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Last Update: 12th November2018
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All club members I know want to wish our Wendy Todd, Dave Miller, Denise Joyce & Francis Joy our very best wishes, thoughts & prayers to be with you at this time.
Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 12th November 2018
Obviously now in the winter months and little to report on the bowls front, thought I'd keep all up to date as to what is happening on the social entertainments horizon.
Right, just around the corner on the 10th November we have another great nights entertainment lined up for you all with "Just Lee". With great music covering all taste, dance, sing along and tap your feet to a brilliant array of popular songs. To round off the evening, enjoy a super buffet supper. As always, Family & Friends all very welcome so the more the merrier.
One for your diaries in the new year, our Annual Club Dinner has now been confirmed for 12th January 2019 at the Bird in the Hand public house at Mayford. With prices held as last year, I'm hoping to have tickets on sale behind the bar in the next couple of weeks. So please get yours soonest so you won't be disappointed nearer the time.
Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 27th October 2018
Photographs from the Johnny Cash & Friends Evening held on 6th October have been posted in the Photo Gallery.
Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 18th October 2018
For those members who were unable to attend the Bowls Club AGM on Thursday 11th October, the following have been elected as club officers for the 2019 season:
Club Captain Peter Smith Saturday Captain Cathy Miller Sunday Captain Peter Smith Mid Week Captain Peter Smith & Cathy Miller Tuesday Captain John Osgood Thursday Captain Lesley Hodge Competition Secretary Ken Rapley Tea Rota Lesley Hodge Fixture Secretary David Miller Treasurer Manus Mcilhargey Secretary Rob Todd
Reminder - Bowls Club AGM
Would all Westfield Bowls Members please note the Bowls Section AGM is scheduled to take place on this coming Thursday 11th October starting at 7.30pm. Agenda for the meeting has been sent out, including for Minutes of last meeting, Financials plus Surrey Competition forms being available. If you have an item(s) that you would like added to agenda, please contact Rob Todd (01483 612626) as soon as possible.
Please make an effort to come along and support your club.
Messages posted by Rob Todd - 8th September 2018
Update for your Entertainment
Just in.... we've managed to engage at great expense Tony Murphy singing favorites from the Rat Pack's 40's, 50,s & 60's greatest hits plus many swing dance numbers. Definately not a night to miss so get it in your diraries now....... 16th March 2019.
Couple of other dates in 2019 worth mentioning. Saturday 23rd February we have a Super Quiz Night and on Saturday 30th March, a Prize Money Fun Knock Out Skittles Challenge. Guest very welcome.
Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 2nd October 2018
Bowls Club Statistics 2018
For those members interested in how the club faired over the 2018 season, click here for a statastical breakdown.
A Right Pickle
Members might like to know that the Jams, Pickles & Chutneys made by our Lesley raised £146.50 over our summer season 2018. This amount has been rounded up to £150.00 and will be presented to the Salvation Army as in previous years.
Messages posted by Lesley Hodge - 26th September 2018
Urgently need more voluntees to help put the green to bed this coming Monday 24th September starting at around 10am. Ladies your help would be appreciated in making the odd cup of tea to keep the workers watered and happy.
Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 22nd September 2018
It is with great sadness that we learn that Ellen, wife of our President - Danny Pott has pasted away. I know I express on behalf of all club members our deepest sympathy & condolences. Ellen was in the past a long standing member of the club both as a player and later as a social member. She will be greatly missed.
Members might like to know that the funeral is to be held at Woking Crematorium on Friday 12th October at 2.45pm.
Messages posted by John Osgood/Bruce Atkin - 20th September 2018
I know all club members will join with me in wishing our Denise Joyce a very speedy recovery from her stroke and pray she returns to our fold soonest.
