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Bill Adshead Plate
Round One Tuesday May 12th.
Crown 1 (14) v Waggon & Horses 2 (82)@ Poynton Sports
Grange (64) v H.W.M.C 4 (78) @ The Vic
Offerton (80) v Cheadle Con 1 (48) @ The Crown (Thursday 14th May)
Nursery 1 (22) v High Lane (56) @ Great Moor
New Mills (6) v Woodley Sports 1 (26) @ Hadfield
N/G/Rl 1 (48) v Grapes 2 (54) @ New Mills
Cheadle Cons 2 (76) v Poynton 2 (70) @ High Lane
H.W.M.C 3 (36) v Whaley Bridge (24) @ The Grapes
Waggon & Horses 1 (8) v Poynton 3 (102) @ The Nursery
L.M.R.C.A (32) v Victoria 1 (16) @ H.W.M.C
James North (42) v Great Moor 3 (74) @ The Grange
George & Dragon 2 (40) v Grapes 1 (10) @ Whaley Bridge
Nursery 3 (86) v Nursery 2 (46) @ The Romiley Arms
Great Moor 1 (28) v N/G/R 3 (100) @ Woodley Sports
H.W.M.C 2 (20) v Hadfield (18) @ The George & Dragon
In a bid to attract new members The Romiley Arms are halving the cost of membership for the first year. This means that men would pay just £12, Ladies and Vets £11 and juniors £5. The Arms have mens teams in the Cheadle & Gatley, Stockport & District (bothTuesday), North Derbyshire (Wednesday), Workshops Mixed (Friday), Longdendale (Saturday) with the Ladies playing on Monday's. For more details contact Keith Fantom on 0161 430 6379
There are a small number of vacancies remaining in the Nursery Open on Saturdays the 20th and 27th June. Contact Irving Cummings on 07748 819175 or 0161 483 8115 for details.
Ashton Winter League
Organiser Mark Sutton sums up the final week :-
Well we got here and the league was wide open for places right through the league and the atmosphere was fantastic and the banter all in good humour. After the dust settled The Grapes were again worthy champions and Born Winners the unlucky runners up. Would just like to thank a few people who help me run this years league and without them this league just wouldn't happen, Geoff Moxon (The Money Man), Paul Leah (Ashton Legend with the leaf blower), John Blezard (The Green Guru ) who has to be said keeps the green playable and the green was in the best condition for weeks yesterday, Gill Sutton (Fixtures Sec), Steve Foster (Stand In Money Man) and all the bar staff who keep all fed and watered I THANK YOU
Here are yesterdays results and final places and pay outs.

Madfield 62 v Wonder Girls 82
Legionaires 75 v Born Winners 77
Springbank 71 v Warriors 49
The Grapes 84 v 3 Reds & 1 Blue 50

The Grapes 1233 £325
Born Winners 1227 £225
Legionaires 1177 £150
Springbank 1138 £125
Ashton CC 1135 £50
Madfield 1090 £25
Warriors 1065
Wonder Girls 846
3 Reds & 1 Blue 793
Ashton Winter League
With one week left, 1 point separates the top 2. The league is wide open
and will go down to the last ends of the last matches.

Week 17 Results

Madfield 79 V Springbank Dogs 57
Born Winners 79 V 3 Reds & 1 Blue 53
Grapes 84 V Wonder Girls 39
Warriors 70 V Ashton CC 61

Born Winners. 1150
Grapes. 1149
Ashton CC. 1135
Legionaires. 1102
Springbank. 1067
Madfield. 1028
Warriors. 1016
Wonder Girls. 764
3 Reds & 1 Blue. 743
Not long now. And who won't need some early season practice, whilst having a bit of fun.

This season's Charity Game is on Easter Monday, 6th April. There's a change of venue as Glossop BC have kindly offered the use of their green. The format this year is a bit different too. There will still be two teams, Mermaids Men (and ladies) against Smarty's Barmy Army, playing for the trophy, but it will be pairs, over 9 ends and hopefully everyone will get 3 games, with the top pair on each team fighting out a final.

