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02 December 2021

Mixed Pairs Competition

The draw for the 2021 - 2022 Mixed Pairs competition has been added to the website


30 November 2021


Covid Update


With the Government issuing new guidance due to the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 from today, please click here to advise you on how these affect the sport of Indoor Bowls

28 November 2021

County Friendly v Dorset

Hampshire met Dorset for the second time in a month and again lost a close encounter by the narrow margin of 7 shots. At the half way stage Hampshire led by 21 shots. The top rink on the day from Victory, Graham Clark, Bob Andrews, Reid Wilkinson and Steve Townsley won 29 – 14. Congratulation to Bob Curtis, East Dorset, who received his 25 game flash


County badges were awarded by Officer of the day Derrick Fulker, to David Lawson of Atherley and Derek Faulker of East Dorset. Colts badges were presented to Colin James and Steve Saunders from Atherley, Barry Lash from New Milton, D Morrison and Derek Faulker from East Dorset

23 November 2021

Over 60 Inter County v Somerset

Hampshire faced a strong side from Somerset in the first round, early stages the away rinks had a tough battle on their hands but managing to keep the scores tight and this continued throughout the whole game which proved to be very crucial at the final stages. The home rinks proved to be a little stronger than the opposition by knowing the carpet backed up with some excellent bowls, however Hampshire did struggle with 1 rink going down on the day with the other 2 rinks sealing the overall score


I am very proud of the whole squad we have and look forward to the quarter final clash against Devon. Just a reminder to all trialists that you are the squad and due to players performance/health/form etc you may be called upon at anytime. You are all as good as each other and look forward to continuing this great journey with all of you


Final scores -

G. Robinson 21-12 won

C. Thresher 26-15 won

P. Ward 13-26 lost

M. Barrett 16-11 won

S. Rice 15-18 lost

B. Starks 17-20 lost


Hampshire won 108 - 102


Adam White
Team Manager

31 October 2021

County Friendly v Dorset

The first County fixture of the season away at Moonfleet ended in a two shot defeat to Dorset by 121 shots to 123. The County were always behind. At 15 ends the deficit was 17 shots but we got it back to level after 19 ends only to lose the last two ends 10 shots to 8


In his speech Captain of the day, John Kellow, explained that this would have been Bob Dickie's first game in charge as President, having for many years been an excellent Patrons and Match Secretary. John said that he had been pleasantly surprised when 4 years ago Bob had agreed to become Junior Deputy President in view of his reluctance to make introductions and speeches always finding others to speak for him. All top rink prizes have been provided by Bob Dickie and the Executive had agreed that he was to remain our President for this season


Congratulations to our top rink came from Atherley, Martin Thorpe, David Lawson, David Murray and Jim Farmer who won 32 - 17. We had one other rink winning and one drawing. A County badge was awarded to Dennis Guy from Chawton Park. Tony Miller, Loddon Vale received his 25 game flash and colts badges were awarded to Martin Thorpe, Atherley, Danny Collins, Palmerston and Steve Pusey, Loddon Vale

17 October 2021

Bramley League

Please note that regrettably due to lack of players, both Five Rivers and East Dorset have withdrawn from the Bramley Bowl League for the current season


04 October 2021

County Friendly v Surrey

The first County Friendly of the season against Surrey has had to be cancelled due to a lack of players. Its has been rearranged for Wednesday 2 March 2022


25 September 2021


Competitions

The County Fours Final which was postponed from March 2020 due to Covid restrictions was at last played on today at Palmerston


The finalists were:

Keith Williams, Ken Prior, Chris Prior and Brian Dibdin - Banister Park IBC

Charlie Bailey, Trevor Bailey, Colin Thresher and Barry Starks - Victory IBC


The match was very close after 10 ends, when the Banister team was leading by a single shot, but with a 3 and a 4 scored in the following three ends, they edged ahead and eventually won by 9 shots, with Victory conceding after the sixteenth end


13 September 2021

County Trials


The details of the players selected for the County Trials on 2 October can be found via this link

09 September 2021


Competitions


The Postponed County Finals for 2019 - 2020 season were played at Palmerston on 26 September 2020, with the exception of the Fours. The Fours postponed Final will be played at Palmerston at 2.00pm on Saturday 25 September 2021


There were no competitions played in the 2020 - 2021 season due to Covid restrictions


