The news from 2018 will periodically be archived here.

 

The following section was taken from the 2018 Summer News to 11th June , and Archived on 1st July 2018

RESULT ; On Monday evening we played the away leg of the Chiltern and Thames League match against Chesham. This turned out to be a closer affair than the home leg, and two of the triples went close, but were won by Chesham, each by 2 shots. However our third triple of Hazel Baker, John Anderson and Mike Alderton, claimed Top Chalfont Rink with a win by 27 - 10, giving an overall team win by 58 shots to 45. This gave us 4 points for overall shots, and with 2 points awarded per triple, the overall result was a win by 6 points to 4. (16 - 4 over the two legs)

OPEN DAY ; The Club held its Open Day on Sunday, combined with a Friends and Family invitation, with Fun Games, Coaching and Introductions to the game, the day was supported by many Club Members, a Barbecue and brisk business at the bar on a beautiful hot and sunny afternoon. With a number of potential new members looking for formal coaching, the day can be regarded as a great success, and thanks to all those who contributed to the planning, and on the day.

Ladies Top Club ; The third round match against Tilehurst B C will be at home on June 23rd, at 10.00, (Greys) and the team has been posted under the ladies Matches. All supporters on the day will be welcome, to carry us into further rounds !

RESULT ; Saturday 9th June we played a 3 counties match at home against High Wycombe and we won on 3 rinks out of 5 by 103 - 90 giving us 8 points to 4. Our highest winning rink was Rose Kirby, Maureen Harding, Nick Nicholls and Mike Alderton by 27 - 8. A very nice win in decent weather for us.

RESULT ; On Thursday evening, our ladies were back to the Trundell & Burnham Plate, and maintained their winning ways. In the Trundell against Stoke Poges, although we lost at home (16-19, hard luck , Rose, Gill & Anne), the away team of Denise Rogers, Pam Anderson & Hazel Baker won (15-9) so achieving an overall shots win, and 4 Trundell Points to Stoke Poges' 2. * Please note that the teams for the Trundell on June 21st & 28th have been reviewed, as now on the website.

In the Burnham Plate, our four went away to Iver Heath and came away with a win by 24 -11. Well done to Flora Alderton, Pat McKay, Maureen Harding and Lyn Carroll

RESULT; On Thursday afternoon , we plated a friendly fixture against Cippenham, reduced to allow for the ladies matches in the evening, but three triples enjoyed a pleasant match, with two of them being very close. We won one by a single shot , so Top rink was Dave Harding, Rose Kirby and Bryan Hedley, but lost another by the same margin, and the last rather more so, losing overall by 30-45. We have a number of games against Cippenham, so plenty of chances to reverse our fortunes.

GREAT RESULT ! ; On Tuesday evening our Ladies played their second round match in their National Top Club competition, at home against local rivals Gerrards Cross. Our opponents came with vocal supporters and a team including International players, to watch a keenly contested match where we could be considered to be the under-dogs.

The Single finished first, with a hard-fought win (after a tricky spell mid-game) for Hazel Baker 21-16, and after a nail-biting finish in the pairs, Rose Kirby and Candi Ivey squeezed home 17-16. At this stage we were down in the triples and fours and close on overall shot difference, so it was going 'down to the wire', as our opponents and their supporters' over-enthusiasm was matched by our Ladies quieter approach. The Triple of Flora Alderton, Chris Moir and Lyn Carroll pulled back to 14-14 going into the final end, and held their nerve to win by a single shot to secure a famous team victory 3-1.

The Four of Gill Wise, Linda James, Pat McKay (Team Captain), and Anne Darbourne, had maintained the shot difference within reach, but didn't need to finish and retired to join the whole team in well deserved celebration. Our next opponents are Tilehurst BC (near Reading) again at home, on a date to be arranged. Keep going Ladies !

RESULT ; On Tuesday afternoon, the match away against Tring was restricted to four triples in deference to the Ladies Top Club second round in the evening , but nevertheless we had an enjoyable encounter in intermittent sunshine, but on a challenging green, somewhat slower than our own. We won two and lost two, but with a healthy winning margin from Top Rink Nick Nicholls, Pam Anderson and Tim Baldwin, we won the match overall by 82 shots to 56.

RESULT ; On Monday night (June 4th) we started our campaign in the Chiltern & Thames League, with a home match against Chesham. On a cool and damp evening, the three triples started well, and kept control to a comprehensive win by 67 shots to 29, taking all 10 points. Top Rink was Rose Kirby, Barry Mills and Allan Rumble (32-4) whilst the other rinks were closer, but still this is a good start and we already look forward to the return at Chesham next week.

