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League News Headlines What's New on Line for 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
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
Update on this weeks Final played at Coseley Athletic for the
Champion of Champions Final
the winner being David Whitehouse Cradley H L ibs
beating Terry Cadman Glasscutters 21- 18 , played on a sunny afternoon
with good support and excellent green .
Following on from the Senior Citizens Challenge Match v East Bham over
60's recently played on 21st August , below are the Individual score of
the players involved
Home - Coombs Wood Away Crown Forget Me
Terry Cadman Glasscutters 21 -9 Mick Brown
Dudley Dell 13 -21
Fred Richards George 21 -17 Jeany Geary
Woodman SW 21 -8
Doug Talbot Royal Oak 8 -21 Dave Barker
Coombs Wood 21 -17
Graham Davies Glasscutters 13 -21 Dave Bell
Langley 21 -12
Lynn Morgan Glasscutters 21 -20 Mario
Caserio Langley 21 -8
Phill Baker Somers 21 -15 Joan Billingham
Woodman SW 6 -21
John Harris Glasscutters 15 -21 Ray Labrum
Romsley 9 -21
Colin Dewis Gate 21 -19 Mick Walker Coombs
Wood 9 -21
Paul Jackson Wernley 21 - 12 Eric Winstone
George 21 -15
Keith Hill WBFSC 13 -21 Bill Chiswell
George 20 - 21
Bob Archer Cradley Spts 4 -21 Alan Mole
Woodman SW 16 -21
Ivan Cox Cradley Spts 21 -14 Bill Bowater
Glasscutters 19 -21
With 12 winners each and an overall loss of 16 shots. look forward to
next year's reversal of scores .
Many thanks to all the players and supporters for attending both home
and away venues Derek Brookes
Finally on behalf of the Dudley League I would like to congratulate
Greg Smith WBFSC
on winning the
Autumn HandiCap at Blackpool this week shown on ITV4 and also to our
Chairman Mick Brown
for his Refereeing
Duties at the same event .Derek
Brookes League Secretary
Senior Citizens Challenge Cup
result of this Final was a win for the George
A over Wernley A by 18 shots with each side having 3 winners . M O M went to
Bill Chiswell coming back from 11-1 down to reduce the Lead Wernley had
after 3 ends to 2 .
This week at Coseley Athletic sees the last Final of the season with the
Senior Citizens Champion of Champions
played on Thursday 17th Sept start 1.00pm
Those of you who will be watching the Bowls
TV coverage from the Waterloo on
ITV 4 look out for Mick Brown
who will be doing some Referring on Tuesday / Wednesday this week.
The Final of the
Senior Citizens Challenge Cup
takes place on
Thursday 10th September at Coombs Wood start 1.00pm between George and
Wernley teams as follows (George names first)
(1) Peter Hayne
v Eric Templeton (2)
Fred Richards v Colin Drew (3)
Bill Chiswell v Paul Jackson
(4) Paul Rose v
Lorraine Price (5)
John Deakin v Ben Roberts
(6) Eric Winstone v
In last week's
Senior Citizens Triples Final
the winners were Woodman SW beating Gate C G 21 -11 played at M & B .
Woodman SW have now won the Trophy 3 years running
Will Merit winners for this year and
Divisional Awards winners
from 2014 please arrange to return the Trophies / Cups in a cleaned
condition to Wilson Hall Colley Gate (opposite Gate CG ) on Tuesday 8th
September 2015 at 8.00pm onwards ( not before as I have a meeting before
This years Prize Presentation
is at Cradley
Sports & Social Club , on Friday
6th November tickets £2.50 ea from myself
Attached listing of Divisional awards, Missing items I have in my
possession.. Also listing for Merit winners again with missing items in my
possession Derek Brookes Secretary
CITIZENS CHALLENGE CUP FINAL & CHAMPION OF
for full details go to merits & comps
The Final of the
Ladies Division 1 & 2 Doubles
takes place on Friday this week at Baggeridge start 7.00pm
In the Senior Citizens Challenge Match
played last Friday Dudley lost to
East Birmingham over 60's League by 6 shots at home and 10 shots away.
The Final of the Peter Barnes Senior Citizens Doubles
was won by Derek
Aldridge & Joan Taylor Coombs Wood beating holders Alan Price & Dave White
House 18 -15 after trailing at one time 14 -4 .Derek
The final of the
Dudley Herald Cup
The George & Royal Oak. the George wo by 23. Man of the match was Neil
Hopwood of the George.
