the results are on the Competitions page.

Mid Devon Bowling League - Finals day.

This year the MDL Finals day was held held at Marldon BC

Details of the day are shown below:- The results are on the news page.

MDL finals day program

Bowls Big Weekend

We had three Open Days for anyone who wanted to try out the game of bowls on May 29th, 30th and 31st 2021. This was a successful weekend and we managed to recruit a few new bowlers to the club.

We are always on the lookout for potential new bowlers, it is a relatively easy game to learn, but not so easy to master.

If you are interested then call Ray on 07525 780125 or email : [email protected]



Saturday March 7th 2020, 10am --------- Coffee Morning with Hot Dogs


Friday February 14th 2020. ---------- Valentines Evening (Presidents Charity Event).

Included Prosecco, a chocolate fountain, food, a quiz and dancing. Event went well and raised £100 for Presidents Charity.


Saturday February 1st 2020, 10am --------- Coffee Morning with Bacon Baps


Friday January 24th 2020 at 7pm.----------- Social Evening, Burns Night with an easy (ish) quiz. Food was haggis, neeps and tatties.


Saturday 18th January, 2020 - 10am --------- Presidents'Coffee Morning with bacon sarnies, (in aid of Presidents' Charity)


Saturday 4th January 2020, 10am ---------- Coffee Morning with Bacon Baps

There is also a bring and buy table at all this winter's coffee mornings, raising funds for the Presidents' charity.



Tuesday 31st December 2019(New Year's Eve) --------- Bar was open from 8pm until late.


Tuesday 24th December 2019 (Christmas Eve) ---------- Bar was open from Noon to 6pm


Italian Flag

Friday December 20th ----------------- Social Evening, Italian Night with Quiz and Italian food


Saturday 14th December, 10am -------- Coffee Morning with Mince Pies, Mulled Wine, Sherry and the Christmas Raffle.

There is also a bring and buy table at all this winter's coffee mornings, raising funds for the Presidents' charity.


Saturday December 7th -- Dinner Dance - Paignton Club.

paington club blue plaque

7pm for a 7:30 meal followed by a disco.


Friday November 29th -----------------

picture of wooden horses

Social Evening with Horse racing.


Thursday 14th November, 7pm at TCBC --------- South Devon Ladies League AGM


Saturday 9th November, 10am --------- Coffee Morning


Friday November 1st at 7pm.----------- Trophy Presentation night.


Saturday October 19th at 10am. --------Marldon BC Annual General Meeting


Saturday 12th October, 10am ----------The men's "Over 55 League" AGM took place in our clubhouse.


Saturday 5th October, 10am ---------- Coffee Morning


Wednesday 25th September, 7pm ---------- Committee Meeting


Monday 23rd September, 6pm ---------- Section 6 Pre AGM meeting


Sunday 22nd September, 12pm (Noon) ---------- Captains day.


Saturday 14th September -------------- At Paignton, our MDL/A team representatives were successful in contesting and winning the MDL Cup


Wednesday September 11th -------------- Marldon hosted the finals of the Over 55 League, with winners of each league playing for the title of Over 55 Champions. Two Semi Finals were contested at 10am followed by a Final and a third place playoff game at 2pm. The result is on the Archived news page

August 26th President's Day, Hosted by Lynda Taylor.

This was raising funds for the RNLI with events such as a Spider, Blindfold Bowling and a short game (3 sets of 5 ends each).

August 2nd - A President's Barbecue was held on Friday 2nd August at the club. There was also a quiz and a raffle with all proceeds going to the RNLI.


Our 2019 Tour to Dorset, based in Bournemouth was enjoyed by all who took part, special thanks to Julian of Bennett's Coaches for his excellent door to door service each day, his driving skills and the jokes.

In Memory of the Tour Organiser, Peter Gadd, who sadly died shortly before the tour started, we purchased a trophy in his memory, the "Peter Gadd Memorial trophy", which we decided we would award to the bowler with the best results during the week.

This year's winner was Colin Cradock, and the trophy will be engraved and kept in the clubhouse until our next tour.

We also awarded a prize to the "Best Lady Bowler" and this went to one of our guests, Jenny Hughes of Penn Fields Bowls Club (Wolverhampton) We should see her again later this year as we have a fixture at Marldon against Penn Fields on October 1st to finish off the 2019 outdoor season.

The "Best Rink" award went to Pat Edwards, Barry Hodges, Sid Bexon (of Exonia BC) and Bryan Salter for a 19 shot win in a rain affected game at Iford Bridge.

A quick poll of the players on the coach home about where we should tour next year was won by Cornwall, the committee will be looking for an organiser to see if this can be achieved.

We thank Ray O'Brien, Colin Cradock and Bryan Salter for taking over the running of this year's tour at very short notice.

Page updated 14th October 2023.