We might not be able to hold the BWB National Championships in Sheffield this year, but that’s not going to stop us from bringing all the BWB clubs together for a season finale competition, even if it is only virtually!
This year’s BWB National Championships will be hosted from homes across the UK with a virtual shooting competition, open to all BWB affiliated clubs.
Putting the ball and the basket aside, all you need for this competition are socks (or similar sized items – eg. gloves, scrunched-up newspaper etc) and a bin! Clubs will go head-to-head to see which club can score the most socks (or similar item) into a bin from 20 shots in 30 seconds.
How does the competition work?
In a single elimination knock-out format, each club will select one player to represent their club for each fixture (a different player must be selected for each round).
The selected player will then go head-to-head with a player from the club they have been drawn against to see which player can score the most socks (or similar item) into a bin in 30 seconds whilst seated. The maximum number of shots allowed in the 30 seconds is 20, and the thrower must be three metres away from the bin.
The player must film themselves doing the challenge and then send their video to BWB. BWB will then reveal the fixture winner on social media, along with both videos from the fixture.
The winning team will progress through to the next round with the last two remaining teams going head-to-head in the Grand Final on Sunday, 24 May, on what would have been the 2019/20 National Championships weekend.
How can my club get involved?
Clubs can enter into the 2020 BWB Virtual National Championships by emailing [email protected] by 12noon on Wednesday, 13 May.
Due to the competition format, there is a limit of 32 clubs who can be entered into the competition – if demand is greater, the first 32 clubs will be entered. The competition is open to all BWB affiliated clubs, and any player selected to play must be a BWB member.
Once the entry deadline has passed, the draw for the competition will take place and clubs will be randomly allocated a slot on the “competition bracket”.
How can I follow the competition?
Join the conversation and let us know who you’re supporting by using #BWBNationalChamps.
All fixtures and results will be updated on the BWB App which can be downloaded by searching for ‘BWB’ on the App Store / Google Store, or can be accessed online on Playwaze here.