MBA NEWS

11 SEPTEMBER - PENNANT DRAW RELEASED

The MBA is pleased to release the Pennant Side Listings for Season 2019/2020. The side listings are available by following the "2019 - 2020 Pennant Season information is available here" link on the web site main page. Memo from Match & program Committee attached.

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26 AUGUST - OFFICIALS PAGE ADDED TO THE WEB SITE

A resource for club officials and all interested players.

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31 MARCH - SATURDAY PENNANT FINALS UPDATE

Following the conclusion of the 2018/19 Saturday Pennant Preliminary Finals, please find below details regarding the Grand Finals which are played at neutral grounds. For all Grand finals, umpires will be allocated by the MBA. Clubs are reminded that as per rule 9.2, games will be played straight through with no break or time limit.

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28 MARCH - THURSDAY PENNANT FINALS UPDATE

Following the conclusion of the 2018/19 Thursday 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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25 MARCH - SATURDAY PENNANT FINALS UPDATE

Following the conclusion of the 2018/19 Saturday 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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22 MARCH - FINALS UPDATES (1)

Following the conclusion of the 2018/19 Wednesday Pennant Preliminary Finals, please find below details regarding the Grand Finals which are played at neutral grounds.

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22 MARCH - FINALS UPDATES (2)

Following the conclusion of the 2018/19 Thursday 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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18 MARCH - SATURDAY PENNANT FINALS

Following the conclusion of the 2018/19 Saturday Pennant Minor Rounds, please find below 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 or time limit.

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17 MARCH - THURSDAY PENNANT FINALS

Following the conclusion of the 2018/19 Thursday Pennant Minor Rounds, please find below 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 and no time limit.

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14 MARCH - WEDNESDAY FINALS UPDATE

Following the conclusion of the 2018/19 Wednesday Pennant Semi-Finals, please find attached details regarding the Preliminary Finals which are played at the venue of the higher ranked Club of the two competing sides. Please note: There are some errors in the listing of sides and venues for the upcoming finals in the SportsTG system – we are working to correct these. Details below are correct.

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12 MARCH - NOTICE TO CLUBS RE FINALS (HOST CLUBS)

Host clubs for the 2018-19 Pennant Semi-Finals and Preliminary Finals are reminded of their responsibilities on match day

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7 MARCH - MEMOS RE FINALS HAVE BEEN ISSUED TO CLUBS

Finals will be played in the following Divisions: Wednesday: Premier League, Division 1, Division 2 & Division 3 Thursday: Premier League, Division 1 & Division 2 Saturday: Premier League, Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Division 4 & Division 5. For all three pennant competitions, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, both Semi-Finals (1 v 2, 3 v 4) will be played at the venue of the Minor Premier. Preliminary Finals will be played at the venue of the higher ranked Club of the two competing sides. Grand Finals will be played at neutral venues to be announced by the Match & Program Committe...

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4 MARCH - Saturday Pennants – Round 17 - reschedule - extra

Match and Program are aware that the decision to replay the round 17 matches on Friday 8th of March is causing difficulty for some Clubs due the unavailability of a large number of players and the impost put on players who are competing over the following 2 days in the Prestige Medley. We have therefore reconsidered our decision and will allow Clubs to reschedule games to the following Friday (15th), but only on the understanding that if games are not completed on that night (ie a result is not obtained), then the match will be treated as a draw with points shared.

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2 MARCH - Saturday Pennants – Round 17 games information

As per the Metropolitan Conditions of Play, round 17 Premier League and Division 1, 2 & 3 matches have been rescheduled to next Friday evening (8th March) or at some other day and time as agreed between the 2 Clubs and Match & Program Committee. For Divisions 4 and below matches will be treated as Not Played with no points awarded to either side. Please note that the statement in the memo that was released on Friday saying points would be shared was incorrect.

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1 MARCH - CANCELLATION - 2018-19 Saturday Pennants – Round 17

Given that the forecast minimum for tonight (Friday) is 27 it is likely that all weather stations will reach the cut-off temperature (38) before 11:00 am tomorrow, with not enough ends played to constitute a game. Therefore, all Round 17 Saturday Pennant matches have been cancelled. Round 17 Premier League and Division 1-3 matches will be rescheduled to next Friday evening (8th March) or at some other day and time as agreed between the 2 Clubs and Match & Program. In other Divisions, matches will be abandoned with points shared.

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28 FEBRUARY - EARLY START FOR SATURDAY PENNANTS

The forecast for Saturday 2 March 2019 at 4.30 pm on Thursday 28 February 2019 on the BOM website is 40 degrees Celsius. As per Rule 7.3 of the Metropolitan Pennant Conditions of Play 2018-19, all Round 17 Saturday Pennant matches will be played with practice ends commencing at 9.15am, under the conditions as described in Rule 7.2. We expect that most, if not all matches, will be completed before the temperature reaches 38.

