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Season 2018 - Altrincham & District LV Bowling League Team Cup Competitions
Today (Sunday 24 June) saw our 1st team win the Derek Ford Trophy after a 197 - 150 victory over Victoria B.C. at a sun drenched United Services Club in Sale.

Stars of the show were Matt Sands and Ben Phillips who led the way with 21 - 4 and 21 - 6 victories respectively. News of our victory has already reached Captain Craig McGuigan who sent this message to his troops "Let's make sure we go on and make it a League and Cup double".

The full scores from the final were as follows:-

C.Alderson 17 - J.Davies 21
M.McDonnell 21 I.Dunbar 13
S.Ridley 21 P.Foster 15
J.Bramley 21 G.Whittaker 9
M.Geraghty 21 C.Thickett 11
M.Sands 21 B.Hamnett 4
P.Smith 12 G.Edwards 21
J.McGurk 21 T.Hester 18
B.Phillips 21 M.Bennett 6
W.Hibbert 21 G.Southgate 12

See a picture of Vice-Captain Pete Smith and the boys with the coveted trophy after their victory over Victoria B.C. by clicking on the link below.

In the Peter Kelsall Rosebowl our 'B' team (+20) have made it through to the quarter-finals where they will play Metros 'A' (+20) on Friday 31 August at Fallowfield.
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Season 2018 - Altrincham & South Manchester League A.T. Nolan Trophy
The draw has now been made for the Altrincham & South Manchester League A.T. Nolan Trophy.

We have received a bye into the 2nd round where we (-15) will play the Bowling Green (+75) on Tuesday 24 July at Davyhulme Social.

The full draw can be found by clicking on the link below.
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Lloyd Hotel B.C. - Season 2018 The 41st David Lloyd Youth Competition
To be held on Saturday 15 September.

Starting at 10.00am Prompt - (Practice from 9.30am)
(Played on a round robin basis – All games 9up)
(Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Final 11up)
(Any Homesters to concede 2 and jack)

Open to boys and girls aged 21 and under on the 31 December 2018 Entry Fee £5.00

All entry fees must be paid within 14 days of entry being received
Please state your age when entering

Entries to:-
Steven Ridley
23 Oakfield Avenue, Manchester, M16 0HS
Telephone Number: - 0161 881 0355 / 07985 515750
or email stevenridley@btinternet.com
or through the club website at www.lloydhotelbowlingclub.com

Sponsored by the Lloyd Hotel Bowling Club,
Keith Hughes, Liam Cormican, Jamie Bramley, Neil Williams, Maureen Morgan

Hot and Cold Refreshments Available All Day

This event is approved by the BCGBA

Entries Close 12 September 2018
 
Lloyd Hotel B.C. – Season 2018 George Ridley Mixed Pairs Competition
Today (Saturday 2 June) saw history made when Andy Hamman and Julie Green successfully defended their George Ridley Mixed Pairs Trophy to become the first pair in the competitions 10-year history to win the event twice.

In the final they beat Amanda Ridley and Tom Mainwaring 21 – 14. Andy and Julie had raced into a 13 – 3 lead only for Tom to lead the jack out at 13 across. Then Andy produced a “wonder” bowl to win the end and they broke out again to seal a deserved victory.

In the semi-finals Andy and Julie had beaten Dave McDermott and Julie Gardner in a pulsating semi-final while Amanda and Tom had beaten Dave Phillips and Carol Howarth.

The George Ridley Mixed Pairs Competition continues to go from strength to strength but its success would not be possible without the efforts of so many people. The committee wish to extend its sincere thanks to the following people … Card markers Maureen Morgan, Charlotte Hough, Emily Gowen and Janet Hargreaves. Referees Neil Williams, Ben Phillips and Cathy Wall and our kitchen staff Christine Williams, Tracy and Jemimah McGuigan, Lynne and Lorna Ridley, Liam Cormican and Margaret Bentley. Last but by no means least name card sellers Mike Geraghty and Amanda Ridley.

Finally, thanks to all the players for supporting the competition and we hope to see you all again in 2019.

See pictures from the event by clicking on the link below.
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Ryan Sandham – Season 2018 Greater Manchester County Parks Merit Winner
Today (Saturday 26 May) Ryan Sandham emerged from a quality field to win the coveted Greater Manchester County Parks Senior Merit at Metros Sports & Social Club in Stretford.

The Metros green was as usual in magnificent condition and thanks must go to the host club for facilities and catering that they provided for the players and spectators.

