Lerwick Outdoor Bowling Club Shetland

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List Of Club Games Competition Rules



GREENS CHAMPIONSHIP

Rose bowl donated by G. Archer, Esq, in 1927.


Initially competed for by Lerwick Bowling Club and Lerwick Fish Traders.


Became trophy for Greens Championship in 1956.


Resilvered in 1993.


21-shot matches in knockout competition. Open to all members.



HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIP

Cup presented by Frank Moffat, Esq., of Wanganui, New Zealand in 1929.


21-shot matches in knockout competition. Open to all members,


Handicap system operated by Committee.



LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP

Cup presented by Dewars Scotch Whisky in 1974.


21-shot matches in knockout competition. Open to female members only.



GENTS CHAMPIONSHIP

Cup presented by Alexander & Partners in 1994.


21-shot matches in knockout competition. Open to male members only.



JIM MORRISON VETERANS SHIELD

First played for in 1982.

Open to all members over 60 years of age.

Matches of 15 ends in knockout competition. If, after 15 ends, the scores are equal, an extra end will be played to determine the winner.



LADIES LEAGUE

Cup presented by Malakoff & Wm. Moore Ltd in 1992.

Matches of 10 ends played in league format.

Open to female members only. The Committee arrange players into sections as appropriate and each section is played in a "Round Robin" format.


The Committee shall decide if successful players go through to quarter-finals or semi-finals .

The final shall be the best of 3 sets of 10 ends. Should both players win 1 set and draw 1 set, an extra end will be played to determine the winner.


GENTS LEAGUE

Cup presented by H. Hunter in 1981.

Matches of 10 ends played in league format.

Open to male members only.

The Committee arrange players into sections as appropriate and each section is played in a "Round Robin" format.

The Committee shall decide if successful players go through to quarter-finals or semi-finals .

The final shall be the best of 3 sets of 10 ends. Should both players win 1 set and draw 1 set, an extra end will be played to determine the winner.


PAIRS CUP

Cup presented by Hay & Co. in 1973.

Open to all playing members who have played for the club for at least one complete year.

Players enter names individually and the Committee shall draw names to decide pairings.

Each match shall be played over 18 ends in knockout competition. If, after 18 ends, the scores are equal one extra end shall be played to determine the winning pair.


HAT NIGHT CUPS

Gents' cup presented in 1975


Ladies cup presented by Mrs. Ada Robertson in 1994.


Although not in itself a Premier Competition, the Tuesday evening Hat Night also runs throughout the season.


Members draw position discs from a “hat” and must play in position drawn.


Three rounds are played, the number of ends in each round being decided by the committee.


Winning teams move up to next rink after each round.


In the event of a draw, the team having won the greater number of ends in that game shall move on.


Should shots scored and ends won be equal, a coin shall be tossed; the winning side shall then move on.


Members' scores at the end of each Hat Night will be recorded in the Club House.


Members' best 10 scores are considered when seeking to ascertain the male and female trophy winners at the end of the season.



ROBBIE WATT SHIELD

Shield presented by Mr. Robbie Watt in 1984.

 

3 games of 7 ends (less if weather inclement, at discretion of Committee).

 

Before each game, names are drawn from “hat” as in Hat Night competition.

 

Players MUST play in position drawn.

 

Player with highest score at the end of the competition wins.


In the event of a tie, shots against will be taken into consideration. If this fails to determine the winner, the number of ends won will be used to find the successful player.

 

Should there still be no outright winner, the players involved will play two bowls each to a jack; order of play being decided by the toss of a coin.



NEWHILLS QUAICH

The Quaich was presented to the club in 1994 by the Newhiils Bowling Club for local competition.

 

2 - bowl triples competition.

 

Open to all members.

 

Restricted to 12 triples.

 

Triples play three matches of 7 ends (Committee may reduce number of ends if weather is inclement).

 

Win - 2 points; Draw -1 point.

 

The triple with the highest number of points at the end of the competition will be deemed to have won the Quaich.

 

If there should be a tie for first place, shots for and against will be counted to determine a winning triple.

 

If this still cannot identify a successful triple, the skips involved will each play two bowls to a jack - order of play will be determined by the toss of a coin.



GEORGE WILSON CUP MIXED PAIRS

This cup was presented to the Club in by Mrs. Wilson in 1984 in memory of her late husband.

 

The competition is open to all club members, but is restricted to the first 12 pairs to enter.

 

Pairs are divided into "reds" and "blacks".

 

Pairs play 3 sets of 7 ends. After each set, "reds" move to their right and "blacks" to their left.

