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SEPTEMBER 2014 NEWS

Items listed below are news items that have appeared on the Home Page but may now be out of date...

19/09/14 - All horses have now been sold for the race night. Three owners per horse and the programmes have been printed. Thank you to the members who sold horses.

18/09/14 - Chris Price's Presidents Do starts at 7:45pm on Saturday. Chris has also paid for a curry to be put on (two options). Soul music. All members and associates welcome. The Red Lion (Pub), 95 Warstone Lane, Hockley, Birmingham, B18 6NG.

17/09/14 - Green Renovation - (Weather Permitting) Help needed on Saturday 18th October when both greens will be hollotined and also on Sunday 19th October when both greens are being top dressed. Times to be confirmed nearer the date.

15/09/14 - The Frank & Sheila Newman Club Pairs finally took place at the 4th attempt yesterday afternoon after one cancellation and two washouts. The competition was won by Ollie Newman and Jonathan Blakeman, beating John Wilson and Joe Wilson 21-13 in the final. In the semi finals John and Joe beat Manjeet Panesar and Pauline Broadhead 21-4 having already defeated John Hardman and Malcom Spencer 21-16 in the quarter finals. Ollie and Blakey beat Frank Newman and Denise Killion 21-16 in the semi final. The trophy was presented by Frank and Sheila Newman.

15/09/14 - Saturday 20th September sees the final Broomfield fixture of the 2014 season. In the W&W Premier Broomfield face the Royal Oak at Portland Road. The game will commence at 2:00pm. A shuffled draw has been agreed for both teams in addition to a £120 sweep being up for grabs (£5 per player both teams). The after match food will be served in the pavilion. The teams are not travelling to Smethwick Con Club as it is Chris Price's Presidents Do later the same evening.

14/09/14 - Broomfield made the short trip to the Royal Oak for the final away fixture of the W&W Premier season. For the Oak, a home win would make certain of promotion to Division 1 and they stamped their authority with a 36 shot lead after the first four. No winners for Broomfield with scores of 7, 10, 11 and 20. Wins for Darren Grifiths 21-15 and Ollie Newman 21-16 would help reduce the deficit by four shots with Broomfield only dropping only seven shots in the middle four. Only five shots were dropped in the back four with wins for Jonathan Blakeman 21-12 and Katy Lang 21-17. Another eight shots pegged back would see the final difference at 24 shots. Broomfield also had three 21-20 losers in Mick Barnwell, Mark Hadley Snr and Joe Wilson. Final scores 204-228.

13/09/14 - The final club competition of 2014 takes place tomorrow. The Frank & Sheila Newman Club Pairs starts at 1:00pm with a 12:45pm sign in. No late entries please. The green will be cut prior to the competition. The Mick Bagnall Trophy will probably be into the qualifying games on the M&B green by the time we start. Ollie Newman, Mick Barnwell and Joe Wilson are all in the Mick Bagnall Trophy tomorrow.

13/09/14 - The Oldbury team finished the season with a 37 shot home victory against 4th placed Royal Oak 'A'. Three winners in the first four and a 15 shot lead - wins for Dave Griffiths 21-13, Mick Barnwell 21-13 and Chris Price 21-20. In the back four a further 22 shots were added to the lead, three more winning cards: Ollie Newman 21-10, John Wilson 21-12 and Jonathan Blakeman 21-16. Winners for the Royal Oak were Adam Watts 21-18 and Sue Pugh 21-19. Final scores 163-126.

Broomfield finished as runners up in Division 1 which was our best finish since Nigel Freeman led us to the same position in 2006. The Beeches 'A' won the league, clear by 11 points. Broomfield were 14 points clear of 3rd placed Coombswood 'A'. Ollie Newman won the club averages with 33 points. His 18 wins from 20 matches also saw him finish 3rd in the league averages. His plus of 183 bettered his +179 in 2007. Paul Freeman still holds the club record for Oldbury Division 1 with a plus of 202 in his final season in 2001.

11/09/14 - Thank you to Katy Lang who has offered to take on the running of the Bonus Ball in 2015. Sheila Newman is stepping down at the end of the year. The bonus ball is the clubs main fundraising activity and we would struggle to function without it.

08/09/14 - A message from Darren Griffiths regarding the Race Night: "All members, please support the forthcoming race night on Friday 26th September. Can you also try and sell some horses, we need to sell 128 which is 2 owners per horse. First race 8:00pm at Smethwick Conservative Club. This event is to say thank you to the club for allowing us to use their facilities this season and give them some much needed takings to help the club through the winter period and next year as we may not be using the club nect season due to the new building at Portland Road. Many thanks. Sumo."

