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Devon County Indoor Bowls Association

Match Reports

Devon v Dorset on Sunday 10th December 2017

The county took a team to Dorchester to play Dorset this was a very close match thorough out with a 2 shot win for Dev



Matches at Bodmin, Budleigh Salterton and Honiton

 Over the last few day the County has had a busy time, playing two Presidents Games and one County Game. The first game was Presidents game against the C.P.P,B.A at Bodmin on Thursday the 30th December 2017. It  was a closely fought game with Devon losing by 10 shots.

The second match was against Budleigh on Friday 1st December 2017 at Budleigh. Where we played one rink and one triple, a game which Budleigh won.

The third game was a county game against Cornwall at Honiton on Sunday 3rd December 2017 again it was a very close game with the result not being known until the last rink finished. It ended up with Cornwall winning  by 4 shots. After the game we had a splendid meal supplied by the Honiton Ladies. I thanked Honiton for their hospitality

Keith Weeks - President 2017-2018


Devon County Indoor Bowls Association v Dorset Indoor Bowls Association

Match Report

Devon played Dorset in the Over 60 Inter County competition on the 21 November 2017 with three rinks playing at Isca and three rinks at The Dolphin, Poole. This was a close match for much of the game until in the latter stages Devon pulled ahead eventually winning 142-123.

Rink scores:-

Bill Davis (30) v B Patterson (24)          John Evans (26) v D Joslin (15),        Kevin Phillips (23) v D Rumble (29)

Glyn Lawrence (11) v C Bunford (3)   Allan Thomas (25) v C Truscott (14)  Mike Avent (27) v A Mckenzie (10)

Devon will play Gloucestershire on the 23 January 2018, venue/venues to be agreed.

John Berry - Over 60 Inter County  Competition Team Manager


The Vice Presidents Cup 2017

The competition saw the involvement of 14 different clubs from Devon. Prior to the start of the afternoon a draw was made with each Club playing 21 ends against another Devon Club. The winner to be decided by the club with the greatest shot difference. It turned out be a very enjoyable and very competitive afternoon and a very successful event and it was followed by a lovely cooked meal provided by ISCA staff this was followed by the presentation by Gordon Thomas.

The winners were the Plymouth rink of Peter Carlyle, Keith Young, Keith Griffiths skipped by Neville Ring who had a splendid 30-16 win plus 14 shots over Alan Paxton, A. Cowling, R. Frenchman and Dave Full (Isca). Runners up were the rink from South Hams, Don Avis, Richard Wordsley, David Fox and Charlie Dunton who defeated the Torbay rink of Rob Dunn, Ken Brenchley, Ray Parker and Albert Noakes 24-15 a difference of 9 shots. Third spot went to the North Devon rink of Steve Date, Robert Withecombe, David Lake and Peter Hobbs who played Mid Devon and won by 8 shots against the Mid Devon rink of Bob French, Cedric Lewis, John Barrie and Tony Lloyd.

For  photograph see Honours/ Photos 2017-2018

Bill Dolan – DCIBA Vice Presidents Secretary


  President v Sidmouth on 1st November 2017

The match was played in the usual good spirit with Sidmouth winning 64 to 53. Sidmouth won on two rinks and the third rink was drawn.

Keith Weeks  B.E.M  DCIBA President 2017-2018



President v Devon Colts (Madeira 29/10/17)

This is the third occasion on which this fixture has taken place, this time with the Colts playing under their new name.

It was again a very close match resulting in a win for the President, the President winning on two rinks by a small margin and losing on one rink.

The Colts bowled extremely well and are force to be reckoned with. The match was played in a good spirit, and was enjoyed by all with lots of banter.

It is the President's wish that future Presidents will continue with this fixture for many years to come.


Keith Weeks B.E.M President

Liberty Trophy

On Saturday 28th October at ISCA IBC Devon started their defence of EIBA County Liberty Trophy v Dorset, this was a very hard fought contest. With the scores at 5 ends being 28 - 30, then at 10 ends 57 - 55 and all square at 15 ends 86 all, then came a Devon surge to go 109 - 93 at 18 ends and finishing the match at 128 - 101. This certainly was a grind out performance at times very scrappy but at the end of the day it's all about the result.

Next round is on Saturday 16th December away to Cornwall or Somerset

Rink scores:-

K Kniveton; M Powell; S Broom; S Tolchard v D Nuttman 27-15

J Heard; A Southgate; I Lesley; L Ridout v M Puckett 21-17

R Condon; A Bowden; H Goodwin; J Evans v C Daniels 14-18

L Roberts; P Hackett; K Phillips; R Whitlock v B Paulley 15-19

P Daley; D Holloway; O Lucus; S Evans v C Fountain 23-15

P Stone; K Daniels; J Hampton; I Bond v N Voss 28-17


Kevin Phillips - DCIBA Liberty Trophy Team Manager


President v Madeira on Wednesday 18th October 2017 (at Madeira).

Although the Presidents match against Madeira ended with a four shots win to Madeira,  the game  was evenly matched throughout with one winning rink to each side and one drawn rink. Unfortunately it was the President's rink which lost by 4 shots.

Keith Weeks  DCIBA President 2017-2018 

Devon v Wiltshire on Sunday 15th October 2017 (at North Wilts)

The Indoor Season got off to a good start with the Devon v Wiltshire match, which Devon won 134 to 94 The game was played in a very good spirit on all the rinks, with Devon winning on 3 rinks, drawing on 2 and  losing on one.

 Also at the game 2 first game badges and 3 full Devon County Badges were presented.

Keith Weeks  DCIBA President 2017-2018


Thursday 14th September 2017 at Madeira

 The weather was not kind to us with some very heavy rain showers so in the end we only played 18 ends, it was a very good game with the scores being very close with DCIBA running out winners the score being 114 (DCIBA) to 107  (Bowls Devon).

May I thank all the rinks who supported at this match.

Keith Weeks DCIBA President 2017-2018