ECWBA NEWS

(17 May 2022)

BRITISH ISLES CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022

As a result of the cancellation of the 2021 British Isles Championships,  Bowls England decided to hold 

playoffs between the 2019 and 2021 champions to decide the representative in this year’s Championships

Essex had excellent outcomes in all disciplines with all four of our competitors/teams progressing to represent England later this year

Edward Morris (Men’s Singles 2019), was given a walkover

Chris Muir, Steve Gunnell and Edward Morris (Men’s Triples 2021) beat Scott Winskill, Mark Hancock & Andrew Knapper (Berkshire)

Hayley Kenny & Jasmine Wilson (Ladies Junior Pairs, 2019) beat Rebecca Moorbey & Chloe Brett (Hunts)

Hayley Kenny, Michelle Squires, Serena Madgewick & Rebecca Smith (Ladies Fours, 2021) beat

Lauren Hackett, Hayley James, Emma Cooper & Harriet Stevens (Devon)

 

WELL DONE ALL!!

(16 May 2022)

SINGLES AREA FINALS - MONDAY 16th MAY

Area A      Preston (Kings Chase) 14 v 21 Madgewick (Clockhouse)

                  18:00 at Elm Park BC

Area B      Score (Springhouse) 21 v 12 Miller (Rochford)

                  18:00 at South Benfleet & Canvey BC

Area C      Judy Bohannon (Tiptree Jobserve) 21 v 19 Brenda Pearce (Colchester)

                  10:30 at Colchester West End BC

Area D      Tina Howard (Dunmow) 9 v 21 Cheryl Rayner (Wanstead Central) 

                   14:30 at Harlow BC

(8 May 2022)

MESSAGE FROM JILL POLLEY

I am delighted to announce that Joan Barrett has come forward to take on the role of Senior Vice-President 2022 for Essex County Women's Bowling Association. Joan has been nominated by her club Witham and seconded by Great Baddow B.C. Joan has taken up her position immediately and is looking forward to meeting you all at the July Council Meeting or around the county on her travels. Witham B.C. and her husband Gordon are pleased to support her in this venture. We have welcomed Joan into the County Team and I am sure you will all join us in wishing her the best for 2022 and in her Presidential year 2023.

Jill

Hon. Secretary ECWBA

(1 May 2022)

ECWBA HANDBOOK - CHANGE OF LADIES SECRETARY

Please note contact details for the new Ladies' Secretary at Danbury B.C.

Zandra Westlake. Tel: 01245 763627. Email: zandrawestlake@gmail.com

(30 Apr 2022)

MESSAGE FROM JILL POLLEY

This season's County Friendly Match Selections may found here

Please note the change in dress code, which can be found on page 145 of the ECWBA handbook

(30 Apr 2022)

MESSAGE FROM JILL POLLEY

The Minutes from the Executive Council meeting, held on 13th April may be found here 

(23 Apr 2022)

NOTICE FROM TONY ELLIS

There is to be an open meeting regarding Essex County Coaching Strategy - details here

(18 Apr 2022)

NOTICE FROM BRENTWOOD (inc Central Essex) BC

The new parking arrangements with Brentwood Borough Council in King George's Playing Fields can be found here

 

(12 Apr 2022)

MESSAGES FROM JILL POLLEY

Attached is a message from President Jennifer - here

For the clubs who haven't replied to the invitation to attend her President's day on the 6th May, it isn't too late for one lady to represent your club.

Entry forms available on the ‘Forms’ page

 

(5 Apr 2022)

MESSAGE FROM JENNY HYLAND

The list of the ECWBA 200 CLUB entries can be found here

 

(19 Mar 2022)

MESSAGES FROM JILL POLLEY

The following forms have been added/updated on the ‘Forms’ page

An invitation for one of your ladies to attend Jennifer Spearman's President's Day.  Please reply to me by 10th April 2022

Benevolent Triples Entry Form.  Please send your entries to your AREA SECRETARY by 20th June 2022

ECWBA Certificate of Merit application form.  Please return to me by 31st July 2022

 

An additional pick-up point has been added to the President's Day Trip on Tuesday 12th July 2022. 

The first pick-up point will be Upminster B.C. at 8.45 for 9am departure.  The second pick-up will still be Falcon B.C. at 9.30 for 9.45am departure.  Please use the revised form to book your place as soon as possible.  We look forward to you joining us for a lovely day out.

