Welcome to the July 2019 Newsletter.  This Newsletter will contain all information from 1st July 2019.
 

Chrystie League

Epsom played away at Esher on Monday 15th July 2019 and lost on both rinks & the match 29 - 38 (0 - 4)

Details:

Rink 4  Phil Sims Richard Price Ted Ray Fred Read  lost 15 - 19

Epsom was 6 - 10 down after 10 ends & lost by 4 shots.

Rink 5  Brian Kenyon Brian Collis Frank Thompson Keith Roberts  14 - 19

Epsom was 4 - 13 down after 10 ends & lost by 5 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 29  Esher 38    Epsom 0 points  Esher 4 points

Did you know

Epsom have played Esher in this League 36 times, won 22, lost 12, drawn 2 & 2 games have been cancelled. In the last 13 matches Epsom have won 10 & lost 3.

Esher were founded in 1930.

 

Mixed Friendly

Epsom played Ashtead on Sunday 14th July 2019 in a Mixed Friendly match & won at on 2 rinks, lost on 2 rinks & won overall 80 - 57.  They led across the 4 rinks all afternoon.  They led 50 - 38 after 12 ends & won by 23 shots.

Details:

Rink 2  Heather Pigden Bob Blaker Terry Hoye  lost 5 - 21

Not a good afternoon for Epsom on this rink.  They were 2 - 15 down after 12 ends & lost by 16 shots.

Rink 3  Lesley South Geoff Purrott Ted Ray  lost 20 - 22

Epsom was 8 - 13 down after 10 ends, but drew level 16 - 16 on the 15th end.  They took the lead 20 - 19 going into the last end, but dropped 3 shots to lose by 2 shots.

Rink 4  Phil Sims Eileen Mills Brian Kenyon  won 27 - 8

A very good performance by Epsom on this rink.  They led 13 - 6 after 10 ends and 25 - 6 after 15 ends.  They won by 19 shots.

Rink 5  Mike James Audrey Jones John Warren  won 28 - 6

Yet another very good game by Epsom.  They led 15 - 2 after 10 ends & 27 - 4 after 15 ends.  They won by 22 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 80  Ashtead 57

Did you know

Epsom first played Ashtead in Mixed Friendly matches in 2005.  I the first few years these were 6 rink Friendly matches. Since then Epsom have played Ashtead 12 times, won 11, lost 1 with 3 matches Cancelled.

 

Past Times 'B'

Epsom 'B' played Old Coulsdon on Sunday 14th July 2019 & won at home, drew away & won overall 44 - 25. Old Coulsdon conceded after 18 ends both at home & away.

Details:

Home: Howard Ellis Ted Ray Andrew Turnbull Dickie Day won 29 - 10 (18 ends played)

This was an excellent performance by all players for Epsom.  They led 16 - 5 after 10 ends, 24 - 8 after 15 ends & won by 19 shots. Old Coulsdon conceded after 18 ends.

Away: Derek Martin Stefan Tomm Bob Blaker John Warren drew 15 - 15 (18 ends played)

After 10 ends Epsom was 9 - 10 down, but were level 13 - 13 after 15 ends.  Old Coulsdon Conceded after 18 ends.

Final Score:  Epsom 44  Old Coulsdon 25

Epsom are the Opponents to Epsom Park in the next round - to be played on/before 5th August.

 

East Surrey League - Men

Epsom played at home against Sutton on Saturday 13th July 2019 & won on 3 rinks, lost on 1 rink & won 95 - 65 (10 - 2). This was an excellent win for Epsom. They led by 9 shots across the 4 rinks after 10 ends (43 - 34) & 72 - 46 after 15 ends.  They won by 30 shots.

Details:

Rink 1  Howard Ellis Terry Hoye Dickie Day John Meningen  won 30 - 12

Epsom restricted Sutton to winning on just 6 ends on this rink.  They led 10 - 0 after 6 ends & 12 - 5 after 10 ends.  Epsom then won the next 4 ends to go further ahead 20 - 5.  They finished strongly scoring 7 shots on the last end to win by 18 shots.

Rink 2  Geoff Purrott David Bragg Jim Scott Terry Berry lost 14 - 23

Epsom played a strong Sutton rink and were 6 - 14 down after 10 ends.  They lost by 9 shots.

Rink 4  Simon Meller Dave Pearce Andrew Turnbull Peter Miller  won 30 - 10

A similar story here to rink 1 with Sutton only winning 7 ends.  Epsom led 17 - 5 after 10 ends & 26 - 10 after 18 ends.  They won by 20 shots.

Rink 5  Brian Kenyon Bob Blaker John Warren Les Owen  won 21 - 20

Epsom started well, but lost the lead 8 - 9 on the 9th end.  Epsom came back well to go ahead 16 - 15 on the 15th end.  The rest of the game was very close with the scores tied 17 - 17 on the 17th end.  Going into the last end Epsom needed 2 shots to win, but when John went to bowl he was 4 shots down.  He drew the shot & then the Sutton skip pushed in another Epsom bowl to give Epsom a 1 shot win.

