Bolton & District Conservative Bowling League


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BCGBA and League News Items

Contact Details and Green Location


Cup Competitions

BCGBA and League News Items

See Cup Competitions section  below for Arbuthnott and President cup  

(Thursday 31 March 2022)

Contact Details and Green Location

Club Name   Green  Contact Name Phone Number  
Home Green Post Code

Email Address

Dunscar      A Dunscar BL7 9HJ Les Brown 01204 593135
Dunscar      B   Conservative    Paul Brabin 07940 590161       
  Club BL7 9HJ   01204 593517
Brieghmet King  William BL2 5SQ Andy Parkington 07789 777219
  Ainsworth   Mark Jowett 01204 300608
Bradshaw       A Lonsight BL2 3HR Tony Wilkins 07784316626
  Park     01204 592123  
Bradshaw       B   BL2 3HR Russ Hamer 07817413546
Bradshaw       C     Paul  Gradwell 07796414650
Little Lever     A Little  Lever BL3 1HW Stan Jackson 01204 574580
        07842 342252  
Little Lever   C Little Lever BL3 1HW John Southern 01204 398958
  Conservative Club BL3 1HW      
Kearsley & Ringley Ringley Park M26 1QB Vic  Howarth 01204 705232
Plodder Lane     B Plodder Lane BL4 0JP Phil Brightwell 01204 402372
  Conservtive     7788446465  
Plodder Lane   C Club BL4 0JP Sue Sullivan 07922 649389 sullivan-s@talk talk .net
MBP  Smithills Moss BL1 6LY Chris Barnes 01204 844736
  Bank     7971046719  
Over Hulton    A Over Hulton BL5 1AA Gordon Butler 01204 491483
  Conservative      7469738757  
Over Hulton    B Club BL5 1AA Andy Eccles 7745528250
Tonge Moor Darbyshire BL1 2TL Dave Crook 01204 535837
  Park     795600375  
Horwich RMI RMI CLUB BL6 5NH Brian Anderson 07503657879
Railway Church Ward Darbyshire Park BL1 2TL Daniel Fletcher 01204 417889
Little Hulton Conservative Club M38 0EH Tom Martin 07940 335286
Astley Bridge        Astley Bridge         BL 1 8NP Kevan Latham 01204 842530
  Park     07505 320612  
BCC Rumworth Bolton Cricket BL3 2JB Paul CalderBank 7547718804
  club     01204 665164



All the information detailed above is with the full consent  of participants                                                                                                           T.Martin Sec 2019

(Thursday 31 March 2022)



       Bolton & District Conservative Bowling League Rules



Section 1                      General Rules
Section 2                      League Game Rules
Section 3                      League Cup Competitions
Section 4                      Individual Cup Competitions
Section 5                     Awards


Section 1                      General League Rule

1.1           The league shall be called “Bolton & District Conservative Bowling League  

1.2        All Players must be current Conservative Club members  and  have a   British Crown Green Registration  number. It is incumbent on individual team Administrators/Captains to ensure that the above is adhered too. All players will be at least 16 years of age.

 1.3        All Clubs must be insured against public liability claims, and a current insurance certificate will be displayed on the club’s premises in accordance with BCGBA rules. Any player wishing to pursue a claim must inform a responsible member of the club against which the claim is being made and the nature of the claim. They must also inform the secretary of the LCB

1.4    To compete in the league each team will pay an annual fee; this figure will be agreed at the AGM each year. The fee includes a £20 registration cost plus 4 presentation tickets.

1.5        Any team who wish to join the league should register with the league secretary prior to the AGM meeting (January), quoting the Team name and each player’s name also their BCCGA registration number.  Any Team wishing to leave the league should also notify the league prior to the AGM.  Additional players can be registered at any time throughout the season by applying to the league secretary, a period of 48 hrs is need to complete registration. Any Team playing un-registered players shall automatically forfeit that game 21-0 to the opposition. 

1.6        Players may play for only one team throughout the season

 1.7        The AGM will take place in January each year. All players may attend the AGM but voting  will be restricted to a one vote per team . Any alteration to these rules can only take place at the AGM meeting, and any proposals involving changes to these rules must in the secretary hand at least fourteen days before the meeting.

