On Friday 24th May Burnham's Dawn Hood played in the 2nd round of the Essex County Women's BA Singles at home against an opponent from Silver End. Dawn did very well and never really looked as though she was going to lose. She now plays in the next round in a weeks time. Good like Dawn.
Result of Friendly at Thorpe Bay:
On Thursday 23rd May, Burnham's bowlers took to the road for a 4 mixed rinks game away at Thorpe Bay BC. BHBC were warmly welcomed by TBBC. The green looked in good condition and the view over the Thames estuary was very clear. The game got under way and it was soon clear that the green was going to be a bit of a “CHALLENGE” At the midway point, a cuppa was the order of the day, BHBC’s bowlers were under the cosh, but we all know that things can change after a tea break! Thankfully, the sun shone all afternoon and it was warm without any wind right to the end. When the game finished, BHBC had won 1 rink and lost the other 3, but only lost narrowly overall 66 / 75, a much better second half, well done all you BHBC bowlers.
Ladies County Comp Results:
Burnham's Jeanette Wilson won her game away, against her PML opponent, in the 1st round of the Unbadged Singles and Jeanette Wilson and Christine Reynolds beat a pair from PML, at home, in the preliminary round of the Unbadged Pairs. Well done ladies and good luck in the next rounds.
C&D Wednesday Results - 22nd May:
Burnham's A Team managed a third in a row 8/2 win away to Chelmsford B, which should keep them on top of Division 2. Sadly though Burnham's 'B' and 'C' teams did not do so well with the 'B' team losing 10/0 away to RHP A and the 'C' team going down at home against Falcon C - 9/1.
Open Day a Great Success:
Burnham Hillside's long awaited Open Day took place on Saturday 18th May and what a successful day it was. Between 10.00am and 4.00pm the club was open for non members to come and try their hand at bowls in the hopes that it would encourage them to join our friendly club. The number of visitors that attended on the day was gratifying after all the organising and with over a 15 people willing to come back for further tutoring we could not have wished for a better outcome. Our thanks goes to all those existing members who gave up all or part of their day to help and make it the success it was.
Ladies do Well in First Round of Top Club Comp.
On Saturday 18th May Burnham Hillside Ladies played at home in the first round of the Essex County Womens BA Top Club Competition. Their opponents were Happy Valley BC. The game was over four disciplines (Singles, Pairs, Triples & Fours). They all played well on the day and came away with a good win by taking three of the disciplines. They now play the 2nd round on 25th May, at home, against Archlight BC. Well done ladies and good luck in the next round.
C&D League Results for Wednesday 15th May:
Burnham's 'A' team had a good result at home against Ingatestone 'A' by winning on two of the rinks and having the highest aggregate shots so came away with 8 of the 10 available league points. Unfortunately the 'B' & 'C' teams did do so well. The 'B' team were away playing Danbury 'B' where they lost all of the 10 league points as did the 'C' team who were at home against RHP 'B'.
ECWBA Ladies Unbadged Singles Results:
Trish Hollis and Karen Hull played their first games in the Essex County Womens BA Unbadged Singles Competition during the week of 13th May. They were both at home with Trish playing an opponent from Great Baddow in the preliminary round and Karen, in a first round match had an opponent from Danbury. Sadly both our Burnham ladies lost. Better luck to them both if they enter next year.
Burnham Ladies Win their First 2019 Friendly:
Six BHBC ladies played the first 2019 ladies friendly on Wednesday 15th May at home against Maldon BC. It was over two triples and throughout the games it mainly stayed tight scoring. On one triples though the Burnham ladies had a good couple of ends towards the finish so won 22/14. In the other triples it finished with Maldon just winning 16/15, overall though Burnham won 37/30. Well done ladies.
Weekend Friendly Results:
Burnham had two home friendlies over the weekend of 11th/12th May. On Saturday they played over 4 mixed rinks against Ingatestone BC. Sadly the weather was not very kind with lots of rain and even hail stones but they did finish the game and in the end Ingatestone won on all four rinks so took the game with an overall shot difference of 83/53. On the Sunday they played Lionmede BC over 4 mixed triples. The weather was a lot better and it proved to be a tight game overall with Lionmede winning 57/55.
Burnham Team Did Well in County Ashford Cup Practice Match:
The ECBA Group 3 Ashford Cup Squad had its pre-season practice session on Sunday 12th of May at RHP Bowls Club. As in previous years BHBC was one of the clubs who sent a rink team to play against the Ashford Cup Squad. This year it was David Gamble, Fred Wallace, Sid Curtis and Alec Campbell. The game was over 18 ends and Burnham's rink was a very close game all the way through. In the end though the four from Burnham just won 13/12. Congratulations to all our players.
ECWBA Triples Competition Results:
Three of BHBC ladies (Christine Reynolds, Hazel Bradley & Iris Gee) started their Essex County triples knock-out competition on Tuesday 7th May at home against Great Baddow when they had a good win of 22/20. Sadly, in the 2nd round at home against Tiptree Top Club on Friday 10th May they lost 10/28.
