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Calvert Cup

Todwick's Michael Gregory & Tommy Brown win Calvert Cup. On a difficult speedy green the Todwick twosome overcame opponents Steve Davies & John Thackery to win the cup for the first time. You have to have luck on your side to win anything and it was Michael's day, not only with the bowling, he also won the raffle.

The finalists for the Calvert Cup pictured before the game at Catcliffe's green

The winning pair, Tommy Brown & Michael Gregory

Chris and Viv Womersley

Steve Davies and John Thackery, the losing finalists

Defending champion Graham Chambers lost for the first time in 5 years. Playing with son Chris, it was neck and neck in the semi final and with the score 16-17 they lost a 4 and were out. The husband and wife team of  Chris & Viv Womersley had had a good run but found the green difficult and lost to the runners up .

The lack of support for the finals was disappointing and the apathy creeping into our bowling will result in no competitions being held at all without more support.

As I will not be seeking re-election as Secretary in the 2016 season it will be the last Calvert Cup that I organise and wish the new organiser the best of luck in the coming seasons.
Dave Beeley

June 24, 2015

Roadworks in Thurcroft

Teams who have to travel to Thurcroft will need to allow more time for their journey.  Road works start on the 27th April and are due to last 10 weeks.  These works will affect all routes to Thurcroft.

25th April 2015

Vets League News

Please note that Marquis have withdrawn their team from Division One. Their scheduled opponents each week will, therefore, have a bye.

Calvert Cup 2015

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April 5, 2015

Diary updates

The Mid Season meeting is on July 1st at Albion Rd. W.M.C. at 8.00pm. Entries and draws for the Stones Cup and Club Champions Cup will be done at this meeting.

Stones Cup Final

Five hours of morning rain spoiled the green, but it stopped around dinner time and by 3 o'clock there was a cold, blue sky and sunshine but the damage was done.

Everybody expected it to be close and we weren't disappointed.

Both teams bowled as well as could be expected on the heavy green with each having wins in the first half Worksop had a slender 7 points lead.

So, needing 36 points for victory and watched by a decent crowd given the cold weather Worksop's A. Rodgers & R. Merrick lost 18-21 to Mark Gilbank and John Carpenter and with the final pairs on, and at 15 across, it could have gone either way but as they both continued to pick up points Worksop's M. Mallender & P. Melia broke the 36 points barrier for victory.

Treeton's Graham Chambers & Mark Jones had the consolation of Treeton's third win 21-20, but with the overall score at 78-75, Worksop C & SC were £100 richer and there'll be a new name on the cup. Many thanks to Todwick BC for their efforts.

The Stones Cup winners for 2014, Worksop

The runners up in this year's Stones Cup are Treeton

October 8, 2014

Treeton win Wilkinson Trophy

The final of the 2014 Wilkinson Trophy was played at Valley Park on 5th September between Treeton Miners Welfare and Roundwood.

In a keenly contested final played on a great afternoon, Treeton picked up the winners trophy, with Roundwood having to settle for being the runners up.

The Wilkinson Trophy winners, Treeton

The runners up in this year's Wilkinson Trophy, Roundwood BC.

The players from both finalsists before the final at Valley Park on September 5th.

More success for Todwick Junior

Congratulations to Zoe Parker for following up her regional win by becoming the BCGLBA Junior Merit Champoin at Poynton Sports Club on Saturday, 30th August. Zoe now qualifies for a place in the BCGLBA Ladies Champion of Champions tournament which will be played at the Mecca of Crown Green Bowls, the Waterloo Hotel in Blackpool on Sunday 28th September.

Diary dates

Please remember that the end of season meeting will be held at Albion Road on Wednesday, 8th October at 8pm.

Our Presentation Night will be held at Albion Road on Wednesday, 12th November, again with an 8pm start.

Also, remember that the 2015 South Yorkshire AGM will be held at Swinton LNER and not Mitchell & Darfield.

Evening League K.O. Cup

On a chilly evening in Greasbrough Aurora made club history by winning the Evening League K.O. Cup and are also League Champions, achieving the double for the first time.

The weather might have been on the cold side but the Greasbrough Bowling Club provided a warm welcome to Aurora and Treeton in staging the Cup Final.

The green was good and the hospitality was excellent ,so thanks Greasbrough.
All that is good about Rotherham bowls was on show last night.  Good bowling played in a competitive but friendly spirit.
So friendly that they all ended up in the local pub after the match celebrating or
commiserating. A good advert for Rotherham Bowls.

