National Intercentre Conditions Of Play 2021
The 2021 Bowls New Zealand Intercentre is about to kick off!
The best bowlers in New Zealand are converging on the capital to battle it out for the coveted title of being the Bowls New Zealand 2021 National Intercentre Champion Centre.
To win a national Intercentre title is the dream of many a bowler and it is an incredible event that showcases the best of our sport, with all players striving to finish this event on top of the podium.
Defending their titles from the last time this event was held, are Canterbury for the men's title, and Auckland for the women's.
Both of these Centres won their titles at the Howick Bowling Club in classic finals, and we're sure that this year will be no different in regards to the unique level of drama and high quality bowls that this event brings with it.
Spread through all of the sections are an incredible array of current and former Blackjacks, national title holders and centre champions; to try and pick a clear favourite would be folly.
All of the results can be accessed below, and will be updated as quickly as possible. On top of this, all post section matches will be broadcast live from the Wilton, the picturesque headquarters for this event.
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find these games, or search 'Sky Sport Next Bowls' in YouTube.
Conditions of Play:
As many of you will be aware, the Conditions of Play for this competition have had some major changes made to them from previous year’s events. In particular, the following areas have been altered:
- Players can now be selected to play in any discipline (or any order within pairs / fours discipline) in any rounds
- Teams are able (but not required) to include an eighth player allowing for a change of playing members of a squad between rounds
- Playing format sees all disciplines play the same opposition in the same round
- Scoring system places the emphasis on the outcome of the three games (singles / pairs / fours) that make up a match.
- Points are scored for a win (2 points) or draw (1 point) in any match.
- Game points will be applied if required to separate teams at the end of the round robin series of matches
Code of Conduct
All entrants are bound by Section 2 of Bowls New Zealand Code of Conduct.
The National Intercentre is an event at which Sports Betting may be conducted. Entrants and Tournament Officials are prohibited from placing bets and benefiting from bets placed by others. Disciplinary action in terms of Bowls NZ Constitution will be taken against Players and Officials who contravene this law.
Refer to the Bowls New Zealand website and Facebook page for any updates, results and news stories before, during and after the event.
Live streaming will be available from post section play here.