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Completion of Bowls games – BDBD update

Under the current Ballarat District Bowls Division rules for Pennant all games to be counted must have all rinks complete their full 25 ends. If necessary this Rule can be reviewed by the BDBD at the end of the season for next year’s Pennant.

I understand confusion has arisen because Bowls Victoria has amended the rules for METROPOLITAN (Melbourne) Pennant mid-season allowing a game to be considered completed if 75 ends (in a 100 end game) of Pennant have been completed. This does not apply to the BDBD competition for 2019-2020 and no such change will be contemplated during the season; only changes to the BDBD Pennant rules will be considered at the end of the season for the following year’s competition. (See below for BDBD Secretary’s comments)

At the Delegates meeting last night it was raised that players are to be reminded that full Club uniform and approved Bowls Australia attire must be worn when playing Pennant. It is accepted that in the extreme cold conditions we have experienced recently discretion applies to enable bowlers to wear extra warm jackets, headwear etc to protect themselves from the elements that strictly may not be bowls uniform on these occasions. Specific concern was directed that some bowlers playing regular pennant were wearing jeans.