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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

Tommy Thompson

We have learned of the sudden death of Tommy Thompson at home in the week before Christmas. Tommy played for many years at Kimberworth and Bradgate.

We would like to send our deepest sympathy to his friends and family for their loss.

January 9, 2018

Dave Barraclough

We were saddened to learn of the death of Dave Barraclough, who was a former treasurer of the Rotherham Combined.

His funeral will be held at Rotherham Crematorium on Wednesday, 18th October at 2.15pm.

We would like to extend our condolences to his friends and family, along with former bowling colleagues, at this very sad time.

October 5, 2017

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

Brian Stanley

It is with deep regret that we have to advise you that we have lost another bowler in the last few days. Brian Stanley, who most recently played for Phoenix Bowling Club, but is probably best known to you as playing for the former Royal Mail team, has been battling against cancer for more than two years.

His funeral will be held at Rotherham Crematorium on Thursday, 31st August at 4.30pm.

We send our deepest sympathies to all of his family and friends.

August 24, 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

Stewart Collinson

We are saddened to hear of the loss of Stewart Collinson, who played for Bradgate Bowling Club. Stewart died yesterday morning (28th July) after a short illness. His funeral will be at Whiston Parish Church on Wednesday, 16th August at 1.15pm.

We would like to send our condolences to his family and friends at this sad time.

July 29, 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

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