Messages posted by Wendy Todd/Bruce Atkin - 16th September 2018
Twilight Fun Bowls
With our Twilight Fun Bowls evening now only a couple of weeks away (Friday 21st September), important if your coming along to get your orders in for your Fish & Chip supper, including for any friends you are intending to bring along - More the merrier. Menu sheets have been posted both on the Entertainents Notice Board in the Club House and in the Bowls Changing Room. ALL ORDERS MUST BE IN BY 14TH OCTOBER. So, don't be disappointed, get your orders in NOW. If you can't get to the club, orders will be accepted by ringing 01932 877615.
Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 8th September 2018
Annual Bowls v Cricket Match
Our Annual Bowls v Cricketers Match will take place on Sunday 16th September rolling off around 2pm. For members and friends coming along to watch, would you please contact Lesley Hodge (01483 768355) soonest so we can get numbers right for the BBQ. Dress: Whites
Messages posted by Lesley Hodge - 8th September 2018
Club Competition Finals 2018 (For photographs - click here for the gallery)
Under beautiful bright blue skys and warm sun shine, Saturday 1st September saw the club hold its Competition Finals. With the green being in tip top condition thanks to John Osgood's hard work, play rolled off at 10am with the first two matches. After hard fought games on both rinks, the following winners were declared:
Rink 2 - The Ken Russell Shield with Lesley Hodge winning against Sean Brophy.
Rink 3 - The Ossie Cup with Ken Rapley winning against Graham Thurley.
Following a break for coffee/tea and biscuits, the next two matches got underway.
Rink 2 - The Maggie Hedges Pairs with Sheila Osgood & Jim Thelton taking a close shot victory over Ken Rapley & Mike Mays.
Rink 3 - The Eddie Mann Novice Cup with Bruce Atkin winning against Cathy Miller.
Breaking for lunch of hot dogs, chicken & ham rolls, all garnished with wonderful pickles and chutneys, we were then treated to some tasty deserts all provided by our Lesley Hodge. With a welcome break, especially for those players having to play in more than one match, game got underway in the last of the finals with the Peter Smith taking on Jim Thelton in the Cracknell Cup - Men's Championship.
Played on Rink 3 - The Cracknell Cup was taken by Peter Smith over Jim Thelton in an exciting game of reaching the magic 21 shots winning line.
Although not played on this date, it has to be noted that two other competitions matches were played at an earlier date with the following results.
The Willy Groves Trophy was won by Peter Smith and the Ladies Trophy was won by Lesley Hodge.
In closing, the club offer Ken Rapley a big thank you for all the hard work he has put in over the season in organising and arranging our club competition games. Must also say thanks to all those members who took part in the competitions and other club members who shown their support throughout the season.
And finally, Westfield Bowls Club took the honours in winning the Area - Knaphill Triples Thursday League.
Messages posted by Administration - 3rd September 2018
Change of Match Dates
Hopefully you will be aware that the forthcoming Victory Park match was changed from Away to Home. However, as of this morning its been changed back to Away for Saturday 8th September and the game scheduled for Saturday 29th September is now cancelled.
Putting the Green to Bed - End of Bowling Season
Sorry to say it’s that time of the year again when our bowling season is coming to an end. It is now planned to make a start on the end of season works on Saturday 22nd September. I appreciate that there are still away matches that weekend but I hope to make a start so any players not in a match, please come along and help out. The full program is set out below.
Saturday 22nd September. Intend to mow the green as short as possible and scarify in 3 directions. If possible depending on match selection availability 1 or 2 helpers would be nice. Any more than this, work to remove ditch linings and general tiding up could be undertaken, also the taking down the floodlights (3 man job).
Sunday 23rd September. Hollow tine the green and remove the arisings. Again, depending on match selection availability 1 or 2 helpers would be nice. If not done, works to remove ditch linings and general tiding up could be undertaken, also the taking down the floodlights (3 man job).
Monday 24th September is the heavy day starting around 10am, (as many helping hands as possible please) to spread the seed & 3 tonnes of top dressing. The green will need to be as dry as possible to aid the spreading of the dressing so I intend to be there early to brush the green and if necessary use a blower. We do have 2 blowers so will be seeking a volunteer to assist around 8am, any takers?
