EALABA vs Tamworth Indoor Bowls Club April 2019
Five new members joined EALABA and helped our group to an excellent victory over a strong Tamworth side. Two players from Tamworth were co-opted to EALABA due to late withdrawals due to illness.
The spirit amongst players was fantastic over each of the six rinks of triples as they battled battled over 18 ends. Tamworth won one of the six rinks, final rink results as follows:-
Rink 1 - Ray Smith, Pip Smith & Bob Love 39 -3
Rink 2 - John Rogers, David Fisher & John Greaves 27-12
Rink 3 - Khailia Hussian, Colin Wagstaff & Dylan Morton 31-12
Rink 4 - Harry Atkin, Sandra Palmer & Steve Ireland 15-16
Rink 5 - Diane Rogers, Colin Milner & Gary Swift 19-6
Rink 6 - Neil Smith, Alan Palmer & Mac Otton 17-12
Final match score 148 - 61
DBE National Classified Singles Championship 2019
Fourteen EALABA members competed at the 2019 Disability Bowls England, National Classified Singles Championships at Gedling IBC. Craig Bowler, Alex Comack, Mark Cooper, Alastair Domville, Dave Fisher, Steve Ireland, Bob Love, Colin Milner, Dylan Morton, Joe Peplow, John Rogers, Ray Smith, Steven Smith & Gary Swift
Bowlers were competing in the Classification Groups – B6, B7 & B8. Competition was fierce in all classifications and with some of our members meeting head. The biggest head to head came in B6’s with Joe Peplow overcoming 3 members and then gaining the bragging rights by winning the B6 Classified Singles.
EALABA bowlers were represented in each of the two B7 groups and two of them won their groups before they went head to head in the final. Steve Ireland and Bob Love set a very high standard with Bob coming out on top as B7 Classified Singles Champion.
Dylan Morton dominated group one of the B8’s, beating both Mike Robertson and Gary Swift. He then met Kieran Rollings, who was undefeated in B8 group one. This final was another titanic battle, Dylan had control in the early stages before Kieran pegged him back before closing out the match by 3 shots. Excellent performance by Dylan.
DBE National Indoor Pairs Championship 2019
17 EALABA members took part in this years DBE National Indoor Pairs Championship - Colin Milner, Craig Bowler, Helen Wood, Ray Smith, Steve Smith, Bob Love, Mac Otton, Gary Swift, John Rogers, Dylan Morton, Mark Cooper, Alex Comack, Joe Peplow, Harry Atkin, Khalila Hussain, Alastair Domville & Dave Fisher, a fantastic turned out.
Everyone had a minimum of two games with EALABA’s strength shining through as Craig & Joe muscled Alastair & Steve in the Plate semi-final. Then they battled against Bob Love partnered by Keiran Rollings who eventually took the Plate 14-7.
John & Dylan conceded to Gary & Mac in a tight game. The victors were narrowly beaten by Dave Fisher partnered by Jonathan Stokes 11-9 in the first semi final. Helen & Steve Angus lost out, by the same score to Colin and Sally-Anne Lewis.
Dave and Jonathan lead 10-4, with only two ends to go, then Colin and Sally fought back to create a fantastic ending to this years Championship. Dave & Jonathan retained their title 10-9.
Well done to all EALABA members showing the strength in depth that we have.
Full report. DBE National Indoor Pairs