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 CLUB NEWS                                            Last updated ;  TB 17th August 2017

 LADIES GALA ;  The club held its Invitation Ladies Triples event on Wednesday afternoon, and caught a lovely sunny day to show the club off to its best.  Thanks to all those involved in the food, the bar and those who came to set out the greens, gazebos, raffle,  and everything that contributed to a successful day for the 14 visiting teams . (You know who you are !)  

The event was won by a team from Buckingham West End, on their third visit (Third time lucky!), narrowly pipping a team from Long Crendon (who had knocked us out of the Burnham Plate). A lady from Buckingham W E  also won the Spider, which raised £45 for the Ian Rennie Hospice.  

RESULT ; On Monday our Ladies entertained Chesham Ladies to a friendly match, and managed a convincing win , by 60-39, and two winning greens out of three, losing the third by a single shot.  Top Rink was Linda James, Denise Rogers and Hazel Baker.

 RESULT ;  On Tuesday we visited Pinner BC in another friendly, and a very close-fought game it proved to be, on greens that we all found to be quite slow, and rather challenging. After a promising start, we were leading by 9 shots at half way.  We were still leading with two ends to go, but snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, to lose overall by 81 - 87. We won two , drew one and lost on two greens,  but Top Rink was Bob Baker, Staff Burbridge, and Mick Lane. (23-11).  We await their return to us in September with anticipation !. 

It is with sadness that we have heard of the death of recent past member, Jean Jackman, who passed away last week.  Her funeral will be at Amersham Crematorium on this Friday,  August 18th, at 4 pm. 

RESULT The Three Counties game at home  to Wexham was played on Sunday 13th August and the result was 1 winning rink to us, but 4 to them in a 2-10 points defeat.  Our winning rink was Flora Alderton, Henry Bell, Bill Bowler and Allan Rumble who won by 4 shots. The overall score was 76 to 100.

RESULT ;On Saturday we played Rickmansworth away in a friendly game. 2 of our triples were winning at half time but eventually they succumbed., and we lost on all 4 rinks, and  by 67 shots to 101.  

RESULT  In the 3 counties match on Thursday against  Flackwell Heath we won by 94 shots to 84 picking up 7pts to 5 winning on 2 rinks and drawing on 1.  The top rink was Nick Nicholls, Margaret Timberlake, Roger Darbourne and Mike Alderton who won by 21 shots to 12.

RESULT ;  On Tuesday the Ladies entertained Windsor Great Park Ladies to a friendly, and although we needed to loan them one player (thanks, Liz) and despite the intermittent rain, it was an enjoyable afternoon.  We won on two of the triples, losing the third, but won overall by 54 - 36.  Our top Rink was Maureen Burbridge, Denise Rogers an Pat McKay (22-7)  

RESULT ; On Monday afternoon we played the second leg of the friendly match against Gerrards.  Last year this fixture was played for the BroomwadeTrophy, continuing a competition formerly between GX and Broomwade since the 80's , but now between GX and Chalfont.  GX had prevailed in last years re-inauguration, but this year we had set up a good start by winning away, so our opponents 'had it all to do'.  We fielded 13 ex-Broomwade members, but GX gave it a good go, winning today's game by 140 - 105, but this was not enough to overcome our away lead, and we won the trophy by 236 - 207 overall.  We had three winning , and one drawing triple, and Top Rink went to Pat Cox with Roy Pound and Mike Moir (18-9).  Otherwise the scoring was prolific on our 2 losing rinks, with a total of 100 shots aggregate across both teams being scored on the two greens.  A fun afternoon, dodging the rain and socially after the match. We feel GX will not let us off so easily next year!

 REMINDERS;    Please look out for a new Quiz-nite Notice encouraging "  tables" of 6  - we look to have 4 tables so far which gives us a start , but we need more to make a good night of it.  Please check your friends and get those names down.

Also look out for a notice regarding the Windsor " Jolly Boys and Girls" outing on Sept 4th. We are still looking for more names to make coach hire viable but we shall have to see.... 

