GUIDE TO CLUB FIXTURES & COMPETITIONS

FRIENDLIES

CHEDDINGTON’S OWN CLUB COMPETITIONS

COMPETITIVE CLUB TEAM FIXTURES

          County Competitions

          National Team Competitions

INDIVIDUAL MEMBER ENTRY COMPETITIONS

          County Individual Competitions

          National Individual Competitions

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE BOWLS ASSOCIATION

          County Competitive Fixtures

          County Friendlies

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Vice Presidents

FRIENDLIES

The majority of friendlies are mixed (ladies and men0, others are for ladies or men only. Friendlies take place most weekends and some weekdays during the outdoor season. Every effort is made to ensure all members wishing to play in friendlies are given the opportunity to bowl. During the winter we play 4 or 5 away mixed indoor fixtures.  

Fixture sheets, advising venue, dress code and format are displayed on the Clubhouse noticeboard well ahead of each fixture date. You just enter your name if you are available to play.

The selection of the team to play in a match is typically made on the Monday prior to the fixture date. Members will be circulated by email and the team will be displayed on the Entrance Noticeboard. The selection will also be available on the Club’s website.

Team selections for mixed and men only fixtures are made by the Club and Ladies Captains and an elected member.  The Ladies Captain and Ladies Vice Captain make the selection for ladies fixtures.

Normally a meal is provided. The fees are £4 home and £0 away. If tea and biscuits only is provided then the fees are £1 at home £0 Away. Food and fee arrangements vary for winter indoor fixtures.

CHEDDINGTON’S OWN CLUB COMPETITIONS 

The annual membership renewal form invites you to enter a range of Club member knock out competitions. These are run throughout the outdoor season and culminate in Finals Weekend each year. They are organised by the Club Competition Secretary.

An open draw for each competition is made during a Club event each April. The draw for each competition is displayed on the Club noticeboard. The result of each match is entered on the appropriate draw sheet prior to the result being available on the Club’s website

The winners of the Men’s and Ladies singles competitions qualify for the national Champion of Champions competition. (See below)

One day Club competitions – Masters Trophy, Mixed Pairs, and Triples Day – are also run during the year.

Entry is the same as with friendlies.

All competition results are available on the Club’s website: www.cheddingtonbowls.org.uk.

COMPETITIVE CLUB TEAM FIXTURES 

Entry into these competitions is made by the Club and paid for by the Club before the start of each season.

Mens Team Fixtures – Team selection is made from those men who have indicated their availability on the fixture spreadsheet which is displayed on the Noticeboard in March, and subsequently kept up to date by members.

The Mens Competitive Team Manager and two Club members make the team selections.

Fee and food arrangements vary.

Ladies Team Fixtures – Team selection is made from the ladies who have indicated their availability on the fixture spreadsheet which is displayed on the Noticeboard in March, and subsequently kept up to date by members.

The Ladies Captain and Ladies Vice Captain make Ladies team selections.

Fee and food arrangements vary.

County Competitions

Administered by Buckinghamshire Bowls Association: BBA

Mens: Bucks Plate or Cup: Initially in a League format:  2 x triples home and 2 x triples away, then in a knock out format between the winners and runners up of the several leagues: 4 triples home or away.

Mens: Mid Bucks League: 5 x triples home or away

Mens: Mid Bucks Cup: Knock out format: based on number of matches won across singles, pairs, two woods, triples and rink on the same day.

Ladies: Vi Trundell Trophy: Initially a two rink League format, then a knock out format played between the winners and runners up of the several leagues.

 

Mixed: Bucks Wednesday League (starts in July each year)

The competition has 4 leagues, with promotion and relegation each year. Teams can be Mixed, Men or Ladies only.

Currently we have an A, B, C and a D  team. Each team typically comprises of a pool of 8 players.

Teams of 4 are selected for each match by the team’s captain: Steve Molnar (A), Peter Rowling (B),  Nigel Dolton (C)and Tony Currant (D).

