A player can enter as many leagues as they wish. To play in a league, the player must be a Member of EDIBC, with the exception of the Tuesday Evening Triples Cash Challenge which invites teams from other bowls clubs who play for significant cash prizes.
We also play in various external leagues for both Men and Ladies; for historical reasons, our Men are affiliated to Hampshire Indoor Bowls whilst our Ladies are affiliated to Dorset Indoor Bowls. See here for more information on the external leagues in which we participate.
Pairs | Traditional and Aussie, Mens, Ladies and Open
Pairs, as the name suggests, is teams of two people playing against each other. These teams can be either men only, women only or one of each. We do not play traditinal pairs leagues but we do play the popular Aussie pairs format:
Triples | Mens, Ladies and Open
Traditionally played with three woods and in male, female or open teams of three.
Rinks (Fours) | Mens, Ladies and Open
For many players, rinks is "real bowls" with teams of four competing with two woods each.
Spoons Ladder | open to all
This is not a league, it is a ladder based on the Spoons format. In spoons, Members are placed into random teams on random rinks - giving Cygnets and newer bowlers an equal chance as the more experienced players. Many newer Members agree that the interaction with experienced plauyers offered by the spoons format provides a great path from beginners into leagues.
In the Spoons Ladder, team members accumulate points over the season based on score differences:
0 (i.e. draw)