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Social

This page contains details of the club social activities.

CLUB 164

The first monthly draw took place on the 17 January 2024.
Numbers were drawn by Bryan Tucker and witnessed by Kate Webber.
The winners were:-

£60 - Ted Webb(105)
£50 - Peter Bishop (126)
£40 - David France (18)
£30 - Kate Webber (8)

Winners are generally notified by phone
Thank you all for participating

Applications for the 2024 draw have now closed.
There were a total of 164 numbers applied for.
So that there is no confusion regarding the number of shares sold, the club this year will be known as CLUB 164.
This has resulted in a modification in how the prize monies will be distributed, there will be more prizes but the values of each will be slightly less than the 200 Club.

164 shares sold at £36 each realises a fund of £5904
This will be distributed as follows:
Donation to the Club - £3004 (50.9%)
Total Prize fund - £2900 (49.1%) - allocated as follows.
Every month Jan to November - £60, £50, £40, £30
June additional prize £200
December £500, £100, £50, £40, £30

Draw numbers were drawn on Monday 8th @ 11:30 in the bar area
Once issued, members will retain their number(s) for the duration of 2024.

Martin Puckett Club Celebration

 Dorchester Bowls Club held a Celebration Party to honour the achievements of Martin Puckett, the England International bowler who plays for the County Town Club. Details and photos from the evening can be found in the gallery.

200 Club 

The final monthly draw and grand draw took place on the 16 December 2023.
Numbers were drawn by Debbie Talbot and witnessed by Bryan Tucker.
Winners were:-

£1000 - Barry Hubbard (178)
£100 - John Ward (37)
£60 - Robbie Legg (65)
£40 - Harry Edwards (22)

Winners are generally notified by phone
Thank you all for participating

The new draw starts in January on the 17th @ 11:15

The eleventh monthly draw took place on the 15th November.

Numbers were drawn by Mike Lay and witnessed by Graham Cockett.

Winners were:-

£100 - Margaret Cullip (193)

£60 - Barbara Wilkin (6)

£40 - Robin Eversden (135)

Winners are generally notified by phone

Thank you all for participating

The tenth monthly draw took place on the 19th October.

Numbers were drawn by Vicki Edwards and witnessed by Roy Fowler.

Winners were:-

£100 - Daniel Jeanes (77)

£60 - June Gillespie (148)

£40 - Margaret Parsons (191)

Winners are generally notified by phone

Thank you all for participating

The next draw will be held on Wednesday 15th November at 11:45.

The ninth monthly draw took place on the 7th September.

Numbers were drawn by Debbie Talbot and witnessed by Kevin Andrews

Winners were:-

£100 - Richard Toone (35)

£60 - Rom Hunt (120)

£40 - John Noble (164)

Winners are generally notified by phone

Thank you all for participating

Better luck next month!

The next draw will be held on Thursday 19th October at 20:30 .

The eighth monthly draw took place on the 19th August.
Numbers were drawn by Barry Jeanes and witnessed by Bryan Tucker
Winners were:-

£100 - Trev Leaton (166)
£60 - Colin Weir (118)
£40 - Rob Jennings (50)

Winners are generally notified by phone
Thank you all for participating
Better luck next month!
The next draw will be held on Thursday 7th September at 20:30 (Earlier than usual - due to holiday commitments.

The seventh monthly draw took place on the 19th July.
Numbers were drawn by Graham Cockett and witnessed by Bryan Tucker
Winners were:-

£100 - David Johns (145)
£60 - Colin Gifford (47)
£40 - Mike Corbin (34)

The sixth monthly draw took place on the 15th June.
Numbers were drawn by Gerry Browne and witnessed by Barry Hubbard
Winners were:-

£100 - Bob & Jane Holmes (32)
£60 - Trevor Elliot (171)
£40 - Peter Steggles (20)

The fifth monthly draw took place on the 17th May.
Numbers were drawn by Carol Baker and witnessed by Bryan Tucker.
Winners were:-

£100 - Rob Jennings (50)
£60 - Robin Eversden (121)
£40 - Kevin Andrews (66)

The fourth monthly draw took place on the 17th April.
Numbers were drawn by David Glanville and witnessed by Bryan Tucker.
Winners were:-

£100 - Mary Glanville (130)
£60 - Jo Pine (63)
£40 - Karen Ellis (64)

Thank you all for participating

The third monthly draw took place on the 17th March.
Numbers were drawn by Colin Acreman and witnessed by Sue Maggs.
Winners were:-
£100 - Tess Taylor (115)
£60 - Harry Burden (70)
£40 - Dave Joslin (12)

Thank you all for participating

RACE NIGHT

Saturday 4 March 2023 7 for 7.30pm Tony and his team are running another fun race night. Place your bets and cheer your dog/horse on! Raffle prizes appreciated - proceeds to go to our own club.

