Rose Bowl

ROSE BOWL 2019
The first club competition of the season took place on Sunday when 23 members braved the chilly conditions to take part in the Rose Bowl, a singles handicap.
In the top half of the draw, Terry Corfield negotiated a tricky route to the final by defeating Wayne Graham (21-12), Kez Adams (21-17) and in the semi-final, the in-form Dave White (21-13). Terry’s opponent in the final was his Harriers team-mate Peter Croston, who had overcome Laurie Townson (21-11), Alex Rimmer (21-12) and Ken Rimmer (21-9).
The final was expected to be close but Terry continued his excellent form by winning 12 out of the first thirteen ends to establish a commanding 20-5 lead. Peter was able to stage a mini-revival by winning four consecutive ends but Terry scored the single chalk he needed to win the final 21-9. Congratulations to Terry on winning his first Hesketh Arms title.
A plate competition was run for those losing their first game and this was won by Club President Sue Davies with a 15-10 win against Lynne Smith in the final.
Members are reminded that the next internal competition will be the Spring Pairs, which will take place on Saturday 11th May, starting at 12 noon. Pairings will be drawn randomly on the day – please register by 11.45 am to ensure a prompt start.

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ROSE BOWL & OPEN COMPETITION 2019

MEMBERS COMPETITION

The ROSE BOWL

Singles Competition Sunday 14th April 2019 Start Time 12.00 Noon, Please arrive at least 15 minutes before start time to register.

Don’t forget Car Parking Restrictions.

2019 OPEN COMPETITION

OPEN SINGLES 2019

TO BE HELD ON

SATURDAY 15thJUNE 2019

(32 entries– fee £10.00)

START TIMES : 10.00 am, 10.45 am,
11.30 am, 12.15 pm.
11.30 am, 12.15 pm.

(SUBJECT TO FULL ENTRY)

WINNER – £120.00

RUNNER-UP – £60.00

SEMI-FINALISTS – £30.00

QUARTER-FINALISTS – £20.00

ENTRIES TO :- Mike Milne, 20 Coudray Road, Southport PR9 9NL

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION :-

TELEPHONE : Mike Milne 07752352065

or Chris Harding 07761733024

EMAIL : michaelmilne66@outlook.com

CHEQUES TO BE MADE PAYABLE TO :-

“HESKETH ARMS BOWLING CLUB”

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April Newsletter

HESKETH ARMS NEWSLETTER – April 2019

OPENING ROUND ROBIN 

The first club event of the season took place on Sunday when 24 members took part in a Round Robin. Fourth place went to Ken Rimmer with a score of +12. Wayne Graham and Len Southworth were joint second with +13 but the clear winner with an aggregate of +19 was Norman Simpson.

ROSE BOWL

The first club competition of 2019 will be held on Sunday 14th April when we will be competing for the Rose Bowl. This is a singles handicap and will start at 12 noon. Please report by 11.45am to ensure a prompt start.

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Members are reminded that subscriptions for the 2019 season are now due and have been set as follows :-

Full Membership – £45.00

Social Membership – £25.00

Full Membership applies to those members playing for one or more of the league teams and includes the payment of league fees and cost of fixture books/cards.

Social Membership is available to members who wish to play on a casual basis.

Early payment of subscriptions would be appreciated. Please forward to :-

Mike Milne, 20 Coudray Road, Southport PR9 9NL

Alternatively, payment can be made online. Payment should be made to the following account :-

Account Number 01007849 / Sort Code 30-97-88

If paying online, please indicate clearly who you are paying for and let me know by text (07752352065) or email (michaelmilne66@outlook.com).

CAR PARKING

Members and guests are reminded that when using the Hesketh Arms car park, the car registration number needs to be entered in the console situated at the bar inside the pub. Failure to do this will result in a charge being made to the owner of the car.

TEA & COFFEE

When playing in weekend events, a contribution of 50p is required for cups of tea and coffee. This is to cover the costs of providing supplies.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Sunday 14th April        –           Rose Bowl (Singles Handicap, 12.00pm start)

Saturday 11th May      –           Spring Pairs (Doubles – pairings to be drawn, 12.00pm start)

GREEN BOOKING

Please note that the green will unavailable for use by members on Sunday 7th April, as it is being used to host the Southport Champions Trophy. Spectators will be welcome, play starts at 11.00am.

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Green Opening

GREEN OPENING

The green will be open to members from Saturday 30th March.

CAR PARKING

Please note you MUST ADHERE to the car Parking Rules as displayed in the Car Park. We have been unable to negotiate any concessions at this point in time.

ROUND ROBINS

The first club event of the season will be a Round Robin, to be held on Sunday 31st March, starting at 2.00 pm.

