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Summer 2021 update

The Britsh Crown Green Bowling Association have advised that they are still waiting for detailed information on what is permissible when crown green bowls returns on March 29th. This information is now not expected to be received until late next week.

In the interim period, all social distancing rules should remain with the rule of 6 and/or the two family group guidelines to be followed, as was documented in the government’s guidelines.

March 22, 2021

Summer 2021 season

On Monday, the government issued a proposed schedule from the present lock-down to gradually progress towards a more normal way of life by the summer.

Part of that schedule indicates that outdoor bowling may resume from 29th March 2021. We have received notification from BCGBA, but await further clarification from them in due course. Once we have received that, we will be in a better position to know what arrangements may be possible for bowling this summer.

We appreciate that the last year has been very difficult for us all, and fully understand that many bowlers will be hesitant and nervous about a return to bowling. To assess what clubs think, the committee intend to consult all clubs on a number of aspects to gain an overall view of each club's situation, including how many teams each club feel they can commit to entering this year. We stress that we understand the difficulty that some bowlers may be in about making a decision in the immediate future, and hope that we can find a way of moving forward that will allow a return to competitive matches while respecting the views of all. We hope that as each club consult their players, they will show the same level of compassion to their members.

Unfortunately, a full RCCGBA meeting seems impossible for a while, so we will have to hold consultations remotely, so that a timely return to action can be made.

February 24, 2021

Happy Christmas!

The Committee of the RCCGBA would like to wish all bowlers, their friends and family a very Happy Christmas.

We know it's been a horrendous year to cope with, so we hope that you all stay safe and well.

December 24, 2020

RCCGBA AGM postponed

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation, the committee of the RCCGBA formally confirm that our 2021 AGM is postponed until a future date. Until the general situation changes sufficiently, we will not be able to arrange a new date, but we will be making suitable arrangements as soon as things allow.

December 24, 2020

South Yorkshire AGM postponed

We have been advised that the 2021 AGM of the South Yorkshire CGBA, which was due to take place at the end of January, has been postponed to a later date, due to the various issues relating to the Covid pandemic.

December 23, 2020

Diane Seaton

We are sorry to hear that Diane Seaton, a bowler at Valley Park for many years, died on 20th November. Diane played for several of the teams based at Valley Park over the years, she will be sadly missed for her engaging smile and being good company, as well as her undoubted ability on the bowling green

On behalf of the whole bowling community of Rotherham, we send her family, friends and her team mates at Valley Park our sincere condolences and sympathy.

December 8, 2020

Jim Hadley

Marquis have let us know that one of their bowlers, Jim Hadley has died in hospital. He had been admitted after falling, and had been treated for cancer.

We send our sympathy and condolences to his family and friends in their time of sadness.

November 28, 2020

Brian Houghton

We are saddened to hear the news that Brian Houghton of Kings BC died on Monday from pneumonia after picking up the Coronavirus. He appears to have contracted the virus while visiting his wife, Margaret, in hospital after she had fallen and broken her shoulder. We send our sincere sympathy and condolences to Margaret, all their family, friends and team mates of their loss. Margaret is recuperating in a nursing home at the moment.

Brian's funeral will be held at St. Margareth's Church, Swinton at 1pm on Tuesday, 15th December. As the number of people at the church are limited under current Coronavirus restrictions, the cortege will be going down to the bowling green car park at Wath at approx. 12.40pm on its way to the church. Anyone who wishes to pay their respects may choose to take this option.

In addition, we have learned that Graham Vernon, Brian Shaw and Vic Gunthorpe, all also of Kings BC, have died this year. Again, we offer our condolences to their families and friends at what is a very sad time.

November 20, 2020

Graham Beecham

It is with great sadness that we have to let you know that Graham Beecham died peacefully this morning. Graham, who bowled at Phoenix and Roundwood, and is well known in Rotherham's bowling fraternity, had been suffering from cancer for some time.

Graham's funeral will be at Rotherham Crematorium on Thursday 10th December at 1.15pm, but please note that the maximum number of mourners has already been reached, and no further people will be allowed into the Crematorium. A collection is being made for the Rotherham Hospice. We offer our sympathy and condolences to Graham's family at this sad time for them.

November 20, 2020

Hexthorpe bowling suspended

Indoor bowling at Hexthorpe has been suspended for four weeks, with effect from Thursday, 15th October. This is as a result of the introduction of the "tiered" system of restrictions to cope with the Covid-19 virus.

While the initial suspension of play is for four weeks, it will be reviewed in due course.

October 17, 2020

Indoor bowling at Hexthorpe

With the Coronavirus situation continuing, for this season only, a Triples competition will be played at Hexthorpe instead of the usual four-a-side, which allows us to comply with the current regulations for playing indoors.

Matches are due to start on Tuesday, 29th September.

Fixtures can be found via the Indoor league tables page.

September 28, 2020

Rotherham Knock-out Trophy

The closing date for entries for the Rotherham Knock-out Trophy which was announced on July 30th has now passed. We regret to inform you that the required minimum number of entries have not been received, so the competition will not take place.

August 15, 2020

Doncaster Indoor Bowling

We have received a message from Doncaster Indoor Bowling to let everyone know that they have now opened for social bowling. You must book in advance by telephone to play - visit their web site at for more information.

They are Covid-19 secure by guidance given by the EIBA, and they welcome everyone to visit and see how they have made it safe for all bowlers, visitors and staff.

If necessary, telephone them on 01302361600 or 07535 985058.

July 31, 2020

RCCGBA Statement

All league matches scheduled for 2020 have been cancelled, following a committee meeting of the RCCGBA on Tuesday, 28th July.

The Stones Cup for 2020 has also been cancelled.

While information received from the BCGBA on Monday, 27th July allows for friendly matches to be arranged, and for competitive matches to be played, there is insufficient time for the season to be completed. We have also considered comments received from clubs. Many players are unwilling or uncomfortable about playing this summer, and their views must be respected.

The committee have also decided that all RCCGBA fees paid at the 2020 AGM will be “rolled over” to 2021, so unless any club’s situation changes, no additional fees will be required in 2021. Refunds, if applicable, will be made at the 2021 AGM.

All honorariums due in 2020 to committee members will not be claimed or paid.

In view of the events of this year, the End of Season Meeting and the Presentation Night for 2020 have been cancelled. The next scheduled meeting of the RCCGBA will be the 2021 AGM.

If there is sufficient interest, we have devised a new one-off competition – the “Rotherham Knock-Out Trophy”, details of which can be found below.
A minimum of 8 teams will be required for the competition to be run. Entries are open to all RCCGBA registered clubs, with a £100 prize for the winners, and £50 for runners-up.
We appreciate that there are many conditions and restrictions, but we must comply with the law and BCGBA rules. However, we are keen to give clubs the opportunity to play competitively this season, hence our decision to arrange this competition.

July 30, 2020

Rotherham Knock-Out Trophy

Entries open to all RCCGBA clubs (Midweek, Friday and Saturday Leagues)
Winners £100 – Runners Up £50
Entry fee £5 per team
Closing date for entries: Friday, 14th August
To be played on Saturdays at 2pm, starting from 5th September 2020
Preliminary matches, if necessary, to be completed by 1st September 2020
Alternative times/days by agreement with both team captains and advised to Registrar in advance of the game.
Minimum number of entries required: 8
Format: 2 doubles games and 4 singles games (1 double game + 2 singles games at a time)
The team with the largest aggregate score wins each match
If a draw, the team winning more individual games wins
If still a draw, teams toss a coin – this must be done BEFORE all matches start
First round, home team determined by draw, subsequent rounds home team determined by bonus ball.
Final ONLY on neutral green – to be selected by the committee from one of the entering teams who fail to reach the final.
The draw for the competition will be made by the Committee as soon as possible after the closing date, subject to the minimum number of entries being received.
Conditions of entry:
1 – All clubs to strictly comply with all directives issued by the BCGBA relating to the resumption of bowls after the Coronavirus pandemic
2 – All clubs to complete a risk assessment as directed by the BCGBA and send a copy to the secretary with their entry, duly signed by their Chairman and Secretary
3 – All competing clubs must, if they have not done so already, submit a copy of their South Yorkshire player registration list to the Registrar by the entry closing date.
4 – The above items to be sent along with the entry fee by the advertised closing date to the RCCGBA Secretary, David Hamilton, 36 School Road, Langold, Worksop, Notts S81 9PY (email: All cheques payable to RCCGBA. Cheques will not be presented for payment unless the minimum number of entries are received.
5 – All entering clubs will make their green available for the playing of the final.
6 – Home teams are responsible for recording everyone attending all matches in this competition, whether they are players or spectators. Sufficient details (usually name and phone number) must be kept to allow for “track and trace” to be performed if necessary. Details to be destroyed 21 days after the match but must be kept confidential until then.
7 – All players must have paid their 2020 club subscriptions to their own club, so that they can comply with BCGBA regulations.
All BCGBA documents should have been received by club secretaries but can be downloaded from our web site.

