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April 15, 2021 - 11:54:57

Fleetwood Bowling Festival Update as at 15th April;
I can announce the following at the moment considering the events over the past 12 months the Festival Management have been overwhelmed with the number of entries we have received. The Main Men,s and Ladies have exceeded expectations and the other comps which we have on the Mens and Ladies Shield and Mixed Pairs are coming along nicely. The Open Pairs at Night is over half full, the Festival takes place from Monday 19th to 23rd July at Fleetwood Bowling Club and if we over run will be at Belmont and poss another Venue in Fleetwood. To enter please ring Steve Dagger on 07473425262 or email steven.dagger@yahoo.com, for payment it is Terrace Cropper 07568330336 or email cropperterry@aol.com. Closing Date will be 18th June 2021 and all entries must have paid by this date. Strawberry Gardens Singles at Night is almost full to enter please ring Sue Walker on 07768375810.
Fleetwood Bowling Festival Dates for 2022 will be Monday 18th to Friday 22nd July. Entries will be taken during the week of the 2021 Festival. Any Queries to Colin Newton Chairman 07403168700 or Peter Jose Vice-Chairman 07596230870. Thank You.

1Davejolly Jolly

April 15, 2021 - 10:34:37
Teams Update

The following teams will not be playing in 2021 and replaced with a No Fixture FABA; Boundary Park, Stanley Cons, Claremont Cons, Kirkham Cons (Div 5) and Central Park, in the TCBL; Fleetwood BC B, in the Fylde Vets; Bispham BC 2, Anchorsholme and Central Park, Boundary Park .......Please can teams inform Keith Carter asap as we want to form the Leagues for you to play Home and Away. Keith.s number is 07894641549

April 14, 2021 - 19:07:21

Owing to Covid-restrictions, numbers allowed to attend Hugh’s funeral are sadly very limited: we are not able to accommodate anywhere near the numbers who would probably wish to be there and so the funeral is necessarily private. We are very sorry about this, as we would have wanted all of Hugh’s many friends and teammates to be able to be there, as indeed would Hugh have done.

However, the service will be live-streamed via webcast on the day:

Webcast Details

For anyone wishing to watch the live-stream webcast of Hugh’s funeral on the 20th, login details are as follows: -

Service Date 20-Apr-21 at 11:00

Service Chapel Chapel - Beetham Hall

Website https://www.obitus.com/

Username ziwi5018

Password 438161

Webcast: Live Webcast

Please enter this username and password exactly as above. You can login to the Obitus website at any time to view a test connection (and we strongly recommend you do this) but you'll only be able to view the Live Webcast approx. 5 mins before the service start time.

Please be aware this is a public building and the timing of the Live webcast is semi-automated to allow for services running early or late – please use your discretion if you can see activities not applicable to the service you are here to watch.

Arrangements in St. Michael’s on the day of the funeral:

The funeral car will be travelling through St. Michael’s shortly before 10am on Tuesday 20th and travelling down Hall Lane past the bowling green, then turning right onto the A586. The funeral cortege will stop briefly at St Michael’s Garage for the Funeral Director to get into the car. Anyone who wishes to pay their respects or say goodbye to Hugh could stand along the route. We would advise anyone wishing to do so to be there from around 15-20 minutes before.

We politely ask that anyone doing this please observes appropriate physical distancing. For the avoidance of any confusion, the funeral is not taking place at the church in St Michael’s.

Parking should be on the Village Hall car park please on Blackpool Road as far as possible, to avoid over-crowding by school or at The Grapes.

If anyone would like to say a private goodbye to Hugh before the day of the funeral, please contact the Funeral Director, Greg Hodgkinson, on 01995 601600 (https://greghodgkinsonfunerals.co.uk/). Please note that visits can be made by appointment only.

Donations in memory of Hugh

Hugh’s family will be passing on donations from anyone who wishes to make a donation in his memory, to either of the following:

· Trinity Hospice, Blackpool;

· A fund for the development of a memorial woodland for Hugh in St. Michael's-on-Wyre, which is envisaged to be adjacent to the public footpath across the river from Hugh's house. The money would be used to buy new trees for this area.

