ontario lawn bowls association conditions of play – 2017

ontario lawn bowls association conditions of play – 2017

ONTARIO LAWN BOWLS ASSOCIATION

CONDITIONS OF PLAY – 2017

I. COMPETITIONS

CHAMPIONSHIP COMMITTEE

Tom Roth (Chair), Steve Schuknecht, Darryl Fitzgerald, Robert North, David

Jefferies, Jason Currie (ex officio) a) As provided in the by-laws of Ontario Lawn Bowls Association (OLBA), the annual

Championships, including District Championships, will be organized by a Championship

Committee that will enforce the policies and rules established by the OLBA Board of Directors to govern such championships. The Championship Committee will have jurisdiction over all matters that fall within the scope of the Emergency Committee, the Jury of Appeal and the Head

Event Umpire. The Championship Committee will delegate the management of the District

Championships to the District Committee and/or the District Representative in accordance with section IV of these rules. b) These championship rules will apply to Fours, Pairs, Triples, Mixed Pairs, Singles, Novice Pairs,

Senior Triples and Youth. c) Fours, Pairs, Triples, Singles, Novice Pairs, Senior Triples competitions will be played by women and men in separate events on two successive levels: District Championships and Ontario

Championships. d) Mixed Pairs will be played by a woman and a man; (either may skip except in the case of substitution between the District Championships and Ontario Championships levels. e) All competitions will be governed by the Laws of the Sport of Bowls: Crystal Mark Third Edition

[Laws], any domestic regulations as set by Bowls Canada Boulingrin [BCB], and these

Conditions of Play [COP] f) The use of the word “Championships” with no qualifier or descriptor shall be deemed to include all levels of play, including District and Ontario Championships, except in cases where such interpretation would be unreasonable.

II. ELIGIBILITY

1. Requirements for All Participants

a) Players entering a District Championship must be available to compete at all succeeding events scheduled in the current year including the Ontario Championships and BCB Championships if the BCB championship accepts entries in that discipline from the OLBA. b) Club secretaries or other club officers, if requested, must be able to confirm the meeting of these eligibility requirements for those entering the Championships. c) Each participant must be a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, or a permanent resident.

Participants must be prepared to show proof of eligible status. d) Each participant must have their principal residence in the Province of Ontario on January 1st of the year of the event. Principal residence shall be defined by their tax returns or other supporting documentation. e) A resident of a community in a neighbouring province who is a member of an OLBA member club may be eligible subject to Bowls Canada Boulingrin regulations. Members who relocate

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temporarily for education or employment may compete if Ontario is their province of permanent residency (as defined by their tax returns or other supporting documents) with the consent of

OLBA. f) In order to compete in District Championships in a particular District, the participant must be a paid-up member in good standing with a sticker from a club in that District. The sticker must be affixed to the participant’s OLBA membership card.

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g) A participant may only compete as a member from one District in any one season.

Novices

a) Novice eligibility in this section only pertains to District and Provincial play. This may not prohibit Provincial Novice gold medal winner from competing in any open novice tournament as a novice. Each club will determine their own novice eligibility rules when hosting novice tournaments. b) Novice Pairs competition is limited to those having not more than five (5) years of lawn bowling memberships anywhere in the world (including the current year) and of any type (including crown green) and who have previously not won an Ontario Championship in Fours, Pairs,

Triples, Singles, Seniors, Mixed Pairs or participated in a Canadian Championship event (open

Canadian events excluded). c) If a member of a novice team is found to be ineligible, the entire team may be subject to disqualification. d) Winners of the gold medal at the Ontario Novice Championships will not be eligible to play in future District and Ontario Novice Championships.

3. Youth in Novice Competitions

a) The gold medal winners at the Under-18 and the Under- 25 Canadian Championships are not eligible to participate in the Novice Championships.

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b) Novice experience will not commence until the year following their thirteenth (13th) birthday.

Participants do not count any years prior to and including the year of their 13th birthday.

Winners of the Under-18 Ontario Singles Championships are eligible for the Ontario Novice

Championships, subject to Novice eligibility.

