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ESSEX BOWLING ASSOCIATION AGM
Members are reminded that the Annual General Meeting of the Essex Bowling Association will take place on Saturday 29 November 2014 at the Millennium Hall Great Baddow, Recreation Ground, Baddow Road, Gt. Baddow Chelmsford CM2 9RL, at 10.30am. The new edition of The Laws of the Sport of Bowls (Crystal Mark Third Edition) will be available for collection by those clubs and members who ordered them. There will be also be a few spare copies, price 2.00, for sale on the day.

ECBA ACCOUNTS 2014
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SUTTON WINSON TROPHY 2015
Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Sutton Winson Trophy and Plate competitions which are being held in its entirety over the weekend of Saturday 8th/Sunday 9th August 2015. All players must be aged Under 18 on 1st April 2015 and be a member of a Club affiliated to Bowls England. Entry is limited to 128 participants and will be filled on a first come, first served basis with a reserve list in placed once the 128 places are filled. As a condition of entry, all participants are required to provide a marker.
Entry form

BOWLS ENGLAND MEN'S ANNUAL DINNER
Then Bowls England Men's Annual Dinner and Presentation of Prizes will be held at the Hilton Hotel, Coventry, Paradise Way, Walsgrave Triangle, Coventry, CV2 2ST - www.hilton.com/Coventry on Saturday 21st February 2015.
A Bowls England bed and breakfast rate has been set for this event at 65 for a single room and 75 for a double/twin, please quote ABOWB when booking. The phone number for bookings is 02476 603 000. Please note: this offer has a limited availability, so it is best to book early.
Other hotels in the vicinity are:
Premier Inn, Coventry East M6 (Gielgud Way, Coventry, CV2 2SZ - 0871 527 8266)
The Holiday Inn, Coventry M6 (Hinckley Rd, Coventry, CV2 2HP - 0871 942 9021)
Premiere Classe, Coventry (4 Wigston Rd, Coventry, CV2 2SD - 02476 622 311)
County Administrator Tony Ellis, has indicated that he is prepared to deal with bookings and applicants should contact Tony for further details.

LAWS OF THE SPORT OF BOWLS
The Laws of the Sport of Bowls - Crystal Mark (Third Edition) is now in stock and can be purchased from the Bowls England website for just 2 each (plus P&P) at: https://www.bowlsengland.com/shop/books/default/laws-of-the-sport.
For bulk orders, please call the Bowls England Office on 01926 334609.
A summary of changes to the Laws, which has been produced in consultation with the English Bowls Umpires Association, is attached for your information/interest.
Summary of changes

COUNTY LUNCHEON
The County Luncheon and Prize Presentations took place at the Stock Brook Manor County Club on Sunday 2 November 2014. The event was attended by 120+ members and guests. Senior Deputy Tom Matthews proposed the toast to Bowls England which was responded to by Bowls England Chairman David Mitchell-Gears. Suffolk Secretary, Percy Rowe, toasted the Essex CBA with the reply from President Trevor Hackett. Essex County's Alan Gane was presented with the Bill Wallis award and Honorary Life Membership certificates were presented to Colin Ellis, former Group 9 Secretary and Brian Stubbings, former Group 3 Chairman.
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WHITE HALL BC - RUNNERS UP, CLUB OF THE YEAR
White Hall BC have been named as the runners up of the Bowls England Club of the Year
As runners-up, White Hall BC will receive:
150 cash, Two sets of Drakes Pride Bowls, The D'Arcy Drayton Cup (to be kept for one year), Two Free Tickets to the Bowls England Annual Dinner & Prize Presentation, Bowls England Pennant, Framed Certificate, A match against a visiting Friends of English Bowling Team.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ESSEX BOWLING ASSOCIATION
The 3rd Annual General Meeting of the Essex Bowling Association will take place at the Millennium Hall Great Baddow C.A. Club, Recreation Ground, Baddow Road, Gt. Baddow Chelmsford CM2 9RL on Saturday 29 November, at 10.30am.
Notice & Agenda   Accounts   Minutes & Accounts 2nd AGM

NORMAN HARRIS RIP
Notification received on 22 September of the death of  Past President (2001) Norman Harris. Norman (90), was admitted to hospital on 19 August and sadly passed away on 31 August 2014.  The funeral took place on Wednesday 24 September. Donations, if desired, may be made to Action for Family Carers, c/o Funeral Directors, FE Farrer, 33 High Streety, Billericay CM12 9BA