 1.8        At least one representative from each team is expected to attend each meeting.


 Section 2                      League Game Rules

2.1        All teams shall consist of eight players

 2.2        All games will be 21 up, and played in accordance with BCGBA Rules.

 2.3        Starting Times to be 6-30 pm in April and August, except by mutual agreement, 7-00 pm from May to July.

2.4      A minimum of 4 players must be available at the commencement of every game, all players to be in attendance no later than 1 hour after the commencement of the game, unless by agreement of the two captains. In the event of a team being a player short a score of 21-0 will be recorded against the team score, and a score of 21-10 will awarded to the player from the opposing team for the merit award.

2.5        The home team representative is responsible for entering the match results on to cgleague web based system within 7 days of the match, also the home team will keep a written record of the match which has been verified by both team captains. Both team captains shall agree the match results at the conclusion of the game.

In the case of any disputes with the web based results, the league secretary or results secretary will request the match documentation in question for verification. In all cases the match card will be the definitive document.

2.6        The winning team will be the team with the highest aggregate points, and will be awarded two points for a home win and three points for an away win. If the match is drawn, they will count one point for a home draw and two points for an away draw. In addition, each team will count one point for each individual winner. League position will be determined by the total number of points scored.  Normally promotion and relegation will be based on bottom two teams section A  being relegated, the top  two teams  in section B being promoted, this may vary dependant on team numbers. In cases where teams are level on points at the end of the season then aggregate scores will be used

  2.7     The night of play for Conservative league matches is Wednesday (only greens where more than TWO teams play will alternate nights be accepted). All matches must be played on the dates specified in the fixture list and can only be postponed if the green is unfit for use due to the weather, the unavailability of players is not acceptable as a reason to postpone or rearrange a match.

2.8        Only the winning player of each end shall signal the score to the marke

 2.9       During the course of a measure, the players concerned must not interfere with the measurer’s, whose decision is final.

 2.10    In both sections A&B playing partners will be drawn at random ,the away team captain will have the choice of order of play but must agree to vary this at the request if requirements demand. Cup matches will also be drawn on a random basis.

 2.11      In the event of a tie for league winning positions in either section, the teams in question will play off on a neutral green.


 Section 3                      League Cup Competitions

 3.1          In order to partake in the league cup competition (prelim rounds exempt), a player must have played in a least one league game to qualify for the first round, and at least three league games to qualify for the final.

 3.2        "Cup matches will be played using the format of  four at home four away, Unless this a final on a neutral green practice prior to the match is permitted. The winning team will be the team with the highest number of aggregate points.

If there is a draw in the Round Robin cup format this will count as one point for each team in the Round Robin mini league. If there is a draw in the Knock Out cup format; 4 players from each team shall play off, 2 matches at each green using half handicap. In the event of the game still being a draw the match should be replayed at the earliest opportunity". In the event of a draw in the League Cup Final two players will be selected from each team and they will play off using  ¼ Handicap.


 Section 4                      Individual Cup Competitions

 4.1        The Presidents Cup is open to all registered   league players. All players are handicapped as follows.  Section A members Scratch, Section B members +3

 4.2        Arbuthnot Cup are open to all players and handicapped as above.


 Section 5                      Awards

5.1        The merit prize will be determined by a player’s average (points scored divided by points against). In order to qualify for the merit prize, a player must not miss more than four league games, and not more than two away games.


5.2        Prize winners (or their representative) are expected to attend the AGM/presentation evening to claim their prizes. In the event they do not attend they will have twenty-one days to collect, or their club’s prizes otherwise they will be forfeited






(Wednesday 30 March 2022)

Cup Competitions

Arbuthnot Trophy 

Sunday 8th MAY 2022 OVER HULTON  Conservative Club 
Many thanks to the Over Hulton members Gordon Butler  in particular for the green preparation and condition 

Semi Finals

Russ Hamer   21            T Allcock    17

Mark  Cafferky   21   Mark Bradshaw    19


 Mark Cafferky    21       Russ Hamer     18

Congratulations  to Mark

Thanks to everyone  for their support 













 Presidents Cup    

DUNSCAR Conservative Club 


12 pm Scratch out













(Monday 28 March 2022)