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How to Direct a Visually Impaired Bowler

Visually Impaired Bowls England (VIBE) in partnership with Disability Bowls England (DBE) and Coach Bowls will be running a pilot

“How to Direct a Visually Impaired Bowler – Level 1 Club Director course”

during the afternoon session at Oxford City & County Bowls Club on Tuesday 12 April starting at 1:30pm. Continue reading “How to Direct a Visually Impaired Bowler”

DBE at EIBA National Finals

We are very pleased to announce the DBE Finals Competitors & schedule for the English Indoor Bowling Association National Finals 2022 at Nottingham IBC

Champion of Champion Singles – Tuesday 5th April @ 09.30 & Final @ 1.30pm

B6 Champion – Steve Ireland (Preston, Sussex)

B7 Champion – Fynn Kyser (Countesthorpe, Leicestershire)

B8 Champion – John Greaves (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire)

Unclassified Champion – Chris Gray (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire)

Mixed Ability Pairs

John Hollowell (Bridgeman, Bedfordshire)
Isaac Shieh (Paddington, Middlesex)
Sally-Ann Lewis-Wall (Barwell, Leicestershire) Director – Jane Herbet (Barwell, Leicestershire)
Val Roberts (Sphinx Coventry, Warwickshire)

Classified Pairs Plate Final – Friday 8th April @ 13.30pm

Stephen Smith (Old Couldson, Surrey)
Colin Milner (Cheshunt, Hertfordshire)
Joe Peplow (Manor Park Malvern, Worcestershire)
Gary Swift (Harrogate, Yorkshire)

Maggy Smith MBE Shield North v South (Triples)

Steve Angus (Stanley, Durham) (Capt.)
Arthur Redfearn (Hornsey, Yorkshire)
Graham Patterson (Gateshead, Northumberland)
Colin Wagstaff (Melton, Leicestershire)
Tim Swann (Lincoln, Lincolnshire)
Alastair Domville (Yorkshire)
John Greaves (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire)
Adrian Mellows (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire)
Craig Dalton (Durham, Durham)

Dave Fisher (Colchester, Essex) (Capt.)
Steve Ireland (Preston, Sussex)
Alex Comack (Barwell, Leicestershire)
Paul Baker (Worthing, Sussex)
Bob Love (Tamworth, Staffordshire)
John Rogers (Tamworth, Staffordshire)
Julia Evans (Tamworth, Staffordshire)
Julie Deferville (Bristol, Somerset)
Khalila Hussain (Westlecot, Wiltshire)

Classified Pairs Final – Sunday 10th April @ 09.30am

Helen Wood (York & District, Yorkshire)
Sally-Ann Lewis-Wall (Barwell, Leicestershire), Director – Helen Wall (Barwell, Leicstershire)
Craig Bowler (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire)
Steve Ireland (Preston, Sussex)

DBE National Classified Singles 2022


The weekend when well after the initial problems of a bowler who had entered and confirmed he was coming didn’t show up and didn’t let anyone know.
The B6 and B8 groups had 6 players and so played a Round Robin in their classification, playing 5 matches in total over the 2 days.
The B7 classification of which there were twice as many bowlers played in 2 groups Round Robin with the winners of each group playing a final.
B6 – Steve Ireland came out top in this group winning all 5 of his games finishing on 10 points +48 shots with Joe Peplow in 2nd place on 6 points and Craig Bowler on 4 pts.
B8 – John Greaves won this group , again winning all of his matches finishing on 10 points + 71 shots with Kieran Rollings on 6 points +12 shots and Dave Fisher 6 points +5 shots.
B7 – Group 1 winner was Fynn Kyser on 10 points + 52 shots ,Steve Angus 8 pts +37 shots and Paul Baker 4 points .
Group 2 winner Tim Swann on 8 points +17 shots, Jonathan Stokes 7 points +41 shots and Helen Wood 7 points + 39 shots.
Jonathan and Helen played each other in their last match and drew !
B7 Final – Fynn had a wonderful match and won 21-3
Judy Plater our new Development Officer came along on the Sunday and presented the trophies.
Sue Davies, our secretary came along on the Saturday also.
As always, the Gedling IBC volunteers were wonderful 24 of them turned out for the weekend, marking, pushing wheelchairs, umpiring, making teas and coffee, making rolls and running a raffle one day and number card the next . £200 was taken over the 2 days and will go to DBE funds.
These kinds of events wouldn’t happen if it weren’t for volunteers in all parts of the country.
Maggy Smith MBE, DBE President.