This page collates the news items removed from the NEWS section in 2013

 

 Saved   January  12th  2014

NOTICE ;  The following Notice has been placed on the club boards.  

Members are reminded that casual clothes may be worn on the green for informal roll-ups only. For all other bowling occasions, including club competitions, coaching sessions and the Friday Night gathering, regulation dress is required.

Shorts for men are allowed, but should be regulation grey or white , and knee length. According to Bowls England regulations, they should be accompanied by knee-length socks, but ankle socks are generally accepted. If casual shorts are worn for roll-ups they should also be of appropriate length - beach clothing is not acceptable whatever the weather !

  .... and now to internal club news...

Note the self-assesment guides now available in the coaching corner of the club notice boards.  See further details on the dedicated page on this website

** All earlier results and NEWS entries will now be found on our Archive Page

ADVERTS on the clubhouse wall ;

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 NOTICE ;  The Final event of the outdoor season is the Captains' v Presidents' on Sunday 22nd,  (ALL PLAY and the teams will be posted on the day).   There will be a small ploughmans buffet after the game to go with those end-of-season drinks to help Rob clear the bar ! 

RESULT ; The last match of the season was played at home against Pinner on Thursday. Despite being rather damper than forecast, we were holding our own the first half, with only a couple of shots between the teams. However it was a different story after tea,  and our visitors romped away to a convincing win by 116-53, and we didn't manage a top rink.  This was an unfortunate end to a friendly season where our ladies were unbeaten, and our mixed teams won more than they lost, giving an overall conclusion for the friendly matches of   Played 51,  Won 32,  Lost 19,  Cancelled 12 (only 4 of which due to rain)

Notice ; Unfortunately the forecast rain all afternoon caused Tring to suggest Tuesday's friendly visit be cancelled, and we agreed to avoid a longish trip to get wet.  Fingers crossed for the last match of the season on Thursday against Pinner.

Notice ; Watford have also cancelled the match on Sept 21st .  Apologies to all those who put their names down.

RESULT ; On Thursday Sept 12th we played Croxley Guild at home in a reduced friendly match of three triples, managing to win on two, and carry the overall result with a comfortable 60 - 42 win,  mainly as a result of our top rink,  Liz Baldwin, Robin Newman and Bryan Hedey who won 32 -7. 

RESULT  ; On Tuesday Sept  10th we played a friendly match at home to Stoke Poges, and despite a chilly wind and occasional drizzle, enjoyed a well-natured contest.   Although we only won on 2 rinks and lost on the other 2, we managed a comfortable win by 68 shots to 52.  Top Rink was Liz Baldwin, Beryl Ralley and John Anderson, 25-9.

RESULT ; The Ladies v Gents event took place on Sunday, and the Ladies were victorious  83 shots to 75, despite the Gents winning on 3 out of 5 games, and having the assistance from Pam Dyer who gallantly joined the men for the day.

NOTICE ; The nomination sheet for the club officers and committee for  the 2014 season is now posted on the Club Notice Board.  All those interested in standing for the various playing and management posts in the  committee, are asked to seek proposers etc and enter their details as soon as possible,  as the season draws to a close. These posts will be contested, where necessary, at a vote at the AGM in November.

RESULT ; On Tuesday Sept 3rd, we visited Court Park, who had given us a sound drubbing at home at the start of the season. This time it was a very close affair, with the overall result uncertain until the final end of the last game. Fortunately Chalfont held on to win by 2 shots, 82 - 80, with a top rink of Liz Baldwin, Roy Mills and Mick Lane, 23 - 14.

RESULTS ; We played two more friendlies at the weekend, away to Glory Mill, and at home to Aston Clinton.  We won a close contest at Glory Mill by 78 shots to 73, and our top rink was Rose Kirby, Graham Buchanan and Bob Crowford, who won by 26 shots to 15.  However Aston Clinton were a tougher proposition, and  we lost by 61 shots to 111. We still managed a winning rink, through  Rose Kirby,  Jean Jackman and Dave Harding, who  won by 23 shots to 13Saved  15th September 2013

NOTICE ; Following the last semi-final contests today (friday) the Programme of events for the Finals Weekend has been determined, and a notice to confirm the times for each final has been posted.  A copy of the outline can be found on the Competitions Tab of this website.

All finalists, and particularly those in more than one final,  please make sure that you are aware of this draw , and advise the competitions organisers (Tim & Duncan) if you uncover any  overlaps or other difficulties therein, as soon as possible.  The use of Red or Blue Stickers to replace your yellow Club colours is required as indicated , and will be available on the day.

NOTICE ;  The match against Croxley Guild on Thursday has been reduced to three triples at our opponents request.  Following a number of voluntary redundancies, we have trimmed our team from the initial selection, as noted on the team-pick page of this website.

NOTICE ; The Ladies match at Chesham planned for Sept 9th, has been cancelled, due to a funeral for a Chesham member on that day.

NOTICE ;  The finals weekend is not far away, so will all last years winners, please contact Tim Baldwin or Duncan Barratt, to arrange the return of the trophies that they have held since the presentations last year.  

A Notice to establish numbers for Finals Weekend has been posted in the clubhouse. The detailed format will await the completion of all semi-finals, but there will be Maureen's  ham/cheese/pate spread on Saturday lunchtime, and Shirley's Bangers and Burgers on Sunday, so please register your intention to be there as soon as you can.

