Len Dean Trophy

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Rules of Play


  1. The competition will take the form of a knockout
  2. Each game shall be played on the days and times scheduled; otherwise defaulting players will forfeit the game
  3. Two trial ends allowed and each player can decide for themselves how many bowls they would like (max. 2 each end)
  4. All games over 18 ends. If after 18 ends the match is drawn an extra end is played and the mat is decided by the toss of a coin. In the unlikely event it remains a draw after the extra end eg 2 woods on jack and no decision, another extra end will be played and so on until an eventual winner
  5. 1s and 2s may not visit the head. 3s may visit the head at the request of the skip. Skips may visit the head after their first wood
  6. Dead ends to be replayed
  7. Late arrival. If a player is more than 15 minutes late or advises they cannot play, the game will be awarded to their opponent. Rule 2 will apply


The Len Dean Drawn Rinks Competition was held between the 14th and 17th September 2017. Rinks comprise of 4 players per team and as it is a drawn competition you cannot choose your own teams. There were some quite formidable teams drawn and the final was eventually held on the Sunday between Trevor Young, Karen Rushton, Paul Cartwright and Tony Ashworth against Nigel Rushton, Ian Jackson, Rod Band and Linda Band.

Trevor's team started the better and were 7-2 up after 4 ends but then Nigel's team rallied to take the lead 9-8 after 7 ends. As the match is over 18 ends it was neck and neck all the way and on the 17th end Trevor's team were 2 shots ahead of Nigel's team. A nail biting last end with Nigel needing 2 shots to force another end tie break. They managed to pick up 1 shot and a measure but the measure went to Trevor's team therefore making them the winners by 1 shot 17-16.

Many congratulations to Trevor's team and commiserations to Nigel's team. An excellent final which was thoroughly enjoyed by the many spectators who witnessed some excellent bowling.

Photo left to right - Paul Cartwright, Trevor Young, Karen Rushton and Tony Ashworth

Previous Results

2016 Winners were Peter Marriott, Paul Cartwright, Linda Band and Alan Saunders

2015 Winners Left to right Trevor Young, Lyn Band, Sarah Hinton and Peter Sands



Runners up Left to right Ian Jackson, Rod Band, Neil Capper and Brian Firth