Just for the record Aurora 117  Treeton 100

The winners, Aurora A

The runners up, Treeton MW A

Club Champions Cup

The final of the new "Club Champions" Cup was held at Kings Bowling Club on Sunday, and was competed between Treeton and Boston. Boston did well to reach the final, but it proved one step too far for them, with Treeton taking the trophy.

The winning Treeton team

The runners up from Boston
August 19, 2014

Midweek Knock-out Cup Final

The final of the Midweek Knock-out Cup will take place at Greasborough this coming Thursday evening (21st August) with a 6.30pm start.

It promises to be a keenly fought contest, with the current top two in Division One making it through to the end of the compeition, with Aurora A facing Treeton A.

Aurora A are not only the reigning champions of the cup, but have just won the Division One championship for this season. With that mantle having been Treeton's last season, we're sure they will be going all-out to get some silverware in 2014!

It should be a good game - if you're not doing anything on Thursday evening, they'll be glad to see you for the game, and both teams will appreciate your support.

Local clubs in cup action

Several local clubs will be hoping to win silverware over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Treeton V Abbey in the South Yorkshire Rose Bowl Final @ Sugdens BC, Sunday 24th August, commence 11.00am

Maltby V Bradfield in the South Yorkshire Cup Final @ Sugdens BC, Sunday 24th August, commence 2.00am

Todwick V Meersbrook in one Semi-Final of the South Yorkshire Plate and Swallownest V Thorncliffe in the other @ Barnsley BC Rugby Club, Shaw Lane, Monday 25th August, commence 11.00am with the Final to follow later.

Armada Trophy

This competition was started in 1988 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the defeat of the Spanish Armada, when Francis Drake had time to finish his game of bowls before going to work.

This season the two finalists were the Doubles League and the Saturday League. The match, held at Valley Park, saw the Doubles League coming out as winners.

The players representing the Saturday League

The players representing the Doubles League

Roy Carr, captain of the Doubles League team, being presented by the Armada Trophy by Tony Gibbins



Calvert Cup

They have done it again! Mark Gilbank and Graham Chambers have won the Calvert Cup for the 4th year running. Played 20 games won 20 games, that is some record.

In an all Treeton final contested with club mates Alan Goddard and John King they came out winners 21-13. The game lasted for 22 ends with both winning 11 ends each.  On the ends that Mark and Graham lost they only conceded 1, in 9 out of the 11 ends. This is the key to success which they have mastered over the last 4 years.

Vets Merits

The Vets Merits were won this year by Jeff Coulson, who beat Paul Schofield in the final.
Jeff had reached the final after being victorious over Dave Stainrod in the semi-finals, with Paul beating Roy Carr in the other semi-final.

Semi-finalists Jeff Coulson and Dave Stainrod

Paul Schofield and Roy Carr before their semi-final

Jeff Coulson and Paul Schofield before the final

Paul Schofield receiving the runners-up plate from John Fleming

Jeff Coulson receives the winner's trophy

September 9, 2013

Clifton retain Wilkinson Trophy

On a fast, tricky green at Valley Park, Clifton retained the Wilkinson Trophy by defeating Marquis 119-107.

Both teams before the game

The winning team from Clifton

The winning captain, Dave Stainrod of Clifton

Nigel Greaves of Marquis, receiving the runners-up trophy

September 2nd 2013

Aurora lift Midweek Knock-out Cup

Aurora A won the Midweek League Knock-out Cup on Thursday evening (29th August), although in the early stages of the game, a shock looked to be on the cards.
They were up against Silverwood B, who have been in Division Three this season, but had previously shown their credentials by knocking out their "A" team on the way to the final.

Aurora found themselves nine points down on the aggregate after the "first half", but their back three stepped up to the mark to win the trophy, with an eventual 113-91 score in their favour.

The winners, Aurora A, with their trophy

Silverwood B, who don't seem to be too unhappy in having to settle for being runners-up

August 30th 2013

Saturday League win the Armada Trophy

The Saturday League, captained by Peter Gilliver,  won the Armada Trophy  by beating  Roy Carr’s Doubles League team 169 – 152. The match was held at Marquis on Sunday 18th August.

The winning team, representing the Saturday League

The Friday Doubles' League representatives, this year's runners up in the Armada Trophy