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County Club
The club proceeded into the next round of the County Club last night when (un)fortunately a member of the Portsmouth Water team failed to turn up for the match. As the Watermen were unable to field a full complement of 16 players they had to concede the match and hand Star a walkover.  The the two sides however played out the game as a friendly. Just for the record, Star won 63-47 thanks to the rinks of Alan New & Steve Sprake winning 23-7 & 20-10 respectively.  It was also a good opportunity to blood our new recruits Paul Wright & Richie Farman into the team.
In the next round on Thursday 2nd June we have been drawn at home to play Milton Park.
 
Posted Friday 20/5/22
 
 
 
Division 2 Result
Milton Park 80 (12) Star & Crescent 60 (4) Star suffered their 2nd defeat of the season going down to Milton Park.  The team were struggling to stay in the match from the 10th end when they found themselves lagging by 19 shots. Although the rink points were shared, we were 2nd best on the night. It could have been a whitewash for the team but Simon Filippi's & Robbie Dennison's foursomes scored last gasp shots to win their rinks with their final woods of the night. In a tight match, Simon and his men took the lead from the halfway stage but had to hold on to secure a 17-14 win. Robbie was indebted to his front three in securing a 17-10 lead but the rink faltered in the closing stages and just got over the line 18-17.  Alan New's quartet were always playing catch-up with their opposite numbers but couldn't quite manage to overhaul them and before losing 17-22.  It's best not to dwell too long concerning Geoff Dyer's rink only to say it wasn't their night and they went down 8-27.
 
Postponed Division 2 Match
As there is a function at Waverley this Friday, it was thought prudent to postpone the match in the likelihood of any "distraction".  P&D BA have agreed to this proposal therefore the home match scheduled for Friday 20th May against Gosport is OFF.
 
County Club Team Selection
It has been a struggle (again) to get the necessary 16 players to play the County Club match against Portsmouth Water (home) on Thursday 19th May.  Nevertheless we have managed to select the following  team:

Rink 1

Rink 2

Rink 3 Rink 4 Reserve  
P Huntley J Bell R Farman S Greenwood    
T Nutland P Wright B Weaver D Greeman None  
 P Willoughby P Whiffin R Durham P Willis    
G Dyer R Dennison S Sprake A New  
A couple of notes for you: a) there will be no food provided after the match and b) if any player withdraws and we can't field 16 players than we will have to concede the match & we don't want that do we?
 
National Double Rinks Team Selection
The team to play Bridgemary (away) in this competition on Sunday 22nd May starting at 10.30 is:
Rink 1 Rink 2 Reserve
S Greenwood R Philbrick  
B Weaver P Willis P Huntley
R Durham A New  
S Sprake R Dennison  
 
County Competitions Results
4-Wood Singles: Simon Filippi lost to Steve Feilder (Alexandra) away 19-21.  Stephen Greenwood lost to Peter Cooper (Bridgemary) 15-21
Triples: Stephen Greenwood, John Bell & Alan New lost to Adrian Snook (Priory) 7-20.  Geoff Dyer, Robbie Dennison & Steve Sprake beat Bill Ross (Rowner) 20-8.  Bob Weaver, Russell Durham & Simon Filippi beat Neil Bunter (Forton) 20-11
Fours: Stephen Greenwood, Paul Huntley, John Bell & Alan New had to retire due to injury against Peter Robinson (Leigh Park) when 3-13
 
Posted Sunday 15/5/22
 
 
 
Combination Division 3 Result
Lee-on-the-Solent "C" 39 Star & Crescent 60.  Star got their first 12 pointer of the season when they outplayed Lee at their sunny but breezy home. Paul Whiffin and his “boys” got off to a blistering start and were leading 13 shots to 1 after 6 ends. Despite a modest recovery by their opponents they ran out worthy winners 24-14. It was a similar story with the Alan New combine who were 15-4 to the good on the 9th end. Although they only won another 3 ends they restricted Lee to no more than a single shot per end. Final score 18-13. It was virtually a case of “same again “ with the Bob Weaver rink. A good start and a steady performance saw them triumph by 18 shots to 12. Overall a very pleasing showing on, arguably, the best bowling green (for some) in the area . The only downside were the traffic problems some members had to  endure on their journey to Lee. Unfortunately that is the last Combination game until the 8th June when we entertain Bedhampton at the Waverley.
Posted Friday 13/5/22
 