Trundell & Burnham Plate ; The teams currently selected for the remaining matches in these two ladies competitions are now on the website. Apologies for the delay...

RESULT ; On Sunday we played a further Three Counties League game, at home against Wexham. On a very hot afternoon, the games were all very tightly contested, and with four ends to go, we were leading on three rinks and narrowly ahead on shots. However our opponents rallied and were then leading on four rinks until a late spurt from Hazel Baker's team pulled them back to a second win, but not quite enough to take Top Chalfont Rink from Maureen Harding, Colin Richards, Bob Baker and Candi Ivey, though both of our wins were 17-14. Unfortunately losing the other three rinks cost us the match overall, which was 87-100 overall and 8 points to Wexham, and 4 points to Chalfont.

RESULT ; Mike Alderton played a further round in the Men's "Champion of Champions", but was unfortunately drawn to play the Slough Club Champion on their artificial surface, which proved too great a home advantage, with Mike losing heavily and going out of the competition.

NOTICE ; There has been a notice on the board for a few weeks, advertising the autumn trip to Bournemouth in the "Turkey and Tinsel" format, which Rose Kirby has been running for the last few years. If you are interested, please sign up as soon as possible, to give Rose a good idea of numbers when negotiating the deal with the Hotel.

Ladies v Gents ; This annual club event was held on 2nd June, and following a close win for the men last year, it was another close finish, typified by the Captains' rink. On the final end, Morgan Kavanagh put the jack in the ditch to give the men a 6 shot possibility, only to be trumped by Pat McKay with a shot within inches of the ditch and when Mike Alderton's reply was knocked out by Skip Hazel Baker, it was all over, contributing to a win for the Ladies, by 112 - 104.

Thanks also to the men who adopted a feminine guise for the day. " Michaela" Facey, and "Staffanie" Burbridge, who has turned out for the ladies so many times now, people are beginning to talk !.

ALSO, please note that the Ladies Top Club second round against GX will be on this Tuesday evening, and all those selected should have been informed. Good Luck ladies !

RESULT ; The Ladies fared rather well on Thursday evening, when we played Burnham (home and away) in the Trundell, and Denham (home) in the Burnham Plate.

Although we lost narrowly away at Burnham (13-15), our home trio of Margaret Timberlake Anne Darbourne and Candi Ivey won emphatically at home (22-7) for an overall win and 4 Trundell points to Burnham's 2. (oops , not 21-17 as erroneously noted last night!)

The Ladies' four in the Burnham Plate were at home, and despite a brief interruption for rain at the start, steadily pulled away for a 21- 12 win . Well done to Flora Alderton, Lyn Carroll, Liz Baldwin and Maureen Harding.

RESULT ; The Men played a further game in the Thames Valley League on Wednesday, home and away against Richings Park. The home scores were not encouraging, and the away scores were no better, as we lost on all rinks, and 43-99 overall. The TVL is again not proving to be a happy hunting ground this year!

What a difference a day makes ; Unfortunately the weather broke on Tuesday, and the storm caused the cancellation of the home game against Aston Clinton. Let us hope we get to play the return away in September.

Unfortuately the match against Princes Risborough on Thursday has also been cancelled, this time by our opposition who couldn't raise a team. Apologies to all concerned.

RESULT ; Hazel followed up her Champion of Chmpions win, with another in the County Mixed Pairs, joining Mike Alderton against a pair from Iver Heath, and winning by 29 shots to 12.

RESULT ; On a better note, the weather helped Hazel Baker to win her first Champion of Champions round on Tuesday, beating Jean Grimshaw at Burnham on a green slowed by the rain, making long jacks more difficult, allowing her to win 22-3 after 9 ends. Good luck in the next round.

SPRING PLATE ; On a very warm Bank Holiday Afternoon, club members contested the annual Spring Plate for drawn triples, and a very close result it was! After the three sessions, two teams shared top spot, on 30 points and a play-off between Mike Alderton, Linda James & Pam Anderson, and Tony Batkins Chris Pound and Rose Kirby was 1-1 after two ends, but won by Tony and his team on the deciding end.

The trophy was awarded by President Staff Burbridge, and thanks to Maureen B for the organisation. 

