To outline the eligibility criteria for playing in the Kohimarama First Year Singles Event (the event) typically held in early March.
While the event has always been for first year bowlers, there has been some confusion about whether members who have recently joined the club can defer playing in the event to the following year. The criteria have been clarified and to avoid confusion the event is open to all Year 1 bowlers, regardless of when they join the club. Members join the club at different times of the year and therefore have differing levels of skill and experience. It is not possible to ever fully account for this with a single event.
Member A joins the club on 1 November 2022. They are eligible to play in the tournament in 2023.
Member B joins the club on 1 March 2023, one week prior to the event. They are eligible to play in the event in 2023.
Member C was a member of another club for 6 months before transferring to Kohimarama Bowling Club in December 2022. They are eligible to play in the event in 2023.
Member D was a member of another club for 12 months before transferring to Kohimarama Bowling Club in November 2022. They are not eligible to play in the event.