Seventeen teams from across Essex and one from Kent, met to lock horns in the annual Island Bowls Open Day.Teams were placed into three groups of six, each team playing each other within their group, played over seven ends, 2points awarded for a win plus one point for each end won. Winners of each group going through to the semi-finals plus the best runners-up. Stonyhill had two teams present and many more members representing various clubs. Stonyhill B was placed in group two, Stonyhill A in group three. Group one was a very tight affair with only three points separating the top four teams. East Tilbury 1 winning this group narrowly beating SEAXE 24 points to 23. Group two was won by 3G finishing with 33 points, runners up were Hollingbourne with 27. Unfortunately this meant that Stonyhill B who finished on 24 points did not progress from the group, but with two wins, one loss and a hard fought draw in their second game against Hatfield Peverel which saw them come from 7 shots down without winning an end to level the match 7-7. The team comprising of Carol and John Finn, Stewart Blackhall, and Colin Addis can be proud of their days work. Group three was another tight group being decided on the final match of the group, with Sonyhill A represented by Andy Philbrick, Jonathan East, David and Mark Chittock, on 25 points and Willow Park A on 22 points. Willow park had to win by 4 clear points to beat Stonyhill A to top the group. After some tight opening ends Stonyhill then managed to pull ahead winning the match 13 -3 and thus topping the group. With the draw already having been made for the semi finals saw 3G (Edna Burridge, Joan, John and Rob Wade) matched against Hollingbourne who had finished runners-up in 3G’s group, with the head to head resulting in a draw with four shots apiece, but with Hollingbourne winning more ends therefore picking up an extra point. The semi- final was not such a close affair with 3G running out 7-3 winners to secure their place in the final. The second semi final was against group one winners East Tilbury 1 (Eileen Smith-Allen, Pauline Child, Lynn, and Roger Munns) against group two winners Stonyhill A. After good start from East Tilbury taking a four on the first end, and despite some very tight ends, Stonyhill managed to take the lead and go on to win 10-4. The final was Stonyhill A against 3G, a match which saw some very tight ends, but with Stonyhill scoring five shots in one end 3G were always struggling to recover. Stonyhill went on to win six of the seven ends with a final score 10-1 in favour of Stonyhill. Well done and congratulations to Andy, Jonathan, Mark and David.
NATIONAL QUALIFIER DATES
HERONS CONFIRMED AS DIVISION TWO CHAMPIONS
After the victory at Willow Park tonight (18/2/16) gaining 4 points giving them a total of 50 points makes it mathematically impossible for anyone to catch them with two games to spare, therefore crowning them as Division Two Champions and promotion to Division One next season. Congratulations and well done to Greg Wade, Dave Chittock, Jonathon East, Rob Wade, Heather Clements, Bart Clements, Mark Chittock and Tony Ealham.
HERONS FIXTURE CHANGE
The match away to Willow Park will now be played on Thursday 18th February at 19:30
MAGPIES FIXTURE CHANGE
The match away to Warren Heath Rabbits due on Friday 12th Feb at 19:30 has now been put back a week to Friday 19th Feb
KESTRELS FIXTURE CHANGE
The match away to Hatfield Pevril ‘A’ due on Wednesday 24th Feb at 19:15 has now been brought forward a week to Wednesday 17th Feb
JENNY ORPIN FOURS – SUNDAY 17TH JANUARY 2016
The above competition took place at East Hanningfield where 18 teams took part and were split up into 3 groups of 6 all playing 5 games. The winners of each group and best runner up across the 3 groups qualified for the semi finals. Stonyhill had 2 teams in the competition where Stonyhill 1 was represented by Andrea Philbrick, Mark Chittock, Jonathon East and Tony Ealham, Stonyhill 2 was represented by Heather and Bart Clements with Carol and John Finn. Stonyhill 1 played 3 degrees in their first game and won 8-3. In their second game they came across East Tilbury containing 3 Stonyhill members Eileen Smith-Allen, Pat Goodchild and Pauline Child together with Emily Poulter but Stonyhill 1 were the eventual winners 9-4. In their third game they came across 3G and in a close game Peggy May, Josh Woods, John and Rob Wade were the winners 5-3. In their penultimate game Stonyhill 1 met Burham who were a team from Kent but included Tony Orpin and got back to winning ways beating Burham 8-2. Stonyhill 1 won their final game against Outwood Common 7-3. Stonyhill 1 eventually finished top of the group on 12 points as it was 3 points for a win and 1 for a draw. Burham finished in runners up spot on 10. 3G with a greater shot difference were placed ahead of East Tilbury both on 9 points. Outwood Common were placed 6th having gained no points at all. Stonyhill 2 beat Rochford convincingly 14-3. They also beat Sanguine 10-5. They needed one more win to top their group but unfortunately they lost their other 3 games 5-6, 4-9,3-11 to West Hanningfield, Hatfield Peveril and Island 1 respectively. In a very close finish to the group they were eventually placed in 5th position. In the semi finals Stonyhill 1 were drawn against Sanguine who were last last years winners. Sanguine was made up of Brenda Neil, Joan Southon, Teresa Kidd and Colin Addis. Sanguine led all the way and going into the last end were 4-3 up but Stonyhill 1 got a 6 and therefore ran out 9-4 winners. In the other semi final Burham who were best runners up overall beat Island 7-6. Therefore the final was between the two qualifiers from the same group but Stonyhill 1 was always in control going 8-1 up after 4 ends and eventually won 8-4.
