On the evening of 10th November, in the Clubhouse, 54 members, visitors and guests attended “The Annual Presentation Dinner Dance” on a rainy Saturday evening.
After the three course meal, provided by outside caterers, various speeches and toasts were made from our Club committee and visiting guests.
Graham Pinch and Sid Curtis were congratulated on being asked to do a 20 minute presentation on “Maintaining The Green On A budget” at the recent National Saltex Exhibition in Birmingham.
After the speeches had finished, ‘The Olley Trophy’ (for the Club Person of the year) was presented to Jeanette Wilson, our competition secretary, by Hazel Bradley.
Jeanette Wilson then gave out winners and runners-up trophies for season 2018. Around £335 went to various charities, from those winners and runners-up who did not want to receive their glass trophy.
“Eclipse”, a brilliant singing duo, got everyone up dancing, until carriages at midnight.
Many thanks to all those people, you know who you are, who had contributed to make this evening go so well.
Special thanks to Derek and Nigel for manning the bar before everyone sat down to eat and to Steve, John Wilson & John Nixon for keeping the liquids flowing after the meal.
Once again it was a great evening.
Photos below thanks Sid.
Burnham Hillside Green Team Gave Talk at National Saltex Exhibition:
The Institute of Grounds Maintenance (IOG) asked Burnham Hillside BC if their Green Team would be prepared to give a talk at one of their Learning theatres which were to be part of the annual Saltex two day exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham. The subject was to be maintaining a Green on a budget. Graham Pinch and Sid Curtis, although somewhat hesitant, considered it a great honour for the club to be asked so agreed to have a go. The exhibition was on 31st Oct & 1st Nov and Graham's and Sid's slot was at 10.40 on 1st November. When the big moment came they did the club proud and as can be seen from the photo's below they even looked as though they had been doing it for years! The talk was well received and afterwards some Q&A took place. WELL DONE TO GRAHAM & SID.
C&D Winners Presentation Dinner:
The Chelmsford & District BA held its annual Presentation Dinner on Sunday 28th October at the Little Channels Golf Club in Chelmsford and with the success in the mixed pairs and division five of the Wednesday night league Burnham bowlers were in attendance to collect their awards. Len Hyam & Dawn Hood were triumphant in the mixed pairs competition and were all smiles when they received the cup with their individual medals from the C&D President and his wife and John Wilson, the Captain of the Wednesday league 'C' team received the Division five winners cup and medals on behalf of the 'C' team squad.
Burnham's First 2018/19 Quiz Night a Great Success:
The first social event for the 2018/19 closed season took place on 27th October which was a quiz night with Ron Hunter being the quiz master. Ron ably presented a variety of questions covering 8 different headed subjects. It was a good turn out with 9 teams of 6 people. As always it was good fun with lots of laughter throughout. Whilst Ron was totaling the final scores the raffle was drawn, which was organised by Hazel Bradley. The bar of course was open and we owe our thanks to Derek Herrington who kept the liquid following with the occasional help from Wendy Parkhouse. Finally, Ron announced the winners which turned out to be David & Beryl Gamble's team and for their efforts they were all given a bar of Toblerone. The night finished with our President Hazel Bradley thanking Ron and everyone else involved for all the hard work on a successful night.
First Indoor/Outdoor Game of the 2018/19 Season:
BHBC had its first Indoor/Outdoor game of the season at the Jacks Centre on morning of Saturday 27th October. It was their 'B' team who played over two mixed rinks against a team from South Woodham Ferrers. Both rinks started evenly but on one the Burnham players took the lead and kept it that way with an eventual win of 26/15. On the other rink SWF always seemed to keep their nose in front but by the last end there was only one shot in it which meant either side could have won. In the end though it turned out to be SWF with a score of 21/18. However Burnham took the major points as they had a higher overall score so came away with a 4/2 league points win.
A Few Snap Shots of some of the Workers when Laying up the Green this Year:
Burnham Hillside Bowlers Win Carnival Triples:
The annual Carnival Triples Tournament, held on the Burnham-on-Crouch Carnival Day, was hosted this year by the Southminster Bowls Club. Open to bowlers from Tillingham, Southminster & Burnham Bowls Clubs, it is a popular event and this year 20 teams of triples took part. Due to the number involved two leagues were made up of 10 teams in each. Each team played 3 games of 7 ends and between the breaks they all sat down to a ploughmen’s lunch followed by sweet and liquid refreshments were available throughout the day, all provided by a number of the Southminster club volunteers. Whilst play was going on the Carnival Queen and her two Princesses visited the club with their collection bucket. As for the tournament this was a great success with everyone enjoying themselves along with the weather being perfect for the day. After a long days play though the two winners of each league were announced who then had a play-off to determine the overall winners. The Burnham team of Val Hyam, Len Hyam & Nigel Barnes started well and never looked back so won well in the end by beating a Tillingham team of Nicky Adams, Peter Bennett and Roger Thurgood. Both teams were then presented with the appropriate winners and runners-up shields by the President of the Dengie Hundred Bowling Association, Sid Curtis.
Winners: Val Hyam, Nigel Barnes & Len Hyam with Sid Curtis DHBA President presenting the Trophies.
Runners-up: Nicky Adams, Roger Thurgood and Peter Bennett with Sid Curtis, DHBA President, presenting Trophies.
Weekly Friendly Results:
Beginner's Guide to Bowls - Link:
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Next BHBC Committee Meeting
Monday 12th December 2018 10.30am
Team Selections Made
A Team vs Southminster - Sat. 17th Nov.
"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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