Club Competitions 2020



Based on the feedback from bowlers, it has been decided not to hold a triples competition as too many people were concerned about social distancing. Therefore we are running 4 Pairs leagues, and a singles knockout competition.


Pairs teams have been independently selected and a random draw made for the singles competition.


Please see the attached for details (copies will also be posted on the Club whiteboard, visible from outside and our Website


Any queries, please call or email Paul Barrow (email hidden; JavaScript is required)


Note that you can now use a measure and one person can use a pusher for your matches, the handles must be cleaned after use.


Kind regards

The Management Committee

Highworth Bowls Club


Links to Documents

competition rules-guidance 2020

singles knockout v2

Evening Pairs comp 2020v2

Afternoon Pairs comp 2020 v2


Proposal for Internal Competition

Recent changes to Government guidance on social distancing, and updated advice from Bowls England, means that we are now allowed to bowl with 5 others (on the same rink), not from the same household.


Based on this new guidance, and because many club members aren’t too interested in just a “roll up”, the Management Committee are considering running some friendly competitions in the form of a pairs/triples league(s) and possibly a singles competition to spark some interest.


With regards to the triple’s leagues, some people may be concerned about the number of people milling around with regards to social distancing, therefore please indicate your willingness to participate if these were triples, not pairs leagues.


The suggestions are:


Afternoon comp

Every Monday and/or Friday from 2pm – 4pm.


Evening comp

Every Tuesday and/or Thursday from 6pm to 8pm (to accommodate those that are still working)


Team selection would be a weighted selection, by senior club members, based on perceived abilities.


In addition, it has been suggested that we run a mixed singles knockout competition


ALL GAMES WILL BE SUBJECT TO CURRENT RULES/GUIDELINES e.g. NO measuring, no ‘pushers’, no scoreboards, social distancing, etc


Please indicate your interest and preferences BEFORE 22nd June 2020 to:

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07980 797046


Triples  yes/no


Monday afternoon         yes/no

Friday afternoon             yes/no

Both afternoons              yes/no


Tuesday evening             yes/no

Thursday evening           yes/no

Both evenings                 yes/no


Mixed singles knockout competition          yes/no


Kind regards


The Management Committee

Highworth Bowls Club

Friday Afternoon Triples League success for Team B

The Friday Afternoon Triples League was finally concluded on the last Friday of the outdoor season following a number of weather-forced rearrangements in previous months. Whilst the competition was drawn out, the winners weren’t, the destination of the trophy decided weeks earlier, thanks to an unblemished record of 14 wins from 14 rounds.  So it’s a belated well done to Team ‘B’ comprising Heather Pollock, Bob Clements, Simon Cove and Andrew Wicks.

Whilst there are no records to confirm it, it is probably a first for the Friday League that a team has gone unbeaten through the competition,

Runners-up this year were Team ‘E’ comprising Josie Sullivan, Dee Clements/Peter Renouf, Tom Renno and Paul Barrow.

Thanks should go to John Spencer for organizing the event

Picture shows Andrew, Bob & Heather receiving the trophy from John. Thanks to Ashlee Lin for the photo.