SOUTHWICK
BOWLING CLUB
(Founded 1910)
    Recreation Ground,  Croft Avenue,
                             Southwick,   BN42 4TE
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Competitions

The Flynn

This competition is the principal men's club singles championship of 4 woods, 21 points with no handicaps.

The David Moses

This competition is the principal ladies club singles championship of 4 woods, 21 points with no handicaps.

The Gooding

This singles competition of 4 wood, 21 points and no handicap is open to any member who has not previously won a singles, 4 woods knock-out bowls competition, indoors or outdoors, at this or any other club.

The Norman

This men's competition is a singles handicap of 4 woods and 21 points.

The Gooding 4 Woods Handicap Singles

This ladies competition is a singles handicap of 4 woods and 21 points.

The Clark Cup

This competition is a men's singles, 2 woods, roving jack competition of 15 points with allocated individual handicaps halved to the nearest higher whole number. WWB Laws of the Game apply except that the jack is not centred before play, a jack delivered to within 2m of the ditch is not repositioned and only shots within 1 yard of the jack shall score. All decisions during play (i.e. prior to the completion of the end) shall be made by the players from the mat without assistance.

2 Woods Yardstick Singles

This competition is a ladies singles with 2 woods played to a roving jack and to a yardstick up to 15 ends with no handicap. If after 15 ends the scores are tied, an additional scoring end shall be played. WWB Laws of the Game apply except that the jack is not centred before play, a jack delivered to within 2m of the ditch is not repositioned and only shots within 1 yard of the jack shall score. If no woods score, the end is counted and the score brought forward from the previous end. All decisions during play (i.e. prior to the completion of the end) shall be made by the players from the mat without assistance, as there is no marker.

Newton-Smith Pairs

This is a handicapped pairs competition for men and is played with 4 woods each for 21 ends. Partners will be drawn at random, one from each of two pools. The pools to be of equal number based on allocated handicaps; one pool will comprise of players with low handicaps and the other of players with high handicaps.

The individual handicaps will be added and entered on the scorecard and the shot difference is added to the score of the couple with the highest handicap, i.e. Pair A is handicapped @ 2 + 3 = 5 and Pair B @ 1 + 5 = 6, therefore Pair B will receive 1 shot.

Woodley Drawn Pairs

This is a handicap competition for ladies and is played with 4 woods each for 21 ends. The individual handicaps will be added and entered on the scorecard and the shot difference is added to the score of the couple with the highest handicap, i.e. Pair A is handicapped @ 2 + 3 = 5 and Pair B @ 2 + 0 = 2, therefore Pair A will receive 3 shots.

The Baldwin Mixed Pairs

This competition is a drawn pairs for ladies and men. Each pair is drawn a one lady and one man, 4 woods, 21 ends with no handicap.

The Ernie Hunt Shield

This competition is a drawn triples for ladies and men. Each triple drawn has at least one lady and one man, 3 woods, 18 ends and no handicap.

The Millennium Cup

This is a singles competition of 4 woods, 21 points with no handicap open to members aged 70 and over (at 1st January of the playing year)

The Ken Maynard Centenary Cup

This is a singles competition of 4 woods, 101 points with no handicap is open to any member. Scoring at the completion of each end, the wood nearest the jack scores 4 points, the second nearest 3 points, the third nearest 2 points and the fourth nearest 1 point. The points for each scoring wood is added to the player’s score in the order 4 points first, then 3, then 2 and then 1. The first player to reach 101 points will be the winner.

Jacks will be cast and centred. The player whose wood is nearest the jack takes the mat/jack for the next end (irrespective of the points won). If the jack is played out of the rink the end is declared void and replayed.

The Purbrook Cup

This singles competition of 4 woods, 1 end with no handicap, is played on finals day and is open to any members not participating in a club final.