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League News Headlines What's New on Line for 2016
Secretaries of Senior Citizens
Clubs (2016 season)
As you will be aware the League Fixtures are
now available on the Web site. Please check your fixtures and make a note of
those clubs which do not start at 1.30pm. Teams in Divisions 3, 4 and 5
marked in yellow start at 10.30 a.m Dudley Dell C in Division 3 start
at the normal time of 1.30pm but on DMBEC No 1 Green. Also be aware that in
Division 3 Dartmouth Central home games at 2p.m. Please ensure that your Captains are
aware of the above 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
Senior Citizens Triples Final
for all the details go to Merits & Comps/Triples
For a full report and
results of the final of the
go to Merits and
Senior Citizens Peter Barnes Doubles
final result ;
Dave Bell and Mario Caserio of Langley BC defeated Bill Chiswell and Bob
Sansom of The George 21-19. The final was played at Coombs Wood on
18th August. Derek Brookes
Some up to date info on the latest Competitions
Senior Citizens Challenge Cup
SF the George accounted for Langley by some 30 shots and Cradley H Libs went
thought having 4 winners in a drawn game against Gate CG , the Final will be
played on 8th September at a venue TBC .
In the Ladies Handicap Cup Final
played on a fast Coseley Tavern Green Dudley Dell Ladies beat Laurels Ladies
by 30 shots having 5 winners .
The Final of the Senior Citizens Peter Barnes Doubles
takes place on Thursday
this week at Coombs Wood start 1.00pm
Friday this week sees the Final of the Herald Cup between Moor Lane and
WBFSC at Langley BC start 6.45 pm
In the Annual Senior Citizens Challenge Match
against the East Birmingham Over 60's League, the team won away by 2 shots
on Lea Hall Allotment Club and at home by 4 shots played on Langley.
Ladies Division 1 & 2 Doubles
takes place on Friday 26th August being played at
Sedgley Ex start 7.00pm Derek
final of the Herald Cup between WBFSC & Moor Lane
place at Langley Bowling Club
on Friday 19th August with a start time of 6.45pm. For the full draw so to
Merits & Comps/Herald Cup Chris Lambert
06/08/2016 The Dudley League
was held at the Woodman Saltwells last night. All credit to the
Woodman club, and especially Andy Hinton the greenkeeper, for providing an
absolutely immaculate surface. There was a good line up with some
interesting games played.
Nathan Dawes v Chris Lambert -
Nathan dominated at the start bowling a mark the quick way over the crown.
Once Chris got the block though he lengthened him and Nathan struggled. 16
across and Chris knocked Nathan in and Nathan nailed it 18-16.
Simon Homer v Craig Cartwright -
Simon played an edge mark to perfection against his team mate. Craig
lengthened him once winning the block but Simon proved to be too good and
Paul Rolls v Gaz Jones - The old
un proved to have a bit of life left in him with both players finding some
great bowls. Paul winns 18-14.
Elliot McGuinness v Lee Bevin -
Elliot used the fact that he is left handed to outwit Lee along the middle
of the green across the crown.
Semi Finals: Nathan Dawes had to play his
team mate Boon but was absolutely awesome on a mark over th crown especially
to the quick way to the shed. Boon lengthened last years winner but
Nathan was class to win 18-8. Elliott McGuinness played his old club
mate Paul Rolls who took a 10-3 lead. However a run of 9 shots put
Elliott ahead in a close game with Elliott winning 18-14.
Final: A great final! Nathan having a 15-6 lead
was bowling superbly on the short marks across the crown. Elliott
fought back to get into the game but the champion was obvious from the first
game, Nathan going on to win 21-18.
Nathan will now represent Dudley in the Federation Individual Merit.
Well done from the Dudley Bowls League Committee.
Report by Mandy Pagett.
LADIES HANDICAP CUP FINAL.FRIDAY
AUGUST 12TH 2016 START TIME 7.p.m.VENUE COSELEY TAVERN Laurels sc v Dudley
PLEASE NOTE Dress code will apply. Joan
01/08/2016 Dudley &
District Bowling League Annual Challenge Match v East B'Ham over 60@s League
challenge Match takes place on Friday 12th August starting at 11.00am , home
venue being Langley BC whilst the away venue is Lea Hall Allotments Club ,
40 Wood Lane, Handsworth B20 2AP . Derek
26/07/2016 The Dudley
had an excellent
win over Mon Menai playing at the George, the home team had 9 winners
and a plus of 83 with best winners coming from Marc Wilson 21- 5 & Mark
Street 21-6 both The George supported by Jamie Broadhead Dudley Dell 21
-9. In the away match at Caernarfon the team won by 7 shots with best
wins coming from Wayne Berry Cradley H Libs 21- 5 , Matt Price The Bell
21 -13 & Neil Hopwood The George 21- 11 an overall win by 90 shots means
the Dudley team are promoted next season . Full details of scores
available on the Leagues Web site under Federation link
25/07/2016 MIXED DOUBLES FINAL REPORT
Friday saw the Mixed Doubles final take place at Dudley Dell No. 1 green
(old DMBEC) on a very pleasant evening. There was some good support for many
of the finalists and some brilliant doubles bowling.
