Crusaders Singles and Pairs Competitions for 2020

Just to update everyone on the latest situation and proposal.

As you are now aware League Fixtures have been cancelled for the season however we are still hoping to have some Bowls and organise our Club Competition.

Mel is going to be talking to Dafen Welfare to get things moving on using the green.

We are hopeful of arranging time/days for sharing use of the Green by using just three rinks at any one time to maintain social distances, with only singles Play allowed firstly, moving to pairs when guidelines allow us to mix in greater numbers in the weeks ahead.

In order to prepare for the Club Competitions can you please let me have your names if you wish to participate in either by 30th June latest.

We propose to commence with and complete just the Singles first, but hopefully we will get to the Pairs Later.

AS stated all will be dependant on gaining access to the Green at Dafen

League Fixtures Cancelled for 2020 season

Below is the formal notification that there will be no League Bowls this season. (6 hours ago)
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Following discussions over the past few months with the County Secretary, we had reached an unofficial agreement that, should restrictions have been lifted sufficiently to allow some sort of League programme, by July 1st 2020, then those Clubs that wished to participate would take part in organised matches.

Following recent guidance from The Welsh Assembly Government, Bowls Wales and the WBA regarding the reopening of Bowling Greens from this Monday and the continued restrictions on numbers and social distancing, it is quite clear that any type of League programme is not possible.

We have also taken into account views expressed by individual clubs, during lockdown.
The League Management Committee has met, by e-mail, and recommends that the 2020 be officially abandoned.

Please respond with your agreement, or disagreement, as this is a decision that should be made by the Clubs.

Once a majority is received the County / League Website will reflect the decision

A separate e-mail will be sent to club secretaries who had made entries to the County Competitions

Peter Dunkley
League Secretary


The Crusaders have been saddened to learn of the death of one of their players. HERBIE MORGAN.

HERBIE was taken ill recently and has sadly passed away.

Sincere condolences to Herbie’s family and friends at this very difficult time.

County Bowls Draws

The draws have been made for The County Bowls Competitions.

The matches involving players from our club are :


Clive Coles v Stuart Jones ( Graig Merthyr)

Greg Davies v Kevin Cousins ( Kidwelly)


David Lloyd Bye

Josh Hancock ( Carmarthen) v Jeff Richards


Mark Davies ( Kidwelly) v Jeff Richards

Clive Coles Bye


Jeff Richards v Huw Thomas ( Graig Merthyr)

Clive Coles v Colin Davies ( Carmarthen)


Jeff Richards v Huw Thomas ( Graig Merthyr)

Clive Coles v Colin Davies ( Carmarthen)


Jeff Richards v Keb Power ( Ammanford Park)

Bryan Kingdon ( Parc y Dre) v Clive Coles


Clive Coles v Jeff Richards


Jeff Richards Bye

Clive Coles v John Phillips ( Gorseinon)

Dates of all the games are to be advised in due course.

The Full draw can be found on the Carmarthenshire County Bowls website.

WBA Competition Entries



2020 Competitions

To date the following members have submitted entries for the WBA competitions this year

Singles  Greg Davies,    Clive Coles

Over 55 Singles              Clive Coles

Open Pairs     David Lloyd/Alan Jones,   Clive Coles/squad member

Over 55 Pairs    Clive Cole/squad member

Triples/Over 55  Clive Coles/squad members

Fours/Over 55’s  Clive Coles/squad members

Clive Coles squad members – /From the following for various matches:

Dai Lloyd/Alan Jones/Eldon Phillips/Wyn Griffiths/Lyn Reees

Please remember latest date I can receive entries in together with the apprpriate fees is 17th February 2020


There are 10 members of The Crusaders joining with Pontyclun on their Annual Bowls Tour to Weston Super Mare..

The balance of £220 has to be paid to Pontyclun by 7th April 2020 latest.

As Lyn will be away the whole of March this leaves little time to collect late monies.

You can give Lyn a post dated cheque ( date it 7th April 2020) if this makes it easier and it will not be processed or sent off until April.

Cheques to be made payable to: PONTYCLUN BOWLS TOUR

He would need to receive it by 20th February latest, failing which Alan Jones has agreed to collect unpaid balances in his absence and pass to him on his return in April.

Please contact Lyn to notify him of your payment arrangements

Your cooperation would be appreciated as it is important we get it right for the administrator of the Pontyclun Tour finances.

Carmarthen Bowling Assoc Competition Entries

Please note even though the official closing date for entries is 31st March 2020 , anyone wishing to enter a singles/doubles/rink must inform me by no later than 17th February as I shall not be available to place the entry after that date.

The Senior Fours is now an OVER 55 Yrs Competition. All other SENIORS are OVER 60Yrs

Your Name, address , Tel No, are required for the entry information, and Date of Birth is also required just for SENIOR entries .

Entry Fees Singles £2.00, Doubles £4.00, Fours £8.00 to be sent to Lyn Rees by the above date, cheques payable to Carmarthen Bowling Assoc.