Friendship League


The Friendship League is managed by Val Cameron and Pat Constance


Here are the rules for the Friendship League 2021:

This year there are 6 teams. Each member of the winning team will receive a small trophy engraved ‘League Winner’. In the event of a tie for first place, shot difference will decide the winners.

The ‘Tony Rapson Memorial Trophy’, which has been kindly donated by Jean Rapson, (a previous member), will be awarded to the highest scoring individual player. Each player will be awarded a plus or minus score after each game according to the number of shots their team wins or loses by. A minimum of five games must be played to qualify for this trophy.

The league games will commence on a Monday afternoon in mid May and continue for 15 weeks, each team playing the other five teams minimum four times.

All games will start promptly at 2.15pm and finish after 16 ends.

Winning team receives 2 points

Losing team receives 0 points

Tied games – each team receives 1 point

Abandoned games – each team receives 1 point

An abandoned game is any match that has not completed 6 ends. If a match is stopped after 6 ends, the score at that time will be the result of the match. There will be no ‘trial ends’ but only one shot to count on the first end. Matches will be triples. In the event that a full team is not available: the side with 2 members play 4 woods each and 33% will be deducted from their score. The opposing team numbers 1 & 2 bowl 3 woods each and the skip bowls 2 woods . In the event of both teams having only 2 players, each player has 2 woods.

If a player causes a ‘no end’ , the opposing team scores 1 shot for that end. Different coloured team stickers to be affixed to bowls.

Players arriving late may join the game at any time and play in any position. However a team playing short must clearly mark the scorecard as follows:- the number of ends for which there were only 2 players. These ends will incur a penalty as above,. The adjustment will be made by the league secretary at the end of the match and the total score will be rounded to the nearest whole number.

Team co-ordinators will be appointed with consent by the league secretry. Individuals unable to play on a given date should change dates with another team member and inform the co-ordinator immediately.

No player may play more than 10 games out of the 14 scheduled. A breach of this rule will incur a deduction of one point per game over 10 from the team score at the end of the season.

Teams will stay together on subsequent seasons subject to the maintenance of a balance between men and women, the object being to produce mixed teams of a near equal strength as possible. Any proposed movement between teams to achieve this balance will be kept to a minimum and discussed with the individuals concerned. In the last resort, the league secretary’s decision will be final.

Members wishing to join the league once the season has started will be put on a waiting list to fill any vacancies that may occur.


 15th May                          22nd  May                           5th June

  Jupiter v Mars                Neptune v Jupiter                 Jupiter v  Mercury

 Mercury v Neptune         Mercury v Saturn                 Mars v  Saturn

 Saturn v Earth                   Mars v Earth                       Earth v Neptune       

  12th June                        19th June                             26th June

 Mars  v  Mercury              Earth v Neptune                 Earth v Saturn

 Saturn v Neptune            Saturn v Mars                       Mars v Jupiter

 Earth v Jupiter                 Mercury v Jupiter                 Mercury v Neptune

3rd July                           10th July                                17th July

Neptune v Jupiter            Mars v Neptune                    Saturn v Mercury

 Earth v Saturn                   Saturn v Jupiter                    Earth v Mars

 Mars v Mercury                 Mercury v Earth                   Neptune  v Jupiter   

 31st July                            7th August                   14th August

 Jupiter v Mercury             Mercury v Earth                   Mercury v Mars

 Saturn v Mars                   Jupiter v Mars                     Saturn v Jupiter

 Neptune  v Earth               Neptune v Saturn               Neptune v Earth

21st  August                       4th September             

Neptune v Mercury           Mercury v Saturn                 

 Earth v Mars                       Neptune v Mars

  Jupiter v Saturn                 Jupiter v Earth          


Matches will take place on Monday afternoons, starting at 2.15pm promptly


Val CameronRosemary EdwardsJackie Connelly
Barbara CarlsonRoger ToddRichard Constance
Paul CrookAngie LenistonSusan Fullilove
Jane FirminAnn PhillipsSonia Hume
Steve HutchinsonRon MitchellBarbara Moore
Pat ConstanceTrevor CareyBrian Hume
Val TusonJosie KerslakeMargaret O’Brien
Gerard MooreJenny SmithSue Ridley
Brian PooleyChris VinerGeoff Sharpe
Brenda PalletIan WellsJohn Round
David FirminDavid Alexander