Seniors

a) Senior Triples participants must reach their sixtieth (60th) birthday no later than December 31 in that year of competition.. The Convenor of District Seniors Championships will confirm age of eligibility.

III. GENERAL RULES

a) The following rules apply to all District and Ontario Championships.

5. Officials

a) In District Championships, accredited umpires and markers should be used whenever possible. In the Ontario Championships, umpires must be accredited and markers if not accredited, must be trained in their duties as outlined in the Laws. b) For each District Championship event, should a single umpire be appointed, that umpire will be considered the Head Event Umpire.

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i) Should more than one umpire be appointed for a District Championship, one shall be designated the Head Event Umpire, another shall be designated the Assistant Head Event

Umpire. c) At all Ontario Championships, a Head Event Umpire and Assistant Head Event Umpire shall be appointed.

6. Proper Dress

a) Shoes i) Shoes must be flat-soled with no separation between the front sole and heel (i.e. flat from toe to heel). Walking shoes and sports shoes are acceptable; sandals with a heel strap are also acceptable, as long as the back strap is firmly fitted when worn. Flat-soled wedge shoes (i.e. shoes that increase in height from toe to heel) are not acceptable. The width of any heel must be at least 50% of the widest part of the sole. ii) The sole may possess a shallow tread pattern or indented grooves to improve traction, without damaging the green. A channel in the centre of the sole is acceptable; protuberances that extend out from the sole are not acceptable. Edges around the sole, and around any channel, need to be rounded. iii) Brand name lawn bowling shoes that are listed as approved on a current list, published by a member national authority, are generally acceptable. Shoes that have been re-soled to ensure that they comply with the laws of the sport are also generally acceptable. Nevertheless,

Bowls Canada Boulingrin reserves the right to disallow any specific shoe. iv) Umpires must use their best judgment and not unduly eliminate members from play unless they have a shoe that would clearly damage the green. Common sense must prevail. b) When playing Ontario Championships members of a team must wear the same colour and similarly patterned tops and bottoms. Shirts must have a collar and/or sleeves. Socks are optional. Provincial or Team Canada uniforms are not allowed. c) There is no limit to size and number of team sponsors logos on team uniforms at the Provincial level. All uniform advertising and sponsor’s logos must be approved by the Championship

Committee prior to the event by sending a copy of each logo to the Championship Chair. It should be noted that when bowling at the National level, logos must conform to BCB Conditions of Play. d) Participants failing to adhere to the dress code provisions will be warned by the controlling body to correct their apparel prior to the start of their next game. i) Participants failing to adhere to the dress code after receiving a warning shall be subject to a fine of $25 per player for each match in which they are not properly attired. Such fines shall be paid to the event Convenor prior to each match in which a fine is payable. ii) Event Convenors shall have the authority to waive this requirement in cases of disability accommodation or significant hardship.

7. Absentee Players

a) It is the responsibility of each participant to be aware of the announced start time for each game.

The umpire will award one shot against an absent singles player or incomplete/absent team for every ten minutes or fraction thereof, and it will be counted as an end played. At the end of a thirty minute period, the game will be forfeited to the opposing team or singles player.

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8. Forfeited Game

a) An umpire, either upon request, or having noted specific infractions of the Laws or these COP will warn the offending player or players. If the umpire then considers that the infractions are both continuing and deliberate, he/she will report to the Emergency Committee for a ruling on forfeiting the game to the opponents.

9. Financial Assistance

a) A club or District may use its own funds to assist players at District and Ontario Championships.

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Coaches a) Each team or singles player may have one coach who must have obtained, at minimum, the level of “Trained Bowls Club Coach” under the current National Coaching Certification Program or level one (1) under the previous NCCP system. Coaches shall be required to provide proof of their level and register with the Event Convenor. b) Coaches shall conduct themselves in accordance with the requirements of section 44 of the Laws.

