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                                   Captain Vs President End of Season game.

    On one of the warmest Sunday afternoons of the season, our end of season jamboree took place on a magnificent looking green.  Ray Birch had devised a game of four different version of our sport and a great afternoon of fun and competitive bowls was played. The overall winners were the Presidents team and Fay Webb was presented with the trophy at the end of a fabulous spread , end of season thanks was given out to all parties, green keepers, catering staff, maintenance, bar, and a special thanks to all those who played in this season games, another successful season comes to and end.

     

     

                                      Visitors from New Zealand

    On Wednesday  we hosted a visit from a couple, Brian and Pam Walton, who play their bowls in Cambridge Bowls Club, North Island, New Zealand.

    Their daughter lives in High Wycombe and arranged the visit. They enjoyed a few ends of bowls and good long chat. They play all year round on a synthetic surface. 

     

                                T.C.L.  Final Positions for 2019

     Harefield;-       393 Shote Difference      123 points

    High Wycombe  173  Shot  Difference      107 points

    Chess Vale         128  Shot Difference        90 points

        The Full Results are on show in the club's notice board. 

     

                                      After the Finals B.B.Q.

    If you would like to come to the " After Finals B.B.Q " on Sunday 8th September  and you have not got your tickets, you will need to ring Chris Simmonds and order your tickets. It will be no good turning up on the day expecting there will be food for you, the food is being brought on Friday so exact numbers are required. Please come along and watch some great Bowls and enjoy the social event after the last final has finished. 

     

                                      Bucks League Division Two

    Congratulations to Wycombe Recruits, the Bucks League Division two Champions . A good season for the team, losing only one game.... and that by only one shot !. This means that the team will represent the club in Divsiob One next season.

    Team members ;- John Philp, George King, Clive Fowler, John Newport, Richard Free and Ray Birch. Thanks also to Dave Newton who played for the team when we were one Shart. 

     

                   Social Events for the Remaining of 2019

    Please go to the DIARY DATES page of this website for  a complete update of our end of season events.. 

     

     

                              Ladies 2 Wood  Competition. 2019

     The heavens opened as the Ladies were due to go on the green for Two Wood semifinals. Needless to say play had to be cancelled. A Future date will have to be arranged for the following players to complete the semifinal. Dorothy Benn vs Merle Birch and  Karen Newton vs Joyce Fowler.

     

                        Pairs League for Tuesday 13th August 

    Due to our contractors applying herbicide to the green, it will be CLOSED throughout Tuesday 13th August. AS a result, the pairs league has been rescheduled for Thursday 15th August. 

     

                                                           Long Crendon Gala Day

    Ray, Clive, Chrissie and Merle played in the Long Crendon Mixed Gala on Tuesday 6th August. We played against teams from Waddesdon, South Oxford and Cheddington. Amazingly we got through to the final losing to a team from South Oxford who had won all their games.

    We were delighted to come second and won £25.00 each !! 

     

                            Sunday Supports Needed

    We have two dates where the club would love to have some supporters for some  important matches being played , this Sunday 21st July we are hosting the Ladies BBA finals and Sunday 4th August the Vi Trundell competition is being hosted at our Club, we have a team playing , but they will need your support. Please come along and bring a friend or two and see how bowls should be played.

     

     

                                                                 Bucks Cup  2019

    After four interesting and difficult challenges against Chesham, Chalfont, Chess Vale and Marlow, High Wycombe completed their Bucks cup competition in third place, after going thirty points over the three games.

    A big THANK YOU to all those who gave of their time and effort to achieve this result, Ray Birch. 

     

      Competition Draw Night Thursday 9th May 7pm   

    Our competition secretary George invites you to come down to the clubhouse on Thursday evening at 7pm to be present when the draw for the first round of the clubs competitions will take place. The bar will be open but please bring along your own nibbles and snacks if you fell like the need.

    The heating will be on so a warm atmosphere ( in all senses of the word)can be enjoyed by everyone. 

    The draws for the novice competitions will be undertaken in due course. 

     

     Portugal Tour April 2019

    A lot of fun and laughter in spite of the first game against Tavira being cancelled due to rain in the hills. We managed a a coach trip and visited several little towns.