As far as we are aware, documents issued by BCGBA are listed below:
All PDF files - click on each line to download the file

Document 1 (26 July)

Document 2 (8 July)

Document 3 (1 June)

Document 4 (11 May)

All club secretaries should have already received all relevant documents.

July 30, 2020

Pat Carroll

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Pat Carroll at home at the weekend. One of the game's gentlemen, Pat played for many years at Wickersley Village, and I am sure that he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our sympathies go to his family, friends and team mates.

July 28, 2020

Bowling update

All clubs should have received an email from South Yorkshire Crown Green Bowling Association today which enables further relaxation of the restrictions in place due to Covid-19.

The guidance issued by British Crown Green Bowling Association allows for friendly fixtures to be played, and for league/cup matches to be played, although all are subject to clubs undertaking risk assessments.

The committee of the RCCGBA will be meeting this Tuesday evening to discuss our options, and will appreciate any views and comments that can be submitted ahead of our meeting, with a 5pm deadline on Tuesday, 28th July for emails to be received.

We appreciate the very short notice given, but ask for your co-operation and assistance.

July 27, 2020

Midseason meeting cancelled

With the ongoing suspension of fixtures and current governmental restrictions on meetings being held, we formally confirm that the planned mid-season meeting for June has been cancelled.

Clubs should have received details from the British Crown Green Bowling Associaton as far as the re-opening of bowling greens for practicing purposes, but there appears to be no immiment announcement of the resumption of competitive bowling.

The committee will, of course, continue to monitor the situation, but we cannot consider any league fixtures being staged until we receive authorisation from BCGBA.

We wish all bowlers and their families all the best for the current difficult situation and hope that you all stay safe and well.

May 31, 2020


Fixtures 2020

The fixtures for the Friday Doubles League, Saturday League and the Midweek Evening League are now on the relevant section of the web site. Please note that Divisions 2 & 3 of the Friday fixtures were amended on 22/3/20, please check you have the latest version of the fixtures.

Due to the current suspension of fixtures nationally, these fixtures are for information purposes at the moment, but we hope that this advance preparation will help a speedy resumption of matches once we have clearance to do so.

Please note that, for the moment, the Midweek Cup for this year has not been drawn, so that as many of the league fixtures may be completed as possible. If future circumstances allow for the inclusion of the cup, we will make the draw at a later time.

Captains and secretaries on our contacts list will be emailed with all fixtures at the weekend. If any club has yet to advise of new contact details, please contact the Registar as soon as possible.

We have details of the Vets League fixtures, and will post them on their section of the web site in the coming week.

March 22, 2020


Following yesterday’s governmental advice and instructions from the British Crown Green Bowling Association, all fixtures under the RCCGBA’s control are suspended indefinitely.

We are sure that everyone hopes that we can resume playing with only a short delay to the start of the season, but the health and well being of all our players and their families are our priority.

The fixtures will be issued by the end of this week as previously advised, but much depends on when we are given approval by the BCGBA, who will be guided by the authorities, as to when we are permitted to resume our matches.

In the meantime, we will be considering various options as to how to run the season so that we can have a swift resumption of our fixtures once given the go-ahead to do so.

We will update this site when we have any news to report.

March 17, 2020

South Yorkshire fees and handbooks

Clubs have no doubt received a reminder that, even though the start of the season is delayed, South Yorkshire CGBA still require that all due fees for this season are received by them by the end of March.

Please note that the blue South Yorkshire handbooks will be available for all clubs registered with South Yorkshire in the Rotherham district to collect from Valley Park this Friday between noon and 1pm.

March 17, 2020

All matches suspended due to coronavirus

The following statement has been issued this evening by the British Crown Green Bowling Association. We will issue a further statement as far as the RCCGBA are concerned tomorrow morning.

"Following the Government announcement this afternoon it is with great sadness that we now have to suspend all bowling for the foreseeable future.

Based on the advice announced we need to avoid all mass gatherings and sporting event as these will no longer be supported by the emergency services.

If anyone within your household has symptoms then the whole family need to isolate for 14 days.

Limit social contact wherever possible and encourage working from home.

At risk groups - those over 70 and those with medical conditions need to take additional care.

All BCGBA meetings should now be postponed as un-necessary travel should be avoided. Contact in Pubs, Clubs and restaurants to be avoided.

Taking this all into account all leagues should now suspend matches until such time as we are given an all clear to resume competition.

All BCGBA and BCGLCC Competitions are now suspended until further notice this should include all qualifier events.

As a Bowls community we need to look after our members and I encourage you to follow the advice being given and support those we are able to at this very difficult time.

I will add links onto the website / face-book as these are updated.

Please take care of yourself and stay safe.

On behalf of the Management Committee BCGBA
Chris Hasselby (BCGBA Chairman)
Mark Bircumshaw (CEO)"

March 16, 2020


The following statement has been issued by the "Sport England" web site, which gives their current advice on what impact the Coronovirus epidemic is taking.

This advice indicates that the bowling fixtures which will be issued for this season can go ahead, subject to the precautions which their statement recommends.

Of course, the situation seems to be changing rapidly, and as such the situation is likely to change before the bowling season starts next month. What should be stressed is that anyone who has any symptoms should stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. That may mean that we will experience a number of match postponements if enough players in any one team are affected. The existing rules regarding postponements will continue to apply and the Registrar should be advised in the usual way and within the timescale within the Constutition.

We will have to monitor the situation on an ongoing basis, but we ask that clubs keep the RCCGBA updated if they have any significant issues.

The Sport England web site's statement issued on 12th March reads as follows:

"Coronavirus: information for the sector

An update on the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and what it means for the sport and physical activity sector.

We know sport at every level is facing upheaval because of coronavirus (COVID-19) and that this is causing concern and uncertainty.

The government has today confirmed that people with mild symptoms should stay at home and self-isolate for seven days.

We know that all of this could affect planned events and activities.

For now, it doesn't mean you can't still run activities where people gather, and it definitely doesn't mean that people should be discouraged from being active.

In fact, given that being fit and healthy acts as a deterrent to most infections, it's crucial that members of the public continue to lead active lives throughout this period, whether that's using a local gym or walking or cycling, where it’s possible to do so.

Unless there's official advice telling you not to do so, and as long as you follow the government advice on how to avoid catching or spreading the virus, you can continue with things like club sports fixtures, group activities and use leisure facilities.

In every scenario, it’s clear that hand hygiene is critical and if you’re planning to go somewhere that involves using sports equipment, make sure you're thoroughly wiping it down before and after you use it."

March 14, 2020

Armada Trophy

We are looking for people to captain two of the teams in this year's Armada Trophy this summer. Treeton have offered their green on the basis that all games (both semi-finals and the final) will be played on the one day.

Thanks go to Mark Gilbank for offering to captain the Friday League team, and to David Hamilton for offering to captain the Saturday League team.

We still need captains for the Midweek and Vets Leagues

The idea of having the Armada Trophy on one day was agreed at the AGM earlier this week, but it is dependent on us having captains for all four teams by the mid-season meeting on 9th June.

If anyone is willing to volunteer, please let us know, either at the midseason meeting or by contacting a member of the committee.

February 28, 2020

Marlene Taylor

It is with great sadness that we have belatedly learned of the death of Marlene Taylor, a former bowler and committee member of various leagues in Rotherham. Marlene and Roy (a former Registrar of bowling leagues in Rotherham) stopped playing bowls in the area around ten years ago, but we are sure that many will still remember them both.

Marlene passed away in December 2018.

We pass our sympathy on to Roy and all her family.

January 23, 2020

Brian Roberts

We have heard of the death of former Wickersley Village and Three Horse Shoes bowler Brian Roberts over the Christmas period. Brian was a regular bowler, but retired from bowling when he moved away from the Rotherham area to live nearer to his son.

Our condolences go to Brian's family, friends and former bowling colleagues at this sad time.

January 23, 2020

RCCGBA Annual General Meeting

With apologies for the delay in confirming the date of our AGM, we can now confirm that it will be held at Treeton MWC at 7pm on Tuesday, 25th February.

If any club wishes to submit any proposals to the meeting, please remember that they should be submitted to the Secretary at least 14 days before the meeting.

Please also remember that the AGM of South Yorkshire CGBA will be held at Swinton LNER on Saturday 25th January with a 1pm start. All clubs should now have received their documentation from SYCGBA relating to their AGM.

January 14, 2020

Stones Cup Final

Congratulations to Treeton and Shireoaks for reaching the final of this year's Stones Cup after their victories against Thurcroft and Swallownest resptectively on Saturday.

