* PLEASE NOTE *
The Wrexham League agm again will be held at Brymbo Sports Club on Monday 14th December starting at 7 - 30 pm all member clubs are required to send at least one representative to both these agm's, but anyone can attend any of these meetings, the agendas will be sent out to all the club secretaries in due course.
On Behalf of Pentre Broughton Bowling Club Wrexham
We are hoping to resurrect the bowling team at Pentre Broughton for the 2016 season. Hopefully entering teams to play in Oswestry league, Wrexham pairs and depending on numbers Wrexham Saturday league. Anybody interested please contact Tony Jones on 07554004823 or Dave Hayes on 07723080656
As most will be aware by now there will need to be a re-jig of the league divisions again next year due to the teams dropping out, as it stands there will be 46 teams for next season maybe 45, therefore there will not be enough teams to sustain five divisions.
Whilst not wanting to drag things up from this last season, I think it is helpful to understand the sequence of events that happened from the last AGM and the 2015 season to try and avoid the same mis-conception and making the same mistakes again for 2016 season.
There was a proposal to make 5 divisions of 10 teams in each division at the AGM, this motion was just passed at the meeting by the member clubs of the league, with one vote one club.
Because of the re-jig it was also passed at the meeting again by the member clubs of the league, with one vote one club that there would be no promotions for the 2015 season.
10 teams in each division meant there would only be 18 league games on a Saturday, last season there were three Saturdays that had to kept clear as per the Welsh Crown Green Association rules. (the same will apply next season especially with the All England being held at Llay B.C.)
Therefore with the directive from the AGM the league had to manage the fixtures as best they could, because there were fewer Saturdays needed for League fixtures, the committee agreed to put some of the earlier rounds of the cup matches on a Saturday to give a few more Saturday games.
Unfortunately during the course of the early part of the season 4 teams had to drop out, which then confounded the lack of matches on a Saturday even further, especially the 3rd Division which ended up with just 8 teams.
As mentioned before the WG Roberts cup was generally viewed as a success, but the league is looking at a tweak to the handicaps for next year, of which could be, to give the bottom half of the Premier Division table from the previous season and any team that goes up into the Premier division a handicap of 15 points.
Although it is still early to be talking about next year, maybe it is a good idea for clubs to talk to their members and come up through the clubs committees for proposals to put to the AGM in December, remembering that any propsals need to get to the League Secretary (Keith Cherrett) in good time i.e. at least 28 days before the AGM.
Just to give an idea if there were to be 46 teams it could be :-
Four divisions of :
Division One 12
Division Two 12
Division Three 10
Division One 11
Division Two 12
Division Three 12
Division One 12
Division Two 12
Division Three 12
Anyway please discuss and if you think of any other proposals please get them ready for the AGM meeting in December as per the rules of the League as below, also please take note of rule 9 that can also be found a litle lower down.
No additions or alterations to these rules shall be made except at the AGM. 28 days written notice shall be given to the Secretary detailing any proposed changes.
He will forthwith arrange for the amendments to be reviewed in outline by the Management Committee and in turn circulate them at least 14 days prior to the AGM,
to the clubs for consideration.
To become effective at the AGM, the resolution must be carried by a simple majority of the votes cast. The voting power will be one club one vote.
The formation of the League will be decided at the AGM taking into account entering or withdrawing from the League.
Promotion and relegation will normally be on a two team promotion and two team relegation basis but this rule may be varied to facilitate any necessary restructuring of the League.
Any club withdrawing a team after the fixtures have been published will be fined £25.
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.