(3 Jan 2019)
TIGER BOWLS WORLD INVITATION
James Fuge (Essex County) is among a list of 12 bowlers, endorsed by Bowls England, to compete in the Tiger Bowls World Invitation which will take place on 9 and 10 March 2019, followed by the One Belt One Road World Invitation from the 11 to 16 March 2019 in Hong Kong. Full details on BE site.
(4 Jan 2019)
Steve Mitchinson (Romford) has been selected in the Bowls England team to compete at the 2019 Atlantic Championships. The event will take place in Cardiff, Wales, from 10 to 23 May 2019. Full details on BE site.
(13 Feb 2019)
COMPETITION DRAWS 2019
The County Competition Draws are now being processed and will appear on the Competition page over the ensuing days. Some missing club names will be updated later.
(19 Feb 2019)
MALCOLM BENZ RIP
The death is announced of Malcolm Benz (Wivenhoe BC) on 9 February 2019. Malcolm was formerly of Hainault BC and was Group 1 Secretary from 2005 to 2011. The service of thanksgiving will take place at 12.30pm on Friday 8 March 2019 at All Saints’ Church, Church Road, Brightlingsea, CO7 0RZ, limited parking. After the church service cremation at Weeley Crematorium, Colchester Road, Clacton-On-Sea CO16 9JP at 2pm, then to Wivenhoe BC Woodland Way, Wivenhoe CO7 9AT for the wake. Family flowers only. Donations to St Helena Hospice, Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester CO4 9JU
(19 Feb 2019)
MALE BOWLER OF THE YEAR
Essex County’s Edward Morris is one of seven nominations for Male Bowler of the Year. Voting runs until noon on 22 February. To view a synopsis of each player’s achievements in 2018 and to vote for this year’s Male Bowler of the Year and Young Male Bowler of the Year, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/N3BJ98X
(17 Mar 2019)
TEAMS SELECTION ISSUE 1
(6 Apr 2019)
ECL AND MC FRIENDLY SELECTIONS
The first four Eastern Counties League matches and the Middleton Cup Friendly match versus Hertfordshire have been selected and are listed below.
"Following the availability request to 78 players we attach the selections for our first five competitive fixtures. All those showing commitment to the County by making themselves available have been selected."
Malcolm Stark, Team Manager
(7 Apr 2019)
JUNIOR DEPUTY PRESIDENT VACANCY
Members are reminded that a vacancy will exist for the position of Junior Deputy President to be filled in November. Any person who is interested can contact the Secretary by Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details of the job description or any other information they may require.
(8 Apr 2019) Updated 10 April.
DAVID JOHNSON RIP
The death is announced of Past President 2010, David Johnson. David sadly passed away in the early hours of Monday 8 April 2019. David's funeral has been arranged for Monday 29 April, 2pm at Wesley Church, Elm Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 1SJ. A service will follow at Southend Crematorium SS2 5PX, at 3:20pm (close friends and family only). The wake will be held at the Maritime Rooms, Cliffs Pavilion SS0 7RA. Family flowers only or charity donations - a giving page will be set up for Action for Children.
(11 Apr 2019)
JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL TRIAL
Daniel Hughes (Romford) and Sam Moss (Silver End) have been invited to attend the Junior International Trial at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa, on Monday 27 May, Jack Butcher (Kings Chase) is named as a reserve. Following the trial, successful players will be invited to attend the International Squad Day, in advance of the British Isles Series. International Squad Day: Sunday 7 July, at Essex County BC, Westcliff-on-Sea and British Isles Bowls Council Junior International Series: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September at Essex County BC, Westcliff-on-Sea.
(14 Apr 2019)
TEAMS SELECTION ISSUE 2
Teams selection issue 2, Games 9-16, 13 June – 9 July.
(16 Apr 2019)
COUNTY CHILD PROTECTION OFFICER VACANCY
Following the recent death of David Johnson, there is a vacancy for a County Child Protection Officer. It is a legal requirement that the County appoint a Child Protection and Vulnerable Adult Officer. In the meantime this duty will be carried out by County Administrator Tony Ellis. Any member of the County Association wishing to apply for this office should initially contact Tony Ellis for further details. There is more information on the Bowls England site - search Safeguarding.
(17 Apr 2019)
INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL EXAMINER VACANCY
The County requires an independent financial examiner to undertake a review of the annual accounts prepared by the Hon. Treasurer which run to 30th September annually. Knowledge of basic book keeping & accountancy using computer based procedures would be desirable. If interested in filling this office please contact Treasurer Stephen Hill for further details.