Stockport Metro Indoor Bowling League

General:
Past Winners

Rules:
Laws of the Game
League Rules

External Links:
E.S.M.B.A

Result Sheets:
Knockout RS
League Match Result Sheet

Competition Entry Forms:
Stockport Singles
Stockport Pairs
Stockport Triples

Covid Restrictions:
Clubs with Restrictions

Welcome to the Stockport Metro Indoor Bowling League

 Our aim is to promote the game of Short Mat Bowls in Stockport and the Surrounding Areas during the winter months.
Over 550 players participate, forming 45 Teams from 20 different clubs and are continuing to grow.
The league is open to all ages and all skill levels. Any team wishing to join the league should contact the league secretary.

President: Mr Michael Biggs
Chairman: Mr Andrew Bebbington
Vice Chairman: Mr John Pajak
Honorary Secretary: Mrs Susan Banfield
Honorary Treasurer: Mr Bill Burn
Fixture / Results and Registration Secretary: Mrs Janice Wilson
Competition Secretary: Mr John Cunningham
Stockport ‘A’ Team Captain: Mr Ben Holbrook
Stockport ‘B’ Team Captain: Mr Andrew Bebbington
County Delegate - Cheshire: Mr Adam Smith
County Delegate - Gtr Manchester: Mr Bill Burn
Safeguarding Officer: Mr Clint Crowther
Website Officer: Mrs Janice Wilson

Stockport Metro Home Team Venue:

Ladybridge Park Residents Club
Edenbridge Road
Cheadle Hulme
SK8 5PX

JANUARY 2022 UPDATE

SMIBL Mid Season Update

PAIRS COMPETITION 11th DECEMBER 2021

SINGLES COMPETITION 6th NOVEMBER 2021

SMIBL - Dates for your Diary

SMIBL 2021/22 Season - Promotion and Relegation

RULE AMENDMENT FOR 2021/22 SEASON

THE PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW WHEN DRAWING OUT.

Stockport Metro Team Fixtures 2021 - 2022

League Sponsors

JANUARY 2022 UPDATE

To All Members
Happy New Year to you all.

Cases of the Omicron variant remain high and the SMIBL Committee feel there will be inevitable disruption to games throughout January.

If you are unable to fulfil a fixture due to Covid 'within your camp', please ensure you give your opposition as much notice as possible. In addition, the Committee will be sympathetic if a team feels uncomfortable about playing in the current situation. Again, we would ask that a decision to postpone a game is made as early as possible.
At the present time we clearly do not know if the season can be completed and hence are unable to make any decisions regarding promotion and relegations.

Our priority remains to keep our members safe and especially for everyone to feel safe when attending venues. At the same time we want to continue with our short mat season if at all possible.

AMENDMENT TO TEMPORARY RULE 2021/22 SEASON - as agreed at SMIBL Committee Meeting 19/12/2021 - change highlighted in red

Temporary Rule Amendment

If due to exceptional circumstance, a team finds they are a player short, they may play one player twice.
The player will be drawn from the 1st four players by the opposing captain
A points deduction will be incurred from the total match score as follows:
3 points deducted if a home match
2 points deducted if an away match

This process is limited to a maximum of 2 occasions before 31st December 2021 and 2 Occasions after 31st December 2021.

Please refer to the ESMBA website for the latest guidelines. The SMIBL Committee recommends that the Covid protocols of wearing a face mask, sanitising and good ventilationare followed.

http://www.esmba.co.uk/coronavirus/

Thank you for your support and understanding and let's hope as 2022 progresses, life becomes a little easier for us all.

Kind Regards

SMIBL Committee

(Sunday 2 January 2022)

SMIBL Mid Season Update

The SMIBL Committee held a mid-season review meeting on the evening of Sunday 19th December (via Zoom!). The season so far has gone extremely well with 95% of scheduled matches being completed. Clearly the emergence of the Omicron variant has caused the Committee some concern and we will be meeting again on 2nd January to discuss the way forward based on both current Government guidelines and ESMBA guidelines.

We will issue an update as soon as possible after this meeting. Our priority is the safety of our members and we need to ensure we can continue to enjoy our bowling in a safe environment.

