At Ember there is something for everyone: whether a social bowler or a more competitive one! For the competitive players a number of ladies’, men’s, and mixed teams enter into the various Surrey and North West Surrey individual knock-out competitions. Club players have been very successful in these latter events in recent seasons. Ember teams also compete in a number of leagues against other local clubs and we have also been running our own invitation triples competition (the “Coronation Triples”) for local clubs since 1953. For more details of our competitive play please click External Competitions.
WEEKLY BOWLS DIARY
Rinks are generally available for Club members to book at any time for their own games but there will be times when a number of rinks are reserved for Club activities. The list of activities below gives an indication of the events that are organised on a regular basis.
The Green needs care and attention throughout the season. To allow for cutting, spraying, aeration etc, the Green is Closed for Maintenance until 2.00pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The Green will re-open once the days activities have been completed. Occasionally, approximately once a month, it will also be closed on Wednesday mornings – advance notice will be given to Members.
Afternoon club matches are played every weekend and there are also a number of afternoon and evening mid-week fixtures. Ladies, Men’s and Mixed matches are played against other local clubs. Most of the matches are “friendly” (but competitive). We also play several local clubs in a more competitive spirit in the Racal Decca Mixed League and the North-West Surrey Leagues. Details of all the Club’s fixtures and results throughout the season can be found on the Bowls Fixture List
Club Night Mixed Roll-ups
The Club meets up every Monday evening throughout the season. This is a great opportunity for social bowling and to meet up with your fellow members. On these evenings there is usually snack food or fish and chips available afterwards and, naturally, the bar is open. On occasions where other fixtures (e.g. bank holidays) prevent a Monday evening roll-up from taking place there will be a mixed roll-up held on the Tuesday evening.
Weekday Afternoon Roll-ups
Just turn up by 2.30pm and join in with your fellow members for a few ends of bowls and some tea and biscuits in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Roll-ups are scheduled for every weekday afternoon during the season except for when when other events are scheduled – See our fixture card.
We run an internal mixed triples league in the evenings. The teams are drawn but players are seeded by ability so that the standard should equal out across the teams. There are usually teams of six to eight players per side, depending on numbers. This is a good introduction to competitive bowling. For details of the current season’s matches and latest league table visit the Evening League page
Bank Holiday Mondays
There is a Mixed Roll-up with prizes arranged for each of the Bank Holiday afternoons starting at 2:30pm.
The Club is affiliated to the Surrey County Bowling Association, Surrey County Women’s Bowling Association and the North-West Surrey Bowling Association. These associations run a number of competitions for men, ladies and mixed teams which Club Members are entitled to compete in. For more details see the Competitions page by clicking External Competitions.
Entry forms available from the Competition Secretaries and are also sent out with your subscription reminder. Entries should be sent to the Competition Secretaries, together with entry fees, by the Closing date stated on the Entry Form
The club runs the following competitions during the season:
|Men’s Singles Championship
|Ladies’ Singles Championship
|Men’s Singles Handicap Competition
|Ladies’ Singles Handicap Competition
|Mixed Two-Wood Singles Championship
|Men’s Pairs Championship
|Ladies’ Pairs Championship
|Mixed Pairs Championship
|Mixed Open Drawn Pairs Handicap Competition
|Men’s Drawn Pairs Handicap Competition
|Ladies’ Drawn Pairs Handicap Competition
|Mixed Drawn Triples Competition
|Mixed Drawn Australian Pairs Competition
|Mixed Non-Winners’ Championship
|Mixed Drawn Two-Wood Triples Competition
Club Finals 2024
These will be played over the weekend of 7th & 8th September 2024.