The Winter Cup is launched

Updated: Jan 21

Winter League


Arrangements are now progressing for the first holding of the new League Knock-Out competition for individual bowlers to be called The Winter Cup. A brand new very impressive trophy has been donated to the League by the Kirkheaton Con bowlers Garry Senior and Tony Butterfield. This competition is open to all individuals who bowled a minimum of four matches in the 2021-22 Winter League season.


It was hoped to run the competition as part of the League season but we ran out of time so the whole event will be completed over the first two weeks in April. In future years we expect to build the competition into the fixture programme during the winter season.


The format is that there will be three qualifying days - one for each division of the League to be staged on the usual home green of that division. The dates have now been agreed for these straight knock-out days as follows:

Division 1 - 1.00pm Wednesday 6 April at Milnsbridge BC

Division 2 - 1.00pm Thursday 7 April at Springwood

Division 3 - 1.00pm Friday 8 April at Thorpe Green


The top two bowlers from each of the three Qualifying Rounds will progress to Finals Day along with the two best losing semi-finalists. Finals Day will be held at Milnsbridge BC at 1.30pm on Thursday 14 April. All the Qualifying Rounds will see all bowlers bowling off Scratch. Handicapping will be introduced for Finals Day with the Division 1 qualifiers playing off Scratch, Division 2 qualifiers will be plus 2 and the qualifiers from Division 3 will be plus 4. All matches will be 21-up.


There is a charge of £3 per bowler to enter the competition. This covers the green fees and light refreshments for both the Qualifying Round and Finals Day. There is also a contribution to the purchase and engraving of a memento for the winner. No cash prizes are to be awarded in year 1 of this competition.


The closing date for entries is Tuesday 22 March 2022. Entry forms will be available at each of the three Winter League greens until the end of the Winter League season. Just complete the form, pay your £3 entry fee and you are in. Alternatively, complete the online entry form below and pay your entry fee by cash or by BACS transfer. No cheques please as banks now make a charge for every cheque presented to them. The League's bank account details for all BACS payments are Sort Code: 40-25-10 Account No: 64667778. Please ensure your name is submitted along with your BACS payment.


THE WINTER CUP ONLINE ENTRY FORM If for any reason the form isn't working for you please try this direct link instead.


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