GROUP 6 ASHFORD CUP, WALLY BALL, INTER GROUP - 2021
Another disappointing result for Group 6, losing 3 rinks to one. The game was played on a very challenging green (the same for both teams) with some hands unplayable. Obviously one team handled the green better than the other (local knowledge) Hopefully we will came back next year.
The full results can be viewed on the Wally Ball page
A disappointing result in the final with the match tied 3 rinks each and 104 shots each after 21 ends, and losing 5 shots to 9 on the extra end.
Well done to the whole team for reaching the final again, we just need to find a way of getting over the line in the final, next year hopefully.
The full results can be viewed on the Ashford Cup page
INTER GROUP KNOCKOUT
Group 6 won on two rinks and lost on four rinks in the first round against Group 4 at Thorpe Bay.
Refer to the Inter Group Knockout page for the full results
Today was the first time I have been to the ECBC since first lockdown. I have realised what a good club and group we have, thank you to ECBC for being such good hosts.
Firstly, I would like to thank John Stewart for arranging the markers for the day. Secondly I would like to thank the 16 players that turned up out of the 29 that entered promptly and on time.
I would like to thank all the markers that spent their Saturday morning at the club, but a special mention to Phil Samms who marked every round.
Well done to all the groups 6 & 9 players for making it a good morning.
It was a good final between Ed Morris and Chris Muir, Ed just pulling away on the last few ends, good luck in the semi-final.
Lastly, I would like to thank your greenkeeper for making the greens the best playing surface possible.
Have a good rest of the season
GROUP RESULT SECRETARY
COUNTY COMPETITIONS 2021
You may have noticed over the last few weeks that Bowls England and others have been posting on social media and web pages, talking about changes to the playing conditions of certain competitions that lead to qualification for the national championships.
Essex CBA queried the reasoning behind the changes which is to be forced upon all Counties and subsequently it has been confirmed that Essex have been obliged to apply the changes to the our own County Championships. It should be noted that Bowls England has indicated that these changes are experimental and are not at this stage permanent. That said it is anticipated that the same format will be operated in 2022 because of the use of the greens at Leamington for the Commonwealth Games and green space will be limited.
Therefore, the temporary playing conditions for the County Championships during the 2021 season will be as follows
PLEASE ENSURE YOU AND YOUR TEAM MEMBERS ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE FOLLOWING
Singles – no change: 21 up, 4 bowls each player
Pairs – change: 18 ends, 3 bowls each player
Triples – change: 18 ends, 2 bowls each player
Fours – change: 15 ends, 2 bowls each player
Senior Fours – change: 15 ends, 2 bowls each player
Junior Singles – no change: 21 up 4 bowls each player
Junior Pairs – change: 18 ends, 3 bowls each player
Two Bowl Singles – no change: 21 ends 2 bowls each player
Playing conditions of other national competitions such as top club, mixed pairs, senior singles etc can be found on the Bowls England website.
Please note there will be no change to the playing conditions in any of these County Competitions
Double Fours – 21 ends, 2 bowls each player
Shield – 21 ends, 2 bowls each player
North & South Essex Fours (& Hood Cup) – 21 ends, 2 bowls each player
*Inter Group Knock Out – 21 ends, 2 bowls each player
*Wally Ball – 21 ends, 2 bowls each player
*Ashford Cup – 21 ends, 2 bowls each player
Those competitions marked * will go ahead depending upon the Government guidelines and lockdown roadmap.