North West Essex Bowling Association
Founded 1970




STOP PRESS 10th December 2018

SEASONS GREETINGS

I would like to wish all Members of North West Essex Bowling Association & their Families a Very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year and enjoyable and successful bowling through 2019

David Atterbury

President



STOP PRESS 6th December 2018

AGM Rule Change

The following rule was passed at the last AGM in November 2018

That ladies be allowed to play In Association league matches when not enough men are available to complete a team, but a maximum of two ladies in a club’s one or lowest team.

Ladies must be affiliated to the County and Bowls England to be eligible to play.

Steve Lesslie

Hon. Secretary





STOP PRESS 16th November 2018

It is with deep sadness we report the death of Terry Quin who was a member of Saffron Walden Town Bowls Club.

Terry had been a long term supporter of NWEBA

Our thoughts go out to his family at this difficult time.

Trevor Hackett

Hon. Treasurer



STOP PRESS 12th November 2018

It is with deep sadness we report the death of Gordon Cairns who was a member of Tiptree Jobserve Bowls Club.

Our thoughts go out to the family at this difficult time.

Steve Lesslie

Hon. Secretary



STOP PRESS 17th October 2018

AGM Proposal

New Rule:- that ladies be allowed to play In Association league matches when not enough men are available to complete a team, but a maximum of two ladies in a club’s one or lowest team.

Ladies must be affiliated to the County and Bowls England to be eligible to play./p>

Philip Helps

Hon. Secretary



STOP PRESS 7th October 2018

It is with great sadness we annouce the passing of Stan Gill on Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018.

Stan was a long standing member of Braintree Bowling Club and played for many years in the North West Essex League.

His funeral will be on Wednesday, 17th October, 12.30 pm at Three Counties Crematorium, High Garrett.

Donations to CLIC Sargent Charity.

Trevor Hackett



STOP PRESS 16th September 2018

League Final results and photographs now on website and available to download.

Hopefully Competition Finals results and photographs online in the next couple of days

Captain v Vice Captain Delegates match 3.00 pm

Trevor Hackett

Webmaster



STOP PRESS 2nd September 2018

Finals Weekend programme 9th September at Braintree BC.

Champion of Champions Competition 11.00 am

Jeff Daniels v Kevin Moore

Singles Competition 3.00 pm

Martin Spencer v Adrian Papple

Pairs Competition 3.00 pm

Kevin Moore v Jason Burgess

Triples Competition 3.00 pm

Roy Etheridge v Rodger King

Captain v Vice Captain Delegates match 3.00 pm

Jim Girvan

Hon. Competition Secretary



STOP PRESS 16th August 2018

The date for the AGM has been re-scheduled for Monday, 5th November 2018 at Dunmow BC, instead of 6th November.

Philip Helps

Hon. Secretary



STOP PRESS 14th July 2018

The management Committee were asked at the Pre-AGM meeting whether we would consider the wearing of polo shirts for playing the Association Friendly games

We have investigated this and as we already had an existing design we have been showing this to the NWEBA players.

In addition, the Captain and Vice Captain have been carrying out a survey of the actual players who regularly play in these Friendly fixtures

The response to date has been approx 95% in favour of wearing polo shirts.

To this end we are proprosing to introduce these shirts at the start of the Indoor season this October

If you have not already done so, please let the Captain or Vice Captain know your views

We will now be canvassing for size and quantity requirements.

Trevor Hackett

Hon. Treasurer



STOP PRESS 13th July 2018

If you know of anyone willing to take on the role of Secretary or Vice Capttain at the AGM later in the year please let one of the Mamagement Committee know.

Colin Peters

Hon. Captain



STOP PRESS 8th July 2018

With the England result and having had a number of queries beforehand, I am advising clubs

that Wednesdays league fixtures are postponed and I am invoking Rule 21C.

Doug Stephenson

League Secretary



STOP PRESS 30th June 2018

Chelmsford & Dist BA fixture at Bocking Alliance BC on 8th July cancelled by Chelmsford & Dist BA.

Colin Peters

Captain



STOP PRESS 28th June 2018

Thurrock & Dist BA fixture at Witham on 27th July cancelled by Thurrock & Dist BA.