The annual subscriptions are now due. They are actually £27 but the club will pay the odd £2 for each member. Therefore could the £25 be paid as soon as possible please
NATIONAL SINGLES-SUNDAY 10TH JANUARY 2016
The above competition was held at Stonyhill where 50 players took part. There were 10 groups of 5 for the round robin with the top 3 in each group plus the two next highest players across all ten groups qualifying for the knock out stages. Eight stonyhill members took part and on the whole had a vey good day. One shock was Pauline Child only winning one game and failing to qualify. John Finn who was in a tough group also failed to qualify by failing to win a game but did not disgrace himself as they were very close games. Greg Wade, Eileen Smith-Allen and George Christy all went through by finishing third in their respective groups. So too did Dave and Mark Chittock and Tony Ealham by finishing runners up in their groups having all lost one game. In the first round of the knock out (last 32) George Christy lost out to Alan Jones from Island. Steve Killington knocked out Greg Wade. Dave Chittock, after a close encounter put out Roger Dover 13-9 by scoring a 4 on the last end. Mark Chittock beat Danny Curl 11-5. Tony Ealham met Eileen Smith-Allen where Tony ran out the 15-2 winner. In the second round (last 16) Dave Chittock came across ex county singles player Keef Paxman from GPCA. In a very close and nail biting game Dave just lost out 9-10. Mark Chittock was drawn against another county singles player Matt Dillon from Springhouse and after a close fought battle Mark just lost out 6-7. Tony Ealham came across in form county player Chris Coates also from Springhouse. In a very tight game where the score line swayed one way then the other after each end Tony eventually ran out the 9-6 winner. In the quarter final stages which if you win you are guaranteed a place at the Nationals. The singles is the only discipline Tony has not qualified in for the Nationals after failing at the quarter final stage twice before and this time could not have a stiffer task when drawn against ex National Singles winner Barry Hedges. Barry raced into a 6-0 lead before Tony got a 4 to give him a glimmer of hope and bring him back into the game only 2 shots behind 4-6. That was to be Tony’s only score and eventually Tony lost 12-4 and thus just missing out on National qualification in the singles for the 3rd time. Barry Hedges went on to win the singles title by beating Adam Sultana 7-6 in the final. Steve Kiliington beat Matt Sifford 12-3 for the 3rd/4th place play off.
LEAGUE MEMORIAL TROPHY
Stonyhill Kestrels league memorial trophy first round match away to Hadleigh Gold will take place on Friday 5th February at 7pm. The team will be Sue and John Pledger and Carol and John Finn
NATIONAL PAIRS-SUNDAY 3RD JANUARY 2016
The above competition was held at Stonyhill where 40 teams took part. There were 8 groups for the round robin with the top 2 in each group qualifying for the knock out stages. Again many Stonyhill members took part where there were mixed fortunes. Pauline Child and Eileen Smith-Allen won all their group games convincingly to top their group and qualify. Brenda Neil who was partnered with Barry Clarke also topped their group. Dave and Mark Chittock also qualified by finishing runners up. The three remaining pairs of John and Carol Finn, Tony Ealham and Andrea Philbrick, Peggy May and Greg Wade could only win one game each and therefore failed to qualify. In the first round of the knock out stages Brenda Neil/Barry Clarke met Pauline Lowe and Babs Morokutti but unfortunately lost 4-10. Mark and Dave Chittock came across the Ramsden Bellhouse pair of Peter and Kay Debenham and could never get back after conceding a 4 and eventually went down 9-12. Pauline Child and Eileen Smith-Allen were drawn against a strong pair from Island, Alan Jones and Dave Wooller. This was a very tight and excellent match but eventually went down 7-8. The eventual winners were Anthony Fautley and Steve Killington beating Mitchell Young and Craig Burgess 9-7, a repeat of last years final.
THE STONYHILL SMBC COMMITTEE WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY NEW YEAR AND A SUCCESSFUL 2016
The annual twixmas competition run by SEAXE SMBC was held at Marconi on Sunday 27th December. There were 20 teams of four that took part which included a number of Stonyhill members. Each team played 5 matches with 2points for a win, 1 for a draw and a point for each end that was won giving a maximum of 9 points per match. It was a very close affair with the top placings going down to the last end of the day. A good day was had by all especially the Stonyhill members as 17 of them filled the first 5 places and those places being separated by 3 points. The eventual winners were Brenda Neil, Colin Addis, Barry Clarke and Shirley Walker on 30 points. Close behind by 1 point in runners up spot were the Wade family of Greg, Joan, John and Rob. Further behind again by 1 point on 28 there was a tie but by a greater shot difference Heather and Bart Clements together with Stewart Blackhall and Peter Harris finished in third place. Fourth spot went to Sue and John Pledger with Jack Mcmenamen skipped by Dave Chittock. Fifth place on 27 points went to Andrea Philbrick, Eileen Smith-Allen, Pauline Child and Tony Ealham. Well done to you all. To get a full list of results click on the following link
HERONS FIXTURE CHANGES
The match at home to St. Andrews Harriers due on 24th February 2016 has now been brought forward a week to 17th February. The match away to Willow Park due on 8th March has also been cancelled and are awaiting a new date.
