Bowls3Five is a new fast format of the game which aims to provide a competition where everyone interested can get involved. Depending on the competition you play in, you can face a set number of ends, a shot clock, double points, and a tiebreaker end. Bowls3Five aims to fit into busy lifestyles of those finding themselves short on time but still wish to compete in sport and those who are stepping up to accept the challenge of the shorter format.
Bowls3Five offers three levels of competition – a social format for twilight competitions, a nationwide interclub competition and the inaugural Bowls3Five television league.
Bowls3Five – Twilight/Social
Bowls3Five TWILIGHT. This is for the casual bowler or for people looking to get into the sport but has limited time due to work, family or other sporting commitments. This will be run by clubs on a weeknight, so get in touch with a club if you and your mates are interested.
Bowls3Five – Interclub
Bowls3Five INTERCLUB. This is a national interclub competition that is FREE for clubs to enter. Centres will organise a round robin competition during a weeknight for those clubs taking part. The clubs that have won their centre round will then take part in the post section play to find a national champion.
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Bowls3Five – LIVE Televised League
Bowls3Five LIVE! This is the televised league that is broadcast live on SKY Sport for six weeks From October 23 to November 28, 2018. The Bowls3Five Televised League will be played at New Lynn Bowling Club on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. If you are interested in watching live at the venue click the watch live tab on the home page for more information.
Specifically for television, the games will be played in one direction with two sets of five ends. If each team has won a set or both sets are drawn there will be a tie-break end to decide the winner of the game. The televised league starts with a double round-robin draw, all teams playing each other twice over the first five weeks. The six teams will then be ranked heading into the finals which are played in week six. For more information on the format of Bowls3Five televised league click here for conditions of play*.