Welcome to Bolton Parks Veterans Amateur Bowling Association website.
BOLTON PARKS VETERANS AMATEUR BOWLING ASSOCIATION
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Proposals for changes to our rules needed to be with the League Secretary by 1st November. Proposals submitted to the Secretary can be found here.
The aims of the association are to encourage, promote and organise the game of Crown Green Bowls for Veterans playing on Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council Park Greens.
We currently run two sections, the 'A' and 'B' Sections both have 14 teams. We play on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (plus some Wednesdays). Each team has ten players.
We welcome anyone over the age of 60 years, male or female but you need to register for a team before playing a match and hold a current BCGBA number and have purchased a Bolton Parks' permit from your Club.
Please click the post holder to contact the Chairman - Ken Holcroft; the Results & Fixtures Secretary - Alan Hamer; League and Competitions Secretary & Website Manager - Clive Fenn If the links do not work for you, please use the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone: 07949 200 926.
Please look around the site and have a look at the different links on the left hand side. There are links to names and addresses of all Team Secretaries, Results Secretaries, etc. There is a link to the guide to help your entry of results once the season starts. Links to BCGBA Newsletters, etc. Previous years' results can be found via links by clicking the Bolton Leagues tab on the home page and scrolling down the screen to the table - click the relevant year.
Date of Next Meeting and Minutes of Meetings
The next League Meeting is our AGM – Thursday, 25th January 2024 – at The Railway at 1.30pm
Papers for the meeting will be posted here when available.
Proposed Dates of future meetings (to be confirmed and subject to the availability of the venue).
Annual General Meeting – Thursday, 25th January 2024 @ 13.30 in the Railway
Papers for the next meeting will be posted when they are available.
Proposals to be considered at the AGM
Papers from the AGM held on 10th March 2022
Treasurer's Report - Balance Sheet
Additional Papers following the AGM
Association Competitions for 2022 and Entry Forms
Big Bowls Weekend Guide - 27th to 29th May 2022
Minutes of previous meetings held in 2021 can be viewed by clicking the appropriate link below
Proposal from the Executive Committee to change the name of our Secretaries Meeting to League Meetings
Papers distributed at the Secretaries Meeting of 14th March 2019
|(Monday 2 January 2023)|
Start Time now 1.30pm
The start time and all associated timings were brought forward 30 minutes at the AGM on 31st January. The proposal had been proposed by Chris Barnes and seconded by Ken Crook. After a short discussion on the benefits of an earlier start the proposal to start at 1.30 pm was approved with 20 votes in favour and 8 votes against. More news from the AGM can be found here.
The re-drafted rule 2.1.18 is shown below.
2.1.18 All League and Cup matches shall commence at 1.30pm and shall be completed that day, weather permitting. Practice will be allowed before the start of all league matches at the following times:
Home team 12.55pm to 1.10pm
Away team 1.10pm to 1.25pm.
The rules for practice shall be followed before the start of any rearranged matches
|(Monday 4 February 2019)|
Bowl played out of turn
We have had a number of instances when opponents have not allowed a bowler to resend a bowl after it was originally played out of turn. Rule 5.12 of the BCGBA states that "If a player delivers a bowl out of turn it must be returned to be played in its proper turn". This means should a player send their bowl inadvertently after setting a mark following the original block being sent off by their opponent - that player gets their bowl back.
Rule 5.13 covers the instance when a bowler delivers their opponent's bowl. In this instance the offending player forfeits their bowl and the bowl is returned to their opponent. The wording of the rule is "If a player, in turn, delivers a bowl of another player, it shall be returned to the proper owner to be played, the offender forfeiting a bowl." This means the bowl sent incorrectly is not replaced by the correct bowl - it is lost and removed from the end.
Please make sure you read the rules. The rules are printed in the Lancashire and BCGBA Official Handbooks. Your Club should have new copies of these handbooks annually.
|(Wednesday 1 June 2016)|