NOTICE ;  Ladies versus Gents.  Please note that enough names have been entered for this annual game, so any further entries will be considerd Reserves to cope with last-minute withdrawals, allowing bthe Captains to select their teams.   Remember this game is on Sunday September 8th, which is before finals weekend, avoiding last years clash with the village show. A sheet is posted in the clubhouse.  

RESULTS ;   We have played two friendlies this week, both played in wonderful summer sunshine. On Wednesday August 28th, we entertained Berkhamsted.  From the start, our eventual Top Rink of Liz Baldwin, Norman Clare and Duncan Barratt managed to offset losses elsewhere and up to the 14th end, Chalfont had their noses in front. However our opponents came through in the final four ends and proved worthy winners by an overall 95 - 73 margin.

On Thursday 29th we visited Swakeleys with better results, running out winners by 91 shots to 67. Our top rink was Rose Kirby, John Pink and John Anderson.  

NOTICE ;  All Members are invited to the end-of-season pre-Christmas Meal and  Presentation evening  at Beaconsfield Golf Club  on November 23rd, so please add your names to the sheet in the clubhouse, where further details can be obtained.

NOTICE   Unfortunately, with only one user of the Wesite Forum availability system in the last month, (thanks Graeme)  it is apparent that everyone else is now going up to the club often enough to use the notice boards satisfactorily, without the need for the forum, which was predictably busier in the initial months of the season.

Therefore we are curtailing the creation of new match-pick  'topics' to those that are currently created, and suspending the system thereafter,  until the Winter indoor games and early stages of next season,  when we will resume for the first month or so again.   
The forum will still be available for social events etc, and for any comments which members may have on other topics.
Apologies for any inconvenience, but the operation is no longer worth the effort, and we will concentrate on developing other aspects of the site.  The team selections will continue to be up-loaded as soon as they are available, as usual. 

The Annual Jubillee Cup was held on Bank Holiday Monday, and took the form of a three-wood drawn pairs competition with two groups over four sessions of 8 ends. Two finalists emerged from the group stages, and in the Final, Mike Alderton and Denise Rogers, narrowly beat Norman Clare and Bryan Hedley in a game that was in the balance until the final bowl.

The day was concluded with a Barbecue for players and guests, and included a presentation of certificates to our 'Hotshots',  Staff Burbridge, Flora Alderton, Bob Baker & Norman Clare, who achieved their 8-shot end against Wexham 2 weeks ago.

 

NOTICE ; Bob Baker has advised that recent considerations of alternatives to Okehampton for the 2014 winter trip, have not attracted enough support to make a change. Therefore Okehampton is ON for all those who expressed interest, but he requires full payment a.s.a.p. to make the reservations.  Please contact Bob to finalise your contributions.

CONGRATULATIONS to Chalfont Ladies teams in recent Galas at neighbouring clubs. At Amersham we had two triples entered, and won the event with Rose Kirby, Candi Marchant and Maureen Harding, with Carol Crowford, Beryl Ralley and Jean Jackman managing third, behind a Chesham team in second place.

Then on Sunday,  Liz Storrar, Lyn Carrol and Dave Harding represented the club in the Gala Day at Kings Langley, with another winning performance.  Neck and neck with Ladygate until the final pairings, they won their last game and the overall prize.

RESULT ; On Saturday Aug 24th, we entertained the Bucks VPs, and despite a damp start and the use of mats on the green, enjoyed a dry finish and a good contest. Chalfont emerged the winners by 131 - 102, with top rink Linda James, Bernard Bailey, Janice Batkins & Rob Kirby.

RESULT: We played Wexham in a friendly match on Thursday and we were beaten 67-68 points. Our top winning rink consisted of Joyce Cripps. Pam Anderson and Bernard Bailey who won by 24 -14 points.

RESULT: Our poor end-of-season form continued on Tuesday, when we played another friendly, this time against Stoke Poges, with a similar result to Monday, going down smiling on all rinks,  and losing 53-81 overall.  

RESULT:On Monday the 19th August we played a friendly match against Harrow. Unfortunately we were beaten by 52 - 89 points and lost on all rinks except for one drawn rink. The match was enjoyed by all and the weather was nice and warm.

RESULT : The week was concluded with our final three counties match of the season, against Battesbury, who we entertained at home on Saturday August 17th. Unfortunately we were beaten on all rinks, 70 -100, and all 12 points went to Battesbury. Let us hope for better results next year!

RESULT ;  On Thursday 15th August, we entertained the Chesham Pioneers to a home game, which proved an enjoyable experience despite the intermittent rain stoppages. We won two of the three triples, but the 30-19 result was less important than the creditable performance of our sight-impaired opponents.

RESULT ;   On Tuesday 13th August we played a friendly with Pinner and  had a good win on 3 rinks and a draw on a 4th rink winning by 83 to 67 points. Our top green was Jean Jackman, Michael Facey and Mike Alderton who won by  22 - 11 points.

RESULT ; Our Ladies played against Chesham at home on Monday 12th, and continued their winning run in their friendly  matches, winning 56 - 42.

