Firstly don’t be intimidated! You may be surprised at how well you do and you will enjoy bowling with or against players you don’t normally come up against. You may also learn a lot!
The Club Competitions include Mens Singles, Women Singles, Open Singles, Men Pairs, Women Pairs, Mixed Pairs, Senior Pairs, Cyril Stares Trophy, Men Triples and Women Triples. At the end of the Season a further singles competition called the Bernard King Trophy is played – more on that below.
The Cyril Stares Trophy is a Pairs competition only open to those bowlers who don’t yet have their names on the Club Honours Boards.
You are encouraged to enter as many competitions as you are eligible for. All competitions except for the Senior Pairs are ‘drawn’, meaning that the people you play with are randomly drawn out of a hat; you won’t know who you are playing with until the ‘draw’ goes up on the Noticeboard. For the Senior Pairs you enter as a Pair.
To enter, simply fill in the form provided at the Club Competition Notice Board and return as instructed with your competition fees.
The ‘draw’ will be put up on the Club Noticeboard by the Competition Secretary as soon as available. The ‘draw’ will tell you who you are playing with, who against and when you need to play your games by.
If you have entered the singles and your name is above your opponent’s then you need to contact them to arrange the game. Further information on how to do this is on the Notice Board.
If you have entered the Pairs or Triples then your first step is to make contact with your teammate(s). Contact details can be found from the Members Register on the front desk. Then, if your Pair / Triple are placed above your opponents names in the ‘draw’ then your team is responsible for arranging the game.
The finals are all played in the same week (the date will be on the entry form) with the presentations made on the Friday evening. You will need to ensure that you are available that week (in case you reach a final). If you aren’t available during that week then you cannot enter.
The Bernard King Trophy is arranged and played towards the end of the Winter Season. It’s a singles competition played as the best of two set of 9 ends, with a single end shoot out in the event of tieing one set each. Look out for the application forms that will go up on the Club Noticeboard around April time.
Go on….enter and have fun!