CBD Rules for Competition

CENTRAL BOWLS DIVISION

2016?17 MIDWEEK and SATURDAY PENNANT RULES for

COMPETITION

The following outlines the administrative procedures for the conduct of the Central Bowls Division Pennant

for season 2016?17 and onward unless amended by the CBD Board. It is requested that a copy of these Rules

be circulated to each Side manager and Selectors.

To be read in conjunction with the latest Bowls Victoria Rules for Competition as found on the BV Website,

in particular Section 1 General Conditions for all Competitions and Section 4 Pennant Competition (Division

and Region)

1 COMPOSITION of SIDES

1.1 A Club can field one or more sides in Pennant Competitions with the approval of the Board

of the Central Bowls Division

1.2 If more than one side is fielded by a Club

1.2.1 In Pennant competition/s comprising sides from one or more Divisions, or

1.2.2 In Division/Region Competitions associated with that of one or more Divisions the

following will apply:

1.2.2.1 The second and subsequent sides of the Club will be graded in numerical

sequence as 2, 3, 4 etc. in descending order of their ability

1.2.2.2 Sides will be filled by available players in descending order of ability. If there

are insufficient players available to fill all Sides the lowest numbered side will

be the side that forfeits.

1.2.2.3 Prior to the last four rounds of Sectional play there will be no restriction on the

interchange of Players between the sides of a Club

1.3 For the last four rounds of Sectional Play, no side will include more than three players who have

played the majority of their games prior to the fourth last game, in a higher numbered Side

1.4 In any post sectional knock out match a side will not include any Player who during the current

season has played less than four games for the Club in that actual competition. The Saturday

pennant competition and the Midweek Pennant Competition are separate competitions and

games played in one competition do not count towards Player eligibility in the other competition

1.5 In any post sectional match a side will not include any player during the current season who

during the current season has played more than four games in any of the higher numbered sides

unless the player has also played in four or more in the Side concerned and /or lower numbered

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1.6 If any Club is uncertain of having available sufficient Members who are eligible under (v) it can

apply to the Central Bowls Division Championship Committee for permission to play other

nominated members and if permission is granted such Members can play in any position other

than Skip.

1.7 All Pennant players must be correctly affiliated with Central Bowls Division and Bowls Victoria.

This includes players who have received clearances from other Clubs. All Players must be

affiliated with clubs listing their players on the Bowls Victoria SportsTG database prior to

playing Pennant.

2 REPLACEMENT PLAYER/SUBSTITUTES

2.1 Where a Club has insufficient of its own Members to field a complete side, affiliated members

from other Clubs can be used as substitutes to make up the number.

2.2 In any side only one substitute may be allowed in each team (rink).

2.3 Substitutes must be played in the Clubs lowest numbered side unless the vacancy occurs

after 12 noon on Saturday or 9am on Tuesday.

2.4 Prior to 12 noon for Saturday Pennant and prior to 9:30am for Midweek Pennant on the day of

the match, a Club will not introduce a replacement Player under the provisions of Domestic

Regulation 2.4 except for its lowest numbered Side.

2.5 After the commencement of play in a match in both Saturday Pennant & Midweek Pennant, a

substitute Player can take the place of any Member of the Side in accordance with Law 33.2 and

D.R. 2.3 only if such Member becomes unable to continue to play in the match by reason of

circumstances arising after the commencement of the match and can play in any position other

than Skip

3 INCOMPLETE SIDE

If at the latest time for the commencement of a match a Side (both fours & triples) does not have sufficient

Members to form a Side.

3.1 A team of four/three with an absent player plays as though the second is the missing player;

the side plays with three/two players and six/five bowls without penalty. If a player becomes

available they may join the team at any stage in the game but cannot skip. If no player becomes

available the side will play with each defaulting team of the side playing as lead, second and or

skip respectively.

3.2 The order of play shall be maintained by the second of the complete team playing consecutive

bowls;

3.3 If a player has commenced the game, however is unable to continue the game and no eligible

substitute or replacement is available or allowed, play will continue as if one player is absent as

per Rule 3.1.and 3.2.

3.4 If an absent player arrives late, they must take their original place in the team when they

arrive and enter the game at the completion of the end in progress.

3.5 If an eligible substitute or replacement player becomes available and is permitted by the

Controlling Body they may be introduced to the game at the completion of the end in progress.

3.6 If 3.1 is invoked the Skips of the respective teams then carry the scorecard and update the score

at completion of each end.

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4 MATCHES

4.1 Duration:

4.1.1 Each match will consist of a number of ends per rink as determined by the Central Bowls

Division with a 30 minute break:

4.1.1.2 The break should commence at 3pm on Saturday and 12 noon for Midweek.

4.1.2 The bell to be rung at 2.55 (11.55 Tuesday) and no ends are to be commenced after this

time including ends that are made dead. Play is to resume at 3.30 Saturday and 12.30

Tuesday with all players expected to back at their rink to re?commence play at that time.

