Wallasey Crown Green Bowling Association

The above picture of the Harrison Park greens was kindly provided by Shane Farden who is a member  of the Warwickshire County Parks Bowling Association.

Custom Floors Supporting Wallasey Bowls

B.C.G.B.A. registration cards can be acquired at  £10.00 each from
The Merseyside County Registrar, Margaret Gard, 37 Okehampton Road, Liverpool, L16 6AY
Tel: 0151 722 2938


For all Association members who like to keep records of their own and their teams performances during the season, I can now inform you that we have now adopted the Crown Green Bowling Results Service

 operated by Mb Bowling results and currently used by the Birkenhead Evening and Afternoon Leagues, the Bebington & District League and the North Wirral League.

For all the Wallasey results, match sheets, Individual & Team Averages please enter into your web browser    http://bowlingresults.co.uk/wallasey/  where you will be able to access a mine of information.

You can also see this website at that address so it is worthwhile book marking the site once you access it.

My thanks go to Mike Beckett for all his help in setting up this excellent results service and for his speedy response to all my requests for help.


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Updated    Thursday December 11, 2014 15:29

Thursday December 4th

Calendar of Events for 2015 Season

There have been a few changes to the 2015 Calendar of events issued to delegates at our Annual General Meeting. The complete list of dates can be seen below. From the original copy the changes made have been to the dates for the following events:

1) Federation of Crown Green Bowls Individual Merit Qualifying Competition (now Sunday June 28th and not Tuesday May 26th)

2) Wallasey Veterans Individual Merit (One Day Competition 10-30am) (now Sunday July 12th and not Sunday July 19th)

3) Charity Day (now Sunday July 19th and not Sunday July 12th)

Calendar of Events 2015



Tuesday 7th

Harold Jones Cup, Sheppick Cup, Association Cup Preliminary Rounds

Friday 10th

Wirral Ladies v Wallasey C.G.B.A. “Colin Jones Challenge Cup” Pairs Match

Tuesday 14th

Harold Jones Cup, Sheppick Cup, Association Cup First Round

Thursday  16th

League Season Starts

Sunday 26th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls National League Match v East Lancs

Tuesday 28th

Divisional Cup  Semi Finals, Wallasey News Cup Preliminary Round


Monday 4th

New Brighton Classic (New Brighton Cricket & Bowls Club)

Sunday 10th

Wallasey Individual Merit (One Day Competition 10-30am)

Saturday 16th

Association Cup Final

Tuesday 19th    

Presidents Cup First Round

Saturday 30th

Sheppick Cup Final

Sunday 31st

Federation of Crown Green Bowls National League Match v Furness



Tuesday 9th

Presidents Cup  Second Round

Saturday 13th

Harold Jones Cup Final

Sunday 14th

Wallasey C.G.B.A.  Division Two and Three Individual Merit Competitions

Tuesday 16th

Wallasey News Cup First Round

Sunday 28th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls Individual Merit Qualifying

Tuesday 30th

Presidents Cup  Third Round



Thursday 2nd  

Five A Side Cup First Round

Tuesday 7th

Wallasey News Cup Second Round

Sunday 12th

Wallasey Veterans Individual Merit (One Day Competition 10-30am)

Tuesday 14th

Presidents Cup Semi Finals

Sunday 19th  

Charity Day

Tuesday 21st  

Five A Side Cup Second Round

Thursday 23rd   

Wallasey News Cup Semi Finals

Saturday 25th

Presidents Cup Final

Sunday 26th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls National League Match v Colne Valley

Tuesday 28th

Five A Side Cup Quarter Finals


Saturday 1st

Five A Side Cup Semi Finals + Final

Thursday 6th  

Wallasey Pairs League Starts

Saturday 8th  

Wallasey News Cup Final

Friday 14th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls Over 60’s Individual Merit at Roe Lea Park

Sunday 16th

Tom Bassnett Pairs

Sunday 23rd   

Federation of Crown Green Bowls National League Match v South Lakes

Sunday 30th  

Tony Vyskocil 31up One Day Competition


Sunday 6th

Wallasey Festival (One Day Competition 10-30am)

Sunday 13th   

Federation of Crown Green Bowls  Team Knockout in Mid Cheshire

Sunday 20th  

Federation of Crown Green Bowls  Individual Merit at Halifax Bowling Club

Sunday 27th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls  National League Champion of Champions

Friday November 21st

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday evening's Annual General Meeting was attended by delegates from every Member Club in the Association and after all the usual reports etc. were taken care of, the Notices of Motion were put to the floor for voting. All the items listed in the Notices of Motion issued to all Clubs were accepted by the delegates apart from the proposal below regarding Starred Players. After discussions for and against the motion, a vote was taken whether or not to accept it and the motion was defeated by 21 votes to 13 and therefore the current ruling as published in the 2014 handbook stands.

