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Red Card Triple
Competition Dates 2008/09
Minutes of AGM 07
Minutes meeting May 08
Red Card Fours
County Red Card Singles
This tournament was held on Sunday the 7th December at Bro Myrddin
IBC with an entry of 44 players, with some very hard fought group games the
semi-final was between Henry John, Llanboidy v Arwel Nicholas, Meinciau &
Mike John, Llanboidy v Dorian Hudson, Meinciau. After two hard games the final
was between Henry & Dorian which was all square going into the last end,
with Dorian winning with a excellent last wood, third place play off was won by
County Red Card Triples
This tournament was held on Sunday the 14th December at Bro
Myrddin IBC with an entry of 20 teams, the group stages brought some interesting
teams to the semi-final stage the first semi was the newcomer’s team from
Pontargothi Steffan James, Simon Peach & Wyn Davies who beat Gary Williams,
Andrew Williams & Mike Evans Meinciau, the second semi was played between Vi
Adams, Jenny Lee & Mark Evans, Llanboidy v Muriel Williams, Dorian Hudson
& Arwel Nicolas , Meinciau this game was won by Meinciau who also went on to
win the final against Pontargothi with Llanboidy triple coming third.County Red Card Fours
On Saturday 29th November we held our Red Card Fours tournament at
Bro Myrddin IBC after some hard fought group games the semi finals were between
2 Llanboidy teams and 2 Meinciau teams. The final was between Mike John, Chris
John, Henry John & Nigel Thomas, Llanboidy and Muriel Williams, Peter
Thomas, Dorian Hudson & Arwel Nicholas, Meinciau, with the Meinciau team
taking the win, the third place play off was won by Violet Adams, Jenny Lee,
Mark Evans & Tudor Lewis, Llanboidy.
Carmarthenshire played against Clwyd in the preliminary round of the County
Competition at Llandrindod Wells on Sunday 23rd November 2008, and
after some very hard fought games came away the eventual winners by 22points to
10points. The county will now play against West Glamorgan and Pembrokeshire in
the next round.
The county team consisted of –
Wyn Croston, Whitland. Eric Thwaits & Rhodri Jones, Llanpumsaint. Aled
Davies & Philip Davies, Llandyfaelog. Dyfrig Griffiths, Bronwydd. Muriel
Williams, Mike Evans, Peter Thomas, Dorian Hudson,Arwel Nicholas & Phil
Rowlands Meinciau. Mike John, Jenny Lee, Mike Lee, Henry John, Bill John, Mike
Evans, Chris John & Nigel Thomas, Llanboidy. Wyn Jones, Pontargothi.
Carmarthenshire League Match -
Meinciau Sports v. Penygroes
The fours match played on Thursday, 25th
Sept turned out to be a rare occasion. Skip, Arwel Nicholas, Third, Dorian
Hudson, Second, Donna Rowlands & Lead, Idris Jones. The second end is being
played and the Penygroes skip played his last bowl which was holding
third. This left Meinciau holding two.
Meinciau skip, Arwel Nicholas played his last bowl clearing Penygroes third bowl
and left Meinciau holding 8.
Congratulations to Meinciau Fours!
£1,500.00 presented to Diabetic Association which was
raised by Carmarthen Short Mat Bowls Association at the Open Triple Competition
Winner of the Summer league 2008, Llanboidy..
Trophy donated and presented by Llandyfaelog SMBC
MINUTES OF A.G.M. HELD AT BRO MYRDDIN STADIUM
PRESENT. Wyn Jones Secretary, Ron Jenkins Treasurer,Nigel Thomas League
sec, Geraint Evans Llangadog, Malcolm Howells, Arwel Nicholas, Jack Nuttall
Llanpumsaint, Mike Evans G Williams, Dorian Hudson Meinciau Sports, Jean Jenkins
Whitland. Sue Pocock Carmarthen, V Russ Penygroes. M Jenkins, W Hughes, Vina
Williams Llangain, B Rowe, C Fisher Ponthenri, S Rees, G Rees Llandyfaelog.
