MBA NEWS

23 MARCH - UPDATE TO THURSDAY FINALS

Following the conclusion of the 2017/18 Thursday Pennant Preliminary Finals, please find details regarding the Grand Finals which will be played at neutral venues on Thursday 29th March.

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21 MARCH - LIVE VIDEO STREAM OF GRAND FINAL

The MBA is trialling live video streaming of the Saturday Premier League Grand Final for the first time.

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20 MARCH - SATURDAY GRAND FINALS UPDATE

Following the conclusion of the 2017/18 Saturday Pennant Preliminary Finals, please find details regarding the Grand Finals which will be played at neutral venues on Saturday 24th March.

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19 MARCH - GRAND FINAL BROCHURE & LIVE STREAM

Saturday's Premier League Grand Final at Marion BC will feature some innovations promoted by the MBA. Among them will be a Match brochure featuring player and game information for spectators and a live video stream of the event from 12.30pm through the MBA Facebook page. Access the article for the link to the MBA Facebook page.

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18 MARCH - WEDNESDAY FINALS UPDATE

Following the conclusion of the 2017/18 Wednesday Pennant Preliminary Finals, please find details regarding the Grand Finals which will be played at neutral venues on Wednesday 21 March.

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18 MARCH - THURSDAY FINALS UPDATE

Following the conclusion of the 2017/18 Thursday Pennant Semi-Finals, please find details regarding the Preliminary Finals which are played at the venue of the higher ranked Club of the two competing sides.

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17 MARCH SIDES/VENUES FOR PRELIMINARY FINALS 18 MARCH

Competing sides and venues for Preliminary Finals Sunday 18th March 2018

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12 MARCH - PENNANT WINNERS (DIVISIONS WITHOUT FINALS)

Many Clubs are involved in the Pennant Finals, however some of the clubs, not competing in Finals, have completed their Season and have attained a Pennant by finishing on top of their respective Division. The MBA congratulates those clubs that are listed below:

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11 MARCH - GRAND FINAL VENUES

Many thanks to the following clubs for agreeing to host a Grand Final.

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9 MARCH - WEDNESDAY FINALS VENUES - UPDATE

Following the conclusion of the 2017/18 Wednesday Pennant Semi-Finals, please find below details regarding the Preliminary Finals which are played at the venue of the higher ranked Club of the two competing sides.

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9 MARCH - THURSDAY FINALS VENUES

Following the conclusion of the 2017/18 Thursday Pennant Minor Rounds, please read details regarding finals. Please note that for venues marked as TBA*, the Preliminary Finals will be played at the venue of the higher ranked Club of the competing sides. For all Semi-finals and Preliminary finals, Host Clubs are to provide umpires, preferably non-playing umpires. Clubs are reminded that as per rule 9.2, games will be played straight through with no break.

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7 MARCH - FINALS MEMO FROM MBA PRESIDENT

Congratulations to the 22 Club sides who have won their respective Pennants in Divisions who do not play Finals! Two are still to be decided Thursday, and we will send out a list after the matches are decided. There are 20 different clubs in this category which is amazing! We intend presenting trophies to each Pennant winner in these Divisions.

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7 MARCH - SATURDAY FINALS VENUES

Following the conclusion of the 2017/18 Saturday Pennant Minor Rounds, please read details regarding finals. Please note that for venues marked as TBA*, the Preliminary Finals will be played at the venue of the higher ranked Club of the two competing sides. For all Semi-finals and Preliminary finals, Host Clubs are to provide umpires, preferably non-playing umpires. Clubs are reminded that as per rule 9.2, games will be played straight through with no break.

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2 MARCH - FROM BOWLS SA - STOPPING/LIFTING BOWLS

Bowls SA has sent out a circular that explains the (unchanged) Laws relating to stopping or lifting bowls from an adjoining rink.

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2 MARCH - TWO MEMOS FROM MATCH & PROGRAM COMMITTEE FOR FINALS HOST CLUBS

Match & Program Committee have released two memos focusing on the responsibilities of clubs that will be hosting Games in a Finals series.

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2 MARCH - WEDNESDAY PENNANT FINALS VENUES

Match & Program Committee have released a list of venues for Wednesday Pennant Finals

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1 MARCH - CLARIFICATION OF PLAYER ELIGIBILITY DURING FINALS

Match & Program Committee have further clarified player eligibility during Finals series.

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22 FEBRUARY - FURTHER AMENDMENT TO FINALS ELIGIBILITY

Match & Program Committee have issued an amendment to the Conditions of Play concerning player eligibility in Finals games. See the MBA website for details.

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18 FEBRUARY - NOMINATION FORMS FOR COMMITTEES

Club Secretaries have been sent nomination forms & associated documents for: MBA Executive Committee and Match & Program Committee positions for 2018-2019. Nominations close on 25 March 2018

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17 FEBRUARY - PRESTIGE MEDLEY

PRESTIGE MEDLEY 2017/18 – March 10th & 11th 2018 The Prestige Medley has a proud tradition in our State and as the name suggests this prestigious event is one of the pathways for Bowlers to proceed to one of the pinnacles of our sport and represent our State.