Donations can be made by emailing the Funeral Director to request the bank details for their donations account and the procedure for this: info@greghodgkinsonfunerals.co.uk

Hugh’s family would like to thank everyone again for the overwhelming support received, which has been enormously helpful to us. We plan to hold a memorial celebration for Hugh during the summer, once Covid restrictions are (we hope) removed, for all those close to Hugh to attend.

April 06, 2021 - 17:58:08

Blackpool Evening Gazette Tuesday 6th April By Andy Moore
The Fylde and Lancashire bowling family pays tribute to popular and respected stalwart, Hugh Hornby
The Lancashire crown green bowling scene has lost one of its most popular and respected figures in Hugh Hornby, who passed away a week before his 52nd birthday.
By Andy Moore
Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 12:30 pm
A dedicated player, administrator, historian and author from St Michael’s on Wyre, Hugh devoted much of his life to his beloved sport.
A former secretary of the North Lancashire and Fylde County Bowling Association and Fylde County chairman, Hugh also served on the Fylde Federation and was chairman of the Longridge and District Mixed League.
Hugh Hornby: player, administrator, author, historian and a hugely popular figure in Lancashire bowling
He was also a top county player, who represented North Lancashire and Fylde many times, also playing with distinction for the St Michael’s and Singleton clubs.
Born in Blackpool, Hugh always resided at the family home in St Michael’s except for his years at boarding school (Lancaster Royal Grammar) and Oxford University, where he studied modern history.
Rebecca, one of Hugh’s two sisters, said: “He played in leagues in Fylde, Preston, Woodplumpton and Longridge but he was very much a St Michael’s man.
“He loved being part of the village. He enjoyed being away to study but missed the bowling, so on leaving Oxford he came home and got involved.”
Hugh became a renowned authority on the game and wrote the definitive history ‘Bowled Over: The Bowling Greens of Britain’, chronicling the sport’s development from the 16th to the 21st centuries.
A keen football follower too, Hugh’s first book was ‘Uppies and Downies: The Extraordinary Football Games of Britain’ and he also wrote the ‘DK Eyewitness Guide to Football’.
The latter was produced in association with the National Football Museum, where Hugh worked.
His extensive research was invaluable in establishing the museum, which opened in 2001 at Preston North End’s Deepdale stadium, and Hugh served as curator until the museum moved to Manchester in 2012.
Rebecca added: “Hugh’s love of social history really came to the fore at the football museum.
“He was one of the chief researchers and wrote all the panels on the wall.
“After leaving the museum Hugh had articles published on a variety of subjects, including a series for Lancashire Life about the natural world, and he also worked as a copy editor and proofreader.”
It is for his services to crown green bowling that Hugh will be an impossible act to follow around the Fylde and throughout Lancashire.
Peter Jose, chairman of the Fylde Amateur Bowling Association, said: “Hugh was a very popular person and a great enthusiast.
“You could ask him anything about bowling and he would have the answer.
“Hugh was chairman of the North Lancs and Fylde Association and was our Fylde representative.
“You couldn’t fault Hugh at all and he was probably the most respected person I’ve known in bowling. He was also a very good player.”
Ricky Cochrane, who is in charge of bowling at Blackpool’s iconic Waterloo venue, added: “All aspects of Lancashire bowling – you name it, Hugh was involved in it.
“Everybody has been shocked and saddened by his sudden death.
“Hugh was a true stalwart of the game and a brilliant administrator, fulfilling more roles than I can mention.
“He was also a very good player and fierce competitor. This is exceptionally sad news for the crown green bowling family.”
As chairman of the Longridge competition, Hugh had been working as diligently as ever towards its restart after the pandemic.
Fixtures have been postponed as a mark of respect to his family.
Darrel Edwards, president of the Longridge and District Mixed League, said: “Hugh had that bit of magic the top players have, and when he first came to us, we’d go down to the club just to watch him. You’d sit back and enjoy it.
“He was a good opponent too because he was always a fair player.
“If he knew his opponent was struggling, he would always encourage them.
“Hugh was always on hand and would spend time with everyone.”

