Pictures from Dixon & Driscoll Doubles

Please find below pictures from our President Mike Potter which he kindly took at the Dixon & Driscoll Doubles.

Nat Moseley and Sally King with the trophy.
Competitions Secretary Rob Burroughs with the two finalists.
The four finalists with Competitions Secretary Rob Burroughs centre.
The Semi Finalists with Competitions Secretary Rob Burroughs. From left: Jamie & Phil King, Kevin & Ian Edwards, Nat Moseley & Sally King and John Davies & Scott Moseley.

Dixon & Driscoll Doubles Report

Sally King and Nat Moseley won the 2024 Dixon and Driscoll Doubles after beating Jamie & Phil King 13. They were 7-0 down before going 9-7 up and from 13-12 down they ran out with some excellent bowling.

The Wrockwardine Wood pairing had come out on top of 24 pairings, 8 higher than last year and the most for a long while!

In the Semi Finals Phil & Jamie beat Kevin & Ian Edwards 14 after going 13-3 up then 14-13 down. In the other Semi Nat & Sally defeated Scott Moseley & John Davies 13 after going 20-6 up.

In the Quarter Finals Scott & John beat Shavourne Osbourne & Lisa Pessall 5, while Nat & Sally beat Jodie & Dan Taylor 19 after going 13-4 up. Phil & Jamie beat Aaron King & Phil Jones 11 from 11-8 up and Kevin & Ian Edwards defeated Phil Craggs & Akeel Duncan from 16-4 down to win 18.

Full scores are here.

Well done to Nat and Sally on their success, the first win for Nat and second success for Sally, but her first as a King in this competition!

Thank you to Allscott Heath for hosting today and preparing two very difficult greens.

Thank you to everyone who entered and measured and marked today and made the day a success!

Pictures are to follow!

Dixon and Driscoll Doubles on Sunday!

The Dixon and Driscoll Doubles are taking place on Sunday at Allscott Heath Bowling Club at 10 a.m.

Players can enter on the day or enter with Rob Burroughs on 07901 229623.

The finals will be played on the grass green, with potentially some prelims on the artificial green.

The rule for playing in these Doubles are as follows:

Players on the named list as per rule 21 (c) shall be permitted to play in the Dixon & Driscoll Doubles, but limited to one per pair on that list at the time of the competition.

So one player in the registered 12 of a Premier League club can play in this competition.

Entry is £10 per pair but doesn’t need to be paid till the end of the season as it is invoiced through the clubs.

Home players are allowed to enter but will owe 2 and the jack each round.

There is no dress code.

Find below the 12 entries I have so far.

Cheryl Caswell *P-Bylet/Rob Burroughs-Hadley USC
Harry Church *-Sinclair/John Potter *-Sinclair
John Clarke **-Wrockwardine Wood/Rob Clarke **-Wrockwardine Wood
Daniel Corbett-Sinclair/Dean Corbett-Sinclair
Mark Doodson **-Bowring/Nick Marshall *-Bowring
Kevin Edwards-Newport/Ian Edwards-Newport
Carol Faulkner-Bowring/Steve Faulkner-Wrockwardine Wood
Abi Helliwell *-St Georges B.C./Georgia Rawlins **-Bowring
Nathan Lacey-Shifnal/Emma Duncan-Shifnal
Jordan Millman **-Sinclair/Peter Spragg *-Sinclair
Shavorne Osbourne *-Trench/Lisa Pessall *-Trench
Rob Roden *P-Wrockwardine Wood/Andy Morgan *-Shifnal

Dixon & Driscoll Doubles in two weeks!

The Dixon and Driscoll doubles will take place in two weeks time on Sunday 28th April at Allscott Heath Bowling Club.

The finals will take place on the grass green now due to them running a competition on the other green the day before. There may be some preliminary games on the other artificial green if we get more than 16 entries, but no players who played on that green the day before will play on there to ensure fairness.

The entry fee is £10, and entries can be taken on the day. Entries can be made before to Rob Burroughs on 07901 229623.

Payment is to be invoiced again just like last season.

Home players are allowed to enter but will owe 2 and the jack each round.

There will be no dress code in operation.

Individual Competition Dates

Please find the 2024 Individual Competition Dates below. Entries can be made before the day to Rob Burroughs on 07901 229623 or by email to [email protected]

Please note the Merit dates changed as it would fit better into the fixtures if we had these dates instead of the old ones.

Dixon and Driscoll Doubles – Sunday 28th April at 10 a.m. at Allscott Heath

£10 Entry Fee, Enter on the Day

Under 25 Merit – Wednesday 8th May at Donnington Wood at 6.30 p.m.

£5 Entry Fee. Entries by end of Saturday 4th May.

Over 60s Merit – Saturday 18th May at 2 p.m. at Sir John Bayley Bottom Green

£3 Entry Fee. Enter on the Day.

Senior Merit – Qualifier Friday 17th May at 6.30 p.m. Final 16 – Friday 28th June at 6.30 p.m.

£5 Entry Fee, Enter by end of Friday 10th May

Junior Day (Under 15&18 Merit, possibly Fletcher Junior Doubles) – Saturday 22nd June at 10 a.m. at Albrighton

Free Entry. Enter on the Day

Mixed Doubles Sunday 23rd June at 10 a.m. at Bridgnorth

£10 Entry Fee. Enter on the Day.

Monday Merit – Qualifier Monday 24th June at 6.30 p.m. Final 16 – Saturday 6th July at 5.30 p.m.

£3 Entry Fee, Enter by end of Monday 17th June

 Thursday Night Merit – Sunday 18th August or 1st September or Saturday 28th September at 10 a.m.

£5 Entry Fee, Enter on the Day