Huge Congratulations to our ladies Kathy Warner, Kay Knight and Cherril Starmer who beat Illminster ladies in the National Triples Competition at Illminster yesterday, 25th June. They are now through to the quarter finals.
Huge congratulations also are due to our men, Jack Groves, Allan Bryant and Ian Trunks who beat Taunton in the Men's National Triples and are also through to their quarter finals against Castle Cary.
Both quarter finals will be held at Watchet Bowling Club on Monday 1st July at 6pm and both teams would welcome your support.


Kathy Warner is playing the semi-finals of the champion of champions on Friday 28th June at Ilminster against Sam Ward at 6pm Support would be welcome 

 Kathy Warner of Watchet Bowls Club played in the first of Somerset's League games this year v Dorset at Ilminster. She had a good game and played in the only winning rink. As well as this, Kathy was awarded her Somerset County Badge.


24 players turned up to play in this event, with a wonderful buffet from Jen's Pantry. after all matches were finished it was a close event with the pair of Alan Knight & Chris Bendle coming our victors

Thanks to: Sheila Collett & Kay Knight ~ Raffle / Kathy Warner ~ Bar

 Obituary for Richard 'Dido' Binding

We are saddened to announce the death of Richard ‘Dido' Binding this morning. He was a real Watchet character born and bred Watchet man known by everyone in the town as a real Watchet legend.He played football for the team and knew all the old songs about the team he also played in the Watchet Town Band all his life, he loved a drink, a singsong with a great sense of humour he was always laughing, was one of the founders of the twinning of the town with St Renan in France in 1976The members of Watchet Bowling Club are grateful to have had the privilege of knowing him and having him as our friend. Our deepest to Marilyn and his family. R.I P. Dido


 Messages of condolences

We have only lived here for 5 years but got to know this very lovely and funny man taking him on bowls holiday to Portugal where he had us in fits of laughter he will be sadly missed by us both

Ron & Sheila 


I have known “Dido” since we both went to St Dec’s School in Watchet, A true Watchet boy and man, coming up through reserves football to the first team, and then skittles sometimes on the way home from away matches. Later, Richard played bowls for W.B.C. and became a very proficient lead in county and club matches. When Norma and myself moved back into Watchet, we soon realised Richard was a neighbour and we renewed our friendship. Always ready for a laugh, and on a night out, very happy to have a sing song. Richard will be sadly missed by so many people, but always remembered with a smile. Our deepest condolences to Marilyn and all the family. 

Norma and Mike Webber,


He was a wonderful man  very knowledgeable and friendly man he will be sadly missed my sincere condolences to Marilyn

Ray Coling


Many people use the word gentleman when describing a man. Richard was a true gentleman. Kind, warm hearted, respectful of others, and sincere. We will smile when we remember him.  He was one of those rare people who made you smile when in his company. Heart felt condolences to Marylin and her family.

Helen & David Davies


Please add our condolences for Richard

Jean & David Hemmings


We are very sad to hear of Richard's passing.  He was a lovely gentleman and very pleasant to talk to. 

With condolences to Marilynn and family.

John & Jackie Eling.


Played bowls with him, Played in the band with him, worked with him oh and had a pint or two with him..... Will be sadly missed

Steve Hooper


A true Watchet legend. A pleasure to share a drink, a song and a story. Many memories. RIP

Allan Bryant


Such sad news, Dido was certainly a legend and provided much entertainment with his stories! he will be missed! 

James Scoins


Such sad news, a fantastic man and one of the best Leads I had the pleasure of playing with at Watchet..

Simon Bruford


Such sad news of Richard's passing. Sincere condolences to all the family. RIP Richie. in sympathy

Elaine & Phil Preston 


Richard was a legend.  Spending time with him. was always a pleasure.  He lived his life well and to the full.  Our thoughts are with Marilyn and the family.  RIP Dido. 

Geoff & Brenda Woodward


We are both deeply saddened by the passing of our good friend Richard "Dido" Binding. An amazing man with a real love for life. His knowledge of Watchet, his life long service with the band, his support for Watchet football team and his great love of a good night out with a good drink and a few laughs with maybe a song or two all made him the absolute legend that he was. R. I. P. now Richard.     Sincere condolences to Marilyn, Sean, Daisy and all the family

 Love Pam & Gary Perkins


Goodbye to our good friend Richard who has left lots of lovely memories from times at the club, Torquay & Portugal. Sleep well x

Chris Hall


A sad day for Watchet, will be sadly missed by all, a real character, will not be forgotten, I worked at PPL with him over forty years ago, it seems like yesterday. love and good wishes to to Maralyn and the family

 Mike & Helen McDermaid also James & Simon with their familes.


Married Couples Tournament 2023


Gill & Mike Groves of Wellington BC

Runners Up

Rosemary & Dennis Buckingham - Taunton Vivary


34 players turned up to play in this event in 28 deg of glorious sunshine with a free BBQ. after all matches were finished it was a 5 way tie so was down to shots difference with the pair of Phil Preston & David Davies coming our victors

Thanks to: Phil Bowden ~ BBQ / Helen McDermaid ~ Raffle / Peter Hawkes / Tony Standing ~ Bar

Somerset County Finals 2022

Watchet Bowling Club is delighted to let you know that we now have a county champion!

Jack Groves won the junior singles championship convincingly.

He and his partner Corey Rendell were narrowly beaten into runner up position in the junior pairs.

Husband & Wife Tournament 2022

1st Place
B & J Hull
Yatton Bowls Club

2nd Place

T & A Dredge
Honiton Bowls Club


3rd Place
D & P Groves
Portishead Bowls Club
4th Place
A & K Knight
Watchet Bowls Club