As usual, please bring your gloves and if you have, shovels, wheelbarrows (borrow one?) and general gardening tools would be most helpful.
My I request the ladies get together on Monday to supply us with drinks and nibbles (happy to pay for them) and see what lighter duties are needed to be undertaken. (Pre-school will be in operation so clubhouse is out of bounds).
Of cause all subject to the weather being kind to us?, if not, works to be undertaken asap thereafter so as to allow time for the seed to get established before the colder weather sets in.
Please can you let me know your availability for the above dates and in particular do you have (borrow) a wheelbarrow? Most important pieces of equipment for moving 3 tonnes of dressing.
Finally, need 2 or 3 volunteers to set up the lighting for our Twilight Bowls fun Evening sheduled for 21st September. Intend to test the equipment and make sure it works on Wednesday 19th (time to be agreed) then set up the lighting poles against the hedge and fencing. Again, please give me a ring asp on 01483 233408.
Messages posted by John Osgood - 29th August 2018
Breakdown for Saturday 1st September - "Finals Day" is as follows:
10am - Ossie Cup - Graham Thurley v Ken Rapley - Marker: Dave Smith
Ken Russel Shield - Lesley Hodge v Sean Brophy - Marker: Arthur Newman
12noon - Eddie Mann - Cathy Miller v Bruce Atkin - Marker: Peter Collyer
Pairs - Shelia Osgood & Jim Thelton v Mike May & Ken Rapley
3pm - Cracknell Cup - Peter Smith v Jim Thelton - Marker: Lesley Hodge
Dress for all players and markers over the finals weekend is WHITES
Would be helpful if anybody not playing in a final could be available at around 9am to help set up the green etc.
Messages posted by Ken Rapley - 26th August 2018
With finals weekend now just around the corner this coming Saturday/Sunday 1st/2nd September, whether you are playing in a final or not, why not come along to the club and cheer on those playing. Lesley once again will be providing eats in the form of sausage & onion rolls and chicken rolls plus of course her tasty desserts. Not a weekend to be missed. So, if you are thinking of coming along or actually playing, would you please give Lesley a ring or email so she knows how much food to provide.
Messages posted by Bruce Atkin/Lesley Hodge - 25th August 2018
Dave Miller would like to thank all those members for their kind words, cards and get well wishes. Home now and itching to get back on the green. Thank you once again.
Messages posted by Dave Miller - 20th August 2018
I know all club members will want to wish our Dave Miller a very speedy recovery from his stay in hospital and return to the bowls green very soon.
Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 17th August 2018
Please be aware that the green has recently been treated with various sprays for weeds and fertiliser. Should you be playing over the next couple of days, please make sure to wash your hands afterwards.
Messages posted by John Osgood - 14th August 2018
Urgently need more players for the away game against West End on 22nd August starting at 6.00pm. If you can play, please put your names down on the sheets in club house or alternatively, please give Peter Smith or Cathy Miller at ring asp.
Messages posted by Peter Smith - 11th August 2018
Please note the game against Bramley BC scheduled for Sunday 12th August at home has been reduced to only 3 x Triples. For rearranged selections, please click here.
Messages posted by Peter Smith - 7th August 2018
All players please note the home game scheduled for Wednesday 8th August against Wonersh BC has been called off by Wonersh.
Messages posted by Peter Smith - 6th August 2018
The Willy Groves competition was played on Saturday 4th August and judged a great success by all concerned. Although played in a blazing heat, all sixteen players who started out playing three games each in a round robin knock out, came down by the end of the day with Peter Smith pipping Arthur Newman in the final.
We must say a big thank you to Ken Rapley who did a splendid job organising the competition and Lesley Hodge for providing a very refeshing lunch. A good day alround.
Messages posted by Admin - 6th August 2018
All players please note the home game scheduled for Sunday 5th August against Cove BC has been cancelled.