 

The Agenda for the April Council Meeting can be found here.  It is important for you to attend the meeting to collect your handbooks.  

Please make arrangements for them to be collected on your behalf if you are unable to attend.

 

It won't be long now, we will soon be out on the bowling greens!

Jill

Hon. Sec. ECWBA

(9 Mar 2022)

MESSAGE FROM JILL POLLEY – SYLVIA MOSS FUNERAL DETAILS

Sylvia's funeral will be held on Tuesday 22nd March 2022 at Colchester Crematorium. Masks must still be worn. Afterwards at The Cricketers, Spring Lane, Fordham Heath, Colchester CO3 9TG. The funeral can be viewed online and for 28 days afterwards. Contact Colleen Moss for details. Donations if desired in Sylvia's memory to Cancer Research UK can be made via Hunnaball of Colchester's Stanway office, 8 Chapel Road, Stanway, CO3 0PU or online at https://sylvia-moss.muchloved.com

 

(9 Mar 2022)

MESSAGES FROM JILL POLLEY

Jenny Hyland ECWBA Treasurer has a new email address: jennytreasurerecwba@gmail.com

The venue for the President's Day Excursion 2022 has changed and there is a new booking form which can be found on the Forms page or here

Also on the Forms page, there are forms for the 2022 Benevolent Triples and Patrons' Day

(4 Fear 2022)

MESSAGE FROM JILL POLLEY – HELEN BUSH

I am sorry to have to pass on the sad news that Helen Bush (Hainault BC) passed away recently. Helen had been either the Ladies Secretary or Match Secretary of Hainault Bowls Club since 2008, occasionally fulfilling both roles. Helen will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

(20 Feb 2022)

MESSAGE FROM JILL POLLEY – SYLVIA MOSS

I am so sorry to have to pass on the sad news that Sylvia Moss (mother of C Area Secretary, Colleen Moss) passed away on Friday 18th February Sylvia played in County competitions and was well known by the ladies in the north of the county. In later life, she was a great supporter and spectator who will be greatly missed by us all. We send our sincere condolences to Colleen and all her family

 

(1 Feb  2022)

UNBADGED POINTS TABLES

The latest Unbadged points tables can be found here Area A  Area B  Area C   Area D

Kind regards, Jill 

Hon. Sec. ECWBA

(23 Jan 2022)

EBA AGM Minutes

The minutes of the Essex Bowling Association AGM (on 11th December 2021) can be found here

(21 Jan 2022)

200 CLUB DRAW

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 County 200 Club draw. The form is available via the ECWBA Forms page or here

Please distribute widely at your bowls club and encourage your members to take part again

 

(21 Jan 2022)

BOWLS ENGLAND HANDBOOKS

The disappointing news from Bowls England is that once again they are not issuing a printed year book. Apparently it will be available on line. Many clubs made payments of £4.50 for the 2021 edition, which were rolled over to 2022. This news means that refunds will have to be made. Given the amount of administration work to send refunds to clubs, we are asking nicely if your club would consider not requesting a refund, but will donate this amount to the ECWBA?

Please let Jenny Hyland know your decision to Jenny.Hyland@sky.com by return. If you require a refund, cheques will be issued and made available for collection at the April Council Meeting.

Many thanks and I send my best wishes for 2022 to you all.

Kind regards, Jill

Hon. Sec. ECWBA

(21 Jan 2022)

EBCS COACHING COURSE (UPDATED)

The EBCS Level 1 Course in February 2022 is now fully subscribed - details of future events can be found here

(21 Dec 2021)

E.B.U.A. MARKING AWARENESS COURSE

The English Bowls Umpires Association will be running a Marking Awareness Course on 5th March 2022.

