IOMIBA Championships 2020 conditions of play

ISLE OF MAN INDOOR BOWLS CHAMPIONSHIPS  2020

CONDITIONS OF PLAY

  1. Singles: Four bowls per player. Pairs: Four bowls per player.  Triples: Three bowls per player.
    The Laws of the Sport, Crystal Mark Third Edition will apply unless otherwise stated in these Conditions of Play.
  2. Prior to the start of a match, each player will be allowed two trial ends, each end being of two bowls per player.
  3. Players are not permitted to practice within 3 hours of the start of a match.
  4. Singles:
    i) Each match will consist of two sets, each set being played over 9 ends. The winner of each set will be the player with the most shots at the completion of the 9th  The winner of the match being the best of two sets. A set will be decided if, at any point, it becomes impossible for one player to draw or win the set given the number of ends left.
    ii) If the shot scores are tied after the last end of a set, the set is drawn. If the match is tied (two drawn sets or one set each) after the two sets have been completed, a match tie-breaker consisting of 1 end will be played to determine the winner. If the tie-breaker end is tied a further tie-breaker end will be played.
    iii)  In all cases a tied end will count as one of the 9 ends played.
  5. Pairs and Triples:
    i) Each match will consist of 10 ends.  A match will be decided if, at any point, it becomes impossible for one team to draw or win the match given the number of ends left.
    ii) If the match is tied after the 10 ends have been completed, a match tie-breaker consisting of 1 end will be played to determine the winner. If the tie-breaker end is tied a further tie-breaker end will be played.
    iii) In all cases a tied end will count as one of the 10 ends played.
  6. First to Play-Law 56.4
    i) At the start of the match the opponents should toss a coin and the winner of the toss has the option to either: place the mat and then deliver the jack and the first bowl; or tell the opposing player / team to place the mat and deliver the jack and the first bowl (the opposing player/ team cannot refuse)
    ii) At the start of the second set (Singles only) the winner of the first set should place the mat and then deliver the jack and the first bowl. If the first set is a draw, the winner of the last scoring end in that set should place the mat and then deliver the jack and the first bowl.
    iii) First and any further ends of a tie-breaker: the opponents should toss a coin and the winner of the toss has the options as described in i)
  7. Play in all other ends: In all ends after the first but apart from an extra end, the winner(s) of the previous scoring end should place the mat and then deliver the jack and the first bowl.
  8. Re-spotting the jack
    If a jack in motion passes completely outside the boundaries of the rink of play, or rebounds to a distance of less than 20 metres from the mat line, the end should not be declared dead. Instead, the jack should be placed with the nearest point of the jack to the mat line at the appropriate spot described as follows and play should continue:
    i) If the jack passes outside the side boundary on the right of the rink, it should be placed with the nearest point of the jack to the mat line at a spot on the rink which is 2 metres from the front ditch and 1.5 metres to the right of the centre line.
    ii) If the jack passes outside the side boundary on the left of the rink, it should be placed with the nearest point of the jack to the mat line at a spot on the rink which is 2 metres from the front ditch and 1.5 metres to the left of the centre line.
    iii)  If the jack passes above the face of the bank that is within the side boundaries of the rink of play, it should be placed with the nearest point of the jack to the mat line at a spot on the rink which is 2 metres from the front ditch and on the centre line.If the appropriate spot is partly or completely covered by a bowl, the jack should be placed as close as possible to the covered spot, in line with that spot and the corresponding spot at the opposite end of the rink, without touching a bowl.
  9. Visiting the head
    i) Players in Singles matches may only visit the head after delivery of their third bowl.
    In exceptional circumstances however, a player may seek permission of the Marker to visit the head before they deliver their third bowl.
    ii) The lead in Pairs may not visit the head. The skip may visit the head after their third bowl.
    iii) The lead and second in Triples may not visit the head.  The skip may visit the head after their second bowl.
  10. All touchers should be marked with spray chalk.
  11. Substitutions will be permitted for Pairs and Triples, but only in exceptional circumstances and with the prior approval of the Committee.  N.B. Substitutes are not permitted to play Skip.
  12. Players should be at the venue at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of their match in order to be present for the draw for rinks and so that trial ends can take place.  Any player not ready to play at their official start time for any match shall forego their right to play trial ends and then if they are not ready to play within 15 minutes after the official start time of their match shall forfeit the match to their opponent(s).

Notes:

All competitors and officials are expected to be aware of and abide by World Bowls Regulations including those relating to the Code of Conduct/Ethics and disciplinary issues.  Full details are available on the World Bowls website

www.worldbowls.com

 

Isle of Man Indoor Bowling Championships to start on Monday 13th January

The 2020 Isle of Man Indoor Bowling Championships are to start with the Triples Competition for which qualifying runs over the week commencing Monday 13th January with the Final being played on Saturday 1st February which will be the Finals day for all classes.