In the final Ryan beat Wayne Usher from Tottington Cons 21 – 13. In the semi-finals Ryan beat Dave Phillips 21 – 18 whilst Wayne beat Clive Chapman 21 – 18.

In earlier rounds Ryan had beaten Gary Minton, Mark Kelly and Craig McGuigan.

Well played Ryan a fantastic achievement and another one to add to your ever growing CV.

See a picture of Ryan with the magnificent trophy by clicking on the link below.
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Gary Minton - Season 2018 Trafford Evening League Beryl Kirby Handicap Winner
Our LV League 2nd team captain Gary Minton swept all before him at a sun drenched Navigation B.C. today (Sunday 13 May) to win the Trafford Evening League Beryl Kirby Handicap.

In the final Gary beat Keith Hamblett (Navigation) 21 - 12. In the semi-finals Gary beat Chris Allen (Navigation) while Keith had beaten Arthur West (Riddings Park).

In the earlier rounds Gary had beaten Sue Hamblett (Navigation) and Peter Kelsall (Riddings Park).

Well played Minto, a great achievement. It's good to see someone who puts so much back into the game enjoying success on the green.

See a picture of Minto with the coveted trophy by clicking on the link below.
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Lloyd Hotel B.C. - Season 2018 Cheshire County Bowling Association Cup Competitions
In the De-Knoop Cup our 2nd team are through to the final after a magnificent 182 - 165 victory over Houldsworth WMC at Wilmslow Bowling Club.

In the final they will play Comberbach B.C. on Saturday 4 August at Chelford Bowling Club, Knutsford Road, Chelford, SK11 9AS.

The full draw is ...

Graham Law v Rob Gregory
Darren James v Geoff Wills
Steve Worrall v Paul Sant
Tom Mainwaring v John Kellett
Trevor Gray v Alan Jackson
Keith Hughes v Nigel Moores (c)
Amanda Ridley v Cal Thurlwell
Cathy Wall v Steve Gent
Gary Minton v Dave Jones
Graham Wells v Andy Gregory

Reserves M.Sandham, R.Hindley

We also play Comberbach B.C. in the quarter-final of the Inter League Championship on Sunday 22 July (4 Home / 4 Away). The match starts at 11.00am.

In the Brunner Cup our 1st team lost an enthralling quarter-final tie against Tixall (216 - 224) at the magnificent Crew Post Office Bowling Club.

The full draws for all CCBA cup competitions can be found by clicking on the link below ...
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Lloyd Hotel B.C. - Season 2018 Chris Dooley Pairs Competition
Today, Good Friday 30 March, saw us once again stage the annual Chris Dooley Pairs Competition. This seasons competition was once again kindly sponsored by Paul Dooley and Steve & Pat Cook. Our continued thanks to you all for your magnificent sponsorship of this event.

We had a fantastic turn out today and we were blessed with the weather. One of the highlights was undoubtedly the debut in our club competitions of Michelle Conway. Michelle you were superb, a credit to the competition and you epitomise what the day is all about. It is without doubt one of the highlights of our club calendar.

The eventual winners were Ben Phillips & Graham Wells who beat Matt Sands & Amanda Ridley 11 – 8 in the final.

In the semi-finals Ben & Graham had beaten Craig McGuigan & Mark Sandham 11 – 7, whilst Matt & Amanda beat Steve Cook & Liam Cormican 11 – 0 in the other semi-final.

Thanks to Steve Ridley and Pete Smith for organising and running the competition and thanks everyone who turned up to support it. See you all in 2019.
 
Lloyd Hotel B.C. – Season 2018 Wilkinson Trophy
Tonight, Friday 23 March, saw Steve “Monty” Ridley roll back the decades … well years at least to capture the Wilkinson Trophy for the very first time.

In the final Monty beat Gerald Merry 31 – 28 after a magnificent final which was a credit to the competition. At one stage Gerald led 18 – 4 but Monty “dug in” and came storming back to capture the one trophy missing from his Lloyds CV.

In the semi-finals Monty beat Damian Cormican 31 – 22 whilst Gerald beat Tom Mainwaring 31 – 25.

The losing quarter-finalists were Amanda Ridley, Graham Wells, Ben Phillips and Dave Phillips.

Thanks to Chairman, Dave Phillips for refereeing the final and to those club members who turned up to show their support for the competition.

All the entries fees for this seasons competition are going towards a £100 donation to Francis House Children's Hospice.