The final will be played at Anston BC this coming Saturday (28th September) with a 2pm start, and we hope that as this the last match of the season, it will be well supported by interested neutrals, as well as by non-playing team mates of both teams.

September 23, 2019

End of season meeting

The "end of season meeting" of the Rotherham Combined will take place at Treeton WMC on Tuesday, 8th October with a 7pm start.

Please remember that all trophies must be returned at the meeting to give us time to get them engraved with the 2109 winners' details.

We also remind Treeton, Ridgeway, Valley Park, Shireoaks, Spartans, Bolsover and Dinnington that we need the 'race sheets' and money at the meeting, so that everything can be ready for the Presentation Evening in November.

Tickets for the Presentation Evening will be available at the End of Season meeting. Each club has two tickets, but if anyone needs any more, they will also be available at the meeting.

The Presentation Evening will be held at Treeton WMC on Saturday, 30th November, with extra tickets costing £5 each.

September 23, 2019

Stones Cup semi-finals and final

The semi-finals of the Stones Cup take place this Saturday.

With a late change to the venue for one of the matches, the matches will be played as follows:

Thurcroft v Treeton (at Firbeck)
Swallownest v Shireoaks (at Dinnington)

The final will be played on Saturday 28th September at Anston BC.

September 20, 2019

Averages winners 2019

The winners of the 'averages' for the Saturday and Midweek leagues have now been calculated. After taking the qualifying criteria for the awards into account, the winners are as follows:

Midweek League:
Division 1: Stephen Cartwright (Phoenix B) 1.65
Division 2: Craig Fowkes (Bradgate) 1.70

Saturday League:
Division 1: David Barrowcliffe (Shireoaks) 2.02
Division 2: Ed Larkin (Kings) 1.84
Division 3: Mick Brown (Dinnington B) 1.79

September 8, 2019

Stones Cup

The season is almost over, and there are just the games in the Stones Cup to be played. The schedule is elsewhere on this web site, and it will be a great help if results can be forwarded to the Registrar as soon as possible after the games are played.

While we have some clubs who have volunteered their green for use for the semi-finals and final, we are keen to ask for any other clubs who are willing and able to do so, as we need some flexibility as it will depend on which teams reach the last four as to which greens we are able to use as neutral greens.

September 2, 2019

Midweek Cup Final

On a cool but fine night at Barkers Park Treeton A retained the Midweek Knockout Cup trophy on Wednesday evening. A good crowd had gathered to support both teams.

After the first three games Phoenix B held a two point advantage with good wins for Graham Beecham and Brenda Woodward, with Paul Schofield redressing the balance somewhat by winning his game for Treeton.

Treeton, however, came on strong in the second half to win all three close fought encounters to tip the balance their way, running out by a final margin of 14 points. A victory by Keith Richardson over Steve Cartwright in a high quality final game confirmed the victory.

So congratulations go to Treeton A and also to Phoenix B for reaching the final and putting up a spirited fight.

Finally a big thank to everyone at Barkers Park for providing a green in good condition and their warm hospitality.

August 24, 2019

Vets Merits 2019

The draw for this year's Vets Merits is now available via the Vets section of this web site.

Alternatively, please click HERE for details.

August 13, 2019

Wilkinson Trophy update

Following the completion of the quarter-finals, we can now confirm the following semi-final games:
Treeton v Boston A (to be played at Brinsworth BC)
Wickersley CI A v Clifton (to be played at Valley Park)

The final will be played at Phoenix BC on 6th September.

August 13, 2019

Saturday League

Following adverse weather conditions on Saturday, which caused numerous postponements, it has been evident that a number of clubs are having difficulty in rearranging all their games before the designated end of the season.

After taking note of all comments made, we have decided that the Saturday League season will be extended until 31st August to allow clubs another week to complete their fixtures.

Please note that the Preliminary Round of the Stones Cup is also due to be played on 31st August, but we hope that the extra week for league matches will help resolve most situations.

July 29, 2019

Midweek Cup semi-finals

Arrangements for the semi-finals of the Midweek Cup have been confirmed and are:
Treeton A v Aurora (at Greasbrough, 24th July, 7pm start)
Phoenix B v Greasbrough (at Brinsworth, 31st July, 6.30pm start)

Congratulations to all four teams for making it this far, and good luck to all in their quest to reach the final.

July 23, 2019

Vets Merits 2019

Please note that entry forms for the 2019 Vets Merits are now available via the "information download" link

July 23, 2019

Armada Trophy

The semi-finals of the Armada Trophy took place at Valley Park last Sunday, which saw the Saturday League team winning 184 to 117 against the Midweek team, and the Friday League team victorious over the Vets team by a 176 to 137 scoreline.

The final between the Saturday League and Friday League will be played on the top green at Valley Park at 1pm this coming Sunday (21st July), and supporters are more than welcome.

July 17, 2019

End of season meeting

The "End of Season" meeting will be held at Treeton WMC on 9th October with a 7.00pm start.

July 1, 2019

Club Champions Trophy

This year's Club Champions comeptition is being held at Firbeck BC on 1st September. The draw was made at the Mid-season meeting.
Details are now available by clicking on the "Club Champions" link on the menu to the left.

June 27, 2019

Stones Cup Draw

The draw for the 2019 Stones Cup was made at the Mid-season meeting. Details are now available by clicking on the "Stones Cup" link on the menu to the left.

June 27, 2019

George Corton Trophy

As advised at the Mid-season meeting, this year's George Corton Trophy is being played at Wickersley CI on Sunday, 7th July with a 1pm start.

June 27, 2019

Dress code reminder

It was decided at this year's AGM that the BCGBA's dress code will apply to all finals run by the RCCGBA. We would like to take this opportunity to remind all teams and competitors of this ruling (rule 31 of our Constitution), which will apply to the finals of the Calvert Cup, Club Champions Cup, Armada Trophy, Midweek Knock-out Cup and Stones Cup.

The above dress code regulations do not apply to any rounds of the above competitions before the final.

June 14, 2019

Club Champions Cup

We have already received some entries for the Club Champions Cup, which is being held on 1st September at Firbeck BC. We would like to remind all clubs that the closing date for this competition is the mid-season meeting. The rules of the competition are available via the "Club Champions" link.

June 3, 2019

Vets Merits 2019

Please note that entry forms for the 2019 Vets Merits are now available via the "information download" link

May 17, 2019

Midseason meeting

The Mid-season meeting of the RCCGBA will be held at Treeton WMC on Tuesday, 11th June with a 7pm start.

Calvert Cup

This year's Calvert Cup is due to be played at Swallownest on 16th June, with the draw being made at the mid-season meeting (details above). Players competing can be from different teams, but must be registered with the RCCGBA. As last year, it will be £5 entry fee per pair. The closing date for entries is the mid-season meeting.

Entry forms are available on the information/downloads section of this web site.

May 17, 2019


We have been advised that Todwick BC have resigned from the Friday Doubles League with immediate effect. Their only game played so far this season is therefore deleted from the records. It will mean that clubs due to play Todwick (in Division 3) will have byes on that week.

A revised fixture list has been issued to clubs competing in the Friday Doubles, and the on-line fixtures have also been amended.

April 24, 2019

Armada Trophy

The Armada Trophy is being contested on 14th and 21st July, but we still need someone to captain the Midweek and Saturday League teams.

If you are able to volunteer, please contact Terry Kennedy.

March 21, 2019

Vets League fixtures 2019

The fixtures for the Vets Leagues were issued at their meeting this afternoon.

They are also available on the repective fixtures page of this web site, and also they can be downloaded for printing via the 'information downloads' section of this web site.

March 21, 2019

Rotherham Combined fixtures 2019

The fixtures for the 2019 season for Midweek, Friday and Saturday Leagues have now been issued to team captains.

The 'downloads' page has been updated with the 2019 fixtures.

The fixtures page on the web site will be updated in due course.

March 16, 2019

Registration Meeting Cancelled

Further to our notice of 4th March, we now advise all clubs that the Registration Meeting due to be held on Tuesday evening has been cancelled, as all clubs have now paid their 2019 fees - and payment of fees is the only purpose of that meeting. We will advise all clubs of the date of the mid-season meeting in due course.

March 10, 2019

Registration Meeting

The Registration Meeting for 2019 will be held at Treeton WMC on Tuesday, 12th March with a 7pm start.

However, many clubs have already paid their League fees, and the Committee have decided that there is no need for those clubs to attend the meeting on 12th March, as that is the sole purpose of the meeting.

March 4, 2019

Rotherham Combined AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the RCCGBA will be held at Treeton Miners Welfare on Tuesday, 26th February with a 7pm start.

