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DBE Classified Singles 29th February & 1st March 2020 – Report

B6 Group

Joe Peplow

Craig Bowler

Steve Bigg

Michelle White

Mark Cooper

B7 Group One

Helen Wood

Steve Angus

Colin Curtis

Fynn Kieser

Colin Milner

Alex Comack

B7 Group Two

Bob Loves

Jonathan Stokes

Tim Swann

Stephen Stockley

Alistair Domville

Andrew Bayston

B8 Group

Mike Robertson

Dave Fisher

Gary Swift

Dylan Morton

Kieran Rollings


B6 and B8 groups played in a round robin format.

B7 because of numbers played a round robin in their group with the winning player in each group playing off in a final.

Ranked players were spread between the 2 groups.

All groups were fiercely competitive with a show of some wonderful bowling.

In the B6 and B8 groups the winners were both decided in the last game.

B6 group – Joe Peplow was 4 pts + 34 shots with one game to play.

Craig, Steve and Michelle were on 2 pts with one game to go and Mark Cooper on 6 pts + 2 shots but had finished all of his games and had to sit and watch in anticipation.

Joe’s last match was against Michelle who had beaten Mark and she came very close to beating Joe loosing only by 2 shots.

Joe finished on 6 pts +36 shots and pipped Mark on shots difference.

B7 groups

Group one – before the last round of the round robin, Helen and Steve were both on 8 pts, Helen +50 shots and Steve + 48 shots with each other to play. Helen winning by 16 shots to 9 and going into the final.

Group two – One player had to withdraw on the Sunday morning so his games played were ‘scratched’ leaving the scores before the last round with Bob on 6 pts + 42 shots Tim on 6 pts + 24 and Jonathan on 4 pts +32 with Bob and Jonathan to play each other in the last round, Tim had finished his games. Bob won his match putting him on 8 points and into the final.

Helen and Bob had both won all of their matches so the final was shaping up to be a good one!

Helen came out the winner by 19 shots to 10 although the score didn’t belie the game, it was a great to watch.

B8 group – this group were so evenly matched it was anyone’s to win. At the end of the penultimate round. Kieran had finished his games and was on 5 pts -1 shot. Dave, Gary and Mike were on 3 pts and Dylan 2.

4 players had drawn games and all shots difference were very low.

The end of the last session was really exciting, 3 players finished with 5 points Kieran , Mike and Gary. Gary was playing Dylan in the last match, Dylan fired at the head , the jack hit the back board and bounced back up the rink right on the edge. We had to check if it was in or out with the mirror and it was just in and left Gary with 4 shots to finish and win the group.


B6 – Joe Peplow

Runner up – Mark Cooper

B7 – Helen Wood

Runner up – Bob Love

B8 – Gary Swift

Runner up – Mike Robertson

Thanks went to all of the helpers/ markers for working so hard over the weekend.

Congratulations to the winners and runners up but also admiration to all of the bowlers who competed and made the event such a success. Some wonderful bowling, I am so proud of our members.

Margaret (Maggy) Smith DBE Comp Sec.

B8 Winner – Gary Swift
B7 Winner – Helen Wood
B6 Winner – Joe Peplow








The Board of DBE have pleasure in announcing the appointment of a new Chairperson, Steve Watson…

A message from our new Chairperson Steve Watson.

I am very honoured and proud to be the new Chairperson for Disability Bowls England Charity Trust. I am looking forward to working together with the board of DBE during these difficult times and also to meeting everyone again when safe to do so.

As we promote and move DBE in the right direction as the organisation continues to grow at pace, we will all need to be creative in our thinking as we adapt to new ways to steady the ship for “Our New World” after lockdown.

I would like to thank Paul Brown who for the past 6 years, has been the driving force behind DBE, showcasing it to a much wider world audience and has set very high standards for me to follow and maintain.

Lawn Bowls is truly “A Sport for All”

Steve Watson.




Daniel Adams wins Unclassified Singles

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.

Yellow Group
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.


Report provided by Maggy Smith 

SELECTION: Home Nations Championships

Disability Bowls England is delighted to announce its team selected to represent DBE at the Home Nations Championships in 2020. 

The Championships will take place from Friday 27th March until Sunday 29th March at Potters Resort, Coast Road, Hopton-on-Sea, NR31 9BX.

Para Squad (Two Mixed Triples with a B6 player in each)

Lead: Michelle White (Dartford Stone Lodge IBC, Kent)*
Second: Kieran Rollings (Kettering Lodge IBC, Northamptonshire)
Skip: Mike Robertson (Peterborough IBC, Cambridgeshire)

Lead: Joe Peplow (Malvern Hills IBC, Worcestershire)*         
Second: Bob Love (Tamworth IBC, Staffordshire)#
Skip: Helen Wood (York & District IBC, Yorkshire)

Reserves (Listed in alphabetical order and to attend if requested):           
David Fisher (Colchester West End IBC, Essex)
Dylan Morton (Cambridge & County IBC, Cambridgeshire)
Jonathan Stokes (Riverain IBC, Hertfordshire)
Gary Swift (Harrogate IBC, Yorkshire)

VI Squad (Two Mixed Pairs with a B2 and B3 player in each)

Lead: Alison Yearling (Plymouth Life Centre, Devon)
Director: Sue Wherry (St Austell BC,  Cornwall)
Skip: Chris Turnbull (Scarborough IBC, Yorkshire)
Director: Jeff Smith (Gedling IBC, Nottinghamshire)

Lead: Sarah Marshall (Berkhamsted IBC, Hertfordshire)
Director: Chris Venn (Lillington BC, Warwickshire)*
Skip: Darren Moon (Plymouth Life Centre, Devon)
Director: David Stott (St Andrews IBC, Somerset)

Team Manager: Mo Monkton

* New Cap
# Captain

Nigel Bechelet secures Maiden Singles title

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)

Mike Robertson tops 2019 Outdoor Ranking List

Congratulations to Mike Robertson who has topped the 2019 Outdoor Ranking List.

1 – Mike Robertson (B8 – 83 points)
2 – Kieran Rollings (B8 – 82 points)
3 – Jonathan Stokes (B7 – 45 points)
4 – Paul Brown (B6 – 44 points)
5 – Steve Ireland (B7 – 30 points)

Click here to view the full 2019 Outdoor Ranking List

Mike (right) collecting his DBE Pairs Runner-Up trophies with Jonathan Stokes from Bowls Australia’s Steve Glasson OAM