NATIONAL TRIPLES-SUNDAY 6th DECEMBER 2015
The above competition took place at Stonyhill where 22 teams took part. They were split up into three groups of four where the top two qualified into the knock out stages of the main competition and two of five where the top three also qualified. The bottom two of each group went into the plate. Stonyhill had a number of members playing where there was a mixed bag of fortunes. Dave and Mark Chittock with Tony Ealham were in a group of five but unfortunately lost all their group games. They were in the same group as the East Tilbury three of Eileen Smith-Allen, Pat Goodchild and Pauline Child who gained seven points to finish runners up in the group. The Wade family of Greg, Joan and John also finished in the bottom two of their group. Also qualifying into the main competition were Andrea Philbrick who was playing with Brenda Crowe and Tony Slater. The Sanguine three of Brenda Neil, Tony Hayes and Colin Addis together with Peggy May who was playing with Kay and Peter Debenham also went into the main competition. In the first round of the main competition Peggy May’s triple lost out to the eventual runners up of Anthony Faultley, Peter Fautley and Steve Killington 5-7. The East Tilbury triple beat the Sanguine triple 11-3. Andy Philbrick triple lost out to eventually third place team of Paul Cairns, Paul Bax and Rachel Cordy 3-11. In the Quarter Finals the East Tilbury triple lost to the eventual winners Mat Dillon, Barry Hedges and Adam Sultana 5-13. In the preliminary round of the plate competition the Wade’s beat a Hadleigh triple 12-6. In the Quarter Final they lost in a tight game to an Island triple 9-10. Tony Ealham’s triple beat an Outwood Common triple 17-0. In the semi final they beat an Atte-Bower three 11-4. In the final of the plate Dave and Mark Chittock with Tony Ealham met another Outwood Common triple of Mo Binstead, Joan Kay and Linda Lambert but it was a one sided affair with Tony’s team running out 15-0 winners to win the plate.
NATIONAL FOURS-SUNDAY 22nd NOVEMBER 2015
The above competition took place at Stonyhill where 16 teams took part. They were split up into four groups of four with the top two qualifying for the main competition and the bottom two going into the plate. Stonyhill had a number of players participating. Andrea Philbrick, Dave and Mark Chittock with Tony Ealham opened their account against last years runners up John and Carol Finn who were with Pat and Alan High. After a tight start Tonys team eventually run out 12-4 winners. In their two remaining games they won 12-4 and 14-4 against a Paul Bax four and a four from Hadleigh respectively to top the group and qualify. John Finns four lost their second game against Hadleigh so had to win their last game against Paul Bax to qualify to. With one end to go they looked as though they had done this being four in front but unfortunately dropped a five thus going into the plate. Stewart Blackhall who was playing with Eileen Smith-Allen, Pat Goodchild and Pauline Child managed to get four points to finish runners up in their group also qualifying for the main competition. In the quarter final of the plate competition Johns Finns rink came up against a strong four from Outwood Common but was on the wrong end of a 12-6 score line. In the q/f of the main competition Tony’s rink faced the three Wades of Joan, Greg and John plus Peggy May. In a very close affair Tony’s rink ran out 8-5 winners. The East Tilbury three together with Stewart came across a very strong four of Peter Fautley, Steve Killington, Adam Sultana and Barry Hedges. What a game this was. It went all the way with the last end having to be played again with Pauline killing the jack. Yes you have read that right Pauline killed the jack. Eventually Barry’s team were victorious 10-7. In the semi final it was Tony’s rink versus Barry’s rink. This matched lived up to the previously described match with Tony’s rink going into the last end 7-6 behind. With Tony’s last wood to come they were 4 down and his only shot was to kill the jack and replay the end. He caught it perfectly but unfortunately the jack caught the edge of the fender and stayed in the corner therefore losing 9-6. Well done and congratulations to Andrea Philbrick, Dave Chittock, Mark Chittock and Tony Ealham who eventually finished in third place due to a walk over against a Springhouse four and qualified for the Nationals up at Derbyshire next April.
It is with great sadness that Ruby passed away peacefully Friday night (13/11/15). She played for Warren Heath before joining Stonyhill and was a tremendous player helping her teams to League titles. She also played for the Essex ‘B’ team.
MAGPIES FIXTURE CHANGE
The league fixture at home to PML ‘B’ due on Wednesday 18th November has now been rearranged for Wednesday 13th January 2016 at 19:30
INVITE TO EAST HANNINGFIELD FOURS
We have been invited to enter a team into the above comp on Sunday 17th January 2016. If there is any four who would like to play in this could they let me know please
MARCONI FIVES-SUNDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2015
A fives competition was held at Marconi by SEAXE SMBC. There were 12 entries, After all games had been played John and Carol Finn, Andrea Philbrick together with Bart and Heather Clements gathered a total of 9 points. This put them level at the top with a Marconi Five. However the Stonyhill 5 had a greater shot difference of plus 55 and were thus crowned the winners. Congratulations to all five of you.
