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The club is affiliated to Bowls England, and operates Lawn Bowls throughout the summer, and compete in all County competitions, Thames Valley League and local friendlies. We also organise short-mat bowls and social events in the winter.

CLUB NEWS                             Last updated TB  20th April  2019

REMEMBER ;  The first Friday roll up WITH BAKED POTATOES  is on Friday 26th, so as many as can , please come along and show us what you are made of !  

 The Greens are Open !!

As announced at the pre-season meeting, the greens are available for practise and self-organised roll-ups over the Easter Weekend,  from Thursday afternoon.  

The weather is improving, and all members are encouraged to get back into shape in the run-in to the first Friday night roll-up on the 26th,  and the first matches over the 27th-28th.  The Teams for these early matches HAVE BEEN POSTED, so watch out and tick your names as usual. 

and so ...............Good luck for the new season! 

Obituary ;   We are very sad to report the death of our member  Robin Newman, who died on Tuesday after suffering for some months with Motor Neurone Disease.

His funeral will be held on Friday 12th April 10.30 am at St Michael's Church Grenfell Road, Beaconsfield HP9 2BP.   After the service his burial will be a family only affair - but , after that, anyone who would like to join the family for a drink / refreshments at The Chequers Inn, Wooburn Green will be very welcome.  No flowers please but any donations to the Motor Neurone Disease charity will be much appreciated.  

 Pre-season Meeting ;   The EGM on Sunday March 24th, with the informal pre-season meeting that followed, was well attended, with everyone looking forward to the new season.  The proposal which necessitated the EGM,  that members be offered the opportunity to pay £30 'up front' in lieu of match fees, was passed with a strong majority, and most members have already taken advantage of the stream-lining initiative.

The Chairman, Tim Timberlake, updated members on various items of news, including the installation of the new water tank, the ongoing discussions with the PC on Lease, Water Supply and Access issues.  

The Clubhouse spring clean will be on April 4th, and members were asked to let Mike Alderton know if they intend to come ….. the more the merrier !

The Greens should be open for Thursday April 18th, allowing members plenty of roll-up practice over the Easter break. The First formal Friday roll-up (with food) will be on April 26th,  ahead of the first match on the 27th  (v Rickmansworth British Legion).  Team selection sheets have been posted, so get those names down for the Captains choice ! 

It was noted that the Fearnley Cup will still be awarded at the end of the season, but will be based on 'The Most Improved Player', rather than solely on the Friday evening results.  This will allow informal coaching on Friday nights where requested.

The Competition entries are now open, and the draw will take place as advertised, but will not involve a fully open forum, ( which has not been wholly successful in recent years) but will be posted after a draw by the comp's organisers (Graham Buchanan and Mike Alderton) and assisted by two independent 'scrutineers' , who will be selected from the volunteers who identified themselves at the meeting.  

100 Club ;  The winners in the March draw were as follows

£25   Billie Dumbleton

£15   Bill Paterson

£10   James Batkins 

RESULT ; The final match of our Indoor season was played at Herts IBC on Sunday, in a contest of five Triples.  Following our encouraging improvement against them in the Rinks match in February, it is pleasing to report a further closing of the gap, despite a 76-93 result.  We won two , lost one by a single shot, but lost the other two games fairly convincingly to concede the match.  Top Rink was Linda James, John Pink and Captain John Anderson (18-11), and it was a fitting finale to our best indoor season ….. ever ?  

The draft fixture list for the 2019 season is now available on this site, ahead of the issue of formal cards to new members after the March sign-up. 

100 Club ; February Draw

The winners this month are as follows ;  Colin Richards (£25),   Anne Pendse (£15) and Hubert Cox  (£10) 

RESULT ; We visited Herts Indoor Bowls Club on Saturday 23rd Feb  for the first of our two planned matches, this being an evening game of four rinks.  Unfortunately, our winning 'run' came to an end, but we gave a good account, and although losing on all rinks, Denise Rogers' team only lost on the last end, John Anderson's team were always close, and Tim Baldwin's team won the last 5 ends to save themselves from a  poor start.  Good signs, despite a 50-72 overall scoreline.

RESULT ; More GREAT NEWS ;  Keep the bunting up for another week, as after waiting for an indoor win for what seemed forever, two come along within a week!.  We visited Handy Cross on Sunday , and at half way there were only two shots in it !  At the end, with two rinks winning, against two losses, it was still very close.  Top Rink was Rose Kirby, Pat MacKay and Liz & Tim Baldwin (still smarting from last weeks bottom rink!) by 27-8,  which, aided by John Anderson's Team's narrower win 16-12, gave us an overall win by 61 - 58.  Another fine Team Effort.  Bring on Herts * next week.  

RESULT ; GREAT NEWS !!

When members are next asked " when did Chalfont last win an indoor match?", you will no longer have to say " ...not within living memory ".   On Saturday we played away at  Foxhill IBC and achieved a memorable victory.!  

We went into an early lead but were pegged back to 40-40 at tea time, and it was then 'nip and tuck' all the way to the end. 

All five triples can be congratulated, particularly those members who do not play regularly indoors. Top rink went to Pam Anderson with Denise Rogers & John Pink  (29-7) and Mike Alderton's team  won their triple including a three on the final end. 

Even Dave Harding, Pat McKay & Tim Baldwin who were on the wrong end of a 6-30 thrashing, managed a one-shot win on their final end to set up Mike Moir, Hazel Baker & Liz Baldwin, who were running a bit behind the other games, with the score level 81-81 and their final two ends to finish. 

With all eyes on them , they got a single shot on each end, to give us a win by 83-81.  Well done Captain John Anderson, & everyone in the team, and bring on Handy Cross next week !  

100 Club ;  The draw for January has thrown up the following winners;

£25    Chris Pound    £15  Maureen Burbridge   £10   Billie Dumbleton

Handy Cross Shield ; Latest News ;    The quarter-final against Marlow on Sunday afternoon was a competitive match, but unfortunately we lost on all triples, (10-14, 10-16 and 7 - 21)  though two of the three were close fought to the end, when risks had to be taken, which distorted the score. Thanks to Mike Alderton for stepping in at the last minute, and Janice - get well soon !  The format next year could be changing to a First & Second Division, each with 5 teams, and Promotion/Relegation at the end of each year, but it remans to be seen which division we will start in next season.

The full status is on the following link ;

 http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/Shield Results to 21st Jan.pdf

Short Mat

The group of members who also enjoy our weekly short mat evenings in the Memorial Hall, celebrated the last session before Christmas in fine style, with an abundance of Elves, Santas and Reindeer bursting out all over !  The wine and mince pies added to the fun, and we all look forward to the re-start in the New year.  Any members wishing to join us, just contact any of the culprits in the following photos, and they will fill you in with the details. 

 

…………………………..…. not to forget the photographer!.

Committee Notice ;

It was agreed at the last Committee Meeting to co-opt Tim Baldwin on to the Committee as Vice Chairman, if he was agreeable. This has now been implemented with Tim B's agreement.

A date for your diaries

The 2019 pre-season meeting will be held on Sunday March 24th - more details and info in due course.

 

  PLEASE NOTE ;

All the reports up to  January 2019 are now archived in the 'archive' pages of this website