Bootle Vets League:
WELCOME TO THE BOOTLE & DISTRICT PENSIONERS BOWLING LEAGUE WEB SITE.
The league run two divisions playing on Thursday afternoons. The league is open to bowlers aged from 58 years. A particular welcome to any ladies who will have joined the league for the first time in 2019. As well as league games, a number of team and individual cup competitions are also run. Please scroll down for news and notices.
Detailed fixtures/results for 2019 League and Cup matches can be seen by clicking on the link to TABLES at the top of this page. A weekly summary CALENDAR can be seen by scrolling down this header page. The 2019 league format and scheduling of the league and various cups is basically as for season 2018, except that the Steele Cup and Tidman Pairs dates have been interchanged.
Full details of season 2018 results and statistics can be seen via the ARCHIVES link at the top of this page.
The AGM will be held on THURSDAY 31st October 2019 at Litherland B C Pavillion (Hatton Hill) 1-30 pm start. THREE members of each Club may attend the Annual General Meeting but only ONE member of each team may vote.
The following proposals are to be tabled
2. Rule 8. The Player Registration fee of £2-00 per Player to be changed to a “one off” lump sum of £35-00 per team to register any number of players correctly registered.
3. Rule 10A. That the Three-Day qualification period for players to be eligible to play be removed and replaced with “players need to be registered by Midnight on the day before the Scheduled day of a game” Note Rule 11A the final date to register new players will remain 30th June.
From Litherland B C.
a) The Number of Players in each team be reduced from 11 to 10.
b) All Cup Matches to be played on a 5 Home 5 Away Basis.
c) That the Maximum Handicap in any match to be 50 points
d) All Games to start at 1-00 pm, given the number of players who play on a Thursday night.
From Freshfield B.C.
That the age for qualification should be reduced from 58 to 55
Kevin, a prominent member of the Freshfield club, sadly passed away unexpectedly on Friday 30th August.
His funeral is Monday 7th October 1045 West Lancs Crem in Burscough and afterwards at the West Lancs Golf Club.
President: Eric Hoare Life Vice President: Austin Fleming
Chairman: George Campbell
Hon. Secretary: David Halewood 0151 924 8224 mob 07931 900775
Hon. Assistant Secretary: Ken Buckley 01704 872834
Hon. Treasurer: Mike Truman 07890 047929
Committee Members: Gabriel Brittocoll, Ronnie McCann, Gordon Richards, Tony Wright
Scorecards are to be submitted to the Hon. Secretary and to reach him within 48 hours of match completion. IF SENT BY ELECTRONIC MEDIA, PLEASE RETAIN SCORECARD.
ARTHUR HUGHES and BILLY NELSON Players of the Year trophies
These were played on Thursday October 3rd at Brooklands.
The Arthur Hughes (div 1) trophy was won by John O'Connor (Walnut A) with runner up Frank Southward (Litherland A)
The Billy Nelson (div 2) trophy was won by Sue Moorcroft (Moorside Park) with runner up Alan Dutch (Maghull Vets)
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to Brooklands Bowling Club for hosting the finals.
STEELE CUP - FINALS THURSDAY 19th SEPTEMBER at BROOKE HOTEL 1.00pm
Harry Jones 21 Frank Southward 14
Norman Lee 21 Paul Thorpe 18
Harry Jones (Brooek Hotel) 21 Norman Lee (Litherland) 12
Congratulations to the winner, Harry Jones
CLARE CUP and CLARE CONSOLATION CUP FINALS Thursday 26th Sept
Congratulations to Walnut B and Freshfield A, winners of the Clare Cup and Clare Consolation Cup respectively.
Our thanks to the Northern for hosting these finals.
TIDMAN PAIRS 2019 FINALS
AUGHTON INSTITUTE 4TH JULY 2019
Congratulations to Paul Carline and Ted Clayton of Formby Park, pairs winners.
