Well done to Eamonn Smyth who came back from 16-3 down with just 45 minutes left to play, to win 19-17 against Margaret Tinton in the Clockhouse Challenge Final.
Sat 20th August -
Myra's 50th Anniversary
53 people turned up to celebrate with Myra, her 50 years of bowling. There were 5 rinks of triples played. Not only were we treated to Fish & Chips and Tea & Biscuits, we also had the sunshine. Congratulations to Steve Legge, Patricia Heather & Douglas Baxter on their overall victory. A great afternoon for all concerned. Well done & thank you to Myra.
Myra with David Wakefield, her partner when winning the 1988 National Mixed Pairs.
Tues 16th August -
Ladies Peggy's Day
Peggy's Day was played in nice weather and well organised by Captain Sheila Sumner with teams of triples.
Winners on the day were Debbie Walmsley, Sandra Ringshaw and Denise Bounds, seen here with their prizes.
"Three lovely bags"
Runners-up, just one shot behind, were Pat Flood, Jean Saw and Sally Emes.
Sun 14th August - Ron Errington Trophy
The Ron Errington
Trophy, a mixed triples competition was blessed with a lovely sunny day.
The winners were
Val Nightingale, Derek Baldwin and Sandra Ringshaw.
Runners up were Catherine Bull, Ron Hilditch and Ken Smith.
Sun 17th July - Hetty Foster
This years Hetty Foster was a mixed triples competition with an entry of 30 arranged in 10 triples.
Following a light shower at the planned start time, no surprize there! the competition was a humid sunny affair.
After 3 rounds of 6 ends the unbeaten winners were Val Nightingale, Peter Lowe and Veronica Wells.
Hetty Foster runners up Sally Emes, Terry Robson and Pat Flood.
Sun 10th July - Mens Silver Jubilee Trophy and Plate
Following a drizzly start to the afternoon, this re-arranged competition finally got under way. Twelve competitors went into the draw with a 2 wood knockout, with winners progressing to the Trophy knockout stage and losers to the plate knockout stage. Each final was then a 3 player contest.
Overall winner of the Jubilee Trophy was Dave Milton with Jack Britan the runner-up. The Plate was won by Martin Wales with Ron Hilditch runner-up.
Many thanks go to the Ladies for volunteering for marking duties.
Sun 3rd July Selected Pairs
The Mens Selected Pairs competition took place in the sunshine, contested by only 8 pairs, a bit of a disappointing turnout considering membership numbers.
However in a closely contested event, one pair managed to win all of their 4 games with a total of 8 points. The winning pair was Alan Jenkins and Alan Robson, runners up with 6 points were Ken Smith and Bob Pudney.
Sun 19th June - Alvera Plate
The weather was good for the annual Alvera Plate competition.
Congratulations to the winners, Sandra Ringshaw and Alan Robson winning all 4 of their rounds played. Runners up were Pat Flood and Terry Robson.
Sun 22nd May - The Earls
The weather was kind to us for the annual Earls competition.
Congratulations to winners Jack Briton Tony Hayes and Sheila Sumner. Runners up were Ron Hilditch, Val Hayes and Eve Harnwell.
Tues 2nd August - Colin Morton Trophy
John Acreman, Tony Hayes, Ron Hilditch, Mike Long, Peter Lowe, Denis Mills, Bob Pearce played the semi-final of the Colin Morton Trophy. Sadly we came up against a strong Brentwood team losing on both rinks. Nevertheless a great performance to reach the semis.
Thurs 7th July County Pairs
Hazel Pudney and Sandra Ringshaw were unsuccessful in the A2 Area Final held at Liberty, being beaten by Drums pair June O'Neill and Serena Madgewick.
Sun 22nd May - Ashford Cup
Doug Baxter and Dennis Mills represented Group 4 v Group 2 in the Ashford Cup on Sunday at Radwinter (Near Saffron Walden) winning in both our rinks. Unfortunately other rinks lost, hence 4-2 down (one being by the solitary shot) 3-3 would have been a good score to take into next week’s match at West Mersea.
Sun 1st May - Champions v The Rest (BDA) Triples
The early season Champions v The Rest (BDA) Triples match took place on Sunday 1st May at Kings Chase.
The result, in lovely weather and on a lovely track, was a substantial win for The Rest, with our trio of Doug Baxter, Keith Brown & Roger Tallentire providing the most resounding result of the day, winning their rink by a comfortable 30 - 10.
After the match the draw was made for the first round of this year's Roger Burdon Trophy, as follows:-
Elm Park v Bantham & Ongar
Brentwood v Harold Hill
Gidea Park v Kings Chase
Rainham v Clockhouse
Ingatestone v Upminster
Liberty v Central Essex
Romford v Billericay
Haynes Park v Hutton Poplars