NEWS FROM YOUR PRESIDENT, CATHERINE LYNN
FRIENDLY AGAINST MIDDLESEX COUNTY WEDNESDAY 14th MARCH 2018 @ 2pm
We came up against a very strong team from Middlesex, mostly county players, losing 84-153. Our top rink was Lee Bennett, Catherine Lynn and Paul Tidby with a score of 21-15 but well done to all Dolphin players.
FRIENDLY AGAINST RUSHDEN REBELS SATURDAY 17th MARCH 2018 @ 2pm
Another tough match against a strong touring team from Northants but after trailing at half time we finished very strongly to narrow the gap to 99-102. Top rink was Fred Cutler, Jenny Cutler, Catherine Lynn and Mo Mowlam with a score of 27-9, closely followed by Arthur Haslop, Chris Hedges, David Sharpe and Dave Kirkham with a score of 20-7.
FRIENDLY AGAINST PORTISHEAD TUESDAY 27th FEBRUARY 2018
11.30am - 1.30pm
Every Dolphin team won their game, with a final score of 83-51. Top rink was Brian Joy, Richard Woodward, Catherine Lynn and Jill Evans with a score of 18-9.
1.30pm - 3.30pm
The 2nd session was also a win for Dolphin, with a final score of 69-48. Top rink was Mat Fellows, Marion Mitchell, David Dawson and Peter Bottomley with a score of 21-3.
FRIENDLY AGAINST WITNEY FRIDAY 23rd FEB
A short but very enjoyable match with Dolphin winning 104 - 73. Top rink was David Miller, Keith Bennett, Jan Elkins and Vicki Miller with a score of 19 - 7.
FRIENDLY AGAINST MOONFLEET (WEYMOUTH) SATURDAY 24th FEB
We have agreed with Moonfleet to postpone this match until April when we hope to be able to field a full team of 6 rinks.
FRIENDLY AGAINST BOURNEMOUTH SUNDAY 18th FEBRUARY 2018 @ 2pm
After our away match defeat by Bournemouth back in November, Dolphin came roaring back in the home game winning 104-71. Top rink was Di Butler, Hazel Bennett, Chris Dennis and Finn Butler with a tremendous score of 33-10.
FRIENDLY AGAINST STOUR VALE SUNDAY 4th FEBRUARY 2018 @ 2pm
Dolphin had a very good afternoon of bowls, winning 138-105. Top rink was Pat Rudkin, Catherine Lynn and Pam Brown with a score of 26-8.
FRIENDLY AGAINST KNYVETON GARDENS - SUNDAY 28th JANUARY @2 pm
Although we won on 5 rinks out of the 7 played, we lost overall to Knyveton 107-115. Our top rink was Vanetta Westall, Pam Brown and Catherine Lynn. Special thanks to Jim Andrews who stepped in at the very last minute to make up the numbers.
FRIENDLY AGAINST WEST MOORS - SUNDAY 14th JANUARY @ 2pm
This turned out to be a very close match but in the last few ends Dolphin edged ahead to win 113-105. Top rink was Russell Wilson, Wilf Prevost, Janet Bridle and Catherine Lynn (25-15) but almost taking the top spot were Carol Prevost, Elaine Beecroft, Nicky Smith and Marion Mitchell with a score of 19-9. Well done everyone, including the teams from Stour Vale who completed our squad.
FREE OPEN DAY SATURDAY 13th JANUARY 2018
We welcomed over 80 potential new players of which 30 signed up for coaching. Many thanks to all the members who gave their time to help out and make the afternoon a success.
FRIENDLY AGAINST STOUR VALE - SUNDAY 7th JANUARY 2018 @ 2pm
Dolphin won the match 121-108 overall and the top rink was Lee Bennett, Joan Shaw and Colin Mitchell with a score of 23-9.
CHRISTMAS FUN DAY SUNDAY 17th DECEMBER 2017
Almost 50 of us enjoyed an afternoon of social bowling followed by a meal and festive music. Top rink for the Green Team was Diane & Richard Cole and Mo Mowlam and the Red Team top rink was Arthur Haslop and Steve & Joyce Dicks. Thank you to everyone who supported this event and who donated raffle prizes. Together we raised £55 for the RNLI.
FRIENDLY AGAINST DORCHESTER (AWAY) SATURDAY 9th DECEMBER @ 2.30pm
Everything changed after tea and we rapidly lost our lead to finish 50-74. However, it was an enjoyable afternoon and we did have a top rink - Kay & Richard Woodward and Judith King (on 'loan' from Dorchester).
FRIENDLY AGAINST EAST DORSET (HOME) SATURDAY 2nd DECEMBER @ 2pm
A very close match, Dolphin just staying ahead to win 113-107. Top rink was Kay and Richard Woodward, Jan Bridle and Ted Gould with a score of 24-11.
FRIENDLY AGAINST ARUN DISTRICT IBC (AWAY) SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER
We had a very enjoyable day out to play bowls in Bognor Regis and we did well to only lose 102-114 against strong opposition. Our top rink was Arthur Haslop, Di Butler, Finn Butler and Ted Gould (25-16) closely followed by Fred Cutler, Phyl Wallis, Mick Wallis and Jenny Cutler (21-13).
