A warm welcome
and District Bowls Association
30th July 2015
20 Years of
Charity Fund Raising
Gardens BC has been raising funds for
charity for the last 20 years by running
two Bowls Tournaments; an Open Fours and
a Ladies v Men Triples.
year, not only were both events blessed
by excellent weather but they were also
well supported from clubs from all over
Open Fours, a special presentation
was made to the “Cosham Four”, four from
Cosham Park BC, led by Dave Hammond, who
have taken part in every Tournament
since the first one in 1995.
four players competed in four
preliminary games of six ends to
determine the finalists, which was
between Jim Anderson, Malcolm Jones,
Terry Hayward and Mike Hatchard (from
Gas Social Bowling) and Robert &
Margaret Hutchinson and Jean & Brian
Clasby (from Petersfield BC). And it was
the defending champions from Petersfield
who won, collecting £120 and a new
trophy, introduced for the first time
this year to mark the 20th
anniversary of the Tournament.
Ladies v Men Triples event was an
exciting affair as the Final had to go
to an extra end, while a play-off was
needed to determine who went through
from the Men.
took part, competing in five preliminary
games before a play off to determine
which teams went through to the final.
And it took a “sudden death” end to
decide the Men’s champions.
was between Gas Social’s Les Wilson,
Derek and Ron Langford, against the
Fareham twins of Sandy & Carol Pullin
together with Milton Ladies Rose Rogers.
It took an extra end to sort them out,
with the Men finally outlasting the
Ladies to win the trophy and £90.
in the day, the ladies’ team skipped by
Val Pearce, Liz Pescops and Pat McRae
had scored the maximum of 9shots on one
end to earn themselves “Hot Shot”
and their upcoming
President's Day, Pembroke Gardens are
£300 to the Portsmouth Down Syndrome
20 July 2015
Waverley Festival at County Finals
2015 County Finals were a festival
for the Southsea Waverley club, as
they reached the finals in the
Fours, Triples and Pairs. In fact
the Pairs & Triples finals were an
all Waverley affair – and no one can
remember anything similar happening
in a long while.
Pairs final pitched brother against
brother as Mike Aldren & Matt
Marchant took on Alex Marchant &
it was the 2014 County Champions
(Alex & Mark) 23-20.
in the Fours final in the afternoon,
the brothers teamed up with John
Biggs & Paul Cooke to take on a four
from Cove. Whether their exertions
form the morning had an effect, they
fell to a 23-18 defeat.
Triples final, between Mike Aldren,
Matt Marchant & Paul Cooke and Jon
Leggett, Mark Hammond & John Biggs
will be played at a later date.
of them now go on to Royal
Leamington Spa to represent
Hampshire in the National Finals.
Here’s how the other East entrants
the 4Wood Singles, College Park’s
Steve Feilder lost in the
Semi-Final, while Denmead’s Roly
Bloy lost in the Quarter Final (to
the eventual County Champion).
the Fours, Waverley’s Rob Moran,
Phil Drewball, Tony Ingram & Oliver
Mew lost in the Quarter Finals.
- In the 2Wood
Singles, Alexandra’s Jamie Cooke &
Fareham’s Dorian Bishop both lost in
the Semi Finals.
Mixed Pairs Tournament
In aid of 'The Breast Care Unit' at QA
Bank Holiday Monday 31st Aug 2015
Start time - 0930
3 Games of
9 ends + Final
is £9 per Team
available all day
Closing date for entries 18th July
of raffle to charity.
Priory Bowls Club
44th Open Bowls Tournament
In aid of 'The Rainbow Centre - Fareham
Sunday 9th Aug 2015
Start time - 0900
is £10 per four
Refreshments available throughout the
send entry form and remittance to
Tournament Secretary (address on form)
Donations to the raffle greatly
appreciated. ALL profits to charity.
Marchant Completes the
Portsmouth has a new
England International as, last Sunday at
the British Isles Bowls Council
Internationals in Scotland, Waverley’s
Matthew Marchant was called up from
keeping the bench warm to play lead for
the misfiring Steve Farish rink in the
final game against Wales.
after removing the
splinters, this upgrade
trick, as they beat Robert Weale’s rink
22-11, part of England’s 34shot victory.
That win completed a
clean sweep for England, as the previous
day they had beaten Scotland and Ireland
to win the Series.
Matt is only the 3rd
player from Portsmouth. He follows in
the footsteps of Keith Cross (Cosham BC)
who played for England between 1937 &
1949 and Harold Sawyer (Copnor BC) who
gained his caps in 1974.
In fact, Matt’s cap
completed a full set for him, as he had
already played for England at Junior
level outdoors as well as at Senior &
Junior level Indoors. Indeed, he was
Captain of England’s Under 25 (Junior)
team in his last year of being qualified
to play at that level.
Louis gets his Call Up
There was great news for
Waverley’s Louis McCubbin who found out
this week that he had been selected for
England’s Junior team for the Junior
International Series, being held at
Oxford City & County BC, Oxfordshire on
Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September.