Paul Carline/Ted Clayton 21 George McGhee/Billy Halliwell 11
HAWKYARD TROPHY FINAL played Thursday 1st August at the Northern
Walnut A 187 (7 wins) v Litherland A 187 (4 wins). Walnut A had 7 winners so are the cup winners.
HAWKYARD CONSOLATION TROPHY played Thursday 1st August at the Northern
Freshfield A 185 (4 wins) v Formby Park A 184 (7 wins) so Freshfield A are the Consolation cup winners.
Congratulations to Walnut A and Freshfield A.
League winners: Litherland A; Runners up: Litherland B
Hawkyard Trophy winners: Walnut A; Runners up: Litherland A
Hawkyard Consolation winners: Freshfield A; Runners up: Formby Park A
Arthur Hughes Trophy winner: John O'Connor (Walnut A); Runner up: Frank Southward (Litherland A)
League winners: Aughton Institute; Runners up: Moorside Park
Billy Nelson Trophy winner: Sue Moorcroft (Moorside Park); Runner up: Alan Dutch (Maghull Vets)
Winners: Walnut B; Runners up: Sefton and Thornton
Clare Consolation Cup
Winners: Freshfield A; Runners up: Maghull Vets
Winner: Harry Jones (Brooke Hotel A); Runner up: Norman Lee (Litherland A)
Winners: Paul Carline and Ted Clayton (Formby Park A)
Runners up: George McGhee and Billy Halliwell (Litherland B)
(Friday 04 October 2019)
David Halewood, League County Rep
(Thursday 07 March 2019)
Requests for membership cards must be accompanied by a BCGBA Membership Application Form. (Follow the links on http://merseysidebowls.co.uk/)
The current fee for a BCGBA Membership Cards is now £12 (£4 for replacement cards) and all cheques must be made payable to Merseyside CCGBA.
Send to: Linda Howard, 65 Prospect Vale, Wallasey, CH45 6TG.
(Monday 25 February 2019)
From BCGBA: All clubs must have a Safeguarding Official by 1st March 2019. If the official is a member of more than one club then they can cover all clubs they play for. If not, such clubs will be subject to a £25 fine, increasing by a further £25 for each succeeding 3 months without such a person, with the ultimate sanction of being barred from playing.
Just to remind you all, the recommended Action Plan for Clubs is as follows:
1. Identify an individual
2. Arrange for a DBS application to be completed through the BCGBA
3. Show the certificate to the County Safeguarding Officer / Evidence Checker / Counter Signatory.
4. Advise Club Members who the nominated Safeguarding Officer is. This can be done by printing a copy of the Safeguarding Policy from the Safeguarding Website, adding the name of your Safeguarding Officer and then posting it on your Club notice board.
5. Ensure your Safeguarding Officer has a place on your committee to feedback any updates in policy.
6. Let the Merseyside Registrar have full details of the Safeguarding Officer for your Club. (This must be done by 30/6/2019 to avoid a fine)
(Thursday 14 February 2019)
** Date also includes the equivalent Consolation Cups rounds(Monday 17 December 2018)
AUGHTON INSTITUTE Bold Lane, Aughton L39 6SG
BROOKE HOTEL Brooke Road West, Waterloo L22 2BE
FORMBY PARK Duke Street, Formby L37 3LT
FRESHFIELD Timms Lane, Freshfield L37 7DN
LITHERLAND Hatton Hill Road, Litherland L21 9JN
MAGHULL VETS Oakhill Park, Liverpool Road, Lydiate L31 2NA
MOORSIDE PARK Moorside Road, Crosby L23 2RR
NETHERTON PARK Arnside (off Thirlmere Drive), Litherland L21 5JL
NORTHERN Moor Park, Elm Avenue, Crosby L23 2SX
SEFTON & THORNTON Nags Head, Green Lane, Thornton L23 1TJ
WALNUT A Orrell Lane, Bootle L20 6PG
WALNUT B Moss Lane, Bootle L20 0ED (entrance adjacent to no. 24)(Saturday 17 February 2018)