    Second day we had a proper coach tour to Portamao and delicious ice creams in Carvoeiro.

    Finally we had a match against Balaia Village Bowls. They only have four rings and it slopes quite dramatically round some of the edges so much so you believe you have the wrong bias but you don't. We only won on one rink and that team was skipped by Chris STonnell. Nice friendly crowd and good hospitality.

    Next game at Pedras we played a Scottish touring side called Cardonaid who had 31 players. We combined with Pedras players and managed a 3 rink draw. They were a very good crowd with lots of banter especially with Cynthia as she has played them in the past.

    Our final game was against Valverde Bowls Club and considering they were on home ground we did very well in drawing on two rinks each.

    Throughout the tour we were lucky to have Jack and Barbara Bushby as guest players, both played very well, especially as they are both used to artificial surfaces. Much thanks also to Elaine Norman who stepped into the breach for the final game, although she only had roll up experience previously.

    In the evenings we had many laughs but best was up the hills restaurant where the drinks flowed very generously. Cynthia was very well behaved after having three shots of the local firewater, but did pickup some young Portuguese supporters !! Enough said. 

     Tour comments submitted by Ken Tucker

       

     

                                               

     

                             Message from our Captain Ray Birch

                                                    Thank You !!

    Today ( 4th April ) I went down the club to see how things are progressing for the new season.

    I can only say I am amazed at the transformation performed by all you volunteers who have worked so long and hard preparing and painting the clubhouse, staining the surrounding fencing and the visitors mens changing cabin, shampooing the carpets, maintaining the green and its surrounds, etc..

    You truly are unsung heroes and deserve immense praise. You have given freely of your time and talents and the result is an immaculately presented club facility for the beginning  of the season.

    Thank you!! I am proud to be your captain when I see such dedication and determination.

                                              Yours  Ray Birch 

     

                                        2019 Signing on night                                   

                                     Friday 22nd March, 7pm onwards                          

     

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                                                    2019  Inhouse Cup competions

                         Centenary Cup Sunday 25th August                                                                                                                                                     Tibby Cup    Saturday 20th July                                                                                                                                                           Drawn Triples  Wednesday 14th August                                                                                                                                            Mens Drawn Triples 1st Round  Monday 22nd July                                                                                                                                                       2nd Round Thursday 25th July                                                                                                                                                            Finals weekend

                   Friday 7th, Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th September                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          **********************************************************

     

                                                       2019 Open Days                                                                                                                                                                             Wednesday 24th April at 2pm                                                                                                                                                              Thursday   2nd  May  at 2pm                                                                                                                                                                Friday 10th  May at 6pm                                                                                                                                                                **********************************

     

     

                                  2019  Quiz Night is Now taking place

                                              Friday March 8th , 7.30 pm 

                  All welcome to come along for a fun night, max 6 people per team

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                                                      Christmas Dinner  

                                        Saturday December 8th 2018 

                             Good Food                        Good Company 

                                                     7.00pm for 7.30pm start 

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                Annual General Meeting  25th November 2018  

    Our Annual General Meeting takes place in our clubhouse on Sunday 25th start time 10.30am, please come along to attend , the agenda is as follows.

    1.   Presidents Welcome 

    2.   Apologies for Absence

    3.   Approval of the Minutes of the 26th November 2017 AGM

    4.   Honorary Secretary's Report

    5.    Honorary Treasure's Report, 

                        (i) Financial Report and Adoption of Accounts

                         (ii) Annual subscription

    6.   Honorary Match Secretary's Report 

    7.   Recommendations and Proposals by retiring Officers

    8.   Vote of Thanks Proposed to Retiring Officers

    9.   Appointment of elections tellers

    10.   Election and appointment of Officers and Committee

                           (i) Management Committee

                a) President

                b) Honorary Secretray 

                c) Honorary Treasurer

                d) Honorary Assistant Secretary  

                e) Honorary Assistant Treasurer 

                f) Club Captain

                g) Vice Captain (Gentlemen)

                h) Vice Captain ( Ladies)

                i) Honorary Competition Secretary

                j) Honorary Match Secretary

                k) Bar Manager

                l) Website Manager

                m) Green Mananger

                n) Two other Voting Members

          (ii) Almoner

     11. Notice of Motion ( if any) 

    Members wishing to raise any other business must do so by " Notice of Members" in writing to the secretary at least 28 days before the AGM with the names of those proposing and seconding the Motion.

