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ECBA NEWS

(2 Feb 2024)

A MESSAGE FROM THE EBCA SECRETARY

The details of this year's open meeting may be found here

(27 Jan 2024)

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

With just over a month until entries close (on 29th February), this is a reminder that if you wish to enter you should do so soon

This year the closing date will not be extended as we have to supply our entrants to Bowls England before 4th March 2024

NOTE: Changes of club can only be actioned by a Portal Administrator, so If you have moved clubs since last season, it is imperative that you inform me or Dave Jarrold  BEFORE you enter as otherwise your entries will be submitted from the old club/group as per Regulation 1(d)

(10 Jan 2024)

VOTE FOR CAROLE

This year Bowls England are holding an Awards Night on the Saturday 24th of February.

Essex are well-represented amongst the final nominees with the Balcomb Squad in the TEAM of the YEAR category

and Daniel Adams (Griffin BC) in the COACH of the YEAR category

Maldon BC are well represented with final nominations as CLUB of the YEAR and GREEN KEEPER of the YEAR categories (Mark Piper)

Whilst these awards will be decided by a panel - Maldon’s final nominee in the DIVERSITY and INCLUSION category, CAROLE ASH will be chosen by online voting. You can read about Carole’s achievements on the Bowls England website  and then vote for her here

It would be great if we, as ECBA and ECWBA members, could support Carole before the close of the voting at 17:00 on Thursday 18th January

(5 Jan 2024)

ESSEX BOWLING ASSOCIATION AGM

The minutes from the recent AGM may be found here 

(3 Jan 2024)

A MESSAGE FROM THE MATCH SECRETARY

Please note that the Match Programme for the 2024 season is now available via the Programme tab

(15 Dec 2023)

A SEASONAL MESSAGE FROM THE ECBA PRESIDENT

2024 President Dave Starkey would like to wish a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all bowlers in Essex. He says 'I hope you are looking forward to supporting the Essex County Programme in 2024 where my charity will be Guide Dogs'.  

 

15 Dec 2023)

RICHARD DODD - CHARITY UPDATE

As a result of my Presidential year charity drive BASICS ESSEX ACCIDENT RESCUE received a cheque for £1,166.69 (image here) which will be used all over the County. Here is a copy of the thank you letter we received

Thank you all, once again - Richard

(9 Dec 2023)

PERCY DIPINO - RIP

We are sorry to announce the death of Percy Dipino (Group 4 Secretary 2010-2019)

Percy was awarded his County badge in 2012 and played 5 times for the County.

A good natured, quiet man, he will be sadly missed by all that knew him - our thoughts go out to his family at this sad time. 

Percy’s funeral will be on Monday 18th December at 3pm. After the service the family invite you to join them at St Chads BC

 

(24 Nov 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

Please be advised that competition entries for the 2024 season are now open on the Portal

NOTE: Changes of club can only be actioned by a Portal Administrator, so If you have moved clubs since last season, it is imperative that you inform me or Dave Jarrold  BEFORE you enter as otherwise your entries will be submitted from the old club/group as per Regulation 1(d)

 

(24 Nov 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM RICHARD DODD

As your outgoing President, a couple of points

Firstly, it has been a privilege and an honour to be your President for 2023. Many thanks to the Essex County Executive, Clubs and Members for all the help and support you have given me throughout the year

Secondly, very many thanks to you all for your generosity in helping me to raise money for my charity this year. A local charity that covers all of Essex, BASICS ESSEX ACCIDENT RESCUE received a cheque for £1,166.69 (image here) which will be used all over the County

Thank you all and I look forward to seeing you next year as Immediate Past President

Richard H. Dodd

(25 Oct 2023)

ECBA RESULTS FROM LEAMINGTON

Team Manager Malcolm Stark presented a written synopsis of the progress of all ECBA competitors to the ECBA Executive and is was decided that it should be made available to everyone - it may be found here

(25 Oct 2023)

COUNTY REGISTRATION FORMS

A decision was made at the recent ECBA Executive meeting to continue the policy of the mandatory purchase of a handbook by every entrant in ECBA competitions. That meant that the registration forms need not change and the ECBA Secretary will be emailing copies to every club in due course. The closing date form submission is now 31st December 2023. Anyone wishing to download the forms they are available here 

Secretary's handbook form

Treasurer's affiliation form

(12 Oct 2023)

COUNTY REGISTRATION FORMS - URGENT

Please note that there is an outstanding matter regarding ECBA handbooks which will be resolved at the ECBA Executive meeting on Monday 23rd October - the Secretary and Treasurer forms will be published here soon after (the closing date for the form submission is end November)

(27 Sep 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

Firstly, apologies from your humble website editor...the information below was supplied to me in a timely manner by John Tully, but due to other pressures, I have only been able to publish it today

10:00 

Hood Trophy

Tom Graham, Vic Graham, Ben Halliday, Peter Halliday (Happy Valley) 15 - 14 Rob Kay, Jim Howe (sub), Kevin Reid, Keith Riley(Woodford)

Unbadged Singles

Trevor Pearce (Thorpe Bay) 21-7 Kevin Brown (Burnham Hillside)

Double Fours

Essex County (B) 34-41 Romford (A)

Shield

Silverthorn 88-68 Romford

Due to unforeseen circumstances the following two finals will be played early in the 2024 season

Secretaries Singles - Peter Pushman (Woods) v Stuart Lowe (The Springhouse)

Benevolent Singles - Stuart Lowe (The Springhouse) v Dan Rodger (Silver End)

(13 Sep 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

Please find below the schedule for the final stages of the minor competitions to be played at Braintree BC on 17th September.

09.55 Welcome by Richard Dodd, President

10:00 

Hood Trophy

Tom Graham, Vic Graham, Ben Halliday, Peter Halliday (Happy Valley) v Rob Kay, Dave Howell, Kevin Reid, Keith Riley(Woodford)

Secretaries Singles

Peter Pushman (Woods) v Stuart Lowe (The Springhouse)

Unbadged Singles

Trevor Pearce (Thorpe Bay) v Kevin Brown (Burnham Hillside)

Double Fours

Essex County (B) v Romford (A)

12.30 

Benevolent Singles

Stuart Lowe (The Springhouse) v Dan Rodger (Silver End)

(27 Aug 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

Please find below the schedule for the final stages of the minor competitions to be played at Romford BC on 3rd September.

09.55 Welcome by Richard Dodd President

10 am

Benevolent Singles

Stuart Lowe (The Springhouse) v Paul Smyth (Larsen)

Dan Rodger (Silver End) v Mike Portway (Romford)

Secretaries Singles

Peter Pushman (Woods) v Eddie Barker (Southminster)

Unbadged Singles

Trevor Pearce (Thorpe Bay) v Gianni Perna (Wanstead Central)

David Dale (South Benfleet & Canvey) v Kevin Brown (Burnham Hillside)

12.30 pm

Secretaries Singles

David Dar (Essex County) v Stuart Lowe (The Springhouse)

North Essex Fours

John Montgomery, Ed Mercer, Dave Williamson & Conor Mathers (Brightlingsea)

v.

Tom Graham, Vic Graham, Ben Halliday & Peter Halliday (Happy Valley)

South Essex Fours

Rob Kay, Dave Howell, Keith Riley & Kevin Reid (Woodford)

v.

R Lott, Larry Stone, Jim Wilson & Tim Mould (Loughton)

(22 Aug 2023)

MESSAGE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER - MALCOLM STARK

What a fantastic set of matches on Sunday in the Semi-final and Final of the Balcomb Trophy

Essex led from the start in the morning’s semi-final, 4 up at 5 ends, 9 at 10, 10 at 15, 12 at 17 but then lost the last 4 ends on each rink. However, skilful game management meant that over those 8 ends we only conceded 11 shots and came out winners 37-36 (cards here)

Much the same in the afternoon session with Essex leading by 7 at 5 ends, 12 at 10, 7 at 15, 11 at 18. Once again we saw the game out, losing a net of 2 shots in the last 6 ends to come out winners 45-36 (cards here)

What a day! Fantastic bowling all round and two great results! Winners photographs here and here

This victory is especially gratifying as we are the only team to successfully defend the title (having won in 2022). Three in a row, anyone?

(18 Aug 2023)

MESSAGE FROM THE MEDIA OFFICER 

The winners of the 2023 ECBA Competitons (so far) may be found here

I have apologised to President Richard for my absence on Finals Day, but my substitute photographer did a fantastic job. My thanks to Terry Mizen 

Photographs may be found on the Galleries page

I have to say that when I looked through the photographs I was very disappointed that many of them were taken without trophies. I sought the reason for this and it came to light that despite John Tully asking for trophies to be returned to him (cleaned) before semi finals day, most of last year’s winners couldn’t be bothered. Such a shame for this years winners!