NATIONAL MIXED FOURS-SUNDAY 18TH OCT 2015
The above competition took place at Stonyhill where 14 teams took part. They were split into 3 groups, 2 of 5 where the top 3 qualified and one of 4 where the top 2 qualified for the knock out stages. A whole host of Stonyhill members took part. The draw took place in the morning. A2 was made up of Eileen Smith-Allen, Rob Wade, Pauline Child and Tony Ealham. In the group stages they beat 4 from Outwood Common (A1) 15-1 in their opening game. In the second game they drew 5 all with Babs, Jean Herson, Del Coates and Nigel Reed (A4). In their final game they beat Brenda Neil ,Pat Goodchild, Barry Clarke and Colin Addis (A3) 13-2 to top the group and qualify for the knock out stages together with A4 who finished runners up. Andy Philbrick teamed up with Peter Williams, Tony Slater and Brenda Crowe (C3). Unfortunately they didn’t qualify so went into the plate competition. Dave Chittock together with Josie, Christine and Paul Reed (C1) were in the same group and also finished in the bottom 2 to move into the plate competition as well. Greg. Joan and John Wade together with Peggy May (C4) were also in this group and accumulated enough points to finish runners up and go into the main draw. B3 was made up of Carol and John Finn and Sue and John Pledger who were drawn in a very tough group but failed to qualify and also went into the plate. In the quarter finals of the plate Andy Philbricks rink just lost out to Pat Goodchild and Brenda Neils four. John Finns rink together with his wife Carol and Sue and John Pledger were defeated by a four from Outwood Common (A1). Dave Chittocks rink won their semi final so moved into the final to play Pat and Brendas four. Pat, Brenda, Colin and Barry were the eventual winners of the plate trophy where Dave Chittocks four came runners up. In the quarter finals of the main competition Tony Ealhams rink beat a four from Hadleigh 6-4. John Wades rink came from 2 behind on the last end to get a 3 to beat a strong four of Peter Fautley, Linda Lambert, Mo Binstead and Steve Killington. In the semi final the 8 remaining Stonyhill members came against one another but in a very close game Tonys rink held on to beat John Wades team 5-4. The final itself was a very tight affair and finished 4 each and so an extra end had to be played where Tonys four just lost out by one shot to Brenda and Brian Daley and Sadie and Mitchell Young. Congratulations to Eileen Smith-Allen, Rob Wade, Pauline Child and Tony Ealham for finishing runners up and have definitely booked their place in the National Finals. Unfortunately Peggy May, Joan, Greg and John Wade lost their 3/4th place play off against A4 but hopefully Essex will be allocated 4 places for the National Finals up in Derbyshire next April.
HERONS FIXTURE CHANGE
The league fixture away to Atte-Bower due on Sunday 1st November has now been arranged for Sunday 6th December at 19:30
EAST HANNINGFIELD CHARITY TRIPLES-SUN 11th OCT 2015
The above event was in aid of hearing dogs for the deaf where twenty teams took part including two from Stonyhill. The teams were split into 4 groups of 5 where the top 2 qualified for the knock out stages. Stonyhill 1 was represented by Andrea Philbrick, Jonathon East and Tony Ealham. They got off to a good start beating Woodlands in their opening game 8-5. In their second game against St Andrews from Clacton they dropped a 3 on the last end but still won 7-6. In the third game they could do no wrong as they ran out 11-1 winners against West Hanningfield. To complete their group matches they came up against Rochford and won comfortably 15-2 to top the group with a 100 per cent record and move forward to the knock out stages. Woodlands also qualified as runners up. Stonyhill 2 were represented by Heather, Adrian and Bart Clements. Unfortunately they lost all their group games but put up a good fight losing narrowly 7-5, 7-6, 8-5, 8-7 to Island 2, Burham, FOE 1 and Outwood Common 2 respectively. In the quarter finals Stonyhill 1 came across Burham from Kent. Going into the last end Stonyhill were 6-4 down but managed to get a 3 to scrape through 7-6 in a very tight game. In the Semi Final they met East Tilbury who were represented by Pat High, Eileen Smith-Allen and Pauline Child. They qualified by winning their group gaining 6pts from 8 and beating 3G in the Quarter Final quite easily 18-4. In this Semi East Tilbury raced into a 6-0 lead. Stonyhill did not panic and eventually came back to run out 10-7 winners. The final was between Stonyhill and Woodlands. Woodlands who were made up of Doreen Thompson, Peggy May and Nigel Reed progressed to the Final by beating Outwood Common 11-5 in the Quarter Final and coming back from 5-0 down to beat Seaxe 10-6 in the Semi. The Final was very tight to begin with and after 6 ends it was all square at 4 each but in the last 3 ends Stonyhill scored a 1, 3 and a 4 to win 12-4. Congratualations to Andrea, Jonathon and Tony for being winners of the competition winning every game in the process. As mentioned earlier the competition was in aid of hearing dogs for the deaf and over the day £500 was raised.
MAGPIES FIXTURE CHANGE
The fixture at home to Warren Heath Rabbits due on Wednesday 28th October has now been rescheduled for Wednesday 4th November
HERONS FIXTURE CHANGE
The fixture at home to Hadleigh Blues due on Wednesday 28th October has now been rescheduled for Wednesday 6th January 2016
CLUB SINGLES FINAL
Pauline Child and Tony Ealham, two great friends put on a great match in the final of the club singles for 2015. Pauline could do no wrong as she scored a 3, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1 to go 10-0 up after 6 ends. Tony then scored a 4 but Pauline hit back with a 1 and the next two ends were shared with 1 each leaving the score 12-5 in Paulines favour after 10 ends. Tony come storming back in the next 4 ends scoring a 3, 4, 3,1 to lead 16-12 going into the last end. With Pauline needing a 4 on the last end to take the match into an extra end which would have been a fitting finish to the final could only get a 2 therefore leaving Tony the 16-14 winner. Both players put on an excellent show and it was certainly a game of 2 halves. Congratulations go to both players. This also meant Tony completed the grand slam of club competitions for 2015 by winning all three. Photo above shows Tony and Pauline with their trophies
The singles final between Pauline Child and Tony Ealham will take place on Wednesday 23rd September at 9pm
LEAGUE FIXTURES 2015/16
The league fixtures are out for next season. Please go to relevant page for further details
CLUB PAIRS FINAL 2015
Club pairs winners Peter Harris and Tony Ealham with their trophies together with the runners up Rob Wade and George Christy. Alan High the League secretary who presented the trophies is in the middle. The score line was 17-5. To get a full copy of all results please refer to club singles/pairs/memorial trophy results 2015 page.
