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MARCH 2013 NEWS

Items listed below are news items that have appeared on the Home Page but may now be out of date...

27/03/13 - All games that were advertised as part of Sunday's team selection email have now been cancelled. This includes the friendly at the George on Friday. All Smethwick cup preliminary round matches are off and have been re-arranged for Sunday 26th May 2013.

24/03/13 - Photos below taken this morning. The green is currently under 11 inches of snow with the paths on the far side over 20 inches deep in places where the snow has drifted. The snow is unlikely to disappear in the next few days with temperatures between 1 and 4 degrees in the day but below freezing every night next week.

23/03/13 - Congratulations to Frank and Sheila Newman who today celebrate their Golden (50th) wedding anniversary. Hope you have a great day from all at Broomfield B.C.

23/03/13 - Thank you to those that supported Chris Price's Presidents Bash last night. Between 65 and 70 attended the evening. Thanks also go to the Acoustic Who who put on a great performance.

16/03/13 - Bonus Ball number 4 (currently John Capewell) will be available from Saturday 13th April. Please contact Sheila Newman if you are interested. Bonus Ball number 23 will be owned by Kevin March from Saturday 6th April.

16/03/13 - Unfortunately there has been little chance to prepare the green this week- the plan was to open it tomorrow. We have had frosts at the start of the week followed by rain Thursday night and Friday. Rain is also forecast today and tomorrow. Therefore we are now looking to open the green on Saturday 23rd March.

14/03/13 - Fixtures for the Smethwick 'A' and Smethwick 'B' teams have been updated to include details of the full league programme (31st March - 29th September). This includes dates for cup matches and merits.

14/03/13 - Anyone who has seen the forecast for this weekend along with the cold week we are experiencing will understand that the green is unlikely to open this Sunday. Opportunities to work on the green are limited at the moment, i will send another email to members when i can confirm a date.

13/03/13 - Both Smethwick teams have been drawn in the preliminary round of the S.F.Jones Challenge Trophy. Seven time winners Broomfield 'A' will take on Royal Oak 'A at the Beeches. Broomfield 'B' will be looking for a first win in the cup in over seven seasons, they take on Beeches 'A' at Moor Lane. The Broomfield green at Portland Road is also in use with Dudley Dell taking on Moor Lane. These preliminary games take place on Sunday 31st March and will be the first competitive matches for Broomfield following the friendly against the George on 29th March.

12/03/13 - Broomfield will play the George 'A' in the first round of the Oldbury Cup (Div 1&2). Other first round matches include RSJC 'A' vs George 'B', Somers vs Old Cross and M&B 'A' vs Wernley 'A'. All first round matches (also the quarter finals) will take place on Monday 17th June 2013, greens are still to be decided.

09/03/13 - Thank you to those that turned up for the work party today. A cold week is forecast next week but weather permitting the green will open on Sunday 17th March.

08/03/13 - The next committee meeting will take place on Thursday 28th March at Portland Pavilion (7:30pm start).

07/03/13 - All fixtures for the 2013 season are now online and can be viewed in the "Fixtures & Results" section of the website.

06/03/13 - Work party this Saturday from mid-morning onwards to clear the ditches, paths and surrounds prior to the forthcoming season.

05/03/13 - A reminder that your yearly bowls section subs are due and need to be paid on or before Sunday 31st March to Terry Jones.