Bootle & District Pensioners Bowling League

Archival:
2017 Honours

Bootle Vets League:
2018 Calendar
Clare Cup
Clare Cup Consolation Trophy
Division 1
Division 2
Green Locations
Hawkyard Consolation Trophy
Hawkyard Trophy
Leading Averages (wins)
Rules for 2018
STEELE CUP

Local links:
Aughton League
Birkenhead & Wirral
Burscough League
Formby and District League
Garston & Aigburth League
Liverpool League
MCGBA
Maghull League
Ormskirk League
Southport Parks League
Southport Vets League
Westhead League

National Links:
BCGBA Membership Form link
BCGBA home page
Safeguarding

WELCOME TO THE BOOTLE & DISTRICT PENSIONERS BOWLING LEAGUE WEB SITE. 

The league run two divisions playing on Thursday afternoons. The league is open to men aged from 58 years. As well as league games, a number of team and individual cup competitions are also run. Please scroll down for news and notices.

Detailed fixtures/results for 2018 League and Cup matches can be seen by clicking on the link to TABLES at the top of this page. A weekly summary CALENDAR can be seen by scrolling down this header page.

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

President: Eric Hoare Life Vice President: Austin Fleming

Chairman: George Campbell

Hon. Secretary: David Halewood 0151 924 8224 mob 07931 900775  email david.ump@hotmail.co.uk

Hon. Assistant Secretary: Ken Buckley  01704 872834

Hon. Treasurer: Mike Truman 07890 047929

Committee Members: Gabriel Brittocoll, Ronnie McCann, Gordon Richards.

 

Scorecards are to be submitted to the Hon. Secretary and to reach him within 48 hours of match completion. IF SENT BY ELECTRONIC MEDIA, PLEASE RETAIN SCORECARD.

MEETINGS

The 2018 AGM will be held in November, date to be advised.

STEELE CUP

Congratulations to Joe Hartley on winning this competition. Please scroll on for further datails.

DIV 1 HAWKYARD TROPHY and CONSOLATION CUP  -  Finals

These finals will be held on Thursday 2nd August at the Aughton Institute green.

TROPHY

This is between Litherland A (-20) and Walnut A, start 2.30pm

CONSOLATION

This is between Brooke Hotel A and Freshfield A, start 12noon.

Competing teams are reminded that they are required to supply two Jacks & Mats plus measuring equipment. NO practice is allowed on the day of the game. Any player on the day must have played a MINIMUM of 3 LEAGUE GAMES for the team in order to be eligible to play, and must not be cup tied with any other team in his club.

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CLARE CUP QUARTER FINALS

Maghull Vets (+20)

V

Moorside Park (+5)

@ Formby Park

Aughton Institute (+25)

V

Litherland B (-30)

@ Moorside Park

Litherland C (+25)

V

Litherland A (-10)

@ Sefton & Thornton

Brooke Hotel B (+60)

V

Formby Park A (+5)

@ Maghull Vets


CLARE CONSOLATION TROPHY QUARTER FINALS

Freshfield A (+5)

V

Formby Park B (+50)

@ Northern

Brooke Hotel A (-30)

V

Walnut B (+70)

@ Litherland no 1

Sefton & Thornton (+45)

V

Northern (-5)

@ Walnut

Freshfield B (+40)

V

Walnut A (-35)

@ Brooke Hotel

 

These games are to be played on Thursday 19th July 2018 @ 1-30 pm. Will Host Club Secretaries/Captains please confirm that their Greens is available on this date and that arrangements will be made for the Green to be open.

Competing teams are reminded that they are required to supply two Jacks & Mats plus measuring equipment. NO practice is allowed on the day of the game.

 

DH 6/7/2018


 

SAFEGUARDING

STEELE CUP

BCGBA MEMBERSHIP CARDS

2018 CALENDAR

GREEN LOCATIONS

RULES FOR 2018

2017 HONOURS

SAFEGUARDING

From BCGBA: All club must have a Safeguarding Official by March 2019. If the official is a member of more than one club then they can cover all clubs they play for. The cost of the course is £15.00.