Perhaps not surprisingly, Wythenshawe will continue to play their home matches at Brinnington for the remainder of the season as the Lifestyle Centre will be used as a vaccination centre for the foreseeable future.

Thank you for all your support and understanding in what has been a challenging season.

Best wishes for a very happy and safe Christmas.

Kind Regards
SMIBL Committee

(Monday 20 December 2021)

PAIRS COMPETITION 11th DECEMBER 2021

PAIRS COMPETITION 11th DECEMBER 2021

The draw for the Pairs Competition to be held at Ladybridge Park Residents Club is:

GROUP 1 MAT1
A Mike Clancy & Lee Whiteley
B Andrew Housley & Steve Ward
C Paul Norbury & Angela Norbury
D Steve Wilson & Sheila Wilson

GROUP 2 MAT 2
A Mike Jones & Mick Murphy
B Chris Banfield & Sue Banfield
C David Pettitt & Tony Stevens
D Andrew Bebbington & Heather Bebbington

GROUP 3  MAT 3
A Clint Crowther & June Crowther
B Mark McHugh & Darren Mather
C Steven Roberts & Mike Anderson
D Paul Maffei & Paula Moores

GROUP 4  MAT 4
A Gerry Thackery & Kenny Stanley
B Bent Nielson & John Pajak
C Liam Smith & Dennis Hinks
D Maria Mather & Daniel Mather

GROUP 5  MAT 5
A Dave Wilson & Chris Phillipson
B Heather Jones & Philip Clegg
C John Cunningham & Arthur Edwards
D Graham Knowles & Jean Knowles

GROUP 6  MAT 6
A John Cooper & Irene Taylor
B Chris Crowther & Peter Roberts
C Daz Lloyd & Tom Morgan

(Wednesday 8 December 2021)

SINGLES COMPETITION 6th NOVEMBER 2021

The draw for the Singles Competition to be held at Ladybridge Park Residents' Club is:

GROUP 1  MAT 1
A June Crowther
B Peter Roberts
C Stephen Wilson
D Sheila Wilson

GROUP 2 MAT 2
A Sue Banfield
B John Lax
C John Pajak
D Liam Smith

GROUP 3 MAT 3
A John Cunningham
B Bill Burn
C Steve Rothwell
D John Cooper

GROUP 4 MAT 4
A Mark McHugh
B Clint Crowther
C Tony Stevens
D Chris Crowther

GROUP 5 MAT 5
A Bent Nielson
B Steven Roberts
C Mike Jones
D David Pettitt

GROUP 6 MAT 6
A Chris Banfield
B Martin Ogiliev
C Andrew Bebbington
D Mike Anderson

(Thursday 4 November 2021)

SMIBL - Dates for your Diary

The dates for our Presentation Evening and AGM have now been confirmed as follows.

Presentation Evening - Saturday 7th May 2022 at GMSSC - 7:00pm

AGM - Sunday 8th May 2022 7:00pm - Venue TBC

Please can you inform all your members of these dates. Confirmation of exact starting times and AGM venue will be issued nearer the time.

Sue Banfield

SMIBL Secretary

(Tuesday 26 October 2021)

SMIBL 2021/22 Season - Promotion and Relegation

Several clubs have asked for clarification regarding promotion and relegations in the 2021/22 season.The SMIBL Committee have been giving this careful consideration following the 'Route Forward' discussion at the AGM on 8th August 2021.

At the SMIBL Committee Meeting on 22nd August, it was felt that we should try to have as normal a season as possible and hence should go ahead with promotions and relegations with the proviso that this would have to be kept under review as the season progressed. A mid-season SMIBL Committee Meeting is scheduledfor 19th December 2021.

The current situation is that it is intended to have promotion and relegations. However this will be dependent on the season being able to be played and completed in a satisfactory manner as determined by the SMIBL Committee.

We apologies for any confusion this may have caused and we will keep you updated as the season progresses.

Kind Regards

Susan Banfield

SMIBL Secretary

(Tuesday 26 October 2021)

RULE AMENDMENT FOR 2021/22 SEASON

The rule amendment has been agreed by the SMIBL Committee as a direct consequence of the Covid 19 pandemic. This will be in place for the 2021/22 season only. Permanent amendment to the rules must be subject to EGM/AGM approval.

