Doreen Sands Memorial Trophy

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Rules of Play


  1. The competition will take the form of a handicapped triples competition with each player having their own individual handicap which must be added to the other two team members handicaps to give the combined total handicap for the team. In each match the team with the lowest handicap will concede the difference in handicap e.g. Team A has handicap of 8 and Team B has a handicap of 11. Therefore Team B will receive a 3 shot advantage at the beginning of the match.
  2. Substitutes are not permitted once the match has started but handicaps will be adjusted for any substitute playing before the match has started.
  3. Each game shall be played on the days and times scheduled; otherwise defaulting teams will forfeit the game.
  4. Two trial ends are permitted with a maximum of 3 bowls.
  5. The winner is the team with the highest number of shots after 18 ends. In the event of the score being level after 18 ends one further end will be played to decide the winner. The toss of a coin will decide who starts the extra end.
  6. As this is a sponsored competition prize money will be awarded to the winners and runners up at the end of the competition when the trophy and prize money will be presented by Peter Sands
  7. Skips may visit the 'head' after their first wood.
  8. Dead ends to be replayed.
  9. Late arrival. If a player is more than 15 minutes late or advises they cannot play, the game will be awarded to their opponent unless a substitute can be found before the start time of the match. Rule 3 will apply.
  10. Score cards are to be signed and timed by both skips and handed back to the competition secretary for verification.




This was the third year of this competition and was in honour of Doreen Sands who was the club secretary and a long term member who sadly passed away after a short illness. The competition was sponsored by her husband Peter and her family. It took the form of handicapped triples which Doreen before her illness was keen to introduce. Each player had their own individual handicap which was added to the other members of the triples to form the team's total handicap.

There were some very interesting rounds and one of the stand out triples was David and Maureen Ives with Arthur Lees. Considering that Arthur is 89 years young they did very well to get to the semi-final where, sadly for them, they were beaten by Joyce Sheard, Ray Harris and Joe Sibley.

They met David Schofield with Nigel and Karen Rushton who had also been on great form during the competition. It was quite evenly matched as after 6 ends Joe's team were only leading 10-9 but then they pulled away and after 11 ends were 20-10 up. Sadly for Joe and his team they dropped a 7 on the 16th end and a 3 on the 17th end putting Karen's team in the lead and they went on to win 26-21 after 18 ends.

Many congratulations to Karen, Nigel and David who never gave up and sincere commiserations to Joe, Ray and Joyce. A great final enjoyed by the many spectators who were there. On behalf of Peter Sands, many thanks to all the teams who entered.

Photo left to Right: David Schofield, Karen and Nigel Rushton with Peter Sands

Previous Results

2016 Winners: Ian Jackson, Janet Jackson and Brian Firth with Peter Sands

2015 Winners: Flo Saunders, Bob Blackburn and Alan Saunders