​​​Joondalup Lawn Bowling Club

Pennant News.


 

On recommendation from the Bowls 2025 Committee, a sub-committee set by the Board to consider the current metropolitan pennant offerings for men and women, suggested changes to the Men’s Midweek and Women’s Saturday Competition for the coming season.

These recommendations were considered by the Bowls Management Committee, the Board and discussed with the club representatives at the recently held Metropolitan Presidents’ and Women’s Forums.

Given strong support they will now be introduced for the 2019/20 pennant season.

Men’s Midweek will now move to a:

  • Sets play competition comprising two nine (9) end sets and if required a three (3) end tiebreaker determined by shots scored,
  • No dead ends with the Jack placed on the “T” to complete the end,
  • A non-compulsory open roll up period commencing at 12.30pm with the game commencing at 1.15pm,
  • Scoring will be as follows:
    • (1) point per set won,
    • (0.5) points for set drawn,
    • (2) points for winning rink,
    • Thereby contributing to maximum of (12) points for a three rink match.

Women’s Saturday will now move to a:

  • (21) end competition for all colours and divisions

 

 

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MEN’S MIDWEEK PENNANTS FAQ’S

BY AARON DELAPORTE

In response to a number of queries to the Bowls WA Office we have compiled some common questions with answers in regards to the Men’s Midweek Pennant Competition. Please note Bowls WA will also have a fully detailed list of Conditions of Play for this competition available for clubs and players in due course.

Is there any difference in the number of bowls or players?

No – it is the same fours format as last year

How does the roll-up work now?

Greens must be ready for play by 12.30pm. Players may roll up for as many ends as they wish (or not at all) – there is no “official” roll up

What time does the match start?

The match commences with the rolling of the jack at 1.15pm

How are rinks and the opposition decided?

The same as last year, with respective Manager’s completing the draw/rinks/results sheet pre game

How are sets played?

Each set, of which there are two, are played for nine (9) ends. Sets may be won or drawn depending on shots scored

How do you win your rink?

Either by winning the best of the two sets (straight sets 2-0 or by halving a set and winning the other 1.5 – 0.5) OR via a tie-break if one set each

If a team can’t win one of the two sets, do they still play all nine ends

Yes – shots scored during the two sets count towards the sides percentage

How does the tie-break work?

If there is no clear winner as above a tie-break will be played over three (3) ends. Scores WILL COUNT during the tie-break with the highest score after the three ends the rink winner.

If the margin is greater than eight (8) after two tie-break ends do we play the third end

No – there is no need to play the third end as scores in tie-breaks do not count towards percentage

What if scores are even on the rink after the third tie-break end

A fourth end is played to determine the rink winner

Who controls the mat during the game?

To commence the first set and game there is no difference to last year with the Manager’s tossing the coin pre-game

The winner of the first set has the mat for the first end of the second set – irrespective of who won the last end of the first set, however if the set is drawn the winner of the 9th end keeps the mat

If a tie-break is required a coin is tossed for the mat – irrespective of who one the last end of the second set

If after the tie-break scores are level, then a coin is again tossed for the mat, irrespective of who won the third end of the tie-break

How do the points work for the match?

½ point per set drawn, 1 point per set won, 2 points per rink won

With a three rink competition a total of 12 points are being played for (four points per rink)

In 6th division (2 rinks) – eight points are being played for

If rain or heat intervenes what constitutes a game result

As per last year (42) ends for three rinks and (28) for two rinks

ie the first set (27 ends) and a further (15) of the second set (3 rinks)

or the first set (18 ends) and a further (10) of the second set (2 rinks)

 

 

 

 

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    THURSDAY PENNANTS

       
                     

    Under the revised Pennant playing rules, the following scenarios will apply:

     

    1 point for each SET won

           
     

    0.5 points for a tied SET

           
     

    2 points for the overall result

           
     

    A 3 end tie-breaker is played in the event of a draw of 1 SET each

     

    based on shots up

         
               

    Team A

    Team B

     

    Scenario 1

    Team A wins the first set 12 - 6

    1 point

     

     
       

    Team A wins the 2nd set 11-8

    1 point

     

     
       

    Team A wins the overall

    2 Points

     

     
                     
     

    Team A scores 4 points for the day

         
                     
                     

    Scenario 2

    Team B wins the first set 8-7

     

    1 point

     
       

    Team A wins the second set 11-2

    1 point

     

     
       

    Team B wins the tie-breaker

     

    2 points

     
                     
     

    Team B scores 3 points  and Team A scores 1 point for the day

                     
                     

    Scenario 3

    The first set is tied at 7 all

    0.5 points

    0.5 points

     
       

    Team A wins the second set 8-7

    1 point

     

     
       

    Team A wins the overall

    2 Points

     

     
                     
     

    Team A scores  3.5 points and Team B 0.5 points for the day

     
                     
                     

    Scenario 4

    The first set is tied at 9 all

    0.5 points

    0.5 points

     
       

    The second set is tied at 8 all

    0.5 points

    0.5 points

     
       

    Team B wins the tie-breaker

    2 points

     
                     
     

    Team B scores 3 points  and Team A scores 1 point for the day

                     


    For all Male bowlers wishing to play pennants in the 2019/20 season, please complete the following form, and press SUBMIT at the bottom.