March 30, 2021 - 19:31:44
Hugh Hornby

It is very sad that i have to report the Death of Hugh Hornby from Singleton. Hugh was a well respected Figure on the Bowling Scene on the Fylde Coast, he was a former Secretary of NL & Fylde County Bowling Association, was also Fylde County Chairman, you name it Hugh was Involved, He was involved in the Longridge League, Fylde Federation and also played at St Michaels. Our Prayers and Thoughts go out to his Family and all his Friends, a man who was well respected thoughout. RIP Hugh

March 30, 2021 - 15:42:10
Over Wyre & District Ladies Afternoon Bowling League
Barbara Nash

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of our Secretary, Barbara Nash. She had held this position for many years, performing it admirably. Barbara was a lovely lady with a wicked sense of humour. We will all miss her tremendously. Our sincerest condolences go to her husband, Harold and her family. RIP x

March 30, 2021 - 15:11:47
Woodplumpton & District Bowling League

It is with great sadness that we hear news that Hugh Hornby, former County Secretary, has passed away and was found at home this morning.. A very pleasant, hardworking gentleman who loved his bowling and his loss will be felt by many throughout the County.

March 30, 2021 - 13:03:05

Very sad news to report this morning the death of Hugh Hornby found at home by the paramedics
Hugh did a tremendous amount of work for north Lancashire and Fylde and bowling in general on the Fylde coast and will be sadly missed
I will post funeral details when they are passed on by the family

March 26, 2021 - 21:15:08
Updated News
Updated News 26th March

Following BCGBA Guidelines and you can find them on the Online-Bowls.com under Links then go into British Crown Green Bowling and click on the story, it,s 9 pages long. The Following Leagues will Commence League Matches from w/c 17th May, Welcome, Fylde Vets, Fylde Amateur and Thornton Cleveleys. During next week Fylde Vets, FABA and Thornton Cleveleys, Clubs will receive Letters to see if they want to play or not. We would appreciate you letting the Business Secretary know. Thank You

March 26, 2021 - 18:42:32

It gives me great pleasure to announce that League Matches in the Welcome, Fylde Vets, Fylde Amateur and Thornton Cleveleys League,s will commence Week Commencing 17th May. Clubs in Fylde Vets, Fylde Amateur and Thornton Cleveleys League s will be written to over the next week to explain we are starting and to ask them if playing or not. The last few months we have been working hard behind the scenes but hopefully now we can get back to Bowling. Further information will be announced at a later date. Thank you for your co-opertion. I.ll be happy to answer any further Questions.

March 26, 2021 - 16:48:05

Great news
BCGBA have published the guidelines allowing us to start bowling the 29th of March.
Organised club events and matches are permitted.
Like last year, but there is not a maximum number stated. So, we do not have to limit to 30. However, we should be sensible and agree a safe maximum.
None organised games (roll ups) are limited to the rule of 6. Slots must be booked in advance to comply with track and trace.
The clubhouse must remain closed.
The toilets will be open.
We can serve drinks from the hatch using disposable cups.
We will continue to log all players for track and trace.
Sanitisers etc will be available and we expect all members to adhere to social distancing were possible on the green and whilst waiting to play.
Looking forward to Monday.

March 25, 2021 - 20:06:30
Fleetwood Bowling Festival
Monday 19th July to Friday 23rd July

This is played in Fleetwood mainly at Fleetwood BC, Mens Singles £12, Ladies Singles £10, Open Pairs £12 and many more Comps during the week. In addition to the above comps we have the Strawberry Gardens Singles at Night, we also have a 1 day Comp at Fwd BC on Saturday 17th July which is full. For Entry to the Festival please phone Steve Dagger 07473425262, for payment Terrace Cropper 07568330336, all other Enquires to Peter Jose 07596230870. To enter Strawberry Sue Walker 07768375810.

March 24, 2021 - 20:08:20
Latest News
Latest News w/c 22nd March

BCGBA Statement dated 21st March.We are still waiting for detailed information on what is permissible when Crown Green Bowling returns on 29th March. This information is not expected to be received until late next week.As soon as we receive this guidence we will circulate it to all County Associations.

March 20, 2021 - 18:11:17

Latest Update as at 17th March
From 17th May to 21st June please note only 30 people will be allowed at the Green including Players. From 21st June no social distancing.
As I write this we still haven,t heard from BCGBA re League Bowling. Once we hear we intend if all is ok to start, w/c 17th May when Private Clubs can re-open. I know the Welcome aim to start on Monday 17th May, also it is intended to start Fylde Amateur on Wed 19th and Thornton Cleveleys on Fri 21st May, the Fylde Vets may be a bit later. From 29th March Greens can be opened, you may have 6 people, No Friendlies Should take place until we have heard. We will update further once we know. If any other League,s have information regarding there League please can you post under this Post as we have had a few Bowlers asking what is happening. I can,t stress enough we have to wait for BCGBA to inform us before any Final Decision can be made re League Bowling. Thank You.

