BN Conditions of Play 2017-2018

Conditions of Play 2017-2018


1.8 (a) reprimand – Via a formal letter or a face to face meeting followed by a formal letter.
1.13   After the commencement of the season, new player/s’ registration form is to be emailed immediately to the Bowls North Secretary and the affiliation fee payment must be received by Bowls North within five (5) working days after player being added to the club’s database. ( to alert the Treasurer that a fee is required , as the Statistician is to be advised if no payment received within this time frame no game points, classed as an ineligible player)
(Refer Laws of the Sport of Bowls Law 56.3)
1. In sectional play, teams will receive 2 points for a win, I point for a draw, 0 points for a loss. Teams who receive a bye or a forfeit will also receive 2 points, and a +8 shots differential to be added to their total net shots for all games. (this is to eliminate byes in Post sectional play)


Deleted  Section 3:

Clubs with both grass and synthetic greens MUST advise the visiting club if playing on the synthetic green, 48 hours prior to the game. (it is now up to the visiting club , if they want to know make the call)


(a)       Prior to the commencement of trial ends, as from the first Pennant, the two Match Managers or their nominees should time the green. The preferred minimum speed should be 12 seconds and the maximum should be 16 seconds under normal conditions

(b)       Where available, timing ramps should be used to measure green speeds. If no timing ramp is available, the time or pace of a green is measured from the 2 metre line to the 27 metre line from the time the bowl is delivered until it comes to rest 27 metres from the mat line. Only bowls finishing within a radius of a metre of the jack should be timed. The pace of the green should be measured in both directions. One bowl on each hand is to be delivered to the jack with the average of the four (4) correctly delivered bowls taken as the green speed and recorded on the result sheet.

(c)        Subject to a satisfactory explanation to the Match Committee the penalty for the breach of the guideline in 3.6(a) shall be the loss of 6 pennant points by the host club.

3.25  (e)   Clubs shall ensure that all players in all Divisions are selected in positions based solely on their ability and merit.

Plus removed rating of the green. Appendix A & C

 Conditions of Play 2017 - 2018