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SID STEPHENS CUP FINAL
The Final of the Sid Stephens Trophy will take place at KGV (Tally Ho) on Sunday 1st October at 11 am between British Oak A and Colebrook A.
LEAGUE PRESENTATION EVENING
The League Presentation will take place on Friday 3rd November at Stirchley Working Men's Club. Tickets are £3.00 each which can be ordered at the End of Season meeting on 8th October. Please note this is a joint presentation with South Birmingham Ladies and Yardley Wood Social so, although tickets are available on the night, to guarantee entry tickets should be pre-ordered. Bev Pritchard, Secretary
END OF SEASON MEETING
The end of season meeting will take place on Sunday 8th October at Kings Norton Ex's starting at 11am.
There have been no proposals for rule changes received from member clubs and as previously advised we will be discussing the following options and if agreed the rule changes necessary will be presented at the AGM for approval.
1. We just run one doubles competition instead of a mixed and normal doubles which would free up a Sunday.
2. If we have the same number of teams for 2018, we would have 4 divisions of 10 and this would free up a further 4 weeks compared to this season which was worked on a 12 team matrix due to teams dropping out at the last minute.
It has become apparent that teams continue to struggle to get sides out especially towards the end of the season and it was discussed at a committee meeting whether we maybe go down to 5 divisions of 8,thus freeing up more Sundays. We could then run the cup competitions on Sundays and leave certain dates free such as Easter. It would also free up a number of Sundays for clubs to run their own competitions.
3. Playing cup matches on a Sunday would make it possible to change the format to 8 a side on a neutral green.
If this was agreed quite a few of the cup rules would need to change and these would then be presented at the AGM.
PLEASE ENSURE YOU RETURN ANY CUPS AT OR BEFORE THIS MEETING.
SINGLES MERIT COMPETITION - SUNDAY 13TH AUGUST
The entries for this competition are shown on the relevant green tab on the left of this page. Will all competitiors please arrive by 10.45 a.m. for an prompt start at 11 a.m. The venue is Weoley Castle Inn. 28 entries have been accepted so far and I am willing to accept entries up to morning of merit up to a total of 32 i.e. 4 places remain. Therefore if you wish to enter please contact me as soon as possible. Gary Pritchard, Competition Secretary
N & D DOUBLES MERIT
The N & D Doubles Merit takes place this Sunday, 9th July, and will be held on Woodbourne Sports. It is an 11am start and could pairs please arrive for 10.45am to allow a punctual start.
We currently have 21 entries for the day - see green tab in left column for entries. Entries will be allowed on the day up to a maximum of 24 pairs but it is adviseable that anyone wishing to participate should contact Gary Pritchard before Sunday to ensure a place.
Please note that Woodbourne will ensure that drinks are available on the day and if necessary will open the club. They will, however, be unable to cater for food so please bring your own.
Please also remember that NO DOGS are allowed at this venue under any circumstances. Gary Pritchard, Competition Secretary
Sid Stephens Cup - Closing date for first round matches to be played is Sunday 11th June. There are still a number of matches outstanding. Please ensure that they are played by the closing date or contact Gary Pritchard immediately if you are having problems. Gary Pritchard Cup Secretary
MIXED DOUBLES 2017 Although we have only 9 entries we have decided to go ahead with the mixed doubles in the hope that a few more will enter on the day. The competition will be held at Kings Norton BC at 11am on Sunday 11th June. Obviously we can only accept a maximum of 18 pairs so to be sure to get your place please text Gary Pritchard on 07774 320235 before you travel. Gary Pritchard, Competition Secretary
NORTHFIELD MIXED DOUBLES SUNDAY 11TH JUNE 11AM START
The closing date for entries into the mixed pairs has passed and we only have received 5 entries. This event is usually well suported so we will allow until the end of the week to accept further entries, but unless we get a minimum of 12 entries the competition will not go ahead. Please pass this message on to all club members.
The South Birmingham Ladies mixed doubles took place last Sunday and it was noticeable that quite a few partnerships were made up of youngsters and it may be that in future we should avoid Junior County days. Any other thoughts to improve entries would be welcome. Gary Pritchard, Competition Secretary.
Competitions Under 21 and Over 60's Following Committee Meeting last night, as only 4 entries have been received for these competitions, it has been decided that they will not be held this season. Bev Pritchard
Competition Entry Forms can be found under Document Downloads tab.
Substitutes Can I remind clubs of the new rule which allows clubs to use a substitute in a game if they are a player short. Please read Rule 7c which sets out the details. Bev Pritchard, Association Secretary
Competition Entries 2017 Please note that due to little or no entries in previous years no date has been set for the Under 21 or Over 60's Merits this season. We have therefore not set a date for this competition but have distributed entry sheets asking for anyone interested to send in their entries WITHOUT payment so that we can see if there is enough interest. Obviously as the date is not set we will ot ask you to confir entries until we notify you of the actual date the competiton will be played on.
The closing date for people to indicate their interest was set for 5th May to give us enough time to arrange a date but as of today I hae only received one entry each for the Under 21 and Over 60's Merits.
Please email me on email@example.com if you are interested in either of these competitions. I am particularly keen to get the Under 21 competition off the ground and would encourage all youngsters to come and have a go. We did try reducing the age to 18 in previous years to try and encourage the younger players but as this didn't increase the entries we have reverted to Under 21. As an additional encouragement I will be adding an additional prize of £50 personally to the top under 16 year old on the day, so even if they don't win the competition they will still win some money.
Bev Pritchard, Association Secretary
BOWLS FOR SALE
2 Pairs Thomas Taylor 2.14 high density bowls for sale. £40 per pair. Nearly new, still in box. Property of the late Dave Hibberd. If you are interested please contact Bev Pritchard via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cup Competitions Rule 8 regarding unregistered players in Cup Competitions has been amended in line with League Rule 7(a) Bev Pritchard, Secretary
Rules and bye-laws have now been updated. Bev Pritchard League Secretary