Cheltenham Whaddon Bowls Club
Short Mat Leagues 2017-18
WINTER SHORT MAT LEAGUES 2017-18
Welcome to the new short mat season. Entries to the leagues will close on Friday 15 September 2017, but there will still be time to enter the knockout competitions, which will take place towards the end of the season.
The Pairs League will take place on Friday nights in 2 divisions playing on alternate weeks. Once all entries are completed teams will be allocated to division, based on last years performance (winning teams promoted, bottom teams relegated) to ensure equal numbers in each division. New teams will be placed in Division 2. We will continue to play Pairs League matches over 15 ends
Tthe Triples League will take place on Wednesday nights, usually every 2 weeks, depending on availability of skittle alley. Triples League games will be played over 12 ends.
This should result in games of about the same duration (50 mins for pairs, 55 mins for triples). Please be ready to play promptly as soon as the previous game on your rink has finished.
Also in the interests of fairness, the foot fault rules for Short Mat bowling will be strictly applied for the coming season. See Rule 3.
As soon as all entries are processed, printed fixture lists for all players in both Pairs and Triples Leagues will be made available . The full fixtures, results and tables for each league will be published on the pages linked below (NB they will be updated as soon as all entries have been completed)
Short Mat Knockout Competitions
Matches in these competitions will take place on Wednesday evenings in March and April 2018 after the Triples League has finished. Dates and times will be published here, as soon as the draw has been made, so those of you who have entered will get plenty of notice. Finals Night will be Friday 13 April 2018.