As usual, everyone is welcome and anyone who wants a game will get one. All we ask is £5 per player, with the money going to the charity, which has yet to be decided.
If you have any suggestions let us know. We usually go for a charity or good cause that is personal to someone who might attend the event.
There will be other fun events on the day and a monster raffle. If anyone would like to donate a prize, let us know on the forum , via the website email address or the event on Facebook.

Also if anyone has any good ideas for the day or other ways of increasing the fund let us know. I think last year everyone raised almost £1000.
(Hot food will be available)
SUNDAY 9th AUGUST 6.00pm Qualifying Round (Practice 5.30pm)
SUNDAY 16th AUGUST 6.00pm Qualifying Round (Practice 5.30pm)
SUNDAY 23th AUGUST 6.00pm Finals Night (Practice 5.30pm)
Winners Prize £200.00 & (Trophy), Runners up Prize £100.00
Semi Final Losers Prize £50.00
To enter please send your details including your name, club, address, preffered date and entrance fee of £10.00 per pair (Cheques made payable to WHBTS Club)
Entrances must be received before Sunday 2nd Aug 2015.
Mr E Tasker Bowling Section West Heaton Bowling Tennis, And Squash Club
Princes Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, SK4 3NQ
Email: ETASKER19UK@AOL.COM or Call 07546486098
The latest edition of BCGBA NEWS (02) can be viewed and/or downloaded from this link
The Newsletters will be published on an ad hoc basis when there is news to report.

This edition includes the Calendar of Events for the British Crown Green and British Crown Green Ladies Bowling Association’s together with a full list of the respective county fixtures for the 2015 season.

The edition also includes some good news on the Waterloo Hotel Bowling Green, Blackpool, along with details of their 2015 competitions.
Wilmslow Bowling Club
Open Mixed Pairs
Saturday 15th August staggered starts from 10am
Entry £8 per pair
Handicap - 2 visitors +4, 1 visitor & 1 homester +3, 2 homesters +2
All games 21up
Entries to Sheila Broadhurst, 11 Treen Close, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3PT
Tel 01625 616976
Cheques payable to Wilmslow Bowling Club
Entries to be in by Sunday 9th August to allow the draw to be done and players advised of start times
The organisers of the Harry Rigby Trophy have asked me to clarify that it is being played on Good Friday at The Bungalow and NOT at Love Lane as there seems to be some confusion over the venue

The Harry Rigby Trophy
In Memory of the late Harry ‘its as short as a carrot’ Rigby
to be held at the The Bungalow Club Edgeley
10am start strike out 11am
Good Friday 3rd April Entry Fee £5
All entry fees to be paid out in prize money
Draw to be made at the Bungalow Club on Thursday Evening 2nd April
All those who booked at last years event please confirm booking
All bookings to George Wood on 07860374344 or
email -
Ashton CC Winter League
Saturday 14th February

Madfield 78 v Legionaires 64
Born Winners 71 v Warriors 62
Springbank Dogs 77 v Wonder Girls 47
Ashton CC 59 v Grapes 63

Legionaires 1102
Ashton CC 1074
Born Winners 1071
Grapes 1065
Springbank Dogs 1010
Madfield 949
Warriors 946
Wonder Girls 725
3 Reds & 1 Blue 690

With the top 2 losing and only 2 weeks to go both the Legionnaires and Ashton CC have a bye week each, so just one game left, its all to play for for the top 5.
Wilmslow British Legion are again holding the Joe Broadhurst Clic Sargent Charity Pairs Competition 1 Day 32 pairs @ £10 per pair on the 31st May 2015
Sessions are 10am, 10.30am, 11am or 11.30am
Winners £200, Runners Up £100, Semi Finalist £50, Qtr Finalist £25 and £20 to the best 2nd Losers. (£520 Prize Fund) Entries to Mark Sandham 16 Hawthorn Avenue Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5BR, Tel No 01625 521009, 07747405510
All money raised on the day will be donated to
Please note no money no entry Mark will hold your place for 7 days only, this comp fills very quickly.
Ashton CC Winter League
Saturday 7th February

