All club Secretaries
Adverse weather has affected games from Thursday Pennant competition Round 2 games today.
Incomplete games (refer Rule 5.4 of Conditions of Play) or games that were unable to start today, will be completed on Tuesday 9 November with trial ends beginning by 9.45 am (Refer Rule 8.1 for procedures and restrictions applying to continuing games). Pennant Conditions of Play do allow for clubs to negotiate for alternative dates/times for replays, with the permission of Match & Program Committee.
No result entry is required in BowlsLink until a game has been completed or finally abandoned.
Clubs are reminded that every effort should be made to complete games affected by wet /stormy weather on the scheduled date, including attempting to play up to the specified finishing time (refer Section 6 of Conditions of Play).
Any replay requirements arising from Thursday Pennants Round 3 games will not use Tuesday 9 November.
Chairman MBA Match & Program Committee
5.4 Completing Games
If Match & Program Committee has not determined that all play in a Round shall be cancelled and a game is started but does not complete the full number of ends,
- the game shall be deemed to have been “completed” with the scores at the time of abandonment if: Thursday Premier League and Divisions 1 – 3: 42 ends have been completed (early start game 36 ends)
If a Round has been declared as an “early start”, then the numbers of ends required to consider the game “complete” are reduced as indicated above.
- If the minimum number of ends specified has not been completed when play is abandoned for the day, refer to Rule 8.1 for replay provisions relating to individual competitions & Divisions.
8.1 Replays – Minor Rounds
- Thursday Divisions
Any game from a postponed Round or deemed not completed as per Rule 5.4 will be resumed on the following Tuesday at the normal start time or at a time determined by Match & Program Committee.
- Games will resume from the point at which the game was suspended with the same players in the same teams in the same positions within the sides. Substitutes– refer DR 2.3, 2.4 & 2.5. The number of ends to be played will the number as set at the start of the original game – refer Rules 3.2 & 5.4.
- Where completion of a suspended game is not possible due to extreme weather conditions, or a clash of fixture, the game will be held over and Match & Program Committee will advise as to the date of replay or declare the games as a draw with game points shared equally and two shots awarded to each team.