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2023

 

  

 

 

 Chair

John Kerwin

 

Vice Chair

John Dunning 

President: John Andrews

 

Secretary

Derek Tudor

 

 

 

 

Treasurer

Phil Hood

 

Competitions Secretary 

Anne Mace

 

 

 Welcome to the Stafford Veterans Bowling League Website

2023 Sponsors:

Stan Robinson pallet network

(established 1970)

 

 

 

Important Dates:

 

Latest information:

 

Sun 3rd Dec

 

I have to report the sad news that Charlie Goodchild of Alstom Bowling Club passed away last night. It seems he went peacefully at home. I will post details of the funeral arrangements when I have more information. Charlie was the spirit of Alstom Bowling Club and through his endeavours secured the leasehold for full ownership of the club. He was a massive part of the club and was well known throughout the bowling fraternity in Stafford.

 

Mon 20th Nov

 

It is with great sadness to report that Mike Horsfall, passed away last week. 

Mike was secretary of Little Stoke Cricket Club- Bowling Section and a very longstanding club member.

He was bowling to a great standard right up until the end – indeed he won Little Stokes club singles competition this summer. 

Mike’s funeral will be at Stafford Crem on 30th November from 1030 to 1130 followed by a wake at Little Stoke Cricket Club. No flowers please. 

If you would like to attend, you will be welcomed. Please also pass this message onto anyone else you think would want to know.

 

Thu 9th Nov

 

 Pre AGM Captains Meeting

 Wednesday 17th January 2024 at 2pm 

( Stafford Bowling Club)

 

 Stafford Veterans Bowling League AGM 2024 

The AGM has now been booked for Wednesday 14th February 2024 at Stafford Rangers FC at 2pm.

 

 

Tue 12th Sep

 

Triples Own Partner Held at Alstom Mon/Tues 11th & 12th September 2023

 

Another succesful and final competition of the season held at Alstom Bowling club.

Congratulations to the winners John Cussons, Phil Allman, David Haidarovic,

and to the runners up Stan Hugil, Jim Stuart, George Milgate.

The weather was not kind on the tuesday and unfortunately one of the semi finals teams had to withdraw through illness leaving only one semi final to take place on a very moist green, the players showed great skill in avoiding the puddles or using them to their advantage. The Rain eased off as the morning progressed but never completely. Well played to all who provided two entertaining matches with each game being closer than final scores may indicate.

Well done to all those entered and to everybody that assisted with the Marking and measuring.

Huge thanks to Alstom Bowling club for staging the competition and especially those that provided the most welcome refreshments across both days.

 

Finally a massive massive thanks to Anne Mace in her last competition as Competition Secretary, she has done such a stirling job over the past 8 or 9 years to ensure that we can all enjoy these competitons. Enjoy your retirement from the role Anne you deserve the well earned break .

 

As usual the detailed results can be viewed via the 2023 Competions Link.

 

 

 

 

Tue 15th Aug

 

Doubles Own Partner Competition Held at Penkridge 14th & 15th August 2023.

 

Hats off to Penkridge Bowling Club for hosting this succesful and enjoyable competition.

A well run event orgainised by Competition secretary Anne Mace in what is her penultimate competition before she retires for a well earned rest.

Congatulations to the winners Stan Hugil & James Stuart and to runners up Jan Ivens & Barbara Hughes.

Thanks to all that took part for providing us with some good bowling throughout, thanks to all those that measured and marked cards.

Special thanks to ladies of Penkridge who made sure everybody was well watered and fed throughout both days.

As usual the detailed results can be viewed via the 2023 Competitions link.

 

 

 

 

 

Tue 18th Jul

 

Drawn Doubles Competition Mon 17th July & Tuesday 18th July

 

Despite the Rain during the Semi Finals and Final it did not dampen the quality of bowling on show in what turned out to be a successful and enjoyable competition, many thanks to Stafford Bowling Club for staging the event.