COMPETITIONS PROPER
SINGLES, 2 WOOD SINGLES, PAIRS, TRIPLES, FOURS  
UNDER 25 SINGLES

SECRETARIES' CUP    BENEVOLENT CUP    UNBADGED SINGLES

DOUBLE FOURS   SHIELD   NORTH ESSEX 4s   SOUTH ESSEX 4s   HOOD CUP

COMMON START TIME FOR COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Bowls England is to introduce a new ruling to regulate the start time in all county rounds leading to the National Championship Finals.
The Board of Bowls England, at its meeting on 17 September, unanimously agreed that from 2016 all County Championship rounds must be played either on weekdays in the evenings, with a start time no earlier than 6pm, or at weekends.
Bowls England Regulation 50.1.3
'All County Championships leading to National Championships shall be played either on weekdays in the evenings with a start time no earlier than 6pm or at weekends. For weekday games an earlier start time may be arranged by mutual agreement between competitors, but in the absence of mutual agreement the start time of 6pm will be adhered to.'

ESSEX COUNTY BOWLING ASSOCIATION 1908-1983
On the occasion of the 75th Anniversary in 1983, the County published a programme of events and included a history of the 75 years. The history article can be viewed from the link below.
75th History

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Bill Nelson and Charlie Butcher

EASTERN COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday 13 September 2014 at Dereham St Nicholas BC.
Singles. Andrew Squire (Maldon) 21 John Rednall (Suffolk) 13
Pairs. Bill Nelson, Charlie Butcher (Ford Sports NP) 22 John Tuffs, Wayne Willgress (Norfolk) 14
Officers Bedford Cup. Pat Finney, John Tully 20 Peter Bird, Brian Taylor (Norfolk) 19 aee

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Unbadged Singles winner Jason Burgess

SUPPLIMENTARY FINALS
DOUBLE FOURS, HOOD CUP, UNBADGED SINGLES, BENEVOLENT CUP SINGLES, SECRETARIES' SINGLES

Saturday 6 September 2014 at Braintree BC.
Double Fours
Pegasus 32 Essex County 46
Dennis Smith, Bob Christmas, Peter Whyte, Ray Bone 15
Lloyd Sabatini, Simon Kittle, Steve Gunnell, Edward Morris 25
Gary Hayward, Colin Dawes, Graham Scott, David Commerford 17
John Stewart, Ian Middlemast, David Dar, Kevin Watkins 21
Hood Cup
Eric Smith, Alan Mathieson, Martyn Gardner, Phil Kyffin (Chelmsford) 16
Colin Jones, Paul Woodford, Mitch Brenner, Mark Nullmeyers (Wanstead Central) 26
Unbadged Singles
Jason Burgess (Wivenhoe) 21 Patrick O'Gara (Loughton) 15
Benevolent Cup
Alan Davey (Haynes Park) 21 Ryan Mann (Silver End) 18
Secretaries' Cup
John Martin (Silver End) 11 Edward Morris (Essex County) 21
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SHIELD FINAL
Sunday 24 August 2014 at Romford BC.
Report by Competition Secretary John Tully.
The Shield final has been completed following a wash out on the original day.  Essex County BC started out 4 up and built a good lead of almost 20 shots, then came an Ilford surge slowly cutting the deficit and moving into a slender lead. As the various rinks finished the Ilford lead was growing until only one rink remained and Ilford were 6 up with 2 ends to play.  ECBC picked up a 2 on the 20th end cutting the lead to 4 with the skips left to bowl ECBC held 3 and a chance of a big count, only to see the Ilford Skip draw shot and force a drive with the last bowl from ECBC which narrowly missed the target, leaving Ilford winners by 5
Details ECBC names first:
A. Seddon, J. Andrews, J. Bunce, S. Gunnell 14
S. MacKay, M. Richardson, T. Hughes, B. Beney 19
B. Glyde, H. Ambrose, L. Sabatini, E. Morris 20
M. Pace, J. Cook, M. Frost, C. Grainger 17
R. Shillitto, S. Kittle, I. Middlemast, D. Dar 25
L. Parnell, B. Piper, D. Betts, M. Wilson 16
L. Watkins, J. Welton, R. Layzell, J. Stewart 12
I. McConnachie, A. Pease, I. Scammell, S. Madgewick 24
Essex County 71 Ilford 76

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SUTTON WINSON UNDER 18 TROPHY
Congratulations to James Fuge (Sth Benfleet & Canvey), above, who though losing in the 1st Round of the main Trophy event, beat Tom Holmes (Herefordshire) 3-0  (Sets), to win the inaugural Sutton Winson Trophy Plate for Under 18's at Leamington Spa.

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Bob Love, Paul Brown. David Fisher

BRONZE MEDAL FOR DAVID FISHER
David Fisher (Colchester West End) with Bob Love and Paul Brown, won Bronze for England at the Commonwealth Games when they beat Scotland 16-12 on the extra end in the Bowls Para-Sport Open Triples B6/B7/B8.

