The results service for crown green bowling in the Macclesfield area
Welcome to the Macclesfield & District Bowling Association website.
Mark Bowers (Secretary) of the Macclesfield league will administer this site. Any comments, information or even adverts for anything connected with bowling will be happily included on the site.
Mark is on 07878 436556 or
Mike is on 01625 427613 or
Presentation Night is this Wednesday, 22nd October at Mottram Bowling Club, commencing 8pm. Entry is free of charge.
The bar will be open, and everyone is invited to bring their own food if they wish to do so. A quiz will be run on the night, with a small prize also available to the winners!
The following winners will be presented with trophies and/or prize monies on the night:
Winners - Railway A
Runners Up - MBC A
Third Place - Chelford
Male Average Winner - Kevin Boon (Railway A)
Female Average Winner - Carole Nicklin (Parkside A)
Winners - Bollington A
Runners Up - Poynton WM A
Third Place - TRC B
Male Average Winner - Neil Johnson (Bollington A)
Female Average Winner - Helen Downes (Bollington A)
Winners - Mottram B
Runners Up - Pack Horse C
Third Place - Bollington C
Male Average Winner - Ronnie Barker (South Park B)
Female Average Winner - Sue Butler (Lyme Green C)
Winners - Drum & Monkey B
Runners Up - Lyme Green D
Third Place - Poynton WM C
Male Average - Mike Le Blanc (South Park C)
Female Average - Anne Smith (Drum & Monkey B)
The following competition trophies will also be presented:
Floodlit - Railway A
Stan Mason - Steve Barton & Sue Munslow
Neckwear - Steve Barton
Hayman - Andy Sparkes & Linda Foster
Victory Pairs - Ken Houghton & Pam Nixon
Bennett Trophy - Gary Prosser
If you've got any questions prior to the night, drop me a line - firstname.lastname@example.org - or call me on 07878 436556.
Look forward to seeing all the winners there on the night!
(Monday 20 October 2014)
Following yesterday's post on the internet, I would like to offer my apologies.
The final date for the Presentation Evening is now Wednesday, 22nd October, at Mottram Bowling Club, commencing 8pm. We were looking to host the presentation on the Friday evening indicated, but the chosen venue unfortunately confirmed it was not available on the evening in question.
I will be contacting club secretaries with full details over the weekend once confirmed, but it is intended that there will be entertainment on the evening, and entry will be FREE.
We look forward to seeing all prize winners at the event. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on the usual number and email address, or speak to me in person at the Greenwood Floodlit Final at TRC this evening.
Mark(Friday 03 October 2014)
The Greenwood Floodlit Final is taking place on the evening of Friday, 3rd October at TRC Bowling Club.
The finalists are:
Railway A (-15)
Pack Horse C (33)
The Presentation Evening is to be held separately on Friday, 17th October, with full details to follow tomorrow.
Apologies for any confusion caused, as some people have mistakenly thought that the Presentation night would follow the floodlit final, but this is not the case.
Mark(Thursday 02 October 2014)
It has come to our attention that a portion of the rules for the Greenwood Floodlit Knockout Competition are missing from this year's handbook. Specifically, it has been queried what happens in the result of a tie during the competition.
In order to address the concern, here are the rules pertaining to the competition in full. Rule 9.2.6 is the rule that has been queried, as it is not in the handbook:
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.(Friday 05 September 2014)
The 2014 Greenwood Floodlit Draw is now online.
Divisions 1 & 2 - the draw is here
Divisions 3 & 4 - the draw is here
The preliminary round for Divisions 1 & 2 takes place on Friday 29th August, with the first round proper for all divisions starting on Friday 5th September.
Please carefully check the fixtures and if you have any problems with either hosting a game or raising a team, please notify Mark Bowers on 07878 436556 ASAP.
Thanks to everyone involved in hosting games, and good luck to everybody taking part!
Many thanks, Mark(Monday 18 August 2014)
As many of you are no doubt aware, TRC Bowling Club are currently under the threat of losing their bowling green. The company that owns the green is looking to sell the land that it sits on for housing development.
