Winter Ladder Commenced

The Winter Ladder has now commenced and details can be found on our Winter Ladder 2020/21 page. All those who joined should have now received an email. If anyone else would like to join please contact Ian at iangilly66@gmail.com.

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Winter Ladder 2020/2021

Please let me know within the next week or so if you would be interested in playing in a winter ladder 2020/2021. For those not familiar with the term it consists of arranging your own singles matches with other members with a view to moving up the table (ladder) if you win. The top players then play off at the end of the winter to ascertain the winner. This will of course be subject to ongoing Covid regulations and restrictions.

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Maghull Mini League

Ormskirk BC entered two Teams each consisting of four members, playing singles in three leagues of eight teams in a home and away format.

“Ormskirk 2” started well and had a strong second half to the competition maintaining 2nd place with a closely fought finish between three teams.

The Team produced a number of strong performances over the 14 matches helping gain those elusive points and a developing a superior net aggregate.

Team Members:

    Mike Foster            Ian Potter

    Ted Baker                Richard Snape

    Peter Bailey            Pauline Snelson

    Martin Roberts     & stand-bye Nigel Whitehurst

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John Kitson

The Club would like to announce the sad news that John Kitson passed away last weekend. John joined the Club in 2014, not long after it was formed, and was a great supporter of bowling locally. He played informally at our Club and in our Winter Ladder, but also played for teams at the Dog & Gun. He was also a longstanding member of Ormskirk Cricket Club where he served for many years in several roles, including Treasurer.

John was a lovely man who always had an encouraging word and a friendly character, and he often popped up to watch the bowling. He will be greatly missed by all his friends and the bowling community at large and the Club extends its sympathies to his family.

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Grass Green Closing

In order for the end of season works to take place the Grass Green will be closed from Friday 25th September. The artificial green remains open for winter bowling, although it will be treated soon for moss and may have to be closed for a day or so for that treatment to be undertaken.

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Maghull Winter Pairs League

Start date is now confirmed as Tuesday 29th September 2020.

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Maghull Winter Pairs League

Maghull Winter Pairs LeagueA Maghull Winter Pairs League is planned to be played on our artificial green similar to last year

Dates for the league are still to be finalised but it is provisionally expected to start Tue 22SEP20 and be held weekly on Tuesdays with some matches starting @ 11am and others @ 1pm

  • Teams are made up of four players making 2 pairs per match (2+2) [Total Team members can however be > 4]
  • Each team plays each other twice over the weeks 
  • The format will be two games of pairs for each team  (Pair A + Pair B)
  • Each Match consists of Two games at 21 up – ie “Team 1 Pair A plays Team 2 Pair A” and on completion “Team 1 Pair B plays Team 2 Pair B”
  • 1 Point for each game won + 1 point for the highest Aggregate of the 2 games (half point each, if the Aggregates tie)
  • 5 fixtures each Tuesday (5 matches of 2 games each)
  • 11am start (TBC).
  • £1.50 per player per game – to be paid on the day
  • Ormskirk will have 2 Teams (2 Teams of 4 – that will be a minimum of 8 Ormskirk players needed per Tuesday)
  • You don’t need to be able to play every week – so if you are not available every week, but would still like the opportunity to play; That should not be a problem
  • For those that played last year, the format is exactly the same – except games will be staggered so that we can comply with the Covid 19 requirement to have a max of 30 people convened at the green at any one time

Could those interested in playing please contact Martin Roberts directly via Email asap ( roberts.martin@btconnect.com )

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Save the Waterloo

Give The Waterloo A Chance…..This is the last throw of the dice and the final opportunity to throw everything we have as bowlers to secure the lease For the Waterloo Bowling Green. This will open up a variety of funding opportunities from the likes of Sport England, National Lottery and the Heritage Fund. These doors are closed currently because of the lease and the inability to provide three years accounts.

if you are able to donate please do so to save this historic bowling venue.

https://gf.me/u/yxnamp

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Green Booking

Please note that with effect from tomorrow it is no longer necessary to book the greens online via the app. However you will still need to sign in on a sheet which will be located by the club hut. Please continue to follow the previous guidelines re social distancing, sanitiser, etc.

We will continue to monitor the situation and may revert to the booking system if required in the future.

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Mini League Competition (Maghull League)

The Maghull League is establishing a mini league competition for teams of 4 and is asking for teams to enter by next weekend as the League is due to start on the 10 August. Ideally teams will have 6 in the squad to allow for holidays etc. If you would like to enter as an individual (and we will put teams together) or put a team together yourself, can you contact the Club Treasurer (Martin Roberts) stating which green you want to play on and the Club will do its best to put all arrangements in place and will be in touch during next week when we have assessed demand and how we can best organise things. You will need to be a club member to be part of one of the teams.

Further details are set out below.

MAGHULL LEAGUE 4 A SIDE COMPETITION

Open to all teams / players from Maghull, Ormskirk, Formby, Aughton & Southport leagues

Matches played on Mondays and Tuesday/Wednesday evenings from Monday 10th August

£20 per team. All money paid out in prizes

Prize money dependant on completion of fixtures

Teams must register no more than 6 players – Players may be added at a later date if players become unavailable

Clubs/greens can field up to four teams.

7 teams per division. Play each other twice (home and away)

Divisions will be set based on ability/experience of players.

RULES• 6.30pm start in August, 6.15pm start in September• Away team practice only 15 minutes prior to start• All games 21 up• No more than four blocks on the green at any time• Teams to rearrange postponed games within 10 days• All games to be completed by final fixture date​• Scoring:o One point per individual wino Home aggregate win: One pointo Away aggregate win: Two pointso Aggregate tied: 1/2 point for home team, one points for away team• If league positions are tied, team with highest aggregate will finish higher.

CLUBS MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE

·         Working toilet facilities

·         Hand sanitizer

·         Sign in / out sheet for all players / visitors to sign

·         Disinfectant spray and disposable towels for cleaning equipment

·         Clubs must agree to the guidelines set by the league

IF ANY PLAYER OR CLUBS BREACHES THE GUIDELINES SET, THEY RUN THE RISK OF BEING THROWN OUT OF THE LEAGUE. ENTRANCE FEES WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.

All clubs must follow the guidance set out by the BCCBGA:

Captains of each team must read the guidelines and make their players aware of them. Captains will need to confirm to the league that their players are aware of the guidelines before matches commence.

ESSENTIAL RULES• No more than 30 persons to be allowed on / around green• All players/visitors MUST sanitize hands upon entering/leaving the premises• All players MUST sign in/out when entering/leaving the premises. Full name and telephone number must be provided.• All players MUST disinfect all equipment before/after playing• Players can share a jack/mat during a match should they wish, however, if a player or club feels uncomfortable doing so and wishes to use own jack/mat then this must be adhered to. In this instance, an ‘up to date’ jack does not have to be used• Players must stay 2 metres apart or 1 metre if wearing a mask• Player safety is our biggest priority. Treat all players with respect at all times. If a player wishes to take further steps to ensure their own safety, please respect their wishes• DO NOT shake hands• Use common sense at all times• Players take responsibility for their own actions• DO NOT attend a green if you feel unwell or have any COVID symptoms• If you have any symptoms within 14 days of attending a green you MUST seek medical advice and also inform the league.

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