Colin Peters

Captain



STOP PRESS 26th June 2018

League results will be at least another 48 hours before posting as I am awaiting delivery of a new router.

Doug Stephenson

Hon. League Secretary



STOP PRESS 25th June 2018

The match at Framlingham Castle scheduled for 30th June has been cancelled by Framlingham Castle BC

Do not turn up unless you fancy a day out

Colin Peters

Captain



STOP PRESS 25th May 2018

North West Essex Bowling Association is committed to protecting your privacy; we will not share your data with a third party

A copy of our Privacy Policy can be viewed and downloaded from this website

Trevor Hackett

Hon. Treasurer



STOP PRESS 13th May 2018

Owing to a family funeral the league results and tables may be late next week.

I will do them as soon as I can

Doug Stephenson

Hon. League Secretary



STOP PRESS 12th March 2018

Proposed Rule Changes for consideration at Special General Meeting 9th April 2018

1. Amend Rule 2.: Delete reference to male players

2. Amend Rule 16.1: Delete reference to male players and add affiliation to Bowls England

3. Amplify New Rule 16.2.(c): Add cross-reference to Rule 18.5.(a)

4. Delete New Rule 16.6.: Reason – to be given instead in Rules 19.(d) and 24.6.

5. Add to Rule 18.5.(a): One lady per Triple may play when there are insufficient men to field a full team

6. Add to Rule 19.(d): White shirt and white trousers etc. to be worn for League Finals

7. Add to Rule 24.6.: White shirt and white trousers etc. to be worn for Competition Finals

Philip Helps

Hon. Secretary



STOP PRESS 11th January 2018

Thanking you all for the support you gave me and my family at Rita's funeral

Many thanks

Arthur Spackman

Past President



STOP PRESS 27th December 2017

The funeral of Rita Spackman will take place on Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 1 pm at the Three Counties Crematorium, Halstead Road, High Garnett CM7 5PB

Arthur Spackman

Past President



STOP PRESS 24th December 2017

I would like to thank everyone from the North West Essex Association who have sent cards and messages of condolence following the the sad passing of my wife Rita.

It means so much to me and my family that we have so many friends.

Thank you.

Arthur Spackman

Past President



STOP PRESS 21st December 2017

The Officers of the NWEBA would like to wish all bowlers a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.

Also, we take this opportunity to thank those supporting the representative matches throughout the year.

Philip Helps

Hon. Secetary



STOP PRESS 5th December 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of peter Burton a long standing member and a Past President of Witham Bowls Club who passed away recently.

Peter was a well respected and popular member of Witham Bowls Club and a dedicated servant of the club for many years

David Atterbury

Deputy President



STOP PRESS 8th November 2017

AGM Proposals Results

1. Amendment to rule 23: Restriction on playing for lower league team in last four publicised matches or any postponed match - Carried

2. New rule 16.2[c]: To allow ladies to play in the league. - Carried

3. Amendment to rule 18.4.[c]: During August all matches to start not later than 6.00 PM - Carried

4. New rule 16.6: White shirt and white trousers, etc for League and Competition Finals - Carried

5. Amendment to designation of League Divisions: 1, 2 and 3 instead of A, B and C - Defeated

Philip Helps

Secretary



STOP PRESS 16th October 2017

Its with sadness that I have to report the death of John Utteridge, a long standing member of Anchor Press Bowls Club (Now Tiptree Jobserve BC).

Funeral details are to be advised.

Phil Baggarley

President



STOP PRESS 12th October 2017

AGM Proposals

1. Amendment to rule 23: Restriction on playing for lower league team in last four publicised matches or any postponed match

2. New rule 16.2[c]: To allow ladies to play in the league.

3. Amendment to rule 18.4.[c]: During August all matches to start not later than 6.00 PM

4. New rule 16.6: White shirt and white trousers, etc for League and Competition Finals

5. Amendment to designation of League Divisions: 1, 2 and 3 instead of A, B and C.

Philip Helps

Secretary



STOP PRESS 9th October 2017

The funeral of Tony Brazier will take place at Thaxted Parish Church at 2PM on Friday 13th October

Family Flowers only

Donations to East Anglia Children's Hospice.

