CLUB KNOCK OUT COMPETITION RULES
MEN’S CLUB COMPETITIONS 2023
MENS TWO WOOD – Played with two bowls, 21 shots or 21 ends.
(All rounds excluding the Final to be played on Sunday 6th August)
MIXED TWO WOOD – Played with two bowls, 21 shots or 21 ends.
(All rounds excluding the Final to be played on Sunday 23rd July)
CHAMPIONSHIP – Played with four bowls, 21 shots.
SCOFIELD – Played with four bowls, 21 shots.
FOUR WOOD HANDICAP – Played with four bowls, 21 shots (includes handicap difference).
PAIRS – Played with four bowls per player, 21 ends.
START DATE: 1st MAY 2023
ROUND 1 to be played by 25th June
ROUND 2 to be played by 16th July
QUARTER FINALS to be played by 6th August
SEMI FINALS to be played by 27th August
FINALS 9th & 10th September
ALL SEMI FINAL RINKS MUST BE DRAWN BY A MEMBER OF THE PLAYERS COMMITTEE
1. GENERAL CONDITIONS
(a) All games to be played under EBA rules.
(b)The Challenger is the first named player(s) in the draw
(c) The Challenger shall be responsible for arranging the date for the match with the
exception of the Final.
(d) The Challenger should offer at least two dates for the match, but every effort should be
made to find a mutually convenient date.
(e) The Challenger will be responsible for booking the rink and providing a score card with
the exception of the Final.
(f) Rinks will only be drawn for Semi-finals and Finals.
(g) Draw for Rinks will be by a member of the Men’s Players Committee, who is not a player
in the match.
(h) It is the responsibility of the Challenger to provide a suitable marker in all Singles
Competitions, except in the Finals when independent suitable markers will be appointed by
the Competition Secretary.
2. QUALIFICATION FOR ENTRY
(a) The Competitions are open to all male members who have paid their subscriptions for the
current year with the exception of the Men’s Four Wood Scofield Competition.
(b) The Men’s Four Wood Scofield will be subject to the following restrictions:
(i) Player will not have won any singles competition at Wivenhoe Bowls Club
(c) All entries for all competitions must be submitted to the competition secretary by the
closing date for entries with the appropriate payment for the entry to be considered valid.
(a) Dress shall be greys with Club shirt during rounds up to the final.
(b) Whites shall be worn with Club shirt in the finals.
(a) The draws for all competitions will be made by the Men’s Competition Secretary and at
least one other Club Member.
(b) The draw for the Pairs competition will be based on the handicap quartile of the entered
players. A player from the top quartile will be drawn with a player from the 4 th quartile and
players from the 2 nd Quartile will be drawn with those from the 3 rd quartile.
(c) Once the playing Pairs have been drawn using the method described in (4b) the
competition games will be drawn as per rule (4a)
(d) The draw for the mixed pairs competition will follow the above procedures.
(e) Where competitions are organised into single day events, the draw for these competitions
will be made on the day.
(a) Men’s 2 wood singles – 21 shots/ends. In the event of the scores being equal when all
ends have been played, an extra end or ends must be played until a decision is reached.
(b) Mixed 2 wood singles – 21shots/ends whichever is reached soonest. In the event of the
scores being equal when all ends have been played, an extra end or ends must be played
until a decision is reached.
(c) The order of play for the extra end will be decided by coin toss.
(d) Men’s 4 wood singles – 21 shots
(e) Men’s 4 wood Handicap – 21 shots (includes handicap difference)
(f) Men’s 4 wood Scofield – 21 shots
(g) Men’s Pairs – 21 ends, 4 woods. In the event of the scores being equal when all ends have been played, an extra end or ends must be played until a decision is reached
(h) Mixed Pairs – 21 ends, 4 woods. In the event of the scores being equal when all ends have been played, an extra end or ends must be played until a decision is reached.
(i) Any changes to competition formats identified above will be agreed by all club members
at the appropriate AGM prior to the competition starting.
(j) The same format will be used in all rounds of the competition including the Final.
(k) No extension of the closing date for each round will be granted except under exceptional
circumstances and with permission with the Men’s Competition Secretary.
(l) Games in subsequent rounds may be played before the play by date of the current round, if the Challenger and Opponents can agree a mutually convenient date.
(m) Two Trial Ends before all competitions, with all bowls played unless mutually agreed
(n) Players entering the competitions must be prepared to play on both days of the Finals
(o) Players who are not available for the Finals Weekend must drop out before the Quarter
6. GAME STOPPAGES
(a) In the event of wet weather preventing play (or preventing completion of the game/tie) on the date fixed, this tie must be played prior to the closing date of the current round. If this is not possible rule 5 (k) applies.
(b) In the event where a game is stopped due to wet weather, then play must commence from the original finishing.
(a) In Pairs, the players taking part in the first game shall constitute the team and shall
normally play together unless agreed with the Men’s Competition Secretary.
(b) A substitution can therefore only take place prior to the competition starting. Players will
be advised of a pool of suitable substitutes or equal or lower handicap ranking to the player
(c) Substitutions must be approved by the competition secretary prior to the Pairs first game
in the competition.
8. DISPUTES AND DISAGREEMENTS
(a) The Competition Secretary shall determine all questions and disputes that may arise.
(b) Appeals shall be made within 24 hours of the playing of the tie. A clear statement, in
writing shall be in the hands of the Men’s Competition Secretary within 48 hours of the
playing of the tie.
(c) In cases of where the Competition Secretary cannot resolve any matter then the Men’s
Players Committee shall have responsibility to deal with matters of urgency.
(d) Appeals against decisions taken by Men’s Competition Secretary, will be heard by at least
five members of the Men’s Players Committee whose decision will be final and binding.
9. REPORTING OF RESULTS
(a) Results of all ties must be deposited in the card holder next to the pigeon holes.
(b) Scorecards must be signed by the both players and the marker in singles competitions.
(c) Scorecards must be signed by one player from each team in pairs competitions.
(d) Once submitted the scorecard will constitute the final result of that game.
10. FINALS WEEKEND RINKS
(a) The rink colour for each day’s play will be drawn by the competition secretaries (if not
involved in the finals) or other committee members as required.
(b) A different rink setting will be drawn for each day’s play.
(c) All rinks will be included in the draw for the finals, unless rinks have been removed from
play by the Greenkeeper.
(d) No player will play on the same rink on the same day.