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2017 Season

posted 16 Apr 2017, 13:25 by Graham Duck   [ updated 14 May 2017, 08:44 ]
The 2017 Bowls Season is about to start, with the Leagues running from Monday 1st May until Friday 1st September 2017.
The finals day this year will be held on Saturday 2nd September at Airmyn.
This year we welcome Dina Westerman as the Cup Competition secretary (taking over from John Barber).
We also welcome the Riccall Bowls Club to the Goole and District Bowling Association, who will be taking part in the Friday Fours Leagues and also have players taking part in the Cup Competitions. 

In the Leagues we lost West Park A from Division A of the Mid-Week Pairs and thus have dropped to 23 teams configured as 9 teams in Div A, 8 teams in Div B and 6 teams in Div C.
In the Friday Fours, we lost Howden E from Division B, but gained West Park C and Riccall.  After the fixture book was printed we also lost Pollington D, however thanks to the Riccall Bowls Club we have gained a further team 'Riccall 1' who will take the place of Pollington D in terms of the fixtures.  The friday fours are therefore configured as 10 teams in Div A, 9 teams in Div B, 9 teams in Div C, 8 teams in Div D and 8 teams in Div E.

This year the Green Fees remain at the 2016 price of £2 per player.

Notable changes to the Rules this year are: 
    Rule 12 wording changes associated with a match or rink unable to be completed - (see actual wording).
    Rule 13 start time has changed from 6:45pm to 6:30pm (unless agreed by opposing Captains).
    Rule 18 Cup Competitions no of ends reduced to 15 in some of the competitions (check details).

The Annual match between the Goole and District Bowling Association and the Selby and District Bowling Association will take place on Sunday 11th June at 2pm at Selby Olympia green.  All clubs are welcome to put forward teams to play (please let Malcolm South know in advance).

At the end of last season we received a sum of £1000 from Tesco to support the Development of the sport in the area by encouraging younger bowlers to take up the sport.  So far we have purchased a set of New Age woods able to be used on any flat playing surface.  We are looking to make further purchases along these lines and start to roll out some events during the summer with younger participants.  Watch this space for further details.  If you wish to support this initiative with some of your own time helping out I would welcome as much support as possible. (It is not something that can be done by only a few individuals!).

This years Whistle Stop dates are as follows:  
(please support the local clubs by contacting the club secretaries to enter a team! - contact details in your Fixture Book)



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