CLUB COMPETITIONS

 

This is where we describe the various Competitions, Leagues and Drives in which members may participate. Unless otherwise stated.

 

Singles competitions are played with 4 bowls per player. First player to 21 shots wins

Pairs competitions are played with 4 bowls each player over 21 ends. Highest shot count wins

Triples competitions are played with 3 bowls each player over 18 ends. Highest shot count wins

Fours competitions are played with 2 bowls per player over 21 ends. Highest shot count wins

All playing members are eligible to enter all competitions unless otherwise stated

 

Competitions are played in rounds throughout the season, except for 1 Day competitions where all rounds are played on
one day, culminating in a final on FINALS DAY. It is important that rounds are completed by the scheduled round date.

Click Here for information on how the Handicapping system works

Click on the title of each competition to see 2017 winners

Mixed Competitions

 

 

A singles handicap competition for all new bowlers only during their first three years of membership. New members with previous experience outdoors are not eligible, However bowlers with experience under other codes may enter. It is held as a round robin with the number of rounds determined by the number of entrants per year group.  The highest scoring player from year one group will compete on finals day as a standard singles match against the best player from the Year 2 and year 3 group.

 

Handicapping between year groups is based purely on length of membership. Players have a 2 shot advantage for each year conceded to the newer player.

 

 

Headley Court Cup

 

The four players who have achieved the highest aggregate score at 4 Spoon Drives, or the top four scores if more than 4 have been played, are invited to play off for this cup under singles rules.

 

Ivan Foote Cup

 

As for the Headley Cup except the aggregation is over Saturday drives held in the season before Finals Day.

 

 

A singles un-handicapped competition

 

 

A singles competition where players only have 2 woods per end, played over 21 ends but where only shots within 1 metre of the Jack can score.

 

 

Singles un-handicapped competition open to all members aged over 70.

 

 

A pairs competition where pairing are choosen by players. It is open to all members with the restriction that one member of each sex must be represented.

 

 

This pairs competition is played with 2 woods only. Pairs may be of same sex with pairing decided by draw. The competition is held on one day as a round robin, to determine two pairs to compete for the cup on Finals Day.

 

 

A one day round robin competition is held to find two triples teams to play for the cup on Finals Day. Members of each team are drawn.

 

 

A one day round robin competition is held to find two fours teams to play for the cup on Finals Day. Members of each team are drawn.

 

Drives

 

Spoon Drives

 

Held on a Tuesday in May and Wednesday for the rest of the season. Sign in by 2:15 on the day, games start at 2:30. Players are drawn into teams depending on the number present and play either triples or fours against one another for 7 ends. The teams are then drawn again for a further 7 ends before a final draw and play of 7 ends. Each individual carries his/her score from each match. The winner of the day's spoon is the player with the highest aggregate score. In the event of a draw, the winner is decided by the player nearest the Jack in one final end.

 

SATURDAY/ BANK HOLIDAY DRIVES Saturday/ Bank Holiday Drives

 

Held on generally 4 Saturdays and 2 Bank Holiday Mondays these drives are run as for spoon drives, except that there is no trophy for
the winner. There is a cup for the highest scorer over the total of
Bank holiday drives.

 

Leagues

 

100 Up!

 

A league starting early in the season based on sets play, with a requirement that at least one beginner is included in each team

  A league starting early in the season based on sets play, with a requirement that at least one beginner is included in each team

A mixed competition running from the beginning of the season until early May, twice per week in the evenings. This competition is aimed at all bowlers but particularly those still working and is based on a similar successful competition run by Ashtead BC.  This is an excellent way to get your eye in and your arm working after either the winter lay off or after your indoor season!

 

Players are handicapped: 4 for the best bowlers down to 1 for the least experienced and/or seeking to make improvement in their game.

 

Teams of 4 are drawn on the night from players who turn up such that the total handicap in any team is no greater than 10: (thus, ideally a team consists of an expert (4), a good bowler (3) a reasonable bowler (2) and a novice (1)).

 

Teams play rinks in the usual way except that the scoring is based on the nearest 5 bowls irrespective of whose they are. Thus if team A has the shot bowl + a 5th nearest. they would score 6 points, while Team B with 3 seconds would score (4+3+2), 9 points Every bowler's bowl matters. First team to 100 points wins.

 

At the end of each game an individual takes the score of his team and this is recorded.The competition winner is decided as the person with the best total score

 

It is planned to run the competition from the start of the season until early May twice weekly usually on Monday and Friday evenings. (Please check your fixtures book for variations!) There are nine sessions in our calendar for this season.

 

 

Margaret Barham Triples League.

 

Members are encouraged to play in this mixed triples league competition played later in the season and often under floodlights. Teams are made up of club members and all teams play on the same evenings. There are 2 points for a win, 1 for a draw. The team with the highest point count wins.

Ladies Competitions

 

 

A singles un-handicapped competition for Ladies.

 

 

A singles competition for Ladies played to a handicap (from 0 to 7) decided before the draw. Handicaps are judged by the Club Ladies Captain, Ladies Vice- Captain and Competition Secretary based on
the past 3 year’s performance.

 

 

A singles competition open to all Ladies who have not won any club singles competition (with the exception of the Beginners Trophy and Headley Court Cup).

 

 

A competition with 2 ladies drawn from entry lists divided into "skips" and "#1s".

 

 

Singles competition where lady players only have 2 woods per end, played over 21 ends but where only shots within 1 metre of the Jack
can score.

 

Men’s Competitions

 

 

A singles un-handicapped competition for men.

 

 

A singles competition for men played to a handicap (from 0 to 7) decided before the draw. Handicaps are judged by the Club Captain, Vice- Captain and Competition Secretary based on the past 3 year’s performance.

 

 

A singles competition open to all men who have not won any club singles competition (with the exception of the Beginners Trophy and Headley Court Cup).

 

 

Competition of 2 men players drawn from entry lists of "skips" and #1s".

 

Other Competitions

 

Members are also eligible to play in West Surrey Bowls Association and Surrey Bowls Association competitions. These competitions are detailed on the respective association web sites.

 

External Leagues

 

The Club participates in 2 league competitions with other clubs for teams of 4 players.

 

West Surrey League

 

Games for MEN are played on a Friday evening starting no later than 6:15pm and may be at home or at a local club’s green. The Club enters one team per match. Two points are scored for a win, one point for a draw. In the event of a tie at the end of the season the club with the shot average wins.

 

Chrystie League

 

Games for MEN are played on Monday evenings starting no later than 6:15pm and may be at home or at a local club’s green. The clubs we play include those from East Surrey. Club enters two teams per match. Two points are scored for a win, one point for a draw. In the event of a tie at the end of the season the club with the shot average wins.

 

Insurance League

 

Games for Ladies are played by arrangement with other clubs in the afternoon.