Welcome to the Bearsted and Thurnham Bowls Club Junior Section

 

Hi everyone,

We would like to introduce you to the Club with a friendly WELCOME LETTER WITH PARENTAL ADVICE for the forthcoming season at Bearsted and Thurnham Bowling Club as well as information on:

CLUB MEMBERSHIP : The Club’s annual membership runs from 1 October to 31 September each year and if you are an existing member from last year and you have not yet renewed, please could you do so as soon as possible and no later the end of February. We have attached a Renewal Application which must be returned with the appropriate monies direct to the Treasurer – details on form. If you have already renewed, please disregard this request and accept our thanks.

If you are a prospective new member we have attached a Membership application form which asks £5 for junior membership to the Club which must be completed and returned to the Treasurer without any monies. Once your membership has been confirmed by the committee you will be contacted for payment by the committee. Please could you do this by the beginning of March in readiness for it to be accepted before the Junior Section commences. The attached application form has been signed by us both as ‘playing members’ but if you have difficulty in printing it off, please contact us and we will let you have a hard copy of this or any other paperwork mentioned in this communication.

PARENT CONSENT FORM :  Chris has recently been appointed as the Club’s Child Protection Officer and part of her responsibilities is to ensure that a Parent Consent Form is completed annually for every Junior at the Club. Please therefore ensure you complete the attached form paying particular attention to the ‘ever changing’ email address/mobile numbers as they will be used as the Coaches and Club’s preferred method of contact with you and return it to Chris by email or print it off ready to bring it  to the first coaching session on the 12 May.

JUNIOR COMPETITION ENTRY FORM : This gives details of all the Junior Competitions which cost £2 each to enter although all other coaching sessions are FREE :

be accepted before the Junior Section commences. The attached application form has been signed by us both as ‘playing members’ but if you have difficulty in printing it off, please contact us and we will let you have a hard copy of this or any other paperwork mentioned in this communication.

PARENT CONSENT FORM :  Chris has recently been appointed as the Club’s Child Protection Officer and part of her responsibilities is to ensure that a Parent Consent Form is completed annually for every Junior at the Club. Please therefore ensure you complete the attached form paying particular attention to the ‘ever changing’ email address/mobile numbers as they will be used as the Coaches and Club’s preferred method of contact with you and return it to Chris by email or print it off ready to bring it  to the first coaching session on the 12 May.

JUNIOR COMPETITION ENTRY FORM : This gives details of all the Junior Competitions which cost £2 each to enter although all other coaching sessions are FREE :

Junior Handicap Singles; Generation Australian Pairs where the junior invites an adult to play with them (partners can be found if necessary); 2 Wood Junior/Adult Mixed Triples where a junior is selected to play with 2 adults; Junior Singles; and Junior 100 Up. Dates and details are shown which are designed to try and avoid school holiday dates (as much as possible when parents and children often take a holiday) to encourage as much junior participation as possible; also being mindful that dates are chosen to fit in with the Club’s own busy schedule. Please return this Junior Competition Entry form to us with the appropriate fees – either by hand or post - no later than 5 May to enable us to meet the tight fixture schedule. When completing the junior competition entry form, the Club committee asks that you are available to play during Finals weekend on 8/9 September along with all other competition finalists.

 

 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES  :

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS WITH APPROPRIATE MONIES TO TREASURER – A.S.A.P

NEW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS WITHOUT MONIES TO TREASURER – BEG. MARCH

PARENT CONSENT FORM – TO CHRIS COLEMAN ANYTIME BETWEEN NOW AND NO LATER THAN 12 MAY

JUNIOR COMPETITION ENTRY FORMS – TO TREVOR/CHRIS WITH APPROPRIATE MONIES BETWEEN NOW AND NO LATER THAN 5 MAY

ADULT COMPETITION ENTRY FORMS – CHECK DETAILS ON RECEIPT OF FORMS VIA EMAIL TO THOSE WHO QUALIFY TO ENTER FROM ROBERT FERGUSON (COMPETITION SEC.)  FOR RETURN DATES/APPROPRIATE MONIES ETC.

 

We both look forward to welcoming you to Bearsted and Thurnham for this forthcoming outdoor season to enjoy another successful year with the Juniors. Your co-operation in all of the above is very much appreciated. Thank you.

 

Trevor and Chris Coleman
email : tccoleman47@gmail.com
tel : 01622 532307
mobile : 07713 758070
address: 8 Mackenders Lane, Eccles, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7HX

 

      BEARSTED AND THURNHAM BC 

                           JUNIOR COACHING PROGRAMME 2018

                  Saturday mornings 09.45  – 12 noon (unless otherwise stated)

 

 

DATE

EVENTS

COACHES / RINKS

12 May

Opening session  09.45 - 12noon

Registration & Admin followed by coaching

TC CC

4 Rinks

19 May

 Coaching

TC CC
4 Rinks

26 May

 NO COACHING – Bank Holiday

2  June

   Coaching          

TC CC
4 Rinks

9  June

Junior H’cap Singles up to & inc. Semi Final  9.45 – 1.30pm BYO Snack

TC CC

4 rinks

16 June

Generation Australian Pairs including Final - 9.45 - 2pm -  BYO snack

TC CC

4 Rinks

23 June

2 Wood Junior/Adult Mixed Triples 9.45  Rnd 1

Rob Ferguson

30 June

2 Wood Junior/Adult Mixed Triples 9.45 Rnd 2

Rob Ferguson

7 July

Junior Singles up to & inc. Semi-final

9.45 – 1.30pm BYO Snack

TC CC
4 Rinks

14 July

    NO COACHING -  Club Competitions

21 July

    NO COACHING – Club Invitation Mixed Triples Tournament

28 July

Coaching      

TC CC
4 Rinks

4  August

Coaching      

TC CC
4 Rinks

11 August

Junior 100 up 9.45 – 1.30 up to & inc. S/Finals  BYO Snack

TC CC

6 Rinks

18 August

S/Finals 2 Wood Junior/Adult Mixed Triples + Coaching for NON PARTICIPANTS

TC CC  4 Rinks

Rob Ferguson

25 / 26 August

NO COACHING – Club Semi Finals weekend

1  September

NO COACHING

8/9 September

CLUB FINALS WEEKEND

 

