Rowledge Bowling Club competes in two main external leagues, the Three Counties Bowling Fellowship and the Farnham League. In addition, regular friendly matches are played against local bowling clubs. Results and relevant league tables can be found via the Competitions dropdown menu.
The club also enters many of the knockout competitions under the auspices of the Farnham & District Bowls Association i.e. the Mixed Triples, Boyd Shield, Ken Britton Cup and the Goolding Cup. Other competitions include the Midhurst Cup and the Hunter Cup.
Rowledge has performed very well in these competitons this year despite being knocked out of the Midhurst Cup! Finishing runners-up to Seale and Sands in the Farnham League Division 1 the club reached the semi-final stage in all four of the F&DBA knockout tournaments and three of the finals on Sunday 5th September at Tongham as follows!
10am Goolding Cup – Rowledge v Seale and Sands .
1.30pm Boyd Shield – Rowledge v Seale and Sands
4pm Farnham Mixed Triples – Rowledge v Farnham,
The bad news is that Seale and Sands won both their finals against Rowledge. The good news is Rowledge defeated Farnham to bring home the Mixed Triples trophy! See Finals results below and scroll further down for Rowledge progress through each competition.
The Midhurst Cup
This knockout cup competition is run by the Midhurst Bowls Club and has entries from clubs across Hants, Surrey and West Sussex. Rowledge has been particularly successful in winning this competition in 2018 and 2019 and aim to retain the Cup in 2021 (Covid having prevented the competition in 2020.) The match format is 4 triples, 2 rinks being played over 18 ends at home and 2 rinks away at the same time, the winner being the club with highest aggregate score. The draw and latest results are shown below.
In Round 1 on 28th June Rowledge defeated Billingshurst 76-44, winning on all 4 rinks. The players at Billingshurst suffered heavy rain after a sunny start and the match was abandonned after 16 ends, the result standing.
Round 2 was played against Bognor Regis on Sunday 11th July . Rowledge lost 59-69, winning on only one of the four rinks.