HIBA Competition Entries from clubs for the 2021 - 2022 season should be submitted to the Competition Secretary on or before Monday 10 January. The County Finals will be played at Victory IBC on 26 March 2022


The Competition Rues have been updated with effect from September 2021


08 August 2021


AGM

The delayed AGM for the Association will be held at 10.00am on Thursday 12 August at Riverside IBC


2019 - 2020 National Finals


With the Government implementing a road map out of COVID-19 Restrictions and a return to a more normal life, the EIBA currently believe that it will be able to complete the 2019-2020 National Finals. The finals schedule, which is being held at Nottingham from 26 September 2021 to 13 October 2021, can be found via this link


The final step of the road map, and the removal of all COVID-19 restrictions is due to be announced on 21 June 2021. However the timing of this step may be moved later, if the Government feel that it is too soon to lift all restrictions. As such the EIBA Board may need to consider amendments to the finals schedule and staging conditions to ensure compliance of conditions and the safety of everyone involved


12 March 2021

2021 - 2022 Dates

The revised Bramley League fixtures have been updated to the website under the Inter-Club League tab


The County Competition Final’s Day will be Saturday 26 March 2022 at Victory IBC

08 December 2020


Bob Dickie Funeral

The funeral for Bob Dickie will take place at Portchester Crematorium, Fareham on Wednesday 16 December at 3.00pm. Numbers are restricted and the family has requested no flowers but donations to be made to MacMillan Nursing

02 December 2020

Bob Dickie RIP
 
It is with huge sadness and a big shock that we have to report that Bob Dickie passed away this evening after a short illness. Bob was Patron’s Secretary for a number of years, and was elected as County President for this cancelled season

He will be greatly missed and all our thoughts are with Deryn and family at this very sad time

02 October 2020

Peter Shearing RIP

We have heard that Peter Shearing passed away this morning after a period of illness. Peter was a huge supporter of Hampshire, and a popular member of East Dorset IBC as well as being an Umpire. He was President of the HIBA in the 1995/96 season and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time
 

01 October 2020

County Competition Finals

Report on HIBA Finals played late September at Palmerston IBC

It has been decided to follow the lead of the EIBA and cancel all County Competitions for the season 2020/21.

The decision to cancel Bramley Bowl matches, County friendly matches and Patrons matches was made earlier


We did manage to play the 2019/20 County Finals at Palmerston at the end of September which were postponed from March, with the exception of the Fours, which will be played when Covid restrictions are eased

We have a new County Singles Champion, Gary Starks of Chawton Park. He had a convincing win 21 - 12 over Brian Jones of East Dorset, although after 14 ends the result was in doubt as Gary was only ahead by two shots with the score at 11 - 9

Will Moulton and Adam Clark of Atherley beat Dave Watts and John Biggs of Victory 21 - 15 in the pairs final. End 13 was the killer when Dave and John dropped 7 shots, apart from that, it was a very close contest

The Triples winners were Charlie Bailey, Trevor Bailey and Barry Starks. They were leading 7 - 1 after 3 ends and held on to that lead to win the match 19 - 11 against Dave Watts, John Biggs and Danny Smith, both teams from Victory IBC

The Under 25 Singles was a very close match between Austin Coleman of Banister Park and Reece Graham of Chawton Park, which lasted for 25 ends. After 15 ends Reece held the upper hand when leading 13 - 9 but Austin fought back to take the title with the score of 21 - 18

The Over 60’s 2 Wood Triples was an interesting game. 17 ends played, final score 16 - 9. The Victory team of Charlie Bailey, Trevor Bailey and Barry Starks scored on 8 ends, but only collected 9 shots. The Loddon Vale team of Alan Tait, Paul Knowles and Geoff Green had 3 scores of three shots and that made all the difference

Margaret Holden and Adam White had a comfortable win 15 - 7 over Maggie Evans and Bill Jackson. Several times Adam showed his class as, when lying shots against, with his last bowls he drew the winning shots

Anyway, great that we managed to get almost all of the 2019/20 finals played. The season 2020/21 will be a washout, let us hope that we can get rid of this infectious virus and can return to competitive bowling in 2021/22

Bill Jackson HIBA Competition Secretary

28 September 2020

County Competitions

In line with the EIBA National Competitions it has been decided to cancel all County Competitions for this season