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Attention: Bowls managers/selectors
Pennant games not started / not “completed” (refer Rule 10.1) on Saturday
Game Procedures (Section 5) / Replays (Section 10)
Premier League and Divisions 1, 2 and 3
Unstarted games will be played on Friday 18 November (practice from 5.15pm; scorecards drawn at 5.45; trial ends by 6pm; play begins by 6.15).
Incomplete games will be continued on Friday 18 November (practice from 5.15pm; draw for rinks at
5.45 if rink allocation has changed; trial ends by 6pm; the game recommences by 6.15 from the point [completed ends] that play was abandoned on Saturday).
Divisions 4 to 7
Games will not be played or continued – they will be deemed as “unplayed”(or as a draw if play was started) and each participating side will be awarded points and shots according to Rule 7.10
Unstarted games – selection can be made from available eligible members in accordance with MBA selection guidelines (Rule 3.7). Players who have already played for a side in Saturday Round 5 cannot be selected in any other side. New scorecards can be used.
Started games – play must continue with the originally selected side in their original playing positions with the exceptions as described in Rule 10.2.2 and in accordance with MBA selection guidelines.
Eligible members used to fill in for constituted players who are not available in that side for the replay are substitutes. Refer Law 32.4, Law 33.4, and DR 2.4. This allows one eligible player per rink put into a vacated position unless the vacated position is the skip. In that case, the remaining original players in that rink must rearrange their positions to fill the vacated skip position. Players cannot be moved between rinks.
Changes to player names in sides that will play on Friday may create inaccuracies in BowlsLink where those players were already recorded for a side that did not start their game on Saturday. Clubs are asked to forward names that are being added to sides for Friday & the side that they were originally selected for, so that their name can be removed from their original placement.
Entry of results information should not be done until the outcome of a Pennant game has been finalised.
Results for games that did not start should be entered using the “mark as unplayed” option with a
suitable comment added e.g. “washout”..
Results for incomplete games should be entered by the home club as 2 shots per rink for each side and must be confirmed by the away club.
For game results such as forfeits, byes it should be possible for the results to be finalised immediately by the club doing the result entry.
If any further clarification is required, please contact MBA Match & Program committee (MBAmatchcommittee@metrobowls.com.au)
Chair MBA Match & Program Committee