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The Competitions and Leagues
The first competition was created in 1977 when Gladys Eardley (Ringwood), donated a bowl for the Jubilee Triples. 34 played in 1980.
In 1979 the A and B Leagues were formed.
1980 was a trial year for a C League but it was not made permanent until 1990.
1990 Cox's Pairs was played at Esso for the first time as its permanent venue.
1990 1st Annual Luncheon and Presentation of tophies held.
Esso Bowling Club
Still based at Holbury, is now known as Waterside Bowling Club.
1994 A Premier League was tried instead of the C League.
1995 The C League came back with the addition of the D League.
1996 The first Champion of Champions was played at Esso.
1997 The first Oak Leaf Triples was introduced.
1998 Five new competitions were inaugurated, the: Oak Tree Triples; Two Wood Singles; Diamond Pairs; Officers' Cup and Acorn Singles.
2001 The Freda Maton Plate competition was introduced.
2002 The Club Championship competition was introduced.