Synthetic Turf Specialist

TigerTurf Winter Tournament

By admin on January 8, 2017

Bowling club members around the country have had great fun playing in the TigerTurf Winter League, a new format game played on Tiger Turf greens over the winter.

This lively, fast-paced variation of the regular pair’s game is played in teams of three, with two people on the green together, and one substitute poised to dash onto the green when called upon. The shot clock and power plays add excitement to an already tight, high-pressure game.

The tournament has been run by Bowls NZ, who held the qualifying tournaments over June and July and the regional finals over August. This new, fresh format has been fun and full of action, comparable to the fast and furious game of twenty20 cricket, with high-tension power plays, time limits and substitutes. Players have only 30 seconds between shots, and substitutions can be made at any time, keeping players on their toes. Failure to beat the shot clock means the ‘bowl’ is not played and is forfeited. One power play can be called by each player for each set to double any points scored.

The winners of the regionals are:

 

 

The National Final will be held at Lyall Bay Bowling Club on the 6th September. The Main Event Winner will receive $1500 and the runner-up will receive 6 bottles of Grant’s Whisky.

Best of luck to all the finalists and we hope you enjoy a successful day. We’d love to hear from you about the Tournament.

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