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End of an Era at Stanley Indoor



Above is the last look at the famous green carpet of Stanley Indoor which has now gone. Famed as one of the truest and quickest surfaces in the Country and regularly home to International Competitions it had reached the end of its serviceable life.

Dales Bowls Services

The time had arrived to replace it and the choice was a blue rather than green carpet. Blue looks better on television which is important for attracting events and broadcasters.

Dales Sports Services has the contract. The old underlay had deteriorated over the last 18 years and has been replaced by a new material 'footfall rubber crumb' made specially for Dales. This is similar to the underlay installed at Durham Indoor, although improvements have been made to the product since then. It will provide a guaranteed speed after 2 or 3 stretches of at least 18 secs.

The opportunity has also been taken to separate rink 7 from the stand by installing a ditch.

22nd August 2016

Seniors Squad Nominations

Nominations are now invited for the Seniors Squad for the 2016-17. A form has been sent to each club and all nominations should be made through each club and returned by 17th September 2016

Nominees should be at last 55 years old on 30th Sept 2016.

In case of difficulty a copy of the form can be downloaded.

15th August 2016

County Indoor Competitions follow EIBA

It was agreed at the 2016 AGM that the County Association would adopt the same changes, regarding the number of ends to be played, which are to be introduced by EIBA for all its national competitions for the 2016-17 season .

These are a reduction in the number of ends to be played from 21 to 18 in all matches except triples where the present 18 is reduced to 16 ends.

These changes will apply to all County Leagues and Champ of Champs matches.

Individual clubs are free to decide whether or not to apply the same restrictions to their own competitions.

10th August 2016

Alan Cooper, County President

County Indoor AGM - changes

Paul Heath retired as President, after 4 years in office and was warmly thanked for his service.

Alan Cooper was installed as President supported by Les Parnell, Vice-President.

Changes to County Inter-Club (Sunday League) were agreed. New format will see matches reduced from six to four rinks (Denny Cup system) playing two home and two away.

25th May 2016


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