Harrow and District Bowling Association News
In order to reflect the actual processes and the lack of Secretaries for the Veterans and Bidgood leagues AGM proposal No. 3 has been submitted and may be viewed on the AGM Proposals page
AGM to be held on Wednesday 24th November at 6.00pm for latest start of business at 6.30pm. The location will be
Herga Indoor Bowls Club
Adjoining Harrow Leisure Centre
184, Christchurch Avenue, Wealdstone
Harrow HA3 8NW
An email is being sent to each club for them to nominate an attendee for the meeting. If your club does not appear to have received the email by the 29th October please have your Club Secretary make contact.
A. Derek Mowle has decided to resign from the role of Bidgood League Secretary and as an officer of the Association. The Association wishes him well for the future and thanks him for his service over the years.
B. The Association now has several vacant positions. The continued survival of the Association is dependent on the support from its membership it is therefore vital that at least some of the vacancies be filled at this years AGM. We need volunteers and/or nominations from member clubs. Please advise the names to Rod Fraser (contact:- firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in any of the open positions ASAP for inclusion in the AGM papers.
The open positions are:
Veterans League Secretary
Bidgood League Secretary
C. In order to ensure the prompt reporting of match results, league tables and current news on the website it would be helpful to have someone who could provide temporary cover for myself (as Webmaster) if I should become temporarily incapacitated due to illness or lack of WiFi access. The Only requirements are the possession of a computer or laptop and home WiFi access, and approximately 15 minutes per day of your time when providing the cover, all other training if required will be provided. If you are interested in the role please contact me at h.and.dba@outlook .com
Reminder: If you wish to enter the District competitions for 2022 all entries must be submitted by 31 December 2021. Entry forms have already been sent to the club Secretaries so please contact your club Secretary if you wish to enter any of the competitions.
See the AGM proposal page for a new proposal regarding the Veterans league
Also subject to any resignations from the Veterams league the Veterans Details web page has been updated with the list of clubs within each Division for 2022 season. Click HERE to go to it.
The Bidgood Details web page has been updated with the list of clubs within each Division for 2022 season. Click HERE to go to it
Note that with the introduction of two new teams to Division 2, Hendon will now remain in Division 1 in order to balance the number of teams in each Division
Thank you letter from the District Committee re the finals et al. Click on the PDF document
Congratulations to Northwood A as winners of the Veterans League Cup.
With all the results for the Veterans now received its Congratulations to Stanmore , Century and Harrow B the winners of Divisions 1, 2 & 3 respectfully.
That also means that for the 2022 season, Century will be promoted from Divisions 2 up to Division 1, and Harrow B from Division 3 to Division 2 , with Wealdstone moving down to Division 2 and West Harrow down to Division 3
Final positions of all Veterans and Bidgood teams may be viewed in the Summary of League Tables.
Northwood and Pinner win their Veterans League Cup semi-finals. Final to be played on Thursday at Harrow BC.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Competitions , details of which can be found on the Competition Results and Fixtures web page.
With all the results for the Bidgood now received its Congratulations to Northwood A and Stanmore the winners of Divisions 1 & 2 respectfully.
That also means that for the 2022 season, Stanmore and Century will be promoted from Division 2 up to Division 1, with Pinner A and Hendon moving down to Division 2.
Final positions of all Bidgood teams may be viewed in the Summary of League Tables
Finals Day at Lupton Bowls Club, Schedule for the day click HERE or go to the finals day page under the Competitions tab.
See the AGM proposal page under News and Admin tab for a proposed change to the Bidgood Rules for next season.
David Poole, former Treasurer for the District Association, and long term member of Roxeth BC has sadly passed away at the age of 79 following a long illness.
His funeral will be on 19th August at Breakspear at 10.30
Following questions raised, just to confirm that the Veterans League Cup Semi finals are scheduled for 6th September at Harrow BC, and that both the Semis and the Final are at 2.00pm.
If and until Wix can correctly reinstate their table function I have suspended all the current Competition,Veterans, and Bidgood league tables and fixture pages and replaced them with new "Results and Fixture" pages within each section which will take you to the equivalent of the old "mobile friendly" versions. So you will get the same up to date information, just slightly less conveniently. As usual let me know if you spot any errors and/or have any comments or suggestions.