Paul Ashmore (Safeguarding Officer for M.C.C.G.B.A.) has agreed to hold a seminar locally if we can "round-up" about 8 people to be trained. If this is of any interest to you, please contact the league.

***FURTHER UPDATE 19 JULY***

Tony Devine (Chairman of the Federation of Lydiate Bowling Clubs) has arranged a 3 hour session on Saturday 13th October 11am-2pm at a cost of £15.00 per delegate. Cheque payable to M.C.C.G.B.A. Booking will not be accepted without payment. Tony has offered to act as contact for the course (email tonydevine125@hotmail.com). It is a BCGBA requirement for all clubs to have a safeguarding official in place before the 2019 season. The course will be at The Meeting Room (adjacent to St Gregorys Church), Liverpool Road, Lydiate L31 2NA.

 

(Thursday 19 July 2018)

STEELE CUP

The results of the Steele Cup finals are as follows:

Semi Finals

Joe Hartley 21 Terry Harris 18

Brian Benbow 12 Rob Stroud 21

Final

Joe Hartley 21 Rob Stroud 18

Congratulations to Joe Hartley, and thanks to the Walnut for hosting the finals. Also thanks to all those who attended.

 

(Thursday 05 July 2018)

BCGBA MEMBERSHIP CARDS

Requests for membership cards must be accompanied by a BCGBA Membership Application Form.  (Follow the links on http://merseysidebowls.co.uk/)

The current fee for a BCGBA Membership Cards remains at £10 (£3 for replacement cards) and all cheques must be made payable to Merseyside CCGBA.

Send to: Linda Howard, 65 Prospect Vale, Wallasey, CH45 6TG.

 

(Saturday 24 February 2018)

2018 CALENDAR

All fixtures scheduled on Thursdays

 

Div 1

Div 2

 5 Apr

Open date

League Wk 1

12 Apr

League Wk 1

League Wk 2

19 Apr

League Wk 2

League Wk 3

26 Apr

League Wk 3

League Wk 4

3 May

HAWKYARD QFs

League Wk 5

10 May

League Wk 4

League Wk 6

17 May

League Wk 5

League Wk 7

24 May

League Wk 6

League Wk 8

31 May

CLARE CUP round 1

7 Jun

League Wk 7

League Wk 9

14 Jun

HAWKYARD SFs (see note)

League Wk 10 (rev 1)

16 Jun (Sat)

Last date for STEELE CUP entries

21 Jun

League Wk 8 (rev 1)

League Wk 11 (rev 2)

28 Jun

STEELE CUP prelims

5 Jul

STEELE CUP finals

12 Jul

League Wk 9 (rev 2)

League Wk 12 (rev 3)

19 Jul

CLARE  CUP QFs (see note)

26 Jul

League Wk 10 (rev 3)

League Wk 13 (rev 4)

2 Aug

HAWKYARD final (see note)

League Wk 14 (rev 5)

9 Aug

League Wk 11 (rev 4)

League Wk 15 (rev 6)

16 Aug

League Wk 12 (rev 5)

League Wk 16 (rev 7)

23 Aug

CLARE CUP semi finals (see note)

30 Aug

League Wk 13 (rev 6)

League Wk 17 (rev 8)

1 Sep (Sat)

           Last date for TIDMAN PAIRS entries

6 Sep

League Wk 14 (rev 7)

League Wk 18 (rev 9)

13 Sep

TIDMAN PAIRS prelims

20 Sep

TIDMAN PAIRS finals

27 Sep

CLARE  CUP finals (see note)

4 Oct

BILLY NELSON TROPHY

ARTHUR HUGHES TROPHY

note - also includes the equivalent Consolation Cup round

(Sunday 18 February 2018)

GREEN LOCATIONS

AUGHTON INSTITUTE          Bold Lane, Aughton L39 6SG

BROOKE HOTEL                    Brooke Road West, Waterloo L22 2BE

FORMBY PARK                      Duke Street, Formby L37 3LT

FRESHFIELD                         Timms Lane, Freshfield L37 7DN

LITHERLAND                        Hatton Hill Road, Litherland L21 9JN

MAGHULL VETS                    Oakhill Park, Liverpool Road, Lydiate L31 2NA

MOORSIDE PARK                 Moorside Road, Crosby L23 2RR

NETHERTON PARK               Arnside (off Thirlmere Drive), Litherland L21 5JL

NORTHERN                          Moor Park, Elm Avenue, Crosby L23 2SX

SEFTON & THORNTON        Nags Head, Green Lane, Thornton L23 1TJ

WALNUT                              Orrell Lane, Bootle L20 6PG

 

