Club Social Competitions 2019

Come along, support your club and have a great day!

Club members are invited to join us in our programme of club social competitions throughout the season.

Please check individual posts for start times of competitions and further details.

Help running the competitions would be greatly appreciated. If you feel able to offer your services please contact Sue Davies or a member of the club committee.



Saturday 13th April Chairman’s Pairs
Sunday 5th May Hughie Johnson / Les Ivers singles
Saturday 18th May Dave Rimmer / Frank Butler pairs
Sunday 9th June Beckett Cup / Grayson Trophy singles
Sunday 23rd June  Lady & Gent Presidents’ day tbc
Saturday 6th July Crossens v Victoria Park tbc
Sunday 28th July Bill Russell Trophy Ladies v Gents
Sunday 11th August Cricket Challenge tbc
Saturday 24th August Memorial Trophy / Frank Taylor – singles
Saturday 21st September Ronnie Finnigan – Guys Hamley, Garstang

Our Next Competition

Chairman’s Pairs

The first competition is the Chairman’s Pairs which will be held on SATURDAY 13TH APRIL. 11 A.M. START.  We have asked Couincillor John Dodd to officially open the season for us.

Come and join us on what promises to be a great start to the season. 

Please arrive early for a prompt start. 

Support your club!



Saturday 7th April Chairman’s Pairs
Sunday 22nd April Beckett Cup – singles
Saturday 5th May Hughie Johnson – singles
Saturday 19th May Dave Rimmer Pairs
Saturday 9th June  Gents President’s day
Sunday 24th June  Lady President’s Day
Sunday 22nd July Victoria Park v Crossens Challenge at Victoria
To be re-arranged Ladies v Men
Saturday 25th August Memorial Trophy/Frank Taylor – singles
Saturday 22nd September Ronnie Finnigan – Canberra Club, Salmesbury. Coach pick up.
Rearranged Chairman’s Day – 4th August, 11 am start

Open Competitions

Further details of the open competitions will be published nearer the time.

All entries to

Gary Burgess

126 Heysham Road, Southport




Sunday 29nd July DOUBLES
Sunday 9th September DOUBLES

Please note that the competition Sunday 29th July will now be held at Victoria Park Bowling Club



On Tuesday the 4th July, we held our “Crossens BC Over 60’s Singles”. Twenty seven competitors, both male and female entered the competition. Although the weather was somewhat damp and miserable, good bowling accompanied by warm brews and great homemade cakes gave for a pleasant days bowling.

The early rounds gave some shock results, with good local bowlers falling by the wayside. These included four Southport Ladies Inter-Town players, two Lancashire Ladies County players and three Southport Federation players. Twelve of our own club players went out in the early rounds. That is how tough the competition was.

The last eight in the competition were :-

Cynthia Martin (S/port Cubs & S/port Federation) v Rita Manning (S/port Federation)

Dave Edwards (Crossens BC) v Sue Davies (S/port Cubs & Crossens BC)

Stan Kitchen (Mere Brow) v Trevor Wilkinson (S/port Federation)

Keith Cheetham (SNSC) v Mike Dunlop (Crossens BC)

Rita eased into the semi-finals with a 15-7 win over Cynthia, whilst Dave defeated Sue 15-11 to join Rita in the semi’s. Trevor came out on top against Stan 15-9 and was joined in the semi-final by Mike, after his 15-8 victory over Keith. Both semi-finals produced some excellent bowls, with Mike dominating Trevor to reach the final with a 15-6 win. This was nothing compared to the magnificent performance by Rita against Dave, I would have to say that Rita just destroyed Dave, winning 15-0.

So the final was to be Rita Manning versus Mike Dunlop. The first seven ends were brilliant, it was like watching to heavyweights taking shots at each other, with only single points being counted, 4-3 to Rita. Then at end eight and nine we saw the first two’s, one to both Rita and Mike, 6-5 to Rita. A couple of singles each, followed by another two each and we had reached end 14 with it 9-8 to Rita. By end 18 they had shared the points again and it was all square at 11-11. Then Rita’s leading and dominance got the better of Mike and Rita finished with two consecutive two’s to win the competition for the second year running 15-11. A truly great game to watch and a worthy champion yet again.

Congratulations Rita Manning, the Crossens BC Over 60’s Champion, again.

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank Brian Mills for producing a fantastic green to play on, Emma Burgess for the wonderful cakes and everybody that helped measuring and marking through the day.

Gary Burgess




SUNDAY 30th JULY 2017

10am or 12noon start.

£6 per pair.

Winners £80,

Runners-Up £40,

Semi-Finalists £20,

& Quarter-Finalists £10.

All games 21up to BCGBA Rules.

All male pairs receive 3 start,

mixed pairs receive 4 start

& all female pairs receive 5 start.

Light refreshments available on the day.

All entries, with entry fee, to

Gary Burgess

126 Heysham Road, Southport