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League Update

LEAGUE BOWLING

Burscough & Lathom Mens Bowling League

Hesketh Vultures, Hesketh Ospreys

League Fixtures to commence on the 21st May & end on the 17th September

Fixtures not yet published

Aughton League

Hesketh Hawks, Hesketh Kestrels

League commences 2nd June

Fixtures are on our web site

Southport Vets League

Hesketh Merlins, Hesketh Hobbies

League commences 21st June

Fixtures on our web site.

Southport LV League

Hesketh Vultures, Hesketh Falcons

League commences 4th May

Fixtures not yet available

Southport Parks League

Hesketh Kites

League commences 6th May

Fixtures on our web site

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COMPETITION NEWS 4 – RESULTS & FORTHCOMING DATES

CORONATION CUP – RESULTS AND FIXTURES 

The Coronation Cup got underway last week and the first results were as follows :- 

Chris Harding 21, Len Southworth 16 

Chris Porter 21, Pat McArthur 12 

Laurie Townson 21, Noel Morgans 13 

George Hitchmough 21, John McCabe 20 

Jim Howard 21, Roger Van Beever 17 

Brian Sutton 21, Janice Hobson 8 

Mike Milne 21, Peter Smith 15 

There are still five 1st Round matches to be played, the deadline for which is next Sunday, 25th April. 2nd Round games are to be completed by Sunday 9th May. 

1st Round – games to be played by Sunday 25th April 

Kevin McCormack (+4) v. Sue Davies (+4) 

Tony Wakefield (+4) v. John Unsworth (+4) 

Roy Webster (+4) v. Wayne Graham (+2) 

Bill Bloor (Scratch) v. Terry Corfield (+2) 

Mark Rowlinson (+2) v. Barry Lowe (+4) 

2nd Round – games to be played by Sunday 9th May 

Chris Harding (+2) v. Chris Porter (+2) 

Laurie Townson (+4) v. Sue Davies (+4) OR Kevin McCormack (+4) 

George Hitchmough (+4) v. Jim Howard (+4) 

Brian Sutton (+4) v. Mike Milne (+2) 

Dave White (+4) v. Marjorie Antrobus (+6) 

Fergal Wright (+2) v. Ray Sutton (+4) 

VICE-PRESIDENTS PAIRS TROPHY – SATURDAY 24th APRIL  

Entries are still being taken for the Vice-Presidents Pairs Trophy. This is a non-random pairs, starting at 12 noon. Please register by 11.45 am to allow for a prompt start. We have received 14 entries so far and these are listed below. If you are not on the list and wish to play,  please contact Mike Milne (michaelmilne66@outlook.com / 07752352065) as soon as possible. 

Kez Adams & Fergal Wright ; Dave Bannister & Keith Maiden ;  

Dave Bedford & Noel Morgans ; Lynn Burrow & Lynne Smith ; 

Jason Chapman & Chris Porter ; Terry Corfield & Mike Dunlop ; 

Sue Davies & Tony Wakefield ; Chris Harding & Jon Roberts ;  

George Hitchmough & Peter Smith ; John Hughes & John McCabe ;  

Barrry & Pat McArthur ; Mike Milne & John Unsworth ; 

Alex Rimmer & Roger Van Beever ; Ray Sutton & Laurie Townson 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 

Dates for the Club’s competitions in May are as follows :- 

Both these events will start at 12 noon, with registration by 11.45 am.  

SUNDAY 9th MAY –                  ROSE BOWL 

                                                (singles handicap with plate) 

SUNDAY 16th MAY –                SPRING PAIRS 

                                                (random pairs drawn on the day / with plate) 

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Round Robins

The first Round Robin was very successful and enjoyed by all who attended.

Please note that the entry price for Round Robins will be £2 per person as and from Friday 16th April

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COMPETITION NEWS 3 – April 2021

COMPETITION NEWS 3 – April 2021

CORONATION CUP – DRAW & COMPETITION RULES

The draw for the Coronation Cup was made on Saturday. Thank you to Jason Chapman who undertook this task. The competition has attracted an entry of 28 players and the full draw is as follows :-

1st Round – games to be played by Sunday 25th April

Len Southworth (+4) v. Chris Harding (+2)

Chris Porter (+2) v. Pat McArthur (+2)

Kevin McCormack (+4) v. Sue Davies (+4)

Noel Morgans (+4) v. Laurie Townson (+4)

John McCabe (+4) v. George Hitchmough (+4)

Roger Van Beever (+4) v. Jim Howard (+4)

Tony Wakefield (+4) v. John Unsworth (+4)

Roy Webster (+4) v. Wayne Graham (+2)

Bill Bloor (Scratch) v. Terry Corfield (+2)

Mark Rowlinson (+2) v. Barry Lowe (+4)

Janice Hobson (+6) v. Brian Sutton (+4)

Peter Smith (+4) v. Mike Milne (+2)

2nd Round – games to be played by Sunday 9th May

Dave White (+4) v. Marjorie Antrobus (+6)

Fergal Wright (+2) v. Ray Sutton (+4)

CORONATION CUP RULES AND PLAYING CONDITIONS

•Each round of the competition to completed within the time stipulated.

