• 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. 

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875198

CLUB NEWS                                                    Last updated  TB 17th Jan 2018 

 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 ! 

In Memoriam ;    Alan Seabrooke, a long standing member of Chesham Broadway Club, passed away a few days ago. He was a respected and well known member of the County, both under the old Bucks Bowling Association as well in BBA.  Funeral details from Tim Baldwin  if you require.  

A second long standing member of Broadway has also passed away this week.

Mike Fletcher had worked very hard to get the new Club set up. It is sad he will not be here to see it up and running. He belonged to several other Bucks clubs before he joined Broadway. As Match Fixture secretary he worked hard to arrange the many fixtures from many different Clubs for Broadway.

Lastly, Vera Webb who was a long-serving member at Burnham has also passed away.   

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

 NOTE ;   Remember that the Indoor  matches through this Spring are under review following the poor response to the Autumn games, and the first one in the card, against Watford on Jan 18th will be cancelled. Watch this space for the decisions on the other venues.  

 Meanwhile.... REMEMBER that the Friday night SHORT MAT fun evenings in the village Memorial Hall, resume at 19.00 on January 12th.  

ALSO, the Monthly Social and games mornings in the clubhouse hope to resume on the third Wednesday in January, (17th ) 

NOTICE,   For those of our members who will remember her, the death has been announced of Chin Holden , past fixtures Secretary at High Wycombe and with the VPs. Her funeral has been arranged for Friday Jan 19th at 11.30 at Amersham Crematorium, and afterwards at High Wycombe Bowls Club. 

ALSO.... 

We have been advisd that Rosemary Roberts passed on just before Christmas after a relative short stay in Stoke Mandeville Hospital. Rosemary had been a very active member of Cheddington BC since the late 1980's, and Ladies could know her as the organiser of Cheddington's annual Ladies Gala for many years.

RESULT ;  The second and final of our round-robin games in the Handy Cross Shield was played on Saturday 16th Dec, and although we lost to Wycombe Chestnuts, we won on one triple to improve our position in the draw for the Quarterfinals . Well done to Rose, Colin and Tim Baldwin, and hard luck to the other two teams, who produced a good all-round performance, and particularly to Janice, Joe & Tony Batkins who were leading only to be pipped on the final end.  Bobbie, Liz and Rob Kirby, came back strongly in the second half but it wasn't enough to overcome an experienced Wycombe  group. The quarterfinals will be drawn after the final games on Jan 6th. 

 100 Club ;  The November draws produced the following winners ;

£25  Ian McLeod

£15 Shirley Taylor

£10  Lisa Miller

RESULT ; On Wednesday 29th we played away against Foxhill IBC, and enjoyed a friendly game, which was close on four of the six rinks, though we finally managed only two wins, going down by 82 - 124 overall.  Thanks to our opponents for providing one player to replace a late withdrawal (get well soon Maggy), and our top Rink was John Anderson with Flora Alderton and Denise Rogers.  

 REMEMBER ; The Dinner  and Presentation evening this Friday at Harewood Downs Golf Club.  We look forward to seeing all members who have signed up, with arrival from 7 o'clock and hoping to sit down 7.45 - 8.00. 

We are sorry to have to report that member Graham Cooksley died last Saturday (November 18) after a short stay in hospital. He was found unconscious with a head injury, assumed to be the result of a seizure, and did not recover.

His funeral was on Monday November 27th at 2.30 pm at Westfield Road Cemetery, Harpenden AL5 4HR , and was attended by a group of members from the club.

 RESULT ;  Well done to our team in the Handy Cross Shield, who played and won their first game , against Hazlemere, on Sunday Nov 19th.  This competition is between outdoor clubs who have players at Handy Cross and we have 9 members, all of whom played this first game. We won two triples out of three, and by 47-25. Top Rink was Rose Kirby, Colin Richards and Tim Baldwin, (20-4) but all players can take credit for a good all-round performance. The current status can be found on the following link;

http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/Shield update 1.pdf  

URGENT Amendment ;  The Christmas Card exchange and Social Morning is on December 9th, as announced at the AGM, and not as incorrectly recorded here earlier.  Apologies to anyone who is affected by this correction, and we hope to see as many members there as can make it. 

