Comp News 2018

Early Start In Ashton Cup

posted Apr 10, 2018, 11:45 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

There are 5 ties in the preliminary round of this year's Ashton Cup on Wednesday 11th April.

For full details of the draw for the five home-five away KO go to Results and then Competitions 2018 . . .

Big Guns Get Ready - On 3 Fronts!

posted Apr 9, 2018, 12:51 PM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Apr 9, 2018, 12:52 PM ]

Newport (Premier), winners of the Harris Cup for four years on the trot up until 2016, featured in one of two preliminary round ties on Wednesday 25th April to cater for 18 entries this year.

But holders St Georges (Premier) and fellow big guns, Ludlow-based Burway, can relax until first round night on Wednesday 27th June. Full draw under Results then go to Competitions 2018 

Meanwhile, names for the Over-60s Merit need to be in to organiser Phil King by April 28th ahead of the singles KO on Saturday 19th May. The League is eager to attract entries from lady bowls in this comp for the first time . . .

And Phil will take entries for the Senior Merit up until May 1st, qualifying to follow on Wednesday 16th May (6.30pm) and finals day for the last 16 on Saturday 30th June (2pm)..

Last Call For . . .

posted Apr 4, 2018, 3:05 AM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Apr 4, 2018, 3:11 AM ]

Deadlines for entries in 2 League competitions have been extended by organiser Phil King.

He will take entries for the Mixed Doubles and Harris Cup up until lunch time on Saturday 7th April.

The one-day Mixed Doubles will be played on Saturday 21st April with new parents Sally Clee and Jamie King the reigning champions.

Names for the Over-60s Merit need to be in by April 28th ahead of the singles KO on Saturday 19th May. The League is eager to attract entries from lady bowls in this comp for the first time . . .

And Phil will take entries for the Senior Merit up until May 1st, qualifying to follow on Wednesday 16th May (6.30pm) and finals day for the last 16 on Saturday 30th June (2pm)..

 

Don't Delay - Deadlines Approaching!

posted Mar 28, 2018, 12:19 PM by Malcolm Fletcher

The 2018 League season may not have started yet but member clubs and their bowlers need to be aware of fast approaching deadlines for competition entries.

Saturday 31st March is the last call for Monday night teams from divisions 4-5-6 to enter the Ashton Cup, the early losers in which go on to contest the Ashton Shield.

Both are now 10-a-side knockouts - with five home, five away legs until the finals, which this year will both be played on Saturday 1st September, probably at a two-green venue with a 6.30pm start time.

Entries in the Harris Cup, the League's main team KO which is open to all Shropshire affiliated clubs, is Wednesday 4th April.

Other competition entry deadlines looming (also contact Phil King to book a place):

Mixed Doubles - entries by April 7th before comp on Saturday 21st April
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Over-60s Merit - names in by April 28th ahead of the singles KO on Saturday 19th May. The League is eager to attract entries from lady bowls in this comp for the first time . . .
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Calling All Mid Shropshire Ladies . . .

posted Mar 19, 2018, 9:53 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

Reigning champions Hadley USC will host their traditional pre-season ladies open doubles competition in a new format later this month.

They are eager to attract entries in the Barbara Price Ladies Doubles, which will be played all on one day - Sunday, March 25.

“We are trying it as a one-day competition this year and there are still vacancies for the morning and afternoon qualifying sessions,” said promoter Chris Sherry.

She has a total of 32 places to fill at £8 each and can be contacted on 01952-412354 or 07905-581533.

Qualifying sessions start at 10am and 1pm with the last eight to do battle from 5pm, prize money depending on the number of entries.