 
 
College Park Red

The College Park Secretary has informed P&D BA that College have had no option but to withdraw their Red Side from Combination Division 3 due to a lack of players who wish to play in the evenings - another hang over from Covid. As such, they have been deleted from the table. This withdrawal will hit our combination team hard with the consequence that after this week's match at Lee-on-the-Solent the team will not then have another game until Wednesday 8th June when we play Bedhampton (home).

 
Posted Sunday 8/5/22
 
 
 
Combination Division 3 Result
Star & Crescent B 52 Cosham Park 43 The Combination team got their first win of the season on Wednesday evening when they overcame a resolute Cosham Park side at the Waverley by 52 shots to 43. Pride of place must go to the rink skipped by Robin Philbrick who were leading all game and triumphed by 26 shots to 10. The Bob Weaver four started slowly (!) and it wasn’t until the 15th end that they managed to get their noses in front. Despite losing the last 3 ends victory was achieved by a couple of shots 16-14. By contrast Paul Whiffin and his men struggled and although briefly taking the lead on the 14th end failed to trouble the scorers again and lost by 19 shots to 10. In mitigation unavailability and health issues impacted on team selection so gaining a win and 10 points was a more than decent performance.
 
Division 2 Result
Star & Crescent 101 Naismith 57 1/4 It was also a first win of the season for the A team who ramped up a century of shots and scoring 14 points to the bargain. The catalyst for the victory was the rink of Robin Philbrick, John Bell, Paul Whiffin & Robbie Dennison who were in top form as their winning score of 38-6 1/4 would indicate. It was a game of 3-thirds for Simon Filippi's four who raced into a 14-3 lead then found themselves pegged back to 14-14 before recovering to win 27-15. It was nip & tuck on Geoff Dyer's rink but they proved the stronger of the two sides and came from behind to win 20-17. Steve Sprake's quartet had a "modest" start to their match & found themselves 15-2 down at the half-way stage but an excellent second half performance saw them reduce the deficit to lose by just 16-19. 
College Park Red
I have just been notified that College Park Red have withdrawn immediately from Combination Division 3. Unfortunately, this will obviously effect the combination team's fixtures.
Teams Selection for next Week
For various reasons we are again down to the bones in terms of player availability.  Nevertheless, with a bit of "arm bending" & general persuasion the following teams have been selected:
Combination Division 3 match against Lee-on-the Solent "C" (away) on Wednesday 11th May starting at 6.00 pm:

Rink 1

Rink 2

Rink 3 Reserve
P Huntley S Greenwood D Boulter
T Portch P Willoughby D Greeman J Bell
 R Dennison S Filippi P Willis
P Whiffin A New B Weaver  
 
Arrangements are in hand to ensure that all players have transport to the match.
 
Division 2 match against Milton Park (away) on Friday 13th May starting at 6.00 pm:

Rink 1

Rink 2

Rink 3 Rink 4 Reserve
R Philbrick D Boulter P Huntley S Greenwood  
J Bell B Weaver G Davies D Greeman T Portch
 P Whiffin R Durham P Willoughby P Willis
R Dennison S Filippi G Dyer A New  
Just to make all players aware, there are two new resident parking zones introduced around Milton Park which makes parking for the match that much more difficult. I will forward an email with details of these restrictions (with map) later this week.
 
