Farnworth and District Parks Veterans Bowling Association


Manage league

President:  Edith Wadley. (Kearsley Park).

Chairman:  Brian Smith. ( Roe Green).

Secretary:  Kevin Gibbons. (Kearsley Park)   07816242259

Match Secretary:  Barbara M. Pitchford. (Brackley Cons).     0161-794 1645

Treasurer:  Janet Haslam. (St. Mary's 'C').


League Information

League Meetings

Competitions 2019


Congratulations to Noel Grant and Steve White from Roe Green who won the Clifford Bate Pairs and to Stan Hind and David Holmes from Bradford St. 'A' who were runners up. The weather could not have been better and congratulations to Central on the condition of their green.  Also grateful thanks to Betty Stevens and her colleagues for hosting this competition and providing very tasty refreshments.  Not forgetting our Treasurer, Janet, who, as usual, worked her socks off to ensure the raffle produced a profit!



Although the weather was rather cold and wet, an enjoyable day's bowling was enjoyed at Bradford Street Bowling Club. Grateful thanks to Wendy Witts and Martin Morgan together with their colleagues at Bradford Street for hosting this competition. Congratulations go to Derek Greenwood, Parr Fold, who emerged the winner with Tommy Hall, Bradford Street 'B' the runner-up. The losing semi finalists were Peter Collier, Doe Hey, and Alan Cooke, Little Hulton Cons.   Janet again worked very hard selling raffle tickets, which once again produced a profit for which she says a big "thank you".



Belated congratulations to Little Hulton Cons who won the Jervis Cup against strong opposition from Peel Park and grateful thanks to Kearsley Park for hosting the final of this competition.



On a very wet day in August the Ladies Rose Bowl was played at Bradford Street Bowling Club and credit to all the Ladies who turned up to play.  The competition was won by Mary Fox, Kearsley 'A' who overcame strong opposition from Maria Sherman, Mytham 'B'.  The losing semi finalists were Sandra Fiddler, Boothstown B.C. Vets and Christine Walsh, Mytham 'B'. Thanks go to Wendy Witts and all the volunteers who assisted her in organising and running this competition and everyone who helped in any way. 



The final of the Brindle Trophy (which will be played on Presentation Day, Tuesday, 17th September, at Little Hulton Conservative Club) will be between Mytham 'B' and Kearsley 'C'.  The semi finals of this competition were played at Over Hulton Cons and thanks to them for their hospitality.



Once again our thanks go to Bradford Street Bowling Club who hosted the final of the Jobbins Shield.  Congratulations to Little Hulton Cons who came out winners by 19 chalks over St. Mary's 'B'.  An afternoon of excellent bowling was enjoyed by all who attended and the weather was kind.

(Monday 20 May 2019)

League Information

Farnworth and District Parks Veterans Bowling Association is a Veterans Bowling League open to both Ladies and Gentlemen who are aged 60 years and over. Our matches are played between teams of 12-a-side with games being played to 15-up on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons commencing at 1.45 p.m.  Teams are located in Worsley, Swinton, Walkden, Farnworth, Little Hulton, Over Hulton, Kearsley and Little Lever.   We would be delighted to hear from anybody wishing to join a team and take part in friendly and competitive competition.


The 2019 League Fixtures are now on the Web and whilst the League Matches will commence on Tuesday, 30th April, the Jobbins Shield Preliminary Round will be played on Tuesday, 16th April followed by the 1st round on Thursday, 18th April, the 2nd round on Tuesday, 23rd April and the Semi Finals on Thursday, 25th April. The Final of this competition will be played on Presentation Day Tuesday, 17th September. 

To download a copy of the Clifford Bate Pairs draw please click  819-CLIFFORD BATE PAIRS 2019 - Draw.docx

Dates for your Diary

At the Delegates Meeting held on Monday, 13th May, it was agreed that the two Semi Finals and Final of the Jervis Cup will be played at Kearsley Park on Monday, 29th July commencing at 11.00 a.m., the final of the Jobbins Shield will be played at Bradford Street on Thursday, 5th September, and the Semi Final of the Brindle Trophy will be played on Tuesday, 3rd September with the final being played on Presentation Day, Tuesday, 17th September.   Please give these competitions your suppport.













Endsleigh Insurance 

The Endsleigh Insurance Application is now on line and to access click here.













(Monday 28 March 2016)

League Meetings

League Delegate meetings will be held on the second Monday of the Month of January, March, May, July and August at Bradford Street Bowling Club commencing at 10.30 a.m. and the Annual General Meeting will also be held at Bradford Street Bowling Club on the fourth Wednesday of November commencing at 2.00 p.m.

(Monday 28 March 2016)

Competitions 2019

Clifford Bate Pairs

Monday, 20th May to be hosted by Central

League Individual Trophy

Wednesday, 12th June to be hosted by Bradford Street Bowling Club

Harold Jobbins Shield

Prelims - Tuesday, 16th April

1st Round - Thursday, 18th April

2nd Round - Tuesday, 23rd April

Semi-Finals - Thursday, 25th April

Final - Thursday, 5th September, to be hosted by Bradford Sreet Bowling Club 

Jervis Cup

Prelims - Monday, 8th July

1st Round - Monday, 15th July

2nd Round - Monday, 22nd July

Semis and Final - Monday, 29th July to be hosted by Kearsley Park

Ladies Rose Bowl

To be arranged

Thomas Brindle Trophy

Semi Finals - Tuesday, 3rd September with the Final on Presentation Day, Tuesday, 17th September


(Monday 28 March 2016)