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Gosport Bowling Club

2016 Ron Sellwood Mixed Open

Sunday 31st July

Mixed Triples Competition - £100 Prize for winning team

£16.50 Entry per team (£5.50 per player) incl Ploughman's

Bacon rolls, tea and coffee available throughout

Early entry is strongly recommended – Closing date for entries = 22nd July

Teams wishing to enter should contact: Gosport Club Secretary on

gosportbowling@virginmedia.com or 02392521745


A few words from the P&D's 2016 President


I would like to thank you for giving me the privilege of becoming your President for 2016.

I will endeavour to uphold the standards set by previous Presidents.

I have a strong team of officers to support me and I am looking forward to the year ahead being a good year for the Portsmouth and District Bowling Association.

I am looking forward to the season and meeting new and old friends.

My charity this year is the Elizabeth Foundation for Deaf Children. This is a local charity based in Cosham to help deaf children up to school age and I look forward to your support.

I wish all members and clubs a successful year and trust the weather will be kind to us.

John Pearson
P&D President 2016

12th July 2016

County Area Finals Update

The East Area County Finals took place last week and resulted in the following P&D Clubs and Bowlers reaching the County Finals.

In the County Club, Southsea Waverley defeated Leigh Park 79-72. Waverley now progress to the County Semi-Finals, being held at Atherley BC, Soton on Sunday 7th August, 10am start.

In the County Singles, Charlie Bailey of Fareham and Mark Miller of Leigh Park got through, beating respectively, Phil Sanders of Lee-On-Solent 21-15; Dorian Bishop of Fareham 21-18. Charlie & Mark now progress to the County Quarter-Finals, being played at Bannister Park on Monday 18th July, 6:30pm start.

In the County Pairs, Cowplain’s David Palmer & Peter Crowley and Bedhampton’s Jim & Jamie Ward battled through, beating respectively, Hayling Island’s Brian Pullan & David Johns 24-20; Leigh Park’s Geoff Anderson & Mark Miller 24-18. The winners now progress to the County Quarter-Finals, being played at Atherley on Saturday 16th July, 10:00am start.

In the County Triples, Alexandra’s Keith Jones, Paul Lawrence & Steve Feilder and Martin Wake, Jamie Cooke & Carl Baggott got through, beating respectively, Tony Hurst, Mick Brown & Dave Brown (Milton Park) 24-7; Rob Moran, Phil Drewball & Ollie Mew (Waverley) 18-15. The winners now progress to the County Quarter-Finals, being played at Atherley on Sunday 17th July, 10:00am start.

In the County Fours, Priory’s Arthur Newland, Richard Smalley, Mick Jinman & Adrian Snook and Alex’s Danny Smith, Martin Wake, Jamie Cooke & Carl Baggott are also through, having beaten respectively, Michael Aldren, Jon Leggett, Alex Marchant & John Biggs (Waverley) 22-12; David Plowright, Brian Horn, Peter Crowley & Bryan Franklin (Cowplain) 21-9. The winners now progress to the County Quarter-Finals, being played at Atherley on Sunday 10th July, 10:00am start.

In the County 2Wood Singles, Martin Wake from Alexandra and Steve Smith from Priory battled through the 2Wood Singles competition played last weekend. Marty & Steve now progress to the County Quarter-Finals, being played at Bannister Park on Monday 11th July, 6:30pm start.

Finally, in the 2Wood Triples, Lee-On-Solent’s Graham Olden, Jeff Passmore & Dave Heather won to reach their final, being played at Southbourne BC on Saturday 10th Spetember, 2pm start.


28th June 2016

Not Everything is about Bowls

For the last 20 years, Pembroke Gardens BC have been supporting local charities by running Fund Raising events as well as running Open Triples & Fours tournaments, proceeds from which are passed onto their chosen charity.

For the last two years, Pembroke have been supporting the Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association (PDSA).

A few weeks ago, Pembroke held a Fund Raising event to which they invited a few families along who are members of the PDSA.

All who attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves, as can be seen in these delightful pictures.

Leigh Park 2016 Charity Triples


Each year, Leigh Park Bowls Club runs a Charity Triples Competition in aid of Charity.


This year, they are supporting Dementia UK which offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.


Through their world-class Admiral Nurses, Dementia UK work hand in hand with families, helping them cope with the fear, uncertainty and difficult everyday reality of dementia.

This year, the Charity Triples is being held on

Sunday 11th September starting at 9.00 and 10.00

depending on the number of entries.

There is a maximum of 24 Triples, so if any wish to support us in the event, by either entering, or making a donation (as you may already have a member in your family who suffer with dementia), please download and complete the entry form and return it to Pete Robinson at the address on the form.

You have until August 31st 2016 to enter this worthwhile event.

Entry Form


27th June 2016


Marchant to check his Passport is still Valid


Congratulations to Waverley's Matt Marchant who has been selected for Bowls England's


Four Strong team for the 2016 Hong Kong International Bowls Classic being held from Saturday 5thNovember to


Sunday 13th November.


The team BE selected is as follows:

Rebecca Field (Norfolk), Donna Knight (Oxfordshire), David Bolt (Durham) and Matt Marchant (Hampshire)


The prestigious tournament is one of the signature bowls events on the international bowls calendar – being one of the largest annual international lawn bowls events in the world.


To make the event even more competitive, invitations are sent to all national members of World Bowls and also all local clubs in Hong Kong to participate in.


The P&D wish Matt and his team mates the best of luck at the event


6th June 2016

International News

It's congratulations to Waverley’s Lois McCubbin who has been selected for England’s Men’s Junior Team to compete in the 2016 British Isles International Series.

This year, it takes place at Elgin BC, Scotland on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September.

May 2016

Another One Bites The Dust

Sadly, we have to inform you that after 102 years of existence, Copnor Bowling Club have had to disband due to falling membership numbers.

This means that Division 3, Combination 3 & Midweek Blue are now short of 1 team and that, for those clubs with teams in those Divisions, their teams will have the night/afternoon off when they are due to be playing them.


Appreciate the bowls scene from the whimsical point of view of our resident 'roving' reporter - DW

Look out! Go there now...


Child Protection


Your attention is drawn to the Child Protection Policies now being applied. Please refer to the Child Protection section for details and downloadable forms that must be used.

P&D Friendly Fixtures for 2016

For those of you who would like to take part in our friendly matches, start getting your diaries up to date here

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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