County Competitions Results
4-Wood Singles: Bob Weaver lost to Craig Ferrigan (Southsea Waverley) 8-21
2-Wood Singles: Simon Filippi lost to Neil Bunter at Forton 15-20
Pairs: Paul Willoughby & Geoff Dyer lost to Russell Durham & Simon Filippi 5-21 & Robbie Dennison & Steve Sprake lost to John Biggs & Gary Starks (Southsea Waverley) 14-20
Triples: Stephen Greenwood, John Bell & Alan New were given a walkover by Mike Wilkes (Crofton). Geoff Dyer, Robbie Dennison & Steve Sprake beat Terry Smith (Vospers) 15-10
 
Posted Saturday 7/5/22
 
 
 
Division 2 Result
Portsmouth Water 72 (15) Star & Crescent 64 1/2 (1) Our resources were stretch to the limit for this match but unfortunately just failed short in putting out a full team; playing a man short. Although the result says otherwise, the team put up a credible performance and were a shade unlucky to come away with just a single rink win. In fact up to the 18th end we had our noses in front but a bad finish ended our hopes of victory. Bob Weaver's quartet did very well to pull back from being 4-13 down at the half way stage to pull level only to lose the momentum on the closing stages finishing at 15-25.  Simon Filippi was the rink with a man down and led all the way on the scorecard (22-17) but had had to suffer the consequence of losing 25% of their score which resulted in a cruel defeat of 1/2 shot ie 16 1/2-17.  Many thanks to Gareth Davies who came out of retirement to help us in this match. There was never much between the two sides in Geoff Dyer's match who were all square at the 19th but sadly it was the home team who won the last 2-ends to snatch the points with a score line 18-15.  After the 6th end, Robbie Dennison's rink took control (sort of!) of their match to win 18-12 and secure the rink points.
 
Team Selections
Combination Division 3 match against Cosham Park (home) on Wednesday 4th May starting at 6.00 pm:

Rink 1

Rink 2

Rink 3 Reserve
T Portch P Huntley D Boulter
T Nutland D Greeman J Bell S Filippi
 R Dennison S Greenwood P Willis
R Philbrick P Whiffin B Weaver  
Just to inform you that there is a wake (not ours yet) at the Waverley on this day. There will still be refreshments in the form of a light buffet which will be accommodated  in the snooker room.
Division 2 match against Naismith (home) on Friday 6th May starting at 6.00 pm:

Rink 1

Rink 2

Rink 3 Rink 4 Reserve
S Greenwood R Philbrick D Boulter P Huntley  
D Greeman J Bell B Weaver C Lihou T Portch
 A New P Whiffin R Durham P Willoughby
S Sprake R Dennison S Filippi G Dyer  
 
Posted Saturday 30/4/22
 
 
 
Combination Division 3 Result
Star & Crescent B 47 (1) Milton Park B 52 (11) Star started their season with a disappointing defeat at home to Milton Park last evening. In a closely fought game there were never more than a few shots between the teams. The Geoff Dyer four gained a creditable point when they picked up a shot on the last end to draw 20-20. By way of contrast the Bob Weaver skipped rink gave away 4 shots on the 19th end and despite winning the last 2 ends failed to catch their opponents before going down by 1 shot 14-15. Paul Whiffin also had a very close match which could have gone either way until the last end which saw the home team on the wrong side of a 13-17 score line. Overall, a decent performance which offers encouragement for the matches to come. Any negative thoughts after the game were soon forgotten when the teams enjoyed a post match sausage and chips repast in the clubhouse!
 
Posted Thursday 28/4/22
 
 
 
League Match v Portsmouth Water
Thanks to the efforts of Simon Filippi we have now got a full team for Friday.  Simon has persuaded one of our old players, Gareth Davies, to turn out for us on a one match basis (so he says). Registration of Gareth has been forwarded to P&D HQ for permission to play on Friday which has now been granted.
Therefore the team selected (!) for the Division 2 match against Portsmouth Water (Away) on Friday 29th April starting at 6.00 pm is:

Rink 1

Rink 2

Rink 3 Rink 4 Reserves
D Boulter S Greenwood P Huntley T Portch  
G Davies T Nutland M Ward J Bell  
 R Durham P Whiffin P Willoughby P Willis
S Filippi R Dennison G Dyer B Weaver  
 
Rowland Cup
In the 1st Round of the Competition scheduled for Monday 23rd May, Star have been given a bye.
 
