Wallasey Crown Green Bowling Association

President: Keith Etches 

 Tel 07759 956998

Chairman: Mike Costall

Tel 0151 639 2866

Vice Chairman: Colin Jones

Tel 0151 691 1137

 

Secretary & Treasurer: Peter Dodd  Tel 07908 974768

 

Executive Committee

Chris Barton, Graham Bunting, Bill Dow, Mary Fishwick

Peter Fishwick, John Joy, Ian Mitchell, Tommy Walker 

 

All 2017 League results have been entered

 

  

Supporting Wallasey C.G.B.A. Bowls

 

 

 

 

B.C.C.B.A Registration Cards can be obtained from the

Merseyside County Registrar

Brian Hampson

2 Braunton Road, Wallasey, CH45 5HL

Mobile: 07931 521700

merseyside.registrar@btinternet.com

 

 

Thursday October 19th

Annual General Meeting 'Re-arranged date'

Unfortunately due to another personal hospital stay between Tuesday November 14th and Thursday November 16th, our scheduled Annual General Meeting has had to be re-arranged for Wednesday November 29th at Manor Road Bowling Club starting at 7-30pm. Apologies to all and hopefully everyone is able to attend on the 29th.

Wallasey Crown Green Bowling Association

2017 Annual General Meeting

Wednesday November 29th

at

Manor Road Bowling Club

7-30pm Start

 

Sunday October 15th

Micky Andrews wins today's Birkenhead Park Flyers

Tixall's Micky Andrews won today's Birkenhead Park Flyers, defeating New Brighton Quarry Viking's John Cosgrove 21-16 in the Final. Micky progressed through to the Final by earlier in the day beating Anthony O'Neill in the first round, John Hignett in round two Andy Buchanan in the Quarter Final and Bill Atkinson in the Semi Final. John Cosgrove beat Neil Turner in his first round match and Joe Edwards in round two before going on to beat Derek Smith in his Quarter Final match and then the 'The Old Growler' himself Colin Saville in the Semi Final. Thirty two players turned up to play this morning on another excellent day for bowls.

Results from the Quarter Finals onwards: Colin Saville 21 Dianne Alcock 09, Derek Smith 12 John Cosgrove 21, Andy Buchanan 13 Mick Andrews 21, Tommy Walker 10 Bill Atkinson 21, Semi Finals: Colin Saville 16 John Cosgrove 21, Micky Andrews 21 Bill Atkinson 14, Final: Mick Andrews 21 John Cosgrove 16.

 

Sunday October 8th

Two teams to pull out of Wallasey CGBA in 2018 season

Up to today's date I have received notification that Wallasey Royal British Legion 'B' team and Marine Park 'B' team will not be playing in the Wallasey Association in 2018. Unfortunately due to a lack of playing members in their respective Clubs both teams have had to resign from the Association. If in the future either team wishes to reconsider their options and would like to rejoin the Association they will be made most welcome. If there are any other clubs in a similar situation for 2018 and feel that they might not be able to field teams in the Association can I respectfully remind them that I have to receive notification of any such resignation before the Annual General Meeting scheduled for Wednesday November 15th. As it stands now we will be down to 28 teams in 2018 and this will mean a restructuring of our playing schedule. The Executive Committee will be discussing all our options at our next meeting on Tuesday October 17th.

 

Sunday October 8th

Eddie Dutton wins today's Birkenhead Park Flyers

New Brighton Queens Royal & New Brighton Quarry Vikings player, Eddie Dutton won today's Birkenhead Park Flyers defeating Gladstone's Joe Edwards 21-19 in a closely fought match. 34 players turned up to play in the event today with the following results from the Quarter Finals onwards.

Quarter Finals: Ray Lynch 18 Joe Edwards 21, Nigel Hughes 21 Tommy Guilfoyle 08, Eddie Dutton 21 James Fitzpatrick 18, F Hornbrey 14 Nick Woodward 21: Semi Finals Joe Edwards 21 Nigel Hughes 16, Eddie Dutton 21 Nick Woodward 14:

Final Joe Edwards 19 Eddie Dutton 21.

 

Sunday October 1st

Bill Jones wins Wallasey Individual Merit Competition for the first time.

