News...updated 21st Sept 2021

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 
16th Sept 2021
National Indoor Finals, Nottingham

We are in need of some Markers for the EIBA Finals at Nottingham IBC on the following dates:

 

27 - 29 September

2 - 3 October

 

Please email me at ebuasecretary@gmail.com as soon as possible Download timetable

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
14th Sept 2021
Vacant Positions on the Executive

The EBUA are currently looking to fill the following vacant positions:

 

Treasurer

 

Vice Chair

 

Area 6 Secretary

 

Please send expressions of interest by email to me at ebuasecretary@gmail.com by Thursday September 30th 2021.

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
11th Sept 2021
September 18th and 19th National Championships at Leamington

If you a National or International grade umpire and are free next weekend to do some duties at the finals of the Club Two Fours, Tony Allcock Trophy and the Top Club please contact me at your earliest opportunity, as I am a few volunteers short....Thanks

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
10th Sept 2021
EBUA Application Form return address

As an interim measure please send new membership forms to the EBUA Secretary:

 

Bernie Hill

178 Wigan Road,

Atherton,

Manchester,

M46 0LN

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
3rd Sept 2021
New Executive Chair

At the AGM on August 22nd Charlotte Emanuel was elected as Chair of the Association.  The Executive will meet after the completion of Leamington and further updates will be available then.

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
3rd Sept 2021
Phil Thake

The EBUA are saddened to hear of the death of Phil Thake. Our thoughts are with his wife Joan, his family and friends at this very sad time.

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
3rd Sept 2021
National Indoor Finals, Nottingham

The EBUA are looking for applications from National and International Umpires for Marking at the National Finals at Nottingham IBC for 26 to 29 September. 

 

Please email me at ebuasecretary@gmail.com by Thursday 9th September to register your interest. Download timetable

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
13th Aug 2021
Association Accounts (repeat of the New Item 6th May)

Accounts for the years ending 31 December 2019 and 2020 have been finalised and examined and will be presented to the 2021 AGM for adoption.

Copies are available to members now on application to the Treasurer by email to wilson.ebua@gmail.com

Alexander Wilson
EBUA Treasurer

Alexander Willson
EBUA Treasurer
12th Aug 2021
The Nationals Information Pack

A pack containing your car park pass, claim form and a welcome letter will be waiting for you in the EBUA Office at Victoria Park.  A list of EBUA volunteers will be passed to the car park attendants.  

 

Please have your form signed by one of the following at the end of each day:

 

Angie Thompson

Bernie Hill

Vic Perry

Colin Wilson

Maxine Groce

 

At the completion of your final duty, please leave your completed form in the EBUA Office.

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
12th Aug 2021
Shorts Update

Aceit EBUA shorts will be available to purchase during the National Championships.  A limited supply will be available.  A full range is available via the Aceit website.  Additionally sizes up to 56 inch waist are now available to order.

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
12th Aug 2021
AGM Agenda 2021

Please see The Agenda for the EBUA AGM, which takes place at 19:00 on Sunday 22nd August at The Avenue Bowls Club, Leamington Spa.

 

A Zoom link will be posted on the website next Monday. Please send apologies to ebuasecretary@gmail.com 

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
10th Aug 2021
Jean Huish, a Special Birthday

Jean Huish, who is a Life Members of the EBUA, and was Secretary of the English Women's Umpires Association between 1997 and 2005, is celebrating her 90th birthday in the middle of August.

 

She was a member of Atherley Bowls Club in Southampton.

Amongst her duties was the organising of Umpires and Markers for the Women's National Championships at Leamington. Jean together with Norman Deeprose was in charge of the Umpires working at Manchester for the Commonwealth Games in 2002. Speaking to her about this, she says she remembers getting very wet.

We wish Jean a very Happy Birthday.

Jessie Clark
EBUA Deputy Secretary
9th Aug 2021
New Look and Feel

Welcome to our new WEB Site. It uses WIX’s Website Builder, which makes updating easier and removes the need for knowledge of the base language HTML.

 

We hope you agree that it provides a refreshing view of our Association. 

EBUA Web Master
7th Aug 2021
Pen Portraits of the applicants for EBUA Chair

Please see the pen portraits from the members who have been nominated for the position of Chair.

Click on the names below to download.

Charlotte Emanuel Angie Thompson

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
28th Jul 2021
Bowls England statement on access to the 2021 Nationals

Please be advised that Bowls England have issued a statement, with regards to requirements to comply with government regulations, for entry to Nationals at Leamington:

Take a Lateral Flow Test within 24 hours of arrival at the venue and be able to show proof of a negative test via an email or text from the NHS or show a photo of the negative test OR have evidence of double vaccination via the NHS app, a letter from the NHS or your Vaccination card. Information about how to download the NHS app or apply for a letter can be found here.

Without proof of either of these, all people aged 11 and over will be asked to take a Lateral Flow Test on arrival at the event, supervised by our onsite medical team. You will not be allowed access until the result has been read 30 minutes later. You must follow the government's guidelines at all times in regards to self-isolation.

See also Bowls England website for full details.

As markers / umpires / volunteers / players, you will be issued with a pass, but BE need the event to be ticketed to control numbers.

