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23rd Aug 2016


National Menís Champion Of Champions

Congratulations to Martin Ellis of Lee-On-Solent who has won through to the National Menís Champion Of Champions finals after beating Star & Crescentís Simon Filippi 21-11 in the Area Final. His first match is on August 23rd.



18th Aug 2016


County Club Finals

Congratulations to Southsea Waverley who won the Bowls Hampshireís County Club Competition after a titanic struggle with Cove in the Final.

In the Semiís, they saw of Eastleigh Railway, the Southern Area Champions, 92-73, whilst Cove, the Northern Area Champions, despatched Boscombe Cliff, the Western Area Champions, 78-54.

In the Final, Waverley raced off to a large lead, only for Cove to fight back so that with 2ends to play the scores were level. But the Waverley rink skipped by Gary Starks kept their nerve to pick up singles on each of them to win the match by 2shots.


Rowland Hospital Cup Final


Last Sunday, Southsea Waverley added the Rowland Hospital Cup to their trophy cabinet as they easily beat Fareham by 33shots to regain the trophy after losing out to Alexandra last year.

Waverley took command from the start and surge into a 22shots lead after 5ends. At the half-way point they were 17shots ahead and extended that to 36shots by the 15th. Fareham conceded defeat soon afterwards.



Above: 2016 Rowland Cup Winners - Waverley BC           Below: 2016 Rowland Cup R/U - Fareham BC



28th June 2016

Not Everything is about Bowls

For the last 20 years, Pembroke Gardens BC have been supporting local charities by running Fund Raising events as well as running Open Triples & Fours tournaments, proceeds from which are passed onto their chosen charity.

For the last two years, Pembroke have been supporting the Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association (PDSA).

A few weeks ago, Pembroke held a Fund Raising event to which they invited a few families along who are members of the PDSA.

All who attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves, as can be seen in these delightful pictures.

Leigh Park 2016 Charity Triples


Each year, Leigh Park Bowls Club runs a Charity Triples Competition in aid of Charity.


This year, they are supporting Dementia UK which offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.


Through their world-class Admiral Nurses, Dementia UK work hand in hand with families, helping them cope with the fear, uncertainty and difficult everyday reality of dementia.

This year, the Charity Triples is being held on

Sunday 11th September starting at 9.00 and 10.00

depending on the number of entries.

There is a maximum of 24 Triples, so if any wish to support us in the event, by either entering, or making a donation (as you may already have a member in your family who suffer with dementia), please download and complete the entry form and return it to Pete Robinson at the address on the form.

You have until August 31st 2016 to enter this worthwhile event.

Entry Form



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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