Details can be found on this poster

(20 Dec 2021)

EBCS COACHING COURSE

Trevor Plank (County Coach) has arranged an EBCS Level 1 Course in February 2022 - a link to the full details can be found here

(14 Dec 2021)

EBA AGM -  JON COCKCROFT

Although Jon Cockcroft didn't attend the meeting, he did apologise in a video

Prior to the meeting, Essex had submitted a list of questions which can be seen here with his 'answers'

The various documents to which he refers can be found here Affiliation Benefits Fit for Future Strategy Fit For Future Strategy Supplement

It has been suggested that Clubs may wish to include links to these documents on their own websites for the benefit of their members as not everyone reads this site

(9 Dec 21)

EBA AGM

The AGM of the Essex Bowling Association will still be held this Saturday 11th December at 10.30am at the Falcon Bowling Club. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, Jon Cockcroft (CEO Bowls England) is unable to attend at 11.30am. He sends his apologies, but assures us that he will re-schedule a visit in the New Year

 

(26 Nov 2021)
ECWBA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The meeting was held on Wednesday 17th November,  the minutes are available here

(1 Oct 2021)

COACHING COURSE

The Essex Bowls Coaching Association (EBCA) is planning to run a Coach Bowls Level 1 course

The course would be suitable for those who would prefer face to face training as opposed to taking part on line

Venue : Falcon BC, Chelmsford

If you are interested please contact Trevor Plank (County Coach)  essexbowlscoaching@gmail.com

(24 Sep 2021)

STANDARDISED WEEKS CALENDAR

In preparation for the end of the 2021 season and the commencement of 2022, I hope this helps

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)

When clubs close / re-open is a matter for themselves

(17 Sep 2021)

MESSAGE FROM JILL POLLEY - UNFINISHED FINALS

Results from 14th August can be found here

(3 Sep 2021)

CONGRATULATIONS! AGAIN!!

Finally, after 6 attempts at Leamington, Elaine Score and Edward Morris won the National Mixed Pairs this afternoon

They outplayed the Yorkshire pair of Sue Allen and Mark Walton to run out winners 23-5 (after 15 ends)

(2 Sep 2021)

UNLUCKY EDWARD

We are sad to report that Edward Morris narrowly lost the Final of the Mens Two Bowls Singles at Leamington, late on Tuesday evening

Edward, a former Two Bowl England champion lost to his England colleague Sam Tolchard (Kings, Devon). In form Tolchard, won the Four Bowl Singles earlier in the tournament and was runner-up in the Pairs

(29 Aug 2021)

CONGRATULATIONS!!

In case you were not aware - Essex has gained two new Champions at the National Finals (currently underway at Leamington Spa)

In the Ladies fours final the Clockhouse BC team of Hayley Kenny, Michelle Squires, Serena Madgewick and Rebecca Smith,

came from 7-13 down to win 20-13

The results of all their games can be found here

In the Mens Triples, Essex County BC’s Chris Muir, Steve Gunnell and Edward Morris had a 18-11 win in the final

The results of all their games can be found here

WELL DONE TO ALL CONCERNED !

For information, the rest of the results/fixtures can be be found on the Bowls England Competition Portal here

(10 Aug 2021)

ALBERT CRABB - SEMI FINALS

Wed 11th August, Falcon (Neutral) at 18:00

Clockhouse (Area A)      51       v        18     Colchester (Area C) 

Wed 11th August (Home and Away), time TBA

Rochford (Area B)          32       v        42     Wanstead Central (Area D)

(8 Aug 2021)

ALBERT CRABB - AREA FINAL RESULTS

A AREA     Clockhouse            WON              Romford

B AREA     Rochford                  40    -     33    Castle Point

C AREA    Colchester                57    -     22    Frinton

D AREA    Wanstead Central     37    -    31     Buckhurst Hill

(4 AUG 2021)

COUNTY FINALS RESULTS

Please find the results from this weekend's ECWBA Finals here

(27 Jul 2021)

TRIPLES, FOURS and SENIOR FOURS, SEMI-FINALS RESULTS - SUNDAY 26th JULY 2021

I attach a copy of the results of the semi-finals played on Sunday and the programme for the Finals to be played next weekend. You will see that the Pairs and Triples finals will both be played on Sunday 1st August, because of Rebecca playing in 3 finals and Emma not being available on the 31st July. Please make sure the players know the arrangements for next weekend.

