BROOMFIELD BOWLS CLUB
Portland Road, Birmingham, B17 8LS
JULY 2011 NEWS
Items listed below are news items that have appeared on the Home Page but may now be out of date...
31/07/11 - A 59 shot defeat this afternoon in the quarter final of the W&W Arthur Mitchell ('Bomber') Cup against Boldmere St Michaels. At home Broomfield had two winners and lost by 22 shots: Ollie Newman 21-15 and Andy Calvert 21-19. One winner on Boldmere (Jonathan Blakeman 21-12) with Mark Hadley Snr conceding his game at 10-14 when the match could not be won. Also good away cards by Cameron Gurdas 18-21 and Chris Price 16-21.
31/07/11 - Seven winners for the Smethwick 'A' at home beating Boldmere Sports & Social by 41 shots: Ollie Newman 21-8, Chris Price 21-12, Daniel Chilton 21-12, Marc Wilson 21-15, Andy Calvert 21-16, Keith Lawlor 21-17 and Jonathan Blakeman 21-18. The Beeches 'A' kept the pressure on with an away win on Cradley Libs. No winners for the Smethwick 'B' this morning going down by 80 shots on Dudley Dell.
30/07/11 - 16 players entered the 2011 Roy Freeman Club Championship. The field consisted of six of the current first team, eight players from the Alliance side and two players in their first full seasons. First round results as follows:
The quarter finals included three tight games:
Semi final scores:
Dan Chilton made it to the final for the second season running and Chris Price also making it through to the final for the second time, but it was also 27 years since his last club championship final. It was a great advert for two different generations with 'Herman' now in his 33rd season for Broomfield aged 67 and Dan in his 5th season for the club aged 21.
Dan started strongly leading 8-3 and 13-8 bowling short marks. Chris then worked his way back into the match to lead 14-13. Dan hit back with a brace of 2's but Chris worked away to level at 17 across. From then on it was a classic championship final, 17-17, 18-18, 19-19 and 20-20. Chris was the eventual winner and made his own piece of Broomfield history with 27 years between his championship wins (1984 & 2011). This broke Mark Hadley Snr's record which was set in 2007 (21 years between his wins in 1986 and 2007). When Chris Price last won the club championship he beat Roy Freeman in the final, we now play this competition in his memory and this September will mark 20 years since his untimely death.
The 16 players contested a competitive club championship, all games played in good spirits on a fine and sunny day. Celebrations followed as did tradition with the trophy filled not once but three times. Well done to everybody on a successful day.
28/07/11 - Five winners for the Dudley 'A' who beat Sedgley Ex's by 14 shots at home. Wins for Tonia Hadley 21-7, Joe Wilson 21-11, Nigel Francis 21-13, Alan Parsons 21-17 and Cameron Gurdas 21-18. An away win for the Dudley 'B' having four winners on Kingswinford Cons, picking up seven points with a seven shot win: John Hardman 21-12, Jonathan Blakeman 21-14, Daniel Chilton 21-16 and Pauline Broadhead 21-17.
27/07/11 - Three winners for the Oldbury team who lost by 20 shots away at W.B.F.S. Wins for Jonathan Blakeman 21-12, Ollie Newman 21-18 and Paul Newman 21-18. At Portland Road the West Bromwich side had four winners against W.B.F.S. 'A' but drew the game on shots. Winning cards for Terry Jones 21-6, Malcolm Spencer 21-7, Keith Underhill 21-13 and John Hardman 21-20.
25/07/11 - The date of the Janice Freeman Club Handicap may be changed if the Smethwick S.F.Jones Cup semi final takes place on the same day. Sunday's in September are needed for Midland Masters preparation so we may look to move the Handicap to Sunday 14th August or Sunday 21st August.
24/07/11 - The Smethwick 'A' team are now top of Division 1 with five games to play after completing a re-arranged fixture this morning. Six winners for Broomfield against Cradley Heath Libs: Dan Chilton 21-9, Paul Newman 21-9, Marc Wilson 21-11, Jonathan Blakeman 21-12, Ollie Newman 21-17 and Mark Hadley Snr 21-17. 42 shots the difference.
