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Criteria for handicaps

How the Handicap Scores are worked out.

All county-badged players have + 5 shots added in the year after they receive their badge/coat. 

Once a member has received their county badge/coat then club competitions will not be taken into account.

Members invited for a trial for the following county representative games

   = Middleton Cup           men                 White Rose Bowl       men

   = Balcomb Trophy        men

   = Johns Trophy             ladies               Amy Rose Bowl       ladies

   = Walker Cup               ladies

Have 1 shot added. If they have played in the above, 2 shots are added for the above.

These remain throughout their bowling career. 

Club competitions

       Lyddon cup = Men's singles                   Govier Cup = Ladies singles

4 shots will be added to the winner of the Lyddon and Govier Cup

2 shots will be added to the runner-up of the Lyddon and Govier Cup.

       Pidler Cup, Handicap singles = men’s        Handicap Singles = ladies

       Two Wood Singles = Men's and ladies.       Open two wood singles = mixed.

2 shots will be added to the winner of the Handicap singles, two wood singles, and the open two wood singles.

1 shot will be added to the runner-up of the Handicap singles, two wood singles, and the open two wood singles.

Points acquired in club competitions remain for 3 years.

No non badged player can acquire more than plus 4 shots.

All handicap matches are to be played to the player's handicap i.e., 21 – 28 shots.