We have received a proposal to help us through the long winter and have some fun at the weekends, while keeping safe and utilising our wonderful facility.

This will be an open event played on a mixture of Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings.

Please let us know if you are interested either via the website or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Here are the rules.

Each team must consist of 6 players.

There will be three games, consisting of one singles game, one Pairs game and one triples game

This will be repeated three times, changing the people each time, so that nobody plays more than one singles and one pairs game.

The singles will use 4 woods over 6 ends . Pairs will be with 3 woods over 6 ends per match. Triples will be with 2 woods each over 6 ends.

Each match will consist of 3 legs as follows:

Leg 1

Leg 2

Leg 3

1 x 4 bowl singles

1 x 4 bowl singles

1 x 4 bowl singles

1x 3 bowls each pairs

1x 3 bowls each pairs

1x 3 bowls each pairs

1x 2 bowl each triples

1x 2 bowl each triples

1x 2 bowl each triples

Scores will be accumulated over the 9 matches played

The winner of each match will get 3pts, if the match is tied 2pts each, if the loser/s lose by less than 5 pts , they get 1pt, if losing by more than 5pts they get  0 points.

After each leg the teams must change, so that each person cannot play more than one singles or one pairs match. You cannot have the same pair or triple for the legs.

As an example:    The player format is listed below.

Match 1                                                       Match 2                                           Match 3

A1 v B3                                                        A3 V B1                                            A6 v B6

A2 &A3  v B4 & B5                                    A1 A6 v B2 B6                                 A5 A4 v B1 B3

A4 A5 A6 v B1 B2 B6                                 A2 A4 A5 v B3 B4 B5                     A1 A2 A3 v B2 B4 B5

So 18 ends in a session and each player will play 18 ends in total.

Each team will play one another through the course of the winter/spring, and success will be measured in a league table.

To avoid any one team being much stronger than the others, teams will be limited to no more than 3 Wessex players who played two or more games last season. A list will be put up on the noticeboard.

If one or more players are unavailable for a fixture, the captain may seek substitutes from persons not listed as playing in a team of six. The limit of 3 Wessex players will still apply, but at no time will a substitute remain a member of the sixes team originally entered. This also means that a substitute may temporarily play for more than one team during the season.

Failure to provide six players for a fixture will result in a 6 point penalty for each section match with less than the number of people required.

SO... if you want to enter a team (of six), let John Hurren know the name of the team, the Captain’s name and the names of the other 5 players.

If you are a single player and want to join a team, let John Hurren know and we will try to match you up with a team.

This event is open to club members only at this time, but if there are insufficient players to make this viable, we will consider allowing guests to play

For the first year, if it is members only, there will be no entry fee, no green fees and no trophy at the end, but of course winners will have full bragging rights !

If successful we will formally recognise the contest going forward.

Please respond by 21 November if you are interested.

Respond through the Website “Contact us” box or Email John Hurren : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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Tuesday, 15th of June 2021