Messages posted by Cathy Miller - 1st August 2018
The Willy Groves internal competition will be played on Saturday 4th August rolling off at 10.0am. All competitors (see players here) are asked to arrive no later than 9.45am. Food will be available throughout the day at a small charge plus Bar open all day.
Messages posted by Lesley Hodge/Ken Rapley -27th July 2018
The away game against Ewhurst BC scheduled this coming Wednesay has been cancelled due to the expected extreme high heat forecast.
Messages posted by Cathy Miller -23rd July 2018
For all those playing away this coming Friday 20th July at Witterings & District Bowls Club, would you please ensure you arrive at the club by 1.30pm latest for 2.00pm start. Just a reminder that fees for the game, including a cream tea is £5.00per head, visitors £2.00. To view team/player selections for this game, click here.
If anybody is still looking for a lift there and back, give Bruce a ring on 01932-877615.
Messages posted by Cathy Miller -18th July 2018
Being as most members are playing away at The Witterings on Friday 20th July, Open Club Night is cancelled. Those members not going to Witterings are very welcome to come along for a roll up, or alternatively, the evening would be a good opportunity to play those competition games to be completed by the 29th July.
Messages posted by Lesley Hodge -15th July 2018
We'er short of players for forthcoming matches. For those members available, would you please put your names down on sheets in clubhouse or give Cathy Miller a ring.
Messages posted by Cathy Miller -14th July 2018
Unfortunately, the scheduled game against Merrow this coming Sunday has been cancelled as Merrow are not able to furnish a team due to the World Cup football final.
Messages posted by Cathy Miller - 9th July 2018
Please note changes to player selections for the game on 7th July against Elstead (Home) & 11th July against Milford (Away).
Reminder for the away game against the Witterings (Post Code: PO20 8NS) on Friday 20th July at 2.00pm - Dress: Whites. If you've not got your name down yet, could you do so asp as we need to contact the club next week with regards to catering needs. The cost for players, including a cream tea plus your green fees will be £5.00. In addition, if you would like to bring along a visitor(s) then we need to know numbers at approximate cost of £3.00 pp.
Messages posted by Cathy Miller - 29th June 2018
Team/Player selections for friendly matches have now been posted for games between 30th June thro to 11th July. To see if you have been selected, goto Selections.
For those playing in the match against Burpham this coming Wednesday, please note that the game is Away and not at home as originally recorded.
Team/Player selections for friendly matches have now been posted for games between 23rd June thro to 4th July. To see if you have been selected, goto Selections.
All members who have entered internal club competitions are reminded that all 1st Round games must be completed by next weekend (1st July)
Messages posted by Peter Smith - 23rd June 2018
Please note that due holiday commitments, no further updates to the web site will be carried out but held over to 18th June. During this period, all members should consult either club emails or pursue the notice board at the club house.
Messages posted by Web Administrator - 7th June 2018
Schedule matches for the various internal club competitions are now available to view both on the club notice board and here on the web site. To see who you have been drawn against, goto: Competition Menu
Messages posted by Ken Rapley - 4th June 2018
The club has received a couple of invitations: The first from Tongham Bowling Club to play in the Arthur Williams Day tournament scheduled in three weeks time (sorry don't have the actual date at this point in time). It's teams of three playing a number of Triples games at a cost of £24 per team. This includes lunch and tea plus your green fees. Anybody interested, please give Rob Todd a call.
Second invite is to the Woking Park Invitation Mixed Fours Competition to be played on 1st July starting at 9.30am. Entry fees are £40,00 per team which includes lunch, tea/coffee all day and afternoon cake. As above, if your interested in playing as part of a team, please give Rob Todd a call.
In both cases, entry places are limited so you need to call asp.