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26 FEBRUARY - 2018-19 Thursday Pennants – Round 16

The forecast for Thursday 28 February 2019 at 4.30 pm on Tuesday 26 February 2019 on the BOM website is 37 degrees Celsius. The forecast minimum for Wednesday night is 21 degrees. These are very similar to the condition experienced today when the cut-off temperature (36) was not reached at any of the weather stations until after 3:00 pm. Therefore, as per Rule 7.5 of the Metropolitan Pennant Conditions of Play 2018-19, all Round 16 Thursday Pennant matches will be played with practice ends commencing at 9.15am, under the conditions as described in Rule 7.2.

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25 FEBRUARY - WEDNESDAY PENNANTS - EARLY START

2018-19 Wednesday Pennants – Round 17 The forecast for Wednesday 27 February 2019 at 4.30 pm on Monday 25 February 2019 on the BOM website is 37 degrees Celsius. As per Rule 7.4 of the Metropolitan Pennant Conditions of Play 2018-19, all Round 17 Wednesday Pennant matches will be played with practice ends commencing at 9.15am, under the conditions as described in Rule 7.2.

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31 JANUARY - SATURDAY PENNANTS ROUND 13

Match & Program Committee have applied Rule 7.3 - all Round 13 Pennant games will begin with trial ends at 9.15

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28 JANUARY - WEDNESDAY PENNANTS - EARLY START

The forecast for Wednesday 30 January 2019 at 4.30 pm on Monday 28 January 2019 on the BOM website is 36 degrees Celsius. As per Rule 7.4 of the Metropolitan Pennant Conditions of Play 2018-19, all Round 14 Wednesday Pennant matches will be played with practice ends commencing at 9.15am, under the conditions as described in Rule 7.2.

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22 JANUARY - LATEST ON WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY PENNANT BOWLS THIS WEEK

WEDNESDAY PENNANTS TOMORROW games will go ahead under the early start provisions mentioned in the memo to clubs yesterday. THURSDAY PENNANTS THIS WEEK The forecast for Thursday 24 January 2019 at 4.30 pm on Tuesday 22 January 2019 on the BOM website is 45 degrees Celsius with a forecast minimum of 28 degrees on Wednesday night. It is unlikely that this forecast will change tomorrow. Therefore, all Round 12 Thursday Pennant matches have been cancelled. (refer attached memo)

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21 JANUARY - EARLY START FOR PENNANT BOWLS THIS WEDNESDAY

The forecast for Wednesday 23 January 2019 at 4.30 pm on Monday 21 January 2019 on the BOM website is 39 degrees Celsius. As per Rule 7.4 of the Metropolitan Pennant Conditions of Play 2018-19, all Round 13 Wednesday Pennant matches will be played with practice ends commencing at 9.15am, under the conditions as described in Rule 7.2.

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15 JANUARY - WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY PENNANTS CANCELLED

Due to the continuing sequence of hot weather, Wednesday Pennants – Round 12 & Thursday Pennants – Round 11 have been cancelled by Match & Program Committee

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14 JANUARY - WEDNESDAY PENNANT ROUND 12 - EARLY START

The forecast for Wednesday 16 January 2019 at 4.30 pm on Monday 14 January 2019 on the BOM website is 40 degrees Celsius. As per Rule 7.4 of the Metropolitan Pennant Conditions of Play 2018-19, all Round 12 Wednesday Pennant matches will be played with practice ends commencing at 9.15am, under the conditions as described in Rule 7.2. It is possible, but not likely, that we will review the decision about whether matches will be played once tomorrow (Tuesday) afternoon’s forecast for Wednesday is released.

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18 DECEMBER - SIDE ADDED TO SATURDAY DIV 7 NORTH

Saturday Division 7 North Henley has added a side which will replace the bye in that Section.

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5 DECEMBER - LADIES PENNANT 6 DECEMBER BOWLS CANCELLED

The forecast for Thursday 6 December at 4.30 pm on Wednesday 5 December 2018 on the BOM website is still 39 degrees Celsius. Given the likelihood that the cut-off temperature (36 degrees Celsius) will be reached before games are completed Match & Program has, under Rule 7, declared this to be extreme weather. Therefore, all Round 9 Thursday Pennant matches have been cancelled.

