2013 News


Congratulations to Pat Bourne (PURLEY BURY) who is in the 2014 Women's Senior International Team to defend the British Isles Series in Jersey from June 15th to June 17th 2014. Also to Kylie Hampton (KNAPHILL) who is a Travelling Reserve. 



CONGRATULATIONS TO Sheila Seddon, Gill Platt and Zoe Hollins of MILFORD  for winning the Surrey Benevolent Triples see MATCH PROGRAMMES

(National Placing 12th)

Gill Platt (MILFORD) took part in an assessment at Leamington Spa on Sunday 22nd September 2013 to be considered for a place in the England Physically Disabled Triples Team which forms part of the England Bowls Squad to compete in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. 


The squad, consistS of 5 able bodied ladies, 5 able bodied men, a physically disabled team and a mixed visually impaired pair.



Gill Platt (MILFORD) is the Non-Travelling Reserve - WELL DONE GILL She wishes to thank everyone who has given her support over the last few weeks.



The Commonwealth Games are from 23rd July to 3rd August 2014.  Gill played three in the winning National Championships Fours team this year at Leamington.and will also be playing in the British Isles Championships in Jersey on 13th and 14th June 2014.





SUTTON 'B' played in the quarter-finals of The Tony Allcock Trophy (the Mixed Over 60s Double Rinks) losing 28-41 against Broadway BC Worcestershire. Well done Sutton for getting to Worthing. They qualified by winning by beating Egham. They then went to Enfield to play Bush Hill Park BC (the Middx/Berks winners). Sutton won by the narrow margin of 34-32 to qualify for the quarter-finals,



CHEAM players Di and Mike McDonagh reached the last 16 at Worthing in the Mixed Pairs but lost to a team from Somerset 17-23. A Mixed Fours team from OLD COULSDON of Jenny Haysom, Marjorie Cole, Josh Grant and John Wilson reached the last 16 at Worthing but lost by one shot to a team from Oxfordshire 17-18. WELL DONE to both mixed teams for getting to Worthing


HORLEY BC have given a very generous donation of £150 for our Benevolent Fund. They had a very successful President's Day and an ESL day to mark their Centenary.

The BENEVOLENT FUND fund is for us all to benefit, so please don't forget to use it.  Let Sandra Tracey know if one of your lady members is unfortunately poorly.  It is so nice when you are feeling 'under the weather' to receive a gift and a cheerful card.Sandra can be contacted by telephone on 01737 850190 See details under SUPPORT



  BOWLS INTERNATIONAL (September 2013 edition) has details of our Fours Winners and Over 55 Pairs Winners also a write up of the Amy Rose  final against Devon


WELL DONE to all our Surrey Finalists for getting to Leamington and Worthing




Norma Beales and Inger Newman from EGHAM have won the Bowls England National 55 & Over Pairs. The team played four games to reach the final against Brimfield and Little Hereford, Herefordshire who they beat 22-13. Many congratulations to both the ladies from Egham.




The team of Sheila Seddon, Zoe Hollins, Gill Platt and Carolyne Stevens (MILFORD) have won the Bowls England National Championships Fours. The team played five games to reach the final against Gloucestershire B who they beat 19-12. Many congratulations to all four.








EGHAM Bowls Club (Surrey Top Club Winners) beat Poole Park of Dorset in the TOP CLUB Semi Finals and met Oxford City & County in the Finals. Egham were narrowly beaten 67-58 to take the runners up place. 







Congratulations to Stephanie Elgar (WINDLESHAM) who reached the semi finals of the National 55 & Over Singles and lost by one shot 20-21.


Well done to Rachel Winter (WIMBLEDON PARK) and Kelly McCarthy (EGHAM) for reaching the semi finals of the National Junior Pairs. 


Congratulations to Rachel Winter (WIMBLEDON PARK) who reached the quarter Finals of the National Junior Singles.


Our AMY ROSE (Under 31) Double Rink Squad got to the final but unfortunately lost to Devon. Well done girls for getting so far.


For photos of Leamington 2013 Winners see Bowls England site here.


Click on the line below to see Results from Leamington
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Our President Maureen would like to thank everyone for making her Presidents Day so successful, The bowling in the afternoon was enjoyed by those participating or watching - thanks to Ann and Doreen for organising it.  The meal afterwards completed the day and Maureen would like to thank George and the caterers for  providing such delicious food. Thanks to her club Sutton for providing the facilities for the day and to all who donated to her Charity Shooting Stars/Chase.



England have won the British Isles Senior International Series held at St Vincent's B.C. Glasgow from Sunday 16th June to Tuesday 18th June 2013.They beat Wales by one shot (118-117); Ireland 130 - 88; Scotland 131 - 96; Jersey 135-99 to regain the Eve Trophy. Pat Bourne (Purley Bury) played 3 to Wendy King (Kent) and their rink won all their games - the only rink to be 100% winners. Details of this appeared in Bowls International August 2013 edition.


CLICK HERE to see photos of Pat in the British Isles Senior Internationals

Click below for details about the newly designed County Shirt and Order Form
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Bowls International June 2013 edition had a picture of Maureen (our President) together with a short description of her bowling career up to the present day

Congratulations to Pauline Biddlecombe our BE representative and Southey bowler for completing the Milford Track in New Zealand a journey of 53.5km. She was raising money for the Visually Impaired World Bowls Championships in July 2013 at Worthing and to date has now raised £1,755. (Thanks for all those who have sponsored her).


On reaching New Zealand she had a 2 hours coach journey and 1¼ hours boat trip before starting the walk over 3 nights and 4 days, walking 6 to 8 hours a day in continuous rain as well as sunshine. It included crossing a rope bridge, wading through thigh-high ice cold water and climbing to the top of a 3,500 foot mountain taking the “Emergency Track” for the descent because of previous bad weather.

The Ladies Section of the Surrey Bowls Association wish to convey our sadness at the death of former SCBA President Deric Homes. His funeral took place at Randalls Park Crematorium on Friday 31st May and afterwards at Oxshott BC.

Congratulations to Pat Bourne (Purley Bury) who was selected for the Senior International Series held at St Vincent's B.C. Glasgow from Sunday 16th June to Tuesday 18th June 2013. Also to Kylie Hampton (Knaphill) who has been selected as Travelling Reserve for the Junior International Series to be held at Royal Leamington Spa on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July.

Debbie Sarratt (Egham), Kylie Hampton (Knaphill) and Pat Bourne (Purley Bury) were selected for Senior International trials with Kylie Hampton and Rachel Winter (Wimbledon Park) both being selected for Junior International trials.  Gemma Barnett (Cheam Ladies) was selected as non-travelling reserve for the seniors.  Both Junior and Senior trials were held at Norgren B.C. Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire on Saturday 18th May and Sunday 19th May.


Congratulations to Shirley West of Castle Green Bowls Club.  Shirley was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen's New Year Honours List for her services to the British Heart Foundation and all her other charity work in Guildford.  Shirley has also in the past been seen on television in the Paul O;Grady show.  Shirley says she loves Guildford and is proud to be a Guildfordian

Maureen Vandrau (Sutton) was installed as President at our AGM on 20th November, together with Maxine Glazebrook (Ember) as SVP and Zoe Hollins (Milford) as JVP.  Two new Life Members were appointed, Gill Platt (Milford) retiring Year Book Secretary and Jennifer Cryer retiring Benevolent Secretary and Treasurer.  New Year Book Secretary and Webmistress Marianne Ward (Egham) was appointed together with Sandra Tracey (Banstead Neville) as new Benevolent  Secretary and Treasurer.