Semi final results here - Finals program here

(22 Jul 2021)

TRIPLES, FOURS and SENIOR FOURS SEMI-FINALS - SUNDAY 25 JULY 2021

9:00 for 9.30 at TIPTREE JOBSERVE B.C

The programme for these can be found here

(21 Jul 2021)

SENIOR FOURS AREA FINALS - Wednesday 21st July

A AREA

17:00 at Haynes Park        

Taylor, Woolward, Hough, Hough (Elm Park)     4          v    23     Mills, Grover, Roberts, Feeney (Aveley)

B AREA         

18:00 at South Benfleet and Canvey

Stanton, Robinson, Cornish, Fenton (Stock)       14         v    20     Soar, McCloud, Miller, Bowyer (Rochford)

C AREA 

18:00 at Witham       

Tunn, McKillop, Daden, Smith (Arclight)           16         v    10    Stedman, Tate, Bouch, May (Bocking)

D AREA

Time/venue     TBA

Kemp, Bassett, Faulkner, Howells (Thaxted)       11         v    17    Stock, Grant, Weiss, Carrington (Connaught)

 

(18 Jul 2021 - updated 4 Aug 2021)

BENEVOLENT TRIPLES - AREA WINNERS

A AREA         L. Mills S. Feeney M. Roberts (Aveley)         

B AREA         Sheila Folkard, Jenny Foster & Liz Baker (Runwell)

C AREA         Paula Montgomery, Steph Heard and Judy Bohannon (Tiptree Jobserve)

D AREA         Joan Aston, Margaret Fergusson, Fiona Jordan (Griffin)

(14 Jul 2021)

A AREA UNBADGED SINGLES

Monday 19th July, 14:00 at Rainham

Doe (Hainault)                         19        v   21  Payne (Kings Chase)

A AREA UNBADGED PAIRS

Monday 19th July, 16:00 at Rainham

Glozier, Wait (Gidea Park)       16     v    14    Plank, Walmsley (Clockhouse)

B AREA CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

Payne (Kings Chase)                19      v    21   Farrugia (Rainham)

B AREA UNBADGED SINGLES

Sunday 25th July, 11:00 at Hadleigh

Dalton (Billericay)                    20      v    21   Naylor (Castle Point)

B AREA UNBADGED PAIRS

Saturday 24th July, 10.30 at South Benfleet and Canvey

Hyland, Dalton (Billericay)      18   v       25     Caton, Walsingham (Hockley)

B AREA CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

Saturday 17th July, 10.00 at South Benfleet & Canvey

B Bowyer (Rochford)               21    v     12    Kemp (Essex County)

C AREA UNBADGED SINGLES

Golding (Lionmede)                      v  W/O   Sharpe (Thorrington) - Golding withdrew due to illness

C AREA UNBADGED PAIRS

Tuesday 20th July, 10:30 at Wivenhoe 

Fisher, Kerridge (Colchester WE)  33       v    9    Balaam, Harrington (Dovercourt)

C AREA CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

Monday 26th July, 18:00 at Colchester West End Bowls Club

Dakin (Courtauld Halstead)              6     v   23    Law (Silver End)

D AREA UNBADGED SINGLES

Monday 26th July, 12:00 at Loughton

Abel (Harlow)                           16      v    21   Charles (Larsen)

D AREA UNBADGED PAIRS

Monday 26th July, 14:30 at Loughton

Leech, Buck (Wan Central)       16      v    24  Abel, Armsby (Harlow)

D AREA CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

Monday 26th July, 14:30 at Loughton

Barry (Buck Hill)                       7     v     21  Bloomfield (Connaught

(12 JUL 2021)

2-WOOD DAY FINAL RESULTS (11th JULY)

A AREA - Liberty of Havering

Squires (Clockhouse)           16     v       8     Farrugia (Rainham)

B AREA - Prittlewell

Buck (Wan Central)             15      v     14     Bowyer (Rochford)

C AREA - Silver End

Horley (Holland on Sea)      17      v    10     Linehan (Holland on Sea)

D AREA - Buckhurst Hill

Weiss (Connaught)               13      v    12     Everitt (Buckhurst Hill)

(10 Jul 2021)

AREA FINALS - Revised 14 July above 

A AREA UNBADGED SINGLES

Monday 19th July, 14:00 at Rainham

Doe (Hainault)                                 v     Payne (Kings Chase)

A AREA UNBADGED PAIRS

Monday 19th July, 16:00 at Rainham

Glozier, Wait (Gidea Park)              v     Plank, Walmsley (Clockhouse)

B AREA UNBADGED PAIRS

Date and venue TBA

Hyland, Dalton (Billericay).           v      Caton, Walsingham (Hockley)

