(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
(10 Mar 2020)
COACHING REVIEW UPDATE
(6 Mar 2020)
The Agenda of the Council Meeting to be held at Millennium Hall Great Baddow on 9 April 2020.
(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.
(13 Feb 2020)
JOAN LEON RIP (Updated 19 Feb)
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 took 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
(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 last Wednesday 29 January 2020 after bravely fighting illness for several years. A lovely lady who will be greatly missed. The funeral took place on 11 February 2020.
(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.
(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.
(17 Nov 2019)
OPEN LETTER TO ALL ECWBA CLUBS FROM WENDY COLDHAM:
Dear Club Secretaries and Members,
At the ECWBA AGM last Wednesday, November 13th, I was rather overwhelmed to be presented with a lovely bouquet of flowers, a set of black Cross pens and a rather chunky cheque to acknowledge the work I have done for the county over the last twelve years. Jill Polley gave me a list of the individuals who had donated towards these gifts and I have written to each of them, but I do not know which clubs contributed and so I hope those of you involved will accept this open letter as my thank you to your clubs.
I have been honoured to be your County Treasurer and have thoroughly enjoyed the company of fellow committee members and bowlers alike. I take with me into retirement many happy memories and have been humbled by the many expressions of appreciation I have received since announcing my retirement. The presentation last Wednesday left me almost speechless – almost but not quite! I sincerely thank you for the good wishes and the gifts. I will find some special thing or things to spend the money on. Thank you.
I hope you all winter well and look forward to seeing you on the bowling greens next summer.
ECWBA Hon Treasurer, 2007-2019
(16 Nov 2019)
MINUTES ECWBA AGM 13 NOVEMBER
Minutes of the ECWBA Annual General Meeting held on Wednesday 13 November 2019 at Millennium Hall Great Baddow
(14 Oct 2019)
MINUTES OF COUNCIL MEETING
Minutes of the Council Meeting held on Wednesday 9 October 2019 at Great Baddow.
(10 Oct 2019)
ECWBA TREASURER – VACANCY
At the April Council Meeting, it was announced that Wendy Coldham would be retiring from office at the November AGM. So far, no-one has come forward to take her place. A job description can be viewed from the link below with contact details of Wendy.
(1 Oct 2019)
UNBADGED POINTS FINAL TABLE 2019
End of year Unbadged Points. New table will be posted in April 2020.
(20 Aug 20190
AFFILIATION AND COMPETITION ENTRY FORMS 2020
(30 Jul 2019)
PRESIDENT’S DAY EXCURSION 2020
Tuesday 7 July 2020
Application Form Itinerary, Menu.