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DBE National Pairs Championship 2019 Report

DBE National Pairs Championship – 2019

This years DBE National Pairs Championship was held at Royal Leamington Spa on Saturday 13th July.  Bowlers from across the country turned out to compete in this knock out National Ranking competition.  Players who lose in the first round are entered into a Plate competition, guaranteeing every bowler 2 matches.

DBE National Pairs Competitors 2019

Each match was played over 15 ends or first to 21 with respot if the jack is killed.  DBE were honoured by Steve Glasson, Head Coach for Bowls Australia agreeing to present the prizes in conjunction with our Mo Monkton.

Steve Glasson, Head Coach Bowls Australia & Mo Monkton

Plate Competition

Colin Wagstaff & Daniel Adams contested the final against Tim Swann & Lee Whiteley.  This was a nip and tuck afair with both pairs not giving an inch right up to the last end when the score was levelled at 16 all.  An extra end was played, Colin & Daniel took the vital shot to win the plate.

Plate Winners Colin Wagstaff & Daniel Adams
Plate RU Tim Swann & Lee Whiteley

DBE National Pairs Championship

Played at a very high standard the final went down to the wire with a shock at the end!  18 shots shared over 15 ends demonstrates the competitiveness of this match.  Like the Plate final an extra end was played.  With only two bowls left to be played, Jonathan & Mike held shot with a bowl 14 inches behind the jack, Chris played his last wood and trailled the jack to hold two shots.  Mike had the last bowl of the competition……he fired……the jack shot out of the rink, killed.  Respot.  One of Chris Grays bowls was nearest the respot giving him and Stephen the Championship.  Brilliant end to an excellent Championship.

DBE Pairs Champions Stephen Hartley & Chris Gray
DBE Pair RU Jonathan Stokes & Mike Robertson
DBE Pair RU Jonathan Stokes & Mike Robertson

Finalist with Steve Glasson

Well done everyone.  Thanks are extended to Royal Leamington Spa Bowls Club for allowing DBE to use the venue and very Special Thanks to Steve Glasson, Head Coach of Bowls Australia for presenting the trophies.

Report by Maggy Smith and John Rogers.

4 thoughts on “DBE National Pairs Championship 2019 Report

  1. All players in the competition deserve everyone’s respect. The strength of character to overcome a disability and play to such a standard is admirable. I was humbled to be a part of it and enjoyed everyone’s company on and off the green. A big thank you to Christopher Gray for sharing the journey with me!

    Best wishes to you all

    Stephen

  2. Wow This is My 2nd Time in Disability Bowls England National Pairs Championship At Leamington Spa I Was With Gemma Broadhead For 3 Years Now That We Won So I Got Stephen Hartley he played really well at Leamington Spa. Can I Just Say Thank You Mo Monkton and Margaret Smith Who have Worked hard Doing The Trophys For The Winners And The Runners Up and Also Matt Wordingham and Steve Glasson as Well Regards Chris Gray

  3. Wow, back to back runners up by 1 shot both years. Great competition, great organisation of the event by Mo, Maggy and the rest of the DBE team. Well done to Stephen and Chris, the last Chris bowl to trail the jack for 2 was worthy of winning any competition. Jon & I will be back again……

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