For anyone wishing to submit any proposals for discussion at the AGM, the deadline is 11th February. The agenda, including any proposed rule changes, will be sent out to all clubs on 12th February.

In additon, please remember that the South Yorkshire AGM will be held at Swinton LNER this coming Saturday (26th January) with a 1pm start. They will fine any clubs that do not send a representatve and, of course, you have to attend to vote on any of the proposals being presented to the meeting.

January 24, 2019

Stones Cup Final Result

On a very pleasant sunny September afternoon, the final of this year's Stones Cup was played between Treeton and Dinnington at Anston, in front of a very pleasing crowd of about 80.

Treeton won all four games to take the trophy, although Dinnington were unlucky to lose the two games in the second half of the match by 21-20.

Thank you to Anston Bowling Club for hosting the final this year.

This was the last match of the 2018 season in the Rotherham Combined - please remember that the end of season meeting takes place at Treeton WMC on 10th October - details are further down this page.

September 30, 2018

Stones Cup Final

The final of this year's Stones Cup will be between Treeton and Dinnington, after they beat Bolsover and Firbeck B respectively in Saturday's semi-finals, watched by a very pleasing number of specators.

The match will be played at Anston Bowling Club. The game will start at 2pm, and we hope that the final will be well supported.

September 24, 2018

Vets’ Singles Merits

Barkers Park’s Mike Weaver retained the title of Vets’ Singles Merit Winner after beating Treeton’s Keith Richardson 21-10 in the Final on a blustery, two-paced Kings No 1 green. Watched by a huge crowd of about 13 Mike took the lead virtually from the start and never looked back.

Pictured with Mike and Keith are the other Semi-Finalists Paul Hindle (Treeton) and John Hulley (Boston).

Once again thanks to Margaret for the chip butties (will whoever “borrowed” the salt on Monday please return it ?).

September 18, 2018

End of season meeting

The "End of Season" meeting will be held at Treeton WMC (on Arundel Street) on Wednesday, 10th October with a 7.30pm start. For those relying on a sat nav to get there, the post code you need is S60 5PW.

We respectfully remind all trophy winners from 2017 that you need to return the trophies no later than this meeting, to give us time to get them engraved with the 2018 details.

September 16, 2018

Wilkinson Trophy Final

The final of this year's Wilkinson Trophy will take place between Stag and Treeton, and will be played at Phoenix Bowling Club on Friday, 7th September. The match will start at 2pm.

We are sure that both sides will appreciate if you can go along to watch the game and support them as they try and win the trophy.

August 26, 2018

Midweek League Knock-out Cup Final Result

A cool night at Todwick saw a closely contested match in last night's final between Barkers Park and Treeton A.

The green slowed up by recent rain, which put an emphasis on finding the correct weight rather than accurate lines.

At half way Barkers Park led the aggregate by 4 points with a strong performance from Mike Weaver.

However, Treeton A came back strongly in the second half winning the 3 remaining games, running out convincing winners in the end - 113 points to 95 points.

All credit to Barkers Park for reaching the final.

We thank Todwick Bowling Club for hosting the event, as well as those people who turned out to support both teams.

August 17, 2018

Midweek League Knock-out Cup Final

The final of the Midweek League's Knock-out Cup will be between Treeton A and Barkers Park, who won their respective semi-finals last week.

The final will be played at Todwick BC on Thursday, 16th August with a 6.30pm start. We thank Todwick for offering to host the final, and congratulate both of the teams in the final for their achievement.

We hope that bowlers who have not got a game that evening will consider going along to support them.

August 10, 2018

Midweek League Knock-out Cup Semi-Finals Update

Apologies for the short notice, but arrangements for the semi-finals are as follows:

Wednesday 1st August - Treeton A v Phoenix B (at Barkers Park)
Thursday 2nd August - Barkers Park v Greasbrough (at Treeton)

We are sure that all teams involved will appreciate if there are bowlers from other clubs there to give them support on either evening.

July 30, 2018

Midweek League Knock-out Cup Semi-Finals

Greens have now been allocated for the two semi-final matches of this year's competition.

We thank the host clubs for their offer of use of their greens, which the Committee greatly appreciate.

The dates for these matches are yet to be confirmed, but the venues are as follows:

Treeton A v Phoenix B (at Barkers Park)
Barkers Park v Greasbrough (at Treeton)

July 10, 2018

Wilkinson Trophy

The quarter finals of the Wilkinson Trophy will be:
Boston A v Valley Park C
Kings B v Marquis
Treeton v Swallownest
Roundwood A v Clifton

Matches to be played by 20th July.

July 10, 2018

Armada Trophy Final

The final of this year's Armada Trophy will be played on Sunday, 15th July. Owing to the World Cup Final being played in the afternoon, we have decided that the final will start at Valley Park at 11am.

The Saturday League registered a convincing victory over the Midweek League last Sunday, and will meet the Friday League in the final.

The Friday League had a bye through to the final, owing to no-one coming forward to captain the Vets League team.

It should be a good final - and the players from both sides will be very pleased if you can go along and watch them.

July 9, 2018

Armada Trophy

The draw for this year's Armada Trophy was made at our mid-season meeting.

The draw is:
Midweek League v Saturday League
Vets League v Friday League

The final is to be played on Sunday, 15th July - the semi-finals need to be played before then.

We have captains for all but the Vets League - please contact any member of the committee as soon as possible if you can help.

June 18, 2018

Wilkinson Trophy

After completion of first round matches, the draw for the second round of this year's Wilkinson Trophy is now known.

To view all fixtures, please click on the Wilkinson Trophy link on the left of your screen.

Please note that all second round matches should be played by June 22nd.

June 10, 2018

Mid-season Meeting

Please remember that our mid-season meeting takes place this coming Wednesday - 13th June. The meeting starts at 7.30pm and, as previously advised, will take place at the Phoenix Sports and Social Club.

June 10, 2018

Calvert Cup

This year's Calvert Cup will be held at Treeton BC on Sunday, 17th June.
The competition is a Pairs Knock Out and is open to any bowlers who have played in the Friday Doubles League. Pairs can be from different teams and different clubs, but both players must have played in a Doubles match in the current season.
Entry Fee is £5.00 per pair.
The Winning Pair will receive £50.00, Runners Up £30.00 and losing Semi-Finalists £10.00.
The closing date for entries is at the Mid-Season Meeting on Wednesday, 13th June - details of venue for this meeting are further down this page.
Entry on the day is not allowed but e-mail entries will be accepted up to Tuesday June 12th on condition the Entry Fee is paid at the Mid-Season Meeting.

The entry form for this competition can be accessed by clicking below:

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PDF Format

June 3, 2018

George Corton Trophy

We can now confirm that the George Corton Trophy will be played on 1st July at Wickersley CI, starting at 1pm.

May 15, 2018

Vets League - Merits Competition

Entry details for this year's Vets League Merits competition are now available for downloading from the "Information Downloads" section of the web site.

Please note that the closing date for entries is 31st July, with the competition starting on 17th September (singles) and 24th September (doubles).

May 10, 2018

Mid-season Meeting

The committee very much regret that we have had to change the venue of the Mid-season Meeting, which is due to circumstances beyond our control.

The meeting will now take place on Wednesday, 13th June at Phoenix Sports & Social Club, Brinsworth, with the same 7.30pm start.

We apologise for the change, and hope that we will be able to return to the Three Horseshoes for the End of Season meeting.

April 26, 2018

Resignation of Tabard from the Saturday League

It is with great regret that we have to inform you that Tabard have resigned from the Saturday League with immediate effect.

That means that their match against Worksop B this weekend will not go ahead.

It also means that Tabard's match last week against Dinnington B is void and will be erased from the records.

The fixture list will be amended accordingly, with the team due to play Tabard each week having a bye.

April 13, 2018

Withdrawal from Vets League

We regret to inform everyone that Brinsworth B have withdrawn from Division Three of the Vets League, so all of the previously advertised fixtures involving them will be byes.

April 12, 2018

Registration Meeting / AGM

We would like to remind all clubs that the combined Annual General Meeting and Registration Meeting is to be held at the Three Horseshoes, Wickersley at 8pm on Wednesday, 21st March.

The Treasurer will be at the Three Horseshoes from 7.15pm to allow clubs to register ahead of the AGM starting at 8pm.

All clubs should have received an invoice for the amount that is due to be paid.

March 19, 2018

Fixtures 2018

The fixtures for the Midweek, Friday and Saturday leagues have now been issued.

The pages in the respective leagues have now been updated.

The fixtures are available for downloading and printing from the "information downloads" section of this site.

March 19, 2018


Due to the severe weather conditions which are likely to continue for the rest of the week, the Committee have taken the decision to postpone this evening's AGM to prevent everyone from having to travel in what could well be dangerous conditions.

