Summer Shield Conditions of Play

Conditions of play for “Gateway Summer Shield” – 2021. (Updated 1/9/21)

  1. The competition: All players are given the opportunity to play in this competition.

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

The event shall be divided into A and B divisions with sections in each division depending on nominations received

Division A consisting of bowlers from Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 4 (pennant rating).

Division B consisting of bowlers from Divisions 5, 6, 7 and 8 (pennant rating).

Restrictions on player rating in divisions may apply.

A side shall consist 2 teams of 3 bowl pairs – 26 ends and 2 teams of 2 bowls triples – 26 ends.

No dead ends – respot on “T”. 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. Practice is allowed on greens allocated by the host club.


  1. Eligibility;

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

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

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

must not be interchanged.

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


  1. 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, ½ 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.


  1. Playing conditions:

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

(b) Pairs shall be 3 bowls – 26 ends.

(c) Triples shall be 2 bowl – 26ends.

(d) 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.

  1. 05. Nomination Fee:

          The nomination fee shall be $150.00 per side. (Clubs may nominate multiple sides if they wish).

Nominations close on 30th. November each year. Nomination form to include the name and

          phone number of the Club contact person for this completion.

  1. 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 $12.00 per player. Width of rinks (not less than 4.8 metres).

  1. Attire: Club uniform (approved).

08  Trophy:

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

Prize money will be allocated to winners 70% and runners-up 30% of nomination fees less administration costs.

  1. Results: (Responsibility of host Club)

      Results to be faxed, emailed or telephoned to Gateway match committee immediately after game.

  1. Control: The Gateway match committee shall have control of the event with the power, on the day, to alter the playing programme if deemed necessary or expedient.


If you have any enquiries please contact Chairman of Match, Bob Lynch, on 3245 2860.
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