Mens Captain’s Report


B & D Premier League Section 3.

The Great Escape Mk.2

As last year, we had a great escape from relegation, it went down to the wire and the last game of the season.

It was a fight between Branksome Park ‘A’ and ourselves over the second half of the season.

In the last 4 games we beat Branksome Park, lost to Poole Park ‘B’, beat Milford on Sea, and lost to Kings Park. During this run we accrued 26 points, finally beating Branksome in the league by 6 points PHEW! So we stay in Section 3.

Percy Baker Trophy League.

A Good Season.

We won 8 and lost 2 games this season, taking 47 points from a possible 60, winning East 2 division. Thus qualifying for the area finals.

We beat Broadstone in the semis but lost to Poole Park in the area final.

So well done the Swans on all accounts and thanks to all the members that took part.

Barrie Tatman Men’s Club Captain

 

 

 

Bowls Dorset Season Report

It was a tough season for the men of Swanage Bowls Club in Bowls Dorset Division 1 East.

 

We lost our first ten games but in all those games managed to pick up at least one point from rink wins and draws and ultimately these points kept us safe from relegation.

Our 1st win didn’t arrive until mid July when we took on fellow strugglers Wimborne A at home. We won that one 8-2 and followed up with our best result of the season at Gillingham (won 8-2). It did not bode well when two of our cars decided to try and avoid the Camp Bestival traffic around Wareham by going via the ferry only to hit long delays there! They eventually arrived slightly late but went on the green and nearly secured a 10-0 win only losing one rink in the last throws.

We finished 2nd from bottom to avoid relegation but we managed to score at least one point in all our games!

Next season we will still have games against Wimborne because their 1st team were relegated from the Premier Division. We will also have to travel to Ferndown who were promoted from division 2.

Here is a the final table.

EAST AREA TABLES

 

DIVISION 1

P

W

D

L

F

A

+/-

PTS

1

Branksome Park

14

13

0

1

937

624

313

114

2

Shaftesbury

14

11

0

3

825

716

109

95

3

Broadstone Wessex

14

9

1

4

888

689

199

93

4

West Moors

14

6

1

7

725

757

32

75

5

Poole Park ‘A’

14

7

1

6

773

765

8

74

6

Gillingham

14

3

1

10

710

861

151

43

7

Swanage

14

2

1

11

712

892

180

41

8

Wimborne ‘A’

14

2

1

11

626

892

266

25

 

 

 

Percy Baker news

On Tuesday our Over 60’s took on Poole Park in the area final of the Percy Baker competition.

Gordon, Dave F and Mike K traveled to Poole Park and lost to a strong Poole team 21-11.

Back in Swanage, Graham, Barrie and Brian beat a Poole threesome 19-14.

So only a 5 shot difference overall.

Well done all concerned on getting SBC this far.

Perhaps next year we can go all the way…

Percy Baker Progress

Congratulations to our Percy Baker squad of Mike Keats, John Brudenell, Gordon Wallis, Brian Beeston, Barrie Tatman, Graham Smooker and Dave Farley for winning East League 2.

They now progress to the knockout stages where they will play one of the four other East League winners.

If they are lucky they will avoid the preliminary round draw and go straight to the area semi finals.

In the knock out stages one triple will travel to our opponents whilst the other triple will play at home at the same time.

The dates for the knock out stages are:

Preliminary round Tuesday 8th August

Area Semi Finals Tuesday 15th August

Area Final Tuesday 22nd August

Dorset Final 9th/10th September at Bridport.

Good luck guys.

Stop Press

In the draw we have avoided the preliminary round and will now play either Broadstone or Shaftesbury in the area semi-final on Tuesday 15th August. Click here for final stage draw.

Top Club Success

This year Swanage men entered a team in the Top Club National Knock Out Competition.

This competition consists of five disciplines, 2 wood singles, 4 wood singles, pairs, triples and rinks.

The first few rounds are against other Dorset sides and then becomes more regional with games in Wiltshire etc.

