Burnham Hillside Bowls Club held their end of season internal Finals on the 15/16/17th September. 14 finalists matched their skills during what was a dry three days, who were watched by supporting BHBC members. Most of the games were very tight results which proved to be good entertainment. Its organisation was down to the Club’s Competition Secretary, Jeanette Wilson and her helpers which included plenty of refreshments throughout the period. Our thanks also goes to the umpire, the markers, catering staff and the bar staff who helped out over the three days.
All the results are shown below:
Results of South Benfleet and Southchurch Park Friendlies:
On Wednesday 12th September South Benfleet BC visited Burnham Hillside BC for a friendly over four mixed rinks. Thankfully the rain had dried up by start of play so wet gear was not required. As the game progressed BHBc's teams were holding the lead on three of the rinks but the fourth one was very close and it looked as though BHBC would lose that rink, but they managed to score a 5 on the last end so won the rink giving BHBC a win on all four rinks with an overall winning score of 94/60.
On Friday 14th September it was Burnham's turn to travel away when they went to Southchurch Park BC to play in a friendly over 3 mixed Rinks. It has been some time since BHBC had played at this venue so for many of the players it was their first time. Initially it took a little while to get used to the green but the Burnham players soon started to make their mark by taking the lead on all three rinks. In the end though one of the rinks was won by Southchurch but BHBC won overall with a score of 64/36.
Len Hyam & Dawn Hood being presented with the 2018 winners cup by the C&D president Paul Charlton
Dawn Hood & Len Hyam Win C&D Mixed Pairs FInal:
Congratulation to Dawn Hood & Len Hyam on winning the 2018 Chelmsford & District BA Mixed Pairs Final on Sunday 9th September at Maldon Bowls Club. They beat a pair from Stock & Buttsbury. The game started with the scores being very close but by half way Dawn and Len edged forward and never looked back. Eventually their lead was such that the opposition conceded after the 20th end. It was a great achievement. Well done Dawn and Len.
Burnham Golf Club Bowlers visited BHBC:
On the evening of Friday 7th September 24 plus members of the Burnham Gold Club visited BHBC to play in a mixed game of bowls. This event, which is held most years, is one of the highlights for the outdoor bowling season. There were six rinks played with each team consisting of two BHBC Bowlers and two Golfers. It was of course a light-hearted game of bowls which everyone enjoyed and then after the game they retired to the club house where plenty of chat and laughter took place along with a raffle which was all accompanied by sausage and cheese rolls and of course liquid imbibing.
Dawn Hood receives her Ladies County Badge:
Burnham Hillside BC's Dawn Hood finally received her Essex County Badge on Wednesday 4th September. During the 2017 outdoor bowling season Dawn had achieved enough points to earn herself a County Badge but she had to first complete in two outdoor games in 2018. This she did and on Wednesday was proud to receive the badge from the ECWBA President. Well done Dawn, all your fellow Burnham members congratulate you.
Weekly Friendly Results:
BHBC sent a team of four mixed triples to Wickford BC on Thursday 6th September to play in a friendly. At the beginning of the season Wickford visited BHBC in a friendly when BHBC beat them overall so this time Wickford were looking to do one better. Sadly for them the BHBC teams did well and managed another overall win of 78/59.
On Saturday 8th September a team of five mixed rinks, from Stoke & Buttsbury BC, arrived at BHBC to play in its annual friendly. The weather was dry and the Green was bowling very well so all the bowlers found it easy to bowl. By half way the overall score was quite close but the Burnham bowlers picked their game up and in the end they won four of the rinks and won overall 119/78.
Two Weekend Away Friendlies:
On Saturday 1st September a team of four mixed triples visited Southminster for a friendly. As always Southminster Bowls Club were very hospitable but when it came to the game they were determined to win and win they did. Burnham had one draw and lost the other three giving Southminster an overall win of 105/72. On Sunday 2nd September it was an away game to Hatfield Peverel over five mixed triples. This proved to be a lot tighter with some high scores on each side but in the end it turned out to be a justifiable draw of 77/77.
Johnsons Win Friday Night League:
With the last Friday night League games played on 31st August the winning man and lady, with the highest points, was Janet and Alan Johnson with the runners-up being Paulette Norfolk and Tony Brock. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the players that attended over the season making the Friday night an enjoyable bowling and social evening. To see the complete league table click here.
