Day Opponent Venue Points Rinks For Against W L D Sun 09 Beckley A CANCELLED - Covid Thu 13 Visually Impaired A 38 18 2 0 0 Sat 15 Ninfield H CANCELLED - Covid Sun 16 Northiam A CANCELLED - Weather Wed 19 Hollington H CANCELLED - Weather Sat 22 Fairlight A CANCELLED - Weather Sun 23 Staplecross A 56 73 1 3 0 Wed 26 Winchelsea H 47 47 1 2 0 Sat 29 Hamstreet A 66 60 2 2 0 Sun 30 Hawkhurst H 77 55 4 0 0
Day Opponent Venue Points Rinks For Against W L D Wed 02 Spartan H 72 69 2 2 0 Sat 05 Herstmonceux H 55 94 1 3 0 Wed 09 New Romney A 45 73 0 4 0 Sat 12 Spartan A 48 90 0 4 0 Sun 13 Visually Impaired H 43 18 2 0 0 Mon 14 Frant H 66 76 2 2 0 Wed 23 Rye A 59 75 1 3 0 Sun 27 Beckley H 16 27 1 2 0 Tue 29 Pett H CANCELLED - Weather
Day Opponent Venue Points Rinks For Against W L D Sat 03 Staplecross H CANCELLED - Weather Sun 04 Tenterden A 48 72 0 3 1 Wed 07 Brenchley H CANCELLED - Weather Thu 08 St Leonards H 59 53 2 2 0 Mon 12 New Romney H CANCELLED - Weather Tue 13 Hollington A 57 59 2 2 0 Sat 17 Battle A 56 52 3 2 0 Sun 18 Winget A CANCELLED Tue 20 HBC H CANCELLED - Weather Sun 25 Guestling H 93 63 3 1 0 Wed 28 Brenchley H CANCELLED - Weather Sat 31 Hawkhurst A 32 56 0 3 0
Day Opponent Venue Points Rinks For Against W L D Sun 01 Northiam H 45 40 1 2 0 Thu 05 Herstmonceux A CANCELLED Sat 07 Pett A CANCELLED - Opponents conceded Mon 09 Frant A CANCELLED - Weather Wed 11 HBC A CANCELLED - Opponents conceded Sat 14 Ninfield A 52 64 2 2 0 Sun 15 Hamstreet H 34 44 1 2 0 Tue 17 Fairlight H 64 63 2 2 0 Thu 19 Hollington A Sat 21 Winchelsea A CANCELLED - Weather Sun 22 Iden H 76 17 3 0 0 Wed 25 Battle H 71 56 3 1 0 Fri 27 Gullivers A
Day Opponent Venue Points Rinks For Against W L D Wed 01 St Leonards A 70 53 3 1 0 Fri 03 Rye H 48 76 1 2 1 Sat 04 Tenterden H 76 59 2 1 1 Sun 05 Guestling A 75 62 1 1 2 Fri 10 Iden A Mon 13 Gullivers H Wed 15 Hollington H
Year Points Games For Against For Against Drawn 2013 3064 (49%) 3233 (51%) 87 (45%) 100 (51%) 8 (4%) 2015 2835 (49%) 2928 (51%) 74 (42%) 97 (55%) 4 (2%) 2016 3249 (49%) 3448 (51%) 99 (48%) 102 (49%) 7 (3%) 2017 3147 (52%) 2869 (48%) 111 (58%) 75 (39%) 7 (4%) 2018 3125 (52%) 2863 (48%) 105 (49%) 103 (48%) 5 (2%)
Club Venue Post Code Battle Bowls Club Station Approach, Lower Lake, Battle TN33 0DE Beckley Bowls Club The Bowls Green, King Bank Lane, Beckley TN31 6RU Brenchley & Matfield Bowls Club Brenchley Memorial Hall, Brenchley Rd, Brenchley TN12 7NX Fairlight Bowls Club The Green, Commanders Walk, Fairlight TN35 4BE Frant Bowls Club Frant Memorial Hall, The Green, Frant TN3 9ED Guestling Bowls Club Queen Elizabeth 2nd Field, Guestling TN35 4LT Gullivers Bowls Club Knole Road, Bexhill TN40 1LJ Hamstreet Bowls Club The Alley, Ruckinge Rd, Hamstreet, Ashford TN26 2HN Hastings Bowls Club Rinks 19-24, White Rock Gardens, Falais Rd Hastings TN34 1LD Hawkhurst Bowls Club Conghurst Lane, Four Throws, Hawkhurst TN18 5EA Herstmonceux B C Recreation Ground, Herstmonceux BN27 4LJ Hollington Bowls Club Wishing Tree Rd, (Gibbons Memorial Playing Field) TN38 9LB Iden Bowls Club Grove Lane, Iden TN31 7PX New Romney Bowls Club Sussex Road, New Romney TN28 8HL Ninfield Bowls Club The Green, Ninfield TN33 9JE Northiam Bowls Club The Playing Field, Main St. Northiam TN31 6LA Pett Bowls Club The Recreation Ground, Pett Road TN35 4HG Rye Bowls Club Fishmarket Rd. Rye TN31 7LP Spartan & Lakeside Bowls Club Egerton Park, Park Road, Bexhill TN39 3HZ St Leonards Bowls Club West Marina Gardens, Grosvenor Cres. St Leonards TN38 0BD Staplecross Bowls Club Northiam Rd, Staplecross, Robertsbridge TN32 5QH Tenterden Bowls Club Recreation Ground Road, Tenterden TN30 6RA Visually Handicapped Bowls Club Green 3, White Rock Gardens, Falais Rd, Hastings TN34 1LD Winchelsea Bowls Club A 259, Winchelsea TN36 4AA Winget Bowls Club Blaw Knox Sports Field, Watling St. Strood, Kent ME2 3UA
ROTHER SUMMER BOWLS LEAGUE
RULES OF THE LEAGUE (amended October 2017)
- The league shall be known as THE ROTHER SUMMER BOWLS LEAGUE consisting of 9 clubs: BATTLE, GULLIVERS, HAWKHURST, HOLLINGTON, NINFIELD, NORTHIAM, STAPLECROSS, WESTFIELD and WINCHELSEA. Other clubs may be admitted to the league subject to application being accepted unanimously.
