​​​Joondalup Lawn Bowling Club

MEN’S SATURDAY PENNANT CONFIRMED TO PLAY

BY PIETER HARRIS

Saturday Pennant

A decision has been taken to continue with Saturday Pennant on 14th December.

This decision was not taken lightly but has been made knowing there are venue rules in place to vacate the green when the temperature reaches and exceeds 40C. The relevant Conditions of Play are within the Bowls WA Handbook and must be adhered to.

Also, in looking at the Bureau of Meteorology site, maximum temperatures for the following suburbs were forecast for Saturday as at 4.20pm Friday;

Joondalup           39

Scarborough      38

Fremantle           38

Rockingham       38

Midland               41

Kalamunda         41

Armadale            41

Swanbourne      38

Although many of these are near the coast it does suggest that a majority of the fixtures will be completed as required. With Saturday looking very similar to today, it is noted that of the venues that reached 40C today almost all remained there for no more than 15-20 minutes.

The Bureau has also predicted a late morning south-westerly which should assist around game start time.

Some will question why Thursday’s Midweek matches were cancelled.

Saturday is our primary competition and it was believed that many of our older brigade would not play both Thursday and Saturday given the hot conditions, forcing a greater number of forfeits on Saturday than would otherwise be the case. There are no other team sports that have the age spread that bowls has, hence we try and balance our regulations as best we can to meet such a variation in players – it is not all about Premier League !

We trust members at least understand the basis for this difficult decision.

 

Ken Pride

Chief Executive Officer

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LADIES PENNANT  REPORT  TO  10TH DECEMBER  2019

 

Heather Leaver’s 2nd Division team of Lyn Oakley, Val Buck and Glenda Pickford are “TEAM OF THE WEEK” for this week with their 21/13 win over Warwick at home on Tuesday. Congratulations, well done. Keep the feeling going ladies next week when 2nd Div. play Sorrento at Sorrento to finish the first half of the season on a high.  

1st Div. also won on 1 rink against a very strong Scarborough on Tuesday at home. Joan Brown’s team winning 20/19 after being down 1 before the last end but just scraping in for 2 to be up by 1.   The aggregate was lost 39/73.  Next week away to Mt Lawley.  Remember Mt Lawley have advised us they don’t provide plastic cups any more so remember your water bottles!!

It was a repeat of 1st and 2nd Div. results for 3rd Div. when they played Dalkeith/Nedlands at home. Marilyn Thorp’s team winning 16/14.   Well done. The aggregate was lost 37/67. Many thanks to Geoff Hay, Harry Caldwell and Keith Wombell for filling in for us. Much appreciated.  Next week Warwick at Home.    3rd Division you are the only team playing at home so unfortunately you are Duty Team again so please support each other by all getting to the club early and staying after the game to help complete all the necessary duties.

Saturday 2nd Div. ladies played Doubleview away. Kerry Stewart’s team were successful on their rink winning 26/19 for 1 point, the aggregate being lost 51/40. 

3rd Div. was up against a very strong Warwick team to lose 54/29. 

Saturday’s matches recommence on 18th January.


Enjoy your break and hope to see everyone at the Christmas Lunch next Wednesday.


Best wishes to all


Carol Howie



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Opening of one Green (from 2-00pm) for Monday Afternoon Practice 

 

 

Management Committee have decided during pennant season to open a green(as per chalkboard) on Monday afternoons from 2-00pm for practice sessions. This is mainly for the benefit of the Ladies Pennant teams when they are playing at home the next day, but if sufficient rinks are available then other members (ladies & gents) are encouraged to use this opportunity for extra practice.

 

 

Weeks when the ladies are ‘playing away’, and if there is sufficient interest from other members, then if possible this  arrangement could continue. Having said that it should be appreciated that Green-keeper Craig may have scheduled Monday maintenance duties to attend to whereby for safety reasons there would  be occasions when all greens would have to remain closed.  We will always endeavour to keep our website updated by Sunday evening which gives all interested parties sufficient time to plan their Monday afternoon activity. Craig, our greenkeeper, will update the Greens Board on Monday mornings for the green which is open.

