Trentham Internal Competitions -Rules April 2021

To view the rules for a competition please click on the relevant entry below:

  1. Open to all Members, pairings are self-selected, and teams MUST be registered prior to the closing date.
  2. The 1st named team to contact the 2nd named team to arrange a mutually convenient time for the fixture.
  3. At least 3 dates should be offered, 2 of which should be in evening or at weekend for convenience of those people who have daytime commitments.
  4. The 1st named team is responsible for booking a rink.
  5. If a match cannot be completed by the "closing date", then the 1st named team will progress to the next round.
  6. The game will consist of 18 ends, 4 bowls each player.
  7. 2 "trial" ends, 2 bowls each player
  8. In the event of a tie, an extra end is to be played.
  9. Scorecard with competition, names and scores must be completed and signed by both teams and deposited in box for verification.
  10. In the event of any dispute the decision of the Competition Group is final.

Click to view a printable version of the Mixed Pairs Rules (Opens in a new tab)

  1. 1st round to be played on the date as specified on draw sheet. Any preliminary round fixtures MUST be completed prior to this date.
  2. For preliminary round and any fixtures after the 1st round proper, the 1st named team to contact the 2nd named team to arrange a mutually convenient time for the fixture.
  3. At least 3 dates should be offered, 2 of which should be in evening or at weekend for convenience of those people who have daytime commitments.
  4. The 1st named team is responsible for booking a rink.
  5. If a match cannot be completed by the "closing date", then the 1st named team will progress to the next round.
  6. The game will consist of 18 ends, 3 bowls each player.
  7. 2 "trial" ends, 2 bowls each player
  8. In the event of a tie, an extra end is to be played
  9. One additional player may be named as substitute at any time, providing he or she has not already entered, conceded or played in the Competition.
  10. Score cards with names, competition and scores must be completed, signed by both teams and deposited in the box for verification.
  11. In the event of any dispute the Competition Group decision is final

Click to view a printable version of the Drawn Mixed Triples Rules (Opens in a new tab)

  1. The 1st named player to contact the 2nd named player to arrange a mutually convenient time for the fixture.
  2. At least 3 dates should be offered, 2 of which should be in evening or at weekend for convenience of those people who have daytime commitments.
  3. The 1st named player is responsible for booking a rink.
  4. It is the responsibility of 1st named player to nominate and arrange a Marker.
  5. If a match cannot be completed by the "closing date", then the 1st named player will progress to the next round.
  6. The game will consist of 21 ends, 4 bowls each player.
  7. 2 "trial ends", 2 bowls each player
  8. In the event of a tie, an extra end is to be played.
  9. Scorecard with competition, names and scores must be completed and signed by both teams and deposited in box for verification.
  10. In the event of any dispute the decision of the Competition Group is final.

Click to view a printable version of the Mens Open Singles Rules (Opens in a new tab)

  1. The 1st named player to contact the 2nd named player to arrange a mutually convenient time for the fixture.
  2. At least 3 dates should be offered, 2 of which should be in evening or at weekend for convenience of those people who have daytime commitments.
  3. The 1st named player is responsible for booking a rink.
  4. It is the responsibility of 1st named player to nominate and arrange a Marker.
  5. If a match cannot be completed by the "closing date", then the 1st named player will progress to the next round.
  6. The game will consist of 21 ends, 4 bowls each player.
  7. 2 "trial" ends, 2 bowls each player.
  8. In the event of a tie, an extra end is to be played.
  9. Scorecard with competition, names and scores must be completed and signed by both teams and deposited in box for verification.
  10. In the event of any dispute the decision of the Competition Group is final

Click to view a printable version of the Ladies Rosebowl Rules (Opens in a new tab)

  1. The 1st named player to contact the 2nd named player to arrange a mutually convenient time for the fixture.
  2. At least 3 dates should be offered, 2 of which should be in evening or at weekend for convenience of those people who have daytime commitments.
  3. The 1st named player is responsible for booking a rink.
  4. It is the responsibility of 1st named player to nominate and arrange a Marker.
  5. If a match cannot be completed by the "closing date", then the 1st named player will progress to the next round.
  6. The game will consist of 21 ends, 4 bowls each player.
  7. 2 "trial ends", 2 bowls each player
  8. In the event of a tie, an extra end is to be played.
  9. Scorecard with competition, names and scores must be completed and signed by both teams and deposited in box for verification.
  10. In the event of any dispute the decision of the Competition Group is final.

