warwick bowls south africa men`s and women`s national

warwick bowls south africa men`s and women`s national
WARWICK BOWLS SOUTH AFRICA
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
CONDITIONS OF PLAY
All games shall be played in accordance with:
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THE LAWS OF THE SPORT OF BOWLS CRYSTAL MARK 3rd EDITION; and
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DOMESTIC REGULATIONS OF BOWLS SOUTH AFRICA; and the following;
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CONDITIONS OF PLAY
CONTROLLING BODY
The tournament shall be under the control of Bowls South Africa through its nominated Executive Member and in
association with the Tournament Committee and Jury of Appeal.
JURY OF APPEAL
A Jury of Appeal appointed by Bowls South Africa will be constituted as follows:
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A Member of Bowls South Africa Executive or a nominee;
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A Member of the Host District’s Executive Committee who shall not be a member of the tournament committee;
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Convener of the Staging Districts Technical Officials Standing Committee or an acceptable nominee.
The decision of the Jury of Appeal shall be final.
BOWLS - DISTINCTIVE MARKING, LEGALITY AND STICKERS
Bowls in a set of four must have distinctive and similar markings on each side.
Club personalised stickers may be used, however, only Controlling Body stickers will be acceptable at semi and final
stages.
FORMAT OF PLAY
PAIRS AND FOURS
1.1 The Fours Championships (3 round per day) is to be played with two bowls on a league system in sections of six
teams, over 15 ends. The play-offs of section winners shall be on a knockout basis.
1.2
The Pairs Championships (3 rounds per day) is to be played with four bowls on a league system in sections of six
teams, over 15 ends. The play-offs of section winners shall be on a knockout basis.
1.3
All games of sectional play in the pairs and fours are to be completed, as net shots could decide section winners.
1.4
In knockout play the same format as used in section play will be used up to and including the quarter finals.
The Semi Finals and Finals will be played over 21ends. In the event of a peel an extra end or ends will be played
until a result is achieved.
1.5
Teams must play on the same green for every round of sectional play.
SINGLES
The Open and Senior Singles is to be played with four bowls to 21 shots on a knockout basis.
Three rounds per day shall be played, unless decided otherwise by the Tournament Committee.
Should a player not register for the first round the opponent shall have a walkover into the second round.
POINTS ALLOCATION AND SECTION WINNERS - PAIRS AND FOURS
3 Points for winning the game and 1 Point if the game is peeled.
The section winner shall be the team with the most points, and if a tie, the following sequential criteria will be used until a
winner is determined. Net shots, shot percentage (i.e. shots for divided by shorts against), the winner of the game
between the two teams during section play, and if still a tie, a one end tie-breaker will be played.
ELIGIBILITY
Entry to the Pairs and Fours Championships is open to international teams registered with a World Bowls Member
National Authority.
The Singles Championship entry is restricted to bona fide members of Bowls South Africa.
PAIRS AND FOURS TEAMS
Teams must consist of either two or four players for the respective disciplines, all registered at the same club. (Refer
Dual members below)
Players may enter the Pairs without playing in the Fours.
Clubs may enter more than one team.
DUAL MEMBERS
Team members must all be members of the same club and may not represent more than one club during the
tournament. In the event of a player not representing his club of ‘first choice’ he or she must supply documentary proof ,
with the official entry form, that their club of ‘first choice’ is agreeable to them playing for a club at which they have dual
membership. No player may represent more than one club in all three disciplines.
MEMBERSHIP CARDS / PROOF OF MEMBERSHIP
All participants must be in possession of a current Bowls South Africa Membership Card or proof of membership of their
National Authority. Any player participating in an event who is found not have a current proof of membership will be
disqualified together with that player’s team.
DRESS AND FOOTWEAR
DRESS
All competitors must appear on the green dressed in compliance with the Laws of the Sport of Bowls. Coloured clothing
may be worn subject to all members of a team being uniformly dressed. It is acceptable for individual members in a
team to wear either long pants or shorts in the same team during competitive play. Players reaching the final stages
may be required to wear special shirts issued by the Controlling Body.
FOOTWEAR
Players, Umpires and Markers shall wear conventional shoes or sports shoes which have a continuous sole or a sole
with a channel rise in the middle of the sole, as long as the sole is clearly in one piece and the heel area does not sit at a
different height to the front of the sole. To assist in traction the sole can have indented grooves up to 2 mm (thickness of
matchstick), but no protuberances. The width of the rear part of the shoe shall be at least 50% of the widest part of the
sole. Conventional sandals are acceptable providing they have a back strap. The National Authority reserves the right to
allow or disallow the use of specific colours and brands of footwear.
DECLARATION FORMS
Skips must complete these forms at the commencement of the tournament. The name of the Reserve, if applicable, must
be recorded. Names of the players must be PRINTED WITH FIRST NAMES AND SURNAMES plus contact telephone
numbers. No nicknames are to be used. It is important that each player’s Bowls South Africa Membership number is
entered. After commencement of the first game no alterations to the declaration form are allowed.
