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Last Update: 22nd September 2018
To have your message posted on the Notice Board email or ring the Administrator.
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.
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
Bowls Club AGM
Would all Westfield Bowls Members please note the Bowls Section AGM is scheduled to take place on Thursday 11th October starting at 7.30pm. Agenda for the meeting will be sent out next week, 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
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
For those members thinking of playing in the Guildford, Woking & District Tuesday League (Woking Area) next year, you may be interested in the recently published fixture listing for the 2018 season. To view the listing, click here.
Messages posted by Admin - 15th December 2017
Don't forget folks our Christmas Party on Saturday 16th December with Buddy Holly rocking the night away for your entertainment. All very welcome including guest. So get your dancing shoes on and come along and boogie the night away with lots of fun and Christmas Cheer. Doors open at 7.00pm. Members £7.50 & Non-Members £8.50 including buffet.
On a more serious note, I know I express in respect of all club members in wishing Francis Joy a very speedy recovery after his recent operation and return to our fold very soon.
Thanks to all our members & guest for our Charity Box this year which raised £76.29 for Woking Sam Beare Hospice. As we all know the new hospice in Goldsworth Park has just opened and the cost to build the new facility was £3.4m. So far, £1.4m has been raised, so every penny raised helps.
Should anyone wish to make a donation or want to know more, please visit the following web site: http://www.wsbhospicesw.co.uk/support-us/new-biuld-appeal/
Message posted by John Osgood - 20th November 2017
Good News: Received a letter from the Salvation Army in respect of the donation the club made from the sale of jams, and chutneys. Letter reads as follows: Dear Mr Osgood, I have received a very generous donation on behalf of the club through the sale of homemade jams and chutneys through the season to help with our work with the homeless and vulnerable. I attach a receipt for the £120 sent to The Salvation Army.
I understand Lesley Hodge has been responsible for organising this. Please pass on my thanks to her and to the members of the club for their contributions.
The Army continues to appreciate the goodwill and financial support from many people and groups for our continued ministry to the people within our communities in Goldsworth Park, we operate a varied programme of activities in support of our neighbours and their needs, seeking to bring a message of hope and Christian love to those we come into contact with.
With kind regards - John Martin (Major Corps Officer)
Message posted by John Osgood -3rd October 2017
Big thank you for all those members who turned up on Sunday & Monday (1st & 2nd October) to put the green to bed. What with clearing all the ditches, spreading three tons of top soil and seed, repairing the garage roof plus the many other jobs around the club, this definately was a job well done. Thank you again.
Message posted by John Osgood -3rd October 2017
Don't forget folks this coming Saturday 7th October is the Johnny Cash night at the club. If past performances are anything to go by, should be a great night so get your dancing shoes on and come along. Family and friends very welcome but please contact me with numbers so we know how many to cater for. Doors open at 7.00pm - Members £7.50 & Non-Members £8.50 including buffet.
Message posted by Peter Collyer - 1st October 2017
As was posted earlier, with the Bowls & Cricket seasons coming to a close, the Winter Clubs Dart Season has already started. For those of you either playing in the league this season or just wanting to keep track of how we are doing, we've created a new page for our Westfield Club Darts Team. This can be found via the members menu on the front page - Darts League, or for a quick look see - follow this link. Darts
Message posted by Bruce Atkin -28th September 2017
Don't forget this coming Friday is the fun Twilight Bowls game starting at 6.00pm. If you have more than one set of bowls please could you bring them along so we have enough sets for all to play with.
Message posted by Peter Collyer -20th September 2017
Bowlers vs Cricketers Match
Yesterday - Sunday the 17th September saw our Bowlers take on the Cricketers in the Annaul fun fixture of the season. This year particular was special as Lodge Brothers had agreed to sponsor the event. After a fun filled afternoon of some very imaginative bowling, the bowlers triumphed over the cricketers by a small margin. With the bowlers therefore declared the winners, Paul Bye from Lodge Brothers kindly presented Peter Collyer, our captain for the day with a fine new cup to be known as the "Jack Bail Cup". The Cricketers not to be out done, where awarded the Runners Up Sheild accepted by Ken Rapley. The afternoon was topped off with a great BBQ organised by our Lesley Hodge and cooked by our friends on the cricket side. Overall, a great afternoon enjoyed by all. For those interested, we've added a few photos of the event which can be found by following this link - JackBail.
