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DBE Annual Presentation – 7th October

Please find attached a poster giving details of the annual presentation evening where International Caps will be presented to each player who has represented DBE since 2015.
I am aware that a few players will not be able to attend on 7th October because they will be representing VIBE in a UK Indoor Event and I wish them good luck.
If you cannot make it on the 7th October we will make a special presentation on 16th September at Daventry BC at the DBE “Inter Region Challenge” where it is expected that if available, all Internationals, competition winners and elite players will put their name forward to play.
If you are listed and cannot make either event, please get in touch and I will try and sort something out.
Mo Monkton
Disability Bowls England

DBE National Pairs and Singles Outdoor Finals – 2017

DBE National Pairs and Singles Finals – 2017

Disability Bowls England National Pairs and Singles Finals took place on 15th & 16th July 2017 at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa, home of the Bowls England National Championships. Continue reading “DBE National Pairs and Singles Outdoor Finals – 2017”

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;


Gary Swift

Gemma Broadhead


Mike Robertson

Kieran Rollings


Bob Henstridge

Jonathan Stokes


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.

DBE Maiden Singles – 2017

DBE Maiden Singles 2017 Report

Sixteen bowlers from across the country gathered at Gedling IBC for the inaugural DBE Maiden Singles Knockout Competition.  The competition was run over 70 minute match or first to 21.  Every bowler was guaranteed a minimum of tow matches with first round losers being entered into a Plate competition. Continue reading “DBE Maiden Singles – 2017”

Home Nations Champions – 21st/23rd April

ParaBowl Home Nations Championship 2017

The first Indoor ParaBowl Home Nations Champion between Wales, Scotland and England, took place over the weekend of 21st – 23rd April at the eight rink Newport Indoor Bowl Club, South Wales.

On the first day England played Wales in round one of pairs and triples. Two points were awarded for a win and one point for a draw. England dominated the pairs taking all three games. Honours were even in the triples, one win, one draw one loss.  Points at the end of the first day England 9 – Wales 3.

Next, England faced a very strong Scotland and raised their game in the triples, winning two out of three matches. The pairs followed the same score with England winning 2 out of 3 games.

At the end of day 1 England led the table with 17 points, Scotland 4 points and Wales 3 points.

Day 2 saw Scotland play Wales in the first two matches and taking 20 of the available 24 points.

England then played Scotland in the single and fours. This was a fantastic battle between these two highly competitive Nations. England won two of the three fours games, Scotland made the honours even taking two of the three singles games. With six point each England had a moral victory taking 85 shots to 84.

The Championship table at the end of day two was Scotland 30 points, England 23 points, Wales 7 points.

The pressure was back on England going into the last days play. They needed to win on four of the six rinks to secure the championship.

The final match on day 3 was Wales vs England, singles and fours. Wales were eager for victory and Scotland were there to support them.

The battle of the fours was tremendous with only a 9 shot advantage to England over the three matches but taking all 6 points. Wales fought valiantly in the singles winning 16-15 and losing 3-21 and 11-21.

England took the match against Wales 10-2 on points and winning the Championship!

England 33 points, Scotland 30 points and Wales 9 points.

This Championship was played at a very high standard with some breath taking performances. Every bowler taking part, must be congratulated for an excellent performance.

We wish to thank Newport IBC, their staff and caterers for their superb organisation and excellent food. Many thanks to the Officials and Managers of each Country and the Tournament organisers.

Congratulations England – ParaBowl Home Nations Champions 2017

Photos:  Gallery

Videos:  DBE squad National Anthem  :  Helen Wood  :  Dave Turner   Bob Love  :  Jonathan Stokes  :  

              Ron Homer  :  Steve Angus  :  Simon Wright  :  Keiran Rollings  :  Gareth Harwood  :

              Champions Chatter

EIBA National Championships

EIBA National Championships

Reaching the National finals of your sport is a proud moment for any sports person. Three DBE members commenced their road to this seasons EIBA finals last October. The Ladies played their Finals matches at Melton Mowbray IBC and the Men at Nottingham IBC.


DBE’s Helen Wood of York IBC progressed to the Ladies Triples Quarter final losing a very tight match, 15-13, to the eventual Champions from Ipswich IBC that included Katherine Rednall, World Ladies Matchplay Singles Champion 2017. A fantastic performance by Helen and her team, Helen Walker and Zoe Eagles.






The Ladies Fours from Sutton IBC included our Pauline Stanley. They won their Preliminary match against Dolphin after an extra end by 13 shot to 12. Their journey ended when they met Riverain in the Quarter Final, losing by 17-10.

Pauline Stanley also featured in the Ladies O50’s Two Wood Pairs. Pauline’s Sutton team were extremely unlucky to lose in the Preliminary round to the eventual Champions Wey Valley 15-14. What a brilliant match.




The Men’s Over 60’s Singles saw DBE’s Bob Love of Tamworth IBC come up against S Jeapes of Falaise BC in the 1st Round. This was a nip and tuck affair with the score at 19 – 19 on the pen-ultimate end, sadly dropping 2 shots to finish 21-19 to Jeapes.

Bob Love, joined by Neil Southall, also of Tamworth IBC, in the Over 60’s Pairs, again took his match to an extra end losing 19-16 to Barking BC.



Congratulations to all our bowlers and their team colleagues, what a fantastic achievement.