Supporting Wallasey C.G.B.A. Bowls
BCGBA MEMBERSHIP CARDS
Linda Howard is the new Registrar for Merseyside County CGBA and will now issue all BCGBA Membership Cards.
Any requests for a BCGBA Membership Card can be sent to Linda at her address detailed on the BCGBA Membership
Application Form, which can be downloaded from the Merseyside County website and accompanied by a cheque
payable to Merseyside CCGBA. The costs remain at £10 for new bowlers and £3 for replacement cards.
Linda can be contacted at email@example.com.
Monday December 4th
Paul Roberts wins Flyers
On a pleasant morning in Birkenhead Park yesterday, Hawksbury's Paul Roberts put, what has been for him, a run of fairly mediocre results behind him and he took his first win of this session of the Winter Flyers beating Gladstone's Ray Lynch in the final. To even reach the quarters Roberts had to scrape past last week's winner Tixall's Nigel Hughes and then after a relatively easy win over Bob Hodgson of Upton Victory Hall he had to fight back from being 17-20 down to West Kirby's Bill Atkinson in the semi final. Lynch, trying to win his second title, had two comfortable wins on his way to the final firstly against New Brighton Quarry Vikings Eddie Dutton and then Derek Smith of St. Georges. Lynch took an early lead in the final but Roberts fought back to lead 20-15 and despite a late fight back by Lynch he was able to clinch his win. The final Tournament of this year between the top sixteen in the points table will be on Sunday 17th December. Currently the top five in the table are: Anthony O'Neill 42, Joe Edwards 34, Ray Lynch 31, Tommy Walker 30 and Bill Atkinson on 26.
Results: Quarter Finals: R. Lynch (Gladstone) 21, E. Dutton (New Brighton Quarry Vikings) 11; D. Smith (St Georges) 21, D. Briscoe (Llanymynech) 12; W. Atkinson (West Kirby) 21, J. Isaac (Manor Road) 18; P. Roberts (Hawksbury) 21, R. Hodgson (Upton Victory Hall) 09. Semi Finals: Lynch 21, Smith 12; Roberts 21, Atkinson 20. Final: Roberts 21, Lynch 18.
Thursday November 30th
Annual General Meeting
Last night's Annual General Meeting at Manor Road was well supported by all of our Clubs and Life Members and Honoured guests from the other local Bowling Associations. As usual a full report of all our activities from the 2017 season was given to everyone present by our Financial Secretary, Peter Dodd, Association President & Competition Secretary, Keith Etches and our Federation Team, Away Captain & Selector, Owen Doyle. We only had one item to discuss regarding Rule changes and this was a change to the Divisional Cup Finals Format and a new playing schedule for teams with 2 teams or more playing in the Divisional Cups. With no amendments proposed to the Executive Committees new playing Schedule of Finals, Harold Jones Cup (1st) Sheppick Cup (2nd) and Association Cup (3rd) or the new ruling that any player who has played in the Harold Jones Cup Final is not allowed to play in either the Sheppick Cup or Association Cup Finals and any player who has played in the Sheppick Cup Final is not allowed to play in the Association Cup Final, these changes were passed unanimously.
The ruling regarding Clubs with more than one team playing in the Divisional Cup matches scheduled for the same night was also accepted but with just one vote against. Clubs will not be forced to play 2 different 6 home 6 away matches on one green on the same night anymore, with Tuesday's, possibly Wednesday's and definitely Thursday's being utilised in the same week to complete the round of fixtures. Clubs will not be forced to play on a Wednesday if there is a genuine reason for not being able to raise a team of 6 on a Wednesday night.
Thursday November 30th
With the withdrawal of Royden Hall, Marine Park B and Wallasey RBL B teams from the Association for the start of the 2018 season and with the Magazine Bowling Club entering a B team into the Association for 2018, we are now left with 28 teams to contest the next year's League Season. As mentioned at last night's excellently attended Annual General Meeting at Manor Road Bowling Club, we will be operating three Divisions in our regular League Season with the following compilation of the Leagues.
