Winter Social Bowls

When are the games played?

Tranmere’s winter bowls competition provides a sociable and fun afternoon enjoyed by all bowling participants. Games commence at 12 noon on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. This enables an earlier finish on those cold winter afternoons and minimises getting caught up in peak hour traffic going home.

How do you get a game?

There is an entry form listed on the Club’s Noticeboard each week for interested bowlers to list their team members for the respective day’s game (either Wednesday Cosmo Triples and/or Friday or Saturday’s Cosmo pairs). Individuals may also list themselves as a single entry at the bottom of the sheet. Coordinators will finalise team composition prior to the game’s start of play.

It is important to note that entries for the games’ play closes by 11.00am on the designated day.

Our coordinator is John Feddersen, assisted by Claus Schonfeldt who can be contacted at the Tranmere Bowling Club on 8431 6197.

Wednesday Cosmo Triples

Two games of 15 ends two bowl triples. First game only has a one end roll up.

Winners from the first game will play against other first game winners (winners pool), while the losers from the first game will play against other first game losers (losers pool) in their second game. The second game determines a winner and runner up from each pool.

As outcomes are based on the second game, prizes will be presented to the winning and runner up teams from each of the winners and losers pool.

Friday & Saturday Cosmo Pairs

First game of 11 ends; second game of 12 ends of 2-4-2 bowl format. First game only has one end roll up.

Winners from the first game will play against other first game winners (winners pool), while the losers from the first game will play against other first game losers (losers pool) in their second game. The second game determines a winner and runner up from each pool.

As outcomes are based on the second game, prizes will be presented to the winning and runner up teams from each of the winners and losers pool.

Scoring

Winners of the second game are ranked according to the number of ends won in that game for each of the winners and losers pool.

Conditions

Ideally it is preferred that teams are of a mixed gender (both male and female), however, it is acknowledged that this is not always achievable.

It is strongly encouraged that only ONE bowler from Tranmere’s first side plays in each team with the exception of Friday Cosmo pairs. This provides a balance of bowler skill level across the teams participating.

Casual dress.

Cost

Entry fee of $8 per bowler includes tea/coffee/biscuits.

The most successful player over the winter bowls season, that is the player who is among the prize pool most often, as winner or runner-up of either the winners or losers pools, over the past few years has been

  • 2014 Graham Young
  • 2015 Sam Caon and Tim Huston
  • 2016 Geoff Thomas
  • 2017 Geoff Thomas and Nic Cirocco

The top three from 2017: Bob Payne, Nic Cirocco and Geoff Thomas.

Read the 2018 Winter Bowls Wrap Up below.

 

From left: Bob Payne, Nic Cirroco, Geoff Thomas.

From left: Bob Payne, Nic Cirroco, Geoff Thomas.

As well as the bowling, the organisers introduce a number of fun features to add to the enjoyment of the afternoon. A regular feature of Wednesday bowls is the first resting toucher award, routinely sponsored by Stephen Briffa of Harcourts Real Estate. For Friday it is the Friday Question and the Friday Funny. For Saturday, it is the best losing rink, sponsored by Spring Gully. From time to time, coinciding with AFL Showdown matches, a wear-your-colours day and award is featured as well as other surprise events throughout the season.

Me and Him

From left: John Feddersen, Claus Schonfeldt

 

 

 

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