Terry Morgan, Rita Blount Bronwydd, Basil Forrester Salem, Jeremy Fonge, Simon
Peach Pontargothi, Bill John, Mike Evans, Julie Thomas, Henry John Llanboidy,
1. In the Chairmans absence Geraint Evans (WSMBA President) took the
The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting, and requested that a minute
silence be observed in respect of John Williams (Meinciau).
2. APOLOGIES. Anne & Richard Hinkin, Derrick Lock, Huw Morgan,
Barbara Davies, Selwyn Evans, Howard Jones.
3. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES. Minutes of AGM held on 18/09/06 were read and
confirmed a true record Proposer Sian Rees (Llandyfaelog) Seconder Byron Roe
4. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT. In the Chair’s absence the Secretary gave a
5. TREASURER’S REPORT. The Treasurer provided Audited Accounts for each
club, and explained all the figures, and answered a few questions, Arwel
Nicholas (Llanpumsaint) proposed that the accounts be adopted, seconded by Gary
Williams (Meinciau). Passed.
6. SECRETARY’S REPORT. The Secretary thanked the Chairman Anne Hinkin
for her work as Chairman for twelve years, (She will be presented with an
engraved crystal vase). He also thanked Nigel as League Sec, Ron as Treasurer,
and to all that have helped with mats etc at all the tournaments especially the
Charity Triples raising £1000 for Calon +. He also thanked all the players
entering the tournaments, and wished everyone a good forthcoming season.
7. ELECTION OF OFFICERS.
Chairman Arwel Nicholas was proposed by Vernon Russ (Penygroes) Seconded
by Henry John
(Llanboidy) this was Passed unanimously.
Treasurer, Ron Jenkins MBE,
Secretary, Wyn Jones,
League Secretary Nigel Thomas,
Bill John (Llanboidy) proposed that the three be re-elected, seconded by
Winne Hughes (Llangain),
Passed that Arwel Nicholas (Chair) be the WSMBA Representative.
Chairman declared the meeting closed.
MINUTES OF MEETING HELD AT BRO MYRDDIN
STADIUM ON 07/05/08
PRESENT. Arwel Nicholas Chairman, Wyn Jones Secretary,(Pontargothi), Ron
Jenkins Treasurer, Nigel Thomas League sec, Bryn Jones, Malcolm Howells
Llanpumsaint, Phill & Donna Rowlands, Meinciau Sports, Jean Jenkins
Whitland. B Rowe, Ponthenri, S Rees, G Rees, Ronald Thomas Llandyfaelog. John
Mathews Salem, Mike Evans, Julie Thomas Llanboidy, Beryl & Harry Spiller
Llangyndeyrn. M Jenkins Llangain, Frank James Trimsaran, Sulwyn Evans, Vernon
1. The Chair welcomed everyone to the last meeting of the season.
2. APOLOGIES. Jeremy Fonge, Charlie Fisher, Basil Forrester, Jenny Lee,
Gerald Cheetham, Geraint Evans, Carmarthen.
3. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES. Minutes of meeting held on 05/03/08 were read
a true record Proposer Beryl Spiller (Llangyndeyrn), Seconded by Phill
Rowlands ( Meinciau). Passed.
4. MATTERS ARISING. The Chairman stated that The Charity Triples had been
the best so far with 74 teams playing. The Secretary thanked all members who had
helped with the mats etc, and looking forward to next season’s Charity
5.CORRESPONDENCE. Letter from Bronwydd Club requesting to remain in div
2, after discussion it was passed that Bronwydd should be promoted to Div 1.
Secretary to write informing them, of the committee’s decision.
6. FINANCIAL REPORT. The Treasurer provided everyone with a printed
financial account, which
was accepted, £1781-82 balance. Treasurer stated that Gelli House were to
pay £15 towards the Charity Raffle. Chairman thanked Ron & Jean for their
work throughout the season.
7. COUNTY MATTERS. Following the last meeting 7 clubs were interested in
participating in the summer league, the preferd format was 2 Pairs and 2 Triples
with a minimum of six players, Clubs Llanboidy, Llandyfaelog, Llangyndeyrn,
Pontargothi, Salem and Trimsaran). Llandyfaelog offered to donate a Shield for
the Summer League Comp.
