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It is a great honour to be elected as your President for 2022.

I thank those of you who have agreed to support me in carrying out my duties throughout the year.

My very best wishes to our county teams, the Harry Carver Indoor Trophy team and all who will represent SCWBA at the National Championships at Newark and Skegness.

As a county Suffolk is held in high regard and I will do all I can to uphold our county`s reputation during my Presidential year.


SCWBA President 2022

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Suzanne Deeves SCWBA Champion in the 4 Bowl Singles and Senior Singles

Suffolk County Women’s Bowls Association Finals 9/10th July 2022

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The area finals held on 2nd/3rd July provided passage for the winners into to the County finals, hosted very enjoyably by Stanton Bowls Club over the weekend of 9th-10th July. As usual for this summer, the weather was warm and sunny and encouraged some very competitive matches. The full results can be found in the 'Competitions' section. To access a photo gallery, which includes the matches played by SCWBA ladies in the men’s finals on 23rd/24th July at Stanton BC, click Here.

2 Wood Singles:
Elaine Felgate (Otley) had a comfortable win in her semi-final and met Christine Aldous (Thorndon) in the final. A skilful match was won by Elaine 21-15.

4 Wood Singles:
The semi-finals saw both Suzanne Deeves (Old Newton) and Joanne Clements (Stone Lodge) progress easily. However, the final between them turned out to be very closely contested, as Suzanne came back to win from a seemingly impossible position of 20-12 shots down.

Senior Singles:
This competition was to be to be Suzanne Deeves’ second County title. A win against Mary Gillam (Melton) 21-9 took her to the final against Andrea Dickinson (Brantham), which concluded 21-11.

Secretaries Singles:
Jackie Whitlock (Otley) and Claire Ransom (Hopton) played a very closely contested final. The lead changed hands several times during the match, but Jackie was eventually victorious 21-19.

The Pairs title was won by Julie Witham and Rachelle Barber (Bramford) after a sem-final win 23-13 against Paula Clarke and Julie Filby (Thurlton). In the final the Bramford pair had another comfortable win, 20-8 against Elaine Felgate and Jackie Whitlock (Otley).

Senior Pairs:
Both semi-finals were keenly contested, with Joy Squire and Lesley Culling (Halesworth) heading Rochelle Dryburgh and Liz Radford (Brandon) 17-14 to reach the final. Defending Champions Di Miller and Christine Woollard had an even closer match, just pipping Viv Sheppard and Maggie Page (Woodbridge) by one shot, 17-16. The final was easier for Di and Christine, who won by 19 shots to 13 to retain their title.

2 Bowl Rinks:
A closely-fought semi-final saw Linda Fairs, Jayne Ordowski and Sally Fisher (Bramford) progress to the final 21-18 where they met Judy Chittock, Elaine Felgate and Jackie Whitlock (Otley), victorious in their semi-final by just one shot 19-18 against the Old Newton block. The final was rather more one-sided, the title going to the Bramford triple, 22-13.

3 Bowl Rinks:
The players were all different to those who competed in the 2 Bowl Rinks and it was good to see some new faces. The final was contested by Linda Masters, Brenda Akester and Ruth Swarbrick (Aldeburgh) who won 18 shots to 13 against Adrienne Earye, Teresa Frost and Veronica Southey (Framlingham).

Champion of Champions:
Donna Mills (Stone Lodge) won the first semi- final with a 21-15 win over Liz Radford (Brandon) and the second place in the final was claimed by Gillian Lamprey (Lowestoft Railway), 21-13, against Linda Nunn (Stone Lodge). The final proved to be a confident win for Gillian, 21-14.

Under 25:
Experienced singles player, Chloe Webb (Rookery) had a comfortable win. 21-8, against Chelsea Turner (Thurlton) to gain the first final place. In the other semi-final, Ella Baker, had a competitive match against Hannah Brooks, which finished 21-17 in her favour. The final was another close match, which Ella won 21-17.

Under 25’s Open Pairs:
Competing in the SCBW finals, Melanie Smith, playing with Jack Carter (Waldringfield), progressed comfortably 21-10 to the final. The pair were up against Ryan Hard and Jo Sims (Norbridge) in the final, which proved to be the closest of matches, with an eventual win 16-15 for Melanie and Jack.

