Competitions Finals Day

The finals of the 2017 B&DBA Championships will be held at Richmond Park BC on Sunday 10 September except for the Pairs, which to players' other commitments, is being played on 17 Setember. The complete programme for all sessions can be viewed by cilcking here. 


Hampshire Men's County Competitions - Western Area

Just a reminder that now results have started to come in the latest results can be seen on the dedicated page under the heading "County News" or going directly there by clicking here.

The time of the latest update for each of the competitions is shown. 


Michael Drage (Boscombe Cliff)

We regret to report the passing of Michael Drage, a former President of Boscombe Cliff and, currently, the club's welfare officer. He moved to the Bournemouth area some 8/9 years having bowled in the Northampton area. He soon became actively involved in bowls at Boscombe Cliff, captaining a league team and taking part in county and B&DBA competitions. Always amiable, he was a pleasure to play against and have a drink with.

His funeral will be held on Wednesday 26 April at 1pm at Bournemouth Crematorium, Strouden Avenue, Bournemouth, BH8 9HX. There will be a wake immediately after the service at Boscombe Cliff Bowling Club, Woodland Avenue, Bournemouth BH5 2DJ.
Family flowers only please but donations to Dorset Air Ambulance would be welcome payable via George Scott Funeral Services, 15 Somerset Road, Boscombe, BH7 6JH.  



Junior Vice President

We are pleased to advise you that Norman Weller of Pelhams BC has agreed to fill the Junior Vice president vacancy.


Rob Burchell

We regret to report the death on 16 February 2017 of Rob Burchell after a brave fight against cancer. Rob was President of B&DBA in 2012 and did much to cover Presidential vacancies in 2013 and 2014. He was Hon Treasurer of B&DBA from 2014 to 2015 when the onset of his illness forced him to give up the post. He was an outstanding servant to his club, Bournemouth Electric, being their Hon Secretary for many years until similarly forced to give up. He was also a leading light in the Cavaliers Bowling Association. The Executive and members will want to send their condolences to Rosemary and Rob's family.

The funeral service is to be held on Thursday 2nd March at 2.30 pm at St Pauls Church, Landford Way, Bournemouth BH8 0NY.