Burnham BC Hosts Dengie Hundred BA Finals:
The DHBA Finals was hosted at the Burnham BC this year on Saturday/Sunday 25th/26th August and was formally opened by the DHBA President, Sid Curtis. The day was well attended with refreshments available and being served up by Jeanette Wilson & Dawn Hood, as well as the bar being covered by John Wilson & Steve Andow & Nigel Barnes. A raffle was held which made a suitable profit for the DHBA funds. There was plenty of excellent bowling and some tight games. Sadly the weather did mar one of the games when it continually rained. After each game the DHBA President presented the winners’s cups. The results of the finals were:
Singles winner: Mr S Bouttell - runner-up: Mr T Everett
Pairs winners: Mr R Kempen & Mr J Manning - runners-up: Mr T Everett & Mr K Burridge
Triples knock-out winners: Mr T Everett, Mr R Kempen & Mr T Robinson - runners-up: Mrs I Gee, Mrs S Sims & Mrs V Sutton
Triples league finals winners and Diamond league winners: Mr W Wright, Mr J Manning, Mr M Barre & Mrs G Barre
Triples league finals runners-up and Hearts league winners: Mr C Palfry, Mr P Bennett, Mr R Thurgood & Ms N Adams
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Results of Quarter Finals In Coronation Shield & Plate:
BHBC's Val Hyam & Alex Shelley played a home game in the quarter finals of the Pairs Coronation Plate on Wednesday 22nd August against two bowlers from Falcon BC. By all accounts it was a tight game but sadly the Burnham pair just lost the game. On Saturday 25th August Nigel Barnes and John Greenane played in the Quarter finals of the Coronation Shield against a pair from Writtle BC . The Green at Writtle was quite testing and at end 15, to all the bowlers dismay, they were asked to put the mats down. By the 21st end it was 17 all so an extra end was played which Writtle won by 1 shot. Hard luck to both sets of Burnham players but well done for getting so far.
Home Friendly against Thorpe Bay BC:
Thorpe Bay BC visited Burnham on Thursday 16th August with a team of four mixed triples to play in a friendly against BHBC. At the start it was touch and go as whether the game went ahead as it had been raining for some time. However the Green was holding up OK and the bowlers were ready to have a go so it started on time and in the end it did stop raining. All the bowlers enjoyed themselves though and in three of the triples it was a close contest but on one the Burnham bowlers were on top form and ended up with a heavy win. When all the games were finished Burnham had won three of the triples and had an overall winning score of 96/49.
C&D BA Leagues - Final Results:
Wednesday 15th August saw the last league games of the 2018 season take place and for BHBC the results could have been a little better. Their 'A' team had a vital game away against Tillingham where they had to win to avoid relegation but sadly Tillingham put on a good show and beat Burnham 8/2 leaving the 'A' team in the relegation spot to Division 2 next year. Burnham's 'B' team, who played at home against Grate Baddow 'B', were looking to gain just 2 points from the game in order the win the 4th Division but this was not to be as they lost 10/0. However they will be promoted to the 3rd Division next year. Burnham's best outcome was its 'C' team who won the 5th Division so will be in Division 4 next year. Congratulations and commiseration to our players and a big thank you for taking part in this years league.
Ladies Day Was A Little Wet..........:
The Annual Burnham Hillside Ladies Day was due to take place on Thursday 9th August 2018 but the constant rain put paid to the event without a wood being bowled down the green.
Over 40 ladies attended the day, from invited clubs along with our own BHBC ladies. As the bowls was curtailed, a friendly quiz was quickly organised, with many thanks to Joy Campbell, whilst the spuds were cooking in a hastily revamped schedule.
Thanks to all the following who made the day a success: “The Burnham Chippendale Silver Service” of Alec Campbell, Bob Hollis, Sid Curtis, Nigel Norfolk, John Noble, Terry Jerome and David Crouch, who helped put together and serve an excellent 2 course meal with wine. They were all sporting clean white shirts and bow ties, very tidy gents. Liquid refreshments were supplied by barmen John Wilson and Steve Andow. Greg Gladden, Burnham’s Chairman, started the speeches by thanking Hazel Bradley, Burnham's President and Ladies Captain, for organising this Ladies Day. He then read out a poem (about getting old) that brought much laughter and amusement to all those present. Hazel, then thanked all of the men volunteers and presented them with a bottle of wine for helping out on the day. Christine Reynolds,from BHBC, was presented with a gift by Hazel for the most memorable moment on the green this season so far, for forgetting her modesty after a bee found it’s way into her trousers recently. There was a large raffle with prizes, kindly donated by many of those attending on the day, that raised over £200 for Club funds, thank you all.