Angie Thompson
EBUA Chair
25th Jul 2021
IMPORTANT - AGM 2021 - Online Voting

In line with our current Constitution members are able to submit their votes for the AGM this year by email.
Please ensure that you only send votes from the email address that is registered to your membership to ebuavoting@gmail.com

Election of Officers

Officer Post: Nomination
Vote Treasurer: Alexander Wilson

Officer Post: Nominations
Vote (one only) Chair: Charlotte Emanuel, Angie Thompson

Constitution
The new EBUA Constitution, proposed by the Executive, to be presented at the AGM is available to view on the website. The Executive strongly recommend that voting on this takes place at the AGM either physically or virtually.

However, should you be unable to attend the AGM voting on this can also be submitted by the vote email. Proposed by Vote The Executive Committee Acceptance of new EBUA Constitution

Online voting opens on 25/7/2021 and closes 8/8/2021. Any votes received outside of this period will not be counted.

Download a copy of the PROPOSED Constitution here

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
2nd Jul 2021
National Duty Allocation 2021

The duty allocations for the National Finals 19th August - 5th September will be emailed this weekend.

Please acknowledge receipt by return email to ebuasecretary@gmail.com

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
1st Jul 2021
AGM 2021

The EBUA AGM will be held on Sunday 22nd July 2021 19:00hrs at

The Avenue Bowls Club, Avenue Road, Leamington-Spa, CV31 3PG

Further details will be available nearer the time regarding email voting and streaming.

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
28th Jun 2021
Ross-on-Wye Friendly game posponed

Unfortunately the Celebration Game at Ross on Wye Bowling Club on Sunday 25th July 2021 has had to be postponed.

It is hoped that this fixture can be rearranged and details will be posted in due course.

Many thanks,

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
25th Jun 2021
Congratulations

The EBUA would like to congratulate Bob Penny (Essex) and Tony Strudwick (Bucks) on their appointment to this weekend's (26-27 June) Performance Squad v International Select Team at Brampton Bowling Club, Huntingdonshire.

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
10th Jun 2021
Ross-on-Wye

The EBUA have been invited to play in a friendly match to celebrate the Club's anniversary at Ross on Wye Bowling Club on Sunday 25th July 2021 at 1:30 pm.

The club is hoping to provide a buffet and after match meal, restrictions permitting.

If you are interested in playing in this game, please email me at ebuasecretary@gmail.com by Wednesday 23rd June.

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
25th May 2021
Executive Position Nominations

In line with our Constitution, the EBUA is seeking nominations for the following positions:
 

Chair

Treasurer

 

Nominations (proposed and seconded) to the Secretary, Bernie Hill, at ebuasecretary@gmail.com by Sunday 6th June 2021. These nominations will be taken to the AGM in August.

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
21st May 2021
Congratulations

Sue and Paul - Enjoying a warming Coffee, no global warming here, 23rd May 2021.

 

The EBUA would like to congratulate Sue Mates (Kent) and Paul Costin (Essex) on their appointment to this weekend's (22-23 May) England v Ireland Test Games at Essex County Bowling Club.

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
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13th May 2021
Spring News Letter May 2021

You can tell we are getting ready to bowl again, as the weather changes and it doesn't stop raining! I'm not quite ready to try out the new Umpire shorts.

As we approach the easing of COVID restrictions, the Executive and sub Committees have been working behind the scenes to get training, exams and duties up and running as soon as safely possible. Contact your County co-ordinator for more information.

We are in regular contact with BE, EIBA, BDA, Disability Bowls and Coach Bowls: 'Inclusion and Diversity' is the way forward for the game; we are working with all to support them and they are keen for us to be involved with their associations also.

Please note that Bowls England have made some changes to National Competitions, adopting Commonwealth Games formats. The final stages at Leamington incorporate the Mens and Womens competitions, mostly over the period from August 18th to September 5th. Bernie as Secretary, has received a good response regarding Duties, but there are still vacancies for some days. Details are on the 'News and Updates' section of the website, together with applications for International duties.

Policies have been reviewed and updated, as well as a proposed new Constitution produced, which we will put forward to the AGM on Sunday August 22nd. As agreed last year, physical, virtual or email votes will be possible and details will be available later. I would like to thank all those who have put many hours into this - no mean feat!

Meanwhile, let's make the most of the outdoor season this year. It will be great for us all to be able to meet up with other markers, umpires and bowlers again - perhaps share a small refreshment also!

Take care and hope to see many of you over the next few months.

 

Angie Thompson
EBUA Chair
6th May 2021
Association Accounts

Accounts for the years ending 31 December 2019 and 2020 have been finalised and examined and will be presented to the 2021 AGM for adoption.

Copies are available to members now on application to the Treasurer by email to wilson.ebua@gmail.com

Alexander Wilson
EBUA Treasurer

Alexander Willson
EBUA Treasurer
30th Apr 2021
EBUA Shorts now available

EBUA shorts are now available via the Aceit website. Click on this link.

Looking forward to seeing you on the greens.

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary
30th Apr 2021
International Selection Commitiee's Application Form

Applications International Grade Application Form V4 are now welcomed, by the International Selection Committee, to any members wishing to be considered for progression to the International Grade.

Completed forms should be returned to me at ebuasectretary@gmail.com

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary