All Competition Winners, Honorary Life Members and Past Presidents from 2000,                    


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You are reminded to post, email or whatsapp result cards as soon as possible after your match to the Phil Armstrong

This will speed up results and league tables being published. 

If you have anything to publicise i.e. open days please let me have the details at so I can put them on the website.  Or anything else!!!

I have got the picture of the Wivenhoe team who won the Plate.   Does anybody have pictures of the Trophy winners and runners up and the Plate Runners Up.  Would really appreciate it if they were available.


Group One AGM Thursday 10th October at 3 Clubs

THDBA Presentation Dinner Saturday 26 October at Clacton Golf Club.  Menu etc under Bowling News

THDBA AGM is on 7th November at Clacton Indoor Bowls

It is with great sadness that I have to announce that Dick Bloom passed away yesterday.
Dick was well known in Tendring and will be sadly missed.
When funeral details are known I will pass them to all the club secretaries for those that wish to attend.

Clive Pettican
Tendring Secretary.



County Success

GROUP 1 Champion of Champions - 2003

Group 1 Singles - 2012

Group 1 Triples - 2009

Frank Greenaway winning team member - 2014

Tendring Success

Singles - 1992 (Parkeston B C) 2009, 2011 and 2012. Dick is the only person to date to win this competition four times.

2 Woods 2012

Triples - 2007 & 2009

Fours - 2005

In winning teams when Dovercourt won the Premier League in 2013 & 2017.

Club Success

Singles Championship - 2004 & 2010

Handicap - 2005, 2010 & 2013

Pairs - 2010

Family man married to Pam for 51 years.

Two Children, Andy and Jennie.

Three grandchildren, Abigail, Matthew and Jack.

Played football for Little Oakley Club in the 1960s and 70s.he was often there helping out as well as playing, inspite of having two young children.

Dick became a member of Parkeston Bowls Club in 1989 staying several years. Following a short period at Thorpe Bowls Club, where he gained his Essex County Badge, he then followed his wife Pam in joining Dovercourt B C in 2000. While a member of Parkeston Bowls Club he did the wiring for their new premises. Upon joining Thorpe he also did electrical work for their Club. He saved the day at Dovercourt Club when the electricity failed during an evening function. He helped many clubs and friends and was always willing to help whenever he was needed.

A generous, man he loved his very large garden and grew lots of vegetables and fruit which he then gave away to Bowls Club members or sold for our club funds. He also loved to grow flowers he entered and won prizes for his chrysanthemums at local shows.

A popular character who enjoyed his bowling very much. He also loved Pam to bowl and to succeed. Whenever the ladies went to his home to pick up Pam to go to a match or competition, he never failed to come out to them all good luck. When they returned he would be waiting for a “thumbs up” from them.

He will be greatly missed by all at Dovercourt Bowling Club and beyond.