ISLAND FOURS COMPETITION – SATURDAY 8th AUGUST 2015
Island held their second annual competition where 21 teams took part. They were split into 3 groups of 7 where the top team in each group and best runner up qualified for the semi finals. The format was 2 points for a win plus a point for each end won. Stonyhill entered 2 teams of which Stonyhill 1 was made up Heather Clements, Carol Finn, Bart Clements and John Finn. In their first two games they lost to Hatfield Peveril 8-5 and Canvey one 7-3. Their third game brought them a convincing 12-1 victory over Wickford. Their remaining 3 games did not bring them much luck as they went down 4-6, 3-9 and 4-9 to Outwood Common 2, Friends of Essex and 3G respectively giving them a total of 20 points. Friends of Essex, represented by Andy Philbrick, Sue Pledger, Jack Mcmenamin and Tony Hayes were runaway winners of this group with a total of 39 points. They won their next 5 games 17-2 against Canvey 1, 11-2 against 3G, 5-2 against Hatfield Peveril, 6-3 against Wickford and 6-2 against Outwood Common 2. Stonyhill 2 was represented by Peter Harris, Jonathon East, Mark Chittock and Tony Ealham. They got off to a shaky start going 6-0 behind against St. Andrews but managed to pull it back to get a 6-6 draw. Their next 5 games brought them convincing victories, 12-5 against Suffolk, 7-2 against East Tilbury 2, 11-2 against Sanguine, 9-2 against Outwood Common 1 and 8-3 against Hadleigh Woods. They managed to win their group gaining 40 points. The other group was won by East Hanningfield and they met the best runners up Woodlands in the Semi Final with East Hanningfield running out 12-1 winners. In the other Semi Final Stonyhill 2 could not get a look in against some terrific bowling by Friends of Essex eventually going down heavily 10-1. The Final itself was a close affair with East Hanningfield eventual 8-5 winners. Congratulations and well done to the runners up, Andrea Philbrick, Sue Pledger, Jack Mcmenamin and Tony Hayes.
MARGARET CAIRNS TRIPLES – SUNDAY 2nd AUGUST 2015
The above competition was held at East Hanningfield where 20 teams took part. There were four groups of 5 in a round robin with the top two qualifying for the knock out stages. Stonyhill entered two teams and Stonyhill 1 represented by Andrea Philbrick, Pat Goodchild and Tony Ealham opened their account with a draw against Friends of Essex 2 (Carol and John Finn and John Pledger) 8-8. They won their next 3 games against West Hanningfield 7-5, St.Andrews 7-4 and Hollingbourne from Kent 7-3 to top their group and qualify for the knock out stages Stonyhill 2 were represented by Heather and Bart Clements and Adrian Atkinson. Their opening game was a very tight affair against East Tilbury managing to get a four on the last end to win 8-7. They lost their next game against Sanguine 10-5. They then beat 3 degrees skipped by Dave Chittock 17-1. In their last game they drew against 3G (John, Joan and Rob Wade) 9-9 but it was enough for both of them to qualify.Friends of Essex 2 beat St Andrews comfortably 9-1 but then lost their last 2 against Hollingbourne 6-5 and West Hanningfield 6-4. 3G also beat 3 degrees 15-1, Sanguine 9-3 and East Tilbury 7-3. In the Quarter Finals Stonyhill 2 just lost out to East Hanningfield Horsehoes 7-6 on the last end. Hollingbourne beat Island one 7-5, 3G beat East Hanningfield Windmills 9-3 and Stonyhill 1 just managed to beat Woodlands in a tight game 4-3. Both Semi Finals were one sided affairs. Hollingbourne beat 3G 18-8 and Stonyhill 1 beat East Hanningfield Horseshoes (Dave Woods, Paul Cairns and Steve Killington) 14-2. So the two qualifiers from Group D met in the Final where Stonyhill 1 dominated from the start and ran out 12-6 winners. Congratulations to Andrea Phillbrick, Pat Goodchild and Tony Ealham
These will be announced on Wednesday 19th August at 20:30hrs
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.
FRIENDS OF ESSEX
The new website address for Friends of Essex is https:/thefriendsofessexsmbc.wordpress.com
CLUB SINGLES 2015
To get a full report and results for the above competition please go to the Club Singles/Pairs Results 2015 page.