Top Rink was Candi Marchant with Pam Anderson and Denise Rogers. Transferred  27th August

NOTICE  ; The Men's & Ladies' Triples Competitions 

The Semi-finals play-on Date is Aug 18th at 2.30 as in the fixture card

These matches will be played concurrently on rinks drawn on the day,

and ...    Dress is Greys

All members are asked to come to the club to support these games

RESULT ; The week was rounded off with a 3 Counties match at Wexham, which was another close fought affair, with two winning rinks, but three losing ones, resulting in an overall 81 - 99 loss, and a 4pts to 10 defeat.

Our top rink was Graham Buchanan, Liz Baldwin, Candi Marchant and John Anderson, but pride of place went to Staff Burbridge, Flora Alderton, Bob Baker and Norman Clare, who achieved a Hot Shot 8-0 end, to edge past their opposition into our second winning rink.

RESULT ; On Saturday we played a friendly at Rickmansworth, where we struggled to cope with their greens, and went down 62 - 109, despite an emphatic top rink performance 17 - 9, from Hazel Baker, Norman Clare & Mike Alderton.

RESULT ; On thursday we visited Flackwell Heath in the 3 Counties competition, and lost a close encounter by 95 - 103.  We did have a top rink, however, through Rose Kirby, Jean Jackman Bernard Bailey and Dave Harding, who won their game 21 -16.

On Tuesday the Ladies Gala took place, with Chalfont hosting 14 ladies triples teams from local clubs.  A fine afternoon was enjoyed, and a close tussle for top spot resulted in a tight win by a single shot for the group from Stoke Poges.

RESULT ; On Monday August 5th, our men visited Marlow for the return TVL fixture.  Unfortunately we lost 32-49 , but picked up 2 points through top rink Candi Marchant, John Anderson & Mike Alderton

Transferred  Aug 11th 2013

RESULT ; On Saturday we played at Harefield Hospital in the 3 Counties league, but we lost on all  rinks, some more narrowly than others, going down overall by 74 shots to 121.  We had no Sunday fixture as our planned opponents, Wendover, cancelled the match to allow their supporters to visit the Ladies' Finals at Leamington.

RESULT ; On Thursday we played Wexham in a friendly home game, and the result could hardly have been closer. Regrettably we lost 70 - 72, losing two triples , drawing another, but winning the last through Top Rink - Hazel Lucas, Pam Anderson and Norman Clare 25 - 10.

RESULTS;  OnWednesday our men played their TVL game against Cippenham, but lost on 3 out of 4 triples, and 62 - 72 overall.  We took 3 points, and Top Rink was Graham Buchanan, John Anderson and Mike Alderton, winning 24 shots to 6.

RESULT;  Our Ladies also played on Wednesday, meeting Gerrards Cross in a friendly, and won to continue their unbeaten run in Ladies friendlies. Meanwhile they await the final totting up of the points in the Trundell matches, to determine whether they have made it to the quarter-finals.

Result ; On Sunday we visited High Wycombe in the rather more serious Three Counties competition, and although all our 5 rinks managed to score exactly the same at 15 shots each, all our opposition's teams managed to score enough to win by a few more, totalling 103 to our 75.

Result ; On Saturday Aug 3rd , we played a friendly at home against Princes Risborough. Despite a few passing showers, a fine afternoon was enjoyed by all, with Chalfont emerging with 3 wins out of the 5 triples, and an overall win by 89 to 68 shots .  Top Rink was Rose Kirby, Norman Clare and Tim Baldwin, winning their rink by 29 - 10.

Result On Thursday Aug 1st,  we played a friendly against Eastcote , on the hottest day of the year, and on greens with challenging inconsintencies.  Despite a promising start before tea, we unfortunately lost on three of the five triples, but won the other two sufficiently to achieve a win by 94 shots to 82.  Top Rink was Rose Kirby, Staff Burbridge and Tim Baldwin, who won their game by 27 - 8.

On Tuesday, the game against Bassetsbury had to be cancelled due to the ongoing and forecast rain, which persevered until 4 o'clock.

NOTICE  ;  Winter 2014 - Trip to Okehampton from 2nd February

A list has been placed in the clubhouse looking for interested parties for a return to Manor Hotel, Okehampton, next Spring.  See a dedicated page on this website, but please add your names to allow Bob Baker to establisgh the level of interest as soon as possible.

NOTICE JUBILEE CUP (Drawn Pairs)  Monday 26th  August

A Sign-up sheet for this ever-popular event on August Bank Holiday Monday  is now posted in the clubhouse.  In addition to the bowling and inclusive lunch, all members are invited to extend the day with a BBQ and buffet in the early evening after the competition, at no extra cost.

Similarly to last year's Jubilee event, members of the Parish Council and local sports bodies will be invited, and we ask as many members as possible to support this event.Transferred  8th August 2013

RESULT ; On Tuesday July 23rd we entertained Uxbridge to a home friendly match, but were far too generous as hosts, and went down to a defeat by 55 - 74.  However we had one winning, and therefore top, rink with Joyce Cripps, John Pink and Tim Baldwin, who won 21 -14.

RESULT ;  On Sunday 21st,  we visited ChessVale in the 3 Counties League, but unfortunately home advantage on their artificial green proved too much for our players, who went down on all rinks, 73 - 134.