Click to view a printable version of the Mens Open Singles Rules (Opens in a new tab)

  1. Singles event open to all Members (who have NOT been previous winners of a Trentham Singles Competition).
  2. The 1st named player to contact the 2nd named player to arrange a mutually convenient time for the fixture.
  3. At least 3 dates should be offered, 2 of which should be in evening or at weekend for convenience of those people who have daytime commitments.
  4. The 1st named player is responsible for booking a rink.
  5. It is the responsibility of 1st named player to nominate and arrange a Marker
  6. If a match cannot be completed by the "closing date", then the 1st named player will progress to the next round.
  7. The game will consist of 21 ends, 4 bowls each player.
  8. 2 "trial" ends, 2 bowls each player
  9. In the event of a tie, an extra end is to be played.
  10. Scorecard with competition, names and scores must be completed and signed by both teams and deposited in box for verification.
  11. In the event of any dispute the decision of the Competition Group is final.

Click to view a printable version of the Dick Justice Memorial Rules (Opens in a new tab)

  1. The 1st named player to contact the 2nd named player to arrange a mutually convenient time for the fixture.
  2. At least 3 dates should be offered, 2 of which should be in evening or at weekend for convenience of those people who have daytime commitments.
  3. The 1st named player is responsible for booking a rink.
  4. It is the responsibility of 1st named player to nominate and arrange a Marker
  5. If a match cannot be completed by the "closing date", then the 1st named player will progress to the next round.
  6. The game will consist of 21 ends, 4 bowls each player.
  7. 2 "trial ends, 2 bowls each player.
  8. In the event of a tie, an extra end is to be played.
  9. Scorecard with competition, names and scores must be completed and signed by both teams and deposited in box for verification.
  10. In the event of any dispute the decision of the Competition Group is final.

Click to view a printable version of the Ladies 2 Wood Singles Rules (Opens in a new tab)

  1. The 1st named player to contact the 2nd named player to arrange a mutually convenient time for the fixture.
  2. At least 3 dates should be offered, 2 of which should be in evening or at weekend for convenience of those people who have daytime commitments.
  3. The 1st named player is responsible for booking a rink.
  4. It is the responsibility of 1st named player to nominate and arrange a Marker
  5. If a match cannot be completed by the "closing date", then the 1st named player will progress to the next round.
  6. The game will consist of 21 ends, 2 bowls each player.
  7. 2 "trial ends, 2 bowls each player.
  8. In the event of a tie, an extra end is to be played.
  9. Scorecard with competition, names and scores must be completed and signed by both teams and deposited in box for verification.
  10. In the event of any dispute the decision of the Competition Group is final.

Click to view a printable version of the Mens 2 Woods Singles Rules (Opens in a new tab)

  1. Open to all Members, pairings are self-selected, and teams MUST be registered prior to closing date
  2. The 1st named team to contact the 2nd named team to arrange a mutually convenient time for the fixture.
  3. At least 3 dates should be offered, 2 of which should be in evening or at weekend for convenience of those people who have daytime commitments.
  4. The 1st named team is responsible for booking a rink.
  5. If a match cannot be completed by the "closing date", then the 1st named team will progress to the next round.
  6. 2 "trial" ends, 2 bowls each player
  7. The game will consist of 100 points, 2 bowls each player.
  8. SCORING: every end has 10 points:Nearest wood to the jack scores 4 points
    • Second wood scores 3 points
    • Third wood scores 2 points
    • Fourth wood scores 1 point
    • Other woods - no score
    • In the event of a tied measure no points will be scored.
  9. The pair can play in any order but must maintain their position throughout.
  10. Scorecard with competition, names and scores must be completed and signed by both teams and deposited in box for verification.
  11. In the event of any dispute the decision of the Competition Group is final.

Click to view a printable version of the 100 Up Pairs Rules (Opens in a new tab)

  1. Pairings are self-selected and all teams MUST be entered prior to closing date
  2. The 1st named team to contact the 2nd named team to arrange a mutually convenient time for the fixture.
  3. At least 3 dates should be offered, 2 of which should be in evening or at weekend for convenience of those people who have daytime commitments.
  4. The 1st named team is responsible for booking a rink.
  5. If a match cannot be completed by the "closing date", then the 1st named team will progress to the next round. .
  6. The game will consist of 15 ends, 4 bowls each player.
  7. 2 "trial" ends, 2 bowls each player
  8. In the event of a tie, an extra end is to be played.
  9. Scorecard with competition, names and scores must be completed and signed by both teams and deposited in box for verification.
  10. In the event of any dispute the decision of the Competition Group is final.

