This folder contains items archived at intervals through 2016 to Easter 2017 from the News Page 

 Archived  22nd March 2017 

 NOTE ;    For those interested in making any purchases of new kit for the new season,  the Potter Bowls Roadshow is visiting Foxhill Bowls Club on Tuesday 21st March (12 - 7 pm) with a full range of Bowls, clothing , bags & accessories. Mark Royal will be there to help with any queries, and there will be a rink available to try out new bowls if appropriate..... otherwise there is always Emsmorn,  ...and 'other suppliers are available '.l

 

RESULT ; Our first Indoor match against Herts was on Saturday evening, and it proved a closely fought game on four rinks. With two ends to go we were ahead by a single shot overall, but the home team fought back and though we won on two rinks and lost by a single shot on another, the overall result went against us 52 - 65. Top Rink was Dave Harding, Chris Moir, John Anderson & Tim Baldwin and we all look forward to a second tilt at Herts on March 19th.


REMINDER ; Pre-season Meeting; All members are reminded of the Pre-season meeting on the morning of Sunday March 26th, for signing-on for next season, distribution of the new fixture card, and submission of competition entries will be done as usual. The application paperwork will be distributed in the next two weeks, by Email or letter-drop as appropriate. Please keep this date free for this first event in the new season's Calendar.


NOTICE ; Bucks Bowling Association have sent out match reminders for those men who aspire to representing the county in friendlies, and these have been posted on the Boards in the Passage to the Gents Changing rooms. Bowls England or BBA Newsletters and other information sent out from 'on high', will be posted in the respective passages outside the changing rooms through the season as necessary.

100 Club ; The winners in the February draw, carried out at this months Social morning today (22nd Feb) are as follows £25 Lucas Odian, £15 Tim Baldwin £10 Joyce Cripps .

NOTICE ; The 2 final Indoor Matches will be against Herts IBC and the first team has been picked for this Saturday, but the second is a Triples match on Sunday March 19th at 2.30. This match was wrongly advertised in the Fixture Card so please note this date. A new sheet is on the board, but those who don't visit the clubhouse in the off-season, please let Mike Alderton or John Anderson know of your availability........

.............................................................(or they will have to start calling YOU !).

RESULT ; The second match against Handy Cross IBC took place on Sunday afternoon, and at the half-way tea break, we were winning on three out of the four rinks and overall the score was close. However (... there always seems to be a 'however' these days ...) this was not to last and we fell away to an overall loss by 47 to 75, with one drawn rink (well done Mike Alderton, Liz Baldwin, Bernard Bailey & Graham Buchanan) and three losses (one by a single point on the last end). We now have to re-group for the final matches against Herts, to complete our indoor season.

STOP PRESS ; Due to a number of factors, including a possible low turn out due to Half Term, and to allow the main hall to be cleared of the materials from the maintenance work on the benches, the February Social has been delayed by a week to Wednesday February 22nd . Apologies to all those affected.

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

2017 Fixtures ; The new fixture list for 2017/18 has been completed and the final draft for the fixture card is now posted on the appropriate page of this website. A temporary route can also be followed by clicking on the following link ; http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/Fixtures 2017 Final.pdf

NOTICE ; It's that time of the month again and Shirley's Social is this Wednesday 15th Feb, starting around 10.30 with soup and a roll and a dessert for lunch. Please give Shirley a call of you are coming, for catering purposes. Hope to see you there.

...ALSO... ; Good Luck to the 2 Club Teams of Quizzers who are taking on the might of Chalfont St Giles village groups in the next Memorial Hall Quiz night , again on the 15th. Any further latent talent out there who might be interested in the next quiz in the Autumn, please make yourselves known to Tim Baldwin or Mike Alderton, as reserves are always useful for when our regulars can't make it !

RESULT ; The second match against Foxhill was played on Saturday afterrnoon, (11/2), and after a rash of withdrawals, mostly due to the cold/flu bug that is going round, full marks to Captain John Anderson, for fielding a side, (albeit reduced to five triples with Foxhill lending us three players to fulfill the 6th in an internal game for them!) The final score was a creditable loss by 85 - 117, so no real upset, but we nevertheless won on two of our games, and well done to Top Rink of Mike Wise, playing his first game on an indoor carpet, Linda James, and Denise Rogers in a rare outing as Skip. Hard Luck to the others, and we won't mention the Hot Shot by Foxhills when we were caught cold in the second end !!

NOTICE ; The Bucks County Ladies are also looking for applicants to represent the county in the Johns Trophy. ( 'Training' weekend 13/14 May, for games on any of three dates 3/6 , 24/6 & 8/7) . Aspiring applicants can contact Tim or Liz Baldwin, or refer to the notice on the Clubhouse Boards. ????

NOTICE : The Bucks County Ladies have arranged a Tour based at Hythe in Kent this autumn, (Sept 10-15) and a circular giving details will be posted in the Clubhouse. Anyone interested, please see Secretary Tim Baldwin or visit the Bucks BA website for more details. ( Please bear in mind that this starts on our Finals Sunday).

RESULT ; On Saturday we played our quarter-final game in the Handy Cross Shield. Having only just qualified we were drawn against the holders, the home team of Handy Cross, so expectations were not high. However our mixed team gave another good account, and although eventually going down 3 rinks to Nil, two rinks were very competitive and only lost by 3 shots each. Had the rub of the green been otherwise, we could have seen a major upset.

100 Club ; The first draw for 2017 was made at the Wednesday Social on Jan 18th, and was as follows ; £25 ; Ethan Odian (The Williams's grandson)

£15 ; Roger Darbourne

£10 ; Anne Darbourne .

RESULT ; Our second game of a busy week, was against Watford on Thursday, and we again made a good show, whilst losing overall. The score of 79 - 113 included two winning rinks, the Top of which was Dave Harding, Staff Burbridge and Pam Anderson (19-10).

NOTICE; Further to an earlier notice, the re-draw for the Burnham Plate has been made and any access to the Bucks BA website is now supposed to be reliable. For Members info, our opponents in the various competitions are as follows, with dates to reserve for those aspiring to play them ;

Men, Bucks Cup; Marlow (24/5), ChessVale (31/5) , Chesham (14/6) & Wycombe (21/6)

Ladies, Trundell Cup; Burnham (15/6), Iver Heath (22/6), Wexham (29/6).

Ladies , Burnham Plate; Cippenham (1/6 & 22/6) and Gerrards Cross 15/6 & 6/7),

RESULT ; Our first game against Foxhill took place on Monday afternoon, and was at once encouraging and disappointing. At half way there was but one point in it, and we had been ahead at times. Indeed with three or so ends to play, there were only a handful of shots in it. However at this point our opponents hit a run of good form and we lost nearly all the final ends, going down by 83 - 121 at the finish. We had two winning rinks, the top of which was Staff Burbridge, Liz Baldwin and Rob Kirby (22-16). Well done to them and the rest of the team for a good effort, and good luck for the second Foxhill game in February when we will look to build on this result.

NOTICE ; INDOOR MATCHES The team selection sheets for the remaining Indoor matches (11th, 19th & 25th Feb) have been posted in the clubhouse, so please look for these when you attend the social morning next week or are otherwise at the club. Alternatively, please phone Mike Alderton or John Anderson, or see them at one of the January matches in the next few days, to get your names on their list.

NOTICE ; Ladies Members might be aware that the Bucks BA website now has the Trundell and Burnham Plate fixtures advertised, and may have noted our matches, BUT the Burnham Plate dates are now under review, probably due to the withdrawal of Chesham Broadway who are not playing any matches this year, pending their new green being available. The Trundell dates against Iver Heath, Burnham and Wexham, are believed to be OK to put in your diaries. The following link should take you to the website in question.

http://www.buckinghamshirebowls.co.uk/Trundell-Trophy-and-Burnham-Plate-2017.html

REMINDER ; The next Social and Games morning is on Wednesday January 18th, from 10.00-10.30 in the clubhouse as usual. Everyone is invited to come along and start the new year with old friends, organised as usual by Shirley Taylor, who looks forward to welcoming as many as possible to this fun event. Anne has circulated fuller details by email to all members with that facility. Please contact Anne or Shirley for more details if necessary.

100 Club ; The first draw for the new year will be made at the Social morning, and posted here as soon as the winners are known. It's not too late to contact Rose Kirby to add your name to the list of entrants.

Handy Cross Shield ; The final matches in the round-robin stages have been completed and the Chalfont team are in the Quarter-finals (by the skin of our teeth) and now play the holders, the Handy Cross home team, on Saturday Jan 21st at 2.00 pm. The team has been selected and notified, and is posted under the Indoor matches on this website.

Short Mat ; Members are reminded that the Friday evening sessions in the Memorial Hall resume on Friday 13th as usual, (provided that no-one is superstitious, and the snow doesn't arrive by then !!)..... and so we look to all our regulars resuming again this week.

The entries on this page from 2016 will shortly be archived, to the appropriate section of this website.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS to all Club Members

The festive sweaters were in evidence on the final Short-Mat evening of the year, and all present enjoyed a fun evening to round off the year, and wished all Club Members a great Christmas and look forward to a successful New Year. The next short mat will be on Friday Jan 13th, when normal service will be resumed !

NOTICE ; CANCELLATION ; Unfortunately the second indoor match against Desborough, scheduled on January 14th, has been cancelled. However the other two games planned in this period against Foxhill on the 16th and Watford on the 19th are OK. The Team for Watford is posted on this website, and Foxhill will be posted shortly. We will try to avoid this congestion of games in the same period next year, when Desborough should have moved to their new facility

100 Club. The December draw has been made and the lucky winners to round off 2016, are as follows ;

£25 Joe Jaquest, £15 Bryan Hedley, £10 Liz Baldwin

Christmas Card Social ; The clubhouse was bursting on Saturday morning (10th Dec) when members gathered to exchange Christmas Cards and share Coffee & Mince Pies before the Christmas holidays. A Raffle raised £100 for the Ian Rennie Hospice, and thanks to Shirley Taylor, Bill Bowler & Pat McKay for all their efforts towards this annual start to the festive season.

Notice ; There are three indoor fixtures in January, all shown in the fixture card, and sign-up lists are in the clubhouse. Anyone who has not managed to get to these lists, but are interested in playing, can still notify Mike Alderton or John Anderson by phone or email, so that the teams can be picked before the Christmas break.

Belated Report from the Isle of Wight ; in November a number of members joined Ian McLeod's regular trip to Sandown on a Short-Mat holiday, playing in pairs & triples and rinks events at the Trouville Hotel. Well done to Pam & John Anderson for getting to the pairs semi-finals, and to Alan Williams for being awarded a special medal for his unorthodox approach to the game, and creating such hilarity amongst the other players!

There was time for a few sight-seeing trips, and everyone had a great time all round.

RESULT ; On Saturday, we played the second of the round-robin indoor matches of the Handy Cross Shield. This was against Wycombe Swans, and since Handy Cross is in their 'backyard' with many regular Handy Cross Players, we were expecting a tough game..... and so it turned out. However our team gave a good account, and although we lost on each of the three triples, we were not disgraced, and well done to Maggy Read, Joe Jaquest and John Anderson for nearly snatching a win in their last few ends.

We now have to wait for other games in the groups to be played in the New Year, to see whether we progress to the quarterfinals. All is not yet lost !!

Notice ; We are sad to have to report that Kath Beard died last Saturday (November 26th). She passed away peacefully at home after being unwell for some time. Many of our longer-standing members will remember Kath as a very good bowler and a lovely, cheerful club member who moved away some years ago to be near family.

NOTICE for our Lady bowlers ; Bucks B A have circulated advice that they are holding a coffee morning at Foxhill on 12th December at 10.30 .."for any lady bowlers interested in meeting old friends or making new ones.." There will be a discussion and Raffle, and a opportunity to exchange Christmas Cards with friends.

