SHORT MAT

Short Mat Tuesday League 2020/2021

LEAGUE TABLE UP TO 8TH DECEMBER

                    A          B          C          D         E          F         G

Oct 13         3          0           0          1           -            3          1

Oct 20       0          0          -            3          0           3          3

Ocr 27       0          -            3          0          3            3          0

Nov 3        0          0           0           3          3            3           -   

Dec 8        3           0           -           0          3            0         3

Dec15        3           -            0           0         0           3           3

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 TOTAL       9        0           3             7          9          15           10

3 Squad Pairs Teams

                                 Rest Day          11.00am         12.30pm           2.00pm             Bye

Wk.     Play Date

 1            13-Oct               1                  G v D                A v B                  C v F                   E          

                                                                12-12                29-8                    11-15                                 

2           20-Oct               2                 A v D                B v G                   E v F                   C

                                                               7-17                  9-15                     10-22                        

3           27-Oct              3                    A v C               D v F                   E v G                B         

                                                              11-14                  10-14                      28-6                          

4           03-Nov              1                 F v B                 A v E                    D v C                 G

                                                            25 - 10               13 - 17                    24 -4

9          08-Dec              3                B v G                 E v F                     A v D                 C

                                                            12 -24                17-12                     12-10                

10         15-Dec               1                E v G                  D v F                    A v C                 B

                                                           9-14                    10-16                     20-11

11         05-Jan               2                D v C                  F v B                    A v E                 G

12         12-Jan                3                E v D                 C v B                    F v G                 A

             13  Jan               2                C V B                 FVG                      BVD                  A

13         19-Jan                 1               A v G                 B v D                    C v E                  F     

             20Jan                 3              AVG                   CVE                       BVD                  F

14        26-Jan               2                 C v G                A v F                     B v E                 D

            27 Jan                1                  CVG                 BVE                       AVF                  D

15        02-Feb              3                 G v D                C v F                     A v B                 E

            3 Feb                 2                 AVB                   CVF                       GVD                E

16        09-Feb             1                  A v D                 E v F                      B v G               C

17        16-Feb              2                 A v C                  D v F                     E v G                B

18       23-Feb             3                  F v B                  A v E                      D v C               G

19       02-Mar             1                  C v B                   F v G                     E v D                A

20     09-Mar             2                  A v G                  C v E                      B v D                F

21       16-Mar             3                  A v F                   B v E                     C v G                 D

22      23-Mar   30 Mar          keep free if need

 TEAM A                                                                                            TEAM B                                                                         TEAM C

1Keith Sinclair                                                                                1Sheila Lacey                                                                 1Joyce Hopgood

2Chris Bourne                                                                               2Eileen Howlett                                                           2MargueriteNoyce

3Gill Brown                                                                                     3 Rosemary Hunter                                                    3Jenny King

TEAM D                                                                                            TEAM E                                                                         TEAM F

 1Gwen Hewlett                                                                           1Jackie Jackson                                                              1Carol White

2Barbara Willsher                                                                      2Jill Holgate                                                                     2Mairi Aston

3Liz Miles                                                                                      3Jim Freeman                                                                 3Beryl Ashman

TEAM G                                                                                       Reserves

1Bryan Kirton                                                                              Michael Page

2Marjorie Kirton                                                                          David Bignell

3Steven Brice

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 The first matches will be on Tuesday 13 October, which gives plenty of time for pre-season practice.  You are of course, free to book to play short mat on any other day when the Centre is open (11.00am to 2.00pm and to 3.00pm in October and March). 

We will have 7 squads of 3 players, with teams of 2 playing with 3 woods each.  In order to ensure that you always have a team of 2 please can we ask you to do your best to be available to play each week.  This helps to make easy substitutions if a member of your squad is unable to play for any reason, eg. illness.  If your team cannot find a substitute from your own squad please ask Michael Page or David Bignell (reserves) or a member of another squad to substitute for you.  It is your responsibility to find a substitute, not Steven’s, but if this proves difficult for you I would obviously do my best to help.Please do your best to ensure that you can play during the week after the last fixture in case we have to lose a week for any reason and thus have to add an extra week.