Harrison Park bowler Bill Jones won his first Wallasey Individual Merit Title today when he defeated New Brighton Queens Royal's Colin Saville 21-14 in today's Final. With only 14 players turning up to contest todays competition held on the Harrison Park number 2 green, there were still some excellent matches before we reached the Final match. Preliminary round matches saw West Kirby Victoria's Mally Andrews, Harrison Park's Bill Jones, Magazine's Andy Buchanan and St Georges John Joy all post 21-13 winning scorecards with New Brighton Quuens Royal bowler Les Henderson 21-02 and New Brighton Quarry Vikings bowler John Cosgrove 21-12 being the 2 other winners in this round. In the Quarter Finals, a tremendous match between Mally Andrews and Bill Jones saw Bill finally winning 21-20. Andy Buchanan had a fine 21-13 win against Les Henderson and John Cosgrove defeated John Joy 21-13. Colin Saville had another terrific match against St Georges Vic Williams before progressing to the semi-finals with a 21-18 winning card. The Semi Finals saw Bill Jones once again excelling with his long corner bowling against Andy Buchanan in a 21-18 win. Colin Saville defeated John Cosgrove 21-15 in another good performance. The Final was won by Bill Jones 21-14 after another great display of corner bowling by both bowlers. Thanks to everyone who turned up this morning to play in the Competition on a day out of our normal season and thanks to Harrison Park Bowling Club for allowing us to use their facilities again. Thanks to Keith Etches for his help in running the competition and to all the bowlers for helping with the marking and measuring during the day. Unfortunately only one player turned up to enter the Junior Individual Merit Competition and this competition was cancelled with young Jamie Isaacs playing instead in the Senior Merit. Jamie performed very well against the experienced Mally Andrews before losing out 13-21 in the end.

 

Ken Palin watches on as Bill Jones receives the Wallasey Individual Merit Trophy from Association President, Keith Etches

 

Colin Saville & 2017 Wallasey Individual Merit Winner, Bill Jones pictured after the prize presentation.

 

Sunday October 1st

Error on History Page (Part Two) now fixed

Thanks to Paul Saville for pointing out an error on our History Page (Part Two), regarding the Sheppick Cup and Association Cup Winners. Somehow I had entered the winners of these competitions in the wrong columns since 2005. The error has now been fixed with all the correct winners now in the right columns.

 

Sunday October 1st

Birkenhead Park Flyers

Hoylake Central & Melrose bowler, Tommy Walker won today's Birkenhead Park Flyers, beating Port Sunlight Village & Works bowler, Nick Woodward 21-14 in the Final. Tommy had earlier beaten Royden Hall's Neil Turner 21-20 in a terrific Semi Final match with Nick having progessed into the Final after another terrific Semi Final match against Colin Portis, with Nick winning 21-19. Quarter Final results: N.Turner 21 J. Edwards 14, T. Walker 21 D. Chapman 17, N. Woodward 21 P. McGhee 18, and C. Portis 21 O. Turner 19. 22 players had turned up for today's competition

  

Thursday September 21st

Wallasey CGBA Individual Merit & Junior Individual Merit Competitions

The Executive Committee have decided to run the Wallasey Individual Merit Competition and the Junior Merit Competition, weather permitting, on Sunday October 1st at Harrison Park. Both competitions will start with the draws at 10-30am. Players wishing to enter either of these competitions must report to the Competition Secretary at Harrison Park in time to be entered into the draw. Players arriving after this time will not be allowed to play in the competition.

The Wallasey Individual Merit Competition is open to all Wallasey CGBA registered bowlers, male or female and the entry fee is £5 per person. Prize money is paid to the Winner, Runner Up  and the losing semi-finalists.

The Wallasey Junior Individual Merit is open to all Wallasey CGBA registered bowlers aged under 18, male or female.

 

Monday September 18th

Charity Day Presentation

I went along to the Wirral Hospice St John's on Friday afternoon along with our Chairman, Mike Costall to present them with a magnificent cheque for £1415, raised at our Charity Day on September 3rd. Thank you again to everyone who contributed towards this wonderful occasion on a far from warm summer's day.