D AREA UNBADGED SINGLES

Monday 26th July, 12:00 at Loughton

Abel (Harlow)                                v       Charles (Larsen)

D AREA UNBADGED PAIRS

Monday 26th July, 14:30 at Loughton

Leech, Buck (Wan Central)            v       Abel, Armsby (Harlow)      

(8 Jul 2021)

FOURS AREA FINALS - THURSDAY 8TH JULY

A AREA

TBA

Hough, Taylor, Woolward, Hough  (Elm Park) 14    v 23   Kenny, Squires, Madgewick, Smith (Clock)

B AREA

18:00 at Prittlewell

Robinson, Lee, Spriggs, Kemp (Essex County)  1    v  22  Day McCloud Miller Bowyer (Rochford)

C AREA

11:00 at Witham

Montgomery, Woods, Heard, Bohannon            13   v     4 McKillop, Nicholson, Tunn, Pam Smith                      

(Tiptree Jobserve)                                                                (Arclight)

D AREA

18:00 at Harlow

Druce, Bird, Fortune, Norgate (Wan Cent)  17(aee) v   16  Weston, Jones, Searle, Wilson (Radwinter) 

UNBADGED SINGLES AREA FINAL

C AREA

16th July, 11:00 at Colchester West End

 Kate Golding (Lionmede).                                      v    Rita Sharpe (Thorrington)

UNBADGED PAIRS AREA FINAL

A AREA

16:00 at Rainham

Glozier, Wait (Gidea Pk)                                          v   Walmsley, Plank (Clockhouse)

(24 Jun 2021)

TRIPLES AREA FINALS - FRIDAY 25TH JUNE

A AREA

18:00 at Gidea Park

 Hough, Hatch, Hough ((Elm Park)          17  v   27   Smith, Carlin, Kenny (Clockhouse)

B AREA

13:00 at Runwell Hospital

Clark, Riley, Lowe (Springhouse)            17  v    8    Lucock, Seal, Taylor (Fairwood)

C AREA

17:00 at Colchester West End

Bridge, Brickel, Smart (Great Baddow)   15  v    14  Balaam, Jupp, Harrington (Dovercourt)    

D AREA

14:30 at Epping

Buck, Leech, Barham-Holt (Wan Cent)     9   v   20   Clear, Hackett, Waite (Elsenham)   

(12 Jun 2021)

SINGLES AND PAIRS SEMI-FINALS - SUNDAY 13TH JUNE 2021

The programme/results for these can be found here

(9 Jun 2021)

PAIRS AREA FINALS TODAY

A AREA

18:00 Liberty of Havering

Sue Knowles & Jean Grover (Aveley)                8-19      Stacey Fryer & Jean Preston (Kings Chase)

B AREA

18:00 at Runwell

Jan Soar  & Jan Collins (Rochford)                     4-20     Elaine Score & Emma Pitts (Springhouse)

C AREA

11:00 at Frinton

June Linehan & Lyla Horley (Holland on Sea)   18-7      Tina Fisher & Rose Kerridge (CWE)

D AREA

18:00 at Harlow

Sevant & Beavis (Falcon)                                    15-13    Leech & Buck (Wanstead Central)

(25 May 2021)

ECWBA SINGLES - AREA FINAL RESULTS

A AREA

B AREA          Score (Spring).    21 - 20  Miller (Roch)

C AREA      Linehan (Holland)   21 - 16  Bohannon, Tiptree Jobserve BC

D AREA          Abel  (Harlow).   21 - 19  Bloomfield (Conn)

(18 May 2021)

D AREA COMPETITIONS

Good news everyone! 

Ann Sims is back at home and can resume taking results of all D Area competitions

Please contact her by Tel: 01245 441732.  Email: annieguns14@hotmail.com

Thanks to Sylvia Bloomfield for her help over the last few days

(17 May 2021)

BENEVOLENT TRIPLES AND PATRONS' DAY

Please note that entry forms are now available for both the Benevolent Triples and Patrons’ Day 

They can be found in the ‘FORMS’ tab of this website

Please speak to your Club's Lady secretary if you would like to take part

(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

(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

(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

UNBADGED POINTS TABLE

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

(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.

(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.

(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)

(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.

(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

 

(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.

View