Bournemouth Park Bowls Club

 

Founded 1907

Competition Rules

 

 

National Top Club Competition (Men)

 

1. The competition shall be open to all Clubs affiliated to Bowls England. Clubs may enter

more than one side. No player shall play in more than one of those sides entered.

 

2. Players may play for one club in this competition and another club in the Club Two Fours

competition, providing they are bona fide members of both clubs. Players are not required

to play from the club in which they play their National Championships.

 

3. The draw will be made by the Competitions Committee.

 

4. A club side shall consist of 11 players. The disciplines are four wood singles (21shots), 2

wood singles (21ends), four wood pairs (21ends), three wood triples (18ends) and two

wood fours (21ends). The challenger shall have the choice of green and will make all match

arrangements.

 

5. Failure to field 11 players will result in a walk-over.

 

6. Before the commencement of the match, the nominated managers will toss a coin to

decide the choice of jack for the first and extra end (if required), make the draw for rinks for

each discipline and will decide if the two singles matches will be played on the same rink,

one after the other. If not all disciplines will commence at the same time. Each discipline

will be played to a result – no drawn matches. The winning side will be the one winning the

most disciplines.

 

7. Between rounds, substitutes/changes are allowed in the side and between disciplines

provided the players are members of the same club and have not played for another side

during the current competition.

 

8. Final Stages

8.1 The Final will take place on dates and venue specified by Bowls England and consist of

the 8 qualifying sides (88) players. This will be a straight knock out with the Quarter

final on Saturday and the Semi final and Final on Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon

respectively.

 

8.2 Each Club qualifying for the final stages will supply to Bowls England the names of 11

players and 2 reserves no later than the Monday of Week 36.

 A maximum of 13 National Competition badges will be presented to the players

involved at the National Championships.

 

8.3 Bowls Stickers for the Final stages will be provided by Bowls England.

 

8.4 The Winners will be presented with a maximum of 13 medals and fleeces at the Annual

Dinner along with 13 medals for the runners-up.

 

 

 

National Two Fours

 

1. The competition shall be

 open to all Clubs affiliated to Bowls England. Clubs may enter

more than one side. No player shall play in more than one of those sides entered.

 

2. Players may play for one club in this competition and another club in the Top Club

competition, providing they are bona fide members of both clubs. Players are not required

to play from the club in which they play their National Championships.

 

3. The draw will be made by the Competitions Committee.

 

4. A club side shall consist of 2 rinks of 4 players and they shall play 21 ends, two bowls each

player. The challenger shall have the choice of green and will make all match arrangements

up to the inter area stage.

 At the inter area stage the challenger will also arrange a neutral green as equidistant as

possible between the 2 Clubs, unless mutually agreed.

 

5. Failure to field 8 players will result in a walk-over.

 

6. Before the commencement of the match, the nominated managers will toss a coin for

choice of jack (first end), the winner having the choice of keeping or giving the jack away.

Then toss a coin to nominate which rink will play the extra end. The winner to nominate

the name of the skip to play the extra end. This must be declared prior to the match

commencing. A further toss of a coin for choice of jack (extra end) should one be needed.

The winner has the option to make the choice immediately after the 21st end has been

played. The total number of shots on both rinks will determine the winner. In the event of

a tie after 21 ends then an extra end will be played by the nominated rink to determine the

overall winner.

 

7. Final Stages

7.1 The final stages consisting of the quarter finals, semi-finals and the final shall be

played on a straight knock-out system at a time set by Bowls England. The draws for

the quarter final and semi-finals shall be made by the Competitions Committee on

greens appointed by them

 

7.2 Each Club qualifying for the quarter final stage will supply to Bowls England the names

of 2 fours and 2 reserves no later than the Monday of Week 31. The Quarter Final,

Semi Final and Final shall be played during the National Championships. A maximum of

10 National Competition badges will be presented to players involved at the National

Championships.

 

7.3 Bowls Stickers for the Semi-Finals and Final will be provided by Bowls England.

 

7.4 The Winners shall receive a maximum of 10 winners’ medals and fleeces along with the

runners-up receiving a maximum of 10 medals which will be presented at the Annual

Dinner