Phil Baggarley

President



STOP PRESS 29th September 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Tony Brazier last night

Tony was a Past President and long serving memeber of the Association

He will be sadly missed

Funeral details will be added when known

Trevor Hackett

Treasurer



STOP PRESS 11th September 2017

The League Finals take place at Braintree BC on Saturday 16th September 2017

C Division play-off commences at 10.30 AM

Ham and Cheese rolls will be available after this final

A & B Division play-offs commence at 2.00 PM

Dinner will be served after the A and B Division play-offs.

Doug Stephenson

League Secretary




STOP PRESS 6th September 2017

The Competition Finals take place at Witham BC on Sunday 10th September 2017

Pairs final commences at 10 AM

All other finals commence at 2.30 PM

Andy Sales

Competition Secretary



STOP PRESS 14th August 2017

The funeral of Lol Clayden will take place at the Three Counties Crematorium, Halstead Road, High Garrett, Essex CM7 5PB on 21st August at 10 am.

Phil baggarley

President



STOP PRESS 8th August 2017

It is with sadness that I have to announce the recent death of Lol Clayden.

lol was a member of Dunmow Bowls Club for some 30 years.

The funeral arrangements are not known at this time.

Phil Baggarley

President



STOP PRESS 2nd August 2017

I would like to thank everybody for their best wishes in wishing me a speedy recovery during my health problems at the beginning of the season, they were much appreciated.

Unfortunately though they still continue, although not as bad as they were then.

Doug Stephenson

League secretary



STOP PRESS 30th July 2017

Mary Hart would like to thank all NWEBA bowlers who attended Keith Hart's funeral last Friday

Including family and friends over 140 people attended. Keith will be sadly missed but not forgotten

Phil Baggarley

President



STOP PRESS 17th July 2017

"The funeral of Keith Hart will take place on Friday 28th July at Three Counties Crematorium, Halstead Road, Braintree CM7 5PB at 2.00pm."

Phil Baggarley

President


STOP PRESS 15th July 2017

"The funeral of Peter Brown will take place on Friday 4 August at Chelmsford Crematorium South Chapel at 2.30pm."

Phil Baggarley

President

STOP PRESS 9th July 2017

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the passing away of Peter Brown this morning after a long illness.

Peter was a member of Witham Bowls Club and was Captain for the last four years. His wish was to be at his Captain's Day on the 21st July - sadly this is not to be.

He played in quite a few of the Association games and on occasions with his wife Pat who stepped in at the last minute.

He was a perfect gentleman. Our thoughts are with Pat and family at this very sad time.

The funeral arrangements will be announced when known.

Phil Baggarley

President



STOP PRESS 7th July 2017

A Vice Captain for the Association is needed to follow Colin Peters who will become Captain at the end of October this year.

Full details of this position can be obtained by contacting the current Captain David Atterbury or the Vice Captain Colin Peters.

Phil Baggarley

President



STOP PRESS 30 June 2017

It is with sadness that I have to announce that Keith Hart of Castle Hedingham died peacefully yesterday.Keith was 85 years old.

I understand that Keith commenced bowling at Birdbrook Bowls Club and ended his bowling life at Castle Hedingham Bowls Club.

He was a regular on the North West Essex Bowls Tours.

Rest in Peace Keith, we will miss you.

Phil Baggarley

President



STOP PRESS 22nd June 2017

All Members of the North West Essex Bowling Association

It is with regret that the Deputy President Roy Etheridge has notified me that, due to personal circumstances, he no longer wishes to stand as President of the Association for 2018

He wishes the current personnel and the Association all the best for the years ahead

Phil Baggarley

President



STOP PRESS 23rd May 2017

Doug Stephenson, Hon. League Secretary is still not well enough, and it may still be a couple more weeks before the League Tables can be updated onto the website.

Your continued patience on this matter will be much appreciated.

On behalf of NWEBA we wish Doug a speedy recovery.  

Thank you.

Phil Baggarley

President



STOP PRESS 20th April 2017

Gentlemen

May I welcome everyone to the Outdoor Season 2017.

The Officers of North West Essex Bowling Association have been working very hard on competition, league and friendly games.

