Burnham Hillside's 2019 Dinner, Presentation & Dance night went off very well. There were 54 members, guests and visitors present and what a handsome lot of people they were. The night started on a sad note with a minutes silence for Tony Burke who unexpectedly passed away the day before. Following Grace, everyone tucked into the three course meal. The obligatory speeches and toasts then followed which included a very good speech from this year's President Hazel Bradley in which she expressed her satisfaction to not only see the club doing well for members but also its excellent well being. The final part of her speech was to present the Club Person of the Year Ward, which went to Christine Reynolds, who was utterly surprised and emotionally overjoyed.
The award presentations then followed, managed by Jeanette Wilson & Paulette Norfolk after which the tables were moved to the side to make room for a dance area and then for the next four hours there was plenty of dancing that took place with a small break to run the raffle for the numerous prizes, many of which brought by those in attendance.
Our thanks to all those who attended and to the bar staff who tirelessly kept the liquid refreshments going.
If anyone would like hard copy of any of the photos below please contact Sid Curtis.
Graham Proudly Receives His Merit Award:
At the Essex County BA's Annual Dinner & Presentation, held on Sunday 3rd November, Burnham Hillside's Graham Pinch received the ECBA Bill Wallis Merit Certificate for outstanding work to bowls over 10 years throughout the Essex County. Graham was very honoured to have been nominated by his club for this award and delighted to have been awarded it. I am sure all the Burnham Hillside members agree that it was a long overdue recognition for Graham's tireless dedication to the club and bowls?
GOOD RESULTS FROM THE GREEN LAY-UP:
On the left is Burnham's Green showing a good coverage of new grass that had grown well due to all the hard work and favourable climatic conditions.
It has done so well that instead of leaving it for six weeks before a cut we did it just after four weeks, the result you can see in the above picture. It looks good enough to bowl on!
C&D 2019 Presentation Dinner:
Chelmsford & District BA held their Presentation Dinner on Sunday 27th October at the Little Channels Golf Club, Chelmsford at which some Burnham bowlers were present to receive their winners cup or runners-up medals along with our President (Hazel Bradley), Men's Captain (Sid Curtis) & Ladies Captain (Christine Reynolds) giving them moral support. It was an excellent occasion and once again well done to all our Burnham players on their achievements.
Jacket Potato Night a Great Success:
The first of Burnham's Winter social events took place on the evening of Saturday 26th October, which was a sit down feast of jacket potatoes with toppings of chilli, chicken, cheese and beans followed by a selection of cheeses, biscuits and fruit. some 41 members tucked into the excellent food which was all tirelessly prepared and served up by Christine Reynolds and Hazel Bradley whose appreciation was expressed after the meal when David Gamble asked everyone to express their thanks to Christine & Hazel and to Derek Herrington for looking after the bar.
Result of Burnham's B Indoor/Outdoor - 26th Oct:
Burnham's 'B' team played Tillingham's 'B'team on Saturday 26th October in the Jack's Indoor/Outdoor league. On one of the two rinks Burnham's team started with a commanding lead but then Tillingham came but in the end Burnham won 23/18. However, on the other rink Tillingham played very well with the Burnham side just not having a good day so they finally lost 33/5, so the overall league points was 4 to Tillingham and 2 to Burnham.
Burnham B Play First 2019/20 Indoor/Outdoor Game:
Burnham Hillsides 'B' side played its first fixture of the Jacks Indoor/Outdoor 2019/20 league season against Wickford BC on 12th October. The game is with two mixed rinks over 21 ends. On one rink Burnham took the lead for a while then lost it but came back at the end to win 16/14. On the other rink though the Burnham team were always playing catch-up and in the end lost to Wickford 17/26 and it was Wickford who had the overall winning score 33/40 so took the extra two points and won 4/2.
End of Season 4321 Great Success:
Burnham Hillside BC held a fun day for its last of season game. The order of the day was to be in fancy dress and many of the bowlers got in to the spirit and obliged. Despite the pending damp weather 42 bowlers turned up along with another half a dozen to join in the fun. It was a 4321 contest over three separate games of six ends with a random pick of players for each game. There was lots of fun and chatter during play and thankfully the rain held off. After the game everyone sat down to enjoy the generous selection of food from a buffet table provided by all those present.
Once everyone had feasted a few speeches were made. Firstly Hazel Bradley (President) announced the winner on the day, who was Jake Hammond, who was presented with a hansom trophy and a bottle of whisky by Hazel and Chris Reynolds (the Lady Captain). Chris Reynolds thanked everyone for attending and making the effort to get dressed up and thanked the bar staff. She then did the prize money raffle with the top prize of £40 going to Nigel Norfolk.
