P&D 2017 Champion Of Champions
The P&D outdoor season wound up with the
traditional Champion Of Champions
competition where the Men’s Singles
champions from the clubs that make up the
P&D compete to see who is best.
Once again, Milton Park hosted the early
rounds with the Semi’s and Final being
played at Southsea Waverley.
On the Saturday, 16 Club Champions turned up
for the draw and battle commenced at 9am.
In the 1st round, the closest match was
between College Park’s Roy Lowless and Leigh
Park’s John Blandford. In a tough match, Roy
finally edged it 21-20.
The Quarter Finals saw three tense matches,
with Star’s Simon Filippi beating Roy
Lowless 21-19, Naismith’s Mick Chandler
overcoming Vospers’ Dave Harding by the same
score and Waverley’s Mike Aldren getting
thru’ 21-16 against Purbrook’s Tony Wall.
Denmead’s Glyn Jones had an easier time of
it over Cosham’s Tony Hall.
Sunday’s Semi’s saw Simon Filippi take on
Mick Chandler, whilst Mike Aldren met Glyn
The 1st match was tied at 8all after 8ends,
at which point Simon took over as Mick lost
his line to move ahead into a 17-8 lead by
the end of the 15th end. The match ended
3ends later, Simon winning 21-10.
In the 2nd match, Mike found his line better
than Glyn to move 11-2 up after 9ends. Glyn
then fought back to reduce Mike’s lead to
3shots by the 14th end but then dropped a 4
to hand the initiative back to Mike who went
onto win 21-12.
The final, played on a tricky rink, was nip
and tuck until the 13th end, where Mike
picked up a 4 to move 11-9 ahead. Two 3’s
then had him 18-12 up after 18 but Simon
fought back to bring the score back to
17-18. The pair then shared 2’s on the next
2 ends, with game ending on a lose end with
Mike getting the single he needed to become
the 2017 P&D Champion Of Champions.
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P&D President Martyn Reynolds with Champion of champion Finalists - Mike Adren (left) and Simon Filippi
P&D 2017 Competitions
The Semi-Finals & Finals of the P&D
Competitions were held over the weekend of
2nd & 3rd of September, with Milton Park
hosting the Semi’s and Leigh Park BC hosting
Mixed weather met the competitors, with
Saturday’s Semi’s bathed in sunshine, whilst
the Finalists at Leigh Park had to contend
with rainfall that varied from light to
The Semi’s was a busy time
for several bowlers, with Alexandra’s Jamie
Cooke and Carl Baggott in 3 & 2 matches
respectively, Rowner’s Mary & Phil Pinder in
2 Mixed Semis and Portsmouth Water’s Brent
Riste also in 2 Men’s Semis.
Unfortunately for Brent, that was as far as
he got as he lost his Over 60’s Singles and
Pairs, but for the others it was a
successful day as they all got through to
their respective finals.
So, onto the Sunday at Leigh Park, where the
finalists were not treated kindly by the
weather at all as, soon after the start, it
began raining, a slight drizzle at first
which got heavier as the day progressed
although not heavy enough to halt play.
So for those who had reached multiple finals
it would be a case of having enough towels
and dry clothing to change into.
In the Men’s Singles,
Alex’s Jamie Cooke was attempting to set a
record by being the 1st bowler to complete a
hat-trick of winning performances, having
won it in 2015 & 16. He was up against
Portchester’s David Hill who had finished
Runner-Up in the 2016 Over 60’s competition.
Jamie made a strong start and went 9nil up
after 4ends, whereupon Dave found his range
to bring it back to 9-6 after 8ends. From
that point, Jamie took command to run out
the victor 21-9.
Jamie Cooke receives the 2017 P&D Singles
Trophy from JVP Paul Kennington
The Men’s Over 60’s Singles
final saw Lee-On-Solent’s Martin Ellis take
on Fareham’s Cyril Friend.
This was a nip-and-tuck affair throughout,
with never more than 2shots between the two
of them. The match ended on the 23rd end as
the weather finally got to Cyril as he
dropped a 3 meaning that Martin was the new
holder of the “George Leason Memorial
Paul Kennington presents
Martin Ellis with the 2017 P&D Over 60's
The Ivan Robb Memorial Singles
final was between Gosport’s Ken Stanbury
(the very 1st winner of the trophy) and
College Park’s Roy Lowless.
