There are many types of Player Rankings used in Outdoor, Indoor and Short Mat Bowls, but none provide a uniform approach from Club to International level for all variations of the game.
There are different Points Values, Categories, Qualifying Events, Deductions for Future Years and International Matches may be included or excluded, making all systems unique, only relevant for their own area and not suitable for comparing achievements in other sectors of the sport.
The systems work very well within their own environment (for example English Indoor Bowling Association, Short Mat Players Tour, Somerset Bowls Association and Bowls Australia), but is it possible to approach the ranking of players using the same method in all cases?
We believe the answer is yes.
The Belmont Sunday Fours tournament has been a successful rinks tournament for the last 20 years, set up in 1996 by Davy Hamilton and Terry Luney.
The competition has regularly attracted around 60 rinks although recently, as with all tournaments the number of entrants has dropped a little but is still expected to get over 30 rinks. This year, it is being run as a single day competition with round-robin followed by a knock-out.
|Time||September 3rd 2017, 10am
||Belmont Bowling Club, Belfast
The 60th City of Belfast Tournament is being held at Belmont Bowling Club in Belfast from Sunday 16 July to Sunday 23 July 2017.
The popular event has been part of the bowling calendar in Northern Ireland since 1957 and is something many bowlers look forward to during the July holidays.
The two greens at Belmont BC will be used for the tournament and with catering and bar facilities available, the large crowd expected throughout the week will be able to relax and enjoy the quality bowling on show from players across the country.