Francis Drake Bowls Club


A Busy Start to the New Season

This season has already seen a lot of action on the green.


For the first time in the club's history eight men entered the National Men's Double Rink Competition, the first round was on May 3rd. The opposition - Bellingham - were mostly both experienced and strong making the final result of a loss by only six shots overall for Francis Drake very respectable. Well done guys! (Photos here)


 Both the weather and the turn-out for the Open day were brilliant with over 50 local people 'having a go' at bowls. Three have already joined as new members and several others are attending the follow-up Introductory sessions (spaces still available so contact us if you are interested). Casual sessions are back on most Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings we look forward to seeing some previous friends back again. (Photos here)


Many club members helped Sylvia celebrate her 80th Birthday in style at a brilliant surprise party organised by her children for family and friends. Sylvia still participates in all club events and bowls competitively in the Ladies North-West Kent league and County Competitions. Bowling really does keep you young! Congratulations Sylvia. (Photos here)


 Despite the inclement weather on Saturday 12th May club members were out in force to compete for the Will Smith Trophy and plate. Tim Deacon knocked out last year's holder - David Singer but was then in turn knocked out by Rob Warnes (left) who took the trophy, which was presented by Captain Ron Phillips. The final for the plate was a close all ladies match with Jeanette Singer beating President Jill Bonner to take the Plate. Well done to all competitors. (Photos here)