ECWBA 2021

NOTE. Some links in the Archive may no longer function.

​​(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

(6 Feb 2021)

NOTICE  FOR ALL COACHES

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

(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

(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

NOTE: This was also sent in a email from the ECBA Secretary

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

(6 Mar 2021)

SEASON PLANNING UPDATE FROM BOWLS ENGLAND

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

(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(24 Jul 2020)

(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)

SEASON PLANNING UPDATE FROM BOWLS ENGLAND

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

(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

(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

 

(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

 

(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

 

​(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

 

​(3 Jun 2021)

TEAMS SELECTION

The teams for all this season's ECWBA matches can be found here 

(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 !

(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

​(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)

​(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

(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

​(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

 

(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