2017 News



to 15 year old Yasmina Hasan of Goldalming & Farncombe on being placed third in the Youth Sports Personality of the Year category at the recent 2017 Sport Godalming Awards.


In addition to her individual achievements, Yasmina was a member of our Amy Rose team which exceeded all expectations by reaching the semi-finals at Leamington this year. 


We look forward to following Yasmina’s promising career in the future, particularly in next year’s Sutton Winson Competition at Leamington.


Well done!



15th December Note from Disabiity Bowls England

We are hoping clubs will organise a "Try Bowls" session for people with a

disability in their towns and attach a poster for clubs to print and add their details. Posters could be displayed in a community centre, surgeries, library, other sports & social clubs, care homes, special schools etc..


It would be great to hear if any clubs organise an event and happy to put details on Disability Bowls web site Disabilitybowlsengland.org.uk. We may be able to arrange for a member of Disability Bowls England to attend. Photos and a short report after the event will also help in spread awareness.


30th November   Note from Bowls England re new Portfolios bringing Coaching and

Development to the Fore and details of Application for new Coaching and Development and Audit & Review positions 


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. 



1st November   Details about a Coach Bowls Conference added (see www.bowlsengland.com news dated 31st October)


22nd October   Revised 2018 Provisional Colour Calendar see Menu on Left


19th October Details of the 2018 Presidents Tour added on HOME Menu

(NB: you dont have to be badged to go on the tour).


9th October Our Surrey Ladies came 9th in the 2017 Benevolent Triples. 


26th September   Many CONGRATULATIONS to Debbie Seward (EGHAM) and

Margaret Smith (SUTTON) who have been selected to play for England in the BWIBC International Series in Belfast 17th to 19th June 2018.




Benevolent Fund donations


As most of you know, Jill Huggett, our Secretary and Treasurer of the County Benevolent Fund had a nasty accident during the summer months.  Since the fall Jill has not been well and although she had intended to continue as Secretary until the AGM, she has been unable to do so and has therefore relinquished her position.  Jan Pedersen, kindly took over the role as a stop gap measure until a replacement could be found.


I am delighted to say that Caroline Duarte of Southey BC has offered to take on the position of County Benevolent Fund Secretary and Treasurer and we are delighted to welcome her in this vital role.  Caroline has taken on these duties with immediate effect but will be elected to the position in the usual way at our AGM in November.  Meantime, until such time as we can get the bank mandates sorted out which, as you will appreciate, can be a somewhat lengthy process, please send all cheque donations to either myself or Jan Pedersen.


Any requests for the Christmas gifts should be forwarded to Caroline at carolineduarte48@gmail.com  These can then be picked up at the AGM in November.


Many thanks

Sheron Mitchell

SCWBA Secretary



CONGRATULATIONS to the following:-


SUTTON who were semi finalists in the BE TOP CLUB at Leamington - unfortunately losing by a narrow margin 72-74.


AMY ROSE team who were semifinalists also to SUTTON who were Finalists in the Tony Allcock Trophy


SOUTHEY who reached the finals of the National Fours at Leamington. They lost to Cambridge Park in Middlesex a club within 7-8 miles of Southey - Well done for getting to the finals


SUTTON - Sharmishta Patel, Maureen Vandrau and Pat Bourne who won the Surrey Benevolent Triples.




7th June -Our National Fours 2016 Winners from Egham (Doreen Hankin, Glenda Dexter, Norma Beales and Pauline Clark)represented England in the BIWBC Championships this weekend at LLandrindod Wells. They WON 30-21 in the Prelim Round against Scotland, WON 22-10 against Wales  in the semi finals and WON 17-16 on the extra end against Jersey in the Finals. WELL DONE.


