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Eastern Counties Champion of Champions 03/03/20
 The Eastern Counties Champion of Champions is scheduled to take place on Sunday 10th May 2020
 The venue and final details will be advised once they are to hand
 However with the Essex disciplines now completed the following have qualified to take part and will represent Essex at this event
 Singles - Greg King (Highwoods Red)
 Pairs - Margaret Curtis & Helen Tucker (Sewards End)
 Triples - Mick Wetton, Mark Hammond & Paul Young (Braintree RC)
 Fours - Ria Warren, Mel Horgan, Judy Sharp & Paul Youngs (Elmstead Market)
 Well done and good luck to our winners
Essex Singles Finals 02/03/20
 The Finals Day of the Essex Singles took place at Braintree Leisure Centre on Sunday 1st March 2020
 It is always a long day with the finalist having to play 8 games of nine ends
 The 40 finalist are initial drawn into 8 groups of 5 players
 The Winners of those 8 groups then proceed to the semi-final stage drawn into 2 groups of 4 players
 The winner of each semi-final group then play in the final to decide the Essex Singles Champion
 The 8 group winners were
 Group 1 Paul Youngs (Elmstead Market) - 8 points
 Group 2 Richard Cornell (Sewards End) - 8 points
 Group 3 Andrew Witney (Paxman) - 6 points winning on better shots
 Group 4 Eric Sainsbury (Wimbish) - 8 points
 Group 5 Peter Orrin (Highwoods Red) - 8 points
 Group 6 Greg King (Highwoods Red) - 6 points winning on better shots
 Group 7 Mervyn Bushe (Langham) - 6 points winning on better shots
 Group 8 Mark Hammond (Braintree RC) - 8 points
 Semi Final Group A (odd numbers)
 This semi final group saw many close games but eventually it was Paul Youngs who won the Group, with the key match against Peter Orrin
 winning on the last end Mervyn Bushe lost two games by one shot and drew with Paul to show how close the group was
 1st Paul Youngs with 5 points
 2nd Peter Orrin with 4 points
 3rd Andrew Witney with 2 points
 4th Mervyn Mervyn Bushe with 1 point
 Semi Final Group B (even numbers)
 saw Greg King carry his form into the semi finals winning all games to reach the final for the first time
 1st Greg King with 6 points
 2nd Eric Sainsbury with 2 points & 27 shots
 3rd Richard Cornell with 2 points & 23 shots
 4th Mark Hammond with 2 points & 13 shots
 The Final proved one game too many for Greg. The match was even for the first four ends but then Paul started to get the carpet better
 and in the end won comfortably. Well done to Paul & Greg and to all who took part.
 With Paul Youngs already qualified to play in the Fours with the Elmstead Market Team, Greg King will represent
 Essex at the Eastern Counties Champion of Champions on 10th May 2020.
 However Greg is not available for the National Champion of Champions over the weekend of 5th June and Peter Orrin (in third place
 on points scored in the semi final group and throughout the day) has been invited to play in the Singles at Durham
Ferris Cup 2019/20 10/02/20
 The Semi Final stage of the Ferris Cup has now been reached
 The draw for the Semi Finals were made on Sunday 9th February 2020 at Braintree Leisure Centre
 by Graham Evans (Acting Chairman) and Duncan Lumley (Tournament Secretary)
 The draw is as follow:
 Helions Bumpstead v Dedham
 High Easter v Feering Blue
 All matches are to be played on a Home and Away basis and completed by Friday 27th March 2020
 with the Final (again on a two legged basis) to be completed by the end of April 2020
Essex Fours 09/02/20
 The Essex Fours Competition took place at Braintree Leisure Centre on Sunday 9th February 2020
 33 teams took part, intially playing in the Group stages with the six league winners and the two best runners up proceeding
 to the knock stages. Although the numbers were down once again, it was pleasing to see that there were no drop outs on the day,
 despite difficult weather conditions to and from the venue
 The quarter Final line up saw
 Elmstead Market getting the better of High Easter
 Bardfield 3 beating Layer de la Haye after an extra end
 Lawford winning against Dedham
 Rayne getting the better of Highwoods Red
 The Semi Finals saw
 The Elmstead Market Four of Mel Horgan/Ria Warren/Judy Sharpe/Paul Youngs just managing to win against the Bardfield 3 team
 of Mary Minchin/Brian Jenner/Tony Gypps/Kevin Boxall after a close and competitive match
 The second semi final between the Lawford Four of Joan Bulford/Ronnie Dawson/Margaret Arthey/Stephen Woodley and the
 Rayne Four of Ken McDonnell/Jenny Green/Maxine Poulter/Don Poulter saw scores level at 4-4 after six ends.
