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Competition Rules

  1. The Club Competitions are under the general direction of the Competitions Sub-Committee who shall adjudicate on any dispute and whose decisions shall be binding.
  2. Entrance fees shall be decided by the Management Committee.
  3. Posting of draw lists on the Noticeboard shall be deemed sufficient notice to all concerned.
  4. The Competitions Sub-Committee will arrange the draw, fix handicaps and date limits for each round.
  5. The first named player(s) in each tie shall be the challenger and shall be responsible for all match arrangements. However, it is the responsibility of each competitor to agree the date and time of the match.
    1. Challengers should give a weekday and a weekend date to their competitor.
    2. Matches should be played as per the sessions identified in the club diary. Remember that the green must be vacated to enable grass cutting on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. On Monday and Friday afternoons all competition games should be completed by 2.00pm as Australian Pairs and the Aggregate respectively take place, if matches have not been concluded then the scores stand as the result.
    3. All Available rinks MUST be included in the draw for rinks regardless of the number of bowlers/matches to play. FAILURE OF COMPETITIORS TO INCLUDE ALL AVAILABLE RINKS WILL LEAD TO THEIR REMOVAL FROM THE COMPETITION CONCERNED.
    4. The challenger is responsible for engaging a marker in singles competitions. If the marker is a spouse/partner, the engagement MUST be agreed by the opponent BEFORE the match.
  6. Each round must be played by the date shown. The Competition Secretary will only allow a maximum extension of 48 hours if the ground is unfit for play on the completion date of the round or temporary illness of a player involved. Games not started by 6.30pm on the final date shown or the approved extension date, then Rule 8 will apply.
  7. If a player is unable to bowl: -
    1. before the first round Replacement allowed
    2. after/during the later rounds NO replacement allowed
    3. in a final Replacement appointed by Competition Secretary. If because of illness, Competition Secretary may delay game for 48 hours by mutual agreement of all players involved.
    4. Competition Secretary will create a reserve list before start of all pairs competitions.
    5. All walkovers (W/O) and withdrawals MUST be advised to the Competition Secretary Immediately.
  8. In the event of no decision being reached in a game owing to exceptional weather or other circumstances, and the inability to rearrange the fixture before the limit date or approved extension date, the score in uncompleted matches in which 5 ends or more have been played, will stand as the result.
  9. Matches not started and matches in which less than 5 ends have been played will be decided by the toss of a coin or by mutual agreement of all players involved.
  10. Ladies’ and Men’s Club Championship and Handicap finals will be played on the Saturday of Finals Weekend. If competitors know they will not be available on the Final Days, they should not enter the competitions. A competitor who on reaching a final does not make him/herself available on both days of finals weekend will be barred from entering the following year’s competitions.
  11. Finals Matches – the Competitions Sub-Committee will arrange Markers and Umpires as necessary.
  12. All complaints, concerns or issues must be made to the Competitions Sub-Committee whose decision is final.

Competitions Sub-Committee

4th March 2022