It is Sad to announce that Colin Williams a long time player with Brymbo B.C. passed away last night (4th October) condolences to family and friends from the Wrexham Bowling League.
Neil Hayes (Cunliffe A) as Premier Division Knock Out Merit winner, lost to the eventual winner Jason Jones (Abergele) in The First Welsh Champion of Champions of which was held at Rhos Park B.C. (Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay) on Sunday 4th October, and in fact got the closest to beating Jason in just loosing 21 19
LEAGUE KNOCK OUT MERITS
The Winners and Runner-Ups of the League Merit Knock outs were :-
The Burton Cup of which was held at Bersham Bowling Club on Sunday 27th September was won by Tony Roberts (Ponciau Park) with the runner-up being Neil Hayes (Cunliffe).
* Esclusham have won the Welsh Club Championships beating Rhos Park in the Semi-Final and Llanrwst in the Final the scores are below *
For your interest Allan Taylor who plays for Ruabon and has been involved with bowls for many years has taken over Charisma Trophies in Yorke Streeet in Wrexham, and has subsequently introduced Crown Green Bowls and bowling accessories to the existing range of products and services already provided.
Obviously it is still early days and he is only now starting to increase stock levels including Taylors and Drakes Pride product ranges.
Allan has asked if we can let local Wrexham clubs know they now have an outlet in Town that they can call into at any time, but also more importantly can drop off their bowls, jacks etc for refurbishment at the end of the season, rather than having to make the long trek to Stockport on an individual basis.
* The Final of the Cyril Adams County Cup was played at Gresford Village with Esclusham A beating Gresford Colliery A.
Jim Clarke who refereed the game commented that he had never seen two teams acquit themselves better in their observance of the rules and the spirit of the game, their mutual respect was obvious and it was a great match only won by virtually one point per man!!
Esclusham now go forward to compete in the Welsh Club Championships on Sunday 20th September, this year it will be held at Bryn Newydd B.C Prestatyn in the Glyndwr Area.*
“Due to unforeseen circumstances the Bersham Club - Mike Jones Open pairs competition is now to be held on Saturday 26thSeptember.” more details are to be found by clicking on the open competitions tab to the left of this page.
* The Burton Cup will now be played on Sunday 27th September, the green will be announced shortly *
* THE WG ROBERTS HANDICAPPED CUP FINAL which was held at Esclusham B.C. was won by Cunliffe A who beat Ponciau Park by 29 points, although the outcome was not certain with the last four on. *
Pictured below is the W.G. Roberts Cup winning team Cunliffe A
Cunliffe A (scratch) V Ponciau Park (65)
Well Done to Joe Langford of Bersham B.C. on reaching the Final of the Junior All England.
LEAGUE CUP FINALS
Premier Division Esclusham A beat Cunliffe A
Division One Llay A beat Parciau A
Division Two Bradley beat Coed Talon B
Division Three Ponciau Park beat Chirk B
Division Four Esclusham D beat Garden Village B
Can all clubs please adhere to the below rule, as delays cause a lot of trouble with regards to putting together reports to the newspaper.
The home Team must upload the result to the results web site within 24 hrs following the match and the winning Team in cup matches must also upload the result by the following day. Clubs failing to get the results in on time will be fined £10.
* W G Roberts Handicapped Cup *
Cunliffe A & Ponciau Park contested the final of the WG Roberts charity handicapped cup, after Cunliffe beat Esclusham A and Ponciau over come Esclusham B in the Semi-Finals.
With the handicaps there have been some close matches throughout this competition this year, notably in the Prelim Round Gresford Colliery B beating New Broughton by just 6 points, Gresford Village A beating Garden Village B by 8 points, and Ponciau Park just beating Gresford Colliery A by 3 points in the Quarter-Final are amongst quite a few close games.
Although there have been some misgivings about the handicaps, they did encourage more teams to enter this competition than usual which then made the games more interesting and will also end up making more money for the chosen Charities.
The final of this cup was held at Esclusham B.C. on Friday 21st August and was a reasonably close affair with Cunliffe A needing to make up 65 points and the result could have gone either way.
Please remember that postponed matches should be played within 14 days if reasonably possible.
Just a reminder, that it is the responsibility of the winning team to put the result onto the web site in cup matches ASAP.