23/07/11 - A well earned home win for the W&W Premier team who had to work hard against Great Barr. Our best of starts at home dropping only one shot in the first six ends. Wins for Chris Price 21-16, Marc Wilson 21-17 and Dan Chilton 21-20 in the first four put us 9 shots in front. Another three winners in the middle four extended the lead to 22: Mark Hadley Snr 21-8, Andy Calvert 21-12 and Frank Newman 21-19. One winner for Broomfield in the back four (Jonathan Blakeman 21-13) as Great Barr reduced the final margin to 15 shots.
The W&W Alliance team lost by 8 shots on King George V. Five winners for Broomfield: Joe Wilson 21-5, John Hardman 21-9, Keith Underhill 21-12, Keith Lawlor 21-16 and Jim Watkin 21-19.
21/07/11 - Six winners for the Dudley 'A' who beat Portland Road by 23 shots at home. Winning cards for Frank Newman 21-10, Nigel Francis 21-11, Joe Wilson 21-13, Andy Calvert 21-17, Paul Newman 21-18 and Tonia Hadley 21-18. Three winners for the Dudley 'B' who lost by 14 shots away at Pensnett Social: Jonathan Blakeman 21-15, Dave Childs 21-16 and Dan Chilton 21-19.
20/07/11 - Five winners for the Oldbury team on Langley but Broomfield still lost out by 20 shots. Wins for Dan Chilton 21-17, Chris Price 21-18, Dave Chilton 21-18, Darren Griffiths 21-20 and Marc Wilson 21-20. The West Bromwich side returned to form with a 45 shot home win against Langley. Six winners: Matt Barnwell 21-3, Mark Hadley Snr 21-7, Malcolm Spencer 21-7, Marc Hadley Jnr 21-12, Keith Underhill 21-13 and John Hardman 21-19.
17/07/11 - A tense 1 shot win for the Smethwick 'A' team on Boldmere Sports & Social this morning. The best of starts with the first four winners and a 26 shot lead: Chris Chilton 21-11, Jonathan Blakeman 21-13, Chris Price 21-14 and Ollie Newman 21-20. Boldmere hit back with four winners. Dave Chilton was left last on the green needing to score 19 for the victory. The win puts Broomfield 'A' at the top of Division 1 with one game in hand which will be played next Sunday at home to Cradley Heath Libs.
Six straight wins for the Smethwick 'B' who are now in contention for a return to Division 1. Five winners this morning against Dudley Dell at home with Broomfield winning by 32 shots. Mark Hadley Snr 21-7, Joe Wilson 21-7, Marc Hadley Jnr 21-8, Jim Watkin 21-9 and Tonia Hadley 21-20.
16/07/11 - Six winners for the W&W Premier team on Great Barr but Broomfield still went down by 45 shots. All to play for after the first four with wins for Chris Price 21-16, Chris Chilton 21-17 and Dave Chilton 21-19. Great Barr were six in front after four courtesy on Ben Harris' 21-4. Great Barr had another two single figure winners in the middle four (Andy Dugmore 21-2, Paul Clinton 21-8) but there was a win for John Wilson 21-17. The game had slipped away by the time the back four went on but the support remained and wins for Darren Griffiths 21-16 and Ollie Newman 21-18 kept the difference at 45.
A four shot win for the W&W Alliance who took on King George V at home. Seven winners for Broomfield, the most the side has had on Portland Road this season: Alan Parsons 21-13, Joe Wilson 21-15, Tonia Hadley 21-16, John Hardman 21-16, Mark Hadley Snr 21-17, Frank Newman 21-17 and Keith Underhill 21-18.
15/07/11 - A round up of the results from the last seven days. On Saturday the W&W Premier team lost at home for the second time this season. New Inns Four Oaks had seven winners out of the first eight ends (Gary Morton 21-5). The start did go to Broomfield with John Wilson taking out Darren Plenderleith 21-12. Three winners in the back four kept the difference to 23 shots (Andy Calvert 21-12, Ollie Newman 21-16, Chris Chilton 21-16) but the "breathing space" at the foot of the table is now down to just three points with Broomfield in 8th place. The Alliance side won away at W.B.F.S. by eight shots. Seven winners: Daniel Chilton 21-10, Tracy Wilkins 21-13, Malcolm Spencer 21-14, Joe Wilson 21-14, Nigel Francis 21-18, Tonia Hadley 21-18 and Marc Hadley Jnr 21-19.
