Bowling - Technical Package

Technical Packages for the NLGames are developed by the Provincial Sport Organization governing each respective sport. Questions should be directed to the Technical Chairperson as noted in Section 1 below, or to the SportNL Games Coordinator Patti Thorne by email pthorne@sportnl.ca or phone 709-576-4629.

1. TECHNICAL CHAIRPERSON
Gayle Cave
gaylecave@yahoo.ca

PSO Representative
Craig Ford
NL 5 Pin Bowling Association
ford.craig20@gmail.com

Special Olympics
Mike Daly
miked@sonl.ca

Athletes With A Disability
Margaret (Muggs) Tibbo
margarettibbo@nf.sympatico.ca

2. CONVENER
To Be Confirmed

3. ELIGIBILITY
Participants must be registered members of the NL5PBA.

4. AGE CLASSIFICATION
13 – 18 years old as of March 17, 2018.
Special Olympians must be under 21 years old as of March 17, 2018.

5. PARTICIPANTS PER REGION

5.1 ATHLETES
Female Team
4 Female athletes

Male Team
4 Male athletes

Mixed Team
1 male athlete
1 female athlete
1 Special Olympian
1 Athlete With A Disability

5.2 STAFF
1 Male Coach
1 Female Coach
1 Personal Attendant per Athlete With A Disability if required (same gender)
1 Personal Attendant per Special Olympian if required (same gender)

6. STAFF SELECTION
All coaches must be at least 19 years of age as of March 1, 2018 and must be Competitive Level 2 Certified. Exemption requests will be considered subject to approval by the PSO and SportNL.

7. REGIONAL QUALIFIERS
All regional qualifier inquiries can be directed to the Technical Chairperson as noted in Section 1.

8. REGIONAL CONTACTS
Regional contacts TBD. Inquiries can be directed to the Technical Chairperson as noted in Section 1.
St. John’s North –
Mount Pearl South –
Avalon –
Eastern –
Central –
Western –
Labrador –
Host –

9. REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Each regional team must be registered with the Host by February 8, 2018 through an online registration system that will be provided by the Host.

10. GAMES-TIME MEETINGS
One coach or staff representative from each region and each sport is required to attend the following meetings in the Host region at the commencement of the NLGames:

Coach / Manager General Meeting – date, time and location to be confirmed
Chaired by SportNL and including brief presentations from the Host Committee – will cover logistical information on transportation, accommodations, food services, entertainment, venues, etc.

Sport Technical Meeting – date, time and location to be confirmed
Chaired by the Technical Chair of your sport – will cover sport-specific technical information for your competition.

11. SANCTION
The competition is sanctioned by the NL 5 Pin Bowling Association. Canadian 5 Pin Bowling Association rules will govern this competition.

12. SCHEDULE
Bowling is a FIRST HALF Sport in the 2018 NLGames from March 10-13.

Final schedules will be posted on www.nlgames.ca/schedule in February after regional teams are selected and registration is completed.

13. VENUE
Hodder Complex

14. MEDALS
Medals will be awarded to the first, second, and third place teams respectively in the boys, girls, and mixed competition.

15. TECHNICAL INFORMATION

15.1 Competition Format
The tournament will consist of two divisions of three teams in each. This will be a double round robin format; each team will play 4 games within their division. The team with the highest total pinfall will be awarded 2pts and the top two teams from each division will move on to the crossovers. Crossover play will have first place in Division A against second place in Division B and so forth. The two losing teams will play for Bronze and the two winning teams will play for Gold/Silver. (Match play, head to head 8 pts per game)

Tie Rules
In the event of a tie during Round Robin play, the tie breaker will be total points head to head, then total pinfall if still tied. Between the two tied teams in head to head matches.

16. NLGAMES POLICIES

Sport policies have been updated as of June 2016 and are available at:

NLGames Sport Policies (June 2016)