Division One: Nine Teams
New Brighton Queens Royal, West Kirby Victoria, New Brighton Quarry Vikings A, Manor Road A, Upton Victory Hall A, Hoylake Central & Melrose A, Harrison Park A, Manor Road B and New Brighton Quarry Vikings B.
Division Two: Ten Teams
Hoylake Central & Melrose B, Liscard, Wallasey RBL, Sandridge, Sacred Heart, Marine Park, Grange, Queens, Poulton and St Georges.
Division Three: Nine Teams
Greasby, Bronze, Upton Victory Hall B, Magazine A, Harrison Park B, New Brighton Quarry Vikings C, Manor Road C, Telegraph & Magazine B.
Thursday November 30th
Magazine Bowling Club appoint new Secretary and enter a B team in Third Division
Magazine Bowling Club have appointed Ken Gillett as their new Secretary and have also entered a B team into the Wallasey Association for the start of the 2018 season. Ken takes over from Sam Robinson as Secretary and his contact details can be accessed via the Club Contact list in the table at the left of this page. A password is required to access these details and any Club Secretary or Team Captain who has forgotten their password can contact Association Secretary, Peter Dodd for a reminder of their password.
Sunday November 26th
Anthony O'Neill wins today's Classic Flyers at Birkenhead Park
Tixall's Anthony O'Neill beat Gladstone's Joe Edwards in the Final of he latest Classic Flyer competition held throughout the Winter months in Birkenhead Park. A cold and wet night on Saturday did not stop 24 bowlers turning out for today's competition and Anthony O'Neill had to play five matches to claim his winning prize. Early victories over Ron Hitchmoigh and Andy Buchanan saw him facing Paul Roberts in the Quarter Finals and a fairly comfortable 21-14 took him into the Semi's where he then had another comfortable 21-12 win against Colin Portis. Joe Edwards had early round wins against John Harrison and John Joy before coming up against a previous winner this Winter in James Fitzpatrick in his Quarter Final match. Joe posted a reasonable comfortable 21-14 win against James to move into a Semi Final match against young Jamie Isaac from Manor Road. Joe proved too strong for Jamie to take a 21-13 victory and move into the Final against Anthony O'Neill. Anthony kept up his good form from earlier in the day and claimed a fine victory with a 21-14 winning score.
Tuesday November 21st
Royden Hall move to Bebington & District Bowling League
Royden Hall Bowling Club have decided that they are leaving the Wallasey CGBA to join the Bebington & District Bowling League for the 2018 season. We are sorry to hear of this decision but respect their right to play wherever they feel is best for their Club. Royden Hall were relegated from our Division One at the end of the season just finished having only won one League match all season. With a number of players having indicated that they are leaving the club for pastures new, Royden Hall members decided at their meeting last Thursday that their playing strength would be better suited for the Bebington League in 2018. We can only wish Royden Hall the best of luck in their new venture and hope that their decision is proved to be correct at the end of the 2018 season.
Unfortunately this now leaves us with just 27 teams left in the Association for 2108 and therefore we will be operating 3 Divisions of 9 teams per Division. The Executive Committee did look at a possible Two Division format but felt that with two Divisions this would be unfair on the teams at the lower end of the Leagues expected to compete against much stronger opposition in just 2 Divisions.
Friday November 17th
New Secretary at West Kirby Victoria
West Kirby Victoria have appointed Chris Hegg as their new Club Secretary. Chris's contact details will be accessable via the Club Contact link in the table at the at the left of this page as soon as I have been informed of his details. Clubs have to use their password to log into this list as contact details are private and for the sole use of Club Secretaries or Team Captains.
Sunday November 12th
New Secretary at Telegraph
Telegraph Bowling Club have appointed Alan Christian as their new Club Secretary. Alan's contact details can be accessed via the Club Contact link in the table at the left of this page. Clubs have to use their password to log into this list as contact details are private and are for the sole use of Club Secretaries or Team Captains.
Any Club Secretary or Team Captain who has forgotten or lost their Wallasey CGBA password can contact the Association Secretary, Peter Dodd for confirmation of their password.