DATES TO NOTE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: 2.00pm Monday 18 February 2019
followed by a one-item SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
NOTES FROM THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
HELD ON MONDAY 11 MARCH 2019
The distribution of prize money for the coming season was discussed
with the Treasurer putting forweard a draft proposal. This was
discussed and decisions made which resulted in a total allocation of
£2,455 to be distributed amongst winners of our Team and
Individual Knock-Out competitions including £200 to the new
Over-70s Pairs KO. The full allocation for each competition showing the
total prize fund, the winner's prize and number of prize winners is
Over-70's Pairs KO
Julie Fuller Trophy
Members spent some time working through the list of provisional Starred
Bowlers for all teams in Sections 1 and 2. The full list was agreed and
can be accessed here. Following the rule change this year only teams in the top two 10-Man Sections have Starred Bowlers.
The Annual Draw was made after all clubs had purchased raffle tickets
with three cash prizes and a giant bag of tea bags donated by Yorkshire
Tea. The full outcome of the draw being:
500 Yorkshire Tea
Broad Oak BC
The venues for the two Golden Jubilee events were confirmed as Meltham
Bowling Club on Monday 17 February 2020 for the opening launch coupled
with the Association's AGM. Then the end-of-season Presentation event
will be held at Rastrick Bowling Club on Monday 2 November 2020. Both
events will be held in the afternoon with a free buffet provided for
The meeting discussed how we can better attract new members to joining
the Management Committee and one idea involved identifying particular
roles for people to encourage their participation. One such role being
as the main contact with our sponsors to ensure that we relate to them
better and involve them more in our season. This is to be discussed
further but we do desparately need new faces on the Committee if some
of the schemes we have in mind are going to be realised.
The League Handbook is at the printers with a delivery date still to be
confirmed. The preferred date to be used for clubs to collect their
allocation of books is Monday 25 March with a back-up date of Thursday
28 March. The actual date and arrangements will be announced as we get
a commitment from our printer.
Next Management Committee Meetingwill be held on Monday 15 April 2019
NOTES FROM THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
HELD ON MONDAY 21 JANUARY 2019
The prime purpose of this meeting was to consider the structure of our
Leagues following the closing date for new team applications
and team withdrawals, We have lost one team, Marsden Park, through
team raising difficulties and had received ten new team applications.
All were approved and the task of allocating teams to the correct
league structure was worked through.
Three of the applications were to join the 10-Man League. These came
from Marsh Lib and B team applications from Hemplow and Kirkheaton Con
bringing the total number of teams to 64. It was agreed that the best
structure would be 14 teams in Sections A and B with 12 teams in each
of the other three Sections. All three new teams were placed in Section
5 with teams shuffling up to result in the decided formation.
The seven applications to join the 6-Man League took the total number
of member teams to 30 from last season's 23. The applications came from
Lindley Lib B, Shepley B, Marsh United, Longwood, Lockwood Con,
Greenhead Park and Marsden Park. There are insufficient weeks in our
26-week season to accommodate Sections containing more than 14 teams so
it was agreed that there would be 3 Sections of 10 teams. Committee
members agreed that five of the new teams should start in the bottom
Section, the new Section C.
Then they considered the three available options of where to put
Longwood and Lockwood Con. Both have enjoyed considerable success in
this League in the past although both now had 10-man teams as well and
both indicated that the main purpose of entering new teams was to give
fringe bowlers a game every week. After some discussion it was agreed
that both teams should be placed in Section B for the 2019 season.
An appeal against the provisional rating of a Starred Bowler for one
Section 2 club had been received and was considered. It was agreed that
there was no reason to change that status and the appeal was dismissed.
The appointment of Mick Cox as the new Home Team captain for the
Inter-District team was confirmed and it is hoped that a new Away Team
captain will be appointed at the next Management Committee meeting.
The draws were made for the opening rounds of all four of our team knock-out competitions.
Next Management Committee Meeting will be held on Monday 11 February 2019
NOTES FROM THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
HELD ON MONDAY 14 JANUARY 2019
Much of the first meeting of 2019 was taken up preparing for the Annual
General Meeting with members discussing the Balance Sheet which the
Treasurer worked through in detail. Although there was an operating
loss of £670 down the Treasurer explained that some of the items
costed should really have their values shared across two years and
future benefits would be forthcoming. He tabled a proposal to reduce
some prize money to save £100 in 2019 and was confident that this
saving, plus the additional income being realised from an increase in
participating teams, would recover this year's deficit.
There was a suggestion that entry fees for the individual and pairs KO
competitions should be increased. It was proposed that entry fees
should be set at £2 per person for each competition. Currently
they are all set at £1.50 except for the Rose Bowl which is
already £2. It was noted that there had been no increase in any
entry fees for more than 5 years. This increase was approved by a
Members then spent some time on the wording of the proposed new rule to
be presented to the Special General Meeting directly after the closure
of the AGM. This rule amendment will do away with Starred Bowlers for
teams in Sections 3, 4 and 5. Currently B and C teams are exempt from
having Starred Bowlers but as part of this update members agreed that B
and C team bowlers from teams in Sections 1 and 2 would still be
The League Secretary provided an update on new team applications for
both the 6-Man League and the 10-Man League. Seven new teams have
applied to join the Monday 6-Man League and they come from Longwood,
Lockwood Con, Shepley B, Greenhead Park, Marsh Utd, Lindley Lib B and
Marsden Park. New team applications had been received from Marsh Lib
and Hemplow for the 10-Man League with Marsden Park withdrawing their
10-man side due to team raising difficulties. The deadline for
applications has not yet passed but two clubs had asked for an
extension of a few days to allow them to complete internal discussion
which may result in further movement. The circumstances of each were
accepted and the extension approved with the Management Committee due
to agree the structure of the Leagues at their meeting on
It was once again agreed to invite one of our sponsors, Well Bowled of
Luddendenfoot, to have a Pop-Up Shop at the AGM where they can market
their bowling goods and services.
The League had received an offer of a three-year sponsoship for a new
Knock-Out competition restricted to bowlers over the age of 70 and
bowling in Pairs. The League and Competition Secretaries were charged
with looking if there were sufficient free dates in the six-month
calendar to accommodate the additional mid-week days required to stage
the rounds and finals of such a competition.
The Golden Jubilee Sub-Committee has continued to meet and the General
Secretary gave an update on progress specifically about the proposed
venues for the Opening Event and the End-of-Season Presentation Night.
Confirmation of at least one of these should be made to member clubs at
the AGM. Funding was discussed and the proposed levy on clubs to help
finance the programe of events was finalised and again will be
presented to clubs at the AGM.
Next Management Committee Meeting will be held on Monday 21 January 2019