Competition Rules 2021

GENERAL

Finals Weekend will be Sat. 11th and Sun. 12th September 2021.  Members entering competitions (with the exception of the Drawn Triples) will be expected to play on either day if they have successfully completed earlier rounds.

ARRANGING A MATCH

The first named player (pair) is the challenger(marked in red) who is responsible for arranging the match and arranging a marker in singles matches. A minimum of 2 dates must be offered to the opponents at the beginning of each round. The agreed date and time must be entered in the rink diary or on the Club’s Book a Rink online system.

Failure to offer a choice of dates will result in the fixture being awarded by default to the opponents.

Competitors must read and adhere to the rules of individual competitions.

Rinks will be drawn by the Green Steward from those deemed playable by the Green Team.

The Green Steward will decide on whether the green is playable in the event of bad weather.

If the green is deemed unplayable the match must be re-arranged. The Competition Secretary will decide whether the round deadline will be extended.

A maximum of 2 trial ends may be played.

A completed score card must be signed by both players (both skips in pairs/triples matches) and placed in the appropriate box in the changing rooms.

Competition results will be entered on the sheets by the Competition Secretary.

ROUND COMPLETION

Members should only enter competitions if they will be able to complete rounds by the allotted dates. Holiday commitments will not be regarded as sufficient reason for extending round deadlines. The completion date for each round will NOT be extended except by prior permission of the Competition Secretary.

SUBSTITUTIONS    

All substitutions must be approved in advance by the Competition Secretary. Substitutes are allowed in all pairs and triples competitions up to and including the final. The substitute must not have played in previous rounds of the same competition. In the Handicap Pairs the substitute must not play off a higher handicap than the original player.

MARKERS

Members entering singles competitions must be willing to act as a marker.

GOVERNING RULES

Unless modified in these rules the current World Bowls shall apply.

INDIVIDUAL COMPETITION RULES 2021

CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES – 21 SHOTS (Player who reaches 21 shots first is the winner)

Open to all members of the Club. Separate Men’s & Ladies’ Competitions.

JUNIOR SINGLES (MEN) – 21 SHOTS

Open to all men who have not previously won a senior competition in any club i.e. Championship Singles, Junior Singles or Championship Pairs. County Badge players are excluded.

2 WOOD SINGLES (MEN) – 21 ENDS

Open to all men. 2 bowls each. Only bowls resting within 1 yard of the jack to count. Non-scoring end counts as an end played. Level scores after 21 ends mean an extra end.

HANDICAP SINGLES (MEN) – 21SHOTS

Open to all men on the handicap list. The player with the lower handicap receives the difference between the handicaps at the beginning of the match.

100 UP – FIRST TO SCORE 100 POINTS

Open to all members of the Club. Separate Men’s & Ladies’ Competitions.

Scoring as follows: Shot bowl – 4 points; 2nd bowl– 3 points; 3rd bowl – 2 points; 4th bowl – 1 point.

The first player to reach 100 points is the winner.

RESTICTED MIXED SINGLES – BEST OF 3 SETS

Open to any member (Lady or Man) who has never won a singles competition at the Club. Four bowls each. First to 9 shots wins the set. First to win 2 sets wins the match.

CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS (MEN) – 21 ENDS

Open to all men. Players select their own partners. Level scores after 21 ends mean an extra end must be played.

HANDICAP PAIRS (MEN) – 18 ENDS

Open to all men on the handicap list. Teams will be drawn. Handicaps for each player in the pair are added together. The pair with the lower aggregate receives the difference between the handicap totals at the beginning of the match. Level scores after 18 ends mean an extra end must be played. ***See rules on substitutes***

2 WOOD PAIRS – 21 ENDS

Separate Men’s & Ladies’ Competitions. Teams will be drawn.

2 bowls each. Level after 21 ends mean an extra end must be played.

MIXED PAIRS – 18 ENDS

Players select their own partners. Level scores after 18 ends mean an extra end must be played.

GENERATION PAIRS – 18 ENDS

Open to any Junior (25 and under) member paired with a non-Junior member. Players select their own partners. At the completion of end 9 playing order will be swapped in every pair. Level scores after 18 ends mean an extra end must be played in which teams can choose their order. A Junior may not be substituted by a non-Junior.

DRAWN TRIPLES – 18 ENDS

Open to any member (lady or man). Teams will be drawn. Matches will be played on specified Saturday mornings. A substitute must be found for any team member unable to play on the specified date. An incomplete team will forfeit the match. ***See rules on substitutes.***

Any queries or disputes should be referred to Sam Cates (Men’s and Mixed  competitions) and Lyn Davison (Ladies’ competitions).