•It will be responsibility of the first named player to contact their opponent to arrange a mutually convenient time to play the match and to book a time slot using the online booking system.

•No practice is allowed before the game. Any use of the green on the day of and prior to the game should only be done with the knowledge and consent of your opponent.

•Games to be played using own jack(s) and mat(s).

•Games up to the semi-finals to be scored by the players themselves (no markers). All games to be 21 up playing off the handicaps as indicated on the sheet displayed at the green.

•Players should agree to a procedure to determine the counting bowl when a measure would normally be used. For example, an independent judge could be asked to decide. If no neutral person is present and an agreement cannot be reached, the end should be replayed.

•Results to be sent to Mike Milne

(07752352065 / michaelmilne66@outlook.com)

•Failure to fulfil a fixture before the deadline set could result in both players being scratched from the competition. The decision of the competition organisers will be final.

•All social distancing and hygiene advice relating to Covid-19 to be adhered to at all times.

SPRING COMPETITIONS

Dates have now been set for the Club’s next three competitions, which will take place in April and May. All these events will start at 12 noon, with registration by 11.45 am.

SATURDAY 24th APRIL –      VICE-PRESIDENTS PAIRS TROPHY

                                                (non-random doubles , enter as a pair / no plate)

SUNDAY 9th MAY –               ROSE BOWL

                                                (singles handicap with plate)

SUNDAY 16th MAY –            SPRING PAIRS

                                                (random pairs drawn on the day / with plate)

VICE-PRESIDENTS PAIRS TROPHY – SATURDAY 24th APRIL

Entries are now being taken for the Vice-Presidents Pairs Trophy. To book a place, please contact Mike Milne (michaelmilne66@outlook.com / 07752352065) as soon as possible.

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ROUND ROBINS

ROUND ROBINS will commence from Tuesday 13th April.

Round Robins will be held every Tuesday and Friday from that date.

The Round Robins are for paid up members only. If you wish to pay on the day, we would prefer cash or prior to attending by Bank transfer. Social membership £25.00

Methods of Payment

(a)  Cheque payable to Hesketh Arms Bowling Club, Post to Mike Milne 20 Coudray Road, Southport, PR9 9NL

(b) Bank Transfer:- Hesketh Arms Bowling Club Account number 01007849 Sort Code 30-97-88 Please text Mike Milne on 07752352065 to confirm payment or email secretary@hesketharmsbowlingclub.co.uk to confirm payment

The club will be following the Government and BCGBA Guidelines with cleaning and sanitising stations provided. If you wish to use you own jack and mat please do so. If using the clubs please fully sanitise before and during your session.

The toilet will be open and is now a key code entry.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU FOLLOW THE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES WHEN ON AND OFF THE GREEN.

Peter and Lynne Smith will be organising the sessions with myself.

YOU MUST REGISTER WITH YOUR FULL NAME AND CONTACT NUMBER ON ARRIVAL.

Please note that for practice sessions the 12 until 1.00 session will not now be available on Tuesdays and Fridays and any bookings made will be cancelled.

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COMPETITION NEWS 2 – CORONATION CUP UPDATE

COMPETITION NEWS 2 – CORONATION CUP UPDATE

CORONATION CUP – DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES

Just a reminder that the deadline for entries to the Coronation Cup is Friday 9th April. So far, we have received 22 entries. If your name is not on the list below and you wish to enter, please contact Mike Milne asap (07752352065 / michaelmilne66@outlook.com ).

Bill Bloor ; Terry Corfield ; Sue Davies ; Wayne Graham ; Chris Harding ;

George Hitchmough ; Janice Hobson ; Jim Howard ; Barry Lowe ; Pat McArthur ;

Kevin McCormack ; Mike Milne ; Noel Morgans ; Len Southworth ; Ray Sutton ;

Laurie Townson ; John Unsworth ; Roger Van Beever ; Tony Wakefield  ;

Roy Webster ; Dave White ;  Fergal Wright

Once the draw has been made at the weekend, we will text, phone or email players with the name and contact details of their opponent. The full draw will be emailed and posted on the website asap after that.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

We are now in the process of setting dates for further club competitions and more details will be included in next week’s update.   

