The diary has been updated with an added triples competition to be held at Stonyhill on Sunday November 20th 2016. Please go to relevant page for further details
FIVES AT STONYHILL – SUNDAY 20TH MARCH 2016
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Winners at the back L to R: Pat Goodchild, Pauline Child, Eileen Smith-Allen, Andy Philbick and Tony Ealham. Runners up at the front: Dave Woods, Steve Killington, Paul Cairns, Josh Woods and Paul Bax
JOHNNY WALKER OPEN – SAT 27TH FEBRUARY 2016
The above competition was held at PML where 16 teams entered. Friends of Essex was represented by Peggy May, Edna Burridge, Stewart Blackhall and Tony Ealham. The format was each team played 4 games where it was 10 points for a win, 5 for a draw and a point for each end won. In their first game they came across Stonyhill (Heather Clements, Carol Finn, Bart Clements and John Finn). After 3 ends FOE found themselves 7-1 down but won the next 6 to win 10-7 and collect 17 points. Their second game was against Island (Sheila and Roger Booker, Shirley and Phil Banner) where they won 9-3 and 5 ends to get 15 points. Their next game was against East Tilbury (Eileen Smith-Allen, George Christy, Pat Goodchild and Pauline Child) where they ran out 7-5 winners with 6 ends to give them 16 points. East Tilbury’s remaining 3 games gave them a win against Warren 17-0 and defeats against Springhouse 9-11 and Stonyhill 7-8. Going into their game against Warren, FOE needed to win 3 ends and win the match to be outright winners of the competition. This was never in question as they won convincingly 14-1 and winning 8 ends. This gave them a total of 66 points with Sanguine (Teresa Kidd, Joan Southon, Brenda Neil and Barry Clarke) finishing in runners up spot on 60 points.
Just to remind you all that all shirts are to be handed in to Brenda Neil by March 1st.
All outstanding balances are to be paid by same date. Anyone who are going to hand payments to me personally I am away February 22nd to February 26th inclusive.
Your shirts will be returned to you between March 20th and April 30th.
Your itinerary will be handed to you during the May Day Bank Holiday Bonanza being held at Stonyhill
PEGGY PATTERSON FUNERAL DETAILS
Peggy’s funeral will be held at Weeley Crematorium on Thursday 18th February at 1:15pm
PEGGY PATTERSON – RIP
It is with great sadness that Peggy Patterson passed away this morning ( 29/01/16) after not recovering from a recent stroke. Peggy loved her bowling and represented FOE in many competitions and matches and also attended the annual tours. She played for clubs in Essex before moving to Clacton where she continued her bowling. She will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with Chris and her family at this very sad time.
FIVES AT STONYHILL ON MARCH 20TH 2016
Latest update is that so far 13 teams have entered. Even though there is still some time to the event there are only 3 places available. If there is anyone who wishes to play and cant get five together please let me know. The entry forms for the May day bank holiday bonanza will be sent out shortly.
THE ORGANISERS OF FRIENDS OF ESSEX SMBC WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY NEW YEAR AND A SUCCESSFUL 2016 AND ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.
RETURN MATCH V ENGLAND LADIES
A return fixture has now been arranged for Sunday 15th May 2016 at Stonyhill. Please go to the relevant page from the menu for further details.
TRIPLES-SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29TH
To get a full list of results and table please go to the page heading NOVEMBER TRIPLES RESULTS
INVITE TO EAST HANNINGFIELD
Friends of Essex have been invited to enter up to 2 teams into the above comp on Sunday 17th January 2016. If anyone would like to play in this and represent FOE could they let me know please
MATCH V ENGLAND LADIES
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J.H.CLARKE OPEN AT PML-SAT 17TH OCTOBER 2015
WINNERS AND RUNNERS UP
16 teams took part in the above competition. Friends of Essex was represented by Sheila and Roger Booker and Eileen and John Bellett. Each team played 4 games where 10 points were awarded to the winners and 1 point for each end won. In their first game they beat Heron Park 8-6 winning 3 ends to score 13 points. In the second game they beat Stonyhill 9-2 gaining another 17 points. In the 3rd game they beat Outwood Common 8-6 totalling 16 points. In the mean time Springhouse won their opening 3 games as so did East Tilbury beating Outwood Common 11-3 scoring 17 points, Banthem and Ongar 11-5 scoring 15 points and Heron Park 10-8 totalling 15 points.. Going into the last session these 3 teams were in contention for the title with FOE and East Tilbury level on 47 points with Springhouse 2 points ahead on 49. FOE had to play Springhouse and won 10-7 and winning 5 ends giving them a grand total of 62 points. East Tilbury had to win their last game and win at least 6 ends. They came across Hadleigh Hall and did just that winning 13-4 and the 6 ends required to pip FOE getting a total of 63 points. Congratulations to the East Tilbury quartet of Eileen Smith-Allen, George Christy, Tony Ealham and Pauline Child on being the winners and also to the Runners Up John and Eileen Bellett and Roger and Sheila Booker
MATCH v ENGLAND LADIES
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ISLAND FOURS COMPETITION-SATURDAY 8th AUGUST 2015
Friends of Essex were represented by Andrea Philbrick, Sue Pledger, Jack Mcmenamin and Tony Hayes in the above competition. They ended up a runners up just losing out to East Hanningfield 8-5 in a close fought final. Congratulations and well done to you all
RITA BLACKHALL FUNERAL DETAILS
Rita’s funeral will take place on Monday 10th August at 2pm at Pitsea Crematorium and afterwards at Pitsea Mount Community Hall, Brackendale Avenue, SS13 3BD.
Flowers are optional but are to be sent to 12 Brackendale Avenue, Pitsea, Essex, SS13 3BD. Donations are to be given to the British Heart Foundation. There will be a donation box inside the chapel at the crematorium.
RITA BLACKHALL RIP
It is with great sadness that Rita Blackhall passed away suddenly at home of a suspected heart attack last night (21/7/15). She was a terrific bowler who played for Willow Park before joining Stonyhill. Also playing for Friends of Essex and the Essex county team. She will be sadly missed. Our condolences go to Stewart and her family at this time. Funeral details will be given as soon as possible.
As from 1st November 2015 Tony Hayes will be stepping down from running Friends of Essex SMBC and Tony Ealham will be taking over. On behalf of everyone I would like to thank Tony Hayes for all his hard work in the past and hope that you give me the same support as you gave him. I’m sure we all wish Tony all the best in his new project with SEAXE SMBC. I will continue to run it to the best of my ability and continue to run it as has been run in the past. There will be plenty of competitions and matches as well as the usual annual tour. The venue for competitions and home matches will be split between Marconi and Stonyhill. My contact phone number is 07581342664 and my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org