Click to view a printable version of the Ladies Pairs Rules (Opens in a new tab)

  1. Open to all male Members. Teams are pre-selected, with a nominated Lead, 2nd and Skip and must be registered before closing date.
  2. The 1st named Skip to contact the 2nd named Skip to arrange a mutually convenient time for the fixture.
  3. At least 3 dates should be offered, 2 of which should be in evening or at weekend for convenience of those people who have daytime commitments.
  4. The 1st named team is responsible for booking a rink.
  5. If a match cannot be completed by the "closing date", then the 1st named team will progress to the next round.
  6. The game will consist of 18 ends, 3 bowls each player.
  7. 2 "trial" ends, 2 bowls each player.
  8. In the event of a tie, an extra end is to be played.
  9. Scorecard with competition, names and scores must be completed and signed by both teams and deposited in box for verification.
  10. In the event of any dispute the decision of the Competition Group is final.

Click to view a printable version of the Benevolent Triples Rules (Opens in a new tab)

  1. Competition is open to ALL MEMBERS
  2. The 1st named player to contact the 2nd named player to arrange a mutually convenient time for the fixture.
  3. At least 3 dates should be offered, 2 of which should be in evening or at weekend for convenience of those people who have daytime commitments.
  4. The 1st named player is responsible for booking a rink.
  5. It is the responsibility of 1st named player to nominate and arrange a Marker.
  6. If a match cannot be completed by the "closing date", then the 1st named player will progress to the next round.
  7. The game will be the first to 21 points, 4 bowls per player.
  8. 2 "trial" ends, 2 bowls each player.
  9. Handicaps are predetermined by the Competition Group, and will range from 0 to a maximum of -10
  10. The handicap given is the starting point for scoring (so a player with a handicap of -5 would start at -5 and must reach 21). (As an example, if player 1 has a handicap of -10, and player 2 has a handicap of -8, then the difference is -2, so in effect player 1 starts the match with a handicap of -2)
  11. Scorecard with competition, names and scores must be completed and signed by both teams and deposited in box for verification.
  12. In the event of any dispute the decision of the Competition Group is final.

Click to view a printable version of the Handicap Singles Rules (Opens in a new tab)

  1. Pairings are self-selected and all teams MUST be entered prior to closing date.
  2. The 1st named team to contact the 2nd named team to arrange a mutually convenient time for the fixture.
  3. At least 3 dates should be offered, 2 of which should be in evening or at weekend for convenience of those people who have daytime commitments.
  4. The 1st named team is responsible for booking a rink.
  5. If a match cannot be completed by the "closing date", then the 1st named team will progress to the next round.
  6. The game will consist of 18 ends, 4 bowls each player.
  7. 2 "trial" ends, 2 bowls each player.
  8. In the event of a tie, an extra end is to be played.
  9. Scorecard with competition, names and scores must be completed and signed by both teams and deposited in box for verification.
  10. In the event of any dispute the decision of the Competition Group is final.

Click to view a printable version of the Mens Pairs Rules (Opens in a new tab)

Trentham Bowling Club Road Map

This road map is meant as guidance only and will always be subject to both Government and Bowls England directives, but we thought it would be a good idea to share the outlined plan so we can all have something to look forward to.

8th March

Government (Step 1): Schools re-open. Care home residents will be allowed one regular visitor. The Stay-at-Home requirement will remain, but people can leave home for recreation outdoors such as a coffee or picnic with their household or support bubble, or with one person outside their household.

Bowls England: BE will be attending a Sport England briefing on ‘Return to Play’ with sport-specific guidance expected from the government by Monday 29th March.

Trentham: No Change. Club remains closed except for maintenance work with social distancing measures still in force, Greens are closed.

29th March

Government (Step 1): Outdoor gatherings of either 6 people or 2 households will be allowed. Outdoor sports facilities, such as tennis and basketball courts, will be allowed to reopen, and people can take part in formally organised outdoor sports. At this point, the Stay-at-Home order will end, although many lockdown restrictions will remain.

Bowls England: BE expect affiliated clubs to be able to open and play to return based on the ‘Rule of 6’.

Trentham: No Change. Club remains closed except for maintenance work with social distancing measures still in force.

First Two Weeks of April.

Signing-on will take place during the first 2 weeks of April as usual, and fees can be paid by various methods, please see below for details. A schedule of planned matches for the rest of the season should be available.

12th April

Government (Step 2): Indoor leisure facilities, such as gyms and swimming pools, will also reopen – but only for use by people on their own or with their household.

