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21 July 2019


27 July 2019

Ladies County Pairs

Frances Mitson and Pam Smith have beaten Haley Kenny and Rebecca Smith from Clockhouse Bowls Club in the semi-final of the Ladies County Pairs.

They now go through to the final to be played on Saturday 27 July.

We wish them well in that game.

Frances Mitson and Pam Smith lost in the rain drenched final. However, Frances and Pam will go through to the National Finals to be held at Leamington Spa next month.

13 July 2019


27 July 2019

Men's County Senior Fours

Neil Crockford, Doug Davies, Pete Leatherdale and Tony Saye put on an impressive performance in the semi-final of the County Senior Fours held at Essex County Bowls Club today.

They led from start to finish against last year's winners from Wanstead Central. The final score was 18-15. Ian Norman, who had bowled in previous rounds, was unable to bowl in today's semi-final.

The team is now drawn against Fred Mitson, Tony Cook, Gordon Howell and Jim Oakes from Harlow with the game to be played on 27 July 2019 at Essex County Bowls Club. The winners of that game will be through to the National Finals to be held at Leamington Spa in August.

We wish the team good luck in the final.

Tony Saye, Doug Davies, Neil Crockford and Ian Norman lost in the final that was completely spolit by heavy rain that fell throughout the match.

16 May 2019

Ladies County Triples

Liz Tunn, Jill Nicholson and Pam Smith played against Edna Woods, Doreen Cottee and Judy Bohannon from Tiptree, in the quarter finals of the ladies county triples. It was an extremely close game with it finally being decided with an extra end which Tiptree managed to win.

Our ladies bowled well throughout the competition, beating teams from Frinton,  West End, Arclight and Thorpe-le-Soken to reach the quarter finals.

2 May 2019

Colchester Indoor Bowls Points

Congratulations to Barry Gosling for winning the Colchester Indoor Bowls Club Points competition. This is an amazing achievement given  that this is Barry's first season playing indoor bowls.

We wish him similar success during his second summer outdoor season.

16 March 2019

TMJ Indoors Final

Arclight Saints managed to get through to the final of the TMJ Indoor Tournament, playing against Silver End.

The match was an extremely close one with Arclight Saints Pairs Team losing 10-32, our Triples Team winning 16-14 and our Fours Team just losing by 18-19. Two more shots for us in the fours would have sealed over all victory for us in the final.

Well done to all those who played and to our loyal supporters at the match.

3 December 2018

Arclight Bowls Club will be entering teams

in the following competitions in 2019


North West Essex League - 1 team

Essex County:

Top Club - 1 team

Albert Crabbe - 1 team

Men (including mixed):

Colchester Borough:

Wednesday Fours - 2 teams

Tuesday Triples - 3 teams

Team Championship - 1 team

Medley Fours - 2 teams

Essex County:

Double Fours - 1 team


Top Club - 1 team

Double Fours - 1 team

Tony Allcock - 1 team

Group 1:

Frank Greenaway - 1 team

Double Fours badged - 1 team

Double Fours unbadged - 1 team

Sudbury Triples:

STL - 1 team

Millenium Cup - 1 team

Mixed Double Fours - 2 teams


TMJ Indoor Trophy - 3 teams, to be played Jan-Mar 2019

14 November 2018

Update from ECWBA AGM

1. Attention was drawn to the misuse of social media.  Comments put on Facebook and other sites can be misconstrued and cause distress to everyone involved.  Bowls England have a code of Conduct which is available to read on their website.

2. Bowls England have now passed the wearing of coloured bowls shoes and the ECWBA have also agreed to this.

3. The Senior 4's Ladies County Competition will now be 18 ends instead of 21

4. Affiliation fees for the County Ladies  are being raised from £2.20 to £2.50 from 2019-20.

5. Essex will have C entries in the Singles, Pairs, Triples, Fours and 2 Wood Singles at the National Championships in 2019