Wonder Girls 27 v Legionaires 84
Grapes 59 v Springbank 83
Warriors 74 v Madfield 61
3 Reds & 1 Blue 47 v Ashton CC 84

Legionaires 1038
Ashton CC 1015
Grapes 1002
Born Winners 1000
Springbank Dogs 933
Warriors 884
Madfield 871
3 Reds & 1 Blue 690
Wonder Girls 678

Woodley Spring Classic
Qualifing dates 29th March, 5th,12th and 19th April,
A few spaces on 29th March and 5th April, but 12th and 19th April full,
reserves being taken
Final 26th April. 128 @ £15, payable to Woodley bowling club.
To Mrs Gail Knowles, 15 Mansfield Close, Denton, Manchester, M34 3WS.
Tel 07718794498
Nursery Pro Felt Classic
Qualifying Rounds June 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th. Finals Night July 11th.
£15 entry fee: Maximum of 64
Cheques payable to: The Nursery
Contact Details Irving Cummings 44 Portrea Close Davenport Stockport SK3 8RU
07748 819175 or 0161 483 8115
Whaley Bridge Open 2015
64 Entries @ £15 (No Homesters) (Previous 3 Years)
Winner: £500 R/Up: £250 Semis: £125 Quarters: £80 Last 16: £40
Win 2 Games For Final Day
Qualifying Dates:
Sunday 20th Sept 10am And 2pm Sunday 27th Sept 10am And 2pm
30mins Practice Before Each Session
Final Day. Sunday 4th October Practice 12noon 1pm Start
Entries To Dan Golpin. Mob: 07714593158 Home: 01298 436058
Cheques Made Payable To (Whaleybridge Bowling Club) Within 14days Of Entry And Sent To Daniel Golpin 44 Thornbrook Road, Chapel-En-Le-Frith, High Peak, Derbyshire. SK23 OLT.
Leagues are starting to make this season's fixtures available.
The Stockport & District fixtures get underway on Tuesday 7th April where
last season's 1st Division Champions Houldsworth WMC kick off with a home
game with the George & Dragon.

S&D fixtures
Workshops Mixed League
Ladies Parks
C&D Ladies
S&D Ladies
Altrincham LV

A date for your 2015 diary, the date for the Stockport area qualifier for the Cheshire Merit is Saturday 23rd May 11am start. Closing date for entries is Saturday 16th May. The venue will be selected after entries are received. Anyone interested should contact Jim McGurk via the usual channels.
Following the success of Globegig TV’s first “Crown Green” chat show last November they are going ahead with another programme. It will be broadcast live from their Blackpool studio this Thursday, 29th January from 7.30pm
To watch it on the night tune into

Chat Show

Hosted by Mel Evans MBE the guests on the show include Keith Rudman & Steve McHugh talking about their book of Keith’s life “Living with a killer” Mark Audin & Tony Gatley with all the news from the Waterloo Hotel. Lynn Pritchatt, Katrina Earl & Julie Alderman looking at the ladies scene. Andrew Cairns & Anthony Bracken looking ahead to the 2015 Endsleigh Inter County Championship. Neil Jones with news of the new Big Bash competition in Cumbria
BCGBA NEWS is making a return in 2015 and the first edition can be viewed and/or downloaded from this link
The Newsletters will be published on an ad hoc basis when there is news to report. The first edition of the year gives a brief overview on the Rules Revision and Annual General Meetings held on Saturday 17th January 2015 as well as details of the Commercial Officer, Competitions Officer and Development Co-ordinator vacancies which close on Saturday 31st January 2015.
North Road, Glossop. SK13 7AS.
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY - 4TH MAY 2015 Start 10.00am
Singles event - all start off scratch 21 up - no practise 32 limit
£5 entry (all monies paid out on the day)
Food & Bar
Cheques to be made out to Glossop Bowling Club
Send to: Andy Dawson 31, Queen Street, Glossop. SK13 8EL
Email: Tel: 07594551939
Cheshire County Bowling Association is looking to develop and to the future of its Junior County side. We are looking for bowlers in the age range of 10 - 18 years or younger if they are good enough. Do you know of any bowlers who fit that requirement? please notify in the first instance Steve Cook through the Cheshire web site. Ours is a sport where anyone can compete and everyone is welcome at every level of the game. The best time to get involved is now at this age. You could be part of something great so get in touch and take the first step towards a great sporting and social life.

