BROOMFIELD BOWLS CLUB
Portland Road, Birmingham, B17 8LS
AUGUST 2014 NEWS
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31/08/14 - Congratulations to John Wilson who today won the Janice Freeman Club Handicap. John beat Jim Watkin 28-15, Jonathan Blakeman 28-24 and Dave Childs 28-20 in the final. Scores below:
29/08/14 - The Janice Freeman Club Handicap takes place on Sunday 31st August. 12:45pm sign in for a 1:00pm start. This will be the 10th time the Handicap has been played in memory of Janice Freeman who was a life member and our first president (1992-2005). The Club Handicap has been won on four occasions by both Roy Freeman (1965, 1970, 1978, 1980) and his son Nigel Freeman (1991, 1992, 2004, 2005). In last years final Terry Jones defeated Jim Watkin 24-6.
28/08/14 - Today marks 9 years since broomfieldbc.com went live.
25/08/14 - Many thanks to everybody who made yesterday a success when all four Warwick & Worcester Cup Finals were held at Portland Road for the second year running. A mention must go to Dave Southall, Chris Parkes and Dave Sankey who helped with the preperation of the surrounds in the days leading up to the finals. Also to 'Monty' Panesar, Joe Wilson and again Dave Southall for serving drinks on the day. Not forgetting Danielle Newman, Paul Rolls and Karen Rolls.
On the Broomfield green the Business Houses Cup took place first in which the Old Cross beat Rowley Labour. The Old Cross team included former Broomfield bowler Bill Robertson. First up on the M&B green were King George V and the Greville Arms with KGV the winners to lift the Alliance Cup. That was followed by the Premier 'B' Cup on M&B, won by the Colebrook who defeated Wythall C.A.
The highlight of the afternoon was a top quality field for the W&W Premier 'A' Cup between Kings Heath Park and the Greville Arms. 15 of the 16 players being either current or former county players. Four winners each in a match that Kings Heath Park won by 12 shots. A full match report by Kings Heath Park captain Jon Palmer is available here: http://www.talkingbowls.com//viewtopic.php?p=202596#202596
18/08/14 - All four Warwick & Worcester Cup Finals will again take place at Portland Road on the greens of Broomfield B.C. and Mitchells & Butlers B.C. The Broomfield green will host the Business Houses Cup Final (2:00pm start) between Rowley Labour and the Old Cross followed by the Premier 'A' Cup Final (4:00pm start) between the Greville Arms and Kings Heath Park. On M&B the Alliance Cup Final takes place between King George V and the Greville Arms (2:00pm start) and also the Premier 'B' Cup Final between the Colebrook and Wythall C.A. (4:00pm start) .Matches take place on Sunday 24th August.
17/08/14 - Ollie Newman and Jonathan Blakeman became the seventh Broomfield pairing to win the Oldbury & District Bowling League, Gerald J Wilson Pairs. The finals were played this afternoon at Mitchells & Butlers B.C. In the quarter finals they beat Mark Brownhill & Gary Moreton (Coombswood) 21-7 followed by a 21-11 victory in the semi finals against Kieran Unitt & Tim Ross (Old Cross). A 16-0 lead was opened up in the final before an eventual 21-8 scoreline against Dave Waldron & Adam Deakin (Royal Oak).
15/08/14 - In a re-arranged Oldbury League Division 1 fixture Broomfield drew at the Hilly House to go within 4 points of league leaders the Beeches 'A'. Four winners for Broomfield with the scores tied at 139-139: Ollie Newman 21-4, Dave Griffiths 21-14, Darren Griffiths 21-17 and Mick Barnwell who trailed 11-19 last on the green and won 21-20.
12/08/14 - Broomfield won the Oldbury Cup for a 7th time yesterday following a 7 shot win against the George 'A' at West Bromwich Football Supporters Club. Broomfield started well with Joe Wilson (10-1), Chris Price (14-5) and John Wilson (13-7) all opening with healthy leads. After the first four Broomfield were up by 15 shots with wins for Joe Wilson 21-12, Chris Price 21-14 and Ollie Newman 21-19. The George started well in the back four with all cards in their favour to effectively take the lead: Rob Harris (9-1), Paddy McGuinness (7-2), Martin McGuinness (4-0) and Joey Dicken (8-1). A further two winning cards for Broomfield extended the lead to 19 shots - Jonathan Blakeman 21-14 and Darren Griffiths 21-17. This left Mick Barnwell on the green having already scored 9 shots. Final scores 146-139. The trophy was presented by Oldbury League Treasurer Dudley Batchelor. Captain Ollie Newman thanked his boys and all that came to support on the night.
11/08/14 - The Oldbury Cup Final takes place tonight at West Bromwich Football Supporters Club (7:00pm start). Broomfield take on the George 'A' in a repeat of the 2007, 2009 and 2012 final. Please note the below is not the draw:
10/08/14 - The Frank & Sheila Club Pairs have been cancelled today and will now take place on Bank Holiday Monday 25th August. Start time T.B.C.