FRIENDLY AGAINST KNYVETON GARDENS (HOME) SUNDAY 19th NOVEMBER @ 2PM
A nail-biting finish after a very close match, final score 95-95. Our top rink was Daphne Thomas, Roy Curtis and Pam Brown with a score of 22-8, closely followed by Dave Finch, Nicky Bradley and Mo Mowlam with a score of 20-7. Well done everyone and thanks for turning out.
FRIENDLY AGAINST MOONFLEET (HOME) SATURDAY 11th NOVEMBER @ 2PM
Well bowled Dolphin players, the final result was 134-99 and the top rink was Gary Filbey, Jill Frampton and Ted Gould.
FRIENDLY AGAINST BOURNEMOUTH (AWAY) SUNDAY 5th NOVEMBER @ 2PM
We all stuggled on the Bournemouth rinks, losing overall but with a top rink comprising Arthur Haslop, Trish Kilminster, John Shears and John Crowe. Well done and thanks to all who gave up their Sunday afternoon to play this fixture. The return match against Bournemouth at the Dolphin is on Sunday 18th February.
HALLOWEEN NIGHT FUN BOWLS ON TUESDAY 31st OCTOBER 7.00PM
Thank you everyone who supported this event and to Mel & Adele for looking after us with food and drinks.
The winners of the Fancy Dress competition were Jackie & Tony Boyer, but Babs Hawkins, Brian Joy and our Chairman, Alan Barlow, also deserve a special mention for their creative costumes.
The film quiz proved to be very challenging with one team winning by a mile - Mo Garwood, Babs Hawkins, Nigel Price, Tony Leighton, Paul Farrell and Alan Barlow.
The 'Guess the Pumpkin's Weight' Competition was won by Maureen Day.
FRIENDLY AGAINST STOUR VALE BC (HOME) SUNDAY 29th OCTOBER 2017 @ 2PM
A very close match with Stour Vale just edging ahead to win 99-101. Our top rink was Vanetta Westall, Lyn Armstrong and Ted Gould.
FRIENDLY AGAINST LODDEN VALE (HOME) SUNDAY 22nd OCTOBER @ 2PM
Thank you to everyone for supporting this Friendly and especially those who stepped in at very short notice in order to make up the teams. After a close match (4 wins, 4 losses) Lodden Vale were the eventual winners with a total score of 142-158. Our top rink was Mike Vere, Margaret Bentham, Dave Finch and Catherine Lynn.
DIBC OPEN DAY SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER FROM 1PM - 4PM
We had a busy afternoon, welcoming 87 potential new players with 41 signing up for coaching. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make the afternoon a success and particularly to Ann and Derek Warner who do a tremendous job in steering new players through the coaching process.
FRIENDLY AGAINST DORCHESTER IBC SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER @ 2pm
Dolphin players had another successful afternoon, winning against Dorchester 123-86. Top rink was Di & Finn Butler and Jim Andrews with a score of 26-9. We also had a 'Hot Shot' from Mike Vere, Margaret Bentham and Steve Weston.
NEW SEASON FUN DAY SUNDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 2017 AT 2PM
75 members enjoyed an afternoon of bowls, food and live entertainment and we raised nearly £80 for the RNLI from the raffle. Thank you everyone for supporting the event and for donating raffle prizes.
FRIENDLY AGAINST BRIDPORT IBC SUNDAY 10th SEPTEMBER (AWAY MATCH) @ 2pm
Many thanks to Noreen and Percy Parkes who stepped in at the last minute to make up numbers, leaving us only one player short of a full squad for this return match against Bridport.
Although we lost overall (52-64) we won on three rinks, our top rink being Vanetta, Bernard (from Bridport), Babs and Ted.
FRIENDLY AGAINST NORFOLK & NORWICH BOWLERS THURSDAY 31st AUGUST @ 2pm
Congratulations Dolphin, another overall win 126-107. Top rink Catherine Lynn, Pam Clarke, Martin Read and Steve Weston with a score of 27-14.
FRIENDLY AGAINST GILLINGHAM STROLLERS ON SATURDAY 19th AUGUST @ 2pm
Congratulations Dolphin players on another overall win. Top rink was Jill Frampton and Steve & Joyce Dicks with a score of 25-9
FRIENDLY AGAINST BRIDPORT IBC SUNDAY 13th AUGUST (HOME MATCH) @ 2pm
Congratulations Dolphin on a resounding win on all rinks against Bridport. But our top rink, with a score of 51-3, was Mike Vere, Jean Harrod, Babs Hawkins and Jim Harrod.
CHARITY BAKE & BUY FOR THE RNLI ON FRIDAY 9th JUNE
A big thank you to all of you who donated such scrumptious cakes and to those who couldn't resist buying them. Together we raised £85.00 for the RNLI.
FRIENDLY ON SATURDAY 10th JUNE
Thank you to the Dolphin team for a winning result against Gillingham Strollers. The top rink was Margaret Bentham, Lyn Armstrong and Chris Whiteside who tallied up a very impressive score.