RESULT ; On Saturday we played Harefield Hospital at home in the Three Counties League, in a very warm and close atmosphere, and an extremely close game it turned out to be. At half time (10 ends) we were down in three out of five rinks, and by 34-52 overall. However 'it all changed after tea' , and although one winning rink slipped to a narrow loss, other losing rinks recovered to give us three wins and 6 points, subject to the overall shot count. With one end to play on the final (losing) rink we were only 1 shot ahead, but thankfully this team also rallied for a three, to give us an overall win by 102-98, and the final 2 points for 8-4 overall. Top Chalfont rink was Chris Moir, John Pink. Bryan Hedley and Tony Batkins.

Bill Bowler ; Bill's funeral is to be on June 12th, at 12.15 in the large chapel at Amersham Crematorium, and afterwards at The Chalfont St Peter Community Centre.

RESULT ; On Thursday we played the second of our round-robin games in the Bucks Plate, against Stoke Poges and in a game that was very tight all round, we managed to win two and lose two triples, and then draw the shot-count, to produce a Tie , with points shared 7-7. After our 10-4 win against Amersham, this means we are definitely into the quarterfinals, but await the Amersham-Stoke Poges game to see whether we progress as winners or runners-up.

RESULT; We host an annual friendly against the Harrow & District team, and this year the game was on May 22nd. The match as a close one, and we managed to win on three of the 5 triples, with Top Chalfont Rink being Tim Timberlake, Colin Richards and Hubert Cox (21-13). However the scores on the other two games were rather heavy defeats, allowing Harrow to take the overall result by 91 - 79.

NOTICE ; Cancellations ; Unfortunately the Desborough game on Sunday 27th, has had to be cancelled as we have too few names to make a team. This is possibly due to being in the middle of the Bank Holiday Weekend, which could be avoided in future (?) but in any case we will need to review whether this fixture is popular enough to retain?

ALSO, we have been notified that Cippenham have withdrawn from the TVL league so our men's game on 25th July can be removed from your diaries.

Note ; The draws for the 5 Singles, the 4 Pairs, and the 3 Triples Competitions can now be found under the 'Competitions 2018' tab of this website ; Remember that other than the Men's & Ladies' Triples (on Triples Weekend), the first named player is responsible for offering dates and where necessary, providing a marker.

RESULT ; On Monday the men played in the Top Club competition against Marlow, and unfortunately failed to match the recent success of the Ladies in their equivalent competition. The two-wood and four-wood singles were competitive, but naturally resolved early, both in Marlow's favour. Despite leading 18-13 in the triples (well done Graham B, Barry M, and John Anderson) and being close in the pairs, once we had lost convincingly in the fours, the match was over and we all retired for a few drinks on a fine warm evening. Marlow were the better team on the day, and we wish them well in the rest of the competition.

Meanwhile the Ladies now know that they meet Gerrards Cross in the next round of their Top Club, date to be determined.

RESULT; At the weekend there was a memorable event took place in Windsor! Forget the wedding which caused us to cancel the match against Cippenham on Saturday, but remember the Chalfont match away to Windsor Great Park on Sunday. Thanks to our hosts for setting up 4 rinks and 2 triples to accommodate an over-subscription for this popular venue, and apologies to them for winning on all but one of them, and by 114 - 93 overall. Top Chalfont Rink was Maggy Read, Linda James and Bryan Hedley with Tim Baldwin in a 26 -12 win. Thanks also to our hosts them for a fine tea in their pavilion, despite the fines awarded by their Captain in aid of their Charity.

County Mixed Pairs ; Mike Alderton and Hazel Baker played their first game in this competition on Friday, winning at home over Lyn and John Mockett from Iver Heath. Mike and Hazel took an early lead, but after that it was nip and tuck, but they held on to win 17 - 13.

Some Very Sad News ;

This is, unfortunately, to bring you the news that Bill Bowler died suddenly overnight (May 18th), apparently in his sleep.

Bill was one of the longest-standing members of the Club, not quite a founder member but joined 40 years ago with his wife Jean, and has had a very long history of membership. He was Chairman for several years and then President, but also served the Club in many other ways, including as green-keeper.

His practicality and creative approach to solving problems were invaluable. He was definitely one of the old school and he will be sorely missed.

Details of funeral arrangements will be passed on as soon as we have any information. Meanwhile our heart-felt sympathy and condolences go to his family, and to member Pat McKay, Bill's friend of many years.

 The following section was taken from the 2018 Summer News,  and Archived on 1st June 2018  

Cancellation. Unfortunately we have been unable to raise a team for the TVL game against Ashford, and this match, scheduled for 24th may, has had to be cancelled.

