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    Lawn Bowls Tournament Spreadsheets

    Created by Geoff Graham from the Bateau Bay Bowling Club



    Instructions Re downloading and using macros in Excel and printing cards
    Selection The Siver Bullet
    Club Championships Draw Sheets
    Club Tournaments Sets Play
    Club Tournaments Many variations for your multi-game events
    Club Tournaments Versatility
    Club Social Games For your weekly half day games


















    Printing Score Cards ( notes from Geoff)

  • To print Score Cards you will need some blank cards measuring 85mm by 135mm. As a trial you may like to purchase a ream of 250gsm paper and cut the cards yourself. You will get 500 cards out of a ream costing about $17.00.Another option is to buy 4,000 250 gsm Nordset paper trimmed to 85X135 from Canberra Printing for about $130.00. Phone 02 6280 6925 ( or find a local source)
  • When printing be careful to program the printer to print only the cards required. Ie. If 26 Teams playing set it to print from 1 to 26.
  • Initially you may have to make adjustments to your printer settings. Unfortunately I can't eliminate this problem as every printer is different.
  • NOTE FROM BOB TUCK. I have found that the large photocopier printers do not feed card well. At my club we have a low cost cannon bubblejet which we use exclusively for card printing












  • The Silver Bullet

    IT HAS ARRIVED. A file designed to do away with paddle pop sticks, bingo numbers, bits of paper etc. used presently to select teams randomly. Once the names have been entered in the attached file it will select teams in your choice of Singles, Pairs, Triples or Fours and transfer the names to score cards ready for printing. From the time you enter the last players name till you have the score cards completed is less than 10 minutes and with no handwriting

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    CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWS




    SINGLES

    5 to 8 Starters DOWNLOAD
    9 to 16 Starters DOWNLOAD
    17 to 32 Starters DOWNLOAD
    33 to 64 Starters DOWNLOAD
    65 to 128 Starters DOWNLOAD


    PAIRS

    5 to 8 Starters DOWNLOAD
    9 to16 Starters DOWNLOAD
    17 to 32 Starters DOWNLOAD
    33 to 64 Starters DOWNLOAD




    TRIPLES

    5 to 8 Starters DOWNLOAD
    9 to16 Starters DOWNLOAD
    17 to 32 Starters DOWNLOAD
    33 to 64 Starters DOWNLOAD



    FOURS

    5 to 8 Starters DOWNLOAD
    9 to16 Starters DOWNLOAD
    17 to 32 Starters DOWNLOAD
















    SETS PLAY




    Set Play Master DOWNLOAD







    MANY VARIATIONS FOR YOUR MULTI-GAME EVENTS

    Office 03 or earlier users should use the '03' file and office 07 or later the '07' file

    In all of these files full instructions are provided in the first sheet of the excell file 'notes'. If using windows 10 when you download the file you computer may open if on 'xcell online' in which you will not see the notes. At the top of the screen click to edit the file in excell.

    When the file loads it will ask you to run macros for number of teams and number of games which you have to do before clicking on the notes tab in the bottom left corner



    Wins then ends(03) DOWNLOAD

    Wins then ends(07) DOWNLOAD

    Wins then ends then margins(03) DOWNLOAD

    Wins then ends then margins(07) DOWNLOAD

    Wins then margin (03) DOWNLOAD

    Wins then margins(07) DOWNLOAD

    Wins then margins then ends(03) DOWNLOAD

    Wins then margins then ends(07) DOWNLOAD

    Wins then margins then least shots scored against(03) DOWNLOAD


    Wins then margins then least shots scored against(07) DOWNLOAD
















    VERSATILITY TOURNAMENTS




    Vers fours 20 teams 2 rounds Wins then Ends DOWNLOAD

    Vers fours 20 teams 4 rounds Points Margins least shots scored against.xls DOWNLOAD


    Vers fours 24 teams 2 rounds Wins then Ends DOWNLOAD

    Vers fours 28 teams 2 rounds Wins then Ends DOWNLOAD

    Vers Sixes 18 teams Wins then Ends DOWNLOAD

    Vers Sixes 20 teams Points then Wins the Margins DOWNLOAD

    Vers Sixes 20 teams Wins then Ends DOWNLOAD

    Vers Sixes 20 teams Wins then Margins then Least shots scored against DOWNLOAD












    CLUB WEEKLY SOCIAL GAMES

    WINNERS AND LOSERS(two game)
    This type of game is probably the most often played social day across Australia

    This file is designed for a Winners and Losers Tournament over two rounds. 1st Game Winners play 1st Game Winners and 1st Game Losers play 1st Game losers in the 2nd Game. Full Rink Draws and automatic Score Card printing available for each level of entries from 42 down to 12 Teams. A Result Sheet is also included.

    The program presumes that you have 3 greens of 7 rinks with rinks numbered 1 to 21, but you can easily change the numbers used after the macro has done the draw for you. For theae games the names are not printed on the cards and you will do a blind draw just before starting time. The cards are set out for fours, but you could use it unchanged for triple and pairs

    winners and losers 2 game DOWNLOAD