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The match away to Ramsden Rooks will now take place on Tuesday 10th January 2017 at 19:30
Stonyhill Kestrels away match to Outwood Common ‘A’ due on Wednesday 7th December has been cancelled and will now be played a week later on Wednesday 14th December
Stonyhill Herons opening match away to Island ‘A’ is now on Monday 14th November and East Tilbury away due on Thursday 23rd February 2017  is now on Thursday 2nd March 2017
Could all league players regularly check the dates of league matches please as matches are being cancelled and re arranged daily at present
Due to a misprint by the league fixture secretary can you please note that the matches away to Atte Bower Blue and at home to Warren Hares are now on Sunday 20th November and Wed 30th November respectively
The league fixtures for next season are now published and are available for viewing on the relevant page
The clubs AGM took place on Wednesday 7th September which was followed by a superb banquet put on by Heather Clements. At the AGM the present committee were again elected and voted in. Also the league teams were announced for the coming season.

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.


All to be held at Stonyhill.
16th October 2016-FOURS
30th October 2016-TRIPLES
11th December 2016-SINGLES
8th January 2017-MIXED FOURS
15th January 2017-PAIRS
The National Finals will be held at Melton Mowbray Indoor Bowls Club, Leicestershire on the following dates:
Thursday 6th April 2017-SINGLES
Friday 7th April 2017-PAIRS
Saturday 8th April 2017-FOURS
Sunday 9th April 2017-TRIPLES
The National Mixed fours will be held at Tamworth Indoor Bowls Club on Saturday 25th March 2017
The above competition was held at East Hanningfield where Stonyhill entered 2 teams. Stonyhill 1 was Greg Wade with Dave and Mark Chittock. Stonyhill 2 was represented by Andy Philbrick, Johnathon East and Tony Ealham. Sixteen teams entered with each team playing 6 matches and Stonyhill looking to defend their title. Stonyhill 2 first match was against 3 Degrees and after a tight start eventually winning comfortably 10-2. Stonyhill 1 opening match was against Rochford also winning comfortably 12-5. In  the second round of matches Stonyhill 2 beat East Tilbury 10-6 in a close game. Stonyhill 1 won convincingly against Hollingbourne from Kent 12-3. Stonyhill 2 won their next match against Rochford 9-5 whilst Stonyhill 1 beat the 3 Degrees 15-4. After lunch Stonyhill 2 lost out to the team from Kent in a close game 6-5. Stonyhill 1 had a close game with East Tilbury (Eileen Smith-Allen, Pat Goodchild, Pauline Child) winning 9-6. In the penultimate match the two Stonyhill teams met each other and  in a very tense and close game Stonyhill 2 got a 4 on the penultimate end and ran out 10-5 winners. This left the competition wide open with 4 teams in contention going into the last round of matches with shot difference looking more likely to decide the final placings. In the end shot difference was not needed as Stonyhill 2 won their last game against Care Bears 17-1 whilst Stonyhill 1 could only manage a draw against Ramsden 6-6 and East Hanningfield and 3G (Joan, John and Rob Wade) both losing. Well done and congratulations to the winners Andy, Johnathon and Tony. Also to the runners up Greg, Dave and Mark.
Due to unforeseen circumstances the renovation of toilets and changing rooms are taking longer than normal. Therefore the club will be closed on Wednesday 3rd of August too. The club will be open the following Wednesday 10th August where together with a normal roll up the Club Pairs Quarter Finals and Semi Finals will take place. The Final will hopefully be able to take place on 17th August and the Club Singles round robin stage taking place the following Wednesday 24th August. Those of you who are playing in the East Hanningfield Triples competition on Sunday 7th August Stonyhill 1-G.Wade, D.Chittock, M.Chittock – Book in 8:45
Stonyhill 2- A.Philbrick, J.East, T.Ealham – Book in 8:45
FOE 1- C.Finn, J.Finn, B.Clements – Book in 9:25
FOE 2- H.Clements, P.May, C.Addis – Book in 9:25
I will give you your details on Saturday 6th August at the FOE v Kent match at Snodland , Kent
Due to the renovation of toilets and changing rooms there will be no bowls on Wednesday 27th July. Bowling will resume on Wednesday 3rd August where together with the normal roll up the quarter finals and semi finals of the club pairs will take place. Please go to the relevant page to see if you have qualified.
Memorial trophy winners for 2016 were Tony Ealham, Bart Clements and Stewart Blackhall. The runners up were Carol Finn, Joan Wade and Pat Goodchild. They can be seen above with their trophies which were presented by club chairman Peter Harris. The final was played in a good spirit watched by a fantastic and supportive crowd. Well done to everyone.
16 teams were entered this competition, with each team being placed into one of two groups of eight.
Each team then playing five games within their group.
Seven ends or forty minutes to be played
2 Points for a win one for a drew
The winner at the end of the day would be decided by the team with the most points.
Stonyhill had entered a team of four for this event, Andy Philbrick, Carol Finn,  John Finn, and David Chittock.
Their first game of the day was against a SEAXES team consisting of three other members of Stonyhill June Hayes, Brenda Neil and Tony Hayes.
