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2023 External Comps

Updated: Mar 31


Mens Champion of Champions

Simon Fillary lost to Alan Reed of Mytchett (21-17) in R2

Top Club disappointing result: 1-4

Singles Simon Fillary

2 wood singles Rex Thorpe

Pairs Peter Challens & Andy Jones

Triples Alan Mogg,

Fours Barry Macbeth, Geoff Sheldon,

We lost our first round match against Camberley heavily on a very heavy green.

Top Fours a good start

A daunting first round draw away to Old Dean on 7 April. But on an unusually green, for Old Dean, green but we managed a comfortable win.

Team A Simon Fillary, Barry Macbeth, Keith Sutton, Andy Jones.

Team B Peter Challens, Alan Mogg, Alan Hughes, Geoff Sheldon.

Next round was against Mychett on 28 May. Unfortunately our adventure stopped there!

Tony Allcock Trophy

(2 teams of 2 men and 2 ladies) was played at Mytchett on the morning of Saturday 27 May and Burpham were victorious! We now have the challenge of playing Knaphill at their green on 11th June.

Teams are;

Glenda Mogg, Adrienne Hughes, Alan Mogg, Peter Challens (S)

Margaret Liley, Linda Macbeth, Keith Sutton and Barry Macbeth (S)

Bowls Surrey comps.

Champion of Champions

Simon reached the Area 4 final but lost to Kieran Kavanagh of Old Dean. A terrific effort nonethless.

Unbadged singles

Alan Mogg went out to Alfie Simmons if Stoke Park in R1.

Simon Fillary beat Tom Ayshford of Godalming in R1 then got past Alfie Simmons in R2. In R3 he beat Gareth Williams at Godalming and was then victorious against Ben Coomes at Bourne BC. He beat Rod Warriner at Burpham on the 14th June in round 5, the Area 4 final.

The 8 division winnners played the Area finals at Leatherhead on 28 June. In R1 Simon played but lost to Joel Roebert of R1 of Cheam Fields Club falling just short of winning his county badge.

Open Singles

Simon had a bye to R2 where he beat Robert Bixall from Farnham. He overcame Richard Carn at Haslemere on R3 16 June. His progress was halted in R4 by Carl Chadbond of Tongham on 23 June.


8 June

Barry Macbeth and Geoff Sheldon beat Leon Hendry and Ama De Olivera at Burpham. But they lost to David Shepherd and Nigel Whitehead at Cranleigh in the next round (R3) on 15 June.

Simon Fillary and Andy Jones were successful against Tom Reeves and partner (from Farnham) on 1st June. In the next round they beat Eamon O'Flynn and partner of Cranleigh on 8th June at Burpham but succumbed to Steve Neaves and partner of Woodbridge Hill in R3 on 15 June.

Our other pairs Alan Mogg & Colin Colbrook, John Kershaw & Mick Pearce and Rex Thorpe & Alan Hughes lost their initial matches.


On 6 June Simon Fillary, Colin Colbrook and Alan Mogg lost to a Camberley Triple on an extra end!

Barry Macbeth , Andy Jones and Geoff Sheldon narrowly lost at Godalming & Farncombe to a team including Gareth Williams and Leon Hendry.


Colin Colbrook, Alan Mogg, Andy Jones and Simon Fillary won their R1 match at Stoke Park on 12 June. In R2 on 19 June they lost heavily to a Woodbridge Hill team at Burpham.

West Surrey BA comps


Congratulations to Simon Fillary who fought his way through to the final at Old Dean on 9 September where he defeated Kiran Kavanagh of Old Dean 21 - 15 to become West Surrey BA Champion of Champions 2023.


Alan Mogg and Simon Fillary played their first games in R2 on 12 July. Alan overcame Peter Dixon of Knaphill at home on 12 July but lost to Kevin Gramson of Camberley in the next round. Simon, also playing at Burpham, lost to Alan Byrd of Farnham in R2..


Barry Macbeth and Mick Pearce were narrowly defeated by a Camberley pair in R1 on 22 June.

Peter Challens and Geoff Sheldon lost to Dave Shepherd and Nigel Whitehead of Cranleigh in R1

Simon Fillary and Colin Colbrook also went out R1 to a pair from Cranleigh.

Rex Thorpe and ? similarly went out in R1 against a pair from Camberley.