(9 Aug 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN - Merit and Bill Wallis Awards

The applications forms for these awards are available on the 'Forms' page of this website and need to be returned to Tony Ellis by 1st October 2023. Successful applicants are expected to attend the County Luncheon on the 5th November at Stock Brook Manor to receive their award from the County President

Tony Ellis

ECBA Chairman

(9 Aug 2023)

EASTERN COUNTIES BEDFORD CUP

In defence of their 2022 Bedford Cup title (for Association Officers), Dave King and John Tully took part in a round-robin event at Cottenham BC (Cambridgeshire). They won their first two games against Norfolk 15-9 and Suffolk 21-8, before losing to Herts 9-14. Essex, Hertfordshire and Norfolk finished the round robin games on 4 points each, by virtue of their big win against Suffolk, Essex scrambled into the final on shot difference. The final will be played against Bedfordshire in May 2024

(8 Aug 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

Both the Inter Group Knockout and Wally Ball finals were held at Essex County BC yesterday, with Group 2 missing out on both

Congratulations to Group6 and Group 4 respectively

Results and cards as follows

Wally Ball

Group 4 6 points - Group 2  2 points  Rinks 1-2, 3-4

Inter-Group Knockout

Group 6     121    112    Group 2 Rinks 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 

 

(6 Aug 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

Bowls England have emailed player packs to each competitor (entrant only) participating at Leamington

Please check you have received this, also check spam folders. 

If you have not received this email, please let me know ASAP

Many thanks

John Tully

ECBA Competition Secretary

(30 July 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

A copy of yesterday's program with the winners annotated in red may be found here

(24 Jul 2023)

MIXED FORTUNES THIS WEEKEND

We have to report we had mixed fortunes in the Middleton Cup / Johns Trophy this weekend

I think it's best to let the respective team manager’s comments tell the tale

MIDDLETON CUP

Disappointment would be a huge understatement felt by the management team & players following Saturday’s narrow defeat!

With a lead of 28 shots at halfway it was looking positive but as we all know, whatever the sport, it's never done at half time (scores here)!

Thanks to all the players' commitment during the season & we go again in the Balcomb semi-final on 20th August looking to dispel the disappointment currently felt.

I congratulated Bob Morton (Hunts Manager) & wished them good luck at Leamington against Lincolnshire, he did likewise for our Balcomb journey. Best regards, Malcolm

JOHNS TROPHY

Just back from Potton, a very very wet Potton BC in Bedfordshire.

The Essex John’s Trophy Team won by 38 shots against Leicestershire (142 v 104)

A great win in such awful conditions

We have now qualified for the semi-final In Leamington on Saturday 19th August at 09:30 against a strong Devon side

Should we be successful, we will be playing the winners of the semi-final between Surrey and Lincolnshire at 14:00

Wendy Buckingham

 

(20 Jul 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY - UNBADGED SINGLES

It has just been brought to our attention that there has been a mix up with the dates for the (6th round) final stages of the Unbadged Singles

Competitors have received emails with duplicate dates (6th August).

The 6th round dates have been corrected on the Competition Portal and can be found here 

(17 July 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER - MIDDLETON CUP (UPDATE from Royston BC)

The team selected for the upcoming Middleton Cup quarter final against Huntingdonshire may be found here

NOTE that this is a 2pm start at Royston BC, Green Drift, Royston SG8 5BX

PLEASE COME ALONG AND SUPPORT THE TEAM

Royston's secretary notes

I can confirm everything is set for Saturday 22 July with Tea/Coffee & bacon rolls being available on arrival.

The bar will be open all day. There are 2 car parks available.

The first at the Club at SG8 5BX for players and officials (i.e. umpires, Presidents etc) includes 2 disabled bays

The other car park, for spectators, is at Tannery Drift School SG8 5DE about 300 metres from the green.

(17 JUL 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

After along and arduous semi-finals day, the programme is now available for the 2023 Competition Finals

They will be held at Essex County BC, commencing at 9:55 with a welcome from 2023 President, Richard Dodd

The full programme here

(13 July 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

With 15 players doubling or tripling up and two outstanding quarter finals, here is the current draft of the schedule for semi finals day. 

There are a lot of unhappy campers this year, me included

John Tully - Competition Secretary

09.15 Welcome by Richard Dodd President

09.30 Two Bowl Singles quarter finals:

A Telling v Young

B Newman v Dunn

C Nullmeyers v Butcher

D Harrison v Penfold

9:30 Junior Pairs:

Kempsell v Rouse

Rowney v Hughes

9:30 Senior Fours:

Rodriguez v Gunnell

Spicer v Lodge

Championship Fours:

Hodges v Stewart

10.30 Two Bowl Singles Semi Finals:

A v B

C v D

12 noon (provisional) Championship Singles:

Mathers v J Butcher

14.00 Championship Singles:

Portway v Squire

14.00 Championship Triples:

King v Hodges

Morris v Morton

14.00 Championship Pairs:

Line v Smyth

14.00 ChampionshipFours:

Madgewick v Fitzgerald

14.00 Junior Singles:

Eldridge v Amos

Hughes v Kempsell

Currently not assigned a time:

Pairs: Mitchinson v Butcher or Morris

(10 July 2023)

A GREAT WEEKEND FOR ESSEX

A great weekend for the Ladies Johns and and Mens Middleton Cup teams as they both qualify for the quarter finals

The ladies won a thrilling, hard fought game against Cambridgeshire at Harlow BC 20-2 (128-95) and the men had a successful trip to Norfolk. 17-5 (113-103) the mens cards are here R1-3 R4-6

The final tables and quarter final draws may be found here

Ladies results/table quarter-final draw

Mens results/table quarter-final draw

(1 July 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER - MIDDLETON CUP

The team selected for the upcoming Middleton Cup against Norfolk may be found here

11:00 start on Saturday 8th July at County Arts BC, Plumstead Road East, Thorpe St Andrew Norwich NR7 9ND (Tel: 01603 260965)

PLEASE COME ALONG AND SUPPORT THE TEAM

A message from the Club Secretary as follows

Pre-match for players and officials, bacon rolls, sausage rolls and cold food will be available for purchase. 

Hot and cold food and drinks will be available throughout the day. The bar will open at 10.00am.

We’re expecting plenty of spectators at the Arts so advice is to get there early but when the car parks are ‘full’ please respect the local residents when parking outside the club premises, many thanks.

(30 June 2023)

DAVID FARQUHAR - RIP - FUNERAL DETAILS

Attached here is a tribute by Group 4 Chairman Dudley Payne

Funeral details as follows

Monday 10th July 2023 11.00am, Herongate Wood Cemetery, Billericay Road, Brentwood CM13 3SE 

Floral tributes should arrive at Dave’s home address no later than 9:00 on the day

D. Farquhar, 87E Heaton Avenue, Romford, Essex RM3 7HL

(27 June 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE MATCH SECRETARY

Please note the upcoming match versus Northamptonshire on Thursday 13th July is 3-bowl Triples, not rinks.

(27 June 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER - BALCOMB TROPHY

A fantastic day in Wellingborough on Sunday, saw Essex win two very close games

by 2 shots (38-36) against Norfolk (cards here) and by 5 shots (42-37) against Leicestershire (cards here)

We will be playing Buckinghamshire in the semi-final at Leamington at 10:00 on Sunday 20th August

The Bowls England draw may be found here

(26 June 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

WALLY BALL results/tables after games on 25/6/23

Section A

Group 9 75 (4 points) Group 1 95 (4 points) Group 2 78 (6 points) Group 3 73 (2 points)

Table

Group 2 16 points + 20

Group 9 12 points -29

Group 3 10 points + 9

Group 1 10 points +\- 0

 

Section B

Group 6 95 (8 points) Group 5 57.5 (0 points) Group 8 61 (2 points) Group 4 83 (6points)

Table

Group 4 18 + 65

Group 6 16 + 81.5

Group 8   9 - 37

Group 5   5 - 109.5

 

Group 2 play Group 4 in the final at Essex County on Sunday 6 August 10 am.

(20 June 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER - BALCOMB TROPHY

Another good win in the Balcomb Trophy at Romford BC on Sunday (cards here) sees Essex through to the regional finals on Sunday 25th

We will be playing Norfolk in the first game at a venue to be decided by Bowls England - the draw may be found here

(19 June 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

WALLY BALL results/tables after games on 18/6/23

Section A

Group 2 73 (4 points) Group 9 77 (4 points)

Group 3 69 (4 points) Group 1 68 (4 points)

Table:

Group 2 10   points   +15

Group 3   8.  points   +14

Group 9   8   points     -9

Group 1   6   points    -20

 

Section B

Group 5 57 (3 points) Group 8 93 (5 points)

Group 4 79 (6 points) Group 6 72 (2 points)

Table:

Group 4 12  points   +43

Group 6   8  points   +44 

Group 8   7  points.   -15

Group 5   5 points     -72

 

(18 June 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER - MIDDLETON CUP 

Another great result today (especially with Norfolk only managing a 14-8 win) - Essex go top of the league - details here

It's a showdown with Norfolk at County Arts at 11:00 on Saturday 8th July. 

