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New Rules Regarding Practice Sessions

Updated: Nov 9, 2023

Updated Nov 9, 2023


Practicing is not allowed during league play until all games on the same side of green (rinks 1-3 or 4-6) have concluded.

1. Time Limited Practice Sessions for Practice Outside of League Schedule

  • Session 1: 10:00am - 12:30pm (only when there is no league play)

  • Session 2: 12:30pm - 3:30pm

  • Session 3: 3:30pm – 6:15pm

  • Session 4: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

2. Transition Between Sessions

  • At the end of Practice Session 1 and Practice Session 2 all players must leave the green at 12:30 and 3:30 respectively, and remove their bowls from the rink.

  • Members who wish to continue practicing must WAIT FOR 15 MINUTES after the session START TIME to allow new arrivals to find a rink to practice on. If space allows, bowlers can then resume their practice on any rink that is not being used by the new arrivals.

  • Members who joined Practice Session 1 or 2 while in progress are considered to have practiced in that session—regardless of the amount of time they practiced—and must leave the green at the 12:30 or 3:30 and wait 15 minutes before resuming practice, if space allows.

  • Members arriving near the session end who want to practice in the next session MUST WAIT by sitting on the chairs until the 12:30 or 3:30 session start time.

3. Maximum Players per Rink is 8.

4. Assigning Rinks

  • Members arriving after the session start time can join any rink that isn’t full.

  • Monitors may assign members to rinks as necessary.

  • Players on the rinks need to cooperate with the monitor on duty.

5. Practice During the League Schedule Period

Tuesday 1:30pm Draw/Practice Session:

  • a) Rinks 4 to 6 are reserved for a self-organized draw.

  • b) After the draw session is completed, the rinks revert to practice rinks.

  • c) Rinks 1 to 3 can be used for practice from 12:45pm - 3:30pm.

NOTE: When the Saturday morning league is in progress (9:00am start), the Saturday practice session follows the league play from 11:30am – 1:30pm to enable more practice time for members. when the Saturday league is not scheduled. When league play is not on, regular practice session of 10:00am to 12:30pm is in effect.

Players are reminded that they need to sign in, and out, in the logbook for all practice sessions they attend and to print their names clearly.

Members who violate the above practice rules may be subject to disciplinary action by the Executive Committee.


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