1st July 2015
Northern Parade Turns
17th saw Northern Parade take on
a distinct Scarlet hue as
Alexandra BSC played hosts to
the Chelsea Pensioners Bowls
team. The Pensioners Bowls Club
is a mixed team, as there are
many female pensioners and Alex
have a history of playing the
Pensioners, with the last time
being in 2008.
The Pensioners emerged from
their coach resplendent in their
scarlet uniforms to be greeted
by Ken Graham, Alexandra's
President, together with many
ABSC members. In fact, there was
a surprise for Ken as he met an
old friend from year's past who
was brought up in Bedhampton.
Reminiscences abounded, so much
so that the game was nearly
When they were parted, both
teams changed in order for
battle to commence on the green.
An excellent match was enjoyed
by all and was topped by the
post match celebrations, led by
one of the Chelsea ladies
serenading President Ken with
everyone joining in the chorus
to "I'll be your Sweetheart".
It was obvious everyone enjoyed
themselves as Alex have been
invited to play the Pensioners
at their Royal Hospital home
As to the result, well in the
words of Ken Graham "The score
doesn't matter. It's the
camaraderie on the green we have
enjoyed and the new friends we
have made that counts".
12th June 2015
P&D Win Inaugural
The first game for the
new, annual “Solent Challenge” trophy
for games between the P&D and
Southampton & District BA saw a triumph
for the P&D as they beat Soton 130 shots
Match Secretary Paul
Robson wishes to thank the players from
11 of our clubs who gave us that
Unfortunately, the match
against Aldershot & District on Sunday
14th June has had to be cancelled, as
Aldershot cannot raise a team.
CAR PARKING AT
visiting teams please be aware that car
parking at the Portsmouth Water site is
at the front of Office Block as you
enter through the West Street gates. If
all spaces are full, you should turn
immediately left at the mini-roundabout
where there are two other large car
Under No Circumstances
should you 'double park' anywhere on
site as access for Company vehicles -
large lorries and vans with trailers -
may be required in the event of a water
You will also NOT
be permitted to drive through the
barrier to park due to security reasons,
although the barrier may be raised at
the conclusion of the game to exit the
site via the Brockhampton Road gate.
This is Portsmouth Water
company policy so please do not confront
the Security Staff if they ask you to
move a vehicle - they are only doing
Thank you for your
15th April 2015
Your attention is
drawn to the Child Protection Policies now being
applied. Please refer to the
Protection section for details and
downloadable forms that must be used.
15th April 2015
Bridgemary BC now have designated
Smoking Areas which are suitably
(...so now you know where to go when you
want to let of steam about your skip. Oh
and if you only see Grey Smoke rising,
they still haven't elected their
50th Anniversary Year
Open Triples Bowls Tournament
In aid of The Rosemary
Foundation - Hospice at Home
Limited to 24
Triples - 9.00-10.00 start
Friendly Fixtures for 2015
For those of you who would
like to take part in our friendly matches, start getting
your diaries up to date
9 Sept 2014
For those of you with long
Have a look at the
Hampshire Middleton Cup Team from 1971 and see who you
might recognise or remember. Until this year's success,
this was the last Hampshire Team to win the coveted
trophy - 43 years ago! Pictured are several legendary
Portsmouth players who helped make our area great
standing shoulder to shoulder with team mates famous and
Back row (l to r):
V Bullock, R Lewis, G Smythe, H Sawyer, L R Hall, W
Philips, J Latto, H Brown
3rd row: (l to r):
G Booth, P Line, D Peddie, M Walton, F Copper, F Taylor,
T Wilson, W A Hewitt
2nd row (l to r): K
Grout, I Cameron, A Fletcher, F Shell, D Dennis, J
Kinnear, L Edwards
Front row (l to r):
J Davidson, F Muddiman (Hon Sec), G Crispe (President),
H Palmer (S V President), C Neale, R Lott, J R Plomer
VIEWS FROM THE HEAD
A new section
in which events and characters will come under scrutiny
from our resident 'roving' reporter - DW
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In keeping with the P&D's attempt
to make a record of the history of Bowls and Bowlers in
Portsmouth photographs are being added to the various honours
boards as and when they become available. It is hoped this will
capture memorabilia before it is lost to time and give everybody
a chance to put faces to the many names who have achieved
success in the sport. It can be nice to see faces of long lost
friends and adversaries.
If you have photographs of any
individual or team that have been honoured please let the
Secretary borrow them so they may be copied and posted. Unless
we make the effort now we may never get the chance again.
But please don't stop there. If
you have photos of your club, its teams, the members or any
events that might make interesting viewing we can add these to
our photo gallery.
Let's not lose our history and
heritage. Many thanks in anticipation.
the P&D by
before it is
If you have
let us know.
will be of
to fill gaps
it before we
Big thank you
Our appreciation to everybody
who has contributed in our quest
to fill in the missing
information on Honours Boards.
Please keep it coming and we
will eventually compile a
complete record of all those who
are worthy to call themselves
winners in this great district.
hope you find discovery of
historical 'artefacts' relating
to the P&D interesting.
Members of the P&D are
actively encouraged to
submit reports and
photos of their matches,
club activities or any
articles that might be
considered amusing or of