Welcome to the  Chalfont St Giles Bowling Club website

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. 

 

INTERESTED IN JOINING US, or giving Bowls a try-out ?

We have Open Day Mornings at the start if the season,   Saturdays May 6th & May 20th and Sunday May 21st,  10.00 to 12.00,

so come along and meet our members and have a go. 

Otherwise, please go straight to the 'Contact us' page and we will try to answer your questions by return. Alternatively our Secretary, Tim Baldwin, can be contacted directly on 01494 875198

 CLUB NEWS                                            Last updated ;  TB  28th April   2017

NOTICE ; The two teams for this weekend (Stoke Poges & Rickmansworth BL)have been adjusted to accommodate an extra triple on Saturday.   Also there have been amendments to the Kings Langley friendly game on 10th May, since this was first posted yesterday.   Please check if you have been affected.

NOTICE ;  Remember - Friday Night Roll-ups start this week !  See you all there for the first roll-up in the Fearnley Cup, and Baked Potatoes to follow !  Players to arrive & Register no later than 5.45 .    Draw takes place at 5.50 pm  Play commences at 6.00 pm  

COMPETITIONS ;  Competitions organiser Bob Baker has compiled the lists of entrants for this year.  Please check the following link to see that you are entered where you intended,  or speak to Bob a.s.a.p.

 http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/COMP ENTRIES 2017.pdf

REPORT ;  The 'Chiltern Tourers' (Allan Rumble's band of players with many from Chalfont in their number) have returned from this year's Spanish trip, so watch out for the report on their exploits shortly.

Friendly v UXBRIDGE ; Unfortunately our opponents for the first match of the season, away to Uxbridge next week, have found it difficult to raise a team and have cancelled the fixture.

HOWEVER, we had a full team wanting to play, and it is suggested that all those selected, plus any others who might want to join in, come up to OUR green from 14.00 on that day, and Captain-of-the-day Mike Alderton will organise a roll-up game to give everyone some practice.  Apologies to all those affected, but this cancellation was out of our hands. 

 100 Club ; April Winners

The draw for the April prize-winners has been made as follows ;  

£25  Staff Burbridge,  £15  Finn Burbridge      £10  George Ivey

Advertising Flyers

Leaflets advertising the  Club, and flyers identifying the Open days are available in the clubhouse.  Any member with access to community boards, libraries or other opportunities, (particularly in the outlying areas, of St Peter, Beaconsfield, Chorleywood etc where they do not have a bowling club already),  with possibilities for advertising the club, are asked to help spread the word by taking a flyer and getting it put up in the next weeks.  

Obituaries ;  For any member that might have known the following persons, we have been advised through Bucks BA of the following deaths in local clubs;  For more info, please contact any of the committee. 

  • Michael Oke of Cippenham BC
  • David Sills of Chesham BC 
  • Tony Ball of Burnham BC 
  • Ken Hunt of Loudwater BC  

Match Selection ; Due to a sufficient subscription already, and to give selected players the maximum opportunity to practice on the soon-to-be-opened greens before the games, the early matches have now been selected  and have been added onto this website as usual. Further team-sheets for future matches in May have been posted on the clubhouse boards. 

STOP PRESS ;  Green opening date has been brought forward;

In view of the current fine weather, and the good state of the playing surface, Green-keeper Roger Darbourne has been approached to open the greens early, and is happy to do so, provided that the outstanding details of preparation are completed.  This will be tackled on Wednesday (and possibly Friday) morning,  so these are good times to come up and give the greens team a hand.  Subject to these works being completed, the greens will open for roll-up play from 1.00 pm on Friday April 14th (Good Friday).

All other organised roll-ups , matches etc , will remain as advertised previously. 

MARKING COURSES 

Due to changes over the years in marking techniques we are running a marking course for those members interested in giving their time to mark singles matches in this year's or future Club Competitions, and urge all such members to take this 'refresher'.

A certificate of attendance will be given to all participants completing the course and your name will be added to the "Official approved Markers List".

Please add your names to the clubhouse list for the date of your choice ;  

Sat 29th April from 10.00, Thursday 11th May  at 18.00   or Saturday 13th May at 10.00 

If you are unable to make any of these courses please contact George Ivey to arrange an alternative suitable day and time . 

PRE-SEASON MEETING ;   Notes from the meeting have been circulated by Email, but can also be found by following the link below ;

 http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/Pre-season notes 2017.pdf 

 Website update ; To reduce the size of the Front Page banner, some pages have been re-allocated into the drop-down menus, principally under the new header "About the Club" where you will find the Contact Form, How to Find Us, Committee, Sponsors and Club History.  Please explore .....and check out any glitches I might have missed !

