NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 2020
THE GREEN IS NOW CLOSED FOR WINTER MAINTENANCE
The committee would like to thank all members for their support during the last 4 months in supporting the club competitions, supporting our efforts to comply with Covid 9 regulations, supporting our request for donations to purchase new equipment and most of all supporting us by renewing your membership.
We will be holding a committee meeting to discuss the last season and if you have any comments or suggestions we would welcome them. I know some members would prefer random pairs and we will take this into consideration. We tried a new floodlights competition on the last Friday evening of the season and we would welcome your comments on this.
The green will require some over winter work and we would hope you can help as and when we get to schedule the required work.
It is still unknown on how the next season will be but we are all hoping we can get back to as near normal as possible. We would hope that league bowlers who did not join this season will choose to join in 2021.
We are considering 2 new teams for 2021, 1 in the Maghull Monday evening league and 1 in the Ormskirk Tuesday evening league. Once we have these confirmed we will be looking for players.
2020 Maghull TEAM CHALLENGE
The Team Challenge concluded on Monday 28th September with the following results:-
Hurricanes 5, Blizzard 0
Thunder 4, Tempest 1
Hurricanes 14 points
Thunder 8 points
Tempest 5 points
Blizzard 3 points
CONSERVATIVE CLUB – B.J.P.O’MALLEY PRESIDENT’S TROPHY
Congratulations to Terry Corfield and Tony Wakefield on winning the Conservative Club’s B.J.P.O’Malley President’s Trophy, defeating Chris Harding and Chris Heron 21-17 in a well-contested final.
MIDWEEK ROUND ROBINS
The popular midweek round robins were able to start at the end of July and members have enjoyed two months of social bowling. The Committee wish to thank Peter and Lynne Smith for all the work they put into running these sessions and to all the members who have supported them. As well as providing our members with the opportunity to meet up with others on a regular basis, the round robins also contribute a source of additional revenue towards club funds. This is especially appreciated during what has been a difficult year.
SPONSOR A SPIKE
Thanks once again to all those members who contributed to the Sponsor a Spike campaign. The final total raised was £604, which covers half the cost of the Sorrell Roller. Graham has been making good use of this new piece of equipment and we believe the benefits to the green can already be seen.
MAGHULL MINI LEAGUE
The Club was pleased to enter four teams into the Maghull Mini League, which was able to start at the beginning of August. The format was for teams of four placed in divisions of seven or eight teams, playing Mondays and Wednesdays over seven weeks. Our teams were the Hurricanes in the 1st Division; Thunder and Blizzard were placed in Division 2 and Tempest competed in Division 3. Many thanks to Mike Milne, Roger Van Beever, Sue Davies and Jason Chapman for taking on the task of captaining these teams.
Congratulations to Tempest, captained by Jason Chapman, on winning the 3rd Division by 10 clear points and losing just one of their fourteen fixtures. There were several impressive individual records in this team, including 9 wins out of twelve for Mark Rowlinson and 10 wins by Terry Corfield but top block was Graham Meadow with an unbeaten record of 11 wins in 11 games. In the 1st Division, the Hurricanes competed well to finish in 3rd position, just 3.5 points behind 2nd placed Brownmoor Brooke ‘A’. The Hurricanes’ top player was Chris Porter, with an outstanding record of 12 wins out of 13 games played. This was also the best record in the division.
Roger Van Beever’s Thunder finished the season in a creditable 4th place, competing against some tough opposition in the 2nd Division. Top block for Thunder was Brian Sutton, with 7 wins.
The highlight of the season for Blizzard was a convincing 4-1 victory over Thunder early in the season. Wins after that proved elusive in what was a competitive division, despite plenty of close games finishing with two winners for each side. The best player for Blizzard was George Hitchmough with five wins.
The full league tables can be seen using the following link: -https://www.cgleague.co.uk/maghull/tables.php
In all, 28 members represented the Club in the Maghull Mini League in what was a welcome opportunity to experience some competitive bowling. Some new greens were visited in a well-run and enjoyable competition. Thank you to all those members who supported the venture and to the Maghull League for their excellent organisation.
Floodlights Cup Friday 2nd October
A total of 9 pairs entered our first Floodlight competition.
Because of Covid 9 restrictions we had to finish the games by 10pm so it was decided to run a mini league format of 3 pairs per group, playing to 11 points. The winners of each group and the best runner up would proceed to the semi-finals.
After some very close semi-finals the eventual finalists were Jim Hallsall and Dave Bannister playing Brian Sutton and Phil Richards.
Brian & Phil played well to win the competition, this being Phil’s first competition win.
It was good to see some new players entering a completion and we will be looking to put this competition into our schedule of competitions for 2021.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mike Milne for running our competitions and also the competition booking system which worked very well.