The winners of the event were Fran Healey & Matt Price from The Bell,
beating Michelle Matthews & Ian Rea in the final. Fran & Matt were 17-8 down
in their first game again Joan Billingham & Alan Mole and ran out 18-17
winners and from that moment on they easily won the next two games.
Many thanks for all the supporters who came and the use of the green.
Apologies I do not have any scores - the scorecards are locked away in the
Dudley Dell pavilion. Chris Lambert
The winner of the
was League Secretary Derek Brookes Somers who beat Competition Secretary
Joan Taylor Coombs Wood 18 -14 in the final played at Royal Oak
20/07/2016 The Senior Citizens Triples Qualifying
Round is new
on the web site go to merits & comps/Triples
all clubs that no new player registrations are allowed after 31st July.
Barry Jones, Fixture Secretary
Return of Cups.
Cups are now being
requested to be returned to the various Competition Secretaries in time to
be presented at the finals. Some cups have been cleaned beforehand
whilst others have made no effort to return the cups in the condition they
were received. You will recall at the AGM the fine was increased from
10 pounds to 20 pounds for cups being returned in an unsatisfactory state.
The offending clubs will be notified in due course together with
15/07/2016 Final of Senior Citizens over 70's
The final is being held at the Royal Oak on Thursday 21st July
start at 1pm.
15/07/2016 The Dudley Federation
team play against Mon Menai on Sunday 24th July home venue being The George
whilst the away venue is Caernarfon Town BC, Aber Foreshore, Caernarfon,
LL54 5RR both legs start at 2.00pm . A good win would ensure promotion .
Team details can be found under the League's web site using the Federation
link. Anyone wishing to travel on the away coach contact Mandy Pagett for
Winner of the Ladies Individual Merit
June Willey Coombs Wood who beat Gemma Davies Laurels 21- 7 played at
Cradley H Libs Derek
The Ladies Handicap Cup & Ladies
Doubles Div 1 & 2
are now on line Joan
Winners of the
Copper Mens Doubles Trophy
was Gregg Smith & Chris Watts WBFSC who beat Chris Clewer & Adam Deakin OLd
Cross 21- 15 in the Final played at the Wernley BC. For the compleat final
days results go to Merits & Comps/Mens
Derek & Chris
winner of the Jim Pagett Trophy
was Dave Bell Langley who beat Ernie Hearth Gate CG on Coombs Wood 21 -14
28/06/2016 Forthcoming Activities
29th June Wednesday - Closing date for Ladies Division 1 & 2 Doubles ,
entries to Joan Taylor
30th June Thursday - SC J Pagett Merit Final at Coombs Wood start 1.00pm
1st July Friday - Men's Doubles Final at Wernley start 6.30pm .
7th July Thursday - SC QR Peter Barnes Doubles start 1.00pm
8th July Friday - Ladies Merit Final at Cradley H Libs start 7.00pm
14th July Thursday -Closing date for SC Triples entries to Joan Taylor
19th July Tuesday - QR Ladies Division 1 & 2 Doubles
21st July Thursday - SC Willetts Trophy Final at Royal Oak start 1.00pm
22nd July Friday - Mixed Doubles Final at DMBEC Club start 6.30pm
24th July Sunday Federation Team v Mon Menai
The Dudley Federation Team
had an impressive win over Airedale B on Sunday winning by 104 shots at
Coombs Wood with Paul Rolls M & B 21- 0, Mike Hill WBFSC 21- 5, Ian Carr
Coombs Wood 21- 7 and Marc Wilson George 21-7.
The away leg played at Myrtle Park Bingley result in a 8 shot win with
Dave Sankey M & B 21- 3, Wynne Berry CHL 21- 13 and Claire Pugh
Glasscutters 21- 14 best winners to gain an overall win by 112 shots and
25 points out of max 32 points and currently top the table.
For full results visit the Leagues web site and open the Federation link
27/06/2016 The Dudley League Men's individual merit
draw is now on our web site. Chris
Semi-Final draw for Dudley Herald Cup,
completed by Cian Danter, is now on the web site. The draw for the
Peter Barnes Doubles
qualifying round is now on the web site.
Chris Lambert and Joan Taylor.
22/06/2016 The Next
Federation match is on SUNDAY 26th
June at COOMBS WOOD, STEWARTS RD, HALESOWEN
against AIREDALE B who are based in Bradford. away Leg is at
MYRTLE PARK, BINGLEY
start time 2.00pm both legs. According to the weather forecast it is going
to be a reasonable afternoon .. considering the weather of late. So please
come along and support the team.
Full details of the teams can be found on the league's web site under the
Federation menu of the LHS . this also indicates the opposition teams .
