The Kent Premier Rinks Team 2017/18
The team was announced and split up into 4 rinks for the local heats that were being played in Wey Valley Indoor Bowls Club on Sunday 10th December 2017.
Rink 1 (lead, two, three, skip) - Linda Wynn, Thomas Coles, Nicky Bartlett & Gary Allard
Rink 2 (lead, two, three, skip) - Michelle Fitzgerald, Jeff Vanns, Rich Stagg & Tim Rycraft
Rink 3 (lead, two, three, skip) - Danny Hogben, Cliff Henry, Chris Bull & Mike Doorey
Rink 4 (lead, two, three, skip) - Alan Harwood, Derek Ford, Tim Harwood & Richard Southby
This event is run as a duplicate to the main 'International' competition and is a very simple format. This is how England play when they compete against Ireland, Scotland & Wales in the annual British Isles event.
Four teams of four play against another county i.e. Kent rink 1 will play against A.N.OTHER Rink 1, the same with rinks 2,3 and 4. This is played in one game of 12 ends. The total scores are added together across all 4 rinks (fours) and the County team with the highest shots wins.
Normally, the country is split into regions and each region is played off locally in a round robin with the top 1 or 2 teams going through to a finals day.