Everything is now in place for all of us to enjoy the season.

May I wish everyone an enjoyable summer’s bowling.

Phil Baggarley

President



STOP PRESS 20th April 2017

Gentlemen

May I welcome everyone to the Outdoor Season 2017.

The Officers of North West Essex Bowling Association have been working very hard on competition, league and friendly games.

Everything is now in place for all of us to enjoy the season.

May I wish everyone an enjoyable summer’s bowling.

Phil Baggarley

President



STOP PRESS 4th March 2017

It is with sadness that I announce that Ron Clarke a member of Witham Bowls Club passed away on 27th February 2017 aged 85.

Ron was a member of Witham Bowls Club for 25 years.

His funeral will be held at Chelmsford Crematorium on 20th March at 11.30 AM.

Phil Baggarley

President



STOP PRESS 19th January 2017

John Mathews, Saffron Walden bowls club member for many years passed away 8th January.

Funeral service is on 30th January at 2-30 at St Mary the Virgin,Radwinter.

Trevor Hackett

Web Master



STOP PRESS 28th December 2016

We have just been informed that Ron Cooper formerly of Witham BC and Past President of NWEBA passed away on 14th September 2016

Many people in NWEBA would have known and played with Ron over the years

Trevor Hackett

Web Master



STOP PRESS 19th December 2016

Jim Coles of Tiptree Jobserve BC sadly died at St Helena's Hospice in Colchester on Decembver 4th

Jim had been a bowler for over 30 years

Phil Baggarley

President



STOP PRESS 19th December 2016

I would also like to extend my Best Wishes to all North West Essex Bowlers that they have a very pleasant & peaceful festive period and enjoyable and successful Bowling through 2017.

Thank you all for the support that I have received during the early period of my Captaincy.

David Atterbury

Captain



STOP PRESS 12th December 2016

SEASONS GREETINGS

I would like to wish all NORTH WEST ESSEX BOWLING ASSOCIATION members A Very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year.

Phil Baggarley

President



STOP PRESS 1st December 2016

All League fixtures for 2017 now available on the website

Trevor Hackett

Webmaster



STOP PRESS 21st November 2016

Fred Dover a member of Tiptree Jobserve BC for some 30 years has sadly passed away

His funeral will take place at 1pm on Monday 12th December at St Lukes in Tiptree


The funeral for Jim Sontag of Witham BC will take place at 11.30 am on Friday 2nd December at Chelmsford Crematorium. No wake afterwards


Peter Dawson's funeral will take place at Birchanger Church on Thursday 1st December at 11am and afterwards at Birchanger BC

Phil Baggarley

President





STOP PRESS 19th November 2016

It was announced last night at Witham BC that Jim Sontag, a much respected bowler of many years, has died

No funeral details are known at this time

Phil Baggarley

President



STOP PRESS 6th November 2016

It is with sadness that I report the death of Peter Dawson of Birchanger BC yesterday

No funeral details known at this time

Trevor Hackett

Hon. Treasurer



STOP PRESS 2nd November 2016

Rule changes voted on at the AGM.

1. Addition to rule: Request for postponement of a League fixture should be sent at least seven days beforehand - Carried

2. New Rule: To alolow clubs to include ladies in their League teams - Defeated

3. Addition to rule:Competitions start time will normally be 6.00PM - Carried

4. Rewording of set competition dates rule:Stating that extensions will not be granted under any circumstances - Carried with one ammendment

5. Addition to rule: Failure to notify the result of a game within 24 hours may mean expulsion from the competition - Carried

Philip Helps

Hon. Secretary



STOP PRESS 27th August 2016

Philip Helps of Witham Bowls Club has taken over as Hon. General Secretary with immediate effect.

He will stand for election at the forthcoming AGM to retain the post for next season.

Terry Ward

President



STOP PRESS 18th July 2016

The match to be played at Wivenhoe BC on Sunday 24th July against Tendring 100 BA will now start at 2.30 PM and not 1PM

The match against Thurock & District on 31st July has been cancelled as they can't get a team

Roy Etheridge

Captain



STOP PRESS 5th July 2016

A Vice Captain is required to follow David Atterbury who will become Captain into the year 2017

Further details of this position can be obtained from either David Atterbury or Roy Etheridge who will answer all your ???