11. Tobacco, Alcohol, Cell Phone and Verbal Abuse

a) Smoking, including electronic cigarettes is not allowed on the playing surfaces. Host Club smoking policies must be adhered to. This includes competitors, umpires and markers. Should an infraction occur the offending player will be warned. On the 2nd occurrence the offending player will be fined $100 which is payable immediately to the Convenor. The offending player will not be permitted to continue participating until the fine is paid. This fine is not refundable under any circumstances. On the 3rd occurrence, the player shall be disqualified from further play during the event. b) No alcoholic beverages are to be consumed during play. c) Verbal abuse of an opponent or official will not be tolerated. Should an infraction occur the offending player will be warned. On the 2nd occurrence the offending player will be fined $100 payable immediately. On the 3rd occurrence, and the fine has already been levied, the player shall be disqualified from further play during the event. d) No electronic communication or entertainment devices, such as 2 way radios, cell phones , music players, or other devices that permit communication by wireless signal shall be in a player’s possession or used by a player on or around the green during play including trial ends. All players shall be required to place all electronic devices on silent or vibrate if such devices are stored in proximity to the green. e) Participants who require an electronic device to accommodate a disability shall be permitted to use such device. f) Umpires, Convenors, and other individuals involved in the administration of championship events may have electronic devices in their possession for the purpose of carrying out their duties. However, such devices must be set to vibrate or silent. i) Players who are also acting as umpires, convenors, or in other administrative roles may not have proscribed electronic devices in their possession during play.

12. Objects on the Green

a) No umbrellas (open or folded) shall be allowed on the green during championship play.

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b) In the absence of the greenskeeper, the Convenor and Head Event Umpire will determine the use of groundsheets.

13. Bowls

a) All bowls must comply with the Laws and bear a visible, legible stamp confirming approval by

World Bowls or one of its predecessor organizations. b) Disc bowls, altered bowls, unmatched bowls and coaching bowls are not allowed in

Championship competition. i) Any player found to be using unmatched bowls will be immediately disqualified from the event and will face possible future sanctions which could include a lifetime ban on competing in any of the Championships. c) Challenges to Bowls i) Any player who wishes to lodge a challenge to an opponent’s bowls pursuant to section 52.4 of the Laws must pay a deposit of $1,000.00 to the Convenor by cash or certified funds at the time the challenge is lodged. a) Exception: A challenge that does not require the set of bowls to be sent to a licensed tester, which is defined as challenging that a set of bowls fails to comply with section

52.1.9 of the Laws (mismatched set of bowls) or sections 13(a)-(b) of the COP, will require a deposit of $50. ii) If a set of bowls fails a test, the user or owner of the set of bowls must reimburse the OLBA for all expenses in having the tests done. The user or owner of the set of bowls shall be suspended from all OLBA sanctioned play until such time as OLBA has been fully reimbursed. a) The Board of Directors of OLBA shall have the discretion to waive or reduce this penalty in its sole and absolute discretion.

14. Substitution

a) Substitution will not be permitted at a later level for any player who, on entering the District

Championships is aware of being unable to play on all dates for the event. b) Substitution during any level, or between levels, will be permitted for illness, bona-fide emergency or unforeseen circumstances affecting a player. Affected participants must be prepared to provide medical documentation upon request at the participant’s expense. c) In a singles event, any unfinished game will be forfeited and no substitution allowed. d) Emergency substitutions at the district level must be a member of a club from the same district and approved by the Event Convenor. e) If a substitution is required after the District Championships and before the Ontario

Championships the substitute must be a member of a club from the affected team’s district and approved by the Championship Committee. f) For the Ontario Championships it is the responsibility of each team to nominate a substitute player at the time of registration who is a member of a club within the team’s district. Otherwise, a substitution from any district will be made by Championship Emergency Committee and any such substitution must be willing to play in the Nationals if their team qualifies.