Posted Monday 25/4/44
 
 
Team Selection
The first league game of the season kicks off with a Combination 3 match against Milton Park "B" (Home) on Wednesday 27th April starting at 6.00 pm. The team selected is:

Rink 1

Rink 2

Rink 3 Reserves
T Portch P Huntley D Boulter S Greenwood
T Nutland D Greeman J Bell R Dennison
 P Willoughby R Philbrick P Willis
G Dyer P Whiffin B Weaver  
League Match v Portsmouth Water
Unfortunately, at the moment despite registering 25 players this season for league bowls, we are unable to select a full team for Friday's away Division 2 League match (29th April) against Portsmouth Water. We are currently one player short so if anybody who previously said they were unavailable are now able to play than please let me know ASAP or else we will be playing the match one player short which would be a terrible start to the season.
Posted Sunday 24/4/22
Friendly v Waverley Result
Our first match of the season was played on Wednesday when Waverley were our opponents in a 4 rink encounter.  This game gave the opportunity to blood new members Martin Ward & Derek Greeman and also to welcome Paul Huntley back to bowls after a lengthy absence through ill-health. Star did very well winning on 3-rinks but lost the match overall by a few shots 57-62.
National Competitions
The National Men's Club  Two Fours competition against Bridgemary (Away) has been arranged for Sunday 22nd May starting at 10.30.
 
College Park
Unfortunately, College Park have dropped out of the P&D league however they will be still fielding teams in the combination & mid-week triples leagues.
 
Posted Friday 22/4/22
 
 
 
Friendly v Waverley
The bowls season gets underway in earnest this Wednesday (20th April) with a friendly match against our neighbours Waverley.  The team selected for this match, though it could be changed on the day, is:

Rink 1

Rink 2

Rink 3 Rink 4
R Philbrick T Portch

S Greenwood

P Huntley

Starting time for the match is 6.00 pm but we will try to
M Ward B Weaver D Greeman T Nutland start the match earlier at 5.45 pm if everybody is present.

P Willis

R Durham C Lihou  
R Dennison S Filippi

S Sprake

P Whiffin Dress code: Club shirts with grey trousers.
 
Posted Saturday 16/4/22
National Competitions
In the 1st round of the National Men's Club Two Fours competition, the club has been drawn away against Bridgemary.  Tie to be played by Sunday 29th May.
Opening of the Green
Just a reminder to you all that the green opens this Sunday at 10.00. Hope to see many of you there for your first taste of lawn bowls of 2022
 
Posted Monday 4/4/22
 
 
 
Bowls Hampshire Competitions
The draws for the County Competitions have been made.  The relevant web page has been updated to show those matches related to our players.
 
County Club Competition
Star & Crescent have been drawn at home against Portsmouth Water in the 1st round of the County Club. Tie to be played on Thursday 19th May.
 
Posted Monday 28/03/22
 
 
 
New Members
Things are looking up on the membership front as we welcome two more new members to the club, Richie Farman & Paul Wright. We sincerely hope they enjoy their time and bowls whilst at Star & Crescent.
P&D Competitions

P&D competition entry forms are available now with a closing date of 1st May. Cost per competition is £1.50/per player. All competitions & formats are back to pre-Covid days. Please let me know if you wish to enter.