Please note the green will be used from 5pm for team practice by the Eagles and Vultures

The popular midweek Round Robins will commence on Tuesday 2nd April. These events, hosted by Peter and Lynne Smith, will then take place every Tuesday and Friday throughout the season, commencing at 10.00 am. Please arrive in good time to allow the draw to take place. These friendly sessions are ideal for new and experienced bowlers alike and are an excellent way of meeting other club members.

TEAM BOWLING

All team fixtures are now on the web site with links to the League web sites.

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March Newsletter

HESKETH ARMS NEWSLETTER – MARCH 2019

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Many thanks to all those who attended the Club’s AGM, held on Monday 18th February at the Churchtown Conservative Club. We are grateful to the Conservative Club for allowing us to use their excellent facilities.

The meeting concluded with the announcement that Bill Nowell and Ray Sutton had been granted Honorary Life Membership of the Club in recognition of their longstanding and loyal service, both having been team captains and served on the Committee. Bill was Club President in 2013/2014 and Ray in 2015/2016. Congratulations to both on this well-deserved honour. 

GREEN OPENING

The green will be open to members from Saturday 30th March.

ROUND ROBINS

The first club event of the season will be a Round Robin, to be held on Sunday 31st March, starting at 2.00 pm.

The popular midweek Round Robins will commence on Tuesday 2nd April. These events, hosted by Peter and Lynne Smith, will then take place every Tuesday and Friday throughout the season, commencing at 10.00 am. Please arrive in good time to allow the draw to take place. These friendly sessions are ideal for new and experienced bowlers alike and are an excellent way of meeting other club members.

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Members are reminded that subscriptions for the 2019 season are now due:-

Full Membership – £45.00 ; Social Membership – £25.00 ; Junior Membership – £17.50

Full Membership applies to those members playing for one or more of the league teams and includes the payment of league fees and cost of fixture books/cards.

Social Membership is available to members who wish to play on a casual basis.

Please forward payment to :- Mike Milne, 20 Coudray Road, Southport PR9 9NL

LEAGUE TEAMS

The Club will again be running eleven teams in various local leagues in 2019. If anyone is interested in joining a team, they should contact the captain of the team they would like to play for or any officer of the Club. The details of our league teams, along with the captains’ contact numbers are :-

LV LEAGUE

EAGLES (Premier) – Chris Harding 07761733024

HARRIERS (Premier) – Jason Chapman 07514595284

FALCONS (1st) – Jeff Brown 01704 214104

BURSCOUGH LEAGUE

VULTURES (1st) – Chris Harding 07761733024

OSPREYS (2nd) – Mark Rowlinson 07763176455

AUGHTON LEAGUE

KESTRELS (1st) – Malcolm Hodge 01704 545545

HAWKS (1st) – George Hitchmough 07977500131

SOUTHPORT PARKS LEAGUE

KITES (1st) – John Unsworth 07722884581

SOUTHPORT VETS LEAGUE

MERLINS (2nd) – George Hitchmough 07977500131

HOBBIES (2nd) – Roger Van Beever 01704 211978

MAGHULL LEAGUE

OWLS (3rd) – Sue Davies 07473767558

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Sunday 31st March –    Round Robin 2.00pm start

Sunday 14th April –     Rose Bowl (Singles Handicap) 12 noon start

GREEN BOOKING

Please note that the green will unavailable for use by members on Sunday 7th April, as it is being used to host the Southport Champions Trophy. Spectators will be welcome, play starts at 11.00am

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2019 Subscriptions

THE AGM MEETING AGREED TO INCREASE SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR THE 2019 SEASON

FULL MEMBER £45.00

SOCIAL MEMBER £25.00

JUNIOR £17.50

SUBS ARE NOW DUE

GREEN OPENS SATURDAY 30th MARCH 2019

ROUND ROBIN SUNDAY 31st MARCH 2.00pm

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LIFE MEMBERSHIP

Congratulations to Bill Nowell and Ray Sutton for being conferred as Honorary Life Members at the 2019 AGM

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AGM Minutes

AGM Minutes

CLICK ON LINK

AGM Minutes 2019

 

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Awards Evening report

AWARDS EVENING REPORT – 2018 SEASON

The Club’s seventh annual Awards Evening was held on Saturday at the Churchtown Conservative Club, when members celebrated a successful 2018 season. The evening was again compered by Club Chairman, Chris Harding, who congratulated all the members on another excellent season.

