Southport & District Bowls League

       Co-Ordinators  
                                                      Brian Coleman                                                                                   Jack Beecham

     

 

      southportanddistrictbowls@gmail.com  

 

 

     Welcome to the Southport & District Bowls League 2021 

 

 

WINTER LEAGUE 2021

 

 

APRIL 3rd  10.30am we play again !!

 

GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCE ALL ORGANISED

OUTDOOR SPORTS START AGAIN.

 

 

                                                                               

 

                                                                                              "IS NOREEN LAYING AN EGG HERE ?"

 

 

 

NEXT FIXTURES WILL BE 3RD APRIL !!!

 

10.30 AM

PANTHERS         V      PUMAS

ZETWOOD         V      GOLDEN NUGGETS

DODGERS          V      JAGUARS

WOODPECKERS    V      FLEETWOOD STAN

 

1.00 PM

JAGUARS     V    PANTHERS

DODGERS     V    GOLDEN NUGGETS

PUMAS        V    WOODPECKERS

ZETWOOD    V    FLEETWOOD STAN

 

                     

                "JUST OFF TO THE GREEN ROOM BEHIND ME"

 

 

 The TOP SIXTEEN players this week;

 

Tim Hodge

Brian 'Socksy' Fairclough

Little Billy Roddan

Brian

Dave Martindale

Worldwide Webby

Terry 'TC'Corfield

Stan "in the "Kitchen

Mike Connington

Jack

Jason Wright

Trevor Wilky

Mie Kellett

'APPY' Haskayne

Paul Crummy

Flash Gordon

 

 AMENDED RULE FOLKS

MATCH WINS COUNTS FIRST.

 

THEN IF THERE ARE TWO TEAMS WITH THE SAME NUMBER OF WINS, IT THEN GOES TO IF THERE ARE ANY DRAWN GAMES WHICH WILL ADD TO THE WINS.

THEN IF THERE IS A TIE IT IS ON WON IN MATCHES

 

IF THERE IS STILL A TIE, THEN IT WILL GO ON HOW THE TWO TEAMS GOT ON AGAINST EACH OTHER

 

IF IT IS STILL THE SAME, WE THEN GO DOWN TO AGGREGATES OF THOSE TWO TEAMS.  PHEW !!

 

 

We will be having a top 16 singles playoff this year as we did do last year and due to there being some confusion over the 8 ladies and 8 men and so this time everyone will know who is in that top group.

 

 

Email either of us;

briancoleman236@gmail.com

j.beecham2@ntlworld.com

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS ON FUTURE OF BOWLS GREENS;

 

 

The Co-ordinators of this League Brian & Jack have recently arrived back from Menorca with a Bowls group who went on Holiday their with us.

They have played on the FIRST Crown Green made of ASTRO TURF which we were commissioned to create last year by the Hotel Manager Emilio.

Emilio, had seen a real grass green that Jack had created 7 yrs ago in Tunisia and he decided to ask us to look at HIS Hotel, to see what we could do for him because he saw us take over 200 guests one year to Tunisia for a Bowls Festival which was a major success.

We eventually persuaded Emilio that grass was too costly in the long term due to maintenance and its upkeep.

We looked to an ASTRO TURF Manufacturing company in Turkey who were professionals in Hockey Astro Turf and Golf Putting Astro Turf and they advised us on which type to use.

 

We knocked down the walls between the two courts and used the rubble to created the Crown on the green.

We then had 123 tonnes of dried concrete which we used to create the many shapes on our green and when we were happy with our shapes we watered them so they would solidify ready for use to lay the Astro Turf when it arrived.

There were 14 large Rolls of ASTRO TURF measuring 100 square metres each roll.

These rolls were laid by a professional who lived in Menorca and he took around a week to do this.

Then when it was all laid and joined together we then spread around 500 bags of silica sand which we spread into the New Turf.

This sand meant that the whole surface would NOT be affected by any winds and it also ensured that we had the correct speeds for our Bowls to run on, so it would play like our Bowls do at home.

We have had three Groups there since who have thoroughly enjoyed this NEW & LATEST type of Bowls surface.

 

 The benefits of laying this NEW TURF are there is NO MAINTENANCE as in cutting, watering, weeding and chemicals and as such is a massive saving for any club who instals this surface.

 

Once a Club here instals this NEW ASTRO TURF then many will follow due to the overall savings.

 

It also opens up NEW avenues for Bowls Clubs to be able to play on this throughout the Winters.

 

Ask us or email us to know more.

 

Come along one Saturday to Fleetwood Hesketh to talk to us if you wish to know more.

 

Cheers.

 

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