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The Winter Cup entry total keeps increasing

Winter League


The number of entries for the 2024 Winter Cup competition continues to grow and is now a record 138. The deadline for individual bowlers from Division 6 teams has passed and we have 32 entries who will line up next Thursday (15 February) at Lockwood Park RUFC for the right to progress through to the Round of the Last 24. Four qualifiers will come through from next Thursday's knock-out stage.


The next deadline is for the Division 3 bowlers with only 10 entries in advance of Monday's deadline. Seems that bowlers have been put off by the inclusion of top two teams bowlers but don't forget that they could be drawn against each other and there is also the +3 handicap figure to factor in for all the non-County / Inter-District bowlers which come into play for this qualifying round.



The full list of 32 Division 6 entries is below and the draw will be made on the day. Bowlers need to arrive at the green by 11.15am to ensure that they are in the draw. Anyone who believes that they have entered from Division 6 but whose names are not listed below should get in touch now.


Division 6 Qualifying Round

All 32 entries play off scratch in this round All games are 21-Up



As at 9pm on Thursday 8 February there had been a total of 138 entries received. The next deadline looming is for Division 3 teams at Primrose Hill Lib where the deadline is Monday 12 February.


This is the playing format for the 2024 competition.


Qualifying Round

Each of the 6 Divisions stages its own qualifying competition with four qualifiers from each progressing to Finals Day 1. The dates vary and all are listed in the table below. Please note some of these dates have changed from an earlier publication. This year the draw will be made on matchday.

Finals Day 1 The Round of the Last 24 will be held at Lindley Lib from 1.00pm on Wednesday 10 April 2024. Bowling down to the Last 8 who progress to Finals Day 2. The draw for the rest of the competition will be made on matchday.


Finals Day 2 Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Final to be held at Lindley Lib from 1.00pm on Sunday 14 April 2024.


The 2024 Winter Cup Individual Knock-Out competition is still open for entries. You can enter using the paper forms available at each host green or by using the online Entry Form at the foot of this posting. Either way you need to pay your £3 entry fee before your entry can be accepted.


Please check that you are available to play in all rounds before entering the competition. Bowlers must have played a minimum of 4 League matches during the season to be eligible to enter.


You can pay by cash or by BACS transfer (we do not accept cheques). The Winter League bank account details are:

Account Name: Huddersfield Winter League Account No. 64667778 Sort Code: 40-25-10

Make sure you put your name on your BACS transfer as the reference.

DIVISION

QUALIFYING ROUND

HANDICAP

CLOSING DATE

Division 1 Milnsbridge

Wednesday 6 March

1

Wednesday 28 February

Division 2 Springwood

Wednesday 6 March

1

Wednesday 28 February

Division 3 Primrose Hill Lib

Friday 16 February

3

Monday 12 February

Division 4 Lindley Lib

Tuesday 13 February

3

ENTRIES CLOSED

Division 5 Netherton Con

Friday 23 February

5

Thursday 15 February

Division 6 Huddersfield RUFC

Thursday 15 February

5

ENTRIES CLOSED

County and Inter-District bowlers bowl off scratch in all rounds and their opponents have their handicap added as listed above. Otherwise, handicaps come into effect from the Quarter-Finals onwards.


Entry forms are available on matchdays at all 6 host greens. An online Entry Form is below or you can use this link to go direct to the form online












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