CLUB COMPETITIONS 2020
Any member entering club competitions should ensure they will be available
to play on Club Finals Day/Club Finals Reserve Day: Sunday 6th September and Monday 7th September 2020.
For competition dates, please see below or refer to the “Club Calendar” pages in the current year book.
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.
(Knockout competitions played throughout the season)
SINGLES – MEN
Men’s Singles Championship - 4 woods, first to 21 shots - greys worn, with Whites for Final played on FINALS DAY
2019 Winner: David Hall Runner-Up: Mike Rowe
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
2019: Winner Colin Haupt Runner-Up: Mike Rowe
SINGLES - LADIES
Ladies’ Singles Championship - 4 woods, first to 21 shots. Greys worn, with Whites for Final played on FINALS DAY
2019 Winner: Sheila Hall Runner-Up: Judy Spooner
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
2019 Winner: Kate Wall Runner-Up: Pat Ashley
MIXED PAIRS COMPETITIONS
Open to all male and female members
4 woods - 21 ends - drawn pairs competition. Greys worn, with Whites for Final played on FINALS DAY.
Winners: Judy Spooner & Mike Rowe Runners Up: Peter Melville & David Hall
SOUTH LAWN SHIELD
4 woods - 18 ends - Self-arranged mixed pairs (1 lady and 1 gentleman) competition. Greys worn, with Whites for Final played on FINALS DAY.
Winners: Pat Ashley and Colin Haupt Runners Up: Kate Wall and Peter Brett
SINGLES - LADIES OR MEN
ROSA MACKLIN CUP
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
Only open to members who have never won a singles competition anywhere
2019 Winner: Colin Haupt Runner-Up: Julia Longley
ERIC WHITE CUP
2 wood singles “one day” competition - 15 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
2019 Winner: Peter Melville Runner-Up: Mike Rowe
DON HENRY CUP
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
2019: Winner: Di Goodyear Runner-Up: Tim Capron
Open to all male and female members
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.
2019 Winners: Judy Spooner, Roger Christie & Bill Wild Runners Up: Val Brace, Pat Ashley & Terry Munford
SPONSORED CLUB COMPETITIONS
THE NEEDLES TROPHY (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.
2019 Winners: Anne Norris & John Kitcher
EVERTON HYUNDAI TROPHY
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
2019 Winners: Trevor Rock and David Hall (Milford-on-Sea) and Brian Jones (Southbourne)
2019 Runners-up: Gary Barnett, Fred Avery and June Didlick (Milford-on-Sea)
COMPETITIONS DATES 2020 Will be added here when finalised:
(Can also be found on the Club Calendar page and in your Year Book once available)
COMPETITION RESULTS LIST:
A full list of last year's winners and runners-up can be accessed on the Members Only page.
For 2019 Finals Day photos please see Gallery page.
Information about the 2020 Finals Day and Competition Winners List will be added later in the year
Milford on Sea Bowls Club
Internal Competition Rules
Final Revised 2019
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 organise 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.
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.
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, we will try and reschedule.
Competitors entry fees for all competitions must be paid prior to their name being entered into any draw.
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 2019