Challenge Ladder Rules 2018

Bowls Ladder Rules

The objective is for each player to climb the ladder by challenging players higher up

The ladder is open to all paid up members,

You may challenge anyone up to two places higher than yourself.  Put game onto rink booking sheet and on challenge ladder sheet above.

Games are played to 21. To eliminate the need for a marker the jack is placed between the tee and the third spot from the T, by the winner of the previous end and the players can set the mat as they wish provided it is at least 23 metres

No player will be allowed to walk to the head or get information from any other person during the game.

If the Jack goes out of the confines of the rink including the ditch, it is a dead end. Replay the end from the same end.

Once a person is challenged a game MUST be arranged within seven playing days and played OUTSIDE of rollup times (Mon/ Wed /Sat 9-11), however, if you wish to come down and try and see if a rink is available then that is fine, BUT roll ups take priority. Anyone refusing a challenge will be moved to the bottom of the board

A member can only have one challenge pending at any one time.

If a game has to be cancelled due to weather then it should be completed within one week.

If the higher placed person wins there is no change. Should you challenge and lose, you must then challenge and play someone else before challenging the same person again.

If the challenger is the winner of the game, they will swop positions with the person they have played.

Anyone who doesn’t play a game in a calendar month drops down two positions at the end of that month.

Players can change the cards on the board straight after the match. Score cards to be put in box.

The winner will be the person at the top of the ladder on finals day November 24th 2018.

All games to be played under the Laws of the Sport of Bowls (current Crystal Mark Edition)

Disputes during the match: If an independent decision is needed a club member, agreed by both competitors, can be consulted. Their decision is final.

Any player/ team breaking the Club or Competition rules will be referred to the Club Captain Dress code:  Club shirts with whites

Competition Rules 2018

Club Competition Rules January 2018

  • All games to be played under the Laws of the Sport of Bowls(current Crystal Mark Edition )
  • All competitors must be paid up members of the club.
  • Each team to nominate a team member who will arrange the matches with their opposite person. Any problem arranging an agreed date to be referred to the Bowls Coordinator at least one week before the end of the ‘window’
  • All games to be played within the ‘window’ of the dates with no exceptions including the final
  • Substitutes Drawn Competitions: Substitutes will be allowed but an individual can only play for the same team once in any competition but can be used by other teams
  • Substitutes Named Competitions: Substitutes are not allowed. A permanent replacement player can be used if a team member becomes unable to continue bowling at the Club. This replacement cannot have played for any other team in that competition. Only one replacement is allowed, per team, in each competition
  •  All competitions will be played as displayed on the individual competition sheets.
  • Trial ends are optional
  • Jack goes out of play during the game: the Jack will go back on the Tee.  
  • Rink of play to be drawn on the morning or afternoon of the game
  • Score cards:  must be signed by the skips and must include full names of the  players and the finish time and be placed in box for the bowls coordinator
  • Weather interruption: If fewer than 11 ends played the match is rescheduled asap and continues from existing score and ends, to be played on the same rink. If 12 or more ends played, that is the final score. For set games that cannot be rescheduled the existing score will stand as the result
  • If the match is forfeited: the other team is awarded the match/points
  • Disputes during the match referred to the skip. If an independent decision is needed a club member, agreed by both skips, can be consulted. Their decision is final
  • Any player/ team breaking the Club or Competition rules will be referred to the Bowls Coordinator.
  • Dress code:  Club shirts with whites

Finalists of Club Competitions

Winner Sid Swan

Runner up Paul Chester

Chris Mills and Ken Taylor

Rob Archer and Loukas Paraskeva

Loukas Paraskeva and Jimmy Simpson

Elaine Chester, Tony Marshall and Jimmy Simpson

Loukas Paraskeva and  Paul and Elaine Chester

Elaine Chester and Helen Woolley

June Archer, Elaine Chester, Loukas Paraskeva, MoTurner