2020 Corona Mixed Singles League

To provide another form of ‘competition in these ‘unprecedented’ times when there are no external matches or competitions, Our Men’s Captain – Gary Fisher – prganised an ‘informal’ Mixed Singles League took place between June 29 and September 16. This was in addition to our traditional annual Competition programme

The members who ‘signed-up’ for this Mixed Singles League were divided into leagues of 5 members and the competition allowed members to join during the season as they got confidence to Bowls again following Covid-19 concerns. The competition has now finished with the principal results summarised below.

Congratulation to the Divisional Winners of the final session – Session 4:

Division 1 Tony Howard
Division 2 Brian Ralphs
Division 3 Chris Gray
Division 4 Sue Bailey
Division 5 Sylvia Smith
Division 6 Gill Howells

Overall winner Tony Howard having received the ‘sanitised’ Corona Trophy from Mens Captain Gary Fisher














Congratulation to the Divisional Winners of the earlier sessions:

Session 1:
Division 1 Tony Howard
Division 2 Chris Gray
Division 3 Tony Smart
Division 4 Jack Bunting
Division 5 Phil Clarke

Session 2:
Division 1 Kevin Clarke
Division 2 Richard Gardener
Division 3 Jack Bunting
Division 4 Tim Bailey
Division 5 David Drew

Session 3:
Division 1 Kevin Clarke
Division 2 Jack Bunting
Division 3 Maurice Primo
Division 4 Toby Bunting
Division 5 Alan Jones

A special mention to all of the people who have won multiple times!  and of the unusual feat performed by Jack Bunting, who has won all but the last division, having moved from division 4 to division 1 during the 4 sessions.

Trophies are awarded to each Session’s Divisional Winners:


Brian Ralphs with his statuette










Thanks to everyone for making this tournament the success it has been.  There have been a few teething problems along the way,  but we hope it can be repeated next year.  Any suggestions to make it better next year  are always welcome – dont be backward in coming forward!!

Remember this is all about Fun – so keep it fun!

A reminder of the 2020 format and the rules of the competition follows:


Session 1 of the league will run from Monday 29 June to Sunday 12 July.

Session 2 will start on Thurs 16 July till Sunday 2 Aug.  (18 Days)

Session 3 will start on the following Thurs for 18 days: 6 Aug to 23 Aug

Session 4 will start 27 Aug and run to 16 Sept.

Winner of each game will be the first to 16 points  

Winner will receive 3 league points and loser 0.  Exception: If loser scores 12 or more points in the game, they receive one league point.

eg  Game ends with score 16 – 13.  Winner gets three points and loser gets one point.

Winner and runner-up of each divisions will be promoted to the next higher level with the two lowest players demoted to the next lower level.

Winner is decided by league points.  If a tie, then by shot differences, if still tied, the result between the two players is counted

eg  Both players have 10 points with a 14 shot difference.  Player A beat player B in their match, so player A would be the winner of the division.

There are 5 players in each division, so each player will play 4 matches in the two week period.

As there are no home or away games each player must arrange their own matches.

All matches must be played by the last session on the last day.

NOTE: In the event that two players cannot agree a date to play a match they must play it on the final day of each league programme.  If, for whatever reason,  the match does not take place in the allotted time, both players will not score any league points or shots.

Players initially are encouraged to arrange matches in the afternoon or evening slots, as to not interfere with the separately arranged ‘roll-up’ matches.

Match rules

Having a marker will be optional. He/she is only there to answer questions or settle any close calls. Players must agree as normal, including the use of a measure, if required.  

Each player will have their own jack, and each end will be played using a roaming jack.

Coin toss winner has the option of playing first or second. First player will roll up the jack as close to the centre line as possible, but still maintaining minimum and maximum lengths.

End to be played where jack settles, NOT CENTRED by anyone.  If the jack is not within the specified boundaries, the second player will cast his jack. If this is a legal cast, then the first jack is picked up and discarded.

On completion of end, both players will determine shots scored and winner of end will cast their jack as previously. Make sure the jack not used is carried to each end available for casting, if needed. Thus, players will always cast their own jack.

Any player who cannot play an agreed match will forfeit and get zero league points and a 4 shot decrease in their total shots.  Winner of match to get three league points and a plus 4 shot difference.

Scoreboards can be used – one player will operate the scoreboard throughout and sanitise after. (This makes it easier for both players and spectators).

Visiting the head is allowed – only after two bowls have been bowled by each player

Jack maximum length – a jack lying within two metres of the green edge must be moved back two metres from the edge on the line it finished before play (not centred, but put back to its maximum legal length).

On completion of a match the winner must send the result to the League organiser (Gary Fisher). All disputes or queries must also go through Gary.

There will be a nominal fee of £2 per player to help cover the cost of prizes, this will be added to next years competition fees.

Dress code is informal with appropriate footwear.

Gary will endeavour to keep the leagues up to date from the results sent to him.



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