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Chairman Secretary / League Welfare Officer Treasurer

Keith Boulton
10, Parkfields
ST17 9RD

John Andrews 
4, Dairy Crest
Stone Road
ST16 1GB


07970 227281

 Ned Elcock
53, Pool Lane
ST17 0TY

All 2017 League results have been entered



Welcome to the Stafford Veterans Bowling League Website

2017 Sponsors:


Stan Robinson pallet network (established 1970)


Important Dates:


Mon Dec 25th 00:01

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Wishing all League members a Very Merry Christmas
and a Happy and Successful New Year             


Tue Feb 20th 7pm Referees Seminar The next Referees Seminar, hosted by Ivan, will be on 20th February 2018. See details on the left.  


Latest information:

Tue Nov 21st


If you have received a recent email from Anne Mace requesting that you download something. DO NOT!
Please ignore it and delete immediately. It is SPAM, or worse.

Wed Oct 25th

2017 Post-Season Meeting

A report of the 2017 post-season meeting, held at the Rangers ground on 18th October, is available via the link on the left.

Thu Oct 12th

The latest edition of the BCGBA Newsletter can be found via the link on the left.
Earlier copies of the Newsletter can be reached via:


Wed Sep 13th

BCGBA Newsletters

Please follow the link below to access copies of the BCGBA Newsletters


Thu Sep 7th

BCGBA Commercial Officer

This post will soon fall vacant and applications are being requested from anyone interested in taking over the post.
 The job requirements and contact details are available on the left, via the link BCGBA_CO.

Tue Sep 5th

Triples Own Partner

This year's competition, played at Alstom, was won by Barbara Aston (PR), Anne Mace (PR) and John Thornley (SA) who beat
John Cussons (CO), Dave Halley (CO) and Dave Wynne (CO) 21 - 13.

Thanks to our competition secretary (Anne), ably assisted by Kit. Thanks to Alstom for hosting, to Mick and Geoff for arranging
the refreshments and to all the players and spectators.

Special thanks to Anne (and her silent partner, Kit) for such efficient organisation for all of this year's competitions.

Shown below are (l - r) Winners Barbara, John & Anne and runners up Dave W., John and Dave H.
Congratulations to them all.

Alstom TOP 1         2017 TOP 2

Tue Aug 8th

2017 Doubles Own Partner Competition

A glorious first day for this year’s Doubles Own Partner competition, played at Penkridge, saw some close matches in the preliminary and first rounds.

Day 2, however, started off with continuous rain but, thanks to the sterling efforts of Penkridge members Ivan and Dave, Round 2 was completed in the morning,
albeit under tricky conditions requiring players to be fine judges of weight.

There were excellent matches also in the quarters and semis, leaving finalists Bob Parsons and Ron Gamston (Stafford A) to play against Dave Carter and Jim Ashford (Littleworth B).
The contest was even up to 14 across, with some wonderful shots from all the finalists, after which the Stafford pair slowly drew ahead, finally lifting the trophy 21 – 15.

 As ever, thanks to Anne for setting up and arranging this and all the competitions, ably assisted by Kit. Thanks too to the Penkridge club for the use of their green and facilities
and for supplying the really excellent refreshments. 

The participation of so many players and the great support by the spectators is much appreciated by the League.

Special thanks also to Messrs. Cuttlestones Auctioneers for the use of their yard for parking.

 Shown below (l – r) are winners Ron Gamston & Bob Parsons and runners up Jim Ashford & Dave Carter.

 jpeg  ©Mike Thomas

The full results can be accessed via the link on the left "2017 Cup Fixtures, Results"


Mon Aug 7th

Doubles Own Partner
A good crowd on the first day of this year's Doubles Own Partner Competition on the Penkridge green
JPEG jpeg©John Andrews

Tue Jul 18th

Drawn Doubles
This year's competition was played in beautiful weather on a really excellent and challenging green.
There were some close games, none more so than the semi-final, where Pam Ewan and Adrian Rowley fought back from 13 without
to eventually triumph 21 -20 over John Willatt and Barry Dunn.
The final was equally exciting before Pam and Adrian ran out 21 - 17 over Liz Morrin amd Mike Bosson.
As always, grateful thanks to our competition secretary, Anne, who had to juggle the draw after some unavoidable withdrawals.
As usual the Little Stoke club were excellent hosts, especially with their cake selection, and ensured that the green was in wonderful condition throughout.
Thanks, also,  to the competitors and spectators for their support without which these events would not run.

