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Views from the Head

League Tables and Fixtures for the 2017 season now available for your diaries.
P&D Rules

All the P&D Rules available via the Rules page have been updated to show the changes agreed at the 2017 AGM.

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20th March 2017

Portsmouth Open Bowls Tournament 2017

The 81st Portsmouth Open Bowls Tournament is being run from Sunday 30th July (Mixed Pairs) to Saturday 5th August (Finals Day).

For more information please see here ====> {Poster}

An entry form can be downloaded from here ======> {Entry Form}


Monday 13th March 2017


A grand gathering


The number of people gathered at Porchester Crematorium to say their goodbyes to departed friend Trev was a true indicator of how well everybody loved and respected this memorable character and ambassador for bowls.


Trevor seemed to have been playing bowls forever and in that time had achieved many honours within the game, mentored many players who would go on to greater things and become friend to countless others. He shall be greatly missed.


A few words from our 2017 President


I would like to thank you all for giving me the privilege of becoming your President for 2017. I follow a very strong team of Past Presidents and hope that I can maintain the high standard set by my predecessors.

Iím sure that with the support of the Committee I will be able to.

I look forward to all of the P&D Clubs supporting the P&D Friendlies that have been booked for my year of office and hope to see as many of you as possible playing in them during the season.

My charity is ďThe Da Vinci RobotĒ that is at the Q.A Hospital.

Finally, I would like to wish you all a very successful season and look forward to your support during my year of office.

Martyn Reynolds



Pompey Bowlers Take up office

Congratulations to the following P&D Bowlers who have taken up the following positions:

Hazel will become Englandís President in 2019.

Everyone in the P&D Bowling fraternity wishes Hazel well.




Bowls Hampshireís Menís President 2017

 Fortonís Ian Mulholland


Middleton Cup Manager

Gosportís Derek Collins

(3 year term of office)



Bowls Englandís Junior Vice President for 2017 - Hazel Marke



Appreciate the bowls scene from the whimsical point of view of 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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