With some solid play from the Stonyhill four they won this match after six ends 10-1.
Their second game was a much tighter affair against a home side with Stonyhill coming out on top 6-3 winners.
Stonyhill with a slight lead in a very tight  third game against Hatfield Perveril leading 4-3 after four ends.
In the fifth Hatfield were on the jack and holding shot, David went for a slight overdraw to try and knock Hatfield off the jack, however David caught the jack too full on, and sprung the jack to a cluster of waiting Hatfields woods. Five down!!  Stonyhill came back in the sixth to win the end. With the scores now Stonyhill 5, Hatfield Perveral 8, Stonyhill went into he last end needing 3 shots for a draw. Stony holding four, David drew in. Now holding five. Hatfields skipper with the last wood of the game and having already missed a difficult drew with his previous shot now had to play the same shot again to save his team from their first defeat. This time he did not miss. Stony’s first defeat losing 9-5.
Stony soon bounce back winning their next two games against Rochford 11-5, and Outwood Commom 10-1  with some solid lead play from Andy, and some great back-up play from Carol and John leaving David only to cement their position.
There were four other Stonyhill members on show playing for various clubs Colin Addis, Peggy May, Pat and Alan High.
With the final results now in.
Second place went down to the wire with four teams all on 8 points, but with the best shot difference of the four Stonyhill finish runners-up.
The outright winners of the competition winning all five of their games East Hanningfield, Congratulations.
A good days bowling was had by all and we look forward to next years invite.
Congratulations to Dave Chittock on being appointed county manager for the coming season
The round robin of the above annual competition took place on Wednesday 15th June. There were 33 players taking part who were split into eleven teams of triples. There were two groups, one of six and one of five with the winner of each group playing each other in the Final on Wednesday 13th July at 9pm. Group A winners were Stewart Blackhall, Bart Clements and Tony Ealham. Group B was very close with three teams finishing on seven points but with a greater shot difference Joan Wade, Carol Finn and Pat Goodchild topped the group. To get a full list of results and tables please go to the relevant page.
The holiday pairs competition sponsored by Barry Dillon of Warmans Holidays was held at Stonyhill where the winners receive vouchers worth £75 each towards the cost of a Warmans Holiday.  There were 20 pairs who entered which was split into 4 groups of 5 with the top 2 in each group qualifying for the main competition and 3rd and 4th qualifying for the plate. Plenty of Stonyhill members were on show. Dave and Mark Chittock got off to a winning start beating Babs and John Pye 12-4. The also won their next game convincingly 18-5 against Edna Burridge and Rose. They then lost their next game 10-5 against Colin Addis and Peggy May. They got back to winning ways by winning their last group game 9-8 against Andy Philbrick and Tony Hayes. They finished in runners up spot qualifying for the main competition. John Pye with Babs finished in 4th position, therefore going into the plate competition. Andy Philbrick and Tony Hayes won 2 of their remaining group games also going into the plate by finishing 3rd. Unfortunately Edna and Rose finished in 5th position and being eliminated from the competition. Peggy and Colin qualified for the main competition as group winners. Pat Goodchild and Tony Ealham won their first group game against Christine and Paul Reed in a close game10-9. They then lost their next game against a Hadleigh Pair 12-7. They qualified for the main competition by finishing in runners up spot as they won their last 2 games against Mo Binstead and Alan Kay 10-6 and Del and Chris Coates 13-4. Eileen Smith-Allen and Pauline Child started their campaign with a 10-8 win against Chris Lomas and Tony Orpin. In a close second game it ended in a draw 10 each against a pair from Island. Unfortunately they lost their last 2 games 13-9 and 10-5 to Peter Fautley/Paul Bax and Linda Lambert/Dave Sifford respectively. However they done enough to finish in 3rd position and move into the plate. In the quarter finals of the plate competition Babs and John Pye beat a pair from Hadleigh 15-7 moving into the semi final where they met Chris Lomas and Tony Orpin. They won 11-6 so went into the final where they came across Eileen Smith-Allen and Pauline Child who got there by beating Josie Robinson and Brenda Crowe in the quarter final 18-4 and in the semi final Andy Philbrick and Tony Hayes 12-6 who beat Mo Binstead and Alan Kay 11-8 in the quarter final. The plate final was close but John Pye with Babs ran out 11-7 winners. In the quarter final of the main competition Dave and Mark Chittock went out to Del and Chris Coates 11-10 after an extra end and a close measure. Pat and Tony defeated Colin and Peggy 13-11. In the semi final they met Nigel and Dominic Reed and in a close game they eventually won 10-9. In the final itself they played Linda Lambert and Dave Sifford and won 10-4 to win the competition. Well done and Congratulations to Pat Goodchild and Tony Ealham who received their trophies from the president of the county Sam Lambert as seen in the above photo.
