BRIGHTON’S FIRST 8 FOR THE YEAR

October 13th, 2019

Congratulations to Doug Plaisted, Lyall Ellers, Alan Rolton and Harry Campbell for BIG 8 in round 1 of pennants, with a big winning score of 33/10.

Barry Coad

1st WEEK PENNANT RESULTS – GREAT NEWS

October 12th, 2019

Brighton has started the pennant season on a positive note with morale very high and has achieved the best results I can recall for years.

RESULTS

WED – 4 out of 6 teams won.

THURS – 2 out of 3 teams won.

SAT – 7 out of 8 teams won.

WELL DONE ALL keep positive and good bowling.

Enjoy your bowls.

Barry Coad

 

NEW SCORING SYSTEM

October 8th, 2019

The selectors were tasked with implementing a new scoring system this season.

After much discussion a new simplified system will commence in the first week of pennants (Wed, Thurs and Sat), and is based on a score of 1-8.  Score range was selected as 1-5 is too narrow and 1-10 too wide. The scores are:

8 – exceptional performance

7 – excellent performance

6 – good performance

5 – met expectations (this means that whatever position {lead, skip etc} and team you played in you performed as selectors would expect in that position and team)

4 – average performance

3 – below average performance

2 – poor performance

1 – very poor performance.

So as you can see 5 is what is expected and scores above or below reflect variation from expectation.

Score sheets will be given to players by 2nd immediately after last bowl played and collected before you leave the green. To ensure confidentiality and allow you to score honestly all scores will then be put into a sealed envelope by Team Managers and returned to the selectors sealed.

The score sheets will take about 1 minute to complete.

Barry Coad

 

PENNANT TEAMS – WHERE DO YOU FIT IN

October 8th, 2019

I am reluctantly posting this to ask you all to be realistic in your expectations when playing pennants.

There is a growing assumption that you will play higher and higher without a commensurate improvement in your own performance.

Please understand that the move from Div 6 to Div 5 on Sat for instance is enormous and to DISPLACE SOMEONE FROM A HIGHER TEAM (ie Div 5) you need to prove your superior performance consistently, not just one week.

Also there is discussion about new bowlers and how they progress up to play in higher divisions. A second or third year bowler will normally need a thorough “grounding” in pennant bowls and if they progress to Div 6 on SAT they are doing very well. There are several players in this group that have been identified as having the potential (with appropriate coaching/mentoring) to be very high achievers. The selectors are working on rewarding these players for effort.

Being a skip in social bowls is not a guarantee of good performance in pennants. There are many players who have played in higher divisions but they succumb to the pressure of pennants.

In previous years some players in Div 7 on SAT have volunteered to stay in Div 7 and play for enjoyment whilst learning the art of bowls. If you would like to be part of this please talk to your selectors (see previous post).

The selection process is not 100% perfect but we try to accommodate many interests so we, as a Club, can win flags this season.

Good bowling for the year.

Barry Coad

Chair of Selectors

SELECTORS ROLES WED, THURS AND SAT

October 7th, 2019

Selectors have direct responsibility for the following teams.

If you have any issues or need some advice please see them in the first instance.

Selectors also  provide advice up to the next level team selectors and down to the next level team selectors on player performance.

 

WEDNESDAY

DIVISION

THURSDAY

DIVISION

SATURDAY

DIVISION

THOMPSON

 

2

HAMMOND

2  

2

VEALL

2

  3
TAYLOR

ALL

3

W SMITH

3

 

3

J SOUNESS

3

 

5

Y SOUNESS

ALL

5
TUCKER

4

 

5

E HARVEY

ALL

6 & 7

B BOWN

ALL

6 & 7

J MURRAY

4

 

6 & 7

       

2019/20 PENNANT FIXTURES NOW LINKED

October 3rd, 2019

The MBA pennant fixtures for the new season can now be obtained through the pennants link on this web site


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