Drawing of Rinks for Competitions
At the SCWBA Council meetings last week we received a couple of queries about the Draw for Rinks with regards to Competitions. I tried to explain that this is a Law of the Sport and not a choice or something that can just be ignored or overlooked.
However we also received a further query after the meetings so obviously my explanation in each meeting was not fully understood or believed. So I have asked Ken Bickley the EBUA Area Coordinator and International Umpire for further clarification. Hopefully this will answer your queries. Please ensure that all of your competition players understand that unless this is adhered to a complaint can be made against them.
Kens reply is below.
Kens Reply ....
First let me apologise for the delay in getting back to you but I wanted to wait for the publication by Bowls England of their Championship and Competition regulations which was due out today Monday 19th April 2021.
But it will NOT alter the basic answer.
The rink to be played on must be drawn ON THE DAY that the game is to be played.
See Crystal Mark Edition 3.2 of the Laws of the Sport of Bowls Law 3 and Bowls England National Competition Rules section 7.
Also see Bowls Surrey Competition Rules and Regulations 1.10.
7.1 A draw for rink/s to be played on shall be made in accordance with the current Laws of the Sport. For a match requiring one rink, a minimum of two rinks shall be offered to the opponent. For a match requiring more than one rink, the amount of rinks offered must be at least equal to the number of rinks required for play.
1.10. The draw for rink/s to be played on shall be made in accordance with the current Laws of the Sport (Law 3.1). For a match requiring one rink, a minimum of two rinks shall be offered to the opponent. For a match requiring more than one rink, the minimum number of rinks offered shall be at least equal to the number of rinks required.
This is a red herring .
As far as Leamington, and SCWBA and SCBA finals day ( and semi finals day when held ) BE, SCWBA or SCBA are the Controlling Bodies for these events, and they are authorised under Law 3.1 to make the draw for rinks.
This is also done this way by World Bowls for the Commonwealth Games, World Championships and other World Bowls events such as the Atlantic Games.
I hope this helps. Any questions please get back to me but I will NOT get into discussions with individual players.