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Up Dates on League Bowling 04/04/2021

 Up Dates on League Bowling 04/04/2021

LV League TUESDAY EVENINGS

http://bowlingresults.co.uk/southport/

Wed Mar 10th

The LV league is pleased to announce that we will be restarting the league in the first week in May. This is of course if government restrictions allow us to. All team delegates/captains have been informed and we will be formulating the fixtures as soon as we have a definite number of teams confirmed. For those clubs unsure as yet as to how many teams they can field, you have until the middle of April to let us know.

We have entered 2 teams into the LV League

The EAGLES Captained by Chris Harding 07761733024

The FALCONS Captained by Jeff Brown 07771214104

Due to a change in his circumstances Jason Chapman has stood down as captain of the HARRIERS, we would like to thank Jason for his tenure as Captain. During the last season It became increasing difficult to field a full team for the Harriers and a number of people have indicated that they are not available to play for the team in future, therefore the decision was taken to only enter 2 teams. It is hoped that previous players will find places in the Eagles or Falcons.

Southport Vets League MONDAY AFTERNOONS

https://sites.google.com/site/southportvets2010/

I would be prepared to run such a league commencing sometime in the second half of June and running to the end of September on Monday afternoons. Teams would consist of eight players, bearing in mind two of these players could be ladies.

We will be entering 2 teams into the Southport Vets League

Hesketh Hobbies Captained by Roger Van Beever 07890224257

Hesketh MERLINS Captained by George Hitchmough 07977500131

Team players are being contacted. Anyone wishing to play for the vets please let me know

Southport Parks League THURSDAY EVENING

https://bowlingresults.co.uk/index.php

The league are currently trying to ascertain the number of teams who will be entering the league. It is hoped to commence in early JUNE

We will be entering 1 team

Hesketh Kites Captained by John Unsworth 07722884581

Previous Players are being contacted

Aughton Vets League WEDNSDAY AFTERNOON

No web Site

31/03/21

As Lock down Restrictions are altering in our favour It has been decided to have a go this year,

Therefore, we will be operating league Matches, based on Three Divisions,

The Season will be starting on Wednesday 2nd June 2021.

We will be entering 2 teams

Hesketh HAWKS Captained by George Hitchmough 07977500131

Hesketh KESTRELS Captained by Mike Burrill 07821577260

Both captains will be contacting previous players shortly.

Maghull Evening League MONDAY EVENINGS

https://www.cgleague.co.uk/maghull/

31/03/21

The Maghull & Formby leagues are looking into the possibility of running a mini league together in May and June. 
Given the restrictions in place prior to June 21st, it is clear we are not going to be able to safely run a 10 a side league.  
We are looking at running either a 4 or 6 a side league starting at the end of April and finishing before June 21st when hopefully we will then be able to resume 10 a side leagues. 
We will look to have matches on Monday and Wednesday nights but will do our very best to accommodate those who can only play certain nights. We will also open the league up to non-Maghull/Formby League clubs in the local area. 
So we can start making plans, can you please confirm the following:  
1. Does your club wish to participate? 
2. How many of your members wish to play? 
3. Whether or not your club have toilet facilities available during matches  
All teams will need to complete a risk assessment which must be approved by the Leagues before being able to play. 

If the league is 4 person teams we will be entering 4 teams

Hesketh Thunder Captained by John Unsworth 07722884581

Hesketh Hurricanes Captained by Mike Milne 07752352065

Hesketh Blizzard Captained by Sue Davies 07473767558

Hesketh Tempest Captained by Jason Chapman 07514595284

All captains are currently contacting previous players

If and when the league proper recommences on a Monday Evening we will be entering 2 teams.

Hesketh Owls Captained by Mike Milne 07752352065

Hesketh Sparrow hawks Captained by Sue Davies 07473767558

Burscough League FRIDAY EVENINGS

http://www.burscoughleague.org.uk

Likely to be 2 divisions.

No date for commencement yet

When known we will be entering 2 teams

Hesketh Ospreys Captained by Mark Rowlinson

Hesketh Vultures Captained by Chris Harding

Further updates can be obtained by visiting the league websites. ALL THE ABOVE IS SUBJECT TO THE GUIDELINES BEING UPDATED BY THE BCGBA.

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COMPETITION NEWS (1) March 2021

CORONATION CUP – SINGLES HANDICAP

Under the BCGBA / HM Govt. guidelines issued on the 26th March, we are limited to the number of people allowed at the green at any one time. This means we are unable to run competitions in the usual way for the time being. However, we propose to run the Coronation Cup as we did last season, with members arranging their own games. The following details will apply :-

·  Entries to be submitted by Friday 9th April.

·  Entries to be sent to Mike Milne (07752352065 / michaelmilne66@outlook.com)

·  The draw will be made on Saturday 10th April and published as soon as possible after completion.

·  Each round of the competition to be completed by the date provided.

·  It will be the responsibility of the first named player to contact their opponent to arrange a mutually convenient time to play the match and to book a time slot using the online booking system.