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13 FEBRUARY - AUDIT OF CLEARANCES

Following a Clearance audit carried out by Bowls SA, Clubs are advised that some pennant ladders have been changed. The following Sections are affected. Saturday - Division 4 East Wednesday – Division 2 North Clubs that have Sides in these Sections are advised to check the online Competition Portal for the most up to date and correct ladders.

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12 FEBRUARY - AMENDMENT TO CofP - FINALS ELIGIBILITY

Match & Program Committee have issued an amendment to the Conditions of Play concerning player eligibility in Finals games.

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7 FEBRUARY - GAMES BEING RESUMED ON FRIDAY EVENING

The forecast temperature for Friday 9 January at 4:30 pm on Wednesday 7 February is 39 degrees Celsius. It is possible that the temperature at the scheduled starting time (trial ends 6:00 pm) will still be 38 degrees or above. If the temperature is 38 or above at 6:00 pm games will not start until the temperature drops below 38. If both Clubs agree, a later starting time such as 6:30 or 7:00 can be arranged, but the finishing time of 10:30 cannot be extended.

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6 FEBRUARY - MEMO FROM M & P ABOUT BOWLS THURSDAY 8 FEBRUARY

As per S 7.4 of Annexure A – Extreme Weather (Heat) Policy – Metropolitan Pennant Supplement of the Metropolitan Conditions of Play 2017 - 18 , all Round 15 Thursday Pennant matches will be played with practice ends commencing at 9.15am.

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2 FEBRUARY - MEMO FROM M & P COMMITTEE ABOUT JANUARY 20 RESULTS

Match & Program has completed its investigation into the application of the Heat Policy by Clubs in Round 12 Pennant games played on Saturday 20th January. A report was presented to the MBA Exec. Committee on Tuesday 30th January and the recommendations in that report have been accepted.

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2 FEBRUARY - MEMO FROM M & P COMMITTEE - SATURDAY PENNANT – ROUND 12 RESUMED GAMES

Certain Saturday Pennant games that were suspended on 20 January due to the heat will be resumed on Friday 9 February with trial ends commencing at 6:00 pm. Full details of Sides & substitution summary in the article. (Note: 2 pages)

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2 FEBRUARY - MEMO FROM MBA EXEC. COMMITTEE - PENALTIES

The Executive Committee of the MBA has imposed a penalty on home Sides at venues that did not apply the Heat Policy rules correctly on 20 January. The clubs concerned have been notified of the penalties imposed.

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27 JANUARY - CIRCULAR FROM MBA PRESIDENT RE HOT WEATHER ETC

Hot Weather Policy; Duty of care;Umpires; Replays Read the entire article for details.

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26 JANUARY MEMO FROM M & P COMMITTEE RE SCORING OF CANCELLED ROUNDS

When matches are cancelled by Match & Program, no points will allocated to either side – they will be treated as Not Played (NP). Results for Thursday pennants Rounds 11 and 12 have been changed to reflect this. These games do not count for the purpose of Finals Eligibility under Rule 2.10. If a round of Saturday Pennants are cancelled, all Premier League and Division 1 - 3 matches will be rescheduled to the following Friday night or a date to be determined by Match & Program. Matches for Divisions 4 – 7 will be treated as Not Played (NP) and no points will be allocated.

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24 JANUARY - MEMO FROM M & P COMMITTEE - CANCELLATION (SATURDAY)

The forecast for Saturday 27 January at 4.30 pm on Wednesday 24 January 2018 on the BOM website is 42 degrees Celsius with a forecast overnight minimum of 24 degrees on Friday night and 27 on Saturday night. Taking these forecasts into account Match & Program has, under Rule 7.1, declared this to be extreme weather. Therefore, all Round 13 Saturday Pennant matches have been cancelled/postponed.

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24 JANUARY - MEMO FROM M & P COMMITTEE (THURSDAYS BOWLS)

This is just a memo confirming arrangements for Thursday Pennants tomorrow (Thursday 25 January). Matches will be played at the normal starting time unless arrangements have been made to start earlier.

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23 JANUARY - MEMO FROM M & P COMMITTEE RE THURSDAY BOWLS 25 JANUARY

The forecast for Thursday 25 January at 4.30 pm on Tuesday 23 January 2018 on the BOM website is 35 degrees Celsius. As this forecast is below 36 degrees, rule S7.4 of the Heat Policy does not apply, and matches will be played at their normal starting time

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22 JANUARY - MEMO FROM MATCH & PROGRAM COMMITTEE

This memo refers to last Saturday's Pennant results & also looks at this Saturday's round (in relation to the extreme weather forecast )

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19 JANUARY - TOMORROW'S GAMES

To avoid confusion, M & P Committee has released a memo regarding tomorrow's pennant games - they will start AT THE NORMAL TIME unless the forecast changes tomorrow morning. Read the memo for details.

