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Inter-club Leagues and External Competitions


For more experienced bowlers there is the opportunity to get top-notch competition by playing against the best of other indoor clubs.


For unknown, but presumably historical reasons, our East Dorset Men’s teams play in the Hampshire Indoor bowling league – Bramley Bowl - and their competitions, while our Ladies have two teams in the Dorset League and also play in Dorset Competitions.


In both cases, competition success can lead to National competitions. Note that all National competitions are played in whites, as are the Me's Braamley and Wessex leagues.


Inter-club Leagues



Men's Bramley League

This League is open to all clubs affiliated to the Hampshire Indoor Bowls Association, and all clubs play each other. The League winners are presented with the Bramley Bowl whilst the runner-up receive the Trisham Trophy.






Men's Wessex League

The Wessex Bowls League was set up in 1983 to cover the ancient kingdom of the West Saxons and covering 12 counties. Now comprising eight regions stretching from Plymouth in the west to Rivermead (Reading) in the east, from Church Gresley (Derbyshire) in the north to Bournemouth in the south, East Dorset IBC plays in the Coastal Region, with top teams going forward into Play-off finals.





Ladies Dorset League

Administered by the Dorset County Ladies Bowling Association, this league has two divisions made up of teams from Dorset's indoor bowling clubs. Each team is made up of two rinks of four ladies and cClubs may enter as many teams as they wish; teams play each other both home and away. We have two teams - A and B, EDIBC A plays in Division One and EDIBC B in Division Two - and we choosefrom the list of ladies who have indicated their wish to play in these leagues. Given the League includes team from Bere Regis, Bridport, Dorchester and Weymouth, the Club supplies a mini-bus for travel to clubs beyond the Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole area.


External Competitions

Yetton Cup and Plate

In the "Yetton", the Club provides four teams each of four Lady players; in each round of this National knockout competition, two teams play at home and two teams play away. Winning teams go on the challenge for the Yetton Cup whilst first round losers become eligible for the Yetton Plate. Matches are typically played at 10:00 am on Saturdays.


Mason Trophy

Whilst it is rude to ask a Lady her age, the Mason Trophy is open to clubs entering two teams of four Ladies, all of which are over the age of 60 before October 1st of the Championship year. Elimination matches are played in a one home/one away format on a schedule of dates set out by the EIBA.


Over 60s Double Rink

Similar to the Mason Trophy above, and as the name implies, the Over 60s Double Rink is open to clubs submitting two teams of four Men all of which are over the age of 60 before October 1st in the Championship year. Elimination matches are played in a one home/one away format on a schedule of dates set out by the EIBA.


Vivienne

The Ladies Vivienne Trophy comprises four teams of triples with each elimination round played with two at home and two away. Matches are played on dates scheduled by the EIBA.


Denny Cup and Plate

Like the Ladies Yetton above, the Men's "Denny" is exactly the same format with winning teams challenging for the Denny Cup and first round losers for the Denny Plate. Matches are typically played at 10:00 am on Saturdays.


Top Club

In many respects the most challenging of all National Championships, Top Club entries consist of 11 players - Ladies and Men - who will play:

  • Mixed (two men and two ladies) fours
  • Mixed (any combination) triples
  • Mixed Pairs
  • Mens and Ladies 2-wood singles

Elimination matches are played on a schedule of dates set out by the EIBA.


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