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Biddenden Bowls Club

Competitions

All playing members can enter the clubs range of tournaments. Some are played over one day to semi final stage and others are knockout tournaments played over the season. For both types they culminate in a final played over finals weekend in August.  Members can enter at the start of the year and for most single day tournaments they can enter in the days running up to the event. 

The sub pages (Single Day Tournaments, Knock Outs,  Finals Weekend,) explain the tournaments and how they work and will over the season show results of games. 

THE BIDDENDEN BOWL is a knock out competition only open to members who have not won a singles competition at Biddenden, or another club previously. This is a really good one for newer bowlers to enter so all those who qualify are encouraged to join in.

2019 COMPETITION WINNERS

Trophy Winner(s) Runner Up(s)

Open Pairs

Paul Buggins & Kim Buggins

Jim Oatway and Jane Chapman

Drawn Pairs

Paul Buggins & Mike Darkins

Martin Giles & David Bryant

Handicap

Sean Mitchell

David Bryant

Two Woods

Not Played

Not Played

Yardstick

Paul Buggins

Denise Bennewith

Biddenden Bowl

Kim Buggins

Roland Hunt

Mens Championship

Paul Buggins

Martin Giles

Ladies Championship

Denise Bennewith

Club Championship

Kim Buggins

Martin Giles

Drawn Triples

Paul Buggins, Hugh Shyvers, Ashley Shute

Martin Giles, Jeannette Oatway/Jane Chapman, John Wiseman

Open Pairs Plate

Ron King & Terry Sullivan

Jean Oliver & Norman Jones

ONE DAY COMPETITIONS

The draws for these competitions are made on the day of the event. Please endeavour to arrive by 09.45 to register .. even if you have not entered in advance you can still enter singles competitions on the day up to 09.45.  The draw will be made at 10.00  with the first round of fixtures commencing at 10.15  These days are great social occasions as well as fun but keenly fought tournaments so most people bring along their picnic lunches, some even bring a bottle of wine.  

The Dates of the 2020 competitions and guidelines are shown below.

Being updated .. 19 Jan 2020

Competition

FINALS WEEKEND

Sat 24th & Sun 25th AUGUST 2019

Reserve Day Sunday 1st September

All finals will be played over the same number of ends as in earlier rounds with same guidelines applying. Variation of playing conditions at the discretion of Competitions Sub Committee

Reserve Day – in the event of inclement weather or other conditions causing cancellations or overrun on finals weekend.

DRAWN TRIPLES

Sat. 11th May 19

Draw made on the day

Any full member

Triples game, played with 3 woods each. Teams to be drawn with one from each of 3 pots (Skip, second and lead). Depending on the number of entries games will be over 9 to 13 ends with all teams playing at least 2 matches in a round robin format. Qualifying teams will play a final on finals weekend

 

YARDSTICK

Sun. 26th May 19

Draw made on the day

Any full member

Singles game, played with 4 woods each. Score 1 point for any bowl within a yard of the jack when all 8 bowls have been bowled. (measured with a yardstick). The winner is the player with most points after 12 ends have been played. If the jack is moved during play, it should be put back to its original position by the marker. A marker will be allocated for the first round: losing players are expected to mark in the following rounds.

OPEN PAIRS

Sat. 29th June 19 Draw on the day

Any full member

Pairs game, played with 4 woods each over 12 ends. The winner is the pair with the most shots at the end of the game.

TWO WOODS

Sat. 20th July 19

Draw on the day

Any full member

Singles game played with 2 woods each over 15 ends. The winner is the player with most shots at the end of the game. A marker will be allocated for the first round: loosing players are expected to mark in following rounds. May be run as ‘round robin’

 

DRAWN PAIRS

Sat. 3rd August 19

Draw on the day

Any full member

Pairs game played with 4 woods each over 12 ends. The draw will be made from 2 seeded pots. The winner is the pair with most shots at the end of the game.

 

HANDICAP

Sat. 11th August 19

Draw on the day

Any full member

Singles game played with 4 woods over 12 ends. The draw will be made on a completely random basis. Prior to the draw competition sub-committee will allocate a handicap to each entrant based on bowling experience, ability and progress. The winner is the player with the most shots after 12 ends. A marker will be allocated for the first round: losing players are expected to mark in the following rounds.

 

LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP

Played through the season. Draw to be made during April

Any lady member

Singles game played with 4 woods with the first to 21 shots winning. The draw will be made on a random basis and will be displayed on the notice board with cut off dates for each round. A marker must be arranged.