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g) Should the affected player be the skip, the following will occur: i) In Fours the substitute may play as lead, second or third. ii) In Triples the substitute may play as either lead or second iii) In Pairs or Mixed Pairs, the substitute must lead. h) If, on completion of any playdown level and for reasons other than those outlined in Section III

(14b), a winning team or singles player is unable to compete in that event at the next level, then the winner will be replaced by the runner-up, or failing that, by the third place finisher. i) A winning player that has been substituted for and subsequently found to be in contravention of these rules will jeopardize his/her team from continuing, will not be allowed to compete in any remaining Championship events in that OLBA fiscal year and shall be suspended from entry into all Championship Events for up to twelve (12) complete months during the following OLBA fiscal year. j) Upon the completion of a District Championship in all events, a substitution of any nature must be reported (with the circumstances and reasons for the substitution) to the Championship

Committee Chairperson. The substitute will be allowed to enter the next play down level, only after approval of the Championship Committee. k) When substitution is made in accordance with Section III (14b), the replaced player may be permitted to re-enter that event one time only. l) Any substitute that plays a minimum of two consecutive games will be considered a permanent member of the team, in lieu of the replaced player. Their position on the team shall be accordance with Section III (14g). i) Teams may only make one substitution between the commencement of play at the District

Championships until the completion of the Ontario Championships. (Note: teams advancing to BCB Championships may face additional restrictions on the substitution of players.)

15. Emergency Committee

a) The Emergency Committee consists of the Head Event Umpire, Assistant Head Event Umpire or designate as appointed by the Head Event Umpire and any two of the following: i) OLBA representative or designate as appointed by OLBA. ii) Event Convenor or designate as appointed by the Event Convenor. iii) Greens Chairperson or designate as appointed by the Event Convenor iv) Alternate as appointed by the Event Head Umpire. b) Responsibilities of the Emergency Committee i) The Emergency Committee will have the authority to shorten the length of matches, rearrange start times, amend the format, and take other measures necessary to ensure the successful conclusion of the event. ii) The Emergency Committee will have the authority to shorten the length of tie-breaker matches to 4 ends if the weather or other conditions limit the availability of time to complete the tie-breaking process. iii) The Emergency Committee will have the authority to alter the dress code due to weather conditions.

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c) For situations not covered by the Conditions of Play the Emergency Committee will be the governing body for the event.

16. Jury of Appeal

a) The Jury of Appeal consists of one person from each of the following groups: i) Head Event Umpire, Assistant Head Event Umpire or designate as appointed by the Head

Event Umpire. ii) OLBA representative or designate as appointed by OLBA. iii) Event Convenor, Greens Chairperson or designate as appointed by the Event Convenor. b) The Jury of Appeal will deal with any matters concerning an Umpire’s interpretation of the laws.

No person with a conflicting interest in the original ruling shall be on the Jury of Appeal.

17. Game Stoppages

a) The decision to terminate a game due to excessive rain, heat index or other unforeseen circumstances will be made by the Emergency Committee. b) Games may have to be shortened due to excessive rain, heat index or other unforeseen circumstances. Such decisions may result in games being postponed to the following day at the same venue or on a late date at a venue to be decided on by the Emergency Committee. c) Hot weather guide. i) When the temperature reaches 35 degrees Celsius at the venue, play should be interrupted at

20 minute intervals (at the completion of end in play)for a period of 5 minutes, during which time, drinks should be made available. Any time limit imposed will be waived. When the temperature reaches 38 degrees Celsius at the venue, play will be suspended. Consideration should be given to all relevant factors, including age and health of players and officials, the level of humidity and the amount of shade available at the venue. d) Lightning i) All District Championships and Ontario Championships shall comply with the lightning safety and preparedness standards issued by Environment Canada. ii) At the first sound of thunder or observation of lightning, play shall be suspended immediately and all participants shall be ordered from the greens to find appropriate shelter. iii) Play will not resume until at least 30 minutes have passed since the last sight of lighting or sound of thunder. iv) Full details of these requirements are available at: https://www.ec.gc.ca/foudre-lightning/57412D67-92F2-4C74-B8B8-E7AF631CFB63/COM-

1524-Lightning-FACTSHEET_04_e.pdf

18. Practices and Trial Ends

a) Two trial ends will be allowed at the beginning of any game. Two (2) bowls per player in fours, three (3) bowls for triples and four (4) bowls for pairs and singles, may be played in each direction. b) If desired, participants may practice prior to the start of the first game on each day of competition. Practice must be perpendicular to the direction of play for that day.. The Convenor

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for the event will decide which greens will be used for practice. Practice must cease within five

(5) minutes of the scheduled opening announcements. c) Bye teams may practice as per section 4 (page 18 and 19) in the Laws of the Sport of Bowls:

Crystal Mark Third Edition [Laws].