FURTHER REMINDER ; Don't forget the Christmas Card exchange and social meet-up at the clubhouse on the morning of December 10th, from about 10.30. As always there will be tea/coffee, mince pies, an exchange of Christmas cards, and a raffle (prizes please!), and of course, meeting up with friends. Please ensure that this is in your Diaries.

100 Club; Thanks to all those who have renewed their participation in this monthly draw, and congratulations to the November winners as follows

£25 Hazel Baker, £15 ; Tim Baldwin ; £10 Janet Buchanan

NOTICE ; There is a change of Date for the indoor match against Herts, which is in our fixture Card for Sunday March 25th. The correct date from Herts' calendar is March 19th, so members please note this in their Diary for 2017 !

RESULT ; On Wednesday 16th we played an Indoor Friendly match at Desborough, and our improvement was heartening as we only lost by 102 - 139, and despite winning four of the seven triples. Our Top Rink was Linda James, Hazel Baker & Captain Mike Alderton, and we look forward to the second game in January with increased optimism.

Remembrance day ; Thanks to President Staff Burbridge, who laid a wreath from the Club at the ceremony at the Village memorial on Sunday

NOTICE ; The Club has some new Coaches! Following their successful attendance at the '1st 4 Sport Level 1' coaching course at Foxhills, Dave Harding with Pam and John Anderson and Candi Ivey have been passed to act as coaches, and to join existing members with this capability, ( George Ivey, Mike Alderton, Graeme Richards and Maggy Read). We hope that members will be able to take advantage of this bolstering of our coaching capacity in the coming seasons.

NOTICE ; The Annual Presentation Dinner took place on Nov 12th, and again there was a reassuringly good turnout. Everyone appeared to enjoy a good meal and dancing afterwards, and the newly-engraved cups were handed on by President Staff in good order, to their new custodians for another year. Tim Baldwin announced that Bob Baker has offered to take on the Competitions next year with Graham Buchanan's continued help, and this will hopefully be ratified by the committee at their next meeting.

NOTICE ; The AGM took place as scheduled on Nov 5th, and there was a good turn out. Key points were the election of the new committee (see the relevant sheet on this website for details) and the passing of a couple of resolutions. The small amendment to the constitution to allow secret ballots to be used when the committee deem it appropriate, was passed, as was the proposal to raise the subscriptions for full playing membership by £10 to £90. All other classes of membership remain unaltered. The thorny subject of Teas was aired, and members can expect to be approached for their willingness to be on the 2017 Tea rota, so that our capacity to offer teas next year can be reviewed.

NOTICE ; As mentioned at the recent AGM, the November Social morning has been moved from Nov 16th to avoid the Indoor match at Desborough that day, and will now be on Nov 23rd, (Same time, same place, same format - any questions, please phone Shirley on 01494 872845.)

NOTE ; The second game in the round-robin stage of the Handy Cross Shield, will be against a Wycombe team on December 3rd . This is a change from the date published earlier, but the team have been advised and we wish them well.... Please note there have been some team changes to accomodate some withdrawals. (Nov 7th)

RESULT ; The indoor match against Watford was played on Sat, 29th October, with a very similar result to our efforts this time last year. Watford have a particularly fast green which caught out many of our players, and two of the triples went down rather heavily to experienced opposition skips. However the other three were more competitive, and we had one top rink with John Anderson, Maggie Read and Maureen Harding, (well done John, whose team was our only winner last year as well ) and Mike Alderton's game went to the final end where they lost by a single shot. The overall score was 93-56, and we look forward to our second game at Watford later in the season.

Memorial Hall Quiz-night

On Wednesday 26th, the Village Memorial Hall Fund-raisers held another of their regular quizzes, and the club fielded two tables to support their efforts. Hard Luck to the Baldwin/Batkins/Andersons*/Harding table who achieved a rare entry in the top group (5th - and we were robbed !), and commiserations to Mike Alderton's table who just failed to win the booby-prize chocolates by allowing one other team to finish below them !

* apologies to John & Pam for omitting you when this entry was first made.

100 Club ; The October draw has been done, and the winners are as follows ;

£25 Sylvia Webb, £15 Finn Burbridge, £10 Ian McLeod. Congratulations to all these winners ; To have a chance join them, just contact Rose Kirby, or fill in the application form recently circulated by the Club Secretary.

NOTICE ; The indoor match against Watford for Saturday 29th October has been selected, and is posted under the Indoor matches Tab on this website

REMINDER ; Presentation Dinner. Thanks to all members who have supplied their menus and payment for the dinner which is at Harewood Down Golf Club, on November 12th. Please arrive from 7.15 for dinner from 7.45 , to be followed by the presentation of the trophies (now engraved) and music and dancing to follow.

Handy Cross Shield ; This competition is run by Handy Cross IBC, between teams that have a core of players from other outdoor clubs playing through the winter at HX. Chalfont played their first match this year against Loudwater on Oct 16th, but lost by two rinks to one (all three of which were decisive wins for the successful parties) but by only 34-41 overall. The match was finely balanced throughout, and well done to our winning rink of Joe Jaquest, Pam Anderson and Tim Baldwin (17-9). Our next match is against a High Wycombe team on December 3rd (amended 4/11/16)

Indoor Match v Handy Cross; The first indoor match of the winter season was a friendly encounter with Handy Cross IBC, in a game of 4 rinks. The overall position ebbed and flowed, and after 10 ends there were only 2 shots in it. 18 ends had us 2 shots ahead, but although we won on three out of four rinks, HX held their nerve and came back to win 70 - 65 in an exciting start to the indoor season. Top Rink was Rose Kirby, Dave Harding, Liz Baldwin and Tony Batkins.

NOTICE ; Remember the AGM on Saturday November 5th.

This year there will be elections for next year's Committee. If you are unable to attend the AGM and wish to vote, you will need to ask the Secretary, Tim Timberlake, for a postal vote. Members will find all the details in the AGM paperwork which Tim will be sending out in a couple of weeks time.

SOCIAL MORNINGS ; Shirley Taylor has agreed to run her monthly gatherings again this winter, generally on the third week of the month.and the first event will be on October 19th, and then on November 16th. The format will be similar to previous years with a light lunch (soup, rolls etc ) and a variety of board and card games starting around 1.30 a.m.

As usual there will not be a December gathering, though the Christmas Card exchange will be on December 10th, again at around 10.30. As always there will be tea/coffee, mince pies, an exchange of Christmas cards, and a raffle (prizes please!), and of course, meeting up with friends. Please put all these dates in your Diaries.

RESULT ; We played our last outdoor game this season against Hazells and although we were doing well until it rained when we stopped at 15 ends for most rinks, we lost by 77 - 79 shots. We did have a highest rink of Alan Williams, Pat McKay and Allan Rumble who got 21 - 10 shots.

RESULT ; We played against Kitcheners on Thursday and although the weather held out we didn't, by losing 64 -91. We did have a highest rink which was Graham Buchanan, Bill Bowler and Anne Darbourne who won by 19-10.

RESULT ; We played our Captains v Presidents match today, Sunday and it was very close. The Captains team won by 115 to 112 shots and we then celebrated Mike's birthday and Staff and Mike paid for a drink for all after the match. All this and we missed the rain showers.

RESULT ; We had a win against Herts which was their last outdoor match of the season winning 2 triples and loosing 4. The match score was 106 - 87 to CSG and our top rink was Rose Kirby, Bernard Bailey and Hazel Baker by 28 to 8 and the other one was Denise Rogers, Linda James and John Anderson 23 to 8. The weather was reasonably warm and dry which made for a nice afternoon.

RESULT ; On Thursdays match against Pinner we had a very enjoyable friendly game which was really close. We won 3 triples and drew 1 triple out of 5 and the score was 88 to 84 to CSG. Our top rink was Alan Williams, Maggy Read and Rob Kirby.

NOTE ; The Hemel Hempstead match has been cancelled by Hemel.

NOTE ; The Captains and Presidents match has been selected. The teams are up at the clubhouse and there will be Tea & Cake halfway and Drinks and Nibbles at the end. Staff and Mike A are both joining forces and paying for a drink for all - a very nice gesture.

RESULT :We had a good win against Cippenham on Saturday winning by 115 to 90 shots and 4 triples to 1. Our top rink was Maggy Read, Graham Buchanan and Rob Kirby by 26 - 8 shots.

RESULT : The Fearnley Cup (Friday night ) competition was won by Mike Alderton this year with Graham Buchanan and Barry Mills 2nd and 3rd.Well done to all who entered this year and enjoyed the Friday night triples.

NOTE ; All those who have signed up (so far) to go to the Presentation Dinner, will find personal envelopes with requests for menu choices and payment, in the clubhouse next to the sign advertising the event. All members who have yet to sign-up are urged to do so for this end-of- season celebration and 'good night out.' Any such later applicants will be contacted for menus and payment when Tim B returns from Holiday.

NOTE ; A new tab has been created under the 'Competitions Results' Tab, for Photos taken on the Finals Weekend. Singles results have been added so far, and the others will be added as (my) Holidays etc allow. Copies of all photos taken after each game will be available if requested of Tim Baldwin (after I get back !!). Thanks to Roger Darbourne for most of the snaps on Saturday and early Sunday.

RESULT ; On Thursday we played against Croxley Guild on their ground which turned out to be a good thing as the thunderstorms that arrived in CSG missed us altogether even though it was a hot and muggy afternoon but we enjoyed mixed results, winning two and losing three triples. Unfortunately the wins did not match the losses. We lost 80 to 86, and our top rink was Rose Kirby. Bryan Hedley and Mike Alderton who won by 28 to 12.

CANCELLATION ; Unfortunately Tring have had to call off their visit planned for next week, as many of their team will be attending a funeral of a long-standing member. Apologies to those picked to play this day, but of course they and the reserves are all welcome to come to the club, and play an impromptu internal game on that date.

RESULT ; On Tuesday we entertained Stoke Poges to a friendly match in glorious sunshine, if somewhat hot and humid conditions, but enjoyed mixed results, winning two and losing two triples. Fortunately the wins outdid the losses, (sighs of relief from Captain Tim Baldwin who had a torrid time against excellent opposition) and the overall result was 66 - 52 to CSG. Top Rink was Mike Moir, Liz Baldwin & John Anderson ( 29-4).

NOTICE ; As the outdoor year comes to an end , the indoor season starts!

The Club has three fixtures before Christmas, against local Indoor Clubs, and all are now posted on the clubhouse boards. Please sign up for all three as soon as possible, and ideally before the Captain's v President's game, to allow the Captain to pick the teams before the end of the outdoor season.

NB; at the end of the indoor season there is a small change to record. The last match against Herts IBC will be on Sunday 19th March, NOT on the following weekend of the Pre-season meeting as shown in the fixture card.

Finals Weekend ; Another Year's competitions came to a conclusion at the weekend, with the Finals of the singles, pairs and triples events, despite the atrocious weather on Saturday, and the complications presented by some of our members featuring in differing combinations of more than one event.

The full results list can be found under the link below, but particular congratulations to President Staff Burbridge who showed no signs of slowing down in winning the Club Championship again, to Captain Mike Alderton in taking the Men's singles, and to Denise Rogers on winning her first individual title with the Ladies Championship. Lyn Carroll is also no longer a 'Novice' having won the Novices title, and the first playing of the Australian Pairs in memory of Ros & Norman Clare, was won by Tim Timberlake and Denise Williams. We will hope to have selected photographs of the winning players, uploaded to the site shortly.

http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/2016 Finals RESULTS.pdf

APOLOGIES ; The match against Court Park on Tuesday will only be the four triples as planned, as following some withdrawals, we do not have enough reserves to play an internal game alongside.

