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Cheltenham Whaddon Bowls Club

Playing Rules

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (MEN, 4 WOODS)

12.    Matches shall be decided on a 21 up basis or such other score as the GBA may dictate for County singles play.

 

MEN’S HANDICAP (4 WOODS)

13.    The Committee shall allocate each competitor a handicap between 18 and 26. The Club Champion shall automatically be given the highest handicap of 26 and all other competitors shall be given a lower number, which in the judgement of the Committee reflects their bowling abilities. The winner shall be the player, who first reaches or surpasses his allocated handicap score.

 

MEN’S 2 WOODS

14.    Matches in the 2 wood competition shall be played over 21 ends, the winner being the competitor with the higher score after the 21st end.  If the scores are level, an extra end will be played to decide the winner.

 

MEN’S PAIRS (4 WOODS)

15.    The Committee shall allocate a handicap to each entrant, as above for the Singles Handicap competition (para 11). The entrants will be divided into 2 groups, one comprising the higher handicapped players and a second with an equal number of lower handicapped players. The draw for partners will be made by selecting one player from each group, thus providing a reasonable balance in pairings. Entry fees will be refunded to any entrant not drawn with a partner.

16.   Matches shall be played over 21 ends, the winner being the pair with the higher score at the completion of the 21st end. If the scores are level, an extra end shall be played to decide the winner.

17.   Pairs are expected to play as drawn, but substitutes may be permitted to play, subject to the approval of the Committee, if one member of the pair is unavailable for good reason and there would be unacceptable delay in playing the match. Substitutes must be full members of the club and cannot be a competitor in the same competition, even if previously eliminated. Substitutes will not be allowed in the semi-final or final matches.

 

MIXED PAIRS (4 WOODS)

18.   The Committee will make a draw for partners, each pair comprising one lady and one gentleman. Entry fees will be refunded to any entrant not drawn with a partner.

19.   Matches shall be played over 21 ends, the winner being the pair with the higher score at the completion of the 21st end. If the scores are level, an extra end shall be played to decide the winner.

20.   Pairs are expected to play as drawn, but substitutes of the relevant gender) may be permitted to play, subject to the approval of the Committee, if one member of the pair is unavailable for good reason and there would be unacceptable delay in playing the match. Substitutes must be full members of the club and cannot be a competitor in the same competition, even if previously eliminated. Substitutes will not be allowed in the semi-final or final matches..

 

MR. & MRS. (4 WOODS)

21.   The Mr & Mrs competition is open to married couples, both of whom must be members of the Club’s bowling section. No substitutes will be allowed.  Matches shall be played over 21 ends, the winner being the pair with the higher score at the completion of the 21st end. If the scores are level, an extra end shall be played to decide the winner.

 

SENIOR CITIZEN SINGLES (4 WOODS)

22.   The Senior Citizen Singles competition is open to all bowling members of the Club, who have attained the age of 65 years for men or 60 years for ladies on or before 1 April of the current year.  Matches shall be decided on a 21 up basis.

 

STRICKLAND BOWL (SINGLES, 4 WOODS)

23.   The Strickland Bowl is open to all bowling members, who have not previously won a singles competition (2 wood, 4 wood or handicap) in any club, County, National or tournament event. For the avoidance of doubt this includes singles competitions at any club, at which the entrant has formerly been a member.

24.  Matches shall be decided on a 21 up basis.

 

LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP (4 WOODS)

25.   Matches in the Ladies Championship shall be decided on a 21 up basis.

 

LADIES 2 WOOD SINGLES

26.   Matches in the Ladies 2 wood completion shall be played over 21 ends, the winner being the competitor with the higher score after the 21st end.  If the scores are level, an extra end shall be played to decide the winner.

 

LADIES PAIRS (4 WOODS)

27.   The Committee shall make the draw for partners, dividing entrants into 2 groups, based on the Committee’s judgement of bowling ability. One player will be selected from each group, thus providing a reasonable balance in pairings.

28.   Matches shall be played over 21 ends, the winner being the pair with the higher score at the completion of the 21st end. If the scores are level, an extra end shall be played to decide the winner.

29.   Pairs are expected to play as drawn, but substitutes may be permitted to play, subject to the approval of the Committee, if one member of the pair is unavailable for good reason and there would be unacceptable delay in playing the match. Substitutes must be full members of the club and cannot be a competitor in the same competition, even if previously eliminated. Substitutes will not be allowed in the semi-final or final matches.