Some Bowling Information
Winners of the Club Singles qualify for the following competitions:-
- Sussex, Champion of Champions.
- London Southern Counties Gold Badge.
- National Champion of Champions
Winners of the Handicap Singles qualify for the London Southern Counties, Lonsdale Badge.
Winners of the Club Pairs qualify for the following competitions:-
- London Southern Counties
- National Pairs
Winners of the Club Triples qualify for the London Southern Counties Triples
All of the above competitions are MEN ONLY
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Any member of the club can take part in the Friendly Matches. ‘Sign-up’ sheets are posted in the clubhouse for each match; members need to put their name on the list for the matches they would like to play in. The team Captain will select the team and post this on the reverse of the sign-up sheet. Members are responsible for checking if they have been selected and familiarising themselves with the arrangements for each match. Note that fees are payable for each match, depending on type of refreshment and (for away games) mode of transport. Green fees are payable for each home game and may be applicable for certain away games.
The sign-up and team sheets are displayed at the west end of the club, on the south wall beneath the honours board.
Men and women members can play in County Competitions, but must register in the October for the following bowling season. The club pays Affiliation Fees to Sussex County Bowls, some of which goes to Bowls England. Each player entering a match must pay their own match fee.
Singles : Must be played by an affiliated member
Doubles: Must be at played by at least one affiliated member, the affiliated member can invite a fully paid up member of Hove & Kingsway Bowling Club to play with them if their partner in the doubles is unable to play.
Triples: As with doubles.
Fours: As with doubles and triples.
NONE OF THE ABOVE INVOLVE PRIZE MONEY
For men only there is the County Top Club which consists of a team of eleven players from each club. This consists of five games – a four, a triple and a pair plus a four-wood singles and a two-wood singles. Each game is worth one point, the winner being the team which has the most points.
The Sussex County Bowling Association also has the Abergavenny Cup. This competition is a men’s ‘double-fours’ match, with one rink at home and one rink away, the winner being the team with the higher aggregate score.
The club currently has two teams playing in the Brighton Hove & District League. The matches take place on Tuesday Evenings, beginning at 6pm. Matches are 21 ends and consist of three rinks. Each league team is also entered into the Bill Hawkins Cup: this is a drawn knock-out ‘double-fours’ match with one rink at home and one rink away.
The following are played at Burgess Hill and involve Prize Money
- Gladys Roland : Ladies
- Edward Roland : Men’s
I have no other details for these two.
The club has various internal competitions to determine club champions. Entry forms are circulated prior to the start of the season (with renewal notices) and should be returned by the entry closing date. Entries carry a fee of £1 per competition entered. All competitions are drawn and posted in the changing rooms. Matches should be completed by the posted closing date. certain competitions may have early rounds held on a specific single day. All competition finals will be held on finals day (notwithstanding involvement with County or National finals).
Club Competitions are open to both ladies and men, as applicable to the competition and as detailed on the entry form.