NOTICE ; The C&T match against Marlow on Tuesday  23rd has been conceded by our opponents, who cannot raise a team.

RESULTS ;  On Thursday our Ladies played in the Trundell competition against Denham, and celebrated a comfortable win.  This is the last match in this competition, and the computations to decide who progresses to the next stage will be a close run.  In the parallel Burnham Plate competition, we met Iver Heath, and did well to only lose by a single shot 17 - 18.

RESULT ; On wednesday morning three triples visited Chesham Park to play the Chesham Pioneers, the visually impaired group, in a match limited to 12 ends due to the very warm temperatures.

The result was a solid win for Chalfont, but more importantly all participants enjoyed a fun morning on Chesham's excellent green, and thanks to the Pioneers for their hospitality afterwards.

NOTICE ; The match against Yiewsley & West Drayton, recently reduced in scope and moved to a home fixture to accomodate our opponents, has not proved sufficient for them to raise a team, and they bhave reluctantly asked to cancel the match.

NOTICE ; Unfortunately we have the same problem on Saturday, and cannot raise a team to visit Aylesbury Town, and this match has also been cancelled.

RESULTS ; On Tuesday 16th our players were spread across two matches.  In the afternoon we visited Ladygate for a friendly encounter, and although we each won two triples, Ladygate emerged winners by 76 - 58. Chalfont had a top rink through Robin Newman, Hazel Baker and Graeme Richards who pulled back from early set-backs to win 20 - 13.

In the evening we played the more significant match in the  Chiltern & Thames league, against Chesham Broadway, and won on all three rinks 54 - 41 overall. The 2 top rinks were skipped by Mick Lane and Shirley Taylor and we won all 10 points.

RESULT  ;  Bucks Plate Quarter-finals

On Sunday 14th July our men played their quarter-final against Buckingham (West End) Bowls Club, who proved to be most hospitable hosts, with refreshments provided before and after the game, for both the team and our supporters.  The match proved a friendly but well-fought contest, with the closest of results. However, despite Chalfont winning on three of the four triples, the overall shot score was a loss by 63-67,  with Buckingham progressing to the semi final.  The Chalfont 'Top Rink' was Barry Mills, Captain-of-the-day John Anderson, and skip Tim Baldwin, but everyone is to be congratulated for coming so close with a team depleted by the absence of a number of regular players.

Thanks are also due to the ladies who travelled to support the team.

Transferred on July 30th

STOP PRESS ;  The match against Wendover on Sunday has been cancelled by our opposition, who have players at the Leamington Finals, and cannot raise a team.  Apologies to all those who had entered to play this match.

Remember that this Sunday is another play-by date in many of the internal competitions.  If you have failed to arrange your match within this time limit, please contact Tim or Duncan a.s.a.p

Transferred on July 23rd

RESULT;  On Saturday we visited Broomwade where we enjoyed a very warm afternoon, but a comfortable win by 117 to 72.  Our Top Rink was Carol Crowford, Bernard Bailey, Hazel Baker and Tony Batkins, who won their rink by 36 shots to 9.

NOTICE ;  The friendly match against Yiewsley & W Drayton on Thursday July 18th , is now a HOME fixture, to accomodate our opponents, due to roadworks affecting available parking.  Tim will try to contact all players, but please spread the word!

RESULT ;  On Thursday our ladies won their Trundell match with Burnham. We lost away, but won at home by 7 shots to secure overall victory by 5 shots.  Meanwhile the ladies in the burnham plate lost narrowly to Wexham 14 - 16.

RESULT ;  On Wednesday we entertained Harrow & District to a friendly match, reduced to three triples due to our opponents shortage of available players, which ended with a very close win for our opponents, 59 - 57. Mike Alderton skipped a team that changed players at half-way to accomodate a late visitor arrival, but nevertheless emerged with top rink by an impressive 31 shots to 7.

RESULT ;  On Tuesday evening, July 9th, we played the return Chiltern & Thames match at home against Glory Mill.  This proved to be the closest of games, drawing one triple, but losing the two others , each by a single shot. The loss by 40 - 42 shots, gave a points score of 9 pts to Glory Mill and a single point to us. Our top (drawn) rink was Rob Kirby, Candi Marchant and Mike Alderton.

RESULT ; The week started on July 8th with a good win by our Ladies at home against Amersham, by 78 -32. Two teams vied for top rink, with Maureen Harding and Lynn Carrol each skipping teams with 16 point winning margins.

NOTICE ; The match on Wednesday July 10th v Harrow & District has had to be reduced to three triples , with only Tea & Biscuits, due to their lack of players. Apologies to those who will need to be dropped from our team.  Tim will be in contact shortly, with those who will be affected

RESULT ; On Sunday 7th we played a Chiltern & Thames match against Chesham Broadway, where we picked up 6 points to their 4.  Unfortunately this was achieved through Chesham failing to field a full team, giving us default points, whilst they won on the two rinks that were actually played, 36 - 22.  A seperate friendly rink was played and won by Beryl Ralley, Roger Darbourne & Rob Kirby.

RESULT ;  On Saturday July 6th we entertained Cippenham in a friendly match, though we lost by 73 to 115.  However, we managed one winning rink, through Norman Clare, Maureen Harding, Shirley Taylor and Rob Kirby,  22-12.