RESULT : The Three Counties game away against High Wycombe was played on Sunday afternoon (6th) and the result was very similar to the home leg played in June, in that we again had only one winning rink in a 2-10 points defeat.  This winning rink was Bobbie Richards, Bob Baker, Robin Newman & Tony Batkins. Wycombe were worthy winners, and we wish their players who are off to Leamington every further success.

100 Club ; The winners for August have been drawn, and they are as follows ;

£25 ;  Ivy Eyres,   £15  Alexander Batkins,  £10 ; Barry Dyer  

RESULT ; On Saturday we entertained Princes Risborough to a friendly home game of 5 triples.  We won on two of them, with Top Rink being narrowly decided on 'ends-won' by Flora Alderton, Lyn Carroll and Mike Alderton (19-14) , but unfortunately lost the other three, and the match overall by 74 - 94.  This was very similar to our away game against them in June, (lost 79 - 96)   Better luck next year !  

RESULT ;  On Thursday we played away at Eastcote.  This is a friendly Fixture played once a year, alternating Home and Away, and we always have a tight tussle, mostly winning at home and losing away. This year was no different, as although we won three out of five triples, we still lost overall by 75-90.  This was a slight improvement on our last away match in 2015, and well done to Top Rink Margaret Timberlake, Liz Baldwin and Roger Darbourne, (24-19 including an 8-shot end)  and Rob Yalden, Hubert Cox and Denise Williams who scrambled to a one-shot win with a 3 on the final end.  Both Clubs are looking to increase our matches to 2 per year , and this will be pursued in 2018. 

NOTICE ; CANCELLATION ; The Chesham Pioneers, have unfortunately had to cancel their visit to a shortage of numbers.   Apologies to those who had hoped to play in this popular charitable fixture with our sight-impaired visitors.. 

NOTE :  this is a repeat reminder that the two games v Pinner are incorrect in your fixture card,and should be reversed regarding the Home/Away aspect, to ensure that we play at their green before the schools go back (parking).  The team selection sheets are correctly labelled.

NOTICE ;  Remember that the August Bank Holiday is Jubilee Cup day.  Please look for the notice posted in the clubhouse, for this 3 wood Mixed Pairs,  drawn competition.  Depending on numbers, this will start at 11.00,  and comprise three sessions of 8 ends for each  pairing.  Bring your own lunch, but the £2 entry includes Tea & Cakes mid-afternoon followed by a FREE BBQ at the end of play, for all players and members to attend. 

 RESULT ; On Tuesday we played a friendly game at home to Bassetsbury, dodging the showers.  This was a three-triple match, of which we won two and lost one (by a single shot).  Our overall win was by a margin of 64 - 42, and Top Rink was Bobbie Richards, Liz Baldwin & Rob Kirby. We look forward to our larger home encounter in the Three Counties League in two weeks time. 

RESULT ; Following the Ladies games, at home a friendly game was played against Wendover. Despite being depleted by our morning matches and supporters, we were doing well at half way, and although some of those who were behind improved in the second half, others faltered, and we lost narrowly overall  85-95.  We won on two rinks, and drew a third, with Top Rink being Janice Batkins, Barry Dyer & Graeme Richard 

 Ladies' Quarterfinals  ; On Sunday morning our Ladies' Trundell and Burnham Plate sides were both involved in their quarterfinals.  The Trundell was away at Chesham where our two rinks were level with their opposition overall at halfway, but despite their best efforts were unfortunately beaten in the second half, to leave the competition  after a good run. 

The Burnham Plate was away at Long Crendon, a new club for our particpants, but a lovely green and friendly hosts on a breezy morning after being very wet over-night.  However the result was another loss, to a team that has not enough players to enter the Trundell, so we were taking on their 'A Team'.  After a particularly poor start, the scoring was nip and tuck over the last 18 ends, but we were not able to claw back the early losses. Hard Luck to Flora Alderton, Lyn Carroll, Liz Baldwin and Mo Harding.  However everyone enjoyed the game, and both sides were keen  to get a regular mixed friendly into next years fixture list. 

Thanks also to the travelling support that encouraged both teams this morning. 