The purpose of the 5 minute ‘period of grace’ is to allow those who have just commenced

an end to complete their end and still have a 30 minute break.

4.1.3 By prior mutual arrangement the scheduled break may be waived. If side managers

cannot agree, the scheduled break will be taken as stated in Rule 4 Matches 4.1 Duration

4.2 Time of Commencement

4.2.1 Games will commence no later than 1pm on Saturday and 10am Tuesday. It is only

permissible to commence games prior to these commencement times if all Sides are present and

with the agreement of both Side managers.

4.3 Trial Ends

The two trial ends must be completed before the scheduled commencement time

4.4 Timing of Greens

The Board of Central Bowls Division has directed that all greens must be timed before the start of

competitive play and recorded on the Pennant Return. Timing of the greens should be carried out thirty

(30) minutes prior to the scheduled starting time by the nominated Umpire for the day in conjunction

with the visiting side Manager or his or her deputy. The pace must be recorded and prominently displayed.

BV recommends that speed for greens for the conduct of BV Pennant is between thirteen (13) and

seventeen (17) seconds (however this is only recommended and not compulsory).

4.5 Draw for Rinks

The draw for rinks will be conducted prior to the commencement of trial ends by the opposing managers.

Rinks allocated for pennant play must be consecutively numbered.

4.6 Pre?Match Practice Saturday

Pre?match practice is permitted for Saturday pennant provided it is undertaken before 12 noon on the

day of the match. Any player due to play in a match, with the permission of the Club, can play or practice

on the green of any Club subject to such play or practice being on the rinks other than those allocated for

the match.

4.7 Allocation of Rinks

If a Club for any one of a number of reasons including inclement weather, has insufficient rinks available

for the number of games scheduled to be played at home on a given day and it is put in the position where

it has to find an alternative venue that is prepared to assist, the following will apply:

4.7.1 Available greens are to be allocated to the home side in order of seniority of the side

drawn to play at home.

4.7.2 If an alternative venue is available that venue may be used, again in seniority, for those Sides

which cannot be catered for at the home Club.

4.7.3 If a game is to be transferred to an alternative venue it must be with the mutual agreement

of the opposing side and needs to be obtained as soon as possible and the CBD Secretary

advised who will in turn advise the Chair of the Central Bowls Division Championship Committee.

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4.8 Saturday Divisions – alternative days for competition.

In a sectional game in any Division a club can, with the advance permission of the Central Bowls Division

Championship Committee play the game on a Friday evening or Saturday. A player will NOT play in more

than one side in the same Round.

4.9 Notification of No Play to Opposition

As matter of courtesy opponents should be advised by mobile phone that a game is to be abandoned

immediately the decision is made by the Host Club.

4.10 Umpires

Where possible Clubs should not appoint Umpires to officiate matches in which they are participants. If

this is unavoidable it should be arranged where possible that they do not officiate on their own rinks. The

name of the Umpire must be recorded on the Pennant Return

4.11 Side Manager

Wherever under any of the Laws, Rules and Regulations a Side is given any right of decision or choice, it

will be exercised by the Side manager who will act on behalf of the Side.

5 INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURE

In this Rule “weather” means wet weather, lightning, excessive heat, excessive wind or dust or any other

similar like weather conditions that effects play.

CODE RED FIRE DANGER RATING DAYS

If the day before a scheduled Central Bowls Division Pennant or State Event game a Code Red Fire Danger

Rating Day is forecast and announced by the Bureau of Meteorology for the NORTH CENTRAL FIRES

DISTRICT for the DAY of PLAY then ALL Central Bowls Division Pennant scheduled for that day will be

abandoned and those games WILL NOT be replayed.

ABANDONMENT of PLAY

If the actual dry bulb temperature recorded at the Bureau of Meteorology

(http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/northcentral.shtml) has reached *38 degrees Celsius at 10.00am

(Saturdays) or 8.00am (Midweek) on the Pennant Day then the Central Bowls Championship Committee

will abandon all Pennant Play for that day. (See CBD Pennant Conditions of Play, Section 6 Sectional Play

for allocation of points).

If such a decision to abandon play is made by the Central Bowls Division Championship Committee its

decision for abandonment will be announced on the CBD website and via email to Club CCO’s.

5.1 HEAT

5.1.1 (SATURDAY Pre?match)

For Saturday Central Bowls Division Pennant play will not commence if the dry bulb Temperature at

the venue club reaches *38 degrees Celsius at 1:00pm on the Pennant day. The commencement of

the match will be suspended until such time as the temperature falls back below *38 degrees Celsius

and in addition if play has not commenced by 2:00pm then the match will be abandoned.

If it is unlikely that the temperature will drop below *38 degrees Celsius the Side Managers may

by mutual agreement abandon the game and share the points available. Any disputes that may

arise are to be referred to the venue clubs officially appointed Umpire of the Day whose decision

will be final.

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5.1.2 (SATURDAY During game)

For Saturday Central Bowls Division Pennant if play has commenced and the dry bulb

Temperature at the venue club reaches *38 degrees Celsius or above at any time on

the Pennant day then play will be suspended until such time as the temperature falls

back below *38 degrees Celsius (all play will be abandoned at 6:30pm as per the

provisions of Rule 5.6.3).

Every effort must be made to complete any ends in progress prior to leaving the green

for the suspension of play.

If play is suspended due to Heat and the game is not recommenced within 1 hour of

the cessation of play, then that game will be abandoned immediately.

5.1.2.1 If a Sectional match is abandoned it will count as a tie provided that if the

scores are such that one Side must win the match if all the remaining ends

were played, that Side will be awarded the match with the scores as at the

abandonment, or

5.1.2.2 If less than half the matches in any Division are completed, all matches due to

be played that day in that Division will be deemed to be tied provided that the

results will stand in any Section of that Division in which all of the matches are

completed. A forfeit or walkover will count as a completed game for the

purposes of this Rule.

Any disputes that may arise are to be referred to the venue clubs officially

appointed Umpire of the day whose decision will be final.

5.1.3 (MIDWEEK Pre?match)

For Central Bowls Division Midweek Pennant play will not commence if the dry bulb

Temperature at the venue club reaches *38 degrees Celsius at 10:00am on the

Pennant day.

The commencement of the match will be suspended until such time as the

temperature falls back below *38 degrees Celsius (all play will be abandoned at

4:00pm as per the provisions of Rule 5.6.3 and in addition if play has not commenced

by 11:30am then the match will be abandoned. If it is unlikely that the temperature

will drop below *38 degrees Celsius the Side Managers may by mutual agreement

abandon the game and share the points available. Any disputes that may arise are to

be referred to the venue clubs officially appointed Umpire of

the day whose decision will be final.

5.1.4 (MIDWEEK During game)

For Central Bowls Division Midweek Pennant if play has commenced and the dry bulb

Temperature at the venue club reaches *38 degrees Celsius or above as broadcast at

any time on the Pennant day then play will be suspended until such time as the

temperature falls back below *38 degrees Celsius (all play will be abandoned at

4:00pm as per the provisions of Rule 5.6.3).

Every effort must be made to complete any ends in progress prior to leaving the green

for the suspension of play.

If play is suspended due to Heat and the game is not recommenced within 1 hour of

the cessation of play, then that game will be abandoned immediately.

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5.1.4.1 If a Sectional match is abandoned it will count as a tie provided that if the

scores are such that one Side must win the match if all the remaining ends

were played, that Side will be awarded the match with the scores as at the

abandonment, or

5.1.4.2 If less than half the matches in any Division are completed, all matches due to

be played that day in that Division will be deemed to be tied provided that the

results will stand in any Section of that Division in which all of the matches are

completed. A forfeit or walkover will count as a completed game for the

purposes of this Rule.

Any disputes that may arise are to be referred to the venue clubs officially

appointed Umpire of the day whose decision will be final.

5.2 OTHER INCLEMENT WEATHER (excluding Heat)

5.2.1 If a decision to abandon play is made by the Central Bowls Division Pennant Committee, its

decision for abandonment will be announced under procedures defined from year to year.

5.2.2 For the purpose of this Rule, each Club upon whose green a match is to be played will appoint

a nominated deputy for its Greens Director who will be present to act in the event the Greens

Director is absent, and

5.3 If the BV Metropolitan Pennant Committee has not determined that play be abandoned, The Greens

Director or the appointed Deputy will be the sole authority for determining whether play can be

commenced on the green of the Greens Director’s Club;

5.4 If a decision against play for the day or for delayed commencement is reached before the arrival

other visiting Side or Sides, such decision will promptly be telephoned to the Club or Clubs

5.5 If due to inclement weather a match has not commenced by 11:30am for a Midweek Match or

2:00pm for a Saturday match it will be abandoned.