Team Competition Rules (General)

Page 51, 2014 handbook

4: Line 1: replace Clubs with ‘B’ teams shall star 10 players with Clubs with ‘B’ teams shall star 8 players

Reason: Helps Clubs with more than one team to field full teams in all their fixtures.   Defeated

Ian Mitchell has been accepted onto the Executive Committee to replace Andy Wainwright who had decided he wanted to come off the committee after 10 years. I would like to thank Andy for all his help over those years and he will be sorely missed by us all, not only for the work he put in for the Association but also for his frank and honest views on various topics under discussion at our meetings. Andy was never short of a word or two and our meetings will not quite be the same without him but I am sure he will still let me know quickly enough if he feels that we might get some things 'not quite right' with his way of thinking.

West Kirby Park Bowling Club

Unfortunately West Kirby Park Bowling Club have resigned from the Association after winning Division Three last season. They have informed us that they do not have sufficient players to compete in the Wallasey Association next season.

The Executive Committee have decided that in 2015 we will have 3 Divisions of 10 teams per Division with only one team being relegated from last seasons Division Two. Marine Park 'A' team will remain in Division Two for 2015.

Moreton Royal British Legion Bowling Club have been promoted to Division Two after finishing Division Three Runners Up in 2014 but will now be known as Greasby Bowling Club.

Saturday November 15th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls 2015 Fixtures, National League Division Four



Score Points


Points Score


Sunday April 26th





Colne Valley






East Lancashire


South Lakes






Sunday May 31st







East Lancashire




South Lakes


Colne Valley





Sunday June 28th





East Lancashire


Colne Valley




South Lakes








Sunday July 26th





South Lakes


Colne Valley






East Lancashire





Sunday August 23rd Colne Valley     v     East Lancashire






South Lakes 








The dates of Federation Individual + Team competitions can be seen by accessing the Federation link in the menu table above.

Thursday November 13th

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting takes place this coming Wednesday, November 19th at Manor Road Bowling Club starting at 7-30pm.

Friday October 24th

Executive Committee Meeting

A polite reminder to all our Executive Committee members that our next meeting is being held at Manor Road Bowling Club on Wednesday November 5th starting at 7-30pm. This our last meeting before our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday November 19th.

Wednesday October 15th

Hoylake Central Bowling Club 'Autumn Open Singles Competition'

Hoylake Central Bowling Club's next Open Competition takes place on Sunday October 26th starting at 11-00am. The draw can be seen below and can all players who have not yet done so, please pay their £10 entry fee to Keith Etches, or at least text Keith their confirmation of entry, by Wednesday October 22nd at the latest.  Keith Etches 07759 956998 

First Round Draw

(1) C. Morrison v D. Hazlehurst  (2) N. Smith v J. Fitzpatrick  (3) A. Smith v J. Harrison  (4) K. Nugent v R. Lynch  (5) I. Mitchell v N. Hughes  (6) S. Richardson v I. Hazlehurst  (7) J. Edwards v A. Wainwright  (8) D. Gilmore v S. Raybould

(9) A. Thompson v T. Raybould  (10) J. McElnay v M. Gilmore  (11) D. McDermott v J. Bunting  (12) A. McDermott v F. O'Neill  (13) C. Hegg v N. Burridge  (14) J. Roberts v J. McDermott  (15) T. Walker v Craig Saville  (16) A. Richardson v S. Scott

Tuesday October 14th

Federation of Crown Green Bowls

At our Executive Committee Meeting last week some changes were made to the Selection Committee for our 2015 Federation National League matches. There will now be 3 Players and 3 Executive Committee members on the selection Committee which will consist of the following for 2015.  From the Executive Committee - Mike Costall (Chairman of Committee), Colin Jones and Tommy Walker and from the players - Chris Barton, Matthew Gilmore and Colin Saville. Keith Etches has decided that he will not be involved with the Federation Team next year and has stood down as our home team manager with Tommy Walker replacing Keith as our home team manager for 2015 and Peter Dodd remaining as the away team manager.

Tuesday October 14th

Financial Year & Proposed Rule Changes

Thank you to all of our clubs for sending in their Final Account payments before the deadline day at the end of September. The full list of Executive Committee's proposed rule changes have already been sent out to all clubs and I would like to remind the clubs that if they would like to propose any amendments to those changes, then they should inform me before Friday October 31st. I would like to thank Manor Road Bowling Club for sending in a proposal to change the number of Starred Players for 2015 but this proposed change has  already been  included in the Executive Committee recommendations.

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday November 19th starting at 7-30pm and will once again be held at Manor Road Bowling Club.

The following Rule changes have been recommended by the Executive Committee.

Constitutional Laws

6: Financial Year.

Page 49, 2014 handbook Line 2: after £5 add plus £1 per week (or part) until settlement.

Reason: Adds continuing penalty in case of continued default in payment.

