Turton & District Bowling Association

Minutes of meetings

Manage league

Welcome to the web site of the Turton & District Bowling Association.

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President: Eric Williams, Esq

Chairman: Barry Robinson, Esq. 07835 406602

Vice Chairman: Mike Bailey, Esq. 01204 306771, 07482 608108

Secretary & Fixtures Secretary: Jim Sheffield, Esq 01204 596786, 07484 761551

Competitions Secretary.

Honorary Life Members.

Brian Duncan, Esq.

Eric Williams, Esq.


Executive Committee.

Dobbies: John Southern. Cliff Unsworth

Eagley: Eric Haslam, Roland Gee.

Edgworth A: Margaret Turtington, Dawn Elwell

Edgworth B: David Brierley, Andy Warman

Great Lever BCC Booths: Clive Fenn

Longsight A: Dougie Baxendale, John Hawkins.

Longsight B: Eddie Ellard. Peter Turner

Tonge Moor Cons: Rod Hall.

Turton A: George Williams.

Turton B: Graham.Howarth.

Next Meeting.

Thursday March 21st 2024 @ Dunscar Conservative Club

Dunscar Conservative Club, Hardmans Lane, Bromley Cross, Bolton. (Founded 1894) are pleased to be associated with Turton & District Bowling Association.

Dunscar Catering Services. Catering for all occassions. * Food for Thought*. Contact Sarah on 07802 473065.

Team Contacts.

Dobbies: John Southern 01204 398958, 07977 950918. Cliff Unsworth cliffunsy@hotmail.com

Eagley: Eric Haslam 01204 417706. R Gee 01204 305310

Edgworth A: Matgaret Turtington 01204 853644. email:margaretstreet2511@outlook.com. Dawn Elwell 07756 998077

Edgworth B: David Brierley 07989 733234.Andy Warman 07482 628500

Great Lever BCC Booths: Clive Fenn 01204 708839, 07949 200926 

Longsight A: Dougie Baxendale 07766 521576

Longsight B: Peter Turner 07968 273943. Eddie Ellard 01204 386967, 07507 123972

Tonge Moor Cons: Rodney Hall, 07717 086576. Dave Crook 07956037506

Turton A: George Williams 01204 306120. Jim Sheffield 01204 596786. 07484761551

Turton B: Graham Howarth 01204 598481, 07549 938913. 

Date and Venues for 2024 Cup Competitions.  All entrants to advise Barry Robinson, preferably by email: robinsonbarry099@gmail.com

All teams are to provide  at least two players or two pairs for the league competitions. Failure to do this will subject the team to a £10 fine.

Ainsworth Shield (Bottom Four Clubs) Carried over from 2023. Sunday April 21st Tonge Park. Start 12 noon. Check in 11-30am,

Mike Williams Pairs Trophy: Sunday 19th May at Tonge Park. Start 12 noon. Check in 11-30am. Cancelled. Provisionally booked for Sunday 28th July.

Fred Haslam Trophy: Sunday June 23rd at Longsight Bowling Club. Start 12 noon. Check in 11-30am

David Howarth Trophy: Sunday August 4th at Dunscar Conservative Club. Start 12 noon. Check in 11-30am.

George Wood Trophy (To be renamed Eric Williams Trophy 2025) at Edgworth Bowling Club Sunday 25th August. Start 12 noon. Check in 11-30am.

Ainsworth Shield. ( Bottom Four Clubs). Format 4 home 4 away. Monday 2nd September. Final to be played on a neutral ground. Date TBA

Milburn Cup. Sunday 1st September at Dunscar Conservative Club. Start 12 noon. Check in. 11-30am

Milburn Cup Handicaps 2024.

  • Dobbies -8
  • Turton A 0
  • Tonge Moor 8
  • Edgworth BC A 12
  • Longsight A 16
  • Great Lever BCC Booths 20
  • Eagley 24
  • Turton B 28
  • Longsight B 32
  • Edgworth BC B 40


2023 Competition Winners.

Mike Williams Trophy. Mike Bailey & Mick Hilton.                                

David Howarth Trophy. Alex Power, Runner Up Ross Hatzer. Semi Finalists. Charlotte Buckley, Kath Hadjincolau.

Fred Haslam Trophy. Winner Alex Power, Runner Up Tony Wilkins, Semi Finalists Terry Ratcliffe, Mark Bradshaw.

George Wood Trophy. Winner Keith Waddington, Runner Up Peter Crook. Semi Finalists. Ronnie White, Bob Beardswoth.

Milburn Cup. Winners Dobbies, Runners up Turton A. Semi Finalists Great Lever BCC Booths, Longsight A.

Ainsworth Shield. (Played April 2024). Winners Turton B. Runners Up Edgworth B. Losing semi Finalists. Eagley, Longsight B

Merits.  Mens: 1st John Mort. 2nd Ronnie White Third Steve Openshaw.

Ladies: Margaret Turtington.

2022 Competition Winners.

AGM Trophy. Winner Mike Howard. Runner Up Mark Bradshaw. Losing Semi Finalists. Tony Wilkins and Bob Williams.