5.6 If play for the day has commenced and subsequently

5.6.1 due to consideration of the weather one Side wishes to leave the green but the other does

not, neither Side can leave the vicinity of the green and the Umpire will resolve the dispute,

or

5.6.2 due to inclement weather has been stopped officially by the Controlling Body or by direction

of the Umpire, or by agreement between the Managers when the Umpire or a Representative

of the Controlling Body is not present or because the Greens Director or the appointed deputy

closes the green as unfit for play, it will not be resumed if the green remains closed, but if

otherwise:

5.6.2.1 The Umpire on his own observation or on appeal of the Managers will decide

whether or not to resume, and

5.6.2.2 If resumed, the provisions of Law 32.2, 32.3 and 32.4 will apply.

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5.6.3 If due to inclement weather the start of a Sectional match has been delayed or play

interrupted in accordance with Rule 5.6.2 and the match has not been completed before

4.00pm for a Midweek Match or 6.30pm for a Saturday Match, it will then be abandoned but

if play is in progress at 4.00pm for a Midweek Match or 6.30pm for a Saturday Match, it will

be abandoned thereafter upon the interruption or completion of any end or ends in play at

4.00pm for a Midweek Match or 6.30pm for a Saturday Match.

5.6.4 If the Central Bowls Division Pennant Committee has not determined that all play will be

abandoned for the day and due to inclement weather:

5.6.4.1 If a Sectional match is abandoned it will count as a tie provided that if the scores are

such that one Side must win the match if all the remaining ends were played, that

Side will be awarded the match with the scores as at the abandonment, or

5.6.4.2 If less than half the matches in any Division are completed, all matches due to be

played that day in that Division will be deemed to be tied provided that the results

will stand in any Section of that Division in which all of the matches are completed. A

forfeit or walkover will count as a completed game for the purposes of this Rule.

5.7 In the event a post?sectional (knockout) match being abandoned for the day due to inclement

weather it will be completed under such conditions as the Central Bowls Division Pennant

Committee decides.

5.8 Despite anything contained in this Rule 5 Side Managers may by mutual agreement abandon the

game at any time due to the prevailing weather conditions.

6 SECTIONAL PLAY/SCORING

The scoring method to be used in allocating points for a side or team, win, tie and for a forfeit, walkover of

bye in the Pennant Competition will be decided by the Division Controlling Body ? Central Bowls Division

Championship Committee

6.1 Unless the Central Bowls Division Championship Committee decides otherwise Sides in each

section will be drawn to play each other at least twice

6.2 The Order of Sides in each section will be determined by the total points gained. Ten points will be

awarded for each Side win, forfeit or walkover. Two points will be awarded for each team win, one

point will be awarded for each team tie.

6.2.1 If two or more Sides have the same number of points their order will be determined

by net margin of shots ‘for’ minus shots against each side

6.2.2 If net margins be equal the order will be determined by the higher proportion of ‘total shots

for ‘Divided by ‘total shots against’.

6.2.3 If there is still a tie for a position to qualify for Post?sectional play, the Sides concerned will

play a deciding match.

6.3 In addition to the points awarded under 6.2 a side giving a forfeit or walkover will lose 15 shots and

the Side receiving the forfeit or walkover will gain 15 shots.

6.4 If all play for the day is abandoned by the Central Bowls Division Championship Committee, points

will be shared for scheduled matches that day

6.4.1 If a match is abandoned before or during play before a result is obtained, under Inclement

Weather Rule, each Side will share equally the maximum points, including team points.

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6.4.2 If a match is abandoned during play and a result is possible under the Inclement Weather

Rule the points will be allotted as if the match had been completed, with the points for

Team wins allotted on the scores as they stand at the time of abandonment.

7 NOTIFICATION of RESULTS

7.1 Results are to be scanned and sent to centralbowls@gmail.com Managers to print their names

under signature. Umpires name to be recorded. Time game completed recorded.

7.2 In the event of a walkover the side receiving the walkover must complete and submit a Pennant

Return showing which side has given the walkover.

7.3 A team receiving a Bye must complete and submit a Pennant Return.

7.4 No alteration to a completed return received by the Central Bowls Division will be permitted

unless a correction agreed to in writing by both Clubs is lodged within 14 days of the match.

8 POST SECTIONAL /PLAY DIVISION WINNERS

At the end of sectional play the Division winners will be arranged in order according to the total points

gained. If two or more Sides are equal on total points gained the order between them will be determined

in accordance with Sectional Play/Scoring Rule 6.2 (6.2.1) (6.2.2) (6.2.3).

To determine the respective winners all Midweek and Saturday Division Final Series will be conducted as

follows:

8.1 Week 1 Qualifying Match 1 v 2

Elimination Match 3 v 4

8.2 Week 2 Preliminary Final Loser of Qualifying Final to play Winner of Elimination Match

8.3 Week 3 Grand Final Winner of Preliminary Final to play winner of Qualifying Final

All finals to be played on neutral greens where possible

9 ATTIRE

Please read the Bowls Victoria Regulations relating to Attire for 2016?2017 published on BV web page