08/09/14 - The W&W Alliance team had five winners in their final fixture away at Acocks Green Legion, losing the match by 24 shots. Wins for Chris Price 21-4, Dave Griffiths 21-11, Tonia Hadley 21-13, Keith Underhill 21-14 and Jim Watkin 21-17. The averages went right down to the final game and could have gone one of five ways with Keith Underhill, Malcolm Spencer, Jim Watkin, Dave Griffiths and Frank Newman all in contention. Keith Underhill's 21-14 was enough to secure the averages for a second season running. 'Oppy' won 9 of his 14 matches with a plus of 40 and 16 points.

07/09/14 - A message from Sheila Newman regarding our Bonus Ball Fundraiser: "Hi, as you should all know after this season i am handing over the Bonus Ball. Everyone who has numbers must please keep up to date with their payments so i can keep my records straight. It is up to someone to please come forward and take over. Thank you."

07/09/14 - The final midweek fixture of the 2014 season takes place on Wednesday 10th September. Broomfield are at home to the Royal Oak in Oldbury Division 1. A 6:00pm start has been agreed. Any help with card marking etc will be much appreciated as some of the players are unable to arrive for the start.

07/09/14 - The Smethwick league programme came to end this morning. Broomfield 'A' finished with a 43 shot home win against Greets Green. Six winning cards: Ollie Newman 21-6, Jonathan Blakeman 21-9, Joe Wilson 21-9, John Wilson 21-11, Chris Chilton 21-13 and Mick Barnwell 21-19. Final scores: 152-109. Broomfield could only equal 2013's dissapointing season winning 9 out of 18 games and finishing 4th in Division 1. Ollie Newman won the averages with a record of Played 18, Won 15, Lost 3, +120, 29pts.

Broomfield 'B' will play in Division 3 next season for the first time since 2005 having been relegated from Division 2 this morning. Playing at the Pheasant just one winner for Broomfield (Frank Newman 21-17) in a 62 shot defeat. Mark Hadley Snr won the averages with a record of Played 14, Won 10, Lost 4, +44, 18pts. Our neighbours Mitchells & Butlers won Division 4 and will also play in Division 3 in 2015.

06/09/14 - A first win in 9 weeks for the W&W Premier team at home this afternoon against Acocks Green Legion. Winners were shared in the first four with Broomfield falling 7 shots behind: Dan Chilton 21-13, Joe Wilson 21-18. The middle four put 17 shots on to take the home team into a 10 shot lead: Dave Chilton 21-14, Katy Lang 21-15 and Mark Hadley Snr 21-12. Three winners in the back four added a further 26 shots to the aggregate: Chris Chilton 21-10, Mick Barnwell 21-12, Jonathan Blakeman 21-8. Final scores 222-186.

The W&W Alliance team lost away at Acocks Green Legion (no scores received at time of writing). One of the final games to be played on the green as the club have sold part of the land to developers. We wish Acocks Green all the best in their attempts to stay together and find a new venue. The result relegates Broomfield into Division 3 for the first time since 2006 having re-entered the Alliance setup in 2005.

04/09/14 - The Dudley League season came to an end tonight as Broomfield travelled to Coseley Tavern 'B'. Just two winning cards in a 26 shot defeat: Tonia Hadley 21-7 and Malcolm Spencer 21-18. Broomfield finished 3rd in Division 5, a spot they have occupied since 26th June. John Hardman won both the club and league averages (Played 20, Won 17, +179, 34pts).

03/09/14 - Hopes of a 5th Oldbury League Division 1 title came to an end tonight as Broomfield lost by 3 shots on the Royal Oak. The result leaves the Beeches 'A' 10 points clear with just one game remaining. A runners up spot has been secured for the first time since 2006. At the Royal Oak a great start for Broomfield with three winners and a 20 loser in the first four: Joe Wilson 21-16, Dave Griffiths 21-17, Ollie Newman 21-20. Just one winner in the back four, Chris Price 21-18. Final scores 152-155.

01/09/14 - Broomfield's first season in the Summit League finished on a positive note tonight with a one shot victory away at Selly Park 'B'. Five shots down after the first four with wins for Chris Price 21-16 and Joe Wilson 21-19 who came back from 9-18. A further two winners in the back four took Broomfield into the lead by 10 shots: Dan Chilton 21-11 and Jonathan Blakeman 21-16. That left Mark Hadley and 'Monty' Panesar on the green in poor light and they scored 18 and 15 respectively to see us over the line by a single shot (147-146). Broomfield just missed out on the prize money and finished in 6th place. Two away wins against the two bottom teams and two home defeats against the teams who gained promotion. The averages were won by Dan Chilton with 11 wins from his 15 games, a plus of 59 shots and 18 points. Most MVP's went to Jonathan Blakeman (4) followed by Dan Chilton, Chris Price and Terry Jones (all x3). A squad of 10 players were used with a further 6 players making one off appearances. Thank you to everybody who supported the team both on and off green and also to the members of M&B who helped marked cards for the majority of the home fixtures.