Wigan Subs Classic 2024

Wigan Subscription Club Finals night
Graeme Wilson 2023 Wigan Subs Classic Champion

The draw for this years Wigan Subscription Classic has been published and once again this well-run competition has been well supported.

Last year’s winner, Graeme Wilson faces Carl Gregson on the first Sunday qualifier and last years runner-up Neil Bithell plays Ian Grady on the second Saturday.

There are many excellent games to view and the club will once again be supplying a barbeque for each evening of play. For those who don’t know the venue you will find it in Park Crescent West, Wigan WN1 1SA. All games are 31up. Principal sponsors for this years competition are Grayway Coaches, Greenmount Projects and SF Consult.

Notable first rounds games must include Lee Johnstone against Chris Mordue, Bob Hitchen against Wayne Ditchfield and a repeat of the 2022 Bellingham final as David Molyneux plays Danny Barwise.

All qualifying sessions will start at 6:15pm, as will the return dates of 22nd & 23rd June. The finals night is Sunday 30th June.

If you want to see last year’s final again the link is at the end of the draw.

Saturday 18th May

Josh Mordue      V            James Wilcox

Simon Coupe    V            Alan Manual

David Higginbottom      V            Danny Sillitoe

Lee Johnstone  V            Chris Mordue

Sunday 19th May

Scott Taylor       V            Tommy Johnstone

Glynn Crank      V            Billy Speed

Gareth Coates  V            Andy Thomas

Graeme Wilson               V            Carl Gregson

Saturday 25th May

Mike Tunstall    V            Martin Bacon

Chris Ward        V            Liam Gregson

Ian Grady            V            Neil Bithell

George Chadwick           V            Derek Bissell

Sunday 26th May

John Dalziel       V            Steven Glover

Mick Prescott    V            Martin Oglieve

Matt Topping     V            Jon Metters

David Molyneux              V            Danny Barwise

Saturday 1st June

Bob Hitchen      V            Wayne Ditchfield

Dean Midgely    V            David McDermott

Ryan Watters    V            Kevin Wainwright

Lee Brown          V            Callum Wraight

Sunday 2nd June

Darren Alsopp  V            Eamonn Delaney

John Gatley        V            John Brown

Steve Davies     V            Tony Gatley

Billy Griffiths     V            Duncan Watkins

Saturday 8th June

Chris Cooke      V            Tom Downing

Phil Lee               V            Callum Danson

Kev Shaw           V            Ryan Semmens

Paul White         V            Danny Miller

Sunday 9th June

Stuart Hodson  V            Andy Topping

Harvey Birch     V            Stephen Walker

Brian Walker      V            Neil Taylor

Michael Heap   V            Richie Goddard

About Steve Davies 170 Articles
Throughout his bowling career Steve has always supported the admin side of the game as well as a keen player of the game. As a club secretary, association secretary, county delegate on the BCGBA (National Governing Body) Management Committee, Media Officer for the BCGBA, Merseyside champion in 2002 and Merseyside County President (2014-15) Steve has always been keen to promote the game especially through the broadcast of the game on TV or Internet. Steve set up the LIVE BOWLS YouTube channel which became the Bowls Observer channel and, through the LDBA, runs national competitions. Seeing an avenue to report on and promote the game Steve set up the Bowls Observer on-line magazine.