Playing within the Club internal leagues is THE way to improve your game. This is the ‘bread and butter’ of the Club bowler’s game.
Some leagues are men only, some women only and some open.
Unlike roll-up sessions the leagues have pre-determined teams which stay together for the entire season (‘winter’ or ‘summer’) with a specific team captain who manages the team for that season.
As you would expect, the internal league games can be a little more competitive than a roll-up but nevertheless are welcoming of new bowlers and a great place to meet people, have fun and improve your bowls!
All run for either the ‘winter‘ season or the ‘summer‘ season and operate slightly differently in the winter and summer…..
Winter Season Leagues (Sept to April)
Teams for the winter season tend to stay together from year to year unless a player chooses to leave the team or the team captain brings a new player in. New players thus tend to be introduced into existing teams, though occasionally new teams are also formed.
If you fancy joining in one of the winter leagues there are a number of routes you can take…
1) Wait until shortly before the leagues are due to start (September) and add your name to the list that will go up on the club notice boards. You can add your name to as many leagues as you like and you will be organised into a team by the League Secretary
2) Make yourself known to the league secretaries or Paul (behind the bar) at any time and the league secretaries will organise you into a team
3) If you become aware that any team captains are looking for new players you can arrange with them to join their team directly
Once in a ‘Winter’ league team you would expect to remain in that team by default from year to year (unless wishing otherwise!).
You thus don’t need to sign up for the same league again in future seasons.
Your team captain will decide who plays with who, in which games and in which position at the beginning of each season. You can thus manage your calendar to be available as needed!
Summer Season Leagues (May to September)
Teams for the summer season are drawn ‘afresh’ every year.
You thus need to put your name on the lists put up at the start of every season (April).
You will play with different team captains and players each year and again can put your name down for as many leagues as you wish.
As per the Winter leagues, your team captain will decide who plays with who, in which games and in which position at the beginning of each season. You can thus manage your calendar to be available as needed!
Results and up to date league tables are available on the Club Notice Board and website.
If you would like to join in a league mid-season speak directly with the league secretary.