Table Bowls 2022

We are all living under the umbrella of COVID but the Club wishes to try to carry on as normal as possible so we have decided that we will offer the members the opportunity of playing the game of table bowls through the winter months.

What is table Bowls?

Table bowls is a game played on our snooker tables usually with two teams of two players. The game consists of rolling small bowls down a shoot at a jack.

The team with the bowl nearest to the jack gains a point. If the team has more than one bowl near the jack then that bowl will also score.

Clearly the team with the highest score wins the game.

The interesting part of the game is that of the four bowls played each one has a different bias causing it to travel is a slight curve. The players use the bias to guide their bowl to the jack through the pack of previously played bowls.

Two or three ends will usually be enough to “get your eye in”.

The game is a fun game and has been played at the Club for a number of years. There are a number of members who will be only too pleased to give any member a quick demonstration.

This year we have a small committee who are prepared to restart the competition. Here we go!

The games will be open to all members of the Club. Teams can be Mixed, or Ladies or Gentlemen teams.

The competition will start in January 2022.

The first games are to be played on a Tuesday evening starting on the 18th January at 8.00 pm and every Tuesday evening until 12th April.

Team names will need to be registered on the Team sheet on the notice board by noon on the 15th January 2022.

Each team will consist of TWO members, one being the Captain (who will be the contact for the team). Please give an email address or a phone number on the team sheet.

Substitutes are allowed for games. If a substitute pays more games than the original player then only they can play in any semi final or final

Each Team will have a Name and will play in a rotation system so that all teams play each other. (Look on the sheet for you next game.)

The games will consist of 10 ends to be played on the Clubs SNOOKER TABLES

There will be a small charge for each team of £10. ie. the cost is £5 per person for the whole season plus table lighting.

Each team will be able to accrue scores throughout the competition. Win 2 points Draw 1 point.

There will be Prizes for the winning teams at the end of the season. So Good Luck

Please Note: No food is allowed in the Snooker Room

By Paul Ivinson

Administrator of the Hungerford Club website