Cheadle and Gatley District Bowling League

Season 2017

This page summarises the main dates for the 2017 season, for the Evening League and Veterans’ League, and for the meetings, which are for all clubs.


The Evening League runs for 18 weeks on Tuesday nights from 4 April to 15th August. There are no league matches on 13 June or 11 July.

The first two rounds of the knock-out cup (the Bob Newlan Memorial Trophy) will be played during the league season. The quarter-finals, semi-finals and final follow the league programme on Tuesday evenings:

Round 1 Tuesday 13 June
Round 2 Tuesday 11 July
Round 3 Tuesday 29 August
Semi-finals Tuesday 12 September
Final Tuesday 19 September

For the Merit the qualifying round and final are on the Tuesday evenings following the league season and Bob Newlan Trophy (at venues with floodlights).

Merit
Closing date for entries 15 August
Qualifying rounds Tuesday 22 August
Final day Tuesday 5 September

The Veterans’ League runs for 18 weeks from Wednesday 5 April to Wednesday 23 August (one team plays its home matches on Tuesdays and another on Wednesday mornings). There are no league matches on 12 July and 9 August (first two rounds of the P.C.S. Cup), nor on 16 August (Stockport Bowls Festival). The remaining P.C.S. Cup rounds and the Merit follow the league programme.

Round 1 Wednesday 12 July
Round 2 Tuesday 9 August
Round 3 Tuesday 30 August
Round 4 Wednesday 13 September
Semi-finals Tuesday 20 September
Final Wednesday 27 September

For the individual merit, qualifying rounds are held on a Wednesday afternoon. These produce eight qualifiers for the final day (with a maximum three games required to qualify). On the final day the winner and runner-up have to play three games.

Closing date for entries 29 August
Qualifying rounds Wednesday 6 September
Final day Tuesday 19 September

There are two Delegates’ meetings, at the start and end of the season, and two General meetings in the close season.

Meeting Date Venue Business
Pre-season Monday 20 March 2017 Bungalow Distribution of handbooks and competition entry forms
Post-season Monday 2 October 2017 Bungalow Review of season; resolution of disputes
Half-yearly meeting Monday 20 November 2017 Bungalow Proposals for rule changes
AGM Monday 22 January 2018 Bungalow Election of officers; confirmation of rule changes; confirmation of league composition and fixtures