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ECBA OCT-DEC 2019

(1 Oct 2019)

BOWLS ENGLAND BOARD CHAIR

Following the retirement of David Mitchell-Gears, announced in July, Bowls England have received five nominations for the position of Board Chair including Mark Cohen (Southend on Sea BC) who has been nominated by The Essex Bowling Association. A ballot will take place with the winner elected for a three-year term starting at the AGM in February 2020.

(3 Oct 2019)

COACH BOWLS COURSE

Coach Bowls are holding Play Bowls Activator, Level 1 Coach and Level 2 Coach courses at Essex County BC in the New Year. Full details contained in the flyer links below.

Play Bowls Activator     Level 1 Coach     Level 2 Coach

(17 Oct 2019)

NORMAN GROVES RIP (Updated 18 Oct)

The death is announced of Norman Groves (84), in Broomfield Hospital, in the early hours of Thursday 17 October 2019. Norman was born in Witham and joined the Witham club in 1959, the beginning of an illustrious bowling career. Within ten years, in 1968, Norman won the EBA National Singles, Eastern Counties Singles and Essex County Singles to complete the triple. He went on to represent England from 1969 to 1974. Norman made over 100 appearances in the Middleton Cup, 1966-1990 and 235 in Inter County games. He was County Coach from 1982-1987 and Middleton Cup Manager 1991-1994 and 2004-2010.  The funeral will take place on Thursday 31 October 2019, 12.30pm, at Chelmsford Cemetery and Crematorium (South Chapel), Writtle Road, Chelmsford CM1 3WQ. Family flowers only. Donation may be made to Baddow Ward Broomfield Hospital or Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir, c/o Witham Funeralcare, Unit 29 Newland Shopping Centre Witham CM8 2AP.  The wake will take place at Falcon IBC, Channels Drive, Chelmsford CM3 3FB.

(21 Oct 2019)

RICHARD SHILLITTO RIP

The death is announced of Richard Shillitto (Essex County BC). Richard sadly passed away on 19 October 2019 after fighting illness for a number of months. He was an officer of Group 6 including County Area Results Secretary, a role he was ably assisted by wife Margaret during his illness. He was the current President of Essex County BC. The funeral will take place on Friday 15 November 2019, 10.40am, at Southend on Sea Crematorium, West Chapel, Sutton Road, Southend SS2 5PX. Afterwards at Essex County BC, SS0 8NE. Family Flowers only: Donations if desired to Cancer Research UK or the Special Care Baby Unit at Southend Hospital

(31 Oct 2019)

ECBA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting of the Essex County Bowling Association will take place on Saturday 9 November 2019, 3pm, at RHP BC, Canterbury Way, St Fabians Drive, Chelmsford CM1 2XN.

The AGM documents will be sent to clubs shortly but in the meantime are reproduced on the links below.

Agenda and reports     Accounts     Benevolent Fund Accounts

(31 Oct 2019)

MRS. JANET GROVES – THANKS

Janet Groves, on behalf of all the family, wishes to express sincere thanks to all the friends and members of the Association who attended Norman’s funeral service. Also, all the messages and cards and donations to the Baddow Ward at Broomfield Hospital and the Essex Wildlife Trust Abberton Reservoir which realised £500.

 

(1 Nov 2019)

JUNIOR WOMAN BOWLER OF THE YEAR

Radwinter’s Jasmine Wilson features in the short list. To vote for her follow the link:

https://www.bowlsengland.com/cast-your-vote-for-the-womens-bowler-of-the-year-awards/

(3 Nov 2019)

ECBA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting of the Essex County Bowling Association will take place on Saturday 9 November 2019, 3pm, at RHP BC, Canterbury Way, St Fabians Drive, Chelmsford CM1 2XN.

In an effort to cut costs the 2019 AGM Booklet can be downloaded from the web site. Booklets will not be sent to individual club delegates. A small number of booklets will be available at the door for those who have no internet access. Voting cards will be provided at the door.

Alex Wightman, County Secretary.

Agenda and reports     Accounts     Benevolent Fund Accounts

(3 Nov 2019)

COUNTY LUNCHEON & PRIZE GIVING

This took place on Sunday 3 November 2019 at Stock Brook Manor Country Club with approximately 180 members and guests in attendance. Following an excellent meal, the principal guest, Bowls England Past President (2009) Dennis Cousins (Norfolk) responded to the toast proposed by Essex SDP Sandy Dron. The toast to Essex County Bowling Association was proposed by Gordon Newman, Bedfordshire President, to which President Terry Mizen responded. There were presentations of Merit Award Certificates to Brian Hobden (Maldon BC), Frank Mason (Saffron Walden BC), Sid Slater (Stock & Buttsbury BC), Peter Proctor (Upminster BC), and Percy Dipino (Group 4). Bill Wallis Award Certificates were awarded to Graham Pinch (Burnham Hillside BC), George Cripps (Castle Point BC), Tony Capon (Saffron Walden BC) and John March (Falcon BC). The event concluded with the presentation of trophies including Essex County’s National Singles Champion, Edward Morris. The MC was County Administrator Tony Ellis.

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(25 Nov 2019)

JASMINE WILSON – JUNIOR BOWLER OF THE YEAR

Essex’s Jasmine Wilson scooped the Junior Women’s Bowler of the Year award at the Bowls England Women’s Annual Dinner and Presentation of Prizes in Coventry on Saturday 23 November.

18-year-old Wilson triumphed in the Bowls International sponsored junior category. The Essex youngster had a great season, which included making her debut in the junior international team back in July. Wilson skipped Hayley Kenny to the National Junior Pairs title in August. She also retained the Essex Women’s County Singles crown, as well as reaching the National Triples Championships as skip of her Radwinter team

 

(4 Dec 2019)

GRIFFIN BC WIN DISABILITY AWARD

Congratulations to Griffin BC on winning the Love Fisher Brown Award for the club’s work towards accessibility to all members of the community. Details on link below

http://playbowls.org/news/item/106-the-winners-of-the-2019-love-fisher-brown-award-are-announced