Gents Singles Club Championship

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World Bowls Rules will apply where not covered below:-

  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. 4 each end)
  4. The winner of each game will be the first to 21 shots.
  5. You may visit the head after your third bowl.
  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.
  8. Score cards are to be signed and timed by both players and handed back to the marker for verification.


This is a very sought after title as the champions name goes on the clubs board of honour. As always there were some very good rounds and the two finals were contested between Steve Townsend and Malcolm Smallwood (a winner two years ago) and Jean Smallwood (the wife of Malcolm) and Karen Rushton.

In the Gent's final Steve got off to a flying start and after 13 ends was 15-4 up but then Malcolm picked up a 4 and started his fightback. Sadly for Malcolm though Steve was on brilliant form and went on the win the Championship 21-12.

In the Ladies Final the two ladies were drawing after 13 ends 11-11 so a real tussle was ensuing. Gradually, though Jean started to pull away and went on the win the Chamionship 21-14.

Many congratulations to both Steve and Jean, deserved winners, and commiserations to Malcolm and Karen. Always next year. Many thanks also to the Umpires, Markers and spectators.

Photo: 2018 finalists Steve Townsend (left) and Malcolm Smallwood

Previous Results




2017 Ladies and Mens Singles Club Champions Judy Abel and Denis Stoyles




2016 Club Champion Brian Firth (left) with runner-up Steve Townsend