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The friendly at home to East Tilbury on Wednesday 8th June has been postponed. A new date is yet to be fixed
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It is with great sadness that Don passed away this morning (29/4/16). He was a formidable bowler in his time who stayed at one club Sanguine, throughout his bowling life. He also managed the county ‘B’ team for a number of years. He was a true gentleman who will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and condolences are with Pauline and their family at this sad time.
Dons funeral will be held at Pitsea Crematorium on Wednesday 18th May at 11.45. Everyone is welcome back for the wake at Kingswood Sports Centre, Clayhill Lane, Basildon, SS16 5JP. Anyone who intends to attend the wake could they please let Tony Ealham know as Pauline requires numbers
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The above competition took place at East Hanningfield where 16 teams took part. Each team had 6 games and the team with the most points were declared the winners. Stonyhill had 2 teams and Stonyhill 1 were represented by Andy Philbrick, Dave Chittock, Jonathon East and Tony Ealham, Stonyhill 2 were represented by Carol and John Finn together with Bart Clements and Mark Chittock. Stonyhill 2 started the days proceedings against Island but unfortunately in a close game just lost out 6-3. Their second game against West Hanningfield was also a close game but went the same way, losing out 6-4. In their third game against 3G (John and Joan Wade, Alan and Pat High) they got their campaign off to winning ways by a 9-5 score line. They then got their second victory in their next game against Outwood Common 1 by a convincing 11-1. In their penultimate game they came across Outwood Common 2  and won by 12 shots to 6. Unfortunately they just missed out in their last game by one shot, losing 6-5 to a very strong East Hanningfield team. Stonyhill 2 totalled 6 points overall. Stonyhill 1 were in form all day. Winning their first game against East Tilbury 1 (Eileen Smith-Allen, Emily Poulter, Pat Goodchild, Pauline Child) 8-2. East Tilbury 1 went on to win 4 of their remaining games. Beating Hatfield Peveril 12-1, Burham from Kent 6-1, Rochford 1 10-2, Rochford 2 9-3. Unfortunately lost out to 3 Degrees in a close game 5-4. East Tilbury 1 gained 8 points. Woodlands which involved Peggy May and Colin Addis finished in 3rd place. Stonyhill 1’s second game was against East Tilbury 2 containing Roger and Lynn Munns but Stonyhill were just to good winning 14-1. East Tilbury 2 also finished on 8 points by winning 4 of their remaining games 8-5, 8-5, 8-6, 5-4 against Rochford 2, Burham, Rochford 1 and Hatfield Peveril respectively. Losing the other 5-4 to 3 degrees. Stonyhill 1 never looked back as they beat Hatfield Peveril 9-1, Rochford 1 11-3, Burham 7-3 and 3 degrees 17-0 to give them a 100% record and to be confirmed as outright winners of the competition with 12 points. East Hanningfield finished runners up on 10 points, Congratulations to Andy Philbrick, Dave Chittock, Jonathon East and Tony Ealham
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Stonyhill had four players representing Essex in the above competition. They were Andy Philbrick, Dave and Mark Chittock and Tony Ealham. After winning 2 of their 3 group games they topped their group to qualify for the knock out stages. Unfortunately they got knocked out in the last 32 to a team from Devon.
Stonyhill had 8 players representing Essex in the above competition after qualifying at the county qualifiers at the beginning of the season. Essex 2 were represented by Eileen Smith-Allen, Pauline Child. Rob Wade and Tony Ealham. Essex 4 was represented by Peggy May, Joan, Greg and John Wade. Both teams were knocked out at the last 16 stage after qualifying from the round robin to the knock out stages by finishing runners up in their respective groups.
The result of the match between PML and Outwood Common tonight went in favour of PML 3-2, but more importantly went the way for the Magpies to finish in runners up spot and be promoted to Division 4. Well done and congratulations to Sheila Cole, Moira Baker, Peter Harris, Stewart Blackhall, Andrea Philbrick, Tom Ealham, Carolyn and Jack Mcmenamin, Graham Haines and Tina Bray.
The funeral of Terry Mathews will take place at 3pm on Wednesday 13th April at Bentley Crematorium, Ongar Road, Brentwood, CM15 9RZ. It has been requested that no flowers  be sent. There will be a donation box inside the Crematorium to Macmillan Nurses. Afterwards everyone is welcome back to the family home which is 6 Shalford Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 2EG. There will be no bowls on this night
It is with great sadness that after a long battle with cancer Terry passed away peacefully this morning (24/3/16). Terry was an excellent bowler who played for many clubs including Outwood Common, East Hanningfield and Stonyhill. He also played for Essex County at all levels. He was also an international umpire and served on the league, county and ESMBA committees in many positions. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and condolences go to Carol and his family at this time. Funeral details will be given as soon as possible