Final Score:  Epsom 95  Sutton 65   Epsom 10 points  Sutton 2 points

Did you know

Sutton Men were founded in 1928 & joined the ESL in 1990. Since then Epsom have played Sutton 35 times, won 20 & lost 15.

 

East Surrey League - Ladies

Epsom play at home against Sutton on Saturday 13th July 2019 & won on both rinks & the match 43 - 26.

Details:

Rink 3  Janet Newman Frances Suttonwood Ruth Nixon Heather Pigden  won 22 - 14

The scores were level, 7 - 7 after 7 ends, but Epsom were behind 8 - 10 after 11 ends. They drew level, 10 - 10 on the next end & went ahead 14 - 10 on the 14th end.  They kept the lead & won by 8 shots.

Rink 6  Audrey Jones Trish Southgate Anne Hoffmann Marilyn Walsh-Hoye  won 21 - 12

Epsom led 8 - 2 after 6 ends, but lost 5 of the next 6 ends to go behind 10 - 11. Epsom then won the next 7 ends to go ahead 20 - 11.  They won by 9 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 43  Sutton 26   Epsom 4 points  Sutton 0 points

Janet Newman played in her very first ESL match for Epsom Bowling Club.

Did you know

Epsom Ladies have played Sutton 22 times since 1998.  They have won 10, lost 10 & drawn 2.  The last win came in 2014.  Epsom Ladies won the League in 2014.

Sutton Ladies were founded in 1974.

 

Area 3 Top 4 - Epsom 'A'

Epsom played away at Bletchingley on Wednesday 10th July 2019 & lost 6 - 23.

Details: Derek Martin Howard Ellis Andrew Turnbull  lost 6 - 23

Not a good night for Epsom being outplayed by a very good Bletchingley rink.

 

Vilamoura League

Epsom played Sutton on Wednesday 10th July 2019 and won on at home, lost away & won overall 32 - 28 (4 - 2).

Details:

Home: Lesley South Geoff Purrott Stefan Lukatschat  won 18 - 12

Epsom was 6 - 9 down after 10 ends, but won the next 5 ends to take the lead 16 - 9.  They kept this lead and won by 6 shots.

Away: Mike James Heather Pigden Fred Read  lost 14 - 16

Epsom was 6 - 16 down after 13 ends, but won the remaining ends to lose by 2 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 32  Sutton 28   Epsom 4 points  Sutton 2 points

 

Chrystie League

Epsom played Brockham away on Monday 8th July 2019 and won on 1 rink, lost on 1 rink & won overall 38 - 35 (3 - 1).

Details:

Rink 2  Phil Sims Richard Price Frank Thompson Keith Roberts  won 23 - 11

Epsom led 12 - 5 after 8 ends & won by 12 shots.

Rink 3  Derek Martin Mick Cooper Ted Ray Brian Kenyon  lost 15 - 24

The scores were level 7 - 7 after 8 ends, but Epsom were outscored 8 - 17 over the rest of the game to lose by 9 shots.

Final Score: Epsom 38  Brockham 35   Epsom 3 points  Brockham 1 point

Did you know

Epsom have played Brockham 35 times, won 21, lost 13, drawn 1 and 2 games have been cancelled.

Epsom have lost only once in the last 12 matches against Brockham.

Brockham was founded in 1951.

 

East Surrey League

Epsom Men played at home against Purley Bury on Sunday 7th July 2019 & won on 3 rinks, lost on 1 rink & won overall 76 - 69 (10 - 2). After losing in the very first match of the season to Purley Bury this turned to be an excellent win.  Epsom had a good lead across the 4 rinks after 15 ends, 60 - 47 (+13), but Purley Bury came back well to close the gap to just 9 shots after 18 ends.  Epsom won by 7 shots.

Details:

Rink 3  Ted Ray Geoff Purrott Andrew Turnbull Terry Berry  won 22 - 17

Epsom led 15 - 6 after 10 ends, but were outscored 7 - 11 over the remaining ends.  Epsom won by 5 shots.

Rink 4  Stefan Tomm Dave Pearce John Warren Les Owen   won 24 - 16

Epsom went into a 15 - 3 lead after 7 ends and were still ahead 20 - 11 after 15 ends.  They won by 8 shots.

Rink 5  Howard Ellis Bob Blaker Dickie Day John Meningen  won 19 - 18

Epsom raced into a 10 - 0 lead after just 4 ends.  However, they lost the next 9 ends to go 10 - 14 down.

Epsom drew level, 14 - 14 on the 17th end, but went behind again on the next end. On the 19th end Epsom was 17 - 18 down, but scored two singles to snatch a win.

