Category Archives: Chater Bowls Club

Keep up to date with news from the Chater Bowls Club.

Chater Bowls Club;New Season Begins in May

Chater Bowls Club in North Luffenham, opens its doors to Summer 2018 from 2pm on Tuesday 1st May. 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 potential members in the locale to test themselves with expert advice on hand if required!

So do come along and try your hand at Sir Francis Drake’s favourite game in the fresh air of North Luffenham!!

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

So why not consider spending the Summer in the excellent company of girls and boys who, whilst being slightly competitive (well who is not!), put the emphasis on having fun.

 We have spare sets of bowls available; all we ask is that you wear flat soled shoes. Remember it’s 2pm on TUESDAY MAY 1st.

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

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

Carol receives the knockout singles trophy


Alan Costello

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

Chater Bowls Club Annual Dinner


P1020559 (640x427)

Mary Matthews & Alex Rose Winners of mixed pairs knockout

P1020558 (640x427)

Roger Whittle

IMG_20160126_152942205 (2)

Ian Gill Winner of Singles Knockout

P1020550_edited-1 (640x392) P1020546_edited-2 (640x427) P1020547_edited-1 (640x427)

Chater Bowls club held its annual dinner on Friday 22nd January at the Falcon Hotel Uppingham. The singles knock-out trophy was won by Ian Gill.  Mary Matthews continued her winning ways from last year by lifting the mixed pairs knock-out trophy this time with Alex Rose.

In the absence of Ian Gill, the other finalist Roger Whittle accepted the singles trophy on behalf of Ian.

The club will be holding its  AGM  on Wed 24th Feb at 6-30 pm at the clubhouse on Pinfold Road. All are welcome members and in particular non-members.

Chater Bowls Club Season Finished

The Bowls Club played its last match and the weekly roll ups for both members and non members have finished.

The winner of the Singles knock out this year was Ian Gill, and the winners of the Pairs competition were Mary Matthews & Alec Rose. congratulations to you all.

We anticipate that the Annual Awards Presentation and meal will once again be held in January.

Although the season has finished you can register if you are interested in playing next summer, do not hesitate to contact myself, Alan Costello either by the website or on 01572823244.

See you all next year

Highlights from Chater Bowls Cub AGM

  • Bindon Carter agreed to continue as Chair.
  • Edwin Kelham proposed and seconded to continue as Fixture Secretary (in absentia).
  • Membership fee to remain at £40
  • Green fees to remain at £2
  • Improved signage to be sought to advertise the club more.
  • Match Captains for 2015
    • April/May            Dick Matthews
    • June                      Edwin Kelham
    • July                       Ian Gill (possibly non playing captain)
    • August/Sept        Roger Whittle
  • First Roll Up Tuesday 21st April at 2pm. Non members particularly welcome so just turn up and give it a try.
  • First match           25th April at Humberstone



Chater Bowling Club Annual Dinner

Chater Outdoor Bowling Club held its annual dinner and prize presentation on Friday 16th January at The Coach House Inn at South Luffenham.

The Matthews family figured prominently amongst the prizes, Mary Matthews winning the singles knockout trophy and with husband Dick in winning the pairs knock out competition.

The Alan Rose Memorial Shield was won this year, by Ken Fogelman.

Bindon Carter, the club chairman, also presented Ken Fogelman with a leaving present on behalf of the club as he moving, with his wife, to the Isle of Man. Ken will be greatly missed both in his role as club secretary and his enthusiasm for the club. We wish both of them good luck in the future.

New members, beginners or experienced players, are always welcome at the club. For further information please contact Alan Costello on 01572823244 or e mail at

Chater Bowls Prizewinners

Chater Bowls Prizewinners

Members enjoying the social occasion

Members enjoying the social occasion