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29/01/13 - A race night has been organised for Saturday 6th April at Portland Pavilion. Race owner / sponsor sheets will be distributed by the committee. 128 horses (£2 each) need to be sold by Sunday 24th March along with sponsors at £20 each. A full programme will result in two owners per horse per race. Completed race ownership forms can be handed to Darren Griffiths or Joe Wilson.

29/01/13 - The West Bromwich Midweek Bowling League Presentation and AGM took place this evening. Broomfield collected four prizes: Division 1 3rd Place, Mick Edmunds Memorial Trophy Runners Up, Senior Citizens (Individual) Knockout Winner and Delegates Cup (Individual) Runner Up.

Two teams have resigned from the league (Mount Pleasant & Green Man) which leaves just 17 clubs in the league, five of which field 'B' sides. In 2013 there will be two divisions of 11 teams (20 games a season):

The Stile 'A'
Church Hill 'A'
Greets Green
Bilston Town
Cradley Sports
The Stile 'B'
Rowley Labour
Hamstead 'B'
Hamstead 'A'
Coseley Athletic 'B'
Coseley Tavern
Aston Manor
Lea Hall
Coseley Athletic 'A'
Dartmouth Central
Brades Village
Church Hill 'B'

Other changes included Frank Newman of Broomfield stepping down as fixture secretary. This role is now c/o John Overy (Hamstead B.C.) and teams will have the option to email match cards.

28/01/13 - Treasurer Andy Killion submitted his resignation on 17/01/2013 and formerly relinquished the role at tonights committee meeting. We would like to thank both Andy and Denise for all of the work they have put in since 2007. At the same meeting a new Treasurer was elected in Terry Jones (proposed Joe Wilson, seconded Chris Price).

27/01/13 - Broomfield are pleased to announce a second new signing for 2013 in Steve Smart.

14/01/13 - The start time for the Acoustic Who (live band) on Friday 22nd March is now 8:30pm (Not 7:45pm as originally advertised). The event takes place in the main lounge at Portland Pavilion. Please support the evening which is being paid for by our President Chris Price.

13/01/13 - Please see the calendar for details of forthcoming events.

11/01/13 - Jake Dancer has joined the club on a full time basis having played in the West Bromwich League only in 2012.

10/01/13 - Brief details from yesterday evenings A.G.M. can be found on the A.G.M. page.

09/01/13 - Bonus Ball number 8 has been taken by Dave Childs.

06/01/13 - Bonus Ball number 8 is now available with Alan Parsons moving to Australia. The bonus ball is the clubs biggest fundraiser and we encourage members to have at least one number.

Another reminder, this time that "Big Al's Billabong Bash" is taking place at Quarry Bank Labour Club on Friday 11th January 2013. A live band is booked.

04/01/13 - A reminder that the A.G.M. takes place at Portland Pavilion on Wednesday 9th January 2013. Please aim to arrive at 7:30pm for a 7:45pm start. Please make every effort to attend this important meeting.

02/01/13 - Nominations closed today, 7 days before the A.G.M. next Wednesday. We still require captains for the Oldbury and Smethwick 'A' sides plus one to three committee members depending who takes on the vacant positions.

Officers 2013 Nomination Proposed By Seconded By Y/N
Chairman* Darren Griffiths Ollie Newman Paul Jackson Y
Secretary* Jonathan Blakeman Darren Griffiths Ollie Newman Y
Treasurer* Andy Killion Ollie Newman Darren Griffiths Y
Captains 2013 Nomination Proposed By Seconded By Y/N
W&W Premier* Joe Wilson Ollie Newman Darren Griffiths Y
W&W Alliance Denise Killion Ollie Newman Paul Jackson Y
Oldbury* Chris Price Ollie Newman Paul Jackson N
West Bromwich* Terry Jones Keith Underhill Joe Wilson Y
Dudley John Hardman Denise Killion Paul Jackson
Smethwick 'A'* Keith Lawlor Ollie Newman Paul Jackson N
Smethwick 'A'*
Smethwick 'B' Jim Watkin Ollie Newman Joe Wilson Y
Committee 2013 Nomination Proposed By Seconded By Y/N
Committee Member*
Committee Member*

Vacant Positions