REMINDER; The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Saturday 5th November 2016 @ 10.00 for a 10.30 start.

N.B; PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS AN ERROR ON SOME FIXTURE CARDS ; (Saturday is the 5th NOT the 6th as maybe printed)

Should any member wish to put forward a resolution or raise an issue at the AGM, then they must put this in writing to the Secretary, Tim Timberlake, by 3rd October. All Resolutions and issues will be placed on the Agenda which will give members and Management Committee time to consider their responses and contribute to the debate.

Please remember that any Resolution must have a proposer and seconder before it can be accepted.

NOTICE ; The Menu for the Presentation Dinner has been added to the Notice Board, so all those who might have been waiting before adding their names can please do so as soon as possible. Any particular dietary needs can be met, so please advise Tim Baldwin a.s.a.p. A link to the menu is also available as below ;

http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/menu 2016.pdf

NOTICE ; 100 Club ; The Winners for September have been drawn as follows ; £25 ; Billie Dumbleton, £15 Mick Lane , £10 Pam Dyer

RESULT ; On Tuesday we played Court Park in a mixed friendly match at Home , and on a dry but overcast afternoon we had a good game, with two internal triples alongside the main match. Although we lost two of the five triples, the other three were emphatic wins, to ensure a win by 102 shots to 73. Top Rink was closely fought and decided on 'ends won' by Maggy Read, Tim Timberlake an Denise Williams (25-7). However this win was offset by our loss earlier in the season when playing away, and the combined scores of 169 - 169 give us both a target for next season.

NOTICE ; On Saturday September 17th there is no fixture on the card so it is suggested that a Spoon Drive be held at the club for all those wanting a game in the afternoon. This will be a drawn arrangement similar to Friday nights, but format will depend on numbers, so please look for the Notice on the clubhouse boards from Tuesday afternoon.

RESULT ; We played Aston Clinton away in a friendly match on Sunday, the weather was cloudy but no rain. The score was 65 to 69 on a green which was not kind to us although we did have to loan them 2 of our players, Pam Anderson and Bobbie Richards which probably did not help us. We did have a top rink of Staff Burbridge, Alan Williams, Pat McKay and Allan Rumble who won by 23 to 15. The other 3 teams were triples.

NOTICE ; FINALS WEEKEND The competitions have now all reached the Final stage, and the schedule for the weekend has been resolved. Well done so far to Mike Alderton (5 Finals), John Pink and Hazel Baker (4 finals each), and Rose Kirby & Lyn Carroll (3 Finals each) but accomodating this success has meant a re-arrangement of the usual sequence, but can be viewed in the link below ;

http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/2016 Finals SCHEDULE A.pdf

All finalists are asked to switch to Blue or Red stickers as indicated, and spare stickers will be available in the clubhouse shortly.

First matches are at 11.00 on Saturday 10th September, and we hope as many members as possible will support the weekend. The Bar and Kitchen will be available for drinks, but please bring your own lunch-packs if you plan to be there all day.

RESULT ; On Saturday we played a home game against Glory Mill, and were winning when the rain arrived at 4 o'clock and the game was curtailed at 12 ends. The agreed score was 53 - 34, helped mainly by our Top Rink with new member Mike Wise, founder member Shirley Taylor and Bernard Bailey who won 20-3.

NOTICE ; The last few Friday Night roll-ups will be starting at 5.45 from next week, which will be the last night when food will be available. The following week is the last qualifying day for the Fearnley Cup, but thereafter to the end of the season, games will be organised for anyone rolling up.

NOTICE; Finals weekend is nearly on us, so can all Trophy holders from last year please return their (clean and shiny) trophies to Tim Baldwin or Graham Buchanan, or leave them in the office, by Monday Sept 5th, or phone Tim to arrange their return. Thank you

Postscript to The Berkhamsted Match. Congratulations to Dave Harding on being awarded a Certificate and badges by our hosts, in the after-match formalities. Unfortunately this was for two wrong-bias decisions, and cost Dave a contribution to their charity box. Maybe a possible fund-raiser to introduce within our club next season............??

RESULT ; On Wednesday we played a return game against Berkhamsted, and having lost the home game, we needed to be on improved form. After 9 ends we were marginally behind, and after 15, we were 10 shots adrift and losing on 4 rinks out of 5. However we managed a late rally, and despite only having two winning rinks, edged home by 86 shots to 82. Top Rink was Denise Rogers, Dave Harding and Tim Baldwin (23-12).

One of our opponents was Sarah Marshall, England Blind Bowls singles and pairs champion, who has been selected to represent England in the Blind World Championships in South Africa next year. Your Club donated £20 to her travel fund, and leaflets explaining how members might support her endeavours further, will be available at the CSG Clubhouse.

RESULT ; Our general run of success was continued on Tuesday when the Men played a friendly match away at Amersham, and won three out of 4 triples to win overall by 77 - 65. Top Rink was Rob Kirby, Allan Rumble and John Anderson (24 - 15). We also learnt that Amersham (runners-up in the group we won) have made it through to the Final of the Bucks Plate. We wish them good luck in this endeavour !!.

JUBILEE CUP ; On Bank Holiday Monday members played for the Jubilee Cup (drawn mixed pairs) on a lovely sunny day, culminating in a final between Anne Darbourne and Bernard Bailey, playing Roger Darbourne partnered by Maggie Read. These coincidental pairings of partners who had won through their separate groups resulted in a win by Anne & Bernie, pictured on the left, for the cup presented by President Staff Burbridge.

The evening was rounded off with a barbecue which was just-about controlled by Captain Mike Alderton, and we were joined by Parish Councillor Des Bray and Jane Chamberlain and other non-playing members and their guests.

 Archived   11th September ,  as below ;

RESULT ; On Sunday afternoon, our friendly game against Loudwater, played this year at home, was an entirely different matter. (apart from continuing rain in the early stages). Playing three triples and a rink to match our opponents available numbers, we won three of the pairings easily, and the match by 91 shots to 46 overall.  Our Top Rink was Joyce Cripps, Pam Anderson and Tim Baldwin, and it was a convivial affair and much enjoyed by all parties, despite the mis-matched scoreline.

 

RESULT ; On Sunday morning , our C&T team, as best runners up from the group stages, travelled to the neutral ground of Court Park to play The Mill B.C, winners of their group, in the Quarter-final stage. Despite numerous interruptions for rain, the matches were well-fought and two of the triples were close throughout, drawing one and losing the other on the last end. However the third match was lost heavily against their Captain who played very well, and overall our opponents deserved their victory and good luck to them in their semi finals on Sept 18th. Special mention to our drawn rink of Rose Kirby, Anne Darbourne and Arthur Thomas.

RESULT ; On Saturday we entertained the Bucks Vice-Presidents' team in our annual fixture, and a fine (if somewhat muggy) afternoon was enjoyed by a mixture of Rinks and Triples to suit their reduced numbers. At half way the score was very close (only 2 shots in it) but the tea invigorated our members who finished comfortably ahead, winning 136 - 95. Our Top rink was Allan Rumble, Chris Moir, Graeme Richards & Bernard Bailey and a fine three-course tea was provided by Liz, Lyn & Maureen H, abetted by Bob Baker at the Bar.

NOTE ; All the sign-up sheets for remaining fixtures for the season are now posted in the clubhouse. Please sign up early to give the Captains as much chance as possible to give everyone as many games as possible before the season ends. This particularly applies to the Away games. Thank you.

RESULT : On Thursday we visited Wexham for a friendly game, and enjoyed a nice afternoons bowling although it was hot and muggy. We managed to win on 3 out of the 4 triples by 78 - 58 points and our Top Rink consisted of Staff Burbridge, Bryan Hedley and John Anderson by 26 - 14. The reason for an all male team is because of a late change but the opposition had no objections.

Chiltern & Thames ; The efforts of the teams that competed in this mixed evening league have earned a place in the quarter-finals, which will be played at 10.00 on Sunday against The Mill B.C. at the neutral ground of Court Park. The team will be selected and notified by the Club Captain, and Good Luck to all those participating.

RESULT ; On Tuesday we visited Stoke Poges for a friendly game, and enjoyed a roasting sun on a fast green, but still emerged with wins on all four triples. Our hosts were affected by some of their players diverting to finish internal competitions, and we suffered a few late withdrawals and substitutions, but our win by 87 - 50 was still convincing all round, with our Top Rink going to Bernard Bailey, Staff Burbridge and Rob Kirby. (26-12)

NOTE ; The Jubilee Cup is being held on Bank Holiday Monday and those who have signed up should note that the start will at 10.30 , so please be at the club for 10.00 am prompt. There is a Bar-B-Q after the bowling, and any non-bowlers and guests are welcome to come along as well, but please indicate on the sign-up sheet so numbers can be catered for.

RESULT ; ... and good news to start the new week as well. On Monday we played a home fixture against Harrow, and it was encouraging that they had excess players wanting to come, and we had excess players to accomodate them. We played 5 triples and won three of them, and by 92 - 74 overall, helped by our Top Rink Bobbie Richards, Robin Newman and Rob Kirby (25-10). Our opponents were complimentary on our green, and enjoyed their afternoon, and after the cancellation of the away fixture in June through rain, we look forward to a return visit next season.

RESULT ; ... and good news to end the week. On Sunday we played a home match against Desborough, and having lost heavily away in May the outlook was not good. However we turned the tide, and won on 4 out of the 5 triples, and by 107-63 overall. Our players seemed to cope better with the nuances of the recently-turned green alignments, and our Top Rink was Maggie Read, Graeme Richards and Nick Nicholls (25-9). Well Done !

RESULT ; On Saturday we visited Bassetsbury Manor in the Three Counties League, and enjoyed (?) an afternoon of sunshine and showers, but predominantly showers! The bowling was more encouraging as we won on two rinks and drew another, sharing these points, though we lost overall by 79 - 99, and therefore the match by 5 points to 7. Our Top Rink was Bobbie Richards, Alan Williams, Candi Ivey & Tim Baldwin.

RESULT ; On Thursday we entertained the Pioneers, the sight-impaired group based in Chesham, who sent 6 players to play a couple of triples. They enjoyed a pleasant afternoon's bowling with a light tea, and the result was less important that continuing this popular fixture. We had a top rink with Rose Kirby, Bill Bowler and Graeme Richards and won overall, but continue to be impressed with our opponents abilities to overcome their impairment, and enjoy our sport.

E G M ; The meeting on Wednesday night was well attended, and a lively discussion was held on the proposal to buy the 'Iron' that has been on trial for the last few weeks, resulting in a positive vote to endorse the Green-keepers proposal. Other issues raised concerning this decision will be addressed and conclusions conveyed to members in due course.

100 Club ; The August Draw has been made, and the winners are as follows; £25 Joe Jaquest, £15 Shirley Taylor, £10 Lilian Ryder.

Note ; Unfortunately the Pioneers can only field 6 players on Thursday, so the match is reduced to two triples. The players concerned have been informed.

RESULT; On Tuesday we visited Pinner for the first of our annual home-and-away fixtures, and first honours went to our hosts, by 98 - 69. We had a Top Rink with Maggy Read, Liz Baldwin and Rob Kirby(17-9), and a narrow miss from Denise Williams' team who pulled back from 6-11 at halfway, to lead after 17 end, only to be pipped at the end, 15-16. Our other rinks also had better second-halves, but not enough to trouble our opponents, who we entertain at home in September.

RESULT : After a torrid weekend, our ladies restored some confidence on Monday afternoon with a friendly win away against Chesham Ladies, winning 2 out of 3 triples and 60 - 53 overall. Our Top Rink was Denise Williams, Pam Anderson and Chris Moir (21-13).