Please also note I have edited the AGM proposal process to make it clearer that the "club contacts" are those people listed on the "club details and contacts" page within the News and Admin tab.
Note that the Quarterfinals for all Competitions have now been completed and the results updated on the site.
There is now a new trial page under the News and Admin tab to report proposals for rule changes etc to be submitted to the AGM, however please note within the process which is described the proposals must be submitted by your "Club Contact" as listed in the "Club" section of the same tab.
Well I don't know what WIX did to fix the problem but they truly messed it up completely. None of the tables are currently working correctly so please click on the "mobile friendly version" or the "Print" option to view the various tables.
Appologies if you are having problems trying to view various items such as the league tables. The site hoster, WIX, is aware of this general problem and is in the process of trying to fix it.
Obituary for Jack Webb of Harrow Bowls club who died 21st July after a fall and catching pneumonia.
Click on PDF document:-
Portman Trophy and Coronation Shield quarter final results now updated under the competitions tab.
All competitions scheduled to be completed on or before 16th July plus the triples scheduled for 19th July are now complete and updated on the site.
The PDF versions of the competition tables have been removed and replaced with an option "to print", similar to the "Summary of league tables" print option ( see news item below for 9th July 2021).
This will mean that the print version of the competition tables will automatically provide the most up to date position reported to the site unlike the PDF version which was a manually inputted copy on an ad hoc basis.
Final results for Round 3 of the Singles, Round 2 of the 2 Woods and Round 2 of Veterans League Cup are now available.
A summary of the league tables is now available as a link under the result reporting links on this page (just above).
Once you open it you can then, if you wish, click on "File" (top left) scroll down to and click the "Print" option, followed by "Next" and then "Print" and thence print the summary on one page of A4 paper.
A PDF print option for all the competition charts as well as the Veterans League Cup is now available. Just click on the PDF document and it will open in a new tab/window and you can then just print from there to pin on your notice boards.
Results for Pairs and Portman Cup now updated..
All competition results, other than the Pairs and Portman cup now uploaded to the website.
An additional reporting option has been added to allow teams to raise a dispute if they believe any results reported on the website are incorrect.
NB you will need to provide a copy of the signed results sheet to support any dispute.
Promotions/Relegations end of 2021 for Veterans and Bidgood league divisions
Following the withdrawal of Ruislip A and Harrow Weald from the Bidgood league and the withdrawal of Ruislip A and Eastcote B from the Veterans league those teams will now be eliminated from the league tables.
At the end of the 2021 season in accordance with rule 4 of the Bidgood league the top 2 teams of Division 2 will be promoted to Division 1 and the bottom two teams of Division 1 will be relegated to Division 2.
Similarly in accordance with rule 5 of the Veterans league the top team in Divisions 2 and 3 will be promoted and the bottom team in Divisions 1 and 2 will be relegated.
1st June 2021
1st Round results for the singles, doubles, and triples competition now published - see appropriate competition tab.
CORRECTION to news of 19th April - Harrow Weald WILL still be participating in the Veterans league
14th May 2021
Match Result reporting updated to allow for input of "half points" (.5) instead of just whole numbers. Apologies for any confusion caused.
Also the proforma results reporting card for Vets matches has been updated to provide more space to enter the scores.
7th May 2021
Bidgood fixture lists now complete.
Also the site now has a copy of the proforma Bidgood results card available for printing if needed.
6th May 2021
Eastcote B will not be participating in the Vets league Div 3 this season.
Our sincere condolences go to the family of Ted Fielder of Century Bowling Club who recently passed away.
Page with links to Middlesex Bowling Association added to the "News and Contacts" section
Proforma score cards for the Vets matches are available for printing on the "Results Card" section of the Veterans tab
Ruislip A and Harrow Weald will not be participating in the Veterans or Bidgood league in 2021 CORRECTION - Harrow Weald will still be participating in the Veterans league
24th March 2021
2021 Season Preparations:
Website has been updated with the Competition and Vets League Cup Fixtures planned for 2021 - assuming Covid 19 does not create complications. Contacts have also been updated, including those for the Coronation Shield and Portman Trophy.