Top Club ; The Men's Top Club game at home against Marlow will be on the evening of Monday May 21st. The team has been picked, and the players involved should have been notified.

Chiltern Tourers; The report from the Tourers' trip to Portugal this year, can be found under their named Tab on this website. Thanks to Margaret Timberlake for compiling the report, and George Ivey for providing some photographs.

RESULT ; On Wednesday the Men played the first match in the Bucks Plate, home and away against Amersham. In a tight game on an increasingly chilly evening, we won two games (Allan Rumble's team away and Tony Batkins' team at home), but lost the other two, so overall shots mattered for the final points result, which we managed by the narrow margin of a 3 shots win overall. Therefore the League points were awarded with Chalfont 10 to Amersham 4.

On Tuesday evening, Mike Alderton played the next round of the County unbadged singles, against a player from Iver Heath who had played us in the TVL the night before. In a very close game which went to 20-20 he was unlucky to lose the deciding end bringing his run in the competition to an end.

RESULT; On Tuesday we played our annual friendly against Ladygate B C and this year it was our turn to play at home. After a couple of late changes, we played 5 triples in wonderful warm and sunny weather, and despite losing on two rinks, we enjoyed a good win, by 105 - 73. Our Top rink was Chris Pound, John Pink and Allan Rumble, (26-6)so the Chiltern Tourers' training camp in Portugal is clearly paying dividends. The teams enjoyed a pleasant drink afterwards, many in the new tented patio area, warm but shady in the late afternoon sun!

NOTICE: The rumoured news about Glory Mill stopping bowling at their green is incorrect. I have been informed that all is well. (JA)

RESULT: We played our first TVL game on the 14th May against Iver Heath and managed one win at Home and one win Away but the overall shot difference was against us so we lost by 8 points to 5. It was a nice night for bowling, just a little chilly at the end.

RESULT ; On Sunday we played a friendly match , away against a new opponent in Long Crendon Bowls Club. Last year our ladies met them in the Burnham Plate quarters, and this sparked a desire to set up a friendly game between the Clubs. Our top winning rink was John Pink, Mike Wise and Candi Ivey who won 20 - 7, but unfortunately this was not enough to offset the other losing rinks, and we lost overall by 91 - 102. This was a disappointing result, but not a disaster, and has hopefully started a regular fixture with a very welcoming club.

RESULT ; On Saturday May 12th we played our first League game of the season, in the 'Three Counties' at home against Flackwell Heath. On a day when the drizzle never let up, our opponents were further hampered by one absentee, allowing Mike Alderton and his team of Rose Kirby, Maureen Harding & Nick Nicholls to gain Top Chalfont Rink against just three opponents. Meanwhile our other four rinks were also better than our visitors at mastering the conditions, with all of them winning, mostly by a comfortable margin, for an overall 12 points to Nil league victory. Our shots tally was 110 - 51.

A good start to our 2018 campaign!

NOTE ; the friendly match against Windsor Great Park has been expanded to accommodate more players, and is now 4 Rinks and 2 Triples. To those selected, make sure you take the appropriate number of bowls ! Also PLEASE NOTE ; The match starts at 3.00 pm, and WGP have a strict dress policy, so NO SHORTS , and for the Ladies, no Non-Regulation cropped trousers (i.e NO JEANS) .

CANCELLATION ; Please note that the friendly match against Cippenham on May 19th has been cancelled by our opposition. (something to do with a wedding on that day at Windsor, and a football match at Wembley ....?)

County Unbadged Singles ; Well done to Mike Alderton, who has progressed into the second round of this competition, with a win over Gerrards Cross player Keith Young, on Friday night, winning 22-13. Good Luck in the next round, next week.

100 Club ; The winners in the May Draw were as follows ;

£25 Denise Rogers £15 Allan Rumble £10 Michael Facey ( well done Michael, wining two months running )

RESULT : On Wednesday, we visited Kings Langley for another early-season friendly over 5 triples in lovely warm sunshine, and came away with another satisfying win, by 89 - 74. Our Top Rink was Graham Buchanan, Hazel Baker and Maureen Harding .

RESULT ; On Tuesday we played Rosedale park in the first friendly on our greens since we resumed playing against them last year. Chalfont having won away last September, Rosedale returned the compliment with an 83-68 victory today. On a lovely warm day, three triples were very close (one win one draw and one loss) but the other two were more decisive, (one in each direction!)) though our Top Rink of Anne Darbourne, Lyn Carroll and George Ivey ( 19-11) were not able to offset the overall loss. This year we have a return match in September, so we have a while to think about correcting this defeat!.

