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Front Page News

Summer Indoor Fantastic 5s

Following a tremendous day of bowls Dorchester Dynamos finished runners-up in the Finals at Kempston Park IBC on 24 September 2023

The finals involved 4 teams in a round robin format. Dorchester Dynamos beat Angel Sand Demons 6-2, followed by Colchester White 8-0 but in the final game they were beaten by Hartlepool Monkey Hangers 2-6.  So Dorchester Dynamos finished in second place behind a very strong Hartlepool Money Hangers team.

Well done to Dorchester Dynamos beating Weston Seagulls in the regional knockout and beating Egham at Atherley IBC on Tuesday 12 September 2023. 

Club Leagues

The final positions for the Outdoor Club Summer Leagues are now available on the league page.

The final positions for the Indoor Club Summer Leagues are now available on the leagues page.

Well done to all the winners.

Bowls Dorset County Competitions Finals Weekend

The Bowls Dorset County Competitions Finals Weekend took place across the weekend 9/10 September 2023 at Dorchester.

Dorchester Men's W1  lost to Branksome Park E1 in the Percy Baker Final on Saturday 9 September 2023 at 10:00,

Mick Durant ( sub for Dave Smith), Martin Pavey and Steve Lambert-Culling beat Josh Cowan, Geoff Kite and Mike Gale (Greenhill)  to win the Men's Triples on Sunday 10 September 2023 at 14:00.
Details can be found on Bowls Dorset Competitions page.

Club Summer Finals Weekend

The Club Summer Finals Weekend took place across the weekend 26/27 August 2023 at Dorchester BC.

The results from the weekend's outdoor finals can be viewed here.

The results from the weekend's indoor finals can be viewed here.

National Finals at Leamington Spa

The Bowls England National Finals are taking place at Leamington Spa with representatives from Dorchester competing in 4 events.

Nick Voss and Jamie Lockwood qualified for the Men's Pairs starting Sunday 13 August 2023.
In their first game Nick and Jamie played Pat Smythe and Bob Mortlock from Sandown BC, Isle of Wight and ran out 18-15 winners. In the second game they faced Aaron Johnson and Ian Catchpole from Norfolk BC and were defeated 10-21.

Dave Smith, Martin Pavey and Steve Lambert-Culling played a strong triple Isaac Jenner, Lewis King and Harry Goodwin (Kent) in the Men's Triples on Wednesday 16 August 2023 and were defeated 9-26.

Dave Smith and Ged Costello played Chris Daniels and Pete Ward (Hampshire) the National Finals at Leamington in the Men's Senior Pairs and won 20-16.  Unfortunately in the last 16 they were defeated 16-17 by Rick Clarke and Peter Webster (Yorkshire).

Val Cornick qualified for the Ladies 2 Wood Singles starting Thursday 24 August 2023 at 9:00 where she played Carol Dixon (Leicestershire).  Unfortunately Val was beaten 6-15.

Live scoring will be available via the Bowls England Competitions portal.

Bowls Dorset County Finals Weekend

The Bowls Dorset Finals Weekend took place across the weekend 22/23 July 2023 at Dorchester BC.
Congratulations to Nick Voss and Jamie Lockwood winning the Bowls Dorset Men's Pairs and qualifying for the National Finals at Leamington.
Congratulations to Val Cornick winning the Bowls Dorset Ladies 2 Wood Singles  and qualifying for the National Finals at Leamington.
A number of the finals were rearranged due to the inclement weather on Saturday afternoon.
Details can be found on Bowls Dorset Competitions page.

Chairman's Newsletter

The latest Chairman's Newsletter is available to read here.

Men's Outdoor County League

Details of the fixtures and latest league positions for the 3 Dorchester Monday night County league teams can be found on the Bowls Dorset website pages.

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 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 next Bingo Night  Saturday 9 September 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 £142.

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

Raffle prizes will be gratefully received.

Revised Dress Code

Dorchester Bowls Club revised dress code from 1 June 2022 is now detailed on the Dress Code page.

Polite Notice

If you test positive for COVID, please advise the Club Office and those that you have been in contact with in the previous few dates.

Please do not come to the Club until you have a negative test and feel well again.

Thank You.

Dates for your diary

24 September 2023 Dorchester Dynamos at the Fantastic 5s ​Finals at Kempston Park IBC

Saturday 7 October 2023 14:00 Phoenix Trophy

Saturday 14 October 2023 14:00 Timber Trophy

Thursday 19th October 20:30 next 200 Club draw

Saturday 21 October 2023 19:00 Summer Presentation Night

Dorchester Bowls Club is a premier bowls club in Dorset and has a reputation for giving a warm and friendly welcome to all visitors as well as past and present members. It is located at the Sandringham Sports Centre off Armada Way in Dorchester, only eight miles from Dorset's Jurassic Coast. The Club provides six indoor rinks and an outside green which can accommodate up to eight rinks.


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