These are items that have been removed from the 2015-16 News Page

 Social page Archived from 2015,  on 24/2/16;  

SOCIAL NEWS ; On August 3rd, (This is a change from the initial Notice) some of our members will be going to the Races at Windsor. See the notice shortly to be posted on the clubhouse boards, inviting any others to join them. This is not an official club trip, using your own transport and entry arrangements, but please add your names if you are interested in being there, and we can arrange to meet up and enjoy the event, and maybe take a meal, as a group. Gates open at 3.30 and the first race is 5.30. The last of 6 races is 8.00,

Silver ring entry is just £9, or Grandstand for £18. Lets see what interest we can muster. (If the weather is forecast to be rubbish, there is a back-up plan for Aug 17th).

ADVANCE NOTICE ; The August Bank Holiday might seem a long way ahead, but the Jubilee Cup will be held on that day (August 31st) and a sign-up Notice has been posted in the clubhouse. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment ! £4 will cover coffee on arrival, Ploughmans Lunch, and Tea & Cakes in the afternoon. This is a Drawn three-wood Pairs competition, and the dress will be Greys.

CANCELLATION ; As noted in the main news section, the Quiz Night has been cancelled due to the support dropping below a viable number. However Bob is hoping to rearrange another date, so.... watch this space !

Turkey & Tinsel ; Looking ahead to the winter season Rob & Rose Kirby are organising another trip to the Durley Grange Hotel in Bournemouth before Christmas, from the 30th November - 4th December. See and sign up to the notice in the Clubhouse before the end of July so that Rose can make her booking. A coach is not available, but there is parking at the hotel, and lifts can be discussed if needed. A deposit of £30 (non-refundable) will be needed before 31st August, but the overall cost is £138.50 pp covering accomodation, dinner and breakfast. Friends are welcomer, you do not have to be a bowler, but one game will be organised on the Wednesdday afternoon.

Okehampton; further to the notice below, Bob has circulated details of the Okehamption Trip in 2016 to all interested parties. Look for your envelope in the clubhouse, or contact Bob directly. Any one wanting to add your name see Bob AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Further ahead, and by popular request, Bob Baker is arranging another club trip to the Manor House Hotel in Okehampton in Jan / Feb next year.

For those who have never been there, the hotel offers dozens of activities and sports - all included in the price. The food is good, The drink is reasonably priced, and the whole package is really great value for money. Once again we will organise some friendly bowls matches on their indoor rinks for you to join in with if you wish.

The cost for the 4 nights stay is going to be around £250 per head but if we can get similar numbers to last time , we can get the bulk discounts that will reduce the cost by up to 10%.

If you think you would like to come along, or are just interested on finding out more , please add you name to the list in the clubhouse, indicating how many places you might need. Friends and Family welcome !

At this stage I just need to find out how many may be interested so I can get accommodation provisionally reserved. A firmer commitment ( with a deposit of £75 per head) will be needed in due course , with the balance of £175 or so per head, by the end of the season.

Full details will be provided in due course. Any problems or queries, get Bob Baker on 07967 468482

 Archived on  Feb 18th 2016

 NOTICE ; The Social Morning planned for Wednesday  20th January has had to be cancelled due to the very difficult conditions around our access, following the wet weather. Apologies to all the regulars, and it is hoped that the February event will take place as planned. 

 The January Indoor fixtures have been selected and posted, but those for February are now recruiting. We have a second go at Foxhill on Feb 6th and our first try at Herts on Feb 27th.* If you wish to be considered for these matches, please contact Mike Alderton or John Anderson, or use the Contact Us facility on this website.

*NB The date for Herts on some 2015-16 Fixture Cards was incorrectly shown as Sat 17th Feb. Please ignore this.

Pre-season Meeting ; Whilst on the subject of 'errors' in the fixture card, remember that the provisional date shown, clashed with Easter, and that the Revised Date is March 20th.

The Venues and dates for the Ladies County Competition Finals is now posted on the Ladies Board in the Club House, and good luck to Candi Ivey in the un-badged Singles, and Rose Kirby and her team in the Fours.

100 Club ; The winners in the January Draw, are advised as follows ;

£25 Ivy Eyres

£15 Beryl Ralley

£10 Finn Burbridge

RESULT : The first indoor match of the year is invariably played against Foxhill, and this year the match was held on Jan 11th. Regrettably the result was a further loss, by 36 shots (88 -124), though this as significantly better than our previous efforts, having lost by 64 shots in the equivalent game last year! We managed a Top Rink with Maggie Read, Bernard Bailey and Rob Kirby, ( who coincidentally also skipped our top rink last year - well done, Rob) and we all look forward to the second game against Foxhill later in February, to continue this improving trend.

100 Club ; The winners in the December Draw, are advised as follows ;

£25 Colin Kemp

£15 Bill Paterson

£10 Henry Bell

NOTICE ; Further to the notice below regarding the passing of Len Crees, we can advise that the cremation will be at Amersham Crematorium on 18th January, at 11.45 a.m. (NOT 11.15 as first advertised) All attendees will be invited to join the family afterwards at a venue to be advised. The family have asked that it be family flowers only, but if anyone wishes, donations may be sent to

The Stroke Association
c/o Arnold Funeral Services
38 Oak End Way
Gerrards Cross
Bucks
SL9 8BR

NOTICE; Hello fellow members,

I'm sorry to have to tell you that Len Crees died this morning (Wednesday, December 30th). As you probably know, Len had been seriously ill in hospital after a stroke and heart attack in the early part of the year. Our sympathy goes to his widow, Lee, and the rest of the family. I will let you all know about funeral arrangements when I have the details.

With best wishes,
Anne Darbourne
Chairwoman

Everyone who attended the Social and Card exchange on Saturday will have set off the Festive Season, but for those who didn't make it, may we wish everyone a wonderful Christmas holiday period, and look forward to a successful New Year.

NOTICE ; All the Indoor matches in January have been selected and are posted on this website. Please verify your availability and notify Mike Alderton or John Anderson if there is any problem.

HANDY CROSS SHIELD ; Following the last games by others in the preliminary 'round-robin' matches the final 8 teams in the quarter finals have been decided. The good news is that we qualified by finishing 7th , and are due to play against Marlow. on 23rd January.

The annual Club Christmas Social and Christmas card exchange ; Just a reminder that this will be on Saturday December 12 in the Clubhouse starting at around 10.00-10.30 am.

Come along and start the seasonal festivities with fellow members over a cup of coffee (or tea) and a mince pie or two and bring your Christmas cards for distribution - saves a fortune on the postage! As usual there will be a raffle and prizes would be much appreciated.

Please remember there will be NO Wednesday games day in December.

RESULT ;The second match in the Handy Cross Shield was played against Bassetsbury B C on Sunday afternoon 22nd November. The match was closely contested on two of the three triples, and with one end to go we were leading by 2 and 3 shots respectively. Regrettably we snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, losing both of these games by a single shot., and the match by 0-3 overall. However, all is not lost, as our earlier 2-1 victory over Flackwell , and with a superior shot difference, we should have avoided the cut, and will be in the quarterfinals. The date for the next game depends on our position, but is likely to be on Dec 13th.

100 Club ; The winners in the November draw are announced as follows ;

£25 Flora Alderton, £15 Rob Kirby, ; £10 Bobbie Richards

The application forms were circulated at the AGM, but for those who didn't get round to it, please contact Rose Kirby, and get your name and those of your friends and family on the list for the 2016 draws.

Presentation Dinner; A good turnout of members and their partners attended the Dinner which was held at Harewood Downs Golf Club, and a fine time was had by all 62 of them ! Despite a few hiccups on the presentation front, Trophies and personal mementoes or vouchers were distributed to this year's winners, and the excellent meal was worked off on the dance floor thereafter. Our new President showed everyone up with his disco-energy and even Lyn Carroll managed to dance whilst on her wheelchair! Pity no-one had time to use a camera!.

NOTICE ; Your fixture card indicates that the date for the 2016 pre-season meeting was provisionally set (for March 27th) but has now been revised to March 20th to avoid Easter. Please note this change for future reference, though a full invitation will be issued nearer the timne in the New Year

Indoor Match ; The second 'round robin' match in the Handy Cross Shield is against Bassetsbury on Nov 22nd. The team selection is recorded under Indoor matches, but team members should be aware of their selection. Good Luck to the team after their first victory against Flackwell has set them up to progress into the Quarter Finals.....

AGM ; The AGM was held on Saturday, and your new committee was elected , and the proposed resolutions were all carried. Thanks were offered to Norman Clare, (standing down as President) Maureen Harding, (standing down as Ladies Captain), and Maureen Burbridge, who was awarded Life Membership for her sterling work over many years. Staff Burbridge was welcomed as our new President, as were all new members of the new Committee. A fuller summary of the proceedings will follow shortly.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY ;

The Remembrance Day Parade was held as usual in the village on Sunday morning, and the Club was represented by President Staff Burbridge, who laid a wreath on the memorial on your behalf.

INDOOR MATCHES ; Please note that in addition to the two games in your card in January we have an additional indoor fixture, arranged with Desborough IBC for January 23rd 2016

Sign-up sheets for all three games will be in the clubhouse at the AGM, so please get your interest recorded as soon as possible. If you cannot be at the AGM phone or send Tim Baldwin a reply by email, and you name will be added to the lists.

Desborough want 7 triples to make the fixture viable from their end, so with the other two at 6 triples we need as many names as possible to start the New Year with a bang!.

NOTICE ; All members should have received their paperwork for the AGM next Saturday, Nov 7th at 10.30, and we look forward to a good turnout to round off the year. If you have NOT received this info, please contact the Secretary, Tim Timberlake, as soon as possible.

RESULT ; Our short run of indoor success came to an end when we played our friendly away to Watford IBC on Saturday. Although we were holding our own at the break with only a couple of shots in it, there must have been something in the tea as we slipped badly in the first few ends after the resumption and never recovered, eventually losing by 82 - 107.