We intend to combine the AGM with the Registration Meeting on Wednesday, 21st March with the usual 8pm start.

The Treasurer will be in attendance from 7.15pm to allow registrations to be made ahead of the meeting starting at 8pm.

February 28, 2018

Rotherham Combined AGM - *CHANGE OF VENUE*

We would like to advise that the AGM of the RCCGBA will be held at The Three Horseshoes, Wickersley on Wednesday, 28th February with an 8pm start. Please note that this is a change to the usual venue, so please ensure that your club's delegate is aware of the change.

We have learned that Albion Road is not now opening on Wednesdays, which is the scheduled meeting day for us under RCCGBA Constitution rules, which has led to the change. The Rotherham Combined committee would like to put on record our thanks for Albion Road WMC's hospitality and generosity in making the room available over many years. A return to Albion Road may be possible in the future should member clubs be agreeable to a change of day for meetings, along with room availability.

In addition, if any club or individual has anything that they wish to raise at the AGM, the secretary (David Hamilton) needs to be in receipt of the proposal 14 days before the date of the meeting.

January 20, 2018

South Yorkshire AGM

As all clubs should already have been informed, the South Yorkshire AGM is to be held at LNER on Saturday, 27th January with a 1pm start. Clubs should already have received several document from the SYCGBA secretary which relate to the meeting, but if anyone wishes to access copies, they will be available on the 'downloads' section of this web site.

There are some proposals for discussion which will affect every club, so please try and get a representative to the meeting to ensure that the views of your members is taken into account at the various votes. And, of course, by turning up at the meeting means that you won't be fined!

January 9, 2018

Stones Cup Final

The final of this year's Stones Cup was played at Shireoaks Bowling Club on Saturday, 30th September and saw Firbeck A facing Treeton.

The overall result was close - only three points in it (74 - 71), with Firbeck A winning the trophy, but they won three out of the four games.

Congratulations to the players of Firbeck A, with thank to Treeton for making it a well contested final. We would also like to thank Shireoaks for offering to host the final, and to all who went along to support the two teams.

October 5, 2017

Vets Doubles Merits

Geoff Ball & Paul Raleigh retained their title after a thrilling 21-19 victory over June & Vic Wood

Above left: Winners Paul & Geoff with Kings' Secretary and Organiser Ray Beasley
Above right:
Runners Up June and Vick

The four players together before the match

October 5, 2017

Vets Merits Singles Merits

Barkers Park's Mike Weaver won the Vet's Singles Merits on a lovely sunny day watched by a fair crowd on Kings Far Green. After 12 ends he was trailing Dave Redmond 5-9 but found a better length and scored no less than seven twos on his way to a well deserved 21-12 victory.

Left: Kings' Secretary and Event Organiser Ray Beasley presenting Mike with the cup.

Right: The Semi-Flnalists : Dave Redmond, Eddie Lonergan, Mike Weaver and John Hulley.

September 24, 2017

End of season meeting reminder

All clubs are reminded that the End of Season meeting will be held at Albion Road on Wednesday, 27th September, with the usual 8pm start.

We would also remind all winners of trophies from last season that we need the trophies returned at the meeting, so that we have time to get them engraved with the new winners in time for the Presentation Evening.

September 24, 2017

2017 Rotherham Combined Presentation Night

It was agreed at the Mid-season Meeting that we would again hold a separate Presentation Night this year.

The Presenation Night will be combined with a Race Night, with pie and peas being served midway through the evening, so it should prove to be a very enjoyable evening.

It has been booked for Saturday, 4th November at the Phoenix Sports and Social Club, and all clubs agreed that they would buy at least two tickets at £5 each. The doors will open at 7pm, with the first race starting at 7.30pm prompt. There will be a vegetarian option to the pie available, but we do ask that you let us know in advance. All clubs/secretaries are requested to confirm the number of your team members who will be attending by Sunday, 29th October, so that we can finalise catering arrangements. Of course, if more than two people from each club wish to attend, they are more than welcome to do so!

As preparation for the race night I am asking for 8 clubs or members to sell a full race card of 8 horses at £3 and also to obtain a sponsor for each race. The winning horse of each race will result in the owner who as paid £3, winning the sponsors prize for that race what ever it is. On the night individual attendees will be given a race card with all the horses running and in which race and are asked to bet on which horse they feel is going to win. The betting is run on a tote system and goes up in multiples of £1 bets but individuals can obviously buy multiple bets if they wish to do so.

We will also be running a raffle on the night, and clubs are requested to bring a raffle prize with them on the night. All money raised from the raffle and the race night will go back into RCCGBA funds, which will, hopefully, allow us to keep league costs down for future bowling seasons.

So, you could have a great night out and as well as helping towards the cost of running our bowling leagues!

A poster advertising the event can be printed off by clicking here, and we encourage all clubs to put a copy on the notice board in your club hut as soon as possible.

If anyone needs any futher details, please contact David Hamilton, either by email or by phoning 0777 6454318.

Race nights are great entertainment, even if you don't know much (or anything) about horse racing!

September 4, 2017

The Armada Cup

The Friday Doubles team are the winners of the Armada Trophy which was played at Valley Park recently.

The semi-finals saw the Friday Doubles beat the Vets League (176 - 141), with the Midweek League winning against the Saturday League (166 - 162).

The final, which was played at Valley Park on Sunday, 20th August, was won by the Friday Doubles team, captained by Mark Gilbank. They beat the Midweek team, led by Graham Hill, by a score of 176 to 151.

The winning Friday Doubles team

The player of the Midweek League, who were the runners-up

September 4, 2017

Vets Merits

This year's Vets Merits will take place at Kings Bowling Club next month.

The draw has been made and can be found below - or via the Vets link of this web site

The draw can be seen by clicking here.

August 20, 2017

Armada Trophy

The semi-finals of this year's Armada Trophy were played at Valley Park on 6th August, with the Friday Doubles paired against the Vets League, and the Midweek team coming up against the Saturday League team.
The Friday Doubles team beat the Vets by 176 points to 141 - winning five of the nine games. The other semi-final, played on the bottom green, saw a nail-biting finish, with the Midweek League team winning by just four points (166 to 162), also winning five of the nine games.

The final will be played on Sunday, 20th August on the top green at Valley Park. The game starts at 1.30pm and all are welcome to watch what should be a good afternoon's bowling.

August 15, 2017

Calvert Cup report 2017

It was a nice sunny red hot day for this year's Calvert Cup Competition, which was kindly hosted by Treeton.

There were some very close and exciting matches, and both sets of finalists had some close games in the lead up to the final.

Alan Goddard and John King just won a very close semi-final game 21- 20 against David Hamilton and Bob Burridge from Firbeck, after 5 dead ends with the score locked at 20-20.

Mark Gilbank and Graham Chambers won through a tight semi-final match against Roy Gilbank and Paul Schofield 21-19.

In the final, Mark and Graham proved too hot to handle and ran out 21-12 winners of the tournament.

We would like to thank Treeton Bowling Club for supplying some excellent refreshments throughout the day, and we are sure that all who attended had an enjoyable day.

Photos from the day will appear on the Calvert Cup section of this site as soon as possible.

July 29, 2017

Stones Cup 2017

The draw for this year's Stones Cup was made at the recent mid-season meeting. The full draw can be viewed by selecting the "Stones Cup" option on the menu to the left.

Preliminary round matches should be arranged before the Saturday League season ends, to allow the first round to take place on the first weekend afterwards, which is 9th September.

Competing clubs are reminded to send all results in to the Registrar promptly, so that clubs progressing have sufficient time to make arrangements for subsequent rounds.

July 10, 2017

Club Champions Trophy

The Club Champions Trophy will take place at Barkers Park on Sunday, 13th August.
The draw was made at the mid-season meeting and is:
Swallownest v Brinsworth
Valley Park A v Valley Park B
Wickersley CI v Treeton B
Silverwood A v Treeton C
Wickersley Village v Firbeck B
Valley Park C v Silverwood B
Thurcroft v Marquis
Treeton A v Firbeck A

Draws for subsequent rounds will be made on the day as the competition progresses.

The competition will start at 10am; rules of the competition can be found by selecting the Club Champions link to the left.

July 10, 2017

Armada Trophy

This year's Armada Trophy will be played at Valley Park, and we are pleased to confirm that the captains for all four teams have now been confirmed and will be:
Midweek League - Graham Hill
Friday League - Mark Gilbank
Saturday League - Anne Stainrod
Vets League - John Carpenter
The semi-finals will start at Valley Park at 1.30pm on Sunday, 6th August, with the following matches played:
Friday Doubles v Vets
Midweek League v Saturday League
The final will be contested on Sunday, 20th August with a 1.30pm start.

