Competitions (see Hunter Cup latest news!)
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, the latter resuming in 2022 after a 2 year absence due to Covid.
Rowledge has performed very well in these competitons in 2021 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 played at Tongham. 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!
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. 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. Rowledge has been particularly successful in winning this competition in 2018 and 2019 The competition was not held in 2020 due to Covid and in 2021 Rowledge were eliminated by Bognor Regis in Round 2.
The 2022 campaign began with Rowledge versus Midhurst on the 30th May. Unfortunately, a 61-66 defeat left Rowledge looking forward to the 2023 competition!.
The Hunter Cup
The Hunter Cup is a knockout competition introduced by Frensham Bowls Club with matches comprising a mixed rinks format with 21 ends being played simultaneously on one rink at each venue. The winner achieves the highest aggregate score.
In 2022 Round 1 Rowledge defeated Petersfield 38-37 (16-17 at Rowledge and 22-20 at Petersfield). Rowledge then faced Frensham Bowls Club in the semi-final on Thursday 14th July, winning 50-28 (19-16 at home and 31-12 at Frensham).
In the final at Frensham on Saturday 13th August Rowledge achieved an amazing victory by 2 points over F&DA League Champions Seale and Sands.. The photo below show the two teams at the presentation ceremony.
NB: The following Farnham and District Bowls Association Competitions are reported on the Farnham League results page