CLUB COMPETITIONS - General Information
Any member entering club knockout competitions must ensure they will be available to play on Club Finals Day/Club Finals Reserve Day: Sunday 10th September 2023 (Reserve Day Monday 11th September 2023)
Competition Dates: Are listed further down this page
Competition Rules: These are displayed on the competition notice board in the clubhouse and are replicated further down this page. Before entry to any competition draw, a member must have paid the competition entry fee.
Members please note - Where “one day” club competitions are scheduled for Wednesday or Friday, there will be no general club roll up that afternoon.
Handicap Calculations explained (Revised 2022) please click here
Photos will be posted on the Gallery page as soon as possible after each event.
CLUB COMPETITIONS 2022
(Knockout competitions played throughout the season)
SINGLES - MEN
PRESIDENT’S CUP - For the 2023 draw please click here
Men’s Singles Championship - 4 woods, first to 21 shots - greys worn, with Whites for Final played on FINALS DAY
2022 Winner: RICHARD HARRIS Runner-Up: COLIN HAUPT
YOUNG CUP - For the 2023 draw please click here
Men’s Singles Handicap - 4 woods, first to 21 shots - handicap applied to scorecard at the start of the game. Greys worn, with Whites for Final played on FINALS DAY
2022: Winner: TONY STYLES Runner-Up: ALAN BURN
SINGLES - LADIES
ROSE BOWL - For the 2023 draw please click here
Ladies’ Singles Championship - 4 woods, first to 21 shots. Greys worn, with Whites for Final played on FINALS DAY
2022 Winner: JUDY SPOONER Runner-Up: PAT ASHLEY
ADEY PLATE - For the 2023 draw please click here
Ladies’ Singles Handicap - 4 woods, first to 21 shots - Handicap applied to scorecard at the start of the game. Greys worn, with Whites for Final played on FINALS DAY
2022 Winner: JUNE DIDLICK Runner-Up: PAT ASHLEY
MIXED PAIRS COMPETITIONS
Open to all male and female members
DAWSON CUP (Aussie Pairs) - 2023 Information sheet please click here
2023 Draw sheet please click here 2023 Schedule of matches please click here
4 woods - 15 ends - drawn pairs competition. Greys worn, with Whites for Final played on FINALS DAY.
2022 Winners: Judy Spooner & Paul Theobald Runners Up: Julia Longley & Geoff Fall
SOUTH LAWN SHIELD - For the 2023 draw please click here
4 woods - 18 ends - Self-arranged mixed pairs (1 lady and 1 gentleman) competition. Greys worn, with Whites for Final played on FINALS DAY.
2022 Winners: Pauline & Tony Styles Runners Up: Brenda & Rhys Paddison
The draw for each competition will take place a few days before each competition and be published/shared with all competitors in advance.
SINGLES - LADIES OR MEN
ROSA MACKLIN CUP (Open Singles) For Information, please click here
3 wood singles “one day” competition - Timed competition, each game limited to 35 minutes
12 ends played in the final. Entries will be drawn on the day. Greys worn. FINAL ON THE DAY
2022 Winner: Rhys Paddison Runner-Up: Ken Bagguley
ERIC WHITE CUP (Restricted Singles)
3 wood singles “one day” competition - 10 ends played each round. Entries will be drawn on the day. Greys worn. FINAL ON THE DAY. Only open to members who have never won a singles competition anywhere
2022 Winner: ROBERT WILCOX Runner-Up: PAUL LONGLEY
DON HENRY CUP (Open Singles)
2 wood singles knockout ”one day” competition - 2 woods over 15 ends each round. Entries will be drawn on the day. Whites will be worn. FINAL ON THE DAY
2022: Winner: ROB PERKINS Runner-Up: DAVID HALL
Open to all male and female members
DRAWN TRIPLES COMPETITION (Formerly the Peyton Cup)
3 woods - mixed drawn triples "one day" competition. Teams drawn in advance of match day.
10 ends per game including Semi-Final and Final - Greys worn FINAL ON THE DAY.
2022 Winners: Ron West, Colin Haupt & Ken Wright Runners Up: Alan Burn, Bob Drake & Annette Drake
SPONSORED CLUB COMPETITIONS
THE NEEDLES TROPHY (Open Pairs) Sponsored by South Lawn Hotel
4 woods self-arranged open pairs round robin “one day” competition. Each round 40 minutes or
maximum of 8 ends. Final played over 8 ends - Whites will be worn. FINAL ON THE DAY.
2022 Winners: Janet Hackwell & Colin Haupt Runners-Up: Fred Avery & June Didlick
EVERTON HYUNDAI TROPHY (Open Triples) Sponsored by Everton Hyundai
3 woods self-arranged open triples round robin “one day” competition. Each round 40 minutes or maximum of 8 ends. Final played over 8 ends - Greys will be worn. FINAL ON THE DAY.
