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Club Competitions

Club Competitions are open to all fully paid-up members.  The closing date for entries in the 2024 Competitions was Tuesday 21 May and Competition Finals will be played on the weekend of Saturday 31 August/Sunday 1 September.  The random computer generated draw has been made and there is a separate page for each competition.

The following competitions are available for entry:

Men's Singles Competition

A men's singles competition played with four bowls each. The winner is the first to 21 shots, with a maximum of 18 ends.  The winner in 2023 after a tie-breaker end was Geoff Eagles and the runner-up was Martin Prime.

Ladies Singles Competition

A ladies singles competition played with four bowls each. The winner is the first to 21 shots, with a maximum of 18 ends.  This will not run in 2024 as there were insufficient entries.

Open Singles Competition

A singles competition, open to ladies and gentlemen, played with four bowls each. The winner is the first to 21 shots, with a maximum of 18 ends.  The winner in 2023 was Martin Prime and the runner-up was Phil Batt. This will not run in 2024 as there were insufficient lady entrants.

Men's Pairs Competition - Trophy sponsored by Yorkshire Plumbing Ltd

A men's pairs competition played with four bowls each over 18 ends.  Pairs are selected on a random basis.  A new Men's Pairs Winners Trophy has been sponsored by Jamie Bunyan of Yorkshire Plumbing Ltd.  The winners in 2023 were Phil Batt & John Cooper and the runners-up were Ray Lyall & Terry McGlennon.

Ladies Pairs Competition

A ladies pairs competition played with four bowls each over 18 ends. Pairs are selected on a random basis.  This will not run in 2024 as there were insufficient entries.

Mixed Pairs Competition

A mixed pairs competition played with four bowls each over 18 ends.  Pairs are selected on a random basis, whilst ensuring that each pair includes one male and one female member.

Couples Competition (formerly Married Couples Competition)

A pairs competition for couples played with four bowls each over 18 ends.  The winners in 2023 were Veronica & Steve Connolly and the runners-up were Kath & Ray Lyall.

Peter Meek Triples Competition

A mixed triples competition played with three bowls each over 18 ends.  Teams are drawn at random, but must include at least one lady and one gentleman.  The closing date for entries into this competition is Tuesday 11 June and Round 1 will be played on Saturday 15 June 2024.  The winners in 2023 were Kath Lyall, Peter Nicholson and David Thackwray.  The runners-up were Margaret Sackville, Phil Batt and Simon Melton.

The Competition Secretary reserves the right not to run any competition if there are insufficient entries to make it worthwhile.

Generally, singles competitions will not be run unless there are at least 8 entrants.  Additionally, in the case of the Open Singles Competition, there must be at least three male and three female entries.  Pairs and triples competitions will not generally run unless there are at least five teams participating.

Club Night Trophies

The Club Night trophies are awarded to members achieving the highest number of winning points in their first 15 attendances at Club Night during the season.  The winner of the Club Night Trophy in 2023 was John Cooper and the leading lady was Liz Tillett.

Two-Wood Competitions:

These competitions are run alongside a social event with buffet afternoon tea.

Two-Wood Open Competition

This is a Club knock-out competition, open to ladies and gentlemen.  First round losers are entered into a Consolation Competition. The limited-end matches are all played during the course of a single afternoon. The matches are followed by a traditional strawberry tea.  In 2024 the Competition will be held on Saturday 6 July. The winner in 2023 was Dave Munley and the runner-up Will Clarke.  The winner of the Consolation Competition was Terry McGlennon and the runner-up Geoff Steel.

Two-Wood Pairs Competition

This is a Club competition, open to ladies and gentlemen, in which the pairings are drawn on a completely random basis.  There is a Group Stage of limited-end matches, from which winners go through to the semi-finals or final depending on numbers entering.  All matches are played during the course of a single afternoon, followed by a buffet afternoon tea.  In 2024 the Competition will be held on Saturday 3 August. The winners in 2023 were John Flower & Sue Prime and the runners-up Tony Hick & Margaret Sackville.

Mens Singles Runner-up & Winner Mens Singles Runner-up & Winner
Open Singles Winner & Runner-up Open Singles Winner & Runner-up
Mens Pairs Winners & Runners-up Mens Pairs Winners & Runners-up
Couples Winners & Runners-up Couples Winners & Runners-up
Triples Runners-up & Winners Triples Runners-up & Winners
Club Night Trophy Winner Club Night Trophy Winner
Club Night Trophy Leading Lady Club Night Trophy Leading Lady