Penalties System

Penalties for players

The standard system described in WMF worldwide international sport rules chapter 2.3.18 is used in the team competition and individual stroke play competition. All penalties from the qualification rounds of the individual stroke play competition are carried forward to the individual stroke play final round.

The following penalty system is applied for the individual match play finals:

No penalties from the qualifications rounds are carried forward to the match play finals.

First step is a written pre-warning with no consequences.

For all following violations, the player in question loses the next undecided lane (meaning the next lane, which has no winner yet). Referees have the possibility to skip the pre-warning level in case of severe or tactical violations.

All penalties are also announced via loudspeakers.

Penalties for coaches

For coaches, the standard penalty system described in WMF worldwide international sport rules chapter 2.3.19 is used throughout the entire tournament.

Referees have the possibility to skip the pre-warning level in case of severe or tactical violations.

TEAM COMPETITION

Admittance : All registered teams participate in the team championships in their

respective categories.

Mode and ranking: The scores of all finished rounds in the category are added up for the

ranking of team championships.

If a minimum of 6 rounds have not been finished by the end of day 2,

the team competition will be continued on day 3 and the intermediate

round of individual stroke play championships will possibly be canceled

(rounds 9 and/or 10).

Deadline for the end of the team competition is 2.00 pm on day 3.

The jury has the right to cut the number of rounds before or during the

competition. (example: for weather reason or number of participants)

INDIVIDUAL STROKEPLAY COMPETITION

Admittance: All registered players participate in the individual stroke play championship in their respective categories (senior women/senior men). All finished rounds of the team competition are preliminary rounds of the individual stroke play competition.

Mode and ranking: All results of the preliminary rounds are carried forward. Two intermediate rounds will be played with shotgun start. The best 15 male players and the best 9 female players after the intermediate round are qualified for the final round. In case of a tie on place 15/9, all players with the same result are qualified. The final will be played over one double round.

INDIVIDUAL MATCHPLAY COMPETITION

Admittance: All registered players participate in the individual match play championship in their respective categories (senior women/senior men). All finished rounds of the Team competition and intermediate rounds of individual stroke play competition days are the preliminary rounds of the individual match play competition. The best 16 senior women players and the best 32 senior men player qualify for the individual match play competition. For equal scores after preliminary rounds a sudden-death play-off will decide about the qualification. Tied scores among any qualified players will be decided according to WMF 2.3.9.4. If there is still a tie, a coin toss or other way of draw will decide the rank. If a qualified player does not start at the match play competition, she or he will not be replaced.

Lanes to be played: 9 lanes Felt course / course A

9 lanes Miniature course / course B

Lanes will be decided by the Jury and communicated at the coach meeting

Mode and ranking: All rounds are played as match play.

Matches until semi finals begin with shotgun start.

The higher ranked player after preliminary rounds always plays first on the starting lane of the match. After that the leading player in the match always starts the next lane. If there is currently no leader in the match, the playing order remains unchanged until there is a leader and thus possibly a new starting player. This also applies for the first lane of the play offs. The following lanes are played according to rule 2.3.9.3.

Number of won lanes decides about the winner, who proceeds to the next round. In case of equal number of won lanes after full 18 lanes (or fewer if the number of played lanes has been cut due to any reason) the match is continued at the next lane until one player wins one lane.

A match has to be stopped earlier than after 18 lanes, as soon as one player has won the match mathematically.

Play at a lane has to be stopped as soon there is a winner for the lane.

Losers below rank 4 are graded as follows: positions 5,6,7,8 are equally ranked as “quarterfinalists”.

Semi finals, finals and matches for rank 3 start on lane 1. Starting order: match for rank 3 senior women – match for rank 3 senior men – final senior women – final senior men.

Penalty system: The penalty system in the team competition and preliminary rounds is the standard system described in WMF worldwide international sport rules chapter 2.3.18.

No penalties from the preliminary rounds are carried forward to the match play competition.

The following penalty system is applied for the match play competition:

First step is a written pre-warning with no consequences.

For all following violations the player in question loses the next unfinished lane (meaning the next lane, which has no winner yet).

Referees have the possibility to skip the pre-warning level in case of severe or tactical violations.

Coaches: A maximum of two coaches per nation with qualified players is allowed the course during the match play competition, regardless of the number of participating players of the nation.

BAD WEATHER CONDITIONS AND ABANDONMENT OF THE TOURNAMENT

Team competition: After how many rounds the team competition will be finish is a decision of the jury.

If necessary, play will be continued on third day of competition.

Stroke play competition: If necessary, the intermediate rounds of the individual stroke play competition will be cancelled. The final should not begin later than 3:00pm on third day of competition.

Match play competition: If the schedule does not allow all rounds of the match play competition being played, rounds will be cancelled in a way to insure a real final. First option is to cancel the first round senior men, starting with only 16 male participants. Tied scores at rank 16, 17… will be decided according to WMF 2.3.9.4. If there is still a tie, a coin toss or other way of draw will decide the qualification. Second option is to reduce the number of lanes being played. The minimum number of lanes for a round is 12. If the competition has to be abandoned before the end of the semifinals of a category, the whole match play competition of this category is cancelled and there will be no results or champions in this category. If only finals can’t be played, there will be 2 champions (winners of semi-finals) and 2 players ranked 3rd (losers of semi-finals). All decisions concerning changes in match play competition have to be made by the tournament jury.


Wil van Disseldorp

EMF Seniors Officer