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We in The Federation are fully committed to the safeguarding and welfare of our youth, juniors and vulnerable adults.

This policy is in accordance within the guidelines laid down by CPSU and NSPCC. In light of the serious information that continues to come to the fore regarding allegations of abuse in other sports, we would advise anyone who has any concerns, historical or current, to contact their County Safeguarding Officer. The National Safeguarding Officer is Paul Ashmore, 46 Silverbrook Road, Liverpool, L27 1XJ. Mobile:07702347360. Alternatively on behalf of the Federation you can contact me in strict confidence and any information will be passed to the relevant authorities.

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Ken Howarth, Furness Deputy President BCGBA 2019 left

Graham Jackson, Derbyshire President BCGBA 2019 right

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A G M 2019

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AGM 2019 will be conducted by e-mail on 31st October.

President 2019

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Peter Hodgkinson will act as President in 2019. A fitting figure head to our organisation, Peter is now Honorary Life President in recognition of his services over the past 18 years.

Champion of Champions 2019

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After the Round Robin games at Fox Lane Sports Club and Empire Services Club Leeds A qualified at Fox Lane and Bradford qualified at Empire Services to play the Final at the Eagle and Child in Leyland. After a close fought game Leeds A won 5 pts to 3. Full results on MB results via link.

National League 2019

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Bolton Federation Team 2019

This year the National League was won by Leeds who just held off their close rivals Colne Valley.

Div 2 Wallasey showed their class and returned to the top flight.

Div 3 Went to the last game of the Season and was decided by a very close game between LivSt Helen's and Sth Lancs. Liv /St Helen's won promotion.

Div 4 Bradford continue to strengthen their position and now move up once again.

Div 5 Was won by Ormskirk with Menai runners up.

Div 6 Doncaster A start their climb up the League under the guidance of Ross Meese.

Div 7 A and 7 B were won by newcomers Wrexham and Clwyd Dragons both of whom could finish in the top flight eventually.

With 8 Divs for 2020 we welcome Eccles and District to the Federation. League Merit Prize went to Ross Meese of Doncaster A.

Federation Youth and Junior Tournament 2019

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Played once again in the Leyland Area on 5th May and 7th July. This years event has been another tremendous success. Thanks to the officials and staff of Fox Lane Sports Club Eagle and Child Bowling Club Farington Conservative Club and Wymott Bowling Club. All these provided their greens and facilities free of charge. Thanks also to the team managers and the players who took part contributing to the success of the event. It will be repeated in 2020 in the same area. Special thanks to Ken Howarth our Youth and Junior Officer who put it all together and collated the results. These can be seen via the link on the results tab.

Team Knockout 2019

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This year hosted by Cheshire Parks in the Stockport area. Our thanks to John Cunningham and Mike Dawson and to the Officials and staff at all the venues concerned. Rochdale were the eventual winners beating East Lancs 5-3. The Supplementary Competition was won by Colne Valley beating Furness 6-2.

Over 55's Merit 2019

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This event was once again played at Garswood Hall and as before thanks to Nick and Peter Shaw for the use of their facilities and their Hospitality. From a full field of 64 George Curran Liv / St Helen's beat Ian Seddon in the Final 21-16.

Individual Merit 2019

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Grange Bowling Club - From the Final 64 entries, 60 players braved the rain and motorway problems. We owe our thanks to George Brailie and his green staff and volunteers at the Club for allowing us to play and use their excellent facilities. Unfortunately the Wifi was poor so no live scores.

Last 32 results on this link:

Eventual Winner was Mark Reagan from Halifax who beat Terry Glover Liv/St Helen's 21 15.

A special thanks to the players who stepped in at the last minute from the reserve lists .It was difficult but in the end beat the weather etc.

There will be a further update shortly confirming the venues and dates for next year.

Details of the Merit entries will also be sent out so that each Affiliate gets them first.

This before its advertised via the Federation FB page.

All our Affiliates including all the new ones qualify to ask their players if they want to enter the Merit Competitions.

It will be over subscribed prob substantially and entries will be taken in chronological order and payment.


Federation v Civil Service 2019

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This Annual Match was played on 19th July at the Royle Billiards and Bowling Club Castleton. Our thanks go to the Officials and staff for their generous hospitality and in particular to the Greenkeeper for providing an excellent surface. Despite the rain some first class Bowling and an enjoyable day. Thanks also to the Civil Service Players for their contribution to a great day. Full results on the Results tab.

Federation Merits 2020

Over 55s Merit will be at Garswood Hall, Nicol Road, Ashton in Makerfield, WN4 8LU. 64 entries @5.00. 7th August 2020.

Individual Merit will be at Fox Lane Sports Club, Fox Lane, Leyland, PR25 1HB. 64 entries @10.00 4th October 2020.

Entries to D Kay by email text to 07860358283 or by Messenger.


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