July 10, 2017


1 The Mid-season meeting is being held at Albion Road WMC on Wednesday, 21st June with an 8pm start.

2 At the conclusion of the Mid-Season meeting, an Extraordinary AGM has been called to discuss two proposed rule changes; please click HERE to view them.

3 Entries for the Club Champions Trophy must be in, and paid for, by the Mid-Season meeting. The draw will be made during the meeting. To download an entry form, please either click on the "Club Champions" menu, or the "Information Downloads" option.

4 Entries for the Calvert Cup, which will be played at Treeton Bowling Club on Sunday, 18th June, are invited. The competition has a 10am start, and the draw will be made on the day. Entries should be received by the League Secretary by midday on Saturday, 17th June, but entries will not go into the draw until they are paid for. Any pair entering and not turning up will be expected to pay their entry fee.
Entry forms are available in the "Information Downloads" section of this web site.

June 8, 2017

Mid-season meeting

Please note that the mid-season meeting of the RCCGBA will be held on Wednesday, 21st June at Albion Road WMC with an 8pm start.

Please let the secretary know if there is anything which you wish to be discussed at the meeting, so that it can be included on the agenda.

May 18, 2017

Vets League

We have learned that Phoenix A have withdrawn from Division 2 of the Vets League.

All clubs in their division should therefore be advised that their fixtures will no longer take place, and there will be a bye for those games for all future fixtures.

However, please remember that the Phoenix B team also play in Division 2 - their fixtures are unaffected and will take place as detailed on the previously issued fixture lists.

May 10, 2017

Brinsworth Bowling Club

Due to building works to the new Community Centre, the front car park will be out of use. There is a car park on Field View to the rear of the site, so anyone visiting Brinsworth Bowling Club should use this car park, wheretheir is ample parking space. There is a footpath from here which goes past the children's play area, which then brings you to the bowling green.

When approaching from Bawtry Road along Brinsworth Lane, Field View is the third road on the left, and is the last turn-off before you usually reach the Community Centre car park.

May 4, 2017

Information and document downloads

To avoid having to scroll down this home page to access the various document downloads issued at the start of the 2017 season, we have created a separate page where they will all be gathered together.
Further items will be added to this page as the year progresses.
Please note that a printable version of the Constitution, which is required to be available at every club during the season, is also available on the downloads page, so there should be no problems in clubs obtaining extra copies if necessary.

Copies of the Calvert Cup and Club Champions entry forms/rules will be available shortly.

April 5, 2017

Score cards available

Many clubs bought, or ordered, score cards at the recent AGM and Registration Meeting, and we are pleased to report that we have sold 13,000 of the 20,000 cards we had printed.

If any club would like to buy some, at a cost of £22 per 1,000, please contact Terry Kennedy on 0791 050 3613, to arrange both how to collect them and how to pay.

And Terry would probably appreciate the extra space in his garage!!

April 5, 2017

Major road works in the Anston area

We have been advised by Anston BC that the A57 is having major road works from Anston to Worksop starting 4th April for 12 weeks.
They suggest that, to avoid this, people travelling from Worksop come through Woodsetts turn left after Woodsetts onto Woodsetts Road,.and then at the junction in North Anston left again down the hill to the Bowling Green.
Similarly from Sheffield, come off at the Todwick roundabout towards Dinnington and then take the first right at the cross roads past the dumpit site into the village. Turn left at the junction through Old Anston up the hill, turn left at the
main road and down to the bowling green.
Unless of course Sat Nav says different!
Please allow extra time for travelling until these road works are completed.

March 31, 2017

Friday fixtures

To resolve some green sharing issues, a small number of changes have had to be made to the Friday Doubles fixtures.

In all cases, all that has been necessary is the home and away legs between the two teams have been reversed from the list issued earlier this month.

Revised versions are now available as downloads on this web site, but the affected games are as follows:

Stag A v Tabard (fixtures of 26th May and 18th August reversed)
Stag B v Maltby Community (fixtures of 2nd June and 25th August reversed)

Brinsworth B v Phoenix B (fixtures of 28th April and 21st July reversed)
Swallownest B v Phoenix B (fixtures of 5thMay and 28th July reversed)
Phoenix B v Wickersley CI (fixtures of 12th May and 4th August reversed)
Phoenix B v Anston BC (fixtures of 2nd June and 25th August reversed)
Phoenix B v Bradgate (fixtures of 16th June and 8th September reversed)
Phoenix A v Spartans (fixtures of 9th June and 1st September reversed)

We apologise to the teams affected for the need to make these changes, but if there are any problems caused, please attempt to resolve things between team captains or let the Registrar know.

Finally, my email address is now functioning again, and all outstanding correspondence will be dealt with as soon as possible. The promised contact sheets will be distributed in the next 24 hours - please advise if there are any changes to your team/club's details.

March 29, 2017

Registration Meeting

Please remember that the Registration Meeting will be held at Albion Road WMC at 8pm on Wednesday, 15th March, at which all RCCGBA league fees are due. Please also remember that as a consequence of a decision taken at the AGM last month, all clubs must have paid their League fees before the end of this month.

March 10, 2017

2017 Fixtures

As advised to the AGM, the fixtures for the Midweek, Friday Doubles and Saturday leagues will be issued over the weekend of 11th/12th March. Clubs will be advised by email, but all fixtures, along with template results cards, will also be available for download on this site.

March 10, 2017

Vets League Fixtures Meeting

The RRPBA (Vets League) will hold their 207 outdoor fixtures meeting and indoor presentation at the Park Hotel, Badsley Moor Lane on Thursday, 23rd March, starting at 1pm

March 4, 2017

AGMs reminder

Please remember that the AGM of South Yorkshire CGBA is to be held at LNER, Swinton on Saturday, 28th January, commencing at 1pm. All clubs should now have received an email from Keith Turton with no less than 14 attachments. If anyone has not received their copy, Keith's email address is .

The AGM of the Rotherham Combined is to be held at Albion Road on Wednesday, 22nd February with an 8pm start. Please remember that the first part of the meeting will see the trophies for the 2016 season presented to the winners. Also, please remember that any proposals wish anyone wishes to be discussed at the AGM need to be received by the secretary no less than 14 days before the AGM, as per rule 6 of the RCCGBA Constitution.

The committee of the RCCGBA would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year.

January 2, 2017

Stones Cup update

Apologies to the extremely late posting of news of the semi-finals and final of the Stones Cup for 2016. The full results are availble by clicking on the Stones Cup link on the left of your screen, but for those who have not noticed, Firbeck beat Wickersley CI by a comfortable margin, but it was a far different story in the other semi-final, where Dinnington beat Treeton in the most dramatic of circumstances.
After all four matches were played, the scores were level at 69-69, and two games were won by each team. Under competition rules, that meant that a 'sudden death' end had to be played. Dinnington won the toss and set the jack, and went on to win the end by a single point, meaning that they went through to the final, which was played at Shireoaks in early October.

Despite comments from some people regarding the location chosen for the final, the final was well attended with over 50 spectators to see Dinnington face Firbeck. It was a keenly contested final, with the outcome by no means certain until the final game was played. In the end, Firbeck A won 72-67 to take the trophy.

Thanks also go to Shireoaks, who were great hosts for the final, with the green in very good condition, considering it was early October.

January 2, 2017

Stones Cup Update

With the completion of the quarter-finals of the Stones Cup, the teams taking part in the semi-finals are now confirmed.

Firbeck A v Wickersley CI (at Anston BC, Saturday 24th September)
Dinnington A v Treeton (at Firbeck BC, Saturday 1st October)

The final will be played at Shireoaks on Saturday, 8th October

September 22, 2016

End of Season Meeting

The End of Season meeting of the Rotherham Combined is confirmed for Wednesday, 28th September with the usual 8pm start at Albion Road.

Clubs are reminded that they must return any trophies won by this date so there is time for them to be engraved. Fines are applicable to clubs not returning them on time.

Vets Merits Update

Due to rain on Monday, the Singles Merits will now be completed on Tuesday, 20th September.

It was also agreed that next week's Doubles Merits will also be played over two days instead of the originally planned one.

September 19, 2016

Vets Merits

The draw for the Vets Merits, has now taken place.

The Singles Merits is taking place on Monday 19th September, and the Doubles Merits on Monday, 26th September.

Please click here to view the Singles Merits Draw.

Please click here to view the Doubles Merits Draw.

September 3, 2016

Wilkinson Trophy Final

The final of this year's Wilkinson Trophy wil be contested between Roundwood A and Boston A. It will be played at Brinsworth BC on Friday, 9th September with a 2pm start.

September 3, 2016

Silverwood lift the Midweek Cup

On a sunny evening at Coronation Park, Silverwood of Division One faced Division Two leaders Marquis in the final of the Midweek Knock-out Cup on Monday, 15th August.