UPDATE NOTICE ; As posted a few weeks ago, at the start of the season, the Club gets flyers from other clubs advertising their Galas, which individual members might wish to apply for. Such flyers will be available in the clubhouse, but in advance of the season, they will be noted here.  The updated list is as follows 

Berkhamstead Mixed Triples Gala 29th May

Wendover ; Mixed Rinks Gala  20th June

                     Ladies Triples Gala 25th July

Chesham ; Mixed Rinks Gala 5th July

Cheddington ; Mens Fours July 23rd,

                     Ladies Triples August 9th, and

                     Fun Mixed Teams of Four (singles pairs triples & rinks through the day,                                           on August 23rd

Herts ; Mixed Rinks Gala  5th August  

NOTE ;    For those interested in Bowls England and/or the Rules of the Game, a page with links to associated websites can be found in the drop-down under the Committee Page.  If any member has any other suggestions for links or additions/deletions to the website, please contact Tim Baldwin with them ...

 REMINDER ;  Don't forget the pre-season meeting on Sunday, and apologies for the co-incidence of the clock change to BST.   Please set your alarms !!  For all those who need replacement paperwork, spare copies will be available on the day.

CLUB SPRING-CLEAN ;  Following the various maintenance operations over the winter and the arrangements for the Pre-season meeting, but  before the season starts in earnest, the Clubhouse will need its annual spring-clean  and tidy-up.  Please put the morning of Wednesday April 6th in your Diaries to  come up and lend an hour or two to getting your facility up and running.  This request will be reinforced at the pre-season meeting, and we hope to get enough volunteers to make it a quick and enjoyable exercise !

 SOCIALS ;  Bob Baker will expand on this on Sunday, but the following link is for some Trips that are suggested through the summer, and your thoughts and support will be canvassed at the pre-season gathering.  http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/Bob Trips Draft.pdf

RESULT ; The final indoor match of the winter took place at Herts on Sunday , where we again took second place to a strong home side.  The overall score of 78 - 141 was a tale of two sets of games, three triples where the contest was tight to the end, and three where it was less so.  We managed two wins out of the six triples with Top Rink going to Dave Harding, Chris Moir & Tim Baldwin in a game that was tied with one end to go, before a win 16-13,  after an exciting final end.  A mention  also to Rose Kirby, Mike Moir & Staff Burbridge who were also tied with one end to go, and won by a single shot.  We will pass over our Captain's rink, where a nasty reverse at the last end cost them their game.

 Thanks to all members who played in  the winter games, and we now look forward to the summer season. 

NOTE ;  Members may not know, but a group from the club have played through the last 5 or so winters ( sometimes in the rain, frost, wind ..etc, but mostly in fine weather )  in the Chessvale winter league on Sunday mornings. This season they recorded their best showing  for many years, in coming third, and were miffed at not coming higher, as they led the league before two poor results at the end of the season. Well done to the team of Mike & Flora Alderton, Hazel Baker, Pam & John Anderson & Liz & Tim Baldwin.  

Chessvale are always looking to reinforce the teams in this league, so anyone interested in next winter, lease see any of those mentioned above. 

 100 Club ;   The winners for March were drawn at the monthly social gathering on Wednesday, and the lucky persons were ;  

  •  Graham Buchanan   £25   
  • Tim Timberlake       £15     
  • Allan Rumble          £10     

 Pre-season Meeting ;  Everyone should have received their pre-season paperwork , by email or letter-drop, so any member who has NOT received their information, please contact Tim Baldwin a.s.a.p.   (Apologies for the revisions and amendments which proved necessary,  but hopefully any confusion can be cleared up on the day....TB) 

NOTICE ; Teas meeting ; Whilst we still seek a permanent replacement for Shirley after her splendid work in managing the tea teams over recent years, Anne Darbourne is holding the fort and has contacted most of last years tea teams to establish that we have sufficient support for the teas rota again this year. The formal decisions on allocating matches to teams will be on Saturday April 1st at 10.00, and everyone involved is asked to reserve this date, and come prepared with your availability to progress these decisions. Further info will be available at the pre-season meeting on March 26th. 

 Fixtures Secretary ; In accordance with the Constitution, The Fixtures Secretary for 2017/18 is elected at the Pre-season meeting, to an allow appropriate span of tenure to prepare the Fixtures for 2018/19. Therefore nominations are sought for this position, and a notice has been posted in the Clubhouse . Nominations are requested on or before March 20th



All earlier reports are now archived in the 'archive' pages of this website