David Skidmore Memorial Floodlight Competition

David Skidmore was Chairman of Levens Bowling Club and the first Secretary of the new SLRBL (formed in 1997) until his death in 1998. This is why his bowls were used to form the trophy and the competition was dedicated in his memory.

The "David Skidmore Memorial Trophy" made by Janis Labsvirs of Levens, features David's Bowls mounted on a base with name plates of past winners since 1997.

The original floodlight competition for 1997 - 2000 was a mini league, 8 players in doubles matches, played at Levens Bowling Club. From 2001, with the increase to 12 teams forming the SLRBL, the competition changed to a "knock out" basis at 2 host clubs from the SLRBL.

The competition, is held over 4 weeks,  under floodlight, commencing in the week following the end of the SLRBL fixtures. In 2019 the Competition was played on 'Neutral' greens for the first time. 

2020 Wk 1. First Round Wednesday 2nd September (venues Victoria and Netherfield) and Friday 4th September 7.00pm (Kirkby Lonsdale and Burton-in-Kendal) with two  matches starting  simultaneously at each venue.
Wk 2. Quarter Final Wednesday 9th September( at Victoria at 7pm) Friday September 11th. 7.00pm (at Burton in Kendal).  Again two  matches starting  simultaneously at each venue 
Wk 3. Semi Final Friday September 18th 7.00 Venue to be decided
Wk 4. Final Friday September 25th 7.30pm
 Venue to be decided

All games will be governed by the “Laws of the Game of Crown
Green Bowls” as printed in the current edition of the Official
Handbook of the British Crown Green Bowling Association.
[EXCEPT we will use a single marker.]
(A copy of the Handbook to be displayed in each clubhouse.)
Standard Jacks shall be used which have been tested and are stamped with a currently valid expiry date.

Practice is not permitted for the “David Skidmore Memorial
Handicapping of players is forbidden in the the “David Skidmore Memorial” games.
No form of “Merit Order” opponent selection shall be permitted.
The two Captains shall draw, in a random fashion, for pairings and for opponents in the “David Skidmore Memorial Competition”.