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17 JANUARY - THURSDAY BOWLS CANCELLED

Match & Program Committee has cancelled Thursday pennant bowls (18 January)

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15 JANUARY - MEMO RE PENNANT BOWLS 17 JANUARY

Match & Program Committee have released a memo regarding Wednesday pennant bowls 17 January

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10 JANUARY - THURSDAY BOWLS (HEAT POLICY)

Match & Program Committee have released a memo regarding Thursday pennant bowls for 11 January

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5 JANUARY - RELEASE OF AMENDED CONDITIONS OF PLAY

Version 2.34 of the Pennant Conditions of Play has amended the Rules regarding temperature monitoring on extremely hot days.

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15 DECEMBER - MEMO RE RECENT EARLY START GAMES

The application of the heat policy on Wednesday, for those venues using the Adelaide Airport or Noarlunga weather measurements, produced different outcomes with some matches abandoned and others completed.

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11 DECEMBER - WEDNESDAY PENNANT BOWLS ROUND 11

WEDNESDAY PENNANT BOWLERS – Pennant bowls this Wednesday (13 December) will once again be played under the “early start” provisions of the Metro Pennant Conditions of Play. This means that Trial ends will begin by 9.15am and the usual mid-game break may be replaced by no break or by hydration breaks as determined by Side Managers.

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2 DECEMBER - MEMOS FROM M & P COMMITTEE

M & P Committee has released two memos - one regarding clarification to pre-game practice and the other regarding Pennant games that may be affected by Heat Policy (early start) rules & policies

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27 NOVEMBER - WEDNESDAY PENNANTS

WEDNESDAY PENNANT BOWLERS – Pennant bowls this Wednesday (29 November) will be played under the “early start” provisions of the Metro Pennant Conditions of Play. This means that Trial ends will begin by 9.15am and the usual mid-game break may be replaced by no break or by hydration breaks as determined by Side Managers

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27 NOVEMBER - M & P COMMITTEE

Update to Saturday Division 7 North

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10 NOVEMBER - M & P COMMITTEE

Another update to the Wednesday Pennant Draw

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23 OCTOBER - CHANGES TO THURSDAY DRAW

Season 2017/18 – Update to Thursday Division 4 North & South

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20 OCTOBER - CIRCULAR FROM MATCH & PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Season 2017/18 – Update to Wednesday and Saturday draws As a result of the withdrawal of several sides, there have been changes to some Saturday/Wednesday Divisions/Sections

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13 OCTOBER - CIRCULAR FROM MATCH & PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Reminder - entering & submitting results

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12 OCTOBER - CIRCULAR FROM BOWLS SA

Bowls SA would like to remind Clubs of the correct procedure for processing clearances.

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3 OCTOBER - MBA BY LAWS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS ON-LINE

The MBA By Laws, MBA Protests Policy and some downloadable forms are now available here.

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2 OCTOBER - GAME TIMES SHEET ADDED TO CONDITIONS OF PLAY

The Game Times sheet that has been available as a separate document is now also incorporated into the Pennant Conditions of Play - last page so easy to add to your copy.

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29 SEPTEMBER - HEARINGS PANEL MEMBERS POOL

Looking for bowlers who have had experience in Hearings or Tribunals

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28 SEPTEMBER - UPDATE TO DRAWS

A change to Thursday Division 4 North & South

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27 SEPTEMBER - UPDATE TO DRAWS

Read the attached memo for details

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25 SEPTEMBER - UPDATE TO DRAWS

Read the attached memo for details

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21 SEPTEMBER - RELEASE OF UPDATED DRAWS ETC

Read the attached memo for details

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14 SEPTEMBER - AMENDED PENNANT SIDES/DRAWS RELEASED

Read the attached memo for details.

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8 SEPTEMBER - CONDITIONS OF PLAY RELEASED

The MBA Pennant Conditions of Play have been released for distribution. Copies to Club Secretaries soon.

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6 SEPTEMBER - PENNANT DRAW

The MBA Pennant Sides listings & Pennant Draw for season 2017 - 2018 have been distributed and are available on-line. Read the memo here.

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27 - AUGUST MBA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The MBA AGM, held at the Salisbury Bowling Club

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8 AUGUST - PROPOSED CONSTITUTION & ANNUAL REPORT

The MBA Executive Committee has circulated two important documents - the extensively re-written proposed Association Constitution and the Association Annual Report.

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4 AUGUST - PRESIDENT'S UPDATE #8 DISTRIBUTED

President's Update #8 is being distributed today - read it under "Information"

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2 AUGUST - PENNANT RULES CHANGES RELEASED

Summary of pennant rules changes released. Read the summary here.

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8 JUNE YOUNG PLAYERS MEETING ANNOUNCED

Calling Younger Players 18-35 years!! The MBA has organised a meeting to gather the thoughts of younger bowlers

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27 MAY SALISBURY DECLARES NEW GREENS FACILITY OPEN !!

Salisbury Bowls Club has officially opened its new under cover bowls green today.

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26 MAY CLEARANCES CLARIFIED

The MBA has received clarification from Bowls SA regarding the procedure and fee for inter-club clearances.

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