Bowls Tasmania will once again be hosting the Australian Indoor Qualifying event, with the successful qualifiers heading to Tweed Heads for the Australian Indoor Championships 14 – 17 August 2023 (practice day 13 August 2023). Players will be responsible for all costs associated with competing in the National Event except accommodation which will be provided by Bowls Australia from the practise day until they are knocked out of the event – with $24,000 prize money on offer ranging from $250 for losing round of 16 players through to $4,000 for the winners.
TASMANIAN QUALIFYING INFORMATION
DATES: 20 – 21 May 2023. Players may select one of two qualifying timeslots Saturday morning or Saturday afternoon with finals being conducted on Sunday.
VENUE: Burnie Bowls Centre
QUALIFYING SPOTS: 1 Man and1 Woman (Numbers based on entries received in previous year)
ENTRY FEE: $30 per person.
ENTRIES CLOSED: 5pm Sunday 14 May 2023
Draws have been generated automatically on BowlsLink as follows:
RESULTS ON BOWLSLINK:
For all the results click HERE
CONDITIONS OF PLAY:
- The event will be sectional play with 3 players per section. The player with the bye will be required to mark. Markers will be provided for all post-sectional games.
- Singles – four bowls, 2 sets of nine ends with a three end tie-breaker played if required to reflect the format of the national competition.
- One trial end in each direction will be allowed for all games.
- Respotting the Jack: As per law 56.5 in the Laws of the Sport of Bowls, there will be no dead ends. Instead, the jack will be re-spotted in accordance with Law 56.5.3 (that is, 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) and play should continue.
- Tiebreaker – The winner of the tiebreaker will be the player with the highest number of shots when the third end is completed. If shot scores are tied after the third end, players must play a fourth tie breaker to decide the winner.
- First to Play – First end – toss of a coin – the winner can place the mat or advise their opponent to place the mat. Second set – winner of the first set must place the mat. If the first set is a draw, the winner of the last scoring end must place the mat. First and fourth end of a tie-breaker – toss of a coin. The winner can place the mat or advise their opponent to place the mat.
- The Controlling Authority reserves the right to re-draw the competition to avoid byes and to fill up sections etc in the event of withdrawals after the draw has been done.
- In the event of there being a bye in a section, the winner of that section will not be given a bye in post sectional play.
- The sectional play draw will be generated at random using BowlsLink. The draw for post-sectional play and finals will be generated at random ensuring that any winners of a section that contains a bye will not be given a bye in post sectional play.
- Practice is permitted on the Burnie indoor green on Thursday or Friday if players make arrangement to do so – phone David Gewin, Burnie’s Secretary on 0409 323 565.
- No practice is permitted before the first game on Saturday and Sunday.
- The player with a bye in the first round can practice after the end of the first round if there is a rink available (other than the one that they are due to play on next).
- No practice is permitted before the final round each day if both players have already played in a game that day.
- Cafe style food will be available for purchase at lunch time on Saturday and Sunday.
The Women’s Grand Final will be livestreamed at 12.30pm followed by the Men’s Final at 2.30pm on Sunday 21 May 2023 on the Bowls Tasmania Facebook page.