19/08/2015 SENIOR CITIZENS TRIPLES FINAL
to merits & Comps and allow the link
Events this week are as follows Thursday 20th August
Senior Citizens Peter Barnes Doubles Final
to be held at Royal Oak Quinton starting at 1.00pm. Holders Alan Price &
Dave Whitehouse will be looking to retain their Trophy.
Friday 21st August sees the Senior
Birmingham Over 60' s League
Home Leg being played at Combs Wood and the away leg
at Crown Forget Me Knot Tyburn Rd Birmingham , both matches start at
Friday 21st August sees the Final of
the Herald Cup
being played at Woodfield Sports Club,W oodfield Av, Penn WV4 4AD . Final is
between George and Royal Oak , the George have previously won the trophy 8
times whilst the Royal oak have won the Trophy twice , Start time 7.00pm.
Derek Brookes Secretary
15/08/2015 Ladies Handicap Cup:
Winners of this event was Woodman Saltwells with 4 winners and + 22 against
Coombs Wood ,played at Coseley Tavern, which will be more interesting when
the new extension is opened Derek Brookes Secretary
12/08/2015 Ladies Handicap Cup Final
takes place on Friday 14th August at Coseley Tavern start 7.00pm between
Combs Wood + 6 v Woodman Saltwells scratch, Woodman Saltwells last won the
trophy in 2010 and eliminated the holders Dudley Dell at the semi Final
stage, that was decided on best winner result . Coombs Wood have yet to win
the trophy but have a 6 shot start. Looking forward to a good match
Regards Derek Brookes Secretary
Winner of the
played at Somers was Nathan Dawes Dudley Dell who beat Grant Cooper
Glasscutters 21 -7 in the final Derek
LADIES DOUBLES FINAL
- FRIDAY AUGUST 28TH 2015 - 7.p.m. START
Venue - BAGGERIDGE. For finalist go to Merits & Comps/Ladies Doubles Ladies
please adhere to dress code. Thank You Jean
LADIES HANDICAP CUP FINAL
FRIDAY AUGUST 14TH 2015 7.p.m. START Venue - COSELEY TAVERN. Woodman
Saltwells sc. v Coombs Wood +6. Ladies dress code will apply Thank you. Jean
27/07/2015 Now on line details
of competition and cups: Dudley Mens Individual
Final, Dudley Mixed
Doubles Final, Peter Barnes Doubles Final (seniors)
and Senior Citizens Challenge Cup Semi Final Draw Chris Lambert & Joan
result of the
held at Cradley Libs was Claire Pugh & Lee Bevin 20
& Craig Skidmore 21.
Well done Kaye & Craig. Mandy Pagett
24/07/2015 The 2015
winner of the Senior Citizens Over
was Joan Billingham Woodman SW who beat last years winner Ray Turner
WBFSC 21 -19 after being 18- 14 down at one stage.
Dates for your diary: This week the League are staging two
Finals of Competitions
Firstly on Thursday at Langley starting at 1.00pm sees the Senior
Citizens over 70's Willetts
Followed on Friday by the Final of the
at Cradley Heath Libs starting at 6.45pm support would be welcomed
Saturday 31st July sees the end
of player registrations and transfers
for this season. Derek Brookes
18/07/2015 Seniors Citizens Triples Qualifying
Round. Go to
Merits and Comps and follow the links Barry Jones Web Master
Dudley Herald Cup Final 2015
Friday 21st AUGUST 2015 @7pm
ROYAL OAK vs
At Woodfield B.C. No1 Green.
Dudley Herald Cup Secretary
Go to Merits & Comps for all information,
including the draw for the Dudley League
mixed doubles final which is being
held on Friday 24th July at Cradley Heath Libs.
If you have competitors, please ensure they are aware of this information
and arrive at the CORRECT
venue in Cradley. Chris Lambert
The winner of the
Ladies Individual Merit Final
was Sarah Fletcher who beat Joanne Webster 21 - 2 in
the Final , both Ladies had single win figures in the qualifying rounds ,
07/07/2015 The Ladies Handicap Cup
Semi Final draw & the last 8 of the
results go to Merits & Comps. Joan Taylor &
03/07/2015 Seniors Citizens Individual Merit
Dave Bell (Langley)
who beat Jenny Geary (Woodman Saltwells) 21-17
The Senior Citizens Challenge Cup Draw
for round 4 & Ladies Doubles go to Merits & Comps.
