Champion of Champion & Interclub Update

26 Feb 2016

Champion of Champions & Interclub Update:

We are experiencing a little bit of a logjam at this stage of the season with the finishing of Interclub and the start of the Champion of Champions Events.

This has been caused by several factors regarding the Interclub Events:

1.  The season start was pushed back one week at the request of the Clubs because of the Bowls NZ Nationals in Christchurch.

2.  The first week of the new Interclub Post Xmas competitions was for the most part washed out.

3.  The entries for certain competitions meant that we had to have divisions of 9 or 10 teams instead of the planned for 8 - we did not want any team to miss out or not to play a full round robin of games.

This has meant that several Clubs that had agreed to host Champion of Champion Events on certain dates found themselves in a position of having not to make their greens available for Champion of Champion events in favour of hosting Interclub.

We understand the above predicament - as frustrating as it is for the Centre in trying to arrange draws, greens and umpires.

However, for this season, it is what it is, lessons have been learnt - but we still have to find a solution for now.

The following decisions have been made:

1.  The Interclub season can be extended - there is no great rush to get games played off by the 12th March  Clubs can play later than this date by mutual agreement.

2.  Some of the Champion of Champion Events scheduled for the Saturdays of the 5th and 12th March (the main clashes with Interclub) have been re-scheduled as necessary to the 19th & 20th March - see below.

3.  The 19th & 20th are also dates for National Interclub - so any player compromised by the change in date (who are playing in the National Interclub) will receive special dispensation to play on another date

4.  The Watson Shield play off will be on Champion of Champions Finals week end and played on Saturday 16th April 2016

The revised list of dates is shown below - we will still need greens for certain events - please contact the office if your green is available (note for singles - players need to provide markers and not the hosting Clubs).

Champion of Champions Events - Greens Required 

Another 7 greens are required to run the above events - can you help? 

Men's Junior Singles    Saturday 19th March     1 Green required     8 Rinks
Women's FoursSaturday 19th March  2 Greens required 8 Rinks  
Men's SinglesSunday 20th March   2 Greens required8 Rinks
Women's Singles Sunday 20th March2 Greens required8 Rinks

These greens have been allocated - please check and confirm: 

  Date Green 1 Green 2
Men's Colts SinglesSunday 28th February      Woolston Park   Redlcliffs Mt Pleasant
Women's 1st & 2nd Yr SinglesSunday 28th February Centre GreenN/A
Women's Junior SinglesSaturday 27th February Centre GreenRedcliffs Mt Pleasant
Men's PairsSunday 6th MarchMorrison AveWoolston Park
Women's Pairs Sunday 6th March Beckenham Bowls Hornby 
Men's TriplesSunday 13th MarchSumnerWoolston Park
Women's TriplesSunday 13th March Morrison AveParklands
Men's FoursSaturday 12 March Centre GreenBowls Hornby

Events Rescheduled to the 19/20th March 2016

  Date Green 1Green 2     
Men's Junior Singles      Saturday 19th March     Kaiapoi Club     none - see above     
Women's FoursSaturday 19th Marchnone - see above      none - see above
Men's SinglesSunday 20th Marchnone - see above    none - see above
Women's Singles Sunday 20th March none - see above none - see above 

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