Triples championships

The draw for all competitions was made on Saturday 4th January and this threw up some interesting matches and I have picked out those which I consider the most interesting. The first match out of the ‘hat’ saw complete newcomers Paul, Michelle and Harley Cowley face a team which contains two of last years winning team, this being Steve Cook, Tony Dugdale and Edward Carlyle. Also a team which must be considered as having a chance of going all the way is that of Stuart and Paula Garrett and Jimmy Sansom who will most certainly not underestimate their opponents who are Win and John Kewley and Andy Bowers. To conclude my quick look at the Triples I have to look at the very experienced team of Bernice and Clive McGreal and Janice Pilling as one of the favourites but they will be pushed all the way by the very capable trio of David Quirk, Mike Ashmole and Peter Greenlees in their opening match.

Pairs championships

Monday 20th January sees the commencement of the Pairs and once again the draw has thrown up some interesting battles and on the opening night and the first match to be drawn out may prove to be just that as Tony Dugdale and Steve Cook take on Peter Greenlees and Mike Ashmole in a match that could produce a close battle. Also on the opening night we see title holders Clive and Mark McGreal take on the much less experienced duo of Colin Brown and Peter Wilcox in a match that should be won by father and son McGreal pairing but both their opponents have improved rapidly this season and will be trying very hard to produce an upset. On the Tuesday night we see Paula and Stuart Garrett take on Phil Kerruish and Jimmy Sansom in what should be a closely fought battle and also the Gary Lenton and Gary Lee pairing should have a tight game against Marcia Pearson and Muriel Cain.

Men’s singles

The Singles Championship will be played on the week commencing 27th January and opens with the Men’s Competition and immediately see Clive McGreal take on Stuart Garrett in a match that could be a tough test for reigning Champion McGreal. Another close match on the opening night could well be between David Quirk and Gary Lenton while the match between Mike Ashmole and Gary Lee could well produce a close result.

Ladies’ singles

The Ladies Championship opens on the Tuesday night with reigning Champion Paula Garrett taking on Win Kewley while the very experienced Muriel Cain takes on Marcia Pearson in what should be a very tough contest. Dee Lewis takes on last years runner up Win Collister and again this could be a close battle and finally on the Tuesday night the experienced Bernice McGreal takes on newcomer Michelle Cowley.

Finals day Saturday 1 February

So there is a lot of great bowling to look forward to before we reach the Finals Day on February 1st and if you would like to come and support the bowlers contesting the Championship please feel free to come down and create an atmosphere in the Hall which always helps.

Finally may I apologise for not mentioning everyone but space simply wouldn’t allow for that.

Top two draw in Premier Pairs

Week nine of the Indoor Bowling Leagues started with the top two teams in the Premier Pairs Cheesemakers and Young Guns meeting to play out a 2-2 draw while third placed Villans beat GLS 4-0 to close the gap on the leaders. The bottom of the table pairing TOU now seem to be finding some form and they beat Tee Pegs 4-0 while Radical Heads also had a 4-0 victory over Orange Peelers. This then leaves Young Guns on top with 24 points, Cheesemakers in second place on 23 points with Villans third with 21 points.

First Division Pairs

In the First Division Pairs the two top teams marched on as leaders the Villa Boys put in a strong performance to beat Kencoe 4-0 and second placed Spinners played equally as well to beat third placed Unbelieveabowls 4-0 while in the other match of the evening we saw Enigma beat 1 in 4 with a 3-1 result. The league leaders then are still Villa Boys who have 30 points with second placed Spinners on 26 points and Unbelieveabowls on 16 points in third place.

Second Division Pairs

The Second Division Pairs is proving to be a closely contested battle between Reckless Rollers and Sunset Rollers which I feel will go all the way to the end of the season. On this occasion Reckless Rollers didn’t play and Sunset Rollers were pushed hard by Cowley Cannonballs before winning 3-1 while Woodbourne Reds moved onto third place after beating Sensibles 4-0 and Girl Power beat Smooth Matters 4-0. This leaves Reckless Rollers top on 26 points with Sunset Rollers second on the same number of points and Woodbourne Reds third on 19 points.

Premier Team

The Premier Teams saw long time leaders Villans beat Birdies 4-2 while Cheesemakers had a 6-0 victory over Saltire and Ramsey Raiders beat DNA 4-2. With TBC having a bye on the night the league positions then are Villans in number one spot with 40 points, Cheesemakers second on 32 points and TBC third with 26 points.

First Division Team

In the First Division Teams we saw Spinners who have led from the start beat Smugglers 5-1, Odd Balls stayed in second place despite losing 4-2 to Cowley Cannonballs and Okay moved into third place with a 6-0 win over CAOS. The League Table then shows Spinners top on 38 points, Odd Balls second on 30 points and Okay third on 28 points.

