Clash of the Codes – Flat vs Crown Green Challenge
Bowlers from Heaton Hall BC (flat green) and Lloyd Hotel BC (crown green) in Manchester will face off against each other in a ‘Clash of the Codes’ challenge match.
Taking place on Saturday 28 May, the Ryder Cup style contest will be played on the three greens at Heaton Hall (Prestwich, M25 2SW), which boast both flat green and crown green facilities.
Each member of the 12-strong teams will play four sessions across the day consisting of:
- Flat green singles (four bowls each, 2 x 7-end sets)
- Crown green singles (two bowls each, 2 x 11-end sets)
- Flat green pairs (three bowls each, 2 x 7-end sets)
- Crown green pairs (two bowls each, 2 x 11-end sets)
With 36 matches being played, the first side to secure 18.5 points will be crowned the champions.
All money raised throughout the day will be donated to Francis House Children’s Hospice.
The event is free to attend, with food and drink available all day.
Members of the general public are welcome to try our sport from 4pm as part of Bowls England’s Bowls’ Big Weekend celebration.
The full schedule and draws for the clash is as follows, with Heaton Hall BC’s flat green bowlers listed first:
Session One: Singles (10am)
Crown Green: Jack Lockhart vs Craig McGuigan; Chris Gale vs Jamie Bramley; David Lockhart vs Pete Smith; Lewis Rimmer vs Cathy Wall; Alan Whitehouse vs Mark Bennet; Robert Stirling vs Andy Birtles
Flat Green: Nigel Williams vs Matt Sands; Ian Mayne vs Lee Fletcher; Ken Chan vs Mike Geraghty; Jason Parkinson vs Steven Ridley; Shayne Rimmer vs Jim McGurk; Anthony Booth-Young vs Steve Cook
Session Two: Pairs (11:15am)
Crown Green: Jack Lockhart and Chris Gale vs Pete Smith and Cathy Wall; David Lockhart and Lewis Rimmer vs Mark Bennet and Andy Birtles; Alan Whitehouse and Robert Stirling vs Craig McGuigan and Jamie Bramley
Flat Green: Nigel Williams and Ian Mayne vs Mike Geraghty and Steven Ridley; Ken Chan and Jason Parkinson vs Jim McGurk and Steve Cook; Shayne Rimmer and Anthony Booth-Young vs Matt Sands and Lee Fletcher
Session Three: Pairs (1:15pm)
Crown Green: Nigel Williams and Ian Mayne vs Jim McGurk and Steve Cook; Ken Chan and Jason Parkinson vs Matt Sands and Lee Fletcher; Shayne Rimmer and Anthony Booth-Young vs Mike Geraghty and Steven Ridley
Flat Green: Jack Lockhart and Chris Gale vs Mark Bennet and Andy Birtles; David Lockhart and Lewis Rimmer vs Craig McGuigan and Jamie Bramley; Alan Whitehouse and Robert Stirling vs Pete Smith and Cathy Wall
Session Four: Singles (2:45pm)
Crown Green: Nigel Williams vs Lee Fletcher; Ian Mayne vs Matt Sands; Ken Chan vs Steven Ridley; Jason Parkinson vs Mike Geraghty; Shayne Rimmer vs Steve Cook; Anthony Booth-Young vs Jim McGurk
Flat Green: Jack Lockhart vs Jamie Bramley; Chris Gale vs Craig McGuigan; David Lockhart vs Cathy Wall; Lewis Rimmer vs Pete Smith; Alan Whitehouse vs Andy Birtles; Robert Stirling vs Mark Bennet
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