 

Win - 2 points; Draw - 1 point.

 

The team with the highest number of points wins the cup.

 

In the event of a tie for first place at the end of the competition, shot difference will be taken into consideration.

 

If this still cannot produce a winning pair, the number of ends won in the competition will be looked at and the pair winning more or most ends will take the cup.

 

Should this still not give a definite result, the Skips of the pairs involved will each play two bowls to a jack - the order of play being decided by the toss of a coin.



MORTON LODGE OPEN PAIRS

This is a 3 bowl pairs competition.

A maximum of 12 pairs may enter.


Pairs are divided into groups, preferably 4 pairs to a group.

In the event of 3 groups playing, the winner of each group and the best runner-up will progress to the semi-finals.

 If only 2 groups play, the winners and runners-up go through to the semi-finals with the winning teams playing  the runners- up of the other group.

Three games will be played with each game being two sets of 6 ends with a deciding set, if necessary, of 3 ends in which ends won will count.

Semi-finals will be played over two sets of 6 ends and the final shall be two sets of 9 ends. If both teams win one set, an extra end will be played to decide the winner.

 

LO.B.C. v ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

L.O.B.C. v MORTON LODGE

Both of these competitions were first played in 1984.

 

These are triples competitions in which teams play on the same rinks over 16 ends.

 

Each side selects its own teams.

 

The side with the highest aggregate score wins each competition.

 

In the event of a tie, the number of ends won will be used to determine the winning side.

 

Should this fail to find the winning side, the team captains will each play two bowls to a jack, order of play being decided by the toss of a coin.



MUNDIE MIDSUMMER CUP

Presented to the Club in 1999 by Mr. & Mrs. G. Mundie.

 

This is a fun competition to be played over three sets of six ends (similar to Hat Night).

 

Every player must keep his/her own score card.

 

At the finish of each end:

  • The bowl nearest the jack scores 3 points

  • The second bowl scores 2 points

  • The third bowl scores 1 point.

Points are scored by individual players - NOT by the triple.

 

Also at the finish of each end:

  • Lead moves to play second

  • Second moves to play Skip

  • Skip moves to play lead

 

After 6 ends, Reds move to their Right, Blacks move to their Left.

 

At the end of the competition the player with the highest number of points is the winner. Should there be a tie, the players involved will each play two bowls to a jack to determine the winner. Order of play will be decided by the toss of a coin.



GEORGE ROBERTSON MEMORIAL TROPHY

This cup was presented to the Club by Mrs. Jessie Robertson in 1978 in memory of her late husband.

 

This is a rinks competition and is open to all club members.

 

The Committee select skips and then draw leads, seconds and thirds from a hat.

 

The competition is over three sets; the number of ends in each set to be decided by the Committee.

 

Teams are divided into Reds and Blacks,

 

Win - 2 points; Draw - 1 point.

 

The team with the highest number of points wins the cup.

 

In the event of a tie for first place at the end of the competition, shot difference will be taken into consideration.

 

If this still cannot produce a winning rink, the number of ends won in the competition will be looked at and the rink winning more or most ends will take the cup.

 

Should this still not give a definite result, the Skips of the rinks involved will each play two bowls to a jack - the order of play being decided by the toss of a coin.



S.T.A.G. INTER-CLUB

This is a rinks competition originally for teams from various clubs,  e.g. British Legion, Masonic, Thistle F.C. etc.

Teams are divided into Reds and Blacks.

The number of ends played to be decided by the Committee but will be over 3 sets.

Win - 2 points.    Draw - 1 point.

The winning team will be the team with the highest number of points at the end of the competition but, in the event of a draw, the skips involved will each play 2 bowls to a jack. The order of play will be decided by the toss of a coin.



MOIRA SMITH MEMORIAL TROPHY

LADIES PAIRS KNOCKOUT COMPETITION

This trophy was presented to the club in memory of former member Miss Moira Smith by her sister, Mrs. W. Halcrow, in 1999.

 

Entry is open to all lady club members who enter in pairs.

 

This is a knockout competition in which each game is played over 10 ends. If any game ends in a draw, the number of ends won will be used to determine a winner Should this fail to separate the players an extra end will be played.



JIM LAURENSON MEMORIAL TROPHY

GENTS PAIRS KNOCKOUT COMPETITION

The trophy for this competition is made from one of the bowls used by the late Jim Laurenson. The competition was begun in 1999.

 

Entry is open to all male club members who enter in pairs.

 

This is a knockout competition in which each game is played over 10 ends. If any game ends in a draw, the number of ends won will be used to determine a winner. Should this fail to separate the players an extra end will be played.



