The County Singles title is the blue riband of all the BOWLS DURHAM competitions.

Since the move to BOWLS DURHAM eleven years ago the men's singles had registered only four different winners, Stuart Clarke, Peter Thomson, Andrew Kirtland and David Bolt. Well 2017 saw a fifth name added to the roll of honour as Elm Tree's David Fenwick (pictured) lifted the title with a win over Dunston's Alex Bryden.

All the UPDATED 2018 County Competition draws can be viewed by the Tabs on the left handside, these will be updated during the course of the competitions by the various Area representative.

Competition Area Contacts
  Competition Area Contacts
Mr P.Coulson 01207-503256
Mr P.Heath 01388-818065
Mr K.Sykes 0191-5226111
Mr C.Higgins 07530380690

Area 1 Draw Area 2 Draw
Area 3 Draw Area 4 Draw
Juniors Draw Senior Fours Draw
George Turley Champ of Champs Draw Second Stage Draw

For the third year running the number of entries dropped, last year we saw an overall drop of 6% in the number of entries, sadly this year the trend has continued with another 9% drop in entries.

Out of the fifty-six affiliated clubs and for a second year running seventeen clubs didn't have any entries and that total increased to just under 50% (25) as another eight clubs joined the list this year.

The overall drop in entries came to thirty-one with the pairs contributing twenty lost entries, there was a little bit of good news as the Two Bowl Singles saw a third successive increase.

Taking it down to club level; for the third year running Silksworth provided the most entries (43) although this was down on last year while both Houghton Dairy Lane and Spennymoor both saw increases and leap frogged Darlington RA who dropped down to 4th highest, while Roker Marine and Dawdon both had the biggest increase.


2017 Entries S P T F 2B Total
Area 1 19 19 12 11 9 70
Area 2 30 26 20 15 18 109
Area 3 25 19 13 8 15 80
Area 4 15 19 11 9 5 59
Total 89 83 56 43 47 318

Dates of Note

County Finals at Houghton Dairy Lane BC on Sunday TBC

Northern Counties Championships at TBC

Officials of the clubs who wish to engage the services of an umpire should adopt the following procedure:-

Choose an umpire from the appended list and obtain his/her agreement. Pay his/hers out-of-pocket expenses, If unable to obtain the services of an official umpire , please contact County Secretary:
Mr. F. Johnson, 7, Canberra Road, High Barnes, Sunderland SR4 8NL Tel. 01915 110 560

List of Current Umpires within Durham County
James Woodward 0191 3863 236
Dave Surtees 0191 384 7355 or 07547 389 370
James Woodward 0191 3863236
Patricia Armstrong 01207 500665 or 07803 929 742 (preferred)
Brian Brown 0191 410 7734 or 07745 474 117
Gordon Dews 01207 571 101 or 07854 103 686


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