CLUB SINGLES AND PAIRS COMPETITIONS
If you wish to enter the club singles and club pairs competitions as long as you are able to attend the night the round robin stage is taking place then you are eligible to enter. I will work round players availability for the knock out stages for those that qualify
MEMORIAL TROPHY 2015
Memorial Trophy winners from L to R. Mark Chittock Stewart Blackhall, Tony Ealham with the presentation party of Karen, Andrea, Denise ( Gina’s Daughters) followed by the Runners Up Pat Goodchild, Andrea Philbrick and Sue Pledger. The club chairman Peter Harris is 5th from the left. A full report on the above event can be found on the MEMORIAL TROPHY 2015 page
LEAGUE TEAMS – SEASON 2015-16
I will not be announcing the league teams until late August. The reason being is that I want to take my time as I have a lot to think about. How players and teams of four played last year, players availability due to ill health. To decide on promoting or demoting players. To change players positions or not due to their capabilities. It is a team game not an individual game and players are expected to play in the position they are selected to, not where they wish to. I would appreciate it as soon as holidays are booked between October 1st 2015 and April 30th 2016 you could let me know straight away as well as any other days that you are not available to play. Thank You
CHRISTMAS DINNER 2015
The Artichoke has been booked for this years Christmas dinner on Saturday 5th December at 7pm
JENNY ORPIN FOURS – SUNDAY 31st MAY 2015
The above event took place at East Hanningfield where 16 teams took part, being split into 2 groups each having 6 games of 7 ends. Stonyhill were represented by Rita and Stewart Blackhall, Jonathan East and Tony Ealham. There first game was against St. Andrews where they reversed the score line from 2 weeks ago winning 9-5. Things were looking good when they beat Hadleigh Woods which included Dave Chittock 5-3. In the next game they lost to GPCA 8-7 on the last end. They should never have lost this match as they scored a 6 on end 3 to go 7-1 up. They got back to winning ways in their next match easily beating Outwood Common ‘2’ 12-2. They lost the next match to East Hanningfield 6-5 again on the last end, They done well to get back into this match after being 5-1 down then scoring a 4 to go into the last end all square. Their last match was won against Outwood Common ‘1’ 11-3. This left them with a total of 8 points which made them runners up in their group but sixth overall losing out to 3G on shot difference who also finished on 8 points with the top 4 teams finishing on 9 points. 3G, made up of Greg, John, Joan Wade and outsider Michelle Squires lost to Hollingbourne 5-3 in their opening match. They easily won their next three 10-0, 12-2, 10-4 against FOE, St. Andrews and Sanguine respectively. They then lost to Island 7-4 before finishing on a winning note by defeating Essex U18’s 12-2. East Tilbury which was made up of Linda and Roger Munns, Eileen Smith-Allen and Pauline Child had an unusual off day only winning one game against Essex U18’s 5-3 and drawing against Sanguine 3-3. Sanguine who was represented by Teresa Kidd, Brenda Neil, Joan Southon and Pauline Pammant scored a 5 on the last end of the day in their last match against the tournaments runner up, Hollingbourne from Kent helping them to become the eventual winners on shots for.
TORQUAY MAY 2015
37 bowlers descended on Torquay representing Friends of Essex to play against players from Somerset, Devon and Cornwall representing the West Country. A good time was had by all but unfortunately over the 2 days the West Country were convincing winners 190 points to 98. To get a full list of the results please click on the link below
BOB JACKSON OPEN FOURS-SATURDAY 16th MAY 2015
This was a competition held at Canvey Westwood in memory of Bob Jackson. There were 14 teams taking part who all played 5 matches. There were a number of Stonyhill members involved and the Stonyhill team was represented by Rita and Stewart Blackhall, Jonathan East and Tony Ealham. They got off to a bad start against St.Andrews going 9-0 behind but managed to win the last few ends eventually losing 9-5. Their second game was against a strong four of Alan Jones, Barry Hedges, and Bob Jacksons grand children Aeron and Adam Sultana representing Springhouse. Stonyhill were the eventual winners 9-6. The Third game brought them back down to earth losing 11-2 to East Tilbury where they were completely out bowled and out played. They won their final 2 games against The Founders and Courage 11-3 and 10-6 respectively giving them a total of 6 points. Hadleigh were represented by Andy Phillbrick, Josie Robinson, Brenda Crowe and Dave Chittock. In their first two games they lost to East Tilbury 6-4 and then 7-4 to Island. They came back strongly to win their remaining 3 games 15-6, 7-3 and 6-5 against Courage, West Hanningfield and Canvey also giving them a total of 6 points. East Tilbury were represented by Chris and Dave Crates, Eileen Smith-Allen and Pauline Child. Their matches against Hadleigh and Stonyhill have already been reported on. They lost their second game to 3G 6-4 and also lost to Springhouse 7-4. They comfortably won their last game against St Andrews 10-2 thus also giving them a total of 6 points.3G who were the Wades, Greg, Joan, John and Rob. Of their 4 remaining games they lost 3 winning one. They lost to Woodlands 11-3, The Founders 6-5, Springhouse 10-4 but beat St Andrews 13-1 giving them a total of 4 points. Woodlands were represented by John and Peggy May and Pat and Alan High. As already reported they won their first game against 3G 11-3 and their last game 10-5 against The Founders. They were defeated in the other 3 by St Andrews 10-5, Springhouse 8-4 and Sanguine 8-4 giving them a total of 4 points. Friends Of Essex was made up of Tony Hayes, Adrian Atkinson, Bart and Heather Clements. They managed to win 3 of their games beating Canvey 9-7, Courage 9-2 and Sanguine 11-4. In the other 2 they lost to West Hanningfield 4-3 and Island 7-4 also giving them 6 points. The eventual winners were Springhouse on 8 points who donated their winnings to prostrate cancer. The runners up were East Tilbury on shot difference as a number of teams had 6 points.
BANK HOLIDAY OPEN PAIRS AND TRIPLES 2015
A full report on both events can be found on the Bank Holiday Bonanza Results page
ITINARARIES AND SHIRTS FOR TORQUAY
Those not playing in the Bank Holiday Bonanza this weekend the above will be available for collection to you on Wednesday evening (29/4/2015).
GO GREG GO !!!!!
After attending the England under 21 trials at the weekend Greg Wade has been selected to play against Wales on May 9th. Congratulations and good luck to Greg. His mum will be so proud of Greggles.
CLIFF HERCOCK FINALS DAY-SUNDAY 19th APRIL 2015
The Cliff Hercock finals day was held at Marconi where 16 teams took part. There was a round robin of four groups of four with the winner of each group qualifying for the Knock out stages. Stonyhill Herons were represented by Rita Blackhall, Mark Chittock, Rob Wade and Tony Ealham. In the first game they convincingly beat Woodlands Ash 9-3. In the second game they defeated Galleywood 10-2. All they had to do was draw their last game against Ramsden Ravens to qualify for the semi finals but Stonyhill wouldn’t settle for a draw and ran out convincing winners 9-3, and topping their group with a 100% record. In the semi final they faced a strong Island team and with Alan Jones to bowl his last wood the match was all square and heading for an extra end. Alan had other ideas and took Stonyhills holding wood out to win the match 9-7. Springhouse were the eventual winners beating Island in the Final.
