ECWBA NEWS

(15 May 2021)

URGENT MESSAGE D AREA COMPETITIONS

Unfortunately, D Area Secretary, Ann Sims, went into hospital on 14th May and will be unable to take the competition results at present. Sylvia Bloomfield, D Area Selector, has stepped in and will take the results until further notice. Please send competition results to Sylvia in one of these ways: Email: sylvia.bloomfield@ntlworld.com Text message: 07880 547028 Landline: 01279 834841

We all wish Ann a speedy recovery

(4 May 2021)

RECRUITMENT OF NEW MEMBERS - UPDATE

The follow-up seminars planned for 5th and 6th May have been postponed

(2 May 2021)

MAUREEN ELLIS RIP - FUNERAL DETAILS

The service is on 13th May at 12:30 - details of how to view are attached here

(22 Apr 2021)

ECWBA 200 CLUB 2021

Many thanks to all who have paid for entries into the above draw. As it has not been possible for us to meet in April, we have decided to have two draws during the July meeting which we are hoping will take place.

If anyone wants to check that their allocated entry number(s) please see this list

Once again thank you for your support

Jenny Hyland

ECWBA Treasurer

(22 Apr 2021)

RECRUITMENT OF NEW MEMBERS

Following the recent series of presentations about Club recruitment and open days, the Essex Bowls Coaching Association has arranged follow-up seminars aimed to help arrange Open days. Details of the these sessions can be found here

(13 APR 2021)

MAUREEN ELLIS RIP

The death is announced of Maureen Ellis, wife of Tony (ECBA President in 2011), on 12th April 2021.

At this sad time for Tony and his family, please do not contact him.

Urgent matters should be referred to either Jill Polley or Sheila Brickel

 

(12 Apr 2021)

2021 COMPETITION DRAWS

The draws for the 2021 competitions have been made and may be found here 

(23 Mar 2021)

MYRA SMITH RIP - FUNERAL UPDATE - NEW WEBCAST DETAILS

Those not invited to the chapel may view the service live at 13:20 on 24th March or for 7 days after the service

Link https://www.obitus.com/        Username: kure2017        Password: 655169

(19 Mar 2021)

RECRUITMENT OF NEW MEMBERS

Following the recent email to all Club Secretaries, regarding Club recruitment and open days, this is a reminder about the presentations (aimed at Club Committees) starting on 22nd March, which give guidance to anyone interesting in boosting member numbers. Please feel free to join one of the sessions, details of which can be found here

(19 Mar 2021)

INTERESTED IN COACHING BOWLS?

Whilst the Essex Bowling Coaches Association has many coaches across the County, some areas are better represented than others, so there is a drive to recruit more coaches hoping to even out the spread. If you are interested in becoming a coach, please look here for information

(16 Mar 2021)

MYRA SMITH RIP - FUNERAL UPDATE

Those not invited to the chapel may view the service live at 13:20 on 24th March or for 7 days after the service

(11 Mar 2021)

NEW APPOINTMENTS

Please note the new appointments of Junior Vice-President, Treasurer and C Area Selector are available to view on the ECWBA Officers page

NEW FORMS

Following the changes by Bowls England, revised affiliation forms are now available here

If you did not send forms F and G with your original submission in October 2020, please can you download the forms, complete them

and send them back before 1st May 2021

UNBADGED POINTS TABLE

The Unbadged points table has been carried over to 2021 as no games were played in 2020. View table

ECWBA 200 CLUB

Each share costs £10 and will be entered into four draws, which will take place in April, July, October and November. At each draw three money prizes will be won, the amounts depend on the number of shares sold. In 2020 there were 72 subscribers and the prizes at each draw were £43.20, £28.80 and £18.00

Applications for 2021 close on 31st March 2021, so please support the County and subscribe now using the form here

(6 Mar 2021)

MYRA SMITH RIP

We are sorry to have to announce the death of  Myra Smith on 11th February 2021

A tribute, from her daughter Rebecca, can be found here. Funeral arrangements here

As Myra had a large family, space at the chapel is limited to invitation only. If you would like watch a live stream of the service,

please contact Rebecca directly at bunnaaay@hotmail.com 

(6 Mar 2021)

SEASON PLANNING UPDATE FROM BOWLS ENGLAND

The latest information on plans for the upcoming season can be found here

(24 Feb 2021)

COVID-19 STATEMENT FROM BOWLS ENGLAND

Following the recent announcement of the 4 step plan to ease lockdown in England , the latest Bowls England guidance can be found here

Whilst bowls is not specifically mentioned, the relevant document from the GOV.UK website can be found here (Step 1)

(9 Feb 2021)

COACHING WEBSITE

Notice is hereby given that a new Coaching website has been developed and is available here or via a link on the 'Links' page

(6 Feb 2021)

NOTICE  FOR ALL COACHES

From the County Coach - A reminder that there are important documents, on the dedicated Coaching page.

(4 Feb 2021)

ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR BOWLS CLUBS

Bowls England have announced that there is even more funding available for clubs affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Read full article here

(24 Dec 2020)

BOWLS ENGLAND - NATIONAL OPEN WEEKEND

The initial announcement from Bowls England can be read here

December 2020 - BE update

(23 Dec 2020)

COACHING NOTICE

From the County Administrator

Please note that there are important new documents and advertisements for new positions, on the dedicated Coaching page.