Awards were made to the winners and runners-up of the Club’s nine internal competitions and team merit winners, details of which have been reported during the course of the season and in the 2018 Season Review. These were followed by the Club’s special awards, presented to the Team of the Year and the Club Member of the Year. The team award was again keenly contested, which several of our teams enjoying successful campaigns. The Kites (Parks League), Vultures (Burscough League) and Hawks (Aughton League) all achieved either promotion or knockout cup success but the final choice was between the three teams that had finished as champions of their respective divisions. In the Southport LV League, the Club achieved a notable double, with the Harriers winning the 1st Division and the Eagles finishing as Premier Division champions, the first time this title had been won by the Hesketh Arms in over twenty years. Our third champions were the Owls, who under the captaincy of Sue Davies, won the league and cup double in the Maghull League 4th Division. As several members of the Committee are either captain of one of these teams or play for them, an independent panel was appointed and the 2018 Team of the Year was adjudged to be the Eagles in recognition of winning the LV League Premier Division. The trophy was accepted on the team’s behalf by Chris Harding, who has been captain of this team for nineteen consecutive seasons.

The final presentation of the evening is made to the Club Member Of The Year and this year it was deservedly awarded to George Hitchmough. George has been Club Secretary since 2011 and in addition to the usual duties involved in this role, George has set up and administered the Club’s website, overseen numerous maintenance projects at the green, organised the Club’s social and fundraising events and provided a vital link to the Conservative Club, which we use as the venue for our functions and meetings. George has also been a successful captain of two of our afternoon teams, the Hawks and the Merlins.

The Committee would like to thank the Churchtown Conservative Club for allowing us to use their excellent facilities once again. Thanks in particular to Gill for her hard work on the night and to Brian Whitley, who helped Gill behind the bar and with laying out the buffet.

Many thanks to Jason Chapman and Jon Roberts for their help selling the raffle tickets.

A special mention must go to George Hitchmough for co-ordinating the arrangements for the whole evening and to Sue Andersen, who helped George with the catering.

Finally, thank you to all those who supported the event by attending on the night and providing prizes for the raffle. Final proceeds came to £385.30, which will go towards Club funds.

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January News Letter

HESKETH ARMS NEWSLETTER – january 2019

AWARDS EVENING

The Club’s annual Awards Evening will take place on Saturday, 2nd February at the Churchtown Conservative Club, starting at 7.30 pm. As well as presentations to the successful players from the 2018 season, there will be a buffet supper, quiz and raffle.

To order your ticket, priced at £5.00, please contact any club officer or your team captain. All proceeds from the night will go towards club funds.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Members are reminded that the Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Churchtown Conservative Club on Monday 18th February, 7.30 pm start.

Any proposals should be with the Secretary before Thursday 17th January.

CLOSE SEASON WORK & MAINTENANCE

Although the green has been closed since the beginning of October, the Autumn and Winter months are still a busy time for the Club’s Committee, with essential works being carried out on and around the green.

Almost as soon as the green closes at the end of the season, Andrew Church and Lancashire Turf Supplies are given to access the green to enable them to carry out the annual maintenance work, with is crucial to us maintaining a good playing surface for our members. This was particularly important at the end of last season given the unprecedented weather conditions we had experienced during the summer. The Club is again indebted to our Honorary Vice-President, Mr. Bernard O’Malley, of Nationwide Produce, for his generous assistance in funding this work. Bernard has been a staunch supporter of our club for a number of years now and without his support we would not be enjoying the facilities we have today.

The Officers of the Club would like to thank Graham Meadow for his hard work in organising and co-ordinating various jobs around the green, including improved access to the club from the carpark, the replacement of boards around the edges of the green and surgery on several trees which were causing damage to the green.

CLUB COMPETITIONS

The Club will again run a varied programme of competitions and events during the 2019 season, starting with a Round Robin on Sunday, 31st March, 2.00 pm start.

A few changes to our internal competitions are planned this year, as a result of feedback received from members :-

Firstly, the Championship Cup and Ladies’ Championship have been brought forward to the beginning of June to avoid clashing with holidays and other events.

As we now run four club pairs, the Chairman’s Shield will be non-random this season, meaning that members can enter the competition with a partner of their choice.

The President’s Day will commence at the earlier time of 11.00 am due to the larger number of attendees at this event in recent seasons. This should result in an a more timely finish to the competition.

The dates so far set are as follows :-

Sunday 31st March Round Robin 2.00 pm start

Sunday 14th April Rose Bowl (singles handicap) 12.00 pm start

Saturday 11th May Spring Pairs (random doubles) 12.00 pm start

Sunday 2nd June Championship Cup (men’s singles) 12.00 pm start

& Ladies’ Championship (ladies’ singles)

Saturday 15th June Open Singles 10.00 am start

Sunday 30th June Vice Presidents Trophy (random doubles) 12.00 pm start

Saturday 13th July Chairman’s Shield (non-random doubles) 12.00 pm start

Sunday 21st July President’s Cup (singles handicap) 11.00 am start

August (TBC) Friendly v. Emmanuel B.C. TBC

August (TBC) Coronation Cup (singles handicap) 12.00 pm start

September (TBC) Open Doubles 10.00 am start

September (TBC) Last Chance Cup (random doubles) 12.00 pm start

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