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DBE vs Sawbridgeworth B C Report

DBE vs Sawbridgeworth B C Report

We had a great afternoon with some excellent bowling.  Unfortunately we lost on all our triples as you can see, with the overall score 46-61.  Jake and Thomas Martin had a very profitable afternoon when a spectator said he would give them a pound if they hit the jack.  A few pounds later he stopped!!!!  New members Dan Rogers and Michelle White bowled well and enjoyed their first friendly with DBE.
 
My thanks go to the members of Sawbridgeworth BC especially Captain Robin and Natalie Chalcraft for their kindness and hospitality.
Report and photos by DBE Captain Colin Milner.
 

DBE North South Challenge – 2019

DBE North South Challenge – 2019

For the second year the DBE North South Challenge was held at Royal Leamington Spa Bowls Club and was a featured event during Bowls England’s National Championships.  Players turning out for this event was, again, excellent travelling from all over England and bringing with them many, many, supporters.

The match was over 6 rinks and the teams were as follows:-

Hazel Marke, Bowls England President presenting the winners Trophy Captain of the South Gill Platt.
Tony Allcock congratulating all DBE competitors

Tony Allcock gave a really supportive speech after the match encouraging the players, thanking the helpers and said that Bowls England where very pleased to support DBE and welcomed us back next year.
 
Well done everyone.
 
Photos:  North/South
 

DBE National Outdoor Singles Final 2019 Report

DBE National Outdoor Singles Final

The DBE National Outdoor Singles final was held on Saturday 3rd August at Royal Leamington Spa during Bowls England National Championships.

Mike Robertson and Mike Distin played their final just prior to the North South Challenge.  On a bright sunny day the match started in Mike Robertson’s favour quickly taking a 7-0 lead before Mike Distin picked up two shots and the mat.  The course of the match changed with Mike Distin chipping away at his opponents lead.  At 7 all the mat changed hands when Mike Robertson picked up a 3 then piling the pressure on finally running out Champion at 14-10.  An excellent performance by both bowlers in ideal conditions.

Mike Distin receiving runners up trophy from Maggy Smith

 

Mike Robertson with his Championship Trophy and Maggy Smith