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24th August 2020

EBUA Constitution August 2020

As a result of the AGM 2020 an update of the EBUA's Constitution is now published.

EBUA Constitution 2020

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary.

22nd August 2020

AGM 2020 Minutes

Please download the following document.

EBUA AGM 2020 Minutes

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary.

18th August 2020

AGM 2020, Closing Comments

Could I just say a big thank you to all that attended the AGM and on line (curtesy of Allan Thornhill) It was very good that the attendees at the meeting agreed to using the system.

There are some pleasant comments being made about the meeting and I am glad that everyone supported the executive over the past few months.

A big thank you is due to all past and present officers and executive for all the time and efforts they have put into the Association over the years.

Jessie Clark
EBUA Deputy Sec.

18th August 2020

Synopsis of the AGM 2020

The AGM on August 16th was attended by 111 members, in person and remotely.

Completed Minutes will be available very shortly, but some of the items included are given below:

New Officers:
Angie Thompson (Chair),
Greg Brown (Deputy Chair),
Bernie Hill (Secretary),
Alexander Wilson (Treasurer).

New Area Secretaries:
Maxine Groce (Area 1),
Bob Penny (Area 3).

Uniform to include navy blue knee length tailored shorts and an option to wear navy blue bowling shoes.
Proxy votes by email will be introduced at the 2021 AGM.
AGM's and SGM's will be able to take place, physically, physically/streamed and online if necessary.

The Association would like to thank Allan Thornhill for his help with the streaming to make this meeting accessible to more members.

Bernie Hill
EBUA Secretary

10th August 2020

AGM 2020, Streaming Instructions

Please download the following document.

EBUA AGM 2020, Zoom Instructions

Ron Eden.
WEB Manager.

7th August 2020

Annual General Meeting 2020

We are pleased that a sufficient numbers of members have indicated that they will be attending the AGM on the 16th August 2020 at 11:00. As we are strictly following Covid 19 regulations, using all the mitigation guidelines, the date for indicating attendance has now passed.


Details of the live streaming of the AGM will be issued in the next few days for those of you who wish to follow the proceedings from the comfort of your home.

Jessie Clark.
Deputy Secretary.

3rd August 2020

Annual General Meeting 2020

A correction has been made to the Agenda of the AGM on the 16th August 2010. The date of the previous AGM was 18th of August and not the 16th.

Corrected agenda for the AGM on 16th August 2020

Jessie Clark.
Deputy Secretary.

26th July 2020

Annual General Meeting 2020

The Annual General Meeting is arranged for 16th August 2020 at Iver Heath Bowls Club SL0 0RW at 11am.

Under new instructions issued for the opening of further facilities, it would appear that as the AGM is not a sporting or social event we are not limited to a specific number of attendees: .

1 As long as the number fit into the room with a modicum of social distancing.

2 We have a separate entrance and exit.

3 Hand sanitiser to be used before entry.

4 Face coverings to used by everyone.

We are going to adhere to all these points, so would you please inform Bernie Hill 07833421577 or of attendance by the 6th August.

We will endeavour to live stream the meeting and joining details will be available shortly.

No refreshments will be available.

Agenda for the AGM on 16th August 2020

Jessie Clark.
Deputy Secretary.

25th July 2020

EIBA Latest Guidance

Please find issue 4 if the EIBA Guidance to Covid-19
EIBA return to bowls from Covid-19 Issue 4 Jul2020

Stay safe and healthy.

22nd July 2020

All Workshops and MACs scheduled this year are now Cancelled

Due to the current restrictions, no Workshops or MACs will be held until further notice.

Jessie Clark
EBUA Deputy Secretary

22nd July 2020

Keith Taylor

The Association is saddened to hear of the death of Keith after a very short illness. He was a Hampshire umpire and had retired form umpiring for the last three years.

Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.

22nd June 2020

The current situation with the EBUA Executive

Last Thursday 18th June members of the executive received letters of resignation from Mavis Wellington, Phyl Jones and Ian Higton. As a result, a meeting was held at 11:00 on Sunday 21st June 2020 with the remaining members of the executive, at which these letters were accepted.

Our current position is, Jessie Clark as Deputy Secretary, is now the direct point of contact. Nominations have been received for executive positions and are now closed and will be placed on the agenda of the forthcoming AGM, which is provisionally arranged for the 16th August 2020 at Iver Heath Bowls Club, Bucks (subject to government regulations.) The full agenda for the AGM will be published on the 26th July in accordance with the constitution.

Meanwhile because 2020 is a non-season only a couple of administrative matters require attention and these are being dealt with.

Jessie Clark
EBUA Deputy Secretary

2nd June 2020

New Release of Crystal Mark Third Edition

Hot off the press, World Bowls have just released a new issue of 'Crystal Mark Third Edition' Go to this WEB Page . There are two blue download buttons. One will provide a .pdf copy of the Laws and the other details the amendments.

23rd May 2020

EBUA Annual General Meeting

Further to my last posting, please note:

Officers for election at the AGM
Deputy Chairman: post vacant
Secretary: Phyl Jones, seeking re-election
Treasurer: Ian Higton, to be confirm as co-opted by Executive Committee
Development Officer: Vic Perry, seeking re-election

Phyl Jones

21st May 2020

EBUA Annual General Meeting

Good Afternoon,

In view of the current uncertain situation and the demographic of our members, your Executive Committee have discussed what we should do about the Annual General Meeting, due to take place in mid-August in Leamington.

