|Bowls Scotland Ranking Competitions 2017|
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:
‘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.
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:
The benefits of becoming a Tier 2/Tier 3 Ranked Competition:
How to apply to become a Tier 2/Tier 3 Ranked Competition:
Tier 1 National Championships & Scottish Super Series
Tier 2 Approved Club/Organisation Ranking Events
Tier 3 Approved Club/Organisation Ranking Events
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