Category Archives: Competitions

Trophy Return / Team Registration

A reminder that registration for the next season takes place at Desborough Bowling Club on July 24th from 8pm. The usual fee of £30 will be payable.

Those teams holding cups or shields from the previous season are reminded these need to be returned on July 24th or earlier by arrangement. These are:-

Pairs Shield Desborough B
Tony Blay Shield/Presidents Waggon & Horses/Boundary Arms
Secretary’s Cup Waggon & Horses/Boundary Arms
Singles Shield North Star
Play To Lose (Already returned) Bird In Hand
League Cup Bourne End
Team Trophy (Already returned) Former Bridge House team
R Pither Cup North Star

Finals Night

In the Singles competition final Linda Roberts of Craufurd Buccaneers beat Geoff Beale of Bird In Hand.

Sean Pither and Win Newman of Bird In Hand had an outstanding run winning a Pairs quarter final, then a Presidents semi-final, then a Pairs semi-final and beating Brian Bannister and Barry Ackrill to win the Presidents competition.

The final of the Play To Lose and the Pairs competition will be played next Tuesday and next Monday respectively.

Play To Lose Competition & Competition Finals

Congratulations to Tim & Dave of Craufurd Crusaders and Wendy & Dave of Ark Angels on reaching the final of the Play To Lose Competition.

This final, along with other outstanding matches from the other competitions are played next Monday night at Desborough.

The full play list is:-

Singles semi-final: Mike C – North Star -vs- Geoff – Bird In Hand

Singles semi-final: Alan – Boundary Arms -vs- Linda – Craufurd Buccaneers

Pairs semi-final:  Sean & Win – Bird In Hand -vs- Dave & Val – Bourne End

Pairs final: winner of the above vs John & Jill – Ivy A

Presidents semi-final: Sean & Win – Bird In Hand -vs- Phil & Dave – Bird In Hand

Presidents final: winner of the above vs Barry & Brian Craufurd Crusaders

Play To Lose Final: as above

The postponed league match between Cookham Social and Bourne End was played tonight with a 12-4 win for Cookham Social

Cup Final Venues & Secretaries’ Cup

The Richard Pither cup final between Craufurd Crusaders and Ark Angels will be played at the Craufurd Arms.

The Team Trophy cup final between Craufurd Buccaneers and North Star will be played at the North Star.

Congratulations to Alan Frampton (Boundary Arms) on winning the Secretaries’ Cup competition for a second year running, beating Peter Colton of Ivy Leaf A in the final.

Singles Knockout Competition

Play proceeded as far as the quarter finals on both sides of the draw.

One semi-final will be Mike from North Star against Geoff from Bird In Hand and the other is Alan from Boundary Arms against Linda from Craufurd Buccaneers.

The semi-finals and finals will be played on Finals Night next year.

Competition Results

This week the concluding rounds and finals of the competitions were played at Desborough Bowling Club

Brian Blackmun of North Star beat Sylvie Haley of Ivy Leaf B to win the Singles competition

George Coussins and Richard Earl of Desborough made it to two finals, losing in the Presidents/Tony Blay Memorial final to Wendy and Alan Frampton of Waggon & Horses but winning in the Pairs final against Bob Barclay and Malcom Hall of Ivy Leaf B

Trophies will be presented at the AGM in August.

Due to scheduling difficulties the postponed fixture between Belgian Arms and Ark Angels will be considered void with no result.