    The meeting will be closed and there will be an Open Forum for members to raise any issues or concerns. 

                 

     

     

                       Presentation  Evening Friday 23rd November 2018

    This takes place at High Wycombe Cricket Club, 7pm for 7.30pm start. 

                                                          

     

                                     T.C.L. Final  2018 

    A great close match between HWBC and Court Park, resulted in a win for HWBC 105-81, 9 points - 3 points and so retained the shield HWBC won last year. 

     

     

                                               Vi Trundell Trophy Final    2018                                         

     The final of this Bucks Ladies Competition took place at Stony Straford on Sunday and featured 2 triples from High Wycombe against the host club.

    The players, reserves and a good following of spectators arrived on a blustery but bright day determined to enjoy the occasion and make club history by winning the Trophy for the first time.

    The rinks allocated were nearest to the Wycombe spectators at the quiet end of the green, compared with the noisier and enthusiastic atmosphere of the mens Bucks Cup Final.However the play was just as intense with every shot strongly contested in tricky condition due to the run of the green and the strong wind.

    This was reflected in the scores with most of the ends resulting in low counts and the lead fluctuating with only a few shots separating the teams throughout. The triple of Cynthia Bell, Freda Pryce and Jean Williams had a good finish to come from behind in the last few ends to win by one shot. The other triple of Fran Smith, Nancy Sharp and Jean Reeman held onto a slender lead and went into the last end s ahead, knowing that they had to prevent their o[[osition scoring 3 to level the scores overall and force an extra end. With the last few woods to play Stony Straford were holding 2 shots and then their skip bowled a pefect wood to make it 3. Everyone held their breath as Jean r"s last wood went up on a rather wide line but at the last moment took a lucky wick, shot sideways and took out 2 of the oppositions bowls to leave High Wycombe only 1 down and winners of the TRophy by 2 shots overall.

    The scores were 16-15 and 15-14.

    To round off a very good day we were well looked after by Stony Stratford and treated to a tasty meal and friendly hospitality. We then had quite a tiring journey home,but at least we had won, thanks to the players on the day and Merle Birch and Joyce Fowler who had played in previous rounds to get us that far and who supported us on the day.

                                                 

     

     

                                                           Club Finals 2018

                                  Thursday 6th September 

     

           10am                                                               2pm

       Centenary Cup                                             Mixed Pairs 

     G. Carvey, J. Fowler, P Perdoni 6                    F. & D Pryce 13

                         V                                                               V

    R. Free, C. Baker, P. Hathaway 20                  J. Williams & R. Free  22

                                                  

                                                                                                   Champion of  Champions

                                                                                                         B. Broa 6 V  B. Sharp 22

                                                     

                                                              Club Finals 2018

                                                             Friday 7th September

     

                10am                                                               2pm 

          101 Singles                                                      Ladies Pairs

      C. Stonnell  101 V I. Smith  73                                   F. Pryce    J. Fowler

                                                                                                                                        V

                                                                                                                         N. Sharp   J. Williams.

     

             101 Pairs                                                         Mens Pairs

     G. King , R, Birch   88                                             C. Stonnell  B. Sharp

                        V                                                                              V

      D Pryce  B. Sharp     103                                                                  J. Palmer    J. Newport

                                                                                                                                conceded due to ill health

             Drawn Mixed Triples                                       Aussie Pairs

    M Birch,  R Fountain,  P Hathaway 13                    C. Bell    D. Newton 9

                         V                                                                     V

    J. Williams, C Baker,  P Norman  16                         K. Russell    R. Free 24

     

                                                                Club Finals  2018 

                                                             Saturday 8th September 

                      10am                                                               2pm 

       Senior Citz Singles                                             Ladies Champ.

