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February Newsletter




The Annual General Meeting has set the following subscription rates for the 2021 season :-

Full Membership – £45.00

Basic / Social Membership – £25.00

Full Membership applies to those members playing for one or more league team and includes the payment of league fees. Until we know when league bowling is permitted, we ask that all members pay the basic subscription of £25.00.

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

Any member who paid the full membership fee in 2020 is entitled to claim a £20 credit against this year’s subscription.

Payment can be made online directly to the Club’s bank account :

Sort Code : 30 97 88   Account Number : 01007849

Alternatively, subscriptions can be sent to Mike Milne (Treasurer) at the following address :-

Mike Milne,

20 Coudray Road,




In normal circumstances, we would by now have set and advertised dates for our internal club competitions. However, due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, we thought it better to wait and see if any restrictions are still in place at the beginning of the season. You can rest assured that as soon as regulations allow, we will be organising a full programme of events, as we were able to do in 2020, despite a delayed start.

As many of you will be aware, we conducted a survey on our club competitions towards the end of last year and we will take into account as many of the comments, ideas and suggestions as possible. It may be that some of the changes we intend to make as a result of the survey will not take effect until 2022.

Our draft, outline programme for 2021, with all dates to be arranged, is as follows :-

Coronation Cup (Singles Handicap to run throughout the season, with a finals day in August or September)

Champion of Champions

Spring Pairs (Random Pairs, with plate)

Rose Bowl (Singles Handicap, with plate)

Vice-Presidents Pairs (Non-Random Pairs, no plate)

Ladies’ Championship (Round Robin Format, no plate)

Championship Cup (Men’s Singles, played off scratch with no plate)

Chairman’s Shield (Non-Random Pairs, no plate)

President’s Cup (Singles Handicap, with plate)

Club Triples

Floodlit Trophy (Non-Random Pairs, no plate)

Last Chance Cup (Random Pairs, with plate)

In December last year, the Club acquired a cup belonging to the old Blowick Hotel Bowling Club (the Blowick Hotel pub was situated where the Thatch and Thistle now stands). We have decided to use this cup in 2021 for a Champion of Champions competition. All the winners of the Club’s competitions and merit winners from 2020 will be invited to play for the “Blowick Cup”.

The Competition Survey showed that there was a demand for random pairs, so if HM Govt. / BCGBA guidelines allow, we will run two of our pairs competitions on this basis. We have provisionally planned to run plates at four of the scheduled competitions in response to requests from members.

Please note that all the above is a draft programme, which is subject to change. Full details and dates will be notified as soon as we are able to confirm them.


As we have been unable to hold an awards evening this year, we hope to hold a small, informal presentation of prizes for the 2020 season at the green, prior to one of our early club events. Ideally, this would take place on the day of the Champion of Champions as most of last season’s winners are likely to be present at that competition. This is, of course, conditional on any regulations which are in place at the time.

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2021 AGM


Dear member,

Following the email sent out on the 1st of February regarding the Virtual AGM.

We have not received any objections therefore all items contained in that document are considered to have been approved by the membership.

We would therefore request that payment of your 2021 subscription is now made.


The subscriptions for 2021 will be £25.00 per member.

If league bowling commences we would require a further £20.00 from the member.

If you paid your full subscription of £45.00 in 2020 you will be entitled to use the £20 towards the 2021 subscription.

If you do not wish to take advantage of this please pay as normal.

Subscriptions can be paid by:-

Bank Transfer to Lloyds Bank

Account Number 01007849 Sort Code 309788

Please text Mike Milne on 07752352065 to let him know you have paid,

By Cheque posted to Mike Milne 20 Coudray Road Southport PR9 9NL

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2021 AGM (Virtual)

Dear member,

We hope you are well and managing in these difficult times.

2021 is progressing and your club are hoping we will be allowed to provide social and team bowling for you in the coming year.

Normally we would be moving towards our AGM. But due to the restrictions we will be unable to hold our normal AGM or Awards evening.

The management committee met over the internet on the 15th of January and agreed to hold a virtual AGM.

To facilitate this the details of that Virtual AGM will be conducted by email which has been sent to all email addresses.

If you do not have email please contact us and we will try and provide a hard copy.

We would ask that you approve all the items included in the document.

Should you have any major disagreements with the document we would request you contact us by email or telephone.

If we do not receive multiple disagreements we will proceed as though all items have been approved,

We will provide social bowling when allowed.

We will have a full programme of Members Competitions, to commence when allowed.

We will have league bowling when allowed.

We would request you pay your 2021 Subs as normal.

As you are all aware the green still requires its maintenance over the autumn and winter. The good news is that the green is responding well and looking in top condition. (We have again received support from Bernard O’Malley and Nationwide Produce with this cost).

Unfortunately, the local vandals have again paid us a visit and managed to knock over the fence adjacent to the pub car park. We have repaired the fence on a temporary basis and are awaiting quotations for a new fence.

We will therefore be reliant upon members paying their subscriptions as soon as possible. You have always been very loyal and supportive members and we look forward to that continuing.