INTER-COUNTY

SHETLAND V ORKNEY

LADIES TRIPLES

Peterson Cup - presented by James G. Peterson in 1957

GENTS TRIPLES

Trophy presented by William Fraser in 1956.

First session:  Ladies play 2 games of triples and gents play 3 games of triples.

Second session: Ladies play 2 games of triples and gents play 3 games of triples.

All games are over 15 ends

Each competition is won by the side having the highest aggregate number of shots over the two sessions.In the event of a tie for either trophy, the side which last won the trophy retains it.


TWO BOWL MIXED PAIRS

Cup presented by Mr. & Mrs. J. J. Jarmson in 1994.

 

Open to all club members; entry in pairs. Maximum of 12 pairs to compete.

 

Committee divide pairs into two sections; each section being further divided into Reds and Blacks.

 

All games are played over 10 ends.

 

Win - 2 points, Draw -1 point.

 

The winning pair from each section will compete in a final of 10 ends.

 

If there is a tie for first place in a section, firstly, shots against will be considered and then, if still no winning pair is identified, the number of ends won will be used to find the winning pair.

 

Should the final result in a draw, one extra end shall be played.

 

In the event of fewer than 12 pairs entering for the competition, the committee shall conduct the competition in a format as closely allied to the above as possible.


CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

Presented to the Club in 2005 by Mr. & Mrs. G. Mundie.


The Competitors in this event are the winners of the Club’s seven singles competitions:

 

Greens, Handicap, Veterans, Ladies League, Gents League, Ladies Championship, Gents Championship


The Committee will make a draw to determine order of play. Each game will be played over 6 ends and the competition will be played in Round Robin format.


Burned ends will be counted but will not be replayed.


The player with the highest aggregate number of shots scored will be deemed the winner.


In the event of a draw for first place, shots against will be taken into consideration.


If this does not determine a winner, the number of ends won will be counted.


Should there still not be a clear winner, the players involved will participate in a 3 end play-off with 2 points being awarded for a win and 1 for a draw.


STS TROPHY

This competition will be played over 2 sets of 9 ends with 4 teams drawn from the hat.


After the first set of 9 ends, the 2 winning teams will play each other on a new rink whilst the 2 loosing teams will play each other on another new rink.


The team with the highest total score for the day will be crowned the winners.



PRESIDENTS TRIPLES

This is a triples competition, open to all club members.

It will be played over 3 sets of 6 ends, with the wining team after each set moving to their right for the next game.

The winning team will be that which accumulates the highest total after the 3 sets.

The teams will be selected by the club President, to represent, as near as possible, those teams selected to represent Shetland in the forthcoming inter-county competition.



CROWN GREEN COMPETITION

The number of bowls per person and the duration of each game will be decided on the day of the competition.

The mat for the first end must be 1 metre from the ditch and can be placed anywhere around the green.

The minimum jack length is 19 metres (if in doubt, pace it out. Don’t call for a measure!)   Once the jack has been set correctly, no player is allowed to be in front of the mat until the final bowl of that end has been played.

If the jack interferes with another match, the same player re-bowls it. If a bowl interferes with another match, any player in that match can complain and the offending bowl is to be removed and called dead (not to be re-bowled).

From the second end, the mat is to be placed as near as possible to where the previous end’s jack finished.

Any bowls that end in the ditch are dead bowls (including the jack). If the jack is being set, it is re-bowled by one of the opposing team.  If it is knocked there during an end then the end is dead and has to be re-played, with the mat being set as close to where the jack finished as possible.

FIRING OR DELIBERATELY PLAYING WITH WEIGHT WHICH TAKES THE BOWL MORE THAN 2 METRES PAST THE JACK IS NOT ALLOWED AND THAT END IS IMMEDIATELY LOST BY 3 SHOTS.


LAST DITCH TROPHY

This is a competition for any member who has NOT won or come runner-up in a competition in that season and, therefore, would not receive a trophy at the annual presentation event.

 

The format of the competition will be decided near the event when entry numbers are known but will be based on the following, as near as possible.

 

The players will be drawn into 2 sections.

Each player will play each other in their section in a round-robin format over 5 ends per game. 2 points will be awarded to the winner of each game and 1 point each if the shots are equal. If the number of points are equal, the number of ends won will decide the winner and, again, if equal the highest number of shots will decide. If still equal, a deciding end will be played.

The winner of each section will play in a game of 6 ends and the player with most shots will win the trophy. Should shots be equal after 6 ends, one extra end will be played to decide the winner.