Teesside Veterans Bowls League
Teesside Veterans Bowls League is an Open League which is split into two Areas divided by the River Tees, North and South.
Each Area is divided into two Sections, 1 and 2. The men and women who wish play in the League or its Competitions must be aged 60 years or over.
A team in League games consists of one rink of 4 players each playing 2 woods. Each game will consist of 18 ends. Two points are awarded for a win. One point to each team for a draw.
League games are played on a Friday, commencing at 1.30 pm., as per the League Fixtures.
Clubs may enter more than one team in the League. A player can only play for one team. Players will wear white above the waist, grey below and regulation bowling shoes. However, teams that have their own coloured club shirts are allowed to play in them as an alternative to white shirts providing that the whole team is dressed the same.
The Winners of the North and South Areas will play off for the overall Teesside Veterans League Champions.
The winners of Section 1 and Section 2 in the North will be one semi-final and the winners of Section 1 and Section 2 in the South will be the other semi-final. In the event of a tie in Sections 1 or 2 then shot difference will determine the winner. The final between the two winning semi-finalists will determine the overall League Champions.
In July we have a competitions fortnight when Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours knockout Competitions are played up to the finals. All the finals are held on Finals Day in September, along with the League Final. League and Competition winners receive a memento for becoming Champions. The losing finalists also receive a memento.
The League holds its Annual General Meeting and Presentations in February each year.
Billingham Bowling Club have 6 teams in the league:
Team JWP G, Team JWP E and Team JWP F play in section North 1
Team JWP B, Team JWP C and Team JWP D play in section North 2