Poinciana Challenge

Poinciana Co-ordinators - Don Carter & Trevor Davis

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Poinciana Challenge 2021

Conditions of Play

1. Eligibility.

For Division 6, 7 & 8 bowlers from the 2020 Pennants Competition. The exemption rule is that a club may use any player who did not play more than two (2) game in the clubs higher divisions (above Division6) in the 2020 Pennants Competition. This applies to all Pennant Competitions, not only Gateway.


Novice or Beginner bowlers are encouraged to participate.

Transferees will have to be assessed on their merit. If they are of a standard, that is higher than that is intended for this competition, please do not play them.


Any breach of this rule will result in the offending Club forfeiting all points gained in any match in which the ineligible player has participated.


This is an honour and integrity-based competition, responsibility to adhere to the spirit intended rests with each club.


2. Clubs with two (2) sides

The Club delegates have decided that each side be treated as a separate entity and that qualified club members should not be interchanged.

Clubs’ compliance will ensure that the side’s abilities cannot be enhanced at critical times.


Once again the onus is on the clubs.


Any breach will see the offending club lose two (2) points from that rink.


3. Format.

Two sections of 6 sides play a round robin over 5 weeks. (Dependent on number of teams) The final will be played at the host club. Except for that club being in the final.


Each side will comprise of: 2 Pairs – 3 Bowls format (26 Ends)

2 Triples - 2 Bowls format (26 Ends)


In instances where for some reason an entire side of 10 players cannot be fielded, then they must make up entire teams for play. The offending Club will concede two (2} points plus seven (7) shots to the opposition for each team they cannot field in that round.

In such a situation early advice to the opposition is essential.

4. Dates and Times

4.1 The competition will commence on Saturday 17th April 2021 and continue each Saturday up to the 29th May 2021, with the finals to be played on the 5th June 2021 at Victoria Pt. The Anzac Day weekend, no games will be played. However, Games will be played on the May Labour day weekend. Saturday the 29th May has been allocated as a make up day.


4.2 The Final will be played on the 5th June 2021at the Victoria Point Club, depending on the number of entries. Except, for that club being in the final.


4.3 Trial ends to commence at 12.45 pm and play at 1.00 pm NO BREAKS.


4.4 All clubs are urged to play round robin games at 1.00 pm on Saturdays. If not possible clubs to negotiate and the host club will make the final decision. (This applies to games with Island Sides)

For the 2021 season only, if any of the home game club draws conflicts with the State Titles draw, then these clubs may make an alternative arrangement such as Saturday morning or night, Sunday or even the makeup day on the 29th May. However, it must be decided by agreement between these two clubs. The Co-ordinators of the competition should be advised accordingly.


4.5 The final will commence at 1.00 pm with trial ends to commence at 12.45 pm.

4.6 Practice shall cease at the venue Club one half hour prior to the scheduled starting time on the day of play.


5. Scoring

5.1 Two (2) points for a rink win, one (1) point each side for a draw on each rink during round robin play only, plus 2 points for an overall win. (if overall points are equal then 1 point is allocated to each team)


5.2 Completed score sheets to be sent to Victoria Point Club (FAX or Internet) as listed on the score sheets) as soon as possible after each match and before 5.00pm on day of play so that it can be put in the Sunday Mail & sent to Mr David Pearson (flyhiau@yahoo.com) to put on the Gateway Website

Points at each venue must total ten (10) points.


5.5 For Finals only – Should at the end of each teams game in the Finals there is a 5 points overall score then all teams will play extra ends until either side has won by both the rinks win and the highest net score of shots.


6. Interruptions – Match Not Started or Completed.

In the case of a match not started or washed out before the completion of 66 ends the clubs involved will play/continue at a time suitable to both Clubs.

If any outstanding game/games are not played by the start of the next round then 5 points will be awarded to each Club/game not played and that they would be given the average for/against as was scored in that round by other clubs that did play. If no clubs played in a particular round due to weather, then NO POINTS or for/against would be allocated for that round. This will include those Clubs with covered greens.

NOTE – 66 ends constitute a match except for the finals when each rink will be required to complete all its ends.

7. Bowls Stickers.

If a club elects to use stickers, then all bowls used by that club must have stickers on them.

8. Dress Code

Will be club attire as laid down in BQ, GDBA.

9. Green Fees

Payable to own Club during round play and to the host club in the finals.

10. Laws and Rules of the game of Bowls

The competition must abide by the current laws of the game of Bowls in Australia and the Rules and By-laws of B.Q.

In all contentious issues the decision of the Poinciana Club (Victoria Point Bowls Club) which is running the competition shall be final.

11. Nomination Fee

A nomination fee of Forty-Five (45) Dollars/club (regardless of how many sides are entered.) This shall be used to provide a suitable Flag and 15 badges for the winning Side and administration.

Cheques to be made payable to Victoria Point Bowls and Recreation Club. On the other hand, the amount may be credited into the Bank Account as follows: BSB No 124-025 Acct No 11508451

12. Determination who Plays Finals

At the end of the Round play the Sides that are in first position in Section A & Section B shall play each other in the finals.

Positions shall be determined as follows: -

1.       Overall points

2.       Highest Net score of Shots

3.       The aggregate shots scored against shall be divided into the aggregate shots it has scored. The sides with the highest results shall be the finalist.

13. Covid 19 Regulations

All Clubs competing in the Challenge must met all Statutory Regulations and the procedures and rules set down by set down by the Club that you are visiting. It is the duty of the Team Manager to ensure that these correct procedures are observed.

It is suggested that all Club Managers provide to that Club, a list and details of all the players visiting that Club on the day.

14. History of Poinciana Challenge

2005 Belmont 2009 Mt Gravatt 2012 Manly 2015 Belmont 2018 Manly

2006 Logan City 2010 Belmont 2013 Victoria Pt 2016 Victoria Pt 2019 MT Gravatt

2007 Redland 2011 Belmont 2014 Belmont 2017 Belmont 2020 (Covid 19) N/A


2019 Results

2018 Results

2017 Results

2016 Results

2015 Results

2014 Results

2013 Results

2012 Results