Messages posted by Rob Todd - 3rd June 2018
Looking to setting up a Texas Holdum Poker Night on the next Open Club Night on the 1st June. So besides coming along for a roll up, few drinks at the bar and catch up with friends, why not play a few hands of cards and maybe win some cash. No fee to show up but £10 entry stake that goes into the prize fund. Anybody interested in having a go, could they please email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a bell on 07532 221577. Helpful to know numbers interested so we can set up the relevant number of tables and get enough chips. (If anyone has a set of poker chips, can we borrow them).
Obviously, family and friends very welcome whether to either have a go at bowls or just play poker so please come along and support our Club.
Messages posted by Brian - 23rd May 2018
Important Notice: Entries for Club Competitions close on Sunday 27th May. Players who have not already done so should enter their names on the sheets displayed in the changing room without delay. The draw for placing will take place the following day on Monday 28th May. Now Closed
Messages posted by Ken Rapley - 17th May 2018
The home game against West Byfleet - Saturday 19th May has been changed from Triples to Rinks and therefore player selections have been amended. To view, goto Selections.
Messages posted by Cathy Miller- 14th May 2018
Team/Player selections for 19th, 20th & 23rd have now been published. If there is anybody for some reason who cannot play, please contact the Captain of the Day soonest. [Go to Selections]
Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 11th May 2018
Don't forget folks that this Sunday - 6th May is Open Drive Day. Come along for a roll up, catch up and chat with friends and a drink in the sunshine.
Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 5th May 2018
The weather has certainly not be kind to us as our green is still unplayable due to the heavy rain. I expect like me, many of you are chopping to have a "roll up" after the long winter break. John Osgood assures me that directly the green drys a bit and he can get it cut, we will all be able to dust off our woods and get rolling.
Now praying the weather does improve over the next couple of days as we are still short of players for the 12th, 13th and 14th May so please get you names down.
Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 30th April 2018
Firstly I would like to thank those who braved the weather last Sunday (15th April) and made a start on getting the green & clubhouse ready for the start of the bowling season.
I've managed after 10days of very wet conditions to mow the green, be it still at its winter height. Hopefully the weather forecasters (fingers crossed) have it right and we are entering a dry spell so that I get a chance to reduce the cut to 5 or 4mm?.
Works still needed are:
The trimming of the grass along/around the edge of the bowls green and ditch. (the edging shears can be found in the bowls changing room).
Rolling of the green. If anyone can help I am around (not necessarily at the club), tomorrow 16th, Thursday 19th & Friday 20th and will be happy to get the roller out garage, so please give me a ring on 01483 233408 before setting out.
If all works out well we will in a position of welcoming Godalming/Farncombe on Sunday to Westfield.
Messages posted by John Osgood - 15th April 2018
Don't forget the Pre-Season Bowls meeting on Thursday 5th April 2018 in the clubhouse starting at 7.30pm.
Now calling all Bowlers..............
With the start of our 2018 Summer Season now only three weeks away, we need to prepare our green for play. As those who have helped in years pass will vouch, there is quiet a lot to do, so please please make an extra special effort to turn out, for the quicker and easier the job becomes.
So get your diaries out and commit to - SUNDAY 8th APRIL starting around 9.30am.
While it is appreciated that most of the work is down to the men being of a heavy manual type, Ladies could I ask as many of you to come along and help also. There is certainly plenty for all to do. What we can promise all are hot bacon rolls and plenty of tea/coffee to keep your strength up.
Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 31st March 2018
It is with sadness that I must inform you that Robin Pearce passed away yesterday morning after a long illness. Details of the funeral arrangements will be circulated once we have been advised by the family.
Would all members please be aware that we have been advised Robin will be cremated at St John's Crematorium in Woking at 2.00pm on Tuesday 17th April.
Messages posted by Wendy Todd -30th March 2018
Could I remind all that this coming Thursday (29th March) is the Annual General Meeting to be held in the clubhouse starting at 8.00pm. Please could all make an effort to attend.
Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 24th March 2018
Although maybe difficult to appreciate with all suffering from the cold winter blizzard conditions, April is now only just around the corner, and as such, the start of the 2018 bowling summer season. This being the case, there are some important dates all members should be aware of:
17th March - Lodge Brothers (Sponsors) Presentation of Funeral Planning & Skittles Night - Clubhouse 7.00pm
29th March - AGM Westfield & District Cricket & Sports Club - Clubhouse 8.00pm
5th April - Pre-Season Bowls Club Meeting - Clubhouse 7.30pm
8th April - Bowls Green Pre-Season Preparation and Clean Up - Bowls Green 9.30pm
22nd April - First Game of the Season - Godalming & Farncombe at Home - 2.30pm
Excluding the last of these dates, would all members please make a special effort to attend, support and help as necessary.
Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 1st March 2018
Jumping ahead in the clubs social diary, I want to remind all our members that a fun Skittles Night is planned for Saturday 17th March. However, just prior to the Skittles kicking off around 8.0pm, one of our main sponsors, Lodge Brothers would like to give a short presentation in the merits and benefits of taking out a funeral plan. Okay, not a subject at the top of every bodies agenda, but something we will all have to think about at some point in the future. As a financial benefit to the club, for every plan taken out, Lodge Brothers will pay the club £50.00.
Starting at 7.00pm, the presentation will only take 20/30 minutes, so could we encourage as many members as possible to attend.
Messages posted by Bruce Atkin/Manus McIlhargey - 30th January 2018
Members might like to know that at long last the ugly sliding door to the bowls changing room has been replaced with a smart new glass door. This is mainly due to the generous gesture of Surrey Splashbacks & Windows who supplied and installed the new door at a fractional cost to the club.
Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 26th January 2018
I know I speak on behalf of all members in expressing our sincere thanks for all the hard work and dedication Peter Collyer has put into making our Club Christmas Dinner last Saturday a very enjoyable success.
In respect of the recent Christmas Dinner, we received a letter from our sadly absent President as follows: Dear All, I feel it hard to put into words our having to miss the Annual Christmas Dinner. To my memory I think this had to be the first time. Both Ellen & I are really unset because of her problem and the fact I had two visits to hospital over the Christmas Holiday. Please extend to all our friends, have a great meal and enjoy yourselves and we look forward to seeing you all in the coming year. We both wish you all a very Happy New Year and a sucessful season to come. "Cheers" all the very best to you all. Ellen & Danny.
So with Christmas now a fading memory, get your diaries open and note the Neil Diamond tribute night on 10th February. All very welcome including friends and family - the more the merrier.
Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 17th January 2018
Due to the excellent response to the invitation to Chertsey Bowling Clubs Bank Holiday Mixed Fours Tournament, Westfield BC will be putting two teams up to play in the Tournament.
Talking about Tournaments and Competitions, Rob Todd has receieved and invitation for Westfield BC to play in Surrey Bowls Top 4 Competition. Entry closes on 31st January, so if your interested in playing, we need names soonest. We have played in this competition for the past few years. To enter, we need a minimum of 6 committed players. Games usually take place evenings or weekend mornings. If you would like to play, please contact Rob Todd before 25th January.
Messages posted by Rob Todd - 12th January 2018
Calling all Bowlers at Westfield.
The club has received an invitation to take part in Chertsey Bowling Clubs Bank Holiday Mixed Fours Tournament to be held on Monday 28th May 2018 at Chertsey. Teams must include at least one person of the opposite sex. Dress is Whites or Club Colours. The entry fee is £32 per team which includes, green fees, tea or coffee on arrival plus sit down lunch and afternoon tea. Prize money for the winning team is £300 with runners up receiving £150.
If you would like to take part and represent Westfield please give me a ring on 01932-877615 soonest. If there is enough interest, we can apply to put up two teams.
Messages posted by Bruce Atkin - 6th January 2018
Have you booked your place at the forthcoming Club Christmas Dinner on Saturday 13th January? If not, please ring Peter Collyer 0n 077656709998 soonest as we must know how many to book for before 6th January 2018.
Messages posted by Peter Collyer - 1st January 2018