Message posted by Bruce Atkin -18th September 2017
With one season coming to an end, another will start very shortly. Our Darts season will begin this coming Friday, 15th September and love to welcome some new players this year. We play every Friday evening from now through until the spring, so if you find you're missing the social side of cricket and bowls with the club, this is a great opportunity to fill that gap during the winter months! If you or any of your friends and family would be interested, please email (click here) me for more details.
Message posted by Graham Thurley (Darts Captain) - 11th September 2017
Important date for your diaries: The bowls section Annual General Meeting has now been scheduled for Thursday 18th October 2017 at 7.30pm in the clubhouse. Please make the effort to come along as your support is vital for electing next years officers and planning the way forward for the future.
Message posted by Lesley Hodge & Rob Todd - 6th September 2017
Just a couple of quick notes: Members might be interested in that the photo's taken on Final's Saturday have now been published. To view the gallery, follow this link - Photo's. If anybody would like copies of individual snaps, drop me email or give me a ring.
Twilight Bowls: Just a reminder to get your names down for the Twilight Bowls fun evening on the 22nd September starting at 6.00pm. The more the merrier so bring along family and friends. More importantly, if you would like the fish and chip supper at the bargain price of £6.50, please enter what you would like for supper - there's a form on the notice board in the club house. Payment for your supper will be made on the evening of the game.
Message posted by Bruce Atkin- 4th September 2017
With the end of the season just around the corner, there is quiet a lot to report, so please take time to read the 3rd September post:
Tuesday League Final
Being my first year as captain I thank you for your support. We came very close to winning the Woking Division, but believe we did very well having some outstanding matches and the odd disappointing one which unfortunately cost us top spot.
Finals day is very different than in the past as there is only on green Stoke Parks (Guildford's) in use. Teams should arrive at 2pm as play will commence at 2.30pm, dress is Whites. The format is the Championship Final of 2 triples between Woodbridge Hill and Weybridge. On the remaining 4 rinks will be played the Challenge Match 1 triple from each club (those finishing 2nd to 5th in each area).
My selection of who plays in finals day has been based on the triple wining most of their matches and one triple won 8 & halved one out of their 11 matches so the following are selected to play:
Message posted by John Osgood - 3rd September 2017
Setting Up for Twilight Bowls
Once agan seeking your help to set up the flood lights etc. on Thursday 21st September at 1.30pm or as soon as you can make it. As usual, to help please (if you have one) can bring along your extension leads and any plastic bags. If you are unable to help on the day but are happy to lend us your extension leads please can you leave it in the bowls changing room a day or so beforehand.
Message posted by John Osgood - 3rd September 2017
End of Season - Works to the Bowls Green
Sorry to say its that time of the year when bowls are coming to an end with are last match being at home on Saturday 30th September. As soon as that match is over I will be preparing to start works on green, so again I am looking for your help.
The plan is:
Sunday 1st October am to remove ditch matting, clean & store and 2 or 3 to assistance with removal of arising's after mowing, spike & scarifying of the green.
Monday 2nd October staring around 10am, is the heavy day (as many helping hands as possible needed) when we need to spread the seed & 3 tonnes of top dressing. The green needs to be as dry as possible to aid the spreading of the dressing so I intend to be 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 they too would be most helpful.
My I request the ladies get together to supply us with drinks and nibbles (happy to pay for them) and see what lighter duties need to be undertaken in and around the clubhouse. Of cause this is all subject to the weather being kind to us, if not we will need to be undertaken these works asap thereafter 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 week commencing Sunday 1st October and in particular do you have a wheelbarrow? most important piece of equipment for moving 3 tonnes of dressing. You can ring me on 01483 233408 or email via this link - email.
