HANGLETON BOWLING CLUB – COMPETITION GENERAL RULES
W.e. from 2019
1. Entrants must have paid the annual club subscription and the competition entry fee before commencing play. Aspiring members may enter, pending final acceptance.
2. Entries must be made on the official form and submitted, not later than one week after the opening of the green, to the Hon. Treasurer or, if he is not available, to any Committee Member.
3. Competitors [or skips of competing teams] must, by mutual agreement arrange to play on or before the closing date for the round as posted on the Competitions Notice Board. Non-appearance of either party by 30 minutes after the agreed time on the booked date [Rule 7c] will automatically cede the match to the other. NOTE: Non appearance applies equally in the event that the Competitions Secretary has set the time and date for any round.
Any difficulty in arranging a date for a match or any other problem concerning completion of a match by the closing date must, in advance of the closing date, be referred to the Competitions Secretary for resolution. This may be done by either competitor. If this is not done and the match is not played in time both parties will be disqualified giving a bye to the next round opponents. The Competitions Secretary, with the committee authority, will be responsible for ensuring this rule is strictly adhered to and his decision will be final in any dispute.
4. In the event of the green being declared unfit for play by the groundsman, matches must be re-arranged. If this occurs on the closing date of a round an extension of 2 days is allowed. If the green is declared fit, arranged matches must be played unless both parties agree to a re-arrangement within the time limit. If one party refuses to play they forfeit the match.
5. In the First Round/Preliminary Round the first named competitor, pair, triple or rink on the competition list shall be the challenger[s]. In subsequent rounds the Competitions Secretary shall nominate the Challenger to ensure that the position of Challenger is evenly distributed between players throughout the Competition.
6. The first named competitor, pair, triple or rink on the competition list shall be regarded as the challenger[s]. The challenger[s] shall be responsible for:
a] Within 8 days of the closing date of the previous round supply three dates on which the competition could be played, avoiding if possible, all club matches and county competitions.
b] Supply a marker for single matches.
c] Display the booking, time and his/their chosen rink on the diary board and in the Rinks diary.
The order of priority for rink/green reservations are:
i County Competitions
ii League Matches
iii Representative Club Competitions [Bill Hawkins, Abergavenny etc.]
iv Club Competitions
7. Evening matches must be started in time to finish by the green closing time. Afternoon matches must be started in time to finish before the evening session. All Pairs matches should allow three hours for their game.
8. On the day of the match no participant may play on the booked rink prior to the match.
9. The winner of each round is responsible for placing the signed card[s] in the Competitions box. The competitions sheets will be up-dated by the Competitions Secretary when the card[s] have been scrutinised.
10. In pairs and triples one substitute per team is allowed. The substitute must:
a] Be of equal or lower handicap than the original player, and
b] Not have played, or be due to play, in the same competition.
11. Only members who have never won a 4 wood singles competition may enter for the Tyro [Novices] Competition.
12. All competitions must be played in accordance with Bowls England Laws and by entering members agree to abide by the above Rules which specify “that woods must bear a legal stamp of a B.I.B.C. tester” and accept as final in any dispute the judgement of the Competitions Secretary as the representative of the Committee.
13. Non-availability of Finalists shall be considered by the Competitions Secretary and Committee prior to, or on Finals Day. Substitutes may be used if deemed necessary.
HANGLETON BOWLING CLUB - COMPETITIONS INDIVIDUAL RULES
The George Dew Men’s Singles Championship 21 shots 4 woods
Winner George Dew Cup Runner Up William Carr Cup
The Sadler Ladies Singles Championship 21 shots 4 woods
Winner Sadler Cup Runner Up Chubby Stringer Trophy
The Viv Hibberd Men’s 2 wood Championship 21 ends 2 woods
Winner Viv Hibberd Cup Runner Up Arthur Idle Cup
The Hangleton Ladies 2 wood Championship 21 ends 2 woods
Winner Hangleton 2 wood Cup Runner Up Hangleton Cup
The Men’s Tyro Championship 21 shots 4 woods
Winner Albert Mockford Memorial Cup Runner Up Guy Shirley Cup
Open to any member who has never won a 4 wood singles competition in Hangleton or any other bowling club.
