CLUB COMPETITION DRAW AND SOCIAL EVENING.
At the beginning of the season we have a Club Competition draw evening to determine opponents in the first round of the internal Club Competitions. This selection is done by picking names out of a hat, so that it is totally unbiased.
To attract members to the draw we have a cheese and wine social evening in the Clubhouse. All members are encouraged to enter our internal Competitions. It is not necessary to be very good or very experienced, they are just good fun.
All competitors should ensure that they are available on Finals Day (see fixture list).
The knock-out rounds for these competitions take place throughout the season, as and when the competitors can arrange their matches. At the outset each round is given a date by which the round should have been played.
There is a small entrance fee for each competition, which is payable at the beginning of the season (along with your Club membership fee), but it is possible for late entrants to enter on the evening of the draw.
A “marker” must be used in all matches where there are only two competitors. In other matches, a “marker” is only necessary in the finals.
The drawn events are as follows:
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.
MensSingles – 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.
Richmond Trophy – This is a Competition which you enter by playing in matches for the Club. There is no fee and members playing in matches are automatically entered. Throughout the season a record is kept of the scores on each rink in every Club match and the names of the members playing on each rink. At the end of the season the winner is the player with the highest average score over their best 10 results, hence you must play in 10 matches to qualify and the more matches you play in, the better is your chance of winning.