·  Games to be played using own jack(s) and mat(s).

·  Games up to the semi-finals to be scored by the players themselves (no markers).

·  Players to agree to a procedure to determine the counting bowl where a measure would normally be used. For example, an independent judge could be asked to decide. If no neutral person is present and an agreement cannot be reached, the end should be replayed.

·  Results to be sent to Mike Milne (07752352065 / michaelmilne66@outlook.com) as soon as possible after the completion of the match.

·  Failure to fulfil a fixture before the deadline set could result in both players being scratched from the competition. The decision of the competition organisers will be final.

·  ALL SOCIAL DISTANCING AND HYGIENE ADVICE RELATING TO COVID-19 TO BE ADHERED TO AT ALL TIMES.

·  N.B. Only members who have paid their 2021 subscription will be permitted entry into this competition.

Subscriptions can be paid as follows :-

(a) Cheque made payable to Hesketh Arms Bowling Club can be sent to Mike Milne 20 Coudray Road, Southport, PR9 9NL.

(b) Bank Transfer:- Hesketh Arms Bowling Club Account number 01007849 Sort Code 30-97-88. Please text Mike Milne on 07752352065 to confirm payment or email secretary@hesketharmsbowlingclub.co.uk.

At the present time, we are asking for members to pay the basic subscription of £25. An additional £20 will required as and when league bowling commences.

FUTURE CLUB COMPETITIONS

We are planning to run a full programme of club competitions during the 2021 season and hope to be able to run them on a one-day basis from May, subject to the guidance in place at the time allowing us to do so. Full details and dates will be notified as soon as possible.

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Green REOPENING

We are now able to OPEN the green, albeit on a reduced use basis. Under the BCGBA and HM Government guidelines. Gate Entry Code *****. Please ensure gate is closed when you leave

The green will reopen on Good Friday the 2nd April at 12pm. The use of the green is for members only and must be booked on the club web site.

BOOKING SYSTEM will be available from Tuesday 30th March 2021 Green use will be restricted to 55 minutes per booking, thus allowing 5 minutes to clear the green for the next booking.

PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE TO YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS AND DO NOT OVERBOOK IN ORDER TO GIVE EVERYONE A CHANCE OF PLAYING

The booking is for 2 people only. Strictly no spectators. MAXIMUM NUNBER ON THE GREEN is 6

The booking is subject to the BCGBA and government Covid 19 guidelines.

Booking can be made by paid up members only.

Anyone booking who is not a paid up member will have their booking cancelled.

The green will be available from 12pm until 6.00pm on weekdays and 11am to 7pm on Weekends. 3 Jacks in total (6PEOPLE). The use of the clubhouse is not permitted. The toilet will be open and is now secured by a KEYCODE Lock, Entry Code *****

Under the guidelines we have to keep a record of who used the green and when.

The system will be modified as and when restrictions are eased within any guidelines received from BCGBA and the government.

***** Entry Codes have been emailed to members

If you are using a smart phone or tablet please view web site in Landscape mode for the best results.

The method of booking is as follows:-

Click on Booking Link (GREEN BOOKING) Right hand side of web page

Choose desired day and time, Click BOOK NOW

Click on Cart / Basket Icon (top right hand corner of screen)

Enter Full Name of Both Bowlers, Post Code, Mobile Phone & email address in details requested Click Buy All details must be filled in or the booking will not be accepted.

I WOULD REMIND YOU THAT YOU NEED TO FILL IN BOTH BOWLERS NAMES TO COMPLY WITH BCGBA GUILDLINES. If you are playing alone you must enter your name in both bowlers boxes.

You will receive an email confirming your booking.

The green will be policed on a regular basis to ensure all the guidelines are being adhered to.

For members who do not have internet access I can only suggest at this time that you play with a member who is able to access the internet booking system.

Should you wish to pay your 2021 social subscription of £25.00

Methods of Payment

(a)  Cheque payable to Hesketh Arms Bowling Club, Post to Mike Milne 20 Coudray Road, Southport, PR9 9NL

(b) Bank Transfer:- Hesketh Arms Bowling Club Account number 01007849 Sort Code 30-97-88 Please text Mike Milne on 07752352065 to confirm payment or email secretary@hesketharmsbowlingclub.co.uk to confirm payment

LEAGUE BOWLING

We have no firm dates when League bowling will commence, we do know that most leagues are currently formulating plans for League bowling. If you have previously played in a league team your team captain will be contacting you in due course. We need to be able to inform the leagues if we will be entering a team in the respective Leagues. If you wish to try league bowling please contact any committee member who will be able to assist you with joining a team.

ROUND ROBINS

In respect of our popular Round Robins on a Tuesday and Friday mornings we will be in touch when these are allowed to recommence