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August 2022 Newsletter

NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2022 

RANDOM DOUBLES  

The next club competition will be a random doubles, which will take place on Saturday 20th August. Pairings will be drawn on the day and players are asked to register by 11.45 am, so that the draw can be made in time for a 12 noon start.  

BERNARD O’MALLEY VICE-PRESIDENT’S TROPHY – OPEN DOUBLES 

Entries are now being taken for the Club’s Open Doubles competition. The Bernard O’Malley Vice-President’s Trophy, which is held in honour of our generous Honorary Vice-President, will take place on Sunday 4th September.  

The fee is £10 per pair with starting times at 10.00 am, 10.45 am, 11.30 am and 12.15 pm.  

The competition is being sponsored by the Birkdale Insurance Group and total prize money will be £540.00, paid out as follows :- 

Winners – £200.00 ; Runners-Up – £100.00 

Semi-Finalists – £60.00 ; Quarter-Finalists – £30.00 

To enter please contact Chris Harding (07761733024) or Mike Milne (07752352065 / michaelmilne66@outlook.com ) 

All games will be 21 up, with 3 on the card. 

CHURCHTOWN CONSERVATIVE CLUB – B.J.P.O’MALLEY PRESIDENT’S TROPHY 

The Churchtown Conservative Club is holding it’s annual pairs competition at the Hesketh Arms for the B.J.P. O’Malley President’s Trophy on Saturday 13th August. Anyone who is a member of the Conservative Club is invited to take part. Pairings will be drawn randomly on the day and anyone wishing to take part should register at the green before 12.30 pm.  

LV LEAGUE SINGLES COMPETITION 

Congratulations to Mark Wilde on reaching the final of the LV League Singles competition, losing in the final to Danny Harding at Scarisbrick Bowling Club.  

SOUTHPORT FEDERATION 

The Southport Federation team played Harrogate in their latest fixture and claimed an 18 points to 14 win. The home leg was played at the Hesketh Arms and Southport continued their impressive record at the Hesketh, winning 8 of the 12 games and gaining a convincing 73 chalk aggregate advantage. This was enough to win the four points for the overall aggregate as the away team lost by just 48 at Bilton WMC, winning four of the twelve games.  

Of the Hesketh Arms’ players, there were excellent wins for Fergal Wright (21-11) and Darren Edgerley (21-12) at home, whilst Andy Draper won 21-18 away. 

The win against Harrogate puts Southport into 3rd place in the division with just one game to play, against Cheshire Parks later this month, when a convincing win could see the team promoted for the successive season.  

FORTHCOMING CLUB COMPETITION DATES 

Saturday 20th August – The Last Chance Cup – random pairs with plate, pairings to be drawn on the day (12.00 pm start). 

Sunday 28th August – Chairman’s Shield – non-random doubles – no plate (12.00 pm start). 

Saturday 24th September – Floodlit Trophy – non-random doubles – early stages to be played in a group format (5.00 pm start)  

GREEN BOOKINGS 

Please note that the green will be unavailable to members on the following dates due to private bookings or events :- 

Friday 12th August – Re arranged Southport Vets League Game. Hesketh Merlins Vs Sandbrook Park

Saturday 13th August – Churchtown Conservative Club President’s Trophy.  

Sunday 14th August – “Town v Country” match in memory of John Berry, spectators welcome. 12.30 pm start.  

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. 

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LADIES’ CHAMPIONSHIP AND CORONATION CUP

LADIES’ CHAMPIONSHIPCongratulations to Debbie Barnes on overcoming some tough competition to win the Ladies’ Championship on Saturday. The early stages of this event are played using a group format and the three group winners, progressing to the semi-finals, were Pat McArthur, Noreen Lewis and Sue Davies. They were joined in the last four by Debbie, who had finished runner-up to Sue Davies in Group C, having defeated reigning champion Sue Andersen 15-10. This was enough to claim the last semi-final place as the best of the runners-up. 
The semi-finals saw Noreen Lewis beat previous winner Sue Davies 15-8 and Debbie won a close match with two-time winner Pat McArthur 15-13. In a good final, which could have gone either way, Debbie was able to adapt to the wet conditions to take the title with a 15-11 win. This was Debbie’s first competition win, having joined the club last season after taking part in the Bowls for Health sessions. 
Many thanks to all those who took part in this event despite the poor weather conditions and also to those who came down and helped with marking cards and measuring. 

WINNER LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP 2022 DEBBIE BARNES
Runner up 2022 Noreen Lewis


CORONATION CUPThe Coronation Cup, which has been played throughout the season, was completed on Sunday with the semi-finals and final taking place in greatly improved weather conditions. 
The semi-final in the top half of the draw was between Chris Porter and Darren Edgerley. Despite having to concede a handicap of four chalks and trailing 16-6 and 19-13, Chris drew level at 19 across, only for Darren to claim the two singles he needed to progress to the final. In the other semi-final, Peter Smith was in fine form and he was able to defeat his Burscough League captain Mark Rowlinson 21-13. 
The final saw Peter continue his excellent form and he won eight of the first ten ends to lead 16-6. Darren then won the next six ends, including four 2s to draw level at 16-16, eventually winning an exciting game 21-19. 

WINNER DARREN EDGERLEY
RUNNER UP PETE SMITH


Congratulations to all four players on providing an enjoyable finals day to the competition but in particular to Darren on his fourth competition win of the season, having previously won the Open Singles, the Rose Bowl and the Championship Cup. 

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