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CLUB LEAGUES AND COMPETITON RULES

CLUB COMPETITIONS

SHORT MAT

 

  1. Entry to the competitions is open to all playing members of the club, and by entering their names on the appropriate lists they agree to abide by these rules. If a member puts their name on a competition list they will be responsible for the payment of the entry fee whether or not they play.
  2. The draw for the competitions will be arranged by the competition organiser.
  3. Competitions can be played anytime a mat is available but not before 11:30am on Mondays and Fridays.
  4. All matches will be played at the specified date and time, according to E.S.M.B.A. rules unless altered within these club rules.
  5. The competition first named (challenger/s) are responsible for arranging the match. They will contact the opponents as soon as possible before the due date, offering three reasonable dates taking into account any work or holiday commitments and then make the entry in the club diary. If the opponents cannot make any of the dates the match will be awarded to the challenger/s. If the challenger/s does not contact the opponents in time they will forfeit the match. It is the duty of the opponents; if they know of any dates they are unable to play (holidays etc.) to contact the challenger/s so that the match can be arranged as soon as possible.
  6. For singles matches the challenger will provide a marker.
  7. The winner of any competition will enter the result on the competition sheet and telephone the competition organiser with the result.
  8. A coin will be tossed to decide which mat to play on, heads for mat 1 tails for mat 2.
  9. If a match has been arranged and entered into the diary and there is a need to re-arrange it, this shall be done by mutual consent, and the new date must be adhered to, unless the mat becomes unavailable, then another date can be fixed.
  10. A match may be terminated due to illness or unforeseen circumstances then if 12 ends have been completed the result will stand. If less than 12 ends have been completed the match will be re-arranged.
  11. In all competitions the number of ends will be stipulated by the competition organiser. Singles 4 woods, Pairs 3 woods, Triples 2 woods per player, Thurgood shield, 2 wood pairs and played as stipulated by the organiser.
  12. A 15-minute waiting period will be allowed for latecomers, if a team fails to show after this period, they will forfeit the match. If 2 people from a triple or four or 1 from a pair fail to show after this period, they will forfeit the match. If only one person is missing from a triple or four then the match will proceed under the following conditions, the missing player will be considered as a second and the definite order of play will be lead lead second, lead lead second and then play continues as normal.
  13. Substitutes
  • Substitutes are not allowed in singles matches
  • A substitute can be any playing member who has not entered that particular competition.
  • Once a player has played for a team in a competition they cannot play for any other team in that competition.
  • Once a player has been substituted in any competition, they can take no further part in that particular competition during the current season.
  • In exceptional circumstances (not holidays) a substitute may be allowed to play in any competition final (except singles) subject to the competition or short mat secretary’s approval.
  1. Finals competitions will be played on finals days as set by the competition organiser and short mat secretary. Failure to play on the designated days except in exceptional circumstances (not holidays) the losing semi-finalist will take the place of the offending team.
  2. All finals will be played on a mat in the centre of the hall.
  3. In the case of any dispute or problem the competition organiser must be the first to be contacted.
  4. In all finals the team’s bowls will be identified by different coloured stickers

 

 

 

CLUB COMPETITIONS RULES

OUTDOOR                                                

 

  1. Entry to the competitions is open to all playing members of the club, and by entering their names on the appropriate lists they agree to abide by these rules. If a member puts their name on a competition list they will be responsible for the payment of the entry fee whether or not they play.
  2. The draw for the competitions will be arranged by the competition organiser.
  3. Competitions can be played anytime a rink is available. But not before 11am unless authorised by the green management.
  4. All matches will be played at the specified date and time, according to WBA/Norfolk EBA rules unless altered within these club rules.
  5. The competition first named (challenger/s) are responsible for arranging the match. They will contact the opponents as soon as possible before the due date, offering three reasonable dates taking into account any work or holiday commitments and then make the entry in the club diary. If the opponents cannot make any of the dates the match will be awarded to the challenger/s, if the challenger/s does not contact the opponents in time they will forfeit the match.

It is the duty of the opponents; if they know of any dates they are unable to play (holidays etc.) to contact the challenger/s so that the match can be arranged as soon as possible.

