Welcome to the  Chalfont St Giles Bowling Club website.

Lawn Bowls is FUN, keeps you FIT and creates lasting FRIENDShips 

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

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

We also have an  Open Morning on May 5th and Fun Day on June 10th  

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

Teams from other Clubs are also invited to our annual Galas.

Mixed Rinks on 12th June 2018, and Ladies Triples  on 31st July) 

Please contact us for more details.  

CLUB NEWS                             Last updated  TB April 10th  2018

REMINDER ;  Remember the following early dates for your diary  :
  • The Spring-cleaning of the Clubhouse, and preparation for the new season, will be on 12th April from about 10.00. 
  • We hope to open the greens on 20th April. 
  • The first Friday Night Triples roll-up  (with food as usual) will be on 27th April. 

NOTE ;  there is a small  change to your Fixture Card for the 2019 Indoor matches ; Refer to the  'Indoor ' Tab on this website for details.

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

£25   Shirley Taylor,     £15  Sue Patey,    £10  Ivy Eyres.   

The Pre-season meeting took place on Sunday March 25th, with a good turn out of members eager for the new season. 

The proposal that Sylvia Webb be given Life Membership  for her long service to the club was passed,.  Sylvia was a past Ladies Captain, County Player, committee member, founded the 100 club and has a long contribution to the Friday Night catering and other club activities.  

The meeting ratified Graeme Richards as the new Fixtures Secretary, and agreed the proposal to revert to electing this position in November, as was the case up to a few years ago.  It is hoped that Graeme will continue for at least 18 months, and Pat McKay was thanked for her work in this role over recent  years. 

It was agreed that Match fees at weekends will continue to be charged at £3 per player, ( a figure unchanged for at least 10 years) regardless of the level of refreshments, particularly where opposition offer traditional Teas rather than reciprocal 'Nibbles'. 

The midweek friendlies and evening leagues will be managed as previous years.

It was also agreed to try a new approach to the club kitchen/cleaning duties, now that the Refreshment duties are reduced, but recognising the lesser number of members opting for kitchen rather than cleaning duties. Teams of 4 will be allocated two weeks of cleaning and two matches for 'nibbles', with the members of the team deciding who does which,  or swapping independently as necessary.

Fuller notes from the meeting will be circulated to members in due course. 

The Final Indoor match of the winter was against Herts I B C on Sunday 18th March.  Despite a promising start with an overall score of 31 to 21 after about 4 ends, our opponents woke up and with a burst of scoring went into a comfortable lead at half time, and an even better one by the end, winning by 136 - 67.  Well done to our two Lady skips, Pam Anderson and Candi Ivey, who came closest to winning their triple, but unfortunately we lost on all five games.  We have had some promising matches this winter, but unfortunately our intermittent indoor practice can't match the consistency of the regular indoor club players . ... Better luck next year ! 

Okehampton ;   Thanks to Bob Baker for another successful trip to Okehampton, albeit cut a little short by the weather forecast that sent members scurrying for home the afternoon / evening before we were due to leave.  A game against another visiting club (Erewash near Northampton) was played and narrowly lost, but only because it was on the first morning and we hadn't got ourselves familiar with the Manor House carpet !

The cold weather didn't put off some stalwart golfers, (Tim, Bob, Mike W and Mike L)  or intrepid moors-walkers (Tim, Liz and John P) but most concentrated on indoor pursuits and craft activities, finely judged by Rob Kirby in Bob's farewell awards. (No names - everyone was a winner !)   

RESULT ; We play two games against Herts I B C , and the first was on the evening of Saturday  24th Feb.  This proved to be a close affair, with Chalfont starting well, and moving into the lead overall in the first few ends.  Herts gradually caught back, and the last ends were decisive, with Herts emerging winners by the relatively slender  59-71.

Thanks to our opponents for loaning us one player at the last minute, and well done to our Top Rink of Linda James, Maggy Read, Bernard Bailey and Pam Anderson (20-14)

The second game is in March, and we look forward to it ! 

RESULT ; Our second game of the winter against Handy Cross took place on Sunday 18th.  Despite two close games and one good win, we lost out by three rinks to one, and overall by 54 - 70.  Our Top rink was Rose Kirby, Bernard Bailey, Hazel Baker & Tim Baldwin, and the result was a good improvement on the 49-86  loss back in October.   

Some Dates for your Diary ;  A Reminder that the Pre-season Meeting will be on the morning of  March 25th (10.00 for a 10.30 a.m. start).  Paperwork for the Subscriptions, Competition Entries and Agenda for the meeting, will be circulated to members in good time. 

