Pennant Season Conditions of Play Update
The MPB Inc have released information on the coming Midweek and Saturday Pennant season with a number changes in the conditions of play. The formal "Conditions of Pennant" play for this season will be published shortly.
Saturday start time is now 1 PM. Trial ends to commence at 12.45 PM. There is no change to the Midweek start times.
Saturday and Midweek matches will all be over 21 ends.
During the 21 ends there will be a mandatory break,( 20 Minutes) with the proviso that with impending inclement weather or heat, the side managers can agree to play straight through.
The heat rule of stopping play if the temperature reaches 35 degrees is in effect and will apply where the game is being played using the local digital Temperature gauge reading.
If play is delayed more than 1 hour due the weather, the game will be abandoned, regardless of whether there is time left to complete the game under the maximum time limit rule.
If the early forecast for a Saturday game day is expected to be extreme, the MPB Inc will advise Clubs on the Thursday before, that games will be commenced at 11.15 am
For Divisions 1 and 2, 60 ends constitutes a game. (84 end games)
For all other divisions, 44 ends constitutes a game. (63 end games)
In any division, completed games will be based on game scores. Abandoned games in the same division will be counted as a draw. (No round replays)
Pre Game practice has been reintroduced on Saturdays. Host clubs are to make available practice rinks from 11.30 am until 12.15 PM. It was considered not practical to have Midweek practice due to the much earlier start time.
Reserve days during the Home and Away season have been abandoned. There will be reserve days for the final series.
It will no longer be a requirement to time the greens before a match.
Side Managers are representatives of the players and each player manager side is its own entity and as such is not beholding to other division side managers. Senior side managers can not over rule lower division side managers.
Substitutes will now only be able to play in the position in which a substitute is required, but can not play Skip. The third will ordinarily play skip and therefore the substitute will play third.