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Chairman Secretary / League Safeguarding Officer Treasurer

Keith Boulton
10, Parkfields
ST17 9RD

John Andrews 
4, Dairy Crest
Stone Road
ST16 1GB


07970 227281

 Ned Elcock
53, Pool Lane
ST17 0TY


Welcome to the Stafford Veterans Bowling League Website

2018 Sponsors:


Stan Robinson pallet network (established 1970)


Important Dates:


Latest information:

Fri Feb 15th

2019 Annual General Meeting

Almost 100 of the 440 registered members attended this years AGM where a new committee was appointed and several motions were discussed and voted on.

The new Committee members are:- Chairman: Ian Spedding (U3A), Vice-Chairman: Ned Elcock (Alstom), Secretary: Ken Lancaster (U3A) and Treasurer: Phil Hood (U3A).

Many thanks to the new incumbents, particularly Ken, who stepped in when there were no nominations for the Secretarys post.

More details will become available as the Secretarys duties are transferred.

The first of this seasons matches will take place on Wednesday 3rd April.

Mon Dec 10th

Committee Nominations and Rules Revisions

Dear members,

There has been a very poor response for nominations for the vacant Committee posts.
Please discuss this with your colleagues as the league will not be able to continue without a duly elected committee.

Also I have, as yet, received no proposals in regard to possible rules changes to put forward to the AGM.

Please remember that nominations and proposals MUST be with the Secretary by 31st December.

Thu Nov 1st

It is with regret that we report the passing of Park A team member Neil Edwards.
Our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this sad time.

Wed Sep 26th

End of Season

So, thats it. the 2018 season is over.

Many thanks to the teams and players who took part and, win or lose, I hope that you all enjoyed it.
Details of the 2018 season are available via the link on the left SVBL details 2018

A quick reminder that the post-season meeting is on 10th October at the Rangers ground and the 2019 pre-season meeting will likely be held on 16th January, 

with the AGM on Wednesday 13th February, both (probably) at the Rangers.

Please keep checking the website during the off season for further updates.

Tue Sep 4th

Triples Own Partner at Stafford Bowls Club

With the earlier rounds being completed on Monday, with some wonderful displays of bowling,

the semis and the final were played on Tuesday afternoon.

After two really excellent games, with the Park team being on the green for 2h 15m, they maintained

their good form in the final to overcome their opponents 21 - 8.

Many thanks to Anne for all the organising, helped by Kit; to SBC for providing the facilities and an excellent

playing surface (thanks Chris) and special appreciation to Marian and Wendy for the excellent refreshments.

Thanks, also, to the players who all took part in good spirits.

Pictured below (courtesy of our official photographer, Stuart) are the winners,

Mick, Jim and Clive (all VPB) and the runners up, Anne (PR), John (SA) and Lila (PR).




Tue Aug 7th

2018 Doubles Own Partner Competition - Alstom Greens

It was a good turnout with 30 pairs entering.

There were some good bowls played over the two days under hot (very) and sunny conditions making for challenging greens.

Thanks to the Alstom club for providing the facilities and refreshments and Anne (+ Kit) for making sure that things ran smoothly.

Many congratulations to the Winners Charlie and Rob (AA) and to the runners up, Hilary and Bill (BM)

Charlie and Rob and Hilary and Bill with their respective shields (with thanks to Stu)


Thu Jul 26th

Duplication of Players

May I remind teams of the recommendation that players be duplicated in matches no more than 3 times in a season.

It is noted that some teams have already exceeded this when they have players in their teams who have not yet played a game.

Your co-operation is requested.

Tue Jul 17th

2018 Drawn Doubles

Congratulations to this year's winning pair, John Smith (BM) and Brian Hickman (AC)

21 - 9 winners over Graham Webb (AA) and Jim Ashford (LB)

Sadly, there were only a few who turned up to watch Tuesday's matches but the matches seemed to be
enjoyed by those who took part. Hopefully there will be more entries for next year's competition.

Thanks to The County Officers Bowling Club for allowing us to use their green and also for the catering with drinks and cakes.