Essex beat Suffolk 20-2, the details of the game can be found here - Score summary  - Scorecards (R7-9) Scorecards (R10-12)

(17 June 2023)

DAVID FARQUHAR - RIP

We are sorry to have to announce the death earlier today of the Group 4 Secretary - David Farquhar

Dave was the current Secretary of the Romford Bowling Association and ECBA Group 4 (since 2019)

Dave was awarded his County badge in 2020 and played 13 times for the County

Always good fun, he will be sadly missed by all that knew him - our thoughts go out to his family at this sad time

(14 June 2023)

PETER BURDON  - RIP

We are sorry to announce the recent death of a County stalwart - Peter Burdon

Peter was an assistant to the Middleton Cup Manager and Under-25 Team manager for a number of years and as a result was made a Life Member of the Association in 2011 for his services to Essex Bowls.

He was a kindly man who will remembered by all as good humoured and charming.

We offer our sincere condolences to his wife Eileen and their family

His funeral will be at 14:30 on 30th June at South Essex Crematorium (Corbetts Tey)

(14 June 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

It has recently come to my attention that some participants in ECBA competitors are not aware of  the rules of the competition in which they are taking part - these 'temporary' rules (imposed by Bowls England) are readily available on the Home Page of the competition Portal (here) and supercede the Competition Regulation (in the ECBA handbook AND the Portal) 

Results/tables from the Inter Group knockout on 11th June, as follows

IGKO

Group 8 146 Group 5 112

Group 6 142 Group 3 92

Group 1 132 Group 4 121

Group 9 112 Group 2 121

Semi Finals on 9 July on the green of the first named Group. 

Group 8 v Group 6

Group 1 v Group 2

 

WALLY BALL

Group A

Group 1 64 (2 points) Group 2 83 (6 points)

Group 3 79 (4 points) Group 9 66 (4points)

Table

Group 2 6 points + 19 shots

Group 3 4 points + 13 shots

Group 9 4 points - 13 shots

Group 1 2 points - 19 shots

Group B

Group 4 100 (6 points) Group 5 64 (2 points)

Group 6 115 (6 points) Group 8 64 (2 points)

Table

Group 6 6 points + 51 shots

Group 4 6 points + 36 shots

Group 5 2 points - 36 shots

Group 8 2 points - 51 shots

(12 June 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER - MIDDLETON CUP / BALCOMB TROPHY

A great start by the team (photo here) against Leicester with a 16-6 victory, putting us second in the division behind Norfolk, who won 17-5

The details of the game can be found here - Score summary  - Scorecards (R7-9) Scorecards (R10-12)

A few minor tweaks for the upcoming game against Suffolk - team here

Malcolm commented

"Could we please have another similar performance to Leicestershire ( +10% please.) You know I have a dodgy heart!!

It would be great to see as many of the squad present as possible supporting the team

Don't forget we also play Balcomb at Romford Sunday 18th vs Hertfordshire @ 10:30AM

ESSEX are MASSIVE everywhere we go!"

(22 May 2023)

ASHFORD CUP UPDATE

The scores and league positions after week 2 may be found here

(29 May 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER - MIDDLETON CUP

The team selected for the upcoming Middleton Cup against Leicestershire may be found here

Players have been used to attend at 10:15 for an 11:00 start on Saturday 3rd June at Essex County BC

Imperial Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 8NE

PLEASE COME ALONG AND SUPPORT THE TEAM

(26 May 2023)

CONGRATULATIONS ALL ROUND - AMENDED 27th MAY

We offer our heartiest congratulations to

Ben Amos and Zack Marley Robinson who have been selected to take part in the Junior Talent day at Royal Leamington Spa - details here

Daniel Hughes (Romford) has who has been selected to attend the Junior Performance Day at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa on Sunday 9th July - if successful, Dan will represent England in the Junior International Series - details here

Steve Mitchinson (Romford) and Edward Morris (Essex County) who have both been chosen to represent England in the British Isles Internationals

Details here 

By far the most prestigious, is a long overdue call-up for Edward Morris to the England squad for the upcoming WORLD Championships in Australia in August - well done Edward !! Details may be found here  

(26 May 2023)

MIXED FORTUNES AT THE EASTERN COUNTIES FINALS - 21st May 

Amended 28th MAY

Karl Lodge lost in the prelim round of the 2 wood singles 11 - 14 to the eventual winner Nick Muir of Hertfordshire

Steve Mitchinson, Jack Butcher, Ray Bone and Mark Nullmeyers lost in the final of the fours final 14 - 19 to A Riches, A Pulford, P Bugg and D Brown of Suffolk

Dave King and John Tully won the Bedford Cup, 24-10 in the final

Chris Muir and Andy Swann beat Mark Royal and Mark Euston of Suffolk 21 - 15 to win the Pairs Final

Edward Morris beat Mark Betts of Suffolk 21 - 10 to win the Singles Final - retaining the title he won last year

Photos here

 

(26 May 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER

Team and logistics details for the Eastern Counties on Saturday 27th May v Norfolk  (AWAY) may be found here

RESULT HERE

(22 May 2023)

ASHFORD CUP UPDATE

The scores and league positions after week 1 may be found here

(17 May 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER

Team and logistics details for the Eastern Counties on Saturday 20th May v Bedfordshire  (AWAY) may be found here 

RESULT HERE

 

(17 May 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER

First round of the Balcomb Trophy v Hertfordshire now confirmed as Sunday 18th June 10:30 at Romford BC - team here

(15 May 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER

The new kit (photo) paid off as we had a 46-36 win yesterday against a strong Hunts side

The team will face Hertfordshire at home in the first round

Sunday's 11th & 18th June at 10:30AM have been offered. Venue to be decided once date is confirmed

 

(7 May 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

The team for the White Rose trophy on 28th May may be found here

(1 May 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER

Teams for the upcoming matches may be found here

Saturday 6th May Eastern Counties League v Hertfordshire        -    RESULT HERE

Saturday 13th May Eastern Counties League v Cambridgeshire  -    RESULT HERE  

Sunday 14th May Balcomb Prelim v Huntingdonshire                -     RESULT HERE - TEAM PHOTO

 

(25 Apr 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE COUNTY COACH

Up to date information regarding coaching for 2023 may be found here

(21 Apr 2023)

NOTICE OF CLOSURE - TYE GREEN BC

I am sad to announce that sad news that Tye Green has closed down with immediate effect

Tye Green had a great reputation around the County, supplying many players to the Middleton Cup, but times are hard

We wish all their members success wherever they end up

Tony Ellis - Chairman Essex Bowling Association

(18 Apr 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER

The team selected for the initial round of the Balcomb Trophy may be found here

(29 Mar 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE COUNTY COACH

Up to date information regarding coaching for 2023 may be found here

(26 Feb 2023)

2023 COMPETITION DRAWS

The draws for this year's competitions have now been made and are available on the Competition Portal

NOTE: You do not have to log on to see the draws

John Tully, ECBA Competition Secretary

(12 Feb 2023)

2023 COMPETITION ENTRIES CLOSED

As previously warned, Competition Entries for the 2023 season have now closed

A list of entrants, by Group/Club may be found here

John Tully, ECBA Competition Secretary

(12 Feb 2023)

COACHING UPDATE FROM TREVOR PLANK - COUNTY COACH

During the 2022 outdoor season the EBCA road show team visited 17 clubs and coached over 500 club members. The team, all of which are Coach Bowls and/or EBCS level 2 coaches and hold both insurance and enhanced DBS, provided sessions aimed at new and experienced bowlers.

The sessions for new/inexperienced bowlers cover delivery, line, length and purposeful practices. There is also a Power Point presentation available on Etiquette.  Further sessions for the more experienced bowlers and skips included individual fault, bowls ballistics, shot selection, team play and purposeful practices were also arranged

This year we have added a couple of additional sessions to our list and can tailor make any session to a club needs 

Full details of our sessions and how to book are  available on our website https://www.essexcoaching.info/courses

 If you have any queries please contact us via Essexbowlscoaching@gmail.com

(2 Feb 2023)

2023 COMPETITION ENTRIES - LAST CHANCE

Whilst 2023 competition entries are currently at similar levels to those of 2022, they are still way behind pre-Covid numbers
With this thought in mind, we have decided to extend entries for a further week to give those who still haven't entered, one last chance
Entries will now close on Friday 10th February. 

If you've already entered, thank you! Please can you remind your pals to do so too

John Tully, ECBA Competition Secretary

(28 Jan 2023)

BERNARD LOVEMAN RIP  - UPDATED WITH FUNERAL DETAILS

We are sorry to have to announce the death (yesterday) of our good friend Bernard Loveman

Bernard was President in 2004 after being awarded his County badge in 1987

He played 119 times for the Association, 6 of which were in the Eastern Counties League

He will be sadly missed by all that knew him - our thoughts go out to his family at this sad time

Bernard's funeral will be held on Tuesday 28th February at 11:00, All Saints Church, Romford Rd, Chigwell Row, Chigwell IG7 4QD

Guests are invited to gather at Linguine - Romford Rd, Chigwell IG7 4QW, while the family attend a private committal service

(28 Jan 2023)

ESSEX BOWLS COACHES ASSOCIATION - JOB VACANCY

The Essex Bowls Coaching Association (EBCA) has a vacancy for a Coaching Development Officer.