Top of the table clash on Sunday where Broomfield 'A' needed a home win to keep hopes of a 17th Division 1 title alive. A tight game at home against the Beeches 'A' with each team having four winners and Broomfield clinching a seven shot victory. Wins for Jonathan Blakeman 21-6, Ollie Newman 21-9, Marc Wilson 21-16 and Keith Lawlor 21-20. The Smethwick 'B' side won away at Coombswood by seven shots. Four winners: Terry Jones 21-10, Mark Hadley Snr 21-11, Matt Barnwell 21-16 and Joe Wilson 21-16.
It was the Oldbury Cup Semi Final on Monday where Broomfield took on the George 'A' at Langley. Four winners each with Broomfield just missing out by 10 shots: Matt Barnwell 21-15, Jonathan Blakeman 21-17, Marc Wilson 21-19 and Paul Newman 21-20. Thanks to all those that came to support on the night.
On Tuesday the Smethwick 'B' were in action for a re-arranged game against Langley. Jim Watkin's team made it five wins on the spin with a 15 shot home victory. Five winning cards: Cameron Gurdas 21-7, Joe Wilson 21-10, Tonia Hadley 21-13, Andy Calvert 21-17 and Jim Watkin 21-17.
The Oldbury side had five winners at home to Langley on Wednesday and won by 20 shots. Seven points collected with wins for Dave Chilton 21-6, Ollie Newman 21-13, Chris Chilton 21-14, Darren Griffiths 21-16 and Chris Price 21-17. At Langley the West Bromwich team were in action and lost by 41 shots. Three winners for Broomfield with Terry Jones making it seven straight wins (21-20) and John Hardman four wins (21-14). Also a winning return for Mark Hadley Snr (21-19).
Dudley 'A' lost by 18 shots against Portland Road (away), wins for Paul Newman 21-9 and Nigel Francis 21-13. The Dudley 'B' lost at home to Pensnett Social 'B' by 13 shots. Wins for John Hardman 21-2, Melissa Gurdas 21-11 and Dave Childs 21-14.
08/07/11 - Six winners for the Dudley 'A' who beat Woodman Mount Pleasant by 48 shots at home. Wins for Ollie Newman 21-6, Frank Newman 21-6, Joe Wilson 21-12, John Wilson 21-13, Cameron Gurdas 21-14 and Paul Newman 21-18.
Four winners for the Dudley 'B' who lost by 12 shots away at W.B.F.S. Wins for Karen Newman 21-7, John Hardman 21-13, Tracy Wilkins 21-16 and Melissa Gurdas 21-20.
06/07/11 - The return fixture of the local derby saw Broomfield as the victors in the Oldbury league tonight. The best of starts with the team going 46 shots up after only three ends (Chris Chilton 21-3, Jonathan Blakeman 21-5, Chris Price 21-9). Paul Rolls won 21-10 for the visitors which made the difference 35 shots after four ends. Another three winners for Broomfield in the back four (Ollie Newman 21-11, Darren Griffiths 21-11, Marc Wilson 21-13) with the final aggregate +54 and eight points gained.
Six wins from seven now for the West Bromwich team who tonight won away by 5 shots against Penn 'B'. Matt Barnwell (21-5) and Keith Underhill (21-9) were again the pick of the cards. Also wins for John Hardman 21-10 and Joe Wilson 21-15 who came in for captain Terry Jones. The result (7pts) could see Broomfield move into third place in Division 1.
05/07/11 - Five winners for the West Bromwich team tonight in a rearranged home game against The Stile. Wins for Matt Barnwell 21-3, Keith Underhill 21-9, John Hardman 21-13, Malcolm Spencer 21-13 and Terry Jones 21-18. The team won by 16 shots and picked up seven points.