STOP PRESS : Well Done the Ladies, who played a really close match against Wexham in the Top Club Competition in the searing heat of the Bank Holiday Monday morning, with a good number of spectators to support.

Hazel Baker won the Singles, and Candi & Rose won their pairs, but with 4 ends to go, the Triples and Fours were both down, and we were down in the overall score. The next three ends see-sawed with nothing conclusive, and when the Four led by Maureen Harding finished, we were down by four in the triples, but leading by just two shots overall with a single end to go.

CSG holding shots, but with nothing at the back, Wexham tried everything to move the jack, but with Lyn Carrol getting shot wood with her last delivery, we got a 5, took the triples by one shot, and won the Match by three disciplines to one ! We now wait to see how Iver Heath and Gerrards Cross get on to meet us at home in early June.

NOTICE ; The Ladies will be playing the first round of the Top Club competition, away at Wexham on this Bank Holiday Monday (7th) at 10.30 a.m. Apologies for the short notice for this game due to scheduling problems, but any supporters will be welcome . Good Luck, Ladies . The Men's Top Club first round is still being finalised.

HELP NEEDED ; The Greens team seek assistance for an aeration operation to be tackled next Friday 11th May, but please let Roger Darbourne know if you can help. Similarly we need a few more helpers to finish the new patio structure by adding the roof on Wednesday morning. Bob Baker would like to know if you can help.

RESULT ; On 6th May, we followed up our Saturday win, with a second Home friendly against Wendover. we achieved success in three of the five triples, and an overall win by a margin of 113 shots to 85. There was a tight tussle for Top Chalfont Rink, won by Allan Rumble, with Bobbie Richards and Hazel Baker, who grabbed a 7 on the last end to win 29-13, pipping Roger Darbourne and Liz & Tim Baldwin who won by 29-14.

Thanks also to Pam Anderson for volunteering to substitute for an absentee at the last moment. PLEASE ; if you put down for a game , check if you are picked, and tick your name or inform the Captain of the day if you cannot play after all. It is not good enough to rely on the Captain spotting a 'lack of tick' , though he will endeavour to do so.

RESULT ; On 5th May we had a very good home friendly match against Hazells BC in beautiful warm weather. It was a very close and in a good game which seemed to be enjoyed by all, we managed a win by 97 to 96 shots. Our top rink was Maggy Read, Dave Harding and Rob Kirby who won by 23 - 14.

NOTICE: We had our first Open Morning today (Sat May 5th) and due to the efforts of the members who had helped with the posters and flyers we had 19 people turn up throughout the period and we are very hopeful that we can retain some as bowlers. A big thank you to them, and to all who came up to help on the day and did a very good job of presenting the Club. Let us hope that the fuller 'Open & Fun Day' on June 10th can be as well supported. Watch the notices for more information.

COMPETITIONS ; The draws were made on Friday evening after the first Triples Roll-up, and are being added to the usual Notice Board in the Office. A copy from each event will be available on this website shortly.

RESULT ; Our first ladies match at home was against Denham on Thursday 3rd, and despite being reduced to two rinks, unfortunately we lost on both of them and overall by 21 to 34. Hopefully we will do better as the season progresses.

RESULT ; Our first Midweek match of the year was against Court Park in improving weather, and we won on 3 rinks out of 5 with our top rink of Rose Kirby, Colin Richards and Dave Harding by 24 shots to 9 and an overall win of 81 to 70 shots. The game was enjoyed by both teams.

RESULT ; We were Away to Stoke Poges on Sunday 29th April and it was again a very cold day. We stopped for tea in the marquee halfway and it was no warmer in there either! We were unable to beat them on any rink and the score was a loss by 52 to 75.

Result ; Our first game of the season was at Home to Rickmansworth B.L. on 28th April, and we played in cold and damp weather but managed a win of 78 to 64 shots. Our top rink was Rose Kirby, Maureen Harding and Mike Alderton by 29 - 6 shots. Well done to all who played.

20th April ; The Greens are Open for the new season ! The first friendly teams have been picked, so everyone can get some practise in before the first opponents arrive !

100 Club The winners of the April Draw, are as follows ;

£25 Ian McLeod, £15 ; Chris Pound, £10 : Michael Facey

REMINDER ; 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