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Club Finals day Sunday 10th September 2023
A great finals day was had by all with superb weather. Well done to all the winners and runners up.
3 Wood Pairs - Tony Gittings & David Vowles beat Glenn Watts & Keith Davies
Novices Cup - Denise Letts beat Sonia Letts
2 Wood Singles - Chris Williams beat David Vowles
Mens Championship - Tony Gittings (21) beat Ritchie Janes (16)
Ladies Championship - Linda Woodcock beat Glenn Watts 
Senior Singles - Tim Hurcom (21) beat Tony Gittings (9)
Saturday 9th September 2023
The final First team game of the season brought the smurfs to Ystradfechan for an exciting showdown on the greens. This eventful day witnessed some intense matches, camaraderie, and a deserving victory for the home team.
Rink 2: M. Prosser vs. J. Price. - The battle of the P's on Rink 2 featured pickles against Joe. The home side started with a strong performance, leading 16-5 after 10 ends. Despite Dinas' valiant efforts, the home side secured victory with a final score of 23-19 after 21 ends. It was a spirited comeback attempt by Dinas but fell just short.
Rink 3: M. Woodcock vs N Jones - Rink 3 showcased a close match first half between Woody and Nicky. After 10 ends, the home side held a narrow lead of 10-7. As the game progressed, the home team steadily extended their dominance, eventually emerging as victors with a final score of 27-7.
Rink 4: C. Chapman vs. C. Price - On Rink 4, the giraffe faced off against Chum. The away side took an early lead, being up by 10 shots with a score of 13-3 after 10 ends. The away team maintained their advantage throughout the game, ultimately winning with a commanding score of 26-7 after 21 ends.
Rink 5: M. Ackland vs. J. Pate - Rink 5 witnessed an intense battle between the whip and James. After 10 ends, the away side held a slight lead of 9-8. The match was characterized by the lead changing hands several times. In a thrilling finish, Mike made an incredible last bowl, sending the jack into the ditch and securing a 23-21 victory after 21 ends.
Congratulations to Ystradfechan Bowls Club for their well-deserved victory in this final game of the season.
As the season comes to a close, Dinas Bowls Club reflects on the outstanding camaraderie witnessed on the greens. The fate of our season depends on Whitchurch's results, so we will await the next week to see if we dont have to play Nicky every week! Seriously though, whichever team does make promotion they have certainly earned it. Division 2 has delivered an exceptional season of bowls, with suspense and excitement lasting right until the very end. It has been a top-class year for all involved.
Thanks to our sponsors Glamorgan Motors Autospray Cardiff Ltd Baywater Healthcare Absolute GrassCare it has been great having you on board.
Monday 4th September 2023 
Last night, Dinas travelled to Whitchurch in their penultimate game of the season. There are four teams still chasing the promised land, so it was all to play for. The home team raced into a four shot lead after five ends, leading on three rinks and their barmy army were in full voice. By the 10th end not much had changed but an extra two shots meant that Whitchurch were six up. By the 15th end Whitchurch had extended this to 14 shots and looked on their way to taking all 14 points available, with three rink up and only one trailing by two shots. But as the dark came Dinas's half time snack of carrots did start to kick in but not fast enough. With three rinks left on and only the floodlight scoreboard shining, Dinas fought back, the rink of T Bratcher, C Daw, R Bowen C Chapman picked up a five on the last end - all be it with a bit of help from the sky's to get two points available on his rink and leave the game in the balance. The rink of Matt Woodcock was next to finish in what a great tussle all the way through and just managed to run out winners 18-15. This left Mike Ackland's rink, who had let an early lead slip against the very talented Malcolm Mitchell, needing a four on last end to win the game, having picked up a four on 17th end to lead 18-17, it wasn't impossible. But the whip just fell short and Whitchurch picked up a one and a fully deserved overall win.
Final score - Whitchurch 72 (9pts) Dinas Powis 67 (5pts)
This makes a interesting end to the league and a cracking season for all the teams still involved. (MW)
Rink scores:  M Ackland 18-18 M Mitchell  M Woodcock 18-15 O Lebretan  M Prosser 11-23 I Rogers  C Chapman 20-16 G Lewis
Dinas would like to thank our sponsors Baywater Healthcare, Autospray Cardiff Ltd, Absolute Grasscare, Glamorgan Motors for their continued support.
Sunday 3rd September 2023
Dinas travelled to Welsh champions RTB Ebbw Vale today in what was always going to be an uphill struggle, and the home side definitely started the stronger on three rinks and led by nine shots after the first five ends. By 10 ends the Dinas had reduced this to two shots with only one winning rink but the other three fighting hard. But by 15 ends the champions showed their class to lead by 12 shots. By the end RTB had extended this lead and finished up winning the game by 30 shots, taking a fully deserved 12 points. Dinas took a valuable two points and play again tomorrow night at Whitchurch BC in their penultimate game of the season. Many thanks to RTB for their hospitality and a superb buffet. (MW)
Final score - RTB Ebbw Vale 92 (12pts) Dinas Powis 62 (2pts)
Rink scores: M Prosser 21-17 A Guess  C Chapman 12-27 L Stone  M Woodcock 13-21 J Brown  R Bowen 16-27 L Thomas
Dinas would like to thank their sponsors Glamorgan Motors, Absolute Grasscare, Autospray Cardiff Ltd, Baywater Healthcare (MW)
Saturday 2nd September 2023
In a pivotal match of the season, the Smurfs hosted Gilfach in Dinas Powys for the first of three games in three days.
Rink 1 featured a showdown between Chris Chapman and Carl Mounty. After 10 intense ends, Dinas was trailing 5-14, and the final score favoured the visitors at 13-24, with Carl Mounty delivering some exceptional bowls.
On Rink 2, Richard Bowen faced off against Winky. After 10 ends, the visitors were ahead 5-14, and they secured the victory with a final score of 26-18 after 21 ends.
Rink 3 witnessed a battle between Mike Prosser and Kristian Crocker. After 10 ends, the home team was leading 10-5, and they maintained their advantage to clinch the match 19-14 after 21 ends.
Rink 4 showcased the clash of Matthew Woodcock and Carl Wood, aptly dubbed the "Battle of the Woods". At the halfway mark, the visitors held a slim lead of 10-12, but after 21 ends, the home side triumphed with a final score of 23-17.
Congratulations to Gilfach on their well-deserved victory in this important fixture.
Final score: Dinas Powys 73 (4pts) Gilfach Bargoed 81 (10pts)