SPLBC acknowledges that it is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish Nation), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation)

Mixed Triples Twist

Saturday, September 17, 9:00am 

The format is 2-bowl triples - two games in the morning and three shorter games in the afternoon.  

Please arrive around 9:00am to register and pay your $10 entry fee. 

The skip will pick up their cards for the first two games at the registration desk.  Before the afternoon sessions, skips will pick up their new game cards. Each triples team must  be a mixed team.

Entry fee is $10 per person. Because of the format of the event, there is no specific dress code.  

Please bring your own lunch. Coffee/Tea will be provided.  

Approximate start times are:  

Trial Ends 9:30 

Game One 9:45 

Game Two 11:00 

Lunch break 12:00 

Game Three 12:45 

Game Four 1:45 

Game Five 2:45 

Presentations 3:45 


Conditions of Play  

Tournament format – Each team will have one novice bowler (or second year bowler) who will be added to a pair via a pre-tournament draw. The draw will be done in a way so that every team becomes a mixed triples team. Novices are not restricted to playing in the lead position.  

Two-Bowl Triples – Each team will play multiples games of 2 bowl triples. In the morning session, teams will play two 10-end games, 60 minutes max.  

After lunch teams will be divided into groups of no less than four teams based on computer rankings after those first two games.  

The groups of four teams will  play a round robin with the other teams in their group (three 8-end games, 45 minutes max). The final group of  six will play their three 8-end games based on a draw.  

All groups will be playing for prize money within their new grouping.   

Trial Ends: For the first game only, the first bell will signal the start of trial ends - two bowls up and down must be completed before the official start of the first game.  

Bells: Each round of games will start when the bell sounds. When the bell rings at a predetermined time no more jacks can be delivered and you must finish the end you are on.   

Game Starting Time: Teams that are more than 10 minutes late will forfeit the game, and the opposition gets a BYE win.  

Byes: Teams who have a BYE will get 3 points for the win and a +5 differential.  

Head Visits: Skips may visit the head just once every end. Leads and 3rds are not permitted to visit the head.  

Jacks:  Jacks knocked out of bounds are respotted on the 2m tee.  

Substitutes:  Substitutes are allowed at the discretion of the convenor, but both the ‘mixed’ and ‘novice’ requirements must be maintained.  

Scoring: Teams will be awarded 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss. Shot differentials are limited to plus or minus 10 per game.  

Score Cards: At the completion of each game, opposing skips must agree on the score and initial both cards. The WINNING SKIP will take the cards to the scorekeeper.  

Final Rankings:  When teams are tied on points for ranking or prize money, the following criteria will be used to break the tie: a) superior differential; b) superior total net score. If still tied, prize monies will be shared.  

Prize Money: Prize money will be presented at end of the tournament.  

Inclement Weather: If persistent rain is in the forecast the event may be cancelled in advance. If there are rain delays when the tournament is underway, the convenor has sole discretion over the schedule and may shorten the number of games.  


Past Winners

2021 Gilbert Chinn/Margaret Chinn/Mike Smolnicki