March 17, 2021 - 19:24:50
Latest News
Latest Update 17th March

As I write this we still haven,t heard from BCGBA re League Bowling. Once we hear we intend if all is ok to start, w/c 17th May when Private Clubs can re-open. I know the Welcome aim to start on Monday 17th May, also it is intended to start Fylde Amateur on Wed 19th and Thornton Cleveleys on Fri 21st May, the Fylde Vets may be a bit later. From 29th March you may have 6 people, No Friendlies Should take place until we have heard. We will update further once we know. Thank You.

March 11, 2021 - 07:23:31

The 39th Fleetwood Bowling Festival 19th – 23rd July 2021

Mens Singles £12.00 per entry, Ladies Singles £10.00 per entry Open Pairs £12.00 per pair
All above to be pre-paid with entry
Entry for: Mens & Ladies Shield & Mixed Pairs taken during wk
Program of Events:
Monday 19th Day time (AM) Sessions: Men’s Singles Qualifiers (Played on 2 x greens)
(AM Sessions 09.30 practice 10.00 start)
Ladies Singles Qualifiers (Played on 2 x greens) (PM Sessions 13.30 practice 14.00 start)
(Evening Sessions) Open Pairs (Qualifiers) Played on 2 x Greens
(Evening Session 18.00 practice 18.30 start) You can select session of your choice in this event

Tuesday 20th Day time (AM) Sessions: Men’s Singles Qualifiers (Played on 2 x greens)
(AM Sessions 09.30 practice 10.00 start)
Ladies Singles Qualifiers (Played on 2 x greens) (PM Sessions 13.30 practice 14.00 start)
(Evening Sessions) Open Pairs (Qualifiers) Played on 2 x Greens
(Evening Session 18.00 practice 18.30 start) You can select session of your choice in this event

Wednesday 21st Day time Sessions: (AM) Men’s & Ladies Shield Qualifiers
(AM Sessions 09.30 practice 10.00 start)
Mixed Pairs Qualifiers (PM Sessions 13.30 practice 14.00 start)
(Evening Sessions) Open Pairs (Sub Final down to last 4) Played on 2 x Greens
(Evening Session 18.00 practice 18.30 start)

Thursday 22nd: Day time Sessions: Men’s & Ladies Singles / Mixed Pairs Sub Finals
Consolation Competition
(AM Sessions 09.30 practice 10.00 start) (PM Sessions 13.30 practice 14.00 start)

Friday 23rd Finals Day Played at Fleetwood Bowling Club
(AM Sessions 09.30 practice 10.00 start) (PM Sessions 13.30 practice 14.00 start)
Order of Play: AM: Semi Finals Mixed Pairs / Mens / Ladies Singles / Shield
PM: Finals: Mixed Pairs / Shield / Men’s & Ladies Singles Final
Followed by Trophy Presentation
Open Pairs last 16 played Fri evening 18.00 start on 2 x greens

In addition to the above there is a one-day Open competition at the Bowling Club on Sat 18th (already full)
Plus, the Strawberry Gardens open singles which takes place as usual (PM from Sun to Thur)
For Festival info / Entry go on website or contact:
Steve Dagger 07473 425262 / steven.dagger@yahoo.com or for payment Terrace Cropper 07568330336 or email cropperterry@aol.com

March 01, 2021 - 19:28:32
Latest News
Latest News w/c 8th March 2021

It,s going to be a couple of weeks now before BCGBA send anything out re Guidence etc to Bowling, until we get these then No League Bowling will take place, will update when we receive them, Please be patient till then. Thank You

February 24, 2021 - 20:03:19
Up Date on League Matches

I have emailed the CEO of BCGBA this evening 24th February regarding League Matches, this is the reply which Mark sent back. ....We are still waiting on the full guidance from Dept of Sport and will update via the counties as soon as we have full information. Thank You.

February 24, 2021 - 18:36:47

Tonight i emailed the CEO re League Bowling, here is the reply i received back just to keep you all up to date.
We are still waiting on the full guidance from Dept of Sport and will update via Counties as soon as we have full information.
From myself....please bear with us as soon as i know or someone lets me know we will update everyone. Thank you.