C&D Wednesday League Results - 8th May:
All three of Burnham's teams played in the C&D Wednesday League on 8th May. It was the 'A team's first game of the season and they were playing at home against Great Baddow 'B'. The 'A' team played well and won on two of the three rinks so ended up taking 8 of the available 10 league points. Sadly the 'B' and 'C ' teams did not do so well. The 'B,' who were also at home against South Woodham Ferrers, lost 9/1 on league points with the 'C' team, who were away to Chelmsford 'C' lost 8/2 on the league points.
2019 Spring Pairs a Great Day: On Monday the 6th May 24 pairs teams from Burnham Hillside Bowls Club played in the club’s annual Spring Pairs Competition for the Blay Cup, which was organised by Jeanette Wilson & Paulette Norfolk the club’s Competition Secretarys. There were two leagues of 12 teams and each team played three games of 8 ends. Plenty of chat and joviality soon took place making this day, as always, successful. During the day the bar was open covered by various bowlers and a feast of bacon rolls and cakes was served up from the kitchen by Doreen Jerome & Pam Noble and there was the usual raffle with Betty Whiting selling lots of tickets which all raised funds for the club. To decide the eventual winners a final was played by the two winning teams from each of the leagues and in the end Joy & Alec Campbell beat Tony Burke & Sid Curtis. The Club’s President, Hazel Bradley, presented them all with the appropriate prize monies with the winners also receiving the Blay Cup.
Friendly Against Witham Not The Best, Weather Wise:
On Saturday 4th May, the first ever Arctic Expedition by Burnham's bowlers took place as they travelled to Witham BC for a 6 mixed triples match. On arrival at WBC the bowlers were greeted by hail and the green was white, this delayed the start as WBC decided to put down their mats to protect their green. The blackened skies stayed around but the game went ahead as all the bowlers donned their wet weather gear and layers and layers of clothes to keep warm. The sun shone, it got windy and rain and more hail fell but both teams battled through this arctic weather. The first half halted, after nine ends, for a much needed cup of hot tea, with WBC just holding a narrow lead.
The second half saw BHBC raise their game, must have been the cuppa. The weather in the second half was a carbon copy of the first half, but the game was completed. Well done to all BHBC’s weather beaten bowling explorers for completing the game, winning three, losing 3 of the 6 triples but managing a narrow 92/88 overall victory.
B & C Teams Lose out in 2nd C&D Wednesday League Games:
On Thursday 2nd May Burnham's 'C' Team played its 2nd game away against Ingatestone 'B'. Initially Burnham's teams started well but as the games progressed Ingatestone came back. In the end Ingatestone just managed to win on two rinks. The overall score just went to Ingatestone 45/42 making the league points 8 to Ingatestone and 2 to Burnham. The following Night (Friday 3rd May) Burnham's 'B' team played its 2nd game away to Maldon B. Sadly they did not do so well. They did manage to win on one rink but lost heavily on the other two. The final overall points were 62/28 to Maldon with 8/2 league points to Maldon.
Results of First C&D League Games:
The first Chelmsford & District Wednesday night Leagues games took place on 1st May. Burnham Hillside's 'B' & 'C' teams were both playing in home games. The 'B' team were against Great Baddow C and they did very well by taking all 10 available league points. Sadly our 'C' team did not do so well as they lost on two of the three rinks so only managed to gain two of the 10 league points. Our 'A' team are not due to play their first game until the 8th May.
Good Result in the First Away Friendly:
Following the success in their first Home friendly Burnham Hillside's next game was away at Writtle BC. It took place on Saturday 27th April and was over 5 mixed triples. As always Writtle were very hospitable. It was a typical April weather day being a little windy with a chill but all the bowlers stuck with it and had a good game. In the end BHBC won 3 triples, drew 1 and lost 1 . The final overall score was 90/73 to Burnham. Well done to all our players.
BHBC Played its First 2019 Outdoor Friendly:
Burnham Hillside Bowls Club played its first outdoor home friendly on Thursday 25th April against Wickford BC. The game was over 4 mixed triples. Being the beginning of the season the weather can be uncertain but thankfully it was a fine dry day. All 24 players enjoyed themselves with lots of chatter. The results over the four triples was even in that both clubs won two each however, when all the points were added up BHBC just managed to win 71/67. Well done to the Burnham players and we look forward to a rematch at Wickford BC later in the year.
Well, here's a view of the Burnham Green that you don't often see!
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Beginner's Guide to Bowls - Link:
A new link has been put on the Link page above directing you to a website that has a comprehensive Beginners Guide to Bowling. Take a look it's pretty good.....
Next BHBC Committee Meeting
Monday 10th June 2019 10.30am
Team Selections Made
C&d Wednesday League:
A Team Writtle B - 29th May - Away
B Team Bye - 29th May Stock - 5th June - Away
C Team Writtle D - 29th May - Away
"FRIDAY NIGHTS" IS CLUB NIGHT IN THE CLUBHOUSE COME DOWN FOR A SOCIAL EVENING STARTING TIMES 7.00PM IN THE WINTER & 6.00PM IN THE SUMMER
THE BAR WILL BE OPEN
DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF THE YEAR PLAY INDOOR/OUTDOOR BOWLS - CARDS - DARTS OR JUST SOCIALISE AND HAVE A DRINK AND A CHAT
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