Leagues, Matches & Competitions


A Beginner’s Guide 

Each season, the Club arranges its own knock-out competitions as well as playing in local leagues and friendly matches. This page describes the format of these matches & competitions.

Leagues & Other Fixtures

Glevum League : these matches are usually played on Thursday evenings. The Club plays other teams in the league twice each season, home and away. Matches take place on five rinks, 4 players per team on each rink using 2 bowls. Matches are played over 18 or 21 ends, depending on the time of year. Two league points are awarded for each rink won, plus 2 more points awarded to the team with the higher total shots score. Points are split in the event of tied scores.

Ladies’ Gloucestershire League : these matches are usually played on Tuesday evenings, 2 rinks either home or away and played over 21 ends.

Men’s Sunday 2 Rink League : these matches are played on Sunday mornings. The Club plays other teams in the league once each season with matches being played over 21 ends. Two league points are awarded for each rink won, plus 2 more points awarded to the team with the higher total shots score. Points are split in the event of tied scores.

Seniors’ Fixtures : these matches are Triples and are usually played on Monday afternoons with all teams generally playing each other twice each season, home and away. Matches are played on a friendly basis, there is no league table. Matches are played over a maximum of 18 ends, but this can be reduced by agreement between the Captains.

Friendlies : these matches are generally played during the afternoon on weekends. Matches are played on a friendly basis, there is no league table. Matches are usually on five rinks, 4 players per team on each rink using 2 bowls. Matches are usually played over 21 ends.

Club Competitions

The draws for all our competitions are made shortly after the start of the season with the match dates organised between the players involved. Each round of the competitions has a closing date by which the match must be played. The first named player/pair is responsible for offering and booking the match date and time. Club competition matches are played in greys, excepting finals day which are whites.

Bill Harris Cup : this competition is a men only singles tournament played on a first to 21 shots using 4 woods.

Roy Butler Cup : this competition is a both men & ladies singles tournament played on a first to 21 shots using 4 woods.

Andy Andrews Memorial Cup : this competition is a mens 2 wood singles tournament played over 21 ends

Underwood Trophy : this competition is a singles tournament open to both men and ladies who have not won a club competition for at least 5 years. Matches are played on a first to 21 shots using 3 woods.

Ladies 2 Wood : this competition is a singles ladies tournament played over 21 ends

Ladies 4 Wood : this competition is a singles ladies tournament on a first to 21 shots

Mixed Pairs : this competition is a 4 woods tournament played over 21 ends.

Club Pairs : this competition is a 4 woods tournament played over 21 ends. Pairs are either men or ladies but not mixed.

David Thomas Plate : this competition is a 2 wood pairs tournament with the players being paired by an open draw. Matches are played over 21 ends

Club Triples : this is a fun day tournament when teams are drawn on the day. Teams are split into two groups and play every other team in the group over 6 ends using 3 woods. The top winners going on to contest the final on Finals Day.

Ladies -v- Men : this is a fun day tournament played over 21 ends