INTER GROUP FINAL
Sunday 27 July 2014 at Chelmsford BC
Group 4 scores first
J. Fleming, A. Linfield, G. Killington S. Reading 14
N. Harvey, A. Loomes, K. Austin, T. Mould 20
S. MacKenzie, A. Smith, R. Bolton, L. Chaplin 28
M. Banning, L. Mercer,D. McFarquhar, C. Skinner 14
S. Corby, C. Fleming, B. Paynes, J. Tully 21
C. Wright, B. Holbrook, G. Hurley, R. Haley 11
T. Sayer, C. D'Arcy, D. Blowes, S. Mitchinson 31
B. Look, T. Ewart, P. Smyth, D. Hardy 16
C. Coombes, A. Boltwood, J. James, S. Pickford 23
D. Stubbing, T. Bird, G. Howell, J. Oakes 16
M. Hodges, M. Rigby, B. Metherell, C. Bryan 18
M. Heath, G. Collis, E. Smith, J. Tebbutt 23
Group 4. 135  Group 8. 100
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2014 Singles Champion Andrew Squire with Trevor Hackett

CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS RESULTS
Saturday 26 July 2014 at Essex County BC
Singles
Steve Mitchinson (Romford) 18 Andrew Squire (Maldon) 21
2 Wood Singles

Andrew Squire (Maldon) 17 Mark Wilson (The Ilford Club) 3
Under 25 Singles
Russell Harmour (Courtauld Halstead) 21 Mark Nullmeyers (Wanstead Central) 19
Pairs
Brendan Glyde, Edward Morris (Essex County) 15 Bill Nelson, Glyn Walls (Ford Sports (Newbury Park)) 16
Triples
John Stewart, Kevin Watkins, Aaron Lyons (Essex County) 16 Alan Boltwood (sub) Chris Coombes, Scot Reading, (Nigel Smith) (Romford) 17 aee
Fours
Brendan Glyde, John Stewart, Kevin Watkins, Edward Morris (Essex County) 20 Terry Lichkin, Russell Hughes, Paul Woodford, Mitch Brenner (Wanstead Central) 5
EBUA Officials. Steve Black, Paul Costin, Tony Hatch, Roy Smith
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Middleton Cup Team

ASHFORD CUP FINAL
Sunday 13 July 2014 at Wanstead BC
Group 4, 127  (8) Group 2, 109 (4)
   Results
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SEMI-FINAL RESULTS
Saturday 12 July 2014 at Essex County BC
Singles  
Mark Nullmeyers (Wanstead Central) 16 Steve Mitchinson (Romford) 21
Stuart Lowe (The Springhouse) 16 Andrew Squire (Maldon) 21
2 Wood Singles
Martin Spencer (Dunmow) 6 Andrew Squire (Maldon) 15
Mark Wilson (The Ilford Club) 16 Pat Riley (The Springhouse) 9
Under 25 Singles
James Fuge  (Sth Benfleet & Canvey 10 Russell Harmour (Courtauld Halstead) 21
Mitchell Young (The Springhouse) 15 Mark Nullmeyers (Wanstead Central) 21
Pairs
Brendan Glyde, Edward Morris (Essex County) 22 Tony Seddon, Steve Gunnell (Essex County) 17
Ryan Mann, Karl Lodge (Silver End) 10 Bill Nelson, Charlie Butcher (Sub for Glyn Walls) (Ford Sports NP) 23
Triples
Doug Brown, Malcolm Smith, Derek Wheeler (Arclight) 16
John Stewart, Kevin Watkins, Aaron Lyons (Essex County) 18
Dave Baxter, Mark Nullmeyers, Andrew Coultrup (Wanstead Central) 15
Chris Coombs, Scot Reading, Nigel Smith (Romford) 20
Fours
Trevor Cole, Joe Crane, Phil Cooper (Sub for Laurie Freeman), Peter Halliday (Clacton on Sea) 6
Brendan Glyde, John Stewart, Kevin Watkins, Edward Morris (Essex County) 24
Terry Lichkin, Russell Hughes, Paul Woodford, Mitch Brenner (Wanstead Central) 19
Bob Christmas, Andy Swann, Ray Bone, Mark Christmas (Pegasus) 17
EBUA Officials. Pat Bickford, Eddie Hall, Tony Hatch, Bill Luck, Vince O'Connor, Bob Penny,  Roy Smith

WALLY BALL SHIELD FINAL
Sunday 6 July at Witham BC
Group 6 retained the Wally Ball Shield beating Group 8 by 3 rinks to 1, 6-2 pts

COUNTY COACH
Jim Munday our County Coach has decided to retire. The County Association would like to thank him for all the work he has carried out in the past and wish him well for the future. Applications for the post of County Coach should be sent to the County Secretary Alex Wightman.

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