" On the Green" ... updated Monday 18th June 2018 

Welsh Junior Inter County Match Sunday 8th July - versus Shropshire -  Craig-y-Don Bowling Club Llandudno 

Yesterday the Welsh Selectors met to choose their Teams for the next match. Will Zack Hayward make his debut? Will Rhys Boulton and Richard Jones retain their well earned places? Let's hope so. Their current and earlier League Form fully justifies their inclusion. Your "Editor" understands the "Invitation Letters" will be despatched shortly. The Full Teams for all the UK Junior Inter County Championship will also be shown on the British Crown Green Bowling Association's Web Site. 

Colwyn & Llandudno District League

Our "C" Team continue to excel in the "D" Division. Last Monday they beat Llandudno "B" by the Aggregate Score of 301-241 in the Divisional Cup Second Round. Best result Ray Williams 21-7. Now they meet Craig-y-Don "C" in the Quarter Finals on Wednesday July 11th - venue still to be arranged. Last Wednesday, they also maintained their unbeaten League form by beating Llanfairfechan "B" 8-4 (Agg 173-156) away. Best result Margaret Rapson 21-4. Before tonight's matches, they are still second - six points ahead of third place Craig-y-Don "C". This Wednesday's away fixture to Rhos-on-Sea "B" sees the conclusion of the first half of this season's fixtures. It would be quite remarkable for them to remain unbeaten. Time alone will tell.... We wish them well! 

Last Wednesday's "B" Division results were poles apart for our two teams. Our "A" Team beat Sunny Rhyl at home 9-3(Agg 204-150). In only dropping six points, John Shaw and Wyn Owen both lost 21-20 and Isaac Banks 21-17. On Wednesday they have much tougher opposition when away to Llandudno "A", who they played tonight in the Divisonal Cup Quarter Finals losing on Aggregate Score 228-201, including a 21 point handicap start. Laura Williams was our only success winning 21-12. Our "B" Team, lost heavily again 12-0 (Agg 104-201) this time away to St Asaph. Best loser was Joan Wright 21-20. This Wednesday, they host second place Vardre "A" at home. Yet another tough game in prospect.They now remain well and truly anchored at the bottom of the League Table and already mathematically, sadly, it seems relegation is unavoidable.    

Clwydian Senior Citizens Bowling League   

Last Tuesday,  our "A" Team, currently eleventh, lost 8-4 away to Kinmel Bay (Agg 159-197) in their "A" Division match. Best result Ted MacCarthy 21-15. Tomorrow sees them host fifth place Denbigh "A" at home. Last Friday, coincidentally, they also played and this time beat Kinmel Bay in the Quarter Finals of the Divisional Cup 8-3 (Agg 199-171). Best result Dave Jones 21-11. They now play St Asaph, this Friday, in the Semi-Finals at Mochdre Park's neutral green.   

Our "B" Team, for the first time this season secured their tenth League place by winning two consecutive games, this time beating Meliden "B" 8-4 (Agg 174-145) at home in their "C" Division match. They now have a good points cushion over the two bottom teams. Best result again Ken Simms 21-5 same score strangely as last week. Can he make it three in a row tomorrow when they play away to Abergele "C"? Always a  possibility - have to see. 

Our "C" Team, slipped one place to sixth, after losing 8-4 away (Agg 172-186) to Min-y-Don. Best result Edna Yates 21-10. Tomorrow, they  host lower placed Old Colwyn "B" at home.      

Vale of Clwyd Mid-Week League                                                         

Although last Thursday they lost again 9-3( Agg 145-192) away to Copperfields, they are now tenth and find themselves in a relegation battle. Best result Ted MacCarthy again 21-7. Brenda Taylor narrowly lost 21-19. This week  they host League Leaders Sunny Rhyl at home. Another tough match in prospect, but ideally a much needed win would be "Just the Ticket"!      

North Wales Coast League                                                                     

Last Saturday, our "A" Team in losing their "C" Division away match 9-3(Agg 153-196) to Abergele, sees them luckily remain eighth in the League. Best result Ted MacCarthy 21-13. This Saturday, in a must win game, they host Eirias Park at home, who won their last game - now hitting form and are currently ninth.  

Our "B" Team in losing 8-4 (Agg 166-182) at home to unbeaten League Leaders Copperfields, slipped one place to eighth. Best result Margaret Rapson 21-8. There were also some very close games including three narrow losses - Richard Jones 21-20, Pat Nickolls 21-18 and Chris Triggs 21-17. Next week, sees an interesting game in prospect when they are away to Llanrwst "B"          

So that's it for now from your roving reporter. Thanks for your time. 


Penrhyn New Hall Bowling Club

Winter Newsletter – February 2018

Hello everyone. I hope you all had an enjoyable festive season and are now looking forward to the forthcoming season. The Green opens subject to weather on March 18th.

SEE league boards for League starts and Club board for Club Competitions & Leagues.

Just a catch up on what has happened since the last newsletter;

December 3rd saw the inaugural Greenkeepers Invitational Competition, this is only open to players who have played in Club Cup Competitions during the Season. We would like to thank Duncan for this and his prize together with the green playing in excellent condition as appreciated by the players. The result was Ted MacCarthy beating John Shaw 15-5in the final.

The Christmas Lunch which was held at the Conwy Golf Club on 15th December was a great success and big vote of thanks must go to our President and Social Secretary for all her efforts and time involved in organizing such events and therefore it was pleasing that 63 people supported this event and a profit of £250.55 was achieved.

