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This page is currently being prepared. Keep watching to as we add an interesting range of tournaments with scorecards, draws and scoring spreadsheets
Making Your Tournaments and Social Days More Interesting
|TRY||** Playing More Short Games|
|TRY||** Using Powerplays|
|TRY||** Using Sets Play and Finals|
|TRY||** Using Different Scoring Methods - introducing the TIGER SKINS scoring system|
|TRY||** Having a Singles Tournament|
|TRY||** Using Merge Files to produce brochures, table advertisements and entry sheets COMING SOON|
Some Different Types of Tournaments & Social Days
|RUN||** Mix and Mingle - have fun meeting people|
|RUN||** One day Singles - the gold medal tournament|
|RUN||** Skins Tournaments - popular with many>|
|RUN||** A club Handicap Fours Competition- a great club building day|
|RUN||** Green on Green St Patrick's Day - a very funny day|
|RUN||** Melbourne Cup Day 'Club Cup'- fills the time between lunch and race|
Play More Games
The draw for a multi end tournament is easy to do.
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You have to watch these matters
When we get our download page up and running we will provide a large number of draws set up to work for you
Powerplays are Powerful
In the English Premier League bowls shown on Foxtel their game consists of two powerplay sets of five ends of singles.
The powerplay works like this
Use Sets Play and Finals
Use Different Scoring Systems
Most tournaments are scored using some variation of one of these two systems
Both of these systems have the same major flaw. Half of all teams will lose interest in the day after the first game because a team which loses its first game has very little chance of winning the tournament.
In 2013 I took part in the Tiger Bowls tournaments in Hongkong where this innovativescoring system which kept the interest of all 72 teams to the end of the two day tournament
TIGER BOWLS SKINS SCORING
Hence for each game the teams shared 8 points, so that the maximum score for the day was 48.
This TIGER SKINS scoring system would work well for any one day club tournament playing 3 or more games
Offer a Singles Tournament
Mix and Mingle The Concept
Mix and Mingle Card - this is a score card which can be merged with one of the data files below
Mix and mingle data three rinks - all pairs 12 players, all triples 18 players - with fours up to 24
Mix and mingle data four rinks - all pairs 16 players, all triples 24 players - with fours up to 32
Mix and mingle data six rinks - all pairs 24 players, all triples 36 players - with fours up to 48
Mix and mingle data eight rinks - all pairs 32 players, all triples 48 players - with fours up to 64
If you expect more than 48 players prepare two sets of cards of different colours and use rink numbers twice.
One Day Singles
A Skins Tournament
In a skins tournament after qualifying the top two teams play a skins competition to determine how much of the prizemoney each team receives.Four example if the prize money for 1st and 2nd totals 600 and they play 5 skins ends, $120 is allocated to each end. On the first end a team which scores 2 or more wins the $120. Otherwise it jackpost to the next end. On the last end the winner of the end gets the current jackpot.
Here are the instructions for a very successful skins fours day held at Brighton Bowling Club. In this tournament the top eight teams played off for prizemoney and the others for eight $2.50 bar vouchers
Club Handicap Fours Competition
A handicap fours afternoon is a good method of to bring your club together at the end of a pennant season.
This is how we ran such a tournament at my club.
70% of the pennant players at the club took part in this competition. A team from our fourth side won the day and a team from the top side came second
See our section below on draws for multiple game competitions to help with the draw
Green On Green Day
This very funny day could be used on any occasion, but as the name implies, we used it for St Patrick's day.
Advertise it as a special day telling prospective players
Play three bowl triples with two games of eleven ends and play 4 special ends in each game
Order of play
____Skips______3a,3b,3a,3b,3a,3b �skips go to head
Give the first prize to the team with the lowest score
Melbourne Cup Day 'club cup'
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