We had a Top Rink with Maggy Read, Linda James and John Anderson, despite John and Pam having to leave at half time. Nevertheless the result was an improvement on our previous performance and encouraging for the games in the rest of the winter.

RESULT ; The first match of the Handy Cross Shield took place at HX indoor bowling club on Sunday afternoon, October 25th, when our three triples took on Flackwell Heath. The match was closely fought and despite the anomalies of an 8 shot loss on one end and a 7 shot win on another end on another rink, the overall result could not have been closer, with Chalfont winning by a single shot overall, 49-48. Flackwell took one point for their one rink win, but we took the other 5 points for a 5-1 victory.

The 100 Club Draw for October has been made and the following winners have been announced ;

£25 ; Lisa Miller

£15 ; Janet Kemp

£10 ; Fin Burbridge

NOTICE ; Now that the greens have been put to bed, it is time to confirm the monthly get-togethers with games and food, run by Shirley, and generally held on the third Wednesday of the month over the winter period. The first dates for your diaries are October 21st, and then November 18th, commencing at 10.30.

In December the Christmas Card exchange and social gathering is on Saturday, December 12th, so Shirley's Wednesday event doesn't happen in that month.

The Wednesday's resume on Jan 20th, then Feb 17th and (probably finally) March 16th.

NOTICE ; The Club have entered the Handy Cross Shield again this year. This is an Indoor Competition at Handy Cross I B C (HX) , between outdoor clubs that have a significant overlap in their indoor membership at HX. These teams of three Triples will be primarily selected from those members who regularly play indoors, and sheets will not be posted.

The Round-Robin games before Christmas are against Flackwell Heath & Bassetsbury. Good Luck to this year's teams, and try to get further than last year's Quarterfinal.!

RESULT; The indoor match played against Handy Cross on Sat 10th Oct was a nice win for CSG by 130 to 96 shots with a top rink of Rose Kirby, Joe Jaquest and Mike Alderton winning by 33 to 10 shots. An unexpected good result.

Anyone who put their name down for the match against Herts , on the 17th October should please note that this match has been cancelled due to an administration problem. A new date is being investigated.

The last game of the outdoors season was on Sunday 27th Sept and it was an internal Ladies and Gents match and again the weather was good, the result was a comfortable win to the Gents after a nice fun afternoon.

RESULT ; We played our last competitive game of the season at Hazells on Saturday 26th which we lost on 4 rinks with a draw on 1 and a win on 1. The weather was very good to us and the score was 83 to 123 shots to Hazells and our wining rink of Maggy Read, Graeme Richards and Allan Rumble won by 15 to 14 shots.

RESULT ; On Thursday we played at Kitcheners and it was a nice pleasant afternoon but the opposition was too good for us on their ground and we lost on 4 rinks and won on 1 rink. The winning team was Stephen Shearing, John Pink and Anne Darbourne.

RESULT ; On Wednesday 23rd Sept we played a Ladies match at Chesham and we had a very close game on 2 rinks by winning by one point on one rink and losing by only one point on another and winning comfortably on the third rink, overall winning by 58 to 38 shots. Our top winning rink was Rose Kirby, Maureen Burbridge and Denise Williams who won by 24 to 4 shots. Well done Ladies.

RESULT ; The Jubilee Cup has now eventually been played and although there was some rain all games were completed. The winners were Pat McKay and Graham Buchanan.

The Ladies versus Gents players have been picked for Sun 27th and all players who have their name down will be playing. It will be a 2:30 start and is Grays.

On Sunday we played our annual Presidents versus Captains match and it was done with a fun element in mind. Apologies to those who worried about the changes but it was a successful event with the Presidents coming out the clear winners by 126 to 95 shots. This was followed by a barbeque cooked by Dave Harding and many thanks to all who helped supply the salads and helped with the clearing up afterwards and supplied us with drinks.

RESULT ; On Saturday 19th Sept we played Herts B.C. for the first time and we all enjoyed a very friendly good match with Chalfont coming out the winner 102 to 84 shots. Our top winning rink was Maggy Read, Hubert Cox, Pat McKay and Arthur Thomas who won by 33 to 14. We look forward to playing them next year at their green.

On Friday evening our season-long drawn triples roll-up came to a conclusion with the award of the Fearnley cup to Joe Jaquest, he having accumulated the best percentage of wins through the season. Congratulations also to member Ivey Eyres, who celebrated her 90th Birthday with a small celebration at the club after the bowling finished.

RESULT ; After a wet Wednesday, our match on Thursday against Pinner was played in good weather, though mats had to be used to protect the greens. Both teams contrived to include as many players as possible with 5 triples and some personnel switches at 9 ends. We also played a parallel internal triple and a good atmosphere prevailed throughout the afternoon. The match was very level throughout, despite some significant scores both ways, and in the end, despite just 2 wins to Pinner's 3, Chalfont won by 4 shots, 87 - 83. Top rink was Joyce Cripps, Denise Williams and Allan Rumble, who managed 30-11 including an 8 on one end (sorry, not quite a hot-shot).

RESULT ; It was back to normal on Tuesday with a friendly visit to Tring, and having lost to them at home in June, expectations were not high, but we nevertheless managed a win by 106-87. The rain was never far away, so we dispensed with trial ends, and were marginally ahead at half-time, but moved on to win 4 triples, with one drawn and one lost. Some matches were curtailed by the rain that set in at the end of the afternoon, but it was an enjoyable visit nonetheless.

FINALS WEEKEND Day 2 ; (with full scores) *Photos can be found under a separate page at the foot of the 'Competitions 2015' Tab

The weather which had been forecast as showery, proved the forecasters wrong, and another bright day brought more close bowling.

There were two matches in the morning, the first of which was the Roff mixed pairs, where Arthur Thomas and Linda James rushed into a 7-0 lead, which helped them overcome Anne & Roger Darbourne. 20-14.

The Ladies Triples was a closer affair, with both teams leading at times. Flora Alderton, Hazel Baker and Beryl Ralley went 7-12 down, then 15-14 up, before finally beating Rose Kirby, Chris Pound and Lyn Carroll 21-18. Well done to both teams for an enthralling match.

In the afternoon, the last three matches were played out, and Hazel Baker started by winning her fourth title, ironically in the Novice singles (which she will now NOT be able to enter again!), beating Patrick Johnson 21-4 to achieve four wins out of four finals. Well done Hazel.

The men's triples was a win by Staff Burbridge, Bob Baker & Allan Rumble, over Bill Bowler, John Anderson & Bernard Bailey. This also went in bursts, from 8-1 up to 10-10, and then a final win by 17-10, giving more to celebrate in the Baker household !

The highlight of the afternoon was the tight tussle for the Ladies Pairs, between Liz Baldwin & Candi Ivey, and Christine Moir & Denise Williams. It was nip and tuck to reach an even score of 13-13 with two ends to go. In the penultimate end Denise & Chris were holding 5 when Candi put her last wood in to move the jack back for 3, and Denise couldn't respond so Candi & Liz went into the last end 3 up. In the final head, the situation reversed again, and Candi failed to stop Denise getting a third shot to draw the match which went to a 19th end. The final result was a win for Denise & Chris by a single shot, 17-16, and a fitting end to a well-supported and exciting weekend.

FINALS WEEKEND Day 1 (with full scores)

Despite an unpromising start, the rain cleared just before the morning session, and the day proved bright and sunny for a good day's bowling. Three finals were contested in the morning, the first of which to be decided was a win for Hazel Baker over Joe Jaquest in the 2 wood singles. However the match of the morning was the Club Singles, between long-time member Arthur Thomas, and a more recent addition to the club, Ian Mcleod. The game was played to a high standard and closely contested through to 19-19, with Ian McLeod emerging the victor, 21-19.

The Men's drawn pairs concluded the morning when Staff Burbridge and Bob Baker, from a slow start at 1-7 , overhauled Nick Nicholls and Mick Lane to 8-8 and then took off to take the Wellings Bowls Trophies 19-10..

In the afternoon the Mens and Ladies Singles were the centrepiece. In the mens singles , after a tight start to 7-7 , Club Captain Mike Alderton drew ahead of Tim Baldwin to an eventual win by 21-12.

In the Ladies, Candi Ivey had a good game against another recent arrival (from Wexham) Christine Moir, who went into an early lead 11-6, until Candi had a good run to 16-11 before running out the winner by 21 -14.

The day was rounded off in the Mixed Triples when Hazel Baker, in her second of four finals, and partnered by Morgan Kavanah and Linda James, matched Joyce Cripps, Joe Jaquest and Graham Buchanan from 7-7 to 11-12, before running away in the last two ends to win 18-12. Well done to Morgan in his first full season !.

There was a good spectator turn-out throughout the day to watch the games, and the presentations of Trophies by Club President Norman Clare . After the action on the green, members were treated to a buffet and drinks in the clubhouse to celebrate the birthday of member Lyn Carrol, and to round off a thoroughly enjoyable day.

NOTICE ; As the outdoor season enters it's final lap, the Indoor Matches will need to be considered, and the team sign-up sheets, starting with the first two games, at Handy Cross and Herts in October, have been posted. Please get your names up in good time for Mike to select his winning teams!

100 Club ; The September draw has been made, and is posted in the clubhouse. It was a good week for the Pounds, with Chris winning the £25 and Roy winning the £10, and the £15 going to Lee Crees.

RESULT ; The good weather and good result was maintained on Thursday when we entertained Croxley Guild in our annual mixed friendly. We won the match 90 - 62, and three rinks to two, thanks in large part to a one-sided Top Rink victory by 37 - 3 , by Maggy Read, John Pink and Bill Bowler.

