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December 17th 2018

West Ealing have now joined the Thames Valley League for next season. These games are generally played during the week and consist of Four Triples, two home, two away. Also, there is a Double 4's competition, a 1-2-3 Club Championship, Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours.

Clubs currently in the TV league are:

East Division - Bishop Duppas, Hounslow Cons, Masonians, Mid Surrey, Staines and West Ealing

West Division - Ashford, Chalfont St Giles, Egham, Iver Heath, Richings Park


Please support your Captain with these games. Further details will be made known in due course

October 25th 2018All you West Ealing Ad-Finem players, please note that the Presentation Night is now at Rosedale BC on Thursday 8th November 2018. Contact Bob Wilsher with any queries. Start time is 7.30pm
September 17th 2018Our 'Top Club Men' had a victory on Saturday at Leamington, beating Worcester 3-2. Unfortunately on Sunday they came up against Norfolk in the semi-finals and there the run ended. Still, a magnificent achievement to get that far. There's always 2019 to look forward to!

September 9th 2018

There were mixed fortunes for West Ealing bowlers at the Ealing & District Semi-Finals Day held at Brentham.

The Men's Pairs final will be an all-West Ealing affair after Jay Head and Paul Cater defeated ECUBC 27-10 and Romily Hunt and Robin Innes beat Springfield 16-9.

The Women's Pairs too will be an all-West Ealing final, as Karen Ryan and Sue Butcher beat Springfield 21-7 and Mags Hodgson and late-sub Lu Green made a dramatic recovery from 12-24 down at 14 ends to pip Hayes 26-25.

Peter Howland also had a narrow win in the Singles Plate, beating Lyn Ive of Rosedale 21-20.

Elsewhere though, there were defeats for Karen Ryan in the Women's Singles against Mary Ainsby (Hayes), Dave Godfrey, Ejaz Faruqi and Peter Howland in the Men's Triples against Brentham and the same trio together with Steve Higgs, who lost in the Men's Fours to ECUBC.

In the Mixed Pairs it was double defeat, as Paul Cater and Su Butcher were beaten by Hayes and Julia Harries and  Dave Ayton lost out to Brentham.


September 3rd 2018

West Ealing added another three titles to an already-successful 2018 over the weekend, but all in a nail-biting manner.


Firstly, at the Richmond and Barnes Finals Day held at North Sheen, West Ealing took on Ashford in the final of the League. With the rink skipped by John Carey having won 26-12 and Dave Ayton's rink having narrowly lost 20-23, it was left to the quartet led by Paul Cater to confirm the title. But a fortunate wick by the Ashford skip gave Ashford a single shot on the last end to grab a 18-17 win for our opponents. Despite a 63-53 score line, the idiosyncrasies of the league rules, the 2-2 points score line meant the title would be decided by an extra end played by Dave Ayton's rink, which they duly won.


Later, Dave Ayton, together with Ejaz Faruqi and John Carey competed in the Richmond & Barnes Triples final against hosts North Sheen. They trailed 17-19 entering the last end, but grabbed a 3 to take the crown 20-19.


Meanwhile, over at Hayes, our women looked to retain their Middlesex Double Fours title against Holtwhites. Signs were good, as they led 33-13 at 12 ends, before a spirited fight back by Holtwhites meant the sides went in to the last end all-square. But thankfully both West Ealing rinks picked up a single shot on the final end to win the title 40-38. The side comprised of Julia Harries, Mags Hodgson, Megan Hunt and Sue Butcher, Karen Ryan, Glynis Hillier, Janine Bancroft and Lu Green.

August 31st 2018Following the success of the Men's Top Club Team they now got to Leamington on 15th/16th September.

This clashes with the scheduled date for our own Club Competitions and some members might be in both sets of finals, or wish to go and support our lads at Leamington. Therefore our Competition Secretary, Rob,  has contacted all Bowls Committee Members to seek authorisation to move the date back to the next weekend 22nd September. Having had no responses to this e-mail (good or otherwise) the date for the Club Competitions Final is now 22nd September.

Rob will also update the Club notice boards with this change

August 28th 2018All our competitors at Leamington Spa had some success albeit fairly short lived. If you wish to see how they all faired, this link https://bowlsengland.247.tv/ should let you see exact results.