 

 

The green will be cut and rolled on Monday morning.

 

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CHANGE TO MIDWEEK TRIAL ENDS

 

Please be advised that following a recommendation by the Bowls 2025 Committee and this morning endorsed by the Bowls Management Committee, there will be a change to the Midweek Trial Ends Conditions of Play. 

The open 45-minute trial ends period from 12.30pm – 1.15pm has been scrapped. 

It will be replaced by the traditional two trial ends at 1.15pm, with a 1.30pm commencement of the game. 

This change has been made following comment by club administrators on the effect of the open roll up on bar and raffle takings, overcrowding on rinks prior to the match commencement and a wish to allow working players a little more time to reach their match.

 This change will take effect from Round 8 on the 9th January. 

There are no other changes to the competition.

 Regards,

 

Ken Pride

Chief Executive Officer

BOWLS WA

 

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,
  • Roll up will be by the traditional two trial ends at 1.15pm, with a 1.30pm commencement of the game.
  • 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 Pennant Questions and Answers

Individually Abandoned Fixture Questions

 

QUESTION: If rain or heat intervenes how many ends must we play to constitute a fixture result?

As per last year, 42 ends over three rinks i.e. the first set of each rink equals 27 ends and a further 15 ends of the second set over the 3 rinks

OR

As per last year, 28 ends over two rinks i.e. the first set of each rink equals 18 ends and a further 10 ends of the second set over the 2 rinks

 

QUESTION: How will the Final Points for Individually Abandoned Fixtures be calculated when not enough ends have been played?

If a fixture is abandoned without playing the required number of ends, equal points will be awarded even if a team has won the first set

 

QUESTION: We didn’t finish the game, but we played enough ends across the rinks in the second set to constitute a result, what scores do we put on the Pennant Result sheet?

The first set scores should be entered as per the rink cards.

If the second set was not completed in one or more rinks, the scores on each of the rink cards will be considered final at the time of the individual abandonment and those scores entered on the Pennant Result Sheet

 

QUESTION: We played enough ends across our rinks to constitute a result, but we didn’t finish the game, how will the Set points be calculated?

Set points will be awarded as if both sets were complete as per a normally completed fixture

 

QUESTION: We finished our rink one set all but could not play the tiebreak, how are the Rink points calculated?

If teams win one set each or draw both sets and a tiebreak should have been played to determine the winner but was unable to, both rinks will be awarded one (1) rink point each

Men’s Midweek Pennant Questions and Answers

Possession of The Mat Questions

 

QUESTION: Who has Possession of the mat at the start of play?

To commence the first set and game there is no difference to last year with the Manager’s tossing the coin pre-game – the manager who wins the toss may give the mat away

 

QUESTION: Who has Possession of the mat at the start of the second set?

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

 

QUESTION: Who has Possession of the mat for the start of the tiebreak?

If a tie-break is required a coin is tossed for the mat – the manager who wins the toss may give the mat away

 

 

QUESTION: Who has Possession of the mat if an extra end is required after the three (3) end tiebreak?

If the tie-break scores are level after the three (3) ends have been played, then a coin is again tossed for the mat, irrespective of who won the third end of the tie-break – the manager who wins the toss may give the mat away

 

Breaking between Sets

 

QUESTION: We have finished the first set should we have a break before starting the second set?

No you should not. Play is continuous; after the first set is finished you should start the second set immediately

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?

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

                     

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    MEN'S 2019/2020 SELECTION POLICY

    2019/2020 SELECTION POLICY


    PLAYERS WHO REGULARLY PRACTICE AND FOLLOW TEAM RULES WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR PROMOTION

    • THE POSITION OF PLAYERS WHO DON’T PRACTICE OR FOLLOW TEAM RULES REGULARLY WILL BE REVIEWED
    • PLAYERS WHO REGULARLY PLAY WITH POSITIVITY AND WITH GOOD TEAM SPIRIT WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR PROMOTION
    • 3 STRIKE POLICY: NEGATIVE FEEDBACK FROM A PLAYERS SKIPPER, COACH OR SELECTOR ON THREE OR MORE OCCASIONS WILL RESULT IN A PLAYERS POSITION BEING REVIEWED
    • PLAYERS WHO ARE WILLING TO PLAY IN ANY POSITION WITHOUT COMPLAINT WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR PROMOTION
    • AS SELECTORS WE WISH TO CREATE THE MOST COMPETITIVE PLAYING ENVIRONMENT WE CAN TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS AND THESE RULES WILL PROVIDE A GUIDELINE FOR EVERYONE ON HOW THEY CAN IMPROVE AND PLAY AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL THEY CAN.