(2 Dec 2020)

EMAIL FROM BOWLS ENGLAND

The email below was circulated to BE County Administrators/Presidential Team/Past Presidents/Honorary Members, BE Board and BE Staff

David Tucker, Bowls England Chair wanted to advise you of the sad news that Marjorie Mitchell-Gears passed away last weekend following a stroke.  Marjorie was a regular attendee at the National Championships and Annual Dinners alongside husband David, former Bowls England Chair.  Many will remember Marjorie for the generous charitable work she undertook, notably her knitted gifts for disadvantaged children. 

Bowls England send our condolences to David, and the rest of Marjorie’s family and friends.

(28 Nov 2020)

ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR BOWLS CLUBS

Bowls England is urging clubs to get their applications in before it is too late for additional funding which is available from Sport England and the government for sports clubs who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Read full article here

(24 Nov 2020)

ESSEX BOWLING ASSOCIATION AGM

The EBA Emergency Executive Committee have decided that the AGM (scheduled for 28th November) cannot go ahead and

will be deferred until 2021, on a date to be advised later

In lieu of the normal AGM documentation, the minutes from 2019 can be downloaded here, the Officer’s reports for 2020 can be downloaded here

The relevant Financial reports can be downloaded here

The financial reports password is the surname of Presidents Des (ECBA 1999) and Roni (ECWBA 1990) (all upper case)

(15 Nov 2020)

TERRY MIZEN - ECBA SECRETARY

In order to keep his private email separate from County business, please note that Terry Mizen has a new email address

He asks that when you are contacting him with regard to County or Coaching business please use essexcountyba@gmail.com

STANDARDISED WEEKS CALENDAR

It has been brought to our attention that there is some confusion amongst some club match secretaries regarding fixture dates for the 2021 season.

It has always been the practise that fixture lists follow the week numbers from the Bowls England master calendar (which can be found here) and that week 18 is generally accepted as the first week of the bowls calendar (irrespective of club opening dates)

(7 Nov 2020)

COVID-19 STATEMENT FROM BOWLS ENGLAND

Following the introduction of the national lockdown this week, the latest Bowls England guidance can be found here

(5 Nov 2020)

COACHING NOTICE

Following a meeting of the Essex Bowls Coaches Association Board on 5th November,

there is a very important notice on the dedicated Coaching page.

(11 Oct 2020) 

BOWLS ENGLAND ANNUAL SURVEY

All clubs are invited to take part in the Bowls England Annual Club survey, following on from the Covid19 survey carried out earlier this year

Link to the survey (and results of the Covid survey) available here

(4 Sep 2020)

COACHING NOTICES

There are two important notices on the dedicated Coaching page.

Advertisement for Coaching Safeguarding Officer. County Development Officer. County Coach.

Coaching News update

 

(6 Aug 2020)

PROVISIONAL DATES 2021

Dates

 

(6 Aug 2020)

PRESIDENTS EXCURSION 2021

Booking Form

(6 Aug 2020)

AFFILIATION FORMS 2021

Affiliation Forms for 2021 season have been sent to Club Secretaries.

Form A  Form B  Form C  Form D  Form E  Form F

(4 Aug 2020)

ECWBA OFFICER VACANCIES

There are several vacancies for County Officers for 2021. The attached poster has details.

Poster

(3 Aug 2020)

COVID-19 ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE

Additional Guidance for Lawn Bowls Issued 31 July 2020

Bowls England recommends that all clubs consider this document together with the Government guidance. All items may be adapted as necessary to meet your club’s specific circumstances, so long as your actions remain consistent with Government advice and social distancing requirements. This is applicable from Saturday 1 August and replaces all other guidance that we have issued.

https://www.bowlsengland.com/covid-19-additional-guidance-for-lawn-bowls-2/

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-phased-return-of-sport-and-recreation

(24 Jul 2020)

COUNTY WEBSITE

After 21 years as a member of the  ECBA Executive Council, I have notified the County Secretary and the County Administrator that I will not be seeking re-election, as Press Representative, at the November Annual General Meeting. Arrangements will be made to transfer ownership of the website.

(10 Jul 2020)

SPORT ENGLAND’S COMMUNITY EMERGENCY FUND

https://www.bowlsengland.com/2-4million-cash-boost-emergency-fund/

(2 Jul 2020)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR THE SPORTS SECTOR

Bowls England COVID-19, Additional Guidance for Lawn Bowls Issued: 2nd July 2020

https://www.bowlsengland.com/covid-19-additional-guidance-for-lawn-bowls/

(30 Jun 2020)

REOPENING OF CLUB BARS AND RESTAURANTS

Bowls England has updated advice following the Government’s announcement that licensed premises, including bowls clubs, are allowed to open from Saturday 4 July in their capacity as bars and restaurants.

https://www.bowlsengland.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/clubhouse_opening_FINAL.pdf

(23 Jun 2020)

NEW PAGE COACHING

Following the adoption of the Coaching Strategy, the website has a dedicated page for the subject. This was one of the many recommendations in the report.

Coaching

 

(1 Oct 2019)

UNBADGED POINTS FINAL TABLE 2019

End of year Unbadged Points. The new table will be posted in April 2020.

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