Newsletter – March 2016

With the current cold weather, it is hard to believe that Spring starts on the traditional date of 21st March (or as the weather forecasters prefer, the 1st March),  however as we are still in the Indoor season then we can continue to enjoy the benefits of playing in a warm environment.


Jubilee Celebrations

2016/2017 will be an exciting season for Desborough as the club came into existence in October 1966.


Several events are being planned; including a match with the EIBA LTD and a match with teams from invited clubs who have been friends with Desborough over the years.


John Clark Open Triples.

!4 triples played in this all day competition, which was won by the margin of 1 shot by Nigel Penn, Michael Nutley and Ralph Hatch. All teams played 4 games and points were awarded by the 3.2.1 method, therefore avoiding having to hold a final.


National Competitions.

Desborough members will be represented at the finals of the National Championships at Nottingham IBC.


Mary Price and Eileen Devonald Batt will be playing Cumbria at 9.30 am on the 30th March in the over 60’s pairs.


Brett Long, Gordon Knapper David Simpson and Clive Behmber will be playing Doncaster at 9.30am on the 26th March.


We wish them all good luck.


Club Competitions

These are up to date; please keep an eye on the board for the closing dates of each round. The General Secretary has been carrying out an exercise to relate prize money awarded to the number of entrants to each competition. His results will be published on the notice boards in due course. It should be noticed that the more entrants into competitions will result in higher prize money.


Finals week is 18th to 22nd April, with Presentation Evening the 22nd April.


The 3 Club Competition (Thicket withdrew)

This competition has been organised for Saturday 12th March. Teams from Town, Desborough Outdoor Members and Indoor Members only will be involved. The selected teams are currently displayed on the board.


Annual General Meeting.

Please put the date of 11th April in your diaries, the meeting will be held in the Club Lounge and commence at


Advertising Board.

The television set in the lounge by the green is up and functioning with all details of happenings at Desborough.


Please watch out for items of interest and let me know if you wish to place any item on the TV.


Forthcoming Matches for the rest of the season.


16th March         Berkshire Masonic      Home

30th March         West Berks               Away

3rd April              Luton                        Away

10th April          Oxford & District        Home

18th to 22nd April – Club Finals Week


Relocation Update

The planning application is scheduled to be considered by the RBWM Development Panel on the 16th March 2016 – a decision is awaited.

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