19. Number of Games Played Each Day

a) No Team or Singles player shall be required to play more than three (3) games in a single day, unless mutually agreed to by all parties. Byes and tie-breakers do not count as games.

20. Game Scoring

a) During round robin play, three (3) points are awarded for a win, one (1) point for a tie, and zero

(0) points for a loss.

21. Length of Games

a) The length of each game will be as follows: i) Singles is 21 shots ii) Fours, Pairs, Triples, Mixed Pairs are 16 ends iii) Seniors and Novices are 14 ends. b) If during the round robin stage there is a tie after the required number of ends are played there will be no extra end played. In round robin games all ends must be played. An obvious failure to be competitive will be construed as unsportsmanlike conduct and subject all players on the team or the singles player, to a suspension from competing in District and Provincial Championships for one (1) calendar year from the date of the infraction. c) If during the elimination stage there is a tie after the required number of ends, an extra end will be played to determine the winner. A coin toss will determine which team will go first. d) Time Limit: i) Start of Play – Play will commence with the convenor, umpire, or designate signaling the start time by a bell, horn, etc. ii) End of Play – At the completion of three (3) hours, the appointed official will signal the end time of play by a bell, horn, etc. At this time players will complete the current end they are playing.. iii) An end begins at the moment the jack is delivered by the first player to play in an end. iv) Any end that is started prior to the end of play signal shall be completed, even if said end is required to be replayed due to any provision included in the Laws. v) Should any player have to leave the green pursuant to section 33 of the Laws, the time limit for that rink shall be extended by the amount of time the game is delayed by the absent player. a) During such delay, the other members of the team of the player who has left the green shall all position themselves at the mat end of the rink. b) The team of the absent player shall not be permitted to communicate with their coach during this delay.

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22. Restrictions on the Movement of Players during Play

a) After delivering their first bowl, players will only be allowed to walk up to view the head under the following circumstances. Players will not be allowed to visit the head more than once before delivering a bowl. i) Singles games – after delivery of their 3rd and 4th bowls unless the marker authorizes a visit after the 2nd Bowl. ii) Pairs a) Leads after delivery of their 3rd and 4th bowls b) Skips after delivery of their 2nd, 3rd and 4th bowls iii) Triples a) Leads after delivery of their 3rd bowl b) Seconds after delivery of 2nd and 3rd bowls c) Skips after delivery of each of their bowls iv) Fours a) Leads after the second in their team has delivered their second bowl b) Seconds after delivery of their 2nd bowl c) Thirds after delivery of their 2nd bowl d) Skips after delivery of each of their bowl

23. Slow Play

a) If an Umpire by their own observation or an appeal from the opposing skip or opponent in singles, decides that a player is deliberately delaying the delivery of the player’s bowl or the Skip is acting or issuing instructions designed to deliberately delay play: i) In the case of singles, on the first occasion the Umpire will warn the Player. If in the opinion of the Umpire the Player commits the same offence a second time the end will be regarded as completed and the opponent of the offender will be awarded as many shots as are bowls in use for the match (in the case of singles this is four shots). ii) In the case of team play, on the first occasion the Umpire will warn the team in the presence of the Skip. If in the opinion of the Umpire, the team commits the same offence a second time the end will be regarded as completed and the opponents of the offender will be awarded as many shots as there are bowls in use for the match (for example, in the case of fours, this would be eight shots). b) Any stoppage of play due to time spent in discussion with the offending team or player in regard to the application of this rule will be added to the time limit of the game. c) If, during the end which is in progress immediately before the end time of play is signaled or on completion of that end and before the start of any subsequent end, the umpire as a result of their own observation or on appeal by one of the skips, one of the team coaches or the Controlling

Body, decides that a team is being prevented from playing a further end due to the actions of their opponents, they will notify the teams that they must play one more end even though the end time of play may have been signaled when such notification is given.