An outline description of the role may be found here 

Anyone interested should send a letter of interest and/or a CV to Tony Ellis EBCA Secretary (ae006g0987@blueyonder.co.uk)

Closing Date for applications is Tuesday 28th February. Applicants should be available for interview on Tuesday 7 March.

 

(20 Jan 2023)

ESSEX BOWLING ASSOCIATION MEETING

The Minutes of the November AGM of the Essex Bowling Association are attached here, in advance of the next board meeting on Thursday 2nd February (which starts at 10am) at The Falcon Club

After the meeting (at approx 11:15), Jon Cockcroft, Chief Executive of Bowls England will be attending an open forum to which all Essex bowlers are invited. If you have any questions please can your send them to Terry Mizen (ECBA Secretary) - essexcountyba@gmail.com

Tony Ellis

County Administrator

Essex Bowling Association 

 

(20 Jan 2023)

ESSEX BOWLS COACHES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

We would like to invite all coaches, club officials and any Bowler who is interested in coaching  to our annual meeting which will be held at Falcon Bowling Club, Chelmsford on Sunday 5th February starting at 10.30am.

The purpose for the meeting is look at what has been achieved to date and more importantly to look at our plans and objectives for the future.

This is your opportunity to help us plan courses etc to enable all coaches in Essex to provide our bowlers with the very best coaching.

There is no need to register attendance, just come along on the day. Refreshments available.

We look forward to meeting you.

Regards

Tony Ellis

Secretary EBCA

(20 Jan 2023)

ESSEX BOWLS COACHES ASSOCIATION - REVISED PROCEDURES

A letter detailing Essex coaching policy has been sent out to all club secretaries, Indoor and Outdoor. 

These procedures have been approved by ALL Executive Bodies within the County and should be implemented by ALL clubs in  Essex (Indoor and Outdoor), by 1st April 2023. 

The document may be found here https://www.essexcoaching.info/about

Should any Club require further assistance please contact Mr Tony Ellis, the Secretary of the 

Essex Bowls Coaches Association, who will provide the necessary assistance. 

Tony Ellis

Secretary EBCA

(8 Jan 2023)

BERNARD LOVEMAN RIP

We are sorry to have to announce the death (yesterday) of our good friend Bernard Loveman

Bernard was President in 2004 after being awarded his County badge in 1987

He played 119 times for the Association, 6 of which were in the Eastern Counties League

He will be sadly missed by all that knew him - our thoughts go out to his family at this sad time

More details will follow when we have them

(2 Jan 2023)

2023 COMPETITION NEWS

As the new year starts (Happy New Year to you all), this is just a reminder that if you have not yet entered the ECBA Competitions for 2023 you have just over 4 weeks until the entries close on 31st January

John Tully, ECBA Competition Secretary

 

(2 Jan 2023)

MESSAGE FROM PAT FINNEY

The programme for the 2023 season is now available via the ‘Programmes’ dropdown

Whilst this is the most up-to-date version, it will be updated when we receive notification of venues

(24 Dec 2022)

A SEASONAL MESSAGE FROM THE ECBA PRESIDENT

Richard Dodd wishes all the Officers and Members of the ECBA and ECWBA a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and looks forward to meeting up with you all in 2023


(3 Dec 2022)

BOWLS ENGLAND COMPETITIONS

Please note that the BE Competition Portal is now open for entries and will close on 1st March 2023 - link here

The National Finals at Leamington Spa will take place between Thu 10th and Sun 27th August 2023, a detailed schedule can be found here

For 2023, there are significant changes regarding the number of entries available to Counties. There is also a clear policy regarding players having scheduling clashes because they have qualified in multiple events. The document outlining these points is available here

(27 Jan 2024)

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

With just over a month until entries close (on 29th February), this is a reminder that if you wish to enter you should do so soon

This year the closing date will not be extended as we have to supply our entrants to Bowls England before 4th March 2024

NOTE: Changes of club can only be actioned by a Portal Administrator, so If you have moved clubs since last season, it is imperative that you inform me or Dave Jarrold  BEFORE you enter as otherwise your entries will be submitted from the old club/group as per Regulation 1(d)

(10 Jan 2024)

VOTE FOR CAROLE

This year Bowls England are holding an Awards Night on the Saturday 24th of February.

Essex are well-represented amongst the final nominees with the Balcomb Squad in the TEAM of the YEAR category

and Daniel Adams (Griffin BC) in the COACH of the YEAR category

Maldon BC are well represented with final nominations as CLUB of the YEAR and GREEN KEEPER of the YEAR categories (Mark Piper)

Whilst these awards will be decided by a panel - Maldon’s final nominee in the DIVERSITY and INCLUSION category, CAROLE ASH will be chosen by online voting. You can read about Carole’s achievements on the Bowls England website  and then vote for her here

It would be great if we, as ECBA and ECWBA members, could support Carole before the close of the voting at 17:00 on Thursday 18th January

(5 Jan 2024)

ESSEX BOWLING ASSOCIATION AGM

The minutes from the recent AGM may be found here 

(3 Jan 2024)

A MESSAGE FROM THE MATCH SECRETARY

Please note that the Match Programme for the 2024 season is now available via the Programme tab

(15 Dec 2023)

A SEASONAL MESSAGE FROM THE ECBA PRESIDENT

2024 President Dave Starkey would like to wish a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all bowlers in Essex. He says 'I hope you are looking forward to supporting the Essex County Programme in 2024 where my charity will be Guide Dogs'.  

 

15 Dec 2023)

RICHARD DODD - CHARITY UPDATE

As a result of my Presidential year charity drive BASICS ESSEX ACCIDENT RESCUE received a cheque for £1,166.69 (image here) which will be used all over the County. Here is a copy of the thank you letter we received

Thank you all, once again - Richard

(9 Dec 2023)

PERCY DIPINO - RIP

We are sorry to announce the death of Percy Dipino (Group 4 Secretary 2010-2019)

Percy was awarded his County badge in 2012 and played 5 times for the County.

A good natured, quiet man, he will be sadly missed by all that knew him - our thoughts go out to his family at this sad time. 

Percy’s funeral will be on Monday 18th December at 3pm. After the service the family invite you to join them at St Chads BC

 

(24 Nov 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

Please be advised that competition entries for the 2024 season are now open on the Portal

NOTE: Changes of club can only be actioned by a Portal Administrator, so If you have moved clubs since last season, it is imperative that you inform me or Dave Jarrold  BEFORE you enter as otherwise your entries will be submitted from the old club/group as per Regulation 1(d)

 

(24 Nov 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM RICHARD DODD

As your outgoing President, a couple of points

Firstly, it has been a privilege and an honour to be your President for 2023. Many thanks to the Essex County Executive, Clubs and Members for all the help and support you have given me throughout the year

Secondly, very many thanks to you all for your generosity in helping me to raise money for my charity this year. A local charity that covers all of Essex, BASICS ESSEX ACCIDENT RESCUE received a cheque for £1,166.69 (image here) which will be used all over the County

Thank you all and I look forward to seeing you next year as Immediate Past President

Richard H. Dodd

(25 Oct 2023)

ECBA RESULTS FROM LEAMINGTON

Team Manager Malcolm Stark presented a written synopsis of the progress of all ECBA competitors to the ECBA Executive and is was decided that it should be made available to everyone - it may be found here

(25 Oct 2023)

COUNTY REGISTRATION FORMS

A decision was made at the recent ECBA Executive meeting to continue the policy of the mandatory purchase of a handbook by every entrant in ECBA competitions. That meant that the registration forms need not change and the ECBA Secretary will be emailing copies to every club in due course. The closing date form submission is now 31st December 2023. Anyone wishing to download the forms they are available here 

Secretary's handbook form

Treasurer's affiliation form

(12 Oct 2023)

COUNTY REGISTRATION FORMS - URGENT

Please note that there is an outstanding matter regarding ECBA handbooks which will be resolved at the ECBA Executive meeting on Monday 23rd October - the Secretary and Treasurer forms will be published here soon after (the closing date for the form submission is end November)

(27 Sep 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

Firstly, apologies from your humble website editor...the information below was supplied to me in a timely manner by John Tully, but due to other pressures, I have only been able to publish it today

10:00 

Hood Trophy

Tom Graham, Vic Graham, Ben Halliday, Peter Halliday (Happy Valley) 15 - 14 Rob Kay, Jim Howe (sub), Kevin Reid, Keith Riley(Woodford)

Unbadged Singles

Trevor Pearce (Thorpe Bay) 21-7 Kevin Brown (Burnham Hillside)

Double Fours

Essex County (B) 34-41 Romford (A)

Shield

Silverthorn 88-68 Romford

Due to unforeseen circumstances the following two finals will be played early in the 2024 season

Secretaries Singles - Peter Pushman (Woods) v Stuart Lowe (The Springhouse)

Benevolent Singles - Stuart Lowe (The Springhouse) v Dan Rodger (Silver End)

(13 Sep 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

Please find below the schedule for the final stages of the minor competitions to be played at Braintree BC on 17th September.

