Mens Competition Deadline 30th Nov 2019

Please ensure your entries for the Mens County Competitions are submitted by 30th Nov 2019, to either your Club Secretary, or direct to the County Competition Secretary (details on the bottom of the ENTRY FORM).

Any entries received by the County Competition Secretary AFTER the 9th Dec 2019 will not be accepted into the draw, as the various draws will be actioned on 9th Dec 2019, and cannot be subsequently re-drawn.

Please also ensure you are available to play in the Finals on Sunday 29th March 2020 before entering any of the Competitions.

Dorset Men Lose to Berkshire

A minutes silence before the game was held in memory of Ken Sanger, of Bridport, who sadly passed away yesterday morning.

Wed 13th proved to be an unlucky day for the Mens County trip to West Berkshire IBC in Newbury, against Berkshire.  With a rather later start time of 2:30pm, and the fact that Dorset players arrived early, it may have been the plates of sausage, eggs and chips being devoured, that got Dorset off to a slow start.  The score in the match progressed as follows:

After 5 ends  31 – 30 Dorset noses in front

After 10 ends 42 – 72 the chips were taking their toll

After 15 ends 69 – 99 the rot had been stopped

so finally losing 113 – 121, with Dorset fighting back from 30 shots down, in the last 6 ends, to lose by only 8 shots, was commendable, but also disappointing that Berkshire were allowed to get such a lead in the first place.  Special mention and congratulations to P Tidby’s team, who scored 11 shots over the last 6 ends without reply.  However, Dorset are hoping for some sweet revenge during the return match at the Dolphin, in March 2020.

Special thanks must be made to Carol Baker (George), and Andy Roberts from W Berks IBC, for standing in to play for Dorset following late withdrawals, and ensuring Dorset could field 6 full rinks.

We also missed Jo, a faithful supporter, organiser of the home raffles, team photographer (so no photo’s from this match), and guardian to Woody, who has recently had an operation.  We wish her well and are looking forward to seeing her back very soon.



Dorset Men Beat Hampshire

Dorset Men have played Hampshire 6 times for the Don Gough Memorial Trophy, and won this last encounter, played at Moonfleet, to tie the matches at 3 each.  The game was closely fought throughout, and after –

5 ends Dorset led 30 – 24

10 ends Dorset led 59 – 56

15 ends Dorset trailed 79 – 82

Dorset finally held on securing a 118 – 109 win, with one Dorset rink fighting back over the last 5 ends from a 17 shot deficit, to lose by just 5 shots.

Phil Dearlove introduced the history of the Don Gough Memorial Trophy, which was then presented to Dorset President Barrie Tatman, by Hampshire President Nigel Bechelet.

Special mention and thanks to Moonfleet for hosting this match, providing excellent facilities and service, pre-match food and an after match meal much appreciated and enjoyed by all.

Game On












The Don Gough Memorial Trophy               N Bechelet presenting Trophy to B Tatman