Tues 15th August - Peggys Day
Thirty six members took part in the midweek Peggys Day competition. In what used to be a Ladies comp in honour of Peggy Bates, this year was opened up to all Club members. There were 12 triples, each playing 3 rounds of 6 ends with the scores for each round accumulated for the final points total.
Winners were Steve Legge, Barbara Williams and Keith Walmsley (pictured).
Runners up were Pat Flood, Patricia Heather and Trevor Plank.
Sun 13th August - Ron Errington
Mixed Two Wood Triples
Twenty four members took part in the Ron Errington competition on a sunny Sunday afternoon. There were 8 triples, each playing 4 rounds of 6 ends, with 2 points for a win.
Taking the trophy with a maximum of 8 points was Ken Brand, Sally Emes and Sid Stubbs (pictured).
Runners up were Pat Flood, Peter Lowe and Tricia Brand with 6 points.
6th August - Ron Plews Cup & Memorial Trophy
A good turnout of 40 members contested the Ron Plews & Memorial competition between the Men and Ladies.
5 rinks were contested with a resounding triumph by 113 to 81 points to the Men. The only Ladies triumph came from the team of Stella Briton, Denise Bounds, Val Hayes and Patricia Heather.
The most comfortable win for the men was Terry Robson, James Williamson, Ray Walker and Mens Captain, Peter Lowe with a 35-14 score over the Ladies Captains team.
Sun 16th July -
Hetty Foster Mixed Triples
The fine weather prevailed for the Hetty Foster 3 wood mixed triples competition. 24 members competed in 8 teams of triples, each team playing 4 rounds of 6 ends. After 3 rounds there were 2 teams in contention and the draw saw them meeting in the final round.
The winners, by 1 point with 3 wins from 4, were Debbie Walmsley, Derek Flood and Margaret Clark (pictured).
Runners up, with 2 wins and a draw were Val Hayes, Sally Emes and Terry Robson.
Sun 2nd July - Alvera Plate
The weather was kind and one could not complain about the green, well maybe one!
There was a "Spider" competition before the main event, which was won by Charles Rolph.
Twelve pairs took to the green for the Alvera Plate, mixed pairs, 2 wood competition, with each pair playing 4 rounds of 10 ends.
With 2 pairs gaining maximum points, the result was decided by shot difference with Sid Stubbs and Val Hayes (pictured) winning by a 3 shot difference over Charles Rolph and Patricia Heather.
Sat 10th June - Presidents Day
Presidents Day took the form of a competition between the Captains and President. With a playing strength of 34 members on the day, the match consisted of 3 triples and 2 rinks.
With the Captains winning 2 out of the 3 triples, the Presidents teams delivered with the 2 rink wins to give the President an overall win 3-2. The countback on shots proved just how close the match was with a score of 83 to 82 in favour of the President.
The day was rounded off with a meal and wine in the Clubhouse.
Sun 21st May - The Earls (Mixed Triples)
The Club Competition events continued with a good turn out of 30 members for The Earls competition with 10 teams of triples competing for the trophy. Winners on the day were Alan Jenkins, Charles Rolph and Veronica Wells with Derek Flood, James Williamson and Catherine Bull as runners-up.
Sorry there are no pictures. The photographer was returning from Portugal that day.
Sat 29th April - Ladies Challenge
The summer bowling season got under way with a turn out of 48 members for the Ladies Challenge on Saturday. This is primarily a Ladies practice against the Men for anyone who has entered County Competitions , however on this occasion the Ladies were beaten on 5 rinks with only a win for Margaret Tinton, Sandra Ringshaw, Becky Smith and Myra Smith. The overall score was Men 162 points Ladies 87 points.
Hartswood League Pairs
Stella Briton and Sandra Ringshaw won the Hartswood League Pairs Competition this year. They were presented with their trophy at the presentation day spoon drive hosted by Upminster Bowls Club.
Sat 26th August - Essex County Unbadged Pairs at Chelmsford Bowling Club
Hazel Pudney and Michelle Carlin having made it to the final stages of the County Unbadged pairs event came up against a Chelmsford pair in the morning semi-final. Even though their opponents had home advantage, coming from behind, the score at 20 ends was 17-17. A single shot on the last end secured a 18-17 win. So into the final against a pair from Danbury. Clawing their way back to 19-19, the task took its toll and they finally went down 27-19.
Tues 8th August -
Women's National Fours Championships at Leamington
Congratulations to Myra Smith, Becky Smith, Sandra Ringshaw and Margaret Tinton, taking 3rd Place in the County Competition gave them a place in the National Finals at Leamington.
Our Ladies got through the 1st Round of the National Championships beating Ryde Marina, Isle of Wight 25-18, but were beaten 21-7 in the 2nd Round by Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire .
Sat 29th July - Ladies County Triples
Congratulations to Rebecca Smith, Myra Smith and Stella Briton playing in the County Finals at Harlow Bowls Club on Saturday 29th July. The final was against a team from Rainham and the whole match was played in the pouring rain. It was a very close game, the score being 12 all after 16 ends. Then Rainham gained 3 on the 17th end. So going into the last end one could well have thought it was all over, but our team were not going to lose lying down and all played well with a brilliant last wood from Rebecca giving our ladies the 4 needed for a win!
In the National Finals at Leamington in August they were beaten in the first round.
Sat 29th July -
Ladies County 2 Wood
Congratulations to Rebecca Smith on winning the County 2 wood singles competition at Harlow on Saturday 29th July, with a score of 15-10 against Joan Evans of Arclight. This gives her a place in the 2 wood National Finals at Leamington.
Sat 27th May - Upminster Friendly
A mixed friendly of 4 Triples at Upminster Bowling Club resulted in a loss of 3 rinks to 1. The only win coming from Skip - Hazel Pudney, Denise Bounds and Bob Pudney.
Sat 20th May - Ladies Top Club Competition
The Ladies won their Top Club Competition on Saturday 20th against Elm Park by a total of 11 shots and will now play Liberty in the next round on Saturday 17th June 10.30am at home.
Sun 7th May - Orsett Friendly
The first mixed friendly of the season at Orsett Bowling Club resulted in an honorable draw with 2 rinks each but an overall loss by 64 points to 76.