 

(Saturday 17 February 2018)

RULES FOR 2018

 

LEAGUE RULES

(Rules 8f, 11f, 20 amended. New rules 23 and 24 added. GENERAL introductory section added to COMPETITIONS RULES section. Player of Year prize money increased)

 1.             That the League be called ‘The Bootle & District Pensioners Bowling League.

 2.             That the affairs of the League shall be vested in a committee consisting of a Chairman, Secretary/ Competition Secretary, Treasurer, Asst Secretary, and two members from the Clubs not represented by the elected officers.  The President and Vice president shall be ex-officio of the Committee.

3.             All Officers shall be elected at the Annual general Meeting and shall be eligible for re-election at the end of their term of office.  In the event of a vacancy occurring during the season the remaining officers have the power to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the season.

4.             The Committee shall meet in March and November and at other times when deemed necessary and shall deal with all matters and disputes arising between Clubs, all Competitions, Draws etc, and shall conduct any other business appertaining to the League.

5.             General Meeting of all Clubs representatives shall be held as and when necessary, but the Annual General Meeting shall be held in October/November.  THREE members of each Club may attend the Annual General Meeting but only ONE member of each team may vote.  At ordinary meetings the Secretary of each Club shall attend and be entitled to vote.

6.             At the Annual General Meeting reports from the Secretary and Treasurer shall be submitted and the election of Officers for the ensuing year shall take place.  Notices and motions of the suggested alterations to the rules must be made in writing and submitted to the League Secretary at least ONE MONTH before the Annual General Meeting. The Secretary will then issue the agenda for the A G M with details of all Proposals and Rule Changes a minimum of FOURTEEN DAYS before the A G M.

7.             No business may be transacted at a meeting unless a quorum of five members for a committee and thirteen members for a general meeting is present.

8.              Subcriptions, Players registration fees and  competition fees shall be decided at the Annual General Meeting.  Fees commencing on the 1st April in any year.

a.      Club Registration Fee                                £10.00 1st team          £5.00 for 2nd & 3rd teams.

b.      Players Registration Fee                           £ 2.00 per Player

c.       Clare Cup                                                  £ 5.00 per team

d.      League Cup                                               £ 5.00 per team

e.      League Plate (when played)                     £ 5.00 per team

f.        All other Competition Fees                       £ 2.00 per Player

g.      All fees must be paid at the March General Meeting together with players’ names for the ensuing season, subsequent registrations to be notified to the Secretary and confirmed in writing.    

9.             Clubs accepted for membership shall abide by the Rules laid down by the Committee in respect of all Competitions.

10.         A) Only members who have attained the age of 58 and have been registered for at least THREE days prior to the date of their first match for the Club shall be eligible to play in any League match or Competition.  In the case of team competitions a player must have played in at least TWO league matches for the same team in that season in order to be able to play for that team in a semi final or THREE league matches for a final.

B) Members can only play when they have reached the date of their 58th birthday.    Only two members in this age group (58-60) may play in a team.  Proof of date of birth must accompany player’s registration form.

11.         A player may only register for ONE team in the League, that being the one specified on the team Registration Form.

a.      New players can be registered up to the 30th June and Club Secretaries are required to submit a Registration form showing players details, including their date of birth, to the League Secretary.

b.      Transfers of players between Clubs will be allowed up to the 30th June, provided that a clearance note and agreement by the previous Club’s Secretary is submitted to the League.

c.       In the event of a player being transferred to another Club and had already played in a Team Competition, he is not allowed to play for his second Club in the same Competition.

d.      Clubs having two teams in the same division, may not use players in both teams.

e.      Clubs having two teams in different divisions, may allow players in second team, to play in the first team, but once having played FIVE times in the first team, will be deemed to be a first team player.  FIRST team players cannot play for second team. 

 f.        Clubs having two teams in different divisions may not use players in both teams on the same day - or in a rearranged game which corresponds with a game that was played on its original (or also rearranged) date.

