Bowls Lancashire Alsop Team
Peter Laundon, the new team manager, has published his first team of the season.
Parking at Southport for County Events
For those attending at Southport to play in events there is parking available at the Pumping station near the B green (if there is space) and also on the grass at Princess park accessed by the slip road that runs between the Club and Pleasureland. Members of Southport BC have keys to access the gate.
IN BOTH cases players MUST get a parking pass from the Clubhouse on arrival and before leaving their vehicle for the day.
Players attending at Heaton Hall for County Events
Players are reminded that parking charges are now in force at this venue.
County Mixed Pairs
Despite the event being available for entry now for 3 months and numerous appeals for players there are not enough to run the event and it has been cancelled.
Arrangements will be made to reimburse those who had paid for entry into the event.
Bowls Lancashire Championships
If you are a member of Bowls Lancashire and you have applied for and have been given the link to the Championship draws pages then please ensure that you bookmark the link.
I will NOT answer any further second requests
And so the campaign begins for the 2018 season with David Lockhart announcing his first team of the season.
Coloured Bowling Shoes
The Bowls Lancashire Executive came to a decision at it's meeting that to promote bowls was to 'move with the times' and to allow coloured bowling shoes was a step in the right direction. When we have all sat and watched the Commonwealth Games Bowls matches it is difficult to argue against coloured shoes.
This decision has been queried and Graham Tomlinson has spoken with Bowls England. It would appear that there is a different interpretation of the rules concerning what the County can allow when it comes to clothing and footwear.
Graham Tomlinson, as the County Competition Secretary, is now going to write a letter to the Chief Executive of Bowls England to ascertain clarity over the County's right, for it's own members, to stipulate the dress code for County Championships leading to the National Championships.
Other questions with regards to coloured shoes will be asked and a full explanantion will be given in due course.
In the meantime, to prevent any problems with coloured shoes being worn, players are advised NOT to wear them in County Championships or when representing the County in National Inter-County Competitions until an answer has been received.
Results Reporting for County Championships
My prefered method of you reporting your results to me is by the 'results reporting form' on the County website, failing that send me an email via email@example.com.
If armageddon occurs and the internet fails or your computer, iphone or mobile phone have exploded into a million pieces and you cannot access the internet then feel free to ring me but only on my mobile phone.
Think before you just pick up the phone...
Men's County Fours
There is an error in the County Information book and the first play by date of this event is TUESDAY 15th MAY 2018 and not Friday as printed.
Bowls Lancashire is the organisation that runs the sport of Flat Green Bowling in the areas of Lancashire, Cheshire and Manchester.
The Clubs within this area are at Acton Bridge, Blackpool, Bolton, Heaton Hall (Manchester) and Southport.
All the clubs offer play for members of any ability - from the raw beginner to those that aspire to be National Champions.
Each of the clubs and Bowls Lancashire are affiliated to the National Governing body - Bowls England.
News & Events
For the latest news check out the News link and for the latest scheduled events check out the Events Link
If you sign up for email alerts each time there is an update then you will receive notifications - these can include updates on County Championship results, Team sheets for County Representations, draws for Team 5, County Mixed pairs, etc.
Learn 2 Bowl
If you are new to the Sport and wish to give it a try then use the 'Member Clubs' Link at the top of the page and get in touch. All the clubs are able to give you an introduction to the sport. Most are able to loan you Bowling Shoes and Bowls to use for free. Should you take up the Sport and wish to progress then there are qualified coaches available to give you further instruction on how to improve your game.