Photos on our website, thanks to David Bailey aka Sid Curtis.
C&D Wednesday League Results:
It was a good outcome for BHBC's 'A' & 'B'teams in the Chelmsford & District Wednesday night league on 8th August. Both teams were playing at home where the 'A' team beat Great Baddow 'A' 8/2 and the 'B' team beat Billericay 'B' 10/0. With only one more game to play for these two teams the 'A' team are fighting to staying the 1st division but the 'B' could be on track to win the 4th division.
Smith, Johnson, Hull & Wallace Win Sid Hull Fours
On Sunday 5th August Burnham Bowls Club ran its internal annual Sid Hull Cup Competition for it members, organised by Jeanette Wilson.
In all there were 40 bowlers making up 10 teams of fours that played over three games of eight ends. The day started with a spider with the prize of a bottle of Whisky (donated Sheila Shuker) which was won by Wendy Parkhouse. Apart from the hot sun shine there was some hot competition among the teams but clearly everyone was having an enjoyable day. Throughout the day there was plenty of tea & cakes available, served up by Beryl Gamble & Doreen Jerome, as well as liquid refreshments from the bar staff. In the end there had to be one winning team and once all the final scores were added up the club President (Hazel Bradley) was able to announce that the winning team was Graeme Smith, Janet Johnson, Nic Hull & Fred Wallace with the runners-up being Brian Clayton, Paulette Norfolk, Shirley Sims & Iris Gee. The winners were presented with the Sid Hull Cup by Sheila Shuker.
Burnham BC Hosts Dengie Ladies Invitation Triples
With the 2018 Dengie Hundred Bowling Association President’s post being held by a Burnham Hillside BC member, Sid Curtis, this year’s DHBA Ladies Invitation Triples was hosted by BHBC on 15th July. There were twelve teams who played four games each over 6 ends. Before the game started the BHBC President, Hazel Bradley, handed the Green over to the Dengie President then the Dengie Competition Secretary, Jeanette Wilson, welcomed everyone and confirmed the days procedures. It was a very hot day but thankfully there was plenty of time for comfort breaks in between. Throughout the day there were plenty of close matches and as always lots of social chatter. Refreshments were in abundance and with masses of homemade cakes made by Trish Hollis and Val Hyam. Thanks were given to all the Burnham volunteer, Jill Willsher, Graham Smith, Doreen & Terry Jerome, Derek Herrington, Ron Hunter, Steve Andow and Bob Hollis. It was a close finish leading into the last games to see who won with both the top two teams holding the same points who happen to be playing each other. In the end their game was a draw so it came down to shot difference and just by 5 shots the winning team was Joy Campbell, Val Hyam and Trish Hollis from Burnham Hillside BC. The Trophy along with £150 was presented to the winners by Nicola Adams, a representative from the days sponsor (Coop Funeral Servicers) who also presented the runners-up, Pat Bidford & Pat Ankers (both Rayleigh BC) & Karen Hull (BHBC) with £60.
Magnox Provides Part Funding for New Granular Spreader:
Earlier in 2017 BHBC applied through the Magnox Socio-Economic Scheme for assisted funding to purchase a new Pedestrian Granular Spreader for their bowling green. Our bowls club green team are a dedicated group of volunteer members who over the years have applied vast improvements to the bowling green. Part of the continuous treatment is to ensure that the correct granular feed is applied at the right levels using an industrial spreader however, the spreader they had become unfit for purpose as it no longer functioned properly, so a new one had to be purchased which is why we applied to Magnox.
The Magnox Scheme provides three level of funding to support activities that benefit the social or economic life of communities. BHBC’s applied for funding at the lower small project level and were extremely delighted to be awarded £250 towards the cost of the spreader.
Beginner's Guide to Bowls - Link:
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Next BHBC Committee Meeting
Wednesday 19th September 2018 11.00am
Team Selections Made
"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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