8. WSMBA MATTERS. The Chairman congratulated all players who played in
the under 18’s against England under 18’s at Bro Myrddin, in particular the
5 from Carmarthenshire.
9. Charity Comp. As in item 4
10. A.O.B. Nigel Thomas thanked everyone who had contributed to their
24hr Marathon Bowls, £1200 had been raised towards Cancer Care Cymru. Frank
James Trimsaran informed the meeting that the club was now known as The
Trimsaran Sports & Social Club.
The Chairman thanked everyone for attending and declared the meeting closed.
Competition Dates for 2008/2009
October 12th Open Triples, Llandrindod Wells
" 19th British Isles Team Practice, " "
November 9th " " " " " "
November Fri 14th & Sat 15th British Isles
Championships, Coleraine Ireland.
December 6th & 7th Team Challenge, Cheshire (Team West Glam ) (Date to be
December County Prelims ( Dates to be arranged by Counties concerned.)
2009 At Llandrindod Wells
January 4th Junior Pairs
January 11th First Inter County game.
January 24th Second Inter County Game
January 25th Third Inter County Game
January 31st National Fours
February 1st National Singles
February 7th "A" Team Practice + Juniors. Llandrindod
February 14th Yorkshire County V National Teams, invite by
Yorkshire, date not yet confirmed.
February 21st National Triples
22nd National Pairs 28th Feb available practice for a
March 14th & 15th "A" Series Shrewsbury
March 21st League Winners Competition
March 22nd County Team Final
March 28th A Team Practice Llandrindod
April 18th Under 18’s V England ( Bro Myrddin )
April 19th Carmarthenshire Open Charity Triples @ Bro Myrddin
Carmarthen, Charity to be decided, contact
Wyn Jones, Secretary.
"A" Series Trial 7th September, @ Llandrindod Wells.
Over the last couple of weeks the Welsh Championships have been held at
Llandrindod Wells with all the Carmarthenshire teams doing well, some teams even
getting through to the Quarter and Semi-Finals, but the best result goes to
Rhodri Jones and Arwel Nicholas, Llanpumpsaint Bowls Club who won the Pairs
Championships and earn their position in the Welsh team to play in the British
Isles Championships in Ireland next November.
Welsh Junior U16 Pairs Competition
Carmarthenshire are very lucky to have a large squad of very keen U16 bowlers
this year, they are – Hannah Styles, Llandyfaelog, Mike John, Llanboidy,
Andrew Williams, Meinciau, Lauren Moore, Jordan Hall, Shannon Griffiths, Callum
Guest, Katie Daniels, Luke Hall, Darren Calford, Jordan Davies, Laura Guest
& Alaw Thomas all from Trimsaran.
Even though for most of these players it’s their year bowling they all
played well, with Hannah Styles & Mike John and Katie Daniels & Andrew
Williams going through to the last eight, and Katie & Andrew eventually
finishing equal third.
The county team played a double header in Llandrindod Wells on Sat 26th
Jan in the Welsh Short Mat Bowls Association County Championships, the results
Carmarthenshire – 10, West Glamorgan – 22.
Carmarthenshire – 24, Monmouthshire – 8.
Monmouthshire – 4, West Glamorgan – 28.
West Glam goes through to the Finals.
The County team players were-
Wyn Croston & Ron Jenkins Whitland BC, Aled Griffiths & Phillip
Davies Llandyfaelog BC, Christian Davies & Andrew Russ Penygroes BC, Michael
John, Henry John, Eifion Griffiths, Michael Lee, Bill John, Michael Evans, Chris
John, Nigel Thomas, Jenny Lee & Ronnie Morgan Llanboidy BC, Muriel Williams,
Peter Thomas, Dorian Hudson, Phillip Rowlands, Andrew Williams & Michael
Evans Meinciau Sports BC, Rhodri Jones & Arwel Nicholas Llanpumpsaint BC,
Wyn Jones Pontargothi BC.