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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 or National Welfare Officers. These details can be found on the BCGBA website or the current handbook. 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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A G M 2018

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AGM 2018 Will be conducted by Email on Saturday 3rd November. Any Notices of Motion to be sent to David Kay on together with the name of a seconder no later than 14 days prior to the AGM.

President 2018

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Peter Hodgkinson has offered to continue his services for a further twelve months and a sincere thanks to him for his dedication to the Federation. He is a fitting figurehead to our organisation.

Champion of Champions

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The Champion of Champions was due to be played at Elland Cricket Club Halifax Bowling Club and Kingston BC Halifax. Regretfully this event was cancelled this year due to the predicted bad weather for the 23rd September. At the request of the qualifying affiliates we will look at rearranging this event in April 2019.

National League 2018

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Newcomers Heywood

This year the National League was won by Colne Valley who pulled off a remarkable win in their last game against Halifax to overcome long time favourites Leeds A.

Div 2 was won quite easily by a strong Middleton team with Airedale A as runners up.

Div 3 Dudley were Champions with Fylde A runners up who finished on same points but had less winners in the season.

Div 4 Liverpool/ St Helens continue their progress up the League followed by a strengthened Sth Lancs team.

Div 5 was won by Furness who took advantage of their home greens.

Div 6 A and B saw the promotion of Menai and newcomers Heywood.

League Merit prize went to Jack Marrow from Stu Lancs.

Full results are on Mb results/federation click link.

Federation Youth and Junior Tournament

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Played on greens in the Leyland Area on the 6th May and 1st July, this Tournament Sponsored by Dennis/Sisis once again proved to be a tremendous success.

Our thanks go to the Officials of the Clubs who kindly offered their facilities free of charge. The greens used were Fox Lane Sports, Wymott Bowling Club, Eagle and Child, Farington Cons and Farington Sports and Social Club.

Results overall - Youth League was won by Heavy Woollen, Juniors Div 1 Leeds, Juniors Div 2 Preston, Juniors Div 3 Furness A.

Merit Prizes - Youth 17-20 B Rice, Heavy Woollen - 39 players overall, 14-16 A Hayhurst, Preston - 61 players overall, 13 years and under J Preston, Furness - 50 players overall.

Full results on results section on Website.

Team Knockout 2018

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Played this year in Mid Cheshire with the early rounds split between venues in Crewe and Northwich. This event was won by Barnsley who beat Nuneaton in the Final on Castle Private 1 by 5 games to 3. The Supplementary comp was won by East Lancs who although drawing 4 -4 On wins defeated Airedale A on aggregate. Our thanks to Stuart Greenhalgh and his colleagues for their excellent organisation. And to the members and officials of the venues for use of their facilities.

Over 55's Merit 2018

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Was played at Garswood Hall with 50 entries taking part. Despite the weather the feedback was very positive both from FB and messenger. The overall winner was Cliff Massey from Liverpool /St Helens who beat Chris Firth from Leeds in the Final. Many thanks to Nick and Peter Shaw for their hospitality and use of their excellent facilities.

Individual Merit 2018

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This year played at Fox Lane Sports Club. Full entry of 64 players competed for this competition. The eventual winner was Darren Allsop from Bolton who beat his fellow teammate from Horwich RMI 21 8. Our thanks to all involved at Fox Lane for their Hospitality and use of their excellent facilities. And a special thanks to Michael and Mary Beckett for doing the live scores. Full results on results section.

Federation v Civil Service 2018

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This annual event now in its fifteenth year was played on the 3rd August at Fox Lane. With some very competitive bowling all day the Federation just won the match by 4 points 239 to 235. Full results on results section. Our thanks to Fox Lane Sports for the use of their excellent facilities as usual. 2019 this event will be held at the Royle Bowling Club Castleton on the 19th July.


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Best Regards

David Kay