NOTICE: Please note the Desborough match has been cancelled due to our lack of people available to play.  The Foxhill match is now listed  and all who put their names down are playing. 

 AGM ;  The club AGM was held on the morning of Nov 4th, the minutes from which will be circulated to members in due course.

Key decisions were as follows ; 

  • The subscriptions will go up by £5 to £95 in 2018
  • The club will no longer offer full Teas after weekend matches but will adopt a policy of nibbles to accompany drinks, regardless of the policy of our opposition on their return home games.
  • Restricted membership will only apply to existing members at the end of their playing careers, rather than be open to new members.
  • The members were asked for an opinion on a proposal that the Three Counties league move from 5 Rinks in 2018 to 6 triples in 2019, and this suggestion was endorsed by a good majority of those present, and this view will be passed back to the TVL organisers who will collate the views of all member-clubs.
  • The 2018-9 winter schedule of fixtures against indoor clubs will be revised since there is not enough interest in some fixtures to make them viable. 
  • The club has been advised by the BB, that the Vi Trundell competition will move from Rinks to Triples in 2018 on a two-year trial basis.
  • The Burnham Plate will remain as one Rink, but to be played home and away over two years.  The details will be revealed at the BBA AGM shortly.
  • The President and  committee for 2018 was ratified, as all positions were nominated as advertised, and all were un-opposed. 
  • The position of Treasurer is now unfilled, but a solution is being worked on and members will be advised in due course.
NOTICE ;   We have been notified of the death of Margaret Ramage who died on Friday 27th Oct 2017. She had been a member of the club for many years and joined short mat when she was unable to bowl outside.  Her funeral will be at Amersham Crematorium on November 16th at 2 o'clock (Details  added 4th Nov 2017)

  Result:  We played Watford IBC Sat 28th Oct and unfortunately we were out-bowled and lost on all 5 triples by 49 -141.

 Letter to members ;  The attached link is to a note received from Pat Cox, in responses to the messages of support  that she and Hubert have received.         http://www.CSGbOWLINGCLUB.co.uk/Pat Cox.pdf    

100 Club ; The draw for October has taken place and the lucky winners are as below ; 

        £25 ;   James Batkins,    £15 ; Joyce Cripps,      £10  ; Robin Newman 

 Wednesday Socials;  Members should have been advised by Email, but due to a local funeral affecting many older members, the first social morning has been deferred by a week to October 25th. The format, for anyone who hasn't been before, is tea/coffee on arrival at 10-10.30, an assortment of games (card games, board games etc) before a light lunch of soup, bread and a pudding, followed by more games during the afternoon. The day ends with tea and cakes. The cost is £3. If games are not your thing, the day is also a good opportunity to have a good chat and generally catch up with other members.

If you are planning to come Shirley would appreciate a phone call (01494 872845) so she has some idea of numbers for catering purposes.

 Notices ;  We have been advised by the County Organisers of the Death of Denis Ward of Gerrards Cross, who might have been known to members.  His funeral is on Friday 27th October, at 11:45am at Amersham Crematorium. Refreshments at GXBC after. The death of another county player, Arthur Frederick of Wendover has also been advised, but his funeral will be on the Isle of Wight.

 RESULT    Our first indoor game of the season was a friendly against Handy Cross and we only managed one winning rink to three, and lost by 49 to 86. Our top rink was Rose Kirby, Graham Buchanan, Bob Baker and John Anderson by 14 to 12. We hope to do better  next match.

 A few dates for your diary and other things!

Firstly, the winter games/lunch days will be starting on Wednesday October18th. Shirley Taylor is again organising the event so please come along and enjoy yourselves.  Please mention it to any of your friends who do not have email access.
The Christmas card exchange and social morning get-together will be on Saturday December 9th  ;  Apologies for the earlier incorrect date
Secondly, the lists for entry to next year's County competitions are on the notice board at the club. If you want to enter, the closing date is in November so please let Tim Baldwin know in good time. The closing date for the National Competitions is later, but please let him know of your interest.

 PLEASE NOTE ;

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