HANGLETON BOWLING CLUB

[Founded 1954]

Green : Knoll Park Recreation Ground,

               Rowan Avenue, Hove,  Sussex, BN3 7JH

[see attached map for directions]


Associate Member Bowls England. Affiliated to Sussex County Bowls,

Brighton, Hove & District Bowling League and Hove Mixed League


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Club Competitions Rules


HANGLETON BOWLING CLUB – COMPETITION GENERAL RULES
W.e. from 2013

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 will automatically cede the match to the other.

4.  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.

5.  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.

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] Supplying three dates, one of which is a weekend day, 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 desk 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.  Men’s Pairs and Mixed Pairs 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

SINGLES Competitions:
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.

MIXED Competitions:
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
Sets Competition
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 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.  

Club Trophies