Message posted by John Osgood - 3rd September 2017
Sale of Jams, Pickles & Chutneys
Finally, members might to know that Lesley's - Jams, Pickles and Chutneys raised a wonderful total of £120.00 over the season. As you will know, all monies raised from the sales goes to our elected charity - The Salvation Army who put every penny to helping those in need.
Message posted by Lesley Hodge - 3rd September 2017
Please note change of plan for Finals Weekend. Due to the expected bad weather forecast for Sunday 3rd September, all games will now be played on Saturday 2nd September. Click here to view the revised schedule. Lunch time eats will be available including: Sausage Onion rolls & Home made Burgers at a small charge of £1.50 each.
Message posted by Rob Todd - 31st August 2017
Sadly the summer season is once again coming to an end for both our bowling and cricket sections. Soon be time to pack up our kit for another year, don our winter coats and dream of what next year will bring. BUT DON'T DESPARE!......... Before we call it a day we have a couple of fun and exciting games lined up for your enjoyment.
Bowls v Cricketers Match
Saturday the 17th September sees our annual Bowls against Cricket match. Always a great fun afternoon where hidden talents are revealed, lots of good natured banter and lots of laughs along the way. However, this year will be a little bit special as we now have a sponsor for the match, Lodge Brothers who will present a cup to the final winning side and runner up medals to those coming a good second. Following the presentation of winners etc, Lesley and company will be laying on a great BBQ at the very reasonable price of £5.00 per head, including your green fee for the game. With our sponsor Lodge Brothers chipping in with a contribution to the cost of the BBQ, the club should benefit all round with your support.
So with the match rolling off around 2.00pm, get your diaries out and note the date - get there early as this is not a match to be missed?
Might be a good idea to bring along your picnic/camping chairs.
Okay, moving on. 2nd/3rd September is Finals weekend. If would be nice if as many of you as possible could come along and support those playing. I'm assured the bar will be open so why not come along, enjoy a drink, chat to friends and cheer on the players.
Twilight Bowls Match
Finally on Friday 22nd September we have the fun Twilight Bowls Match, always a great evening where both our seasoned players, friends, family and kids enjoying a fun game in semi darkness. The evening will be topped off with a Fish & Chip supper at the very reasonable price of £6.50 a head. So another date for your diaries not to be missed. Would ask all those wanting to invite family and friends (all very welcome), we will need to know numbers prior to the evening as we will need to order in the food. Will put a sheet up on the two notice boards so you can enter who is coming and what supper people would like.
If anybody has any questions arising, please don't hesitate to drop me a email.
After Note: Looking for volunteers to help put up the lighting on 21st September around 1.30pm - should only take about hour.
Message posted by Bruce Atkin- 26th August 2017
I wish to thank those in the bowls & cricket sections for undertaking the cleaning duties during the playing season. Now the playing season is coming to an end, there is a need to reinstate the cleaning rota for the out of season period (October to April) as we did last year. Last year we had 20 volunteers who I hope will be happy to continue this year, if so, I am looking for another 10 to fill the rota where by you would only need to clean once.
What's involved will depend on the number of volunteers we have and the clubhouse activities over the 30 week period. Normally cleaning can be undertaken on a Sunday or Saturday if club is not in use and should only take about 2 hours of your time. This would exclude the cleaning of the bar, bowls and cricket changing room and showers.
Please can you let me know if you are willing to assist or not? Would much appreciate your help so please give me a ring on 01483 233408 by Friday 14th September.
Message posted by John Osgood - 22nd August 2017
Currently a fox has taken a liking to our green and is digging small holes plus leaving his/her calling card. As I do not visit every day nor before every match or competition, please can I ask all if when arriving you see damage, you take the following action: Please tidy the area of excavation by putting back as much as possible what has been dug out and then topped up with some topdressing, then compact down to level with your foot. I have left some topdressing in a white bucket just inside the bowls changing room. Please be careful when removing their calling cards. Thanks for your assistance.
Message posted by John Osgood - 10th August 2017
Members maybe aware of the sad news that Francis Joy is standing down with immediate effect from his many duties within the club due to his pending hospital treatment. As I’m sure all will be aware, Francis dedication and contribution to the club is second to none and during his absence will be greatly missed.
