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.

Great day for Davies family’s. Greg wins club singles, and Alun and Mel win club doubles!!

Club Capt. and 2019 singles champ Greg Davies

Club Doubles winners Alun and Mel Davies, Runners up David Lloyd and Chris Walters

End Of season Dinner

The end of season Dinner is arranged for 26th October at the Stradey arms Furnace, all members are asked to notify David Lloyd, or Alan Jones or Lyn Rees if they are attending (partners included?)


Club captain Mr Greg Davies

Greg Davies has taken over the role of club captain for the remainder of the season whilst David Lloyd will be in charge of the secretarial duties.

Everyone wishes them well in their new positions and all members are urged to get behind them and provide all the support they need!!

Opportunity Bowls Tour 2020

Members of the Crusaders have been invited to join Pontyclun Bowls Club on their annual bowls tour.

This has been very successfully organised for the past nine years,  a great package for the cost.

It will once again take place next year from Friday 12th June to Monday 15th June 2020 based at Weston Super Mare.

There will be four days of bowls with everyone being offered at least 3 games.

All matches are local to Weston at top Bowling Clubs, transportation from the hotel to the bowls venue will be in Taxis at 12pm each day.

Matches commence at 1.30pm and taxis collect us at 5.30pm each day.

This allows an hour before and after games to socialise in the Bowls Club bars.

The cost will be £250 and is totally inclusive of the following;

Coach Travel from Pontyclun at 9am on Friday and collection at 12pm Monday for the match at Clevedon on our way home.

3 nights accommodation at The New Birchfield Hotel, on the sea front ,in a shared (or single if available) room with daily breakfast and a three course evening meal.

This will also include a Free Bar every evening between 6pm to 10pm which includes quality Beers, Lagers, Wine and House spirits.

Drinks from the bar can also be taken to dinner, usually 6.45pm

 Yes a Free Bar every night including an artist/entertainment.

All taxi fares are included to and from the matches each day for everyone.

A roast dinner at Clevedon after the match before our return (approx 8pm Pontyclun)

If anyone is interested or would like more information then please let Lyn know asap so rooms can be secured.

A deposit of £30 will be required by the 31st August and the balance of £220 will not be required until April next year.

This is an excellent opportunity for our members to have a good social and Bowls weekend.


The Crusaders presented a cheque for £400 to Ty Bryngwyn Hospice in memory of Stephen Pope before their recent home game with Amamnford Town. Pictured below are the team plus officials from Ty Bryngwyn along with Steve’s daughter Teigan and close friend David Craddock.
Left to Right at the front:  Mrs Audrey Jenkins/Trustee & Events Co-ordinator, Committee Members Mrs Jan Morgan, Mrs Maralyn Brennan, Mr Brian Gould

Right of Tiegan Pope : Mr David Craddock, Chairman Fundraising Committee & Trustee/ Mrs Susan Thomas Secretary/Trustee, Cllr Sharen Davies Chairman Llanelli Rural Council & Cttee Member, Cllr Tegwen Devichand  Vice Chairman Llanelli Rural Council & Committee Member.


New Dress Code for Midweek Matches and Tournaments!

A new Rule has been introduced for this season by the League and County Association which now allows players to wear BLACK Trousers in mid week League and Tournament matches. There is also no requirement for players to wear the same colour trousers so teams can wear a mix of grey or black. No jeans will be allowed.