MBA Has confirmed an early start for Pennant matches on Thursday. The following is an extract from the Memo sent to all clubs:
“The forecast for Thursday 18 February 2021 at 4.30 pm on Tuesday 16 January 2021 on the BOM website is 37 degrees Celsius.
As per Rule 7.5 of the Metropolitan Pennant Conditions of Play 2020-21, all Round 17 Thursday Pennant matches will be played with practice ends commencing at 9.15am, under the conditions as described in Rules 7.1, 7.2 & 7.3.
As per Rule 7.1, matches will still proceed at the early start time even if the forecast temperature on Wednesday or Thursday morning is 36 degrees Celsius or above.
Please note that as per Rule 3.2.4 the number of ends played will be reduced to 18 ends with the minimum number of ends completed to declare a game “complete” to be as per Rule 5.7 (3 team sides – 36 ends, 2 team sides – 24 ends)”
To read the Memo in full click https://metrobowls.com.au/early-start-2020-21-thursday-pennants-round-17/