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ORBL Open Tournaments

The mens doubles and ladies doubles open tournament will be played on Monday 23rd March starting at 7.30 at Falinge Park High School. The Mixed Doubles and Singles will be played the following Monday 30th March at the same time and place.

Entries should be sent via e-mail to Kath Davison, tournament secretary by close of play, Thursday 19th March. Entry is £5 per person per event entered and is open to anyone registered to play in the ORBL league.

League AGM proposals

The League AGM and presentation night will be on Thursday 28th May 2021 at 7.30. We are now calling for clubs to submit any ideas or proposals that they may wish the AGM to consider for approval. These can range from new rules, amended rules or simply changes to how the league is run. Any ideas or proposals must be submitted by e-mail to the League Secretary, Shelley Taylor by 25th February so that they can be discussed by the committee first. All proposals will be circulated by the Committee with the committee’s views and will include any additional proposals from the committee. These will then be discussed and voted on at the AGM

Further information on the venue and format of the AGM/Presentation night will be circulated nearer the date.

Team handicap – quarter finals

The eight teams in the quarter final are;

1 Alpha C v Balderstone

2 Kingsway A v Alpha A

3 Roch Bridge B v Alpha B

4 Alpha D v Oldham B

The winners of 1 will play the winners of 2 and the winners of 3 will play the winners of 4 in a semi final. All dates are on the calendar.

Individual Handicap Tournament

The League handicap tournaments are on Monday 2nd Dec (mixed doubles) and Wednesday 4th Dec (mens and ladies doubles). The tournament is at Falinge Park High School (Shawcloughs home venue) with mixed starting at 8.00pm and the mens and ladies at 7.30pm. Entries by e-mail or telephone to Kath Davison, tournament secretary by Friday 29th Nov. Entry fee £5.00 per player per event.

ORBL Presentation Night 26th April

Just a gentle reminder to everyone that the presentation night is on the 26th April at 7:45 pm this year and we need to know how many people are coming. Please don’t wait until you know if you have won something or not as we need the support of all the league and its members and friends to ensure that we get a good atmosphere on the night. Please book places and pay the £6 entry fee to Janet Beardmore as soon as you can and let her know if you want the Meat and Potato pie or Cheese and Onion pie. her e-mail is or phone on 0170637177.

I would encourage as many people to come as possible and show your support for the league and its committee members and to celebrate the talent displayed by our winners.

Paul Beardmore (Chair ORBL)