Phil Baggarley

Deputy President



STOP PRESS 19th June 2016

Ray Jones has resigned aas Hon. Secretary

If anybody would be interested in undertaking this position, please speak to me for a Job Description

Terry Ward

President



STOP PRESS 18th May 2016

Phone Number Correction

Please be advised that my telephone number on page 31 in the handbook is not correct

The correct number is inside the front cover

01787 473239

John Ovel

Hon. Competition Secretary



STOP PRESS 25th April 2016

Changes to Pairs Competition

In Section B, please note that number 12 Steve Gibson has replaced number 10 Clive Dickens

This was caused by the recent death of Clive Dickens

John Ovel

Hon. Competition Secretary



STOP PRESS 16th April 2016

The funeral arrangements for John Law are as follows:

Wednesday 27th April at 11.30 am at the Crematorium and 1 pm at Birchanger Bowls Club

Parndon Wood Cemetary & Crematorium, Parndon Wood Road, Harlow CM19 4SF

Alex Wightman

Group 2 Secretary



STOP PRESS 8th April 2016

The funeral of Mick Rolfe will take place at midday on the 18th April 2016 at:

Three Counties Crematorium, Halstead Road, High Garrett, Braintree CM7 5PB.

Following the service, the wake will be held at Bocking Alliance Bowls Club

Ray Jones

NWEBA Secretary



STOP PRESS 28th March 2016

It is with great sadness that I report the fact that Mick Rolfe has passed away on 22nd March.

Mick was a stalwart at Crittle Braintree Bowls Club and captained them for a great many of years, he had a bowling career that spanned upwards of 40 years, upon Crittle Braintree Bowls Club reforming with Bocking and being renamed Bocking Alliance Bowls Club he then went on to captaining them for many years also, he was always performing some duty or other within the bowling world and up to his passing away was the match secretary for Bocking Alliance Bowling Club.

He will be sorely missed by many, our loss on the bowling green will be heavens gain on there green above.

Condolences to all Micks family and friends.

RIP Mick.

Ray Jones

NWEBA Secretary







STOP PRESS 16th March 2016

The pre-season meeting will be held at Braintree BC and NOT Dunmow BC as stated in the handbook.

Ray Jones

NWEBA Secretary





STOP PRESS 10th February 2016

How to spot which area of the website has been updated

On the panel on the left of the screen the area of the website that has been updated will be coloured green

The Competition section was updated yesterday and hence has a green background.

Trevor Hackett



STOP PRESS 23rd November 2015

Terry Smee

It is with great sadness that I report the sudden death of Terry Smee of Castle Hedingham

No funeral details available at this time

Trevor Hackett



STOP PRESS 17th November 2015

Match Secretary

I would like to welcome Steve Pattenden as our new Match Secretary

He will be meeting with Patrick Ashcroft to take over in the coming days.

Ray Jones

Hon Secretary



STOP PRESS 15th November 2015

Match Secretary Wanted

If you are prepared to take on the role of Match Secretary and arrange the friendly fixtures for the Association, please contact the Secretary and let him know.

Fixtures for 2016 are already completed.



STOP PRESS 17th October 2015

AGM Proposals

1. That the NWEBA League may include Ladies

2. That the League is changed to 21 ends 2 wood triples.

Trevor Hackett

Hon. Secretary



STOP PRESS 5th October 2015

Message from the Captain

Thanks to all those people that agreed to play at Tye Green on October 11th. Unfortunately owing to lack of numbers at Tye Green and ourselves the match has been cancelled.

Phil Baggarley

Captain



STOP PRESS 23rd September 2015

AGM Proposals

I have received an amendment to the proposal from Radwinter BC as follows: "That Clubs can include Ladies in their team, but it is not obligatory"

I have also received a proposal from Braintree BC concerning Rinks/ Green Fees

"All rink and green fees shall be paid by the host club and their players when playing on their own green"

Trevor Hackett

Hon Secretary



STOP PRESS 20th Septrember 2015


A Messaage from the President

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing away of John Pavelin aged 98 who was President of the N.W.E.B.A. in 1987 and also bowled at Crittall Silver End.

