• Mon. May 23rd, 2022

Consular Bowls 2022 is going to start at RCGC from 11th to 13th March

The Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) will organize the first edition of the CONSULAR BOWLS 2022 from March 11th to 13th March 2022. Participation is Open to the Kolkata Consular Corps and RCGC members respectively and will introduce thorn to the game of lawn Bowling. Consul-Generals / Deputy High Commissioners and Honorary Consuls will have their teams competing for the ‘CONSULAR BOWL’s trophy.

RCGC’s Maiden Tent will serve as the venue for this prestigious event that stands in the tradition of tournaments played here for the last 130 years, being India’s Only natural Bowling green.

Manfred Auster German Consular General at Kolkata in action

As good corporate citizens RCGC and the Consular Conn will use the occasion to play a sustainable tournament and to contribute to a better environment. In partnership with Y-East erg, the games will be interrupted on Sunday for players to participate in a campaign just outside the Tent area.

RCGC Captain Rohan Ghosh at Kolkata in action

When speaking to the media, RCGC Captain Rohan Ghosh said, “We welcome all the Consulate Cops to be a part of this tournament and hope to continue this endeavor for long and make it a tradition to be followed for years to come.”

Germany’s Consul-General His Excellency Manfred Auster said “I welcome this outreach of Of RCGC to the Consular Carps in Kolkata. I already played a few rounds on the historic ground at the RCGC Tent It’s location in the midst of the Maidan gave us the idea to involve all participants in an active Champaign of maturing and preserving the environment in this iconic space of Kolkata.”

Despite world tension around Ukraine, all Consular Office, including Russia, has been invited as a team to take part in the event. Politics and sports are a different games altogether.

Background:

Lawn Bowls is widely played in most of the Commonwealth countries. RCGC is the mecca of lawn bowling in India. Several Prestigious tournaments have been played here since the last 130 years. This tournament is being organized to bring all the Consulates and local business community on a platform to forge friendship & business opportunities together with an introduction to the game of lawn Bowl.

In preparation for the actual tournament, regular bowlers at RCGC. will be assisting the participants to learn the nuances of the game within no time.

It’s a fun event to be played in a triple Mixed Team format consisting of two Players from the Consulate and one RCGC Member, steered by e RCGC Bowler playing together tilt the league stage. post the league stage, the Bowing member will also be the team for the knockouts till the FINALS. As Lawn Bowls n prayed outdoors on natural grass, there is a clear connection to the environment and hence it appears natural to combat it with a dedicated outreach campaign. On the day of the finals, the game will be interrupted for an hour-long event outside the RCGC Tent. Players and friends will conduct a cleanliness awareness campaign, install trash bins and plant trees RCGC has committed to the care of the growth of the planted saplings, while a partner organization will empty the trash bin on a regular basis. These measures are financed by the proceeds of the tournament and through individual and corporate sponsors.

Format details

• Each team will play league matches to qualify for the Knockouts

• Top 8 Teams will play the Main Cup and the next 8 Teams will qualify for  the Challengers Plate

• Prizes for Winners & Runners-up the Main Cup & Challenge Plate

• The Winner of the creed Tournament win receive a Trophy rotational basis event and will get an opportunity to be the Wild-Card entrant as defending champions to the next edition in 7023

 • the most promising player of the Tournament will also be felicitated.

Dates:

The event is scheduled as

• Practice rounds • 6th / 7th/ 9th / 10th March 2022 (4 00 pm to 8 00 Pm)

• League matches -Friday, 111h March 2022 (4 00 pm TO 8 00 pm)

• League matches-Saturday, 12th Match 2022 (4 00 pinto 8 00pm)

• Pre Quarters/Quarters/Semis & Finals Sunday, 13th March 2021 (11 noon to 600 pm)

Pratyusha Mukherjee

Broadcast Journalist , BBC News

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