February 15, 2021 - 16:37:36
Michael Boddy

It is with deep sadness we announce the death of Michael Boddy a few days ago. Michael played at Lytham Bowling Club for many years. He was a perfect gentleman both on and off the green. It was a pleasure to be his friend. Our condolences go to his partner Jean and his family. RIP Mike x

February 11, 2021 - 09:04:26

It is with Deep Sadness i have to report the death of Ken Deaville. Ken played for many years at Cleveleys Park now known as Park Club Cleveleys and on a Saturday night played for Cleveleys Mens. He last played bowls in 2011. Always liked to go round the Green small marks in Thumb Peg. Ken was also Chairman of the Snooker League going back to the early 2000,s and was also on the Snooker Table playing Snooker most nights in the Park Club. His Funeral takes place on Friday 19th February at 9.30am at Carleton Crem. Our Condolences go to all the Family and his Friends.

February 04, 2021 - 13:33:19

so sad harry died this week i will always remember him and the great times we had bowling

February 03, 2021 - 20:15:57
Harry Bithall
Harry Bithell

It is with deep sadness that i have to report the death of Harry Bithell. Harry was a well Known Charactor in the Bowling world on the Fylde Coast, and was Chairman of Freckleton Bowling Club. Our Condolances go to all his family and friends at this sad time.

February 03, 2021 - 17:19:13

Hi .....from Lisa Bolton Freckleton Bowling Secretary

Please can this message be added to any appropriate online bowls pages;

It is with great sadness I am writing to let you know that our friend and Freckleton Bowling Club chairman, Harry
Bithell, has passed away.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Harry’s family and friends at this sad time.

Thank you

Lisa Bolton

Freckleton Bowling Club Secretary

January 28, 2021 - 19:30:06

Message from Stuart Mort
Hi Peter hope your well could you put a message to any clubs in the fylde area who have their own machinery and need a greenkeeper to give me a ring then I will give a quote for the season. Fancy a green keeper then give Stuart a call 07825516777.

January 24, 2021 - 16:20:37
Jubilee Bowling League

Due to the current restrictions the AGM has been cancelled for 2021 I shall be in touch with all captains and secretaries at a later date. Please take care and stay safe.

January 20, 2021 - 19:06:39

If covid allows Bowling the Fleetwood Bowling Festival will be from 19th to 23rdJuly. Prices to Enter as follows. Mens Singles £12.....Ladies Singles £10....Open Pairs £12 per pair. Entry for Mens and Ladies Plate/Mixed Pairs/Junior Singles(thurs) during week/ on day, also during week Strawberry Gardens Singles at night. A New Website is in the process of being set up for the Festival. Entries for Fleetwood Bowling Festival to Steve Dagger on 07473425262., Payment payable to Terry Cropper if choosing to pay via bank transfer contact Terry Cropper on 07568330336 or email cropperterry@aol.com
Strawberry Gardens Singles at Night, Entry is £12 Please contact Sue Walker on 07768375810.

January 10, 2021 - 21:47:24

I have just received another phone call, and been asked to post this from Mark Holden from St Helens who supports all Bowling by entering our Fylde Coast Comps. I.d just thought id give you a ring to let you know that Sylvia Holden my wife sadly passed away last night, Mark wanted me to let people know as he dooesn.t do facebook. Our thoughts go.out to Mark and the family at this sad time.

January 10, 2021 - 13:10:49
Oliver Fielding

It is with deep sadness that i have to announce the Death of Oliver Fielding. Oliver was well known for supporting Bowling on the Fylde Coast and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts go out to his Family and Friends.