RESULT : On Sunday we visited Wexham in the Three Counties League. This has often been a close encounter and for much of the game, this was again the case. However, at the end, we managed to lose three of the games by 1, 1 and 2 shots respectively, (and the others by slightly more) to lose overall by 80 -107 shots, and all 12 points in the 3C to Wexham. This match WAS closer than the points would indicate, but nevertheless congratulations to our hosts for a good afternoon's bowling and friendly company.

RESULT; On Saturday afternoon we entertained Rickmansworth B C to a home friendly, when we enjoyed good weather, pleasant company ... and a sound beating ! Our visitors adapted quickly to the speed of our greens and a comfortable win by 116 - 68. However we did manage one winning rink, with Mike Wise, Chris Pound and Pat McKay. Particular congratulations to Mike Wise on his first match for the club, and to this team for grabbing 4 shots in the last two ends to win 18-17. The afternoon was rounded off convivially in the clubhouse, as we looked forward to going to them next year.

RESULT ; On Thursday we visited Flackwell Heath in the Three Counties League, for a game that is generally closely fought, though this year they had the better of us. We had a top rink with Robin Newman, Margaret Timberlake, Dave Harding and Allan Rumble (24-16) but that was our sole success, going down overall by 89 - 116 and gleaning only 2 points to Flackwell's 10. At least this was an improvement on the 75 - 115 defeat in the home leg, but.........Better luck next year !

LADIES GALA; Our invitation Ladies Gala took place on Tuesday, and many thanks to all the helpers on the green, gazebos, kitchen and bar, that made the day another great success. 14 triples from neighbouring clubs played three sets of 7 ends to establish a close finish between teams from Stoke Poges and Court Park who both finished on equal points.

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A check on shot difference gave the victory to Stoke Poges, (Sylvia Dunk, Rose Stallwood and Gill Braithwaite) whose Captain expressed surprise but grateful thanks for a lovely day and excellent meal, on behalf of her all our visitors. The Charity Spider was won by Jackie Creek from Cippenham, and raised a good sum for the Ian Rennie Hospice.

RESULT ; On Monday afternoon we played our home match in the new fixture against Gerrards Cross. After pre-match introduction of 4 reserves and the consequential re-shuffling of our teams, the games started well, but by half time we were lagging slightly and with two ends to go GX were 10 shots up. However a last push on all rinks got us to a 99 - 97 win. Phew!! Top Rink was Michael Facey, Denise Rogers and Nick Nicholls (18-11) and thanks to GX for loaning us a reserve for the second half to replace an ailing member.

RESULT ; On Sunday we played the away tie against High Wycombe, in the Three Counties league. Unfortunately we lost by 82 - 121, (1 pt to 11) having achieved only one drawn rink, through Denise Rogers, Colin Richards, Pam Anderson & Tony Batkins. Two of our losses were narrow (3 points each) but this was no consolation. However one bright spot was a Hot Shot (all 8 shots on one end) achieved by Tony Batkins and his team, so their certificates will be in the post !

CANCELLATION ; Unfortunately the inaugural Men's match against Hemel Hempstead on Wednesday 10th has had to be cancelled, due to a shortage of names on our sign-up sheet. Apologies to those who had signed up, and to our opponents for letting them down.

NOTE ; In case you have a query on the rules of the game, there is a link at the start of the 'Coaching Corner' tab of this website to satisfy your curiosity..

RESULT ; On Thursday we entertained Eastcote to a friendly mixed game, and despite some last-minute team adjustments, and loaning Staff to our opponents, it proved a closely competitive match. We won three of the five triples, two of them by just one shot, but the third involved our Top Rink of Chris Pound, Dave Harding and Allan Rumble ( 22-12). This proved just enough to secure a win by 83 - 80, to end a most enjoyable afternoon .

NOTICE ; Members should have received individual emails or other contacts, concerning a reminder on aspects of etiquette on the green, and all are asked to read and observe these basic elements of the game. A copy of the memo can be found by clicking on the following link. http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/Etiquette.pdf

NOTICE ; There is to be an Extraordinary General Meeting on Wednesday 17th Aug 2016 @ 6.00pm to which all members are invited. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and approve the following Resolution:-

To approve the purchase of a "Blade Runner Iron" to improve the speed of the Green.

Proposer:- Roger Darbourne Seconder:- Bob Baker

All full members of the Club will be able to cast their vote on the resolution.

RESULT ; On Wednesday we visited Bassetsbury Manor for a friendly mixed match, but struggled on their lush but slow green. Thanks to Maggie Read, travelling supporter, who stepped in to replace a player missing after a misunderstanding over the size of team that our opponents were able to muster, and who was in our Top Rink with Rose Kirby & Nick Nicholls (27-11). Otherwise we took second place, going down by 74 - 101 overall. We will need to learn from this experience when visiting in the 3 Counties league later in the month.

NOTICE ; SATURDAY'S MATCH against Princes Risborough HAS BEEN CANCELLED by the Opposition, for lack of players. Apologies to all those who had been selected to play.

RESULT ; On Monday evening, (Aug 1st) we played our final game in the Chiltern & Thames League, and ended with a comfortable win over Chesham Broadway, albeit in very uncomfortable conditions. The weather was wet and the final ends were played with a change to white jacks in the gathering gloom, but we won on all three rinks, and by 81 shots to 34. Top Rink was Nick Nicholls, Anne Darbourne and Arthur Thomas (33-10). We now await the results from other club's final games to establish our league position.

Sad news, I'm afraid. Our long-time Honorary Life Member, Bill Perry, died just over two weeks ago. He was 92 and had been poorly for a while. Bill was our club electrician for many years and was responsible for the electrical work in our new clubhouse, for which we owe him an enormous debt of gratitude. Bill left Chalfont St Giles a few years ago to live with his family in the north but had more recently been in a home.

RESULT ; In the afternoon we played a friendly at Wendover, and unfortunately the trend continued with a loss by 75 - 118 to our sociable but competitive hosts, though we did manage one Top Rink through Chris Moir, Alan Williams, Dave Harding and Rob Kirby.

RESULT ; The Ladies played their Burnham Plate quarter final against Ladies from Loudwater on Sunday morning, and it proved a case of so near, and yet so far. After a slow start, we got into our stride in the middle part of the game building a 6 shot lead, before our opponents started a late recovery, to win by 23 - 17, so commiserations to Flora Alderton, Liz Baldwin, Lyn Carroll and Mo Harding, but WELL DONE and better luck next year. The Ladies also thank all the supporters who turned out on a sunny morning to follow their progress and cheer their efforts.

RESULT ; On Saturday we played our Three Counties game away to the holders, Harefield Hospital B C, and it proved as challenging as expected. We managed two wins to their three, but this was not enough to avoid an overall loss by 87 - 108, and by 4pts to 8. Our Top Rink was Joyce Cripps, Brian Hedley, Dave Harding & Ian McLeod, (27-15).

REMINDER ; Come and support the ladies in their bid for the Burnham Plate Semi-finals, when they play their quarter-final against ladies from Loudwater on Sunday morning (10.00). All supporters welcome !

RESULT ; Our friendly match on Thursday July 28th was at home against Wexham, and we avoided the showers to enjoy a good game against fun and friendly opposition. Our faster greens proved a challenge for them and we were comfortable winners on all rinks, with Top Rink Rose Kirby, Dave Harding and Tim Baldwin. The overall score of 92 - 50 flattered us, but was encouraging after recent defeats.

RESULT ; The last of out TVL games was played home & away against Cippenham on Wednesday evening. The 2 away games could not have been closer and with one end to go we were winning and drawing, but our hosts raised their game to pip us in both games by 2 shots. At home we hung on to win on one rink, (Well done and Top Rink to Mick Lane, Roger Darbourne & Joe Jaquest) but went down in the other to lose overall by 67 - 83, and earning just 2 points to Cippenham's 10.

RESULT ; The ladies had a friendly match against Gerrards Cross on Wednesday afternoon, 27th July), and enjoyed a win on all three triples, and overall by 54 shots to 35. Our Top Rink was Maggie Read, Shirley Taylor and Denise Williams (18-10) but everyone played their part on a lovely sunny afternoon, with a convivial tea to follow.

NOTICE ; The TVL match against Stanwell, in your card for August 2nd, has been cancelled by our opposition who cannot raise a team. The Points situation will be clarified with the organisers.

RESULT ; On Tuesday we visited Uxbridge B C for the return leg of our season's friendly, and enjoyed a close tussle on three of the four triples, winning two and losing two, but going down overall by 60 shots to 71. Top Rink went to Mo Burbridge, Bernard Bailey and Graeme Richards (16-14) though a 'mention in dispatches' to Flora Alderton in the other winning rink, (17-16) who impressed our opposition into making a bid for her transfer! Our consolation is that we won at home, and by more than todays 11 shot defeat !

RESULT : Our run of poor form ended on Monday evening when we returned to winning ways against Marlow in the Chiltern & Thames League. Following a victory away earlier in the season, we won again at home by 63 shots to 52, taking 8 points to Marlow's 2. Top Rink was Candi Ivey, Maureen Harding & Rob Kirby, (29 - 10).

RESULT ; On Saturday we played a home friendly against Aylesbury Town, which is another relatively new fixture, and unfortunately came off second best. Whilst we lost by 78 - 117, we had a top rink with Bobbie Richards, Chris Pound and Allan Rumble (21-13).

RESULT ; On Sunday, we visited Chess Vale, to play a 3 Counties league game on their artificial green. This is always a testing experience, but we seem to be getting better at adapting to the faster pace, but not yet quite enough to carry off the honours. Most rinks followed a pattern of a good Chess Vale Start, a Chalfont recovery, but a Chess Vale spurt to the finish line ! However we did have one Top Rink, with Chris Moir, Lynda James, Staff Burbridge & Rob Kirby, (24 - 13) in an overall defeat by 88 - 102. We took 2 points to Chess Vale's 10.

CONGRATULATIONS, LADIES ; The Ladies' Burnham Plate squad have topped their group and progress to the Quarter Final, to be played at home on Sunday 31st July at 10 a.m, against Loudwater. All club members are encouraged to come along to support.

Commiserations to the Trundell team that didn't quite make their quarter final. Better luck next year.

RESULT ; On Thursday we visited Kitcheners bowling Club near Berkhamsted, a relatively new fixture, and one that we have yet to win! This year was no improvement, as despite playing well, we still succumbed to their superior bowling, by 57 - 110. Like last year's away encounter, we managed one winning triple, thanks to Joyce Cripps, Colin Richards and Rob Kirby (18-17) but went down on all the others. However it was a friendly game, and we look forward to better fortune in the return match on our green later in the season, as last year's home leg was much closer.

RESULT ; There was a TVL match against Egham on Wednesday evening, when we contrived to win both away games, but lose both at home. Our Top Rink was Nick Nicholls, Dave Harding & Arthur Thomas, and although we 'lost' overall by 49 - 68, we shared the points 6 each.

RESULT; Tuesday was the 'hottest day of the year so far' !! .... and it felt it on the greens at Ladygate, where we played a friendly match on Tuesday afternoon. Their greens were even faster than ours, and at half way we were lagging behind our hosts as we came to terms with the conditions. After Tea, we rallied well, and ended up winning on three rinks and losing two, one of which was just a single shot. This gave us a win by 82 - 75, and Top Rink was Chris Moir, Dave Harding and Tim Baldwin.(21-10).

RESULT ; On Monday evening the Men played the latest in their Thames Valley League games, Home & Away against Iver Heath. This has always been a difficult fixture and this year was no exception. We lost both away games, but managed one winning rink at home, thanks to Mike Alderton, Tony Batkins & Rob Kirby, to win 2 league points against 8 for Iver Heath who won 72 - 44 overall.