However, we still have representation at Leamington in the shape of our Men's Top Club entry. They overcame North Sheen BC on Monday 27th to get into the last 8 of the competition. This will take place on September 15th at Leamington Spa, time not yet known.. 


August 11th 2018

Progress at Leamington Spa:

In the Singles Championship, both Janine and Sue lost , Janine to Durham, and Sue to Sussex

Let's see what next week brings!



August 7th 2018

At Leamington Spa, our Ladies Fours beat Durham in the morning, but unfortunately lost to Bucks in the afternoon.

August 6th 2018In the men's Top Club, West Ealing beat Tilehurst BC in a close fought game
July 30th 2018

Well what a weekend.  In very wet weather making the greens quite challenging for both the girls and boys. 


In the County Double Rink the girls beat North London by 2 shots in the semi to put them once again in the Final to be played at Hayes Botwell on the 2nd September. We don't know yet who we play as the 2 teams - Holtwhites and Ladygate never played due to a flooded green . Well done girls, a fantastic result


Meanwhile over at Hendon in the morning rain Paul Cater, John Carey, Robin Innes and Stan Medhurst unfortunately lost the final in the Senior 4's and Chris Ryan and Glen Adams were extremely unlucky to loose their under 25 pairs final. Unlike the other comps it is only the outright winners of these comps that go to Leamington . Commiserations to all of you  


In the afternoon  we had our second champions who are representing Middlesex in  Leamington in the triples of Rob Green, Craig Hill and Barry Wheeler. Well done to you all


A big thank you to the bowls supporters who have given great support so far. Especially to the 2 Daves - Carter and Godfrey who are always there to support and we still need that support to continue if you can.


This Sunday - 5th Aug the boys are in the Top Club against Tilehurst BC. Playing at HOME at 6pm they really need all the support they can get. 



SO the format of who is where and when at Nationals on the first rounds are as follows............... Just so you can plan your diaries


Janine, Kas, Lu & SueFoursMiddx A Tuesday 7th Aug @ 9.30amplaying Durham A on B5 (Won but lost to Bucks later)
JanineSingles ChampionshipMiddx AThursday 9th Aug @ 2.00pmplaying Durham A on B5
SueSingles ChampionshipMiddx BFriday 10th Aug @ 9.30am playing either Kent B or Sussex A on B5
Janine & LuPairsMiddx AWednesday 15th Aug @ 2pmplaying Worcestershire B on B6
Megan & SuePairsMiddx BThursday 16th Aug @ 9.30amplaying Isle Of Wight A on E6
Robin & EjazSenior Pairs Friday 17th Aug @ 2pmplaying Sussex on C2
Rob, Craig & BarryTriplesMiddx BWednesday 22nd Aug @ 2pmplaying Northamptonshire B on B5


July 27th 2018The men won their RBL Double 4's on both rinks against Hampton Bowls Club last night
July 26th 2018Unfortunately, Mags and Glynis lost in their Over 55 Pairs at Home tonight against Frankie Cable and Pat K from Brentham BC. Still, they are still in the E & D Over 55 pairs and play Christine McCleod from Brentham BC at home on 2nd August.

July 24th 2018

Alas, Karen and Chris Ryan lost their family pairs at Garston on Sunday. Still a worthy achievement to get so far.

Robin Innes and Ejaz Faruqi won their BE Over 55 pairs final on Sunday and will now be going to Leamington. Well done both!

July 22nd 2018

Updates on outside Competitions...................

Robin Innes and Ejaz Faruqi are playing today (Sunday) at Holtwhites.


Mens County Finals are this coming Sunday 29th at Hendon where we have the finals of the Triples - Rob Green, Craig Hill and Barry Wheeler, and the Senior 4's of John Carey, Robin Innes, Stan Medhurst and Paul Cater. Support would be welcome. 

On the same Sunday, the girls are playing the Double Rink semi at home against North London. 


A good day at the office for us girls at National County Finals at Cambridge Park yesterday ( Saturday)  

Sue Butcher won the Championship against Janine Bancroft. A cracking match

Karen Ryan won her un-badged singles, again a cracking match against her opponent from Ashford

Sue Butcher & Megan Hunt won the pairs against Janine Bancroft& Lu Green

Karen Ryan, Janine Bancroft, Lu Green and Sue Butcher came 2nd in the 4's.


