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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE WEB SITE IS BEING UPDATED FOR THE 2016 SEASON

NEW DATES WILL BE ENTERED AS SOON I RECEIVE THEM FROM DEREK BROOKES.

HOPEFULLY LEAGUE FIXTURES WILL BE ON THE SITE SOON AFTER AGM IN FEBRUARY

01/01/2015  Secretaries of Senior Citizens Clubs (2015 season)
As you will be aware the League Fixtures are now available on the Web site and through the new online system. Unfortunately the new system is not able to accommodate the League requirement to high light the teams that play AM , so listed below are all the teams that play AM on Wednesday mornings Division 3 Wombourne C - Division 4 Cradley H Libs C , Somers C , Romsley C - Division 5 Dudley Sports C, Kingswinford Cons C, Swindon C, Swindon D, Mary Stevens Park C - Mary Stevens Park D, Dudley Sports D. Further Dudley Dell C play on DMBEC Green and play PM. Please ensure that your Captains are aware of the above (same as in previous years ) and that they do not fall into the trap of turning up late and being fined for not turning up. Derek Brookes Secretary & Barry Jones Fixture Secretary

18\01/2016 Club Registrations 2016
I am now updating players registrations so can you please check your clubs list of players and if there are any missing, wrong spellings or players who have left, please let me know as soon as possible. My email address is bjbowls21@aol.com or ring me on 07881 966394.
Could I just remind you that the cost for registering players is nil, but use an unregistered player and it will cost your club 10, have points deducted and scores which could mean a game that was won becomes a defeat. It will only take you a few minutes to check the list! If you wish to add players to your list during the season, please let me know (not Derek as he has enough to do).

I wish you all the best for the coming season.
Barry Jones Match Secretary

13/01/2016 Uodate for your diary for 2016:  AGM - 3rd February 2016 at Rowley Labour Club at 8 p.m.

Paying in Meeting - Wednesday 16th March 2015 at Rowley Labour Club at 8pm onwards.   Thursday Divisions start 7th April 2016, Ladies cup is on 12th April 2016, Ladies divisions start 5th April 2016, Senior Citizens Divisions start 13th April 2016.  Presentation Evening - Friday 4th November 2016 at Cradley Sports.  Derek Brookes, League Secretary.

Proposed Rules Changes 2016 DUDLEY & DISTRICT BOWLING LEAGUE
Rule 1 League Rules.
After average on 5th line add If two Clubs tying in league tables affect promotion or relegation then the highest position will be decided by the total result between the two Clubs, i.e. points, aggregate, team wins , individual winners, away win .
Reason In season 2015 two clubs tied under the current rules for runners up place in Division 1, which could have happened in any runner up / relegation place . So further clarification required.
Rule 11 League Rules.
Score Cards, - Remove reference to emails or first class post and use the on line method only
Reason – The online scoring system was introduced in 2015 and some 1520 cards were involved. 203 cards were received by post costing some 125.86. Some of these were because the Clubs had already stamped the cards and others were sent in although the result had already been recorded by the online method. Therefore approximately 6.5% was by post. (Basing on 100).With the very small % of posting, proposal is to remove the posting /email method and use only the on line method.
Rule 18 League Rules
Remove this Rule as it is covered by Rule 11
Rule 12 League Rules.
Line 5 after player from that Club - Cups / Trophies returned in a dirty condition to be fined 20.00. Clubs returning Cups /Trophies in a damaged condition are responsible for the cost of repairs.
Reason Last season Cups were returned in a dirty condition example as photo included of Clubs.
After last line add – including all records.
Reason – The Cup /Trophy has all the history when lost by Clubs, so Cup/ Trophy should be replaced in a condition as received at the Presentation Evening.
Rule 17 League Rules
After fines add- and Monetary charges.
Reason – When Monetary charges are involved there is no time stated when payment is due, this change is to rectify this situation.
Rules Involving Cup Competitions ie Herald Cup, Ladies Handicap Cup & SC League Cup
Within these 3 sets of Rules there are triplication and duplication of Rules, so the 3 rules will be made into a generic form with the differences listed. (not full listed for the meeting)
Rules Involving Doubles & Triples Finals.
Rule 4
After Player on first line - change being deceased to- has a medical condition then a substitute may be allowed subject to approval of Competition Secretary and 2 League Officials. Player chosen must not have played in QR. Any possible change to be notified at least 4 days before the Final.
Reason Player in 2015 broke their wrist and played with the plaster removed before the injury had properly healed .
League fees –Proposal is to increase Fees across the Divisions 10.00 Thursday , 7.50 Senior Citizens and Ladies all per team, this will be discussed under Balance sheet discussion . this will be the firsat increase since 2008
The above proposals agreed by Management Committee Derek Brookes Secretary 2016

18/01/2016  Federation News Update
The Dudley League have now been formally accepted into the Federation of Crown Green Bowls for 2016
season. Listed below are dates for the Federation Matches and opponents.
24th April v Liverpool / St Helens
22nd May v Southport
26th June v Airedale B ( Bradford )
24th July v Mon Menai
21st August Bye
The Federation also runs various Team and Merit Competitions as follows -
Team KO Competition for teams of 8 players - 16 teams on the day which is Sunday 11th September, the
Winners of the Herald Cup will be invited to represent the League in this event. Within this event
Is a supplementary competition for losers in the first round. This is being staged in Prestwich / Whitefield
area.
Individual Merit Competition, The Winners of Leagues Men’s & Ladies Competition will be invited to
Represent the Dudley League which on Sunday 18th September, involving 64 players. Staged at Garswood
Hall, Aston in Makerfield.
Senior Citizens Merit Competition, the Winner of 2015 Champion of Champions event will be
Invited to represent the Dudley League which is on Friday 19th August, involving 32 players, being staged at
New Brighton Cricket Club. Both these Competitions are open Competitions.
Finally there is a Champion of Champions event which is for winners of each division, 8 players per team
Played on Sunday 25th September being held in Blackburn area. If involved, players would be selected from
Team Squad.
Currently the Committee are involved in preparing for next year and also considering players to represent
The League in the Federation. A squad meeting will be held early next year to meet the selected
Players.
For those of you who use Facebook the League have a Federation Facebook page called Dudley & District
Bowls Federation.
Information regarding the Federation can be found on Web Site- The Federation of Crown Green Bowls
Sponsorship would be most welcome in any form either in the monthly programmes or via advertisement at
The Federation Matches.
Federation Committee Members – Derek Aldridge, Mick Brown, Derek Brookes, Chris Lambert,
Simon Totten & Mandy Pagett.
Derek Brookes League Secretary