Match Results


CGBC v Merrow - Sunday 23rd September

On a bright, blustery, mostly warm afternoon we rounded off the season

with a convincing victory over Merrow, our first win against them

 since 2014. The green had dried out astonishingly well despite rain

the previous day and overnight and all morning! We had 14 players and

 Merrow managed 9. We lent them Gary and John P, Gary playing against

 John R’s team and John P playing against Vivien’s team, and both – as

 you will see below – contributing to two hard fought contests. The

 overall score difference was +27 shots in our favour.

 Team scores as follows:

 Vivien, Ann, Nick 22 – 21

John R, Sue, David 14 – 14

Patrick, Margaret, Monica 16 – 11

 Paul, Julie, Tim 32 – 11

 This was a good match played in a good spirit. Joan provided a

 splendid tea, despite not knowing until around midday whether or not

 we would be playing!

CGBC 84 shots - Merrow 57 shots


Saltdean v CGBC - Saturday 15th September

We had a good time – as usual! – on a lovely warm afternoon in Saltdean,

despite recording a narrow defeat by just 3 shots. 

Scores as follows:

John R        Hazel T       Tim        19 – 16

Lawrie    Margaret    Sue        16 – 10

Paul T    Patrick        AN Other    16 – 16

Jill        Jonathan        Joan        11 – 23

Hazel and Paul, and Chloe, joined us at short notice after re-arranging their original plans, 

and missed out on the traditional carvery lunch after being delayed on the motorway.

We were able to borrow one bowler from Saltdean in order to make up the four triples.

Saltdean 65 shots - CGBC 62 shots


Holloway Hill v CGBC - Saturday 8th September

We borrowed 1 player to make up our numbers; we won on two rinks and lost on two

and we won overall by 11 shots after being level at the tea interval.

An enjoyable match, played in a good spirit on a chilly afternoon that threatened rain but held off. 

Rob, Gary, Su e        25 – 11

Jill, John P, Patrick    11 – 21

John R, Vivien, AN Other    14 – 15

Lawrie,  Paul, Tim    23 – 15

Holloway Hill 62 shots - CGBC 73 shots


Milford v CGBC - Saturday 1st September

We had a good afternoon’s bowls yesterday at Milford, with the overall result ending up a draw,

 despite some very varied results on the individual rinks.

Colin S, Lynn, Tim                34 – 8

Patrick, Ann, Peter               4 – 26

Vivien, Jonathan, Colin D    15 – 19

Lawrie, John P, Sue               14 – 14

Milford 67 shots – CGBC 67 shots





Final League Table Positions - 2018
 Burpham won their last game against Stoke Park  beating us by one point and dropping us to 6th.  
Whilst it is disappointing to miss playing in the finals we have had a good year,
 with only a small negative shot difference.









                                  Pl           Won          Lost         Dr          Shots         Shots         Diff                                  Pts          Position

                                                                                                for             against

Holloway Hill             10          7                2              1            218            152            66                                 15                1

Ewhurst                     10          7                2              1            198            157            41                                 15                2               

Burpham                   10          6                3              1            175            155            20                                  13                3

Seale & Sands           10          3                5              2            155            171            -16                                  8                 4               

Stoke Park               # 8          2                5              1            134            186            -52                                  5                 5

Castle Green              10          2                8              -            136            195            -59                                  4                 6               

Please note that Stoke Park were unable to make up a team on two occasions, and I have shown them as playing only 8 games.

Their opponents were each awarded 2 points and 15 shots and I have shown them as having played that game.



Open Pairs Competition - Sunday 9th September

After a number of cancelled dates and revisions to the playing order,
this competition was finally played with the winners on the day being Ann Lewis and Shirley West.


Mary Reeves Memorial  Charity Drive - Sunday 19th August

This year the chosen charity was the Phyllis Tuckwell fund and we donated £191.91 to this cause

It was a lovely afternoon. The clouds disappeared and we basked in sunshine on the green. 

We played the usual format of play 4 ends then winners move up. After 12 ends the results were:


Rob (skip), Patrick, Monica: 17 - 5:  (diff +12) 

Colin S (skip), Margaret, Tim: 12-9 (diff +3) 

Paul (skip), Mary and Ann: 11-11 ( diff 0) 

Shirley (skip), Sue, David Tu, Colin D: 9-10 (diff -1) 

Jill (skip), Viv and Joan: 9-16 (diff -7) 

John Rv (skip) and family (Joanna, Steven, Jake and Ben): 7-17 (diff -7).


So Rob's ream won, and John's team got the wooden spoon (max score 7, shot diff -7). The two young lads did very well.

Thanks to everyone for providing delicious food, and to Viv and Shirley for organizing the grub. We all had fun.


Fish and Chip Supper Drive - Saturday 11th August

We had great fun on Saturday playing our usual 4 ends then winners move up.

Ann and her partner, Sue's brother Brian, won the wooden spoon,

and the competition overall was won by Rob, playing with John Reeves and Margaret.

They scored the same number of shot wins (7) as Shirley's team (including Monica and Colin D), 

but won on total ends won (8 vs Shirley's 7 - a close run thing. 

Afterwards we enjoyed a fish n chip supper, and celebrated Colin Downham's birthday with a cake and candles.

 Pat's table won the quiz, one point ahead of Ann Bailey's table. A good time was had by all.


President's Evening - Saturday 21st July

Message from John Reeves

Dear Friends, 

Thank you to all who were able to support last night’s gathering.

 It was so good to see you all there and I had a great and memorable evening, 

not only for skipping the team who won the much coveted prize of the wooden spoon, 

but enjoying your company, in the wonderful grounds of the Castle.

 A big thank you to Shirley, Vivien, Jill, Sue and all who helped to provide a mouth-watering supper

 and plenty of Pimm’s. Also thanks to Colin for organizing the competition.

I feel very lucky to be part of this great club, and amazed to think 

such a small club as ours has the ability to also arrange

 a fly past by the Red Arrows in this the 100th anniversary year of the founding of the RAF. 

 Well I suppose if the can do it the Queen they can do it for CGBC. (and the band played believe it if you like).

 My, my, what an evening to remember!!

Best wishes



John Frith Memorial Competition - Sunday 27th May

On a lovely and unexpectedly sunny afternoon, 17 of us enjoyed the delights of bowling for fun. 

With the help of some guests we raised about £78 for the club on this John Frith Memorial day.

 Well done! And thank you to Jonathan for providing the spider prize (as usual, a bottle of some fermented product).


Our rounds of 4 ends then the winner moves up provided the followingscores:

Jill, Tim and Monica: 16-9

John R, and Sue's brother Brian: 21-14

Brian W, Ann L and Nick: 19-28

Colin S, Sue and Jonathan: 11-14

Viv, Julie and David Tu:17-15

Paul, Lawrie and Colin D: 11-15


We had two teams with the same winning margin, 7 points,

 but Jill's team won more ends, so got the Penguin biscuit trophies.

 Brian and his trusty crew got the wooden spoon and kitkats.


Captain v President - Sunday 13th May

This annual game was a men versus the ladies drive with 
a pre-royal wedding theme added.

A really good afternoon was had by all with the men's team 
coming out on top.

The team with the best scores on the day was
one led by Colin Summerhayes with Tim sampson and Peter Smith

(Photos from the day are on the Photo Gallery page)