RESULT ; On Wednesday. our Ladies played Gerrards Cross in a match which had been deferred due to an excessively hot day in July (Yes, there was a brief bit of English Summer then) and the weather duly obliged with a fine day. Chalfont won on two out of three triples, and overall by 51 shots to 46. Our Top Rink was Rose Kirby, Liz Baldwin and Maureen Harding, (23-11)

RESULT ; On Tuesday we entertained Stoke Poges to a return mid-week fixture, with an internal game on the side to accommodate an over-subscription. We had high expectations, having won our mid-week game at SP earlier in the season, however we may have spread ourselves too thinly as our guests beat us by 75 shots to 51. We had one winning triple out of four, with Maggy Read, Hazel (4-finals) Baker and Nick Nicholls who claimed the last end to win by one shot.

CONGRATULATIONS... to three of our Ladies, Maureen Harding, Rose Kirby and Candi Ivey, who went to the Chesham B.C. Gala on Monday, and won all four of their sessions to emerge with 53 points and take the First Prize, (with nice financial implications), with Buckingham West End in second place on 48. Well Done Ladies !

 Archived Oct 13th 

 

RESULT ; On Saturday there was no game, though many members attended the Chalfont St Giles Village Show, where the club had a stand , which incidentally shared the honours in the show's 'Jester Cup' for best side-stand. Well done George and his team of helpers. .

However it was back to business on Sunday, with a friendly visit to Cippenham. After some juggling with the teams to accommodate our hosts, we loaned them some players, and then played 6 triples and emerged with a win by 125 shots to 82, based on a solid win by our Top Rink of Allan Rumble, Roger Darbourne and Graeme Richards.

FRIDAY NIGHTS ; As the evenings start to draw in, to avoid a dark finsh it has been decided to start the Friday evening Triples Roll-up 15 minutes early, so from next week, September 11th, please register by 5.30 for a 5.45 start. The following weeks will be reviewed closer to the time, so watch the Notice Boards for any changes.

NOTICE ; As the Club Finals Weekend approaches, this is a call to all those members who won TROPHIES last year, to get them back to Tim Baldwin or Graham Buchanan.

This Friday night would be a good opportunity for those who come to the Triples roll-up, or call Tim or Graham to arrange delivery / collection.

RESULT ; On Tuesday there was an Away game against Court Park in Hillingdon, and although our hosts reduced the game to four triples, the stormy morning relented to allow a start on schedule. The bowling started well, and at 13 ends the gap was only a few shots, and we were winning on three rinks. Then it all went wrong , with Tim Baldwin's team stuck on 13 for 6 ends, Rob Kirby's stuck on 13 for 4 ends, and John Anderson's stuck on 11 for 5 ends, we collapsed to a final loss of 47-71 when the game was abandoned with 1to2 ends to go, as the heavens opened again. We had no Top Rink, and credit to our hosts for their resilience and hospitality.

JUBILEE CUP ; on Bank Holiday Monday, the annual mixed drawn pairs competition for the Jubilee Cup was scheduled, and it is a credit to the members that so many turned up when the forecast was so dire. The rain prevented any play all day, and the alternative indoor games and prepared food were a welcome distraction from the weather outside. Although the Cup competition was cancelled, it is hoped that a re-run will be attempted on Tuesday Sept 22nd, so look out for Notices in the Clubhouse for another sign-up.

RESULT ; Our game against Aston Clinton on Sun 30th August was not a good result for us as we lost by 45 to 71 shots. We had a winning rink of Graham Buchanan, Bernard Bailey and Anne Darbourne who won by 16 to 14 shots and the rain managed to hold off for the whole time.

RESULT ; We had a very good win against Glory Mill on Sat 29th August winning on all 4 rinks and by 95 to 40 shots and our top rink was Dave Harding, Linda James and Bill Bowler who won by 35 to 7. We also fielded an extra triples rink as we had a lot of people wishing to play on this day.

NOTICE ; There has been a change to your Fixture cards in that The President's v Captain's match and the Ladies v Gents match have been swapped.

The President's v Captain's game will now take p-lace on Sunday September 20th and will be followed by a barbecue. This will be free of charge to all club members but there will be a nominal charge of £2 for a spouse/partner. If you are coming to the barbecue please put your name on the list on the notice board so we know how many to cater for - please do this even if you sign up to play in the match. Further details will be given nearer the time.
The Ladies v Gents game will be on Sunday September 27th and this will be the last match of the season.

CANCELLATIONS ; Unfortunately Wednesday was also wet, making it a third cancellation in a row when the home game against Berkhamsted had to be called off.

The bad weather continued to affect us on Tuesday, when we had hoped to play a Men's friendly at Amersham, but again the rain caused the game to be called off. This proved to be a sound decision , as the rain continued on and off till 5 o'clock.

This followed the problems on Sunday when we were scheduled to visit Loudwater for another friendly match. Unfortunately, based on heavy rain falling at 1 o'clock, and a forecast that it would continue until 4 o'clock, our hosts called the game off, and we concurred in what appeared to be a sensible decision. As luck would have it, the rain cleared earlier than expected, (at least it did in Chalfont), so apologies to all those members who missed out on either of these games.

RESULT ; On Saturday, on probably the hottest day of the month, we entertained the Bucks County V.P.s to our annual encounter, and a close game it turned out to be. At half-way there was only a single shot in it, and by the end, we had only won 2 of the six rinks, but shaded the overall result with a win by 120 shots to 114. Thanks to our Top Rink of Rose Kirby, Pam Dyer, Allan Rumble & Tim Baldwin, and credit to John Anderson who rescued a deficit for his team on the last end, when he knocked the jack back to claim a 6.and although this didn't win his rink, it probably won the match !

NOTICE ; JUBILEE CUP ; The draw for the Jubilee Cup on Aug 31st Bank Holiday was made on Friday,and the resulting pairings are listed on the Jubilee Cup tab, under 2015 Competitions.

RESULT ; We had a friendly match away to Wexham on Thursday 20th August and we had a winning result of 68 to 58 shots with a winning team of Graham Buchanan, Chris Pound and John Anderson with 18 to 6 shots closely followed by Robin Newman, John Pink and Candi Ivey.

RESULT ; We had a Ladies team of Flora Alderton, Denise Rogers and Pam Anderson go to the Windsor Great Park Gala on Thursday 20th August and they achieved a good win for the second year in a row. Well done all.

RESULT ; On Tuesday, we visited Stoke Poges for a Friendly game, and with a good level of support on both sides we expanded the match to 5 triples for the afternoon. Although a bit chilly for August, and on a green that proved challenging, we managed 4 wins out of 5 and an overall win by 95 - 66. Our Top rink at 23-8 was Joyce Cripps and John Pink... (...and Mike Alderton yet again !).

NEWS ; 100 Club ; The August Draw has been made, and the Winners are as follows ;

£25 to James Batkin, £15 to Brian Hedley and £10 to John Pink.

NOTICE; The team-pick for the match against Berkamsted has been amended aftef some withdrawals, but an internal triple has also been accomodated. Check the appropraite page on this website for details.

RESULT ; On Monday, it was our turn to entertain Harrow B C to our annual friendly fixture, which turned out some interesting score lines, and 2 rinks each. Although Anne Darbourne and her team of Maggy Read and Alan Williams were unfortunate to encounter a trio of Harrow Players on the top of their game, this loss was nearly countered by our Top Rink Lyn Carrol, Liz Baldwin & Tim Baldwin, who won their game 26-7. Unfortunately the other results were sufficient to give our opponents an overall win by 79-64. An internal triple was played alongside the match, and everyone agreed that it would be good to try to get two reciprocal games organised next year.

RESULT ; On Sunday we visited Desborough for a friendly game, but were less successful, winning only one rink, and drawing another. Our top rink was Dave Harding, Maureen Harding and Pat Mckay who won 17 - 11, but overall we lost by 78 - 105.

RESULT ; ; On Saturday we played our home tie against Bassetsbury Manor in the Three Counties League. Our opponents were only able to bring four of the required five rinks, but in the four that were played, the honours were shared with two wins each. For once, the narrow victory was in our favour (hurrah !) by 72 shots to 70, gaining us 8 points to Bassetsbury's 4. Our Top Rink was Pat Cox, Bill Bowler, Lyn Carrol & Mike Alderton.

NOTICE ; Whilst there is still a good few weeks of bowling left , it is time to think about the end-of season Presentation evening and Dinner-dance. This will be on November 14th, at Harewood Downs Golf Club. Details will be broadly as last year, and a sign-up sheet is posted in the clubhouse. There is also our suggested menu, but no need to choose yet. Just get you names down, and all those who are coming will get more details, menu choices etc , before the end of the season.

INVITATION ; Lyn Carroll invites all members to stay after the bowling on Saturday of Finals Weekend (Sept 12th) for a drink on her, with a buffet, to celebrate her birthday. Thanks Lyn !!

Notice ; The Stoke Poges Away game on 18th August is now 5 triples. The extra triple has been formed from players who missed out when Pioneers cancelled the game on the 19th.

RESULT ; The Ladies had a friendly home match against Chesham planned for Wednesday Aug 12th, but our opposition had to reduce the match to just two triples, due to a shortage of players. Nevertheless the game went ahead, and resulted in a win on one triple, but a loss on the other, ending as a draw 32-32. Let us hope that Chesham can field a full team next time! Top rink was Maureen Harding, Bobbie Richards and Pat Cox (22-11)

RESULT ; Towards the end of each season, we play home & away friendly games against Pinner Bowls Club, and the away leg was played on Tuesday 11th August. Despite some last minute team changes, our five triples enjoyed a pleasant afternoon, though the result has left us some work to redress in the home fixture. We had one winning rink, thanks to Robin Newman, Nick Nicholls and Tim Baldwin, (21-9) but the other four losses left an overall score of 71-85. Our poor fortune was compounded when home players won all the raffle prizes, but hopefully we will perform better at home, both on and off the rinks !

CANCELLATION ; Regrettably the Chesham Pioneers have cancelled their match which had been scheduled on 19th August, due to lack of players. This is unfortunate, but we wish them well in their efforts to provide games for their partially sighted members, and hope to play them again next season.