The Hangleton Handicap Championship 21 shots 4 woods
Winner Hangleton Challenge Cup Runner Up Baguley Cup
The handicaps, ranging from scratch to +6, are set by the Competitions Secretary with such help as he may enlist. To win, the less expert player needs to score the normal number of shots while the more expert player has to score the normal number plus the difference between the two handicaps.
The Gosling Memorial Fixed Jack trophy 15 shots 3 woods
Winner Gosling Memorial Cup Runner Up Mary Grover Cup
On the first end one player delivers the jack which is then marked and remains in the same position on all odd-numbered ends. On the second end the other player delivers the jack which is then marked and similarly treated on all even numbered ends.
At all times the jack must be re-placed on the marker or as near as possible if a wood is partially obscuring the marker. Should a wood be totally obscuring the marker the jack must be placed in front of the obscuring wood, centered on the marker. It follows therefore, that it is not possible to have a ‘No End’ in this competition.
The E & J Hobday Rolling Jack trophy 15 shots 2 woods
Winner E & J Hobday Cup Runner Up Hangleton Cup
The Jack id delivered as normal and must be at least 70 feet from the Mat. The jack IS NOT centered but must be played to where it comes to rest, except that it must be not less than 1 yard from the strings at the side of the Rink and not less than 1 yard from the Ditch.. At the close of the end no wood outside a radius of 1 yard from the Jack shall count. NO yard measure to be used until the end is played. All ends to be entered on the score card.
The A H Dilley Pairs Championship 21 ends 4 woods each
Winners- Skip A H Dilley Cup Lead Cyril Buckland Cup
Runner Up Skip Hangleton BC Cup 1 Lead Hangleton BC Cup 2
The J S Colvin 100 UP trophy 100 points 4 woods.
Winner Colvin Cup Runner Up Saddler Cup II
Ladies included by invitation. First to 100 points with shot wood scoring 4, second wood counting 3, third wood 2 and fourth wood 1 point. Tied woods count. Points are shared i.e. Two woods tied for first place are worth 7 points [first and second woods and points are 3½ each] The player holding the shot wood at the completion of an end shall have the mat on the following end. If the score is tied at 100 all on completion of the twentieth end a further end[s] shall be played.
The Jim Brady Sets trophy 9 ends x 2 4 woods
Winner Jim Brady Cup Runner Up Hangleton Cup
Players have four woods and play two sets each of 9 ends where shots count in the normal way.
The player who bowls first on the first set then plays second on the second set.
This can produce three different results:
(1) A WIN: Two sets to nil;
(2) A WIN: One and a half sets to one half;
(3) A TIE: one set each.
If the result is (3) a tie then a maximum of three ends decider is played where the shot nearest the Jack wins the end and the first to win two ends is the winner.
If a decider has to be played the choice of who goes first is decided by the toss of a coin.
The Purbrook Cup [Played on Finals Day] 2 ends 2 woods
Winners Purbrook Cup
This is a Finals Day event.
The Freddy King Two Wood Triples trophy [One day competition] 18 ends 2 woods
Winners Freddy King Trophy
This is a one day event in September. Teams are arranged by the drawing of names from the list of entrants by the Competitions Secretary, with such help as he may enlist. For the draw the Competition Secretary may decide to seed entrants into ‘leads’ ‘twos’ and ‘skips’ to ensure balanced teams. Teams however are free to fix their own order of play.
FORMER Competitions - Not currently contested:
The William Carr Mixed Pairs Championship 21 ends 4 woods each
Winners- Man William Carr Cup Woman Allan Cup
Runner Up- Man Jim Brady Cup Woman Carol Brady Cup
Teams for both Pairs competitions are arranged by the drawing of names from the list of entrants by the Competitions Secretary, with such help as he may enlist. Teams fix their own order of play.
The Hangleton Ladies 100 UP trophy 100 points 4 woods.
Winner Hangleton Cup Runner Up Hangleton Cup
Ladies included by invitation. First to 100 points with shot wood scoring 4, second wood counting 3, third