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A G M 2016
This years AGM will be conducted by email on 19th November. Any notices of motion to be with me email@example.com no later than the 5th November please.
Peter Hodgkinson has offered to continue his services for a further twelve months and a sincere thanks to him for his dedication to the Federation. He is a fitting figurehead to our organisation.
Champion of Champions
New format worked very well and with the weather and the two excellent venues at Elland CC and Halifax BC formed the basis for the knockout sessions. At Elland Leeds were the eventual winners with 25 pts Rochdale second 20 pts Nth Yorkshire 9 pts Airdale B 6pts. At Halifax Middleton 21 pts Colne Valley 16 pts Airedale 12 pts Menai 11 pts. On to Kingston BC for the final Leeds and Middleton drew 4 games each with Leeds winning on Agg by 7 pts. Thanks to Elland Halifax BC and Kingston for their facilities.
National League 2016
Liverpool/St Helens team and
overall Merit winner Marc Wilson Dudley
This year the National League was won by Leeds yet again with Halifax runners up.
Div 2 With the withdrawal of Preston A this left Barnsley clear winners with Bury in second place.
Div 3 The charge up the tables continued with Colne Valley taking the Division from Wallasey.
Div 4 Nth Yorkshire and Sth Lancs proved too strong for their rivals in this Division.
Div 5 The two new teams dominated this section with Liv /ST Helens winning with an impressive 96 points in front of Dudley with 88 points.
Bradford showed their future potential gaining promotion from the Yorkshire/ Midlands section with a more settled and stronger Bolton team going promotion from the NW.
Junior / Youth Leagues / Merit
Once again our Youth/Juniors produced some excellent bowling over the three months.
In the Junior League a strong contingent from Leeds take both the Winners and Runners Up spots with Furness coming a credible third with a very young side.
In the Youth League Leeds also came out winners with Rochdale finishing second.
In the Merits !7-20 Fergal Wright from Ormskirk came top with D Teale Heavy Woollens second 41 Players took part in 221 Games.
14-16 section N Dobson Heavy Woollens Winner with L Cooper Runner Up.
42 Players involved 245 Games.
13 and under A Brine Leeds Winner A Tobin Leeds Runner Up 47 Players 304 Games.
Many thanks to Ken Howarth and all the Team Managers for their excellent work again.
Team Knockout 2016
Was played this year in the Whitefield / Prestwich area. The eventual winners were Rochdale who beat Middleton in the final at Prestwich Bowling Club despite having four winners each Rochdale just shaded the aggregate. All in all there was a very positive feedback from what was a very enjoyable day. The logistics of this comp are not easy and many thanks to Sarah, Donny and Jimmy Hynes for all their efforts. Full results are on the Website. Pics of Rochdale winners of main Comp in blue. Dudley winners of the Supplementary.
Over 60's Supreme Championship
Once again played at the excellent venue of Harehill Park. Preston, Rochdale, Worth Valley and Halifax A played a round Robin of games to decide the overall winners. Final results Rochdale 20 points Worth Valley 17 pts Halifax A 14 pts and Preston 9 points. Our thanks to Mark and Graham and their team of ladies for their hospitality. And a special thanks to Tommy Whittaker their life President.
Over 60's Merit 2016
Despite the bad weather finally 41 players contested the Merit at the excellent facility of New Brighton Cricket and Bowls Club. John Mort from Bolton beat Brian Coleman in an exciting Final to recrd his fifth win in this event which in itself is some achievement. Score was 21-17. In the Semi Final Brian beat Chris Koral 21-10 and John beat Jack Beecham 21-18. Full results in results section. Many thanks to Peter Dodd and his colleagues for their hospitality and organisation.
Individual Merit 2016
Played at Garswood Hall 63 players contested the two very challenging greens. Brilliant day and special thanks to Nick Shaw and his team for their hospitality etc. The competition was won in the end by Peter Jones from Liverpool/St Helens 21 18 Against Jon Wood from Leeds. Both players played extremely well on the day and the Final was excellent. In the semi final Jon beat Nathan Dawes from Dudley 21 18 and Peter beat Andrew Tate from Halifax 21 19. Thanks to all who entered and especially those who travelled from the Midlands.
Federation v Civil Service 2016
The Annual Civil Service game was played at Fullwood Conservative Club Preston. This year it was the Civil Service turn to take the honours despite seven winners each. The overall scores were Civil Service 265 Federation 241. Best result for Federation was Ed Wallis 21 11 and for Civil Service Paul Holden 21 07. Full results on link in results section. Congratulations to Paul Whiteley and his team for their hospitality etc. Great day as usual and very enjoyable. Thanks also to the Federation team especially those who travelled from the Midlands and those players who filled in at the last minute. Provisional date for 2017 is 21st July and venue Canberra Club Samlesbury.
Federation Ladies (Ormskirk) v CSSC Ladies 2016
Played this year at the Aughton Institute Ormskirk the Federation Ladies (Ormskirk Ladies) beat the Civil Service Ladies in their Annual match by 220 pts to 187. Notable performances were Sharon Jenkins 21-3, Phyllis Greenwood 21-8, Tina Walmersley 21-9 for the Federation, Joyce Clarke for the Civil Service 21-9. Click here for results. Many thanks to Jackie Butterworth and her team for their hospitality and a special thanks to Chris Ellis for the Federation despite being out of action.
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