List of Competitions and Entry Form

Members are encouraged to enter the internal club ‘knockout’ competitions. Entries are normally collected on ‘signing on evening’ in March, but a closing date for entries will be given by the Competition Secretary. The draws for the various competitions are made early in the season. Matches are played during the season with finals held on Finals weekend around early-mid September (see website and fixture booklet for dates).

The following competitions are played:

Men’s Championship (singles)21 shots 
Ladies’ Championship (singles)21 shots 
Men’s Drawn pairs18 ends 
Ladies’ Drawn pairs18 ends 
Mixed Pairs18 ends 
Junior Championship (singles)1,221 shots 
Handicap Singles221 shots 
Two Wood Singles221 ends 
Three Wood Singles218 ends 
Two set singles2,32 sets of 9 ends(odd years)
101 singles2,4101 shots(even years)
Novice singles (2 years experience or less)221 shots 

1Open to all except past winners of the men’s/ladies’ championship and this competition
2Open competitions
3One point is awarded for winning a set and half a point if the set is drawn. If the score is equal after two sets have been played, then a best of three ends tie break will be played (i.e. the first player to win two ends wins irrespective of the shots won in each end). Should the match still be tied after the tie break then an additional end(s) will be played to decide the match.
4The closest four bowls score, irrespective of player. The nearest scores 4 shots, the next 3 etc. The first player to reach 101 shots wins (even if this happens following an end where both players would have 101 or more shots if all shots were counted). Note: If tied for shot, end declared DEAD and no points awarded. If tied for Second bowl, shot bowl only counts and 4 points only awarded. If tied for Third shot,  First & Second Bowls count and 7 points only awarded. If tied for Fourth shot, First, Second & Third bowls count and 9 points awarded.

Entry Form

mvbc competition entry form 2023