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16th April 2014

Copnor Bowls Club is 100 this year

As part of their Centenary Year, Copnor Bowling Club are having two Open Days on Saturday 26th April and Saturday 10th May at 2pm - all welcome.

In addition, they also welcome beginners on a Monday afternoon at 2pm to encourage potential bowlers to try their hand - you will be well looked after by Copnor members.

The members today

Copnor BC 1914 (Click to enlarge)

Enjoy a cup of tea and a chat to find out more about joining the club.

The Swordsands Bowling Association (who run the bowling facilities) offer a competitively priced season ticket, and if you are under 30, the first year’s season ticket is free.

So, if you are interested, why not pop along to their green at Swordsands Bowling Association, which is situated at the Eastern Road end of Tangiers Road - next to the College.


11th April 2014

78th Portsmouth Open Bowls Tournament

Sunday 3rd to Saturday 9th August 2014.

Entries now being taken.

For more information, entry form and gallery of the 2013 winners please

click here



11th April 2014

Leigh Park Charity Triples

Sunday 7th Sept 2014 in aid of The Rosemary Foundation. Numbers strictly limited 24 teams. Start times 9 & 10am.

Prizes for winners and runners up.

Buffet, Bar & Raffle Prizes.

A great fun day. Come along and join the day!


30th March 2014

Cowplain Bowling Club invites you to experience their hospitality

Cowplain Bowling Club are having an open day on Saturday May 10th from 10:00 to 15:00. Everyone welcome, beginners can come along and have a go!

Cowplain Bowing Club

17th March 2014

Invitation to Clubs of the Portsmouth & District

Chris Young Bowls Roadshow will be visiting Hayling Island Bowling Club on Friday 25th April. For more details please contact Hayling Island BC



More dates for your diary.

Rowland Cup has now been drawn. Please check when and where you are playing.

More dates in the Friendlies calendar. Book your rink in now with our new 'online' form.


Some reminders

1) The P&D Constitution and Competition, League & Midweek League Rules have been updated to reflect the changes agreed at the 2014 AGM.
To view, follow the "Rules" link from our Home page and they will be in this year's Manual.

2) Sadly, we lost Post Office BC during the winter. Their members voted to disband in November.

3) However, the good news is that Portchester BC have returned to the fold. They will be playing in the West Division of the Midweek League.

And there's more....

Rumours have been heard that Rowner Bowls Club (see picture further down this page) have been approached with a view to 'Twinning' by Hambledon Village who themselves have recently twinned with Bruges and Venice.

13th Feb 2014

Friendlies fixtures are now available for your diaries

If you would like to submit a rink from your club simply use the new form available at the top of the Friendlies Fixtures list.

Or you might like to challenge the P&D to a friendly at your club. Please use the invitation form at the top of the Friendlies Fixtures page.


28th January 2014

League and Combination fixtures are now available for your diaries

Unbelievable as it may sound, the 2014 bowls season will soon be upon us. Please take a look at the Competition section for League and Combination fixtures.

Please keep an eye on divisional fixtures for any changes that prove necessary.

P&D 2014 AGM

A brief note to inform you all of what was agreed at the 2014 P&D AGM.

As you'll see from an earlier posting, Ken Graham has now taken over the reins as P&D President (as he was getting bored no longer being County President and needed something to keep him busy!!)

Les is now our Senior Vice President and we were all pleased that John Pearson from Alexandra agreed to become our Junior Vice President (obviously his term in office back in 2011 hadn't put him off!!)

Paul Robson was formally voted in to replace Jim Bartlett as our Match Secretary. Jim will be missed, but we know that Paul will do an excellent job in stepping into his shoes - in fact he has already set up our fixtures for the forthcoming season.

After 3 years in the role, John Ralphs stood down as our Midweek League Secretary. Ken Graham paid tribute to all his hard work he performed during his term of office.

To replace him, Martyn Reynolds of Star & Crescent stepped forward. So please all give him your support in his 1st year.

Changes were also agreed to the P&D Constitution, Competition, League & Midweek Rules. The new rules will appear soon on the website with changes marked.

The following items were also agreed:


1) Capitation Fees were set at £1.50, 0.75p for Juniors (under 18)

2) P&D Competition forms are now to be sent to Treasurer with the full entry fees.
(No pay No play.)

3) To replace the old County Secretary's Singles (which Bowls Hampshire dropped), there will now be a P&D Club Secretary Singles, open to each club's Secretary or Treasurer, Male or Female.

There is No entry fee for this competition.

4) P&D Friendly matches.

a) There is a new form to nominate players for each P&D Friendly game and it doesn't have to be a complete rink that is put forward. This will be available on the P&D Website for downloading as well as being sent to all Club Secretary's.

b) The following Price structure was agreed:

- For Away matches where a Coach is being used, then costs will be £15 for players and £12 for guests (which includes after match meal).

- For Away matches where travel is by car, then each passenger should pay the driver £5 to cover his/her costs. In addition, there will be a match fee (including cost of the after game meal).

- For all Home matches, the fee will be set to cover costs (i.e. match fee and after game meal).


NOTE: The match and meal costs will be sent out to each club when player nominations are asked for.



A new section in which events and characters will come under scrutiny from our resident 'roving' reporter - DW

Look out! Go there now...

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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