In view of the length of time until then it has been decided that no changes will be made for the moment with the closing date for motions & nominations being 31st May 2020

The position will be reviewed again as circumstances change. Keep safe.

Phyl Jones

13th May 2020

Bowls England Holding Statement
12th May 2020

Goog Morning,

Please click on the link below. It is a Statement made by BE on the reopening of Bowling Greens.

See URL Link: BE Holding Statement

Please take care of yourselves and stay safe and healthy.

Phyl Jones

8th May 2020

It's there now

Our private Facebook group "EBUA members" is now in place and now has 60 members. This is a tremendous growth rate, keep it going.

Do read the simple rules, keep it light, then get on with chatting through the things in our world that interest you.

Please tell other members of this new communication channel, keep well.

Phyl Jones

7th May 2020

Somethings coming

We have been told for some time that there is something missing.

Well, we have checked ourselves over and found that what we don't have is a Facebook Group!

At last that is on the way. We will be opening a Facebook Group for you this Friday.

Sign-on to Facebook or Registered and look for the Private Group "EBUA members" then make a request to join.

Your name will be checked against a list of paid up EBUA Members and you be granted access.

The moderators/administrators are Bernie Hill (Area Secretary for area 1), who nudged us into finally creating this private group, Ron Eden (who manages the WEB site), Ian Higton (Treasurer) and Lesley Dearlove.

Phyl Jones

29th April 2020

Some thoughts for our Marker Members

So, you had a diary full of bowls matches and competitions to play in and you were looking forward to using your skills as a marker for singles matches. Suddenly the whole lot has vanished! The garden is getting to look very tidy and the lawn is looking better than for years? The car is so clean it dazzles. How are you going to fill your time now? Read a book or four? Can I make a suggestion?

The next step in the EBUA is to train to be a regional grade umpire. I'm sure you were told that the first step in this was some 'paperwork'. That paperwork is what you will have heard of as 'the 100 questions' the name is a good hint to what it is! A question paper consisting of 100 questions. When you apply to train you get a copy of the Laws of the Sport and the umpire Home study manual for you to work through to help you with this and your area secretary, county coordinator or marker mentor are here to provide support.

When people suggested to you that you might like to do those questions in preparation to coming to an 'umpire weekend' you were 'too busy'! Now your diary is certainly very much emptier, in fact, I suspect like the rest of us you have loads of time! So, what about spending some of that time working your way through those questions in preparation for attending the practical weekend whenever we are all 'free', and they can be run?

How do you go about getting what you need to make that start? Well, visit and then the section of our site outlining the training procedure under the Umpire Training menu and umpire training item for details.

But it costs money to register to begin training? Read on a bit further down that page and you will see that there are now bursaries of up to £100 available from Bowls England towards that training (and equipment) that you can claim when you have passed your exam to be an umpire.

Give it a thought and investigate our site for the full information? Will I be welcoming you as a new umpire and at the Leamington Championships in future years?

Phyl Jones
EBUA Secretary

27th April 2020

Gordon Walker

The Association is saddened to hear of the death of Gordon Walker from Yorkshire.

Gordon was a true bowls supporter and friend to so many. He was an umpire for many years.

Our thoughts are with his wife Doreen and family at this very sad time.

24th April 2020

Wye Paine

Wye Paine was a Barbadian; and could be seen wearing her countries colourful dress around the bowling circuit. She was a chiropodist by profession married to a medical officer who was in the army.

She played bowls at Desborough in Maidenhead and was a Berkshire Umpire, retiring 15 years ago. Wye reached the grand old age of 97 on the 5th March 2020, but sadly died two days ago.

Wye will be well remembered.


24th April 2020

John Jenkins

John was involved in a car accident on the 22nd April. Unfortunately, he did not survive; His wife, Sheila, is in hospital in and underwent surgery yesterday.

John was a Leicestershire National Umpire and Chairman of Leicestershire County he was also a Past President for the County.

We extend out condolences to Sheila and family at this sad time.

23rd April 2020

Mike Manns

We have just received the sad news that Mike Manns died last Friday night of a stoke.

He had been a member of the Association for more than 20 years and responsible for all the MACs in Wiltshire, Somerset, and Gloucestershire. He took over the role of Gloucestershires County Coordinator when position became vacent.

Mike worked hard for us and will be greatly missed.

Our thoughts are with Wendy, his wife and family at this sad and difficult time.

17th April 2020

Letter from Mavis

Hi everyone,

I hope you all are staying home and keeping safe.

I know it's a bad time for all of us with this deadly virus going around but this is the time for us all to help one another.

We can do a lot like helping our members who wish to upgrade or getting new members who would like to see if they could become a Marker or persuading our Markers to upgrade Umpire. Let's get going and see what we can do to help.

I am very proud to be your Chairman and very proud of you all for all you do for this association.

My best wishes to you all and don't forget to stay home and stay safe.

Looking forward to seeing you all on the green as soon as possible.


7th August 2020

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Ron Eden WEB Manager