Team Selections

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Please find a link below for the dates on which Five Rivers’ Men’s matches will be selected for all competitive external leagues and National Competitions.

Selection Meeting Dates

Success for Five Rivers at World Pairs Qualifiers

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Sunday 24 September saw the qualifiers for the World Pairs competition, held at Potters in January 2018, played at the Dolphin Indoor Bowls Club in Poole. 16 pairs took to the stage to battle it out to earn their place as the Dolphin qualifier at Potters on 12 January.

As the day reached the semi-finals stage Five Rivers had three players still remaining in the competition. Tom Warner (Five Rivers), partnered with Scott Edwards (Oxford City & County), were drawn to play Shaun Jones (Malvern Hills) and Neil Collett (Clarrie Dunbar). Whilst in the other semi-final Jordan Moody and Jamie Reynolds (both Five Rivers) were drawn to play last year’s finalists Paul Sharman and Andy McIntyre (both Carterton).

Both semi-finals went down to a tie break with both Five Rivers’ representatives winning their matches in tightly fought contests.

The final was a nice affair for both pairs as Tom, Jordan and Jamie all knew that at least one Five Rivers player was going to make it to Potters this year. Tom and Scott started very strongly taking the first set 10-4, however the second set proved to be a much tighter affair with Tom and Scott narrowly getting over the line 7-6.

Tom and Scott now attend Potters on 12 January to battle it out with the three other English qualifiers (Bromley, Lincoln and Cumbria) to earn their place in the Last 8 of the World Pairs.

Open Day 2017

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The Club is hosting an Open Day on Friday 15 September from 2pm – 8pm. Please see the poster below for all details and we look forward to seeing you there!

Open Day Poster

John Ash Trophy 2016-17

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Sunday 26 March 2017 saw the final of the Salisbury & District John Ash Trophy between Five Rivers IBC and Wilton BC. Both teams came into the game with an air of optimism and enthusiasm, however the game turned out to be quite one-sided with Five Rivers running out as winners with a 74 shot to 14 victory.

Five Rivers’ captain, Tom Warner, was presented the trophy by Club President Peter Gurd and the Salisbury & District Association have since presented Five Rivers with £100 in prize money and Wilton with £50.

Rink scores (Five Rivers skips first):

Graham House & Co beat Geoff Toomer 28 – 6
Tom Warner & Co beat Peter Gurd 21 – 4
Fraser Boynton & Co beat John Brewer 25 – 4

Five Rivers 74 – Wilton 14

Pictures of the two finalists can be found below:

Five Rivers Team
Wilton Team

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