21/06/2016 The draws
Willett Trophy Final, the Mixed Doubles Final, the Mens Doubles Final, and
the Senior Citizens Quarter Final
are now on the webs site. Joan
Taylor & Chris Lambert
winners of the Annual Don Foxall
Trophy Junior / Adult Doubles
played at Cradley H Libs after 6 hours of bowling , was Davy Matthews and
Lee Bevin Glasscutters who retained their trophy beating Jordyn Hughes &
Dave Whitehouse Cradley H Libs 21- 20
16/06/2016 Dudley Bowls Federation
team take on Airedale B Bradford in a Match being played on Sunday 26th June
the home leg being at Coombs Wood Sports Ground, Stewarts Rd, Halesowen and
the away leg is being played at Myrtle Park Bingley.Bradford both matches
start at 2.00pm. Derek
Competition Entries to
date now on website. Any more entries please let Mandy know.
Competition held on 19th June. Mandy Pagett
05/06/2016 The Jim Pagett Final
draw and venue are on the website. Joan
Dudley Men's Doubles
Round Qualifiers now on website. Chris
In the Final of The George Smith Trophy
played at The George Dave Bell Langley beat Derek Brookes Somers 21- 4. In
the previous rounds Dave accounted for Club colleague Mario Caserio and
Derek Aldridge Coombs Wood, whilst Derek beat Joan Billingham Woodman SW and
Roy Bentley Langley Derek
31/05/2016 Willetts Trophy (Over 70's)
Qualifying Round draw
now on the website. Joan
26/05/2016 Ladies Handicap Cup change of
venue Glasscutters v Baggeridge A now on Old
26/05/2016 The Mens Doubles
qualifying round and
qualifiers for The Mens Merit
final venue T.B.C. are now
on the website. Chris Lambert
development next to Sedgley Ex Club
has now been completed and is known as
We are pleased therefore that there is additional parking available at the
rear of the club adjacent to the green.
This parking is on the original garage site situate in
SPRINGFIELD GROVE, post code DY3 1PR
Could I ask all secretaries to post this on their web site and ask visitors
to our club NOT to park on the area leading to Poppy Fields or to park
within the complex itself. Ian
Dallaway secretary Sedgley Ex's B.C.
Ladies Handicap Cup Quarter Final Draw
now on web site.
Draw made by Karen Rolls, M & B.
Senior Citizens Cup Round 3 Draw
now on web site. Draw made by P. Turton, Gornal & Sedgley.
Men's Individual Merit - draw for qualifying round now on line.
Ladies Singles: Full details are
now on line Joan
13/05/2016 The George Smith trophy final
& Jim Pagett Trophy qualifying round
details are now on the web site.
The quarter final draw for The
Dudley Herald Cup
is now on th web site, go to League Statistics/2016 Cup Fixtures. Chris
08/05/2016 Can I
thank all clubs involved in the Ladies, Seniors and Thursday Leagues for
putting their results on line within 24 hours of the matches ending.
This is the first time this has happened and you all deserve a pat on the
back! Barry Jones, Fixture Secretary
the list of qualifiers fpr The
go to Merits and Comps and follow the links
29/04/2016 Senior Citizens Challenge Cup
Draw is now on the
web site, go to League Statistics/2016 Cup Fixtures. All teams first
out of hat as listed are asked to take their jacks. Could host green
please provide toilet facilities. Winners to enter results on line.
19/04/2010 The Ladies Handicap Draw
is now on the web site,
go to League Statistics/2016 Cup
18.04/2016 For The George Smith Trophy
qualifying draw go tto
merits & comps and follow the links.
The draw for the
Dudley Herald Cup
Round 2 is now on line. Go to League Statistics and then follow link.
28/03/2016 Dudley Herald Cup 2016
The Dudley Herald Cup first round will be played on
Friday 8th April. The draw has been made by Ant Bracken, W & W County
Captain and is now on the web site. Just to remind you the matches are
4 home and 4 away and the results must be entered on the web site by the
winning team. There is no need to send a card but it must be retained
by the winning side in case of queries. This season's winners will be
invited to represent the Dudley League at the Federation Team Knockout
Competition at the end of the season. Chris Lambert,
24/03/2016 Senior Citizens Challenge Cup
for the Challenge Cup is now on line. Go to League Statistics in the left
hand column of this page, then click on the green box 2016 Cups and select
the appropriate cup from the list.
11/03/2016 For The Dudley Herald Cup,
Ladies Handicap Cup & Senior
Challenge Cup go to league statistics/2016
Cup Draws & results. The draws will appear there once they have been
made and it goes live just before the start of the season. Results
will also be entered on this part of the site, entered in the same way as we
do for league matches. Derek Brookes
Please Note: The winners are responsible for entering the match
result on line.
Joan's contact details are
email@example.com or 01384
15/02/2016 For Ladies
Handicap Cup Draw go to league statistics/2016
Cup Fixtures.results. The first round draw is also now on the web site.
Go to Merits and Comps/Handicap Cup.
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