The Derbyshire Masonic Bowls Association was formed in 2015 following an invitation from the Province of Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire Bowling Association to take part in a Masonic Bowls Charity Event (M.A.C.E.) it was hosting in Rushden, Northants.
Derbyshire sent a team of four bowlers, W Bros. Mike Lake, John Culpin, David Herring and Chris Bowler; all members of Hardwick Lodge.
The event was a huge success, with 24 teams of four bowlers from Provinces between Devon and Derbyshire. We performed very well and narrowly lost out in three of our matches to more experienced bowlers.
It is our intention to send two teams to this year’s event on Friday, 12th August, in Ipswich. The Provincial Grand Master of Suffolk, RW Bro. Ian Yeldham, will be attending and we would like Derbyshire to feature well.
There will be two other events in July & August this year, of which we will be taking part, but dates have not yet been finalised.
These matches are Flat Green or Lawn bowling. Chris Bowler can also assist in the organisation of Crown Green Bowling with help from W Bro. David Hollis and W Bro. Wilf Parkinson.