Mike Williams Pairs.  John Mort & Keith Waddington,. Runner Ups Mike Bailey and Mick Hilton. Semi Finalists. Peter Hardman and Eddie Goodwin, Alex Power and Mark Bradshaw.

David Howarth Trophy. Mark Bradshaw.

Fred Haslam Trophy. Winner Dougie Baxendale, Runner Up Harvey Moore. Semi Finalists. Bob Williams, Eric Williams.

George Wood Trophy. Winner Kevin Breen, Runner Up 

Milburn Cup. Winners Turton A, Runner up Edgworth A. Losing Semi Finalists. Gt Lever BCC Booths, Edgworth B.

Ainsworth Shield. Winners Gt Lever BCC Booths, Runners Up Edgworth B. losing Semi Finalists, Longsight B, Turton B

Merits. Winner John Mort, Joint Runners Up, Mike Bailey, John Hilton.

2021 Competition Winnses

AGM Trophy. Due to the late start of the season the competition could not be played.

Fred Haslam Trophy. Winner Harvey Moore. Runner Up Tony Wilkins. Losng Semi Finalists: Stuart Houghton, Charlotte Buckley.

Mike Williams Pairs Trophy. Winners Mike Bailey/Mick Hilton, Runners Up. Mark Bradshaw/Alan Rukin. Beaten Semi Finalists. Bob Williams/Les Fishwick. Alan Parker/ George Manning.

George Wood Trophy. Winner Chris Edwards. Runner Up Dougie Baxendale.

David Howarth Trophy. Due to the late start of the saeson the competition could not be played.

Milburn Cup. Due to the bad weather at the end of the season the cup was shared by the four finalists. Dobbies, Eagley, Longsight and Tonge Moor.

Ainsworth Shield. Due to the bad weather at the end of the season the shield was shared by the four finalists. Edgworth B, Great Lever, Longsight B and Turton B

Merits. Winner John Mort, second Mark Bradshaw, third Mike Bailey.

2019 Competition Winners

AGM Trophy: Winner  Mark Bradshaw. Runner Up. Stuart Houghton. Losing Semi Finalists: John Mort, Andy Warman.

Mike Williams Pairs Trophy. Winners Mark Bradshaw/Alex Power. Runners Up Les Hignett/Mark Warburton. Losing Semi Finalists. John Haslam/John Mort, Margaret Turtington/Ross Hatzer

Fred Haslam Trophy. Winner Alan Rukin. Runner Up. Eric Haslam. Beaten Semi Finalists. Clive Fenn and Alex Power

David Howarth Trophy. Winner John Southern. Runner Up Dougie Baxendale. Beaten Semi Finalists Ross Hatzer and Alex Power.

Ainsworth Shield. Winners Edgworth A. Runners Up Great Lever BCC Booths. Beaten Semi Finalists. Edgworth B, Turton B.

George Wood Trophy: Mark Bradshaw. Runner Up John Mort. Beaten Semi Finalists. Ian Price, Peter Crook

Milburn Cup: Winners Turton A. Runners Up Tonge Moor. Beaten Semi Finalists. Dobbies, Eagley

Merits. 1st Mark Bradshaw, 2nd Dougie Baxendale, 3rd John Mort.  

2018 Competition Winners

AGM Trophy Winner: Eric Williams. Runner Up: Peter Crook. Losing Semi Finalists: Stuart Houghton, Mike Bailey

League Pair Winners: John Haslam/John Mort. Runners Up: Sandie Whittaker/Barry Robinson. Losing Semi Finalists: Les Brown/Stuart Houghton, Kerry Holt/Andy Warman.

Fred Haslam Trophy Winner: Alan Hesford. Runner Up. John Mort. Losing Semi Finalists Eric Williams, George Williams.

Ainsworth Cup Winner: Barry Robinson. Runner Up Kerry Holt. Losing Semi Finalists Eddie Ellard, David Farnworth.

Milburn Cup. Winners Turton. Runners Up.Tonge Moor. Losing Semi Finalists. Longsight B, Dobbies

George Wood Trophy. Winner: Peter Howard. Runner Up. Mark Warburton. Losing Semi Finalists. John Mort, Bob Williams. A big thank you to Egerton for hosting the competition.

Ainsworth Shield. Winners Longsight A. Runners Up Eagley. 

Merits 1st Barry Howarth, Mick Howard, 3rd Alan Mealor.

2017 Competition Winners. 

2017 League Champions. Tottington. Runners Up Dobbies.

2017 AGM Trophy. Winner: Malcolm Stretch. Runner Up: Lee Bleakley.

2017 League Pairs. Winners: John Haslam/John Mort. Runners Up: Mick Howard/Margaret Turtington

2017 Fred Haslam Trophy. Winner: Anthony Rukin. Runner Up: Les Brown

2017 Ainsworth Cup. Winner: Stuart Houghton . Runner Up: John Mort

2017 George Wood Trophy. Winner: John Mort. Runner Up: Barry Robinson

2017 Milburn Cup. Winners: Tonge Moor. Runners Up: Edgworth A

2017 Ainsworth Shield. Winners: Eagley. Runners Up: Egerton.

Merits. 1st Lee Bleakley. 2nd Peter Howard. 3rd Alan Mealor


Fred Haslam Trophy.

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The George Wood Trophy.