DBE vs Carlton Enderby IBC – 15th October

DBE vs Carlton Enderby IBC

DBE took their travelling band of bowlers to Carlton Enderby for an afternoon match against their Indoor Bowls Club.  Both fielded mixed teams and the match turned into a very challenging competition with Carlton eventually  being victorious by 79 – 59 shots.  The score did not reflect the closeness of this match that was played in a very competitive but friendly manner.

Well done to all and excellent catering.

DBE Top Region Challenge – 2017 Report

On arriving at the club for the Top Region Challenge at 8am (far too early afraid of getting held up in traffic) you would have been excused if you had thought that winter had arrived. It was bitterly cold. Fortunately, my husband had the foresight to make a flask of coffee and a breakfast roll which we tucked into and soon warmed up. Continue reading “DBE Top Region Challenge – 2017 Report”

Gedling Open Pairs – Joan Blaney Trophy, 2017

Joan Blaney trophy awarded by daughter Caren

Joan Blaney Trophy, 2017 winners - Les Smith & Steve Angus
Winners – Les Smith & Steve Angus
Runners up – Helen Wood & Simon Wright

On August 19 & 20 Gedling IBC hosted the  Joan Blaney Trophy.  28 bowlers took part and they were split into 2 groups playing round robins.  The winners of each group played the final and the runners-up played for 3rd & 4th places.

The group winners were Steve Angus (Sunderland) & Les Smith (Harlow) and Helen Wood (York) & Simon Wright (Hornsea), who contested the final.  Runners-up were Percy Powell (London) & Kevin Woolmore (Wales) and Gareth Harwood (Huddersfield) & Bob Love (Tamworth), who played for 3rd & 4th places.

After some really good bowling by all players the Joan Blaney Trophy was won by Steve & Les, undefeated throughout the competition, the 3rd and 4th playoff was won by Kevin & Percy.

The players and the organisers thanked the Gedling members who once again turned out in force to help in this event.  Well done to all of you for your continued support and help. Thank you.

3rd Place – Percy Powell & Kevin Woolmore
 
4th Place – Bob Love & Gareth Harwood

National Outdoor Singles Qualifiers – 2017

National Outdoor Singles Qualifiers

Bowlers going through to the National Outdoor Singles Finals at Leamington Spa on Sunday 16th July are as follows;

NORTH REGION

Gary Swift

Gemma Broadhead

MIDLANDS

Mike Robertson

Kieran Rollings

SOUTH EAST

Bob Henstridge

Jonathan Stokes

SOUTH WEST

Paul Brown

Mike Diston

The format for the finals will be the same as the qualifying games.

Bowlers will draw out of the hat for which of the two groups they will play in. There will be a round robin in each group followed by the two group winners playing in the final.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the four clubs, Selby BC, Polly BC, Egham and Wellington BC’s who kindly let us use their facilities for the regional qualifiers, providing markers and sustenance throughout the two days. You were all WONDERFUL!

I wish all of our bowlers competing in both the National Singles and Pairs at Leamington on the 15th and 16th July, the best of luck and good bowling.

Margaret Smith DBE Competition Sec.