GINA PATIENT FUNERAL DETAILS
This will take place on Wednesday 22nd April at 11:20am at South East Essex Crematorium, Corbets Tey. Afterwards it will be at The Kilns, Warley Street, Great Warley, Brentwood, CM13 3LB. As a family they welcome all bowls players to both. Flowers or Donations are welcome. Donations are to St.Lukes Hospice in Basildon.
GINA PATIENT R.I.P
It is with sad regret that Gina Patient has lost her fight to cancer and passed away this morning (7/4/15). She was a founder member of the club who played for the Herons and Friends of Essex and Essex ‘B’ team as well as Stonyhill long mat. She was a terrific bowler and friend who will be sorely missed. As soon as the funeral arrangements have been made they will be posted on this page. We send our best wishes and condolences to her family at this sad time. Rest in peace Gina.
EILEEN KILLINGTON FOURS-SUNDAY 5th APRIL 2015
There were many Stonyhill members on show at the above event. Fifteen teams took part where there were 3 groups of five in a round robin and the top two qualified with the best two 3rd places for the knock out stages. Stonyhill were represented by Rita and Stewart Blackhall, Jonathan East and Tony Ealham. In their opening group game they beat Friends Of Essex ( Pat and Alan High, Tony Hayes, Edna Burridge) in a tight game 4-3. In the second game they narrowly lost to Woodlands (Peggy and John May, Nigel and Dominic Read) 8-6 where conceding a four in the penultimate end cost them the game. In the third game they got back to winning ways convincingly beating a strong East Hanningfield team who eventually topped the group 11-4. In their last group game they only needed to draw to finish runners up which they did against 3G (The Wade Family) 6-6. In the Quarter Finals they beat Outwood Common 5-2 to progress to the Semi Final where they came across East Tilbury ( Eileen Smith-Allen, George Christy, Shirley Walker and Pauline Child). East Tilbury stormed into a 4-0 lead but Stonyhill came back to win 6-4. 3G went out at the quarter final stage to Sanguine which contained Brenda Neil 10-4. Sanguine then lost to East Hanningfield in the other semi final 12-5. In the final Stonyhill could not repeat their earlier success against East Hanningfield ( Paul Bax, Tony Orpin, Steve Killington and Craig Burgess) losing 9-7.
To celebrate all three teams becoming champions of their respective divisions the club will be holding a celebration night on Wednesday 6th May at 9pm after the usual bowls. The Leagues annual dance is on Saturday 13th June at 7:30pm at Springhouse
KESTRELS MAKE IT A CLEAN SWEEP OF LEAGUE TITLES
After last nights result (25/3/15) at home to Island ‘B’ Stonyhill Kestrels got the points required to confirm them as Division 4 champions. Congratulations to Carol and John Finn, Peter Harris, Tom Ealham, John Wade, Heather and Bart Clements, Adrian Atkinson, Moira Baker, Michelle Squires and June Hayes.
Please note that the league fixture away to Willow Green in Division 6 will now be played on Thursday 16th April at 7:30pm
MAGPIES CLINCH DIVISION SIX TITLE
After last nights result (17/3/15) between Hadleigh Gold and Ramsden Ravens it has become mathematically impossible for anyone to catch Stonyhill Magpies. With two games to go the Magpies have been confirmed as Champions. Congratulations to Andrea Philbrick, Carolyn and Jack Mcmenamin, John and Sue Pledger, Greg Wade, Jean Baxter, Stewart Blackhall and Les Geal
COUNTY ‘A’ TEAM INTER COUNTY FINAL 8th MARCH 2015
Congratulations to the Essex County ‘A’ Team for reaching the final of the Inter County Championships. Unfortunately they were beaten by a very strong Devon team 24-16. Throughout the season Essex were very strong and played excellent, easily topping their round robin group containing Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge. In the preliminary round of the knock out stages they drew with Herefordshire 20-20 but went through 2-1 on a sudden death play off. In the Quarter Final Essex comfortably beat Surrey 30-10 and in the Semi Final they beat Somerset 25-15 meaning the ‘A’ team was in the final for the first time since 1999. Congratulations and well done to all players particularly the Stonyhill members of Pauline Child, Rita Blackhall, Greg Wade, Pat Goodchild, Tony Hayes, Eileen Smith-Allen, Dave and Mark Chittock, Michelle Squires, Peggy May and Rob Wade.
HAYLING ISLAND – FEBRUARY 2015
SINGLES: Several players from Stonyhill entered this competition. After the group stages Pauline Child, Eileen Smith -Allen, Pat Goodchild and Tony Ealham and Peggy May all qualified. Unfortunately John May did not qualify to the knock out stages. In the first round of the knock out stages unfortunately Pat and Tony were drawn against each other but Tony was the winner. Eileen was unlucky to be Knocked out at this stage as was Peggy who was beaten by Paul Bax but Pauline progressed further. In the second round Tony came across his nemisis Paul Bax but this was broken as Tony won 12-6. Pauline also went through to the Quarter Final. In the Quarter Final Tony beat Phil Banner and Pauline won a tight game too. Pauline and Tony had to play each other in the semi final where another nemisis was broken and in a very good and tight game Pauline beat Tony for the first time 11-8 meaning Tony has now been knocked out at the Semi Final stage for the last 3 years. Pauline who was in good form all week went on to win the final with an end to spare and successfully defended her title having now won it for the last 2 years. Congratulations to Pauline Child.
