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The 2018 season is coming to an end. Here are the results of the internal competition weekend of the 1st September.


Epping Bowls Club hosted 11 finals over the weekend of 1st and 2nd September with 22 members taking part in the finale of the season. All rounds of the competitions were played during the season at the Lower Bury Lane Club.


Margaret Hopkinson took three titles. In the Ladies Junior Championship, she beat Anne Munro 22-10; in the Mixed Veterans she beat Marie Hammond 14-11 over 17 ends and took the Ladies Consistency title beating Marie Hammond again 101-79 in the race to get to 100 points.


This more than made up for Margaret’s results last year when she reached three finals but did not manage to take one title.


Derek Childs took two titles beating Matt Jones in the Gents Championships winning 21-16 over 21 ends and won the Gents 4 Wood Pairs playing with new member Daniel Wackett, beating Bob Myers and Edward Panter 25-16 over 21 ends.


In the Gents Consistency Peter Lumb beat Ron Perryman 103-97 in the first to 100 competition. In the Gents Junior Championships Matt Jones beat Graham Ballinger 21-18 in the first to 21 competition, which took 29 ends to complete. Peter Bates narrowly beat Barbara Langford 2 ends to 1 in a thrilling decider in the Chisholm Challenge. Barbara took the Ladies Championship beating Jean Childs 21-13 in the first to 21 competition and also won the Ladies Handicap beating Anne Munro 21-15.


Club Captain Ron Perryman said “We saw some great bowls played over two days. This is the highlight of our season, so it was good to see such close and competitive matches. The weather was kind and we were well supported by our members.”


Epping Bowls Club is keen to attract new members for next year’s season April to September 2019.


For anyone interested there will be the opportunity for you to try out bowls. Just wear flat soled trainer type shoes.

 

Who said bowls was only for the old?

Students from Epping St John’s School teamed up with near neighbours Epping Bowls Club for a ‘Come & Try’ Day on 12th July.

 


The opportunity to try something new fitted neatly into the school’s plans to offer alternative sports to students at the end of the school year. Tom McGarr, Head of Sport, said: “We were delighted to be invited by Epping Bowls Club earlier this year and this was a ‘first’ for us both.


The staff could see how much the students enjoyed themselves and we are keen to plan regular sessions in the future.”



Men’s Captain Ron Perryman said: “It was a pleasure to entertain Epping St John’s pupils to play bowls. They were enthusiastic and several showed lots of promise in a short space of time. We would like to do it again and hope we can establish something during our season April to September."


See pics at the bottom of the page

 

Epping Bowls Club, Epping Sports Club, Lower Bury Lane, Epping CM16 5HA (opposite Epping St John’s School – back entrance)

 

For more information phone or Email:

Ron Perryman - Mens Captain on 01992 574979

Lorraine Mead - Ladies Captain on 01992 572938

Steve Baker - sgwbaker@btinternet.com


Epping bowls club has been in existence since 1911. There are both Ladies and Gents sections and lots of mixed friendlies throughout the season.

 

The club can be a base for beginners, social members and for those who wish to play in more competitive competitions within the county.

 

Club members are encouraged to play in some of the in-house club competitions with the silverware being presented at our annual dinner leading up to Christmas.

 

There are also several social nights to attend throughout the outdoor season.

 

The club has a reputation for being a warm and welcoming group and we are especially proud of this.

 

Bowls is a social game but like all sports, can have its competitive edge. If you are a beginner, you can take advantage of our coaching sessions and as you progress, you will be exposed to more competitive matches.

 

Whatever the result, you can debate it at length while using our bar and canteen facilities.

 

There are sets of bowls for you to use until you make your mind up which type suits you best. We have an inexpensive dress code which is relaxed after 17:00 for casual roll ups if there is no other official match in progress.

 

The club is run and managed by the committee made up from its members. Everyone though has a part to play in keeping the grounds playable and maintaining the facilities.

 

If you feel you would like to contribute to keeping this wonderful and traditional club alive in Epping, please go to our contacts link above and let us know.

 

We are delighted to announce a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. The Club was chosen as one of three local projects to benefit from the scheme which ran throughout November and December. Customers were urged to put blue tokens in boxes supporting local projects, every time they shop.



Now the Club has received £1,000 towards the task of raising funds to replace its cantankerous mowers. Anne Munro, Club Secretary, said “This is a great injection for club funds and we are delighted. Thank you to all who put their tokens in our box. Bowls is a great game for all the family.”

 

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Thanks to Epping Forest District Council  and The Grange Farm Trust.


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The Club celebrated the launch of the 2018 season on Saturday 14th April with special guests Cllr Dave Stallan, Chair of EFDC, and Peter Minoletti from the Grange Farm Trust. Club Captains Ron Perryman and Lorraine Mead thanked both organisations for recent grant aid funding that has enabled replacing two ancient and cantankerous mowers with new ones that will ensure the green stays in tip top condition. After a glass of fizz, an official opening and ribbons cut, both men fired bowls across the green before members enjoyed their first roll up of the season.

 

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