RESULT ; Our match on Saturday was a Three Counties fixture away against Harefield Hospital , and proved to be a very damp affair.  Starting in drizzle, the match ended in a very wet afternoon, with the game curtailed to 12 ends (some managed 14) , as the green became increasingly difficult.  We lost 46-79, but managed one winning rink, (Well done Bobbie Richards, Henry Bell, John Anderson & Roger Darbourne 12-11).  Special mention also to Bill Bowler, Anne Darbourne, Colin Richards & Graeme Richards, who pulled back from a seemingly impossible position with four ends to go, to gain a draw, and a final point to give us 3 points to Harefield's 9

 RESULT ; On Thursday we played a friendly game against Wexham, and despite the rain which intermittently dampened proceedings, we enjoyed a competitive encounter, in which we won three out of four triples and drew the fourth.  Top Rink was Rob Kirby, Liz Baldwin & Candi Ivey (27-8), and we won overall by 81-43.  A further internal game was played alongside the match to give as many members as possible a game, and other internal competitions meant that all 7 rinks were in use on a busy day at the club. 

RESULT ;On Wednesday night, the men played another TVL league game, home & away against Cippenham. Unfortunately we only managed one win away and none at home. We lost by 57 shots to 67 and by 4 points to 11. Our winning rink was Graham Buchanan, John Anderson and Tim Baldwin by 17 - 11. This was our final TVL match.

 Cancellations ; As noted previously, the Tuesday home match against Uxbridge was cancelled by them, though some players had a friendly roll-up nevertheless.  Then on Wednesday, the Ladies game away against Gerrards Cross was also cancelled due to the prevailing (and further predicted) rain.   

 RESULT  ;  The final game in the Chiltern & Thames league round-robin stage was played away against Marlow on Monday evening. This was a game with little meaning as we had already won the Chiltern South Division, but we still had a good game, with one winning triple, (Rob Kirby, Denise Williams & Mike Alderton 17-15)  but unfortunately lost the other two, and by 39shots -56 and 2pts - 8 overall. We now await the results in the Chiltern North Division to learn who we meet in the first knockout stage. 

RESULT ; On Sunday we played our Three Counties game away to Chess Vale, in our annual efforts to master their artificial greens. Although we had achieved a 12-0 win at home, unfortunately we suffered a reverse with a loss by 68-108, winning on only 1 rink.  This Top Rink of Rose Kirby, Janice Batkins, Rob Kirby and Tim Baldwin scraped over the line on the last end to win by a single shot, earning the team 2 league points to Chess vale's 10.  

RESULT: On Saturday we played a friendly home match against Aylesbury Town and it was raining steadily when we started. We had to stop for an early cup of tea after 6 ends and at this time we were losing badly on most triples. It was still a bit damp when we resumed and we were going to stop after 12 ends if it did not get better but lucky for us it did and we continued to the  18th end. Although we managed to win on 2 and draw on another triple we still lost by 80 shots to 94. Our winning team was Janice Batkins, Nick Nicholls and Denise Williams by (15-12) . I would like to thank the tea team of Denise Rogers, Joyce Cripps and Flora Alderton for managing to get the teas sorted out for us in the short notice of an early break. 

UPDATE ;  Further to the reduction posted yesterday, Uxbridge have had further drop-outs for illness and availability, and have had to cancel the match.  Apologies to those hoping to have a game on Tuesday, but if sufficient members roll-up at the original time, some internal triples will be organised for them. 

NOTICE ; Uxbridge 25th July ;   Unfortunately our opponents have asked to reduce the fixture to only three triples,  so the selection will be adjusted, with an internal rink to give as many members as possible a game on that afternoon.,  Please re-visit the team sheets which will be re-posted shortly. 

RESULT:    On Thursday afternoon we played a friendly home match against Kitcheners. Although some of our triples took an early lead, this changed as the game progressed. Some leaders slipped, but one of the other triples pulled up at the end to win, joining our Top Rink  of Joyce Cripps, Roy Pound and Rob Kirby (27-6). This healthy margin meant that despite only winning  2 of 5 triples we won overall by 94 shots to 78 , ending a nice afternoon game. 

