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External competitions 2021

Updated: Jul 23, 2022

Last update 9 September 2021

2021 saw the revival of Bowls England, Bowls Surrey, and West Surrey competitions following their suspension in 2020 because of the Covid pandemic.

We had a good level of interest in these and details of our entries are available on the respective websites of those associations.

This blog tries to pull all those together so that you can follow how we're doing on one place.

9 Sept 2021 Congratulations to the Knaphill Triples squad for repeating their success of 2019 and winning the competition today at Knaphill. After squeezing past Stoke Park by the extra end they went on to defeat Knaphill in the finals. Well done! There was no competition in 2020 so this represents back to back victories. In turn that repeats Burpham's achievement in 2003 and 2004.

2021 squad

2019 squad


Mens Champion of Champions

Nick Anderson progressed to R2 where he succumbed to Nathan Beeson of Old Dean.

Mens Singles (Over 55)

Nick has fought his way into the quarter finals where his progress was halted by Tony Woolf of Camberley.

Mens Club Two Fours

Team 1 Nick Anderson, Peter Challens, Geoff Sheldon, Andy Jones

Team 2 Dave Newton, Alan Mogg, Barry Macbeth, Simon Fillary

We lost in round 1 to Godalming & Farncombe on 31 May.

Mens Top Club

2 bowls singles Simon Fillary

4 bowls singles Nick Anderson

3 bowls pairs Andy Jones & Peter Challens

2 bowl Triples Dave Newton, Barry Macbeth, Geoff Sheldon

2 bowls fours Alan Mogg, Rex Thorpe, Keith Sutton, Dave Hart

Overcame Bookham in R1 on 23 June 5-0 but lost to Godalming & Farncombe in R2 on 10 July.

Ladies Top Club

4 bowls singles Carolyn Hart

3 bowls pairs Glenda Mogg & Wendy Sheldon

2 bowl triples Sarah Fillery, Ade Hughes, Linda Macbeth

2 bowl fours Margaret Liley, Jane Regan, Shelagh Spencer, Maureen Thomas

R1 against West End away Saturday 12 June - won 3- 1


Champion of Champions (1)

Nick Anderson went out in R2 to Robert Edwards of Albury

Unbadged singles (3)

Simon Fillary lost to Dave Shepherd of Milford in R2

Alan Mogg lost to Ben Coombes of Bourne BC in R2

Nick Anderson progressed to R3 where he lost to Peter Brown of Godalming.

Open Singles (2)

Nick Anderson reached R4 where he went out to Andrew Salvador also of Cranleigh

Simon Fillary went out to Neil Callingham of Wonersh in R2

Pairs (6)

Nick & Andy Jones reached R3 where they succumbed to a pair from Cranleigh

David Hart & Keith Sutton also lost out to the same Canleigh pair in the previous round.

Simon Fillary & Alan Mogg reached R3 where they met and lost to Colin Colbrook & Ron Belcher.

Colin and Ron subsequently lost to yet another Cranleigh pair in R4 on 24 June

Rex Thorpe & Alan Hughes lost to a Stoke Park pair in R2

Barry Macbeth & Geoff Sheldon lost to a Godalming & Farncombe pair in R2

Triples (3)

Mogg, Belcher, Fillary met Macbeth, Sheldon, Hughes A in R2 when the Fillary team prevailed. Subsequently they lost out to Woodbridge hill in R3

Colbrook, Newton, Jones lost out to Stoke Park in R2

Fours (2)

Newton, Fillary, Mogg, Belcher overcame Camberley in R1. They narrowly beat a four from Mytchett on 28 June to progress to R3 where they will play away at Knaphill.

Sutton, Sheldon. Jones, Hughes A conceded to Old Dean in R1

Club Top Fours

Burpham A Peter Challens, Geoff Sheldon, Alan Hughes, Colin Colbrook

Burpham B Dave Newton, Simon Fillary, Keith Sutton, Dave Hart

Burpham A went out to a strong Knaphill B team in R2 at Knaphill on 30 June.


County Top Fours B team

Burpham B got a bye in R2 when Windlesham conceded. They had a convincing victory over Tongham in R3 on 18 July then played Woking Park in round 4 on 8 August. In an exciting and high quality game the lead changed hand a few times. With the score level at 21-21 after 20 ends we won by the narrow margin of 22-21. That result put them through to the semi -finals on Sunday 22 August at West End BC. After leading for most if the match they went out to another Knaphill team by 22-26. We came 3rd in the bronze medal place play-off. Well!

WEST SURREYS (comps page link here)

Champion or Champions

Nick Anderson opened his account with a win against Graham Robinson of Godalming & Farncombe.


Geoff Sheldon went out to Andy Newell of Woking Park in R1. Simon Fillary and Nick Anderson both progressed to R2 overcoming opposition from East Horsley and Old Dean respectively on the way. Simon lost to Chris Turner of Old Dean in R3 on 7 July. Nick met and overcame Andy Newell of Woking Park in R2 on 14 July.

Alan Mogg had a bye to R2 where he had to concede the game to Graham Robinson of Godalming & Farncombe.


R1 started on June 24 and of the record 6 Burpham entries only Geoff Sheldon and Barry Macbeth survived their opening games. They beat Dennis Knight and Peter Botting of Stoke Park in R1 and went on to defeat Peter Brown and partner from Godalming in R2 on 15 July at Burpham. R3 proved a bridge too far when they went out to a Knaphill pair on 5 August.

On 24 June Alan Mogg & Simon Fillary, and Dave Newton & Alan Hughes ended their campaigns in R1. Nick Anderson & Andy Jones, and Colin Colbrook & Ron Belcher, and David Hart & Keith Sutton played their first matches in R2 on 15 July but failed to progress.


R1 kicked off on 13 July

Geoff Sheldon, Ron Belcher, Dave Newton lost their R1 match against Godalming.

Alan Hughes, Barry Macbeth and Andy Jones overcame Woodbridge Hill in R1 but went out to Woking Park in R2 on 3 August. Alan Mogg, Simon Fillary and Colin Colbrook had a bye to R2 where they beat a team from Stoke Park on 3 August. On 24 August they went on to beat a Godalming & Farncome trio led by Graham Robinson. This victory put them into the semifinals where they will meet a team from either Old Dean or Chertsey on 4 September.


Simon Fillary, Colin Colbrook, Andy Jones & Dave Newton,

Alan Mogg, Alan Hughes, Rex Thorpe, & Ron Belcher,

....... open their accounts on 2 August.

Harry Mills Triples

We opened - and ended - our campaign on 7July against West End. The home team was Geoff Sheldon, Ron Belcher and Peter Manser. The away team was Keith Sutton, David Hart and John Kershaw. Both team lost unfortunately, but England beat Denmark to reach the Euro2020 final on that same evening. So not all bad news!


Champion of Champions

Carolyn Hart beat Anne Rapley of Windlesham in the Area 4 final. This put her into the Surrey Quarter finals where she lost to Faye Ludlow of Wandilea BC.


Wendy Sheldon and Glenda Mogg progressed to R3 before losing to a pair from Camberley.


Adrienne Hughes, Maureen Thomas and Cheeryl Messenger reached R2. Margaret Liley, Glenda Mogg and Wendy Sheldon reached R3. Linda Macbeth, Sarah Fillary and Carolyn Hart have progressed to R4 where they will meet a trio from West End.


Wendy Sheldon, Adrienne Hughes, Sarah Fillary and Margaret Liley.

Linda Macbeth, Glenda Mogg, Cheryl Messenger and Catherine Hughes.

Both teams went out in R1.

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