Therefore, I know I speak on behalf of all members is wishing Francis a very speedy recovery and swift return to our ranks.
Message posted by Bruce Atkin & John Osgood - 7th August 2017
Please note that the game on Sunday 6th August against Cove has been cancelled. Cove have advised that they are unable to field a team for this game.
Message posted by Rob Todd - 3rd August 2017
Would all members please note: After two consecutive years Leslie and I will not be standing for Captain at the next AGM. Please give some thought as to who you would like to fill these roles, so the meeting can proceed with minimal delay. We would like to thank all players, tea duty people and green organisers for their help and support during our period as Captains.
Message posted by Lesley Hodge & Rob Todd - 28th July 2017
Looking to next season, would be interested in members views on making Friday nights a "Club come Fun Night". Luck of the draw team selections, fun games at a pound a go, winners taking the pot. Would also be a good opportunity to bring friends along and introduce them to the game and hopefully becoming club members. Anyway, why not drop me a line or give me a ring with your thoughts. Tel: 01483768355
Message posted by Lesley Hodge - 28th July 2017
The club has received an email from Tina & Tony Hurdle expressing their thanks as follows: "Hi to everybody at Westfield bowls club. Would like to thank everybody for the cards wishing us both a speedly recovery from our recent ailments. We are now both recovering well and getting back to normal. Hope the bowling season is going well for all players and you are doing well in your matches. Thank you again for your thoughts. Best regards. Tina & Tony."
Message posted by Bruce Atkin- 25th July 2017
Please note the game on Wednesday against Ewhurst away is cancelled due to lack of available players.
Message posted by Rob Todd - 24th July 2017
Would members please note that the game on Wednesday 19th July against Byfleet is cancelled due to lack of available players.
Message posted by Rob Todd - 17th July 2017
A big warm welcome to Steve & Denise Joyce being the latest new members on joining the club.
Message posted by Bruce Atkin - 14th July 2017
Would members please note that the schedule Saturday 8th July weekend match at home against Elstead RBL has been cancelled.
Message posted byBruce Atkin - 30th June 2017
For sale at bargain price - 40 gram tube of Grippo (polish & grip) at the special price of £4.50 per tube. If you would like a tube, please contact John Osgood.
Message posted byJohn Osgood - 23rd June 2017
Urgently looking for players for our match on 28th June against Burpham BC (men only), 1st July match against Holloway Hill and 2nd July match against Mayford Hall. Please add you name if you are available.
Message posted by Rob Todd- 16th June 2017
Week 7 saw Westfield go top of the Guildford Woking & District Tuesday League by beating league leaders Horsell by 17 shots - Great result Westfield 39 v Horsell 22.
Message posted by John Osgood - 13th June 2017
The Tuesday Triples league game against Mayford Hall that was to be played on Tuesday 6th June was cancelled due to being totally washed out. The match will be rearranged at a later date.
Message posted by John Osgood - 7th June 2017
I know I express in respect of all club members in wishing Penny Smith & Maggie Travers a very speedy recovery and return to our fold very soon'
Message posted by Bruce Atkin - 6th June 2017
Please be aware that the closing date for Club Competitions Tournament is this coming Sunday 28th May. Draw to be made on Monday 29th May. If not already done so, get your names down if you would like to take part.
Message posted by Bruce Atkin - 23 May 2017
Just Hot out of the Kitchen - Lesley Hodge's famous Jams, Pickles and Chutneys are now on sale in the club to all comers. At just £1.30per bottle, all money from sales this year will be go to The Salvation Army charity. So make sure all visiting teams are going home with a few bottles.
Message posted by Leslie Hodge -20 May 2017
Breaking News - Zone and League Champions Weybridge were defeated at Weybridge on Tuesday 16th by Westfield in a close match 34 - 31, Westfield now have played 3, won 2 with 1 loss. Egham next Week!
Message posted byJohn Osgood -16 May 2017
Members that would like a full listing of members details (Address, Telephone No & Email addresses etc), please contact Peter Collyer.
Message posted byBruce Atkin- 2 May 2017