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Home Competition Rules



All Kegworth members are eligible to play in home competitions with the exception of the maidens cup, this competition is for new members and for members who have not won any previous singles competitions .

Challenger- Round timescale arrangements and Walkovers

The Challenger is the top player on the sheet, they are responsible of arranging the game , they should  offer three dates to the opponent.  The time for commencing a match shall be mutually agreed but no player/team shall be compelled to accept a time earlier than 6.00pm Mon –Fri or 3.00pm on Sat – Sun. Each round to be played by the play by date  or may result in a walk over.  If the Challenger does not give dates before the cut-off date the opponent may claim as a walk over, if the opponent cannot meet any of the dates the challenger may claim  a walk over.  Under unforeseen circumstances an extension may be agreed with the Competition Secretary.  If a player arrives more than half hour late this is also classed as a walk over.  If a walk over is made it is the responsibility of the Challenger to notify the Competition Secretary within 24 hours.  


In a singles match the Challenger arranges for a marker.  The marker can be any competent member.  All finals should be marked by the President, when not available the Competition Secretary shall mark or may nominate another member.


The Challenger should offer a minimum of three rinks for the draw, the opponent then picks from the selection (upturned numbers) or the players can just agree a rink number without a draw. The challenger tosses a coin and the opponent calls heads or tails, this is to decide who plays first.  The winner of the toss can give the mat away to the other player/team.  All this is overseen by the marker in singles games.  After the toss, both players/teams to agree if to have trial ends and how many bowls to play.  The Challenger will be classed as the home team on the score board and score card. Dress code for all Finals will be white

Event of a Tie

An Extra end must be played, a toss of a coin to decide who takes the jack first.  This can be given away to the other player. All bowls are played nearest the jack wins. For the Ethel Shaw trophy only one wood is played to decide the winner.


The winner of the match to add their name to the next round on the competition sheet along with the score. Pin the score card to the notice board for the Competition Secretary to verify the result.


Maidens Cup

Each game shall consist of 21 shots, 4 bowls for each player.

Championship 4 wood Singles

Each game shall consist of 21 shots, 4 bowls for each player.

Singles Two wood

Each game shall consist of 21 ends, 2 bowls for each player

Singles 3 wood

Each game shall consist of 18 ends, 3 bowls for each player

Singles Handicap

Each game shall consist of 4 bowls each player.  When a member has a handicap next to their name on the competition sheet, the player will have to get to 21 plus the number allocated on the sheet.  When no number is not allocated that player will have to get to 21 shots.


Each game will consist of 18 ends, 4 bowls each player.


Each game will consist of 18 ends, 3 bowls each player.

Over 60’s Singles

Each game will consist of 21 shots, 4 bowls each player.

Ethel Shaw Trophy

Each game consists of 3 woods x 3 ends x 3 sets.