South West Birmingham over 60 2018

General Secretary League & Competition Secretary Treasurer
Tony Miners  Ray Pickering  Olive Tear 
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Important Dates:


Latest information:

Mon Nov 5th

Prize Presentation – 16th November 2018

The Presentation is being held at the Cadbury Club, BournvilleLane, Birmingham B30 2LU on 16th November 2018. Due to popular demand for tickets we have moved to the Centenary Suite which is situated on the ground floor of the club and is more suitable for our event. Entry to the room is through doors on the left of the club if arriving in Bournville Lane or the right of the club if arriving via the carpark. The car park is accessible from Maryvale Road, down a driveway opposite Bournville Social Club/Franklin Road.

The Presentation starts at 1.00pm, the bar is open from 12.30pm and access is available from 12 noon (11am for committee). A seating plan will direct you to your allocated table(s).

A few tickets may still be available, contact Olive Tear for details.

Fri Sep 28th



12 of the leagues 43 clubs sent a representative along to this competition and those that did not attend missed a great competition on a warm and sunny September morning.

Every match was keenly fought, but in the end it was a battle of the Tonys, Freeth and Toal, and in a match that could have gone either way, it was Tony Freeth who took the title 21-18. Full details can be found on the merits page.

Our thanks go to the Black Horse B.C. who were enthusiastic hosts and to all the players and supporters who attended.

Thu Sep 20th

End of Season Meeting 2018

The end of season meeting will be held at West Midlands Travel on Wednesday 17th October starting at 11am. Please note that this date is different to that shown in the handbook. All clubs must be represented at the meeting.

The agenda and last years minutes have been emailed to all club secretaries and delegates.

If you won trophies last year, please return them at or before this meeting.

Thu Sep 13th

Prize Presentation 2018

With the season coming to a close, just a reminder that the Prize presentation this year will take place on 16th November 2018 at The Cadbury Club commencing at 1pm. Tickets, priced at £5 which includes a buffet, will be available at the End of Season Meeting on 17th October.

Thu Sep 13th

John Humpage - West Midlands Travel

It is with regret that I have to inform you of the death of John Humpage who passed away on 10th September after a long fight against illness. Our condolensces go to all his family and friends.


Thu Sep 13th

Championof Champions 2018 - 27th September 2018

Every club in the league is invited to send along one player to compete in the Champion of Champions event at the Black Horse BC on Thursday 27th September commencing at 11am. This is a free to enter event and deserves you support so please come along and play.

Remember that the Black Horse pub is a business and only food and drink purchased from the pub may be consumed around the green.

Sat Sep 8th

League Cup Final 2018 - The Result

The League Cup Final 2018 was a surprisingly one sided affair with AG College A beating Kings Noron A 126-60 to retain the trophy they won in 2017. Our congratulations go to the winners and our thanks to the Maggies BC who prepared the green well and looked after the players and supporters.


Sat Sep 8th

Doubles Merit Finals - The Result

The Doubles Merits Finals were played at the RABL on Thursday 6th September on a green that was impossibly fast at the beginning but got slower and slower as heavy rain took control. After a long and competitive competition, the pair who emerged wet but triumphant were John Price and Dave Lowe from Olton Tavern, beating Jacqui and Ray Barnett in the final.

Our congratulations to the winners and our thanks to the RABL for allowing the use of their green and to Keith & Olive Tear who provided tea and biscuits throughout the competition and to all the competitors and supporters who braved the conditions. Details of the results is shown on he merits page.

Tue Aug 21st

Ladies Day - The Result

Carole Slater told me she was only there because her fellow Alcester bowlers had talked her into attending. She was glad she did though as she emerged as the winner at the end of the day, the best of 13 entries, and beating Rita Barnett (Weoley Hill) in the final. Full details of the results are on the merits page.

Our thanks to Colebrook Bowls Club for hosting the event, the Colebrook pub for providing an excellent buffet, all the players that attended and the supprters who helped with the administration.

Mon Aug 6th

Acorns Childrens Hospice Trust


The following email has been received from Annesa Hussain representing the Acorn Childrens Hospice Trust

 On behalf of all at Acorns Childrens Hospice I wanted to say a massive thank you to you South and West Birmingham Over 60’s Bowling Association for your generous donation of £568 raised from your charity match bringing your total raised up to a £1,842.00.

 The support you provide is very much appreciated by all at Acorns. Organisations like yours make it possible for us to achieve our mission of providing a network of holistic, specialist and palliative care services to children, young people and their families in our region.

 Thank you once again for your continued support.


Your committee would like to echo this response and thank all the clubs who took part in this years event, players who gave up their time on the day, members who donated so generously to this worthy cause, Kings Norton Bowls Club for hosting the event and all the volunteers who talked people into taking part.

We are only a small committee, and, since the death of Mick Logan, we have struggled to give the time needed to contact the clubs and get the best sponsorship possible. If you would like to help us next year please offer your services at the end of season meeting.

Once again a big thanks for your generosity.




Fri Aug 3rd

Tommy Palmer Memorial Trophy

For those of you who could not make the event, you missed a friendly but very competitive competition set in a great location and enhanced by a superb buffet provided by Woodlands Park Bowls Club.

We would like to thank the seven players who did support the event and who fought for every point in every game. This years winner was Jack Sharpe of Hall Green who defeated home bowler Norman Ravenhurst 21-15 in the final. Full details are shown on the merits page.

Our thanks go to Woodlands Park Bowls Club who, once again, looked after us with refreshments all day and deserve better support from their fellow clubs.


Wed Aug 1st

Ladies Day - 20th August 2018

A reminder that Ladies Day (Ladies Singles Merits) will be held at the Colebrook Bowls Club on Monday 20th August 2018 starting at 11am. Please send your entries for this competition to the competition secretary, Ray Pickering. Entries can be made by email, text or on the entry form provided. Entry fees of £1 per player can be paid on the day. A free buffet is provided for this event.

Details of entries received are shown on the Merits page. Entries will be accepted on the day.

Mon Jul 30th


On Thursday 2 purses were stolen from the pavilion of Solihull Ladies Bowling Club by a very plausible early 20’s, 6ft, well spoken chap. He said he was making enquiries on behalf of his Granddad who was relocating from Hereford. He told an identical tale and thieved a purse from Shirley Indoor Bowling so clearly he is targeting bowls Clubs...should Clubs be made aware to look out for him.

Ed Comment: This happened at Bournville Sports and other clubs in the same area last year.

Sun Jul 29th

Doubles Merits 2018

The deadline for receiving entries for the Doubles Merit has now passed and I can confirm that we have received 17 entries for the 2018 competition, an improvement on last year. Kings Norton Bowls Club have kindly agreed to let us use their green for the preliminary round which takes place on Thursday 9th August. The matches start at 11am and all entrants should report by 10.50am to allow the draw to take place. Full details of all entrants is shown on the merits page.

Fri Jul 13th

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.

Wed Jul 4th

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.

Mon Jun 18th


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.

Thu May 24th

Singles Merits

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.

Sun May 6th

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:

Sun May 6th

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.

Wed May 2nd
Sad news from Weoley Hill B.C.
"It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of a long serving member of Weoley Hill Bowling Club.
Dennis Bagnall passed peacefully away last night (1st May) after some years of health problems.  Dennis was a wonderful bowler, and a  loyal member of the Club for many years, and he will be sadly missed my all his old colleagues and friends in the Bowling world,
We send our condolences to the family."

Wed Apr 25th


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.

Mon Apr 23rd


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.

Wed Apr 18th

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.

Fri Dec 15th