Mixed Pairs:
Shirley Plummer and David Brown (Rookery) had an easy win in their semi-final and played confidently in the final to overcome Julie and Matthew Filby (Thurlton) by 18 shots to 13.

Senior Mixed Pairs:
Having reached the final with a 21-11 win, Liz Radford and Trevor Dodds (Brandon) found the final a much greater challenge. A last end decider saw them win by 18 shots to 17 over Jean Batley and Terry Thacker (Kessingland).

Mixed Rinks:
A comfortable semi-final match saw Sue Deeves, Paul Salmon and Shaun Leeder (Old Newton) reach the final, where they played V Newsome, C Newsome and N Newsome (Kessingland). The Newsomes were to become the eventual champions with a 22-14 win.

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Chelsea Turner (Thurlton) playing Chloe Webb (Rookery) in the first U25 semi-final

County Finals 2022

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The County Semi-final and Final results are now available under Competitions.

Program for the SCWBA Semi-finals at Stanton BC 9th July 2022

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Please find the program for the semi-finals Here

Details of the 2022 Donald Stewart and Vase games

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18th May 2022

1st June 2022

15th June 2022

29th June 2022

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S.Deeves (Old Newton) overcame L.Radford (Brandon) 21-19 in a very close match

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C.Davies, A.Denholm, C.Ransom of Hopton winners of the 3 Wood Triples against Rookery BC

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S.Deeves played A.Mondon, both from Old Newton BC, in the 4 Wood Singles, finishing 21-11 ahead

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A measure required close to the end of the 2 Wood Singles. C.Aldous (Thorndon) won 21-15.

SCWBA Area D Finals, 3rd July 2022

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The Area D lady bowlers met at Great Barton Bowls Club on Sunday 3rd July, aiming to progress to the SCWBA County Finals which will be held on the weekend of 9th-10th July at Stanton Bowls Club. Excellent hospitality from the Great Barton Club made for a very successful day, assisted by warm sunny weather, although a rogue shower hit the very last session. The high level of competition was appreciated by SCWBA President, Jenny Ronchetti and Area D Secretary, Jo Whatling. A number of established players had qualified for several competitions, but it was good to also see some new faces competing in these finals. Full results will be found in the competition results pages.

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S.Deeves, against C.Ransome in the Secretaries Singles, pulled ahead to win 21-16.

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L.Radford in the last of 5 matches in the day had a comfortable win 21-7 against P. Last, Bacton BC.

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Senior Pairs. R.Dryborough and L.Radford (Brandon) won against C.Kelly and J.Truin (Woodfield) 19-12

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The ON triple, L.Canfer, A.Mondon and S.Deeves had a close game against C.Davies, A.Denholm, C.Ransom of Hopton, winning 22-19

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15 year old Megan Leeder of Old Newton, confident against experienced Chloe Webb from Rookery, but eventually lost 21-13

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R.Dryburgh and M.Lummis in the Pairs, won 18-12 by Dryburgh and Radford against Lummis and T. Webb

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SWWBA President Jenny Ronchetti flanked by Pauline Black and Ann Craigie

Jenny Ronchetti’s Presidents Day at Stanton Bowls Club

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Ladies assembled from across Suffolk to celebrate Jenny’s Presidents Day on Saturday 18th June at Stanton BC. Although the weather forecast had been a concern, the overcast skies did not produce any lasting rain and our spirits were certainly not dampened by a passing shower. With the help of just a few men, a very enjoyable game was played on all six rinks.

With a tea break and a spider the afternoon passed all too quickly, followed by delicious refreshments in the clubhouse. The Stanton ladies did us proud, with a wide array of sandwiches and savouries followed by homemade cakes. Wine was kindly donated by Richard Sewell, Secretary of Stanton Bowls Club.

On receiving gifts from the Executive Committee and the Area D Committee, Jenny paid tribute to all those who have helped her during this Presidential year, not least husband Mike.

Jenny’s charity, St Nicholas Hospice, benefitted from generous donations from Stanton Bowls Club members and funds received on the day. The raffle, in aid of the County, was also well supported with a variety of donated prizes. As the event came to an end, Jenny presented each player a gift as a memento of a lovely day.