 However going for the shot, Rayne took the jack off to give victory to Lawford 6-4
 This set up the Final between Elmstead Market & Lawford, but after taking an early lead the match proved one too many
 for the Lawford team, who had played so well throughout the day, and Elmstead Market won the match comfortably
 Well done to all who took part in a good days bowling BUT especially to Elmstead Market, worthy champions, and who will now be
 invited to represent Essex at the Eastern Counties and National Champion of Champions events in May & June this year
 Thanks go to Anthea Bushe & Val Kidd for running the raffle and to Terry Marsh for buying the prizes for the Raffle and Graham Evans
 buying the trophies and to Duncan Lumley for setting up and running the event (assisted on the day by Peter Orrin & Cliff & Lynda Richardson)
Essex Pairs at Potters 04/02/20
 The Essex Pairs at Potters Event took place over the weekend of Friday31st January to Monday 3rd February 2020
 The Competition is organised & run by Peter Orrin & Martin Bennet on behalf of Potters Resort & Essex County CBA
 with Peter & Martin looking after all bookings as well as running the event
 This year saw a record number of just over 200 attendees playing in the Pairs Competition during the day on Saturday
 & Sunday as well as enjoying the outstanding facilities & entertainment which this Five Star Resort offers
 Attendees were mainly from Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire but there was additionally
 a pair taking part who had traveled from Holland, another pair who traveled down from Scotland and one player who came from Shropshire
 All competitors took part in the initial Group stages played during Saturday and Sunday morning (five games each) with the
 Group Winners and Runners Up proceeding to the knock out stages played on Sunday afternoon
 High quality and competitive bowling was seen throughout the two days, played in the International Arena
 (where the World Indoor Bowls Championship had taken place the weeks before)
 After the first two rounds of the knock out stages the quarter finals saw a number of Essex Pairs emerging, with a good chance of taking the Trophy
 The Rayne Pair of Trevor Kidd & Don Poulter took on Stephen Woodley (Lawford) playing with Josie Long from South Repps (Norfolk)
 - The latter pair had played well until this match but found it one match too many and Trevor & Don were comfortable winners
 The Highwoods Pair of Marilyn Bennet & Diane Orrin played the Brockdish (Norfolk) Pair of Jane & Joe Debattista having beaten them earlier
 in the Group stages. However Marilyn & Diane started slowly and although they pulled back it was not enough to stop the Norfolk pair going into the semi final
 The Elmstead Market Pair of Mel Horgan & Paul Youngs played the Suffolk Pair Sue & Paul Cousins (Elmsett) in another
 close and quality match with Mel & Paul just getting the better to move into the semi final
 The final quarter final match was another close (all Suffolk match) with Alan Smethers & Bryn Bowyer (Hoggards Green)
 winning a good match against Lisa Edmead & Stuart McNeil (Withersfield)
 The Semi Final draw kept the two Essex Pairs apart
 Trevor Kidd & Don Poulter (Rayne) kept up there winning momentum in a high quality match against Jane & Joe Debattista (Brockdish)
 who were never able to recover from a slow start
 Mel Horgan & Paul Youngs (Elmstead Market) were involved in a close and exciting match against Alan Smethers & Bryn Bowyer (Hoggards Green).
 Going into the final end the Hoggards Green pair were leading by two shots but Paul was able to draw in his final bowl
 to make a third shot (on a measure) and go through to the final.
 This set up an all Essex final between Trevor Kidd (a first time finalist in this competition) & Don Poulter (a previous winner)
 against Mel Horgan & Paul Youngs (who reached the final a few years back)
 As was to be expected the match was high quality between two pairs who had played well throughout the entire competition.
 However it was the Rayne (new) pairing of Trevor & Don who were the worthy winners and will hold the trophy for twelve months
 Well done to all who took part during an outstanding weekend of bowling plus excellent accommodation, food and high quality entertainment
 The Competition is to take place again next year (to be run again by Peter & Martin)
 over the Weekend staring Friday 29th January to Monday 1st February 2021
 Application forms are available and will be distributed to all Essex clubs soon (plus to those who have supported in the past)
 Anybody wishing to receive a form can also do so by email to Peter Orrin - email address - ptrorrin@aol.com