 
Posted Saturday 26/03/22
 
Half Yearly Meeting
The Star & Crescent Half Yearly meeting is scheduled for Thursday 24th March at the Waverley Club starting at 19.15. This meeting is predominantly for members to submit their registration fees for the forthcoming season which have to be paid by 1st April. I'm sure we can persuade our President & Captain Alan to buy the 1st round of drinks again!
Waverley Fees 2022

To ease the disappointment of Waverley's decision not to fulfill the promise they made in 2020 for half price season tickets this year, your committee has agreed that those members who, in good faith, paid the full Waverley fees in 2020 will be subsidised to the tune of £20.00/per member towards the cost of their 2022 Waverley fees.  The full fees will be the same as pre-Covid times ie £90.00 for members under 65 years of age and £80.00 for the more senior members aged over 65. Please note that this offer does not apply to those members who only paid the £15.00 Social Membership fees in 2020.

 
To try  to attract new members to the club, the committee has also decided to offer the incentive of half price fees (for 1 year only) to new members who sign for the club.
 
New Member
Thanks to Simon Filippi's recruitment centre, we welcome a new member, Derek Greeman, to the club.  We hope he enjoys his time and bowling whilst at the club.
 
Waverley's Smoking Policy

Waverley smoking policy has changed and is now "NO Smoking on the Green (including E-Cigarettes)"

 
Posted Saturday 26/02/22
 
 
 
P&D Leagues 2022 - Division 2

As agreed at the P&D 2022 AGM, League Divisions 2 & 3 fixtures have been redrawn so that teams now only play each other 3 times rather than the 4 times previously annotated in the draft proposals.   Our website has been updated to show these changes.

 
Club Matters
The green will open on Sunday 10th April.
A pre-season friendly has been arranged against a Waverley select team for Wednesday 20th April.  Also, there is a possibility to provide rinks with Waverley to play Gosport (home).  Date to be decided.
Posted Sunday 10 /01/22
 
 
 
P&D Leagues 2022
The draft League & Combination fixtures for season 2022 have been issued.  A major surprise is that in Division 2 all the teams will be playing each other 4 times rather than 3 meaning there will be 20-games for each team in this division.  This could be a real struggle with our limited resources to field a full team each week throughout the season. 
As it stands, the "A" team will start off the season on Friday 29th April with an away match at Portsmouth Water.  The team's first home match will be against Naismith on 6th May.
The combination side will play 14 matches starting with home matches on 27th April & 4th May against Milton Park B and Cosham Park respectively before their first away match at Lee-on-the-Solent C.
The draft league fixtures for next season are shown on the relevant pages on this website
 
Bowls Hampshire Competitions
This is your last chance to enter the 2022 County competitions as I will be submitting them at the weekend to Bowls Hampshire.  If you decide you want to enter any of the competitions please let me know ASAP.
 
Posted Thursday 6/1/22
 
 
P&D Leagues

Rebalancing League Divisions for the 2023 Season  

After the decision at the SGM to run 2022 with divisions of 9, 6 & 6, the P&D Competition Committee met afterwards and agreed to rebalance to 3 Divisions of 7 teams for the 2023 Season.
This will be achieved as follows at the end of the 2022 Season:
i).     
Promotion: Only winners of divisions 2 & 3 will be promoted.
ii).     Relegation: Bottom 3 from division 1 & bottom 2 from division 2.
 

Rebalancing League Divisions if Less than 21 Sides are Entered

The SGM voted that if we get to the position of having less than 21 sides, then the league was to be run with 2 divisions. In order to achieve this, the Competition Committee further decided the following:

 

· Post 2023 Season
i).      The side who finishes bottom of division 1 in the season just ended will be relegated to division 2.
ii).     The top 4 sides from division 2 will be promoted to the new division 1.
iii).    Division 2 will then consist of: the relegated division 1 side, the remaining division 2 sides & all division 3 sides.

 

· Post 2022 Season
i).      The side who finishes bottom of division 1 will be relegated to division 2
ii).     Only the top 2 sides from division 2 will be promoted to the new division 1.
 

