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(4 Jan 2020)
ECWBA MATCH, COMPETITIONS & MEETINGS PROGRAMME 2020
The draft programme can be viewed from the link below. Venues and timings will be added later.
(8 Jan 2020)
FUNDRAISER FOR AMY ROSE TEAM
A Quiz and Curry event to raise funds for the Under 31’s Amy Rose team will take place at Kings Chase BC on Saturday 21 March 2020. Full details on the link below.
(21 Jan 2020)
A meeting to discuss the overall future of Coaching in Essex will be held on Sunday 16 February 2020 at Falcon Indoor BC. This meeting is not confined to existing coaches, either Coach Bowls or EBCS, but to any bowler who may wish to become a coach or anyone who has constructive ideas on the subject. Full details on the link below.
(3 Feb 2020)
ROSEMARY LUDAR-SMITH RIP
The death is announced of Rosemary Ludar-Smith - Dunmow B.C. and D Area Selector 2008-2018.
Rosemary sadly passed away after bravely fighting illness for several years. A lovely lady who will be greatly missed. Funeral Arrangements: Tuesday 11 February 2020. 11.30 am. Three Counties Crematorium, Halstead Road, High Garrett, Braintree, CM7 5PB. Wake at Dunmow Bowling Club.
(13 Feb 2020)
JOAN LEON RIP
The death is announced of Joan Leon who died this week. Joan was President of ECWBA in 1981 and our Secretary for 23 years from 1984 to 2007. Joan worked in the office during the National Championships at Leamington and was an Honorary Member of the EWBA/Bowls England. Joan has lived in Sussex for the last 12 years and was 101 when she died. A remarkable lady who will be remembered and missed by many. The funeral will take place on Tuesday 25 February 2020 at 1.15 pm at Hastings Crematorium, 234 The Ridge, Hastings, TN34 2AE with a wake following at the nearby Bannatyne Spa and Sports Club, Battle Road Hastings East Sussex TN38 8EZ. In lieu of flowers, Joan’s family has asked for donations to be made to Disability Bowls England, which can be arranged at the following link: https://www.disabilitybowlsengland.org.uk/product/donation/
Please could anyone that is likely to attend Joan’s funeral please advise Joan’s granddaughter, Siobhean Gribbin, by emailing
(26 Feb 2020)
ECWBA 200 CLUB 2020
Attached on the link below is the application form for the ECWBA 200 Club. Closing date is March 21 and, in line with current banking practice, cheques must now be made payable to "Essex County Women's Bowling Association" - initials are no longer accepted.
(6 Mar 2020)
The Agenda of the Council Meeting to be held at Millennium Hall Great Baddow on 9 April 2020.
(10 Mar 2020)
COACHING REVIEW UPDATE
(18 Mar 2020)
Following an Emergency Meeting of Board members, Bowls England has announced the cancellation of all its domestic events ahead of the 2020 lawn bowls season in response to Government advice and growing concerns from bowlers about how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will impact lawn bowls. The National Championships are cancelled in their entirety for 2020 (including all County Championship qualifying rounds). This decision has been taken because most County Associations hold their qualifying rounds leading to the National Championships from May to July and we believe it is impractical for these to be completed this season. The full statement is on the BE site