Secretary Report.

                Beaumaris Bowling Club 2018.


A team – North Wales Coast League – Captain Keith Bailey.

Can I firstly thank team captain Keith Bailey for the time and effort he has put in throughout the season in his endeavours in just trying to get a full team out on most Saturday’s. At the beginning of the season it became abundantly apparent that he was not going to be able to call on the services of 2017 players – Adam Harris, Stuart Thomas, Allen Parry and Andrew Stanley on a regular week by week basis. So team selection became a regular nightmare for him. He was thankful that Ken Parry ( 3 games ), Mike Ormond ( 2 games ), and Bill Roberts, Daniel Owen, Brian Begley, D T Evans, Peter Evison and his own son Jac Bailey ( 1 game each ), turned out at various times throughout the season for him to avoid giving Walk Over wins to our opponents. Matters were made worse of course when the last game of the season against Craig y Don was cancelled and over the following two weeks Keith had to incur a great deal of unjustified and unfair flak on Social Media.

At the end of the season the team finished in 9th position and out of what looked like, for a long time, as being the relegation positions.

The team having played 22 matches – winning 9 – losing 11 and drawing 2 matches. With a final points tally of 121 and minus 54 points on the combined aggregate.

The best player was Keith Bailey who finished in 4th position in the overall League Aggregates Table having played 22 matches – winning 18 – losing 4 matches and plus 158 points on the overall aggregate. 

So congratulations and also again a big thank you to Keith on getting the A team through what has, I am sure, been a very stressful season for him personally.

Finally as the current Secretary of the Club, I will at the A.G.M, be bringing up the matter as to whether we can continue to have two teams playing in the North Wales Coast Leagues into 2019 and beyond. Hopefully we will continue with two teams, but to do so, current B team players will have to be more flexible and amenable when the A team captain requires their assistance. 

B team – North Wales Coast League – Captain Trevor Ashenden.

A good season which looked for a long while that could end up in promotion from the team up to Division 2 in 2019. However two bad results at the end of the season away to Eirias Park and home to Holyhead meant that they sadly fell short. 

The team finished in 3rd position on 135 points, only 3 points behind Holyhead who were Runners up. 

The team played 20 matches – winning 10 – losing 10 and a final plus 206 points on the combined aggregate. 

The best player being Brian Begley who finished in 5th place in the Divisional Aggregates Table, having played 19 matches – winning 15 – losing 4 and a final combined aggregate of plus 120 points. 

The May Ashenden Memorial Saturday League Knockout Cup. 

Unfortunately even though the Club did enter a team, the League Management Committee decided to cancel the competition as they did not receive the required minimal entry of 16 teams 

Premier Motors Super League – Captain Adam Harris. 

In the League the team finished in a credible 6th position on 116 points, having played 22 matches, winning 11, losing 11 and a final overall aggregate of plus 113 points.

The best player was Keith Bailey who finished in 4th place in the League Singles Aggregates Table having played 21 matches, winning 15, losing 6 and a final overall aggregate of plus 116 points 

A team – Gwynedd Veterans League – Captain Brian Begley. 

Unfortunately the A team once again finished up in the Runners Up position behind a very strong Craig y Don A team. 

The team played 20 matches – winning 16 – losing 4. They finished on 124 points and plus 518 on the combined aggregate.

The best player was once again D T Evans who as in 2016, once again won the Divisional Aggregates Singles Title, having played 20 matches – winning 19 – losing 1 and a combined overall aggregate of plus 214 points 

So big congratulation to D T from everyone in the Club, especially as we will all recall, that this time last year you were facing a very serious health scare. 

Congratulations must also go out to Arfon Jones who retained his Pairs Aggregates Title, having played 19 matches – winning 15 – losing 4 and a plus 116 overall aggregate. 

B team – Gwynedd Veterans League – Captain Dave Edwards. 

Not the best of seasons which saw the team finishing in 10th and in the relegation position with 57 points. The team having played 20 matches – winning 2 – losing 18 and final overall aggregate of minus 411 points. 

The best player was Mike Ormond who played 18 matches – winning 12 – losing 6 and an overall aggregate of plus 25 points.

 

Monday Night League – Captain Dave Mathias 

Another very good season with the team finishing as Runners Up in the league behind a very strong Bangor team and ahead of a very strong Llangefni team. 

The team played 18 matches winning 15 and losing 3 and ending up with 125 points. 

The best player was Derek Stanley who finished 6th in the overall League Individual Aggregates Table with a played 17 – 13/4 - plus 61 winning ratio. 

In the League Pairs Aggregates Table Beaumaris filled the top three places: 

First – Arfon Jones – played 18 – 17/1 - plus 141

Second - Dave Mathias – played 14 – 13/1 – plus 109

Third – Dave Edwards – played 17 – 12/5 – plus 62. 

In the Whitworth Cup the team beat Criccieth at the Caernarfon B.C. by 133/130 points on the aggregate but in the Semi Final lost to Caernarfon at the Bangor B.C. by 115/163 points on the aggregate. 

A team – Wednesday Night League – Captain Hefin W Jones. 

