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BOWLS SUPER CHALLENGE QUEENSLAND P/L

CONDITIONS OF PLAY 2017

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  1. Current Bowls Australia laws are to apply unless otherwise stated.
  2. The proprietors of Bowls Super Challenge Queensland and/or their nominee or nominees shall be the Controlling Body of Bowls Super Challenge.
  3. Every men’s and ladies team will consist of players who are registered with the controlling body and are financial with participating Clubs before the first round of BSCQ 2017 Competition.
  4. Registration will be $10 per player.
  5. No player shall play in a Bowls Super Challenge match if their registration fee has not been received by the controlling body.
  6. BSCQ Controlling Body has the power to grade clubs to determine Division and Section numbers once the nominations have closed.
  7. No competing club shall have a conflict of interest with BSCQ and their major sponsors TAYLOR BOWLS & BCiB as per code of conduct.
  8. All players must have been a team member or reserve for four games in the ONE division to be eligible to compete in the finals series. Only ONE (1) bye round, if applicable, will count as a game for all players registered with the controlling body. Players can only play in one division per weekend.
  9. Promotion: A player may be promoted from a lower Division at anytime throughout the competition including Finals.  A promoted player for finals must have qualified in at least 4 games in a lower Division.(see 8.)
  10. Demotion: A player may be demoted from a higher Division up to and including the fourth round.
  11. If a Club has entered two teams in the one Division there is no interchange of players between teams permitted at any time.
  12. On occasion the BSC controlling body may make exception to the above in extenuating circumstances.
  13. Player movement will not be abused, as this will be monitored and will result in loss of points.
  14. Should there be a question of player eligibility, or any dispute regarding player eligibility, the decision of the controlling body of BSCQ shall be final. Any dispute regarding the code of conduct of any BSCQ games or any other of those conditions of play, the decision of the controlling body of BSCQ shall be final.
  15. Clubs may nominate two reserves for each game and those reserves will be deemed to have played in that game provided they are in attendance at the game for the duration of the game. Where it can be established that the nominated reserves were not in attendance the offending club may be penalised the loss of points and prize money gained from the match.
  16. Green fees will be paid at your own club every week during rounds. E.g. there will be no green fees paid to the host club when you are away. You will pay at your home club for every round game.
  17. The host club is to arrange the day and time of play with consideration given to the travel of the visiting club. Play shall not be scheduled to commence before 10.00am or after 4.30pm, without the agreement of both clubs. Under certain circumstances these conditions may be varied with the prior approval of the Controlling Body.
  18. Evening/night games may be played under lights by mutual agreement or failing mutual agreement as directed by the controlling body
  19. Host clubs are to supply a marker, for the singles, and an umpire (preferably   non- playing).
  20. Practice is allowed for up to 1 hour prior to the start of play, on any rink    (e.g. if the game starts at 1-00, practice is from 12-00 to 1-00). There will be no trial ends before home and away games. There will be trial ends only prior to playoffs and finals games.
  21.  Games to be played will be: Men 1 singles 31 up, 2x4 bowl pair’s 21 ends, 1x2 bowl triples 28 ends, 1x fours 21 ends.
  22. Games to be played will be: Ladies 1x fours 21 ends, 1x 2 bowl triples of 28ends.
  23. Scoring: Men – 1 point per rink win (in the event of a draw on any rink an extra end      will be played on that rink to determine a rink winner) plus 6 points for an overall win. Total points 11.
  24. Scoring: LADIES

Home & Away Rounds

WIN POINTS

 

DRAW POINTS

TOTAL

RINKS x2

MATCH

 

RINK

MATCH

10

2 each

6

1 each

3 each

•2 points per rink win plus 6 points for an overall aggregate shots win (T= 10 Points)

•In the event of a draw on any rink at the completion of allocated ends             during Home and Away rounds. Rink is a DRAW = 1Point each.

•In the event of a drawn game at the completion of allocated ends during Home and Away rounds. Game is a DRAW = 3 Points each.

PLAYOFFS

WIN POINTS

 

DRAW POINTS

&

TOTAL

RINKS x2

MATCH

 

RINK

MATCH

FINALS

10

2 each

6

 

1 each

0

•2 points per rink win or 1 point per drawn rink each plus 6 points for an overall aggregate shots win (Total = 10 Points)

•In the event of a drawn MATCH at the completion of allocated ends an extra end will be played by both rinks simultaneously until a winner is decided. The shots gained on that extra end will count on the score card and towards the overall score.

    25.Final section positions for playoffs Men and Ladies will be determined in the following order: Most Wins, Most Rink Wins, Margin, Proportional%.      

    26. In the event of inclement weather:

Men - 66 ends will constitute a game, with the singles game to count at the same stage for a rink result (the singles ends  do not count toward the 66 ends).

Ladies – 33 ends will constitute a game.

A 5 hour time limit will apply for all games. Should inclement weather be imminent, before the commencement of play, clubs may agree to extend the time limit to avoid possible travel costs. If at the end of 5 hours, an end is made dead, that end will be replayed.

    27. In the event of a washout game or extraordinary climatic conditions, that game is to be played the following weekend, subject to scheduling. If scheduling does not allow play on the following weekend, it will be played as soon as possible. The host club is to attempt to arrange a suitable time to fit in with the following weekend’s schedule or as directed by the controlling body.

    28.The Controlling Body may decide in its absolute discretion the amount of Prize Money paid for any competition. Without limiting its discretion, the Controlling Body may consider the number of teams who have paid to enter a competition when deciding on the amount of Prize Money payable for that competition. Non GST registered clubs may have GST deducted from major prize money winnings.

    29.The CONTROLLING BODY shall have absolute control over ALL phases of the BSCQ competition.

 

 

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