- A committee comprising of two members of each club plus a Chairman shall conduct management of the league. Voting on any matters raised shall be restricted to Committee members (one vote per club). The Chairman may only vote in the event of a tie.
- The league shall elect a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, although the offices of Secretary and Treasurer may be combined.
- The league shall hold an Annual General Meeting each year on the 4th Thursday of October, and as many committee meeting as may be considered necessary to run the league efficiently should attend.
- Each Club shall pay league fees of £16 to the league treasurer before the start of each season. The league Treasurer will arrange for £10 of each Club's fee to be remitted to the Club arranging the Final Fling and for the league to retain £6 of each Club's fee. Any changes to the fee to be paid shall be agreed at the AGM.
- Clubs shall compete for the "ROTHER LEAGUE TROPHY" on the basis of one home game and one away game against all the clubs in the league. The winning club will hold the league winners trophy for one year, the runners up will hold the runners up trophy for one year.
- Matches shall be contested over eighteen ends unless the Captains agree to fewer ends because of adverse conditions. If the Captains cannot agree, the home teams Captain's decision will prevail. If a player is unable to continue because of illness or injury, a reserve may be called in to continue the match. In the event that no reserve is available the Captains shall terminate the game on that rink at that point. If curtailed a match or game shall be considered valid if eleven ends have been played. Once a match has started, every effort shall be made to complete 11 ends but if fewer than 11 ends are played on any rink the points on that rink shall be shared.
- If a match cannot take place because of bad weather or green conditions, the Captain of the home team shall contact the opposing Captain by 12pm. Every effort should be made to rearrange the match. If the match cannot be rearranged, the ten points are shared.
- Teams shall consist of four mixed triples with at least 25% Ladies. Team names shall be entered on scorecards by the club Captains. The cards shall be placed face down, then picked up at random to decide the allocation of the rinks and the Captains shall toss a coin to see which team has the jack
- In deciding the winning club the following points system shall be used:
- Two points for each winning rink, plus two points for an overall win — a maximum of ten points
- Points shall be shared for cancelled matches and tied rinks or matches
- All ten points to be conceded if a Club is unable to field a team and the match cannot be rearranged by mutual consent
- Should a club not field at least 3 ladies in a match, they forfeit two points.
- In the event of two or more clubs finishing the season with the same number of points, the difference in shots for and against throughout the season shall decide the winning club. Should this also be equal, the trophy shall be held for six months by each club.
- Following each match, the home club should complete the match result sheet, which should then be signed by both Captains and retained by the home club. The home Captain should advise the league Secretary of the match result as soon as possible by phone, text, email or post.
- Under no circumstance shall a player compete for more than one Rother League Club in any one season and a player must have been a member of that club for at least one month.
- If a team is a player short, a substitute may be borrowed from the opposing club and the points for that rink shall be awarded to the opposing team. Those points are counted when deciding the overall match points, but the number of shots on that rink are not be included.
- Any dispute between clubs shall be referred to the Secretary for discussion and decision by the committee as soon as practicable.
- The Final Fling will be played on Saturday or Sunday at the end of September to fit in with the club hosting the event. Each club shall provide a mixed rink of four. The dress will be whites for players and of officers. The hosting club will decide the rules for the event.
- Any Rother Summer Bowls League rules can only be altered by the committee by a majority vote at the league AGM. Proposed changes to rules must be submitted to the league Secretary at least 21 days before the AGM and circulated to all committee members at 14 days before the meeting.
Updated 16 October 2017