Archives for Crown Green

WCGBA Ladies Champion of Champions

We have a few things to be proud of this year, especially the ladies. Wales has the British Junior Ladies Champion for the second season in a row with Jess Lacey’s recent win at Heswall. We can also congratulate Linda Williams for getting to the final of the Ladies Champion of Champions on Sunday 1st October at Monk’s Sports and Social Club, Warrington. Linda, who has won this event twice ( 2010 and 2018) had a good run of games throughout the days’ play. She won 21-1 over Helen Clee in the first round then a 21-17 over Louise Ollerton
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WCGBA Welsh Vets Club Championship

On Tuesday 26 September, the Mel Higham Welsh Vets Club Championship was played at Argoed BC. WCGBA Officials were, once again, there to support and run the event. Referees Arthur Peake and Alan Davies – having dried out from Sunday –  were joined by Peter Hughes. The four teams to qualify this year were Gresford Colliery – the 2022 winners, Coed Talon, Criccieth and Rhos Park. The pairing of Coed Talon with Rhos Park for one section of the competition saw a few more successes for Coed Talon especially Richie Jamieson 21-12 over Wynne Evans, John Bonatti’s 21-16 over Ronnie
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WCGBA Champion of Champions

As the 2023 season comes to a close on the WCGBA Competitions, the two remaining competitions were held this week. On Sunday, 24th September, the Welsh Champion of Champions was staged at Benllech BC. In a day of appalling weather conditions, the situation was challenging for all, including the reporter. Despite this, some of the bowling was truly of Championship quality. There were 16 players, each winners of a major Welsh title to qualify. Our President, Jack Hunt, Past President Simon Walker and other WCGBA Management members were there to support the event. Our Referees, Alan Davies, Arthur Peake, Ian
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BCGBA Ladies Junior Individual Merit

The BCGBA Ladies Junior Individual Merit was held, once again, at Heswall Bowling Club on Saturday September 2nd 2023. This is an excellent venue, with a tricky green and prominent crown. The makeup of the finals day is a ‘Round Robin’. There were four groups with four players and the scoring to 15 up. In Groups One and Four we had Junior Ladies from, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Warwick & Worcester and the Isle of Man. In Groups Two and Three, it was Wales, Cheshire, Isle of Man and Burton and District. This BCGBA Junior Ladies event might not be one many
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WCGBA Mixed Pairs Competition

The 2023 Welsh Mixed Pairs Competition was held at Rhos On Sea Bowling Club on Sunday 27th August. The Referees on the day were Alan Davies, Arthur Peake and Richard Haywood. Nine pairs took part and all ages covered. In Round one, young Jack Dougal paired with veteran bowler Linda Williams had a comfortable win over Caroline Davies and Geraint Roberts 21-15. Paul and Marie Hallett also won 21-15 in their first game against Tony and Linda Kirkham. Through to round two also were pairs Martin Jones and Tracey Over, Louise Dougal and Chris Jones and Hayley Carpenter and Carl
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WCGBA Welsh Junior Mert 2023

The individual championship for Welsh Junior players was held on Sunday 23rd July at Coedpoeth BC. Hosted by Deputy President, Pauline Lindley, who welcomed everyone at the start, it is one of the high spots of the Crown Green calendar. Her guests included the President, Jack Hunt and members of the EGB and Officers of the WCGBA. Referees on duty all day included Arthur Peake, Peter Hughes and Peter Kempster. There were 11 entries with a large proportion of Junior County players. In the first round several of the end results were similar. 21-7 to Hayden Williams over Ffion Gell,
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BCGBA Junior County Championship 2023

On Sunday 9th July, the Welsh Juniors played their final game of the season. The away side played at Amery Unionist Club in Staffordshire and the Home side hoisted Staffordshire at Caernarfon BC. The Welsh Juniors played with great enthusiasm and gave it their all. As one of the teams in the ‘Premier League’ they have had some touch opposition. Away from home, the teams had six winners each with some excellent single figure successes from Connor Edwards, Sam Bennett and Cody Edwards. All the stops were pulled out at the Home venue with only one match lost out of
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WCGBA Senior Merit ( Gwyn Morris Trophy )

The WCGBA 2023 Senior Merit ( Gwyn Morris Trophy ) was held at Rhos-on-Sea Bowling Club on Sunday 25th June. Our host for the day, President Jack Hunt, welcomed everyone at the start including his guests, Deputy WCGBA President Pauline Lindley and Officers of the Association and special guests, Martin Goddard BCGBA President 2023 and Richard Palmer (Chair), Claire Biddle (Development Manager) and Sophie Hancocks (General Manager) of Bowls Wales. The Referees DT Evans, Alan Davies, Arthur Peake and Richard Haywood worked tirelessly throughout the day. In Round 1, Simon Hughes started really well against Mel Higham and reached 11-4
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Welsh Crown Green Bowling Association Welsh Vet’s Merit

This years Vet’s Merit was held at Argoed Bowling Club on Wednesday 7th June.  Always hosted by the Immediate Past President – it was Simon Walker’s day to welcome the players and his guests to the event. Supporting the day were the WCGBA current President Jack Hunt, Deputy President Pauline Lindley and members and officers of the WCGBA. Our referees, Peter Hughes, Alan Davies and Peter Kempster were on hand to see fair play for all. With the Vet’s competition, you can almost guarantee there are no ‘walk-overs’. Most of the 16 finalists on the day have many years experience
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Welsh Crown Green Bowling Association- Welsh Ladies’ Merit

The major competitions of the Crown Green season 2023 got underway with the Welsh Ladies Merit held at Old Colwyn Bowling Club. The weather was ideal and there was a good crowd. Entry this year was well up from 2022 with 18 ladies playing for the trophy. WCGBA President, Jack Hunt hosted the day by getting each game underway. Referee DT Evans was ably assisted throughout the event by Alan Davies and Richard Heywood. There were two preliminary matches one between Sian Ollerton and Marie Hallett and the other between Kelly Davies and Amanda Nicholas. Sian and Marie’s game was
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