RESULT ; On Sunday we visited Wexham to play them in the Three Counties league.

Our run of bad luck continued, when despite winning on 3 of the 5 rinks, we still managed to lose by 2 shots 89 - 91. Our top rink was Graham Buchanan, Denise Rogers, Hazel Baker and Mike Alderton (22-14) and we shared the points, 6 each.

ERROR ; Apologies regarding an error on the team-sheet posted on this website regarding the Pinner game on 11th August which is AWAY, not home as first posted. Hopefully all team members will be aware of this from the fixture card and clubhouse teamsheet.

RESULT ; On Saturday we played our annual friendly against Rickmansworth Bowling Club, and this year the match was played on their green. Although we had one drawn, and one winning rink (well done to Christine Moir, Pat Cox and Mike Alderton - 16-10) we lost the overall game by 63-105. Better luck at home next year !

RESULT ; On Thursday, we played away to Flackwell Heath in the Three Counties competition, and on a warm day the game was hotly contested in more ways than one!

We had two winning rinks, against Flackwells three, so the overall score was of vital importance to the points to be won. Unfortunately we fell short by a single shot, (94-95) and though the last rink to finish lost a three on the final end, no-one had realised the significance until the shots were collated and the score known. ( Don't worry, Mike, no-one blames you for knocking the jack back from a winning position !) It was a very enjoyable contest, and we had a Top Rink with Lyn Carroll, Bernard Bailey, Anne Darbourne and Tim Baldwin, but everyone deserves credit for a really close encounter. Overall we took 4 points to Flackwell's 8, but having won 10-2 at Home back in May, we remain just in front of them for the season!

LADIES' GALA ; On Tuesday our annual invitation Ladies Gala took place, with teams from 10 other local clubs competing, and the competition was fierce but friendly. The event comprised three sessions of 7 ends, and when no team managed three wins, and all avoided three losses, the final count was very close. Five teams were within 4 shots of the winners, a team from Glory Mill, comprising Joyce Berry, Joyce Sporle and Betty Laver.

This team admits to more years experience than any of the competition, and their victory was warmly applauded, as was Joyce Berry's generous acceptance and thanks on behalf of all our visitors.

Second spot went to Pat Painter, Josie Williams and Jean Seymour from Stoke Poges, and a Spider, Raffle and Cake-weight competition raised a generous donation for the Ian Rennie foundation, our local charity.

Thanks to all those members who contributed to the day, particularly in the kitchen, gazebo erection, bar and general helpers.

RESULT ; The new week started on Monday Aug 2nd on a better note with our final Chiltern & Thames game, away at Marlow. All scores were close, but the team achieved a clean sweep across the three triples, winning by 52 - 44 overall., gaining all 10 points in the process. Top Chalfont Rink was Rose Kirby, Anne Darbourne and Arthur Thomas, but well done to all the team involved. The final league positions will be reported when other league matches have been concluded by the competing clubs.

WINDSOR RACES ; On Monday there was also an informal visit by a number of members to the Silver Ring at Windsor Races for their evening meeting, and although no-one came away richer than they arrived, it proved an enjoyable and instructive evening. Possible such visits in the future will be arranged on a picnic basis, or up-graded to a Grandstand ticket to get closer access to the Horses and the better food options, but will definitely be on the list next year.

RESULT ; Our Sunday game was away against High Wycombe in the Three Counties League, and in the words from 'Strictly come Bowling' , it was a disaaaaaster.!

Where we bowled well, our opponents bowled better, and they accumulated an unassailable win by 133 - 63. We failed to have a winning rink, though one drawn rink earned us a single point to Wycombe's 11. Well done, but commiserations to Tony Batkins, and his team of Rose Kirby, Bill Bowler and Maureen Harding, who led most of the way, only to be caught at the post.

RESULT ; On Saturday we entertained Princes Risborough to a friendly game, having visited them earlier in the season. Having lost away, we looked to improve and did so with wins on 4 of 5 rinks, achieving an overall win by 113 - 77 on the day (and 186-171 over the two games). Our Top Rink was Alan Williams, Chris Moir and Allan Rumble (32-17)

APOLOGIES ; The home match against Chesham Pioneers is to be on the afternoon of August 19th, NOT Aug 13th as posted on the Team Sign-up sheets. This is due to the change requested and agreed with our opponents after the fixture cards were printed. A new sheet has been posted, and please sign up again, though preference will be given to those who also signed up to the original sheet.

NOTICE ; The competitions continue to throw up some close and exciting matches. Check the book in the office for when the remaining quarter-final and semi-finals have been scheduled by the participants, and why not come up to support? The current state of play can be found under the 'Competitions' Tab of this website.

RESULT ; On Thursday we visited Eastcote for a friendly match, and again won three of the five triples, but failed to win overall. Eastcote won by 93-71, though we had a Top Rink with Janice Batkins, Colin Richards and Mike Alderton (20-12).

RESULT: On Wednesday afternoon we entertained Bassetsbury Manor to a friendly at home, and despite a brief shower, enjoyed a pleasant afternoons bowling. Our Top Rink of Patrick Johnson, Christine Moir and George Ivey ( 23-15) were unfortunately our only victory, though Rob Kirby and Candi Ivey (and their teams) each lost by only a single shot. These narrow losses, and the overall defeat by 82-108 was close enough to promise a chance of revenge in a few weeks time in the return fixture.!

RESULT ; On Tuesday we were pleased to entertain the Bucks President's team at Chalfont to a game of five rinks. Rod Harvey, the President, and his players from clubs the width and breadth of Buckinghamshire, showed their pedigree with wins on all rinks, though some were closer than others. Overall score was 70-138, but commiseration to Tim Baldwin (and his team of Maggy Read, Liz Storrar and Colin Richards) who held out to the very last end, going down by a single shot overall.

Afterwards an excellent tea was provided to our guests, before they returned to the four points of the Bucks compass. A Spider in aid of 'Visually Impaired Bowls England' raised £40 and the bottle of whiskey prize was won by Chalfont member Bill Bowler.

RESULT ; On Monday the weather returned to 'cool but dry' for the home leg of the Chiltern & Thames games against Chesham Broadway. We won 10 points to nil with wins on all three triples, and 54-40 overall. Top Rink was Joe Jaquest, Pam Anderson and Tim Baldwin who won by 19shots to 11.

CANCELLATION ; Unfortunately the bad weather that returned on Sunday was enough to cause the cancellation of the friendly game against Wendover.

RESULT ; After the rainy day on Friday wiped out a number of competition games and the Evening Roll-up, our Saturday game was played in warm and sunny weather at Harefield Hospital in the Three Counties League. The games were all closely contested, and Chalfont won three of the five rinks with Top Rink Staff Burbridge, Liz Baldwin, Pam Anderson and Mike Alderton. However the overall score was 86-81 to Harefield giving an overall points score of 6 each.

Competitions; Although another Play-by date arrives this weekend for most competitions, the forecast of bad weather on Friday and Sunday (and a 3C match on the Saturday) has prompted a number of requests for a few days grace into next week, rather than play in heavy rain with a risk to the green and the health of the players. This dispensation has been agreed, BUT all competitors seeking this extension are asked to check with the opponents waiting in the next round to ensure that the further match can be played within the next deadline. If necessary, both competitors could arrange a date for that next match to cover the eventuality that they progress.

RESULT ; We played a friendly mixed match at home against Wexham on Thursday, with another good result, winning 80-57. Top Chalfont Rink was Morgan Kavanagh, John Pink and John Anderson (25-11).

RESULT ; The Men played their last TVL fixture (Home & Away) against Cippenham on Wednesday night and it proved to be a very close match. Despite initially going to the away ground, Joe Jaquest and Mick Lane (aided by George Ivey who went to the correct HOME location) returned in time to win their tie 24-8, and earn top rink on the evening. We also won one other away tie by a single shot, but lost the other two games to lose the match overall by a single shot. (62-63). Well done Cippenham, but this slender loss seems to have been the story of our season.!

RESULT ; Our Ladies played Gerrards Cross in a friendly home encounter on Wednesday afternoon, and although the game was reduced to two triples by our opponents, we won on both rinks, and 40 to 32 overall. Top Rink goes to Maggy Read. Liz Baldwin and Maureen Harding (21-15) but congratulations are also due to Sylvia Webb, Maureen Burbridge and Shirley Taylor, who recovered from 1-11 down after 5 ends, to claw back a win by 19 -17.

RESULT ; At the start of the season, our first friendly had been away against Uxbridge, with a win by a single shot, so we eagerly awaited the return game, played at home on Tuesday. We enjoyed good company, good weather, and a good win, by 103 - 44, taking all 4 triples, and Top Rink with Morgan Kavanagh, Linda James and Bill Bowler (35-10).

RESULT ; In the Chiltern & Thames game against Marlow on Monday evening, we recorded a good win, by 63 -40, picking up 8 pts to 2. Our Top Rink was Rose Kirby, Dave Harding & Arthur Thomas (25-11).

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RESULT; On Sunday we played away against Chess Vale in the 3 Counties league. Unfortunately we followed a familiar pattern from this annual encounter on their artificial green, going down on all rinks, and 55-137.   Enough said !.

 RESULT; Candi played her Final in the unbadged singles on Saturday morning, and she sends thanks to all those members who travelled to Chesham to support her. After a strong start from Candi, her opponent from Burnham came back in the later stages, to squeak a win by 21-18. Hard Luck to Candi, but her efforts through this competition nevertheless won her her County Colts Badge.

We had been due to play Aylesbury Town on Saturday, but they cancelled due to a lack of available players, possible attending/supporting the Chesham Finals covered above.

RESULT ; The Ladies also played their last game in the Burnham Plate, against Gerrards Cross on Thursday and recorded a win, (21-16) Well done to Flora Alderton, Joyce Cripps, Liz Storrar & Hazel Baker.