WITHDRAWALS PRIOR TO THE TOURNAMENT
Should a team have to withdraw from these championships before the commencement, the Tournament Secretary must
be advised immediately. The entry fee will not be refunded once the draw has been completed and published.
WITHDRAWING DURING SECTIONAL PLAY PAIRS AND FOURS
Should a side withdraw at any time after commencement of sectional play, with or without the consent of the
Controlling Body, all their completed results up to the point of withdrawal shall stand. That game and the
remainder of the games shall be forfeited and the opposing team/s for that and the remaining un-played
games shall be allocated three points and the net total of shots equal to the average net total of shots scored
by the winners of all the other games played in the same round/s of the same section.
If, without consent from the Controlling Body, then suitable disciplinary action may be taken by Bowls South Africa.
RESERVES AND SUBSTITUTES
USE OF RESERVES
In both the Pairs and the Fours a registered reserve may be used and the reserve may skip. A substitute may only be
used if a reserve is already playing or was not registered.
USE OF SUBSTITUTES
In the event that there are no reserves or the registered reserves are already playing, the names of not more than Four
bowlers, who have not played for any team participating in the Tournament, shall be recorded and placed in a
hat/container; and the opposing Skip for that match shall be allowed to draw out one name from the hat/container and
the Controlling Body should accept this name. This player will be allowed to play for the team for as many matches as
he/she may be required, but may not Skip.
NB : To obviate the necessity of having to apply the 25% Law, teams should at all times have their full complement of
players. A reserve or substitute must be used in the event of a player not being able to commence a game or has to fall
out during play.
The Domestic Regulations of Law 33.9 will be applied in the extreme circumstance where no substitute is available. In
that case one fourth of the shots scored must be deducted from the defaulting team for the ends played whilst a player is
missing from a team.
DIRECTION OF PLAY
PAIRS & FOURS
During sectional play, the direction of play for the first two rounds each day shall be in the morning direction and
changed to the afternoon direction for the third round.
SINGLES
Play shall be in the same direction for all three games.
PRACTICE AND WARM UP
Teams/players not playing for whatever reason, but due to play in the next round, may practice on any rink allocated by
the Controlling Body.
Any team/player may warm up before any game, time allowing and with the approval of the Controlling Body. Warm up
should be in the opposite direction of expected play. Warm up should not be deliberate play and no target such as a
jack may be used, but bowls may be delivered to enable the player to warm/loosen up.
TOSSING FOR OPENING PLAY
Skips in a team game or opponents in a Singles game, should toss with a coin. See Law 5.2 of ‘Laws of the Sport of
Bowls’ Crystal Mark Edition.
TRIAL ENDS
One trial end in each direction may be played at the commencement of each game in all three disciplines.
RESTRICTING THE MOVEMENT OF PLAYERS DURING PLAY
FOURS
Leads and Seconds may not walk up to the head.
After delivering their first bowl, Thirds may be permitted to walk up to the head on being invited by the Skip after he/she
has the approval of the opposing Skip.
Skips, after delivery of their first bowl.
PAIRS
Leads may not walk up to the head. Skips may visit the head after delivery of their second bowl.
SINGLES
After playing their third bowl. Players may request permission from the marker to visit the head should circumstances
DEAD ENDS
Ends declared dead are to be replayed. The procedure of spotting the Jack will not apply.
INTERRUPTION OF PLAY
In the event of adverse weather conditions or any other reason cause a temporary disruption in play during a playing
session, the Club Tournament Official shall decide when play should be stopped and resume. Lightning strike danger is
to be assessed electronically.
In the event of adverse weather conditions or any other valid reason cause play to be terminated prematurely,only the
Tournament Committee in conjunction with Bowls SA Executive duty member, shall have the right to curtail the number
of rounds to be played and/or ends required to win a match in order to determine the winner.
Umpires shall not be responsible to call off the players during lightning/thunderstorm activity, unless an appeal has been
made by the player/s.
SMOKING/ALCOHOL/CELL PHONES.
Smoking (including artificial devises or e-cigarettes such as Twisp), Alcohol, Cell Phones and Hand Held TV devices will
not be permitted within 2 metres of the green while play is in progress. This ruling applies to all Tournaments under the
control of Bowls South Africa.
The penalty for transgressing is as follows:
Upon the first offence the Technical Official will warn the player via the Skip (or the player in singles) and
record the players name and Club.
Upon any subsequent offence by the same player, the Technical Official shall report the player to the
Controlling Body, who shall take suitable action, which may include suspending the player from playing in the
next round. The attitude of the player and the circumstances will contribute to any decision taken by the
Controlling Body.
The player has the right of appeal to the Jury of Appeal.
In a team event, a registered reserve, may be used, or a draw for a substitute will be allowed.
If the offence is committed in the last round, the penalty will be carried forward to the relevant tournament for
the following year.
Should a player commit a third offence he/she will be banned from taking part in the Tournament and be
suspended from playing in any other Bowls SA Tournaments for one year.
RADIO’S
The use of “two-way” radios during play is prohibited.
GENERAL
If anything should arise that is not specifically covered in these Conditions of Play, then the Laws of the Sport of
Bowls- Crystal Mark 3rd Edition will apply.
Revised – April 2017
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