At the end of the day, as a Club we have done well and  we are all winners and going to Leamington.  


It was great to see so many of our boys who came to watch and support. Really appreciated it 



Mags and Glynis won their Over 55 pairs at Hayes BC on Wednesday.

The boys won 3-2 in the Top Club beating Hendon. Great result boys . They now take on Tilehurst at home so once the date is set will need support  

On Tuesday, Paul Cater, John Carey, Robin Innes and Stan Medhurst won the over 55's 4's at Brentham 

Chris Ryan and his partner Glen Adams are through to the under 25's pairs  and play Hendon in the semi final 


President Robin Innes and his partner Ejaz Faruqi are through to the pairs semi final and play the winners of Uxbridge or Holtwhites


Busy week for the boys skipped by Paul Cater ably assisted by Jay Head, Lionel Singleton and Craig Hill in the London & Southern County 4's  They played and beat Putney town and then within a couple of days played and beat Thatcham yesterday before coming down to support the girls . 


Tonight (Sunday) Karen Ryan and son Chris are playing their Bowls England family pairs at Garston . Come on guys one last push.......... I will be there to support you 

If I have missed anything out please feel free to add on 



15th July 2018

Ok boys 'n girls. The footie is over. Wimbledon is over but bowls isn't over........

Well it is on a couple of things. ......................Thursday saw a 2 shot loss against Perry Cook in the B/E mixed pairs. for Paul C and Sue. Yesterday (Saturday )the girls lost by 5 shots to Bishop Stortford in the B/E Top Club and today (Sunday) the boys lost in the B/E double 4's at Thatcham.  Big commiserations to all

However on Tuesday 10th Chilly came back from Camber Sands holiday to play with Rob and Barry in the quarters of the triples and then played with Sub Paul aka Wookie and won the semi to get to Leamington. Our first boys to qualify. Big congratulations 

And there are still things worth fighting for this week

On Tuesday 17th

Paul C, John C, Robin I & Stan M  do battle in the in the over 55's Men's 4ís,  S/F Middx division against North London at  Brentham . Support would be welcome

Wednesday 18th is the B/E Top club for the boys against Hendon at home so they definitely need support . Food is provided after

Saturday 21st at Cambridge Park is the Ladies County Finals  where we have at 9.30 in the 4's Kas. Janine . Lu and Sue . At 2pm Janine and Sue go head to head in the Singles and after that Janine and Lu play Megan and Sue in the pairs. As always it would be great to have support 

Sunday  22nd Kas and Chris are off to Garston to play Martin Coles . Play starts at 6pm

Ooh and apologies I forgot Kas has her Unbadged singles final on Saturday as well. Sorry kazza and anyone else I forgot.  So many things to try and remember . 


At long last the shirts will be delivered on Tuesday 17th just in time for the boys top club. Those that need to pay need to pay up before getting their shirts 

Your bowls Secretary


14th July 2018Sadly our girls lost by 5 shots at Bishops Stortford BC today in the Top Club Competition. Disappointed that they went out at the same of the competition as last year, but 2019 must bring eventual success to take them to Leamington!
12th July 2018In the MCBA Semi Finals at West Ealing tonight, the Triple of Rob Green, Barry Wheeler and supersub Paul Wilsher (in for Craig Hill) beat Hendon BC 18-1, Hendon conceding after 8 ends. They now face Ashford in the Final and Northants at Leamington

8th July 2018

Today the ladies did good again with Kas getting through to the final of the County Unbadged and Janine and Sue both winning the singles to get through to Leamington. 

