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

NESMBA Championships for 2023

SMIBL LEAGUE UPDATE - 2nd February 2022

TRIPLES COMPETITION 29th JANUARY 2022

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

NESMBA Championships for 2023

The Annual Individual Championships will be held on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th January 2023.

(Sunday 24 April 2022)

SMIBL LEAGUE UPDATE - 2nd February 2022

As we anticipated there has been quite a lot of disruption during January due to Covid which has resulted in matches having to be postponed. There is now a backlog of fixtures and as a result the Committee has decided to extend the season by 2 weeks to SATURDAY 26th MARCH 2022.

We hope all fixtures will be played by this date and the 2021/22 league program completed. Promotions and relegations will then take place as per BYE-LAW C1.

BYE-LAW C1
Formation of divisions to be decided by League Committee and, wherever possible, teams finishing first and second in the 2nd and lower divisions shall be promoted and the teams finishing bottom and next to bottom shall be relegated. In the event of teams finishing on equal aggregate points, the total aggregate points will be used. If teams are still level, the number of matches won and, if necessary, individual games won will be taken into account.

AGM DEADLINE - 1st March 2022

Please note as per SMIBL Constitution (A11):

Any proposals from Clubs or individuals for changes of rules or notices of motions must be in writing to the League Secretary by 1st March.

This includes notification of new teams wishing to join the league and teams withdrawing from the league.

Best wishes for the remainder of the season. Stay safe and enjoy!

Kind Regards
SMIBL Committee

(Wednesday 2 February 2022)

TRIPLES COMPETITION 29th JANUARY 2022

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

GROUP 1  MAT 1
A Geoff Shaw, Alison Brundrett, Nicola Wood

B Paul Maffei, Mandy Maffei, Paula Pettitt
C Dave Tomlin, Linda Tomlin, Christine Forsyth
D Maureen Little, Pauline Camp, Teresa O'Toole

GROUP 2 Mat2
A Steve Wilson, Sheila Wilson, Daz Lloyd
B Tom Morgan, Craig Southwick, Stewart Wood
C Chris Banfield, Sue Banfield, Dave Pettitt
D Andrew Bebbington, Heather Bebbington, Stuart Gaw

GROUP 3 MAT 3
A Ed Pearce, Bill Hayward, Barry McHugh
B Chris Crowther, Peter Roberts, June Crowther
C Andrew Housley, Steve Ward, Dave Wilson
D Clint Crowther, Paul Norbury, Angie Norbury

GROUP 4 MAT 4
A Mark McHugh, Darren Mather, Dennis Hinks
B Mike Clancy, Bill Burn, Ben Holbrook
C Steven Roberts,Mike Anderson, Angela Roberts
D Tony Stevens, Mike Jones, Mick Murphy

GROUP 5 MAT 5
A John Pajak, Luisa Greenhalgh, Gail Knowles
B Graham Knowles, Jean Knowles, John Cooper
C Lorraine France, Myra Concoran, Christine Worral

(Thursday 27 January 2022)

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 227 shots 24 points
Stockport Metro A  148 shots 16 points

Sunday 30th January 2022
AWAY
Humberside A 163 shots 22 points
Stockport Metro A   182 shots 18 points

Saturday 05th February

HOME
Stockport Metro A 279 shots 38 points
Durham 95 shots 2 points

Sunday 06th February 2022  average points awarded
HOME
Stockport Metro A                        25  points
West Yorkshire A                         15  points

Sunday 20th February 2022
HOME
Stockport Metro A       208 shots   25 points     
Staffordshire              127 shots   15 points

Sunday 06th March 2022
AWAY
Durham                          143 shots   10 points
Stockport Metro A           200 shots   30 points

 

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  average points awarded
HOME
Stockport Metro B                          24 points
Humberside B                                16 points

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 23rd January 2022
AWAY
Derbyshire                229 shots   34 points
Stockport Metro B      130 shots    6 points

Sunday 30th January 2022 average points awarded
AWAY
North Yorkshire A                       25 points
Stockport Metro B                      15 points

Saturday 13th February 2022
HOME
Stockport Metro B    197 shots   27 points
West Yorkshire B      146 shots   13 points

Sunday 20th February 2022
AWAY
West Yorkshire B       168 shots   19 points
Stockport Metro B     176 shots   21 points

Sunday 27th February 2022  rearranged from 19th December 2021
HOME
Stockport Metro B   161 shots   14 points
North Yorkshire C    171 shots   26 points

 

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)