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

CLUB NEWS                             Last updated  TB  12th January 2020

NOTICE:  I still need players for Foxhill on the 8th Feb and Handy Cross on the 16th Feb ; Contact me (JA)  if anyone is available.  

Handy Cross Cup ;  On Sunday we played the round-robin game against Hazlemere, and after close games all round, managed to win on all three triples,  to take the points.  No 'Top Team' as everyone played well, and will hopefully repeat the form against Flackwell in two weeks time.  The team selection will be found under 'Indoor Games' 

ChessVale ;  Winter League ; Current table    Having started the year on top, a couple of narrow defeats to stat the new year has brought a bit of reality, but we are still in the mix with plenty of games to go !

RESULT:  Our Indoor match against Herts on the 11th Jan resulted in a loss for us with the score being 69 to 116.  We did win on 2 rinks out of the 5 with top triple going to Hazel Baker, Michael Facey and John Anderson by 24 to 15 and Rose Kirby, Mike Moir and Mike Alderton being the other winning team by 19 to 12.

PLEASE Note, the teams for the friendly away to Herts IBC (11th Jan)  and the Handy Cross Cup game against Hazlmere BC , (12th Jan)  can now be found under the 'Indoor Bowling' Tab.  

RESULT ;  The first game in the round - robin stages of the Handy Cross Cup, was played on Saturday afternoon, with a good win over Loudwater by two triples to one.  Hard Luck to Tony Batkins with Martin Cripps & Joe Jaquest who probably had to handle the Loudwater A team and lost by a single shot.  Our Top Rink (23-7) was John Anderson with Rob Kirby & Denise Rogers, but Tim B, with Pam A & Rose K were not far behind (on 21-7).

The next two games against Hazlemere & Flackwell Heath are in January. 

Chessvale Winter League ;  Members might be interested to know that Chessvale BC run a friendly league on Sunday mornings through the winter, and some members from Chalfont St Giles entered a team a few years ago, (The Chalfont Wickers !) and continue to do so.  This year we are enjoying some initial success, and the following link will allow access to the Chessvale Website where our progress can be monitored.

Card-swap Social ;  Thanks to all the members who braved the showers to come to the club and enjoy some mince pies, swap cards, and support the Raffle run by Pat McKay.  Happy Christmas to Everyone, and we all  look forward to another New Year. 

100 Club ; December Draw ;  The final draw for 2019 was made at the morning social, and the three lucky winners were as follows ;

£25 Maggie Pipe    £15  Ruby Lester-Card (Baldwin's grandchild)  & £10 George Ivey 

Handy Cross Cup ;  The club has  played in this competition for the last few years, being a competition between outdoor clubs who have members playing indoors at Handy Cross IBC.  Our first match is against Loudwater on Dec 21st, and the team can be found on the 'Indoor' tab of the website.

RESULT:  Our indoor match against Foxhill was not a good result for us. I believe since we actually beat them last time we played, they decided to put in a much stronger team against us and unfortunately we lost on all 5 triples. Thank you to all who did play and I know we did our best. 

 100 Club  November Winners 

 The lucky members this month were ;  

£25  Joyce Cripps,  

 £15  Pat McKay

£10 Alan Williams 


….ALSO ;  Please remember to e-enrol for next year's 100 Club,  If you weren't able to do so at the AGM, Rose Kirby will be at the Christmas Card exchange / Social morning on Dec 14th  and will be happy to collect further subs then.   

NOTICE:   Just a reminder that the Club Dinner is this Friday 22nd November and is at Oaklands Park Golf Club.  7.00pm for 7.30pm sit down

Notice:  Our next Indoor match is against Foxhill on the 27th November and all the people who put their names down are playing.  Please see sheet under Indoor matches. 

Notice:  Hello all Short mat players,  Please note that this is now cancelled on Friday the 15th and 22nd November, this is due to lack of players available on the first week and the Club Dinner on the 22nd. 


 100 Club October Winners:

1st Prize - £25 - Liz Baldwin 

2nd Prize £15 -  Martin Cripps

3rd Prize -  £10 - Steven Burbridge

Well done to all!!


 Burnham Plate Winners ;   On Wednesday 23rd Oct, a number of our members  attended the  Bucks County Ladies' Lunch at Weston Turville GC,  when the Burnham Plate trophy was presented to our Ladies following their fine win at the end of the season.  Candi Ivey, Chris Moir and Flora Alderton collected the plate on behalf of all those who contributed to the ladies' overall run.


In addition, Ladies Captain Pat McKay collected the runners-up trophy on behalf of  Hazel Baker who reached the final of the  County stage of the Champion of Champions this year,    Both trophies were presented by the Bucks Ladies President. 


Saturday 12th October saw the second weekend of Carpet Bowls.  Word is out on the street that it's a great game as 14 expectant players arrived to have a go (or was it to eat the doughnuts!!)  

 After much excitement at the beginning, all players settled to concentrate on the games - now taking place on two rinks in the club house.   Much laughter and banter could be heard as the rules seem to be nothing like those followed in short mat bowls or lawn bowls!!  2 hours later saw a winning team - but we won't let on as to who they were!

The next 'Carpet Bowls Meet' will take place on Tuesday 15th October - 6 p.m. start and the cost will be £2.50 which will include pizza / tea / biscuits.  If you fancy an alcoholic drink, it's "bring your own". 

The next Saturday meeting will be 1030 on the 19th and will only cost £2.00 which includes the game, tea/coffee/biscuits.

Do come along and have a try.  If worried about walking across the field let Michael Wise know and we can arrange for transport from the gate to the clubhouse. 

RESULT ;  The Indoor match against Handy cross IBC was the first of our winter season (and theirs), and it was a shame that many of our regular indoor bowlers were unavailable. However well done to all those who took part in a match reduced from Rinks to Triples, and thanks to Ron Yates from Glory Mill for making up our numbers when Rob Kirby injured himself. 

At half time we were still in touch at 33 - 44 , but then … Oh Dear, the wheels came off and Handy Cross cruised to an overall win by 101 - 44.  We did manage one winning rink, so Top Rink goes to Bobbie Richards , Ron Yates and Tim Baldwin (20-17) and we look forward to a better result in our second game at HX in February.

CARPET BOWLS ;   As a new initiative to use the clubhouse through the winter a short mat layout has been set up in the clubhouse, and  a trial this Saturday has shown it to both viable and FUN.  Further trial runs are planned on Tuesday 8th at 18.00 and next Saturday 12th at 10.30.  No equipment is needed, just 'come as you are' and T & B  will be available initially, whilst we gauge interest, and maybe develop refreshments and parallel activities in due course.  If you are interested in coming down, please contact Mike or Gill Wise (07887983477) for more info and to allow planning for numbers. 

 PLEASE NOTE ;  The indoor matches due to be played through the winter season, start with a game against Handy Cross on Sunday Oct 6th.  Team picks for this, and subsequent games, will be found under "Indoor Matches".  If you put your names down, please check this area regularly. 


All the reports up to  September 2019 are now transferred into the 'archive' pages of this website.