Finally in a special speech Sid Curtis, Men's Captain, gave comments of appreciation to the Green team during which he praised the club's Green Keeper, Graham Pinch, for his many years service, a service the club has appreciated and to which end they were extremely pleased to say he had been awarded the Essex County BA Bill Wallis award for outstanding work to bowls over 10 years throughout the Essex County.
Enjoy the pictures below (taken by Alec Campbell)
Results of Dengie Carnival Triples:
This years Carnival Triples on Saturday 28th September was hosted by Tillingham Bowls Club. It was a great affair with 22 teams in attendance, 11 of them being from Burnham BC. Tillingham organised the day very well and served up a very nice Ploughman's lunch half way through the four round games. There were two leagues of teams so a final was played between the two winners of the leagues for the overall winner. This was between Pam Lacy, Carol Howes (Southminster Bowlers) & Fred Wallace (Burnham Hillside Bowler), against Roger Thurgood, Steve & Derek Saward, all Tillingham bowlers. In the end Pam, Carol & Fred won, so congratulations to them and commiseration to the runners up and well done to Tillingham on a good day.
Winners: From Left - Carol Howes, Pam Lacey & Fred Wallace.with Eddie Barker, DHBA President presenting the trophy.
Runners-up: From Left - Roger Thurgood, Steve Saward & Derek Saward with DHBA President Eddie Barker
Joyce & Malcom Read presenting the Arnold Read Trophy to Hazel Bradley for her team winning on the day.
What a Perfect President VS the Captain's Day:
On Saturday 21st September Burnham Hillside BC held its end of season internal game of the President versus the Captains with both sides hoping to win the coveted Arnold Read Trophy. It was very well attended with 56 Burnham bowlers playing over 7 rinks. The occasion was a light hearted affair with plenty of fun during and after the game. The weather was excellent and the Green bowled very well. The scores across the seven rinks varied and individually the Captain’s side won 4 of the 7 rinks but, for the second year running, it was the President's side who just won with an overall score of 115/102. Present during the day was Arnold Read’s Wife (Joyce) and his son (Malcolm) and his wife (Rachel), and it was Malcolm & Joyce who presented the trophy to the President (Hazel Bradley) after Malcolm gave his appreciation speech. After the game there was a super buffet which was tirelessly prepared and served up by Hazel Bradley and Christine Reynolds which was suitably washed down with the varied liquid refreshments served by the various bar staff. It was an excellent day and the club would like to express their many thanks for all those involved and who gave a hand and a big thank you to Malcolm Read who, gave a generous donation to the club.
What a Great Finals Weekend at Burnham:
On Saturday & Sunday 14th/15th September the Burnham Hillside Bowls Club Finals were held. There was lots of good bowling and some very close finishes to keep the Club members watching attention. The weather was bright, sunny and warm over both days, ideal conditions for playing bowls. The day was a great success and our congratulations go to all of the winners and commiserations to all of the runners-up.
Thanks must go to Jeanette Wilson and Paulette Norfolk, our Competition Secretaries, for organising these finals. Thanks also go to Jeanette, Paulette, Hazel Bradley and Christine Reynolds for supplying the available refreshments on the day. Thanks must also go to Wall’s (aka David Gamble) for supplying the ice-creams, on those very warm days. Thanks also go to the umpires, the markers and bar staff who also helped out on the day.
The Winners &Runners-up On The Day
LADIES ROSE BOWL: Christine Reynolds, Joy Campbell WOOLF HANDICAP: Kevin Olley, David Gamble MEN’S CAPTAINS CUP: Fred Wallace,Dennis Bonning LADIES CAPTAINS CUP: Paulette Norfolk, Patsy Hammond RALPH HERRING CUP: David Gamble, Sid Curtis BILL KING TROPHY: Kevin Olley, Fred Wallace PARKSTONE TWO WOODS: Len Hyam, David Cable MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP: Len Hyam, Kevin Olley LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP: Dawn Hood, V Hyam JOHN DEED PAIRS: Kevin Olley & Robert Gould, Nigel Barnes & John Greenane MIXED PAIRS: Kevin Olley & Christine Reynolds, Jeanette Wilson & Len Shippey LADIES HANDICAP: Dawn Hood, Joy Campbell
Well, here's a view of the Burnham Green that you don't often see!
If you click on the image you will see a larger copy.
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 9th December 2019 10.30am
Team Selections Made
C&D Wednesday League:
"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 OR DO A JIGSAW PUZZLE- OR JUST SOCIALISE AND HAVE A DRINK AND A CHAT.
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