Shown below (l - r) are runners up Lix Morrin (Little Stoke A) and Mike Bosson (Phoenix Riverway) together with

winners Pam Ewan (Phoenix Riverway) and Adrian Rowley (Alstom B)
Congratulations to them all.

jpeg©Stuart Mace

The full results can be accessed via the link on the left "2017 Cup Fixtures, Results"

Thu Jul 6th

Player Duplication

With the halfway stage of the season just behind us may I remind all teams of the agreement reached in the close season to restrict

player duplication to no more than 3 matches.

As per our Constitution  Regulation §17 - A player may only play twice if there are no other eligible team members present.

Sat Jul 1st

At this halfway stage of the season it seems a good time to remind all players of the etiquette of the game.
A brief résumé is available via the link on the left.

I am sure that all players will agree that there is nothing more annoying than a player from another game walking across your
land just as you are preparing to bowl. There is no time limit to games, so please be considerate and walk behind the mat
of other games. Your thoughtfullness will be much appreciated.

Wed Jun 28th

Club Welfare Officers

The "Safeguarding Bowls" Policy is accessible via the link to the left (Guidelines Complete).

All league members are urged to, at least, glance through it.

Tue Jun 27th

Individual Merit

Congratulation to Bob Parsons (Stafford A), this year's Individual Merit Champion, who won, 21 - 14,

against George Milgate (Victoria Park B)

Thanks to Anne Mace, Competition Secretary, for arranging and organising in such an efficient manner;

the players and spectators; Stafford Bowls Club for the use of their venue and the ladies of SBC for their
excellent spread of refreshments.
Full details are available via the link on the left - 2017 Cup Fixtures, Results / Individual Merit

Shown below are the winner and runner up being congratulated by our Competition Secretary.
presentation © Mike Thomas


Mon Jun 5th

Triples Drawn Partner

Although some entrants were unable to take part, sufficient substitutes were on hand to ensure that the competition went ahead as planned.
Despite the weather not being particularly helpful some excellent games were played in the earlier rounds, culminating in the final between
Anne Mace (Phoenix Riverway) and John Cussons and Sid Millward (both from County Officers) versus Barbara Aston (Phoenix Riverway) and Pauline Roberts and Dave Halley (also both from County Officers)

Anne, John and Sid lifted the trophy, winning 21 - 9.
Congratulations to the winners and commiserations to the runners up.
Thanks to all the participants and spectators and particular thanks to the County Officers for the use of the green and for the wonderful refreshments on hand.

Tue May 30th
New Access into the Riverway Greens
The council have advised that the new road into the Riverway greens
will be open from Tuesday 30th May.

Wardens will open the gates on Fairway at 7am in the mornings and close them at the end of each day,
so all bowlers and Stafford Town must use this entrance.

The new access road is located as below:

Coming onto Fairway from Riverway go past the Kingston Centre and approx. 100 yards on the right
is the entrance to the access road. (The Stafford RC Model Car Club Outdoor Track)).
The access road will take you all the way down to where the current car park next to the bowling greens.
If you are travelling in from the south on the A34, go over the railway bridge by Alstom Power and
turn right at the traffic lights into St. Leonard's Avenue. 
Take the first exit off the roundabout (onto Fairway) 
and the entrance is on your left at the north end of the football field.

Please ignore the 'Private Property - No unauthorised access' sign.

The post code for the Kingston Centre is ST16 3TW

Please DO NOT use the entrance off Riverway after this date as this access will be closed off.

Tue May 9th

2017 Borough Shield
Congratulations to this years winner, Phoenix Riverway's Pam Ewan, who overcame fellow finalist Don Wood of Penkridge B, 21-19, after a closley fought game.
Thanks to all those taking part; spectators for their support, Anne Mace for running the competition so efficiently,
the Rowley Park team for opening up and supplying the equipment and Stafford Council for the use of the green and the ground staff for preparing and maintaining an excellent playing surface.

Shown below are the winner and runner up, together with League Chairman Keith Boulton who presented the trophies.


Sat Feb 18th

Special thanks to the Stan Robinson pallet network for their continued support this season.
Their sponsorship is much appreciated.