Asda Bag Packing. Thanks again everyone who helped raise a brilliant £563 after Christmas. We have now secured a further Pre-Easter collection day on Thursday 29th March between 10.30 am and 4.30pm. Our aim is to collect at five checkouts for the whole day – each with two-hour time slots. Fifteen volunteers needed please. Ken Simms now eagerly awaits your e-mail/call.      

The coffee morning held on the 23rd January was a great success and the club raised £243.00 again thanks to our President and Social Secretary Ann.

2 Honorary Membership cards were presented at the same time to Joan & Stan Smith.

"On the Green 2017" .... updated 30th September 2017

Final League Team Positions & Individual Performances

The Club has enjoyed another very successful season for both young and old!

Let's start our round up with our Junior Bowlers.

Welsh Junior National Honours....

Congratulations to Rhys Boulton, Richard Jones, Emily Owen, Hari Owen, Adam Parisella and Lucy Parisella on their selection to the Welsh Junior Home Team. In his first match against Staffordshire last May, Rhys Boulton was also adjudged "Man of the Match".  The Individual Match Reports follow this article. For more information plus pictures please see our "Junior Section".

Juniors' League Performances....    

Colwyn and Llandudno District Bowling League 

All six Juniors played for our D Team ( Our Club's League Development Team) in Division "D". Richard Jones was top performer with Rhys Boulton second, both winning six of their games.   

North Wales Coast League

Four of the same Juniors played for our  B Team in Division "D". Emily Owen was the "Star Turn" winning four games in this her first season. Hari, Rhys and Richard also all won occasional games when selected. 


Now for on overview on our League Teams and other Individual Performances.......

Clwydian Senior Citizens Bowling League

"A" Division. Our "A" Team finished a well deserved 5th (9th last year) under the stewardship of Ted MacCarthy. Margaret Peake and Ted MacCarthy were first and second in the Team Averages.                                                                                               

 "C" Division. Our "B" Team finished a strong 3rd (7th last year) narrowly missing promotion by six points. During the season, frustratingly, eight individual games were lost 21-20. Thanks go to Tom Maddock for his stalwart Captaincy. Dave Robinson topped the Team Averages with Arthur Peake second. Dave also finished 4th in the Divisional Averages.                                                                             

 "D" Division. Our "C" Team were the "Star Turn" this season!  They finished a brilliant 2nd (5th last year) and are promoted. Congratulations go to Chris Jones Team Captain for this considerable achievement. Also the only Team to beat Rhos Park away. Edna Yates topped the Team Averages, with Ray Williams second. Both were third and fourth in the Divisional Averages. Grenville Hughes also won all his 16 individual games finishing 7th in the Division.          

Colwyn and Llandudno District Bowling League

"B" Division. Our streamlined "A" Team finished 6th same as last year. Our grateful thanks go to Colin Baily Vice Captain for taking over as Captain Mid Season from Isaac Banks. Thanks to Isaac for all his earlier good work. For the first time, this season both our "A" and "B" Teams were in the same Division. Team registrations were purposely that the "A" would have 11 players and the B 15 players, with the "B" providing the "A" cover for shortages etc. It worked well. Ted MacCarthy topped the Team Averages with Colin Baily second.

Our re-named and re-structured "B" Team (see Captain's Report under our Team Section) finished deservedly 7th (promoted as "C" Division Champions last season). Grateful thanks go to Ken Simms Team Captain for his stewardship. Grenville Hughes was "Best Block" finishing 6th in the Division. Steve Crooks a worthy second.

"D" Division. Our re-named "C" Team finished 5th (7th last season). Our grateful thanks go to our new Team Captain Margaret Rapson for all her hard work. Dave Robinson topped the Team Averages (4th in the Division) and with Muriel - Dave's Wife a worthy second.  

Our "D" Team in its second year under the continued nurturing and guidance of Eryl Williams finished 10th (11th last season). Since its inception as the Club's Prime Development Team, it has produced many fine " New Bowlers" both young and old and is a testament to all the additional help and support given by other members in particular John and Pam Trout. Long may it continue! Chris Triggs, the Club's most improved Adult Bowler, topped the Team Averages with Brenda Taylor second - also our Victrix Ludorum for this season's Club Competitions. Mention was also earlier made of our Junior Bowlers' involvement in this team.       

North Wales Coast League

"C"Division. Our "A" Team's goal under the fine Stewardship of Dave Jones, also our Club's Chairman, was consolidation and to stay in that Division, following last  season's disappointing relegation. We're delighted this was achieved finishing 7th. Ted MacCarthy was "Top Block" with John Shaw second. Both reappear later

"D" Division. Our "B" Team, this year ably Captained by Chris Watson since joining us from Colwyn Bay Royal British Legion, improved by finishing 8th ( 9th last term). Chris Triggs topped this Team's Averages too, with Chris Watson second.           

Vale of Clwyd Bowling League

Last season, we missed promotion from Division 3 by one point. This season not only did we finish as Divisional Champions but also we won the Divisional Cup. Congratulations go to Arthur Peake Team Captain and our Club's President on this achievement and John Shaw and Ted MacCarthy for finishing first and second in the Divisional Averages. John Shaw also won the Cup awarded for winning the most individual games in all three League Divisions.           

So that's it from our news team for this season. Thanks for your company and for reading all our bulletins.
In the meantime enjoy the picture of our successful Junior team at our annual award ceremony accepting the cup for wins against Moorfield