The Palmerston Cup
About the Palmerston Cup
This competition, now in its seventh year, it is run during the winter season at Palmerston Indoor Bowls Club, Fareham. This is an Open competition for outdoor bowling clubs to compete against each other on the indoor carpet and is a means of keeping in touch with members when their club is closed.
The competition, which is sponsored by Kestrel Guards Ltd, is played on Sunday evenings at Palmerston Indoor Bowls club, with games starting at 6.30pm. Each team requires a minimum of nine players as each match consists of three rinks of triples. Most teams have a squad of more than nine players who are used on a rotational basis, and being an Open competition, the teams can be all of the same gender or mixed. In the initial stages it is envisaged that teams will compete in mini leagues, playing the other teams in that league just once. This means there will be weeks when your team would have stand downs, when the other leagues are playing, so you do not have to turn out every Sunday. The scoring system is two points for each winning rink and a further six points for the team with the overall winning score (twelve points are available for each game). The top teams in each league progress through to the semi finals and finals which are conducted on a knockout basis.
Entry into the competition is just £15 for each team and clubs may enter more than one team. There will also be a free buffet on finals night when the presentations are made.
I hope your club is willing to enter this enjoyable competition and I look forward to welcoming you all to Palmerston in the not too distant future.