 12.         All games shall be played under B.C.G.B.A. Rules and shall be played in the afternoons commencing at 1.30 pm with at least four standard jacks [as approved by the B.C.G.B.A.] provided by the Home team.  If the Captains agree a suitable alternative jack may be used.

If a team cannot provide four players at the time of 1.30 pm, the offending team shall forfeit 21 points in respect of each absentee and the game shall be deemed to have been played.

Any team not having sufficient players to keep the green fully occupied i.e. not less than four sets during the match, shall on appeal of the opposing Captain have the full number of points deducted.  Viz:- 21 points for every player absent.  If any player retires from the game for any reason whilst the green is open, he shall forfeit the game and his opponents score made up to 21.  If a team has insufficient players then the score card should be marked absent. [Captains should not enter any player’s name].

13.                        a.  A League or Cup game can be postponed due to severe weather conditions. The decision must be made on site, with the home captain in a league game being responsible for making the final decision. In the case of a cup match on a neutral green, if possible, a representative of the host club should make the decision and advise the two teams accordingly.

b.    A League or Cup game may be postponed if the Funeral of a member of any team in the league is due to take place on a day scheduled for a game.

c.     Any game postponed MUST be played within 15 Days (Fifteen), and the League Secretary notified of the new date (Cup matches are to be played on same venue if possible, by agreement with host club. If the green is not available the Secretary is to be advised A S A P, for an alternative to be found)

d.    In all cases of a postponed game, completed games to count, uncompleted games to continue from point of abandonment (if both players available) all other games to be redrawn. No player with a completed card shall play again in the match. If a substitute player is required, they can take over the score of the previous player.

14.         In League matches the AWAY team only to be allowed sole use of the green for practise during the quarter of an hour immediately prior to commencement of the League match. The away team captain can practice on the green alongside the home team.

15.         Games shall be 21 up, each team to consist of 11 players.  Visitors will play the first jack in League matches.  On neutral greens and in Cup matches, Captains will toss for odd or even alternative lead off in each game.  In individual Competitions the referee will toss the coin.

16.         Check markers must be used. It is the responsibility of the Home team marker to check every five ends and mark when agreed.  Any dispute over score cards not agreed by the markers in League matches shall be decided by the two Captains.  In Competitions arranged by the League, the final decision rests with the official referee appointed for the match or matches, failing agreement, the League Secretary shall be informed for the matter to be dealt with by the Committee.

17.         All home teams shall be responsible for sending in properly completed and signed result cards to the League Secretary by first post following the match.  A fine of 50p will be levied in the event of a result card being more than 7 days late, unless a satisfactory explanation is forthcoming.

18.         In the event of two or more teams having the same number of points for league prizes, relegation or promotion purposes, the placing of teams shall be decided as follows.

a) Head to head results over the two matches, counting up league table points awarded in these two matches (so total number of individual winners plus aggregate win points).

b) If this level, the highest total of individual winners in these two head to head matches.

c) If still level, then the highest aggregate score over the two matches.

19.         The Championship Cups will be held by the winners for a period of 12 months.  Prizes in addition to the trophies will be decided by the Committee at the March meeting.

20.         Any team found playing ineligible player(s) will be penalised by the Committee with 21 - 0 score(s) being awarded to the opposing team in the offending games. 

21.         In League matches the scoring method will be as follows:-

  • One point is to be awarded to the winner of each game.

Points for the highest aggregate will be as follows:-

  • Three points for a team winning away from home. 
  • Two points for a team winning at home.
  • Two points for a team drawing away.
  • One point for a team drawing at home.

    22.  
    All monies belonging to the League will be banked in the names of three trustees, any two shall sign cheques or forms of withdrawal. 
    The Trustees shall be the Chairman; the Secretary and the Treasurer.
    23. Any Player or Official on the green must at all times wear at least a shirt.
    24. No Player is allowed to consume an alcoholic drink whilst playing his game.

