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Congratulations to Lydia Cutmore, Holly Baxter and Katy Baxter

These three wonderfully talented ladies have once again been offered a Senior Ladies England Trial at Rugby Indoor Bowls Club 30th November – 1st December!

In addition Lydia has also been offered an Under 25s Ladies England trial!

You have the support of the whole club behind you Ladies!!

Hornsea team win at inaugral York DBE Triples

A team from Hornsea triumphed at York Indoor Bowls Centre on 30th March 2019 at the Disability Bowls England (DBE) Inter Club Triples Competition. Eight teams took part with all playing three games in a round robin format and the the winner of each of the two round robins playing in the final. The Hornsea trio of Doreen Padgett, Steve Payne and Colin Garner won through their half of the draw before triumphing in a tightly contested final against members from Leeds IBC. From left: Colin Garner, Doreen Padgett & Steve Payne with their winners’ medals This was a new event for the DBE in York Indoor Bowls Club and it is hoped that further events may follow. Attendees showed enthusiasm for a Regional League so we will watch to hear what may follow. The York event was one of five being held on the same day at various venues across the UK. Any person registered disabled is entitled to join Disability Bowls England and play in it’s tournaments (see https://www.disabilitybowlsengland.org.uk/).

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 Hornsea Ladies win NELL Div 2

Hornsea Ladies won promotion to the North Eastern Ladies Division 1 for the 2019/20 season after winning the Division 2 title in 2018/19. This follows on from their success the previous year when they won the Yorkshire Ladies Division 2 title and so gained promotion to Division 1 in that league.  A number of the ladies were able to join a celebration Luncheon in Brandesburton and are pictured below. 

Hornsea Ladies Team celebration lunch

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hornsea Ladies Fours win British Isles Title HIBC is very proud of the Ladies Fours team from the Club who have added to their title of National English Indoor Bowls Association (EIBA) Ladies Fours Champions by winning the British Isles Women’s Indoor Bowls Clubs (BIWIBC) Ladies Fours Championships in Paisley this last week. The team consisting of Lydia Cutmore, Holly Baxter, Katy Baxter and Dani Martinson are bringing home The Irish Association Trophy after three days of tough competition. The ladies won the right to represent England in the ladies fours competition at this prestigious event when they won the EIBA National Fours Championship last year. On the Monday they had a preliminary round match against Northern Ireland where they had a convincing 25-10 win. Their semi-final on the Tuesday afternoon saw them pull back from being 5 down to a 22-18 win in a very tight game against the talented Channel Islands team. In the final, they faced Wales who had narrowly beaten Scotland earlier in the week to get through. The girls played a solid game winning by another convincing margin of 21-10 to take the title.  This win came immediately after a successful weekend in Paisley for Katy and Dani who were members of the England ladies team in the BIWIBC International series. This involved six rinks of fours with Katy and Dani playing together. They won two of the three matches on their rink helping England to become the BIWIBC champions. Last month Katy also played in the Ladies Under 25s International Series with team mate Lydia in Nottingham, again playing against teams from Scotland, Wales and International. This time the pair had a clean sweep of wins so helping the England team to take that title too. All four girls are coached at Hornsea & District Indoor Bowls Club by Ian Paddy also from Hornsea. Holly in turn now coaches at the club.

Simon Adds Another Indoors Title

Simon Wright added another title to his name at the beginning of July when he joined Helen Wood of York IBC and Kevin Vernon of Devon to win the Disability Bowls Plant Welding National Triples Championship at Gedling IBC. The terrific triple were undefeated in their round robin matches to get into the final which proved to be a very close match with them just pulling ahead in the last two ends. Hornsea’s other competing, Irene Cheer gained a credible 4th with Bob Love from Tamworth and Gary Swift of Harrogate IBC, just losing out for the bronze medal position.

Simon Wright (left), Kevin Vernon and Helen Wood of York celebrate their win at the DBE Triples event


Disability Bowls England Success


Hornsea & District Indoor Bowls Club member and coach, Simon Wright had a memorable weekend when he earned his first England cap playing at the Home Nations Parabowls Championships at Newport IBC, Wales. On his first appearance for his country, Simon was a member of a fifteen player team, including five visually impaired bowlers, plus their Directors completing the team. Operating as three teams of five players, the tournament started with a pairs and triples game for each team with Simon playing lead in his pair with Mike Robertson. Feeling instantly at home on the slow rink, Simon soon made his mark and helped to produce a stunning 23-4 win against Wales shortly followed by a 17-11 win against Scotland. Day two saw the teams reformat into a single player and a four-man team. Originally due to play as lead for the four-man team, Simon was asked to play in the singles game following his performance the previous day. Against Scotland, Simon played a tight game to win 16-15 but had to wait until the third day for his final match – a singles fixture against Wales. This turned out to be the match of the event with tied ends and resulted in a win for Wales by just one point (15-16). Simon’s performance was such that he was given the honour of collecting the keepsake trophy on behalf of the England team. As for the result overall, it was a win for England with Scotland coming a close second (33 points to 30 points) and Wales coming third.  Regardless of the result, the overriding memories will come from the camaraderie and team spirit over the weekend. It’s a good job everyone went home on the Sunday, Newport may not have recovered had they stayed to party!