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EMBER BOWLS CHARITY DAY – 2.00pm Sunday 1st July – followed by a BBQ

Please support our Charity Day on Saturday 1 July. It will be a 2pm for 2.30pm start with games on the green followed by a BBQ at 4.45pm.

The charity is ‘OASIS’.  Oasis provides vital support to vulnerable families and children in Elmbridge and the surrounding areas.  Its efforts are recognised as having a significant impact on the lives of vulnerable families and children in our local community – a beacon of hope and refuge for those in need.

BBQ tickets should be purchased in advance at £10 per person. Sylvia Jones, Wendy Beaney and Mary/Tony Baker have tickets.

Fun games on the green will start around 2.30pm with a ‘Spider’ followed by different games on the six rinks. It will be a £1 entry per try per game. There will be a prize for the winner of each game. Three woods to be used for each game (except the putting!).

The games are:

Rink 1 – “Target bowls”: target pinned to green with score for each bowl at the end of 3 woods that is in the target.
Rink 2 – “Hit the Jack”: 3 jacks set out on the rink and one point for each jack hit.
Rink 3- “Nearest the Ditch”: send woods towards the ditch and the nearest wood to the ditch wins.
Rink 4 – “Beat the Captain”: try and get a wood nearer the jack than Tony Baker. If you do he will pay £3 each time to the charity and you will enter a ‘final’ for the winner prize.
Rink 5 – “Hit the Teddy”: a Teddy will be on the rink and 1 point for each time you hit it.
Rink 6 – “Target Putting”: a target pinned to green with score for each golf ball in the target (woods not to be used!).

After the games finish at around 4.00pm, ‘finals’ will take place where required for each game followed by the presentation of prizes to the winners. The raffle will also be drawn. There will then be a bbq at about 4.45pm for which you will need to purchase tickets in advance.

The raffle tickets cost £5 per strip. It is best to buy tickets in advance (especially if you cannot attend on the day!) and put your name on each ticket in the book.

Members are reminded please to donate prizes (a box is by the door in the Clubhouse) and we also hope to have some additional prizes from outside the club!

Come and try bowls!

Ember’s Beginners’ Course has now been running for over 10 years and we have qualified coaches on hand to get you started in the game, so there is plenty of experience available – and it won’t cost you a penny!
Come along to our taster Session and try your arm at bowling!
Want to find out more? Contact Sylvia on 01932 788701 or find out more info here:

Introductory Course Details

Please note: We will be following Bowls England return to play guidance and protocols on safety during these coaching sessions.

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

Hard at work

Our expert Green Ranger Mike Cutts, ably helped by Iain Gregg, down early on a Sunday morning keeping the rinks in tip-top shape.

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.

In the Summertime, when the weather is hot…

We had a great open day today at Ember, with record numbers of keen tennis, bowls, croquet and drama enthusiasts coming down to have a go and find out more about the club.
Thanks to all the Ember members who made it such a great day!
If you didn’t make it, but still want to find out more about what we do and how to join, take a look at our membership page.

29th April – Come and try Bowls at Ember!

Come and try a free Bowls taster session at Ember!

On Sunday 29th April, we’ll be holding a free taster session for you to come down and find out all about the great game of lawn bowls.
For more info Contact Sylvia on 01932 788 701.
Location: 2 Grove Way (off Ember Lane), Esher, KT10 8HL

The Ember Archive – Bowls Fun

Some more from the Ember Archives, this time from the bowls section. Some photos showing that formal dress isn’t always adhered to on the green, and that someone must have changed the signs on the changing rooms doors as the men and ladies seem to have swapped kit!

Games Night 2017

A great evening of board games (with some excellent food) at Ember Sports Club tonight. Well done to Ken Homewood’s team for winning! Click on any of the images to see a larger version.

Bowls Section Shufleboard Social Evening

Thanks to all who came along and had a great meal and social evening at Ember last night! The Shuffleboard proved to be especially popular.
A great thanks must go to Linda for organising and creating such amazing food, and to Adam and all the team who helped organise such a great evening.