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24. Re-spotting the Jack

a) If a jack in motion passes completely outside the boundaries of the rink of play, comes to rest in any hollow in the face of the bank, or rebounds to a distance of less than 18 metres from the mat line, the end must not be declared dead. Instead, the jack must be placed with the nearest point of the jack to the mat line at a re-spot position which is two metres from the front ditch and on the centre line. b) If the re-spot position is partly or completely covered by a bowl, the jack must be placed as close as possible to the covered spot, between and in line with that spot and the corresponding spot at the opposite end of the rink, without touching a bowl. c) All greens must have the prescribed spot marked by chalk or another suitable method.

25. Game Start Times

a) All games will start at the same time with the sounding of a bell, horn, or other appropriate device. b) The second game each day will start 25 minutes after the last two teams have finished play in the first game. The third game each day will start 15 minutes after the last two teams have finished play in game two.

26. Bowl and Shoe Inspection

a) Players will have their shoes and bowls inspected by an umpire who has been appointed to the competition prior to start of play of the first game on the first day of play. During the event no other shoes or bowls can be substituted for without first obtaining the approval of the Head Event

Umpire.

27. Use of Bowling Delivery Aids

a) For District and Provincial Championships leading to National Championships, a player must be able to produce a medical certificate that attests to their physical disability. The exception is the

Senior Triples Championships. A player must seek approval of their specific bowling delivery aid from BCB. Devices such as bowling arms that are produced by a recognized manufacturer, and used with no customized modifications, will typically be approved.

IV. DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS

28. Duties of the District Representatives

The District Representative (or designate), assisted by the District Committee will conduct the District

Championships in each event and be responsible for: a) Scheduling suitable sites and dates in a timely manner, for all district events, each of which is to be completed and winners declared by the dates set out by the OLBA. Sites may be altered in the event of unforeseen circumstances. b) Appointing accredited umpires for each event. i) Umpires appointed to District Championships should not be players if possible. ii) Umpires must be aware that time spent while acting as an umpire in which said umpire is also a player will not count toward the umpire’s mandatory service time. c) Accepting entries, ensuring compliance with eligibility clauses, collecting the entry fees for each event, making the draw, conducting the Championship and adhering to any plan of operation or

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guidelines issued by OLBA. Informing the players, in advance of play, about the rules to be followed and how the winners are to be determined. d) Sending a District report by phone or email by 6:00 PM the day following the completion of each

District Championship to the Championship Chair. The district report must contain the names of all participating players, home club as well as name, address, email address and phone number of the skip of each team. A copy of the report along with remittance for entry fees collected for all teams in the district, which entered that Championship event must be mailed to the OLBA

Treasurer. e) The District Chairperson (or designate) and the umpire will deal with any disputes or interpretations during the District Championships. If a decision cannot be made, see section III

(15)(a).

29. Format

The following must be used. a) Two entries: Play best two out of three games. b) Three entries: Draw for bye; other two teams play first round. The winner of round 1 has a bye for round 2 while the other 2 teams play. If the first game ended in a tie, the team which scored more ends will receive the bye in the second round. In the third round the team getting the bye from round 1 will play the team getting the bye from round 2. c) Four, five or six entries: Play full round robin. If there is a bye, draw for bye, and any team may only get one bye during the round robin. If there is a tie, see Section IV (30). d) Seven or more entries: Play modified round robin format. On day one, teams will play each other within their drawn group. The top two (2) teams from each group will advance to day two (2) where single elimination will be used. At the end of round robin play on day one (1), there may be teams tied in points. If there is a tie, see Section VI (35).

