Play will follow the normal triples format with the following exceptions:-
- Toss of a coin will decide the mat on the first end of each round. On subsequent ends the mat will go to the nearest to the jack.
- No practice ends are allowed.
- Points are available for both teams on every end
- If the jack leaves the rink (other than in the ditch) it will be re-spotted on the centre line as close to the T as possible
- Any bowl within the yardstick measure will count 1 point (if the yardstick fits between the jack and a bowl then that bowl DOES NOT COUNT)
- If no bowl is closer to the jack than the yardstick there will be no score for either team
- The score card of each team will be updated with points for and against at each end
- After 6 ends both teams will change rinks as stated on their card
- The winning team will be the team with the highest number of points after 18 ends
- In the event of a tie - point difference will decide the winner
Please register for this event by 12:30pm on the day, or place your name on the entry form on the club notice board.. The draw will be made at 12:45 and cards will be prepared for each team.
Round 1 will commence at 1:00pm
Round 2 will commence at 2:00pm
Round 3 will commence at 3:00pm
This should leave time between each round for changing rinks plus refreshment.
Please Note: The wearing of whites is not required for this competition. Please dress comfortably.
As in the previous year the competition will be followed by a Hog Roast. This will be served at approximately 4:00pm
The 2018 competition was held on Sunday 6th May. The usual requirement for wearing whites was shelved for the day allowing everyone to dress as they wished. As there were 10 visitors who entered the competition this was good for making them feel part of the club.
The format was the same as last year and the event was finally won by the team of Adrian Davis, Terry Lyons and Adrian's daughter Lydia. The exceptional winning score of 65 points could have been exceeded if we had been able to run the competition to a close. As it was we had to stop after 13 ends as the hog roast was ready a little early!
The runners up, with a score of 55 points, was the team of Geoff Cooke, Adrienne Lavelle and Brenda Colman.
Prizes were again presented by Julie from Avalon Pre-paid Funeral Plans who generously sponsor the club.
The competition was followed by a Hog Roast. Thanks to all who helped on the day, particularly to Clive from Harmony Community Support for the invaluable assistance with the cooking.
The 2017 competition was played during the St. George's Day event at the club which had a "Red and White" theme. A large entry on a fine day ensured a very enjoyable competition.
Most of the bowlers had never played this type of competition before and there was, understandably, some learning required as to how best to play to these new rules. It wasn't long, however, before everyone had mastered the measuring and started to employ different tactics for beating their opponents.
Changing rinks after each 5 ends and coming up against new opponents kept everyone 'on their toes' and made for a sociable as well as competitive event.
The winning team scored 60 points - even getting 9 points on a single end - and the 60 point total was matched by the runners up. The winners were decided after taking into consideration their total points conceded and this came out in favour of Dave Cooper, Christina Friend and Angela Atkinson. The runners up was the team of Betty Edens, Nina Rhodes and Shirley Marriott.
As this was part of a fun day, it was decided to award prizes for the "wooden spoon" which went to the team of Cliff Smith, Hilde Brisbane and Ruth Davis.
Prizes were presented by Julie from Avalon Pre-paid Funeral Plans who generously sponsored the event.
Following the bowls event everyone present enjoyed a superb Hog Roast. Thanks to all who helped on the day, particularly to Clive and Karen from Harmony Community Support for their assistance with the roasting.
The day was rounded off with entertainment from Dave South and his country music.