RESULT ; On Wednesday night, the men played another TVL league game, home & away  against Egham. Unfortunately we were less successful than on Monday night, winning one at home (well done to Joe Jaquest, Dave Harding and Mick Lane, 15-12) but lost the three others , so went down 2 pts to 11 overall.

...meanwhile ; Congratulations to Rose Kirby, Mo Harding and  Lyn Carroll for winning the Cippenham Ladies Gala , on shot difference from a High Wycombe Team. 

Chiltern & Thames update ;  The following links will open the latest information issued by the league, showing that we should win the Chiltern South Division, even before we play our final game at Marlow. Well done to the team for the results so far.The situation in  Chiltern North division is not so advanced, so our quarter-final opponents (scheduled for Aug 27th) cannot yet be determined.

Results to date  http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/CandTJuly17Results.pdf

Table position ;  http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/CandTJuly 17Table.pdf 

REMINDER ; A quick reminder that our sponsor Katie Forman will be giving the second of her informal talks on financial matters at the club this Friday (July 21st) starting at 4.30.

As well as going into more detail about inheritance tax and related stuff, Katie plans to cover various other ways of generally cutting the tax bill including tax-efficient ways of helping children and grandchildren. If there are specific issues anyone wants to have information about please come along  and ask the question. It's all very informal with questions and discussions an important part.   The session will end in plenty of time for the friday evening triples.
Those who came to the first talk found it enjoyable and informative without being in the slightest bit pushy, so hope to see you on Friday.

RESULT ; On Tuesday afternoon we played a friendly away against Ladygate.  On a pleasant afternoon, Ladygate took an early lead, and although honours were even in the second half, our hosts won overall by 92 - 80 shots.   We nevertheless won two rinks, with top honours to Maureen Harding, Chris Moir & Roger Darbourne (23 - 8), and a special mention to Lyn Carroll with Tim & Liz Baldwin, who managed an 8 shot end in the second win.

RESULT ;  On Monday evening, the men played a Thames Valley league game (Home & Away) against Iver Heath.  The match was well balanced, with one win and one loss each, both Home & Away, giving each team 5 points each.  However there are also additional points for aggregate home, aggregate away, and overall total, and Chalfont took all these additional points to gain a win by 75 shots to 61, and  8 points to 5.  Well done to our two winning teams,and in particular our Top Rink of Dave Harding, Barry Mills and Bryan Hedley, who won 31-7 away.   

Ladies v Gents ;   This annual internal encounter was played on Sunday, with the gentlemen recording a narrow win over the Ladies, whilst  loaning them a couple of 'Honorary Ladies'  in the persons of 'Nickola Nicholls', and the flamboyant 'Staffanie  Burbridge'. 

RESULT:  We had a very close and good friendly game on Saturday 15th July at Stoke Poges where we managed to win 4 rinks out of 5 by 82 to 76 shots. Our top triple was Chris Moir, Mike Wise and Graeme Richards by 19 to 14.  Another good result for us.  

Ladies ; Burnham Plate ;   We played-off against Denham on their green on Thursday evening to decide the Winners & Runners-up for Division 4, but unfortunately came off second-best, (22-10) to a team including a past Chalfont Member, Carol Crowford. This means that the Chalfont team will have to travel to play their quarter-final against Long Crendon on July 30th. 

100 Club ;  The Winners in July were drawn as follows ; 

 £25; Staff Burbridge,   £15;  Shirley Taylor,   10  William Gordon  (from the Batkins family) 

Competitions ;  It is not usual to comment on the internal competitions, but the first round  Rosella game between Mo Harding and Hazel Baker has been reported as a classic worthy of a final. A series of very 32 ends, all with closely contested heads went all the way, with Hazel edging it 21-18 at the end. Well done to both players, and lets have more like it in the rest of the competitions!

Winter fixtures ; The Handy Cross Shield ;  Please note that the newly released dates for the 2017-18 HX Shield can be found on the 'indoor' tab of this website.  This will be of most interest to our indoor bowlers, and particularly those who play at Handy Cross.  They are NOT in the fixture card.

