Let there be light!

The lights were given their first trial this evening

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Roy Ashcroft Memorial Trophy 2018

There was a very reasonable turn out of 20 bowlers on a glorious sunny day for this year’s Roy Ashcroft Memorial Trophy, and it was good to see some of our newer members coming along and giving it a try. We split into two groups of 5 pairs to play in a round robin and played in a new revolutionary format.  Each match was played over 8 ends but the twist was that 4 had to be played on one green and then the other 4 on the other green.

In Group A Les Farrell and Rylan Irwin were in fire wining all their games with a +25 points difference.  Ian and Hannah Jones came in second after managing 2 wins and a draw.  Group B also saw run away winners, with Steve Denning and Dean Simmonds winning all their matches and amassing a large +32 points difference.  Ian Gill and Dave Roper scrapped into the semis with 2 wins and a +17 points difference.

On to the semi finals and the hot favourites, Steve and Dean crashed out 13-2 to Ian & Hannah, with Hannah playing an amazing game on the carpet to seal it. The other semi final was a bit closer and it was neck and neck after the first 4 ends on the grass.  However Ian & Dave pulled away on the carpet to take it 8-4.

The final was therefore the battle of the group runners-up with the winners of each group having run out of steam in the semis.  The crowd seemed to be favouring Ian & Hannah, but it was Ian & Dave who proved to be the villians of the piece and they ran out 11-3 to lift the trophy.  it proved to be a great day though and the format seemed to work.




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Roy Ashcroft Memorial Trophy

The Roy Ashcroft Memorial Trophy will be held this Sunday at 1pm.  Try and arrive for 12.45pm so we can draw pairs and get started as quickly as possible.  All members welcome, beginners will be drawn with more experienced bowlers.  Two pounds entry per person.  I am reliably informed that Eric does not have any barbecues planned which almost guarantees us good weather!!

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Cup Final

Our Ormskirk BC team will be playing in the Knock Out Cup Final for the 2nd Division tonight (Wed 1st August) at Aughton Institute against the Botanic Gardens.  Play starts at 7pm so nip along and give them some support if you can.  Let’s see if we can lift our first trophy of the season.

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Comp Cancelled

Today’s competition (Roy Ashcroft Memorial Trophy) has had to be postponed due to the weather.  We will hopefully hold it next Sunday, but this will be confirmed during the week

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Lighting Up

The floodlight luminaires were being installed yesterday and the electrical connections should be completed today.

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Celebrity Crown Green

Details below, Sian Gibson from Car Share and Hacker T Dog from CBBC will also be joining those listed.46DB489D-DFA8-45A2-9B48-2B85561425F6

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Details of the ‘All England’


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League Leaders Phoenix shot down in flames in Derby horror

Our bottom of the table team, Ormskirk BC, pulled off a brilliant victory against our table topping Ormskirk Phoenix tonight in the ‘carpet derby’. Tash Hauley led her team from the sidelines and it bodes well for their cup final appearance against the Botanic in a couple of weeks.

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Club Competitions

The following Club Competitions will be held this year so please put these dates in your diary:

  • Sunday 29 July   Roy Ashcroft Memorial Trophy
  • Sunday 2 September –   Co-op Funeralcare Singles
  • Sunday 16 September –  Autumn Pairs
The Roy Ashcroft Memorial Trophy and the Autumn Pairs will both be competitions with pairs drawn out of a hat and we will ensure any beginners will be paired with a more experienced bowler.  Children can play with parents if desired. Hopefully as many members as possible will be able to attend.
A further pairs competition, the Chairman’s Cup, was being planned for Sunday 15th July but with the little matter of a World Cup Final being held that day it has been decided to defer it and a date will be set for later on in the year.
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