Congratulation to the winners Paul Johnson & Pauline Bird  and the runners up Ian Pattyson & Alan Bowers.

Huge thanks to all that took part and those that helped as scorers and measurers,to Anne Mace for organising and score keeping.

Special thanks to Frank & Julie McCabe who provided the refreshments on the monday (especially the Toasties) and to Vilma Allman & Ellie Wain who provided the refreshments on the Tuesday.

As usual the detailed results can be viewed via the 2023 Competitions link.

 

 

 

 

 

Tue 27th Jun

 

 Individual Merit Competition 26th/27th June

 

A well run competition by Malcolm Harratt and his team from County Officers.

Congratulations to the winner Pam Ewan and runner up John Sly.

A massive thanks to all that took part, to Anne Mace for organising and all those that assisted with scoring and measuring.

A big thanks to the ladies of county Officers who provided the delicious cakes and kept the tea pot topped up and the coffee coming.

As usual detailed results can be viewed by clicking on the competition results link.

 

 

 

 

Tue 6th Jun

 

Drawn Triples Competition 5th June 2023

 

A succesful and enjoyable day played out in pleasant conditions.

Congratulations to the winners Mary Holland, Steve Barton, Barry Dunn and to the runners up Terry Dyke, Joe Whieldon, Alan Duke.

A big thanks to all that took part and helped with scoring and measuring, to Anne Mace for the Organisation, to Mick Hill for the running of the competition and score keeping.

Thanks to the Alstom Bowling Club for providing the use of the greens and the supply of the most welcome refreshments.

The detailed results can be viewed by clicking on the 2023 competition results link and using the drop down menu in select individual competition to access the Drawn Triples results.

 

  

 

 

 

 

Wed 31st May

 

It is with great sadness to inform you that Kathleen Grimley from Cannock Hatherton BC passed away last weekend after a short illness.

Our condolences to John, Kathleen's husband and all her family and
friends.
Kathleen was a valued member of Hatherton BC and will be sadly missed by all.

 

 

Tue 9th May

 

Borough Shield 8th May 2023


Despite the inclement weather at the start and finish of the competition we had a successful and enjoyable day.

Congratulations to the winner David Haidarovic and the Runner Up John Smith. Thanks to all that took part and helped as scorers and measurers, to Anne Mace for the organisation and score keeping, and to Helen Hood and the team from Stafford u3a who provided the refreshments.

The Detailed Results can be viewed by clicking on the link 2023 Competition Results. 

 

 

 

Mon 3rd Apr

 

Just a quick note to remind teams that Littleworth B are unable to provide refreshments

 

 

Sun 2nd Apr

 

As we are about to embark on another season I would just like to wish all members good luck and more importantly to have fun , with a gentle reminder to please take note of the League constitution rules to Treat fellow participants with respect and courtesy.and to refrain from threatening or abusive behaviour.

 

 

Fri 17th Feb

 

For those teams travelling to Brewood for the first time may find the following useful.

Brewood

Location/Access : Post Code ST19 9DY, opposite 42 Engleton Lane, Brewood.  At the north end of the Jubilee Playing Fields (formally known as the Engleton Lane Playing Fields).  If you use Google maps - change to satellite view and the position of the green in the park is really obvious.  The green has its own gate so don’t go into the park by the Tennis Court/Kid’s play area entrance as you can’t get through.  The club gate is normally locked – the home captain will aim to arrive about 45 minutes before the game is due to start to open up.

Parking: Parking is on the road usually on the same side as the green.  We ask that where possible you car share, and that you don’t park in a continuous line but leave a break of a couple of spaces at some point, usually opposite the shared drive (roughly by the tree), so that it allows a pull in for cars to pass.

 

 

Fri 17th Feb

 

Fixtures are now live and can be accessed by clicking on the link.

The minutes of the AGM and the amended Constitution are also available by clicking on the appropriate links.