30. Tie Breaking Rules

a) First tie break; if there is a tie between two teams for first place after the round robin has been completed, the tie will be broken using the head to head game decision from the round robin. b) Second tie break; if the tie for first place involves two teams who tied in their head to head round robin game or involves three or more teams after the round robin has been completed, there will be tie breaking games. shot differential (shots for minus shots against) from all games during the round robin will be used for seeding. Tie breaking will be 8 ends (11 shots for singles) if only one game is required to break ties. If two or more games are required, all tie breaking games will be 4 ends (7 shots in singles). Trial bowls shall be allowed for tie breaking games. c) If there are 3 teams tied, shot differential (shots for minus shots against) from all games during the round robin will be used for seeding. The 2 nd

highest and lowest seeded teams will play, the winning team will move onto the next tie breaker game, loser declared 3 rd

place. The winning team from the 1 st

tie breaker game and the highest seeded team will play, the winner will be declared 1 st

place, loser declared 2 nd

place. Games are 4 ends (7 shots in singles). d) If there are 4 teams tied, shot differential (shots for minus shots against) from all games during the round robin will be used for seeding. Top place team plays 4 plays 3 rd

place team, losers out, remaining teams play for 1 st th

and 2 nd

place team, 2 nd place team

place. Games are 4 ends (7 shots for singles).

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e) If there are 5 teams tied, shot differential (shots for minus shots against) from all games during the round robin will be used for seeding. The 4

1 st

, 2 nd

and 3 rd game, 2 nd th

place team plays 5 th

place teams get a bye. In round 2, 1 st

place team and 3 rd

place team, loser out, the

place team plays winner of 4 th

and 5 th

place team play, losers out. Remaining 2 teams play for 1 st

place

and 2 nd place. Games are 4 ends (7 shots for singles).

31. Byes

The draw will be conducted following these guidelines: a) For all round robins with a bye the District Chairperson will determine and announce the method used to allocate the bye. b) Only one bye is allowed for each team until all competing teams have also had a bye during the round robin. c) Teams will not play each other more than once during the round robin stage.

32. Awards

a) District winners will be presented with District Winners pennants and pins at the Provincial

Championship.

V. Byes – Provincial Championships

Byes for the Provincial Championship will be filled in the following manner. a) First Bye – the 2 nd

place team from the District where the event is being held. b) Second Bye – using the runner-up team from the District with the highest number of entries in the District Championships for that event. c) Remaining Byes will be filled through a random draw for “wild card” teams from all districts with a second place team that have not already received a bye.

Note: If two Districts were even in entries for any one event, then the district with the highest number of total entries for the event would send a team. If two Districts were still tied in numbers, then the

Championship Chair would choose the closest team, geographically, to the host venue. If 2 byes are available, both teams get a bye.

VI. Ontario Provincial Championships

33. General Provisions

a) Winners of the District Championships will play at the Provincial Championships at locations and dates set by the OLBA. b) The Ontario Championships will be organized and conducted by the Provincial convenor (or designate) who will act as the draw master. c) The Head Event Umpire will enforce these rules and the Laws of the Sport of Bowls. d) All bowlers on a team must belong to a club within the same district. e) For the Ontario Championships, a blind draw for opponents and rinks will be conducted at the host club on the evening before the event starts. Any team not drawing for opponents on the evening before, the draw will be made by the Event Convenor.

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f) Each Ontario Championship will be a two day event. g) A participant may only advance to one Canadian Championship in Fours, Triples or Pairs in a given year.

34. Format

a) Day 1 will be played using a modified round robin with the top 2 teams from each group advancing to day 2. i) Points will be awarded, 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and zero points for a loss during round robin play. b) Day 2 will be a single elimination in game 1. The winners of game 2 will play for Gold and

Silver. The losers of game 2 will play for Bronze.

35. Tie Breakers

At the end of round robin play, there may be teams tied in points. a) To determine group placement for Day2: i) If the tie is between 2 teams, then the tie will be broken using the head to head game decision from the round robin. If those 2 teams tied in their head to head round robin game there will be an 8 end tie breaking game. If tied after 8 ends an extra end will be played. Trial bowls are allowed before the tie breaking game. b) The following will be used to break ties between 3 teams: i) If the tie is between 3 teams tied for 1st place:

● Shot differential (shots for minus shots against) from all the games played during the round robin will determine the seeding for the teams.

● Head to head would break a further tie for seeding.

● If all three teams have the same shot differential, a blind draw for seeding will be used.

● The highest and second highest seeded teams will play a 4 end tie breaker game and the winning team will be declared 1st place in the group.

