As Burnhm Hillside’s BC Sid Curtis was this year’s President of the Dengie Hundred BA on Sunday 27th May BHBC hosted the annual match between the DHBA and the Chelmsford & District BA. The game was over 6 mixed rinks and was a great success with the DHBA winning overall 132/91. After the game an excellent meal was provided for all the players and guests by Jeanette Wilson, Karen Hull, Christine Reynolds, Dawn Hood, Patsy Hammond, Paulette Norfolk & Beryl Gamble with bar refreshments being served by Alan Johnson and Derek Herrington. After the meal the DHBA President, along with all the players and supports expressed their appreciation on its excellence along with their thanks to the bar staff.
C&D BA Competition Results:
During the week of 21st May Burnham bowlers played in two Chelmsford & District BA Competitions. In the Triples, Len Hyam, David Cable and Alex Shelley went to Great Baddow and played in the 1st round and came away triumphant. Then Len Hyam and Dawn Hood visited the Falcon BC and played in the 1st round of the mixed pairs and again, the Burnham players were triumphant.
ECWBA Unbadge Pairs Competition Results:
BHBC's Hazel Bradley and Trish Hollis played away at Bocking Alliance BC in the 1st round Essex County Womens BA Unbadges Pairs Competition, towards the end of May and came a way with a win. Well done to both of them.
Men's 'B' Team Top Club Results:
BHBC's men's Top Club 'B' team had a tough 1st round game on Saturday 26th May at home in the National Top Club Competition against Writtle 'A'. The Burnham players tried their best but, over the five disciplines played, Writtle won four of them so became outright winners.
ECWBA Singles Competition Results:
BHBC's Christine Reynolds played in the first round of the Essex County Womens BA Singles Comp. on Wednesday 23rd May at home. she beat her opponent from PML so went on to the 2nd round where she played away at Silver End BC but despite putting up a good fight she lost the game. Also, on the same day, Hazel Bradley played away at Great Baddow where, like Christine she sadly lost. Hard luck to both our players.
Chelmsford & District BA Wednesday League Results:
There were mixed results from the Wednesday night C&D league games on 23rd May. Our 'A' team played away against Maldon 'A' where they lost 10/0. Our 'B' however had a good win for the second week running when they played a home game against Falcon'C' and won 10/0. Our 'C' team also played at home against Ingatestone 'C' but sadly lost 2/8
Weekend Friendly Result:
Burnham Hillside BC played a home friendly against New Phoenix BC on Sunday 20th May. The game was to be over four mixed rinks but Phoenix could only manage four triples team so they played with three players and BHBC played with four. With the final scores added up it showed that New Phoenix had 2 more points than BHBC however, they had to take off 25 % of their score as they had three bowlers this meant that BHBC won overall 65/50
Men's and Ladies Top Club Results:
On Saturday 19th May both the men and the ladies were playing in the first round of their respective Top Club Competitions.
In the Essex County Womens BA Competition the ladies visited Arclight BC where they played the best of 4 games (singles, pairs, triples & fours). Burnham ladies played well but Arclight took three of the four disciplines so won outright.
In the Bowls England Competition the men's 'A' team played at home against Maldon 'A' BC over five games (2 wood singles, 4 wood singles, pairs, triples & fours) sadly Maldon won the first three games so as Burnham could not win they conceded at that point of the game.
ECWBA Unbadge Pairs Result:
In the Essex County Womens BA Unbadged Pairs Competition Hazel Bradley and Trish Hollis played and won in the first round away, against a duo at Bocking BC .
Good Win in Ladies Friendly:
BHBC's Ladies played a home friendly on Wednesday 16th May over two triples against Maldon BC. On one rink BHBC did very well and won with a commanding score of 34/6. The second triples was a lot closer though and could have gone either way but BHBC just won it in the end 15/14 giving the team an overall win of 49/20. Well done ladies.
Chelmsford & District BA Wednesday League Results:
After their 10/0 win against Tillingham BC on 9th May BHBC's 'A' team game down to earth on Wednesday 16th May when they played away to an excellent side at Great Baddow who won on all three rinks leaving BHBC's 'A' team with a 10/0 defeat. On the brighter side after BHBC's 'B' teams 10/0 loss on 9th May they came home with a win of 9/1 against Billericay BC. BHBC's 'C' team did not have a game on 16th.
Alex Dressed Up to Look the Part!:
On the lighter side of bowling, during one of the friendly games Alex Shelley sported this pretty looking outfit whilst serving during the tea and sandwiches break AND DOESN'T HE LOOK CUTE!
C&D Triples Competition:
On Saturday 12th May BHBC's Alex Shelley, Len Hyam Hyam and David Cable played at home in the preliminary round of the Chelmsford & District BA Triples KO Competition against a side from Writtle BC. The Burnham Trio were victorious and now await to see who they play in the 1st round.