Funeral details are as follows,

Chelmsford Crematorium. 24th September 2015. 11am.

RIP John and find peace at the great bowlers bar in the sky.

Ray Jones

President





STOP PRESS 30th August 2015

A Messaage from the President

I would like to inform all N.W.E.B.A. members that the fixtures lists for the forthcoming Indoor fixtures this year and next year have been sent to all delegates 3 weeks a go, by now they should all be pinned up on your notice boards, if any delegate has not received theirs, please do not hesitate to contact Patrick Ashcroft so they can be sent out again. Look forward to seeing lots of bowlers old and new during the indoor season.

N.W.E.B.A. Competitions 2016.

John Ovel is at present sending out the sheets for competition entries for next year, this is just a reminder to you all that these competitions are free to enter for the forthcoming year, this is an attempt to get more people involved, once again, if you do not receive these then please get in touch with John Ovel who I am sure will send you out another copy,

once again thank you for taking time to read these messages,

Ray Jones

President N.W.E.B.A.

STOP PRESS 24th July 2015

A Messaage from the President

I have during the course of the season had many bowlwers from many clubs come up and ask me how they get to put their names down to play for the North West Essex Bowling Association, I have informed them that the club delegates put up the lists in their individual Clubs to which many replied that this is not happening at club level, now I do not know whether this is happening or not happening and do not wish to be bought into Individual club poilitics, however, could I please, please ask club delegates if they could put the lists up in their individual clubs and let their members know that the lists have been put up wherever within their clubs.

This would be a great help to Captain Phil who has often this season spent many an evening ringing round Individuals when he is consistently short of players to fulfill our match requirements

If club members could also be told we have indoor fixtures during the close season as well as having outdoor fixtures wihin the season, it would be appreciated

I look forward to seeing a lot of new faces to the NWEBA in the future, and gentlemen thank you for your time in reading this

Thanks to everyone for their continued suppport

Ray Jones

President N.W.E.B.A.



STOP PRESS 22nd July 2015

Please be advised that the correct address for South Ockenden BC is: Recreation Ground, Rear of Cliff Place, South Ockenden RM15 6QR. This if for the match against Thurrock & District on Sunday 26th July

Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.



STOP PRESS 6th June 2015

Please be advised that the Champion of Champions entry for Castle Hedingham is Chris Ford. Contact number 01373 851718

Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.


STOP PRESS 13th May 2015

Please be advised that Witham Mill Lane B have withdrawn from the league. All fixtures involving Mill Lane B are null and void.

When the Hon. League Secretary gets a chance he will issue a revised fixture program. Until then continue to play with the current schedule.

Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.


STOP PRESS 8th April 2015

Please be advised that the telephone number for the Hon. Competition Secretary on page 29 in this years handbook should read: 01787 473239

Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.


STOP PRESS 21st March 2015

Revised Section 1 Division C fixtures now available on the website

Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.



STOP PRESS 13th March 2015

Please be advised that all Section 1 Division C fixtures have been scrapped due to the withdrawal of PML and Witham C from that Division. The League Secretary will reschedule the fixtures and they will be issued at the Pre-Season Meeting on Tuesday April 7th.

Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.


STOP PRESS 13th December 2014

The President and Officers of the NWEBA would like to wish all bowlers a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year, and a great deal of happiness on the greens in 2015!!!




STOP PRESS 8th December 2014

The League Fixtures for Section 2 are now available on the website




STOP PRESS 4th December 2014

The League Fixtures for Section 1 are now available on the website

Section 2 fixtures are currently being revised but should be available in the next week or so



Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.




STOP PRESS 20th November 2014

NWEBA would like to thank Malcolm Wayne and Stephen Hill for their services as Treasurer and Auditor respectively over the past two years


Following the AGM where no Hon. Secretary, Treasurer or Auditor were elected the people identified below have been asked to take up a caretaker role in these positions which will be ratified at an EGM to be held immediately before the pre-season meeting in April


Alma Cracknell - Hon. Secretary
Trevor Hackett - Treasurer
Tony Ellis - Auditor



STOP PRESS 15th October 2014

AGM Proposals


Proposal 1. To start all NWEBA league fixtures at 6.15 PM but may be commenced earlier by mutual consent between the two teams


Proposal 2. That those competition entrants that fail to play their competition final on the date specified by the Management Committee face a one year ban before being allowed to enter the competitions again


Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.




