22nd March The draws for the 2019 County Competitions have now been added CLICK HERE

 

 

from BOWLS ENGLAND

 

NEW-LOOK TO BOWLS INTERNATIONAL HOT SHOTS CLUB

 

The beloved Bowls International Hot Shots Club, famous throughout the bowls playing world, has undergone an image overhaul for 2019. Launched more than 20 years ago to reward players achieving a maximum score on one end of a competitive pairs, triples or fours match, the world’s biggest and most exclusive bowls club remains as popular as ever. The much-valued certificates that recognise the feat are signed by 15 times world champion Tony Allcock MBE and take pride of place in the clubs and homes of bowlers all over the globe.

 

Silver enamel lapel badges and various coloured bowls stickers are also available to highlight the achievement and for the first time this summer, with bowlers achieving three Hot Shots in the same year able to apply for a coveted gold badge. Certificates are free and all Hot Shots applicants are featured both in the Bowls International magazine and on their website. Postage is set at £2.20 for all items. Teams are also encouraged to send in pictures, which will be published each month. Bowls International’s designated Hot Shots co-ordinator, Ceris Hewlings, can be contacted on 07511 835029 or by emailing hotshots@bowlsinternational.com

 

To apply, fill in a form see below or go to www.bowlsinternational.com and click on ‘Hotshots’. With prices starting at just £29.99 for a year, a subscription to Bowls International is excellent value for money, with informative and inspiring articles for everyone to enjoy. The monthly magazine features varied pieces, which are of benefit to grass roots players through to the elite level – a subscription order form

 

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  VICTRIX LUDORUM

 

Due to an omission of points awarded, Margaret Smith (Sutton) is now joint winner with Rachel Winter (Egham). Our sincere apologies to both Rachel and Margaret.  Steps are being taken to ensure such an error does not occur again.

 

TIGER BOWLS WORLD INVITATION

 

17th January Message from Bowls England

 

Further to the news releases on Thursday 3rd January, I am delighted to confirm that there has now been sufficient interest for a women’s rink to enter both the Tiger Bowls World Invitation and the One Belt One Road World Invitation, which will take place in Hong Kong and China in March.

 

The individuals endorsed are:

Emily Ferguson (Kent), Teresa Orriss (Surrey), Steph Crates (Surrey) and Margaret Smith (Surrey)

 

Bowls England wishes these players the best of luck for both Tournaments.

 

4th January Congratulations to CHARLIE SOUTER on his endorsement by Bowls England to compete in the Tiger Bowls World Invitation event in Hong Kong in March. Charlie is in a team of 12 bowlers participating in this prestigious event poised to become one of the signature bowls events on the International Bowls Calendar. Being one of the largest annual International Lawn Bowls events in the world Tiger Bowls has, in the past, attracted over 500 bowlers to take part in the event.

 

29th December  Surrey County Women’s Bowling Association would like to congratulate Enid Bakewell, formerly member of Sutton BC and County badged player, on receiving an MBE in the New Year Honours List for services to women’s cricket.  Her batting was as outstanding as her bowling!

 

 

COUNTY VACANCY

 

We currently have a vacancy for an ASSISTANT SECRETARY. If you are interested in helping the County please contact Sheron Mitchell.

 

 

15th November BOWLS SURREY

Following the decision passed unanimously at the Annual General Meetings of both the SCBA and SCWBA the unified County Organisation will be renamed  'Bowls Surrey'. There will be one Constitution that will cover the administration of the Organisation. There will be no change to the way in which each Association operates, they will continue as SCBA and SCWBA and carry out their day to day activities such as competitions etc​. as they do at present. The one major change is that there will be only one AGM in November 2018. A review of the Rules and Regulations is being carried out at present and in the meantime the Rules and Regulations from the previous Constitutions should be used.