Burnhams First Away Friendlies:
Burnham Hillside BC played its first away friendlies of the 2018 outdoor season over the weekend of 12/13th May. On Saturday 12th they went to Ingatestone BC with a team of 4 mixed rinks. Thankfully despite earlier rain most of the game was played in the dry. On winning the rinks it was a draw with both sides taking two rinks each but overall it was Ingatestone who came out on top with an overall win of 70/58. On Sunday 13th May they went to Lionmede, again to play over four mixed rinks. There appeared to be some confusion when they arrived as Lionmede were only set up to play four triples. However, they played the four games with 3 playing 4 and despite Lionmedes advantage of having two players in each game with three bowls Burnham did very well and came away with an overall win of 78/45.
ECWBA Ladies Triples Competition:
On Tuesday 8th May BHBC's Hazel Bradley, Iris Gee and Christine Reynolds played at home in the first round of the 2018 ECWBA Triples Competition against a trio from Silver End BC. All of the Burnham ladies played well and came away with a win. Then on Friday 11th May they played away at Great Baddow in the 2nd round and again came away with a win. In the third round they played at home against Tiptree BC but sadly they could not match the excellent bowlers from Tiptree so lost the game. Well done Hazel, Christine and Iris for getting so far.
The Spring Pairs Sprang in to Life:
On Monday the 7th May, 24 pairs teams from BHBC played in the Club’s Annual Spring Pairs Competition organised by Jeanette Wilson, the Club’s Competition Secretary. There were two leagues of 12 teams and each team played three games of 8 ends.
On the hottest day of the year so far with clear blue skies, plenty of friendly banter was the order of the day making this another successful day. To decide the eventual winners, a final was played by the two winning teams from each of the leagues and the finalists were Sid Curtis and Tony Burke vs Len Hyam and Margaret Filtness. The triumphant winners, who won on the very last end, were Len Hyam and Margaret Filtness who were presented with the Cup by Valerie Hackney.
Hazel Bradley, the Club President, then thanked all those present who had been involved in running the day - The “Open All Hours” kitchen, crewed by Wendy Parkhouse and Janet Johnson who welcomed everyone for the early start with refreshments, those bar staff who supplied stronger liquid refreshments from noon, the scorer (Terry Sims), the raffle sellers (Betty Whiting) and not forgetting the players on the day. On the day £160+ was raised for Club’s funds.
Our thanks to Sid Curtis, John Greenane & Nigel Norfolk for taking the photos below.
Home Friendly Against Writtle a Tight Game:
Writtle BC visited Burnham BC on Saturday 28th April for their first friendly of the season which was a game of 5 mixed triples. Sadly it was a typical April weather day being a little chilly and overcast but thankfully it did not rain. The Green was still bedding down but many of the Writtle players complemented Burnham on the Green's condition. Over the five triples most of Burnham's teams eventually did well with them winning four of them with one triples going to Writtle and when all the scores were added up Burnham just won 98/85. Well done to the Burnham Players.
Local Derby with Tillingham Cold but the Company was Great:
Tillingham BC visited BHBC on Sunday 29th April for a friendly over six mixed rinks. All the bowlers turned up with enthusiasm but the weather soon chilled them off as it was a very cold afternoon. However, they all put their fleeces on and went at it. This local annual derby always proves to be a good game with plenty of chat, good humor and even some good bowling! This year it was Tillingham's turns to put the pressure on and played a very good game despite Burnham's players efforts. The final score was a good win to Tillingham of 111/78. Well done to Tillingham.
What a Great 2018 Open Green Day:
Saturday 21st April saw Burnham's Chairman, Greg Gladden, formally open the start of BHBC 2018 outdoor bowling season with the Annual Open Day Competition, over three separate games of six ends each.
The day was well attended with 48 bowlers taking part and for once the weather was kind as it was a very pleasant. As always at the beginning of the season, everyone was a little rusty and bowling was hard work and although the Green was looking excellent it needed to bed down after the Winter work so there many short jacks put up.
Following the games everyone sat down and feasted on the large buffet generously donated by all those in attendance, along with some drinks (purchased from the bar) and a good laugh and chat.
When all the scorecards had been checked there was one clear winner with a plus 30 points, which was Len Hyam and he was presented with the winner’s cup (The Vic Pursley Trophy) by the club’s President Hazel Bradley after which she thanked everyone for their attendance and the buffet donations and for all the helpers on the day.
Our thanks to David Bailey (aka Nigel Norfolk), who took most of the photos below.
2018 Bowls England, County and C&D Competition Draws Available:
All the competition draws are either on line or in the appropriate booklets for the 2018 season. To see Burnham Hillside's players or teams involved click on the appropriate link below:
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:
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
Wednesday 6th June 2018 11.00am
Team Selections Made
Wed. 30th May: A Team away - Writtle A B Team home - Danbury B
Friendlies: Sunday 3rd June - Home against Corringham
Thursday 7th June - Away against Great Wakering
"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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