4th March 2021
Since the last update, when the League was cancelled on 14th July 2020, Sadly there have been a number of deaths since.
Peter Challinor of Bromborough Pool. Stan Kelly of Birkenhead Park SC. Bill Bremner and Alan Smith of Harrison Park. Bill Naylor of Heswall RBL. Charles Ward of Hoylake Marine. Keith Grant, Roy Jones, Tony Lee and Hadgie Thompson of Lever Club. George Stead of Manor Road. George Mason of Sea Dog. Dan Brown, Jim Mearns and Dave Patterson of Thingwall. Phil Cubbin of Tixall. Dave Smith of West Kirby Vics, and lately with Funeral details. Roy Lussey of Higher Tranmere, Landican on Wednesday 10th March, 11.30 am, South Chapel. Jim O'connor of Manor Road, Anfield Crematorium, Friday 12th March, 10 am.
Please see below the latest Update received from the BCGBA with regard to the return to Bowls.
3rd March 2021
14 July 2020
The Committee of the Birkenhead Afternoon Veterans Bowling League have decided to CANCEL the 2020 Bowling Season.
I have been advised by Oxton Conservative Club that Les Hignett sadly passed away on Monday morning. Les was a member at Oxton for over 40 years and will be sadly missed by all. Our condolences go to his family and friends at this sad time.
Dates for, Ben Webster Memorial Shield
Qualifying Rounds, Monday 6th July and Tuesday 7th July. Final, Friday 17th July.
Dates for the, Shield
Wednesday 15th April, Prelim. Wednesday 6th May, 1st Round. Wednesday 8th July, 2nd Round. Wednesday 29th July, 3rd Round. Friday 14th August Semi Final. Friday 4th September, Final.
Dates for the, Centenary Cup
Wednesday 27th May, Prelim. Wednesday 17th June, 1st Round. Wednesday 8th July, 2nd Round. Wednesday 29th July, 2nd Round. Friday 14th August, Semi Final. Friday 11th September, Final.
Any team who does not wish to be included in the Centenary Cup must notify the League Secretary, in writing, within three days following the scheduled date of The Shield Preliminary Round.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The 2019 Annual General Meeting was held at Oxton Conservative Club on Monday 18th November.
Chris Morrison was elected as Financial Secretary, Ken Griffiths was elected as Chairman and Bill Dow and John Sherlock were elected to the Management Committee.
The meeting agreed the following rule changes:
- Voting will now be restricted to one vote per club
- There will be no league handbook in 2020
- The Management Committee can restructure the divisions following the submission of Club Registration Forms in January of each year.
- The Dress Code rule was amended to include the BCGBA ruling on tailored shorts and footwear in our cup competition finals.
The meeting rejected the following proposed rule changes:
- To share the prize money between the top five teams in each division.