CONGRATULATIONS to Gill Platt of Milford who was part of the winning South East Team in the DBE Inter-Regional Competitions at Daventry on 18th September. She was also selected to play for DBEv BE Presidents Select Team at Didcot BC on 31st July. She has been invited to an International Trial on November 6th at Solihull. Well done Gill.
ACTIVESURREY wants to increase opportunites for disabled people to
participate in sport and physical activity in Surrey. If you fancy helping by being a coach see their website http://www.activesurrey.com
- Gemma Barnett, Shan Maylin, Debbie Sarratt, Margaret Smith, Debbie Souter and reserve Pat Bourne who were invited to attend a Womens Senior International Trial at Leamington on September 24th. Debbie Sarratt (EGHAM) was invited to play at LLandidrod Wells on June 17th to 19th 2017 with Margaret Smith (SUTTON) as Non-Travelling Reserve.
- The ladies from EGHAM (Doreen Hankin, Glenda Dexter, Norma Beales and Pauline Clark) who have WON the FINAL of the NATIONAL FOURS - there was some very fine bowling by the whole team.
- Sharmishta Patel, Maureen Vandrau and Margaret Smith (SUTTON) who are RUNNERS-UP in the NATIONAL TRIPLES.
- EGHAM on reaching the Semi Finals of the Womens TOP CLUB at Leamington. Unfortunately they lost to Kings BC of Devon 67-72 in a close-run competition.
- Sharmishta Patel (SUTTON) in the BE Champion of Champions, Pam Garden (EGHAM) in the 2 Wood Singles, OLD COULSDON in the Tony Allcock Trophy, our girls in the Amy Rose Trophy for reaching their respective QUARTER FINALS
- Sandra Greatorex (sub for Debbie Souter), Elizabeth Anderson and Shan Maylin of SOUTHEY who WON the Surrey BENEVOLENT TRIPLES on Saturday 27th August Click here for Surrey details - Nationally they came 8th
- ZONE 3 for winning the INTER-ZONE Phyl Hill Trophy
(For a summary of LEAMINGTON RESULTS including Tony Allcock Trophy, Triples/Fours/Top Club and Amy Rose Trophy )
Bowls England have appointed Mrs Pauline Biddlecombe as the new secretary of the Womens Bowling Benevolent Fund (Mrs Huggett remains our County Benevolent Secretary)
2 WOOD DAY 2016
From 190 entries for this day only 100 turned up.
Zone 1 29 entries 16 turned up at Supreme
Zone 2 63 entries 39 turned up at Croydon
Zone 3 43 entries 23 turned up at Sutton
Zone 4 55 entries 22 turned up at Burpham
Notice from Bowls Development Alliance (BDA)
We are delighted to inform you that the Bowls Development Alliance have been successful in applying
to the National Lottery Awards in the Sport category with Just Bowl. From over 600 applications, Just Bowl came 3rd in the public
Just Bowl has had an impact in such a short period of time and to see how many individuals and organisations have come together to ensure more people get involved in sport at all levels. Just Bowl has been delivered for the last 18 months, engaging over 1700 new participants in to the sport of Bowls. Over 600 of those are participants with a disability. This delivery has been a key factor in our progress towards the targets set within our Whole Sport Plan 2013-2017. Throughout this time, we have worked with 74 different organisations across 138 projects nationally, training 151 new session leaders, who now deliver within their own places of work. We are immensely proud of the developments with Just Bowl and grateful for the support and engagement from all of our partners and deliverers. We have a fantastic opportunity to promote not only Just Bowl, but the sport of Bowls nationally. For further information on Just Bowl and to see some of the incredible people we’ve met along the way, you can visit our website: www.justbowl.org or our Twitter feed - @BDAJustBowl
For message from ex President Maureen Stone on her birthday click here
At the Bowls England AGM in February 2016 the addition of three National Championships to begin in 2017 was announced. Namely being;
Men’s Senior Fours (55 and Over on 1st April annually) – 21 ends/Two bowls each player
Women’s Senior Fours (55 and Over on 1st April annually) – 21 ends/Two bowls each player
Men’s Junior Pairs (Under 25 years on 1st April annually) – 18 ends/Four bowls each player
These new championship events will be administered within each county as per all other National Championship events, with the winner ONLY from each county qualifying for the National Championships at Leamington Spa.
Bowls England recommends that the start time for the Junior Pairs will be no earlier than 7pm on a weekday (unless mutually agreed otherwise). The two players may be from different clubs, but they must both be affiliated to clubs within the same county and have entered all other National Championship events from the same county.
All four players in the Senior Fours must come from the same club, and must represent that same club from which all other National Championship events have been entered. The National Winners of the Senior Fours will be England’s representatives at the following year’s British Isles Championships. The Tony Allcock Trophy (60 and Over on 1st April annually) will continue in its current form.
Our SURREY Ladies Pat Bourne(SUTTON), Margaret Smith (SUTTON). Gemma Barnett (CHEAM) and Debbie Sarratt (EGHAM) played for England in the BWIBC International Series in Edinburgh June 19th to 21st 2016. Shan Maylin (SOUTHEY) was also in the squad
Should any of her old bowling friends wish to contact her, PEARL SELWYN formerly of Ember BC is now living at: Bar Lavington Manor, Burton Park Road, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 0JS Tel No. 01798 343678
CONGRATULATIONS to Kelly McCarthy (Old Dean) and Rachel Winter (Egham) who were invited to attend the Womens Junior International Trial on 30th May at Leamington.
The 2016 Bowls England Yearbook contained some minor errors with regard to the results of the Women's Bowling Benevolent Fund Triples Competition in 2015. Bowls England would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by this error.(NB Surrey Ladies remain placed 17th)
MERTON BC SAVED.
The County wishes to congratulate Club Secretary Tina Smith and all the members on their sterling efforts in persuading Merton Council to keep the green open for 2016.
The personal commitment of Tina and her colleagues in raising 2500 signatures to the council against the closure has to be admired.
Well done to you all and let's hope the council see the error of it's ways for 2017 and beyond