Tuesday Morning League

On Tuesday in the Morning League the top placed Villans team beat Ellan Vannin 6-0, Early Birds beat Thru the Gap 4-2 and Hillbillies had a 5-1 win over Smooth Matters. In the remaining matches Cushags beat Maxums 6-0 and Onchan Royals took a 4-2 win over Ramsey Raiders. The leaves Villans top on 49 points with Cushags second on 39 points and Ramsey Raiders third on 33 points.

Last chance to get your championship entries in

I will now end this report by saying that this is now your last chance to get your Championship entries in before by the closing date of 21st December and wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

 

 

Honours even in the Premier Pairs

Week 8 of the Indoor Bowling season started with the unusual occurrence of every match in the Premier Pairs League ending in a draw. Tee Pegs drew with GLS while Orange Peelers v TOU, Young Guns v Northern Nomads and Radical Heads and Cheesemakers also played out drawn matches. With Villans having a bye on the night, the League positions now are Young Guns top on 22 points, Cheesemakers second on 21 points and Villans third with 17 points.

First Division Pairs

The First Division Pairs saw leaders Villa Boys have an emphatic 4-0 win over Enigma while second place Spinners were beaten 4-0 by an on form 1 in 4 team and third placed Unbelieveabowls played out a 2-2 draw with Kencoe. The outcome of this is that the top three hold their positions in the League with Villa Boys in top spot on 26 points followed by Spinners on 22 points and Unbelieveabowls on 16 points.

Second Division Pairs

In the Second Division Pairs leaders Reckless Rollers beat Girl Power 4-0 and Cowley Cannonballs and Woodbourne Reds played out a 2-2 draw while Smooth Matters were beaten 4-0 by Sunset Rollers who are undoubtedly one of the most improved pairings of this season. The match between Sensibles and Colonicles saw the points go to Sensibles when their opponents were unable to ‘field a team’. Reckless Rollers then lead the league with 24 points closely followed by Sunset Rollers on 23 points and in third place are Sensibles on 17 points.

Premier League Team

The Premier Teams League saw leaders Villans beat Saltire 5-1 while TBC beat Birdies 4-2 and Cheesemakers beat Ramsey Raiders 4-2. This means that Villans now lead the league with 36 points which gives them a healthy 10 point lead over TBC and Cheesemakers who are both on 26 points.

First Division Team

In the First Division Teams leaders Spinners were beaten 4-2 by Odd Balls, Girl Power beat Okay, Cowley Cannonballs lost to CAOS and Smugglers beat Maxums with all these games having a 4-2 score line. In the lead we still have Spinners with 33 points but Odd Balls have now closed the gap to 5 points as they have 28 points and in third place are Smugglers with 27 points.

Tuesday Morning League

The Tuesday Morning League as usual saw the Bowls Hall full with enthusiastic bowlers all keen to do well but also more importantly enjoy their bowls. I never cease to be surprised by the great atmosphere produced when the Hall and Rinks are full to capacity. League leaders Villans maintained their form to beat Early Birds 6-0 and second placed Cushags beat Thru the Gap 5-1 while Ramsey Raiders moved into third place by beating Smooth Matters 6-0. In the remaining two matches Ellan Vannin lost 4-2 to Onchan Royals and Maxums beat Hillbillies 4-2. This leaves Villain in top spot with 43 points followed by Cushags on 33 points and Ramsey Raiders on 31 points. I feel I must give a special mention to Cushags for they way that they have played this season so far to establish themselves in second place above teams who were tipped to finish higher than them.

Club Championships

Finally may I finish once again with a reminder to get your entries in for the Championships before the closing date of 21st December.

Festive notice to all members

🎄Just a few seasonal messages for you all…

NSC Christmas arrangements

  • Closed 23rd-26th December
  • Open 7am till 8pm 27th-30th December
  • Open 9am-5pm 31st December
  • Closed 1st January
  • Normal hours from 2nd January onwards

Round Robins

  • Our last Saturday Round Robin of the year will be on 21st December when I hope we’ll see some festive attire! 🎅
  • The first 2020 Round Robin will be on Saturday 4th January followed by the Championship Draws.

IOMIBA Championship

The games will commence with the Triples on 13th January and culminate will all the finals on 1st February.

The entry lists are on the notice board and all events are open to all members. Entries close on 21st December so don’t be beaten by the deadline – be brave and pop your name up there next time you’re in the hall!

Shoes

Can I just remind you all to please be aware that no-one should be walking on the playing surface in outdoor shoes. If you see anyone doing so, please bring this rule to their attention.

And finally, Nollick Ghennal as Blein Vie Noa!