The draw for the Western Area Bowls Hampshire competitions for the 2017 season will take place at the Area Executive meeting on 7 February. Representatives from the clubs with the highest entries (Boscombe Cliff, Pelhams and Kings Park) not otherwise represented on the committee have been invited to attend. The draws will be published on this website and the Bowls Hampshire website as soon as possible afterwards - probably within a week.
In order to accommodate a new competition, the senior fours, some changes have been made to the schedule adopted in recent seasons. As the county quarter final and semi-finals are to be played in early June, the area rounds are scheduled for three consecutive Wednesdays in May. It was felt preferable to have fixed dates, if possible, as arranging mutually agreeable dates for 8 players was likely to be difficult at a busy time in the season. This has meant squeezing the normal pairs schedule in such a way that rounds will be played on consecutive Wednesdays immediately after the senior fours has been completed.
The full schedule for BH men's competitions can be accessed here. The number of entries in the western area and the number of games to be played in the first (ie preliminary) round is also shown.