Rink 6  Brian Kenyon Terry Hoye John Huxford Peter Miller  lost 11 - 18

Epsom was behind all afternoon on this rink.  They were 5 - 8 down after 10 ends & 8 - 13 behind on the 15th end. The last few ends proved to be very tense as this rink was last to finish, (Epsom only leading by 6 shots overall) but Epsom held their nerve only dropping singles to lose by 7 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 76  Purley Bury 69  Epsom 10 points  Purley Bury 2 points.

Did you know

158 members of Epsom Bowling Club have represented the Club in the ESL since it began in 1987. Of the current members Roy Ward (number 1 supporter) & Graham Pilbrow played in the very first game in 1987 (v Old Coulsdon).

 

Past Times

Epsom 'A' played Caterham on Friday 5th July 2019 & won at home & away.  They won the match 41 - 29.

Details:

Home: Rink 1  Dave Pearce Terry Hoye Les Owen Terry Berry  won 21 - 14

After 6 ends Epsom was 4 - 7 down, but scored 8 shots over the next 3 ends to take the lead.  They stayed ahead for the rest of the game, leading 15 - 12 after 15 ends & going on to win by 7 shots.

Away: Rink 1  Simon Meller Geoff Purrott Martin Harbottle Peter Miller  won 20 - 15

Epsom led all evening on this rink. They led 10 - 6 after 10 ends, 18 - 10 after 15 ends & won by 5 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 41  Caterham 29

Did you know

The original Competition was called The Times Herald Competition.  This was a Local Newspaper in Epsom that sponsored the Competition.  Epsom entered this Competition between 1966 & 2001. After the Newspaper folded it was replaced with the Past Times Competition.  Epsom won the Times Herald Competition in 1975 & reached the Final of the Past Times in 2010.

Epsom lost in the Final of the Times Herald Competition (1980, 1990 & 1997).

 

Ladies' Friendly

Epsom Ladies played at Cheam on Thursday 4th July 2019 and won on 1 rink, lost on the other & won overall 34 - 24.

Details:

Rink 4  Sandie Harvey Frances Suttonwood Ruth Baker  won 22 - 6 (17 ends played)

Epsom Ladies dominated this game.  They led 12 - 3 after 8 ends, 17 - 4 after 12 ends & won by 16 shots.

Rink 5  Audrey Jones Eileen Mills Ruth Nixon  lost 12 - 18

Epsom Ladies were 6 - 11 down after 10 ends & lost by 6 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 34  Cheam 24

Did you know

During the last 12 years Epsom have played Cheam 9 times.  They have won 5 & lost 4.  3 games were cancelled.

The best win came in 2008 when the Ladies won 68 - 53 (+15).

Cheam Ladies were founded in 1964.

 

Vilamoura League

Epsom played Chipstead on Tuesday 2nd July 2019 and lost at home & away.  They lost 26 - 34 (0 - 6). This was a really disappointing start to the season as the defending champions.

Details:

Home: Janet Newman Brian Kenyon John Huxford  lost 14 - 16

Epsom led 11 - 1 after 8 ends, but Chipstead came back well into the game.  Epsom still led 14 - 10 after 15 ends, but lost the last 3 ends dropping 6 shots to lose by 2.

Away: Anne Hoffmann Ted Ray Keith Roberts  lost 12 - 18

Epsom was 4 - 10 down after 10 ends, but drew level 10 - 10 after 13 ends.  Epsom then took the lead 12 - 11 on the 15th end, but just like the away rink lost the last 3 ends to lose by 6 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 26  Chipstead 34    Epsom 0 points  Chipstead 6 points

Did you know

Epsom joined the Vilamoura League in 2017.  They won the League in this year & retained the title in 2018.

In total Epsom have played 18 Matches, won 14 & lost 4.

The best win was 53 13 (+40) against Rose Hill in 2018 & the best rink win also came in 2018, 30 6 (+24) against Carshalton Beeches.

Epsom have won 26 rinks, lost 10 rinks over the 2 years (including this match).

 

Chrystie League

Epsom played Pippbrook at home on Monday 1st July 2019 and won on both rinks & the match 37 - 26 (4 - 0). Epsom was ahead on both rinks all evening.  They led 23 - 15 after 10 ends, 34 - 21 after 15 ends  & won by 11 shots.

Details:

Rink 4  Brian Kenyon Mick Cooper Frank Thompson Keith Roberts  won 18 - 12

Epsom led 13 - 8 after 10 ends & went on to win by 6 shots.

Rink 5  Derek Martin Richard Price Ted Ray Andrew Turnbull  won 19 - 14

A similar story on this rink with Epsom leading 10 - 7 after 10 ends & winning by 5 shots.

Final Score:  Epsom 37  Pippbrook 26   Epsom 4 points  Pippbrook 0 points

Did you know

Epsom have played Pippbrook 34 times in this League.  They have won 20, Lost 13, Drawn 1 and there have been 2 games cancelled.  Epsom conceded 1 game.  Epsom last lost to Pippbrook in 2016.

Pippbrook were founded in 1937.