A disappointing season with the team finishing behind Llanfair P. G. in both the League and in the Festival Cup Final. 

In the League the team played 12 matches, winning 10 and losing 2 and ending up with a final total of 90 points and plus 510 on the combined aggregate.

The best player was Barry Harris who finished up in 3rd place in the League Singles Aggregate Table having played 11 matches, winning them all and having a plus 113 points aggregate. 

In the Festival Cup the team beat Caernarfon by 165/136 points, Benllech in the semi-final by 186/66 points but lost in the final to Llanfair P.G. AT Benllech by 129/143 points. 

In the new format of the Wednesday Night League Cup Competition three Beaumaris A players, namely Barry Harris, Stuart Thomas and Keith Bailey reached the last eight finals night at Bethesda. 

B team – Wednesday Night League – Captain Geraint Owen. 

The team finished in third position in the League having played 12 matches, winning 6 and losing 6 and a minus 119 on the combined aggregate. 

The best player was Kevin Fallows who played 12 matches, won 10 and lost 2 and a plus 61 final aggregate. 

In the Festival Cup competition the team lost to Benllech in the first round by 129/143 points on the combined aggregate. 

But having then progressed to the John Griffiths Cup competition the team beat Criccieth 142/127 on the combined aggregate before going on to beat Holyhead in the final at Caernarfon by 145/125 on the combined aggregate. 

Congratulations therefore to Captain Geraint Owen on raising the cup on behalf of the team. 

Gwynedd and Glynne Owen Cup Competitions 2018. 

In the Gwynedd Cup the A team lost their First Round match to Conwy by 133/147 points on the combined aggregate. The B team however won their First Round match beating Llandrillo 8/0 in matches before losing to Bethesda in the Second Round 1/7 in matches. 

Having progressed to the Glynne Owen Trophy competition the A team beat Craig y Don and Penmaenmawr before beating Benllech in the final at the Llanfair P.G. Bowling club. 

Congratulations therefore to joint captains Adam Harris and Keith Bailey on raising the trophy on behalf of the club. 

Other memorable achievements during the 2018 season.

Congratulations to Barry Harris and Keith Bailey for being selected as reserves for the Welsh Senior Men’s teams against Cumbria and the Potteries. 

Congratulations to Daniel Owen on being selected for the Welsh Junior teams against Warwick and Worcester, Shropshire, Yorkshire and Derbyshire. 

Congratulations to Barry Harris, Alan Caughter, Arfon Jones, David Mathias, Tim Williams, Hefin Jones, Stuart Thomas, Keith Bailey, Derek Stanley, Andrew Stanley, Ken Thomas and Allan Parry for being selected to play in the Mon Menai Federation Division 6A matches against Southport, Cheshire Parks, Ormskirk B and Preston. 

Congratulations to Barry Harris, Alan Caughter, Brian Begley, Derek Stanley, Ken Thomas Mike Ormond and David Mathias on being selected to play in the Gwynedd Veterans teams against the Clwydians, Wrexham and Deeside. 

Congratulations to Barry Harris, Keith Bailey and Adam Harris on reaching the Welsh Senior Merit Finals Competition at the Brymbo Sports Club in Wrexham on the 24th June 2018, where Adam and Keith lost in the First Round and Barry lost in the Quarter Finals to Craig Richardson from the Min y Don bowling club. 

Congratulations to Derek Stanley who won the Gwynedd Veterans Champion of Champions Cup at Benllech by beating David Mathias 21/16 in the final. 

Congratulations to Ken Thomas who won the Gwynedd Veterans Singles Competition in Llanfairfechan by beating Derek Stanley in the final. 

Congratulations to Barry Harris and John Short on winning the Bethesda Doubles Open Competition 

Congratulations to Keith Bailey on reaching the final of the Hwfa and Beryl Roberts Memorial Singles Competition where sadly he lost in the final  21/16 to Dan Jones from the Llanrwst Bowling Club. 

Congratulations to D T Evans, who earlier this year was elected as a new Councillor onto the Beaumaris Town Council. 

Congratulations to Stuart Thomas on reaching the final of the Llanfair P G Floodlit Finals Competition where sadly he lost 21/10 to LLew Griffiths from the Llangefni Bowling Club. 

Congratulations to the Beaumaris Walled Towns Bowling Team (Mike Ormond, Brian Begley, Derek Stanley, Andrew Stanley, Ken Thomas, Tim Williams, Geraint Owen and Daniel Owen) on retaining the Walled Towns Bowling Shield.

Finally a massive congratulations to Robin Davies who on the 8th September 2018 reached the age of 90. The day was marked by club Chairman presenting Robin with a card and presents before the Saturday B team match against Bala. The club would like to thank everyone who contributed financially to the collection raised for a very remarkable man who started bowling at the Beaumaris Bowling Green in 1952. 

If I forgotten to mention anything else of relevance, I apologise. 

So can I wish you all the best of health over the coming winter months and look forward to meeting up again in April at the start of the 2019 season. 

For information, the Club will be looking to hold its 2018 AGM at the end of November or at the start of December 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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