RESULT We played the Tring home game which was previously cancelled due to bad weather on Wednesday 12th July and unfortunately we lost 4 triples out of 5 and by 64 to 98 shots. Our winning rink was Robert Yalden, Colin Richards and John Anderson who won by 15 to 8. The weather this time was sunny and warm. 

 RESULT ;  On Tuesday evening we played our second Chiltern & Thames match against Glory Mill, away on their green.   Unfortunately the rain was persistent throughout the evening, and the game, which was effectively reduced to a 'hurling' contest by the very slow and waterlogged green, was curtailed to 10 ends.   At that stage we were winning on two rinks, but down in the third, and lost overall shots by 25 - 27. This gave us 4 points to Glory Mill's 6. We now have one final match away against Marlow, which could well be the decider for who wins the league, so......watch this space !

RESULT  ;  In the evening, the Men played Ashford at home in the first round of the ThamesValley League 1-2-3 knockout. The Triples suffered a setback when Skip David Coode had to retire with a persistent nosebleed, but Mike Alderton was available to substitute. Nevertheless, we started well in the pairs & triples, but our opponents came back as they worked out our green, and they proved too good and pulled away to win each of the three disciplines. We wish them well in the rest of the competition, and to those of their members who have  won through to variousNational Finals in Leamington. 

RESULT   ; On Monday afternoon, the Ladies played a friendly against Amersham. Unfortunately Amersham could only raise 8 players so Liz Baldwin was loaned to them and a close match ensued through another warm afternoon.  After a shaky start,  we were drawing on one and losing two at half-time, but a stronger second half  saw a recovery to one win and two draws, winning the match by 49-46 overall.  Top Rink was Flora Alderton, Chris Moir & Pam Anderson ( 17-14)./ 

Burnham Plate  ; Update ; The Play-off for Division 4 will be against Denham, Away, on Thursday 13th July.  A win would give a home quarterfinal against Loudwater, but to lose would mean a visit to Long Crendon , either to take place at 10.00 on 30th July.   The play-off four have been selected, and good luck to the team. 

Trundell  ; Update ;   The Trundell team finished second to Iver Heath in their division , so go into their Quarterfinal against Chesham, (winners of their division) to be played away, again  a 10.00 on 30th July.  This team has also been selected, so fingers crossed all round !  

TRIPLES WEEKEND ;  The results from the weekend are now posted on the competitions page, together with a slight rule change which has been highlighted by a problem experienced on Saturday where a member had to withdraw from a game after it had started.   Apologies to all those who were affected by this situation.

RESULT; On Thursday the final game in the Ladies' Burnham Plate was played at home against Gerrards Cross, and resulted in another emphatic win, 35 shots to 6, leaving us unbeaten, and top of Division 4b.   Well done to our representatives in this match, Flora Alderton, Margaret Timberlake , Lyn Carroll and Maureen Harding, and the rest of the members who have played so far. This result means a play-off against the winners of Division 4a,  believed to be Denham, on July 13th, venue to be clarified.  The play-off is to decide the winners and runners-up of Division 4 overall, when both teams are paired against the top two in Division 3 in the quarters....    complicated isn't it !!   

RESULT ; The good results continued on Tuesday evening at home to Glory Mill in the C&T league. After a slightly faltering start on two of the triples, we were soon back into our stride, and went on to win on all rinks, and by 80 shots to 37 overall.  Top Rink was Rob Kirby, Hazel Baker and Mike Alderton (32 - 9)  and another 10 points to our league tally. 

RESULT : The new week started with the resumption of our Chiltern & Thames campaign, and a home tie against Marlow. We were both unbeaten in this league this season. After a few ends we were well up in two triples , but well down in the third.  However as the evening progressed, the scores stayed in our favour, and with perseverance and a little fortune, the third team also moved into a narrow lead by the end, to secure a 10 points to Nil victory, and 66 shots to 39.  Top Rink was Hazel Baker, Denise Williams and Mike Alderton (31-10).   We now take on Glory Mill on Tuesday night.... Watch this space. 

 NOTICE ;  After a little persuasion, Bob Baker has agreed to run another trip to the Manor House at Okehampton next spring, (25th Feb - 1st March), and a Notice has been posted in the clubhouse seeking indications of interest. Full details will shortly be added to the Social Pages of this website, along with details of a trip to Windsor, and a Quiz Night, in the latter stages of this summer season.

