It is with regret that the County has learned of the death of a stalwart of local Bowls and the Derbyshire EBA.
Ernie Mills was a Past President of the County Association and was a member at Long Eaton Town Bowls Club for many years.
The 2019 AGM will be held on the 3rd. December (Tuesday) at 7.30 p.m. The venue will be Erewash Indoor Bowls Club
ENGLAND TRIALS 2019
It is no surprise that following such a good year the following have been selected for England trials in September.
Phil Broughton who reached four county finals (winning three of them) and was also captain and a skip in the Balcomb Trophy team that reached the semi-final at Leamington deserves another chance to represent England (following on from U25 honours several years ago).
Daniel Thornhill who reached two county finals, winning both, and also skipped a rink in the Balcomb deserves this first chance too. Good luck to both these 'newcomers'
Ashley Clipston has also been rewarded for continued success - playing for England in this year's Home Internationals - and has also been invited to attend the 'training camp' for a restricted number of bowlers as well as the England trials.
COUNTY CHAMPIONS (Mens section) 2019
This section has been updated to include this year's winners and runners up.
The county appearances after the 2019 season are now updated on the web site. Congratulations to the players 'passing a milestone'. Russ Robinson has made over 100 appearances and James Hornsby has now over 50 appearances for the county. The figures include the squad selected for the Balcomb Trophy final stages at Leamington on August 25th. 2019.
THURSDAY LEAGUE RESULTS 2019
The final League Results are now on the site. Thanks to Stephen Guildford for collating and publishing these results. Congratulations to Stute for winning the League narrowly from Long Eaton Town. Derby West End were third.
DERBYSHIRE BOWLS ASSOCIATION - MEN's SECTION AGM 2018
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.
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 2019
This years finals were held on Sunday 8th. September at Worcester BC. Congratulations to Phil Broughton & Jamie Haskins who won the Pairs Competition. And to Martyn Allsopp, James Hornsby & John Arnett who retained the TRiples title.
CONGRATULATIONS to ASHLEY CLIPSTON
Ash has been selected for the next Home International Games for England in 2020. Very well done.
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.
Website Design by Katy Smith