Diary Dates:

Bowls v Rest – Monday 1st July 6:00pm start
Men’s Trips 1st Round – Tuesday 2nd July 6:00pm start
Hosting County Area 2 Pairs Finals – Thursday 4th July 6:00pm start
Chairman v Captain’s match – Saturday 10th August 2:30pm start
Captain’s Charity Evening – Saturday 10th August 7:30pm
Mixed 2 Wood Trips – Saturday 17th August 10:00am for a 10:30am start

Sylvia was awarded her Surrey County badge during the month and it was presented to her at the Surrey Ladies Trips Quarter Final which we were hosting.
Well done Sylvia 

The annual battle of the sexes took place at the beginning of the month and was a lively and entertaining evening followed by fish & chips.
Despite rumours of revenge for last year from the ladies the gentlemen retained the trophy. The ladies assured me next year will be different. 

During the month we hosted the above event. Thank you to all those who made it a successful evening.

COUNTY AREA 2 Pairs Finals – Thursday 4th July 6:00pm start
We are hosting the above event in July so do take the opportunity to come down and see some top-class bowling. 

LADY CAPTAIN                                                                                     PAT COOKE
Captains’ Charity Evening 10th August 2019 7.30pm £15 per head – Ember’s Summer Sea Cruise
Many people have already signed up for the charity night on 10th August. The sheet is attached to the Honours Board above the match availability books. Our Summer Sea Cruise evening will be fun with food, drink and entertainment. NB The Good Ship Ember is actually the clubhouse!

Charity Collecting Tin
The collecting tin behind the bar has received several 50p fines during the month from bowlers bowling a wrong bias or swearing on the green. Whilst we are not condoning these misdemeanours the Captain’s Charity is very grateful for all contributions

Match Report
Only two Ladies matches this month as the Away game to Bishop Duppas was cancelled because of our commitments in the Top Club competition. (Well done to the 10 ladies that played in that and won!)
The first June match was against Bookham Ladies who fielded a very strong team. We won on 2 out of the 3 rinks but overall, we lost 52-53. So close!  We had a pleasant afternoon and Ember ladies provided a super tea.
Sally Brown played her first friendly match and had a good game.  Her investment in white trousers was a sound one as she will be needed many more times in the future.
The second match was a home friendly against Bishop Duppas, on Thursday 27th June so the result is unknown at time of writing.

Please put your names down for both Ladies and Mixed matches.  

MEN’s CAPTAIN                                                                KEN HOMEWOOD
I have finished my June stint as Captain and would thank all those who played in the friendlies during the month. Malcolm Baird is Captain for July and Andy Hughes for August but, we do not have any other volunteers to cover September.
If you wish to know more about the role, or about helping as a Vice Captain, contact me on 01483-282384 or any other committee member or ex-Captain.

Although we are managing to get teams out for the matches it is still a struggle for the Captains as we are still not getting members to sign-up in the availability books,
Please make life easier for the Captains by signing up for friendly matches. The sign-up folders are in their usual place under the honours board.

RESULTS – Mixed & Men’s
During June we had 5 mixed matches one of which was cancelled due to weather. We managed to win the other 4 games. We also had one men’s match which we unfortunately lost.
So, our record for the year so far is: – Mixed games Played 11 won 10 lost 1 and Men’s games Played 2 won 1 lost 1.
Details of results and future fixtures are available on the website.

RACAL DECCA MIXED LEAGUE                                                  MALCOLM BAIRD
Since the last Newsletter we have played Sutton (won 82-44), Chessington (won 82-45), and Carshalton (won 67-52) so things are going well at this stage! I do not know our position in the league as this has not been published for several weeks.
Racal Decca Peter Ungless Shield knockout competition:
We have played Carshalton, and, after a tight match, we managed to win 37-32.  This puts us into the semi-final of this competition.  Our opponents have not yet played their previous round so we do not yet know who we will meet in the semi-final.

Ember is beginning to creep up the ladder in the NW Surrey Double Rink League.  We are no longer on the bottom, we’ve moved up to 5th place!  With a bit more effort we could do even better.

The evening league is now well under way with each team having played 4 matches. Charlie have started well winning all 4 games whilst last years winners Alpha have lost all 4 of their games. Results are available on the website and on the notice board. 

The draws in the Two-Wood competitions and the Non-Winners Championship were made in the month and all competitions are now in full swing. Please don’t forget that if you are the ‘Challenger’ it is your responsibility to make the match arrangements.  Please do not leave it too late.

Thank you to all those who did a turn behind the bar during the month. 

BONUS BALL                                                                              MALCOLM BAIRD
The recent winners have been Mary Tidmarsh (42), Malcolm Pryer (43), Pat Roddis (29) and Mike Cutts (24).  My thanks to all those members who have kindly bought (some willingly) one or more numbers for the new 10-week Bonus Ball prize draws, the first of which will be on Saturday 29th June.  All profits from the Bonus Ball draws goes directly to the bowls section. Good luck everyone!

CHRIS KENNY 1931 – 2019
Chris Kenny was a pillar of the ladies’ section for more than twenty years, serving as secretary for fifteen before becoming the popular captain in 1996.  She was a keen bowler, very supportive of the club in every way, always willing and ready to help both on and off the green.  Chris’ name appears on three club trophies as a memorial to a lovely lady with a splendid sense of humour who was renowned for her cake making and a plentiful supply of mint imperials for all her team.
She was a keen gardener with her garden full of brightness and colour, which maybe reflected her personality.  Our sympathies are extended to her three children and the grandchildren.


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