RESULT ; On Thursday July 16th, we played a home friendly against Kitcheners, a new fixture this season, against this team from Berkhamsted, and had a close and enjoyable game, despite going down by 84 to 92. We had a Top Rink with Maggy Read, Graham Buchanan, & Rob Kirby (28-13)

CONGRATULATIONS ; Well done to Candi Ivey, who played in the Unbadged County Singles competition at Cippenham on Saturday, and won through to the Final which will be played at Chesham Bowls Club this Saturday 18th July, from 9.30 . Candi won her quarter-final against M Abraham of Newport Pagnall (21-15) and the semi-final against S Dimmock of Bletchley (21-17). Anyone who wishes to cheer her on in the Final will be welcomed.

RESULT ; The annual visit to play the Visually-Impaired team from 'Chesham Pioneers' took place on Wednesday, on Chesham BC's green, and we enjoyed a pleasant mornings bowling. Whilst the score was never important, we won on two out of three triples, and 46-25 overall. We look forward to entertaining the Pioneers at Chalfont in a month's time.

CANCELLATION : Aylesbury Town have cancelled the game this Saturday. ! Apologies to all those who had been picked, but why not go to the club anyway, as some have already planned to do, and it is highly likely that an informal roll-up will ensue.... We believe that the County Finals at Chesham (see Candi Ivey's Final as above) have contributed to Aylesbury's lack of players, who are playing or supporting at that event.

RESULT ; The Friendly on Tuesday 14th July was away against Ladygate, and very friendly it proved. A very close game, with two rinks each and one drawn. However, as seems to becoming too regular this season, we lost out by 7 shots overall, losing 74 - 81.

Top Chalfont Rink was Dave Harding, Robin Newman & captain-of-the-day John Anderson (22-13). Unfortunately Ladygate are currently a once-a-year fixture, so we must wait till next year to have another go !.

RESULT ; On Monday July 13th, our men faced the expectedly strong team from Iver Heath in the Thames Valley League, with two triples each Home and Away. The intermittent rain made for a challenging evening, and although two matches came close, losing by 2 and 4 shots respectively, we lost on all four rinks, and 57 - 81 overall to a team that was better on the night. Our final TVL game against Cippenham is later this month, when we shall try to end on a higher note.

RESULT ; On Saturday we visited Stoke Poges to play a friendly game, and managed a Top Rink with Rose Kirby, Lyn Carroll and Allan Rumble (25-14). Unfortunately the other results went the other way, and we lost overall by 75 - 96.

RESULT ; On Sunday, we were away again, at Berkhamstead for another friendly encounter. The weather was not promising as we sheltered from heavy rain and prepared for the worst, but after a short delay, we enjoyed a drying and eventually hot, afternoon. The games were also hotly contested, and our Top Rink emerged as Maureen Burbridge, Janice Batkins and Tim Baldwin, though we again went down overall,by the narrower margin of 70 - 81. We entertain the victors at home in August, and look forward to redressing this result.

100 Club ; July draw. The winners this month were drawn as Maureen Burbridge (£25) Bill Bowler (£15) and Staff Burbridge (£10) .

SOCIAL NEWS ; On August 3rd (This is a change from the initial posting)some of our members will be going to the Races at Windsor. See the notice shortly to be posted on the clubhouse boards, inviting any others to join them. This is an unofficial event, using your own transport and entry arrangements, but please add your names if you are interested in being there, and we can arrange to meet up and enjoy the event, and maybe take a meal, as a group. Gates open at 3.30 and the first race is 5.30. The last of 6 races is 8.00, Silver ring entry is just £9, or Grandstand for £18. Lets see what interest we can muster. (If the weather is forecast to be rubbish, there is a back-up option for Aug 10th or 17th).

NOTICE ; The Ladies concerned will be aware already, but the Trundell match against Cippenham, planned for July 9th, has been cancelled by our opponents (due to their inability to raise a team ?) Apologies also to the ladies in the Burnham Plate team, for the error in the fixture card which shows their match against Gerrards Cross on 9th July, rather than the correct 16th July.

RESULT; The return leg of the Chiltern & Thames encounters with Glory Mill, took place on Tuesday evening (July 7th). Having narrowly lost the away game, we gained our revenge with a win by 64 - 39, and 8 league points to 2. Top Chalfont Rink was again Hazel Baker, John Anderson and Mike Alderton who dominated with a 29 - 9 victory.

RESULT ; The Ladies played a friendly match against Amersham at home on Monday July 6th, and recorded a comprehensive win by 60 shots to 42. All three home triples won their games, but Top Rink honours went to Rose Kirby, Liz Storrar and Lyn Carroll (24-13).

RESULT ; The men played their TVL 3-2-1 match against Richings Park on Monday, but unfortunately the date was announced at too short a notice for some of our members, and those who were available were comprehensively beaten in all three sections. Hard Luck, and better fortune next year !

TRIPLES WEEKEND ; The weather was kind, despite some last minute substitutions and a few dramas on the green, the Men's and Ladies drawn triples successfully progressed to the semi-finals on Sunday afternoon, when the finalists were decided. Well done to Staff Burbridge, Bob Baker & Allan Rumble, and Bill Bowler, Bernard Bailey & John Anderson who will contest the Men's competition on Finals Weekend in September. The Ladies Final on the same weekend will be between Rose Kirby, Chris Pound** & Lyn Carroll, and Flora Alderton, Hazel Baker & Beryl Ralley. Full details of this and the status of all other singles, pairs & Mixed Triples competitions, are entered on the Competitions Pages of this website.

(** apologies for the typo in my first attempt at this result, Chris)

ADVANCE NOTICE ; The August Bank Holiday might seem a long way ahead, but the Jubilee Cup will be held on that day (August 31st) and a sign-up Notice has been posted in the clubhouse. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment ! £4 will cover coffee on arrival, Ploughmans Lunch, and Tea & Cakes in the afternoon. This is a Drawn three-wood Pairs competition, and the dress will be Greys.

RESULTS ; The Ladies played the latest rounds of Trundell & Burnham Plate games on Thursday, with mixed results. The Burnham Plate team of Flora Alderton, Liz Storrar, Liz Baldwin & Hazel Baker won at home against Amersham 19-16. The Trundell team were pitted against Iver Heath, and although the away team drew 19-19, the home team lost (10-26, best forgotten !)

RESULT ; Our Chiltern & Thames match Away against Glory Mill was played on Tuesday evening at the end of a very hot day, on their green which was very fast and 'undulating' in areas. This presented an interesting challenge, and we won on one rink, drew another, but lost on the third, with an overall shot count of 51 - 57. Our Top Rink was Hazel Baker, John Anderson and Mike Alderton, but the C&T league score was 3points to Chalfont, but 7 points to Glory Mill. We meet them at Home next week, when we hope to turn the tables.

POSTPONEMENT : By mutual agreement ,The Ladies game against Gerrards Cross tomorrow (June 1st) has been postponed to a later date, due to the extreme temperatures forecast for the afternoon. A new date for this friendly match will be advised in due course. (now the Ladies can enjoy an afternoon watching Wimbledon instead !? )

RESULT ; On Monday (June 29th) we played a home friendly against Kings Langley. This match had been cancelled by our opponents in May, but both sides were keen to play, and the game was re-organised, with Captain-of-the-day Tim Timberlake. At halfway the match was closely poised with only 1 shot between the teams, but after the tea-break our opponents gained the upper hand and despite each side winning two triples each, the final score was a win to KL by 79 - 64. We did have a Top Rink, through Hubert Cox, Jean Jackman and Allan Rumble (22-11).

REMINDER ; NEXT WEEKEND (July 4-5) IS TRIPLES WEEKEND, when both the Ladies and Gents Drawn Triples are scheduled through to the semi-final stage. There are sessions on Saturday and Sunday mornings(10.30) and afternoons (2.30) so make sure that you know your slot, and are there in good time to discuss team positions (and tactics?) with your drawn team members. Dress Code is GREYS

NOTICE ; It is pleasing to see that members are getting enough bowling through the matches, competitions and roll-ups, not to need the suggested additional mid-week roll-ups during this brief period without too many mid-week friendlies. There were no takers on the clubhouse sheets, so this idea has been abandoned.

RESULT; On Sunday we played another friendly, away against Rickmansworth British Legion. Although Denise Williams who was acting as Captain of the Day achieved Top Chalfont Rink with Rose Kirby & Hubert Cox (21-11), the team just fell short again, losing overall by just 2 shots, 61-63. We must shake off this narrow-loss habit !!

RESULT ; On Saturday we played our annual friendly against Windsor & Eton, and this year the 6-rink match was played at home. This was another closely fought game, played in lovely sunshine, and the teams shared the honours with three rinks each. However we lost the overall shot-count by 94 - 99, despite the efforts of our Top Rink of Roy Pound, Mike Moir, Lyn Carrol & Candi Ivey (22-13). So near and yet so far.......

NOTICE ; To complete (we hope) the recent spate of cancellations, Harrow & District have announced that they are curtailing their summer season due to lack of support, and the resignation of their organiser, so the match scheduled for Wednesday 15th July has been cancelled. At least this will give members an additional chance to schedule their internal competition matches.....?.

RESULTS ; On a more positive note, our Ladies played another round of Trundell & Burnham Plate games on Thursday 25th, and we won both Home & Away against Wexham in the Trundell, with an aggregate final score of 43-29. Well done to both teams.

However on the same evening, we lost by the narrowest margin in the Burnham Plate against Gerrards Cross, 22 - 24.

NOTICE ; More apologies, Cippenham have cancelled the friendly planned for June 25th, due to lack of players, but we are still going ahead with an internal match for all our eager players. Greys with plain white shirts will be fine.

SOCIAL NEWS; Apologies, but the Quiz night on July 4th has had to be cancelled due to a number of withdrawals leaving too few attendees to be viable. Bob Baker hopes to reschedule this event, so " watch this space" .

