CLUB COMPETITION DRAW & SOCIAL EVENING.
- At the beginning of the season we have a Club Competition Draw and Social evening in the Clubhouse.
- The names of the members who will play against each other in the first round of each competition are picked out of a hat. A light buffet and drinks are served throughout the evening.
- Competitors who get through to the Finals, should aim to be available to play their final match on Finals Day
- Competitors will arrange matches with their opponent(s) within set dates displayed in the Clubhouse (weather and availability permitting)
- There is an entrance fee of £2.50 for each competition.
- The rules for the internal competitions are on show in the Clubhouse
- Matches in which there are only two competitors will need a marker to centre the jack and keep the score.
The categories are:
Novices – This Competition is open to any club member who has not previously won a Club Competition.
Ladies Singles – This Competition is open to all lady members. Each match is played with 4 woods, over 21 ends.
Men’s Singles – This Competition is open to all male members. Each match is played with 4 woods, over 21 ends.
Drawn Pairs – This Competition is open to all members. Members are drawn in pairs, which may result in pairs of two men, two women or a mixed pair. Each match is played with 4 woods, over 21 ends.
Handicap – This Competition is open to all members. A player’s handicap is decided by the Club Captain. The handicap is applied as follows: to win the match the lower handicapped player must reach 21 shots before the higher handicapped player reaches a total of 21 shots plus the difference in their handicaps. Each match is played with 4 woods, but the number of ends will vary depending on how evenly matched are the competitors.
Challenge – This Competition is open to all members, both male and female. Each match is played with 4 woods and the winner is the first to score 21 shots.
Most of these names are fully descriptive but for the Novices, Handicap and Challenge you really need to read the rules which are posted up in the clubhouse.
Australian Pairs – This Competition is open to all members. Each match is played with 4 woods, over 10 ends. Each pair decides between themselves who will be Lead and who will be Skip. The Lead delivers the Jack and two woods. They change ends and the Skip delivers 4 woods followed by a further change of ends when the Lead delivers their last 2 woods.
Throughout the season a record is kept of every club member’s scores on every rink, in every match. These are entered on a chart showing the rink scores against the name of each individual club member. At the end of the season the winner is the player with the highest average score over their best 10 results. Therefore, the more matches you play in, the better your chance of winning the Richmond Trophy.