The boys in the MCBA 4's- Chris, John, Jay and Paul Cater won their quarters at Holtwhites today but unfortunately lost the semi

Also on Wednesday there is the small matter of England playing Croatia in the Semi so get on down and spend some pennies over the bar. Food will be available if the numbers are there. (send me an email or text to give me an idea of numbers turning up please Sue)



7th July 2018 - Extra

A summary of how West Ealing Club Teams, Individual teams and Individuals are progressing in external Competitions:


Triples: Chris Ryan, Jay Head and Paul Cater (lost) / Craig Hill, Rob Green and Barry Wheeler are in the Quarter Finals to be played at West Ealing BC on Tuesday 10th July at 6.00pm


Fours: Chris Ryan, John Carey, Jay Head and Paul Cater are in the Quarter Finals at Holtwhites BC on Sunday 8th July at 10.00am. If they win they will play the semi-final on the same day and venue (Lost in the semi-final)


Singles: Jay Head, Paul Cater, Dave Ayton, Chris Ryan, Rob Green and Paul Wilsher play on Monday 9th July at 6.00pm at various venues


Unbadged Singles: Duncan Slaughter at North London BC in possibly the Quarter and Semi Finals. (Sadly he lost!)


Senior Fours: Paul Cater, John Carey, Robin Innes and Stan Medhurst semi-final v North London BC at Brentham 17th July

Check at http://www.middlesexcba.co.uk/



Singles: Sue Butcher and Janine Bancroft. Play at West Ealing Sunday 8th July . (Both won)


Pairs: Sue Butcher and Lu Green play each other in the Final at Cambridge Park BC on Saturday 21st July


Fours: Sue Butcher's 4 in Final


Unbadged Singles: Karen Ryan in Quarters and Semi Finals. at West Ealing BC on Sunday 8th July. (Won both and is now in the Final)


Double Rink: Semi Finals 29th July. Opponents as yet unknown.

Check at https://mbawomenssection.weebly.com/



Men Champion of Champions: Paul Wilsher v Mike Clements (Harrow) by 15th July


Men Senior Pairs: Robin Innes/Ejaz Faruqi v Steven Gibson (Isleworth) on 11th July at West Ealing BC


Mens Top Club: 18th July at home to Hendon BC.


Mens 2 Fours: Thatcham BC (Away) by 15th July


Ladies Top Club: Bishop Stortford BC (Away) Saturday 14th July @10.00am


Mixed Pairs: Paul Cater/Sue Butcher v Jane Preston (Broomfield BC) by 16th July


Family Pairs: Karen and Chris Ryan v Garston BC by 24th July

Check at https://bowlsengland.247.tv/



7th July 2018Is there no stopping these two? Karen and Chris Ryan won their Family Pairs game at Wolverton BC last night. They now play Martin Coles of Garston BC in the Area Final then on to Leamington.
5th July 2018Following on the success of the Ladies Top Club, the men kept up the winning streak of their Top Club at Paddington BC on Tuesday 3rd July with a last end win to make the score 3-2 to West Ealing. They now play either Hendon BC or Poplar BC in the semi-finals
1st July 2018The machine rolls on! In the MBAWS, the pairs of Lu Green/Janine Bancroft and Sue Butcher/Mags Hodgson both won their semi-finals at Bush Hill Park today. They now go to the County Finals at Cambridge Park BC on Saturday 21st July 2018, and subsequently to Leamington. Well done you girls!

In the Middlesex League at home, West Ealing men beat Rosedale BC on all 3 rinks yesterday.

26th June 2018More success for West Ealing individuals! Karen Ryan and her son Chris, beat John McGuiness (Gerrards Cross BC & England Captain) in the Bowls England Family Pairs, on an extra end would you believe! They now play away at Wolverton BC (Milton Keynes) in the Semi-Final. Well done Mother & Son
25th June 2018

Ok folks, This weeks round up plus few things next week

The girlies are through in the Bowls England top club and now play out of area either to Seles Farm BC or Bishop Stortford BC away - 2 games away from Leamington 

The Boys have got through another round today in the Double 4's and will face either Thatcham or Reading away 

Sue and Super sub Bev (as Megan away) do battle  at Bush Hill on Sun 1st July in the Quarters/ Semis of the pairs   Support welcome

THURSDAY 28th England do battle with Belgium in the 3rd footie battle after a 6-1 win against Panama so come down and support the team and again have dinner half time plus plenty of drink to cheer England on 

Ooh and one I forgot, the boys also got through in the Bowls England top club to do battle away to Paddington. Once again support welcome once date confirmed  

Also,  Lu and Janine are in the pairs quarters/semis at Bush Hill Park on Sunday too!  Even more support welcome!!


