Club Championship events leading to Centre Champion of Champion Events and beyond (Singles, Pairs, Triples, Fours, and Mixed Pairs)
If a player and/or player in a team wins a club championship competition that qualifies them for a centre champion of champions event, which goes on to a national champion of champions event, they are ineligible to enter another club’s competition in that discipline.
- A player and/or player in a team can only win one club championship or centre champion of champions event per discipline in a single season. For clarity, if a player wins any club championship, in any discipline, then they may NOT enter that same discipline at any other club, in any Centre, in the same season.
- A player and/or player in a team can only play in one active club championship discipline at any one time. For clarity, the player may enter another club’s (if they are a full playing member) championship in the same discipline ONLY after the first club’s championship in the same discipline has concluded and/or they are knocked out of that club’s event
Interclub Sevens event leading to the National Interclub Sevens Championship
“If a player is part of a club’s interclub sevens team, that player is not eligible to represent another club in another centre’s interclub sevens competition, that advances to the National Interclub Sevens Finals, or be selected to represent another club in the National Interclub Sevens Finals. For clarity, players cannot be selected in two clubs across multiple centres in an interclub sevens pathway event. This rule only applies to an interclub event that progresses to the National Interclub Sevens Finals in April.
(The above rules are a condition of play for Bowls NZ and club/centre events that have a national pathway and national final. Clubs and centres are welcome to establish local rules for non-pathway events that best reflect the local membership and community).