Auckland Bowls with the help of funds from the Mission Bay Bowling Club (on closing) are very excited to introduce the Mission Bay Bowls3Five 1-5 Year Interclub. Mission Bay Bowling Club were keen to see their remaining funds used to promote bowls for new players. With the introduction of the Bowls3Five format by Bowls NZ we have been able to introduce a fantastic modern tournament with great prize money provided by Mission Bay Bowling Club.
This event will start on Thursday 1st November and will run for 6 Thursdays with the Final being played on the 6th December. All games will begin at 6pm (or as close to as possible) and be at various clubs across Auckland.
The format for the Bowls3Five 1-5 Year Interclub is 6 players, making two teams of any combination triples with a round robin of 2 sets of 5 ends being played. In the event the sets are tied, a one end tie-breaker will be the decider. Games will last no more than an hour.
Adding to the thrill of the short format of the game, a Power Play will be available to each team once per game with double points for the nominated Power Play end. Astute followers of the format know this is where games can be won or lost depending on the strategy deployed.
$4,000 of prize money is up for grabs so get your juniors together and enter!
We would very much like to see your club enter your 1-5 Year bowlers into this great competition. We will do our very best to zone these games so your club isn’t travelling across town in the crazy Auckland traffic! There is no limit to the amount of sides a club can enter and we will do our best to accommodate composite teams from clubs that cannot field a full side on their own.
Players can also be changed from week to week if some are not available for all 6 weeks.
Formal Conditions of Play will be released next week and entries close on the 17th October.