STOP PRESS 9th October 2014

League Structure


There will not be any change to the League Structure next season apart from the promotion & relegation due to last years results

Unfortunately Witham Mill Lane will be unable to enter a second team as we can't have 10 teams in a division


Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.


Pre-AGM Proposals


Download the updated proposals received so far


download


Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.




STOP PRESS 3rd September 2014

Competition Finals Schedule


Sunday 14th September 2.30 PM at Elsenham BC


Champion of Champions Luke Banks v Ray Searle


Singles Adrian Papple v Martin Spencer


Pairs Keith Merritt v Patrick Ashcroft


Triples - no Match Won by Kevin Cornwell as opponents are going on tour


Delegates match - Captain v Vice Captain


Meal and Trophy Presentations at the end of the day


Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.


STOP PRESS 25th August 2014


Please note that the Pre-AGM meeting will be held at Braintree BC on Tuesday 7th October 2014 and not Monday 6th October.


This is due to a County meeting taking place on the evening of 6th October.


Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.




STOP PRESS 11th August 2014


We have a volunteer for the post of Vice President for the 2015 Season


We are still looking for a Competition Secretary as Nigel Juniper will not be doing it next year


Without a volunteer, there will be no competitions next year.


Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.




STOP PRESS 8th June 2014


There seems to be a lot of misconception about the results of the League games.


We have been using the current scoring system for a few years now but to clarify the situation I'll explain it below.


If you score more shots than your opponents you have won the match irrespective of the points allocated to you.


If you score less shots than your oppopnent then you have lost the match irrespective of the points allocated to you.


If you score the same shots as your opponent then the match is a draw irrespective of the points allocated to you.


The number of points allocated does not determine who won, lost or drew the match.


I hope this clears up the misconception some people have.


Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.



STOP PRESS 12th July 2013


Please be advised that as stated at the last AGM Trevor Hackett is standing down as Hon. Secretary at the next AGM in November 2013

Nigel Juniper is also standing down as Competition Secretary at the same time


This means that if no one comes forward for the post of Secretary the NWEBA will not exist after the AGM as it cannot run without a Secretary

There will be no NWEBA Competitions next year unless someone volunteers to take on the Competition Secretarys role.

Trevor is happy to continue to produce the Handbook each year and maintain the Website.

If anyone wishes to volunteer for the post of Hon. Secretary or Hon. Competition Secretary contact Trevor via email or call him on 01279 813735

Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.


STOP PRESS 13th June 2013


Please be advised that Dunmow D have withdrawn from Section 2 Division C

All games played against them are now void and all points awarded will be removed


The remaining fixtures in this league will continue. Where you are due to play Dunmow D you will have a free week.

Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.




STOP PRESS 21st May 2013


Please send all League Results to Doug Stephenson at 9 The Glebe, Robin Hood Road, Elsenham, Bishops Stortford Herts CM22 6EQ

I don't want the results sent to me anymore. Thank you


Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.


STOP PRESS 17th May 2013


It was with sadness that we regret to announce the death of David Marner from Halstead BC

Funeral arrangements not known at this time


Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.


STOP PRESS 7th May 2013


Please be advised that if you received an email from me entitled "Please Respond", that it is a scam

I am not in Italy, did not lose my passport and do not need any money to be sent to anyone.


Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.


STOP PRESS 1st February 2013


It is with regret that we announce the death of Del Sharp of Stansted BC

Funeral will take place at Parndon Wood Crematorium in Harlow at 2.30 PM on Tuesday 5th February


Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.


STOP PRESS 15th October 2012


We have now managed to find volunteers for the positions of League Secretary, Match Secretary, and Vice Captain.

However, Roy Barnes has just resigned as Treasuer for health reasons and will no longer be bowling.

This is not an onerous task as there is not too much activity in terms of income and expenditure.