Wallasey CGBA Chairman Mike Costall, presents the cheque to Wirral Hospice Fundraisers Corinne and Jamie Leigh

 

Tuesday September 12th

Federation Team Knockout

Wallasey, having qualified earlier in the season for the last sixteen stage of the Team Knockout, travelled to Huddersfield on Sunday to take part in Final's Day and beat Middleton 7-1 at the tricky Huddersfield Rugby Union Club green before then having to go the the even trickier Crosland Moor green to play their Quarter Final match against Rochdale. Unfortunately the team lost 3-5 to the Rochdale team but the match could so easily have been a 5-3 win to our side such was the closeness of the cards in each Indivdual game. The team bowled really well at both venues, with Matthew Gilmore and Lynsey Gorman winning both of their matches and Paul Saville, John Lloyd, Ian Hazlehurst, Anthony Thompson, Phil Lee and Chris Barton all winning at least one match each on the day. Thanks to Walter and Maureen Saville for travelling with me to Huddersfield on Sunday to help out with scoring on the day.

Federation Individual Merit Competition Finals Day

Matthew Gilmore, Anthony Thompson and Les Henderson have qualified to represent Wallasey on Sunday September 17th in the Federation Individual Merit Competition. The competition takes place at Garswood Hall Bowling Club, Nicol Road, Ashton in Makerfield, WN4 8LU on Sunday September 17th starting at 10-00am. Dress Code to apply for this competition. The First Round draw includes (5) Anthony Thompson v Gareth Coates  (Halifax), (23) Matthew Gilmore v Clive Austin (Halifax) and (32) Les Henderson v Paul Heap (Middleton). Good luck to all three of our players on the day.

 

Tuesday September 12th

Wirral Hospice St John's

Association Chairman, Mike Costall and Secretary, Peter Dodd will be presenting the Wirral Hospice St John's with a cheque for £1415 at Clatterbridge this coming Friday September 15th at 1-00pm. This was the final total raised at our magnificent Charity Day event on Sunday September 3rd.

 

Tuesday September 12th

2017 Season comes to an end (almost)

Wallasey Individual Merit & Junior Individual Merit

Apart from one oustanding Pairs League Division Four match concerning Manor Road 'C' and St Georges, our 2017 League and Cup season has finally come to an end. Thanks to all Club Secretaries and Team Captains for their efforts in re-arranging all the postponed matches during another season ruined by torrential downpours at one time or another. Our History Pages have now been fully updated with all the seasons winners and everything can be seen by accessing the History Pages links in the table at the left of this page.

The Executive Committee have decided to run the Wallasey Individual Merit Competition and the Junior Merit Competition, weather permitting, on Sunday October 1st at Harrison Park. Both competitions will start with the draws at 10-30am. Players wishing to enter either of these competitions must report to the Competition Secretary at Harrison Park in time to be entered into draw. Players arriving after this time will not be allowed to play in the competition.

The Wallasey Individual Merit Competition is open to all Wallasey CGBA registered bowlers, male or female and the entry fee is £5 per person. Prize money is paid to the Winner, Runner Up  and the losing semi-finalists.

The Wallasey Junior Individual Merit is open to all Wallasey CGBA registered bowlers aged under 18, male or female.

 

Tuesday September 12th

2017 Honours Board

 

Competition

Winners

Runners Up

Division One

N.B. Queens Royal

West Kirby Victoria

Division Two

N.B. Quarry Vikings 'B'

Liscard

Division Three

Poulton

 St Georges

Harold Jones Cup

Hoylake Central & Melrose 'A'

Manor Road ‘B’

Sheppick Cup

N.B. Quarry Vikings 'B'

Queens 

Association Cup

Upton Victory Hall 'B'

Magazine

Presidents Cup

N.B. Quarry Vikings 'A'

Manor Road ‘B’

Wallasey News Cup 

  Upton Victory Hall ‘A’

  Manor Road ‘A’

Pairs League One

N.B. Queens Royal

N.B. Quarry Vikings 'A'

Pairs League Two

N.B. Quarry Vikings 'B'

Hoylake Central & Melrose ‘B’

Pairs League Three

Queens

Grange

Pairs League Four

St Georges

Upton Victory Hall 'B'

Federation Merit

Matthew Gilmore

Les Henderson

Wallasey Merit

Bill Jones

Colin Saville

Veterans Merit

Dave Gilmore

Carl Cummings

Chronicle Shield

Lorna Foster

Billy Higginson

Hampson Shield

Vic Williams

Andy Buchanan

Tom Bassnett Pairs

Jamie Box & Brian Leonard

Les Henderson & Samantha Stanley

Wallasey Festival

No Competition

No Competition

Junior Merit

No Competition

No Competition