Guildford Dragon


Guildford Community Lottery! 

10 October

We're up to 37 supporters who have 74 tickets in the draw every week.  So we're just one short of our August target of 75 tickets.  Since we set up our lottery page in April we've been in 25 weekly draws and we've had 30 winners.  And in just 6 months it has generated almost £700 revenue for the club. 

You have to be in it to win it so let's try to get our ticket count to the 75 mark!  If you haven't signed up yet what are you waiting for?? Click on the lottery logo.

Knaphill Triples League winners 

Shelagh Spencer

Andy Jones

Nina Challens

Alan Mogg

Peter Challens

Dave Newton

Barry Macbeth

Rod Spencer

Glenda Mogg

click here for final table

Knaphill League winners 2019




Sir Francis Drake famously prepared to defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588 by having a game of bowls at his local Plymouth Hoe club.   Established in 1990 Burpham Bowling Club isn't quite that old but you can still have a relaxed game of bowls at this 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 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 mens 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 social 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 social member.


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



Clubhouse refurbishment

Fund raising update November 2019


The story so far


Fund raising activity started in May with our participation in the Guildford Lottery. So far 37 members have bought tickets and the club will have raised £1900 by the time existing tickets have expired. Thank you to Geoff Sheldon for initiating this and to everyone who has taken part so far and it is hoped that each participant will renew their ticket(s) when they expire next year. It is also hoped that new participants will join them. 


Thanks also to each member who, without being asked, made a personal donation to the fund this year. This is much appreciated.


Well done to the ladies who raised over £600 at the cream tea and sale. These and other initiatives have raised a total of £4300 including the money we have yet to receive from the lottery. This supplements the £13,000 allocated by the club to the project and is a very encouraging start, but we have a long way to go.


What’s next?


I am currently working with our existing sponsors – Lodge Brothers and Seymours – to extend the scope of our sponsorship arrangements. I am also seeking new sponsors. This is something which will not only improve our financial position, it is also something which external grant providers expect us to be doing. The refurbishment project depends, of course, on our success in obtaining these external grants.


Plans are being made for three important fund raising events next year. They are:-

  • a wine tasting evening/ploughman’s supper on Thursday March 12th which Bob Hughes will be running.

  • a charity walk, called the three greens challenge, which John Kershaw is organising to take place in May/June.

  • a dinner or BBQ to take place in July/August.


Details of all these, and dates for the latter two events, will be announced during the coming months. They are additional to all the usual bowling and social events and I hope that as many of you as possible will support them, and their organisers, and help the club to reach its objective of an improved clubhouse. Their success depends on you.


I will keep you posted as to further developments during the coming months. In the mean time, I and the team (Glenda Mogg and Bob Hughes) are always interested in any ideas you may have to fill the coffers.

Alan Hughes

Internal Fund Raising Co-ordinator


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