Also, many thanks to our hard working Competitons Secretary, Anne, for all her hard work.

Wed Jul 4th

Entering results on the website

May I remind all team captains and representatives that it the responsibilty of the HOME team to enter and save the

results on the website. Once this has been done, the AWAY team can check and, if in agreement, save the results again.

Please note that whilst is best to enter the results as soon as possible there is a period of 5 days allowed.


Tue Jun 26th

2018 Individual Merit Competition

Congratulations to Don Wood (PB), winning 21-11 over Pam Ewan (PR)

Glorious weather for both days of the competition and some wonderful games.

Thanks to our estimable Competitions Secretary, Anne, and also to the Little Stoke club

for hosting the competition and supplying the refreshments and cakes. (Did I mention the cakes?)

Well done to all those who entered and thanks to those spectators who attended.

The Finalists


Tue Jun 5th

TRIPLES DRAWN PARTNER - Penkridge Bowling Club

The winners of this competition, played over 2 days, are Phil Hood (U3A), Geoff Hollis (COA) and Ted Rees (AA) who beat the partnership of Dave Halley (COA), Anne Mace (PR) and David Wilkinson (PR) 21 -12

Thanks to all the players who took part; thanks to the Penkridge club for all their hard work in making sure that the green was in excellent condition and everyone was well catered for and, of course, Anne for organising things, ably assisted by Kit.

Many congratulations to the winners.

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Tue May 8th

The Borough Shield 2018

Congratulations to Terry Dyke (Alstom B)  21-19 winner of the 2018 Borough Shield and congratulations also to Don Wood (Penkridge B) 

a worthy runner up.

The unusual Bank Holiday weather made for an excellent competition.

Many thanks to the Competion Secretary, Anne Mace, who, as usual, ran a tight ship despite some setbacks.

Full results can be found via the link on the left.

Mon Apr 30th

Bob Whitfield - Stafford C

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death this morning of Bob Whitfield.

Bob had not been well for the past few months but suffered a massive heart attack this morning. He would have been 87 years old on Wednesday.

Bob was a member of Stafford Bowling Club for many years and was a past Captain of the Vets ''C'' team.

Our thoughts and sympathy go out to his family and friends.

Thu Apr 26th

Parking when playing at Greenway

I have had a request from the Council to remind players that when parking in the surrounding streets to please be considerate and not block driveways or park in such a position that emergency vehicles are unable to get through.

Your co-operation is much appreciated.

Thu Apr 12th

Duplication of Players

Just a reminder that last season's policy that a player playing more than once in a match should be restricted to no more than 3 matches is still

in force and clubs are requested to comply.

Thu Apr 12th

Club Insurance 2018 Season


A quick reminder to check that all clubs have appropriate insurance in place for the 2018 season.

This is a requirement by the County and National Associations.

I would be grateful if clubs could confirm with me that such insurance exists.

Sun Apr 1st

Competition Details

Details of all Competition Dates, Venues and Entry Closing dates are available
via the link on the left

Sat Mar 31st

In Memoriam at Greenway

For Stan




Wed Mar 14th

Stafford U3A Vets

Please note that Ian has moved and his contact number on the fixture card is no longer valid.
His new contact details can be found by logging in and checking under ''''Club Contacts''''.
Alternatively, contact me and I will pass on his details.

Mon Mar 5th

GDPR Data Protection Regulations 2018

 The ICO (Information Commissioners Office) has issued new regulations that will come into force of 25th May.

It is unlikely that the new GPDR (General Data Protection Regulations 2018) will affect any of the clubs in the league but I would urge club secretaries
to complete the brief survey, which can be accessed through the link 


The link above is for the self-assessment page but there is a lot more information on the home pages, etc.

Thu Mar 1st

Amendments to the Laws now in force


Amendments to the laws of the game came into force on 1st March 2018 and can be viewed via the link on the left

Mon Jan 22nd

Parking Restrictions at Amasal

Yellow lines have now been laid in St. Albans Road making kerbside park illegal (unless you have a disabled badge)

If you are playing there the club requests that you pull onto their car park, even if it means blocking another car in.