January 08, 2021 - 22:09:14

BCGBA Update
The rules of the Association indicate a fee of £35-00
being the annual fee payable by Member Clubs.
The BCGBA Executive committee is not able to alter the fee without a rule change at the Annual General
so the fee therefore remains at £35-00.
However, following analysis of the current financial
position and to help struggling clubs we have agree to
subsidise the fee for 2021.
Member clubs who have paid the fee for 2020 (to be
confirmed by Members Counties by 31st January) will
therefore have a subsidy in 2021.
Clubs who have not paid the 2020 fee to their County
association by this date will not be able to take
advantage of the subsidy and must pay full fees for
both 2020 and 2021. Clubs who have not paid will
remain on the suspended list until the fee for 2020 and
2021 is paid and will not be able to enter any
competitive bowling until this has been paid.
Member Clubs who have paid the 2020 fees in full, will
pay just £20-00 in 2021 adding up to a total of £55-00
over the 2 years in question. This £20-00 must be paid
in accordance with normal County Association
collection methods and submitted to BCGBA as per the rules

January 04, 2021 - 21:11:54
Fylde Amateur Bowling Association/TCBL League
Annual General Meetings

Due to Covid 19 both the FABA and Thornton Cleveleys Bowling League AGM,s which are held at the beginning of February have been cancelled until further Notice. Thank You.

December 30, 2020 - 19:32:40

On behalf of the Team may we wish all the Bowlers a Happy New Year.

December 13, 2020 - 20:26:24
Christmas Message

On behalf of Online Bowls may we wish all our Bowlers, Spectators, Bowling Club Members, a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year. 2020 was a difficult year with Covid 19 stopping all League Bowling it was also a very sad time with Bowlers passing away, and again we send our condolances to the Families, but hopefully in 2021 we can get back to League Bowling. We send piece and goodwill to all and whatever you do at Christmas enjoy, Stay Safe and Take Care. see you in 2021. Thank You

December 06, 2020 - 19:59:00
Deceased Bowlers

It is with deep sadness i have to report the Deaths of 2 Bowlers. Ronnie Fisher who played at BAe Warton and Jack Edmondson who played at Cleveleys Park during the 80,s and 90,s. All our prayers and condolances go out to there Family and Friends at this sad time. Thank You.

November 14, 2020 - 10:00:14
Fleetwood & District Men's Bowling League
A.G.M. Fleetwood & District Mens Bowling League

Following the latest Government Instructions regarding Corvid 19 it is regretted that the A.G.M. scheduled for the 2nd December has been postponed to a future date to be decided by the Committee.

October 27, 2020 - 20:59:20

To the waterloo and posted on there page which was sent to Jim Parker from Steve Presnail who prints our handbooks.Been contacted by STEVE PRESNAIL who has printed tickets and programmes for the waterloo for the last 30 years. What he is trying to get is contact details for league secretaries for the following counties, GRT MCR, MERSEYSIDE, CUMBRIA, LANCASHIRE, NTH LANCS, CHESHIRE, and others if interested in handbooks. Any business he gets hes happy to give 20% to help the waterloo plight, so lets try and help him please. Feel free to message to me or email to waterloogeneral@talktalk.net

October 08, 2020 - 10:09:56

Good Morning All


Due to the ongoing Virus and on speaking with the Chairman this morning it has been decided that the AGM which takes place in November has been cancelled for the foreseeable future. If the Virus goes down we can call an EGM later if needed.

This Virus looks like it will go on and on for a bit.

Remember if you think you will be dropping out please let Pat Conchie know asap or at the latest 31st December.

Any Questions the Management will be happy to answer but at the end of the Day we have to think of our Health and People around us.

Please take care everyone.


Peter Jose

September 14, 2020 - 09:34:05



Following the recent announcement and changes to the Covid Legislation we can confirm clubs can continue to offer organised bowling activity in a Covid-safe manner. Phase 3 falls within the sporting exemption allowed. Clubs should continue to follow the Phase 3 guidance and be aware that this is now backed up by the legislation changes. You can continue to take part in organised outdoor sports when restrictions on social gatherings are introduced from Monday 14th September.


With the end of the season fast approaching we hope that members are able to get out and enjoy the remainder of the year in a safe controlled way. Clubs should continue to maintain track and trace records which should be available for 21 days if they are requested by NHS track and trace.

September 09, 2020 - 19:55:36
Fleetwood Festival

Great News coming from Fleetwood a Full week of Bowling commencing Saturday 17th July to Friday 23rd July 2021. It will be announced within the next 2 weeks of Who,s Who and where to send entries to following a meeting. Already meetings have taken place and things are taking shape. More Information in 2 weeks time. Thank You.

September 08, 2020 - 18:10:48

Great News coming from Fleetwood a Full week of Bowling commencing on Saturday 17th July to Friday 23rd July 2021. We will announce who.s who and where to send entries to following the next meeting in 2 weeks time. Already meetings have taken place and things are taking shape. Thank you.

