Club News

New Members for 2019 

It will be nice to welcome three new members to the Club when we start our season in April.

They are - Tim Poppy,  together with two of his friends, Richard and Susan Hart.


Club Competition Finals - 2018

Match Results  - 2018


This year the finals of the Club Competition matches were held over a two week period,

due to bad weather causing the cancellation of the Finals Day (A). 

Commiserations to those who had to pull out due to injuries:

  Diana, Brian and Joan and Vivien in the Whitney Veterans, 

although she recovered to go on to win the ladies Hall Trophy.


                                                                                                                Competition                                       Winner                             Runner-up


                                                                                                                West Trophy                                      Gary Draper                      Ann Lewis


                                                                                                                Sutcliffe Cup                                      Shirley West                    Peter Smith

                                                                                                                (Two Woods)                                                                         


                                                                                                                 Dendy Cup                                        Shirley West                     Colin Summerhayes

                                                                                                                 (Three Woods)                                                                                                


                                                                                                                 Legge Cup                                         Jill Bird                              Patrick Andrew



                                                                                                                 Whitney Shield                                  Colin Summerhayes         Lawries Briggs



                                                                                                                 Ron Dale Shield                                Colin Summerhayes          Lawrie Briggs

                                                                                                                 (Pairs)                                                 Gary Draper                        Julie Hindes


                                                                                                                 Halls Trophy                                      Vivien Smith                        Jill Bird

                                                                                                                 (Ladies Champion)


                                                                                                                 John Frith Trophy                             Rob Williams                    John Phillips

                                                                                                                 (Men’s Champion)


                                                                                                                 Champion of Champions                 Rob Williams                    Vivien Smith


An evening with a group from the Surrey Research Park - 29th June

We hosted a group of young professionals from the Surrey Research Park,
who enjoyed a fun evening of bowls on our green.
The event went off very well and everyone enjoyed the experience.


Guildford in Bloom - Saturday 2nd June

This year we again had a really nice day for the event, which was was well attended by the public,
although the figures were slightly down on last year.

‘Cafe Castle Green’ made £398.60 (made up of £344.60 for tea and cakes and £54 from the sale of books and DVDs). 

 This was a good result for the Club and thanks to all of you who helped in the Cafe or supplied cakes or did both.  

The Flower Beds were opened by the new Mayor of Guildford, Councillor Mike Parsons, with his wife Jean.


Bowls Week at Bembridge I.O.W

The Club has booked the 2019 bowls away week at Bembridge, (March 4th -8th).



New Club Shirts, Jackets, Fleeces and Gilets can be ordered from Sue Secrett
Prices available on request.
Enamelled Name badges can be ordered by placing your name and badge
 requirements on the sheet in the Changing Room.
 There are a number of sets of woods and items of bowls wear for sale, all in very good clean condition.
A full list of items, with prices, can be found on the board in the Club Changing Room.



Bowls Coaching
 If you require any form of coaching, please contact the Club qualified  coaches,
Diana and Colin Summerhayes, have now passed their EBCS Level 2 Club Coaching Assessment
 and will be pleased to offer you help and arrange coaching sessions.

Club Coaching Evenings
These take place every Monday and Thursday, from 6.00pm
Come along for a social 'Roll Up', coaching or just to meet other Club members

Coaching on Monday evenings will take the form of actual games in which players
 may rotate around to gain experience of the different team positions.

On Thursdays coaching will be either individual or involve group skills exercises.

From Colin

You don't have to come up to the green to get coaching advice from me.

You can easily get it on-line, and I urge you to do so.


Don't be proud. No matter how long you've been bowling, or how good you think you are,

 there's always something you can learn that will improve your play

(That's why Andy Murray spends a fortune hiring the likes of Ivan Lendl to help him, and Djokovitch hires Boris Becker).


But you can do it much more cheaply!


I suggest you try Googling this Youtube bowls training video from New Zealand:

Your screen will come up with "2 Delivery - YouTube"


Click on that, and watch.


Keep it running, as it goes through several sections focusing on different skills

(until you get to where it comes up with Hong Kong pairs, then you know you've seen the whole lot).


Then REMEMBER IT AND try putting it into PRACTICE.