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Last updated - 21 July 2018 08:31

Steve Ireland and Bob Henstridge went to Leamington Spa last weekend and played in the Disability Bowls England ( DBE ) National Pairs Finals.  They were beaten 20 -17 in the semi - finals by Paul Brown and Kieran Rollings who both represented England in the Commonwealth Games in Australia. Paul and Kieran won the final and retain their title.  Very well done to Bob and Steve on reaching the semi-final.

PRESS for your copy of the Men's County Finals Day Programme.  Your presence at any of the two days would be most appreciated.

The ladies won through to Leamington in the Walker Cup - for the first time since 1989 apparently. They beat Surrey in the Regional Semi Final and then beat Berkshire in the Regional Final. They will now be playing at Leamington on Sunday 19th August in the Walker Cup and the Men in the Balcomb Trophy on Sunday 26th - the first time in living memory that both have qualified in these two competitions.

We are pleased to report that Darrell Petts - Div 1 VP Controller is now out of Brighton Hospital and is currently at: 

Westerleigh Nursing Home, 18 Corsica Road, Seaford BN25 1BD.  Phone 01323 892335.

Where he expects to be for a further couple of months.

Rod McBeth has spoken to the care home to confirm he is there and have established that visiting times are anytime - as long as the person wishes to see the visitor - but up to 11 am they may be having a bath etc.  It may best if you ring before you visit.

If anyone is in the area and wishes to visit I am sure Darrell will welcome seeing you.

The men’s County Competitions are progressing well. Details can be found on this website in ‘Men’s pages’, ‘Men’s Competitions’, ‘Final Stages at a Glance’. Even if you have not qualified this year, please come along to watch, and support the competitors: you’re certain to see some quality bowling.  Finals weekend takes place on 21 & 22 July at Worthing Pavilion, the detailed program cab be printed out as shown above. 

For competitors please note the dress code for all finals is “Whites”. Club Shirts (or white shirts where no club shirt is registered), with white trousers or shorts, all as detailed within the County Rules.

We are pleased to announce that our team have qualified for the National Inter County Double Rink (Balcombe  Trophy) semi final at Leamington Spa on 26th August. Our team have won four very tough games against Buckinghamshire and Hampshire in the early rounds. On Sunday they won a very close game against Oxfordshire and thrashed Kent in the Regional Final to qualify for Leamington.


Well done to the team for playing some very excellent games especially in the final.


Good luck at the Nationals.

Ajay Morphett has been selected to represented England Indoors in the U18 Internationals in October to be played in Wales. Congratulations Ajay, let’s hope the results are as good as last year.
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The format of the Men’s Inter-County Junior Two Fours Competition, the White Rose Trophy, is to change from 2019.
Following a review of the current format by Bowls England in consultation with key stakeholders including County Associations at the Counties Meeting in November 2017, the event will become a single rink competition, with each County Association having the ability to enter a maximum of two teams.
To be eligible to play in the White Rose Trophy, bowlers shall be members of clubs affiliated to their County Association and have not attained their 25th birthday by 1st April in the year of the competition.
County Associations have been contacted by Bowls England to advise of their intention to enter in 2019.
Bowls England will confirm the
 dates for 2019 once a response has been received from all County Associations.

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