Comp News 2019

Dixon Driscoll Doubles Details

posted Jun 23, 2019, 3:35 AM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Jun 23, 2019, 3:36 AM ]

This popular one-day competition wil lbe played all on Saturday 29th June .

It's a 10am start to qualifying at Donnington Wood (old green) and St Georges (small) with four pairs from each venue TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE FINALS AT NEWPORT.

See attached sheet for qualifier details, adding that Lou Tipton and Jeff Davies will be playing at St Georges as one pair have dropped out . . .

Saturday Play & Deadline

posted Jun 13, 2019, 2:00 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

This Saturday (15th June) is Under-25 Merit day.

It's 6pm start time at Bowring, enter on the night at a cost of £3, and dress code rules will apply.

Saturday is also the last day for entries in the Dixon Driscoll Doubles to be with organiser Phil King.

The one-day competition will be played on Saturday 29th June and entries this year cost £10 per pair.

Start time is 10am and it is likely to be held at a two-green venue and played straight through so that bowlers who will represent the MSBL at night in the Shropshire senior inter-league semi-finals can enter.

Merit Magic At The Double

posted Jun 9, 2019, 11:36 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

Wednesday 12th June  is the night that this year's Senior Merit qualifiers will emerge.

The last 16 for finals day (Saturday 6th July) will have to battle through qualifying sessions this week at Allscott Heath, Bowring, Maddocks and Sinclair (all 6.30pm start).

A total of 58 bowlers have entered at a cost of £8 each, meaning a prize fund of in the region of £420 will be up for grabs at the finals as 90% of the entry fees are paid out and 10% kept to add to the prizes for junior comps.

And the Under-25 Merit follows at the weekend with a 6pm start at Bowring on Saturday 15th June.

It's enter on the night at a cost of £3, and dress code rules will apply.

Under-25 Merit & Dixon Driscoll Doubles Looming

posted Jun 6, 2019, 9:23 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

Bowring will host this year's Under-25 Merit on Saturday 15th June with a 6pm start time.

As usual it is enter on the night with the title having been won last year by Sam Millward of Newport.

League comps chief Phil King is now taking entries for this year's Dixon Driscoll Doubles - to be played all on Saturday 29th June.

Entries this year cost £10 per pair with 90% of the income to be paid out n prize money and 10% going to the junior prize fund.

Start time is 10am - but there could well be a change to the format this year as the date clashes with semi-finals night in the Shropshire senior inter-league, which features the MSBL A team.

So Phil may try and find a two green venue and play the comp straight through - rather than having qualifiers and then a beak before heading to a new finals venue for the last eight.

This would allow any members of the MSBL A squad who want to play in the doubles the chance to do so, before heading to a neutral venue for the inter-league tie that starts at 7pm.  

League Officer A Shropshire King!

posted Jun 3, 2019, 3:54 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

Many congratulations go to League competition secretary Phil King who, with eldest offspring Jamie, has won the County Father & Son title.

The Kings got their hands on the trophy by beating past winners Wayne & Steve Rogers in the final at Bridgewater BC in Whitchurch on Saturday 1st June.

Phil is part of Hadley USC's latest assault on the first division championship while Jamie, now bowling for Wrockwardine Wood, is the League's reigning Senior Merit champion.
Full details will be posted on the SCGBA website  

Terrific Tony Takes Title - Again

posted May 21, 2019, 11:45 AM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated May 23, 2019, 9:36 AM by Stephen Wall ]

There was simply no stopping Tony Roche retaining the League's Over-60 Merit title.

The Sir John Bayley man gave a brilliant display to beat Richard Suggett (Stockton) 21-6 in the final at Allscott Heath on Saturday 18th May.

League president Mike Potter returned the Ray & Jeff Hutchinson Trophy to Roche and summed it up by saying: “Richard could do nothing about it – he came up against a brick wall in Tony.”

Suggett, Senior Merit winner in 2014, was soon 9-1 down in the final and had no answer to Roche’s accuracy on a mark over the middle of the immaculate green.

But Roche, winner of the County Veterans Merit in 2016 when bowling for Madeley CC, had to survive a scare in the semi-finals, virtually running out from 14-8 down to beat Graham Turner of St Georges 21-15.

Suggett beat Horsehay skipper Peter Burd 21-15 at the same stage as 10 of the 13 who had entered turned up to play but, sadly for league officials, there was still no lady entry.

Competition secretary Phil King thanked hosts Allscott and greenkeeper George Groucott.

Quarter-final scores being – Turner 21 John Clarke (Wrockwardine Wood) 18; Roche 21 Peter Spragg (Sinclair) 9, Suggett 21 Steve Wall (Albrighton) 14; Burd 21 Dave Brown (Horsehay) 18. 

Senior Merit - Qualifying Venues & Bowlers

posted May 21, 2019, 11:44 AM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated May 21, 2019, 11:49 AM ]

2019 Senior Merit qualifying sessions on Wednesday 12th June, starting at 6.30pm.

For full details see attached file . . .

Cup & Over-60 Merit Update

posted May 13, 2019, 11:58 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

It's first round time in the Ashton Cup on Wednesday 15th May with seven ties scheduled in the five home-five away KO for Monday division teams.

But holders St Georges are already through, having accounted for the club who have dominated this comp in recent years, Wrockwardine Wood, in a repeat of the 2018 final.

Meanwhile, the Over 60 Merit looms on Saturday 18th May at Allscott Heath. It's an 11am start and dress code rules apply.

Over-60 & Senior Merits Update

posted May 8, 2019, 11:48 AM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated May 10, 2019, 11:42 PM by Stephen Wall ]

Allscott Heath
will be the new venue for the Over-60 Merit on Saturday 18th May at 11am.

A total of 12 entries will battle it out for the Ray & Jeff Hutchinson Trophy when it is played for the first time away from Trench since the competition was launched in 2016.

The previous winners of the title are Dave Brown, Peter Spragg and Tony Roche.

Organiser Phil King reports 55 entries for the Senor Merit - slightly down on last year's total.

He is now working of arranging venues for qualifying sessions on Wednesday, June 12 (6.30pm) before the last 16 go forward to finals day on Saturday, July 6.


Senior Merit Entries - Last Call!

posted May 6, 2019, 3:26 AM by Malcolm Fletcher

Entries for the 2019 Mid Shropshire Senior Merit need to be with organiser Phil King by the League's May meeting tomorrow (Tuesday the 7th) at the latest.

Entries this season cost £8 and qualifying sessions will be played on Wednesday 12thJune at neutral venues from 6.30pm.

Then the last 16 will go forward to finals day on Saturday 6th July.

Sunday's Trench Mixed Doubles was won by Jamie King and Sally Clee.

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