Competition Rules

1. Any player not available for the Finals Day see fixture card for dates will not be allowed to enter the competitions.

2. The first named player in each round will be responsible for contacting their opponent to arrange a date for the match to be played and to arrange a marker. To be done by mutual consent. Please see Competition Board for player's contact numbers. Recommended Markers are listed below.

3. The closing dates for each round of all matches must be adhered to. If for any reason the closing date cannot be achieved by the players, then a decision will be made by the Competition Committee. The decision will be final.

4. In the unfortunate event a player is too ill to continue in a match then their opponent/opponents will advance to the next round.

5. No substitutes will be allowed unless the Competitions Committee decide otherwise.

6. If a match is stopped due to poor weather conditions or the players feel the surface of the green is unsafe to continue then the match can be re-arranged for a later date. The scores and ends played will be noted on the match cards. The match must be played on the same Rink. At no point will any players start at scratch. If the players cannot agree altogether then the Marker can decide if the match needs to be stopped and re-played.

7. Players will ask a third person to draw a ball from a bag. Each ball in the bag will be lettered A, B or C indicating the rink. Each match prior to being played needs to be registered on the match sheets provided, giving time, rink and date. Before booking players are to check availability, check the garden rota diary and the fixture list. Players are asked not to book more than 2 matches in one week. Please note match sheets are on the Competitions Board.

8. In all Competitions players will use 4 woods. Once drawn Individual Competition sheets will be posted on the board giving time frames for each round to be completed by.

The following applies to each competition:

Men’s Singles: First player to 21ptsDrawn pairs: 18 ends
Ladies Singles: First player to 21ptsRon Chamberlain cup: 18 ends
Club Championship: First player to 21ptsHandicap cup: First player to 21pts
100 up: First player to 100pts 

The decisions of the Competitions Committee (Bill Reed, Sheila Wilson, Sharon Forward and Vic Bond) will be Final.

Recommended Markers
Pamela BardenRoger BardenColin Demeza
Ted DoddsSharon ForwardJean Kemp
Terry KnightBill ReedEdna Southey
John SoutheyDave ThomasSheila Wilson

Competition Etiquette

Westfield Bowls Club requires a standard of etiquette, both on and off the green, to promote the interest of all members who use the facilities.

Spectators should show consideration to players during a match, being mindful not to distract them or markers in any way, keeping noise levels and movement to a minimum.

Dress CodeGrey bottoms, white top / club shirt, flat shoes.
All CompetitionsPlayers must be mindful of other players playing on either side of rink.
Mobile PhonesNot to be used on the green. Spectators to have phones on 'silent' mode whilst matches are being played.
NetsNets to be used to protect the green when wet. If the green is too wet, the match must be rearranged.
MarkersA player can ask the Marker questions BUT only whilst the player is on the mat.

Once a date for a match has been agreed and the rink selected at random, the organising player is to enter the details (date, time, players, marker and rink number) on the match sheet and in the main diary.

All players are responsible for getting the equipment out (mats, pushers etc.) and putting away securely at the end of their match.