RESULT ; On Sunday we had two matches, the first being the quarter finals of the Bucks Plate. This men's competition matched us against a team from Cheddington who adapted well to our greens, and our home advantage was not enough to avoid a defeat by 59 - 92. We did manage one drawn rink, but well done to Cheddington and good luck to them in the rest of the competition.

In the afternoon we had a friendly against Berkhamsted, where the story was a similar one. Our opposition was too good, and although we won on one rink ( Roy Pound, Barry Dyer and Bernard Bailey) we went down overall by 74 - 104, However the weather was wonderfully warm, and the green played well, so everyone enjoyed a good day's bowling.

RESULT ; On Saturday, we played a friendly against Stoke Poges and although the game had been reduced from Rinks to Triples, it was highly competitive and the overall result was decided by a single shot. Unfortunately that shot favoured our opponents who won by 81 - 80, but we did have a top Rink in Rose Kirby, Arthur Thomas & Bob Baker.

Note ; The website has had a new page introduced to supply details of our sponsors, with links to further information about their services. Please look for the 'Sponsors' Tab on the main drop-down menu.

100 Club ; July Winers ; The draw for the winners this month, was as follows ; £25 William Gordon, £15 ; Arthur Thomas ; £10 Pearl Howl

RESULT ; On Thursday evening, our Ladies played the last of their Trundell League games, against Wexham. Whilst the home team went down to a narrow loss, (15-19) the away team of Hazel Baker, Pam Anderson, Candi Ivey & Denise Williams notched up another win (26-14) to gain overall points for Chalfont. We should soon know the overall picture in both the Trundell and Burnham Plate leagues, and whether we are in either quarter-final. Watch this space !!

RESULT ; On Tuesday evening we continued our promising run in the Chiltern & Thames League with a home game against Glory Mill. The early rain cleared and the greens dried out to allow good games across the teams, though Chalfont emerged comfortable winners of all the three triples. Our Top Rink was Mike Alderton, Hazel Baker and John Anderson, and the overall score was 63-25 and all C&T points to Chalfont.

NOTICE ; Advance Dates for your Diary ;

The Jubilee Cup, (Drawn Mixed Pairs competition), will be on Monday Aug 29th from 11 a.m. Full details on the sign-up notice in the clubhouse.

The end-of-season Presentation Dinner will be on Saturday Nov 12th, at Harewood Downs Golf Club. Again, there is a sign-up board in the clubhouse for you to give us an early indication of numbers .

...and finally, Okehampton 2017 ; Over recent years Bob Baker has arranged trips to the Manor House Hotel Sports & Bowling complex in February, and is currently canvassing support for a further trip in 2017. Please see the notice in the clubhouse for details of the reduced prices available for early booking, so please express your interest by signing up NOW, to allow Bob to review numbers and make a decision.

RESULT ; The Ladies continued their busy schedule on Monday afternoon (July 11th) with a friendly against Amersham, where, on a sunny afternoon, we won on two of the three triples, and our Top Rink (33-11) of Maggie Read, Pam Anderson & Pat McKay helped the team to win 62 - 42.

RESULT ; On Sunday morning the men played in the 1-2-3 competition in the Thames Valley League. This fixture was notified at short notice and was fitted into our Triples weekend with an under-strength side who played well, but to no avail. We lost at home to a Denham team who coped with the showery conditions to win in all three formats., and we wish them luck in their subsequent rounds.

TRIPLES WEEKEND ; Meanwhile the Quarter- & Semi- Finals in the Men's and Ladies' Drawn Triples were played out on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, in good weather and friendly spirit, and well done to the Finalists who have been recorded under the Competitions Tab on this website.

APOLOGY ; In recording Morgan Kavanagh's exploits in the County under-25 event, it was stated that this was the Club's first entrant in this competition. However it has been pointed out that whilst this is the first for a long time, we have had previous entrants, particularly our village Solicitor, Club Sponsor and one-time junior member, Robert Cartmell who played during the early days of the club. Thanks to those with memories long enough to remember this and draw it to our attention.

NOTICE ; Following the Sponsorship deal agreed with Taylor Wealth Management, we have received our new Scoreboards in time for use at tonights Friday Roll-up and the Triples weekend. Members should have received details of this deal in the circular from Chairman Anne Darbourne, but any further details can be sought through Anne or the committee.

RESULT ; The Ladies played their home game against Amersham in the Burnham Plate on Thursday evening, and achieved a comfortable win with good shot-difference towards their bid for the quarter-finals. Well done to Chris Moir, Lyn Carroll, Liz Baldwin and Mo Harding.

RESULT ; The Ladies also played in the Trundell on Thursday evening, home and away against Stoke Poges. After a very competitive and even first half in the home leg, our opponents moved away over the final ends to secure their win, but in the away leg we secured a narrow win by 2 shots, but not enough to avoid the overall loss. Hard Luck Ladies.

TRIPLES WEEKEND ; After a few late changes, this is the last chance to warn all players to ensure that their drawn triples team is set to appear at the nominated time for the men's and ladies drawn triples on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. The team order is up to each triple, however drawn, so please arrange your skips and leads etc., in advance to ensure a smooth start at 2.30 each afternoon.

RESULT ; On Wednesday, the Ladies played a friendly at Gerrards Cross and unfortunately weren't on best form as they went down 47 - 69. We did manage one drawn triple, through Hazel Baker, Flora Alderton and Margaret Timberlake, but lost the other two. GX Ladies come to us in a few weeks, and we hope to redress the balance then.

RESULT ; On Tuesday there was another Chiltern & Thames game, this time against Glory Mill. We had a comfortable victory by 69 shots to 33, with a Top Rink of Hazel Baker, Graham Buchanan and Mike Alderton who romped home in a rather one-sided contest by 33-4. Overall, this result gave us 9 points to Glory Mill's 1.

RESULT ; On Monday we visited Marlow for the away leg of our Chiltern & Thames games, and produced a fine win at a historically difficult venue. The win was only by 2 shots, but this was enough to secure 7 points to Marlow's 3. We had 1 winning rink (Ian McCleod, Denise Williams and Nick Nicholls), one drawn rink (Tony B, Liz B and Rob K) and one losing rink (Rose K, Anne D and Arthur T). It was a tight finish - with one end to play on our losing rink, Marlow needed just 2 more shots to grab the match but we won the end, thus securing a gratifying win.

CONGRATULATIONS to Morgan Kavanagh, who took part in his first county competition on Sunday in the under-25 singles. 16 year-old Morgan is the first Chalfont member to enter this competition, which this year was held at Waddesdon B.C. Playing a 20 year-old from Iver Heath, Morgan put up an excellent performance before going down 18-21, but has gained valuable experience and confidence from the encounter, and is looking forward to further junior competitions in the future.

RESULT : On Sunday afternoon we played the return friendly against Rickmansworth British Legion. Their green was challenging, but the weather was warm and sunny, and we started off very promisingly. At half way, all our teams were leading and we were 34 shots up. However, after tea, our opponents came back on all rinks, but not quite enough as we won overall by 78 - 61. Top Rink was Rose Kirby, Liz & Tim Baldwin (18-10).

RESULT ; On Saturday we played away at Windsor & Eton. This friendly had been depleted on both sides by a reduction from 6 rinks to 5 triples as requested by our hosts, but the game was nevertheless enjoyed by everyone, in good sunshine and a lovely setting below Windsor Castle. The games were close, but we emerged the overall winners by 5 shots (89-84). This was thanks to our Top Rink of Pam Dyer, Dave Harding and Tony Batkins (17-9), and to Pat McKay who turned a potential 3 shot loss into a 3 shot win on her last end. We even monopolised the after-game with Dave Harding winning their shot-difference sweep, and Tim Baldwin declining 2 out of 3 raffle prizes thrown his way by the draw, only to be won by Liz & Lyn !

NOTICE ; The two Chiltern & Thames matches for next week have been selected and can be found on this website and on the clubhouse boards. Please check and Tick as necessary . Apologies for the shorter notice, but hopefully all players have been checked for availability already.

RESULT; Later on Thursday evening, the Ladies played their latest Burnham Plate & Trundell games. The Burnham Plate game was the second match against Chesham Broadway, and was again played at home due to Broadway being 'between greens' at present. The game was tight, and the lead switched between the teams, but ended with a solitary shot difference, unfortunately giving a win to our opponents (15 - 16).

The Trundell games were against Iver Heath , and although we gave them a good game both home and away, we fell short by 3 shots in both cases. Hard Luck to all our Ladies. The full scores will be added shortly when both Home & Away details are confirmed

RESULT : We played a friendly match at home against Cippenham on Thursday afternoon, avoiding the rain until the last ends, and enjoying a very close game. Despite our opponents introducing some new members, and arriving with one man short (thank you Morgan for assisting them) the match was poised with only one shot difference at half time, and only 8 shots between the teams with three ends to go. However Chalfont finished strongest, and won on all rinks and by 81 - 57 overall. Top Rink went to Maggie Read, Michael Facey & Bill Bowler, (22-11).

NOTICE ; The men's match in the TVL 1-2-3 knock-out has been notified, and we play Denham at home on Monday July 11th at 6 p.m. Please look out for the new sign-up sheet in the clubhouse from Thursday afternoon.

NOTICE ; The Saturday match away against Windsor & Eton has been reduced to 5 triples as our opponents can't raise the intended 6 Rinks. Apologies to the 9 members who will now be disappointed.

RESULT ; On Tuesday we played the return match in the Three Counties league against Amersham..... and in another very close encounter they 'did' for us again. The score of 95 - 99 indicates the closeness of the match where we won on two rinks, and improved the shot difference from last week, but still lost overall 4pts to 8, again. Our Top Rink was Morgan Kavanah, Hazel Baker, Chris Moir & Mike Alderton, but all the games were close, and indeed we were winning on all rinks with a few ends to go. The rain which arrived on schedule at the end of the match played its part, but congratulations to Amersham for their late rally!.

RESULT ; On Monday June 27th, we played a friendly match against Gerrards Cross. Despite being close neighbours, this is a new fixture against this traditionally strong club side. The result showed that they remain formidable, and despite one winning triple (Well done Pat McKay, Roy Pound and Pam Anderson) we went down in the rest, some narrowly, and some less so, with the overall score ending 85 - 122.

MEN ; The next round of the "2-fours" in the TVL knock-out will be against Ashford, and Mike Alderton is seeking to agree a date , offering July 11th, 13th or 15th. Please register your interest and availablity during this period, on the new sheet in the clubhouse.

RESULT ; On Sunday afternoon we played a further Three Counties game, at home against Bassetsbury. This was a closely fought affair, and although we only won on two of the three rinks, we gained more shots overall ( 91-84) and secured 6 points each. Our Top Rink was Chris Moir, Pam Anderson, Bob Baker & Rob Kirby (29-11).

NOTICE ; Remember the Triples Weekend over July 9th & 10th. The draw has been posted since the start of the season, with the necessary quarter-finals on Saturday, and all Semi-finals on Sunday. All these games will be at 2.30 in the afternoon, (unless ALL players in any game concerned agree on an adjustment for personal reasons, and approach the competition organisers (TB & GB) with a proposal agreed by ALL players).

All members, involved or not , are encouraged to come to the club on these afternoons and support the competitors.

RESULT; On Sunday morning the Ladies in the Burnham plate, played the game away against Chesham postponed from last thursday. Unfortunately the result was a loss by 11- 20 , reversing our win on home territory, but making the league poised for a close finish over the last few games.

RESULT; We played Denham on Saturday and for a change it was a nice hot afternoon and even better for us we beat them by 95 - 75 shots. We had 2 potential top rinks, with Maureen Burbridge, George Ivey & Bryan Hedley 28 -17, and Dave Harding, Pat McKay & John Anderson 21 -10 but John's team was top rink on the number of ends won. We also had a 3rd winning rink out of the 5 played.