The Macclesfield & District League would like to publicise TRC's plight and give our members the opportunity of supporting them in keeping their green, which has been an integral part of Bollington for almost 90 years.
There has been a petition passed to all clubs in our area. If you would like to sign it, then please look out for it at your club. If your club does not have a copy of the petition on display or readily available then please let me know, and I will make sure that you get a copy.
As and when we know further information that TRC would like us to share, we will obviously do so.
Mark Bowers (General Secretary)
(Tuesday 01 July 2014)
Please note that Alderley Sports will be providing catering from 10am onwards tomorrow, including bacon baps at breakfast and a selection of foods, tea and coffee throughout the day.
N.B. Some players from the reserve list have replaced those who have dropped out of the competition. If a player has dropped out, the first reserve from the list has replaced them. We reserve the right to do this to maintain the numbers who have entered.
See you all tomorrow.(Saturday 28 June 2014)
The deadline for entry to the Maureen Bennett Cup has been extended to this Friday, 20th June. There are still a limited number of places available - and with prize money of £500 on offer, it's definitely worth entering!
For full details, see below. If you wish to enter, please call Viv Hampton ASAP on 01625 511115.
Everybody is welcome - remember, this is an individual handicap competition, so players at any level of the league are encouraged to enter.
It promises to be a great day, with food and drinks supplied on the day by Alderley Sports & Social Club.
Don't miss out - enter now!(Tuesday 17 June 2014)
Drum & Monkey's Third Division team have been withdrawn from the league, following a dispute over the grading of Colin Brereton as an A team bowler.
The results for the Fourth Division team - Drum & Monkey B - are now online, and they will continue to play in the Fourth Division as before, with Pete Smith as their captain (as per the handbook).
Further information clarifying the position has been sent to club secretaries.(Sunday 11 May 2014)
Today's Cheshire Merit Qualifier has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions, which have made the green unplayable. All players who were due to take part have been contacted, and confirmation of the rearranged date and time will be given imminently.(Sunday 11 May 2014)
The Maureen Bennett Cup will be taking place on Sunday, 29th June at Alderley Sports & Social Club, commencing 10am.
This promises to be a fantastic event in honour of our former President, with great prize money on offer of £500!
Prize money on offer:
A new trophy for the event has kindly been donated by Roger Molineux, who will present the trophy on the day.
The main sponsor of the event is Peaks & Plains Housing Trust, who will be present on the day.
Further sponsors are invited, and a programme will be produced with sponsor information included.
Donations on the day to East Cheshire Hospice/Cancer Research.
To enter, please call Viv Hampton on 01625 511115 no later than the deadline date above.(Saturday 10 May 2014)
The Cheshire Merit Qualifier is taking place on Sunday 11th May, commencing 10am, at Victoria Park. There are a couple of places available due to late cancellations. Please can you contact Mark Bowers on 07878 436556 if you wish to enter the competition, before 8pm this evening. Many thanks.(Saturday 10 May 2014)
The draw for the Stan Mason Trophy is now online - click here to see it.
The competition starts earlier this year, commencing 10am. Please ensure you arrive promptly to be ready to play! Entry is £3 per individual.(Friday 11 April 2014)
Please note there will now be two meetings taking place to hand out the handbooks. The first meeting is this evening at 7:30pm at Macclesfield Bowling Club, with a subsequent meeting taking place tomorrow evening at the same time and venue. This is because not all clubs could make the rearranged Wednesday evening, so to ensure that all clubs get their books and results sheets on time, it is only fair that they are distributed over the two evenings.
Apologies for any confusion caused by the late rearrangement of the meeting.(Tuesday 25 March 2014)
Please note that tonight's handbook meeting has been postponed until next week. Further details will be posted online later. I have informed all club secretaries and will be sending further information to them directly, too.
(Wednesday 19 March 2014)
The 2014 AGM will take place at Macclesfield Bowling Club on Wednesday, 29th January 2014, commencing 7:30pm.
The 2014 Notices of Motion, the proposed league structure and the 2013 AGM minutes can all be downloaded here:
If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact me on 07878 436556.
Mark(Tuesday 14 January 2014)