    C. Stonnell  21 V G. King 19                             J. Reeman 18 V J. Williams 22

     

        Stonnell Sets                                                      Mens  Champ

    F. Smith    C. Simmonds   2                              B. Sharp 19  V  C. Stonnell 21

                      V

     H. Green   I. Smith

     

             Ladies 2 Woods                                                Hilda Gibson

    J. Fowler 13 V J. Williams 14                           M Perdoni  21 V K Newton 12

     

             Silver Jack                                                      Hart Cup

    C. Fowler 16   V  B. Sharp 21                        N. Reynard  21 V J. Philp 14

     

                                                                                                                    Mens Triples

                                                                                  K. Murphy, M. Heather, C. Fowler 14

                                                                                                                                V

                                                                                           D. Newton, G King,  R. Free  23

     

     

     

                                      Ladies Vi Trundell competition

    The High Wycombe ladies Vi TRundell Squad have reached the final of this competition for the first time. In the early stages they topped the group by beating Chess Vale,Chesham and Princes Risborough and drawing with Marlow.This was followed by a dramatic quarter final at home against Gerrards Cross who brought a large crowd of enthusiastic supporters. The result depended on the last end with HW leading the match by 4 shots. Wycombe matched Gerrards Cross bowl for bowl restricting them to 2 shots and giving our ladies victory by 2 shots. The semi final was played against Woburn Sands at Bletchley and produced another close match. Wycombe had a strong 2nd half and won by 7 shots. The final is against Stomey Stratford on their green and is on the Sunday of our club finals weekend, so poses problems for our competition secretary, Nancy.

    The squad that has represented the club is Cynthia Bell, Freda Pryce, Jean Williams, Fran Smith, Nancy Sharp, Merle Birch and Jean Reeman. 

     

    End of 2018 Season Social Events 

    Your management committee has planned some end of season social events.However, to progress these plans we need members to come forward to help with them. Without your co-operation it is possible they will not happen but we hope there is something here which will have your support.

    1. Barbecue. This has proved popular with members over the past year or two. It will follow the last final of Finals Weekend on Sunday 9th September and will cost £5.00 per ticket. We hope the weather will enable us to eat outdoors.  Tickets are being sold by Chris Baker, and also some assistance is needed with preparing the food on the afternoon.

    2. Presentation Evening. Friday 23rd November, 7.00 for 7.30 pm at High Wycombe Cricket Club. Ticket price £23.00. The menu choices are stout below and you are invited to make your selection and enter it on the board in the veranda at the bowls club. We have a ticket seller and organiser for this event .

    3 Christmas Dinner. Saturday 8th December, 7.00pm at the clubhouse. Ticket price £10. Tickets for this event are being sold by Karen Newton.

    If you believe these events are worthwhile please let Allen Wetherell know how you wish to be involved, as without your commitment they cannot be guaranteed. They offer those who have not completed their meal duties this season the opportunity to make a useful contribution to the clubs progress.

    Thank you for your help and co-operation. 

    Allen Wetherell

     

                               Social Events - Menus 

                                         Presentation evening 

    Starter;-  Prawn & Crabment cocktail

                               Broccoli & Stilton soup

                               Tomato & Basil bruschetta

    Mains;-      Roast loin of pork

                                Balsamic glazed salmon

                                Sage & onion coated chicken breast

    Dessert;-   Black forest cheesecake

                                 Orange & passion fruit tart

                                  Blackberry & apple pie with custard 

                                                       

                                                             Christmas Dinner 

    Starter;-     Cream of tomato soup

    Mains   ;-      Roast pork, stuffing ,apple sauce, roast potatoes, vegetables 

    Dessert;-      Sherry rifle 

     

     

    Tiby Cup 2018

    Played on a lovely afternoon 14 teams took part, each playing 3 games of 7 ends. 4pts were awarded for a win and 1 pt for a draw. Every team except one scored a point. Only two teams won all three games, they also won the same number of ends, therefore it went to shot difference. The winning team started with Jim Palmer and Hazel Carvey, but finished with Jim and George King, unfortunately Hazel had to withdraw through injury after one game. Runners up were Richard Free and Bob Jackman.