Cheshire Website
22nd March 11am Start
Visitors & Ladies off 3 - Homesters off 1
Make £10 cheques to "Frank Warburton" send to
12 Linden Way, Droylsden, Manchester, M43 6QJ
Call 07702452810 for details and directions
Refreshments available all day.
First 32 guaranteed places then reserves taken.
The S&D AGM is this Thursday, 8th January 2015 commencing at 7:30pm at
The Bungalow, Edgeley.
Alsager BC, Green Drive, Alsager, Cheshire
£400 One day Ladies Open
Sponsored by Crown Green Travel Preston
Sunday 5th July 2015 10-30 Start
Practice from 10am
32@ £6 21up off 3
No home bowlers
Winner £150
Win 2 games for £20
Contact Tony Chesters on 01270 587582 or email to :-
Merry Christmas to everyone and the very best wishes
for 2015 fom

Ashton Winter League
Saturday 20th December

Born Winners 67 v Springbank Dogs 57
Madfield 56 v Grapes 76
3 Reds & 1 Blue 49 v Warriors 84
Ashton CC 72 V Legionaires 72

Ashton CC 792
Grapes 788
Born Winners 773
Legionaires 724
Springbank Dogs 689
Warriors 599
Madfield 589
3 Reds & 1 Blue 526
Wonder Girls 508
At this weeks Stockport Parks AGM, the league decided to implement a couple of big changes. With the Parks league struggling in recent years the league have decided to both cut the team size down from 10 to 8 aswell as allowing ladies.

Applications from new teams to join the League for the 2015 season must be made in writing and received by the Secretary, Andy Clews, by 10th January 2015. Andy's contact details are:-
Mobile: 07950 679 738

Prospective new teams can play on both parks or non-parks greens.
Ashton Winter League
Saturday 14th December

Springbank Dogs 61 v Legionaires 75
Ashton CC 56 V Born Winners 81
Grapes 82 v Warriors 56
Wonder Girls 82 v 3 Reds & 1 Blue 64

Ashton CC 720
Grapes 712
Born Winners 706
Legionaires 652
Springbank Dogs 632
Madfield 525
Warriors 515
Wonder Girls 508
3 Reds & 1 Blue 477
Cheshire County Parks AGM will take place on Tuesday 16th December at Victoria Bowling Club, Webb Lane, Stockport at, following the Stockport Parks AGM. All Secretarys and players of Clubs from the Stockport Parks and Cheadle and Gatley League who are affiliated to Cheshire Parks are invited to attend the meeting.
Ashton Winter League
Saturday 7th December

Grapes 76 v Legionaires 57
3 Reds & 1 Blue 38 v Springbank 84
Wonder Girls 53 v Ashton CC 84
Madfield 52 v Born Winners 84

Ashton CC 664
Grapes 630
Born Winners 625
Legionaires 577
Springbank 571
Madfield 525
Warriors 459
Wonder Girls 426
3 Reds & 1 Blue 413


A players forum meeting of Cheshire County Parks Veterans is to take place on Wednesday 5th November 2014. All veterans (over 60's) whose clubs are affiliated to Cheshire County Parks are welcome. This is just an informal meeting, where discussion takes place on a number of subjects relating to Veterans County Bowls. The meeting is to be held at Victoria Bowling Club at 2pm.

Winter Bowling Competition At Winton Social Bowling Club
Every Sunday. (10am Practise and 10:30 Draw)
It's a round robin format where you will be selected into either Group A, B, C or D.
You will be guaranteed 3 games no matter what happens.
Anybody is welcome to come along and it started last week and it was a very good turnout. There will be hot food and drinks provided. There's plenty of shelter and a warm hut due to the cold conditions that are expected. There is full use of the club available and a bar so organiser Kane Backhouse hopes to see you there this Sunday.

Address: Winton Social Bowling and Tennis Club,
Brookside/Grange Road,
Manchester M30 8JW


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