    TEAM RULES

    • NO WHINGING POLICY: WE WON’T LET UNFORTUNATE RESULTS OR POOR PERFORMANCE AFFECT OUR ATTITUDE AND WILL CONTINUE TO PLAY THE GAME IN A CONFIDENT AND POSITIVE MANNER
    • ENCOURAGEMENT: WE WILL BE THE LOUDEST AND MOST SUPPORTIVE TEAM WE CAN BE EVERY GAME WE PLAY
    • LAST MAN STANDING: NO PLAYER WILL LEAVE THE GREEN UNTIL THE LAST RINK OF OUR DIVISION HAS FINISHED, WE WILL WATCH UNTIL THE LAST BOWL HAS BEEN BOWLED AND SUPPORT OUR TEAMMATES
    • PRACTICE: WE WILL ALL TRY AND PRACTICE AS OFTEN AS WE CAN TO TRY AND IMPROVE OUR GAME AS MUCH AS WE CAN
    • RINK GOALS: WE THINK IT’S A GOOD IDEA FOR EACH RINK TO SET THEIR OWN GOALS BEFORE THE SEASON AND SHORT TERM GOALS BEFORE EACH GAME.

    AIMS AND GOALS FOR THIS SEASON

    • PROMOTION: PROMOTION IN EVERY DIVISION: EASIEST WAY IS TO FINISH 1ST
    • PENNANT: AIM TO WIN 1 PENNANT THIS YEAR FOR OUR CLUB
    • EVERY DIVISION SHOULD AIM TO BE IN THE TOP 4 ON THE LADDER BY CHRISTMAS BREAK
    • WE ALL AIM TO PLAY TO THE ABSOLUTE BEST OF OUR ABILITY AND REPRESENT THE CLUB WITH PRIDE AND DIGNITY

    GAMEDAY

    • IT IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED THAT EVERYONE HAS A ROLL UP IN THE MORNING BEFORE PENNANTS, IT HELPS GET YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME AND FIND THE SPEED OF THE GREEN.
    • AS SELECTORS WE ASK THAT ALL ENQUIRIES ABOUT WHERE YOU ARE PLAYING ARE NOT ASKED ON GAMEDAY. IT’S HIGHLY DISTRACTING AND INFLUENCES OUR GAME. EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO COME AND VOICE THEIR OPINION ON A MONDAY BEFORE OUR MEETING OR EMAIL US.

    GAMEPLAN

    • COME UP WITH INDIVIDUAL GAME PLANS ON YOUR RINK. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY YOU CAN BEAT YOUR OPPONENT, HOW CAN YOU PLAY TO YOUR STRENGTHS
    • CLUB PLAN: ALL LEADS AND SECONDS CANNOT BE SHORT; THIS IS OUR NUMBER 1 PROBLEM. BEST WAY TO ACHIEVE THIS IS TO TRY AND TRAIL THE JACK A METRE WITH YOUR FIRST BOWL

    SUMMARY

    • WE ARE READY AND EXCITED FOR A NEW SEASON AND LOOKING FORWARD TO ALL THE SUCCESS WE ARE BOUND TO HAVE
    • THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF NEW BOWLERS SIGN UP THIS YEAR, WHICH WILL CAUSE SOME COMPETITION FOR POSITIONS AND REALLY STRENGTHEN OUR RANKS
    • OUR DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN ON A MONDAY AFTERNOON AT OUR SELECTORS MEETINGS FROM 4PM.

     

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