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The Awesome Foursome Strike Again

The Awesome Foursome (Plus 1)

Having won the Senior 4s Surrey Championship Jackie Cornwell (Lead), Lorna Kilpatrick (2), Mary Green (3) and Sylvia Jones (Skip) went on to the Bowls England National Championships at Leamington Spa.  The ladies were representing and playing as the Surrey team along with their Super-sub, Linda Pillman, who also attended in her rôle as Junior Vice-President of SCWBA (Surrey County Women’s Bowling Association). 

The first round was a tight game until the last few ends when the Awesome Foursome pulled away and beat Dorset 18-9.  A satisfying win, especially as two of the opposing team had just won the National Triples Title. 

In the next round the Ember ladies were against Sussex.  Another very strong team with two players who had just won the National Senior Singles and Senior Pairs Titles.  Our ladies were several shots down during most of this game but clawed back to go into the last end only 2 shots down, eventually losing by just 1 shot on the tightest measure.  Sussex later progressed to the Final but lost to Bedfordshire. 

What a great journey!  Reaching the Last 16 of a National Championship is pretty good!  Congratulations all round.

Something for the Weekend? Try a Festival of Bowling.

Ember is hosting the finals of the North West Surrey Bowls Association competitions on Bank Holiday Sunday.  Come along and see the best bowlers in the area competing at the highest level. 

If you are a new bowler, or even a non-bowler, this is the occasion to look and learn and enjoy the spirit of competition.  More experienced bowlers can re-new acquaintances and, maybe, pick up a few tips.

Competitions begins at 9.30am and continues until the evening with 14 matches in the programme.  Food and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

Ember BC feature in the Ladies League semi-final at 9.30am and will hopefully progress to the final at 2.00pm.  They will be followed by Jackie Cornwell & Mike Cutts defending their mixed pairs championship at 4.00pm.

COME ALONG TO SUPPORT AND ENJOY.

Come down to the Ember Open Day!

Games for all Generations! Try BOWLS, CROQUET, TENNIS & Meet the Drama Section.

Afternoon Tea / Cash Bar available and reduced membership fee available for new members until 12 May 2019.

Main entrance and car park next to 2 Grove Way, Esher KT10 8HL

Ember vs.Cambridge Park

Ember played an Indoor match against Cambridge Park IBC over the weekend. Less than half the Ember team are regular indoor bowlers yet we put up a spirited fight in getting a 2-2 draw in rinks and losing overall narrowly by 65-57. Chris Axton, making his indoor debut, performed admirably and we were lent 2 members of the Nottage family by the opposition for the day, which helped our cause.
The team all encountered massive traffic delays in getting there meaning the start was delayed by half an hour. Nevertheless we enjoyed a good match and a hearty meal afterwards with our opponents who provided great hospitality on the day.

Down by the seaside, sifting sand…

A lovely daytrip down to the seaside for Ember Bowls Section! We visited our friends at Eastbourne Bowling Club and (unlike last year) the weather held and made for a glorious day.