RESULT; As part of our involvemrent in the Men's Thames Valley League, there is a 'Two-fours' knockout competition, and after a bye in the first round we were drawn against (British Airways) Concorde B.C and played them Home & Away on Friday night 24th June. Although we lost to them at home, the away game was spoilt by one of our opponents being absent, though we nevertheless played them on a 4 versus 3 basis , and managed a draw after the 25% deduction was applied to their score. However reference to the rules after the game determined that by only fielding three players, Concorde were deemed to have forfeited the game, so Chalfont progress to the next round .

RESULT ; On Thursday the Ladies had two games scheduled ; A friendly at Windsor Great Park in the afternoon, and an evening Burnham Plate game at Chesham. However the weather was not promising as the WGP game started in the rain, and was curtailed when the heavens opened and flooded the green after about 12 ends. The 'result' was nevertheless a win for Chalfont (43 - 17) , due in large measure to the Top Rink of Rose Kirby, Maggie Read & Liz Baldwin (23-2).

Although we travelled to Chesham, The Burnham Plate game was cancelled and re-arranged for next Sunday morning, due to the since their flooded green was declared unplayable.

COMPETITIONS ; As the various first rounds have been completed, ( for the current situations see the 'Competitions 2016' Tab on this website) some over-runs have highlighted the need to get your next games into the diaries as soon as possible. Whilst it remains the responsibility of the Challenger to propose dates, please don't just sit and wait for that to happen. All parties are asked to initiate discussion as soon as possible, and report back to the competitions organisers if this throws up problems.

Apologies for the error in the Roff draw, where one pair inadvertantly were given two byes. This was realised too late to correct, and has given rise to some confusion, but is rather fortunate for the pair concerned. (New applications to be the organiser for next year's competitions will be welcomed !! )

RESULT ; The first of our two games against Amersham in the 3 Counties league was played away on Tuesday 21st June and resulted in a very close finish, losing by the slender margin of 5 points, 84 - 89. However our two winning rinks earned us 4 points (to Amersham's 8) and our Top Rink was Mo & Staff Burbridge , Bernard Bailey and Allan Rumble (24 - 11).

We look forward to the return match next week, to redress this scoreline.

RESULT ; After a wet morning on Monday, the sun came out for our next Chiltern & Thames League match against Chesham Broadway in the evening. Another emphatic win was achieved with 2 wins out of the three triples, notably Ian McLeod with Rob Kirby & Maureen Harding, who were Top Rink with 25 shots to 5. The overall shot count of 63 - 34 gained us 8 league points to Broadway's 2.

RESULT ; The Gents versus Ladies match was played on Sunday afternoon, and resulted in a win for the gentlemen, despite loaning Mike ('you can call me Michelle') Alderton to the Ladies. The scoreline of 86-54 flattered the men, due mostly to a heavy win in one game of 2 men v 3 ladies, with the other four triples being more competitive.

RESULT ; The Three Counties home game against Chess Vale was played on Saturday June 18th, and despite our theoretical advantage against this club with an artificial surface, and a fighting comeback by Mike Alderton's team in the latter stages, we lost overall by 85-100, but took 4 pts to Chess Vale's 8. Our Top Rink was Dave Harding, Pam Dyer, Chris Pound and John Anderson (22-11)

NOTICE Following a number of occasions where the Captain of the day has struggled make up the cards, deal with the opposing captain, ensure the the bar is open, and get the rink equipment out for the match, it has been agreed by your Committee that at the time of team selection, one rink will be made responsible for getting the equipment out. The chosen rink will be indicated on the team selection list (with an orange box ). This means getting to the club in good time before the match starts . ( e.g 13.45 for 14.30) Your co-operation in this matter will be much appreciated by the Captains.

NOTICE ; The Men's 2x Fours competition against Concorde BC has had to be arranged on Friday June 24th, at 18.00. Please advise Mike Alderton if you put down your name, but can't make this date. The teams will be selected and advertised shortly.

100 Club ; The June draw for the 100 Club was as follows ;

£25 ; Robin Newman, £15 Tim Timberlake, £10 Lee Crees

RESULT ; On Thursday evening, with the worst of the rain threat having passed through, our Ladies played in the Burnham Plate away against Amersham. Following the club's Friendly triples yesterday, our rink of Flora Alderton, Liz Baldwin, Lyn Carroll and Maureen Harding continued the good work with a 24-17 victory, to maintain our winning run in this competition.

Meanwhile our other game on this evening was in the first of the Trundell Trophy, playing Home and Away against Burnham and ended with a loss away and a win of 21 - 9 at home giving the clubs 2 points each, but with Burnham taking a further 2 pts for overall shots. Our winning home team consisted of Rose Kirby, Chris Pound, Pat McKay and Anne Darbourne,


 Archived 11th July : as below

 

COMPETITIONS ; The first play-by date is this weekend, and we trust that all games will have been played, or difficulties advised to the Competitions sub-committee.  A few matches have been allowed into next week, but any un-authorised over-runs will result in walk-overs being consideredf.  Please advise Tim Baldwin or Graham Buchanan if you need to discuss any current difficulties.

 

Cancellation ; The friendly against Harrow planned for Thursday 16th was unfortunately cancelled by our hosts on the morning of the match due to the prevailing weather and dire forecast for the afternoon. We had concurred with this decision, but as it happened the forecasters had been rather pessimistic, and little rain arrived. We look forward to the return match later in the season.

RESULT; Our Ladies had a friendly triples match against Amersham on Wednesday, which was played in a mix of sunshine and showers, ending in a deluge that curtailed one team to 17 ends, and covered the green in a sheet of water, but resulted in a drawn game 42 points each. Top Rink were Flora Alderton, Pam Anderson and Liz Baldwin (24 - 15).

GALA ; On Tuesday, the Club held its invitation Mixed-Rinks Gala , and 14 teams played 4 sessions of 8 ends through a squally, but mainly dry day, to a tight conclusion. Thanks to all the club members who helped in the Kitchen, Barbecue, Bar and Greens equipment and surrounds to make a thoroughly successful, and most appreciated day for our visitors. Unfortunately we had only thirteen confirmations, so a Chalfont Team was raised to complete the entry, and to the players credit, but not a little embarrassment, Chalfont emerged the winners. Well done to Margaret Timberlake, Pat McKay, Bill Bowler and Tim Timberlake. The team from The Mill B.C. were runners up ahead of Kings Langley in third. The Charity 'Spider' was won by a Kings Langley entrant, and £50 was raised for the local Air Ambulance. (** Apologies to the winning team for the omission of their names, and misleading wording, in the first draft of this report )

RESULT ; On Wednesday last (8th) we had been due to play our Bucks Plate game against Loudwater, but our opponents were unable to raise a team, and as a result, we were awarded the points and have progressed to the Quarter-finals , leading our group. This game will be on Sunday morning 17th July, at home against opposition to be decided.

RESULT ; On Saturday we played another Three Counties game, this time against High Wycombe. Having lost this encounter last year it is good to record a convincing win , by 114 shots to 90, gaining 10 points to 2. Top Rink was Maggy Read, Bernard Bailey, Lyn Carroll and Mike Alderton (29-14). Crossed fingers that this successful streak will continue!

URGENT NOTICE ; As of Saturday morning we need three more names for the Harrow match away on Thursday 16th June. If travel arrangements are a problem, please contact Tim Baldwin who will see what can be done !

NOTICE ; Having had a bye in the first round of the Men's Double Fours competition, we now have a game against Concorde BC in the next round, to be played before June 26th. The actual date has yet to be agreed, but please put your names on the sheet in the clubhouse if you would like to be considered. Mike will contact those interested when the date is agreed, and select the team shortly thereafter.

NOTICE; Apologies for putting up the sheet a little late, but please support the match against Gerrards Cross on Monday June 27th, which is a new fixture this year, starting away against our most local opposition club.

RESULT ; Unfortunately Mike Alderton has been eliminated from the Champion of Champions, losing to the Chesham player who was beaten by Staff Burbridge earlier in the week on the Top Club.

RESULT ; The ladies played in the Burnham Plate against Chesham Broadway on Thursday 9th June at home and it was a win for us by 32 - 14. The team consisted of Denise Rogers, Margaret Timberlake, Lyn Carroll and Maureen Harding. Well done to all of you

RESULT ; We played a friendly away at Cippenham on Thursday 9th June and we won on 3 rinks out of 4 and by 76 - 58 shots. Our winning rink was Maggy Read, John Pink and Mike Alderton who won by 23 - 11 shots.

RESULT ; We had a Men's Top Club match against Burnham on the 7th June at home and won 2 out of the 5 elements which were 2 bowl singles, 4 bowl singles, a pairs,triples and rinks. Our wins came in the triples and the 4 wood singles where our "man of the day" was Staff Burbridge who beat a 25 year old opponent 21 - 17 and even tried to beat him running up the green as well.

RESULT ; We played a friendly match away against Tring on the 7th June and we had to call it a draw because we encountered Lightning and Thunderstorms halfway through and had to retire to the clubhouse where we then had our tea and cakes. We were just getting the quite slow green by then and were hoping for a good game but we will have to wait for the return match later in the year.

RESULT ; We played a C & T return match against Chesham on the 6th June at home and managed a win of 50 shots to 40 winning on 2 rinks out of 3. It was a very nice hot day and our green bowled very quickly. Our top rink being Rose Kirby, Anne Darbourne and Arthur Thomas who won 22 - 10.

NOTICE;There is to be a Ladies versus Gents match on Sunday 19th June and we would like a lot of players if possible so if you could put your name on the board or advise John Anderson that would be great. It is only £1.00 and we will serve Tea and cake.

RESULT ; On Sunday we played Wexham at home in the Three Counties League, and it was a very good close match which we won by 101 - 96 winning on 3 rinks out of 5. picking up 8 points to 4. Our top rink was Graham Buchanan, Barry Dyer, Linda James and Candi Ivey by 23 - 16. A good win for CSG.

RESULT ; The ladies played in the Burnham Plate against Chesham on Thursday 2nd June at home and it was a win for us by 26 - 11. The team consisted of Denise Rogers, Chris Moir. Lyn Carroll and Maureen Harding and as it was played in the evening it was by then very cold. Very well done to all of you.

RESULT ; We played a friendly match against Princes Risborough on Thursday at home, unfortunately although we both had two winning rinks and one drawn rink we lost overall by 78 - 85 shots. Our top rink was Rose Kirby, John Pink and John Anderson by 20 -12 and it was a very chilly afternoon.

RESULT ; Our first Bucks Plate game of the season was against Amersham on Wednesday 1st June which we won on 3 out of 4 rinks and picked up 12 points to 2. The overall score was 61 - 60 very close, and our top rink was a home rink and consisted of Graham Buchanan, John Anderson and David Coode winning by 22 - 13 shots.

CANCELLATION : Unfortunately the friendly game against Aston Clinton has been cancelled due to the inclement weather.

SPRING PLATE ; The annual competition for the Spring Plate was played on Bank Holiday Monday on a cool but dry day, and the result of this drawn triples could not have been closer.

After the session stages, three teams were within 1 point of the lead, but the Final was played between Staff Burbridge, Joyce Cripps and Roy Pound, against Denise Rogers, Chris Moir & Rob Kirby, who both achieved 25 points.. (Hard Luck to Mike Alderton and his team on 24 points). After 5 ends the final was still poised at 4 shots each, so a sudden death deciding end was needed. The honours eventually went to Roy Pound's team, after an unfortunate knock-in from their opposition gave them a 1 shot victory.! Thanks to Maureen Burbridge and team for organising another enjoyable day.