 

COMPETITION RULES

GENERAL

Prize Money is based on the amount of Entry Fees received for each Competition, and may be reviewed, as and when required when and if any change of Entry Fees are agreed.

All trophies shall remain the property of the league, held by winners for 12 months. 

If any team fails to fulfil a fixture in any of the team knockout cup competitions, that team will forfeit any prize money they would have been entitled to in that competition in that year. They will also be fined £10-00 and disqualified from entering that competition the following year.

LEAGUE CUP COMPETITIONS DIVISIONS 1 and 2    

To be played during the season on neutral greens with a straight through draw made at the beginning of the season.

Entrance fee £5.00 per team.

Teams in Division 1 to play for the Hawkyard Trophy

Teams in Division 2 to play for the Ogilvy Trophy.

Each team to provide two jacks, mats and measuring equipment.

No practice on the green before start of play.

Winning team will send in the Result Card to the league secretary.

Club secretaries are to ensure that neutral greens are open and ready for play.

A team shall consist of 11 registered players (see Rule 10). A player must have played in at least TWO league matches for the same team in that season in order to be able to play for that team in a semi final or THREE league matches for a final.

A player is cup tied to the first team that he plays for in any given cup competition.

Each game will be 21 up.  The match result will be based on the aggregate score.  If the match results in a draw, then the team with the highest number of individual winners is the overall match winner.

All teams to play off scratch.

Winners will be handicapped 20 points in the following season in the cup competition that they played in.

The Prize money shall be:-

          Winners           £25 for each competition;      Runners up      £15 for each competition.


CLARE CUP.       

All teams comprising the two divisions of the League shall be entered.

The entrance fee will be £5.00 per team.   

The Competition will be a Handicap.   

All matches will be played on neutral greens selected by the Management Committee , whose decision is Final.

Each team to provide two jacks, mats and measuring equipment.

No practice on the green before start of play

Winning team will send in the Result Card to the league secretary.

Club secretaries are to ensure that neutral greens are open and ready for play.

A team shall consist of 11 registered players (see Rule 10). A player must have played in at least TWO league matches for the same team in that season in order to be able to play for that team in a semi final or THREE league matches for a final.

A player is cup tied to the first team that he plays for in any given cup competition.

Each game will be 21 up.  The match result will be based on the aggregate score.  If the match results in a draw, then the team with the highest number of individual winners is the overall match winner.

The teams shall be handicapped from -40 to a maximum of 70 points in annual stages of 5 points.

New entrants to the League will receive a handicap of 20 points to be reviewed by the Management Committee after the first season.

Winners will be deducted 30 points; Finalists by 20 points; Semi-finalists by 10 points.

The minimum handicap shall be -40.

In any event, the maximum handicap difference between two teams will be limited to 75.

The Prize money will be as follows:-

Winners                       £40;     Runners Up                 £25;     Losing Semi Finalists   £10.


STEELE CUP       

Individual handicap Competition, open to all registered players.

Entrance fee £2.00 per player.

Games shall be 21 up. 

  1. The spread of handicaps to range from -4 to +6. (Thus players will start from any score from -4 to +6 on the card and play up to 21).
  2. Any new player in the league, or a player who has never previously entered the Steele Cup to play off Scratch the first time they enter the competition.
  3. A player who enters the competition and takes part in the preliminary rounds but fails to qualify for finals day (last 8) will have his handicap increased by +2.
  4. A player who takes part in the finals day who is defeated in the Quarter Finals will have his handicap increased by +1.
  5. The defeated Semi Finalists will have their handicaps reduced by -1.
  6. The defeated Finalist will have his handicap reduced by -2.
  7. The Winner will have his handicap reduced by -3.

Any adjustments in handicaps for following seasons will be subject to the Maximum and Minimum as in (a) above.

 

All matches to be played on greens selected by the Management Committee.

Host clubs are to provide jacks, mats and measuring equipment.

No practise before play.

The Prize money will be:-

Winner                        £40;                

Runner Up                   £25;    

Losing Semi Finalists   £10 each.

 


TIDMAN PAIRS

A Pairs Competition for all registered players.  Entrance Fee £2.00 per player.