Therefore if anyone wishes to take on the role of Treasurer, please let me know ASAP as the AGM takes place on November 6th.


Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.


STOP PRESS 18th August 2012


The league tables have been updated showing those clubs being promoted and relegated. There are still a few results to come in before the tables are complete.
However, this is totally academic as there will be no Leagues next year unless some one takes on the role of League Secretary.

There is also a requirement for a fixture secretary to arrange the friendly fixtures

There is also a need for a Vice Captain


Without Officers, the Association cannot function.


Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.


STOP PRESS 6th June 2012


To see who has been selected to play in the Friendly fixtures, go to either the Indoor or Outdoor tab and click on "TEAM" alongside the match that you are interested in.
This will display the people that have been selected for that match


Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.


STOP PRESS 22nd May 2012


Unfortunately, Elsenham C have withdrawn from the C Division.
Any fixtures already played against Elsenham C are void.
Other fixtures already played are valid.
A new set of fixtures has been generated making a total of 12 games in all for the remaining 4 teams.
See the new fixture schedule online. I will be posting the revised fixtures via snail mail in the morning.

Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.


STOP PRESS 4th May 2012


I am away next week so no League results will be processed before Tuesday 15th May. There is no need to phone the results in for this week only. You can just post or email them to me.

Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.


STOP PRESS 17th February 2012


I have just been told of the death of Past President Cyril Smith who died yesterday.

He was president in 1999.

Funeral on Wednesday 29th February at 1.45 PM St Lukes Church, Tiptree
Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.




STOP PRESS 13th February 2012


I have just been told of the death of Past President J Blake of Stansted who died last weekend.

He was president in 1990.


I am also sad to report the loss of Nora Cooper. Our condolences and best wishes to Ron.


Memorial service at St Nicholas Church, Witham at 1.30 PM on Tuesday 28th Feb

Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.


STOP PRESS 15th December 2011


Please be advised that the starting times for all fixtures in the 2012 season have not been changed. Ignore the times in the fixtures you were sent if they say anything else.

May and August 6.15 PM

June and July 6.30 PM.

Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.
STOP PRESS 4th October 2011


Following the Pre-AGM meeting last night there were still no volunteers for the League Secretary or the Competition Secretary

Trevor Hackett has stood down as league secretary after doing the job for 6 of the last 8 years.

Andy Sales has stood down as Competition Secretary as he does not have sufficient time to do it anymore.

If no one comes forward by the AGM on November 8th, it is unlikely that there will be any Leagues or Competitions in 2012.

Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.
STOP PRESS 24th January 2011


The website now contains all the League and Competition fixtures for the coming season.

The Competition rules are available to view via the competition pages.

You can now also view the Player Stats page where you can see how many badged and unbadged games you have played since September 2004

Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.


STOP PRESS 1st July 2010


New Website Layout

The web site has been revised and is online from today 1st July 2010.

If you have any problems with this revised format, please let me know

Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.
STOP PRESS 2nd May 2010


Des Staines

I am sorry to report the death of Des Staines today.

Funeral will take place at Chelmsford Crematorium next Tuesday 11th May at 3.30 PM.

Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.
STOP PRESS 1st May 2010


Section 1 Division C fixtures completely regenerated

Following the withdrawal of the Silver End D team from the league yesterday, I have had to regenerate all the fixtures for Division C

This means that your handbooks and club fixture cards will now be incorrect

Please check the revised fixtures as the first matches are due to be played on 5th May

Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.
STOP PRESS 25th February 2010


Competition draw has been amended due to errors

If you have looked at the competition draw for the coming season please

check it again as some changes have been made

Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.
STOP PRESS 25th January 2010


Revised League Fixture for Section 1 Division C

The Bocking Alliance 'D' v Castle Hedingham 'B' fixture has been moved to August 25th from July 21st

Sorry for the alteration - my mistake

Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.
STOP PRESS 22nd January 2010


Revised League Fixtures for Section 2 Division C Only

Stebbing have withdrawn from the League yet again this year so the fixtures have been revised
This Division will now have 6 home matches and 6 away matches.
They will play each other 3 times
Teams affected have been sent the revised fixtures. No changes to any other Division

Trevor Hackett
Secretary N.W.E.B.A.