RESULT ; On Sunday we travelled to Desborough at Maidenhead for a friendly match but unfortunately we only had one winning rink which was Rose Kirby, Mike Moir and Arthur Thomas by 12-11, and we lost overall by 66 - 118 shots, not a good day for us.

RESULT ; On Saturday we entertained Harefield Hospital in the Three Counties League, and although the score 92 - 118 appears fairly close, and many of the games were competitive, unfortunately we only managed two drawn rinks, and lost the others, to go down by 2 pts to 10. So near and yet so far !

RESULT ; On Friday, the Ladies played their Top Club Match against Burnham. This was a second round match, having had a bye in the first, and Burnham having seen off Iver Heath, a tough match was contemplated. Chris Moir gave a good account but lost the singles, but Denise Rogers & Rose Kirby won their pairs by 1 shot. The Triple and Rink games were tightly fought, but lost by 4 shots, and 5 respectively, so Well Done Ladies, but hard luck against formidable opposition.

  Archived 11th June  : as below

 NOTICE ;  It is with great sadness that we have to report that Norman Clare died early in the morning of Sunday 22nd May after a long and brave battle against his illness.  Norman was a very special, friendly and kind man, an irreplaceable part of the Club, and will be sorely missed.

UPDATE ; The funeral will be at Amersham Crematorium on June 8th, in the Milton Chapel at 1.00 pm. As Norman was such a devoted member of the club, it would perhaps be appropriate for attendee members to wear bowls greys as a mark of respect, but this will be left entirely up to individual members. .

UPDATE ; The wake is to be held at the Bull Hotel in Gerrards Cross.

 

 

NOTICE;  Friday Roll-up  May 27th;  The Ladies' Top Club 2nd  Round against Burnham  has had to be scheduled for earlier on this day, and will involve 10 ladies, including those normally responsible for the hot food.  Apologies in advance if this results in a suspension of the food efforts this week. The Triples Roll-up should  otherwise be unaffected.

 

SOCIAL, Thanks to Bill Bowler and Pat McKay for organising their Race Night on Thursday, much enjoyed by those who took part.

RESULT ; Our second TVL game of the season was against Wexham on Mon 23rd May which we won on all 4 rinks and picked up 10 points. The overall score was 81 - 45 and our top rink was an away one and again consisted of Graham Buchanan, John Anderson and David Coode winning by 28 - 6 shots.

RESULT ; Another friendly was played on Sunday 22nd May against Windsor Great Park away at Windsor and the green was very quick. We played 6 x 4 rinks, in lovely sunshine to start with but it clouded over and got a bit windy towards the end. We unfortunately lost to them by 144 to 44 but did have 2 winning rinks with our top rink being Joyce Cripps, Barry Dyer, Roger Darbourne and Nick Nicholls who won 18 - 14.

RESULT ; Friendly against Cippenham on Sat 21st May at home. We played six triples, in good humour although it got a bit wet and chilly towards the end. We managed five winning rinks, and one drawn rink with score of 97 - 60 with our top rink of Chris Moir, Graeme Richards and Mike Alderton.

RESULT ; In our first TVL match of the season against v Richings Park on Wednesday 18th, we had only one winning rink Graham Buchanan John Anderson and David Coode who won by 21 shots to 11, but otherwise lost the match 2 points to 8.

County Pairs ; Commiserations to Hazel Baker & Mike Alderton , who lost their match to a couple from Iver Heath, although they fought hard and were coming back for a while but ran out of ends. Meanwhile, Mike has progressed to the next round in the Champion of Champions, by beating a Denham player by 21-18. Well Done, and keep going !!

RESULT ; Friendly against Ladygate on Tuesday at home. We played five triples, in sunshine to start with but it clouded over and got very chilly but with friendly opponents. We managed four winning rinks, with our top rink of Janice Batkins, Allan Rumble and John Anderson winning 24 - 11, and we won overall by 83 - 66.

NOTICES ; Please get your names down on the sheets posted for the forthcoming events on the club diary.

Bill Bowler's Race Night on May 26th. SIGN UP NOW

The Spring Plate (Drawn Triples) on Monday 30th May. SIGN UP NOW

The Family & Friends Afternoon on Saturday 4th June ; This is intended to be a day to show off the club to friends and family, let them try the game, and experience the fun of our sport. Even if you are not bringing anyone, come along for a roll-up, or even play one of your competitions, to ensure plenty of activity for our visitors. SIGN UP NOW

Club Fun Day on Sunday 12th June ; This is an afternoon of skills tests and fun games on the green, with up to 10 items, your best 6 of which will contest for Prizes. T&B provided, and all for nominal £2 a head. SIGN UP NOW

Archived  27th May : as below

 Top Club ;  The club has entered the Mens & Ladies 'Top Club'  nationwide events, and though we need to await our opponents to arrange the dates, Sheets have been posted to establish your interest in playing.  YOUR CLUB NEEDS 10 of YOU for each event ( single, pair, triple and four)  ,  Please SIGN UP NOW.  

RESULT ; Friendly against Aylesbury Town ; On Sunday we visited Aylesbury and played five triples, in sunshine with friendly hosts, but with mixed results. We managed two winning rinks, notably our Top Rink of Chris Moir, Hazel Baker and Mike Alderton (26-7) but this was not quite enough to offset the three losses, and we narrowly lost overall by 86 - 95, almost the same margin as last year. Let's hope that we can change fortune at home in July, since last years's home fixture was cancelled, robbing us of our chance to turn the tables!

RESULT : Three Counties v Flackwell Heath ; On Saturday we played our first 'Three Counties' League match at home against Flackwell, and enjoyed good weather, a very sociable opposition, and a sound beating ! The overall score was 75 points to 113, though we did win one rink and draw another to achieve 3 points to Flackwell's 9. Top rink went to Maggy Read, Colin Richards, Lyn Carroll and Tony Batkins, and a mention is due to Dave Harding, Chris Pound, Pam Anderson and Tim Baldwin for salvaging the draw.

Race Night 26th May

Please remember the Race Night being run by Bill Bowler on Thursday May 26th, and add your names to those who have already enrolled. Stay on after the thursday roll-up group, or bring your friends for a fun evening, with Fish & Chips (or chicken) as described on the Notice on the clubhouse boards. Any queries to Bill Bowler.

County Pairs ; Hard Luck to Mike Alderton & John Anderson, who narrowly lost their encounter with a couple from Iver & Slough, and better luck to the other entrants in the county competitions over the next few weeks.

Trundell & Burnham Plate ; The teams for ALL these Ladies matches through the league stages, have been selected and are to be found under ONE TAB each, under the Ladies matches on this website, and on the clubhouse boards.

100 Club ; May Draw ;

The draw for May produced the following Winners.

£25 Bob Baker, £15 Shirley Taylor, £10 Bryan Hedley.

RESULT ; On Wednesday May 11th, despite a wet morning and a forecast of a wet afternoon, we visited Kings Langley for a friendly game of Triples. KL had put out the wet-weather mats, but our fortune with the weather was better than our luck on the greens, and we mostly avoided the showers but not a convincing defeat, by 61 shots to 102. We did manage one winning rink, so congratulations to Robin Newman, Linda James and Tim Baldwin , who achieved a 20-14 win.

NOTICE ; Friends & Family Afternoon. Saturday 4th June

As you will have noticed in your fixture card, the afternoon of June 4th has been reserved to encourage all club members to promote the club with family and friends by bringing them along to try the game, enjoy the clubhouse and meet us to find out about our sport. There is a sign-up sheet in the clubhouse, so please indicate that you will be supporting this afternoon, and bring along some of your friends or family to meet us. The format of the afternoon will depend on your response, so please do your best to make this a successful initiative.

LADIES' CANCELLATION ; It is regretted that Cassiobury Ladies are unable to field a team for the match scheduled for Monday 16th May. The Ladies' Captain will be contacting the lady players affected.

RESULT ; The week started with our first serious game, in the Chiltern & Thames league, away to Chesham, potentially the strongest team in our division. Unfortunately the warm weather chose to turn just as we arrived, and the evening started wet and ended wetter. Indeed the match was curtailed after 14 ends or so, (10 ends being the minimum to qualify in the league) with Chesham leading on two triples to our one. Well done to our leading team of Rose Kirby, Tim Baldwin & David Coode, who earned 2 points, though Chesham took the other 8 with an overall points victory.

RESULT ; On Sunday we had another friendly home encounter with Wendover, and the history of this fixture indicated that we would have a tough match. Unfortunately this again proved the case, and we had only one winning (and therefore Top) Rink through Maggy Read. Graeme Richards, Tim Baldwin and Bryan Hedley. Losing the other five rinks resulted in an overall score of 74 - 129, but since the match was played in excellent spirit on a fine sunny day, this barely seemed to matter ! Commiserations to Staff Burbridge who had to pull out of the match due to illness, and Get Well Soon, Staff !!

NOTICE ; we are sorry to have to report that Terry Blois died suddenly on April 30th. His funeral is at Amersham Crematorium on Thursday May12th at 2.30 pm, and our thoughts and sympathy go to Geraldine and her family.

RESULT ; On Saturday May 7th we entertained Hazells BC in a friendly match of 6 triples, and on a lovely warm day the match was very closely contested. In contrast to a 50 shot defeat this time last year, this year both teams won three rinks each, and the score was always on a knife-edge, but at the death, the score was Chalfont 93 - Hazells 95. Our Top Rink was Denise Williams, with Nick Nicholls & Bobbie Richards (24-7), and everyone can be congratulated on contributing to a most enjoyable afternoon.

The Competition Draws ; These were all drawn at the Friday Roll-up on May 6th, and have been added to the 2016 Competitions Tab on this website. Please note there are some REVISED play-by dates, as it has been accepted that 12th June was too tight for completing all the early rounds, and an extra week has been allowed for those rounds, to 19th June

When arranging your games, please put the green bookings in the new folder in the office. Please read the guidelines on the back of every sheet in the booking folder, and if anyone has a query as to this new approach, please consult with Tim B. Good Luck to everyone again this year.

RESULT ; On Thursday, the Ladies played their first match of the season, at home to Denham Ladies. The game was blessed with a warm and sunny day, and some competitive bowling. Although we were happy to supply a spare player to help our opponents win one of the triples (Thank you, Maggy !) we won the other two and emerged with a win by 52 - 41. Top Chalfont Rink was Rose Kirby, Maureen Harding & Candi Ivey (20-10).

RESULT ; On Wednesday May 4th, we visited Glory Mill, an ever-popular fixture against this friendly 4-rink club. Again we were asked to provide a spare player and thanks to Dave Harding for assisting our opponents, but we still managed a comprehensive win 95-40, taking all 4 games. Our top rink was narrowly taken by Flora Alderton, Mike Moir & Nick Nicholls (27-7) with Mike Alderton's team close behind. However the score was not important as the weather warmed up and we enjoyed a lovely sunny afternoon's bowling in good company.

RESULT ; On Tuesday May 3rd, we played away to Court Park in a 5-triple friendly. The weather was improving and their green was rather quicker than at home, but the opposition was particularly strong as ever. Last year we lost by 55 shots, so it is encouraging that we managed rather better this year, despite going down by 67- 96 (31 shots). We also managed a Top Rink, through Rose Kirby, Roger Darbourne and John Anderson, who won by 23-8.

Bank Holiday Club Event ; Despite poor weather, 20 members turned out for the Spoon Drive on Monday afternoon, and 12 ends were achieved before the rain curtailed play. The Leading Lady was Margaret Timberlake, and Best Gent was Barry Dyer in this fun event. There was also a wooden Spoon, won this year by Rob Kirby !! Thanks to Maureen Burbridge for her organisation and encouragement.