You will see from the fixture card that matches are timed for one hour and a half.  This gives ample time to play 15 ends (the number of ends played last year in 3 wood pairs) and allows for plenty of time for departures and arrivals without compromising the ’rule of six’.  However, if we find that less time is needed we can bring forward the start times.  Also, if ONE more member signs up to play we can have 8 squads and no byes, but this means four matches will need to be played each Tuesday which obviously impacts on finishing time and will mean that there are no rest days or reserves.

 Social Distancing and sanitising:

By now I hope that we are all familiar with the do’s and dont’s.  Please remember to sanitise your hands on arrival at the Centre.  Remember to keep TWO metres distance at all times.  It makes sense to step to the side after you have bowled your wood and not to step behind the mat.  Only ONE player will place the mats, whether winner or loser of the previous end.  Only ONE player will place the jack, whether winner or loser of the previous end.  The mats and jacks will be changed at the end of each game and all six mats and jacks sanitised at the end of the afternoon.  Do not handle any woods other than your own. There is to be no chalking of woods, so hopefully ‘nominating’ a toucher will be sufficient.  If the block of wood in the centre of the mat needs to be re-positioned, please use a glove or cloth or, if possible, just a foot.  Don’t hesitate to use hand sanitiser or spray whenever you deem it appropriate.

The wearing of masks is not obligatory, but please feel free to wear one if you wish. There will be no match fees this season!

A reminder of some important rules:

I think we all know and understand the rules, but I’d like to remind you of three important ones which seem to have caused the occasional difficulty in recent years.  These are taken from ESMBA Laws of the Game booklet amended version 2014:

Stance on the Delivery Mat and Foot Faulting:

Rule D 8a: A player at the moment of delivering the bowl shall have the whole of one foot entirely within the confines of the delivery mat.  The foot must be either in contact with or directly above the mat.

Rule D 8b: The other foot may be placed totally on the delivery mat or partially on the delivery mat and the delivery area or totally within the delivery area.  The delivery area is delineated by the two white lines either side of the delivery mat.

Rule D 9a: Only players at the delivery end (and umpires) can call foot faults.

Rule D 9b: Once a foot fault is called, any player at the head end shall stop the bowl and remove it clear of the rink mat

However, at the meeting in September 2019 we agreed that any players who were concerned about delivery stance and/or foot faulting might find it helpful to practice their stance during the week before matches start.  For the first week of matches we agreed that any ‘issues’ will be treated leniently.

Declaring the Score: Let us hope that there are no disputed shots! We will not be using scoreboards.  Only one person should record the score on the scorecard using his/her own pen.  Completed scorecards should be given to or left for the keyholder.

An important footnote:

The first match of the day is timed to start when the Centre opens.  A key holder will be responsible for locking up at the end of play for the day.  Normally, that will be me but I plan to be away on holiday from Saturday 7 November to Thursday 3 December which means that I shall miss four weeks.  If I need to self-isolate on my return that takes me out for another two weeks.  Therefore, I shall arrange for another keyholder to be responsible for locking up.

Steven

 

Steven Brice

01 October 2020

A reminder of some important rules: which seem to have caused the occasional difficulty in recent years. These are taken from ESMBA Laws of the Game booklet amended version 2014:
Stance on the Delivery Mat:
Rule D 8a: A player at the moment of delivering the bowl shall have the whole of one foot entirely within the confines of the delivery mat. The foot must be either in contact with or directly above the mat.
Rule D 8b: The other foot may be placed totally on the delivery mat or partially on the delivery mat and the delivery area or totally within the delivery area.
Foot Faulting: p18,
Rule D 9a: Only players at the delivery end (and umpires) can call foot faults.
Rule D 9b: Once a foot fault is called, any player at the head end shall stop the bowl and remove it clear of the rink mat
However, we agreed at the meeting that any players who were concerned about delivery stance and/or foot faulting might find it helpful to practice their stance during the week before matches start. For the first week of matches we agreed that any ‘issues’ will be treated leniently.
Declaring the Score: Let us hope that there are no disputed shots! Rule E3a: The second will agree the shot or shots … will prove the claim for shots by measuring, but will not cause any bowl to be moved until the shot or shots are agreed, allowing the opposing Second to also measure and if they cannot agree will call the Skips to arbitrate.

      

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