Draws for the Zone Qualifying Sections of the 2018 Rookies are now available.
Singles will be played on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October while the Pairs qualifying will be held on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October.
Players in all events are advised that they should report to their host club by 8.30AM on the day of play.
Singles is played as four bowls per player, the first player to score 17 shots wins the game. (Note that shots in excess of 17 do not count, a winning players score is recorded as 17 shots).
Pairs is played as 3 bowls per player (lead 3 bowls and skip 3 bowls) and each game is 12 ends.
In both competitions a re-spot rule is in force. If the jack is moved as a result of play to a position that would have made a dead end, the end is not dead but the jack placed at the 2m mark of the rink and play continues.
There are two types of qualifying sections:
Round 1: AvD and BvC
Round 2: AvB and CvD
Round 3: AvC and BvD
Sections of 3 teams/players
Round 1: AvB – player C to mark singles or pairs team C v Bye
Round 2: C v Loser Rd 1 – winner Rd 1 to mark singles or winning pairs team from Rd 1 v Bye
Round 3: C v Winner Rd 1 – Loser Rd 1 to mark singles or losing pairs team from Rd 1 v Bye
(This draw ensures all players get to play two games)
We hope that all Rookies competing enjoy getting out on the green and ‘having a crack’.