09.55 Welcome by Richard Dodd, President

10:00 

Hood Trophy

Tom Graham, Vic Graham, Ben Halliday, Peter Halliday (Happy Valley) v Rob Kay, Dave Howell, Kevin Reid, Keith Riley(Woodford)

Secretaries Singles

Peter Pushman (Woods) v Stuart Lowe (The Springhouse)

Unbadged Singles

Trevor Pearce (Thorpe Bay) v Kevin Brown (Burnham Hillside)

Double Fours

Essex County (B) v Romford (A)

12.30 

Benevolent Singles

Stuart Lowe (The Springhouse) v Dan Rodger (Silver End)

(27 Aug 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

Please find below the schedule for the final stages of the minor competitions to be played at Romford BC on 3rd September.

09.55 Welcome by Richard Dodd President

10 am

Benevolent Singles

Stuart Lowe (The Springhouse) v Paul Smyth (Larsen)

Dan Rodger (Silver End) v Mike Portway (Romford)

Secretaries Singles

Peter Pushman (Woods) v Eddie Barker (Southminster)

Unbadged Singles

Trevor Pearce (Thorpe Bay) v Gianni Perna (Wanstead Central)

David Dale (South Benfleet & Canvey) v Kevin Brown (Burnham Hillside)

12.30 pm

Secretaries Singles

David Dar (Essex County) v Stuart Lowe (The Springhouse)

North Essex Fours

John Montgomery, Ed Mercer, Dave Williamson & Conor Mathers (Brightlingsea)

v.

Tom Graham, Vic Graham, Ben Halliday & Peter Halliday (Happy Valley)

South Essex Fours

Rob Kay, Dave Howell, Keith Riley & Kevin Reid (Woodford)

v.

R Lott, Larry Stone, Jim Wilson & Tim Mould (Loughton)

(22 Aug 2023)

MESSAGE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER - MALCOLM STARK

What a fantastic set of matches on Sunday in the Semi-final and Final of the Balcomb Trophy

Essex led from the start in the morning’s semi-final, 4 up at 5 ends, 9 at 10, 10 at 15, 12 at 17 but then lost the last 4 ends on each rink. However, skilful game management meant that over those 8 ends we only conceded 11 shots and came out winners 37-36 (cards here)

Much the same in the afternoon session with Essex leading by 7 at 5 ends, 12 at 10, 7 at 15, 11 at 18. Once again we saw the game out, losing a net of 2 shots in the last 6 ends to come out winners 45-36 (cards here)

What a day! Fantastic bowling all round and two great results! Winners photographs here and here

This victory is especially gratifying as we are the only team to successfully defend the title (having won in 2022). Three in a row, anyone?

(18 Aug 2023)

MESSAGE FROM THE MEDIA OFFICER 

The winners of the 2023 ECBA Competitons (so far) may be found here

I have apologised to President Richard for my absence on Finals Day, but my substitute photographer did a fantastic job. My thanks to Terry Mizen 

Photographs may be found on the Galleries page

I have to say that when I looked through the photographs I was very disappointed that many of them were taken without trophies. I sought the reason for this and it came to light that despite John Tully asking for trophies to be returned to him (cleaned) before semi finals day, most of last year’s winners couldn’t be bothered. Such a shame for this years winners!

(9 Aug 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN - Merit and Bill Wallis Awards

The applications forms for these awards are available on the 'Forms' page of this website and need to be returned to Tony Ellis by 1st October 2023. Successful applicants are expected to attend the County Luncheon on the 5th November at Stock Brook Manor to receive their award from the County President

Tony Ellis

ECBA Chairman

(9 Aug 2023)

EASTERN COUNTIES BEDFORD CUP

In defence of their 2022 Bedford Cup title (for Association Officers), Dave King and John Tully took part in a round-robin event at Cottenham BC (Cambridgeshire). They won their first two games against Norfolk 15-9 and Suffolk 21-8, before losing to Herts 9-14. Essex, Hertfordshire and Norfolk finished the round robin games on 4 points each, by virtue of their big win against Suffolk, Essex scrambled into the final on shot difference. The final will be played against Bedfordshire in May 2024

(8 Aug 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

Both the Inter Group Knockout and Wally Ball finals were held at Essex County BC yesterday, with Group 2 missing out on both

Congratulations to Group6 and Group 4 respectively

Results and cards as follows

Wally Ball

Group 4 6 points - Group 2  2 points  Rinks 1-2, 3-4

Inter-Group Knockout

Group 6     121    112    Group 2 Rinks 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 

 

(6 Aug 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

Bowls England have emailed player packs to each competitor (entrant only) participating at Leamington

Please check you have received this, also check spam folders. 

If you have not received this email, please let me know ASAP

Many thanks

John Tully

ECBA Competition Secretary

(30 July 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

A copy of yesterday's program with the winners annotated in red may be found here

(24 Jul 2023)

MIXED FORTUNES THIS WEEKEND

We have to report we had mixed fortunes in the Middleton Cup / Johns Trophy this weekend

I think it's best to let the respective team manager’s comments tell the tale

MIDDLETON CUP

Disappointment would be a huge understatement felt by the management team & players following Saturday’s narrow defeat!

With a lead of 28 shots at halfway it was looking positive but as we all know, whatever the sport, it's never done at half time (scores here)!

Thanks to all the players' commitment during the season & we go again in the Balcomb semi-final on 20th August looking to dispel the disappointment currently felt.

I congratulated Bob Morton (Hunts Manager) & wished them good luck at Leamington against Lincolnshire, he did likewise for our Balcomb journey. Best regards, Malcolm

JOHNS TROPHY

Just back from Potton, a very very wet Potton BC in Bedfordshire.

The Essex John’s Trophy Team won by 38 shots against Leicestershire (142 v 104)

A great win in such awful conditions

We have now qualified for the semi-final In Leamington on Saturday 19th August at 09:30 against a strong Devon side

Should we be successful, we will be playing the winners of the semi-final between Surrey and Lincolnshire at 14:00

Wendy Buckingham

 

(20 Jul 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY - UNBADGED SINGLES

It has just been brought to our attention that there has been a mix up with the dates for the (6th round) final stages of the Unbadged Singles

Competitors have received emails with duplicate dates (6th August).

The 6th round dates have been corrected on the Competition Portal and can be found here 

(17 July 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER - MIDDLETON CUP (UPDATE from Royston BC)

The team selected for the upcoming Middleton Cup quarter final against Huntingdonshire may be found here

NOTE that this is a 2pm start at Royston BC, Green Drift, Royston SG8 5BX

PLEASE COME ALONG AND SUPPORT THE TEAM

Royston's secretary notes

I can confirm everything is set for Saturday 22 July with Tea/Coffee & bacon rolls being available on arrival.

The bar will be open all day. There are 2 car parks available.

The first at the Club at SG8 5BX for players and officials (i.e. umpires, Presidents etc) includes 2 disabled bays

The other car park, for spectators, is at Tannery Drift School SG8 5DE about 300 metres from the green.

(17 JUL 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

After along and arduous semi-finals day, the programme is now available for the 2023 Competition Finals

They will be held at Essex County BC, commencing at 9:55 with a welcome from 2023 President, Richard Dodd

The full programme here

(13 July 2023)

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

With 15 players doubling or tripling up and two outstanding quarter finals, here is the current draft of the schedule for semi finals day. 

There are a lot of unhappy campers this year, me included

John Tully - Competition Secretary

09.15 Welcome by Richard Dodd President

09.30 Two Bowl Singles quarter finals:

A Telling v Young

B Newman v Dunn

C Nullmeyers v Butcher

D Harrison v Penfold

9:30 Junior Pairs:

Kempsell v Rouse

Rowney v Hughes

9:30 Senior Fours:

Rodriguez v Gunnell

Spicer v Lodge

Championship Fours:

Hodges v Stewart

10.30 Two Bowl Singles Semi Finals:

A v B

C v D

12 noon (provisional) Championship Singles:

Mathers v J Butcher

14.00 Championship Singles:

Portway v Squire

14.00 Championship Triples:

King v Hodges

Morris v Morton

14.00 Championship Pairs:

Line v Smyth

14.00 ChampionshipFours:

Madgewick v Fitzgerald

14.00 Junior Singles:

Eldridge v Amos

Hughes v Kempsell

Currently not assigned a time:

Pairs: Mitchinson v Butcher or Morris

(10 July 2023)

A GREAT WEEKEND FOR ESSEX

A great weekend for the Ladies Johns and and Mens Middleton Cup teams as they both qualify for the quarter finals

The ladies won a thrilling, hard fought game against Cambridgeshire at Harlow BC 20-2 (128-95) and the men had a successful trip to Norfolk. 17-5 (113-103) the mens cards are here R1-3 R4-6

The final tables and quarter final draws may be found here

Ladies results/table quarter-final draw

Mens results/table quarter-final draw

(1 July 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER - MIDDLETON CUP

The team selected for the upcoming Middleton Cup against Norfolk may be found here

11:00 start on Saturday 8th July at County Arts BC, Plumstead Road East, Thorpe St Andrew Norwich NR7 9ND (Tel: 01603 260965)

PLEASE COME ALONG AND SUPPORT THE TEAM

A message from the Club Secretary as follows

Pre-match for players and officials, bacon rolls, sausage rolls and cold food will be available for purchase. 

