The second SE Region Event was held at Horsham Indoor Bowling Club where Geoff Kentish, his members and staff made everyone feel very welcome.
Following on from our own assessment of the pilot events and from feedback from members the format of the day was changed to include the following; –
- Coaching/Taster Session
- 4 Rink Match Versus Host Club
Overall the day went very well and was a great success with all bowlers from Both DBE and Horsham enjoying their experience whether as part of the match, coaching or watching. So much so that the club has invited us back next year to run the event again.
The event was well supported by our membership which consisted of varying levels of experience and with several disability groups being represented. One to mention was Georgia Tucker (aged 16) who attended her first DBE event and played to a very good standard, well done to her.
The Final Rink Scores were : –
Georgia Tucker, Colin Wagstaff, Bob Henstridge, David Fisher, Lost 16 – 17
Pauline Shanley, Percy Powell, Barry Jones, Gill Platt, Won 33 – 8
David Turner, Marjory Convey, Jonathan Stokes, Mike Robertson, Won 24 – 9
Paul Hawkes, Christine Richards, Mark Pope, Laurie Turner Won 32 – 5
My thanks to go club for allowing us to use their excellent facilities and to all the volunteers who helped me out throughout the day with admin, assisting bowlers on the green during the match and as part of the coaching/taster session.