Coming soon.. DARTS NIGHT!!

 

This will form a new addition to the PNHBC Winter Programme beginning in October 2018.

 

Focus will be fun and enjoyment so all standards welcome from complete beginner upwards.

 

The initial intention is to hold these nights on a fortnightly basis with the option of amending to weekly if demand proves sufficient.

 

Further details in early September when I will be placing a Sheet in the clubhouse in order to gauge response and likely numbers for first night.

 

Steve Crooks

18 August 2018

 

 

 

 

 

" On the Green" ... updated Thursday 13th September 2018 

 

The Headlines: 

 

Rhys Boulton and Richard Jones, help the Welsh Junior Team beat Derbyshire last Sunday thereby securing their Premiership Status for another year....

 

Full report follows...

 

Junior Bowling Academy Matters:- 

Drakes Pride British Crown Green Bowling Association Junior Inter County Championship Premier Division Update.....

Wales versus Derbyshire Sunday 9th September 

Last Sunday saw the final matches in the Junior Inter County Championship,with Rhys Boulton and Richard Jones being selected to play for the Home Team against Derbyshire at Llanfair P.G's Bowling Green. Both pleasingly won their games 21-5 and 21-11 respectively, helping the Team to a resounding overall aggregate points win of 441-384 - thereby securing their "Premiership Status" for another season. This time the Home Team carried the Away Team!

In a close run "Championship Decider" Yorkshire narrowly beat Warwick and Worcestershire 414-401 to remain UK Premiership Champions. Warwick and Worcestershire finished second with Wales a deserved third. Derbyshire's loss, sadly, sees them relegated - with Staffordshire their replacements after winning the First Division title.     

 

Clwydian Senior Citizens Bowling League 

Let's now review last Tuesday's results...

Despite surprisingly losing 9-3(Agg 158-190) at home to Kinmel Bay, with two games remaining, our "A" Team are now a "Safe" eleventh out of fourteen in the "A" Division. Best result Ted MacCarthy 21-7. Next week sees a tricky away encounter to fourth place Denbigh "A".  

Despite our "B" Team being "Battered" 11-1(Agg 197-100) away to Meliden "B" in their "C" Division match, they remain a "Safe" tenth out of fourteen. Two "Walk Overs", due to player absences, and no reserves were also a major contributory factor. Many congratulations to Jeanette Maddock our only winner 21-8. Next Tuesday sees a tough home game when they host second place and promotion hopefuls Abergele "C".        

Our "C" Team further safeguarded their fourth place in the "C" Division, after beating Min-y-Don 8-4(Agg 201-165) at home. Best results Steve Crooks and Martin Williams both 21-8. When you consider there were two 21-18 losses, a 21-19 and a 21-20 loss also - with score reversals, the outcome could have been so different. Never mind! Next week, they are away to lowly placed Old Colwyn "B" where hopefully they should secure another fine win.                     

 

Vale of Clwyd Mid-Week League  

Last Thursday's excellent 6-6 (Agg 169-171) home draw over fourth place Copperfields, saw them avoid relegation from the "B" Division. Tonight, in their final match they lost 7-5(Agg 164-192) away old advisories Sunny Rhyl. Best result Dave Jones 21-15. So that's it for this season. Congratulations to Arthur Peake Team Captain and his team for their stalwart efforts in securing their "B" Division status for another year. Next season, clearly the team will need further strengthening if it is to survive again. Will it include further Welsh Juniors for instance? Richard Jones' recent inclusion has certainly helped. We'll have to wait and see....    

 

North Wales Coast League 

Last Saturday should have seen the final League Fixtures but our "A" Team's match away to Eirias Park was one of the casualties cancelled due to waterlogged greens caused by the heavy rain. This match will now be played tomorrow. Although Sunny Rhyl on 96 points have now finished their matches it seems unlikely our "A" Team will avoid relegation from the "C" Division despite the previous Saturday's good 8-4 (Agg 177-165) home win over Abergele. Both of their "Relegation Peers" - Bala and Sunny Rhyl also won at home 7-5 and 8-4 respectively. Sadly it's a case of too little too late. 

Mathematically, Sunny Rhyl are still catchable. If our "A" Team win 10-2 away at Eirias Park tomorrow. Bala's 11-1 away loss, last Saturday, to Beaumaris "B" sees them already relegated. As the song goes " Do you believe in miracles.....? "- if you do anything is possible....      

Our "B"Team finished a much improved ninth out of eleven, in the "D" Division despite losing their final game last Saturday 8-4 at home (Agg 140-177 ) to third place Llanrwst "B". Best result Chris Triggs 21-3. Many congratulations to Richard Jones Welsh Junior and Chris Triggs for finishing top and second of the Team Averages. Richard and Chris will now represent their Team in the League's Merit Competition this coming Saturday at Craig-y-don Bowling Club.       

So that's it for now. Sadly, our Season is now rapidly drawing to a close. Two more bulletins that's all. Thanks again for your time this week. 

      

"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. 

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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