 

2022 Combination League Divisions

As only 32 sides have been entered by the Clubs for 2022, then the Competition Committee also agreed that the combination league would consist of 4 divisions of 8 Sides. This has been achieved as follows:
·
Only the 2019 divisional winners have been promoted (shown in upper case below)
·
  Further sides have been relegated (shown in italics below), based on the final 2019 tables, as follows:
i).      Division 1 - bottom 3
ii).     Division 2 - bottom 4  
iii).    Division 3 - bottom 4

 

All of which means that the sides in the 2022 divisions are as follows:

 

Combination 1

Combination 2

Combination 3

Combination 4

Priory Black

Waterlooville Green

Milton Park B

Pembroke Gdns B

Fareham C

Rowner

Waverley Red

Milton Park C

Cowplain Red

Priory Silver

Bedhampton

Gas Social

Alexandra Blue

Hayling Island

Lee on Solent C

Forton

Waverley Blue

Waterlooville Brown

Cosham Park

Portsmouth Water

Lee on Solent B

Purbrook Maroon

Gosport B

Naismith

Waterlooville Gold

Alexandra Red

Star & Crescent B

Fareham B

VOSPERS

LEIGH PARK RED

COLLEGE PARK RED

BRIDGEMARY

 
Posted Tuesday 4/1/22
 
 
 
Committee 2021/22
Consequent of Geoff Dyer standing down as "A" Team Captain, Alan New was elected at the AGM to undertake this role for 2021/22. 
Confirmation of the full committee is thus:
President: Alan New,
Immediate Past President: Stephen Greenwood
Hon Secretary: Robbie Dennison
Hon Treasurer: Derek Boulter
"A" Team Captain: Alan New
"B" Team Captain:   Peter Willis
Selection Committee 3rd Member: Robbie Dennison
Club Competition Secretary: Simon Filippi
Bowls Hampshire / P&D Rep: Simon Filippi 
 
Waverley Fees 2022
With regard to the fees due for next season, the Southsea Waverley Bowling Club committee have unfortunately decided  that they are unable to fulfill the promise they made in 2020 and have withdrawn the offer of half price season tickets for 2022.  The fees will be the same as for pre-Covid times ie £90.00 for under 65s & £80.00 for the older brigade of over 65.  I know this will invoke anger & disappointment with you, and I share your sentiments, but unfortunately we are in no position but to accept Waverley's decision.
 
P&D Leagues 2022

Only 21 clubs have indicated they would be running a league side for the 2022 season after Crofton, Hayling Island & Emsworth dropped theirs. This means that, based on the promotion & relegation after the completion of the 2019 season, the clubs that make up each division are, currently, as follows: Division 1 - 9 sides, Division 2 - 6 sides & Division 3 -6 sides. This imbalance of numbers was addressed at a SGM on 9 December so that each Division has the same number of sides (7).

 

Three options were proposed:

1). Rebalance immediately so that the 2022 League would consist of 3 Divisions of 7 sides.

2). Run 2022 with Div. 1 having 8 Sides; Div. 2 with 7 Sides; Div. 3 with 6 sides

3). Run 2022 with the Divisions made up of 9, 6 & 6 sides, rebalancing would take place over three years.

Option 3 was overwhelming voted for.

 
This means that Star & Crescent will be in Division 2 next season with the following teams: Vospers, Portsmouth Water, Gosport, Milton Park  & Naismith with each team playing each other 3 times.
 
Running the League with less than 21 sides was also discussed & voted on. It was decided that should this happened, the league would run with 2 divisions.
 
Bowls Hampshire Competitions.
The entrance fees for competition will remain unchanged as for 2021 ie £4.00 per player per competition.
 
Posted Saturday 18/12/21
 
 
 
Annual General Meeting
The club's Annual General Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday 25th November at the Waverley BC starting at 7.00 pm. It is hoped to see as many members there as possible.  I will be e-mailing the relevant paperwork for the AGM to you all a bit nearer to the date.
 
Election of Officers
Disappointingly that  once again there are no nominees for any posts declared.  The good news however, is that your present committee are willing to stand again in their current post (if selected) but the bad news is that Geoff Dyer is standing down as "A" Team captain after a 3-year tour of duty.
 
