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League & ROWLAND CUP Fixtures.Amendments made, Please check whether they affect you

3rd July 2017


Rules Clarifications


Recently I have had some queries about dress code for P&D games and also Smoking on the green.


So, can I please ask you to ensure all your bowlers are aware of the following which applies to ALL games played under the P&D jurisdiction.


1) Smoking on the Green.


Only 3 clubs in the P&D allow smoking on the green – Alexandra, Waverley & Star.

So, if visiting any other club, please follow their ruling re smoking – which can be found on their club's entry on the P&D Website.


In short, you CANNOT smoke on any green, other than the 3 mentioned above, and this ALSO includes e-cigarettes (vaps is another term i believe).


A lot of clubs have designated smoking areas, so PLEASE accede to the Host club's regulations.


2) Dress Code


In all P&D matches, players MUST wear (as stipulated in League Rule 12b)


- White or Club Shirts

- Grey or White Trousers

- Heelless Bowls Shoes


NOTE Also that SHORTS may NOT be worn for any P&D game.


3) Coloured Bowls Shoes


It appears that manufacturers are now producing Bowls Shoes in colours other than White, Grey or Brown.


Unfortunately, under the Laws of Bowls (have a look at the inside back cover) the only colour of bowl shoes that can be worn are White, Grey or Brown.


As we play to the Laws Of Bowls then these are the only type of bowls shoes that can be worn.


I have just spoken with Bowls England who have told me they are looking into this matter with the possibility that this ruling will be changed for next year.





County Competitions East Area Finalists 2017


The East Area Finals have been completed, and the following are now through to the County Quarter Finals

4Wood Singles

Graeme Coles (Rowner) beat David Palmer (Cowplain) 21-6
Charlie Bailey (Fareham) beat Michael Aldren (Southsea Waverley) 21-10


2Wood Singles

Michael Aldren (Southsea Waverley) beat Jamie Ward (Bedhampton) 16-13
Andrew Hibberd (Priory) beat David Plowright (Cowplain) 13-10

Louis McCubbin & John Biggs (Southsea Waverley) beat Terry Puttrell & Karl Stanley (Gosport) 22-11

Paul Lawrence & Steve Feilder (Alexandra) beat Michael Aldren & Matthew Marchant (Southsea Waverley) 19-15


Merv Netley, Colin Clark & Allan Leppard (Emsworth) beat Marty Wake, Paul Lawrence & Steve Feilder (Alexandra) 17-16

Peter Alcock, Roly Bloy & Adrian Snook (Priory) beat Martin Ellis, Pete Gentry & Phil Sanders (Lee-On-Solent) 20-9


Danny Smith, Paul Lawrence, Marty Wake & Steve Feilder (Alexandra) beat David Palmer, Daniel Palmer, Peter Crowley & Bryan Franklin (Cowplain) 23-13

Phil Pinder, John Bailey, Barry Stafford & Graeme Coles (Rowner) beat Rob Moran, Tony Ingram, Phil Drewball & Ollie Mew (Southsea Waverley) 27-8

2Wood Triples
Dave Biggs, Dave Brown & Andy McKain (Milton Park) beat Dave Walker, Mick Edney & Brent Riste (Portsmouth Water) 33-5


3rd July 2017


Leigh Park Open Triples in Aid of Dimentia UK


Leigh Park are running an Open Triples in aid of Dimentia UK on Sunday 10th September

More information and an entry form can be found here (please link to attached PDF)



14th June 2017


Congratulations to Waverley’s Louis McCubbin who has a double dose of good news.

- First of all, following the England Junior Trials, Louis was selected for England’s Junior Men’s team for British Isles Championships at Llandrindod Wells BC, Wales on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September 2017.

- Then, last Sunday, he won through as one of Hampshire's representatives in the National Junior Singles Championship.

All the officers of the P&D wish him well.

Annual Priory Open Fours Tournament

The 46th Priory Open Fours Bowls Tournament is being run on Sunday 13th August 2017.

This year it is in aid of the "Renovation of the Paediatrics Garden" at the QA Hospital.

Entry Fee is £10 per Four and the entry form can be found here ====> Entry



Gosport BC are running an Open Mixed Triples on Saturday 17th June.

Entry Fee is £16.50 per team.

For more information please see here =========>


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}



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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