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AGM – Saturday 3rd November 10:30am
Indoor Match – Saturday 17th November at Mole Valley starting at 2 pm-4 Mixed Triples
Social Event – Friday 23rd November “Pub Games Night”
FINAL CLUB MATCHES
The season has now ended and all we are left with are our memories until next April.
In the final games we had mixed results. The men had one game against Supreme in which we won on 2 rinks and lost on 1, winning overall 67 – 55. In the 4 mixed matches we lost to North Sheen & Bishop Duppas but won against Hersham & NPL.
Results from throughout the season are elsewhere on this website.
LADY’s CAPTAIN (Val Chicken)
The raffle at the successful finals weekend raised £260. Half was presented to the bowls section and half to Walsingham Care I was delighted to present a cheque for £544 to Walsingham on Wednesday 26th September at their trustees meeting. Our low-key fundraising this season exceeded expectations. Thanks to everyone who supported the charity by purchasing second-hand clothing and equipment and books, paying for the “free” Friday cakes and the Bank holiday spiders etc!!!! Especial thanks to Crossey’s for their contribution. Needless to say, the trustees were delighted and will be sending a letter of thanks shortly.
RACAL DECCA PRESENTATION DAY
As winners of the league in 2017 we hosted the Presentation Day for the 2018 winners. We laid on a tournament for the 12 teams and then provided a sit-down meal for everyone. The day was a great success and the club bar was well used. The League Secretary expressed his thanks and everyone partaking thoroughly enjoyed themselves. This was only achieved by ALL the people who helped on the day so a BIG THANK YOU to ALL the volunteers. It is only with your help that events like this can be held.
FINALS WEEKEND 2nd & 3rd SEPTEMBER
Firstly, THANK YOU, to all those members who helped make the weekend successful with their assistance, preparing the green, serving the refreshments, manning the bar and all the other jobs that get done. Also, to Dave Bardsley & Linda Pillman, the competition secretaries who kept the competitions moving along.
Photos taken on the day can be viewed here bowls-finals-weekend-2018-photos/
There were many close games but the closest of them all was the Coronation Trips were the Ember Team of, Adam Willson, Ray Croucher and Mike Cutts, won against West Wimbledon on the extra end.
The rest of the weekend’s results are as follows:
Mixed Drawn Open Pairs: Stuart Chalmers & Linda Pillman Won 25 – 24 against Malcolm Baird & Enid Gray
Ladies Drawn Pairs: Linda Pillman & Mary Tidmarsh Won 25 – 23 against Mary Green& Jean Condon
Men’s Drawn Triples: Colin Jones, Cliff Elliott & Andy Hughes Won 18 – 17 against John Garland, Dennis Mardon & Iain Gregg
Men’s 2 Wood Singles: Dick Jones Won 17 – 8 against Jerry Ingham
Ladies Singles Handicap: Ivy Walker Won 21 – 20 against Alice Dormon
Ladies Trips: Linda Pillman, Sylvia Jones & Anne Gregg Won 24 – 8 Lorna Kilpatrick, Alice Dormon & Pat Homewood,
Men’s Pairs: Malcolm Baird & Mike Cutts Won 25 – 7 against Ken Homewood & Colin Jones
Ladies Pairs: Pat Cooke & Linda Pillman Won 30 – 19 against Pat Roddis & Jenny Baird
Non-winners Championship: Iain Gregg Won 21 – 11 against Rosemary Burges
Men’s Handicap Pairs: John Garland & Tony Skinner Won 18 – 12 against Dick Jones & Ron Hadingham
Mixed Pairs: Jackie Cornwell & Dave Bardsley Won 21 – 7 against Pat O’Hagan & Mike Cutts
Ladies 2 wood singles: Jackie Cornwell Won 15 – 9 against Linda Pillman
Men’s Handicap Singles: Dave Bardsley Won 21 – 18 against Malcolm Baird
Ladies Singles: Jackie Cornwell Won 21 -9 against Jenny Baird
Men’s Singles@ John Garland Won 21 – 15 against Dave Bardsley
Overall Club Champion: John Garland Won 21 – 18 against Jackie Cornwell
Congratulations to ALL the winners and commiserations to ALL the losers. There is always next year.
