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BOWLS DERBYSHIRE 'THURSDAY' LEAGUE 2019.

The pre-season meeting for the League has been arranged for Tuesday 19th. March starting at 7.00 p.m. @ Long Eaton Town BC. An agenda and supporting papers has been sent to club representatives by the League Chairman. We look forward to a successful meeting.


COUNTY COMPETITIONS 2019


The draw for the 2019 Competitions has been made and is available on the County website (www.derbyshirebowls.com) by following the tabs available. The draw for the Pairs will be updated asap.

 

BALCOMB TROPHY 2019


Derbyshire have been drawn to play Durham in the 2019 Balcomb Trophy Double Rink. This game has now been arranged for June 9th. 2019 at York Railway Institute (Y024 4HX). A 10.00 a.m. start has been requested - both counties would like this time - but we await final confirmation of the start time. York RI have kindly offered catering and bar facilities - again with numbers requiring food to be confirmed nearer the time. The regional games which follow on the 23rd. June, 2019 are also to be held at York Railway Institute. The County Fixtures have been adjusted as a result of this information.



DERBYSHIRE BOWLS ASSOCIATION - MEN's SECTION AGM


The 2018 Annual General Meeting took place on Tuesday December 4th. 2018 at Erewash Indoor Bowls Club. 


Congratulations to the elected Officers - their details are now updated on this site. May I remind all clubs and individual players that entries into the Bowls England National Competitions, which culminate in the Finals at Leamington, are due in to the Competition Secretary by 1st. January 2019.

Likewise clubs affiliating to Bowls England (without which Competition Entries cannot be accepted) should return their Affiliation Fees by the same date at the rate agreed at the AGM per registered player.



MIDLAND COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

Congratulations to the Derbyshire Trips team of Martyn Allsopp, James Hornsby and John Arnett who beat Paul Broderick's trips from Worcestershire at the Avon BC, Stratford on Sunday 9th. September 2018. On a reportedly tricky rink the Derbyshire trio picked up two 'fives' to complete the win.

Unfortunately Dan Thornhill in the Pairs lost in the semi-final.

However it was good to have representatives from two disciplines at the Finals Day.


CONGRATULATIONS to ASHLEY CLIPSTON

Ash has been selected for the next Home International Games for England in 2019. Ashley is one of only four players who have been automatically selected. Very well done.


CONGRATULATIONS to BEN BYWATER and ELOISE COLLINS

Well done to both Ben and Eloise who have been invited to attend the Under 18 Youth Academy Selection Event at Leamington on Sunday 23rd. September this year.

It augurs well for the county when the young talent is being recognized by Bowls England and through the Sutton Winson Competition results (see below) several young Derbyshire bowlers are being noted by Bowls England.


COUNTY APPEARANCES

The county appearances after the 2018 season are now updated on the web site. Congratulations to the three players 'passing a milestone'. Harry Bowles and Les Wood have both made over 100 appearances and John Bowley has now over 150 appearances for the county.


SUTTON WINSON COMPETITION - Leamington 2018

Congratulations to young bowlers Kieran Chambers, Ben Bywater and Laurence Collins for their success over the weekend at Leamington. Kieran progressed to the Quarter Finals of the Singles with a win in the last 32 over Brandon King (Oxon) 2-0 (8-5,8-1) and in the last 16 a win over Aiden Maries (Warwicks) 2-0 (6-5,6-2). To reach the quarter finals is an achievement Kieran can be proud of.

In the Plate competition two Derbyshire bowlers went even better. Ben Bywater playing with James Powell from Kent were eventual winners of the competition. In the final they played Laurence Collins and Jake Parkhurst and the final went to a deciding set, Ben and James being eventual winners 2-1 (7-1, 5-6, 1-0).

To have two Derbyshire bowlers reach the final is to their great credit. Well done to Ben and Laurence.


In the Ladies two wood competition Eloise Collins won her first round match - once again an excellent achievement for a young Derbyshire bowler competing in the Ladies competition.


DBA League - Final standings

Thanks to Stephen Guildford, who has coordinated and published the League results week by week, the final league table can be found by following the links from the Open League tab. Stephen has done a superb job and the League committee and main county officers are very grateful for his help. We hope it is a role he will continue next season.


