Welcome to the web site of the Stockport & District Ladies Bowling League.
This section includes all results since 2010. For the league tables from 2005 to 2009 see the Stockport Bowls site (link at left).
Proposed rule changes made by the Committee, to be voted on at the AGM, which is on Monday 8th January 2018
There will be no discussion just a vote.
Please discuss with your club/team members so everyone is fully aware of the changes.
1. Start time of league matches. This season the First Division started earlier than the other 2 Divisions. The rule regarding the start times should be altered to:
All matches in April to start at 6.30pm. Matches in May, June & July to start at 7.00pm. Matches in August to start at 6.30pm.
This is to avoid any confusion if the Divisions start on differing dates in April in the future.
2. Make the season shorter, so any rearranged games may be played at the end of the season without affecting the Workshop Cup.
In order to do this it is proposed that the league to consist of 4 Divisions, 8 teams in the first 3 and 7 teams in the fourth. At the moment the first division lasts 20 weeks and the other divisions last 18 weeks. By going to 4 Divisions the season would be over 14 weeks, the fourth division having 2 byes in that.
By doing this it would mean there would hopefully be no league games played on Bank Holidays. This has caused problems for some teams in the past.
I have included a calendar at the end of this to show how the matches would fit in, it is to show how many weeks are required for a League with 3 Divisions and the Cup rounds against a League with 4 Divisions and the Cup rounds.
3. Competitions. These have been held on Saturdays for several years, possibly since the League started. However this was the first year neither competition was held due to lack of numbers. This may be due to the weather but also to members playing in a Saturday league.
It is therefore proposed to change the day of the competitions to Sundays for next year’s season. See how many entries there are and review it again and the end of the season.
4. Workshop Cup. This has been played at the end of the season, which has made final quite late, this year being the first Sunday in October. It has also meant that not all greens could be used, only the greens with lights. This season the weather has been very rainy for the Workshop Cup matches which has created many problems in getting the matches played.
The Committee would like to change this so the Workshop Cup first 3 rounds are played in June so all greens can be used. The semi-final and final still being played at the end of the season, beginning of September. Hopefully by moving the competition to June the weather will be better and the matches will not have to be cancelled.
There are two options to playing the Workshop cup:
The handicapping for the Workshop Cup would then be based on the teams’ position at the end of the previous season.
5. Change in number in teams to 8 a side
Teams have indicated that they would not be able to continue in the League if the number of players in the team remains at 10. If it was reduced to 8 a side then they would be able to raise a team and remain the League.
After looking at how many teams have drawn out this season the result is:
Only 2 teams out of 31 did not draw out at all.
The remaining 29 teams drew out during the season 154 times.
2 teams drew out 13 times with one player playing twice 7 times.
2 teams during the season turned up for matches with 6 players, so after drawing out still had to give away 42 points.
The Committee is trying to abide by League Rule 2: The League’s objective shall be the promotion and encouragement of the playing of Crown Green Bowls by female members in League and competition matches.
The Committee do not want to lose any teams from the League as that would make the season shorter.
Season for 2018
3 Divisions 4 Divisions
April 02 Free week Easter Monday Free week
09 Match 1 Match 1
16 Match 2 Match 2
23 Match 3 Match 3
30 Match 4 Match 4
May 07 Match 5 Bank Holiday Free week
14 Match 6 Match 5
21 Match 7 Match 6
28 Match 8 Bank Holiday Free week
June 04 Match 9 Match 7
11 Workshop cup 1st round Workshop Cup 1st Round
18 Workshop cup 2nd round Workshop Cup 2nd Round
25 Workshop cup 3rd round Workshop Cup 3rd Round
July 02 Match 10 Match 8
09 Match 11 Match 9
16 Match 12 Match 10
23 Match 13 Match 11
30 Match 14 Match 12
Aug 06 Match 15 Bank Holiday Free week
13 Match 16 Match 13
20 Match 17 Match 14
27 Free week Bank Holiday Free week
Following Sunday Sept 2nd Workshop Cup Semi-final and Final
Sept 03 Match 18 Monday to play any cancelled matches
10 Match 19
17 Match 20
If any team would like a copy of this then please let me know and I will either email it or post it.
Janice Wilson 0161 282 7659 07921124462 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Friday 06 October 2017)
Teams within the League are wanting new bowlers.
If anyone knows of any lady bowlers looking for a club please give them my number (0161 282 7659 or 07921124462) and I will club contacts desperate for players.
Janice Wilson S&D Registration Secretary(Sunday 21 May 2017)