2018 Comps & Cups Programme

posted Mar 12, 2018, 1:10 PM by Malcolm Fletcher

The finalised dates for this year's MSBL Competitions and Cup ties are:
 
Mixed Doubles - on Saturday 21st April  

Under-15 & 18 Merits - on Saturday 12th May at a two green venue with split starting times so younger bowlers can enter both comps if they wish

Over-60 Merit - on Saturday 19th May, when the League hope to attract entries from lady bowlers for the fist time  

Under-25 Merit - on Saturday 9th June, 6pm start  

Dixon Driscoll Doubles - on Saturday 23rd June 

Senior Merit - qualifiers on Wednesday 16th May (6.30pm) with finals on Saturday 30th June (2pm start) 

Junior Doubles - on Sunday 9th September, re-launched after two year break as warm up for the following weekend's Shropshire junior inter-league  

Dave Ellis Challenge - ladies versus gents match on Saturday 29th September at Allscott with a 6.30pm start 

Entry forms will be available to download by the weekend of March 17-18, entries can also be emailed or text to Comps Sec Phil King


HARRIS CUP
 
Prelims - Weds 25th April
1st round - Weds18th july
2nd round - Weds 25th July
Semi-finals - Weds 22nd Aug 

Final on Saturday 22nd September  (6.30pm)

ASHTON CUP

Prelims - Weds 11th April
1st round - Weds 25th April
2nd round - Weds 27th June
Semi-finals - Weds 8th Aug 

Final on Saturday September 1st at either two green venue, or before or after Ashton Shield final, depending on choice of neutral host club   


ASHTON SHIELD

Prelims - Weds 2nd May
1st round - Weds 6th June
Semi-finals - Weds 1st Aug 
 
Final on Saturday September 1st at either two green venue, or before or after Ashton Cup final, depending on choice of neutral host club   




Early Dates For Your Diary

posted Mar 8, 2018, 10:44 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

Competition secretary Phil King is finalising the 2018 programme but he did announce dates for a couple of comps at the League's March executive meeting.

The flagship event, the Mid Shropshire Senior Merit, will have qualifying sessions on Wednesday 16th May starting at 6.30pm. Entry costs £6.

This comp, now regularly attracting in the region of 60 bowlers and with a potential new sponsor in the pipeline, will come to a climax on finals day for the last 16 on Saturday 30th June.
 
The Dixon Driscoll Doubles Doubles will be on Saturday 23rd June, entry costing £6 per pair, and numbers will determine if morning qualifying sessions are needed for this one-dayer.

Phil is also planning to hold the two Ashton KO finals on the same day (probably Saturday 1st September) at a two green venue, and likewise with the two Junior Merits, but with staggered starting times so youngsters can enter both the Under-15 and Under-18 comps if they want to - and are eligible.

The Harris  Cup final is poised for the evening of Saturday 22nd September.

And League officers are eager to attract lady bowlers to enter the Over-60 Merit, which will be three years old this summer but has yet to have a women battling for the Ray & Jeff Hutchinson Trophy. 

Just One Change For 2018

posted Feb 28, 2018, 6:08 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

Only one change was made to the League's Competition Rules at the 2018 AGM - and it's to recognised the efforts of member clubs and their green-keepers.

New Rule 11 introduces a payment of green fees to clubs, and reads:
 
Any Club that hosts a competition final or qualifier, or a cup final, will be paid a green fee of £10. This fee will only be paid if the green has been prepared for play on the day.

Competition Secretary Phil King is currently working on the 2018 programme which should be finalised for the March executive committee meeting on Tuesday the 6th.

  

2018 Season Must Be Nearing . . .

posted Jan 21, 2018, 12:28 PM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Jan 23, 2018, 12:24 PM ]

SINCLAIR BOWLING CLUB present the:

2018 TOM & JOHN CANDLIN MEMORIAL OPEN DOUBLES

£500 Total Prize Money - Winning Pair receive £200 - Limited to the first 32 Pairs

On Sunday 8th April

Morning Session - 10am or 11am start  Afternoon Session - 2pm or 3pm start

Finals Session (Last 8) - 6pm start

***** NO Practice *****

Prize Money (Subject to Full Entries)

Entries to:

Stuart Church on  078 7785 7721 - but no pay, no play!

















































 





'New' Trophy Ready To Be Presented

posted Jan 8, 2018, 5:15 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

The 2017 winner of the League's Senior Merit will receive a 'new' trophy on Saturday 13th January at the annual dinner.

The W. G. Harris Cup, first played for in 1934, has been upgraded with the provision of a new base and band.

That's because space ran out on the original band for the names of new winners to be engraved on it.

Now, thanks to the efforts of Shropshire Trophy & Bowling Centre, the League has another rejuvenated trophy to be proud of.

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