NOTICE ; The next Bank Holiday Monday May 30th, brings the Annual Spring Plate.

This is a full day Drawn Mixed Triples event with 4 sessions of 8 ends. Please bring your own Lunch, but the Bar will be open and Tea & Cakes will be included ( by Maureen B) , all for £2 per person. Dress Greys. Please add your names to the sheet in the clubhouse.

NOTICE ; The Results from this season's matches will be recorded on this website and can be found on a tab under the 2016 Fixtures Folder.

RESULT : On Sunday we played our first Away game, a friendly against Stoke Poges, and for the third game in a row, we were affected by a reduced opposition. In this case, instead of us being asked to loan players, the match was reduced from 5 Rinks to 5 Triples, with apologies to those who had to be dropped. The match was close, but unfortunately our Top Rink of Maggy Read, Maureen Harding and Bryan Hedley (17-10) could not cover the other four triples who each lost, with an overall defeat by 69 - 81.

RESULT ; The first Weekend game of the season was a home fixture against Rickmansworth British Legion, and the weather was fine but chilly, for a very pleasant encounter. RBL were unfortunate to arrive with one man 'missing', but after a few ends, Bernard Bailey was able to come in as a replacement for our visitors. This was RBL's first game of this season, and their own green has yet to open, so the game was a comprehensive Chalfont win (101 - 43), with Top Rink narrowly going to Graham Cooksley, Lyn Carroll and Tim Baldwin. (Hard Luck to Rose, Mike M & Hazel who were one shot-difference behind) though RBL drew on one rink to prevent a clean sweep.

ADVANCE NOTICE ; As many will be aware, over recent years Rose Kirby has organised "Turkey & Tinsel" trips to Bournemouth in the late autumn, and names for the 2016 trip are needed to ensure the booking can be reserved. Please refer to the notice in the clubhouse, or follow this link for more details. http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/Turkey tinsel.pdf

NOTICE ; The first Friday evening Triples Roll-up took place on the 29th, and was far better attended than the cold weather might have indicated. Apologies for the slip-up on the Baked Potatoes, but all is promised to be up and running for next week, when the Competition Draws are also due to be made.

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY ; Thanks to all those who have indicated interest in a Spoon Drive on Monday afternoon, sufficient to ensure it goes ahead. Please come up at 2 pm for a 2.30 start, and Maureen B will be managing the arrangements.

RESULT ; The first match of the season took place at home against Uxbridge, and despite fears of snow, was completed with only a brief pause for a shower mid-way. However our opposition was depleted by some withdrawals, so we were able to lend them 2 players who performed well, (almost too well) as after 10 ends we were 8 points adrift.

However, after the shower we proved to be made of sterner stuff, and despite our Top Rink finishing early (Well Done, Bryan Hedley, Staff Burbridge & Rose Kirby 27-3) we moved on to win two of the four triples, which was enough to secure an overall win by 75 - 54. However the result was less important than the friendly nature of the game, and the pleasure in getting back outdoors again, on a green that is looking very promising for the new season. Thanks to Mike & Alan who played for Uxbridge, and to the residual internal game that was reduced to pairs, but at least everyone who put their names down got a game.

The green is open! A few stalwarts dodged the rain on Friday, and more got going on Saturday and Sunday, but everyone is encouraged to get some practice in before the first matches, teams for which have now been posted on this website as usual, through to the Ladies game on May 5th.

The first match is at home against Uxbridge, and the over-subscription allows an internal game in parallel as used last season. Where possible, those players unlucky to miss the main team will get a game in the following weekend. Please tick names as usual as soon as you return to the clubhouse.

Bank Holiday Monday May 2nd is shown on the fixture card as a Club Event. There is no formal competition planned, but Maureen B has offered to arrange Tea & Biscuits for a Spoon Drive or similar, if there is sufficient interest. A Notice has been posted in the clubhouse, and a decision will be made subject to the response.

100 Club ; The April draw has been made and the winners were as follows ;

£25 Henry Bell £15 George Ivey £10 Lisa Miller

Social trip to Richmond ; The trip to the Gardens, Meal and Theatre took place on Friday, and the group was fortunate in that the timing of the visits just missed the worst of the showers. A fuller report to follow...

Chiltern Tourers trip to Portugal ; The Tourers have returned and a report on their exploits has been posted in the clubhouse, and a link can be found on the Chiltern Tourer's tab on this website

Suffice to say there were some really close games, some significant variation in the weather, and despite some members' unfortunate drop-out days due to illness, all our fixtures took place, the hotel was excellent, and those members who took part will have had some very useful practise on grass ahead of our new season. Thanks to Allan Rumble for his continuing organisation, and inclusion of our members in this development of the old 'Broomwade' tradition.

The Tea-Rota meeting took place as planned, and the schedule is now resolved. The resulting rota will be posted in the clubhouse shortly.

NOTICE ; Clubhouse Phone; Please be aware that the Phone Number of the Clubhouse will have changed when the new season starts in April. We now have a mobile phone on a pay-as-you-go basis, to replace the old BT land-line which was not cost-effective for the amount of use involved. The new number is 07704 601264, so please remove any record of the old number from your phone lists or 'contacts' in readiness for the new season. The phone is NOT yet in the clubhouse, but will be installed prior to the opening of the greens.

Archived  1st May 2016   as below

OTHER REMINDERS of your Dates for the Diary

First Friday Triples Roll-up; 29th April ; N.B. This has been brought forward one week since the Gazette went to print.

Competition Draws; 6th May ; All singles, pairs & triples will be drawn after the Roll-up.

Social Evening ; Race Night ; 26th May in the Clubhouse, more details nearer the time.

RESULT ; The final indoor match of the winter season was played after the pre-season get-together on Sunday 20th March, against Herts IBC in a game of 5 triples. Despite early signs of a well-contested game in the first few ends, our opponents gradually took control and this resulted in all 5 teams going down against impressive opposition, 55 - 114. Nevertheless we all enjoyed the encounter and a pleasant meal afterwards, to round off the winter and prepare for the summer season to come.

100 Club ; March Draw ;

The winners this month were drawn at the March Social Morning, and the following winners are to be congratulated ;

£25 ; Sylvia Webb, £15 Bill Herlihy , £10 Tim Baldwin.

NOTICE : Team sheets ; This year the Website Forum has been abandoned as too few persons used it to register availability for early season matches. HOWEVER, if you are unable to get to the clubhouse and wish to register for selection, please use the 'Contact Us' page on the website, or Email Tim Baldwin directly, and in good time, and your name will be added to the clubhouse list.

RESULT ; On Saturday 27th, we visited Herts IBC for the first of our two indoor matches against them, and despite a fine win by Captain Mike Alderton, (and his team of Graham Buchanan, Linda James and Liz Baldwin), 17-12, we lost on the other rinks to lose 108-70 overall. However a quick reference to last years equivalent fixture shows a greater shot difference, so we are improving.! Let us hope to continue the trend in our second game on March 20th, and all players interested in this game are asked to contact Mike Alderton or John Anderson.

NOTICE ; Social trip to Richmond

Bob Baker has mentioned to some of you that he is trying to organise a pre-season trip to see the Isabella plantation in Richmond Park while the azaleas & rhododendrons are in full bloom, and combining with a trip to the Richmond Theatre to see JB Priestley's "An Inspector Calls" which is showing for one week in mid April. Please see the fuller Notice on the Social Page, and contact Bob as soon as possible if you are interested...

COMPETITIONS ; At last autumn's AGM, it was announced that Norman Clare has donated a Cup, to be known as the Ros & Norman Clare Cup and this will first be competed for in 2016. The chosen format will be an Australian Mixed Pairs, played through the season, with the final on Finals Weekend.

If this format is unfamiliar, full rules will be posted shortly, but in essence, it involves the first member of your pair playing his/her first two bowls, the partner then playing his/her four, with the first member then playing the final two bowls. The following end, this order alternates, and so on for 21 ends. Start considering your partnerships now, as entries will be sought as part of the overall competition process.

 NOTICE ;  The Fixtures for the coming Summer Season are virtually complete,and a final draft is now published on a page on this website, in advance of the personal cards to be issued at the Pre-season meeting on March 20th. 

 

CSG Memorial Hall Quiz Night ; On the same day as the latest Social event in the clubhouse (Thanks Shirley), two teams of club members entered the latest of the quiz nights in support of the Memorial Hall, and another good time was enjoyed by all the participants. Unfortunately the results were somewhat patchy and both teams finished at the bottom of the leader board, vying for the dubious distinction of the wooden spoon, and the bars of chocolate that go with that position. Well done to the Aldertons, Bakers & Baldwins, with Linda James and Denise Rogers, in carrying off the chocolates !

NOTICE ; 100 Club ; The winners in the February Draw are as follows ;

£25 ; Chris Moir

£15 ; Hazel baker

£10 ; Mick Lane

RESULT ; The second match against Foxhill took place on Saturday Feb 6th, and despite our encouraging efforts in the first match before Christmas, we suffered a convincing defeat at the second time of asking, 73 - 164. Perhaps their weekend team was stronger than their Monday one last time, but we failed to win on any of the rinks. Two triples came within one shot of a victory, so well done to Staff , Bernie & Mike and Rose, Bryan & Tim, but commiserations to those on the wrong end of comprehensive results, including one hot-shot to our opponents on the opening end ! We will lick our wounds and return to the fray at Herts later in the month.

REPORT ; Our winter trip to the Manor Hotel in Okehampton was another success, enjoyed by all 27 participants, with three afternoons Bowling, and many of the other sports and crafts being explored by many of our members. Thanks to Bob Baker for his usual effortless organisation and prize allocations at the end of the four days, and to Mike Alderton for his organisation of the Bowling. Congratulations to Bobbie Richards for emerging the most successful lady bowler, closely followed by Liz Baldwin, with Tony Batkins taking the Men's award, and Rob Kirby taking the wooden Spoon ! Tim Timberlake took the unenviable role of craft judge, awarding best-in-show to Rose Kirby's glass engraving, ahead of George Ivey's painted pottery camper-van ! The awards for "Prat-of-the-day" and Overall "Prat of the week" will not be covered here. What happened in Okehampton stays in Okehampton ! !

RESULT ; The Handy Cross Shield Quarter-final against Marlow in the new bowls hall at the recently re-built centre at Handy Cross, was a very close affair. At half-time we were winning one triple, losing one and drawing one and this nip-and-tuck situation continued to the last few ends, but eventually we went down 1-2 , (38-45), but congratulations to all our players for a noble effort. Particularly to our winning rink of Anne Darbourne, Joe Jaquest and Tony Batkins. Good Luck to Marlow in their semi-final against High Wycombe.

RESULT ; Our second match of the day was the inaugural friendly against Desborough IBC, where we again put up a good show before going down to our opponents 86 - 128. We nevertheless managed two winning rinks, the best of which was the 18-12 win by Sylvia Webb, Staff Burbridge and Pam Anderson.

RESULT; Our friendly game against Watford IBC took place on Thursday, and was contested over 6 triples. We managed wins in 2 of the games, with Top Chalfont Rink being claimed by Mike Alderton,, Linda James and Graham Buchanan. However the match was lost overall, by 73 - 124, which failed to build on our improvement on previous years, achieved in our earlier game with them before Christmas.

The club has two more matches on Saturday, with the friendly against Desborough, and the Handy Cross Shield quarter-final against Marlow. Good Luck to both our teams in these games.

Advance Notice ; Following a number of enquiries, please be advised that the provisional date for the Main Club Gala (Mixed Fours) is now Tuesday June 14th, 2016 ( This is a change from the date briefly advertised in this spot over the last few days) and the Ladies Gala is provisionally Tuesday August 9th.