The County competitions’ fixtures, rules and the results are available on www.buckinghamshirebowls.co.uk

National Team Competitions

Administered by Bowls England

Mens: Top Club: Knock out: based on the number of matches won across singles, pairs, two woods, triples and rink on the same day.

Ladies: Top Club: Knock out: based on the number of matches won across singles, pairs, two woods, triples and rink on the same day.

Men’s: National Club Two Fours: Knock out format: Two teams of 4 play away & home at the same time. The combined shots scored determine the winners of each round.

Mixed: Tony Alcock Trophy (Over 60s). Knock out format:  Two teams of two men and two ladies play away or home at the same time. The combined shots scored determine the winners of each round.

The National competitions’ fixtures, rules and the results are available on www.bowlsengland.com

INDIVIDUAL MEMBER ENTRY COMPETITIONS 

Competitions cover the full range of formats from singles to fours: Men, Ladies & Mixed.

Any member can enter these competitions. Each member, or group of members forming a team, manages their own entry, the fee and playing arrangements.

County Individual Competitions

Administered by Buckinghamshire Bowls Association: BBA

Any Club member can enter one or more of the singles, two wood singles, pairs, triples and fours Ladies and Mens competitions run by the County.  

Entry for the following year’s competitions is made by inserting your name, (or the team leaders name, if not singles), into either the Ladies or Mens spreadsheet. The spreadsheets are displayed on the noticeboard each September. Payment of the appropriate fee(s) are to be made to the Secretary (Men) or the Ladies Secretary at or before the AGM each October.

These competitions, with three exceptions, start at the Buckinghamshire County level and move on to National level whereby the winners and runners up of the County finals qualify for the National Finals at Leamington Spa.

The exceptions are: The Benevolent Triples, Unbadged Singles (open to all who have not received a County badge) and the Officers Cup (open to officers of a Club) competitions. These culminate at a separate County finals day.

The County competitions, matches and the players, including contact details, can be found in each seasons Buckinghamshire Bowls Year Book, (a copy is held in the Clubhouse). The same is available on the BBA website, together with each competitions rules and match results.  www.buckinghamshirebowls.co.uk.

National Individual Competitions

Administered by Bowls England

These competitions are open to bowlers from all Clubs registered with Bowls England. Pairs and teams can be made up of bowlers from different Clubs.

Men’s & Ladies Singles

Men’s & Ladies Senior Pairs (over 55s)

Senior Singles (Over 55s)

Mixed Pairs

Mixed Fours

Family Pairs

These competitions are entered via the Bowls England website: www.bowlsengland.com. The rules of each competition and the results are available on the website.

Champion of Champions - The winners of the Club’s mens and ladies singles competitions have the option of being entered by the Club into the following years Champion of Champions competition. The competition is run on a County basis and then National, with the final being held at Leamington Spa.

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE BOWLS ASSOCIATION

County Competitive Fixtures

The Middleton Cup is a national inter - county competition. Players are selected from the current Middleton Cup bowlers and successful trialists. The Club can recommend a player to County for selection, who, if invited, will attend a trial prior to their possible selection for the County team.

Home Counties League is an inter -county competition. The County makes the selection from the Middleton Cup pool of players and Club nominations.

County Friendlies

Members can apply to play for Buckinghamshire in County friendlies. To be eligible a bowler must have been selected to represent Cheddington in more than one of the Club’s competitive matches during the current season and the previous season.

An application to be considered for selection is made via the Secretary.

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Vice Presidents

Any member can apply to become a member of Bucks VPs. It will mean you could be selected to play with players from other Buckinghamshire bowls clubs against similar County VP associations, Club teams etc. For many these are enjoyable bowling and social occasions and take you to greens you would otherwise never play on across SE England. If you are interested, Nigel Dolton is a good starting point.

7/8/2015