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Coronation Cup

A decent turnout of sixteen members braved the showers on Saturday to compete for the Coronation Cup, the Club’s fourth and final internal singles competition of the season.
In the top half of the draw, Dave White reached the final with wins against Chris Harding (21-10), Lynne Smith (21-10) and Ken Rimmer (21-10). His opponent in the final was Jim Halsall who had overcome Sue Davies (21-13), Terry Corfield (21-14) and Tony Wakefield (21-19).

The early stages of the final were close as Dave won the first two ends but Jim was able to seize control at the thirteenth end to run out from 12-10 up to win the game 21-10. This was Jim’s fourth singles win at the Hesketh Arms and he becomes the first player to win all four Hesketh singles titles having previously won the Rose Bowl in 2013, the Championship Cup in 2014 and the President’s Cup in 2016.

The Plate was won by Roger Van Beever, who defeated Sue Davies 15-13 in a closely contested final.

The final club competition of the season will be the Last Chance Cup, a random doubles, which will be held on Sunday 22nd September, starting at 12 noon. 

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August Newsletter



The Club’s final singles competition of the season will take place this Saturday, 10th August when we will compete for the Coronation Cup. Please register by 11.45am for a 12 noon start.


Many thanks to all those members who supported the friendly match against Emmanuel Bowling Club on Saturday. This was the fifth time that we have staged this fixture and it was pleasing to see such a good turnout. The Hesketh Arms’ players took full advantage of home green knowledge to retain the Challenge Shield with a 13-5 victory.

At the end of the match, we retired to the Conservative Club for the presentation. Thank you to all those who donated cakes and helped with setting out the refreshments.

Finally, thank you to Kath Young for bringing her team from Emmanuel and to the Churchtown Conservative Club for kindly allowing us to use their facilities.


Entries are still being taken for the Club’s Open Doubles competition for the Bernard O’Malley Vice-President’s Trophy, to be held on Sunday 15th September. The fee is £10 per pair with starting times at 10.00 am, 10.45 am, 11.30 am and 12.15 pm. Total prize money will be £320, paid out as follows :-

Winners – £120.00 – Runners-Up – £60.00

Semi-Finalists – £30.00 – Quarter-Finalists – £20.00

To enter please contact Chris Harding (07761733024) or Mike Milne (07752352065 / )

All games will be 21 up, off scratch.


The Southport Federation team’s July fixture saw them take on Wrexham in a game which resulted in a 22 points to 10 defeat, despite some close games at both venues.

The home leg was staged at Fleetwood Hesketh and the teams had six winners each, with Wrexham narrowly taking the aggregate by just seven chalks. Southport’s winners included Fergal Wright, who defeated Andy Chase 21-20. The away leg in Chirk saw Southport gain four winners, including wins for Hesketh Arms’ representatives Dave Gordon (21-11) and Mike Milne (21-9).

The final regular Federation match of the season will take place on Sunday 18th August, when the opponents will be Clwyd Dragons in a play-off match that will determine which division the team will be placed in next season. The home leg will be held at Tarleton Bowling Club (2.00pm start) and Kyle Dawes, Chris Porter and Fergal Wright are among the twelve players selected. Travelling to North Wales to play in the away leg will be Arthur Adams, Kez Adams, Chris Harding, Mike Milne and Jon Roberts. Spectators at the home leg of this crucial match will be most welcome.


Members are reminded that the green will be unavailable on Sunday 11th August, as it has been booked for private event. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The green is also booked for an Aughton League Cup on Friday 6th September. from 1.00pm


Saturday 10th August – Coronation Cup (singles handicap) 12 noon start

Sunday 15th September – Open Doubles (see above for details)

Sunday 22nd September – Last Chance Cup (random pairs) 12 noon start