RESULT ; The new week started on Tuesday (23rd) with the return match against Amersham at home in the Three Counties competition. On a day of glorious sunshine, a very close game ensued, and at one stage Amersham had won two rinks to Chalfont's one, and was ahead on the last end of the other two. However, Mike Alderton's team scored a 4 to overturn their deficit, and Tim Baldwin's team scored a three to do the same on the last game to finish, so Chalfont won on three rinks. As a result, the 3C league position was 6 pts each, due to Amersham winning on overall points by 107 - 87. Chalfont's top rink was Flora Alderton, Liz Storrar, Linda James & John Anderson.

NOTICE ; The men in the TVLleague have a 3, 2, 1 game in their knockout competition, against Richings Park on 6th July. A sheet has been posted for you to declare your availablity

100 Club, The Winners for the June draw, were as follows ;

1st (£25) Jean Jackman, 2nd (£15) George Ivey, 3rd (£10) John Pink. Congratulations to these winners, and thanks to all those supporting this draw. Anyone wishing to add their names into further draws from next month, please see Rose Kirby.

RESULT ; The match on Sunday was a Three Counties game away against Bassetsbury Manor. Unfortunately our habit of losing narrowly was continued, with a score of 99 to 106. We had two winning rinks, earning us 4 league points , and top rink was Nick Nicholls, Hubert Cox, Hazel Baker & Mike Alderton (24-17).

RESULT ; The friendly match we played against Denham on Sat 20th June was a very good close game and we had 3 triples with one shot winning difference and 2 with the same number of ends won. The top rink was given to Maureen Burbridge, Dave Harding and Tim Timberlake who won 19-18. The game unfortunately went to Denham who won by 79 - 73 shots overall and we also played a friendly pairs match. Everyone enjoyed the game even though it started to rain for a few minutes halfway through.

FRIDAY NIGHTS ; The Friday roll-ups continue to be well supported, and thanks are due to the ladies who prepare the food each week, primarily Lyn Carroll, Liz Baldwin & Maureen Harding. Thanks also to Graham Buchanan for his set-up, (despite Mike Alderton's best efforts to get it wrong last night !! Graham - we miss you !) Come along and enjoy these long summer evenings whilst they last !

RESULT ; The 3 Counties match we played at Amersham on Tuesday 16th was a win for Amersham by 100 shots to 82 but we did have 2 winning rinks giving us 4 points. Our top rink was Flora Alderton, Jean Jackman, Dave Harding and John Anderson who won by 27 to 9.

RESULT ; The C & T game played at Chesham Broadway was a close game which we won by 47 shots to 41 and we picked up 8 points to their 2. Our winning rink was Hazel Baker, Roger Darbourne and Mike Alderton.

RESULT ; The final match of the week took place on Saturday when we played Chess Vale in the Three Counties league. The overall score was close, but a loss by 81 - 89 to our opponents. However we scored 4 pts (to their 8), through two winning rinks, the Top Rink of which was John Pink, Janice Batkins, Hazel Baker and Mike Alderton.

The Club Invitation Gala took place on Thursday, 11th June.

Thanks to all members who assisted in the preparation of the greens (Roger Darbourne & his crew) , food (Liz Baldwin, Lyn Carrol and Mo Harding) BBQ & Bar (Dave Harding, Flora Alderton, & Rob Kirby) and overall organisation (Maureen Burbridge)

Thanks also to members who were drafted in to assist some of our visitors to make up their numbers.

The day was played out in brilliant sunshine, with teams from a dozen or so other clubs, with Ladygate emerging clear winners, from Cheddington in 2nd place, and Wexham taking the consolation prize, propping everyone else up!.

Thanks to all our visitors for making this another memorable day, and for contributing £50 to the 'spider' competition for our charity., The Air Ambulance service.

Who has won the spider ? - Hubert Cox ( Chalfont ! )

Any non-members visiting this site, and wishing to know more for future similar events, please use the CONTACT US tab and we will be happy to provide information.

RESULT ; Following the gala, our ladies played an evening match in the Trundell competition, against Stoke Poges. Well-supported by those who had assisted at the gala, our ladies gave a good show on the Home game, with the result going down to the final bowl, but our visitors had the narrowest of victories by 19 shots to 18. The Away leg was similarly tight but disappointing, with an identical final score of 18-19. Hard Luck ladies !

RESULT ; On Wednesday the Ladies played a friendly match against Amersham, but unfortunately the opposition were too strong on the day and we lost on all three triples. The final score of 33-63 is best forgotten !

HARD LUCK ; Maureen Harding and Rose Kirby, got no further in the next round of their EWBA Pairs, losing to a couple from Burnham. Better luck next year !

RESULT ; Later that evening our men played the final game in the Bucks Plate against Burnham, and although we won both away games (Top Rink to John Pink, Tim Timberlake and David Coode), we lost both games at home, and overall by 66-73. This meant that unfortunately the 4pts (10 for Burnham), will only have been enough to secure 25 points in the league stage of the competition, and 3rd place overall at best, not enough for us to progress to the quarter-finals. Never mind, .... better luck next year !

100 Club ; The June draw has been made and the winners are ;

1st ; Jean Jackman, 2nd George Ivey, and 3rd John Pink. Well done to all three.

NOTICE ; Mid -week friendlies

It has become apparent that during late June into early July, there is a shortage of mid-week friendlies whilst the C&T, Trundell, and other Ladies matches are scheduled.

It has been suggested that maybe some organised roll-ups could be introduced, to give members who are less involved in these, more opportunities to play internal games within a proper Triples framework.

If you are interested in this idea, please sign up to any of the following dates on the clubhouse sheet , June 18th, June 30th, July 2nd, 7th or 9th. (All 2.30 starts in Greys) and if there is sufficient interest, some games can be structured.

RESULT ; The home leg of the Chiltern & Thames league against Chesham, was played on Tuesday June 9th, and we won two of the three triples with a Top Rink of Rose Kirby, Anne Darbourne & Arthur Thomas . However the overall result was a win for Chesham, 47-59, though we picked up 4 pts to their 6, an improvement on the 2-8 Away result in May.

Re-arranged game ; The friendly at home against Kings Langley, which was cancelled by them in May, has been re-arranged as four triples on Monday June 29th, at 2.30 as usual. A team sheet will go up in the clubhouse shortly. Those members who prove unlucky in the over-subscribed selection for the previous mid-week friendly game on 25th June against Cippenham, will be given preference if available.

ANNOUNCEMENT ; Following agreement at our June meeting, your committee is pleased to announce that Tim Timberlake has been co-opted on to the committee to take up the role of Club Secretary. Our thanks go to Anne Darbourne who covered this role over recent months, and good luck to Tim in his new position.

Apology ; We apologise for not posting the team selections for the C&T against Chesham on 9th June , and the Bucks Plate against Burnham on 10th June. The 3C match against Amersham on Tuesday 16th, is also now correctly located under the mid-week banner. We will try to avoid such over-sights through the rest of the season.

REMINDER ; The first play-by date in the club competitions is looming (next Sunday ) and all entrants are asked to ensure that their games are played by that date. Please advise the competions sub-committee (Tim B or Graham B) if there are extenuating circumstances that prevent this being achieved. Remember that the first named player(s) on the draw, are responsible for making contact and initiating match-date proposals.

RESULT ; On Saturday afternoon we entertained High Wycombe at home in a Three Counties League match. Only managing to win on two of the five rinks, we went down overall by 94 -109, and 4 pts to 8 in the league. Our Top Rink (after count-back on 'ends won' versus Tony Batkins' team) was Maggy Read, Graeme Richards, Beryl Ralley and Allan Rumble who won by 23-15.

RESULT; On Thursday we had a midweek friendly away against Cippenham, who we have recently played in the Bucks Plate and a weekend rinks friendly. Again, we were successful, with a win by75 shots to 63. TheTop Chalfont Rink Margaret Timberlake, Robin Newman and Lyn Carrol (23 - 8) .

CONGRATULATIONS ... to Maureen Harding and Rose Kirby, who progressed to the next round of the EWBA Pairs, with a win over a couple from Richings Park.

RESULT ; On Wednesday evening the Bucks Plate squad played against Wexham., but lost overall by 61 shots to 74. We had one winning rink, Graham Buchanan, Nick Nicholls and Arthur Thomas (23-13) who won us our disappointing 2 points total for the night.

RESULT : On Tuesday 2nd June, we entertained Tring Bowling Club to a friendly match at home, and again the weather relented to allow a blustery but dry afternoon's bowling. However the wind had such an effect of the score boards, that the overall situation was never easy to determine, though a half time assessment showed us to be in a comfortable lead. Full credit to Tring however, to turn it round in the second half, and although Chalfont won on three triples out of five, our visitors ran out eventual winners by 92 shots to 81. Chalfont's Top Rink was Patrick Johnson, Denise Rogers and John Anderson, (22-9) and we all look forward to the return match in September.

RESULT : The week ended with our Three Counties game at home against Wexham. After a wet morning, the rain eased and we had a cold and blustery, but dry, afternoon. The match was finely balanced at the half-way tea break, and in the end Chalfont won 3 of the 5 rinks, but unfortunately lost overall by 86 - 96. The points were drawn 6 all, a fair result, and our top rink was John Pink, Liz Baldwin, Roger Darbourne and Rob Kirby.

RESULT ; Our annual charity game against the 'Zippers', all open-heart surgery players, was played on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately our visitors were rather short on available members, but we helped out by reducing from rinks to triples, and loaning a few players to make up their numbers. We then enjoyed a pleasant sunny afternoon, with good wins on both sides, but Chalfont were overall winners by 98 shots to 79. Our top rink was Maggy Read, Patrick Johnson and Norman Clare, (26-8) but the real winners were the Charity who were presented with £170 from the Raffle and associated funds.

SOCIAL EVENTS ; Notices have been posted in the clubhouse for a 'QUIZ NITE' to be held on the saturday of the triples weekend, July 4th, from 7.00 pm. Fuller details are now posted on a separate page of this website, dedicated to Social Events, but please get your names down on the clubhouse sheet, and bring your friends !!

