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Chater Bowls Club;New Season Begins Next Tuesday

Chater Bowls Club in North Luffenham, opens its doors to Summer 2019 from 2pm on Tuesday 30th April. This is when we will be holding our first meeting for Club members to limber up for the coming season and offers superb an opportunity for anybody from the village to try their hand  at Sir Francis Drake’s favourite game, with expert advice on hand if required!

Chater is a small and particularly friendly club which, in addition to its weekly get-together, plays friendly matches, usually around twice a week throughout in the Summer, against local clubs in Rutland, Leicestershire, Northants and in and around Stamford.

So if are looking to spend the Summer following an outdoor pursuit why not join in with the excellent company of girls and boys who, whilst being slightly competitive (well who is not!), put the emphasis on enjoying the game of bowls.

 We have spare sets of bowls available; all we ask is that you wear flat soled shoes. Remember it’s 2pm on TUESDAY April 30th 

 If you wish to know more about Chater Bowls club please contact , Alan Costello, on 01572 823244 or at chaterbowls@gmail.co

Chater Bowls Club AGM Highlights

The Chater Bowls club AGM was held on the 25th Feb at the Fox Inn in North Luffenham

  • Officers for 2019 will be:

President:  Bindon Carter, Secretary: Alan Costello, Fixture Secretary: Richard Chown

  • Club in good financial health with a cash surplus.
  • The number of confirmed matches has increased to 31.
  • Annual subscription to remain at £40.
  • The match captains for 2019 will be

May & Sept  Derek Britton,

 June              Dave Kisby & Carol Bates

 July                Roger Whittle

August             TBA

  • The first roll up will be at 2:00 pm on Tuesday 30th April (TBC)
  • The first match Thursday 9th May at home to Medbourne commencing at 2:30 pm.

Chater Bowls Club is situated on Pinfold Lane, N. Luffenham and welcomes new members, in particular those from N. Luffenham, from complete beginners to those with experience. So if you have recently retired and wondering what leisure activities to pursue or have recently moved to the area come on down. We have spare bowls sets for you to try your hand.

You can contact me on Tel 01572 823344, or email chaterbowls@gmail.com.

We really are a very friendly club.

Alan Costello Club Secretary

Chater Bowls AGM

The Chater Bowls Annual General Meeting will take place in The Fox in North Luffenham at 2:30 pm on Monday 25th February.

Non members welcome to attend.

Chater Bowls is situated on Pinfold Lane in North Luffenham. We play friendly matches throughout the Summer from May to September with other local bowling clubs.

New to the area or just retired and wondering what interests to pursue. Come and join the friendliest bowling club in Rutland.
We have roll ups on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:00 pm when you can try your hand at the game.

Chater Bowls Club Annual Dinner

On Friday 18th Jan Chater Bowls Club held its annual dinner at The Falcon Hotel in Uppingham. 19 members attended and a good time was had by all.

Presentations were made to Brian Edwards for winning the singles knock out and to Mary Matthews and Roger Whittle for triumphing in pairs knock out competition.

Chater Bowls 2018 AGM Highlights

  • The AGM was held in the warmth of Fox Inn on Monday 26th Feb. We would like to thank Jason Allen for making us most welcome
  • Officers for 2018 will be:

             President:  Bindon Carter, Secretary: Alan Costello, Fixture Secretary: Richard Chown

  •      Club in good financial health with a cash surplus
  • The number of confirmed matches has once more reduced from 31 to 21 this year. 11 at home and 10 away.
  • The annual subscription to remain at £40.
  • The Match Captains for 2018 will be;
    • May & Sept    Derek Britton
    • June                Dave Kisby
    • July                 To be arranged
    • Aug                 Ian Gill
  • A Date for the Alan Rose Trophy will be confirmed later.
  • The first roll up will be 2pm on Tuesday 1st May (TBC)
  • The first match will be Sun 6th May at Greetham commencing at 2:30 pm

If you wish to spend a long hot summer bowling at the Chater Bowls Club in North Luffenham , the friendliest club in Rutland, please contact me at chaterbowls@gmail.com

 

Alan Costello

Secretary Chater Bowls Club

 

Chater Bowls Club Annual Dinner

Once again on the 26th January Chater Bowls Club  held its annual presentation dinner at the Falcon Hotel in Uppingham.

 

 

 

 

 

The singles knockout trophy was awarded to Carol Bates. She also won the pairs trophy along with Alec Rose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think everybody won something in the raffle and a good time was had by all.

Please note the Chater Bowls AGM will be held at 2 pm on 26th Feb in the Clubhouse on Pinfold Lane.

Non members welcome, so if you have thought about playing bowls outdoor this summer come along and introduce yourself.

Chater Bowls, friendly bowling in Rutland

Alan Costello

Club Secretary

Chater Bowls Club Season Over

Outdoor bowling at Chater Bowls club on Pinfold lane has now finished for 2017.

The winner of the singles knockout was Carol Bates and the winner of pairs knockout was Alec Rose and Carol Bates. They are both residents of N. Luffenham.

So if anybody else in the village wishes to emulate them and fancys a go at outdoor bowling next year, you can contact me  at chaterbowls@gmail.com.

Carol receives the knockout singles trophy

Regards

Alan Costello

Chater Bowls Club 2017 AGM Highlights

The AGM was held on Wednesday 5th April at the Clubhouse on Pinfold Lane

  • Officers  for 2017 will be:

President:  Bindon Carter, Secretary: Alan Costello, Fixture Secretary: David Clanchy

  • Club remains in good financial health.
  • The number of matches  remains at a similar level as last year (approx 33).
  • It was agreed unanimously to make Sheila Love a lifetime member.
  • Annual subscription to remain at £40
  • The match captains for 2016 will be

April/May         Derek Britton

June                 Roger Whittle

July                   Jean Nourish

Aug/Sep         Brian Naylor

  • Thursday evening roll ups will be moved to the afternoon so roll ups will now take place on Tuesday & Thursday afternoons.
  • The first roll up will be at 2 pm on Tuesday 11th April 
  • The first match Sat 15th April at home to Market Overton commencing at 2:30 pm.

Chater Bowls AGM Highlights

  • Officers  for 2016 will be:

President:  Bindon Carter, Secretary: Alan Costello, Fixture Secretary: David Clanchy

  • Club in good financial health with a cash surplus.
  • The number of matches has reduced from 36 to 29 this year, 14 at home & 15 away.
  • Annual subscription to remain at £40.
  • Permission has been received from North Luffenham Parish Council to erect a club sign.
  • The match captains for 2016 will be

April/May  Dick Matthews (Dick will be on holiday for the 27th April match)

June     Edwin Kelham, July     Ian Gill, Aug/Sep   Roger Whittle

  • The competition for the Alan Rose trophy will be held on Sun 7th Aug
  • The first roll up will be at 2:30 pm on Tuesday 19th April 
  • The first match Wed 27th April at home to Whissendine commencing at 2:30 pm.
  • We will be taking part in the North Luffenham Village Open Day on Sat 11th June