Welcome to the  Chalfont St Giles Bowling Club website

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. 

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

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

Teams from other Clubs are also invited to our annual Galas ( Mixed on 12th June 2018, and Ladies on 31st July)  Please contact us for more details.  

CLUB NEWS                                                  Last updated  TB March 18th  2018

Don't Forget ; The March Social day will be held at the club on Wednesday 21st, (weather permitting)  details if necessary from Shirley Taylor.  

Also remember the Pre-season Meeting on Sunday March 25th  from 10.00 for a 10.30 meeting, and payment of Subs and competition entries.  Returning members should have received their paperwork by post or Email, but anyone who needs further copies this will be available on the day.

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