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A Successful 2008 Season

Club teams had a fairly good season in their Leagues.
In their debut season in the Congleton League we finished R/up in Division 2; congratulations Ian Atherton and his team (photo).
Our Thursday Parks No. 2 team finished as Runner-up in Division 4; well done Steve Brain and his team.
Saturday Parks Division 1 (photo) and Stoke-on-Trent Division 5 teams both finished in 3rd position.
The Stoke-on-Trent Division 4 team finished in 4th place and Steve Howe did very well to come 2nd in the League averages.
Several of our established Juniors were too old to play in this year's Junior League but the side did well to achieve 4th place.

Westlands Mens Doubles
Held on Sunday 27th September 2008

16 Members enjoyed a great afternoon's bowling in the 2008 Mens Doubles Competition.

                               Results of the Semi-Finals and Final are shown below:-





Roy Griffiths &
Steve Brain
21 Roy Griffiths &
Steve Brain
Glyn Hyatt &
Brian Rutter
Tom Emery &
Malcolm Wood
21 Tom Emery &
Malcolm Wood
Bill Oldham &
David Hyatt

Congratulations to Roy and Steve on their success.
It was Roy's first win in the event but a second Men's Doubles Title for Steve, his previous win being in 2004.

Many thanks for Steve Brain for organising the competition and to all those who helped with card marking etc.
Steve was very grateful to Trish Hyatt who helped run the event and Jean House who provided tea throughout the afternoon.


Westlands Waterloo Trip 2008

Barney's Bunch win Waterloo Trophy

Our 2008 competition at the Waterloo Hotel was on Thursday 25th September. This was our 13th visit and the weather was again very kind to us. The green was in excellent condition which seemed to favour the more talented teams!

The Competition was won by Barney's Bunch whose only previous win was on our first visit to the Waterloo in 1996.

This year's runners-up were the legendary Tony's Touchers with last year's shock winners Steve's Squad back in 3rd spot.

(please click on photo if brave enough to see larger image).


Janet Mairs wins 2008 Nancy Hackwood Trophy

Many congratulations to Janet on winning this coveted Ladies' Trophy.

In the Preliminary rounds of this Competition Janet won her 2 games at Burslem Suburban.

2 Ladies from 4 venues qualified for the final stages, held at Florence Colliery Club on Sunday 10th August.

Results from the Quarter Final stage are shown below.

Final Stages 2008 Nancy Hackwood Trophy

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
B Sherratt
(Milton Hayes)
9 S Shenton 19 J Mairs 21
S Shenton
(Bucknall Private)
J Mairs
21 J Mairs 21
J Bills
(Florence Private)
N Walker
(Etruria Park)
12 C Phillips 21 C Phillips 9
C Phillips
(Trent Vale)
S Bradbury
(London Road)
21 S Bradbury 16
E Wright
(Milton Recs)


Westlands Mixed Doubles

Held on Sunday 29 June 2008

24 Members took part in this very popular event. For the second consecutive year the start was delayed by rain but after after a pretty torrential downpour the sun came out and the everyone enjoyed almost perfect bowling weather.

The initial stage was a Round-Robin competition which involved a series of games played over 7 ends.

4 pairs qualified to play in the Semi-Finals which were played over 11 ends.

The Final was a full 21 up game.

                                        Result: -

Allison Jackson



Trish Hyatt


David Hyatt Howard Finney

This was Allison's third win in the Competition, following success in 1994 and 2004. It was David's second Mixed Doubles Title having previously won in 2006.

The event was organised by Steve Brain with great support from Trish Hyatt and Mo Clarke.

Special thanks to the Ladies who did their usual fantastic job in providing a superb buffet.


Parks Merit Success for Ian Atherton

A total of 55 players took part in the Staffordshire Parks Merits; held on Sunday 8th June.

Initial rounds were played at London Road, Trent-Vale and Florence Tennis & Bowling Club (2 greens) 4 Qualifiers from each green progressed to the Finals which were held at Oakhill Bowling Club.

Ian Atherton qualified at Florence and joined a strong looking line-up at Oakhill.
In his quarter final match he had a great 21 - 17 win against Mark Ferris to reach the Semi-Final.
At this stage he lost 21 - 15 to the eventual winner Darren Clutton (Meir Social).

As a Semi-Finalist Ian qualified to play in the British Parks Individual Merit. This competition will be held at Rochdale on Sunday August 10th (10am start). 


Success for Steve Howe in "Spring Waterloo" Competition.

Congratulations to Steve Howe on reaching the last 64 of the 2008 "Spring Waterloo" Competition.

On his first visit to Blackpool Steve won 2 games and so qualified for the Sub Finals.

In his first game of the Sub Finals Steve beat Joe Bradbury. This was a good performance as Joe had won the Waterloo Championships in 1971 and had been runner-up in 1995.

In the last 64 Steve lost to Bob Hitchen, runner up in the Waterloo in 1997. Bob therefore qualified for the Finals Day when he beat Tommy Johnston and Andrew Cairns before going out of the competition which was won by Dave McDermott.

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