Bowls England: outdoor catering to be allowed on site, changing rooms to be open and the easing of travel restrictions.

Trentham: Provided that Greenkeeper approval has been given, Club lawns to re-open for pre-booked singles and pairs roll-ups only, as last year, with every other rink in use for practice purposes, last year’s on-line booking system is available and the link will be circulated nearer the date. Clubhouse remains closed except for toilets and changing rooms. (Possibly a triples contest, within the rules of 6 – details later).

17th May

Government (Step 3): Outdoors, most social contact rules will be lifted – although gatherings of over 30 people will remain illegal. Indoors, the rule of 6 or 2 households will apply – although we will keep under review whether it is safe to increase this.

Bowls England: Larger groups should be able to gather at clubs and inside catering to take place with restrictions.

Trentham: Club House fully reopens, bar opens, return to tables of 6 and allowing drinking at tables only. Distancing and ventilation still in force inside the Club. Rink play allowed on all rinks ,internal competitions can be run, friendlies can be organised.

28th to 31st May

Club open weekend. This coincides with Bowls England ‘National Open Weekend’. More details closer to the date.

21st June

Government (Step 4): All legal limits on social contact can be removed.

Bowls England: Easing of all restrictions.

Trentham: Return to normal play, leagues, friendlies, internal competition and social activities will be arranged and life returns to near normal!

Signing On 2021

Signing on will be the first two Wednesday evenings in April as is traditional, that is the 7th and the 14th this year. Payments can be made anytime during the first two weeks of April, and the following methods, in order of preference, are available:

(Preferred) Direct bank transfer
Details:
Bank NatWest
Account Name TRENTHAM BOWLING CLUB
Account Sort Code 60-17-21
Account Number 15881571

Please use your surname as reference so that I can identify your payment, I would also appreciate a follow-up email to myself at treasurer@trentham-bows.co.uk confirming your payment and your preferred contact phone number and email address, this is to check our contact details are up to date. I can then email a receipt of payment to you.
By card over the phone, please call me on 0771 529 5878, with your card details and post code, I will then enter these details direct into our point-of-sale machine.

Cheque by post

Made out to Trentham Bowling Club, and posted to Rick Hough, 9 Cambrian Way, Calcot, Reading, RG31 7DD. Please enclose your contact details as in 1 above.

Contactless

In person at the Club House, the current limit is £45 but it may possibly be £100 by April.

Chip and Pin

In person at the Club House.

Cheque

In person at the Club House.

Cash (Least preferred)

In person at the Club House.

Please do not send cash through the post, and it is preferred that cheques are not posted to the Club.

When visiting the Club House, unless the situation changes, please wear face masks, keep the recommended separation, use the sanitising gel and observe the ‘Rule of 6’ at all times, as these measures will probably still be in force.

Payment

The annual subscription is unchanged this year at £90 for Full Membership and £10 for non-bowling Associate Membership. However, due to the uncertain nature of the season, the Club is again asking for a minimum of £45 to be paid in April, and providing that bowling restrictions have been considerably eased, the remaining amount to be paid week beginning June 28th. If you prefer however, full payment can be made at the beginning of April as normal. First time bowlers, who have not been members of another Club are entitled to a 50% discount in their first year of membership. Please contact me for Junior/Student memberships.

Keep safe everybody, it’s not over yet, but we can see lights flickering in the distance!

Message from the Captain – 21st August 2020

Hi everyone,

During this unusual time it has become very apparent that many of our members have really missed bowls.  Thankfully, thanks to Andy, Jules and many others, we have been able to enjoy friendly weekend games following Covid guidelines.

Although we only have a couple of months left this season Bowls England have provided some information for us to use on social media etc to encourage friends and family to come along for a friendly roll up.

I have therefore included some posters to give you all some inspiration. I have posted this on my Facebook page and  will also put them out on WhatsApp.

As you may all be aware Saturday mornings were set aside for coaching sessions. This would be an ideal time to take advantage of our facilities and to introduce bowls to your friends. We have some woods in the top shed and mats and jacks are available in the foyer of the club. If you would like to bring along any friends or family members this equipment is available to use, ensuring everything is sanitised before and after use. The only stipulation is to ensure flat shoes are worn on the green.

We have an online booking system in place – if you would like to come along with friends please ensure you book a time on the top green. Just to ensure we can maintain social distancing.

This is your club please do feel that you can bring along friends etc to have a go.  We all love bowls and as a member said to me once:

“There are a lot of people out there that love bowls, they just don’t know it yet”

Best wishes to you all.

Shirley

Club Captain.

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