September 03, 2020 - 12:44:04

Proposed Friday night doubles winter league at Brownedge Bowling club.
Eight team entries required consisting of 6 registered players for each team with 4 playing each week over 14 weeks starting Friday 11th September 2020 1830 hrs start each week.
cost will be £90 per team of six players and all monies will be paid out in prizes.
All games 21 up.
Proposed winners £320.
runners up £180.
3rd place £130
4th place £90.
If you wish to enter a team please contact me on 07742 333088 to reserve your teams place, team payments will be required on the first night of play when full rules will be given to all team captains.
Be quick to avoid disappointment this is expected to fill quickly.
Thanks Kevin.

August 30, 2020 - 16:07:14
Ian Sharpe

It is with deep regret i have to announce the death of Ian Sharpe. Ian played Bowls for a number of clubs and our thoughts go out to Julie and the family. Thank You.

August 27, 2020 - 11:26:48

Subject to covid 19 then in 2021and subject to a number of things we are very hopeful of bringing back the Fleetwood Bowling Festival to Fleetwood with a Full week of Bowling from Saturday 17th July to Friday 23rd July. Tonight 7 of us had our first meeting and meetings will continue next week. As we go along more information will be released on here to keep you all updated. Thank you.

July 19, 2020 - 10:47:59

We are currently experiencing issues with the website online-bowls.com, meaning the service is currently unavailable.

The issue is being investigated, but it may be a while before the issue is resolved.

We will keep you posted.

In the meantime the site can be accessed via the following link http://www.online-bowls.co.uk

June 15, 2020 - 20:59:33
Waterloo 50/50 Club

How do you fancy in saving the world famous Waterloo Venue, by entering the new 50/50 Draw which commences on 12th July. It costs £10 a month, 50% of the entries goes to keeping the Waterloo operating. Please contact Phil McVittie on 07808071539. Closing Date for 1st Draw is 30th June. Thank You.

June 15, 2020 - 20:55:16

Not long now till the 1st 50/50 Draw, Do you want to save the world famous Waterloo why not have a go £10 a month with the 1st Draw taking place on 12th July. Further details from Phil McVittie on 07808071539 you got to be in it to win it. Please support this great world famous venue. Thank you.

June 15, 2020 - 20:53:24
Deceased Bowlers

Derek Jones, Mal Sarjentson, Geoff Grayson, Alan Walker, Michael Simmonds, Alan Selby, Syd Hind. Alan Cookson, Derek Driver, Jim Mason. Over the past few months we have learnt of sad news regarding our Bowling Friends, and the Fylde Bowling Members would like to send our condolances to their Families. Thank You.

May 27, 2020 - 16:48:05
Gardeners Arms Open Competitions

Please note ALL Gardeners Arms Open Competitions are cancelled for 2020, these will take place in 2021 with similar Dates. Thank You

May 13, 2020 - 15:07:28

Following discussions with each County Association and a County level survey on BCGBA National competitions, we have decided to roll over all competitions to 2021.

This covers the Men’s, Juniors, Veterans and Ladies competitions.
This means that the fixtures for all our 2020 County Championships (Seniors, Juniors, Ladies) will be moved to 2021, with a subsequent delay in the 5-year rota for the Men’s County Championship.

The Presidential Rota’s will also carry over to 2021 with the Men’s Senior Merit remaining in Cumbria, Junior Merit in Greater Manchester and Ladies Merit in Greater Manchester.

The Men’s World Club Championships Qualifiers for 2020 will also roll over to 2021 and we will issue further information when we are able to do so.
It is hoped to find a suitable date to complete the 2019 Ladies Champions of Champions later in the year, subject to restrictions allowing.

The Handbook 2020 will therefore cover 2020/2021 and an addendum will be produced in 2021 to reflect date changes etc. This will be updated on the website as soon as we are able to confirm dates and agreement with relevant venues.
This decision has been taken to ensure that we are able to protect the safety of our membership as at this time it is not possible to ensure we would be able to complete matches and qualifiers in a safe and secure way.

May 13, 2020 - 14:42:24

All League Fixtures on the Online Bowls Website will be transferred over for the 2021 Season. There will be No Fixtures played in 2020 Season. Thank you.

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