Knutsford Veterans Bowling League

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The Knutsford Veterans Bowling League was founded in 1995 with a single division and was expanded to two divisions in 2006. It is available to clubs within 10 miles of the centre of Knutsford and is open to players aged 58 years or over in the current season.

All matches take place on Thursday afternoons and play according to the rules of the British Crown Green Bowling Association. In addition to the league matches there are two annual competitions : a team knockout throughout the season and a pairs knockout over 1-2 days.

This site is updated by the KVBL Match Secretary (click to send email) but credit must go to Ross Kavanagh of the Cheadle & Gatley League who developed and supports the underlying software.

Presentation Lunch

Team Knockout Finals Results

Team Knockout Finals Day

Pairs Competition Result

Pairs Competition Draw

Pairs Competition

New venue for TKO match Crosstown B v Cranford A on 29th June

2017 Team Knockout Competition (Don Booth Trophy)

2017 Player Registration

2017 Fixtures

2017 Annual General Meeting

Parking at Cranford

Parking at Rudheath

How to use this website

Presentation Lunch

The lunch for the presentation of awards for the 2017 season will be held at Crosstown Bowling Club on Thursday 23rd November at 12.30pm. Tickets are priced at £10.00 per person and initially a maximum of 6 people can attend from each team since accommodation is limited. Team captains are asked to let League Secretary Sheila Broadhurst know by Thursday 9th November how many people are coming from their team. Any spare tickets will be allocated to teams requiring extra places and any team not contacting Sheila will be charged for 6 places. It would be appreciated if each team could bring a raffle prize.

(Sunday 01 October 2017)

Team Knockout Finals Results

Our Team Knockout competition came to an end on Thursday. There was a good turnout, lovely weather and some first class bowling. The two semi-finals took place in the morning and gave the following results (handicaps in brackets) :-

Middlewich CC (15)   162    V   Crosstown B (13)   138

Goostrey A (26)      112    V   Chelford BC (9)    170

In the afternoon the two winners did battle in the final resulting in a decisive victory for favourites Chelford, who dropped only 3 chalks :-

Middlewich CC (15)   131    V   Chelford BC (9)    174

Congratulations to Chelford for a well-deserved victory and commiserations to the other three teams. Full details of all three matches can be found by clicking Tables, Team Knockout and then click on the actual match.

Many thanks to the Victory Hall club for their hospitality and to their members Lynn Barlow and Dave Byrne for the steady supply of food and drink throughout the day.

The following photograph shows Chelford captain Tom Lowe receiving the Don Booth trophy from Don's wife Doreen. The second photo shows the complete Chelford team with their new trophy. Well done!

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(Sunday 01 October 2017)

Team Knockout Finals Day

With the season's league fixtures completed we bring the season to an end this coming Thursday, 28th September. This is an all day event featuring the semi-finals and final of our Team Knockout competition for the Don Booth Trophy. This year it is being held at the Victory Hall club starting at 10.00 am and will commence with the two semi-final matches, namely :-

Middlewich CC (15)   v   Crosstown B (13)

Goostrey A (26)   v   Chelford BC (9)

These two semis will be run in parallel with two blocks at a time for each semi. They should then complete at approximately the same time and after a short break the winners will start the final match in the early afternoon. Refreshments will be on sale in the form of breakfast baps and burgers and also tea, coffee, soft drinks and bottled beers. The weather forecast looks good at this stage so please do your best to come along and support this final event of our bowling  season.

(Sunday 24 September 2017)

Pairs Competition Result

Our annual Pairs Competition was held on Thursday and resulted in the most thrilling final for years. Last year's runners-up Dave Buckley and Eric Finlay from Rudheath fought off a strong challenge from Victory Hall's Gary Hammond and Steve Armitage to win by a single chalk. Many thanks to all those who took part in the competition or came along to support, to Sheila Broadhurst for organising it and to the Chelford club for their first class hospitality.

(Monday 04 September 2017)

Pairs Competition Draw

This year's Pairs Competition will take place this coming Thursday (31st August) at the Chelford club. There have been 25 entries from 15 teams in our league which means that the usual preliminary round is required. With that number of entries we do not feel the need for a separate preliminary day and we are therefore holding the complete competition on the one day, as we did last year. This should be possible if everyone keeps to the time-table and we start the first preliminary games promptly at 10.00am. All games are to be played to 15 and the draw is as follows :-

2017 Pairs Competition Draw

(Sunday 27 August 2017)

Pairs Competition

This year's Pairs Competition will be held on Thursday 31st August at the Chelford club. Each team in our league can submit two pairs and captains are asked to inform our secretary Sheila Broadhurst of their selections no later than Thursday 24th August. If the number of entries justifies it there will be a preliminary round on Wednesday 30th August (on a different green) so please ensure that the pairs submitted are available on both days.

(Friday 28 July 2017)

New venue for TKO match Crosstown B v Cranford A on 29th June

This match was due to have been played at Mere but unfortunately the Mere green will not be available on that date. An alternative neutral green has been arranged and this will be Chelford on the same date. The website has been updated to reflect this so please amend your handbook accordingly.