Stonyhill Kestrels gained promotion to Division Two last night (13/03/16) as champions of division three after their win at South Woodham gaining 4 points. It is now mathematically impossible for anyone to catch them. Congratulations and well done to Sue and John Pledger, John and Carol Finn, John and Joan Wade, Adrian Atkinson, Edna Burridge and June Hayes
The above competition was held at PML and Stonyhill  was represented by Heather and Bart Clements together with Carol and John Finn. The format was 4 games where it was 10 points for a win, 5 for a draw with 1 point for each end won. In their first game they came up against Friends of Essex (Peggy May, Edna Burridge, Stewart Blackhall and Tony Ealham). Stonyhill raced into a 7-1 lead after 3 ends but FOE came back to win 10-7 but 2 points were gained. In Their next game they played Heron Park and after a close encounter ran out 7-5 winners, also winning 4 ends netting them a total of 14 points. There next 2 games were very close affairs and eventually beating Springhouse and East Tilbury (Eileen Smith-Allen, George Christy, Pat Goodchild and Pauline Child) both by the same score line 8-7 and 5 ends for each match. East Tilbury’s remaining games gave them a 17-0 victory over Warren but lost to FOE 5-7 and Springhouse 9-11. This gave Stonyhill a grand total of 46 points leaving them in 5th place out of 16 entries. The eventual winners were Friends of Essex with Sanguine (Teresa Kidd, Joan Southon, Brenda Neil and Barry Clarke) finishing up in runners up spot.
The above event was held at Snodland and Stonyhill who was represented by Jonathan East, Mark and David Chittock lost their first game of the day in a very tight match to the host team Burnham. Going into the last end of the game it was drawn at five  each.  Stonyhill were holding and had three woods waiting at the back, but were surrounded by Burnham with just two woods to play. Mark Chittock skip for the day decided to play for the jack and to bring it back to the waiting woods. Mark managed to hit the jack but not with enough pace leaving Burham holding one shot. Burham decided not to bowl and won the match 6-5.
The next three games went Stonyhill’s way with them winning all 8-3 against Headcorn, 11-1 against Kingsdown B and 16-2 against Joysden Wood. Stonyhill went into their last game needing a win to keep them in the running for first place but also needed other results to go their way.
After a tight and tense game against Kingsdown ‘A’ they managed to pick up the one shot needed to win their last match on the last end of the game, however results did not go their way and with only four wins out of five ended up as runner-up for the day with eight points to the eventual winners Whiteoaks with nine points.


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.


The match away to Willow Park will now be played on Thursday 18th February at 19:30


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


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



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


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.


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


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 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



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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


The league fixture away to Atte-Bower due on Sunday 1st November has now been arranged for Sunday 6th December at 19:30




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.




The fixture at home to Warren Heath Rabbits due on Wednesday 28th October has now been rescheduled for Wednesday 4th November


The fixture at home to Hadleigh Blues due on Wednesday 28th October has now been rescheduled for Wednesday 6th January 2016



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


The league fixtures are out for next season. Please go to relevant page for further details



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 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.



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’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.



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.


The new website address for Friends of Essex is https:/


To get a full report and results for the above competition please go to the Club Singles/Pairs Results 2015 page.


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 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


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


The Artichoke has been booked for this years Christmas dinner on Saturday 5th December at 7pm


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.



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



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.


A full report on both events can be found on the Bank Holiday Bonanza Results page


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.


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.


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.


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.



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


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


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



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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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

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