Westlands Bowling Club
Details of the various Club Competitions for members of the Club
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A handicap competition open to all Club members and, in later years, members of Westlands Ladies Bowling Club (who share the facilities at Westlands Sports Ground).
The origin of the Westlands Cup is not known. The event was already established at the time of the oldest available Club minutes of 1955.
Opponents arrange a mutually convenient time to play.
Rounds continue throughout the season and the final is played in the early part of September.
A scratch competition for members.
The competition was introduced in 1983 and, appropriately, the first winner was the President, Mike Rushworth. Mike became President of the Club in January 1979 and has remained in office ever since.
The Competition operates on same format as the Westlands Cup.
A handicap competition for members over the age of 60.
For many years, Vic Critchlow was an influential figure at the Club. He joined the Committee in 1957 and became Vice Chairman in 1963. He was elected President in November 1966, a position he retained until February 1975. In 1980 he was given life membership of the Club and in 1982 became Vice President.
In 1980 Vic began to sponsor a Club competition for "OAPs" and for several years he paid out cash prizes. In 1985 "Vic's Vets" became an official Club competition, with a trophy to replace the cash prize.
The Vics Vets competition is now run on the same format as the Westlands Cup with the final held early in September.
A handicap competition played on one (or two) Saturday afternoons. The first Doubles Cup was known as "The Tom Moon Doubles Cup" as the trophy had been presented by Tom Moon, President 1957 - 1963.
The present doubles trophies were purchased with the money raised from the sale of woods bequeathed to the Club by Vic Critchlow.
On the first day of the competition a draw is made for partners.
The event is normally held in the early weeks of the season.
Open to Club members and members of Westlands Ladies Club.
The event was introduced in 1982 and the Cups donated by Ena and Bill Daniels. Bill was a long standing member of the Club whilst his wife Ena had joined the newly formed Westlands Ladies Club.
Various formats have been used. Since 2000 the arrangement has been to play a round robin stage in which everyone plays several limited ends games with a number of different partners. The most successful ladies and gents then proceed to a knock-out stage.
The event is normally held on a Sunday in June.