Watchet Bowling Club

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  • January 21st: Club Burns Night 7.30pm

Other dates to be added


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

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.

Huge congratulations to both players who have done Watchet proud

Derek Lynam R.I.P


So sad Derek was a very prominent club bowler both indoor and out for Watchet Bowls Club; Sadly he went downhill after the sad passing of his beloved Barbara, They will both be sorely missed within Watchet and the surrounding area Rest in Peace Both.

Rod Somerfield

I am so sorry to hear the sad news about Derek Lynham he was one of the members that took me under their wing when I first joined the club he will be sadly missed

Stephen Gunner

Despite the health challenges that he was obviously facing, Derek’s determination to remain part of the club was inspirational. May you now rest in peace Derek.

Elaine & Phil Preston

A lovely man with a wicked sense of humour which not everyone understood, Derek will be much missed at Watchet bowling club.

Chris Hall

When i joined Watchet BC i found Derek to be a grumpy old man and then over the years i got to know him and the more i bowled with him i got to really like him, he went down hill over the last year but still came regularly up the club and bowled when able too, he will be sadly missed by many.

Ron Scott

My first game with him was in the Wednesday league and all i got was a tut and a sigh but after i started to improve i realised what a nice man he really was, only spoke to him a few weeks ago sleep well Derek xx

Sheila Collett

I was introduced to Derek on my first visit to the club. After bowling my very first wood, he yelled down the rink ” TAKE THE GREEN “ This turned out to be one of his favourite phrases and now part of Watchet Bowling Clubs’ heritage. Perhaps a fitting epitaph. Miss you Derek. RIP

Geoff Lees

So sorry to here he was a nice chap and enjoyed his bowls

Jackie Hutchings

RIP my friend Derek (genius) you were one of a kind, and you have left so many memories that your family and friends will reminisce about for years to come. Sleep tight

Ann Snelling

Very sad news, one of the first people I met when I first joined in 2010!

James Scoins

Sad news, lovely man, many a roll ups when I use to play at Watchet.

Jason Perry

R.I.P Derek, we had many a good game together.

Michael Radford

I feel very privileged to have known both Barbara & Derek, they helped me when l first joined the club. He had some cracking tales to tell & he lived for bowling. I can still hear him shout "Take the green!" It was only a week ago that he came to watch a match here, it was lovely to see him.
Jackie & John Eling.

Derek and I had many weekly roll ups, both in and outdoors, where he taught me much about the game of bowls for which I will always be eternally grateful. As an ordinary bloke with a dry sense of humour I will miss him.

Martin Taylor

It was very sad to hear of Derek {take the green} Lynam`s passing. We joined WBC in the same year. Derek managed to upset 1 or 2 people. but You could never upset Him. He was a good bowler, and a friend. I won`t forget Him. that`s for sure.

Tony Standing

Rest in peace Derek, I'm going to miss you.

Josie Hooper

R.I.P. Derek. A good friend and bowler. Will miss you but still will remember you.

Alan & Kay Knight

Derek will be sorely missed by a great number of W.B.C. members. In the early days of our present tournaments, Derek was always one of the first to volunteer to assist with the catering. One of our fondest memories, was being asked to join them for a meal at the Indian, to celebrate their Diamond wedding anniversary. (Derek gave Barbara a Silver Wedding card!!!) Now united again. Rest in peace.

Mike & Norma Webber

I have very fond memories of Derek and his dry sense of humour

Marilyn Binding

Husband & Wife Tournament

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