Metropolitan Pennant Rules + Forms

CONDITIONS OF PLAY 

The Metropolitan Pennant competition Conditions of Play can be found by clicking on the link below.

Metropolitan Pennant Conditions of Play

The Metropolitan Pennant competition Conditions of Play were updated prior to the commencement of the 2018-19 season. To review a summary of these changes, please click here.


FORMS + ADMINISTRATION 

PENNANT PERMIT REQUEST FORM
A Pennant Permit Request Form MUST be completed for an Affiliated Member who wishes to represent a Club other than their Nominated Club in a Bowls Victoria Pennant competition; such as two Metropolitan Clubs or one Metropolitan and one Country Club or vice versa. 

INTERSTATE PENNANT DECLARATION
An Interstate Pennant Declaration Form must be completed by players wishing to register with a new Club only for the purpose of playing Pennant in a State or Territory Association (STA) which is different from the STA which they are currently affiliated should complete the form below and apply to the STA which the player currently affiliated with. 

DRESS STANDARDS
All players must ensure their attire complies with Bowls Victoria’s dress regulations. Please click here for Bowls Victoria’s Regulations for Attire to ensure you’re wearing the appropriate kit.


HEAT POLICY

If a ‘Code Red’ Fire Day is announced for the Central Fire District on a day of play, all Metropolitan Pennant Competitions will be abandoned, and no results will be required to be submitted. 

Play cannot commence if the temperature at the Club’s Designated BOM Weather Station has reached 36 degrees Celsius or above at the scheduled commencement time of the match, play may be suspended for up to 1 hour. 

If the temperature fails to fall below 36 degrees Celsius within 1 hour of play being suspended, the match is abandoned. Please review the Metropolitan Pennant Conditions of Play which has more detailed information about Bowls Victoria’s heat policy. 

Bureau of Meteorology official recording stations

Please download the Designated BOM Official Recording Stations to your phone, tablet or computer. 

Visit the BOM website for your temperature reading, or call the BOM on 1900 926 121 to hear the recorded information. You will be required to wait until your designated BOM station temperature is announced. Please note, this service costs 70 cents per minute.


PLAYING SAFELY IN HOT WEATHER 

Bowls Victoria encourages all affiliated members to be sun smart. Exercise places some people at risk of heat illness, especially in hot weather. Players, officials and spectators are encouraged to wear head protection, sunscreen, sunglasses, keep hydrated and seek shade when possible.