With a superb number of people taking advantage of a pleasant evening, coupled with there being no Midweek League matches, it was greatly appreciated by all concerned that there were plenty of spectators to witness the event.

The first three to go on the green saw Silverwood take a narrow two games to one lead, but with the winners decided purely on the aggregate scores, that only translated into a two point lead at the break.

With the members of Maltby Community providing both players and spectators with tea and coffee, along with a great selection of cakes, the game entered the crucial second half.

It was here that Silverwood showed their superiority - was it Division One experience, their team selection or just "their day" - as they won all three games to take the cup by a 117 - 80 score line.

Congratulations to captain Sue Hampson and her Silverwood team, who are pictured here on the Maltby green after the game, and we are sure they will be in attendance at the AGM next February when they will be formally presented with the trophy!

August 25, 2016

Midweek Knock-out Cup Final

The final of the Midweek Knock-out Cup will be played at Coronation Park, Maltby on Monday, 15th August with a 6.30pm start.

Results for the semi-finals saw defending cup holders Treeton A go out of the competition in a dramatic game. Treeton won all three games in the first half of the match, and it looked most likely that they would progress through the final. However, the Marquis players had other ideas, and responded by winning all three of the remaining games. Not only that, but they successfully overcame the first half points deficit to take the tie by a narrow 102 - 99 margin.

Marquis will meet Silverwood in the final, and while that sees a Division 2 club facing a Division 1 club, the way Marquis have been playing this season, it should be a good and close contest.

Silverwood were up against Tabard in their semi-final, and Tabard belied their league position to run their Division 1 opponents close, only losing the tie by 106 to 96.

We wish both clubs the very best of luck next Monday, and we hope that, with no Midweek League games scheduled, there will be a good number of spectators and supporters there to watch.

August 9, 2016

Club Champions Championship

Swallownest BC have withdrawn their team from this year's Champion Trophy and so the draw as been revised to take this in to account.

Two prelim games have been played so far resulting in wins for Valley Park B and Silverwood A who take their place in the full draw.

The third prelim game was due to played on Sunday 14th August before the main draw, but the committee have decided to scrap this game and have progressed both teams in to main draw to avoid giving a team a bye in to semi finals.

The revised draw is below:

Firbeck A v Valley Park B
Silverwood A v Firbeck B

Finals Day will be at Barkers Park on 14th August with an 11am start.

The matches will be
Treeton A v Valley Park B
Silverwood A v Wickersley CI
Wickersley Village v Silverwood B
Treeton B v Valley Park A

All teams competing should be at Barkers Park for 10.30am to allow a prompt start at 11am. Teams that have not entered are asked to come along and spectate and offer support in marking and measuring.

If anyone has any queries, please contact the Champions Trophy Organiser, David Hamilton on 1909 540805 or 07776454318 or email

August 9, 2016

Midweek Knock-out Cup

All results for the quarter-finals of the Midweek Knock-out Cup have now been received, and at the Mid-season meeting, greens were allocated for the semi-finals and final.
The semi-final pairings were as follows:
Marquis v Treeton A
Silverwood v Tabard

Greens allocated are now:
Treeton - Silverwood v Tabard
Valley Park (top green) - Marquis v Treeton A

Games must be played by 29th July.

The final will be played at Coronation Park.

Armada Trophy

The final of the Armada Trophy will be contested beween the Saturday League and the Friday Doubles League.

It will be played at Valley Park on Sunday, 17th July with a 2pm start. We look forward to seeing many people there to support the two sets of players!


Teams were reminded that, even though it clearly is indicated on the fixture lists issued, in the Saturday League, Anston C are playing their home games at Harthill, and in Division 3, Maltby's home matches have an 11am start.

End of Season Meeting

The End of Season meeting of the Rotherham Combined is confirmed for Wednesday, 28th September with the usual 8pm start at Albion Road.

Clubs are reminded that they must return any trophies won by this date so there is time for them to be engraved. Fines are applicable to clubs not returning them on time.

AGM and Presentation Evening

The 2017 AGM of the Rotherham Combined will be at Albion Road on Wednesday, 22nd February 2017, with an 8pm start. With the vote at the 2016 AGM not to hold a separate Presentation Evening, the first part of the meeting will see the trophies presented for the 2016 season.

July 4, 2016

Calvert Cup

Kings' green was a little on the slow side due to last week's downpours but the rain held off and the disappointingly small crowd witnessed some excellent bowling.

Alan and John took control of the first Semi at 5-5 to go 17-7 up. Denis and Brian managed three singles but Alan and John hit back with two singles and a double to win 21-9.

The second Semi was a classic game of two halves. Roy and Paul were leading 15-9 but Kev and James scored twelve points without response over the next six ends to win 21-15.

There was some brilliant bowling in the Final on both short and long marks. Kev and James went into a 16-8 lead, Alan and John recovered to 16-15 but Kev and James kept the pressure on to win 21-15

Semi Final 1(left) : Brinsworth's Brian Bitting and Denis Crossland with Treeton's Alan Goddard and John King

Semi Final 2 (right): Brinsworth's Kev Coney and James Howard with Treeton's Paul Schofield and Roy Gilbank.

Runners Up


Special thank to Margaret for the chip butties!

June 20, 2016

Rotherham Combined Mid-Season meeting

Please remember that the Mid-Season meeting of the Rotherham Combined will take place at Albion Road on Wednesday, 29th June, beginning at 8pm.

June 18, 2016

Club Champions Championship

We would like to remind all clubs that the deadline for entering the "Club Champions" competition is on June 29th.

The finals day will be at Barkers Park on Sunday, 14th August, which will involve up to 8 teams. If any preliminary round matches are required, a draw will be made at the Rotherham Combined's mid-season meeting.

For further details, and to download an entry form, please click on the "Club Championship" link to the left.

June 18, 2016

Club Champions Championship

Entries for this year's "Club Champions" competition are now being accepted, with a deadline of June 29th.

The finals day will be at Barkers Park on Sunday, 14th August, which will involve up to 8 teams. If any preliminary round matches are required, a draw will be made at the Rotherham Combined's mid-season meeting.

For further details, and to download an entry form, please click on the "Club Championship" link to the left.

May 5, 2016

Calvert Cup

The 2016 Calvert Cup will be held at Kings BC, Wath Park, Moor Rd, Wath On Dearne, Rotherham. S63 7RW (Opposite Wath Rugby Club).

Rounds will be on Sunday June 12th commencing at 11.00 am and the Semi Finals and Final on Sunday June 19th commencing at 2.00 pm. The draw will be made at the green on the day, including Finals Day so entrants must sign in at least 15 minutes before start time.

The competition is a Pairs Knock Out and is open to any bowlers who have played in the Friday Doubles League. Pairs can be from different teams and different clubs but must have played in a Doubles match in the current season.

Entry Fee is £5.00 per pair with £3.00 being paid as Green Fees to the host club. There will be no refunds. The Winning Pair will receive £50.00, Runners Up £30.00 and losing Semi-Finalists £10.00.

Cheques to be made out to RCCGBA and posted before Wed June 8th with entry form to :-
Dave Taylor, 12 Kirby Street, Mexborough, South Yorkshire. S64 9PQ.

Please make sure they’re posted in plenty of time.

Entry on the day is not allowed but E-mail entries will be accepted up to Friday June 10th on condition the Entry Fee is paid before the draw is made.

Entry forms cam be downloaded by clicking here.

May 5, 2016

George Corton Trophy

The annual competition between teams representing the Rotherham League and the Maltby League will once again be contested at Wickersley CI on Sunday, 26th June, starting at 2pm.

It is usually a keenly contested game, so please take the time to go along and watch some of the game if you can.

May 4, 2016


Due to a fall in the number of playing members, LNER have reluctantly withdrawn their "B" team from the Saturday League.

Their fixtures in Division 2 will now be byes.

May 3, 2016

Maltby Main

We regret to report that we have received notice from Maltby Main that they have withdrawn from the Midweek Evening League as they are unable to fulfill their fixtures.

All clubs in Division 3 will therefore have byes for the week they are due to play Maltby.

April 7, 2016

Rotherham Combined Mid-Season meeting

Please note that the Mid-Season meeting of the Rotherham Combined has been brought forwards two weeks and will now be at Albion Road on Wednesday, 29th June, beginning at 8pm.

April 7, 2016

Funeral of Brian Cooling

We are saddened to learn of the recent death after a short illness of Brian Cooling, a founder member of Anston Bowling Club. He played in their Saturday 'B' team last year and had represented the club for many years. He will be missed, not only by his daughter, Helen and his family, but also by the Anston Bowling Club and the many friends that he made in over 30 years of bowling.
His funeral will take place on Thursday, 7th April at St James' Church, South Anston, starting at 1.30pm.
All are welcome to attend.