Ken raced out into an early 9-2 after 8ends,
at which point Roy fought back to tie the
scores by the 14th end. Shots were shared
over the 6ends so that by the 20th end, Ken
was up 13-12. He then scored 6shots on the
next 3ends to be on the brink of victory
only for Roy to peg him back on the next
Finally, on the 26th end of the match, Ken
picked up the 2 he needed with the very last
wood of the match to win 21-15.
Memorial Singles Winner 2017 - Ken Stanbury
Earlier in the day, Jamie Cooke had played
his 1st final in the Men’s Fours,
where the Alexandra quartet of Mick Leeson,
Neil Scutt, Jamie Cooke & Carl Baggott took
on Waverley’s Ron Adams, David Ellis, Iain
Mackenzie & Shaun O'Mara.
This was another close match at the start so
that, after 8ends, they were tied at 8all,
which became 15-14 to the men from Alex. At
that point, Alex turned the screw and picked
up 9shots on the next 4ends to take a 24-14
lead and a 3 on the 20th end meant they had
an unassailable lead of 12shots with only
1end to play, so won the match 27-15.
Fours Winners - Cooke, Scutt, Baggott &
Whilst that match was going on, there was
another extremely close affair going on in
the Men’s Triples between
Cowplain’s David Plowright, David Luffman &
George Abraham against Lee-On-Solent’s Alec
Deller, Terry Strutt & Brian Underwood.
The 1st 4ends saw both triples picking up a
five but, from then on, the maximum that was
scored in any one end was 2shots so that, by
the 18th end, Cowplain were leading 16-15.
single for the Lee-On-Solent team meant that
an extra end was required, on which the
Cowplain trio scored the all-important shot
after another closely contested end.
2017 P&D Triples Champions - Luffman,
Abraham & Plowright
At the end of the day, Jamie Cooke was on
the green again with partner Carl Baggott to
take on Alex clubmates Paul Lawrence & Steve
Feilder in the Men’s Pairs.
Paul & Steve surged into an 8-0 lead after
5ends and over the next 7ends limited their
opponents to single shots so that by the
12th end they were 10-4 in front. A run of
8shots on the next 4ends meant they were now
18-4up and although they then dropped a 2, a
3 on the 18th end lead to a shaking of hands
meaning that Paul & Steve had done the rare
double of being County and P&D Pairs winners
in the same year.
and Steve Fielder - 2017 P&D Pairs Champions
The Mixed Finals proved how
resilient bowlers are as Rowner’s Mary &
Phil Pinder were in two finals, the Mixed
Pairs & Triples.
In the Mixed Pairs, Mary &
Phil took on Bedhampton’s Jo Kingsbury &
John Burn and raced into a 12-3 lead by the
8th end, which they extended to be 19-9 up
by the 15th. Jo & John then fought back so
that after the 20th end had been completed
they were only 1shot down – 20-21.
tense final end saw the Pinder’s gain a
single to win 22-20.
Mary and Phil Pinder - 2017 P&D Mixed Pairs
After a break, the Pinders were back on the
green again for the Mixed Triples,
with John Bailey for support to take on
Cowplain’s Jane Franklin, Daniel Palmer &
By the 9th end, the Cowplain trio had edged
in front 8-6, a lead which they extended on
the next 2ends to be 13-6 up. However, a 6
on the next end for the Rowner trio
completely changed the complexion of the
match so that going into the last end they
were 20-15 up.
Needing to trail the jack with her last wood
to tie the match, Pam Lambshead couldn’t get
it past the Rowner policeman, so could only
manage a two, leave the Rowner trio winners
Mary Pinder & Phil Pinder - 2017 P&D Mixed
The first winners of the day came in the
Mixed Fours, where the
Fareham quartet of Vic Bennett, Gina Pindar,
Sue Wheeler & Dorian Bishop took on
Lee-On-Solent’s Val & Jeff Passmore, Jenny
Calder & David Heather.
The Fareham quartet settled first into the
early conditions and raced into a 13-0 lead
after 5ends, a lead they never relinquished,
keeping their opponents to single shots on
the ends they lost so that, by the 17th end
they were leading 23-4, at which point their
Vic Bennett, Gina Pindar, Sue Wheeler &
Dorian Bishop - 2017 P&D Mixed Fours