PLEASE NOTE ; The Sunday friendly match against Berkhamsted on July 14th, which clashes with our quarter final date in the Bucks Plate, has had to be cancelled as we cannot raise sufficient teams for both events. 

RESULT ; The new week started on Monday July 1st with an unfortunate loss in the TVL 1-2-3 competition, when our depleted men's team were beaten by Iver Heath. 

RESULT  ; However our fortunes improved on Tuesday in the Chiltern & Thames league game away at Glory Mill Bowls Club at Wooburn Green, where we won by 7 pts to 3, and 55 shots to 41.  We lost one triple, drew another, and won on  our third (Top rink) of Rose Kirby, Anne Darbourne & Tim Baldwin (25 - 8).

RESULT ; Our Ladies played  a friendly away at Gerrards Cross on Wednesday 3rd July, and came away with a satisfying win, by 59 shots to 38.  Top Rink was Maureen Harding, Lyn Carroll and Maggy Read.

RESULTS ; On Thursday, the ladies then embarked on their Trundell and Burnham Plate matches for this year, with mixed results.  A disappointing loss Home and Away against Wexham in the Trundell , was offset by a good win over Burnham 28-10 in the Burnham Plate, through Lyn Carrol, Liz Storrar, Pam Anderson and Denise Rogers.

Transferred on July 10th

RESULT ; On Sunday 30th we visited Rickmansworth British Legion, for a friendly encounter on a gloriously sunny day. We managed to master their tricky greens, and won three out of four triples, winning 78 - 53 overall. Our top rink was Liz Baldwin, Graeme Richards and Rob Kirby, (19 - 6).

RESULT ; Our saturday match against Windsor & Eton on 29th June was a closely fought friendly, where Chalfont managed to lose on 4 out of 6 triples, but emerged with a narrow victory, by 112 shots to 109.  Well done to our top rink of Rose Kirby, Dave Harding and Bob Crowford, who won 25-8.

RESULT;  The midweek friendly against Croxley Guild was a reduced away match due to our oppositions fixture congestion, but was nevertheless a very enjoyable encounter as we have come to expect at this club. The three triples managed a comfortable win by 60 shots to 46, with top rink Liz Baldwin, Bryan Hedley and Rob Kirby, 26 - 17.

RESULT ; We are back to our winning ways with a solid victory over Amersham in the Three Counties on Tuesday 25th, achieving an overall result of  113 shots to 88,  picking up 10pts to Amersham's 2.  Top Chalfont rink was Graham Buchanan, John Pink, Candi Marchant and Mike Alderton who won by 36  shots to 12.

As recorded earlier, our results in the Bucks Plate have got the men's squad through to the quarter finals, to be played at Buckingham West End, on Sunday 14th July at 10.00. An availability sheet is posted in the clubhouse, and the team will be selected as soon as practicable.   The match potentially over-laps the afternoon match against Berkhamsted, but this is being checked with our opposition, as we need the strongest team possible for the Bucks Plate Match.  Any change to the Berkhamsted friendly will be posted shortly.

Transferred on June 30th

RESULT ; On Sunday 15th our result was less encouraging, when we lost on all but one rink ,away against Bassetsbury. We lost 82 - 129 overall, but managed one drawn rink, when Bill Bowler, Hazel Baker, John Anderson and Staff Burbridge drew 20-20.

RESULT ; We played a friendly against Denham at home on Saturday 14th , and managed to avoid the rain, and despite losing on three rinks and drawing on one, sneaked a narrow win by 107 shots to 101!  Top Rink was Beryl Ralley, Norman Clare and Tim Baldwin who managed a comfortable win on their green by 30 shots to 12.

Our Gala Day took place on Thursday 12th June, and although we were only blessed with intermittent sunshine & showers, a most enjoyable day was had by 20 rinks of 4 players, playing 4 sessions of 8 ends each.

The team from Harrow emerged as winners over 2nd & 3rd placed teams from High Wycombe and The Mill Bowls Clubs, with 47, 42 and 39 points respectively. President Norman Clare presented the winners with their prizes

 RESULT ; On Thursday 20th June we played a friendly match against Yiewsley & West Drayton which we won by 67 shots to 62 and our highest winning rink was Barry Dyer, Jean Jackman and Mike Alderton who won their game, by 19 shots to 12.

RESULT ; On Wed 19th June we played a Bucks Plate game against Cippenham and we won on 3 rinks out of the 4 with top rink going to Rob Kirby.Roger Darbourne and Mike Alderton by 32 shots to 8. The overall points score was 12 points to 2.

This means that we have qualified for the Bucks Plate Quarter-finals. 

Well done to the  Men's Bucks Plate squad.

RESULT ; On Tuesday 18th June we played a 3 Counties match against Amersham which we lost by 8 points to 4. Our highest winning rink was Robin Newman, Graeme Richards, Carol Crowford and Bob Crowford who won their game, by 20 shots to 13.

RESULT ;  On Monday 17th, our men played their Home & Away Fours in the TVL, but lost in both games , going down 21- 44  overall.

RESULT ; On Sunday 16th June we visited Cove and we only won on one rink consisting of Pam Dyer, Les Brandon(Cove), Carol Crowford and Bob Crowford by 27 shots to 12. The overall score was a loss by 65 shots to 80.

