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National Competitions

National Competitions

Monday 11 April 2022 saw the start of the Men's Pairs where Martin Puckett & Darren Nutman played K Johnstone (Cumbria). The Dorchester Pair coasted to an easy  19-6 victory after only 12 ends.  In the next round the Dorchester Pair lost to Nicky Brett (Huntingdon) 15-18 on Tuesday 12 April 2022 at 13:30.

Following Martin Puckett's success in the Men's Singles competitions focus moved to the National Fours competition where Martin Puckett, Nick Voss, George Spracklen & Darren Nutman  played D Snell (Westlecot) on Sunday 3rd April at 18:00. After a slow start the boys found their line and length and ran out easy winners 20-5. The next round found them up against Lewis King(Swale) and after a close game the Dorchester quartet won 19-12. In the quarterfinals their luck ran out and they went down 13-18 to a Cumbria quartet led by Trevor Taylor. 

Wednesday 6 April 2022 saw the start of the Men's Triples where Martin, Nick & Darren  played Rob Newman (Whiteknights). This was a very tight game which saw the Dorchester Triple victorious 13-12.  The next round saw the Dorchester triple take on Michael Cheeseman (Bromley) on Thursday 7 April 2022 at 9:30.  After 18 ends the teams were tied at 16 all, so the game went into an extra end, which unfortunately was won by the Bromley triple. 

Following his success in the Men's Singles, Martin Puckett played 2 wood singles on Wednesday 30 March 2022.  Martin won his first game at 9:30 against A Pulford(Mid Suffolk) 21-3 and then in the quarter-finals beat Tom Bishop(Bromley) 21-11. In the semi-final he beat Martin Heitzman(Falaise) 21-14 but in the final he came up against Jamie Walker(Torquay Utd) and was beaten 18-21.  Another fine game but Martin was not able to complete what would have been an historic double.

In the Over 60 Fours Ged Costello, Phil Hallett, Dave Tremlin & Steve Willsher (sub for Brian Paulson) were defeated 11-25 by R Graham (Cumbria).

A massive well done to our very own Martin Puckett who has just won the English Indoor Bowling Association mens national singles!!

Following victories over Pat Briscoe(Century) 21-20 and Nicky Brett(Huntingdon) 21-11 and Sam Tolchard (Torquay Utd) 21-10 in the semi-final, Martin played Adam White (Chawton Park) in the final on 29 March 2022. After a close start Martin pushed to a 13-2 lead. then the scores came back to 16-8. He then managed to get across the line with a an exceptional 21-9 win!

Well played!

EIBA Area 17 Finals to qualify for the National finals at Nottingham. Full details available on the EIBA website.

Men's 2 Bowls Singles
Yeovil IBC on Wednesday 16th February 2022 at 6.30pm 
Levi Hembrow (Ilminster) 7 v Martin Puckett (Dorchester) 21

Martin now plays Andrew Pulford (Mid Suffolk) on Wednesday 30th March 2022 at 12:30 at Nottingham.

Mens Pairs
Bridport & West Dorset IBC on Friday 18th February 2022 at 6.30pm 
Simon Barnard (Taunton) 3 v Martin Puckett & Darren Nutman (Dorchester) 22

Martin and Darren now play a Pair from Cumbria on Monday 11th April 2022 at 18:00 at Nottingham.

Men's Singles
Yeovil IBC on Saturday 19th February 2022 at 10am (Umpire Peter Flowers)
Martin Puckett (Dorchester) 21 v Martin Woods (Victoria (Street)) 14

Martin now plays Pat Briscoe (Century) on Monday 28th March 2022 at 12:00 at Nottingham.

Men's Triples
Yeovil IBC on Thursday 24th February 2022 at 6.30pm (Umpire Pete Flowers)
Levi Hembrow (Ilminster) 3 v Martin Puckett, Nick Voss & Darren Nutman (Dorchester) 17

Martin, Nick & Darren now play Rob Newman (Whiteknights) Wednesday 6th April at 18:00 at Nottingham.

Men's Fours
Bridport & West Dorset IBC on Saturday 5th March at 12noon (Umpire Judith King)
Matt Hamilton (Ilminster) v Martin Puckett, Nick Voss, George Spracklen & Darren Nutman (Dorchester) won extra end

Martin Puckett, Nick Voss, George Spracklen & Darren Nutman now play D Snell (Westlecot) Sunday 3rd April at 18:00 at Nottingham 

Men's Over 60 Fours
Ilminster IBC on Saturday 5th March at 10:00 (Umpire Angie Thompson)
Barrie Forse (St Andrews) 10 v Ged Costello, Phil Hallett, Dave Tremlin & Brian Paulson (Dorchester) 14

Ged Costello, Phil Hallett, Dave Tremlin & Brian Paulson now play R Graham (Cumbria) Wednesday 30th March at 18:00 at Nottingham

Atherley Trophy

Dorset Ladies' run in the Atherley Trophy came to an end in the semi-final on Saturday 5th March 2022 at Dorchester with a narrow 114-117 shot defeat to Sussex Ladies. After a close game Sussex led when the 4 hour time limit was reached and the last end was not available to be played to claw back the deficit.  

Thank you to all those who came to support.

Good luck to Sussex in the final.

Atherley Trophy semi-final comes to Dorchester. Dorchester will host the semi final of the the Ladies National Inter Counties competition (Atherley Trophy)  between Dorset Ladies and Sussex Ladies on Saturday 5th March 2022 at 13:30.  Dorchester are represented by Sylvia Lawley, Margaret Cullip, Linda Hill and Sandra Hubbard (plus Sue Maggs and June Gillespie reserves) in the Dorset Ladies team. Spectators welcome.

Sylvia Lawley, June Gillespie, Linda Hill and Sandra Hubbard (plus Sue Maggs travelling reserve) represented Dorset in the Atherley Trophy quarter-final against Devon on Saturday 12th February 2022 13:30 at Dolphin Indoor Bowls Club, Poole.

Dorset beat Devon 123-115 and now move into the semi-final where they will face Sussex on Saturday 5th March 2022 at Dorchester.

Dorchester Bowls Club National Competitions