I am sure we are all fully aware that the economic situation has shown very little signs of significant improvement especially in North Wales where we have witnessed the loss of many jobs in major industries as well as the retail sector causing much anguish to countless families, many who have lost their jobs appear to have very little chance of finding suitable employment in the foreseeable future. So many of our Companies are struggling to keep their businesses viable especially in the face of competition from overseas etc.

It is so very disheartening to find when approaching companies to help WCGBA with much needed sponsorship year after year so many reluctantly feel it is impossible at the present time to help especially when they are cutting down on staffing levels and holding increases in salaries to a minimum.

We are so very grateful for the continuous support of Mr Carl Cunnah , MD of our Partners, Threeways Garage who so willingly agreed to help us again in promoting “The Threeways Inter Area Competition “ and a new Junior Competition. Unfortunately due to inclement weather the Inter Area was cancelled in 2013 and will be played early season 2014 .I would urge bowlers to call in at Threeways if looking for a change of Vehicle ,Motorhome or refreshments in their café and introduce yourself as from WCGBA.

We are also very grateful to Co-operative Funeralcare who sponsored WCGBA Ladies & Men’s Veterans through the invaluable help of Mr John Taylor who at all times is so willing to enter into discussions to help us and attends whenever possible our events together with local Funeralcare staff. Special thanks to Lee Southby of Chester branch and E Clarkes & Son, Funeral Directors, Pentre Felin, Wrexham for their support at Bradley BC with Touchwood, Disabled and young people .Sincere thanks also to RAM  Leisure,Wrexham who afford us such great help with discount on our clothing purchases also To Charisma Trophies, Wrexham who also help us with discount on our trophy requirements.

I would once again appeal to each and everyone to try and support our valuable Sponsors whenever possible especially at Competitions where they are in attendance to present prizes etc; it is so embarrassing when there is only a few left for photos etc

As you are aware we are moving towards the use of electronic scoreboards that Mike Omerod has spent countless hours developing and providing WCGBA at a special price as sponsorship, a new much improved board will be on display 2014 .

Regards and Best Wishes for a successful 2014 of bowling


Terry Williams