On Saturday we were supposed to play Chess Vale at Home in a 3 Counties match but the weather was too bad and it was called off and we therefore shared the points.

RESULT ; On Wednesday the Ladies played Amersham and were successful on all three rinks, winning the match 66pts to 27. our top rink was Rose Kirby Pam Anderson and Candi Marchant, who won their away game, by 26 shots to 6.

RESULT ; On Tuesday in the Chiltern & Thames against Chesham, we lost by 50 shots to 55 despite winning on 2 of the 3 rinks,  picking up 4pts to Chesham's 6. Top rink was Graham Buchanan, Anne Darbourne and Rob Kirby who won by 19 shots to 12

RESULT ; On Monday, our men played a TVL match, home & away against Denham, and were successful on three out of four rinks, winning the match 8pts to 3.  Overall shot-count was missed by 59 shots to Denham's 63, but our top rink was Graham Buchanan, John Anderson and David  Coode, who won their away game, by 19 shots to 14.

RESULT ; The second match of the weekend was a home friendly against the Owls from Nth Watford, and although some matches were closer than others, and an enjoyable afternoon was had by everyone, we managed to lose the match 69 - 114 without a Top Rink.  Better luck next year when we play at their ground !.

RESULT ; On Saturday we played High Wycombe in a Three Counties game, with a very closely fought match throughout. Points were shared 6 each, with Chalfont winning on three rinks out of five, but narrowly losing overall shots 89 - 94.  Our Top rink was Graham Buchanan, John Anderson, Hazel Baker and Rob Kirby. (20 - 15)

Our Ladies have been playing in their EWBA pairs matches this week, and although Janice Batkins and Pam Anderson , and Liz Baldwin & Hazel Baker both lost out to superior opposition, Liz and Hazel are to be congratulated on their first EWBA encounter, losing by a single shot (14-13) to a pair from Iver Heath, who now meet our Lyn Carrol and Liz Storrar in the next round.

RESULT ; On Thursday we visited Cippenham for a friendly encounter on their newly cut greens which played very fast in the glorious sunshine. Unfortunately we were unable to adjust as well as our opponents, going down 49 - 67.  Congratulations to our one winning rink,  Rose Kirby. Bernard Bailey and John Anderson.

RESULT ; On Wednesday our Men played Wexham in the Bucks Plate, and managed a comprehensive win 79 shots to 52, winning on all rinks, home and away. Top Chalfont rink was Rob Kirby Tony Batkins and Mike Alderton 30 shots to 13.

 

Transferred on 11th June 2013

RESULT ; On Sunday the 3 counties match was against Wexham, and although we picked up 4 points, we lost overall by 87 to 111, with Wexham taking 8 points.  We did have a top rink, with Graham Buchanan,  Bill Bowler, Candi Marchant & George Ivey, who won their game 23- 16.

RESULT ;  On Saturday we entertained the 'Zippers', in a charity match to support their open-heart surgery cause, and won a friendly and close-fought match 101 - 93 overall.  Top Chalfont Rink was Rose Kirby, Pam Dyer, John Anderson, and Duncan Barratt who won 28 - 20.

RESULT ; The friendly against Princes Risborough was played away on Thursday, and resulted in a convincing win by 97 shots to 66, winning on 4 rinks out of 5.  Top rink was Denise Rogers , John Anderson and Tim Baldwin  who won 25 - 7.

RESULT ;  In our Chiltern & Thames match on Wednesday against Chesham we met strong opposition who won on all three triples, and we lost 44 - 73 overall.

The friendly match against Aston Clinton on Tuesday afternoon had to be cancelled due to the rain. 

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY ; SPRING PLATE

The Spring Plate was played in sunny and warm conditions, on an increasingly fast green, and enjoyed by 10 drawn teams in four 8-end sessions of 2-wood triples. The team that emerged triumphant was Lyn Carroll, Dave Harding and Arthur Thomas, with a tie for second place, between two teams who could not be separated by shot count, so a 2-end shoot out was needed, between teams skipped by George Ivey and Club Captain Mike Alderton. George won through and claimed the honour of second place!

Arthur and his team were presented with the trophy by donor, Staff Burbridge

Transferred on 5th June 2013

RESULT ;  Sunday brought better news with a win over Broomwade by 129 shots to 87. In a friendly encounter, which was extended to allow our opponents to bring more players to enjoy our green, our Top rink was Rose Kirby, Denise Rogers, Shirley Taylor and Mike Alderton who won by 27 shots to 11

RESULT ; The 3 counties game against Harefield Hospital was played on Saturday, but the opponents proved too strong, and we lost 74 - 111.  We nevertheless managed 3 pts to HH's 9pts, and had a top rink with Janice Batkins, Henry Bell, Anne Darbourne & Tim Baldwin, who won 25-14.

STOP PRESS On Friday 24th May at 6.00pm, and despite the awful conditions outside,  George commenced the coaching process with an indoor  exercise on reading the head, much appreciated by those who attended.  All members are encouraged to join in this initiative, and to contact George or the other coaches if Friday night is not convenient. There are other sessions directed at 'Leads & No 2's' or 'No 3's & Skips' planned on dates as listed in Coaching Corner in the clubhouse.  Please sign up for the session that best suits your availability and needs.