Hot and cold food and drinks will be available throughout the day. The bar will open at 10.00am.

We’re expecting plenty of spectators at the Arts so advice is to get there early but when the car parks are ‘full’ please respect the local residents when parking outside the club premises, many thanks.

(30 June 2023)

DAVID FARQUHAR - RIP - FUNERAL DETAILS

Attached here is a tribute by Group 4 Chairman Dudley Payne

Funeral details as follows

Monday 10th July 2023 11.00am, Herongate Wood Cemetery, Billericay Road, Brentwood CM13 3SE 

Floral tributes should arrive at Dave’s home address no later than 9:00 on the day

D. Farquhar, 87E Heaton Avenue, Romford, Essex RM3 7HL

(27 June 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE MATCH SECRETARY

Please note the upcoming match versus Northamptonshire on Thursday 13th July is 3-bowl Triples, not rinks.

(27 June 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER - BALCOMB TROPHY

A fantastic day in Wellingborough on Sunday, saw Essex win two very close games

by 2 shots (38-36) against Norfolk (cards here) and by 5 shots (42-37) against Leicestershire (cards here)

We will be playing Buckinghamshire in the semi-final at Leamington at 10:00 on Sunday 20th August

The Bowls England draw may be found here

(26 June 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

WALLY BALL results/tables after games on 25/6/23

Section A

Group 9 75 (4 points) Group 1 95 (4 points) Group 2 78 (6 points) Group 3 73 (2 points)

Table

Group 2 16 points + 20

Group 9 12 points -29

Group 3 10 points + 9

Group 1 10 points +\- 0

 

Section B

Group 6 95 (8 points) Group 5 57.5 (0 points) Group 8 61 (2 points) Group 4 83 (6points)

Table

Group 4 18 + 65

Group 6 16 + 81.5

Group 8   9 - 37

Group 5   5 - 109.5

 

Group 2 play Group 4 in the final at Essex County on Sunday 6 August 10 am.

(20 June 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER - BALCOMB TROPHY

Another good win in the Balcomb Trophy at Romford BC on Sunday (cards here) sees Essex through to the regional finals on Sunday 25th

We will be playing Norfolk in the first game at a venue to be decided by Bowls England - the draw may be found here

(19 June 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

WALLY BALL results/tables after games on 18/6/23

Section A

Group 2 73 (4 points) Group 9 77 (4 points)

Group 3 69 (4 points) Group 1 68 (4 points)

Table:

Group 2 10   points   +15

Group 3   8.  points   +14

Group 9   8   points     -9

Group 1   6   points    -20

 

Section B

Group 5 57 (3 points) Group 8 93 (5 points)

Group 4 79 (6 points) Group 6 72 (2 points)

Table:

Group 4 12  points   +43

Group 6   8  points   +44 

Group 8   7  points.   -15

Group 5   5 points     -72

 

(18 June 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER - MIDDLETON CUP 

Another great result today (especially with Norfolk only managing a 14-8 win) - Essex go top of the league - details here

It's a showdown with Norfolk at County Arts at 11:00 on Saturday 8th July. 

Essex beat Suffolk 20-2, the details of the game can be found here - Score summary  - Scorecards (R7-9) Scorecards (R10-12)

(17 June 2023)

DAVID FARQUHAR - RIP

We are sorry to have to announce the death earlier today of the Group 4 Secretary - David Farquhar

Dave was the current Secretary of the Romford Bowling Association and ECBA Group 4 (since 2019)

Dave was awarded his County badge in 2020 and played 13 times for the County

Always good fun, he will be sadly missed by all that knew him - our thoughts go out to his family at this sad time

(14 June 2023)

PETER BURDON  - RIP

We are sorry to announce the recent death of a County stalwart - Peter Burdon

Peter was an assistant to the Middleton Cup Manager and Under-25 Team manager for a number of years and as a result was made a Life Member of the Association in 2011 for his services to Essex Bowls.

He was a kindly man who will remembered by all as good humoured and charming.

We offer our sincere condolences to his wife Eileen and their family

His funeral will be at 14:30 on 30th June at South Essex Crematorium (Corbetts Tey)

(14 June 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE COMPETITION SECRETARY

It has recently come to my attention that some participants in ECBA competitors are not aware of  the rules of the competition in which they are taking part - these 'temporary' rules (imposed by Bowls England) are readily available on the Home Page of the competition Portal (here) and supercede the Competition Regulation (in the ECBA handbook AND the Portal) 

Results/tables from the Inter Group knockout on 11th June, as follows

IGKO

Group 8 146 Group 5 112

Group 6 142 Group 3 92

Group 1 132 Group 4 121

Group 9 112 Group 2 121

Semi Finals on 9 July on the green of the first named Group. 

Group 8 v Group 6

Group 1 v Group 2

 

WALLY BALL

Group A

Group 1 64 (2 points) Group 2 83 (6 points)

Group 3 79 (4 points) Group 9 66 (4points)

Table

Group 2 6 points + 19 shots

Group 3 4 points + 13 shots

Group 9 4 points - 13 shots

Group 1 2 points - 19 shots

Group B

Group 4 100 (6 points) Group 5 64 (2 points)

Group 6 115 (6 points) Group 8 64 (2 points)

Table

Group 6 6 points + 51 shots

Group 4 6 points + 36 shots

Group 5 2 points - 36 shots

Group 8 2 points - 51 shots

(12 June 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER - MIDDLETON CUP / BALCOMB TROPHY

A great start by the team (photo here) against Leicester with a 16-6 victory, putting us second in the division behind Norfolk, who won 17-5

The details of the game can be found here - Score summary  - Scorecards (R7-9) Scorecards (R10-12)

A few minor tweaks for the upcoming game against Suffolk - team here

Malcolm commented

"Could we please have another similar performance to Leicestershire ( +10% please.) You know I have a dodgy heart!!

It would be great to see as many of the squad present as possible supporting the team

Don't forget we also play Balcomb at Romford Sunday 18th vs Hertfordshire @ 10:30AM

ESSEX are MASSIVE everywhere we go!"

(22 May 2023)

ASHFORD CUP UPDATE

The scores and league positions after week 2 may be found here

(29 May 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER - MIDDLETON CUP

The team selected for the upcoming Middleton Cup against Leicestershire may be found here

Players have been used to attend at 10:15 for an 11:00 start on Saturday 3rd June at Essex County BC

Imperial Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 8NE

PLEASE COME ALONG AND SUPPORT THE TEAM

(26 May 2023)

CONGRATULATIONS ALL ROUND - AMENDED 27th MAY

We offer our heartiest congratulations to

Ben Amos and Zack Marley Robinson who have been selected to take part in the Junior Talent day at Royal Leamington Spa - details here

Daniel Hughes (Romford) has who has been selected to attend the Junior Performance Day at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa on Sunday 9th July - if successful, Dan will represent England in the Junior International Series - details here

Steve Mitchinson (Romford) and Edward Morris (Essex County) who have both been chosen to represent England in the British Isles Internationals

Details here 

By far the most prestigious, is a long overdue call-up for Edward Morris to the England squad for the upcoming WORLD Championships in Australia in August - well done Edward !! Details may be found here  

(26 May 2023)

MIXED FORTUNES AT THE EASTERN COUNTIES FINALS - 21st May 

Amended 28th MAY

Karl Lodge lost in the prelim round of the 2 wood singles 11 - 14 to the eventual winner Nick Muir of Hertfordshire

Steve Mitchinson, Jack Butcher, Ray Bone and Mark Nullmeyers lost in the final of the fours final 14 - 19 to A Riches, A Pulford, P Bugg and D Brown of Suffolk

Dave King and John Tully won the Bedford Cup, 24-10 in the final

Chris Muir and Andy Swann beat Mark Royal and Mark Euston of Suffolk 21 - 15 to win the Pairs Final

Edward Morris beat Mark Betts of Suffolk 21 - 10 to win the Singles Final - retaining the title he won last year

Photos here

 

(26 May 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER

Team and logistics details for the Eastern Counties on Saturday 27th May v Norfolk  (AWAY) may be found here

