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Jubilee Memories

The Jubilee Roll-up was attended by 24 bowlers who were blessed with a sunny day.
They dressed in various forms of red, white & blue with Wendy Beaney winning the prize for the “Best Costume”. The day ended with free slices of cake kindly donated by Debbie Johns.

Great Work -Thanks All Round

Many thanks to the dozen or so of you who turned up for our Green Preparation working parties on Friday and Saturday. In almost record time we managed to Scarify, Tine, Over-seed, Feed and Top Dress the Green. Sorted out the benches, tables and chairs. Cleaned up the flower beds and paths. And tidied up the Cabin.
Great work. All is now ready for the Grand Opening on Easter Weekend.

Job Done – But There’s More To Come

We Got The Painters In

Thanks to all those involved in cleaning down, surface preparation and toshing on the paint to give the Bowls Cabin a fresh appearance and kick-starting our preparations for the 2022 season. The work continues on Friday and Saturday (19th & 20th March) when we start the Spring Renovation of The Green. Thanks to those who have volunteered already; there’s a lot to do as we tine, scarify, seed, feed and surface dress the Green. We are sure there is something you can help with so come and join us.

2021 Finals – Saturday’s Results

Congratulations to today’s winners.

There’s more tomorrow with 3 games in the morning, including Ember playing in the final of this year’s Coronation Triples against Supreme BC.  In the Afternoon we play all of the Singles Championship matches together with the Invitation Mixed Pairs final.  Join in the fun and support your fellow Club members.  Ploughman’s Lunches are available, there a decent selection of raffle prizes to be won, the Bar is open and there’s all the fun of a finals day to enjoy.


09:30 Rink 3 Men’s Drawn Pairs Handicap Tony Baker
Jim Byrne (+6)



Malcolm Baird
Tony Bettsworth (+4)
10:00 Rink 1 Men’s Drawn Triples Adam Willson
Colin Jones
Chris Axton



Dick Jones
Mike Grimshaw
Stuart Chalmers
10:30 Rink 5 Ladies’ Singles Handicap Linda Pillman (-2)



Debbie Johns (+9)
14:00 Rink 2 Men’s Pairs Championship Adam Willson
Tony Baker



Mike Grimshaw
Andy Hughes
14:00 Rink 4 Ladies Pairs Championship Linda Pillman
Jenny Baird



Sylvia Jones
Lorna Kilpatrick
14:30 Rink 5 Open Two-Wood Championship Dave Bardsley



Malcolm Baird
14:30 Rink 6 Men’s Singles Handicap Stuart Chalmers (+4)



Dick Jones (-2)

Surrey Champion of Champions, 2021

Jackie Cornwell with her 2019 Ember Champions Trophy

Congratulations to Jackie Cornwell on winning the Surrey County Ladies Champion of Champions Final, which was held at Bletchinly BC on Sunday 15th August.

Jackie beat Sheila Seddon of Milford BC 21-6 in the final of this prestigeous competition between the ladies’ singles champions of all the clubs in Surrey. A truly superb achievement.

Well done, Jackie!  Many congratulations!  We are proud of you!

Jackie will receive the trophy at the Surrey County Women’s Association Annual Dinner on the evening of Friday 22nd October at Tyrells Wood Golf Club. It would be wonderful if Ember players could attend and support both Jackie and Linda Pillman, the Senior Vice-President of SCWBA, who takes over as President at the AGM on 20th November. 

Something to Smile About…

Congratulations to Dick Jones, Linda Pillman, Sylvia Jones & Dave Bardsley on reaching the Final of the NW Surrey Mixed Fours competition. They managed to defeat a strong Oxshott team in what could be described as a ‘game of two halves’ played on a neutral green at Egham BC on Thursday evening. The Finals are to be held at Ashford BC on Sunday 29th August. Supporters will be more than welcome.

It’s Was Only A Shower…

Monday afternoon’s rain put pay to any use of the Green for our usual Club Night. But careful study of these pictures may help you find where favourable runs may be found….

This water will take some time to soak sufficiently below the surface so Pitch Mats must be used for Roll-Ups etc. for the next few days to prevent damage to the playing surface.

The Sun’s Out & The Bowlers are About

Ember’s 2021 season kicked off on Sunday with a full complement of 24 bowlers on the Green. The sun was out, fun was had, Bar service was available (outdoor seating only) and acquaintances re-made after the lockdowns. If you want to join us check out our website for all the information you need.

Get Ready, Get Set…

The Government’s roadmap for the easing of lockdown restrictions has enabled us to prepare with confidence for the 2021 outdoor season.  The Prime Minister’s announcement confirmed that outdoor affiliated bowls clubs will be able to open from 29 March.  

Despite lock-down we have arranged a full program of fixtures for 2021. The Green is in good shape thanks to our team of volunteer green-keepers and we are ready to go.

Bowls is a naturally covid-safe sport being a socially-distanced, non-contact activity that also plays a key role in the mental and physical health of many across the country.  The positive prospects for the new season provides a great opportunity to try something new or to pick up from where the pandemic stopped you.  So why not kick off your lock-down blues on our Green. For more information see our website

Autumn Green Renovation

Many thanks to the ladies and gentlemen who helped out with our Green closure and renovation works.  Here are a couple of videos of the work in progress featuring hollow tining, deep scarifying and cleaning up afterwards.  The Green has now been over-seeded and treated with soil conditioner and fertiliser ready for its winter break.  It will need a rest after all this work!

Hard at work
Getting the green ready for bed for another year