NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2022
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 / email@example.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.
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)
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.