(Saturday 10 June 2017)

2017 Team Knockout Competition (Don Booth Trophy)

This season's Team Knockout matches will once again take place on the final Thursdays of May, June, July and September with the final Thursday in August being reserved for the usual Pairs Competition. Thus once the season is underway the final Thursday of each month will be a competition day with no league matches. The draw for the Preliminary and Round 1 (including neutral greens) has been made and this can be viewed by clicking "Tables" and then "Team Knockout". The Don Booth Trophy will be presented to the winning team and there will be prize money for the winners and runners-up.

(Wednesday 22 February 2017)

2017 Player Registration

We are continuing with the policy of automatically registering people who played in the previous year. This avoids the year-on-year build-up of obsolete registrations, which only causes confusion and unnecessary additional administration. These old registrations are always held on the database but do not appear on the website unless a captain requests reinstatement of a lapsed player. As usual team captains are asked to inform Match Secretary Jim Burgess of any additions or deletions they wish to make and once the season is underway it is essential that he is told about new players before they play their first match.

(Friday 17 February 2017)

2017 Fixtures

The fixture list for the coming season is now available. Refer to the "How to use this website" article below to check League Tables, Division Fixtures and Team Fixtures. This year's changes are as follows :

 - Knutsford A and Goostrey A are promoted to Division 1
 - Knutsford B and Rudheath B are relegated to Division 2
 - Warford A and Warford B are combining into a single team in Division 2

We have been unable to fill the Division 2 vacancy and so each team there will have two free days during the season.

(Friday 17 February 2017)

2017 Annual General Meeting

The 2017 AGM will be held on Thursday 6th April at 2.30pm at Crosstown Bowling Club. It is hoped that all teams will send a representative but League Secretary Sheila Broadhurst should be informed if this is not possible. The new season's handbooks will be distributed at the meeting together with additional score sheets, in readiness for the start of our bowling season on Thursday 27th April.

(Sunday 12 February 2017)

Parking at Cranford

Afternoon parking at Cranford will in future be limited to 6 free spaces, 3 for each team. Visiting teams are therefore asked to bear this in mind and to car-share wherever possible. Evening parking remains at 12 spaces which have generally proved to be sufficient. Also please note that with the new ownership of the building, the veranda area will no longer be available to bowlers in the afternoon but two new shelters have now been provided at the side of the green.

(Friday 08 April 2016)

Parking at Rudheath

Our two Rudheath teams bowl at the Rudheath Social Club on Middlewich Road. Parking in front of the club is very limited and parking at the back is not recommended because of the rough track and frequent heavy lorries. In the past bowlers have parked at the Co-op next door but following customer complaints the new manager has now clamped down on this. Before 6.00pm parking there will be limited to one hour, which is no use for bowlers. Checks will now be made and anyone exceeding one hour will be subject to a £74 fine. Bowlers are therefore recommended to use the Leisure Centre car park which is in Shipbrook Road, opposite the entrance to the Co-op. Please note that evening parking at the Co-op is not a problem.

(Thursday 16 April 2015)

How to use this website

How to use this website

League Tables : To view the current league tables simply click on "Tables" which appears at the top of every page. If required, the tables can be printed by clicking "Print version".

Division Fixtures : Clicking a division name in the league tables will show all past and future fixtures for that division.

Team Summary : In the league table click on the team you are interested in and it will display a summary for that team (played/won/lost and points scored/conceded).

Team Fixtures : Following the team summary you will be given a list of past results and future fixtures.

Match Results : Detailed match results can be obtained by clicking the opponent's name in the team fixture list or by clicking a team score in the division fixture list. This will show the players and scores for each of the 8 games in that match.

Registered Players : A team's fixture list is followed by a list of all registered players with their performance to date. Where a club has two teams this will be a list of all players in the club but only those who have played for the selected team will have performance data against their names (played/won/lost and average net points).

Player's record : Clicking a player's name wherever it appears will show a summary of all the games they have played (played/won/lost and points scored/conceded/net) together with full details of each of those games (date, home/away, opposing team, opposing player, points for/against).

Team Averages : The list of players registered for a club will be in alphabetical order of the players' surnames but a more interesting view can be obtained by clicking on "Ave" at the top of the final column. The list will then be sorted by average net points, with the best average appearing at the top. (Clicking the top of any other column will also sort that item into order eg. number of games played).

League Averages : You can check on the leading averages for each division of our league. After clicking on "Tables" in the home page an "Averages" box will appear underneath. Clicking that will show, for each division, the players who have an average of +5 or better and have played in at least 75% of the available matches.

Team Knockout : To view the details of the current season's Team Knockout (TKO) competition, click on "Tables" at the top of the page. This will display a list of sub-menus, one of which will be "Team Knockout". Clicking that will reveal the draw for this competition, showing the opponents for each match together with their handicaps and the neutral green for the match. Those matches already completed will have the match result and hence the team progressing to the next round of the competition. Clicking on "Printable draw" will enable you to produce a print of what is displayed on screen.

Green Finder : Click this on any page to display a map showing the location of every club in our league. Selecting a specific club in the drop-down list or clicking on its marker will show a more detailed map together with the club's address and whether or not it has floodlights. The displays are produced by Google Maps and so there will be a "Satellite" box which, when clicked, gives an aerial view of the club's location. From that you can zoom in and out using the "+" and "-" and move in any direction by clicking on the arrows.

(Wednesday 29 May 2013)