Entry Fee: £30 (£15 per player)

Format*

  • Pairs will be split into groups of 4.
  • The top 2 in each group will qualify for the main Cup knock-out.
  • The remaining 2 pairs in each group go into the Plate competition.

Note: Timings are a guide only and may vary.

Prize Fund

The prize fund is £800

*All prizes maybe awarded in the form of pounds sterling or vouchers of the same value. Prizes and format is subject to entries.

Rules: Team Events

  • The Dress Code is relaxed, except that footwear must be proprietary bowling shoes or sandals.
  • The number of ends to be played in each game will be as follows: Pairs = 10 ends, Fours = 9 ends
  • 2 bowls per player.
  • 2 dead ends are allowed per team per match; the 3rd and any subsequent dead ends will be 3 shots away and the end will count except for the last end of a match where it will be 3 shots away and the end replayed.
  • Players may visit the head at any time.
  • Players must indicate both verbally and by raising their arm, to notify all players on their mat and those on neighbouring mats, whenever they intend to play a running bowl. This is to ensure everyone’s safety.
  • Players should play in adherence with the SMPT Code of Conduct. Suspected collusion or other unsporting behaviour may result in immediate expulsion from the competition, and may affect acceptance in future SMPT events.
  • Any disputes must be raised with the Competition Organisers at the time. In this, and in all other matters, the Competition Organisers’ decision is final and binding.
  • Both teams are responsible for keeping their own scorecards and ensuring that both scorecards are the same.
  • Scorecards must be signed by both teams at the end of a game.
  • Measuring may be done by players, umpires or the Competition Organisers.
  • In the Group Stages 3 points will be awarded for a win and 1 point for a draw.
  • Group positions will be decided by:
    • Points
    • Relative head to head results (results against those tied on the same points)
    • Total shot difference
    • Shots for
    • If all the above are equal a 3 end play-off will determine the positions. See ‘Tie-break Rules’ below.
  • A team who for whatever reason misses one group game, will still be allowed to continue in the event. The opponents in the missed game will be awarded with the win, 3 points and 1 shot for each of the scheduled number of ends for games at the event e.g. 10 end pairs games would be a 10 v 0 win and 9 end fours games would be a 9 v 0 win.
  • A team who for whatever reason misses two or more group games will be withdrawn from the event. All teams in the group will be awarded with the win, 3 points and 1 shot for each of the scheduled number of ends for games at the event e.g. 12 end pairs would be a 12 v 0 win and 10 end fours would be a 10 v 0 win. Any results recorded against the withdrawn team prior to withdrawal will not be counted.
  Tie-break Rules
  • In Knockout rounds a tied game will be decided by a 3 end tie-break:
  • 1 bowl per player.
  • Toss to start – winner has the choice of taking the jack on 1st & 3rd ends, or 2nd end.
  • Closest bowl to the jack wins the end.
  • First team to win 2 ends wins the match.
  • Touchers are not marked. Any bowl entering the ditch area will be removed.
  • Each team may cause one dead end in the tie-break without penalty; the end to be replayed. A team causing a 2nd dead end will automatically lose that end.
  • A tied end will count as 0.5 ends to each team.
  • If, after 3 ends the score is 1.5 ends each, a one end sudden death play-off will take place. Toss to start.
All rules will be ESMBA, apart from those listed above.
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Venue

Falcon Bowling and Social Club (Website)
Channels Dr
Broomfield
Chelmsford
CM3 3FB

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Premier Inn

Address: Premier Inn Chelmsford Springfield, Chelmsford Service Area, Colchester Rd, Essex CM2 5PY

Distance: 2.7 miles to Falcon Indoor Bowls Club

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Address: Premier Inn Chelmsford Boreham, Main Rd, Boreham, Chelmsford CM3 3HJ

Distance: 3.3 miles to Falcon Indoor Bowls Club

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Address: Premier Inn Chelmsford City Centre, Victoria Rd, Chelmsford CM1 1NY

Distance: 4.2 miles to Falcon Indoor Bowls Club

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Address: Premier Inn Braintree, Cressing Road, Galleys Corner, Braintree CM77 8GG

Distance: 10.6 miles to Falcon Indoor Bowls Club

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Address: Premier Inn Braintree Freeport Village, Fowlers Farm, Cressing Rd, Cressing, Braintree CM77 8DH

Distance: 10.8 miles to Falcon Indoor Bowls Club

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Address: Travelodge Chelmsford Hotel, 128-136 Parkway, Chelmsford CM2 7GY

Distance: 4.5 miles to Falcon Indoor Bowls Club

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Boswell House Hotel

Address: Boswell House Hotel, 118 – 120 Springfield Road, Chelmsford CM2 6LF

Distance: 3.1 miles to Falcon Indoor Bowls Club
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Taylor Bowls World Fours Masters and Taylor Bowls World Pair Masters events set to be the biggest and best yet!

Entries to the Taylor Bowls World Fours Masters and the Taylor Bowls World Pairs Masters open on Thursday 1 June at 6pm. Staged at our new home venue, Falcon Bowling and Social Club (near Chelmsford) on the first weekend in December, these two events form one of the most popular fixtures in the Short Mat Players Tour calendar. This year we are delighted to confirm that the larger venue has enable us to increase the number of entries and the prize pool for both tournaments. This means that there will be 64 places in the fours competition and 128 space in the pairs tournament. Thanks to our generous sponsors, Taylor Bowls, the 6 winners will each be given a set of Taylor Bowls worth up to £270, plus they will also win a cash prize of £100. Furthermore, cash prizes will also be awarded to the losing Cup quarter-finalists in both events. With the excellent transport links from London and Stansted Airport we expect these events to attract bowlers from all across Europe. For full event details and to enter simply visit the tournament pages on our website.

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