2019 NEWS



PRESIDENT PENNY at the Cheam Fields Ladies Invitation Day


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18th December Newsletter from David Lokkerbol (County Coaching Co-ordinator) click here


25th November Essex’s Jasmine Wilson, Lincolnshire’s Penny Strong and Devon’s Sophie Tolchard scooped the Women’s Bowler of the Year awards at the Bowls England Women’s Annual Dinner and Presentation of Prizes in Coventry on Saturday (23rd November).


Well done to Margaret Smith (SUTTON) who was entered onto the short list of Senior Women of the Year.


6th November CONGRATULATIONS to Jenny Baird, Lorna Kilpatrick and Linda Pillman of Ember who were runners up in the National Benevolent Triples - Click here for more


4th November Secretary's 2019 Report added  click here


October 2019 Draft Council Minutes added click here



28th October  We have been informed that fraudsters may be impersonating Amazon in order to get access to your information and enable them to contact you either electronically or by Phone purporting to come from Amazon.co.uk. Amazon will never ask you for the following information:


• Your National Insurance Number.

• Your bank account information, credit card number, PIN number, or credit card security code (including "updates" to any of the above).

• Your mother's maiden name or other information to identify you (such as your place of birth or your favourite pet's name).

• Your Amazon.co.uk password


However, if you did provide your Amazon.co.uk login and password (or any other personal information), we recommend that you update your Amazon.co.uk password immediately by going to Your Account "Change Account Settings." If you provided financial information, you may also want to contact your bank or credit card provider.


27th October  PROVISIONAL 2020 Calendar amended - see menu on Home Page left-hand side



18th October Note from the Secretary


“Competition fees remain at £3.50.

Affiliation has risen by 4op to £9 and

Information Booklets will be £2 each”



24th September  CONGRATULATIONS TO Yasmina Hasan and Rebecce Fey who have been invited to attend the Youth Academy in May 2020.  Also CONGRATULATIONS to Debbie Seward and Margaret Smith who have been called up to be part of the England Team for the BWIBC International Series in June 2020.




3rd August  - SURREY won the JOHNS TROPHY for the 2nd year in a row - WELL DONE


28th August  ZONE 3 WINS the Phyl Hill Trophy in the Inter-Zone Competition


31st July BENEVOLENT TRIPLES was won by Ember BC (by 1 Shot) click here


29th July PALM TROPHY Congratulations to Kylie who has won this trophy. 




“It has been brought to my attention that the rules for the Benevolent Triples are incorrect in the BS Rules.  “The team should comprise of three players from the same “Club” “ should be replaced by “the team should comprise of three players from the same County”.

For clarity I have confirmed this with Pauline Biddlecombe who is a Trustee of the Womens’ Bowling Benevolent Fund, the organisation which actually runs the competition.


BS rules will be amended accordingly as soon as possible but meantime any queries should actually be addressed to Pauline Biddlecombe whose details can be found on page 41 of the Bowls England Year Book.


Sheron Mitchell

County Secretary




We have received the most donations on any semi finals day of £211.10.
I personally would like to thank all those that contributed to this worthwhile cause.    Many thanks. 
Caroline Duarte Benevolent Secretary


11th June BEST WISHES to our ladies who played for England in JERSEY this weekend Sharmishta, Maureen and Margaret (Sutton) in the Triples in the Championships and Margaret (Sutton) and Debbie (Egham) in the Internationals.


See http://www.biwbc.com/community/british-isles-women-s-bowls-council-15075/live-scoring/



18th April Correction/Changes since the book went to the printers CLICK HERE


15th April Presentation Notes from the Roadshows held last week can be seen on the mens website https://www.surreycountybowls.co.uk/news/


13th April Addition of Bowls England Summary of Rules and Changes to Rules for BE Competitons and Championships CLICK HERE


31st March 200 Club Form added  CLICK HERE






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







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.




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.


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!





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



15th November 2017 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.