P&D Leagues 2022 Survey Results
I received 13 replies to my questionnaire re P&D Bowls leagues format for the forthcoming season. The replies have been collated and were consequently discussed at our latest committee meeting with the following conclusions:

Question 1: Whilst most members would prefer to play 4-rinks, it is thought that as a small club with a small membership it could cause problems with team selection throughout the season.  Therefore the consensus of opinion to question 1 is that S&C would say NO to playing 4-rink matches.

Question 2: Playing 3-rinks is the preferred choice of the membership because it would be more manageable  with less problems on team selection and also that we could put out stronger teams (on paper). So, the results to question 2 is YES the club would prefer to play 3-rink league matches

Question 3: The replies for this question was 7-6 in favour of 21 ends to be played.  Some members pointed out that 21-end matches played on artificial surfaces take much longer and sometimes it is difficult to complete these games in good light. The answer to question 3 is that the club does  not mind playing 18 or 21 ends.

These views have been passed onto the P&D committee for their deliberation in assessing the league format for the 2022 season.
 
Posted Saturday 17/10/21
 
 
 
Bowls England National Championship Formats 2022
Following an analysis of the survey results and feedback from counties, Bowls England will be running all the National Championships using the following format
  • Singles (including Junior Singles) – 21 up
  • Pairs (including Junior Pairs) – Four bowls 18 ends
  • Triples – Three bowls 18 ends
  • Fours (including Senior Fours) – Two bowls 18 ends
  • Two-bowl singles – Two bowls 21 ends
 
Bowls Hampshire County Competitions 2022

As the 2021 season closes the build-up to 2022 season has started and as such the County competition entry forms are now available. The closing date for entries is 31st January 2022. Unfortunately, Bowls England (BE) haven't been forthcoming on if they are changing entry fees for 2022, so at the moment the entry fee has been set as last year i.e.£4.00 per person per entry. When BE get round to making their minds up then Bowls Hampshire will let us know. Also, be aware that the playing formats for 2022 are in line with the above BE formats

 
P&D Leagues - 2022
It has been a disappointing response from our members regarding the questionnaire  in my email dated 10th September with only less than half of the members bothering to reply and relay their thoughts regarding the 2022 P&D leagues. Thank you to those who have replied and for those that haven't there is still time to let me know your views.
 
Posted Wednesday 22/09/21
 
 
 
P&D Leagues - 2022
The P&D League Secretaries have forwarded their plans for the 2022 Season which basically is to return to the way the League, Combination and Midweek Divisions were run in 2019, i.e.: League - 4 rinks of 4 bowlers playing over 21 ends, Combination - 3 rinks of 4 bowlers playing over 21 ends & Mid-Week Triples - 3 rinks of 3 bowlers playing over 18 ends The League & Combination Divisions will NOT be regionalised (i.e., teams will be travelling to clubs in Portsmouth, Havant & Waterlooville and Gosport & Fareham). The teams in each division will be the same as those sent out in 2020 before bowls was cancelled due to the pandemic.

However, the P&D are aware that after the last two years, clubs may have problems in meeting these formats. Consequently, they need input from each club on their thoughts. So the questions that I'm asking you, the members, are : 1) Do you think that the club will be able to run a League team of 4 Rinks of 4 Bowlers?, 2) Do you think that the club will be able to run a League team of 3 Rinks of 4 Bowlers? and 3) In League & Combination games would you prefer playing 18 or 21 Ends? I would be very grateful if you can reply to those questions ASAP.

To be able to plan for 2022 the P&D require replies from each club by the end of October 2021, so that the responses can be put before the clubs when the next P&D Executive Meeting is held.

 
Closing of the Green
The green will be closing on Sunday 26th September.
Election of Officers for 2021/22
For what's it worth, I have posted on the board in the clubhouse a notice for the election of officers for 2021/22  If you wish to sit on the committee for that period please add your name to the list or am I wasting my time (again) with no takers.
 
Posted Saturday 11/09/21

 

  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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