Horsell Bowling Club - Internal Competitions

Competitions formats

Men's Championship
Open to all male members. Four woods each. First to reach 21 shots.
Ladies Championship
Open to all female members. Four woods each. First to reach 21 shots.
Three Wood
Open to all members. Three woods each. Played over 18 ends.
Jack Bond
Open to all members. Four woods each. First to score 100 points.
Scoring is 4 points for shot wood, 3 for 2nd wood, 2 for 3rd wood and 1 for 4th wood.
If tied for any position only the closer positions score.
Veterans
Open to all members age 70 and over. Four woods each. First to reach 21 shots.
Men's Pairs
Open to all male members. Seeded drawn pairings. Four woods each. Played over 21 ends
Ladies Pairs
Open to all female members. Seeded drawn pairings. Four woods each. Played over 21 ends.
Mixed Pairs
Open to all members. Seeded dawn pairings. Four woods each. Played over 21 ends.
Handicap
Open to all members. Four woods each. First to 21 shots plus the difference in allocated handicap.
Statistically validated handicap which gives every player a realistic chance of winning.
Novice Singles
Open to all members who have never won a singles competition in any club. Four woods each. First to 21 shots.
Australian Pairs
Open to all members. Open drawn pairings. Four woods each. Played over 15 ends.
Each player alternates in bowls in Lead and Skip positions.
A very entertaining variation on the usual style of bowls.

Important Note
All competiions are intended to be played as a knockout tournament.  However, any competition which attracts fewer than 12 entries will be played on a league basis as follows:
      - If there are from 7-11 individuals (or pairs in the case of the pairs competitions) entries
 the competitions will be              run as 2 mini leagues with the winners of each league playing in a final on finals day
      - From 2-6 individuals or pairs will play each other in a single league with no final.


Members who enter any of the above competitions must be available to play on Finals Day and in the event of bad weather or unforeseen circumstances, on the following morning.

The next two competitions do not involve a Final match on Finals Day so are an ideal opportunity for members to gain valuable match practice or those unable to play on Finals Day.
Mixed Triples
Open to all members. Three woods each. Played in seeded teams to give everyone a chance.
Played all day on a Sunday from 10.00 am. to 6.00 pm. - see handbook for the date this season.
Two Wood Mixed Pairs
Open to all members. Choose your own partner. Only two woods each player. Played over 2 sets to 7 shots.
Played between Finals day and end of season.