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South Cotswold Bowls League Rules


South Cotswold Bowls League

The South Cotswold Bowls League operates over a wide geographical area, generally encompassed by Painswick, Fairford, Malmesbury and Olveston with the River Severn as the western boundary though the majority of clubs are concentrated in the Stroud area.


There are currently 16 clubs participating in the League with some entering more than one team.  In 2017, there will be 27 teams participating, organised into three divisions.  Divisions 1 and 2 have eight teams who play each other on a home-away basis with Division 3 containing 11 teams who play each other only once.  Promotion/Relegation is generally on a two-up, two-down basis at the end of each season with prize money for the first three teams in each division.  Matches are played on a Tuesday evening with results being returned to the Fixture Secretary by e-mail before 18:00 on the day following the game.  Fees are currently £45 per team and prize money ranges from £240 for the winners of division 1 to £50 for third place in division 3.


The League is run by a small elected committee of


 Chairman – Martin Bevan

 Secretary – David Skeats

 Treasurer – Denzyl Vellacott

 Fixture/Results Secretary – Derek Squires


There is an annual AGM in early October at which these league officers are elected, arrangements for the following season agreed, and presentations of prize money and trophies made.


For further information or to discuss the possibility of joining the league, please use the e-mail address below (no automatic link to cut-back on spam)


 southcotswoldleague@yahoo.co.uk