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Desmond Demaine

Desmond is a valued and welcomed relatively new member, bringing with him a wealth of experience of being a respected player and bowls umpire in South Africa over a number of years.


Richard is our club Treasurer and a keen golfer. Richard and his wife Anne have been active members of the club since joining in 2013.


Richard Carn


Christine Ewing

I have been proud to be a member of the Haslemere Bowling Club for about 25 years. I never thought that bowls would have become such a large and happy part of my life. At my first attempt to play under a friend's instruction, I hit the jack and thought this is easy but soon discovered that there was much more to playing a full game! I quickly became intrigued by the many tactics and skills involved. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I was hooked! And then there were the legendary bowls match teas! Come and try the game, you won't regret it!


I have been a member of the HBC for 35 years during which time I served as the Club's Secretary for 19 years and Captain for the obligatory 2 years. I was involved in the design and supervising the construction of the Club Pavilion in 1994, the club having acquired funds from Foundation for Sports and the Arts, Waverley and Haslemere Councils. I was honoured by receiving the Leopard Award for services to the Club and have been made a club Life member.
Pauline, my wife has also been actively involved in the Club, introducing numerous Surrey Ladies fixtures and competitions with many outside clubs and also serving as HBC President and Captain. The Club has always encoraged and welcomed new members.


Peter Brackfield


John Greenfield

Hi everyone I hope you are all keeping safe during this Coronavirus pandemic I myself am fine. I do hope the club can survive this crisis and soon get back to the enjoyment of playing lawn bowls, I am sure this will happen if we all pull together. I joined the club in 1976 have had many successes and have been honoured by becoming a club Life Member. During my years at the club I have met nice people and made many friends. I have seen a lot of changes in the club like the new pavilion, planting of hedges, paved paths and the introduction of a full green watering irrigation system, this was all done by members pulling together. I may not be active bowling next year but will continue to support the club in any way I can.
Best wishes to all John.



Andy Chalmers

I grew up in Haslemere and my grandfather was an avid lawn bowls player for Haslemere. After he passed away, I thought I would follow in his footsteps and venture up to Haslemere Bowls Club on their open day with my good friend and right hand man on the bowls rink, Joe Dempsey. It was not long before we truly fell in love with the game.
Anyone that thinks you must be above a certain age to play lawn bowls is wrong. At age 21, Joe and myself have intense games, not only against opponents from other clubs but against each other. It is an art, with so much to be learnt. We had a enjoyable first season with some seriously nail biting game finishers and we are eager to come into the next season strong. Ready to learn from the veteran players as well as push each other to improve our game. I can not recommend coming up to the club more and giving lawn bowls a go. It is an incredibly welcoming environment with some very knowledgeable and great bowls players.


Joe Dempsey

Don has been with the club for 12 years and been club secretary for many of those years. He has taken great pride in the upkeep of the club pavilion and green and has undertaken many maintenance and improvements tasks himself. Over the years Don has organised many of the club successful social events and taken the lead arranging our open days where we have been successful in attracting new members to our friendly club. Thanks mainly due to Don we have two sponsors and friends to the club which provide some welcome donations. The 100 year celebration event was also another success thanks to Don's efforts and dedication to the club.


Don Gribble


Gary Clark

Gary is our club captain for the second year and he is joined by his wife Sandra this year as club secretary. They both have had success in winning club competitions and among Gary's achievements was being a member of Holbrook Cup winning team in 2017.


Judy took on the role of club president last year and is also a successful bowler and has been responsible for organising and giving instruction to a U3A "Introduction to Bowls group". Judy is well qualified for the role of president having been chairman to the Haslemere U3A which at the time already had over 500 members and growing. Also her career as a school teacher helps to keep us all in order.
Judy and Gary now have the onerous task of leading the club committee and sorting out the club affairs during the current coronavirus crisis.


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Robert Uffold

Robert is the club's Three Counties Representative and been an active member of the club for over 10 years having been the club's Captain and President and enjoying winning the club Men's Singles competition a number of times and the Club Champion in 2014. He is keen to encourage beginners and new comers to the club.


Janet has won many club competitions over the years and been in the successful winning teams for the Holbrook Cup and the Three Counties Bowls Fellowship finals in 2017. After her retirement from a local Estate Agent she has found that lawn bowls has become a fulfilling and enjoyable sport.


Janet Rothwell


Shirley Bicknell

Shirley has been playing bowls at the club over many years and won the Club Ladies Singles a number of times and was Club Champion back in 2006. Shirley has always been a friendly source of encouragement to our new members.