08/08/14 - Averages updated to include scoregrids for all teams showing individual player scores for all games this season including 07/08/14.
07/08/14 - In the Oldbury league last night the match went right to the final end as Broomfield kept hopes of the Division 1 title alive. 21 shots ahead after the first four with wins for Jonathan Blakeman 21-10, Ollie Newman 21-12 and Dave Griffiths 21-14. Martin Dugmore was the home sides winner 21-15. In to the back four and the lead was reduced to 7 shots following a 21-7 card from Paul Rolls. M&B then took the lead by 3 thanks to a 21-9 card from Andy Dugmore but Broomfield collected a further point thanks to Dan Chilton's 21-19. That left Mick Barnwell on the green with a slight lead over Karen Rolls, the match effectively became a "first to two shots" encounter with the score at 19-16. Barney scored two the next end to win 21-16 and see Broomfield over the line by 2 shots (136-134). Broomfield (8pts), M&B 'A' (3pts).
05/08/14 - Broomfield take on Mitchells & Butlers 'A' (away) tomorrow evening in the Oldbury League as the race for the Division 1 title hottens up. Over the past few seasons this fixture has produced some close results with five of the last six encounters being decided by 11 shots or less:
04/08/14 - The Oldbury Division 1 fixture against Hilly House (away) has been re-arranged for Friday 15th August (7:00pm start). This match was originally rained off on Wednesday 4th June.
03/08/14 - Look back at previous Club Champions by clicking here.
03/08/14 - Club Championship report from Saturday 26th July 2014:
Fourteen players entered this year’s Club Championship, an increase of two on last years competition but still a low turnout in comparison to recent years. This was the 19th time the Club Championship has been played for the Roy Freeman Memorial Cup and 26 degrees greeted the players on a glorious afternoon. Good weather has been the order of the day for practically every Club Championship for well over a decade. The field consisted of five current first team players, eight Alliance players and one novice in our new member Paul Hentrich.
Of the six first round matches three players progressed to the quarter finals with single figure wins for Keith Underhill 21-6 vs ‘Monty’ Panesar, Daniel Chilton 21-5 vs Paul Hentrich and Jonathan Blakeman 21-6 vs Andy Calvert in a repeat of the 2013 final. Terry Jones beat John Hardman 21-11 helped by a break of 10 which took his lead from 9-7 to 19-7. Tonia Hadley beat Denise Killion 21-12. The one close encounter in the first round saw Joe Wilson beat Dave Childs 21-17. ‘Childsy’ led throughout the early stages (12-9) with Joe then going 16-12 ahead but still found himself 18-17 towards the end of the match.
Four time winner Mark Hadley Snr was looking to equal the club record five Club Championships and he eased into the semi finals courtesy of a first round bye and 21-5 quarter final victory over Pauline Broadhead. The other three quarter finals saw players into their second games and the green increased in speed with any moisture now fully burnt off in the afternoon heat. Jonathan Blakeman beat Keith Underhill 21-15 whereby ‘Oppy’ got himself back into the match from 10-17 to 15-17. Terry Jones booked himself a semi final spot for the first time since 2006 with a 21-6 win against Tonia Hadley. Daniel Chilton faced Joe Wilson, a repeat of a 2012 first round encounter and it was Dan that again recorded a single figure win (21-9).
The semi final line up consisted of four first team players with two previous winners in Mark Hadley Snr (1986, 2007, 2009, 2012) and Jonathan Blakeman (2008), two time runner up Dan Chilton (2010, 2011) and Terry Jones enjoying his best run since 2006. Terry recorded another single figure victory (21-9) this time against Jonathan Blakeman and booked himself a first appearance in the final having conceded only 26 shots along the way. The other semi final was a much closer affair and unfortunately the only card missing from the day. Daniel Chilton edged out Mark Hadley Snr 21-19 in a match that was tied at 19-19 on the penultimate end. Dan making it to the final for three of the five club championships played at Portland Road.
The final was played with the temperature still in the mid 20’s and the last four all acknowledged that the green was now playing at a tricky pace with the corner towards the pavilion proving the most difficult. Dan took the early lead in the final (6-1) with Terry soon drawing the game level at 6-6. An even game followed with the score at 10-10, 12-12, 14-14 and 16-16 before Terry found something extra to hold the block for four ends and run out a 21-16 winner.
Congratulations to Terry Jones on his first Club Championship win in his 19th season for Broomfield. It was also a complete turnaround in form having only recorded one win in his previous six Club Championships (a 21-18 first round win over Mark Hadley Snr in 2011). For Dan Chilton it was another runners up finish but he has proved one of the most consistent players in this competition since our move to Portland Road. Runner up in 2010 to John Wilson 21-19 and in 2011 to Chris Price 21-20.
Thank you to everyone who supported the competition which is played in memory of four time club champion Roy Freeman who passed away unexpectedly in September 1991 aged 55.