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Calendar for the 2019 season

Get out your diaries! This year's Calendar is now available. Explore...

A few words from our 2019 President


I would like to thank you all for giving me this opportunity to be your President for the forthcoming year.

I will endeavour to uphold and maintain the very high standard that has been set by previous Presidents and committees, and know I will be very well supported by the elected officers for this coming year.

I am very much looking forward to my year in office, which will include Association friendlies, for which I am hoping for your continued support.

My Charity this year is The Children’s Air Ambulance

Finally I would like to wish you all a very successful season and very much look forward to your support in my year of office.

Paul Kennington

P&D President 2019 - Paul Kennington

2019 Portsmouth Open Bowls Tournament

The 83rd Portsmouth Open Bowls Tournament will be run from Sunday, 4th August – Saturday, 10th August.

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Appreciate the bowls scene from the whimsical point of view of our resident 'roving' reporter - DW

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Honours Boards

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, whether they have achieved greatness or not, 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 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 needs your help

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We are presently trying to capture the history of the P&D by placing on record within this website as much information as possible before it is lost.

If you have anything that might help please let us know.

Things that will be of particular interest are old photos and information to fill gaps on honours boards.

Everything and anything will be gratefully received. Let's list it before we lose it.


A 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. We strive to compile a complete record of all those who are worthy to call themselves winners in this great district.

We 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 general interest.



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