THE WEYMOUTH UKULELEANS

Saturday 4th February 7 for 7.30 start.
A great night, back by popular demand The Weymouth Ukulelans. Come along and enjoy an evening of music and songs you will all know. A small fee of £4 per person which will go to Joseph Weld Hospice. Raffle prizes would be much appreciated. Bar open. Please pop your names on the notice on the Social Events board.

200 Club 

The second monthly draw took place on the 17th February.
Numbers were drawn by Linda Hill and witnessed by Sandra Hubbard.
The winners were:-

£100 - Gary Bate (82)
£60 - Maggie Burstow (169)
£40 - Steve Barrett (23)

The first monthly draw took place on the 18 January 2023.
Numbers were drawn by George Aslett and witnessed by Barry Hubbard.
The winners were:-

£100 - Dave Glanville (111)

£60 - Keith Kellaway (44)

£40 - Fran Dyer (126)

Winners are generally notified by phone
Thank you all for participating
Better luck next month!

I would like to say a big thank you to Geoff and Kate Webber for all their hard work in organising and setting into motion our first 200 Club. The first draw will take place on Wednesday 18th January 2023 at 11am in the lounge. Well done to everyone who has taken part and bought a draw ticket.
Kind regards Sandra (President)

Phoenix Trophy

Saturday 1 October 2022 saw the Dorchester Men beat Dorchester Ladies 126-70 in the contest for the Phoenix Trophy.  The Men now lead the Ladies by 5-4 as winners of this annual trophy.  The Phoenix Trophy was set up to celebrate the re-opening of Dorchester Bowls Club following an arson attack in March 2011.  The year's event was sponsored by Somerleigh Court Nursing Home whose representative Angela Roberts took many photos which will be available soon.  Details of Somerleigh Court can be found on their website.  A big thank you to Angela and Somerleigh Court for their continued support for the event.  Also thank you to Joyce in the kitchen, Robbie in the bar and everyone who turned up and made it such an enjoyable afternoon.

The next Bingo Night  Saturday 14 January 2023 at 19:30.

We need 20 people to make it worthwhile so please sign up on the notice in the club if you plan to attend.

Snowball stands at £70

Come and enjoy a social evening in the Bar, no previous experience required.

Raffle prizes will be gratefully received.

RACE NIGHT

Saturday 4 March 2023 7 for 7.30pm Tony and his team are running another fun race night. Place your bets and cheer your dog/horse on! Raffle prizes appreciated - proceeds to go to our own club.

Saturday 2 July 2022 Bingo

Saturday 4 June 2022 14:00 Queens Platinum Jubilee Games followed by Cream Tea

Thursday 19 May 2022 10:00 Plant & Cake Sale

Saturday 14 May 2022 19:30 Bingo

Phoenix Trophy

This game has been postponed due to a number of positive COVID tests being recorded with the participants. 

Saturday 19 March 2022 sees the annual Dorchester Men v Dorchester Ladies contest for the Phoenix Trophy.  The game gets under way at 14:00, supporters welcome.  The Phoenix Trophy was set up to celebrate the re-opening of Dorchester Bowls Club following an arson attack in March 2011.  The year's event is being sponsored by Somerleigh Court Nursing Home.  Details of Somerleigh Court can be found on their website.

Past Activities

Saturday 12 March 2022 20:00 Race Night

Many thanks to Tony Palmer and his team for a brilliant evening on Saturday 12 March 2022, very much enjoyed by all. The whole event was yet again so well organised! Thank you all so much for all your efforts which very kindly raised £182 for my chosen charity Joseph Weld Hospice.

Kind regards Sandra Hubbard, President

Saturday 5 March 2022 20:00 Bingo

Thursday 3 March 11:00-18:00 Top Rink Bowls Roadshow

Sunday 27 February 2022 14:00 President's Day

President's Fun Day

Sandra Hubbard hosted a successful President's Fun Day on Sunday 27 February 2022.

"It was a great day thank you to all who came along. Considering I could only hold  it indoors it was very successful and everyone said they enjoyed it.
The winners of the prize to make me smile was Eric & Hazel Newboult and runners up Kate & Geoff Webber.
Amount raised is £418.30 including £86.85 of that was very kindly donated by Dave & Gwen in the guess the amount in the five pence whisky bottle."

Photos from the event can be viewed in the gallery.

Queen's Jubilee Cream Tea Queen's Jubilee Cream Tea