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Number of Ends/Shots

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Bernie Day

Ladies Singles

1 Day Round Robin and Final on the day

Singles

3

Probably 3 rounds of 7 ends + final

via Dutyman

Winner decided on the day and trophy awarded

Bonanza Day

Afternoon casual fun event, but with prizes for winners. Usually a theme (eg colour of clothing)

Mixed Triples

3

Probably 3 rounds of 7 ends.2 points for a win, 1 for a draw.

via Dutyman

Winner has highest points, shot difference as decider. Shields for winners awarded at AGM. Usually followed by refreshments.

Captain’s Day

Ladies v Men

Completely social occasion

Can be fours (rinks), triples or pairs depending on numbers

2,3 or 4

18 ends if pairs or triples, 21 ends if fours (rinks)

via Dutyman

Usually followed by refreshments

Captain’s Shield

Knock out

Mixed Pairs (where possible

2

Best of 5 sets. Each set is first to 7 shots.

Participants invited. Those who have not progressed beyond first full round of championship/handi cap

Final is played before Finals Weekend


Champion of Champions

Single Match

Singles

4

First to 21

The participants are the winners of the men’s and ladies’ championships.

Normally followed by refreshments. Spectators very welcome.

Chairman v Captain

One afternoon social eve

Probably mixed triple

3

18 Ends

Sign on via Dutyman Chairman and Captain select their own teams

Normally followed by refreshments.


Chairman’s Shield

One afternoon round robin then semi-finals and final depending on numbers. 3 rounds of 6 ends.


Singles

3

3 rounds of 6 ends + semi-finals and final. Only bowls within 1 metre of the jack count. Points awarded in order of distance from the jack 4, 2, 1.


via Dutyman

Winner decided on the day and trophy awarded

C&T

Chiltern and Thames League

League Match

Triples

3

18 Ends

Squad Selected

Team from squad available

Dorothy Day

One day round robin to identify finalists

Triples

3

Probably 3 rounds of 7 ends.

via Dutyman

Must be available for Finals Weekend

Teams will be selected. Final on Finals Weekend

FINALS WEEKEND

Annual internal competition finals over two days




Participants are those who have come through qualifying rounds.

Spectators very welcome, volunteers needed for marking, scoring and refreshments. Trophies awarded at the end of play on the Sunday.

Langdale Challenge Cup

One afternoon round robin + semi-finals and final

Singles

2

3 rounds of 8 ends + semi-final and final

via Dutyman

Winner decided on the day and trophy awarded

Lewis Cup

One afternoon round robin + semi-finals and final.  Aussi Pairs

Mixed Pairs (where possible)

4

Probably 3 or 4 rounds of 5 ends +final

via Dutyman

Winners decided on the day and trophy awarded

Men’s/Ladies

Championship/ Handicap/Novices

Knock Out

Dress code – grey with white shirt.

Singles

4

First to 21

(Difference in handicap means lower handicap player needs to score this many shots more than 21)

Sign on membership application form. Must be available for Finals Weekend.

Eligibility for Novices – no more than 10 years’ experience, and no singles title win.

Final on Finals Weekend

Men’s/Ladies

Pairs

Knock Out

Dress code – grey with white shirt.

Pairs

4

18

Sign on membership application form. Must be available for Finals

Pairs will be selected. Final on Finals Weekend


Men’s Triples

One day round robin to identify finalists

Dress code – grey with white shirt.

Triples

3

Probably 3 rounds of 7 ends.

Sign on via Dutyman. Must be available for Finals Weekend.

Teams will be selected. Final on Finals Weekend.

BYO refreshments

Mixed Pairs

Challenge League

Aussie Pairs

Dress code – grey with white shirt.

Pairs

4

Proposed 12 ends

Sign on membership application form

Pairs will be selected. Opponents will be designated. Winners decided on points scored.

President’s Afternoon

Entirely casual and fun event for members and guests.

Usually, fun games based on bowls

Varies from game to game

Points scored in each game are cumulative, but scoring is different for each game.


Sign on via wall chart as names of guests are needed

Winner has highest points,

Prize for winners. Usually followed by refreshments


Spoon Drive

Afternoon casual fun event.

Usually triples, but teams redrawn after each round

3

Probably 3 rounds of 7 ends.

via Dutyman


Personal score (the net score of their team) taken from each round. Winner is the highest positive net score. Usual prize is a bottle of wine.

Stan Mills Trophy

One afternoon knock out.

Dress code – grey with white shirt

Mixed Pairs (where possible)

3

3 rounds of 6 ends + semi-finals and final

via Dutyman


Winners decided on the day and trophy awarded

Wally Theobald Trophy

One afternoon round robin.

Dress code – grey with white shirt.

Mixed Pairs (where possible)

3

Probably 3 rounds of 8 ends

6 points for win, 3 points for a draw, 1 point for each end won

via Dutyman


Winner has highest points, if a draw then highest shot difference, then ends won

3CL

Three Counties League

League Match

Rinks (Team of four players)

2

21

via Dutyman


Team selected from those signed on

The Table below shows details of the format and rules of all the club competitions. These take place at various times during the season