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2017 Summer Shield

  Conditions of play for “Gateway Summer Shield” – 2017.  (updated 12/12/16)


01.  The competition:

        The competition (Gateway Summer Shield) shall start on the last Saturday of January each year.

        The event shall be divided into divisions depending on the number of nominations received.

       The event shall be comprised of three divisions viz: A, B and C.

        Division A to be bowlers from Divisions 1 and 2 (pennant rating).

        Division B to be bowlers from Divisions 3 and 4 (pennant rating).

        Division C to be bowlers from divisions 5, 6, 7 and 8 (pennant rating).

        A side shall consist of one team of pairs, two teams of triples and one team of fours. (Total – 12

        players). The competition to run approximately 7 weeks.


        Starting time: Play will be conducted on Saturdays commencing at 1.00pm. If play not possible

        at all Clubs due to wet weather, 11am shall be the deadline to call off all play, if games have

        commenced and 60 ends have not been completed, Clubs to arrange continuation date by

        mutual consent. Match Committee to be informed.

        By mutual agreement, Clubs may arrange an alternative playing day.

        Trial ends shall be allowed if desired.


02.  Eligibility;

                (a)  Players must be financial male members of a Club affiliated with Gateway D.B.A.

                (b)  Players who have played more than two games in Premier league or Super challenge

                       are not eligible.

                (c)  2 games in a Division will qualify the players for final play.

                (d)  Clubs with 2 sides in one Division will be treated as separate identities and

                        must not be interchanged.

                (e)  Any breach of the rules may result in Club forfeiting all points for that day.


03.   Scoring – Round play

                     Two match points for an overall win. One point for a draw.  One point for a rink win.

        If a tie exists at the end of any rink play, ˝ a point will be allotted to each team. Score total equals 6 points.

        Winners and runners-up of round play will play off to determine the winner of each Division.

        If a game cannot be played because of inclement weather or other logical reason, three points will be allocated to each of

        Those Clubs that do not play on that day, subject to alternative arrangements being made by the Clubs. (Condition 1)

        Highest accumulated points plus highest score will determine eligibility to play in final.

                      Finals scoring: 1 point for each rink win plus 2 points for the overall winning score. In the event a tie exists (a

                      Total of rink points and overall score) then all teams in the side must play an extra end/s until a result is achieved.


04.   Playing conditions:

                (a) All games to be played under the Laws of the Sport of the Game (Crystal mark edition).

                (b) Pairs shall be 21 ends, 4 bowl. (Lead and Skip to play 2 bowls alternately)

                (c) Triples shall be 26 ends, 2 bowl.

                (d) Fours shall be 21 ends, 2 bowl.

                (e) If a match is abandoned due to extreme weather conditions (see B.Q. Extreme weather policy) the Clubs involved

                      will score 3 points each. With reference to points for and against-60 ends constitutes a match subject to alternative

                      arrangement being made by the Club affected. (Condition 1).

                (f) Finals to be played at the Club which finishes first in each Division, subject to condition of greens.

05.    Nomination Fee:

          The nomination fee shall be $120.00 per side. (Clubs may nominate multiple sides if they wish).

          Nominations close on 1st. November each year. Nomination form to include the name and

          phone number of the Club contact person for this completion.

06.    Green fees:

          Green fees to be paid to the players home Club at their usual Club rate, per team. Finals paid to host Club

          At $10.00 per player. Width of rinks (not less than 4.8 metres).

07.  Attire:  Club uniform

08  Trophy:

        A shield will be provided for the winners of each division.

        Prize money will be allocated to winners and runners-up.

   09.  Results: (Responsibility of host Club)

        Results to be faxed to the Gateway match committee (Fax 3823 5061) immediately after game.


10.  Control: The Gateway match committee shall have control of the event with the power to alter the programme or

                        Conditions of play if deemed necessary or expedient.