  1. For singles matches the challenger will provide a marker.
  2. The winner of any competition will enter the result on the competition sheet.
  3. Playing rinks will be decided on the day of a game by the drawing of lots. In certain circumstances the green management may block the use of specific rinks.
  4. If a match has been arranged and entered into the diary and there is a need to re-arrange it, this shall be done by mutual consent, and the new date must be adhered to, unless the rink becomes unavailable, then another date can be fixed.
  5. A match may be terminated due to illness or unforeseen circumstances then if 12 ends have been completed the result will stand. If less than 12 ends have been completed the match will be re-arranged.
  6. Match conditions are
  • Singles 4 woods 21 up
  • Pairs 4 woods 21 ends
  • Triples 3 woods 18 ends
  • Other competitions as arranged by the organiser will be played as stipulated on the playing sheets.
  1. A 15 minute waiting period will be allowed for latecomers, if a team fails to show after this period they will forfeit the match. If 2 people from a triple or four or 1 from a pair fail to show after this period they will forfeit the match. If only one person is missing from a triple or four then the match will proceed under the following conditions, the missing player will be considered as a second and the definite order of play will be lead lead second, lead lead second and then play continues as normal.
  • Substitutes
  • Substitutes are not allowed in singles matches
  • A substitute can be any playing member who has not entered that particular competition.
  • Once a player has played for a team in a competition they cannot play for any other team in that competition.
  • Once a player has been substituted in any competition, they can take no further part in that particular competition during the current season.
  • In exceptional circumstances (not holidays) a substitute may be allowed to play in any competition final (except singles) subject to the competition or club secretary’s approval.
  • At least one of the original team must play.
  • Finals competitions will be played on finals days as agreed by the club committee.
  • Failure to play on said days except in exceptional circumstances (not holidays) the losing semi-finalist will take the place of the offending team.
  • In the case of any dispute or problem the competition organiser must be the first to be contacted.
  • In all finals the team’s bowls will be identified by different coloured stickers.

 

CLUB LEAGUE RULES

SHORT MAT

 

 

  1. Entry to the leagues is open to all playing members of the club, and by entering their names on the appropriate lists they agree to abide by these rules.
  2. Players entering the leagues are expected to be available for at least 75% of the matches
  3. The draw for the league teams and order of play will be arranged by the league organiser.
  4. All matches will be played at the specified date and time, according to esmba rules unless altered within these club rules.
  5. The team leader will select players for each match so that all members are given an equal opportunity of playing throughout the period of the league.
  6. A match may be terminated due to illness or unforeseen circumstances then if 12 ends have been completed the result will stand. If less than 12 ends have been completed the match will be re-arranged.
  7. Match conditions
  • At least one member of the team must play in each match.
  • All matches are triples and the number of ends played will be stipulated by the competition organiser.
  • 2 woods per player
  • A 15 minute waiting period will be allowed for latecomers, if a team fails to show after this period they will forfeit the match. If 2 people from a triple fail to show after this period they will forfeit the match. if only one person is missing from a triple then the match will proceed under the following conditions, the missing player will be considered as a second and the definite order of play will be lead lead second, lead lead second and then play continues as normal.
  • At the end of the game a score card will be returned for each team, showing the players full names, and the number of shots as agreed by the skips.
  1. Reserves
  • A reserve must be a playing member who is not already playing in that league.
  • Reserves may only be used if sufficient team members are not available.
  • Each league programme will include a list of reserves; these should be contacted before any other playing member.
  • A reserve may only play for a team twice in any league.
  • If a team becomes depleted the organiser must be informed as soon as possible and will arrange for a new team member from the reserve list.
  1. In the case of any dispute or problem the competition organiser must be the first to be contacted.

 

CLUB LEAGUE RULES

OUTDOOR

 

 

  1. Entry to the leagues is open to all playing members of the club, and by entering their names on the appropriate lists they agree to abide by these rules.
  2. Players entering the leagues are expected to be available for at least 75% of the matches.
  3. The draw for the league teams and order of play will be arranged by the league organiser.
  4. All matches will be played at the specified date and time, according to wba/norfolk eba rules unless altered within these club rules.
  5. The team leader will select players for each match so that all members are given an equal opportunity of playing throughout the period of the league.
  6. A match may be terminated due to illness or unforeseen circumstances then if 12 ends have been completed the result will stand. If less than 12 ends have been completed the match will be re-arranged.
  7. Match conditions
  • At least one member of the team must play in each match.
  • All matches are triples and played over 18 ends
  • 3 woods per player
  • A 15-minute waiting period will be allowed for latecomers, if a team fails to show after this period, they will forfeit the match. If 2 people from a triple fail to show after this period they will forfeit the match. if only one person is missing from a triple then the match will proceed under the following conditions, the missing player will be considered as a second and the definite order of play will be lead lead second, lead lead second and then play continues as normal.
  • Players may change position at the completion of an end, however a reserve is NOT ALLOWED TO SKIP
  • At the end of the game a score card will be returned for each team, showing the players full names, and the number of shots as agreed by the skips.
  1. Reserves
  • A reserve must be a playing member who is not already playing in that league.
  • Reserves MUST only be used if sufficient team members are not available.
  • Each league programme will include a list of reserves these MUST be contacted before any other playing member.
  • A reserve may only play for a team twice in any league.
  • A reserve is not allowed to skip
  • If a team becomes depleted the organiser must be informed as soon as possible and will arrange for a new team member from the reserve list.
  • In the case of any dispute or problems the competition organiser must be the first to be contacted.

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