The green has been put to bed and undergone major operations to ensure that we again have a superb green for next season. To achieve all this work, we had a large team of volunteers who helped with everything from operating the new machines, basic labour-intensive tasks, to making teas & coffees and supplying cakes and scones which were greatly appreciated. Thank you to all the volunteers and to Mike for his work on the green throughout the year which results in the quality green for us to bowl on.
AGM: Saturday 3rd November at 10:30am
Coffee at 10am, AGM at 10.30am in the Clubhouse.
Papers for the meeting will be circulated electronically to those on email, by hand or post to the remainder. Please contact Linda Pillman if you have not received your copies by the last week in September. A copy of the draft Minutes of last year’s AGM is available on the notice board or on request from Linda Pillman.
Nomination forms for all Committee posts are on the notice board. We will be looking for a new Secretary as Linda will be taking up her post as Junior Vice President for SCWBA. Others of the current committee having been serving for several years and they would be happy to stand down to inject new blood onto the committee. If you feel you can contribute to the running of the Club, all you need to do is find a proposer and seconder and put your name on the list. If you would like to know what might be involved talk to Ken Homewood, Linda Pillman or any of the current Committee members.
Not happy about something? The AGM will provide you with an opportunity to discuss it with your fellow members. Matters for general discussion can be raised on the day itself but it would be helpful if you could advise the Secretary of any items you intend to raise beforehand. If, however, you have an item that might lead to a vote you should note that the Ember BC Rules state: “Any member who wishes a matter, which may lead to the taking of a vote, to be included in the business of the meeting shall give notice in writing to the Secretary (Linda Pillman) at least 30 days prior to the meeting”. The item should be in the form of the resolution on which the vote is to be taken. Any items raised in this way will be posted on the notice board.
INDOOR MIXED FRIENDLY MATCHES
We have 2 matches indoors this winter.
Saturday November 17th, 2018, at Mole Valley starting at 2 pm-4 Mixed Triples.
Sunday March 24th, 2019, at Cambridge Park starting at 2 pm- 4 Mixed Rinks.
If you have not already put your name down on the sign-up sheets, please contact Adam Willson. firstname.lastname@example.org or 01932 889662
SOCIAL EVENT Friday 23rd November at 7:30pm
Following the success of last year’s “Pub Games Night” we will be following the same format this year. Last year some of you kindly lent us shuffleboards, full size bagatelle, shove halfpenny board, & a bar billiard type game. If you have a game that you think would be appropriate and would be willing to lend it to us for the night, please contact Ken Homewood. (01483-282384 or email@example.com) There will be an element of competition and prizes for the winners. There will be a 2-course winter warming meal. All this comes at a giveaway price of £7.50 per person. Please book early so that we can arrange the catering by contacting Ken Homewood. 01483-282384 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RODNEY ALLEN (1944-2018)
Another Molesey stalwart and Ember Sports Club member has passed away. Rodney Allen and his wife Pat lived in Beauchamp Road for nearly fifty years. During that time, they both worked at the Milk Marketing Board in Thames Ditton where they first started playing bowls and honed their socialising skills. Following the closure of the Milk Marketing site, they moved bowls clubs, firstly to Hersham Comrades then The Dittons where they were both active club and committee members and finally to Ember Bowls Club. Here they had many happy years bowling with both old and new friends. When the club needed assistance with the cashier’s role, Rodney took it on, with the help of Bob Knox.
Pat became ill and passed away in 2012. Ill health caught up with Rodney and curtailed his bowling and other activities. After a while he became quite incapacitated and required full time care. He passed away on 18th September 2018 in Kingston Hospital. Our thoughts and commiserations go to his family and friends.
The funeral will be at Randalls Park, Leatherhead on Friday 12th October at 4.15 p.m. and afterwards at Imber Court. No flowers but donations to Princess Alice Hospice would be welcomed.