Temporary Rule Amendment

If due to exceptional circumstances, a team finds they are a player short, they may play one player twice.

The player will be drawn from the first four players by the opposing captain.

A point deduction will be incurred from the total match score as follows:

3 points deducted if a home match.

2 points deducted if an away match.

This process is limited to a maximum of 2 occasions before 31st December 2021 and 1 occasion after 31st December 2021.

Agreed by SMIBL Committee on 22nd August 2021.

Susan Banfield

League Secretary

(Friday 8 October 2021)

THE PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW WHEN DRAWING OUT.

When a team is a player short then the names of the first 4 players should be written on individual pieces of paper and turned so the names are face down, so no one knows which name is on which paper.

The opposition captain then chooses 1 piece of paper and that is the player who plays two games.

When the second session starts the games start on zero as usual and are played first to 15 points.

On the score sheet the player who plays twice should be indicated by  Players Name (2).

When the results are entered onto the website, the points will be deducted automatically

(Thursday 7 October 2021)

Stockport Metro Team Fixtures 2021 - 2022

Stockport Metro has two teams into the NESMBA in which they will play against against various counties in Northern England.
The full results for both teams can be found on the official NESMBA Website.

STOCKPORT METRO A

Sunday 31st October 2021
AWAY
West Yorkshire A       164 shots   14 points
Stockport Metro A      193 shots   26 points

Sunday 07th November 2021
AWAY
North Yorkshire B       166 shots   19 points
Stockport Metro A       168 shots   21 points

Saturday 04th December 2021
HOME
Stockport Metro A      269 shots   32 points
North Yorkshire B       131 shots    8 points

Sunday 16th January 2022
HOME
Stockport Metro A 299 shots 36 points
Humberside A 96 shots 4 points
Sunday 23rd January 2022
AWAY
Staffordshire
Stockport Metro A 

Sunday 30th January 2022
AWAY
Humberside A
Stockport Metro A  

Saturday 05th February

HOME
Stockport Metro A
Durham

Sunday 06th February 2022
HOME
Stockport Metro A    
West Yorkshire A

Sunday 20th February 2022
HOME
Stockport Metro A            
Staffordshire

Sunday 06th March 2022
AWAY
Durham
Stockport Metro A 

 

STOCKPORT METRO B

Sunday 10th October 2021
HOME
Stockport Metro B      167 shots   16 points
North Yorkshire A       180 shots   24 points

Saturday 24th October 2021  match postponed
HOME
Stockport Metro B  
Humberside B

Saturday 07th November 2021
HOME
Stockport Metro B      173 shots   20 points
Derbyshire                188 shots   20 points

Sunday 21st November 2021
AWAY
Humberside B           164 shots   18 points
Stockport Metro B     185 shots   22 points 

Sunday 05th December 2021
AWAY
North Yorkshire C       248 shots   36 points
Stockport Metro B        95 shots     4 points

Sunday 19th December 2021  match postponed
HOME
Stockport Metro B 
North Yorkshire C

Sunday 23rd January 2022
AWAY
Derbyshire
Stockport Metro B 

Sunday 30th January 2022
AWAY
North Yorkshire A
Stockport Metro B

Saturday 13th February 2022
HOME
Stockport Metro B  
West Yorkshire B

Sunday 20th February 2022
AWAY
West Yorkshire B 
Stockport Metro B   

Sunday 23rd February 2020
AWAY

West Yorkshire A

Vs

Stockport Metro

- - Pts  ( - - Shots)

- - Pts  ( - - Shots)

 

Saturday 29th February 2020
HOME

Stockport Metro

Vs

Humberside A

- - Pts  ( - - Shots)


(Wednesday 25 September 2019)

League Sponsors

J L S  C o m p u t e r  S e r v i c e s

County Carpets & Designer Floors

Irving Cummings

Premier Bowls

Thurston's

Accolade Trophies

Techniheat Plant Services Ltd.

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(Sunday 24 November 2013)