Players must be of the same Club but not necessarily the same team.

Games shall be 21 up with 6 on the card.

Matches are to be played on greens selected by the Management Committee.

Host Clubs are to provide jacks, mats and measuring equipment.

No practice on the green before start of play.

The Prize money will be:-

          Winning pair                           £40 (£20 each);          

Runners up                              £20 (£10 each);

Losing Semi Finalists               £10 (£5 each) 

 

DIVISIONS 1 &2 PLAYER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

The players with the highest number of LEAGUE wins in each club to play in division 1 and division 2 finals on the same day at a green selected by the L.M.C.

Division 1 players play for the Billy Nelson Trophy.

Division 2 players play for the Arthur Hughes Trophy.

An entrance fee of £5 per team is to be paid at the start of each season.

If a team’s best player cannot attend the final, then the club’s next best player to play.

If there is a tie in the highest number of wins, then aggregate scores will be taken into account.

Walkovers do not count as a win.

Club secretaries to monitor results and forward names to the league secretary for the finals.

No practice on the green before start of play.

All games shall be 21 up with 6 each start on the card, except the finals which shall be full games of 21 up.

The Prize money will be:-

          Winner            £30;                 Runner up       £20;                 Semi Finalists £10.    

 

CONSOLATION CUPS 

Subsidiary Consolation Cup knockout competitions may be run for teams knocked out in their first game played in League Cup and Clare Cup matches.

Entry is mandatory for all such first round losing teams, but there will be no entrance fee.

The Rules for the respective Consolation Cups will mirror their main parent competition Rules.

Thus Handicaps as per the main competition will apply.   

All matches will be played on the same dates as the main competition. As far as possible, the draw in each round will mirror that of the equivalent main competition.

All matches will be played on neutral greens selected by the Management Committee, whose decision is Final.

Each team to provide two jacks, mats and measuring equipment.

No practice on the green before start of play

Winning team will send in the Result Card to the league secretary.

Club secretaries are to ensure that neutral greens are open and ready for play.

A team shall consist of 11 registered players (see Rule 10). A player must have played in at least TWO league matches for the same team in that season in order to be able to play for that team in a semi final or THREE league matches for a final.

A player is cup tied to the first team that he plays for in any given cup competition. This carries into any given subsidiary consolation cup competition from the first round of the equivalent main competition. 

Each game will be 21 up.  The match result will be based on the aggregate score.  If the match results in a draw, then the team with the highest number of individual winners is the overall match winner.

The results of these consolation cups have no bearing on the handicapping calculations for the main competitions in the following season.

The Prize money will be as follows:-

Consolation Clare Cup                                    Winners           £25;     Runners Up                 £15;    

Consolation Hawkyard and Ogilvy Trophies (each)               Winners                       £15.

 

(Saturday 17 February 2018)

2017 HONOURS

 

DIVISION       1       2017

DIVISION      2       2017

 

Total played

PTS

 

Total played

PTS

Walnut A

14

127

Northern

16

165

Litherland A

14

113

Aughton Inst

16

127

Freshfield A

14

100

Maghull Vets

16

115

Litherland B

14

88

Walnut B

16

107

Moorside Park

14

85

Brooke Hotel B

16

104

Brooke Hotel A

14

82

Netherton Pk

16

104

Formby Park A

14

80

Sefton/Thornton

16

91

Litherland C

14

66

Freshfield B

16

89

 

Formby Park B

16

59

 

 

Winners

Runners up

HAWKYARD TROPHY (Div 1)

Litherland A

Walnut A

Hawkyard Consolation Cup

Litherland B

Litherland C

CLARE CUP

Litherland C

Northern

Clare Consolation Cup

Litherland A

Formby Park B

PLAYER OF YEAR (Billy Nelson)

Terry Harris

Jimmy Moran

PLAYER OF YEAR (Arthur Hughes)

Bill Howard

Roy Thornley

STEELE CUP

Brian Billington

Paul Carline

TIDMAN PAIRS

Bobby Boardman Bobby Moss

Terry Harris   Rod Houghton



(Thursday 15 February 2018)