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Barry Jones, Web
League News Headlines What's New on Line for 2016
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
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
Sports C, Kingswinford Cons C, Swindon
C, Swindon D, Mary Stevens Park C -
Mary Stevens Park D, Dudley Sports D.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or ring me on 07881
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
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
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
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.
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
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
The above proposals agreed by Management Committee
Derek Brookes Secretary 2016
Federation News Update
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
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
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
For those of you who use Facebook the League have a Federation Facebook page
called Dudley & District
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,
Simon Totten & Mandy Pagett. Derek Brookes