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Bowls Scotland Ranking Competitions 2017 PDF Print E-mail

Bowls Scotland are inviting applications from clubs/organisations wishing their event/competition to be considered for the National Player Ranking System for the 2017 season. The National Player Ranking System will run the length of the outdoor season and the points system will reach across a spectrum of events giving more weight to higher finishing performances at major tournaments staged across Scotland.

The philosophy of the ranking system is to provide equal and just opportunity for bowlers across the country to:

  • Earn ranking points
  • Use the ranking system for Talent ID
  • Ranking points may be used in selection for representative teams

‘Player of the Year’

The players who top the Ladies and Gents ranking points at the end of the season will be crowned the official Bowls Scotland Ladies and Gents Player of the Year. Both players will be recognised by Bowls Scotland and receive The Bowls Scotland Players Trophy. Ranking points can be collected by taking part in Bowls Scotland competitions with the ranking system acting as a showcase of Bowls Scotland’s club bowlers and their dedication to achieving in the sport.

Tier Structure:

  • Tier 1                     Bowls Scotland National Championships & Bowls Scotland Scottish Super Series
  • Tier 2 & Tier 3          Approved Club/Organisation Ranking Events

We are inviting clubs/organisations to put forward their open competitions to be part of the Tier 2 and Tier 3 Bowls Scotland Ranking Competitions for 2017 as per the criteria below:

Tier 2:

  • All events must be open to any bowler of an affiliated club, no invitation only events will be approved.
  • All events must have minimum prize money of at least £1000
  • All events must run for a minimum of 2 days (prelim/qualification days count)

Tier 3:

  • All events must be open to any bowler of an affiliated club, no invitation only events will be approved.
  • All events must have minimum prize money of at least £150 and up to £999

The benefits of becoming a Tier 2/Tier 3 Ranked Competition:

  • There is no cost on top of your existing licence fee
  • FREE promotion of your event on the Bowls Scotland Website and Social Media Channels
  • The potential to gain Bowls Scotland Ranking Points for your competitors
  • The potential to attract more entries
  • Be part of a national network of ranking competitions

How to apply to become a Tier 2/Tier 3 Ranked Competition:

  • Clubs/Organisations should submit an application form to Bowls Scotland to have their event considered for approval in the National Player Ranking System. Application forms can be downloaded from the Bowls Scotland website or by contacting the Bowls Scotland office.
  • A Bowls Scotland representative will acknowledge your application and let you know if your event has been approved as a Tier 2 or Tier 3 Event.
  • If approved; Clubs/Organisations will be required to submit results from their event no later than 48 hours after the completion of the event to Bowls Scotland. Results lodged later than 48 hours may not be included in the rankings system.

Scottish Ranking Competition Application Form 2017

Administration:

  • The Player Ranking points table will be updated throughout the season and uploaded to the Bowls Scotland website: www.bowlsscotland.com.
  • Any queries should be emailed to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Bowls Scotland reserve the right, at our discretion, to amend the terms and conditions of a ranking event at any time

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Points Structure:

Tier 1               National Championships & Scottish Super Series

SINGLES

PAIRS

TRIPLES

FOURS

Winner

120

Winner

120

Winner

120

Winner

120

RU

80

RU

80

RU

80

RU

80

SF

40

SF

40

SF

40

SF

40

QF

20

QF

20

QF

20

QF

20

Last 16

15

Last 16

15

Last 16

15

Last 16

15

Last 32

10

Last 32

10

Last 32

10

Last 32

10



Tier 2              Approved Club/Organisation Ranking Events

SINGLES

PAIRS

TRIPLES

FOURS

Winner

80

Winner

80

Winner

80

Winner

80

RU

60

RU

60

RU

60

RU

60

SF

30

SF

30

SF

30

SF

30

QF

15

QF

15

QF

15

QF

15

Tier 3 Approved Club/Organisation Ranking Events

SINGLES

PAIRS

TRIPLES

FOURS

Winner

60

Winner

60

Winner

60

Winner

60

RU

30

RU

30

RU

30

RU

30

SF

15

SF

15

SF

15

SF

15

QF

10

QF

10

QF

10

QF

10

Please note that disciplines are irrelevant in the ranking system. There will be only one men’s and one women’s ranking system with all points, be they achieved in singles, pairs, triples or fours combined and calculated into the one system.

Scottish Ranking Competitions FAQ’s

Q. What is an ‘open’ event?

A. An open event for rankings purposes is an event which is not invitational – an event can be gender specific or mixed

Q. Who can apply for an event to be included in Tier 2/Tier 3?

A. Any club/organisation can apply for their event to be part of Tier 2/Tier 3 provided they match the criteria set. An application form should be submitted to Bowls Scotland prior to the event taking place.

Q. Is the club required to administer results into the ranking system or is this done by Bowls Scotland?

A. Clubs/Organisations will be required to lodge the results on the form provided by Bowls Scotland and return to Bowls Scotland no more than 48 hours after the event.

Q. Do team disciplines receive points?

A. Each member of a discipline receives points for a relative tier, i.e. if tier points are 30 points for Fours, then all rink members get 30 points.

Q Do points earned in a team award count towards the ‘Player of the Year’?

A. Disciplines are irrelevant in the new player ranking system. There will be only one men’s and one women’s ranking system with all points, be they achieved in singles, pairs, triples or fours combined and calculated into the one system

Q. Does entering an event automatically enter me in to the ranking system?

A. As soon as you earn points you will be entered in to the ranking system


Scottish Ranking Competition Application Form 2017