In the 1st Round Swanage were drawn at home against a very strong Blandford side.

All five disciplines were played at the same time with the two singles matches finishing first with Gordon securing a comfortable win in the 4 woods. Our 2 wood club champion, John, came up against a very strong player and unfortunately lost.

The next match to finish was the triples which was a very tight game from start to finish. In the end Brian’s consistent leading backed up by Barrie and myself got over the line to win by two shots and make it 2-1 to Swanage.

Meanwhile our rink of Ken, Paul, David F and skipper Graham failed to peg back a strong Blandford team so 2-2.

Our heroic pair of Mike K and Hoggy finished the job off with a nice win after a little scare when Blandford cut the lead to one shot.

So on to round two where we travel to Poole Park to play our old ‘friends’.

Lets hope this result will prove to be the turning point in our season.

 

Fixtures, League Tables, Selections & Results

The latest League tables for the various leagues are now directly available from the Fixtures page.

Simply click ‘League Table’ next to the League you want to view and you’ll be taken to the web page of the organising body. To return to our fixtures page simply click the back arrow on your browser. Please note Bowls Dorset League Tables can take a little longer than B&D Leagues Tables to be updated because Bowls Dorset still update via snail mail.

Team Selections (Past and Future) can be viewed from the fixtures page simply by clicking the team name. To return to the main fixture page click your back arrow on your browser.

Match results are now on the fixtures page.

I have updated all the mens selections and we hope to update the ladies soon.

I hope this will make it easier to look up league tables and team selections all from our website.

 

6th May Boscombe away

                 B & D Section 3
  Boscombe Cliff A      V Swanage
Date Saturday 6th May 2.00pm Away       Whites
       
  Rink 1   Rink 2
1 Mike Keats 1 Ken Morgan
2 Peter Davies 2 Alan Masters
3 Barrie Tatman 3 David Farley
Skip Gordon Wallis Skip Clive Bryceson
       
  Rink 3   Rink 4
1 Brian Beeston 1 Owen Norman
2 Roy Scott 2 Tony Wilkinson
3 Peter Packwood 3 Paul Knapman
Skip John Brudenell Skip Graham Smooker
Captain Barry Tatman    
Drivers Gordon takes PD, RS, ON   John takes GS, DF, PP
  Brian takes AM, DH, CB   Barrie takes MK, TW, PK

11th May PB Broadstone away

                Percy Baker League 2      
  Broadstone V Swanage    
Date Thursday 11th May 10.30 am Away      
           
  Rink 1   Rink 2    
1 Mike Keats 1 Brian Beeston  
2 John Brudenell 2 Barrie Tatman    
Skip Gordon Wallis Skip Graham Smooker    
           
Captain Barrie Tatman        
           
Reserves Terry Buck      
  Depending on position required.      
           
  DRIVERS        
  Brian takes BT & GS        
  John takes MK & GW  
  Please contact your driver for pick up time.    

6th May Triples Ringwood B home

  B & D Mixed Triples (Section 2) Whites    
  Swanage V Ringwood B  
Date 6th May 10:30am home Whites  
         
  Rink 1   Rink 2  
1 Mary Vye 1 Pat Andrews
2 Tina Wright 2 Maddie Love  
Skip Norman Love Skip Dave Wright  
         
Captain Norman Love      
         
Reserves none    
       

8th May Broadstone Home Selection

                 Bowls Dorset East Division 1
  Swanage      V Broadstone
Date Mon 8th May 6.00pm Home        Greys
       
  Rink 1   Rink 2
1 Mike Keats 1 Brian Beeston
2 John Brudenell 2 Steve Newland
3 Barrie Tatman 3 Mike Barron
Skip Gordon Wallis Skip Terry Buck
       
  Rink 3    
1 Dave Wright    
2 Graham Smooker    
3 Clive Bryceson    
Skip David Hogsflesh    
Reserves Peter Davies Derek Hudson Peter Packwood
  Depending on position required    
    Captain Barrie Tatman