NOTICE ;  There has been an amendment to the two games we play against Pinner later in the season, reversing the Home/Away locations in the fixture card.  

The match on 15th August will be Away, (taking advantage of their easier parking out of school holidays) , and at Home on September 21st.   

RESULT ; On Sunday, we played another friendly, being the return match away against Rickmansworth British Legion, against whom we started the season with a home win. On a lovely warm summers day, we shared the honours with two games each, but won the match overall by 76-71, helped mainly by Chalfont Top Rink,  Rose Kirby, Linda James and Mike Alderton, (26-12)  (apologies for the earlier home/away mistake - for those that noticed !) 

Meanwhile, hard luck to Rose Kirby and Hazel Baker, whose run in the National Ladies Pairs came to an end in the third round on Saturday. 

RESULT ; On Saturday we played our annual fixture against Windsor & Eton, and this year it was our turn to host. The game was reduced accommodate our visitors 14 players , and thanks to Pat McKay for also helping them out to make the fifth triple. At half time the match was comfortably in our favour, but after Tea, W & E staged a recovery to win three of the five games, but mostly thanks to our Top Rink of Pam Dyer, Bryan Hedley and Roger Darbourne (31-8) we held on to win 90-78.

RESULT ;  Later on Thursday the Trundell Ladies played their last league stage, home & away  against Wexham.  In a great end to this phase, they achieved a commanding win 65-22, taking all 5 points,  with the Home team of Rose Kirby, Linda James , Denise Williams and Hazel Baker winning 46-9.   This win ensures a quarter-final place, but opponents and other details will need to await results elsewhere (though it looks odds-on we will have to play Chesham at their ground on July 30th).  Well done Ladies.

RESULT ;  On Thursday there was a friendly triples match away against Cippenham. After a delayed start due to hiccups in some of our teams travel arrangements, and one unfortunate absentee, the match took place with three triples and one game of our 2 versus their 3.

All the games were close, and we won two and lost two. However, after we deducted 25% from our Top Pair of Pearl Howl and Staff Burbridge's 25-7 win , the overall result was a single-shot win by 64-63. Our hosts were very understanding of our problems, and helpful in accommodating the  new arrangement. 

 TRIPLES WEEKEND ;  Participants please note that both the Ladies & Gents quarter-final games will be at 2.30 on Saturday 8th July, leading to the four Semi-finals which will all be at 2.30 on Sunday  9th July.  Rinks will be drawn on the day.  Dress ; Greys 

All entrants please check that your team is aware and prepared, as absentees on the day can be very difficult to resolve !  

RESULT ; We played a 3 Counties return match on Tuesday 27th June, against Amersham on our green and the weather was not as sunny or hot as the previous  week. We managed a good win on 4 out of the 5 rinks and total shots of 116 to 68 picking up 10 points to 2. This was a good win for us and we had 2 close top rinks with the winner being Chris Moir, Dave Harding, Denise Williams and Mike Alderton by 26 shots to 7. 

RESULT ; On Monday we visited Gerrards Cross, and having lost badly (85-122) in last years equivalent friendly fixture, hopes were not high. What a difference a year makes! The weather was fine, and the greens played well, and we won on 5 out of 6 triples, and 131-67 overall. Our Top Rink was Robin Newman, John Pink and Denise Williams (25-7), and we look forward to the home return in  a months time.

RESULT ; On Sunday we played another Three Counties game, this time away against Bassetsbury Manor. Our opponents had already waived one rink through their lack of players, but the remaining four were closely fought in the first half, with only a few shots in it.  However after tea we got a better measure of their tricky greens, to pull away to a win of all 12 points, and 89 -51, thanks to a good all round performance by everyone.  Top rink was Roger Darbourne , Liz Baldwin, Denise Williams and Rob Kirby (25-9) , and a mention to Dave H, Bob B, Anne D & Tim Baldwin who scraped home by a shot after being  5 down with three ends to go,  to complete the clean sweep. 



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