Dorset County Men Win the Max Dare Trophy

DCIBA won the Annual Max Dare Trophy against Bridport on Wednesday 16th Oct, at Bridport.  Rinks were shared at 2 each, but DCIBA finally managed to run out 92 – 83 winners, on a noisy afternoon of bowls, played in great spirit.

Phil Dearlove receives the Trophy from Bridports Mike Long (Immediate Past President of DCIBA)

Success for Moonfleet in Egham Trophy

First Win of the Season for Moonfleet in National Competition

With two mixed rinks at home and two away in the first round of the National Egham knockout competition, Moonfleet bowlers enjoyed a superb win against Dorchester who conceded on all four rinks before the final ends were played.

At home, Karen Hofen, Jennie Brown, Derek Devonald-Batt and skip Barry Patterson had a game of two halves with the Dorchester rink well in control and 15 – 7 ahead by end ten. From that point on though, the Patterson rink went up a gear and, only losing one end for the rest of the game, overtook the Dorchester foursome to claim a 21 – 16 win.

The other home rink of Gill Lock, Warwick Brown, Margaret Crawford and skip Mike Gale dominated from the start and, keeping the Dorchester rink right out of the game, notched up an amazing 23 – 1 lead by end thirteen. The three more ends won by the visitors made little impact on the home side who finished with a superb 28 – 5 victory.

In Dorchester Chris Rod, Mairi Mathie, Keith Wyman and skip Jamie Lockwood had a close first nine ends to lie just one shot ahead 9 – 8. The Lockwood rink then took complete control and, with Dorchester only managing to pick up single shots on two more ends, the Moonfleet foursome ended with a resounding 26 – 10 triumph.

The other away rink of Eileen Devonald-Batt, Anne Chislett, Ryan Nash and skip Jamie Watkiss had a closer contest ahead by 10 – 8 after nine ends. Again Moonfleet proved to be the dominant side as they widened their lead to finish 21 – 13 ahead at the point where all four Dorchester rinks conceded.

Moonfleet’s impressive 96 – 44 combined winning total means they now move forward to meet Taunton in the next round.

Welcome to Our New County Website

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Dorset Ladies Outdoor Success at National Finals

Poole Parks – Julie Leake, Bridget Hodder & Penny Cresswell – faced the defending Champions from Sutton BC Surrey, in the final of the Ladies Triples, and won a close match by 1 shot (12-11), to become National Champions.

Donna Rock from Gillingham reached the Two Wood final, but found her Devon opponent, who knocked out Poole Parks Julie Leake by one shot in an earlier round, too strong and was Runner Up.

Poole Parks – Steph Pinson, Sandie Smith, Bridget Hodder & Penny Cresswell – reached the National Fours final, coming up against a team from Kings BC Devon, who proved too strong for the valiant Dorset Ladies.

Mens County Indoor Finals Sun 29th March 2020

The Mens (DCIBA) County Finals will be held on Sunday 29th March 2020 at Dolphin IBC.

The Purbeck Trophy and 60+ semi-finals will be in the morning, followed in the afternoon by the Finals of the Singles, Pairs, Triples, Under 18 Singles, Under 25 Singles, Purbeck Trophy and 60+.