    Thank you to everyone who helped to make this a great event. 

    Competition was run and reported on By John Newport 

                                                        

     News from The Portugal Tour  April 2018

    This report on the Tour is given by Rob Rowley 

     16th- This year we took a later flight (12.10) arrived at our base camp ( Oasis Village) at about 16.30pm,where we were allocated our apartments and relaxed for the rest of the day until dinnertime.

     

    17th- We boarded the coach at 9am for Travira our first club. This club was up a dirt track and we thought we were going to play on the side of a hill but what met us was this great club. We played a club from Mayfield. The score was HW 65 Mayfield 55, HWR was P. Perdoni, Rob Rowley, C Baker and N. Renyard.

     

    18th-Early start 08.30am for the coach to Floesta BC, we played a club called Dot Careless from Cambridge,this was a club with a carpet green, very fast, we had a good game after we got used to it along with the the wind, the score was Cambridge 68 HW 55, we had a HWR M.Rowley,M Stevens ,C Baker and C. Stonell . The meal after was the best we had, it was a hot and cold buffet in an adjacent restaurant.

     

     19th- Visit to the islands of Formosa by boat. We had a good trip and a lot to see, we stopped at two islands, the first for lunch which was a very good sea food meal. the second stop was a look around, all-in all a very good day out. 

     

    20th- The day started at 9.00am we took the coach to Valverde BC , we have played this club on very trip we have made to Portugal. The score was Valverde 56, HW52,we had a HWR, R. Rowley, Carol (local team), D. Benn and C Stonell. After the match the ladies went to a new shopping mall at Almancil,men to the bar.

     

    21st- A day off for some. There was an impromptu  excursion for others to Carroeivo and Alvor,both places would have merited a longer stay,Fresh fish lunches for many in Alvor. All back together for a trip to a Chicken restaurant and a very good night out. Cynthia showed all how to drink the local fire water and Jorge and Louisa gave all a mug to take home.

     

    22nd- Early start at 08.30 am for the coach to Pedras BC, we played a visiting team The Cardonald Tourers from Scotland, we also played them last year The score finished Cardonald 65 HW 58 we had a HWR R. Rowley, Linda (Cardonald) C. Bell, and C Simmonds .  On a point of interest Chris Stonell won all the games he skipped. That night we all went to a local restaurant for a great meal.

     

    23rd- The ones staying for 7 days returned home today a day off for the rest .

    24th- Day off to do what you wanted 

    25th-= A trip to Albufeira, a good day was had by all.

    26th- Day off to relax and then to pack.

    27th- Those who stayed the 11 days finally had to return home to the cold and rain.

     

    (I will upload some of your pictures to the gallery page in a few days.) 

    Sunday 22nd April;-

     Our last game of the tour today, we travelled to Pedras, near the Spainish border, to playCardonald from Glasgow. It was overcast to start with then the sun came, we shared the spoils 2-2 on rinks, but overall lost 58-65. Highest winning rink was Rob Rowley, Linda ( guest ),Cynthia Bell and Chris Simmonds.

    Overall a good tour for the club considering the strength of the teams we were able to put out. Match report submitted by Dan Ayres .

     

     Friday 20th April ;-

    Our Game today we travelled to Almancil to play at Valverde bowls club. Unlike the two earlier games, this time we played the local club. On an overcast breezy day we won on 2 rinks, drew on  1 and lost on 1. Overall we went down 51-56.

    This was a good performance against players  used to playing on this green. Highest winning rink  was  Rob Rowley, Carol from Valverde , Dorothy Benn and Chris Stonell. WE finish our top on Sunday at Pedras when we play another touring club, Cardonald from Glasgow. Update submitted by Dan Ayres 

     

    Wednesday 18th April ;-

    Today we played at Floresta, Near Praia Da Liz. The weather was a glorious 26c . We played Dot Carless Tourers from Cambridge, it was 2-2 on rinks but overall we went down 55-68. Highest winning rink was Chris Stonnell, Martin Rowley < Margaret Stevens , and Christine Baker, We all have a day off tomorrow to enjoy our holiday. Match report was submitted by Dan Ayres

     

     Tuesday 17th April ;-

          Played our first game today in sunny Portugal. We Beat Mayfield Club from Scotland 55-45. It was two rings each, our Highest winning rink was Nigel Reynard, Rob Rowley, Peter Perdoni and Christine Baker, Great start for us.    Match report was submitted by Dan Ayres. 