RESULT ;  Our men played a TVL match on Friday, Home & Away against Wexham, but met opponents on good form despite the unseasonal wet, cold and breezy evening, and we lost all matches.

CONGRATULATIONS ... to Mike Alderton who won through his first round of the 'Champion of Champions'  competition, comfortably beating Carlo Lunsford from Cippenham, 21-1.

RESULTS ; We played two midweek friendlies this week, losing to Chesham 64 - 96, but managing one drawn rink through Sylvia Webb, Staff Burbridge and Dave Harding.  The second match was against Swakeleys where we fared better with a 103 - 89 win , with top rink Anne Darbourne, Lyn Carroll, Bill Bowler and Tony Batkins, who  won 26 - 12.

RESULT ;  Our Bucks Plate team were in action on Wednesday v Burnham, and picked up two points whilst going down 53 - 71, through one winning rink, where Graham Buchanan, George Ivey & David Coode won 24 - 11.

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 RESULT ; On sunday in the friendly against  Windsor Great Park a great week was rounded off when we won by 119 shots to 106.  Our top rink was Barry Dyer, Liz Baldwin, Maureen Harding and Duncan Barratt, (28-12)

RESULT ; At the weekend we continued our winning run in the friendly against Cippenham, which we won by 107 shots to 84. Our top rink was Joyce  Cripps, John Pink, Hazel Baker and Arthur Thomas (23-10).

RESULT On Wednesday the men played our first Thames Valley League (TVL) game against Ritchings Park. We won on 3 of the 4 rinks, by 77 shots to 55  overall, and picking up 7pts to 2pts. Top Chalfont rink was Graham Buchanan, Duncan Barratt and Arthur  Thomas, who won by 28 shots to 13.

 RESULT ; On Thursday, our ladies visited Cassiobury Ladies in Watford, and achieved a victory in all three triples, winning 61 - 38 overall.  Top Chalfont rink was Maggy Read, Denise Rogers and Lyn Carrol, 21-10.

Unfortunately the  friendly match against Ladygate on tuesday had to be cancelled due to the rain which was forecast .... and which arrived as scheduled.  Hopefully everyone will agree that we made the right decision.

RESULT ; On Saturday May 11th, we played our first Three Counties (3C) game against Flackwell Heath.  and although we lost overall 92 shots to 103, we picked up 4 of the 12 points available, and had a top rink with John Pink, Norman Clare, Candi Marchant and Rob Kirby who won their game 27 shots to 21.

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RESULT ;  Our ladies continue to play in various classes of EWBA competitions, and whilst we shall gloss over some defeats, we can record further progress of the Triples team , Rose Kirby, Maureen Harding & Candi Marchant who beat a team from Wexham to move into the second round.

RESULT ; On Wednesday, our men played their first Bucks Plate match, but were unsuccessful both home and away, totalling 40 shots to 80, with all the points going to our opposition, Denham.

RESULT ;  The home friendly against Kings Langley on Wednesday 8th May was an interesting encounter with some significant scores on both sides. Chalfont managed wins on 3 out of the 5 triples, securing a win by 92 shots to 73, and top rink Janice Batkins, John Pink and Tim Baldwin.

The Bank Holiday Spoon Drive was attended by 24 members who enjoyed a sunny afternoon & a  fun event organised by Mike Alderton and his team. The Leading Lady over three drawn 6-end groupings, was Sylvia Webb, and leading man was George Ivey.  The wooden spoon was collected by Rob Kirby,  who must have been distracted by his role in the bar.  Thanks to Rob, Mike and the ladies for the teas.

RESULT ; The Sunday match away against Wendover was another tight affair on most rinks, but our opponents had the edge, & Chalfont went down  87 - 122 overall.  However we had one Top Rink, albeit with a drawn game,  Rose Kirby, Janice Batkins, Bob Crowford & Mike Alderton. 

COMPETITION DRAWS HAVE BEEN MADE.  

The draw sheets have been posted in the clubhouse,  and are now available online under '2013 competition draws'

RESULT  ;   On Saturday 4th May we entertained Chesham at Home, and continued our promising run with a win by 97 shots to 89. Chalfont Top Rink was Joyce Cripps, Norman Clare, Pam Anderson and George Ivey, who won their match by 29 shots to 17.

RESULT  ;   Congratulations to Candi ,Rose and Denise, who started out on their EBA triples competition on Friday with a win, beating a strong team from Cippenham 26-12.  Good luck to you ladies, in the rounds to come!

RESULT On Thursday the ladies visited Denham, and enjoyed another hot afternoon, winning two triples out of three.  However, whilst each game was comfortable for each victor, it produced a very close overall finish, with Chalfont emerging with a win by just two shots, 51 - 49.  Top Rink was Liz Baldwin, Janice Batkins and Candi Marchant (22-9). 

RESULT ; On Wednesday 1st May, we played Glory Mill in a friendly encounter at home, and enjoyed fine sunshine, and a win by 84 shots to 58. Top Rink was Captain-of-the day Duncan Barratt, Candi Marchant and Roy Mills

A Notice from Bob Baker for a club outing to Hendon Air Museum has been placed on its own page on this website.  Show your interest by signing the clubhouse sheet, or responding to Bob's  topic in the website forum

Notices have been posted for the Spring Plate on May 27th, Please record your interest on the forum on this website, or on the list in the clubhouse.

