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News...updated  5th June 2022

5th June 2022
New Disciplinary Policy Published

Please see the Policy page to view the current Disciplinary Document.

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
4th June 2022
Update on the Leamington applications

The closing date for volunteering for this year's National Finals at Leamington has now passed. However we are 4 Officials short on September 6th, 7th and 8th. If you are able to help please contact me by Friday 10th June at ebuasecretary@gmail.com

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
18th May 2022
Closing date for Leamington applications

The closing date for Leamington applications is fast approaching (20th May 2022). 

Please forward your completed forms to me at ebuasecretary@gmail.com

See News entry dated 19th April for the National Schedule

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
3rd May 2022
The arrangements for Jim’s cremation.

The cremation will take place on 23rd May @ 12.45pm at Guildford Crematorium New Pond Road Godalming GU7 3DP

 

We would also like to invite you to join us afterwards to celebrate what Jim brought to us all. Bramshott Social club 4 Headley Road Liphook GU30 7NP

 

Jim's favourite colour was royal blue, so please feel free to wear something of this colour. Please no flowers. Instead, if you would like to contribute, I am making a collection for the Macmillan Palliative Care team that looked after Jim.

 

Below is a link to a donation page, or you may leave a donation at the crematorium. https://www.memorygiving.com/jameswood

Karen Wood
26th April 2022
Home Nations Indoor Para Bowls Event, Solihull

Francis Fletcher, Bernie Hill, Martin Page and Keith Sawdon at the Para Bowls 

 

Also congratulations to Bernie and Keith who attained their International flashes too 

Charlotte Emanuel
EBUA Chair
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26th April 2022
EBUA Markers at the Nationals

Do you really enjoying marking?

 

Here is a separate application form for anyone who is interested in Marking at the National Finals at Victoria Park in Leamington Spa.  It would be good to see some fresh faces at the Finals this year.

 

The closing date for applications is 20th May 2022. Send the form to ebuasecretary@gmail.com

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
26th April 2022
Law Books

Bowls England now don't directly sell Law Books but they can be purchased through an online platform which can be accessed here.

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
25th April 2022
Friendly Game against Warwickshire on Monday 12th September

If you are interested in playing for the EBUA please contact me at ebuasecretary@gmail.com

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
25th April 2022
Four Nations Test Series at Leamington Spa: May 6th - 8th

Bowls England are hosting the above event and require Umpires and Markers.  

 

3 Umpires and 3 Markers are required per day. Play starts at 8.30 am daily and concludes at approximately 6.30 pm. If you are interested in officiating at this great event please contact me asap at ebuasecretary@gmail.com

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
25th April 2022
Jim Wood

The EBUA is saddened to hear of the death of Jim Wood. Our thoughts are with his wife Karen and his family and friends at this very sad time. 

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
19th April 2022
Applications to officiate at the Leamington Nationals are invited.

Applications for this year's National Finals are now open.  Please down load the form, update it with your availability dates and return to Bernie Hill at ebuasecretary@gmail.com by Friday May 20th

A schedule of the finals can be viewed here.

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
Congratulations to those selected to officate at the Commonwealth Games this summer.
9th April 2022

Bowls England has announced that seven of our umpires have been selected to officiate at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The seven successful candidates are:

 

Dan Bluett (Wiltshire)

Tony Hatch (Essex)

Bernie Hill (Lancashire)

Susan Mates (Kent)

Bob Penny (Leicestershire)

Angela Thompson (Somerset)

Allan Thornhill (Surrey)

This will be a first Commonwealth Games for four of the team – Tony Hatch, Bernie Hill, Susan Mates and Bob Penny.

A total of 36 umpires from eight countries will officiate during the nine days of competition at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa, from Friday 29th July to Saturday 6th August.

The remaining officials are drawn from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales.

Charlotte Emanuel
EBUA Chair
2nd April 2022
Happy Campers at the Nottingham Indoor Nationals 2022
Charlotte Emanuel
EBUA Chair
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17th Mar 2022
Urgent Need for Level 3 Markers & Umpires at Nottingham I.B.C on
Sunday the 3rd April 2022

If you can help, please contact Vic Perry directly on email or phone 0208 841 8532.

 

This is to accomodate extra singles requirments by the EIBA. 

Vic Perry
EBUA Development Officer
11th Mar 2022
SGM voting result

As a result of the voting of the SGM we can now confirm that the new EBUA Constitution will be in effect from 11th March 2022.

The EBUA Constitution document is available with this link

The EBUA Executive
21st Feb 2022
BE Offical of the Year Award

Congratulations to Maxine Groce for winning the Official of the Year Award and also well done to the other nominees who were:


Ed Poole
John McKenzie
Keith Sawdon

Charlotte Emanuel
EBUA Chair
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18th Feb 2022
Disability Bowls England Home Nations Event

The EBUA would like to congratulate the following who will be officiating at the Disability Bowls England Home Nations Event at Solihull IBC in April:

Francis Fletcher (Team Leader)

Greg Brown

Bernie Hill

Keith Sawdon

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
4th Feb 2022
Umpires at the Indoor Nationals, Nottingham I.B.C 26th-30th March 2022

The EBUA are seeking nominations from National and International Umpires to form the Umpiring Teams for the National Finals at Nottingham Indoor Bowling Club for the period Saturday 26th March to April 14th 2022.  For further detaails see this Application Form.

 

Please send completed form to ebuasecretay@gmail.com by Friday 18th February 2022.

