The Palmerston Cup started its seventh season with games from league A featuring Fareham Cheetahs versus Milton Park and Lee on the Solent versus Banister Park Gold.

The game between Milton Park and Fareham Cheetahs started with Milton Park being strong on two rinks which continued throughout the game, finishing with Gary Snook (Milton skip) winning 27 - 6 against Roy Lowe (Fareham Cheetahs skip) and Dave Brown (Milton skip) winning 28 - 12 against Pam Bartram (Fareham Cheetahs skip). The game between Mick Brown (Milton Park skip and Graham Russell (Fareham Cheetahs skip) was more of a battle with Fareham leading 8 - 3 after six ends but were slowly pulled back to lose 15 - 21. The Final result was Milton Park 76 shots (12 points) - Fareham Cheetahs 33 shots (0 points).

The game between Lee on the Solent and Banister Park Gold started with Pete Lebbern (Banister Park Gold skip) ahead of Caroline Cuerden (Lee on the Solent skip) 8 - 4 after six ends, to be all square at twelve ends, but finishing with Pete Lebbern's team winning 21 - 15 against Caroline Cuerden's team. The game between Brian Underwood (Lee skip) and Ashley North (Banister skip) started well for Banister but Brian Underwood and his Lee team winning 30 - 13 against Ashley North's team at the finish. The game between Pete Gentry (Lee on the Solent skip) and Roger Honry (Banister Park Gold skip) was a comfortable win for Pete Gentry's team winning 35 - 10 against Roger Honry's team at the end. The Final result was Lee on the Solent 80 shots (10 points) - Banister Park Gold 44 shots (2 points).

Brian Knight
Competition Secretary

Palmerston Cup at 15 October 2017

League A Played Matches Rinks Shots Points
W D L W D L For Agn Diff
Milton Park110030076334312
Lee on the Solent110020180443610
Banister Park Gold10011024480-362
Lockswood B00000000000
Meon Valley B00000000000
Fareham Cheetahs10010033376-430

League B Played Matches Rinks Shots Points
W D L W D L For Agn Diff
Fareham Tigers00000000000
Eastleigh Rail00000000000
Banister Park Blue00000000000
Fareham Panthers00000000000
Meon Valley A00000000000
Lockswood A00000000000

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About the Palmerston Cup

This competition, now in its seventh year, 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 2020 Vision Opticians, 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.

Prize money will mean the winning team receiving £250 down to £100 for the fourth placed team. The losing quarter-finalists get their entrance fee refunded.

Brian Knight
Competition Secretary

The full OFFICIAL RULES may be downloaded here.

The results and schedule are updated automatically after the competition operator enters the scores.