There is also another trip planned to the Manor House in Okehampton next year, from Jan 30th - Feb 4th. Please sign up early so that Bob Baker can gauge support and get the best discounts on the price ! Again, the details already on the clubhouse boards, will be posted shortly..

NOTICES ; Please be aware that there are a number of INVITES to other clubs' GALAS posted on the boards, with varying degrees of prizes and formats. These all have entry date deadlines, so get those diaries out!

Watford on 20th June, Uxbridge on 27th June, Chesham on 1st July, Wendover on 21st July, Croxley on 23rd July, and Kings Langley on 23rd August.

Archived June 9th 2015

NOTICE ;  Over the next two weekends, the Fixture arrangements have left us with two free Sundays, and therefore two over-subscribed Saturdays.  Please see the Club Noticeboards for Sunday roll-ups on these days, to allow members a chance of a weekend game.

RESULTS ; Thursday 28th May was a busy day. Our Ladies had games in both the Trundell and Burnham Plate, and we had a friendly game against Princes Risborough.

Our Home team in the Trundell (Rose Kirby, Lyn Carrol, Mo Harding & Anne Darbourne) were held to a draw 16-16, after their opposition Burnham, caught up with a 5 in the last end, though the away game, and consequently the match, was lost. The Burnham Plate match was against Amersham, and this game was also lost 12 - 22.

Unfortunately our mixed friendly against Princes Risborough was also lost, by 73 - 94, though we had a top rink with Maureen Burbridge, Bernard Bailey and Allan Rumble. Maybe we were stretched too thinly, though everyone enjoyed their respective games.

RESULT ; On Wednesday evening our men played Cippenham in the Bucks Plate, and after our convincing win in the recent friendly match, we were hopeful of a good result, and were not disappointed. We won on all rinks, (84-55) and came away with the maximum 14 points to add to our league tally. Top Rink was Rob Kirby, Tony Batkins & Mike Alderton (28-17)

RESULT ; The new week started with a friendly away against Aston Clinton, and we earned a confidence-boosting win by 121 shots to 81, with wins in 5 of the 6 triples. It was a closer calculation to find our Top Rink, but with more than one team winning by 16 shots, it was necessary to count back to 'ends-won', with the award going to Flora Alderton, Bernard Bailey & John Anderson. (24-8)

SPRING PLATE ; Bank Holiday Monday was enjoyed by members with the Spring Plate, an internal drawn Triples event, with a good turn out with fine weather. After last years cancellation due to rain, a relaxed afternoon's bowling ended with the presentation to winners Lyn Johnson, Hazel Baker and Roger Darbourne.

RESULT ; It was a busy day, as in the afternoon we played a friendly mixed game against Desborough. It was the first time they had played us at home and we had a nice close game winning 3 out of 6 rinks, and acheiving an overall win by 114 to 97 shots. Our top rink was Robin Newman, Chris Moir and Tony Batkins.

RESULT ; On Sunday morning our Ladies played in the Top Club against a Wexham team and despite a good performance they unfortunately lost 3 rinks to 1. Our winning rink was the triples trio of Denise Rogers, Liz Storrar and Hazel Baker.

RESULT ; Our hard luck story continued on Saturday when we played in the Three Counties league at home against Harefield Hospital. The margin was similarly tight, and we again had the worst end of a 90 - 95 scoreline. Nevertheless, we won two of the 5 games, and Top Chalfont Rink was Flora Alderton, Maureen Harding, Roger Darbourne and Rob Kirby (21 - 16).

RESULT ; Our Thames Valley League efforts continued on Friday when our men played Wexham. Despite winning 2 of the 4 rinks, our bad luck continued as we lost overall by just 4 shots (62-66). We still picked up 5 points , but it could so easily have been more !

RESULT ; On Wednesday evening the Men's match against Richings Park in the Bucks Plate took place. Our away teams managed a win and a draw, (this from 2-13 down!) and we won one of the games at home. (Top Rink was a home team of Rob Kirby, Tony Batkins & Mike Alderton 20-12) However our other home game was lost, and overall we lost 67-70 on shot count to our opponents. As a result we scored only 5 points for our two wins and a draw, but Richings Park took the 6 points for overall win, and accumulated 9 points, in a disappointing result for some hard-worked efforts.

ERROR ; In case of any doubt, the match on May 26th against Aston Clinton is AWAY. Apologies for the confusing references to both away and home on the match team sheet , which has now been corrected. Incidentally Aston Clinton have requested an extra triple, and this is being organised directly with reserves and others who originally applied.

RESULT ; The new week started with the Men playing in the 'Top Club' event against Iver Heath on Monday 18th. This comprises a rink, triple, pairs, single and 2-wood single, and we were drawn to play the match at home. Iver Heath are always strong and this year proved no exception, though Rob Kirby stood out with his win in the Singles section. All other formats were lost in varying degrees, but our opponents were gracious in victory and we wish them luck against Gerrards Cross in the next round.

COMPETITIONS ; As the first play-by deadline approaches on June 14th, Competitors in the Singles competitions will need Markers. A list of those who have expressed a willingness to act as markers , and have been deemed to have sufficient experience to do so, will be posted on the competitions board today (Tuesday). If you are not on the list but wish to be, please contact one of our Coaches to be verified and added. Competitors, please use one of these members if at all possible, ands in any case, if you are responsible for securing a Marker, ensure that your opponent is content with the independence and competence of your choice.

RESULT ; On Sunday 17th May, we played Windsor Great Park BC in our one friendly meeting of the year, and this time it was our turn to play host. Despite the Cricket Club 'Open day' taking over the Car Park, all our visitors arrived in time for a most enjoyable afternoon's bowling. We played six rinks, and won two against WGP's four. Our Top Rink was Graham Buchanan, Janice Batkins, Hazel Baker and Mike Alderton, (22-11) but this was not enough, as Windsor won overall by 118 - 104.

RESULT ; We play Cippenham on at least four occasions through the season, and the first friendly encounter took place at home on Saturday 16th , when in very pleasant sunshine, we achieved an overall win by 100 shots to 84. Our Top rink was Chris Moir, Bobbie Richards, Liz Baldwin & Mike Alderton. Cippenham have their first chance of revenge in the Bucks Plate next week, ahead of the two midweek friendlies in June.

SOCIAL EVENTS ; Another regular favorite in the winter period is the Turkey & Tinsel trip to Bournemouth before Christmas, and a notice concerning the 2015 trip has been posted in the Clubhouse, to gather an indication of probable interest. Full details will be added to the 'Social' page of this website shortly...

RESULT ; The first Chiltern & Thames League match was also played this week, away to Chesham, on Friday evening May 15th. The format involves three triples, and although we won on one (Well done to Rob Kirby, Denise Williams & Tim Baldwin), we lost on the other two, (One by only three shots) so only took 2 pts to Chesham's 8 . Chesham are always strong, but we put up an encouraging start to this campaign.

RESULT ; Our men played their first Thames Valley League game on Wednesday evening, against Richings Park, with two triples playing at home and two away. Three of the games could not have been tighter, with only one shot difference in each, one in our favour, (17-16) but two against (14-15 and 13-14) Regrettably the fourth game was lost rather more heavily, and overall we only gathered 2 points whilst Richings Park took the rest. Our top rink was Rob Kirby, Arthur Thomas and Mick Lane. At least we have an early chance to rectify matters when we meet Richings Park again, in the Bucks Plate next week.

RESULT ; Our midweek friendly this week was on Tuesday when we entertained Ladygate to a match over 5 Triples. All the teams were tested by our opposition, but all five managed to keep a sufficient leading margin to achieve an overall win by 96 shots to 69. Leading rink was Michael Facey, Liz Baldwin and Brian Hedley with a 7 shot difference, (20-13), just ahead of the two Tims whose teams each managed a 6 shot difference. There was also a closely fought internal triple, and everyone enjoyed a sunny (if blustery) afternoon.

RESULT ; The Ladies had a further friendly match on Monday, away against Cassiobury Ladies, though the three-triple fixture was reduced to two following a request from our hosts. Unfortunately this reduced format resulted in one win and one loss, with Cassiobury taking the match with an overall score of 35 shots to our 31. Our winning ring was Rose Kirby, Linda James and Denise Williams.

 RESULT ; The second match of the weekend was a friendly against Aylesbury Town, again at home, and the game was closely fought with two triple wins apiece.  However despite our top rink of Maggie Read, Chris Moir and Allan Rumble's 22-12 win , and a narrow one-shot victory by John Anderson's team, we went down overall by 56 shots to 64.

RESULT ; The first 3 Counties match of the season was against Flackwell Heath at home on Saturday, and we managed a convincing win by 106 shots to 68. Our Top Rink of Candi Ivey, John Anderson, Chris Pound, and Mike Alderton won by 33 - 7, and our Points Score in the 3 Counties League was 10 points to 2. A good start to this seasons campaign!

WINNER ! ; Congratulations to our 2014 Ladies Champion in her first round of the Bucks 2015 Ladies' Champion of Champions competition. Anne played Athena Cawley from Richings Park and won 21 shots to 14 after 24 ends. Her next opponent is Kay Dilkes from Burnham. Good Luck, Anne.

CANCELLATION ; Regrettably the match against Kings Langley (planned for Wednesday 6th May) was cancelled by mutual agreement, in view of the prevailing high winds and wet weather forecast. Our opponents had already had to reduce the match from 5 to 4 triples, and by the morning were reluctant to make the trip and risk an on-off playing period, and this was understandable. However this was particularly unfortunate as the match had been over-subscribed and two internal matches had been planned to run alongside the fixture. In the event a few members did roll-up, and although it was cold and blustery, the rain held off for most of the afternoon. Ah well..................!

