|General Secretary||League & Competition Secretary||Treasurer|
|Tony Miners||Ray Pickering||Olive Tear|
|0121 476 9933||07786068644||0121 608 2443|
Welcome to the South & West Birmingham Over 60's Results Website
Tommy Palmer Memorial Trophy - 2nd August 2018
The is our next singles merit competition, but it is unique in that only club secretaries, delegates who attended the 2018 AGM and Management Committee are allowed to enter. We are again holding the event at Woodlands Park Bowls Club, they are tremendous hosts who supply a small buffet and deserve all the support that we can give them. Entry is by turning up on the day. Make a note in your diary and help us make it a great event.
Doubles Merits - Closing date approaching
The closing date for entries to the doubles is 26th July. So far we have 10 entries, but we need a lot more to make the competition a proper event. You can enter by sending in the form to me (Ray Pickering) or by email or text. Payment of £1 per player can be made on the day
Singles Merit Finals - The Result
The finals were played at Bournville Sports on 12th July, and resulted in a win for Steve Davies (Hall Green) who narrowly defeated Peter Dunbavin (Black Horse) in the final 21-15. Full details of the win are shown on the merits page.
Inter League Match Result
We are pleased to report that the teams were successful against East Birmingham on 2nd July. The home team won by 223-198 at Ye Olde Knowle, whilst the away team were also victorious winning 219-216. Full details of the result will appear on the Inter-League page shortly.
ACORNS CHILDREN'S HOSPICE TRUST - CHARITY MATCH
The match took place this morning at Kings Norton Bowls Club with 16 bowlers playing in two teams. Not that the result matters, the idea being to raise money for the Acorns Children's Hospice, but the England Team beat the Rest of the UK Team 142-125.
The important bit is that to date we have raised £1191 in sponsorship plus £83 pounds from the raffle making a total of £1274. There are still donations to come, which I expect to push the total up to about £1500. If you were unable to attend, but would like to make a donation, please send a cheque made out to the Acorns Childrens Hospice Trust to our treasurer, Olive Tear.
Our thanks go to the clubs who have supported this event and to the players who gave up their time to take part.
Full details are shown on the Acorns Hospice page.
The response to this competition is again poor and as a result, the preliminary round on the 31st May has been cancelled with all entrants going through to finals day on 12th July. A full list of entries can be found on the Merits page.
Weoley Hill B.C. - Change of Captain
Can you please note that the new 'A' team captain for Weoley Hill B.C. is Sam Dear, Tel: 07813938667 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sad news from Kings Norton B.C.
Jim Taylor sadly died on Thursday 3rd May after a long battle with heart problems. He was the beloved husband of Eva and a devoted family man. He had been a prominent member of our club since 1980. He had been President, green keeper and was a very keen gardener. He also loved to fish and was on the Committee of the Birmingham Anglers Association and a member of the Legion Fishing Club. Both Jim and Eva bought a short mat for the club so they could take part in the short mat leagues, which they're doing well in. Jim was also President of the South West Birmingham Over 60's league and Vice President. He encouraged new bowlers and would always have time and advice for them.
Jim had a beautiful tenor singing voice and enjoyed singing with Eva in the Tinkers Farm Operatic Society.
Needless to say he will be sorely missed.
The funeral will be held at Lodge Hill Cemetery on Monday 21st May at 1.30 and after at Kings Norton Bowls Club.
Rest in peace Jim.
SOLIHULL MARSH LANE 'B' WITHDRAW FROM LEAGUE
Solihull Marsh Lane have reluctantly withdrawn their 'B' team from Division 6 due to lack of players. All fixtures for Solihull Marsh Lane 'B' should now be treated as a bye.
WARSTOCK/BOURNVILLE PARK WITHDRAW FROM LEAGUE
Warstock/Bournville Park have decide that they have insufficient players to fulfill there fixtures in 2018 and have reluctantly decided to withdraw from the league division 5. Any fixtures involving Warstock/Bournville Park will now be treated as byes.
League Cup - Draw for the 3rd Round on 8th May
Thanks to the prompt entry of results for the second round of the cup, the draw has now been made for the 3rd Round. Details are available on the website and will be emailed to all remaining clubs and result cards posted.
It is with regret that I have to announce the death of Graham Lawrence of Kings Norton Bowls Club. Graham passed away suddenly whilst on holiday and will be missed by all his friends at Kings Norton and elsewhere in the bowls world. Our condolences go to his family.
All player registrations for 2018 have been entered on the system. Please check for any errors or omissions. We all make mistakes.
New registrations during the season can be made to me by phone up to 10am on matchdays, or by text and email up to 11am. All new registrations must have a BCGBA number before they can play in the league. If players are registered on a matchday please leave until at least 3pm before entereing the result to allow me time to add the name to the system.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE FOR 2018
WE WILL USE THE HOME PAGE TO KEEP YOU UP TO DATE WITH LATEST NEWS AND TO REMIND YOU ABOUT VARIOUS COMPETITION AND MERIT DATES
FULL DETAILS OF THE LEAGUES AND COMPETITIONS CAN BE FOUND ON THE OTHER WEB PAGES.