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           NEWS                        Updated 9 September 2021
 

                       
9 Sept 21  Congratulations to our Knaphill Triples squad on winning of the competition.  We last won it in 2019 so this represents a back to back win 'cos it wasn't played for in 2020 due to the Covid pandemic.  And not for the first time either. Burpham previously won it, again back to back, in 2003 and 2004.  Blog and pictures here.

7 Sept 21  The Finals Weekend of 4 -5 Sept were a big success.  More information and photos can be found on the blog - click here.

Burpham BC has also done well in other competitions.  Burpham A topped their Knaphill Triples 
leagues and will appear in the Finals of that competition against other league winners on 9 September at Knaphill BC.  In the Old Codgers (Guildford Woking and District Tuesday Triples league) we finished 3rd so will feature in the Challenge Match on Finals Day between teams finishing in the top 5 places in the Guildford and Woking areas.  In the West Surrey Triples competition Simon Fillary, Alan Mogg and Colin Colbrook have reached the latter stages and will play Chertsey at Old Dean on 4 September (morning) for a place in the Finals on 11 September.  Supporters are welcome at all these events.


31 Aug 21    We have arranged another challenge match against Guildford Lions Club on 15 Sept.  Most of the Lions are not bowlers and will appreciate some help but will still be hell bent on winning!. We have invited the Lions to bring their partners along. At this time we have no idea of numbers or formats - that will depend on numbers - but it is intended to be a fun day. There will be simple eats afterwards for which a small charge will be made. If you are interested in taking part please enter your name on the sign-up sheet in the clubhouse. 

Aug 22  Sunday  Our County Club Top Fours B team reached the finals day at West End on Sunday 2 August.  In spite of a valiant effort they suffered the same fate as our A team going out to  a Knaphill team, but managed to get onto the podium in 3rd place. See the external comps blog for more info.

Squibb Salver 21 Aug.  The Squibb Salver was won by President Geoff Sheldon in a final against Club Captain Alan Mogg.  For a report and photos see our Club Competitions 2021 blog report here     For comps 21 photos click here 

8 Aug 21 Congratulations to team members in the Burpham B Bowls Surrey Top Four team who beat Woking Park today in a very closely fought match.  Dave Newton, Simon Fillary, Dave Hart and Keith Sutton now go through to the combined semi and finals day on 22 August at West End. Support very welcome.


22 July 21  Our reopening by the Mayor, and challenge match against the Chelsea Pensioners was a very successful and enjoyable day.  For report and photos click here.  For the Guildford Dragon report click here.  Photos by Diana Field, the professional photographer, can now be viewed in her photo gallery  See the blog for more information.
 
27 June 21  Congratulations to Ade and Bob Hughes, and John Kershaw on completing their Level 1 coaching courses (well, nearly!)  See here
 
 6 June 21  The first club competition of the season, the 2 wood mixed pairs Chipchase Cup competition, was contested today and won by Keith Sutton and Jenny Galloway.  Congratulations both!  Click here for report and photographs.
 
The Calendar and For Sale pages can now be found on the Members page.
 
Minutes of committee meetings now available in Members' page

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Guildford Community Lottery! 

8 Aug

Congrats to John Rowland on his cash win in yesterday's lottery draw. Since the beginning of May we've had 24 winners of which 4 were cash prizes - thankyou to those who donated their prize to the club. In the 3 months since May the lottery has earned over £400 for the club which is a very helpful contribution to our running costs.

Thank for your support.  If your payment or direct debit has expired you can renew it online or on 01483 33885

You have to be in it to win it so let's try to get our ticket count back up.  If you haven't signed up yet what are you waiting for?? 

Click on the lottery logo below.

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Background

Sir Francis Drake famously prepared to defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588 by having a game of bowls at his local Plymouth Hoe club.   Burpham Bowling Club was established in 1990.  It is a mixed club, one of the largest the Guildford area.  New members from beginner to experienced are always welcome.  

 

We have our own clubhouse, with licensed bar, plus access to the amenities pavilion of Sutherland Memorial Park and free parking at weekends (up to 5 hours weekdays).  Our green is looked after by Guildford Borough Council and is one of the best maintained in the area.  Our clubhouse is undergoing a major refurbishment ready for the 2021 season.

 

Our season runs from April to September.  We take part in a variety of competitions at regional, county and national levels.  We also have an extensive programme of mixed league and friendly matches against other clubs in the area.  And there are programmes of men's and ladies' matches.  

We also have a programme of internal club competitions every year, and casual club matches (i.e. roll-ups) when members can simply turn up for a friendly game of bowls in the company of other club members.  

Membership is available to playing and non-playing members and we have a very active social programme in the clubhouse throughout the winter months.  We have good links with the local community - for more information see the About Us section.

 

If you'd like to try bowls we can help you to get started and quickly enjoy bowling at Burpham Bowling Club.  Free tuition is available to new bowlers from our in-house qualified coaches.  You can also join as a non-playing member and enjoy our club's social side.

 

You are very welcome to browse the website and visit the club.  If bowls was a good enough game for Sir Francis Drake.....???