The 100 Club Draw has been made for MAY, and congratulations to the winners as follows ;

1st Barry Dyer (£25) 2nd Rob Kirby (£15) and 3rd Arthur Thomas (£10)

The Monday Bank Holiday Spoon Drive was well attended and once everyone had got to grips with the format, an enjoyable tussle over 3 sessions of 8 rinks was achieved. The overall result was closely contested , and won by Liz Baldwin, (36 points) closely followed by John Pink and Tim Baldwin (also 36 points but with fewer ends won) . The Ladies' and Gent's Wooden Spoons were awarded to Beryl Ralley and Mick Lane respectively.

RESULT ; The Friendly match away against Wendover on Sunday was interrupted by rain, and thunder, but everyone struggled through, though our opponents struggled better ! We had a top rink of John Pink, Colin Kemp and Bobbie Richards (16-9) but overall, the team went down by 62 shots to 83.

The first Friday Triples Roll-up took place on 1st May (sign up by 5.45 every Friday, for the draw at 5.50 and a prompt 6.00 start.), with a good turn out of 30 + members with more coming along for the Competition draws, which have also been completed.

The Competition draws are now on a separate page of this website and have been posted in the clubhouse. Please note the Play-by dates for each round, and the schedule for the Triples Weekend on 4th / 5th July. * REMEMBER ; The first-named entrant in each pairing is deemed the Challenger and is responsible for proposing dates, entering the match in the club Diary, and arranging a marker where necessary.

RESULT ; The first match of the weekend was a home friendly against Hazells, on Saturday May 2nd. We managed a top rink with Staff Burbridge, Anne Darbourne & Mike Alderton, (16-13), but slipped to a convincing overall defeat by our visitors, by 79 - 130. This was particularly disappointing after a close game this time last year, so we must prepare for a better outcome in the return match in September.

NOTICE ; There will be a Spoon Drive Fun Event on Bank Holiday Monday, May 4th starting at 2.00 . See the clubhouse boards for signing up for this event.

COACHING ; George plans to hold coaching sessions on Monday evenings from approx 5 o'clock. See him, or look for notices on the boards for details. If you seek some one-to-one coaching, please approach any of our coaches directly.

RESULT ; The Ladies played their first match of the season in a friendly away to Denham, on Thursday April 30th, and came away with a convicing win by 71 - 25, despite a battle with the fertiliser that had recently been applied to their green. Top Rink was Maggie Read, Liz Baldwin & Candi Ivey, (29-6).

NOTICE ; The Friendly match against Kings Langley has had to be reduced to Four Triples, but to ensure no-one is disappointed, a second friendly internal rink will be arranged, so all those who were originally selected will get a game

RESULT ; Our fortunes took a more positive turn when we played our friendly away to Glory Mill on Wednesday. After a wet morning had threatened the match, the weather smiled on us in the afternoon, and we won by 81 - 57. Thanks to George Ivey for being Captain -of-the- day , and to Maggy Read, Anne darbourne and Dave Harding for claiming Top Rink.

RESULT ; Our friendly at home against Court Park on Tuesday was oversubscribed and therefore a friendly intrernal rink was again added to give as many players a game as possible. Unfortunately the match proved rather one sided against us, and although Dave Harding and his team led for much of their rink, they were also caught at the end and we lost on all rinks, with an overall deficit of 51 - 106. Nevertheless a dry day and the green appears to be settling in nicely.

RESULT ; Our Sunday game against Stoke Poges was a home friendly, and planned as Rinks, but due to a shortage on our opponents side, was reduced to Triples with three Chalfont players assisting our guests. Unfortunately we must have been too generous with our loaned talent, because we lost the game 76-84, with a single winning, and therefore top, rink of John Pink, Jean Jackman and Tim Baldwin.

RESULT ; Our first weekend game was played at home on Saturday 25th, against Rickmansworth British Legion, where our winning start was continued with an 82-55 win, helped by a strong winning rink of Bobbie Richards, Staff Burbridge & Mike Alderton, who won by 27 shots to 7.

RESULT ; We played our first midweek friendly game against Uxbridge in our annual curtain-raiser to the summer season. The last time we oplayed on their green we lost by a single point, and in 2014 the game was cancelled, but this year was just as close. However we redressed the balance with a clear win, .....by two shots, 70 - 68.!

A good Top Rink win of 28-17, was achieved by Rose Kirby, Bobbie Richards and Graeme Richards. Well done, and so far we have a 100% record !

Archived  7th May 2015

The Chiltern Tourers are back, and Alan Rumble's team, including many Chalfont Bowlers, enjoyed some good weather and friendly opposition in Spain last week. A fuller report has been posted with a few photos, on a separate page of this website. ("Chiltern Tourers in Spain")

The Ladies and Men's TOP-CLUB and Men's Double-fours games have been advised and sheets are now in the clubhouse for signatures. These games have a short deadline, so please register your interest as soon as possible.

FIXTURE AMENDMENTS ; Some more post-printing changes have occurred, so please note the following small differences, which we have agreed ;

Gerrards Cross have asked us to reverse our The Burnham Plate games against them so the game on 25th June is Away, and on 9th July, we are at Home.

Chesham Pioneers have asked to move theior game from Thursday 13/8 to Wednesday 19/8.

The Friendly against Stoke Poges on Saturday 11th July is 5 Rinks, (NOT triples)

100 Club ; The April Draw has been made. and the l;ucky winners for this month are as below. Remember, anyone can add their names to the draw by registering with Rose Kirby and even non-members can enter to support the club. The more names into the hat, the bigger the pot to share between the Club and the three winners.

£25 ; George Ivey £15 ; Lillian Rider £10 ; Bryan Hedley.

Gentlemen ! ; The Cleaning Rota for the 2015 season has been compiled and you should have been contacted with your allocated duty week. If this conflicts with your holidays or you have another reason for wanting to switch, please try to make your own arrangements with another member on the list. The Master List will be posted in the clubhouse, on which we ask you note such changes. If in doubt, please contact John Anderson.

TEAM SHEETS for the early matches have been posted, both on the forum and in the clubhouse. If you aspire to playing in these early matches, a PLEA from the Captains; Please get some practise in before your first game, so you are not completely rusty against external opposition !

 The Friday night Triples roll-up will be run again this year, by Graham Buchanan and his team, and the slightly amended format and rules can be found on a separate page on this website, and on the clubhouse notice boards. The Opening Event will be on May 1st, and the competition will run throughout the season to September 25th, (sign up by 5.45 ,for the draw at 5.50 and a prompt 6.00 start.)

NOTICE ; The 2015 Competitions entry forms have been circulated and we seek as many entrants as possible ! A small change from the forms which have been distributed is that although the entry deadline is still April 20th, The Draw for these will be held on May 1st , following the first Friday night roll-up.

WEBSITE FORUM ; As in previous years, the forum facility on this website can be used, by members only, for the early weeks of the new season, to register your names for the early matches, avoiding the need to travel to the clubhouse to use the sign-up sheets. These early matches are now posted for members attention.

If you have not used this facility before, or have forgotten the necessary password, please contact Tim Baldwin on his NEW Email timbaldwin55@gmail.com

NB; The summer fixture list on this website is now finalised, so reference can be made to it as necessary, ahead of the fixture card issue at the pre-season meeting..

NOTICE ; All the Winter match results and associated news have now been archived. .... ....but REMEMBER ; Any information from this News Page from recent seasons can be found in the 'Archive' pages on this website .

 

Archived ;  22nd April 2015 ; 

The Pre-season meeting took place on Sunday, and enrolments and competition entries were initiated. If you were unable to be there, please contact Maureen Burbridge with your Membership subs and locker fees, or Tim Baldwin or Graham Buchanan with competition entries.

The Teams for the first three friendlies and for the weekend of 25th/26th have been picked, with some additional friendly rinks on the home games, to try to give as many as possible the chance to get their hand in. 25 applicants for the 12 places on the away friendly at Glory Mill will inevitably have led to some disappointment, but this is an encouraging response to our plea for more names on the away fixtures. Please tick to confirm your availability as soon as possible.

Team sheets for the Ladies (Trundell &Burnham Plate) and Gents (Thames Valley League and Bucks Plate) Team leagues have also been posted. All of these request your availablity for all the matches in each competition, so that the Captains can form squads of players who are available for most if not all matches in each league, to strive for consistent team groupings and better success.

Maureen Harding has been looking for a few more names for the first Ladies friendly against Denham on April 30th.

APOLOGIES to those who put names onto a Bucks Plate sheet posted for Wed 6th May versus Slough. This has been removed as there is no such fixture, Slough having been promoted last year. The first Bucks Plate game is not until May 20th .

Archived  March 18th 2015

NOTICE ; Following the decorating works, and ahead of the coming season, there was a CLUBHOUSE CLEAN-UP day on March 9th. Thanks to all who turned up, and to those who assisted in the re-decoration earlier this year, or who are still working on the green. It is Your Club, and every contribution is appreciated.

100 Club Winners for March ; The draw has been made, and the winners will be notified personally, shortly. Congratulations to Tim Baldwin (your blushing reporter!) has scooped the top £25 prize this month, with Hubert Cox claiming the £15 2nd prize and Lisa Miller 3rd (£10)

WINNER ; As the indoor season draws to a close, some members were involved in their indoor club competitions, and Congratulations to Rose Kirby, who has won the Ladies Novices Competition at Handy Cross IBC. It must be those new bowls, Rose.

It is also notable that the Chalfont members at Handy Cross Team entered a team in one of the Handy Cross Leagues for the first time this year, and managed a creditable third place. Well done to Liz & Tim Baldwin, Janice & Tony Batkins and Rose & Rob Kirby, ably assisted by HX member Tony Edmonson.

CONGRATULATIONS ; Through the winter season, a Team of Chalfont members also competed in the Chess Vale Winter League. Following a fourth place last year, this team has improved to Third place (out of 11) in 2014-15, so Congratulations to Flora & Mike Alderton, Candi & George Ivey, John & Pam Anderson, and Hazel Baker.