The meeting of the Tea-teams will be on 7th April, starting at 10.00

The Spring-cleaning of the Clubhouse, and preparation for the new season, will be on 12th April, also starting at 10.00 

NOTICE ;  in 2018 there will be a new Tab for County News.   Whilst it is appreciated that few members get involved in County initiatives or competitions etc, all members are recommended to keep abreast of news from that quarter . Their February Newsletter has been posted to start this feature, and any Obituaries relating to members at other Bucks Clubs,  will also be shown there , rather than in our Club News 

GALAs ;  Invitations to Summer Galas at other local clubs will be posted in the clubhouse as usual, but be aware that we have received entry forms for Potten End Ladies Gala on 14th July, and Potten End Mixed Gala on 15th August.  

100 Club ; The lucky winners for February have been drawn as follows ;

£25 ; Bill Bowler,   £15  Roger Darbourne,   £10 ; Rachel Gelder. 

RESULT ;  Our second match of the winter at Foxhill IBC took place on Saturday, and we enjoyed a relatively close game, only going down  by 86 to 111.  We won two of the 6 triples, and  went close on a third,  with our top rink going to Hazel Baker, Bob Baker and Tim Baldwin (26-6).

**  After Handy Cross next week (Team picked and posted) we have two final games against Herts IBC , and Captain John Anderson is still looking for more names. Please notify him if you want to play.

Obituary Notice For anyone whom knew him, we have learnt of the death of Stan Webb of High Wycombe B C .  See TB in due course for funeral arrangements if required.

NOTICE ; The Teams for our next Indoor matches at Foxhill &  at Handy Cross have been posted.  Anyone picked for the Handy Cross Game -  please note that the Roundabout at junction 4 of the M40 at Handy Cross will be CLOSED for re-surfacing over that weekend.  Allow extra time to go on other routes.

100 Club The winners for January 2018 were drawn as follows ;

£25  Linda James,   £15  Pearl Howl,   £10   Pat McKay 

Member Alert ;  We have been informed  that works to install a high voltage electricity cable will take place for 8 - 12 weeks starting on 19th February. For a period of time the works will close Bowstridge Lane from Crossleys towards Dibden Hill.

There will also be works in the recreation ground between the car park and the Bowling club in this period, so it may be necessary to access the club via Gordon Way.  This could affect the Feb & March Social days and the Pre-season meeting.

Local Club Galas ;   Every year we receive invitations from other clubs to their Galas, and some members  enjoy supporting these, as we appreciate other clubs supporting ours.  Regulars may receive personal notifications, but otherwise such notices will be available in the clubhouse.  The first such notice has come from Berkhamsted for their mixed triples Gala on Monday 28th May, but be aware that this is the date of our own Spring Plate. 

In Memoriam ; Very sad news to record, in that Pat Cox passed away on Friday afternoon, at home with her family. Our thoughts are with Hubert and his family, and we send them our sincere condolences and sympathy

Pat's funeral will be at the Amersham Crematorium, Milton Suite,  on Monday Feb 5th at 12.15, and afterwards  at Hazlemere Golf Club.  As always, members are asked to pass theis onfo on to nay members without internet access or Email.

RESULT  The Handy Cross Shield Quarterfinals took place on Sunday (21st) and our team of members who play at HX met Wycombe Swans, one of  two HW teams, and holders of the Shield last year.  However, despite a fine win by Janice & Tony Batkins with Joe Jaquest , our other two triples met with impressive opposition, and we lost the match by 2 points to 4.  Well done to the team for a creditable run, and better luck next year!

INDOOR GAMES ;    Sheets have been posted, seeking players for the remaining four matches this winter, as follows  ;  PLEASE NOTE there have been a couple of recent amendment to your fixture cards. It was briefly shown  that the Herts game on March 18th was to be switched to the 24th, but this has found to be an error at the Herts end (not ours) and the fixture remains on the 18th as per the fixture card.

  • Foxhill,  Sat 10th Feb ;  6 Triples in the afternoon   ; Whites  
  • Handy Cross  Sun 18th Feb ;  4 Rinks in the afternoon ; Greys 
  • Herts,  Sat 24th Feb ;   4 Rinks in the evening   ;  Greys
  • Herts,  Sun 18th  March ; 5 Triples in the afternoon.  Whites
  • Both the Herts games are £4.50 with sandwiches (No Full Meal) 

 Please sign up on the sheets if you are at the club for maintenance or the January Social on Wednesday, or phone John Anderson before he phones you ! 

Handy Cross Shield.

 As has been noted before, some Club members play at Handy Cross through the Winter and the club has a team playing in their Shield Competition.  We have reached the Quarter-final stage, and the following link explains current progress. 

 http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/Shield update 6 Jan REV A.pdf

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all our Members !!

A group of members celebrated New Year on a 'Mystery Trip' initiated by Lyn Carroll, a brief summary of which can be found on the following link ;

 http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/New Year 2018.pdf



All the reports for 2017 are now archived in the 'archive' pages of this website