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
2nd Feb 2022
Markers at the Indoor Nationals, Nottingham I.B.C 27th-30th March 2022

Applications are welcomed from National and International Grade Umpires for marking the singles events at Nottingham IBC on March 27th to 30th.  Please email your completed application to Bernie Hill at ebuasecretary@gmail.com by Sunday 20th February at 23:00 hrs.

 

A session payment will be made by the EBUA, but no mileage. Application Form

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
31st Jan 2022
National Finals of the Mixed Pairs at St Neots

The EBUA has appointed the following umpires to the National Finals of the Mixed Pairs and Mixed Fours at St Neots IBC on February 24-28:

 

Sue Mates (Team Leader)

Bob Penny

Peter Hartwell

Roger Jarvis 

Paul Costin

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
25th Jan 2022
NOTICE is given of a SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING of the EBUA

This will be held virtually on Wednesday 23rd February 2022 at 7.30 pm. and can be accessed by following this link

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82201278187?pwd=T3pLN051VmtSTTRrc05vbmc1WGoxZz09

 

There is only one item on the Agenda:

 

The new Constitution document proposed by the Executive Committee 

(the vote is a simple for/against)

 

The Constitution document is available with this link

 

Members can also cast their votes by email by sending their votes to

ebuavoting@gmail.com

 

Email voting will close at midnight on Wednesday 16th February 2022

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
24th Jan 2022
Disability Bowls England (DBE) at Solihul IBC on April 22th - 24th 2022

Expressions of interest please:

 

Applications are invited from International Grade Umpires to officiate at the Disability Bowls England Home Nations Event taking place at Solihull Indoor Bowling Club.  This event starts on Friday afternoon 22nd April and continues to it's conclusion on Sunday 24th April 2022.  If you would like be considered for this event please email me at ebuasecretary@gmail.com

Applications will close on Wednesday 9th February 2022.

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
24th Jan 2022
Minutes of the Executive Meeting held on 21st October 2021
Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
24th Jan 2022
Bowls England 2021 Awards Night 

The EBUA would like to congratulate the following members who have been nominated for an award at the upcoming Bowls England Awards Night on Saturday 19th February

:

       Keith Sawdon (Berkshire)

       Maxine Groce (Lancashire)

       Ed Poole (Oxfordshire)

       John McKenzie (Somerset)

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
21st Jan 2022
EIBA Latest Covid 19 Statement
Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
5th Jan 2022
Proposed Minutes of the AGM held on 22nd August 2021
Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
3rd Jan 2022
National Finals of Mixed Pairs and Mixed Fours

Will be on 24 to 28 February 2022 at St Neots and District IBC.

 

The EBUA are looking to appoint National/International grade umpires to the above event.  If you are interested please email me at ebuasecretary@gmail.com by Sunday 16th January 2022.

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
3rd Jan 2022
The EBUA have been invited a FRIENDLY game

To celebrate Warwickshire BA Centenary Warwickshire Bowling Association v EBUA

 

Monday 12th September 2022 at 2:00 pm The Avenue BC, Leamington Spa

If you are interested in playing in this fixture, please email me at ebuasecretary@gmail.com

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
31st Dec 2021
The Annual Subscriptions are due
Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary

Would any members who pay their annual subscription by cheque please send these to our Treasurer:

 

Mrs Julie Greenwood

69 Battenburg Avenue, 

North End, 

Portsmouth, 

Hants 

PO2 0SN

24th Dec 2021
Outstanding claims

We are aware that quite a few of our members have outstanding claims.  I have now processed these and they are on the way to Charlotte for second signing.  They should be on the way to you next week.  Many thanks for bearing with us. Update from Charlotte, She has received the cheques, signed them and are back in the post. Should be with you by 8th Jan 2022.

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
15th Dec 2021
Member, please be aware of the updated EIBA Covid 19 Directive.

Please make yourselves aware of the EIBA Covid 19 Directive, issued on the 15th December 2021.

Click on this link. 

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
6th Nov 2021
Letter of Thanks

Hello,

The 2021 Outdoor season has now come to an end bit of a problem to start with but we got there eventually. I would like to thank all Umpires and Markers on Area 5 Glos;/Bristol for their help and much appreciated cooperation through the season my thanks to you all.

On the 9th September we payed tribute in a Memorial Bowls Game to our Late Umpire Mike Mann's between Umpires/Markers and Somerset Police making up the Team with Barnwood Players. The Game was played at Barnwood BC, unfortunately the rain stopped play at 12 End,  an excellent Buffet was put on by Wendy Mike's Wife and his Daughter we gave him a great day.

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Mike's Brother Ken asked me to organise this Game. I think it went off well.

Mike will always be in our thoughts, once again thank you all.

Joe Taylor
EBUA Glos/Bristol Area Coordinator
6th Nov 2021
The Associations New Co-opted Treasurer

At our recent Executive Meeting Julie Greenwood was co-opted as Association Treasurer.

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
12th Oct 2021
Updated EBUA Application Form (10/2021)

Please use the new EBUA Membership Application Form, which requests you send the completed form to Michelle Van Put, her postal address is on the new form. Go to Documentation to download the Application Form.

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
21st Sept 2021
Our Work at the Nationals in Pictures

The association must give a big vote of thanks to Allen Simms, The BE Photographer, for send us a collection of photos, he captured at the National this year, of us at work, it's what we do.

The file names are long I will work through them and add note in due course, enjoy....

Ron Eden
EBUA Webmaster 
3rd Sept 2021
News prior to this date has been  Archived

Please go to the sub menu of News, Archived News

Ron Eden
EBUA WEB Master