Charity fundraising raises a massive £1,373

Bridport Indoor Bowls Club Quizzco started the ball rolling with its annual charity fund raising. A visit from Bridport Round Table added to the lot along with donations from various members. The final total was £1,373 which was split between Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Research organisations. This was a spectacular result and demonstrates the generosity of Bridport IBC members.

Bridport's Paul Hallett with Jo Dearlove and Max Dare's brother

Max Dare Memorial Trophy - 2023

Bridport Indoor Bowls Club played host to the Dorset County's Friendly side for the annual Max Dare Memorial Trophy match, raising over £400 for the Motor Neurone Disease Charity. Max played over a hundred times for the County before succumbing to Motor Neurone Disease and such was his popularity the memorial match was born.

With the match drawn last year another close match was expected but the County ran out 87.62 winners this time. Bob Taylor, Brian Walsh, Brian Rumble and Barry Rattenbury did record a fine 25.12 win for Bridport against Phil Lock's four. Mike Cash, Alan Wotherspoon, Ann Turtell and Mike Fletcher were 20.16 up, before dropping one, five, four counts to lose 20.26 against Adam Tidby's four. Micheal Higman and Mike Smith shared the lead position, with Phil Godfrey, Sue Walsh and John Burwood completing their quartet competed well before losing 12.19 against Terry Bucks four.

County President Phil Dearlove, who was instrumental in arranging the first Trophy match and his rink were unstoppable though as they destroyed Mel Hargett, Gordon Lee, Bob Hill and Andy Marsh 30.5 to claim the trophy for another year.

National Champions

Bridport Ladies Annie Bowden and Pamela Daters overcame stiff competition to take the "Over 60s National Champions" title in the ladies' pairs earlier this year. The event took place at Nottingham Bowls Club.   Well done ladies!