22nd June 2018

West Ealing Ladies continued their march in the Top Club tonight by winning at West Ealing against Holtwhites in all four games. They now go 'out of area' for their next opponents.

Unfortunately, on the same night, the men lost their MCBA Double Rink by one shot against Ladygate BC



16th June 2018

More success for our girls as they are now in the quarter finals of the Top Club competition, having beaten Bishop Duppas today at West Ealing. Their opponents will be Holtwhites


10th June 2018

The 4 of Sue Butcher, Janine Bancroft, Lu Green and Karen Ryan have reached the finals of the MCWBA Fours Competition. Well done girls!. They will now represent WEBC at Leamington


5th May 2018

West Ealing Men got off to a flying start in the London & Southern Counties Shield by overcoming North Sheen by 55 shots to 15 on Friday 4th May


15th March 2018

Team Sheets for the season are now on the notice board in the chalet. Teams will also be published on the website


26th March 2018

A message from Sue, your Bowls Secretary:

Hope everyone is well and got trough the cold weather well. Outdoor season is nearly upon us and its time to start getting some dates in your diary

We are having a Pre-Season  get together on  Friday 20th April @ 7pm     Come down, have a drink and catch up with those you haven't seen for a while.  There will be some nibbles too. Diaries and County books will be there to pick up and other competition forms to enter. Don't forget your cash for the comps and diaries if you haven't already paid for them.  Talking about paying this is a gentle reminder to everyone that ALL monies need to be paid by the end  of April so why not pay on the get together night. The 20th is also 500 club so even more reason to turn up

As last year myself and Ann will be arranging bowls teas plus refreshments for hosting games and club entry matches.  As last year I will be making the majority of menus to make it easier and less stressful  for everyone.  This year we are not expecting the men to cook ( unless of course they want to) but what we would like and hope you will all do is one man per game on a friendly or hosting game to  help with the clearing away and washing up. There are enough men in the club that you probably will only do it once or maybe twice . Rubber gloves will be provided to safe guard your soft hands 🤔😊   A list will go up of games for you tick what you can do but we know you probably cant tick until the week the game is picked but be warned my little washer uppers if no name goes down a name will be picked on the day

Ladies there will be a tea meeting on Saturday 21st April @11am for you all to choose the games you can do. Again if everyone plays fair and spreads the load or helps in any small way it will make things easier and it wont come down to the same people. If there are gaps or people are not around on that day names will go onto a date and then you will have to swap or change yourself 

There will also be working parties on the weekends preceding the pre season get together. Paul and Duncan will be looking for help so keep your eyes peeled for the dates 

If you know others that are not on email please pass on the info. I will be texting them and sending some in the post 

So get the outdoor clothes washed, polish up your balls and get your purses and wallets out and I will see you all on the 20th April 


24th March 2018

The Ealing and District AGM will be held on Sunday 8th April 2018 at 10.00 am at the Ealing Central Union Bowls Club, Craven Road.

ALL MEMBERS OF BOWLS CLUBS AFFILIATED TO THE ASSOCIATION MAY ATTEND (although only committee and two members from each club may vote!)

If you want this Association to continue, then please come to the AGM and assist us. (http://edba.weebly.com/)


20th March 2018

Rob Green is again running the 'MAY 2 BOWL PAIRS, 21 ENDS' competition this year. It will be played in a 'Round Robin' format with a maximum of 12 teams in 2 groups. Matches played on fixed dates during May, 6pm start. Entry is £5 per pair. Prize money is £40 winning pair, £20 runners up (subject to a full 12 teams taking part). An entry list is on the Club Notice board. Please the names of both players. Entry money to be paid to Rob Green ASAP. NO MONEY,  NO PLAY

18th March 2018Paul Cater has been offered a game with Hounslow IBC on 24th March 2018 at 2.30pm. If you would like to be part of this game, please contact Paul or Captain Bill Fletcher (Mob: 07760 377960) They need 16 names in total of either gender!  This is not  a West Ealing BC game!

19th January 2018 

Our member Duncan Slaughter has taken a Bowls England Coaching course over the winter. He is now a qualified Level 1 coach and will be a great asset for the Club. He will be able answer any questions you may have about the game, etiquette and actual bowling techniques. Congratulations Duncan!












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