20 Sat Matches
Sun Aug 21st 1 Cup Games
Congratulations to Andrew Armstrong (Cunliffe) who has won the Junior All England and now along with Graham Bennett goes through to the Champion of Champions at The Waterloo Blackpool on Saturday 24th September.
* THE CYRIL ADAMS COUNTY CUP FINAL BETWEEN JOHNSTOWN A & ESCLUSHAM A @ GRESFORD VILLAGE ON SUNDAY 21st AUGUST WAS WON BY ESCLUSHAM WHO NOW GO FORWARD INTO THE WELSH CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP'S ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18th of which this year will be held in the Wrexham Area *
* THE WG ROBERTS CHARITY CUP FINAL BETWEEN GRESFORD COLLIERY A (scratch) & PENTRE BROUGHTON (75) WAS PLAYED ON FRIDAY AUGUST 19th @ Esclusham and was won by Pentre Broughton who won the match by just 1 point *
*Please note that all cup finals require BCGBA dress code including the 6 home/6 away League Cup this also includes the League Merit knock outs at the end of the season*
WELSH CROWN GREEN BOWLING ASSOCIATION
PLEASE NOTE that the Wrexham Premier League Merit Winner will now qualify for the WCGBA Champion of Champions competition at the Cunliffe on October 2nd due to 1 double qualification and 1 qualifier not being available, unless John Bonnatti should win it as he has already qualified.
Well done and congratulations to Graham Bennett (Cunliffe B.C.) on winning The Prestigious 90th Senior Welsh Merit, of which by winning he automatically qualifies for The Senior All England Championship (at Llay), The Champion of Champions at the Waterloo in Blackpool and The Welsh (WCGBA) Champion of Champions of which is to be held at the Cunliffe in October.
* CONGRATULATIONS TO SAM WILLIAMS FROM COEDPOETH WHO HAS WON THE WELSH JUNIOR MERIT, ALSO TO BETHANY MATHIAS OF BRYMBO WHO ALONG WITH SAM QUALIFIES FOR THE JUNIOR ALL ENGLAND AS THE HIGHEST PLACED GIRL IN THE MERIT, ANDREW ARMSTRONG FROM THE CUNLIFFE BOWLING CLUB ALSO QUALIFIES FOR THE JUNIOR ALL ENGLAND AS RUNNER-UP TO SAM IN THE MERIT.
SAM ALSO QUALIFIES FOR THE WCGBA CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS ON OCTOBER 2nd OF which is to be played in the Wrexham area at the Cunliffe B.C. *
*THE LEAGUE CUP AND WG ROBERTS CUP DRAWS HAVE NOW BEEN MADE AND CAN BE FOUND ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE OF THIS PAGE, WITH THE NEXT ROUND OF THE WG ROBERTS CUP VENUES ALSO PUBLISHED CAN CLUBS PLEASE CHECK IF THEIR GREEN HAS BEEN CHOSEN TO HOST ONE OF THESE GAMES*
Two Saturdays need to be kept free this season, one on May 21st for the Welsh Merit qualifiers and one in July for The All England (BCGBA merit) on 30th July of which it is Wales turn to host the event and we are very fortunate that it is being held in Wrexham at Llay BC
Whatever County this prestigious event is held in, the president comes from that county, and for this year the BCGBA president is Peter Higham from Sychdyn BC more details are to be found on the BCGBA web site and by viewing the recent newsletter below which has a front page article about Peter.
It should be noted that as well as no league matches being played in Wrexham and Wales on this date, no other competitions or club events should be held on this date Saturday 30th July and it is hoped that as many bowlers from the Wrexham area as possible will attend this event.
Cyril Adams County Cup.
The early rounds of this competition will now go back to being played on a Friday night.
The reasons for this are :
· Available Sundays are now virtually nonexistent because of all the Welsh Events
· Playing the early rounds on a Friday falls in with all the other areas who all play on a Friday
· The WCGBA have put a rule in that the winning team of this competition needs to have their selected team sent to the WCGBA at least two weeks before the Welsh Club championship, therefore the only date that can be used for the final is Sunday 21st August of which makes it very difficult to play all the other rounds in time playing on Sundays.
*Please note it is eight players per team in this competition*
W G Roberts Handicapped Cup
After last year’s success it is hopes that most clubs will enter at least one team again this year.
The handicaps have been tweaked just slightly after listening to peoples comments from last year, the 75 points will stay for the bottom division of which this year is division 3
The handicaps will be:
Premier Division (positions 1 to 6 from last year’s table) scratch
Premier Division (positions 7 to 10 and the two promoted sides) 10 points
Division One 45 points
Division Two 55 points
Division Three 75 points
*Please note it is ten players per team in this competition, also that the preliminary round is a 6-pm start*
As in previous years this competition is run on a 6 home 6 away basis.
All cup dates can be viewed from the links to the left.
From the links below the Wrexham Handbook, Calendar and Saturday and Sunday events can be found and may be useful to print out or not !
The Wrexham League AGM was held at Brymbo Sports Club on Monday 14th December with the main business being the formation of the league for 2016 season with 46 teams in total competing, after much debate the following structure was voted on with a one vote per club format by the member clubs and passed by the meeting:
Premier Division 12 teams
Division One 12 teams
Division Two 12 teams
Division Three 11 teams
The other main points were that Pentre Broughton were accepted back into the Saturday and Pairs league as was Coedpoeth B into the pairs league.
There was also a couple of rule changes one being an addition to rule 18 of which will now have the following added to it :
In circumstances where a club is short of players the A team and teams in following classification must always consist of the most players (12) with the lowest team being the last to be considered.
On all occasions the A team must play their games at no time shall a a team be allowed to play if the A team has called off its game.
A new rule that was passed is that the BCGBA dress code will be required in the finals of all cup competitions including the divisional merit competitions and the Burton cup finals day, failure to comply with this will result in the player not being allowed to play.
NEW LEAGUE STRUCTURE FOR 2016 SEASON 12/12/12/10
|PREMIER||DIVISION 1||DIVISION 2||DIVISION 3|
|1 ESCLUSHAM A||PARCIAU A||BRADLEY||GATE H.H.B|
|2 CUNLIFFE A||CUNLIFFE B||GRESFORD VILLAGE B||LLAY C Div 4|
|3 GRESFORD COLLIERY A||CASTELL ALUN||LLAY B||GARDEN VILLAGE B Div 4|
|4 ESCLUSHAM B||
|JOHNSTOWN B||GRESFORD VILLAGE C Div 4|
|5 RUABON A||GATE H.H. A||CUNLIFFE C||FARNDON B Div 4|
|6 GRESFORD VILLAGE A||BERSHAM A||RUABON B Div 3||ESCLUSHAM D Div 4|
|7 JOHNSTOWN A||BRYMBO A||PARCIAU B Div 3||BERSHAM B Div 4|
|8 COED TALON A||CEIRIOG VALLEY Div 2||PONCIAU PARK Div 3||BRYMBO B Div 4|
|9 CHIRK A||COEDPOETH Div 2||PLASKYNASTON Div 3||PARCIAU C Div 4|
|10 GRESFORD COLLIERY B||COEDTALON B Div 2||FARNDON A Div 3||PENTRE BROUGHTON New Team|
|11 LLAY A Div 1||GARDEN VILLAGE A Div 2||CHIRK B Div 3||ELLESMERE B New Team|
|12 ASTON A Div 1||ELLESMERE Div 2||NEW BROUGHTON Div 3|
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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.
Charisma Trophies Web Site
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.
if any game is called of because of bad weather they email both yourself and me