RESULT HERE

(22 May 2023)

ASHFORD CUP UPDATE

The scores and league positions after week 1 may be found here

(17 May 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER

Team and logistics details for the Eastern Counties on Saturday 20th May v Bedfordshire  (AWAY) may be found here 

RESULT HERE

 

(17 May 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER

First round of the Balcomb Trophy v Hertfordshire now confirmed as Sunday 18th June 10:30 at Romford BC - team here

(15 May 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER

The new kit (photo) paid off as we had a 46-36 win yesterday against a strong Hunts side

The team will face Hertfordshire at home in the first round

Sunday's 11th & 18th June at 10:30AM have been offered. Venue to be decided once date is confirmed

 

(7 May 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

The team for the White Rose trophy on 28th May may be found here

(1 May 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER

Teams for the upcoming matches may be found here

Saturday 6th May Eastern Counties League v Hertfordshire        -    RESULT HERE

Saturday 13th May Eastern Counties League v Cambridgeshire  -    RESULT HERE  

Sunday 14th May Balcomb Prelim v Huntingdonshire                -     RESULT HERE - TEAM PHOTO

 

(25 Apr 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE COUNTY COACH

Up to date information regarding coaching for 2023 may be found here

(21 Apr 2023)

NOTICE OF CLOSURE - TYE GREEN BC

I am sad to announce that sad news that Tye Green has closed down with immediate effect

Tye Green had a great reputation around the County, supplying many players to the Middleton Cup, but times are hard

We wish all their members success wherever they end up

Tony Ellis - Chairman Essex Bowling Association

(18 Apr 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER

The team selected for the initial round of the Balcomb Trophy may be found here

(29 Mar 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE COUNTY COACH

Up to date information regarding coaching for 2023 may be found here

(26 Feb 2023)

2023 COMPETITION DRAWS

The draws for this year's competitions have now been made and are available on the Competition Portal

NOTE: You do not have to log on to see the draws

John Tully, ECBA Competition Secretary

(12 Feb 2023)

2023 COMPETITION ENTRIES CLOSED

As previously warned, Competition Entries for the 2023 season have now closed

A list of entrants, by Group/Club may be found here

John Tully, ECBA Competition Secretary

(12 Feb 2023)

COACHING UPDATE FROM TREVOR PLANK - COUNTY COACH

During the 2022 outdoor season the EBCA road show team visited 17 clubs and coached over 500 club members. The team, all of which are Coach Bowls and/or EBCS level 2 coaches and hold both insurance and enhanced DBS, provided sessions aimed at new and experienced bowlers.

The sessions for new/inexperienced bowlers cover delivery, line, length and purposeful practices. There is also a Power Point presentation available on Etiquette.  Further sessions for the more experienced bowlers and skips included individual fault, bowls ballistics, shot selection, team play and purposeful practices were also arranged

This year we have added a couple of additional sessions to our list and can tailor make any session to a club needs 

Full details of our sessions and how to book are  available on our website https://www.essexcoaching.info/courses

 If you have any queries please contact us via Essexbowlscoaching@gmail.com

(2 Feb 2023)

2023 COMPETITION ENTRIES - LAST CHANCE

Whilst 2023 competition entries are currently at similar levels to those of 2022, they are still way behind pre-Covid numbers
With this thought in mind, we have decided to extend entries for a further week to give those who still haven't entered, one last chance
Entries will now close on Friday 10th February. 

If you've already entered, thank you! Please can you remind your pals to do so too

John Tully, ECBA Competition Secretary

(28 Jan 2023)

BERNARD LOVEMAN RIP  - UPDATED WITH FUNERAL DETAILS

We are sorry to have to announce the death (yesterday) of our good friend Bernard Loveman

Bernard was President in 2004 after being awarded his County badge in 1987

He played 119 times for the Association, 6 of which were in the Eastern Counties League

He will be sadly missed by all that knew him - our thoughts go out to his family at this sad time

Bernard's funeral will be held on Tuesday 28th February at 11:00, All Saints Church, Romford Rd, Chigwell Row, Chigwell IG7 4QD

Guests are invited to gather at Linguine - Romford Rd, Chigwell IG7 4QW, while the family attend a private committal service

(28 Jan 2023)

ESSEX BOWLS COACHES ASSOCIATION - JOB VACANCY

The Essex Bowls Coaching Association (EBCA) has a vacancy for a Coaching Development Officer.

An outline description of the role may be found here 

Anyone interested should send a letter of interest and/or a CV to Tony Ellis EBCA Secretary (ae006g0987@blueyonder.co.uk)

Closing Date for applications is Tuesday 28th February. Applicants should be available for interview on Tuesday 7 March.

 

(20 Jan 2023)

ESSEX BOWLING ASSOCIATION MEETING

The Minutes of the November AGM of the Essex Bowling Association are attached here, in advance of the next board meeting on Thursday 2nd February (which starts at 10am) at The Falcon Club

After the meeting (at approx 11:15), Jon Cockcroft, Chief Executive of Bowls England will be attending an open forum to which all Essex bowlers are invited. If you have any questions please can your send them to Terry Mizen (ECBA Secretary) - essexcountyba@gmail.com

Tony Ellis

County Administrator

Essex Bowling Association 

 

(20 Jan 2023)

ESSEX BOWLS COACHES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

We would like to invite all coaches, club officials and any Bowler who is interested in coaching  to our annual meeting which will be held at Falcon Bowling Club, Chelmsford on Sunday 5th February starting at 10.30am.

The purpose for the meeting is look at what has been achieved to date and more importantly to look at our plans and objectives for the future.

This is your opportunity to help us plan courses etc to enable all coaches in Essex to provide our bowlers with the very best coaching.

There is no need to register attendance, just come along on the day. Refreshments available.

We look forward to meeting you.

Regards

Tony Ellis

Secretary EBCA

(20 Jan 2023)

ESSEX BOWLS COACHES ASSOCIATION - REVISED PROCEDURES

A letter detailing Essex coaching policy has been sent out to all club secretaries, Indoor and Outdoor. 

These procedures have been approved by ALL Executive Bodies within the County and should be implemented by ALL clubs in  Essex (Indoor and Outdoor), by 1st April 2023. 

The document may be found here https://www.essexcoaching.info/about

Should any Club require further assistance please contact Mr Tony Ellis, the Secretary of the 

Essex Bowls Coaches Association, who will provide the necessary assistance. 

Tony Ellis

Secretary EBCA

(8 Jan 2023)

BERNARD LOVEMAN RIP

We are sorry to have to announce the death (yesterday) of our good friend Bernard Loveman

Bernard was President in 2004 after being awarded his County badge in 1987

He played 119 times for the Association, 6 of which were in the Eastern Counties League

He will be sadly missed by all that knew him - our thoughts go out to his family at this sad time

More details will follow when we have them

(2 Jan 2023)

2023 COMPETITION NEWS

As the new year starts (Happy New Year to you all), this is just a reminder that if you have not yet entered the ECBA Competitions for 2023 you have just over 4 weeks until the entries close on 31st January

John Tully, ECBA Competition Secretary

 

(2 Jan 2023)

MESSAGE FROM PAT FINNEY

The programme for the 2023 season is now available via the ‘Programmes’ dropdown

Whilst this is the most up-to-date version, it will be updated when we receive notification of venues

(24 Dec 2022)

A SEASONAL MESSAGE FROM THE ECBA PRESIDENT

Richard Dodd wishes all the Officers and Members of the ECBA and ECWBA a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and looks forward to meeting up with you all in 2023


(3 Dec 2022)

BOWLS ENGLAND COMPETITIONS

Please note that the BE Competition Portal is now open for entries and will close on 1st March 2023 - link here

The National Finals at Leamington Spa will take place between Thu 10th and Sun 27th August 2023, a detailed schedule can be found here

For 2023, there are significant changes regarding the number of entries available to Counties. There is also a clear policy regarding players having scheduling clashes because they have qualified in multiple events. The document outlining these points is available here

(29 May 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER - MIDDLETON CUP

The team  selected for the forthcoming match against Leicestershire may be found here

The game will be at Essex County BC, Imperial Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 8NE on Saturday 3rd June

Players have been asked to attend from 10:15, for a scheduled start at 11:00

SPECTATORS MOST WELCOME

 

(26 May 2023)

CONGRATULATIONS ALL ROUND - AMENDED 27th MAY

We offer our heartiest congratulations to

Ben Amos and Zack Marley Robinson who have been selected to take part in the Junior Talent day at Royal Leamington Spa - details here

Daniel Hughes (Romford) has who has been selected to attend the Junior Performance Day at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa on Sunday 9th July - if successful, Dan will represent England in the Junior International Series - details here

Steve Mitchinson (Romford) and Edward Morris (Essex County) who have both been chosen to represent England in the British Isles Internationals

Details here 

By far the most prestigious, is a long overdue call-up for Edward Morris to the England squad for the upcoming WORLD Championships in Australia in August - well done Edward !! Details may be found here  