In the merits & comps listing can you alter the date for the
QR in the triples from 9th July to 6th August
Please note regarding
The Men's Doubles Final is on Friday 3rd July at Langley start 6.45 pm
21/06/2015 LADIES INDIVIDUAL MERITS FINAL
10TH 2015 VENUE CRADLEY HEATH
LIBS. Joan Taylor
PETER BARNES DOUBLES QUALIFYING ROUND &
WILLEITS TROPHY FINAL
details concerning the above competitions go merits and comps.
11/06/2015 Junior & Adult Doubles
The above Competition
is being staged on Sunday 28th June at Coombs Wood start 1.30pm entries
£4.00 per pair , Juniors under the age of 18 on 1st Jan 2015 For the Adults
this can be Parents , Grandparents , Team members etc, etc . Entries to
Mandy Pagett via Email , or Entry form which is attached . Sponsorship will
be from Mick Brown, Mandy Pagett & Derek Brookes -
All games 18 up except final.
The Dudley League Mens
Doubles Merit final
will take place on 3rd July 2015 at
Langley Bowling Club,
starting at 6.45pm. Go to Merits & Comps for the draw.
02/06/2015 The Dudley League Mixed Doubles Merit
place recently and for the list of qualifiers for the final go to Merits and
Comps and follow the links.
02/06/2015 The Herald Cup Semi Final
Draw is as follows
Royal Oak A v Greets Green; The George v Coombs Wood. All matches to
be played on Friday 17th July at 7pm.
02/06/2015 Dudley League Mens Merit
Go to Merits and Comps and follow the links.
27/05/2015 Senior Citizens Challenge Cup Round 2,
Willetts Cup Qualifying Round, **George Smith Final Ladies Handicap R2
more information go o Merits and Comps and follow the link
**DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND MY CONTROL IT HAS BEEN NECESSARY TO CHANGE THE
VENUE FOR THE ABOVE MATCH, THIS WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON
DUDLEY DELL. No.2. (formerly DMBEC). I
look forward to seeing you there before 1.o.clock. Thank you. JOan
Senior Citizens Doubles & triples
The closing date for these two Competitions is Wednesday 10th June entries
to Joan Taylor via the entry forms in Secretary's possession or via email to
firstname.lastname@example.org . Further copy of form attached
Individual Merit Competition, Due
to the poor response the qualifying round will not now be played and will be
combined with the Final on Friday
For a list of players entering this competition go to Merits & Competitions.
Derek Brookes, Secretary
The closing date for
the Ladies Singles & Doubles Competition
is Tuesday 5th May
entries to Joan Taylor at email@example.com
Last year the entries for the Ladies Division 2 Doubles was very poor with
no qualifying round being played , so Ladies of Division 2 lets have your
entries for the Doubles
on the webe Seniors George Smith competition
prelimnary round and Ladies Handicap Cup Round 1 Joan Taylor
21/04/2015 Mixed Doubles Qualifying
round draw go to Merit & Competition/Mixed Doubles.
Closing date for the
Smith & Pagett Competitions
is Wednesday 22nd April a further copy of the entry form is attached
Entries to Joan Taylor
last four in the final of the Dudley
League Junior Merit
held on DMBEC 13th April
Tom Skidmore 21, Joe Michael Dicken
Lucy Skidmore 21 Sam Gritton 2. Final: Tom Skidmore 21 Lucy Skidmore 15
PLEASE NOTE Due to
circumstances it has been necessary to change the
venue for the above match,
GATE.C.G. v OLD CROSS A.
will now be played on
CRADLEY HEATH LIBS. Thank You. Joan Taylor
06\04/2015 Club Registrations 2015
I have now completed entering all the players from your registration forms
on to the new result pages.
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
This is a just to let all clubs know that the
Royal Oak Bowling Club
now have floodlights -
Maggie Pailing Secretary
Sedgley Ex's B.C.
As you will recall I advised at the AGM that there may be problems with
parking at the rear of our club
Following a recent incident which affects this area we have decided to
advise all clubs NOT to use the rear access to Sedgley Ex ie DO NOT use
Springfield Grove to approach the bowls green.
Could you please post this notice on your web bowls sites and advise all
We apologize for this restriction and we are looking at alternatives but
unfortunately its back to the old problem of long distance parking and a
walk to the bowls green. The incident we had involved some diesel being
spilt on the bowls green but thanks to Mike Lewis and Terry Slater attending quickly we are hoping that
it will not have too great an effect on the surface. Ian
I have today been told that a portion of our green
will need to be cordoned off for safety reasons. I would be grateful if you
could let member clubs know in time for the coming season. Many thanks
Paul Chapman Secretary
23/03/2015 In the close season the
Woodman Mount Pleasant
Public House has reopened as a Public House and Restaurant . so could
Bowlers please park in front of the Pub allowing Restaurant users access to
the side of the Pub. Further as the Pub is now opened, Bowlers should use
the Pub for their drinks and not bring their own .