April 5, 2016

Rotherham Combined AGM Reminder

We would like to remind all member clubs that the AGM for the Rotherham Combined will be this Wednesday (24th February). As usual, it will be held at Albion Road Working Men's Club with an 8pm start.
The Registration/Fixtures meeting will be on Wednesday, 16th March at the same venue, again with an 8pm start.

February 23, 2016

Vets League Fixtures Meeting

The RRPBA (Vets League) are to hold their Outdoor Fixtures Meeting and Indoor Presentation at The Park Hotel, Badley Moor Lane on Thursday, 17th March, starting at 1pm.

February 23, 2016

Treeton retain Indoor League title

Treeton have retained their Indoor League title despite there still being ten games to go.
A spokesman for the club said: "We played solidly as a team to win 30 of our first 31 games before a dip in form saw us lose three games on the trot. But we recovered to beat Whiston 35-2 on Wednesday (our biggest score of the season) to go 21 points clear with ten games still to play."

February 23, 2016

RCCGBA AGM is on Wednesday February 24th, 8.00pm at Albion Rd. WMC

RCCGBA Registration / Fixtures meeting is March 16th 8.00pm at Albion Rd WMC.

VETS Fixtures meeting is Thursday March 17th at the Park Hotel at 1.00pm.

Committee Vacancies

With the recent death of our Treasurer, Dave Baister, and impending resignations, it means that there will be a number of vacancies on the committee of the Rotherham Combined when we hold our AGM in February.

It is vital that we have new faces on the committee, with the posts of Treasurer, Secretary and Vice-Chairman needing to be filled. While we appreciate that everyone has busy lives, for our bowling leagues to survive, please consider volunteering for one of these vacancies, or asking someone that you know if they will be willing to stand. While volunteers tend to come from people normally attending the meetings at Albion Road, we are sure there are talents within clubs that are not being reflected which we could beneft from.

There are only four meetings held each year - the AGM, Registration Meeting (March), Mid-Season Meeting (June) and End of Season Meeting (October).

Please consider volunteering for any posts on the committee - if anyone has any questions, please ask any committee member, either at this week's Presentation Evening or by contacting any of us directly.

November 16, 2015

Presentation Evening

We remind all clubs that the Rotherham Combined's Presentation Evening will be held at Albion Road at 8pm on Wednesday, 18th November. We look forward to the event being well supported so that we can all celebrate another successful season's bowling in Rotherham.

2016 Annual General Meeting

As agreed at the 2015 AGM, we confirm that the 2016 Annual General Meeting will be held at Albion Road at 8pm on Wednesday, 24th February.

Please remember that all proposals for the AGM should be lodged with the Secretary no less than 14 days before the date of the meeting.

October 11, 2015

Victory for Treeton in the Stones Cup Final

On a sunny but cool afternoon Kings' green looked superb and was running well. Both teams fielded weakened sides but the fairly large crowd were treated to some excellent bowling (plus tea, coffee, cakes, buns, biscuits and chip butties, but back to the match).

With all matches keenly contested, notable events saw Treeton's Chris Chambers and Mickey Frith going 0-11 down in the corners, but then recovered to lose 18-21 to Firbeck's Kimpton and Watkinson.
John King and Alan Goddard gave Treeton a 13 point ‘plus score’ with their 21-8 win, although Firbeck’s final pair picked up a notable win over Mark and Danny Gilbank.

In the end, the final score was 75-53 in favour of Treeton to see them lift the trophy for the fourth time in the last five years.

The winners of the Stones Cup for 2015, Treeton

The runners up of the Stones Cup for this year, Firbeck B
October 6, 2015

Stones Cup Final

The final of this year's Stones Cup will take place at Kings Bowling Club, Wath on Saturday, 3rd October with a 2pm start. It will be contested between Treeton and Firbeck B, who overcame semi-final opposition Silverwood and Swallownest respectively on Saturday. Please note that Wath RUFC's 1st XV are at home commencing at 3pm, so late arrivals may have problems in parking in the car park.

Roy Carr
We are sad to learn that Roy Carr of Valley Park passed away recently. Roy often captained a team in the Armada Trophy and was a stalwart of the Valley Park Bowling Club. A true gentleman who played the game with a smile on his face, he will be sadly missed by his bowling colleagues, and we would like to pass on our condolences to his family, friends and team mates.

His funeral will be held at Rotherham Crematorium at 1.30pm on Friday, 9th October with a reception afterwards at Wickersley Cricket Club. If you would like to attend, please let Terry Kennedy (Valley Park) know, so that they have an idea of how many to cater for.

Rotherham Combined End of Season Meeting
We would like to remind all clubs that our end of season meeting will be held at Albion Road on Wednesday, 7th October with an 8pm start. All clubs and individuals that won trophies last season are reminded to return them to the meeting so that we can get them engraved for the Presentation Evening.

September 28, 2015

RRBPBA - Indoor bowling at Doncaster

RRPBA indoor bowling league games at Doncaster at Doncaster will start on Monday September 28th.
The pre-season indoor fixtures meeting will be held on Friday 18th September, 1.00pm at the Park Hotel, Badsley Moor Lane, S65 2QE. Please note the day for this meeting is Friday.

The retired league 2015 AGM will be held at the Park Hotel on Thursday 22nd October, 1.00pm at the Park Hotel, Badsley Moor Lane, S65 2QE.
Any proposed rule changes or items for inclusion in the agenda must be given in writing to the secretary, John Fisher by 7th October at the latest. Email
September 11, 2015

Treeton win Midweek League Knock-out Cup

On a fine evening at Swallowest Bowling Club, Treeton A and Boston contested the final of the Midweek League Knock-out Cup last night

Recent downpours meant that the green was running much slower than we all know is usually the case at Swallownest, but it was still a good test for both teams and there was some good bowling to be seen by the many neutrals who took the opportunity to watch the game. I am sure that the players from both sides appreciated the support given to them.

Boston reached the final after narrowly defeating the holders, Aurora A, by the narrowest of margins in an earlier round - the scores were level, but they won 4 games to 2. They have also had a great season in Division Two, and have already had their promotion to Division One confirmed, so this was to be a good test for them of what they can expect next year.

Treeton A reached the final after dropping only a total of ten points in the whole competition, and had their eyes on reclaiming the trophy that has eluded them for the last two seasons.

Treeton were in determined mood, and raced into a 24 point lead after the first half of the game, winning all three of the games. The same pattern followed in the second half, with Treeton eventually winning by a commanding 126-65 score line.

It was an enjoyable evening for all; thanks to the many who turned up to watch. Thanks to Swallownest for staging the final so well, congratulations to Treeton A for their success, and commiserations to Boston for their valiant challenge this year.

The victorious Treeton A team

The vanquished Boston squad with their runners-up shield

August 21, 2015

Treeton retain Champions Cup

Treeton retained the Champions Cup last weekend in a keenly contested final against Aurora. Aurora may have won two of the three games, but the aggregate scores are what count, and Treeton won the day by a 56 - 49 score line.

August 18, 2015

Armada Trophy 

The Evening League win Armada.

In a well attended final the Evening League overcame the Doubles League 5 games to 4 to win the Armada.

The two teams of finalists, representing the Evening League and the Friday Doubles League

The winners of the Armada Trophy - the Evening League players

28th July

Look who's 90th is coming up next month!

Look who is 90 ( the 9 is the right way up) - Richard ( Dick ) Booy. Still the one you don't want to play, only because he is still a formidable opponent!

"Dick", as he is known, was born on August 8th 1925 in a village near Badminton in Gloucestershire. He met a Rotherham "Land Army" girl and married her in 1947 and moved to Yorkshire to start his married life. Dick retired in 1983 and took up bowling to keep fit and enjoy the outdoor life. He plays 6 times a week and is a member of several clubs playing both singles and doubles. His doubles partner Brenda Black have been a team for the past 27 years.

When you meet Dick you have no idea of his age. If you were to guess you would you would probably be 20 years out. He is truly remarkable.

If there was an advert for what bowling can do for your well being then Dick Booy is the poster boy. His only remaining ambition is to win a match when he is 100.

So congratulations Dick on being a Nonagenarian and enjoy the 90's!

15th  July 2015

Dave Baister

As most of you will already know, our Treasurer, Dave Baister, has been in hospital recently. We have heard that he is continuing to make slow improvement, and we are hopeful that he will be allowed home before too much longer.

We send Dave, along with his family, our very best wishes, and hope that he continues on the road to recovery.

15th  July 2015.

Diary Dates 

Armada Cup  -  Finals day is Sunday 2nd of August,  2.00pm at Valley Park.

Club Champions Trophy - 16th August  11am at Barkers Park

End of season meeting 7th October 8.00pm at Albion Rd WMC.

7th  July 2015.

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