     

                                               

     

     

                                            ** Important Dates for 2018**

     

    Friday 16th March       ;- Quiz night from 7pm

     

    Thursday 22nd March ;-  Signing On from 6pm

     

    Saturday 21st April    ;-  Open Day from 2pm

     

    Tuesday 24th April       ;-   Open Day from 2pm 

     

    Thursday 26th April   ;-    Open Day from 6pm 

     

    Friday 11th May          ;-    Marking Course from 2pm 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                         

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     High Wycombe Bowls Club Finals Pictures  

     

     

                                     Can all be viewed on the Gallery Page.                           

     

                          High Wycombe Bowls Club Finals Weekend

                                                    Friday, Saturday and Sunday 

                            8th,  9th, and 10th September

     

                   Come and support your fellow club members

          Available for your enjoyment and needs throughout the

                                  Competition sessions.

                   Bacon rolls and refreshments , teas and coffees.

     

       Celebration Barbecue after the last competition on Sunday 

     

                                      ** Friday Afternoon Club Finals **   

                                              2.00pm Mens Drawn Triples 

                               Geoff Carvey, Jim Palmer & Peter Perdoni

                                                                      Vs

                               Ray Birch, Nigel Renyard & Rob Rowley

                                              2.00pm  101 Pairs 

                      Dave Pryce & Barry Sharp  Vs  Jean Reeman & Mitch Brown

                                              2.00pm Stonell Sets 

                      George King & Keith Russell  Vs  Ray Fountain & Chris Stonell 

     

                                      ** Saturday Morning  Club Finals ** 

                                                 10.00am Hart Cup 

                                              Ray Fountain  vs  Nigel Renyard 

                                                 10.00am Mens Pairs 

                      Barry Sharp & Chris Stonell  vs  Iam Smith & Quintin Campbell

                                                 10.00am Drawn Triples 

                                        Merle Birch, Clive Fowler & George King

                                                                         VS

                                        Ray Birch,Hazel Carvey & Rob Rowley 

     

                                   ** Saturday Afternoon Club Finals ** 

                                                2.00pm Ladies two Woods 

                                           Jean Reeman  vs  Joyce Fowler

                                                 2.00pm Aussie Pairs 

                 Barry Simmonds & Ray Fountain  vs Dave Pryce & Nigel Reynard

                                                 2.00pm  Senior Singles 

                                           Ian Smith  VS  Chris Stonell

                                                 2.00pm Silver Jack 

                                           Ray Birch  vs  Barry Sharp

     

                   ** Sunday Morning Club Finals **   

                                                    10.00am Champion of Champions 

                                                 Barry Sharp  vs  Chris Stonell  

                                                    10.00am  101 Shingles 

                                                 Barry Simmonds  vs  Clive Fowler

                                                    10.00am Hilda Gibson 

                                                 Joyce Fowler  vs  Maria Perdoni

                                                    10.00am Centenary Cup 

                               Quintin Campbell,Paul Denham and Rita Wetherell 

                                                                            VS

                               Allen Wetherell, Hazel Carvey and Ray Fountain 

     

                                   ** Sunday Afternoon Club Finals **                                   

                                                        2.00pm Mens Championship

                                                      Barry Sharp  vs  Chris Stonell 

                                                       2.00pm Ladies Championship

                                                      Jean Reeman  vs  Chris Simmonds

                                                       2.00pm Ladies Pairs

                   Jean Williams & Chris Baker  vs  Nancy Sharp & Joyce Fowler

                                                       2.00pm Mixed Pairs

                                        Dave & Freda Pryce  vs  Ray & Merle Birch 

                                  

     

                              

                                                          


                                                           

                                          

                                                            

                                                        


                                                      

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

          

                           

      

     

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