(26 May 2023)

MIXED FORTUNES AT THE EASTERN COUNTIES FINALS - 21st May 

Amended 28th MAY

Karl Lodge lost in the prelim round of the 2 wood singles 11 - 14 to the eventual winner Nick Muir of Hertfordshire

Steve Mitchinson, Jack Butcher, Ray Bone and Mark Nullmeyers lost in the final of the fours final 14 - 19 to A Riches, A Pulford, P Bugg and D Brown of Suffolk

Dave King and John Tully won the Bedford Cup, 24-10 in the final

Chris Muir and Andy Swann beat Mark Royal and Mark Euston of Suffolk 21 - 15 to win the Pairs Final

Edward Morris beat Mark Betts of Suffolk 21 - 10 to win the Singles Final - retaining the title he won last year

Photos here

 

(26 May 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER

Team and logistics details for the Eastern Counties on Saturday 27th May v Norfolk  (AWAY) may be found here

RESULT HERE

(22 May 2023)

ASHFORD CUP UPDATE

The scores and league positions after week 1 may be found here

(17 May 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER

Team and logistics details for the Eastern Counties on Saturday 20th May v Bedfordshire  (AWAY) may be found here 

RESULT HERE

 

(17 May 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER

First round of the Balcomb Trophy v Hertfordshire now confirmed as Sunday 18th June 10:30 at Romford BC - team here

(15 May 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER

The new kit (photo) paid off as we had a 46-36 win yesterday against a strong Hunts side

The team will face Hertfordshire at home in the first round

Sunday's 11th & 18th June at 10:30AM have been offered. Venue to be decided once date is confirmed

 

(7 May 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

The team for the White Rose trophy on 28th May may be found here

(1 May 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER

Teams for the upcoming matches may be found here

Saturday 6th May Eastern Counties League v Hertfordshire        -    RESULT HERE

Saturday 13th May Eastern Counties League v Cambridgeshire  -    RESULT HERE  

Sunday 14th May Balcomb Prelim v Huntingdonshire                -     RESULT HERE - TEAM PHOTO

 

(25 Apr 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE COUNTY COACH

Up to date information regarding coaching for 2023 may be found here

(21 Apr 2023)

NOTICE OF CLOSURE - TYE GREEN BC

I am sad to announce that sad news that Tye Green has closed down with immediate effect

Tye Green had a great reputation around the County, supplying many players to the Middleton Cup, but times are hard

We wish all their members success wherever they end up

Tony Ellis - Chairman Essex Bowling Association

(18 Apr 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE TEAM MANAGER

The team selected for the initial round of the Balcomb Trophy may be found here

(29 Mar 2023)

NOTICE FROM THE COUNTY COACH

Up to date information regarding coaching for 2023 may be found here

(26 Feb 2023)

2023 COMPETITION DRAWS

The draws for this year's competitions have now been made and are available on the Competition Portal

NOTE: You do not have to log on to see the draws

John Tully, ECBA Competition Secretary

(12 Feb 2023)

2023 COMPETITION ENTRIES CLOSED

As previously warned, Competition Entries for the 2023 season have now closed

A list of entrants, by Group/Club may be found here

John Tully, ECBA Competition Secretary

(12 Feb 2023)

COACHING UPDATE FROM TREVOR PLANK - COUNTY COACH

During the 2022 outdoor season the EBCA road show team visited 17 clubs and coached over 500 club members. The team, all of which are Coach Bowls and/or EBCS level 2 coaches and hold both insurance and enhanced DBS, provided sessions aimed at new and experienced bowlers.

The sessions for new/inexperienced bowlers cover delivery, line, length and purposeful practices. There is also a Power Point presentation available on Etiquette.  Further sessions for the more experienced bowlers and skips included individual fault, bowls ballistics, shot selection, team play and purposeful practices were also arranged

This year we have added a couple of additional sessions to our list and can tailor make any session to a club needs 

Full details of our sessions and how to book are  available on our website https://www.essexcoaching.info/courses

 If you have any queries please contact us via Essexbowlscoaching@gmail.com

(2 Feb 2023)

2023 COMPETITION ENTRIES - LAST CHANCE

Whilst 2023 competition entries are currently at similar levels to those of 2022, they are still way behind pre-Covid numbers
With this thought in mind, we have decided to extend entries for a further week to give those who still haven't entered, one last chance
Entries will now close on Friday 10th February. 

If you've already entered, thank you! Please can you remind your pals to do so too

John Tully, ECBA Competition Secretary

(28 Jan 2023)

BERNARD LOVEMAN RIP  - UPDATED WITH FUNERAL DETAILS

We are sorry to have to announce the death (yesterday) of our good friend Bernard Loveman

Bernard was President in 2004 after being awarded his County badge in 1987

He played 119 times for the Association, 6 of which were in the Eastern Counties League

He will be sadly missed by all that knew him - our thoughts go out to his family at this sad time

Bernard's funeral will be held on Tuesday 28th February at 11:00, All Saints Church, Romford Rd, Chigwell Row, Chigwell IG7 4QD

Guests are invited to gather at Linguine - Romford Rd, Chigwell IG7 4QW, while the family attend a private committal service

(28 Jan 2023)

ESSEX BOWLS COACHES ASSOCIATION - JOB VACANCY

The Essex Bowls Coaching Association (EBCA) has a vacancy for a Coaching Development Officer.

An outline description of the role may be found here 

Anyone interested should send a letter of interest and/or a CV to Tony Ellis EBCA Secretary (ae006g0987@blueyonder.co.uk)

Closing Date for applications is Tuesday 28th February. Applicants should be available for interview on Tuesday 7 March.

 

(20 Jan 2023)

ESSEX BOWLING ASSOCIATION MEETING

The Minutes of the November AGM of the Essex Bowling Association are attached here, in advance of the next board meeting on Thursday 2nd February (which starts at 10am) at The Falcon Club

After the meeting (at approx 11:15), Jon Cockcroft, Chief Executive of Bowls England will be attending an open forum to which all Essex bowlers are invited. If you have any questions please can your send them to Terry Mizen (ECBA Secretary) - essexcountyba@gmail.com

Tony Ellis

County Administrator

Essex Bowling Association 

 

(20 Jan 2023)

ESSEX BOWLS COACHES ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

We would like to invite all coaches, club officials and any Bowler who is interested in coaching  to our annual meeting which will be held at Falcon Bowling Club, Chelmsford on Sunday 5th February starting at 10.30am.

The purpose for the meeting is look at what has been achieved to date and more importantly to look at our plans and objectives for the future.

This is your opportunity to help us plan courses etc to enable all coaches in Essex to provide our bowlers with the very best coaching.

There is no need to register attendance, just come along on the day. Refreshments available.

We look forward to meeting you.

Regards

Tony Ellis

Secretary EBCA

(20 Jan 2023)

ESSEX BOWLS COACHES ASSOCIATION - REVISED PROCEDURES

A letter detailing Essex coaching policy has been sent out to all club secretaries, Indoor and Outdoor. 

These procedures have been approved by ALL Executive Bodies within the County and should be implemented by ALL clubs in  Essex (Indoor and Outdoor), by 1st April 2023. 

The document may be found here https://www.essexcoaching.info/about

Should any Club require further assistance please contact Mr Tony Ellis, the Secretary of the 

Essex Bowls Coaches Association, who will provide the necessary assistance. 

Tony Ellis

Secretary EBCA

(8 Jan 2023)

BERNARD LOVEMAN RIP

We are sorry to have to announce the death (yesterday) of our good friend Bernard Loveman

Bernard was President in 2004 after being awarded his County badge in 1987

He played 119 times for the Association, 6 of which were in the Eastern Counties League

He will be sadly missed by all that knew him - our thoughts go out to his family at this sad time

More details will follow when we have them

(2 Jan 2023)

2023 COMPETITION NEWS

As the new year starts (Happy New Year to you all), this is just a reminder that if you have not yet entered the ECBA Competitions for 2023 you have just over 4 weeks until the entries close on 31st January

John Tully, ECBA Competition Secretary

 

(2 Jan 2023)

MESSAGE FROM PAT FINNEY

The programme for the 2023 season is now available via the ‘Programmes’ dropdown

Whilst this is the most up-to-date version, it will be updated when we receive notification of venues

(24 Dec 2022)

A SEASONAL MESSAGE FROM THE ECBA PRESIDENT

Richard Dodd wishes all the Officers and Members of the ECBA and ECWBA a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and looks forward to meeting up with you all in 2023


(3 Dec 2022)

BOWLS ENGLAND COMPETITIONS

Please note that the BE Competition Portal is now open for entries and will close on 1st March 2023 - link here

The National Finals at Leamington Spa will take place between Thu 10th and Sun 27th August 2023, a detailed schedule can be found here

For 2023, there are significant changes regarding the number of entries available to Counties. There is also a clear policy regarding players having scheduling clashes because they have qualified in multiple events. The document outlining these points is available here

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