Weather call explained for Club events only.
Prior to the game/s the Greenkeeper advises management if unable to prepare greens owing to inclement weather. This advice is relayed to the Webmaster who accordingly changes the call icon on the website (on entry page next to the Weather Call button) if bowls is ON or OFF and next to it is the date of the last update which will not change until advised of a change by Green Management in the weather status regardless of the weather of the day.
As the timing of management advice cannot be constant, computer entry change is subject to the Webmaster having computer access at any given time. It is therefore recommended that bowlers come to the Club to enjoy it’s facilities or phone (02) 9327 6774 to confirm bowling status.
- For Pennant game calls there is a different requirement – see below.
BOWLS NSW guidelines.
- If the temperature reach 35 degrees, the appointed controlling body will interrupt games for 20 minutes for a period of 5 minutes during which time drinks will be made available in a cool area. If the temperature reaches 38 degrees play will be discontinued.
- The controlling body will suspend play under storm conditions or discontinue play should the conditions be considered as dangerous.
Adapted Temperature Rule:
The Club has a duty of care and therefore the above temperature guidelines can be reduced to suit. That is, we need to take into consideration the age of our players and how they react to the conditions. The temperature, humidity as well as wind can be monitored (in the middle of the green for better accuracy) by the Club’s scientific instrument.
Inclement weather call by Controlling Body at the respective Club venue not before 8am for AM start or 11am for PM on day of play.