Debbie Sarratt (Egham) played in the Bowls England Womens Senior International Series at Llandrindod Wells helping England to win the series. Margaret Smith (Sutton) was a Travelling Reserve 



6th April - Note from County Secretary re Smoking click here


23rd February - Give Bowls a Try for a link  Click Here


9th February - To all Surrey County Competitors 

As announced at the October Council meeting Surrey will now have three teams from each of the normal five disciplines going to Leamington to represent the County.  Therefore following semi-finals day on Monday 10th July there will be play-off games for the 2-wood singles, Championship Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours on Thursday 13th July at Old Coulsdon.  We have provided a further play-off date on Wednesday 19 July at Windlesham should it be required due to double-ups.


16th January - Letter from Alzheimers Society re County Donation of

£1900 for President Sandras Charity click here


10th January - The Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) announce that the

Play Bowls Package Funding Scheme will come into effect on 1st April 2017 until 31st March 2021. See Bowls England News of 10th Jan for more details


4th January - The existing law states that when (stick-on) markers

(i.e. stickers) are used, all members of a team or side must have markers with the same colour and design. The law provides that they may be of different sizes where the manufacturers' rings are of different sizes. The only new change to the law provides that these markers may also be of different sizes when the distinguishing marks on bowls are different in size ( i.e. when there are no rings on the non-bias side. See Bowls England News of 3rd Jan for more details



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 the briefing document under http://www.activesurrey.com/clubs/inclusivesport





It is with great sadness we have heard that the following passed away 



MARIE SAILES of Sutton on 18th December. The funeral was on 18th January at St Clements Roman Catholic Church Ewell KT19 0BW.


MAUREEN WORWELL's funeral was held yesterday (10th January). Maureen bowled out of Mid Surrey and before then she bowled at Barnes. We understand she passed away just before Christmas. 


VERA HADRILL a County Player from Croydon BC the funeral was on Monday 16th January at 2:15pm at Croydon Crematorium


SUE ANDREWS who played at Wimbledon Park and Southey and in both the Johns and Walker cup tournaments. Her funeral was held on 21st March 2017 at Eastbourne Crematorium.


FAY HOLLAMBY of Merton Park who was their Champion of Champions in 2016 and had entered into the 2017 competition. Her funeral was held on Friday 17th March at North East Surrey Crematorium


LIZ TRACEY of Sutton She started bowling at Carshalton Ladies in the 1990's and moved to Sutton in 2007 where she bowled till 2014 retiring due to ill-health. She had been a social member and great supporter of Surrey rarely missing semi finals and finals days. Her funeral was on Tuesday 2nd May at North East Surrey Crematorium.


MARJORIE HEATH of Old Coulsdon who was a Badged player and was 98. Her funeral was held on Friday 30th June at Worth Crematorium (Crawley) and afterwards at Old Coulsdon Bowls Club.


ELSIE SHELDRICK of Caterham passed away on Wednesday 21st June


HONOR GOODGE of Auriol Park who was a regular tourist with the County. The funeral was on 18th July at Randalls Park Crematorium.


JEAN CARDER MBE who was our County Secretary from 1988 to 1996 and Assistant Secretary 1985-1988. (She was awarded her MBE in 1985 for her work in the Civil Service). Jean was a National Selector for the EWBA Group 4 between 1992-1996 and served on the EWBA Dinner Committee between 1991-1995.  Jean's funeral was held at Randalls Park Crematorium on Monday 25th September 2017.


MAUREEN JAMES who was an active County Bowler in the 1990's. Her funeral was held on the 6th September at All Saints’ Church, Warlingham.


SYLVIA DEARDS  a county badged player of Caterham who was in her 93rd year. She played in the Johns Trophy and was SCWBA Zone 2 Secretary 1986-2002. Her funeral was held at West Chapel Croydon Crematorium.


BETTY TYAS  a county badged player of Tongham passed away 6th October 2017.  Her funeral was held on Thursday 9th November at Aldershot Crematorium.


JOY CROOK formerly of Croydon BC passed away 21st November.  Her funeral was on 14th December at Croydon Crematorium