WHEN ENTERING THE ABOVE COMPETITIONS ( Except Generation Pairs) PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE  AVAILABLE FOR THE CLUB

SEMI FINALS ON 25/26 August & FINALS ON  8/9 September

 


COACHES CONTACT DETAILS

 

NAME

TEL. NOS

EMAIL

TREVOR COLEMAN        TC

H. 01622 532307

M. 07713 758070

tccoleman47@gmail.com

CHRIS COLEMAN            CC

Child Protection Officer

 

AS ABOVE

 

AS ABOVE

 

                                 Junior Competitions 2018 – Rules
ALL COMPETITIONS
Entrants must be ‘under 18 years of age’ on 1st APRIL 2018
All rules under the current ‘Laws of the Sport’ will be observed.
To start all matches, the ‘Toss of a coin decides who wins to ‘Take the Mat’
TIE BREAKERS - The Winner of the toss of a coin at the beginning of the tiebreaker may choose to ‘take the mat’ or ‘give it away’, the other player takes it to start the 2nd end.
If the 3rd deciding end is played, the winner of the toss of a coin may again choose to’ take the mat or give it away.’
SETS – A set will be decided if at any point it becomes impossible for one player to draw or win, given the number of ends remaining. For the start of the 2nd set, the opposing player to who started the 1st set will take the mat.
VISITING THE HEAD – Only ONE visit to the head per end which includes following up a Bowl.
The decision of the ‘Competition’ referee is ‘Final’.
ALL COMPETITIONS ENTRIES MUST COMPLETED & RETURNED WITH FEES to Trevor Coleman, 8 MACKENDERS LANE, ECCLES, AYLESFORD, KENT, ME20 7HX or
tccoleman47@gmail.com NO LATER THAN 5TH MAY

JUNIOR HANDICAP - 9th June  - up to & inc Semi-finals
All entrants will be assessed and awarded an appropriate shots Handicap which may be reviewed prior to the Semi Finals/Final
Rounds 1 & 2, are straight ‘KNOCK OUT’ format, all players drawn at random from the hat. 4 Bowls each player over 10 ends. In the event of a tie, a 1 end tiebreaker will decide the winner.
Semi-Finals & Final - 12 ends

GENERATION ‘Australian’ PAIRS - 16th June  - All rounds & including Final
After the Jack is set the LEAD players only deliver TWO bowls each, SKIPS then change places with their LEADS and deliver all FOUR of their bowls, then returning to the head. LEADS return to the mat & deliver their TWO remaining bowls. At the completion of the end, STAY in that position to start the next end as the LEAD & SKIP roles are now reversed.
All matches
4 bowls each player. Group format with all pairs playing a ‘Round Robin’ within their Group.
Each match consists of 6 ends.
Maximum of 2 shots only to be counted on the 1st end of each match. All shots counting on following ends.
Score 2 points for a match win, 1 point for a draw.
TWO Shot PENALTY for a KILLED END
Depending on the number of groups, the pair with the highest number of points in each group go through to the semi-finals. If group numbers are ‘odd’ the BEST Runners Up with the ‘highest’ points’ also go through.
In the case of a tie, ENDS won will count, if they are equal, SHOT difference will count. If all are equal a 1 end ‘tie breaker’ will decide the winner.
In the semi- finals & final if shots are equal after 6 ends, a tie breaker end will be played to decide the winner.

JUNIOR / ADULT 2 WOOD MIXED TRIPLES Rnd 1 on 23rd June - Rnd 2 on 30th June Semi finals 18th August
Each team will consist of 1 Junior and 2 Adult players. All team players to be drawn at random from the hat
Knock out format - 2 Bowls each over 16 ends.

JUNIOR SINGLES – 7th July – up to & Inc. Semi-finals
Group Matches
Seeding will be applied. Remaining Players will be drawn at random from the hat.
All players within their groups will play each other in a ‘Round Robin’. 4 bowls each player.
Each Group match will consist of 8 ends.
1 shot only will be counted on the 1st end of each match, all shots counting on all other ends.
2 points for a match win.1 point for a draw.
At the conclusion of the group and points are tied, ends won will count, if again equal, shot difference will count.
If shots are equal a 1 end ‘tie breaker’ will decide the winner.
With a 4 Group format, the Winner of each group will proceed to the Semi Finals
In a 2 Group format the Winner & R/up of each group will proceed to the Semi Finals
Semi Finals & Final – 2 sets of 7 ends
2 points for a set won, 1 point each for a drawn set.
4 bowls each. ALL SHOTS COUNTING
2 trial ends of 2 bowls each.
In the event of a tie on points won, a BEST of 3 ends ‘tiebreaker’ will be played to decide the winner.

100 UP SINGLES – 11th August
– up to & including Semi-finals
Knock out format – All Players drawn at random from the hat. 4 bowls each.
As each end finishes the shot bowl scores 4 points, 2nd bowl 3pts, 3rd bowl 2 pts & 4th bowl 1pt, no other bowls to count.
The 1st Player to reach 100 points is the Winner. In the event of a tie, ends will continue in the same format until one player achieves a higher score than the the other. eg., 106 against 104 – A total of 10 points are available in each end.

Bearsted and Thurnham Bowls Club 2018