● The lowest seeded team and the losing team from the 1st tie breaker will play a 4 end tie breaker game and the winning team will be declared 2nd place in the group. The losing team will be declared 3rd place in the group. ii) If the tie is between 3 teams tied for 2nd place:

● Shot differential (shots for minus shots against) from all the games played during the round robin will determine the seeding for the teams.

● Head to head would break a further tie for seeding.

● If all three teams have the same shot differential, a blind draw for seeding will be used.

● The second highest and lowest seeded teams will play a 4 end tie breaker game and the winning team will move onto the next tie breaker game.

● The losing team will be declared 4th place in the group.

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● The winning team from the first tie breaker game and the highest seeded team will play a

4 end tie breaker game and the winner will be declared 2nd place in the group. The losing team will be declared 3rd place in the group.

Note: If there is a tie, after the required number of ends are played during tie breakers there shall be an extra end played to determine the winner.

36. Awards for Fours, Triples, Pairs, Senior Triples, Mixed Pairs

a) Gold and Silver medalists in each event will represent the OLBA at the Canadian Championships held in the same year under the auspices of Bowls Canada Boulingrin. b) OLBA will be responsible for paying the BCB $50 per person entry fee on behalf of each bowler. c) The gold and silver medalists in each event will be partially subsidized by the OLBA. i) If the event is held outside of the Province of Ontario, each bowler who is attending the

Canadian Championships will be given $500. ii) If the event is held within the Province of Ontario, each bowler who is attending the

Canadian Championships will be given $250. d) For each competition, the gold and Silver medalists will be presented with an Ontario uniform consisting an Ontario jacket and 2 Ontario shirts. Note: If you have received an Ontario uniform in the last 3 years you are not eligible for a new one unless it is not of the current design. There is no monetary reward for uniforms not given out. e) Substitute Players or Teams will each receive a uniform consisting of a jacket and two shirts. f) Medals will be presented to the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners only.

37. Awards for Singles

a) First place winners will be presented an Ontario jacket, a Gold Medal and $1,000. b) Second place winners will be presented a Silver Medal and $500. c) Third place winners will be presented a Bronze Medal and $250.

Note: If you have received an Ontario jacket in the last 3 years you are not eligible for a new one unless it is not of the current design. There is no monetary reward for jackets not given out.

38. Awards for Novice

a) First place winners will be presented an Ontario jacket, a Gold Medal and $250. b) Second place winners will be presented a Silver Medal and $150. c) Third place winners will be presented a Bronze Medal and $50.

VII. Youth 18 and Under Championships

39. General Provisions

a) The Youth 18 and under Championship will be played at a location and on dates set by the

OLBA. b) Entry is open.

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40. Format

a) The Championship is a Singles Competition. b) Where possible, a modified round robin format will be used. c) Length of each game is the first player to score 18 points. Tie breaker games will be the first player to score 9 points. d) There will be no dead ends, jack will re-spotted at the 2 meter mark. e) There is a time limit of 2 hours and 15 minutes for each game. f) Convenor reserves the right to change the format as required depending on the number of entries received. g) Four trial bowls will be allowed in each direction before the game.

41. Awards

a) Gold and Silver medalists in each event will represent the OLBA at the Canadian Championships held in the same year under the auspices of Bowls Canada Boulingrin. b) OLBA will be responsible for paying the BCB $50 per person entry fee on behalf of each bowler. c) The Gold and Silver medalists in each event will be partially subsidized by the OLBA. i) If the event is held outside of the Province of Ontario, each bowler who is attending the

Canadian Championships will be given $500. ii) If the event is held within the Province of Ontario, each bowler who is attending the

Canadian Championships will be given $250. d) For each competition, the Gold and Silver medalists will be presented with an Ontario uniform consisting of an Ontario jacket and 2 Ontario shirts. Note: If you have received an Ontario uniform in the last 3 years you are not eligible for a new one unless it is not of the current design or does not fit because of growth. There is no monetary reward for uniforms not given out. e) Substitute Players will each receive a uniform consisting of a jacket and two shirts. f) Medals will be presented to the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners only.

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