Alan Mogg & Andy Jones won their first game (in R2) against a West End pair. In R3 they went out to a duo from Woking Park led by Andy Newell.


Simon Fillary, Alan Mogg and Colin Colbrook lost to Steve Pace and his team from Woodbridge Hill in their R2 debut.

Geoff Sheldon. Andy Jones and Barry Macbeth played their first, and last, game on 30 July against a trio from Old Dean led by Jamie Butterworth.


We entered two teams, A and B. The A team lost their opening game, winning at home but losing by 4 shots away to Old Dean. The B team lost their first match in foul weather to Bishop Dupas BC of Walton on 14 July.

A team

Home                          Away

Brian Harrison.       Bob Hughes

Andy Jones             Dave Cheesman

Mick Pearce             Rex Thorpe,

B Team

Home: Away

Peter Challens Keith Sutton

Colin Colbrook Geoff Sheldon

Terry Keeley Alan Hughes



WS Friday evening league

Burpham Bowling Club rejoined the Friday evening West Surrey Bowling Association competition this year. This is a single rink (4 players) competition played as eight local mini-leagues over six matches with the mini-league leaders and the eight best of the rest qualifying for the KO stage. All of the strongest clubs in West Surrey enter at least one team. Burpham started very well, beating last year's winners Godalming, at home, Merrow, away, and Stoke Park at home being ably skipped by Simon Fillary for all but one match. Simon was unable to play at home v Merrow who drafted in their top player to inflict Burpham's first defeat. Another loss at Stoke Park saw Burpham squeak into eighth place amongst the best of the rest. This meant an away KO tie at Old Dean who had won their mini-league. A notewothy 19-22 victory ensued, which saw Burpham go to the quarterfinals held at Stoke Park only to be eliminated by a strong Knaphill team skipped by a player who has represented Surrey in the Middleton Cup. Unfortunately, regular lead Andy Jones was unavailable and the organiser made the mistake of not selecting Terry Keeley who had not experience defeat whilst representing the club in this competition..

Thanks to all those who played for their time and skill: Margaret Baigent, Simon Fillary, Andy Jones, Terry Keeley, Alan Mogg, Keith Sutton, Rex Thorpe.


Top Club

The Camberley was where the ladies played their Top Club match on 29 May and the less said the better about that!

Bowls Surrey

Singles Glenda Mogg

Pairs Adrienne Hughes & Catherine Hughes, Glenda Mogg & Karen King

Triples Liz Hyland, Margaret Liley, Wendy Sheldon

Fours Chris McLeod, Jane Regan, Barbara Hopkinson, Linda Macbeth

The Surrey County competition sheet gave the dates for the “Early Rounds” and they just

about gave us time to get used to playing on the green.

Champion of champions

Early May was the Champion of Champions first round for Linda Macbeth at Albury but

ended in defeat to a lady who has already gone on to win the second round. It was one of

the coldest afternoons high up on the Surrey hills so not very enjoyable at all!

Unbadged singles

In the week starting 29th May, there were mixed results for the ladies with Glenda Mogg losing her unbadged singles match at Woking Park after a very good game

Pairs Adrienne Hughes &

Glenda Mogg &


On 1st June the triples team of Adrienne Hughes, Catherine Hughes and Allison Thrumble won their first round only to find that they have to return to Woking Park the following week for the 2nd round.

Our second triples team of Glenda Mogg, Sarah Fillary and Cheryl Messenger have a bye to the second round where they lost to a Camberley team on the difficult green at Camberley on 7 June !


The Fours team of Glenda Mogg, Ruth Milsom, Sarah Fillary and Karen King won comfortably against a team from Horsell, but the team of Adrienne Hughes,

Catherine Hughes, Margaret Liley and Chris MacLeod lost to a very experienced Camberley team.


To complete the week the Pairs team of Adrienne Hughes and Catherine Hughes lost

on 2 June to a team from Windlesham. Our second pairs team have a bye to the

second round to be played next Friday (9th June).

Ladies West Surrey League

Our triples teams also began their competitions on Friday 26th May and our two teams were drawn against each other! Adrienne Hughes, Ruth Milsom and Liz

Hyland came out the winners against Glenda Mogg, Sarah Fillary and Karen King. In the second round they lost at Cranleigh.

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