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.
DBE Unclassified singles – January 5th 2020 Gedling IBC
Due to illness, several bowlers had to withdraw from the competition which would usually be run on a knockout basis it was decided to form 2 groups, play a round robin with a final. This guaranteed each bowler plenty of bowling during the day.
Green Group Khalila Hussain, Colin Wagstaff, David Masterman, Georgia Tucker and Claire Domville.
Winner after round robin was Claire Domville.
Harry Atkin, Amy Brookes, Rhys Taylor , Daniel Adams, Ray Kirk and Chris Gray.
Winner after round robin Daniel Adams.
On the 7th end of the final Claire was 10 – 3 up, by the 11th end it was 10 all then Daniel got into his stride and forged ahead to win 21 – 10.
During the day our classification team classified two of our new members which now means they can compete in the classified singles in the future.
All in all, it was a good day and enjoyed by all.
The medals and trophy were presented to the winners by Gedling IBC President Mal Frost.
Maggy Smith, DBE Competition Secretary thanked the markers and helpers and wished everyone a ‘Happy and healthy New Year’ and safe journey home.
DBE Maiden Singles – Sunday 17TH November 2019, Gedling IBC
16 bowlers entered the event on Sunday, sadly 3 had to withdraw due to illness and travel disruption just a few days before the event. It didn’t cause too much of a problem and the event went ahead without very little upset.
The format was a knockout with a Plate for those losing in the first round thus guaranteeing everyone at least 2 matches.
There were several very close, well fought matches which kept the spectators entertained.
Semi-finals saw Colin Milner from Milton Keynes take on Michelle White from Surrey. Michelle had won her previous games very convincingly but Colin from the 9th end forged ahead and won the game.
The other semi-final was an amazing game between Alastair Domville from York and new member Nigel Bechelet , Nigel is the Hampshire president. After 24 ends and the bell had rung the score was 18 shots all !! So we go into and extra end which Nigel won by one shot. Great game and good to watch.
The final for most part was a close game with Nigel pulling ahead on the last few ends to win.
The plate final was between Keith Mason from Northants and Colin Wagstaff from Grantham. Colin coming out the winner.
During the day our classification team, Physio Gill and technical classifier Sally, accessed 4 new members and reviewed one of our Elite squad.
All in all, a very busy day for all!
Thanks were given to the helpers who kindly marked the games and pushed the wheelchairs.
Trophies were presented and everyone wished a safe journey home.
Report provided by Margaret Smith (Competition Secretary)
Heavy rain and dangerous driving conditions across the country did not deter the players turning up for this celebration match. After some initial delays, the introductions and exchange of DBE pennant and Leicester County plaque, the match finally got under way and DBE really did show Leicester the WAY. From the off DBE took the lead and gently but surely increased their lead throughout the 18 ends.