Welcome to Bolton and District Crown Green Bowling League website.
BOLTON AND DISTRICT CROWN GREEN BOWLING LEAGUE
Proposals for changes to our rules need to be with the League Secretary by 30th November. Proposals already with the Secretary can be found here.
The Bolton & District Bowling League (formerly the Bolton Workshops & Social Clubs Bowling League) was established in 1926.
The Headquarters of the League is at the Railway Sports & Social Club, Green Lane, Bolton.
The League is open to all ages and is non discriminatory. New Bowlers are always welcome.
The League is made of four divisions:-
Ladies Section A and Ladies Section B. The Ladies sections play on Monday,Tuesday & Wednesday evenings.
Mens Section 1 and Mens Section 2. The Mens Sections play on Tuesday evenings only.
Please use the left hand tabs for all team information.
The Committee would like to wish all our teams and players a pleasant and successful season.
Date of Next Meeting
The next meeting of the Bolton & District League is the League Meeting - is the Presentation on 28th November at the Railway Club on Green Lane 7.30 for 8.00pm
The AGM is due to be held on Tuesday, 23rd January 2024 at the Railway Club from 7.30 for an 8.00 pm start.
Proposals to be considered at the AGM
Minutes of previous meetings
List of Prize Winners from 2021 season.
|(Sunday 26 November 2023)|
Ladies - The Wilson Cup – a round robin competition - 2023
Report of The Wilson Cup – a round robin competition
Held 2nd July at Bradshaw Bowling Club
It is the first time in my memory that a Bolton & District Bowling Competition has been held at this Green and many thanks to all the Ladies from the Club for acting as excellent hosts with particular mention to Jan Corlett and Kathleen Hadjinicolaou who could not do enough to ensure we had an enjoyable and successful day. Thanks to the ladies who organised the catering and those who provided copious supplies of refreshments on the day.
Thank you to all the ladies who assisted me with marking and pegging and a big Thanks to Jean Naughton for officiating the Final game.
Again, the weather was kind to us and this does make a difference to our enjoyment of the day.
The Bolton Iron Man Challenge was on the same day and I have made a mental note not to pick this same Sunday for future competitions.
There was some excellent bowling on a fairly tricky green. (I kept the scorecards for the quarter finals onwards but used them at the Fred Bridges Pairs and have accidentally thrown them away. So, the parings from the quarter finals onwards are from memory. Ladies, please put me right if I have any of them incorrect)
There were 17 entrants to the round Robin with three Groups of Four and one Group of 5 with the runner up and winner of each Group going through to the next stage. In all stages all bowlers had 8 blocks each.
The Quarter Finals
Jan Corlett v Jan Wilding
Kath Hadjinicolaou v Mary Southern
Susan Worsley v Elaine Norris
Rita Dunn v Lisa Blackburn
Jan Corlett v Kath Hadjinicolaou
Susan Worsley v Rita Dunn
Kath Hadjinicolaou v Susan Worsley
Congratulations to myself as Runner-up but better Congratulations to Kath Hadjinicolaou the victor in a very close contest. And a personal thanks to Kath for gifting me her presentation of the winner’s flowers.
Kath Hadjinicolaou winner of the Wilson Cup flanked by Susan Worsley (left) and Jean Naughton (right)
Susan Worsley 15th August 2023
|(Saturday 26 August 2023)|
Ladies - The Fred Bridges Pairs Competition - 2023
Report of the Fred Bridges Pairs competition
30th July 2023 at Moss Bank Park
We have fewer teams in the League than we have had in the past and we also did not have representation from three clubs. That being said we had 26 entrants and it was really nice to see some ladies that are new to competitions in the Bolton and District.
I had to change the format for the pairings this year. In the past we have always tried to pair up an A section player with a B section player. This year however we only have one section. I ranked all players on their averages earned this season and drew a line after the person at number 13. We then had a draw with a player from the top half of the rankings being drawn with a player from the lower half of the rankings. I had some good feedback on this methodology and intend to use the same method for this competition in future years.
Hopefully doing the draw in this way will encourage new bowlers and those with lower averages to enter and enjoy the competition. This year it also produced two new winners.
Grateful thanks to all the ladies at Moss Bank Park who always act as perfect hosts and thank you for the catering. Thanks to all the ladies who did pegging and marking and particular thanks to Kath Hadjinicolaou in helping me and Maria in keeping the games flowing.
With the numbers present we managed to play the competition on a single green and this opens up the opportunity to play on different greens in future years. It will be my intention to pick greens that have the ability to take a 5th block to allow flexibility if the numbers are higher or the weather is not so good.
Those early to bowl had some drizzle but on the whole for most of the day we remained dry.
The competition was run as a round robin with two groups of 4 pairs and one group of 5 pairs with the 5 groups position being taken after three rounds to decide who was going through to the next round. The pairing with the most wins goes through and if a tie then the pairing with the most points goes through. All bowlers had three blocks each (6 per pair)
Due to time constraints, we went from the group stage straight to the semi-final. You will see from the following scores that the Semi Finals were hotly contested. Thanks to Jean Naughton and Alison Duncan for officiating the semi final and to Maria Higgins for officiating the Final.
Lisa Blackburn/Susan Hilton 12 v Susan Worsley/Ann Molamphey 11
Janet Gleave/Sue Foxcroft 10 v Linda Yates/Sue Banks 9
Lisa Blackburn/Susan Hilton 12 v Janet Gleave/Sue Foxcroft 6
A big congratulations to the WINNERS Lisa Blackburn and Susan Hilton both brand new names to go on the trophy.
Lisa Blackburn (Winner), Susan Worsley (Competition Secretary) and Susan Hilton (Winner)
Susan Worsley - 1st August 2023
|(Tuesday 1 August 2023)|
Ladies - The President's Cup - 2023
REPORT OF THE PRESIDENTS CUP
21st May 2023 held at Dunscar Conservative Club
First of all, I would like to compliment Dunscar Conservative Club who have made some wonderful improvements to the Club House, the outside seating areas and green surrounds and the Green itself was in excellent condition. I would highly recommend the facilities to anyone wishing to arrange a bowling competition.
25 Ladies entered the competition and a good day of bowling was had by all with the weather being excellent for so early in the season.
Thanks go to all the ladies who helped with the raffle, pegging, marking and a special thank you to the ladies of Dunscar who looked after us admirably all day keeping us fed and quenched with an excellent choice of food. I was so impressed with how our day went at Dunscar. It is on my priority list to return again for one of our competitions in 2024.
A big thank you to Jean Naughton for officiating the Final.
The President’s Cup is a straight Knock Out. Below are the results and as you will see, some of the matches were very closely contested;
Lesley Hope 19 v Sue Banks 21
Kathleen Hadjinicolaou 16 v Sandra Doel 21
Susan Hilton 14 v Elaine Norris 21
Jan Gleave 15 v Jan Corlett 21
Sue Banks 11 v Sandra Doel 21
Elaine Norris 21 v Jan Corlett 19
Sandra Doel v Elaine Norris
Congratulations to the WINNER Elaine Norris
Susan Worsley (Competitions Secretary), Sandra Doel (Runner Up), Elaine Norris (Winner) and Paul Brabin (President, Bolton & District Bowling League).
Susan Worsley - 26th June 2023
|(Monday 26 June 2023)|