NATIONAL MIXED FOURS QUALIFIERS

Congratulations to Phil Broughton, Jamie Haskins, Helen Lewis-Wall and Sally-Ann Lewis Wall for reaching the final stages of the National Mixed Fours competition again this year. They won their final qualifying game at Leicester BC 24-12. Here's hoping they can beat last year's performance when they only went out at the semi-final stage of the competition at Leamington.


FINALS DAY - SUNDAY 22nd. July at LONG EATON BC - Leamington Qualifers (Men) & WINNERS

Trips - Martyn Allsopp, James Hornsby and John Arnett (17) beat Connor Borrett, Bob Prati, Paul Wilkinson  (16) -extra end played

Men's Champion of Champions Singles - Dan Thornhill (21) beat John Wilcoxson (6)

Men's Pairs - Tom Doig and Dan Thornhill (23) beat Alan Williams and Bob Prati (15)

Junior Singles - Connor Borrett (21) beat Lewis Harris (11)

Mens Fours Final - Russ Robinson, Josh Grant, Tom Doig and Dan Thornhill (19) beat Arran Bee, Bernie Greenough, Steve Menzies and Ashley Clipston (18)

Mens Senior Fours - Mervyn Sankey, Steve MIddlemass, Harry Bowles and John Bowley (21) beat Bob Prati, Brian Allcock, Andy Lees and Eric Conley (8)


All the men winners from these finals and runners up in the Pairs, Triples and Fours will qualify for the National Championship Finals at Leamington. This will include the 2 Wood winner Michael Bowley and runner up Martyn Allsopp and the Junior Pairs winners Laurence Collins and Ben Bywater.

The Men's 4 Wood Singles was contested between Kieran Chambers and Bob Prati - both will qualify for Leamington. Bob was the winner of the competition but congratulations to Kieran in doing so well in his first year with the county.


LADIES LEAMINGTON QUALIFIERS

Congratulations to the following Ladies who have qualified for the Leamington Championships in August. 

​2 Wood Singles - Jacqueline Henderson (Stute) Eloise Collins (Long Eaton Town)

4 Wood Singles - Jacqueline Henderson (Stute) Elaine Haddon-Holmes (Stute)

U25 Singles - Eloise Collins (Long Eaton Town)

Pairs - Brenda Bird & Liz Greenough; Shelley Brennan & Mary Ronald (all Derby West End)

Trips - Sue Wright, Val Harrop & Madeline Hawkins (Concordia)

Trips - Wendy Ball, Jacqueline Henderson & Elaine Haddon-Holmes (Stute)

Fours - Barbara Mee, Wendy Ball, Jacqueline Henderson & Elaine Haddon Holmes (Stute)

Fours - Sue Wright, Pauline Travers, Val Harrop & Madeline Hawkins (Concordia)

Senior Pairs - Wendy Ball & Elaine Haddon-Holmes (Stute)

Senior Singles result to follow


NEW WEB SITE 


Welcome to the new Derbyshire Bowls Association web site. The county have been fortunate in obtaining sponsorship from Chatsworth Wealth Management. We have to thank Chris Gooding who made the first contact with us and for facilitating a meeting between the County and the sponsors. We asked that part of the sponsorship deal was to have a new web site built which we had better access to, in order to keep all parts of the site more up to date than has been possible in the past.

The representatives from Chatsworth Wealth Management, Colin Smith and Rick Fawdrey, not only agreed to sponsor the website but also to provide new caps for the county players and bowls towels which our players and officials can use. There will also be a sponsors banner to display at Long Eaton Town.

The design of the web site was put into the very capable hands of Katy Smith and what you see has only been made possible by her determination to provide the site we asked for. She could not have been more helpful and patient as we have made our requests for changes to her original design and for help in understanding how we can access the site and edit detail for ourselves.

So a big thank you to all involved in this process. It has happened quickly and we hope you will enjoy the site which will progress further in the next few weeks.

 

Two Wood Singles


Congratulations to Mike Bowley who won the Two Wood Singles qualification finals at Long Eaton Town BC on the 10th. June 2018. His opponent who also qualifies for the Bowls England finals at Leamington was Martyn Allsopp. In a keenly fought final Mike ran out winner by 17 shots to 8.