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DBE v Preston IBC

Played our match at Preston IBC 19 Dec Bob Henstridge Sussex ambassador was in attendance.

We were warmly welcomed by Maureen Smalldrdge captain of the Preston Club today and started with a spider which made £24 for Disability Bowls England.

Members of the Preston Club Made us very welcome the match went well , disability Bowls England won the match 81 shots to 51 shots , everybody had a delightful time much camaraderie , laughter played in very good spirits.

We had four new members which were welcomed by all Disability players , they were Peter Hughes , Peter Avery ,Peter Cave and John Wren they all had a lovely time and can’t wait for the next match to be involved in .

Three winning rings and one draw what is the final result. 

Learning Disabilities Training Day

DBE bowlers with a Learning Disability enjoyed an informative and fun training session at Solihull IBC on 11th December. Team Manager Marie was pleased with the coaching session set up by John Rogers, who despite a broken arm planned and led a great day of bowling. DBE Secretary Sue, along with helpers Diane and Chris worked hard to ensure everyone had a great time.
So many smiles and laughter. What a great day. 

DBE Maiden Singles 2021

DBE Maiden Singles – Gedling IBC. 

Eight bowlers from all parts of England from Plymouth in the south to Bridlington in the north and several points in between, came together to compete in the Maiden Singles which is aimed at any member bowler who has NOT won a DBE singles event.
Bowlers were drawn into 2 groups, each competing in a round-robin of 3 matches followed by the winner of each group playing in the final.
It was great to see 3 new members had entered.
Colin Wagstaff from Lincoln won Group 1 , winning all 3 matches, gaining 6 points with Julie Deferville , Bristol , in 2nd place on 4 points.
Arthur Redfearn from Bridlington, Yorkshire won Group 2, also gaining 6 points after a close match with Adrian Mellows, Northants, who finished on 4 points.
The other competitors were Amy Brooks, Stephen Stockley, Alex Comack and John Hollowell.
The final was a very close fought match and great to watch. On the penultimate end the score was 15 shots all on 16 ends.
The final end concluded with a ‘nail biting’ measure, with Arthur’s bowl taking the shot by half an inch!
All of the games were played in good and fair spirit.
The Maiden Singles salver was presented to Arthur and photographs taken
‘Thank you’s’ were made to the brilliant Gedling helpers, who turn out every time so willingly, marking, pushing wheelchairs, making tea and coffee and generally making everyone feel ‘at home’.
All in all, a ‘Good Day’.
Maggy Smith