Playing The Game

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RULES AND REGULATIONS

BowlsEngland Rules and Regulations         https://www.bowlsengland.com/about-us/rules-and-regulations

Ampthill Bowls Club Constitution

Ampthill Bowls Club Rules

REFERENCE MATERIAL

Bowls: Skills Techniques Tactics (Crowood Sports Guides) by John Bell | 1 Nov 2007

DOCUMENTS

Rink Etiquette

Helpful notes about the game

INTERNAL CLUB COMPETITIONS - There are a number of internal club competitions that members can play in, all members are welcome to put their names forward for selection and are a great way to gain more confidence in playing competitively.  See below for details of INTERNAL CLUB COMPETITIONS - further details can be obtained by clicking on this link fixtures and competions that members can play in 

                     
  AMPTHILL BOWLS CLUB COMPETITIONS            
                     
Club competitions are open to all members unless specifically stated.          
All competitions marked * are eliminations with the format and timing set by the Committee.          
                     
    MEN’S COMPETITIONS              
                     
NAME FORMAT # OF WOODS # OF ENDS OR POINTS MARKER REQUIRED NOTES          
                     
Crawley Handicap* Singles 4 21 pts Yes Entrants will be handicapped by the Selection Committee    
                     
Don Ross Cup* Singles 4 21 pts Yes Open to members who have not previously won a singles competition  
                     
Wingfield Cup* Pairs 4 21 No Pairs drawn by Selection Committee from seeded groups    
                     
Cooper Cup* Singles 4 21 Yes            
                     
    WOMEN’S COMPETITIONS              
                     
Jean Osborn Trophy Singles 2   Yes Played on one day – format dependant on number of entrants    
                     
Ran Underwood Cup* Pairs 4 21 No Pairs drawn by Committee from seeded groups      
                     
Cyril Goodwin Cup* Singles 4 21 pts Yes            
                     
    MIXED COMPETITIONS              
                     
Vera Babb Trophy Triples 4   No All entrants will be divided into 3 seeded groups according to experience.   
          Each triple will consist of 1 member from each group selected by the Committee.
          Played on one day – format dependant on number of entrants    
                     
Vera Farr Open Singles 2   Yes Played on one day – format dependant on number of entrants    
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Tomkins Cup* Mixed Pairs 4 21 No Ladies select partners        
                     
Nin & Don cup Pairs 4 21 No Pairs drawn by Selection Committee from seeded groups    
          Played on one day – format dependant on number of entrants    

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