More information about the Everton Hyundai Trophy Competition can be found on the Everton Hyundai page once the playing season is underway
2022 Winners: Howard Farmer, Rob Perkins & David Newman
2022 Runners-up: Tim Capron, Paul Theobald & Peter Brett
FOR AN A-Z OF CLUB COMPETITIONS, please click HERE
ONE DAY COMPETITIONS DATES 2023
(Can also be found on the Club Calendar page and in your Year Book)
Milford on Sea Bowls Club
Internal Competition Rules
Final Revised 2022
For a downloadable copy of the Rules please click here
Competition entry shall be open only to 'playing' members of the Club.
The Management Committee will determine annually competition entry fees and will appoint a Club member to serve as Competition Secretary whose job it will be to organize and be responsible for the Club's internal competitions in collaboration with the Men's and Ladies' Captains.
Any dispute, or matter requiring clarification, which the Competition Secretary is unable to resolve will be referred to a Competition Arbitration Committee which will consist of the President, Competition Secretary, Men's and Ladies Captains. Any three will constitute a quorum and their decision will be final.
The Club Captains will be responsible for the determination and annual allocation of members competition handicaps.
Competition draws, handicaps, challenge end dates and round completion dates will be published on a competition board in the pavilion as soon as possible after a draw is held.
Before entering any Knockout Competition all players must ensure that they will be available on the Club’s Final’s day.
Competition entrants must follow the following procedures -
The first named (or top name) drawn in a match shall be the 'Challenger/s' and in the case of singles matches they will be responsible for arranging a marker.
The Challenger/s must contact their opposition at latest by the challenge date shown on the draw sheet to arrange for the game to be played. Opponents must be given at least two reasonable dates for the playing of the game. The game must be played by the 'round completion date' shown on the draw sheet.
Should the Challenger fail to issue the challenge by the date shown on the draw sheet then their opponent/s will automatically become the Challenger and it will become their responsibility to immediately issue two reasonable alternative dates to play the round. In this case, failure to accept the alternative dates offered by the 'new' Challenger will result in the forfeiture of the game by the opposition.
If an extension beyond the published play by date is required it MUST be formally requested from the Competition Secretary. Any disputes that cannot be resolved will be referred to the Arbitration Committee.
On completion of each game the winner/s will be responsible for immediately entering their name/s in the appropriate space on the draw sheet.
Other than in the case of illness or other unavoidable circumstances agreed by the Competition Secretary and/or Competition Arbitration Committee, failure to comply with competition procedures and other Club rules in force will result in forfeiture of games, and further action as deemed appropriate by the Competition Arbitration Committee which could include but not be limited to suspension from further competitions will be considered.
Any final due to be played on Final/s Day must be played on scheduled day, or rescheduled day in the case of inclement weather, unless otherwise arranged with the Competitions Secretary. In the case of illness / injury we will try and reschedule.
Competitors entry fees for all competitions must be paid prior to their name being entered into any draw.
For Handicap Competitions ie Adey Plate and Young Cup the handicap difference will be applied to the scorecards before the start of the game
Singles Competitions: No substitutes will be allowed.
Pairs Competitions (drawn or arranged):
The players shown on the draw sheet will comprise the team. In the event of a member of that team having to withdraw through illness or any other unavoidable reason prior to the completion of the first round, then, subject to the agreement of the Competition Secretary, a substitute of comparable ability will be allowed. In the case of drawn pairs, the substitute player will be selected by the Competition Secretary. A substitute player must continue as part of that team throughout the rest of the competition. The substitute may not be a player who has already played in a team which has been knocked out of that competition. Withdrawal of a player from a team after completion of the first round will result in the team having to withdraw from the competition.
Triples Competitions (drawn or arranged):
The players shown on the draw sheet will comprise the team. In the event of a member of that team having to withdraw through illness or any other unavoidable reason prior to the completion of the first round then, subject to the agreement of the Competition Secretary, a substitute of comparable ability will be allowed. Following agreement of a substitute that player must continue as part of that team throughout the rest of the competition. The substitute may not be a player who has already played in a team which has been knocked out of that competition. Substitutes will not be permitted after completion of the first round. In the event of a team being unable to field 3 players in any round this will result in the team having to play a crippled rink. In such a case the full triple will play 2 woods each and the defaulting team will play 3 woods each and forfeit 1/3 of their score. In the event of a team being unable to field two players in any round then the game must be conceded to the opposition.
Substitutes Competition entry fees
All substitutes must pay the standard entry fee on admission to a competition.
Booking Rinks for competitions
Rinks cannot be pre-booked by members at times designated for club activity sessions. These include Monday am and pm, Wednesday pm and Friday pm. Usage of rinks at times when Club matches are being played is at the discretion of the Club Captains or Captain of the Day. Usage of rinks for competition matches at the time of club roll-ups on Wednesday pm and Friday pm may be possible but at the discretion of the Club Captains. Whilst permission will normally be given, members are also asked to observe strict bowls etiquette whilst accessing and playing on the green.
Any disputes arising from the operation of these rules must be referred in the first instance to the Competition Secretary. If the member does not accept the decision reached by the Competition Secretary then application may be made to the Competition Arbitration Committee whose ruling will be final.
Management Committee - January 2022