PAIRS: In the pairs competition Pauline Child played with Eileen Smith-Allen and Tony Ealham partnered Pat Goodchild. Both sets of pairs won all their group games to top their respective groups. Peggy and John May just failed to qualify. In the first round Pat and Tony won their game but unfortunately Eileen and Pauline lost out to Pam and Bill Frost from Kent. In the Quarter Final Pat/Tony met Sam Lambert and Paul Cairns and at the end it was all square 6-6 so an extra end had to be played where Sam and Paul won with the very last wood. The eventual winners were Steve Killington and Paul Bax and the runners up were Phil and Shirley Banner.
FOURS: Eileen Smith-Allen, Pat Goodchild, Pauline Child and Tony Ealham won all their group games but were knocked out at the Quarter Final stage 6-5. Peggy May who was playing with Phil and Shirley Banner and Rose Hambleton won their Quarter Final and Semi Final but just lost out in the Final 7-6 on the very last wood to Freda, Paul Cairns, Paul Bax and Steve KIllington.
HERONS LEAGUE MATCH DATE CHANGE
Stonyhill Herons league match away to South Woodham due to be played on 19th April at 19:30 will now be played a week later on 26th April.
HERONS CLINCH DIVISION THREE TITLE
Stonyhill Herons became Division Three champions last night (18/2/15) after defeating Hatfield Pevril on both mats and getting 5 points. This means they can not be caught with 3 games to spare. Congratulations go to Terry Mathews, Edna Burridge, Jonathan East, Rob Wade, Dave Chittock, Rita Blackhall, Gina Patient, Mark Chittock, Tony Ealham and Joan Wade.
MEMORIAL TROPHY AND SUMMER SCHEDULE 2015
Details of the Memorial Trophy have been published on the relevant page. All events scheduled for Summer 2015 have also been published on the relevant page and will be updated accordingly
HOLIDAY PAIRS-SUNDAY 1st FEBRUARY 2015
The holiday pairs competition took place last week end where the winners receive vouchers towards any Warmans Holidays. Several members from Stonyhill took part, Rita and Stewart Blackhall, Brenda Neil played with Barry Clarke from Sanguine. John May and Alan High, Roger Munns and George Christy, Eileen Smith-Allen and Pauline Child, Dave Crates playing with his wife Chris of East Tilbury. Tony Hayes and Andrea Philbrick. There were 3 groups of 6 played on a round robin basis with the top 2 going into the main competition and 3rd and 4th position going into the certificate competition. In the Quarter Final stages of the main knock out Rita and Stewart Blackhall were beaten by the eventual winners of the competition Mo Binstead and Alan Kay from Outwood Common. Roger Munns and George Christy also went out at this stage, losing to Paul and Christine Reed from Hadleigh Woods, who eventually finished Runners Up. In the quarter finals of the cerificate competition Dave and Chris Crates lost to Brenda Crowe and Sandra Stanton also from Hadleigh Woods. Pauline Child and Eileen Smith-Allen beat Linda and Sam Lambert from Outwood Common. John May and Alan High also went through to the semi finals after defeating J.Pope and M.Robinson from Gloucester Park. In the Semi Finals Pauline and Eileen beat John and Alan. The final was played between the pairing of Pauline and Eileen and Phil and Shirley Banner from Island. The eventual winners were and congratulations must go to Pauline Child and Eileen Smith-Allen for being fully certified
ALAN PEARCE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS
This will be on Friday 6th February at 11am at the Catholic Church in London Road, Wickford which comes up just before the police station.
12:00 or just after at Pitsea Crematorium for the committal
No flowers please
Afterwards at Wickford Bowls Clubhouse. Tom Griffin will need to know numbers of those going back to the club by 2nd February
Due to circumstances some of the teams have been changed for the second half of the season. These will be posted on the notice board on wednesday 14th January.
SNODLAND TRIPLES-SATURDAY 10th JANUARY 2015
Several players from Stonyhill entered teams into the above competition. There were 20 teams who all played 5 games each. The eventual winners were Sylvia,Tom and Tony Ealham who won every game. The runners up were Matt Dillon, Debbie Tomlinson and Sonia from Kent who also won their 5 games but lost out on shot difference.
NATIONAL SINGLES-SUNDAY 4th JANUARY 2015
There were plenty of Stonyhill members competing in a field of 55 players. They were namely Greg Wade, Dave Chittock and Tony Ealham representing Stonyhill. Other players such as George Christy, Pauline Child, Eileen Smith-Allen, Pat Goodchild, John Finn, John and Peggy May all entered representing East Tilbury, Willow Park and Woodlands. There was a round robin to qualify to the knock out stages. In the second round (last 32) Eileen Smith-Allen came up against Shirley Walker (Warren) but unfortunately lost in a tight game. Tony Ealham was also knocked out in a close game to Dave Wooller (Island) by 2 shots. Peggy May beat Colin Addis (Warren) to reach the last 16. In the 3rd round Peggy beat Paul Bax (East Hanningfield) to progress into the Quarter Final. Peggy May secured her spot at the Nationals by beating Shannon Mead (Warren) in a very tight game. It was 6-6 going into the last end with Peggy getting the one she required to march into the Semi Final where she came across Del Coates (Sanguine). Unfortunately Del was in fine form and ran out a convincing winner. Peggy May now plays Jack Shephard (GPCA) for third or fourth place at a later date. Del Coates will play Craig Burgess (East Hanningfield) in the final also to be played at a later date. Well done and congratulations to Peggy May