A Message from SCWBA President Jenny Ronchetti

I would like to thank all on the Exec. Committee and the Area D Committee for the gifts you gave me on my presidents Day at Stanton BC. Donations of cards from my fellow bowlers were also greatly appreciated. My charity is St Nicholas Hospice and our Treasurer will be sending a substantial cheque for funds raised by the raffle. I shall have very happy memories of my presidents Day for a long time to come.

Area Finals Days 2022

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Area B - Finals Day 2nd July at Martlesham Bowls Club Please find the program here

Area D finals Day at Great Barton BC Please find the program here

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Under 25`s A Team

2022 Under 25`s first match of the season.

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Suffolk`s U25s County Teams played their first match of the season at Halesworth Bowls Club on Sat May 28th. They were visited by the EWBF National President, Paula Gooch, and the EBF Junior Deputy President, Trevor Flatt, both from Suffolk. In this match Suffolk's A team played Suffolk`s B team which resulted in a good win for the A team.

Both teams will be playing teams from Norfolk and Huntingdonshire in the coming weeks.

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Under 25`s B Team

Entry Forms for the 2022/2023 Indoor competitions

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Entry forms for the 2022/23 indoor competitions can be found here and here.

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Paula Gooch, Ladies National President, alongside other Ladies and Men`s officials at Newark

National Indoor Championships, Men, Ladies & Mixed Individual Competitions at Newark, April 19-24, Newark Indoor Bowls Club

By Sally Smith    26/04/22    0 comments

The Newark Finals began on Tuesday 19th with competition for the Harry Carver Trophy. Suffolk came 6th overall, an improvement of two places over last time. The ladies playing were: 1st team Paula Gooch Jenny Ronchetti and Pauline Black, who lost 7_8, lost 8_4, won 12_6 and then drew 6_6. Our 2nd team was Linda Nunn Barbara Rushbrook (replaced in the second half by Shirley Plummer) and Margaret Thorpe who lost 10_4, lost 8_4, won 12_5 and then won 26_1.

Individual competitions began for the SCWBA ladies on Wednesday 20th April. The first match for Suffolk was the Ladies Rinks in which Shirley Plummer, Jan Truin and Margaret Thorpe won a close-fought match by 23 shots to 22. A similar match was to follow later in the day in the second round, but sadly the result went against the Suffolk trio this time when they lost by the same one-shot margin, 23-24.

Margaret Thorpe was required to play her third match of the day in the Ladies Singles on Wednesday evening. Unfortunately, the result did not go her way and she went out 12-21 in the first round to the Norfolk competitor.

Also on Wednesday, Shirley Plummer, Andrew Pulford and Bob Sillett were in action in the Mixed Rinks. The defending champions sadly did not find their feet in this match and they went out in the first round 21-10 to Northumberland.

Shirley Plummer and Andrew Pulford were in action again on Thursday afternoon when they had a strong win 26-6 in the Mixed Pairs first round against Lincolnshire. Friday morning saw them in the second round against Norfolk. Sadly, this well-fought match did not end in their favour and they lost by just one shot, 18-19.

The first round of the Ladies Pairs was also on Friday for Shirley Plummer and Margaret Thorpe. They were unable to better their opponents from Northumberland and went out of the competition by 5 shots to 15.

Friday evening saw a change of fortunes for Margaret Thorpe, with a first-round win in the Senior Ladies Singles. Against the North Cambs competitor she had a strong win 21-12. In the second round, played at 12 noon on Saturday, Margaret continued on commanding form and won 21-9 against Humberside. The semi-final, played in the late afternoon, was not to go her way, although Margaret made a determined finish to the game pulling back on her opponent. The eventual result was a loss by 16-21 to the bowler from Hunts.

Overall, the results this year were disappointing, with just one sem-final place, but Suffolk players took part in some close games and the venue at Newark was as welcoming as usual.

Overall, the results this year were disappointing, with just one sem-final place, but Suffolk players took part in some close games and the venue at Newark was as welcoming as usual.

Full results can be found on Newark `22 Ladies (

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The Harry Carver Team: Barbara Rushbrook, Pauline Black, Margaret Thorpe, Jenny Ronchetti, Shirley Plummer and Linda Nunn

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