NOTE  There are no draw details available on the website as this competition is being run as a " DOUBLE ELIMINATION" event.  Please refer to the paper copy on the club noticeboard to see how the losing players feed back into the draw for subsequent matches. Also note the "Play By" dates for this competition are also slightly different than the other three year long competitions.

 

The draws for the other three year long competitions have been made and are shown below and on notices at the clubhouse. In all cases there are three rounds to be played before "Finals Weekend" the "play By" dates are as follows:

Round 1          2 June 2019

Round 2          30 June 2019

Round 3          28 July 2019

In the event of difficulty in arranging to play any matches in advance of these dates please contact the competition secretary, Paul Buggins, at the earliest opportunity.

 

MENS CHAMPIONSHIP

Played through the season. Draw to be made on during April

Any Male member

Singles game played with 4 woods with the first to 21 shots winning. The draw will be made on a random basis and will be displayed on the notice board with cut off dates for each round. A marker must be arranged.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

Played through the season. Draw to be made during April

Any full member

Singles game played with 4 woods with the first to 21 shots winning. The draw will be made on a random basis and will be displayed on the notice board with cut off dates for each round. A marker must be arranged.

BIDDENDEN BOWL

Played through the season. Draw to be made on during April

Any full member who has never won a club singles competition

Singles game played with 4 woods with the first to 21 shots winning. The draw will be made on a random basis and will be displayed on the notice board with cut off dates for each round. A marker must be arranged.      

 

Following the success of the end of season Fun Tournament in 2018 we will be holding 2 fun events in 2019.

FUN SKILLS TOURNAMENT

Thursday 2nd May

FUN TOURNAMENT

Thursday 26th September

                         

 

 

 

 

 

MENS CHAMPIONSHIP

Round 1

1
Bye
11 Norman Jones
2
3 Mike Darkins
Bye
3
7 Paul Buggins 23
2 David Bryant 12
4
9 Roger Charland
Bye
5
12 Keith Leech
Bye
6
5 Sean Mitchell 21
8 Roland Hunt 13
7
6 Martin Giles 21
1 Ashley Shute 4
8
10 Jim Oatway 21
4 Brian Benneith 19

Round 2

9
11 Norman Jones 21
3 Mike Darkins 19
10
7 Paul Buggins 21
9 Roger Charland 0
11
12 Keith Leech 0
5 Sean Mitchell 10
12
6 Martin Giles 22
10 Jim Oatway 9

Round 3

13
11 Norman Jones 7
7 Paul Buggins 21
14
5 Sean Mitchell 4
6 Martin Giles 21

Round 4

15
Winner of match 13
Winner of match 14

BIDDENDEN BOWL

Round 1

1
Bye
8 Roland Hunt
2
6 Ashley Shute 21
9 Hugh Shyvers 17
3
10 Norman Jones 3
1 Mike Darkins 22
4
3 Sue Meckiff 6
5 Veronica Shyvers 22
5
Bye
7 Sue Ryan
6
2 Ken Roberts
Bye
7
12 Roger Charland
Bye
8
11 Kim Buggins 21
4 John Wiseman 9

Round 2

9
8 Roland Hunt 22
6 Ashley Shute 19
10
Winner of match 3 11
Winner of match 4 19
11
7 Sue Ryan 22
2 Ken Roberts 20
12
12 Roger Charland 0
11 Kim Buggins 21

Round 3

13
8 Roland Hunt
Winner of match 10
14
7 Sue Ryan 13
11 Kim Buggins 21

Round 4

15
Winner of match 13
11 Kim Buggins

One Day Competitions

Date Day Competition Time Column 5

30th April

Thursday

Fun Afternoon

2.30 - 4.30 pm 

9th May

Saturday

Drawn Triples

10.00 - 4.00 pm

A great competition for all club members experienced and beginners 

24th May

Sunday

Yard Stick Competition

10.00 - 4.00 pm

Singles Competition - all bowls within a yard of the jack count

 

14th June

Sunday

Two Woods

10.00 - 4.00 pm

Singles Competition - play with two woods

27th June

Saturday

Open Pairs

10.00 - 4.00 pm

Pairs competition - choose your own partner

18th July

Saturday

Drawn Pairs Competition

10.00 - 4.00 pm

1st August

Saturday

Handicap Competition

10.00 - 4.00 pm

8th August

Saturday

Reserve for Competitions

29th August

Saturday

Finals Weekend

 

30th August

Sunday

Finals Weekend (incl BBQ at 4 pm)

5th September

Saturday

Reserve for finals day (in case of rain)

24th November

Thursday

Fun Tournament (incl Tea Break)

12.30 - 1.00 pm