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    For now, we've decided to adopt playing cards to allocate rinks and players in roll-ups. With one person shuffling and dealing the cards from the top down, so no-one else handles the cards.

    And, to make things easier, I created this ready reckoner that others may find handy (we decided not to play any fours and, so far, never had more than 16 people since opening after the national lock-down).

    Players Games Rinks Draw
    5 3 v 2 (2 bowls and 3 bowls each) 1 3 Red, 2 Black
    6 Triples 1 3 Red, 3 Black
    7 1 Pair, Singles (3 players) 2 2 Red, 2 Black
    3 Red or Black
    8 2 Pairs 2 2 Red, 2 Black
    2 Red, 2 Black
    9 1 Triples, Singles (3 players) 2 3 Red, 3 Black
    3 Red or Black
    10 1 Triples, 1 Pair 2 3 Red, 3 Black
    2 Red, 2 Black
    11 2 Pairs , Singles (3 players) 3 2 Red, 2 Black
    2 Red, 2 Black
    3 Red or Black
    12 3 Pairs 3 2 Red, 2 Black
    2 Red, 2 Black
    2 Red, 2 Black
    13 1 Triples, 1 Pair, Singles (3 players) 3 3 Red, 3 Black
    2 Red, 2 Black
    3 Red or Black
    14 2 Pairs, 1 Triples 3 2 Red, 2 Black
    2 Red, 2 Black
    3 Red, 3 Black
    15 3 Pairs, Singles (3 players) 4 2 Red, 2 Black
    2 Red, 2 Black
    2 Red, 2 Black
    3 Red or Black
    16 4 Pairs 4 2 Red, 2 Black
    2 Red, 2 Black
    2 Red, 2 Black
    2 Red, 2 Black

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    This has certainly confused me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm Baker View Post
    This has certainly confused me

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    The Excel formatting doesn’t carry over to mobile viewing. Looks ok on a PC.

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    It certainly does.

    We tended this year to have all-play-all roll-ups; so... allocate into teams and then play mini-games of 6 or so ends each: the greater confusion came regarding the 2nd game onwards as to who plays who (not that difficult, once laid out on a number grid!) and on which rink they should play to equalise (as far as possible) the times each team played on any given rink (which is a bit tougher on the ground).

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    And here it is as an image to avoid formatting issues.

    players-rollups.jpg

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    Some years ago, before taking up bowls, I 'organised' (if that's the word) an informal Friday roll-up at my golf club for vets - it was well attended, but you never knew who would turn up. I took to taking a small hand-held Toshiba PC I had - and set up a spreadsheet to allocate the participants to teams and, also, as we ran a prize pool, to work out the prizes (assuming a few pounds were retained each week, used at the end of the year to buy drinkies for everyone there on The Chosen Day at the bar. The number of prizes - team and individual - each week depended on the number of players/entry fees for that day). It worked fairly well, but people turning up late always threw things, as often many groups had already teed off - mostly this could be accommodated by letting the 4's go off first, so latecomers could join the later 3's etc, but that wasn't ideal as, if they remained 3's, they would tend to catch up the 4's. Of course, that sort of thing does not apply to bowls, as, mostly you all start together.

    As time went by, the spreadsheet got bigger to included a record sheet for each player to keep his 'Friday Results' and a separate (non-club) handicap based on those results only to use for future rounds in the group. Some players would get down to very low Friday handicaps - as we would cut for a winning a prize, whether or not you played to your club handicap! It was a complicated formula, but not difficult - more lengthy, and it became more so over time.

    Where there's a will !

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