Disability Bowls England – Regional Inter Club Triples match 30/3/2019

Disability Bowls England, DBE, organised five regional inter club triples competitions on 30th March 2019 for disabled registered bowlers. The local competition was held at Loddon Vale IBC, Basingstoke and four clubs entered.


Leatherhead IBC played three teams, Swans A – C. Riverside IBC (Winchester), North Wilts IBC (Chippenham) and Swindon Manor IBC entered one team each.


The competition was held as a round robin over five games.

After the fourth game the situation was, Riverside and North Wilts had both won three and drawn 1 giving them seven points and a shot difference of plus 26 each. Swindon Manor was in third place, with two wins, one draw and a loss for five points and a shot difference of plus 16.

In the fifth and final round, Riverside played North Wilts. This was a tough game and after five ends the score was North Wilts 5 Riverside 1. So North Wilts were the champions.

However, Swindon Manor then won their last game 14 to 0. This meant there was now a tie for second place but Swindon Manor now had a shot difference of plus 30 and Riverside plus 22, and therefore Swindon Manor were the runners up.

Congratulations to our players of (left to right holding medals)


Pam Turner (skip), Jean Hamer (lead) and Jeanette Maisey (second)


Assisted by Maureen March and Richard Ball


Photograph courtesy of Stephen Dean    

Exciting new snooker opportunity!


It is the first time a World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) event will take place at Jesters Snooker Club (SN3 3JD) and will consist of:

• A FREE Friday (March 22nd) Open Day for people with disabilities (10am – 5pm), including free coaching for groups and individuals from WPBSA World Snooker Coaches
• A Weekend (March 23rd & 24th) comp for players with sensory impairments or learning disabilities

You can find out full information about the event, including details on how to enter the weekend tournament, via the following link…

Jesters Snooker Club is a fully wheelchair-accessible club and part of our national 147 Club initiative – a network of safe and enjoyable venues in which to play our sport.
Our affiliated clubs follow a Code of Conduct, Equal Opportunities Policy and Child & Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy. They each have a nominated Club Welfare Officer, where required.

These clubs offer a modern, open-plan environment that is perfect for school and community groups. The sport is sociable and active, and can contribute to good mental health.

Any groups keen to enjoy some free coaching should let them know they are coming, if possible, by email to Bob at bob.hill@wpbsa.com

If you have any questions about the event please do not hesitate to give Bob a call on 0117 317 8203