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4 DECEMBER - 2018-19 THURSDAY PENNANTS – ROUND 9 - HEAT POLICY

The forecast for Thursday 6 December at 4.30 pm on Tuesday 4 December 2018 on the BOM website is 39 degrees Celsius. As per Rule 7.5 of the Metropolitan Pennant Conditions of Play 2018-19, all Round 9 Thursday Pennant matches will be played with practice ends commencing at 9.15am, under the conditions as described in Rule 7.2. However, the decision on whether matches will be played will be reviewed once tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon’s forecast for Thursday is released

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3 DECEMBER - YOUR CLUB !! VISITS STURT BC THIS WEEK

The MBA is adding a new live stream initiative by visiting bowls clubs for an informal chat. View it on the MBA Facebook page "live at 6pm this Thursday or at your leisure afterwards.

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29 NOVEMBER - CONDITIONS OF PLAY AVAILABLE IN TEAMAPP

Pennant Conditions of Play have been installed on Metro Bowls Team App under “Documents”.

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30 OCTOBER _ THURSDAY ROUND 4 - EARLY START TIME

The forecast for Thursday 1 November at 4.30 pm on Tuesday 30 October 2018 on the BOM website is 36 degrees Celsius. As per Rule 7.5 of the Metropolitan Pennant Conditions of Play 2018-19, all Round 4 Thursday Pennant matches will be played with practice ends commencing at 9.15am, under the conditions as described in Rule 7.2. As per Rules 7.1 & 7.5, matches will still proceed at the early start time even if the forecast temperature on Wednesday or Thursday morning is 36 degrees Celsius or above.

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12 OCTOBER - "ON THE GREENS " EVERY SUNDAY MORNING

"On the Greens" will stream live every Sunday morning on the MBA Facebook page. View it 'live' or at your leisure. Click the link on the bottom right of the MBA Web site main page.

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11 OCTOBER - UPDATE TO SATURDAY SIDE LISTING

Match & Program Committee has released an updated Saturday Side Listing.

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7 OCTOBER - 'ON THE GREENS' GOES LIVE VIDEO

Today saw the first edition of 'On The Greens' re-born as a live stream/on demand video style show.

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6 OCTOBER - ‘ON THE GREENS’ RETURNS!

The Lawn Bowlers League and the MBA have got together to run a live stream chat show to replace the show previously broadcast by Coast FM. Presenters: Ash Halls and Roy Palmer with various guests. John Bevin will be a regular with his wide knowledge of the results and the game of Bowls. ‘ON THE GREENS’ metro bowls Facebook page 7.30am Sunday or watch it at any time!

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5 OCTOBER - MEMO FROM MATCH & PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Match & Program Committee are advising that pending further investigation, Clubs are advised that if they are short of players in their lowest side, they should not forfeit a single team/rink.

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26 SEPTEMBER - TECH. PUBLISHING ISSUES RESOLVED

Technical issues have been resolved. Latest updated draws/competition schedules are available through this web site. Thursday draw/schedule is still pending.

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25 SEPTEMBER - AMENDED DRAWS/PLAYING SCHEDULES

Amended Pennant draws (Wed/Sat) have been sent to Secretaries & amended playing schedules (Wed/Sat) are available through MBA Web site link to the competition portal. Finalised Thursday draw/schedule is still pending. We are currently unable to upload any amended documents to the web site itself due to technical issues with SportsTG.

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14 SEPTEMBER - RELEASE OF PENNANT CONDITIONS OF PLAY

Match & Program Committee have released the Pennant Conditions of Play for season 2018-19. See the Conditions of Play by using the "Current Conditions of Play" menu option on this web site.

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14 SEPTEMBER - RELEASE OF PENNANT DRAW

Match & Program Committee have released the draw and schedule for the coming Pennant season. View the draw by using the "2018 - 2019 Pennant Season information is available here" link on this Web site. Access the play schedule by using the "Pennant Competition Portal" link in the main menu of this Web site.

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2 JULY - BA SCHEDULE CHANGE APPLIED TO PENNANT CALENDAR

A change to the BA schedule of events has made Bowls SA make a change to Champions Week 2. Pennant schedule is not affected, but an up to date Calendar is attached.

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28 JUNE - PENNANT CALENDAR HAS BEEN REVISED

Due to an unacceptable clash of events, the Metropolitan Pennant Calendar has had a revision. Saturday & Thursday Competitions are affected. Certain Rounds/Finals have had their dates changed. Click "Read Full Article" to access the revised Calendar.

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8 JUNE - PENNANT CALENDAR RELEASED

The 2018 -2019 Metropolitan Bowls Pennant Calendar has been circulated to Club Secretaries. Note that an error had been included in the source for the Calendar. The amended version has been distributed to Clubs and can be viewed here. Click "Read Full Article" to see it.

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10 MAY - PROMOTIONS/DEMOTIONS RELEASED

The Metropolitan Promotions and Demotions from Season 2017 18 have now been finalised .

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