7: Administration

Page 49, 2014 handbook Line 4: after Wallasey delete Parks Line 5: after Treasurer. Add all cheques shall bear the signature of two Officers of the Association. All correspondence undertaken will be via the Secretary of a member club (or in the case of his/her absence their designated deputy).

Reason: A correction and clarification of present law.

8: The Executive

Page 49, 2014 handbook Line 6: after Meeting. Add Quorum = Five members present.

Reason clarifies number of members required for a Quorum.

9: Annual General Meeting

Page 50, 2014 handbook Line 6  (b) after 31st October. Add No proposals from Clubs, or amendments to proposals, shall be discussed unless they are seconded.

Reason: This is to re-instate an erroneously omitted rule.

Team Competition Rules (General)

Page 50, 2014 handbook 1: Line 8 Replace March 16th with March 1st

Reason: Gives the Executive Committee more time to check Starred Player Lists before acceptance.

Page 51, 2014 handbook  2: Line 3 after season: add except as per team competition rule 3a.  3a: Line 1: replace ‘If a player has played less than’ with ‘If a player has played not more than’

Reason: Clarification of rules.

4: Line 1: replace Clubs with ‘B’ teams shall star 10 players with Clubs with ‘B’ teams shall star 8 players

Reason: Helps Clubs with more than one team to field full teams in all their fixtures.

6: Page 52 2014 handbook Line 6: after minimum shall. Delete rest of sentence and replace with ‘on the claim of the opposing Captain, forfeit 21 points for each player absent. Move ruling re green unfit for play to Rule 11

Reason: Amendment of rule allowing the opposing Captain some discretion.

8: Page 52, 2014 handbook Line 3: delete Each absentee registered fine £2.00

Reason: Deletion of a fine that is very rarely applied.

10: Page 52, 2014 handbook. Delete present rule 10 and replace with

The winning team shall forward the result sheet within three days (excluding weekends), duly signed by both captains to the person indicated on the match sheet for that game. Result sheets can also be emailed to the Association Secretary at the email address on the result sheet. Any club failing to comply with this rule or team sheets are incorrectly filled in or not on an appropriate match sheet shall be fined £2-00.

Reason: Clarifies ruling and confirms match sheets can be sent via email.

11: Page 52, 2014 handbook Line 6: after ‘within three days’. Insert, The rearranged date being within one month of the original fixture.  Line 9: after at the adjournment. Add, It should be noted be noted that the decision on whether a green is fit for play will be made by the appropriate green keeper but in their absence the decision will be left to the Captain of the Home Team. Every effort should be made to ensure a match is played, however if a postponement is likely then this should be communicated to the opponents as soon as possible so as to reduce unnecessary travelling. No match to be called off before 5pm on the day of play.

Reason: Clarification of ruling

New Rule 12 to replace old rule 12

Page 52, 2014 handbook  For matches where a Referee has been appointed all matters in dispute, including suitability of green will be decided by the appointed Referee, whose decision shall be final and binding. No protests may be lodged.

Reason: Amended rule to give full authority to Referee

New Rule 15

Any club who excludes a player from their premises for any reason, must advise the Association Secretary as soon as possible following the implementation of any exclusion and include full details. The association is not under any obligation to involve themselves in any dispute.

Team Competition Rules


1: Page 53, 2014 handbook   Amended Rule  Matches to be played home and away. The fixtures as arranged to be strictly adhered to. In the event of teams resigning or joining the Association, the Executive Committee shall have the power to re-organise the Divisions at its discretion. The top two teams in Division Two and Three to be promoted and the two teams gaining the least points in Divisions One and Two shall be liable for relegation.

Reason: Clarification of rule.

4: Page 53, 2014 handbook Replace old rule 4 with. Where possible all matches must be completed by September 1st.

Reason: Old ruling now in Team Competition Rules – General


1: Page 54, 2014 handbook  Amended Rule

The competitions shall be open to all members of the Association. All Cup competitions to be run on a handicap basis. Entry to all the Divisional Cup competitions is compulsory but entry into The Presidents Cup and The Wallasey News Cup is optional. Any team who does not wish to be included in either the Presidents or Wallasey News Cups must notify the Association Secretary by January 3rd each year. Failure to comply with this rule leaves a club liable to competition fees.

Reason: Allows clubs to withdraw a team from these two competitions before any draw is made.

11: Dress Code

Page 55, 2014 handbook  Line 11   Add on new rule ‘No inappropriate use of weather protection clothing will be allowed’

Reason: Stops players who do not turn up in correct dress code using wet weather gear to cover up their non-observance of dress code rule

Add new Rule 12

Both of Cup Competition Finalists shall submit their teams, in order of play, to the Association Secretary when requested. The game shall start not later than 6-30pm on the date specified in the handbook for each Cup Final. In special circumstances, Executive Committee approval may be given to amend starting times.

Reason: Clarification of what happens now but not written in rules.