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A few words from the P&D's 2016 President


I would like to thank you for giving me the privilege of becoming your President for 2016.

I will endeavour to uphold the standards set by previous Presidents.

I have a strong team of officers to support me and I am looking forward to the year ahead being a good year for the Portsmouth and District Bowling Association.

I am looking forward to the season and meeting new and old friends.

My charity this year is the Elizabeth Foundation for Deaf Children. This is a local charity based in Cosham to help deaf children up to school age and I look forward to your support.

I wish all members and clubs a successful year and trust the weather will be kind to us.

John Pearson
P&D President 2016

17th May 2016

County U25 Team News

Congratulations to three of the P&D youngsters who have been selected to play in Hampshire’s Under 25 team in the National 2 Rink White Rose team.

Louis McCubbin (Waverley) is leading in a rink being skipped by Danny Smith (Alex), whilst Cowplain’s Dan Palmer is in the other rink.

A fourth, Harry Hutchings (Alex), is one of the reserves for their 1st Round match against Surrey BC being played at Cove BC in Farnborough on Saturday May 28th.

We wish them all the best of luck


May 2016

Another One Bites The Dust

Sadly, we have to inform you that after 102 years of existence, Copnor Bowling Club have had to disband due to falling membership numbers.

This means that Division 3, Combination 3 & Midweek Blue are now short of 1 team and that, for those clubs with teams in those Divisions, their teams will have the night/afternoon off when they are due to be playing them.


Gosport Bowling Club

Men's Open Fours Competition

 Sunday 12th June 2016.

£100 First Prize - Winner & R/U Trophies

Entries are limited to 24 teams.

Entry Fee £30 (£7.50 per player)

Fee inlcudes: Ploughman Lunch, Tea & hot beverages

For further information, please contact Ken Stanbury at


- or (023) 9252 1745

Entry Form

Gosport Bowling Club

2016 Ron Sellwood Mixed Open

Sunday 31st July

Mixed Triples Competition - £100 Prize for winning team

£16.50 Entry per team (£5.50 per player) incl Ploughman's

Bacon rolls, tea and coffee available throughout

Early entry is strongly recommended – Closing date for entries = 22nd July

Teams wishing to enter should contact: Gosport Club Secretary on

gosportbowling@virginmedia.com or 02392521745

2016 Pembroke Garden Open Tournaments

Pembroke Gardens BC are, once again, running their very enjoyable Open Fours and Open Triples Tournaments again this year in June and July.

For more information and poster for your notice board click

Click image right for an entry form for either >>>

For further information, please contact:

- TREVOR WATKINS on (023) 9279 1355 or 07762 351942

- or JOHN BROOKES on (023) 9281 1186

2016 Portsmouth Open Bowls Tournament

The 80th Portsmouth Open Bowls Tournament is being held between Sunday 31st July to Saturday 6th August (Finals Day).

Entry Fee £5 per competitor.


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

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Child Protection


Your attention is drawn to the Child Protection Policies now being applied. Please refer to the Child Protection section for details and downloadable forms that must be used.

P&D Friendly Fixtures for 2016

For those of you who would like to take part in our friendly matches, start getting your diaries up to date here

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 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 needs your help

Dave Wildman in drag

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 and we will eventually 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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