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Last Update: 18th April 2018
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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.
Finally, on behalf of the Club Committee, I would like to wish all members a very Happy Christmas and hope the New Year brings all your wishes and dreams true.
Messages posted by Admin - 5th December 2017
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