Merit will be held on Sunday 12th April at DMBEC (front Green) starting
at 2.00pm entrants to be 18 or under on the1st January , Entries on the
day £2.00 ea or inform
28/02/2015 Re: Mary Stevens Park B.C. To all
visiting teams SC Div 3 and 5
Due to our heritage lottery bid some £3.2 million will
be spent on the park this summer with contractors vehicles parking on site.
Dudley MBC has also placed some 320 staff in the main house with the park
car parking of only 180 spaces.
Thus parking on-site will be very difficult this season so visiting teams
should allow plenty of time and car sharing would be recommended. The local
MP Margot James has organized a petition asking DMBC to return the car
parking to the local visitors. It would be appreciated if any team can
support this petition and help all park users to freely park on our park.
The online address is https.// www.surveymonkey.com/s/marystevenspark
Your support would be greatly appreciated'
Thanks in advance Roger Wynne Bowls Secretary MSP
01/02/2015 Update to previous
post on the web site for the Ladies Div 1
start on 28th April, Div 2 start 7th April and
Cup Match 21 st April , (change due to now 11 (cater for 12 )
in Div 2 , Seniors Start 15th
April Cup Match 29th April , Derek
for your diary for 2015:
AGM - 4 February 2015 at Rowley Labour Club
at 8 p.m.
Paying in Meeting - 18th March 2015 at Rowley Labour Club at 8pm onwards.
Thursday Divisions start 9th April 2015, Ladies cup is on 14th April 2015,
Ladies divisions start 21st April
2015, Senior Citizens Divisions start 15th April. Presentation Evening
- Friday 6th November 2015 at Cradley Sports.
Derek Brookes, League
For the forth coming season the League has
the following vacancies in the various Divisions
Thursdays 3 places - Senior Citizens 2 places - Ladies Upto 4 places
If any Club is interested in adding a further team please let me know before
the end of the year
Regards Derek Brookes League Secretary
11/11/2014 The Federation of
Crown Green Bowls
The League have been approached by
Bowlers over the past season to see if there is possibility of starting up a
County side to represent Dudley & District League similar to that which had
been done with Central Midlands . The Committee have considered these
requests and are actively investigating the possibility of restarting the
status from the Dudley & District Bowling League and applying to join the
above Federation. This Federation has some 33 teams or Districts so there
would be a strong possibility that any application would be considered
favourably. The match organisation would be formed as part of the Dudley
League main Committee with its own Committee to oversee the games and
arrangements. More details will be discussed at the Leagues AGM when it
would be voted on to see the way forward.
If there are any questions then feel free to ask any of the following
Committee members for further information
Mandy Pagett, Chris Lambert, Simon Totten, Mick Brown, Derek Aldridge or
Myself Derek Brookes
First of all thanks to those who attended Wednesday nights presentation at
Rowley LC regarding the scoring system that will be implemented for 2015
season. A few general notes for you.
The Players registration Form will still be submitted as usual at the pay in
meeting. Barry will then check 2015 list against those from 2014 list and
adjust accordingly. New players can be added in the normal fashion.
Players can be transferred in the normal fashion.
It will be the HOME teams responsibility to complete the score card as
normal and to have it signed by the away Captain. It is then the HOME team
who complete the score card on line and submit.
Away Captain to check on line the accuracy of the card and accept
All the existing Rules regarding late cards, late submission of card,
unregistered player etc will still apply
Whilst teams would still be able to incorrectly play a player who has
already played on the date, the system will not allow the recording of same
and then becomes an unlisted player.
Clubs will need to retain the cards, as this year, if sent on line, in case
there is a dispute.
If a dispute then the card would have to be sent to Barry.
Clubs if they do not have the facilities to send on line, can still scan or
post FIRST class post.
Score cards will be the same as last year
Log in numbers will be issued at pay in meeting together with an information
Log in numbers will be the same if you have 1, 2, 3 teams + Ladies +
League Rule 11 will be amended to reflect the new system
The new system also incorporates notice to Barry when matches are
approaching the 4 weeks overdue date .
The Leagues Web site has been amended to incorporate the new system, when on
the League Web site click on League Statistics and it brings up the new
If you want to try the new system, go to bowlingresults.co.uk and click on
here for PC or Lap Top demonstration, Click on Club log in, enter demo click
ok, then click on Audlem A which gives you a blank score card and away you
go. Derek Brookes League Secretary