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Bowling in Tameside & Longdendale / Re: Charity Match
« on: January 13, 2015, 01:02:46 PM »
Navigation, Woodley, Spring Gardens.....?

Bowling in Tameside & Longdendale / Re: New website feature for 2015
« on: January 13, 2015, 12:56:38 PM »
Like it. A question. If I post an event can everyone see it or just me. Don't want to put thing's on like "Dentist appointment 2:30  ;) " if its everyone  :embarrassed:

Bowling in Tameside & Longdendale / Re: Falling numbers
« on: November 25, 2013, 11:48:35 AM »
Yeah will be good if you could. Andy has proved what can be achieved with a bit of forward thinking. I often get emails from people who say they want to start playing and how do they go about it and it's always a difficult one to answer as there isn't really a good enough infrastructure for new players. Websites like this are great but if clubs aren't geared up to pull people in and cater for them when they've been pulled in, they'll just get fed up and try something else.

I'm sure with a bit of organisation and a will to move things on, it could be great for the game in this area.

Better than doing nowt at least and watching teams and clubs fold through lack of numbers.

Bowling in Tameside & Longdendale / Falling numbers
« on: November 24, 2013, 11:14:06 PM »
With numbers falling and many clubs struggling to field teams, Andy Dawson and Glossop BC have reversed the trend and had great success in attracting new members to the club. People who might be potential converts to the game probably don't know anything about Crown Green Bowls. Don't know where greens are. Don't know who to contact if they want to play. Don't know what's on offer by playing the game socially or competitivley.

It's a big problem that it's often not easy for potential new players to get involved in Bowls and there doesn't seem much direction from the BCGBA in addressing the issues. So as a first step to see what we could do in Stockport, there will be an open forum to which anyone with an interest in tackling these issues is welcome to attend. It's in the downstairs room at High Lane Conservative Club on Monday 2nd December at 8pm. Tony Bryning will be there to represent the Stockport Bowls Development Group and Andy Dawson will be there to explain what Glossop have done. Anyone who has any ideas or wants to be involved or anyone representing a club who wants to attract new players is encouraged to attend.

We can talk and moan about the state of the game as much as we like, and often do, so this could be an opportunity to forumulate a plan on how to reverse the downward trend in our area.

I know there aren't many wanting SMRBL to win the Longdendale again, but honestly, I never expected our esteemed Webmaster to be in on the act :- League Division 1&FixtureDate=27 April 2013&season=2013


Bowling in Tameside & Longdendale / Re: Thank You
« on: April 20, 2012, 01:24:28 PM »
Best wishes to you both from myself and Michelle. I'm certain everyone wishes Karen a full and speedy recovery.
As for the Charity match, I can't speak for the Mermaid (obviously !!) but I'm sure the money raised this year should be handed over to you to decide whether to spend it on something you might need for Karen or to donate it to one of the departments that have been caring for her. Seems the best cause by far this year.
Cheers, Pete   

Bowling in Tameside & Longdendale / Re: A Very Big Thank You
« on: September 05, 2011, 12:59:35 PM »
Agree entirely with the accolades for Brian. Wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for his drive and enthusiasm.
As regards the event what about :- The Perrigo Charity Challenge

Seems approriate to have Perrigo in there somewhere for thier support so far and pledge of continued support.

Bowling in Tameside & Longdendale / Re: A Very Big Thank You
« on: September 04, 2011, 11:55:30 PM »
Well done the Barmy Army.
Thanks to everyone involved. Was a great day.

Hang on. Gotta go. Mermaid's mubling something. Whats that my sweet, "next year", "Gary Ellis's phone number" "Graeme who" "Your gonna smash who"    :lol

Bowling in Tameside & Longdendale / Re: Charity result
« on: September 04, 2011, 11:50:39 PM »
Tameside.....havin it all     ;D

Bri - John Davies won it beating me in the final 21-15.
It was a small field, but not a bad one with the likes of Steve Allen, Andy Dawson, Ryan Bancroft,  Phil Homer, Tony Mincherton, Steve Barber and a couple of others not making the semis.
Semis were Davies 21 Keith Fantom 11, Conway 21 Dave Wilson 19 (was cruising at 18-4 up and completely blind at 18-18 !!!)
Thanks to Bill Worthy for the refreshments, much appreciated and to George Ollerenshaw and Malc Walker who offiicated from the league.

Bowled JD.    ;D

Bowling in Tameside & Longdendale / Re: bowls renovation
« on: May 10, 2011, 12:36:01 PM »
I've got his number if thats any use ?

Bowling in Tameside & Longdendale / Re: Lowes Arms & Juniors
« on: May 10, 2011, 12:27:04 PM »
So whats the current state of play regarding coaching or organised sessions for juniors ?. It's the sort of thing we need to be publicising as a priority to try and get more kids and indeed adults interested.

It's a big failing on the part of the current set up that someone who wanders through a park or is sat watching the bowls at a pub and thinks I wouldn't mind having a go at that doesn't neccessarily know how to go about it. Even the much improved BCGBA website doesn't have anything about 'Getting Started'. I looked on there a couple of weeks ago to see how to register as a new player with the BCGBA and there was nothing.

It would be great to have a defined route into the game for new players whether they are juniors or adults cos I think it's missing at the moment.

Bowling in Tameside & Longdendale / Lowes Arms & Juniors
« on: May 09, 2011, 12:36:06 PM »
Just looking at the junior county results from thsi weekend and notice that the GM home side is dominated by juniors from the Lowes Arms. This interest coincides with an email I got from a mother whose son was interested in playing. Seem to remember the Lowes ran sessions for juniors on saturday mornings. Whats the crack and is the Lowes the place to point new juniors to ?.

Bowling in Tameside & Longdendale / Re: Adshead Plate Draw
« on: May 03, 2011, 01:20:25 PM »
I had a look on there too Skip. Seems as though the S and D committee need a proverbial kick up the 'arris.

Unfortunately I never receive anything from anyone on the S&D committee, despite at least one of them (Keith Deighton) having email access. I used to be on the committee but decided I'd better resign before I killed one or two of them.  I appreciate they do a lot in running the league, and no one ever comes forward to replace them (including me) so you get what you deserve in the end.

For some reason they view the website with disdain and actively refuse to have anything to do with it. Very sad really and another example of why the game is on it's knees.

Bowling in Tameside & Longdendale / Re: S&D 2011 Norths vs Nursery 2
« on: April 13, 2011, 06:04:49 PM »
Jeepers - 10 winners. Well done fellas.

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