The Spring Plate is a 'drawn triples' format, and will start at 10.30, cost £4 including tea on arrival, ploughmans lunch (Ham, Cheese or Pate) and Tea & Cakes in the afternoon.  CLOSING DATE FOR Spring Plate entries is 15th May.

The Gents' Cleaning  rota has been posted on the gent's notice board, so men, get those dates in your diary!

Further teams have been selected for May fixtures , so checkout the relevant pages on this website for the Captains' selections.  Players will still need to tick their name in the clubhouse, but a web-check will save some wasted journeys.  

The fixtures, team selection pages and forum for members to register their availability for the next month & into June , are also available on their relevant pages on this website.  Also the fixture sheets for these are posted on the clubhouse  notice boards for names to be entered.  If you posted a response on the website, but it has now disappeared, this is because it has been entered onto the notice boards.

Whichever way you choose to show your interest, note that the dates by which we need your name, and the date when the Captains hope to pick the teams, are now on each sheet.

Thanks to those who were responsible for the window display promoting the club in the village.  See the photo gallery page for their efforts.

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RESULT ;  On Tuesday 30th April we entertained Court Park in a friendly, but they were in very good form and we lost on all 5 rinks, going down 53 - 100.  In their golden jubilee year, they passed us a pennant to commemorate their achievement, and an enjoyable day, but probably not for our bowling!

RESULT ;  Sundays match against Stoke Poges, also at home,  produced a close finish with Chalfont  securing another win, by 103 shots to 97. Top Chalfont rink was Pam Dyer,  Hazel Baker and Rob Kirby who secured a win by 22 shots to 13.

RESULT ;   our first home match was played on Saturday 28th April, against Rickmansworth British Legion.  In a match where we narrowly avoided the rain showers, the four triples were shared 2-2, but Chalfont emerged the overall shots winners, by 85 -51.  Top Rink was Staff Burbridge, Joyce Cripps and Sylvia Webb, who won 32-5.

RESULT from our first friendly match, played against Uxbridge on 24/4.

Unfortunately we lost out 51-74. in a match which was closely contested for the most part, and we had one top rink, Rose Kirby, Roy Mills & Tim Baldwin who won their game 14-13.  Commiserations to Duncan Barratt's team who lost out on the very last bowl, and to Candi Marchant who met an opposing skip on very good form !*** Remember the deadline for entries into the club competitions is April 28th, but the competitions organisers would appreciate any late entries NOW rather than right at the deadline, to facilitate the draw on 3rd May.

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The trip to THE MOUSETRAP took place on April 11th, and will no doubt be the talk of the clubhouse when the greens and season open on April 20th.

 For those who were not at the Pre-season meeting, on Saturday March 23rd, and don't yet have your fixture cards, be advised that the Finals weekend is on 14th-15th September 2013, and the Men's & Ladies' drawn triples semi-finals have a PLAY-ON date of August 18th, to be played at 2.30.  The mixed triples and all other pairs & singles competitions have no such play-on dates before the finals.   Please complete any last-minute entry forms and pass to Maureen Burbridge as soon as possible.

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SOCIAL EVENTS ;

The final wednesday Social & Games mornings with lunch, took place on 20th March and thanks to Shirley for her organisation of these events through the winter period.

Recent Matches

INDOOR MATCH;  in the final winter indoor fixture against Herts on 2nd March,  we lost by the narrowest of margins, by 80 shots to 83. The top Chalfont  rink was Staff  Burbridge, Beryl Ralley and Roger Darbourne who won by 22 shots to 7.  This was a very close  game throughout to bring out indoor matches to a close for the winter. Thanks to all those who turned out for the club. 

Previously, the indoors match against Stoke Mandeville took place on Sunday 17th Feb, and was a close run game, with Chalfont winning on 4 out of 6 rinks, but unfortunately going down 98 - 107 overall.

Top rink  was Brian Hedley, Jamie Heath and Graham Buchanan, who won 26 -16. 

The team sheet for the final indoor fixture of the winter, which takes place against W Herts IBC on March 2nd, is still on the clubhouse wall, and the forum pages of this website.

A report on the succesfull trip to Okehampton will follow shortly

The Bowling Club entered a team in the Chalfont St Giles Memorial Hall Quiz Night on wednesday 20th, and held the lead all night until falling at the last round to end a creditable 3rd place.   Thanks to the Baldwins, the Barratts, the Andersons, Anne Darbourne and Lynn Carroll. 

Following the presentation evening before Christmas there are a selection of Photos on a board in the clubhouse.  Apparently there appears to have been  "a good time had by all".

Similarly, Bob reports that a good turnout of walkers and diners enjoyed a New Years Day walk around Chorley Wood, and meal at the Black Horse.

Was everyone camera shy? .... No they were playing pooh sticks !

      

and  FINALLY, Bob Baker seeks payment from those going on the planned trip to the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury, to see Agatha Christie's "The MOUSETRAP" on April 11th.  Please contact him if he hasn't contacted you.


Full details of the Finals results can be found in the Competitions Pages.

Following the AGM, there are changes to be carried out to the website, and amendments to the committee details.  The fixture card and 2012 results will be re-scheduled to the archive, to make room for next years details to be added during the close season.