Club Competition Rules

Brimfield and Little Hereford Bowling Club

2018 Celebration Tour

to Torquay, Devon 16th - 20th July 2018

Club Competition Rules

 

GENERAL COMPETITION RULES

1. All finals to be played, in ‘Whites’, on Finals Day.

2. All competitions will be played through to Semi-Final stage on their designated day/s. Where a high number of entries leads to the requirement for a preliminary round, the ¼ final and semi-final may be played on a 2nd day of the competition.

3. All competitions played to Bowls England Rules

4. Substitution: In Pairs and Triples competitions, the players taking part in the first games shall constitute ‘The Team’. A substitute may be used in Pairs and Triples, provided they have not already played in that competition. Substitutes are not allowed to Skip. Substitutes are not allowed for Singles competitions.

5. National and County competitions will take precedence over club competitions. Therefore, in the event of ‘Singles’ players representing their Country, County or Brimfield & Little Hereford Bowling Club on the same day as the Final of a Singles competition, the match may be played prior to the Finals date with agreement of the Competition Secretary.

6. Where applicable, games must be played by the agreed ‘play-by’ dates.

7. For Singles matches it is the responsibilities of the ‘Challenger’ (the first named) to contact their opponent 10 days before the ‘play by’ date specified and agree a time and date within the specified ‘play-by date’, and arrange a marker. The rink to be drawn.

8. Any problems to be referred to the Competition Secretary, who will be a member of the Committee.

9. Entry Fees shall be set by the Committee and will be shown on the entry sheets.

 

COMPETITION RULES [*Revised as agreed AGM 2017]

Straight Draw – Knockout Competitions [£1 Entry Fee per player]:

ARTHUR EDWARDS Club Singles

4 Wood Singles (Straight Draw – Knockout Competition)

21 shots up.

Competition played up to and including the Semi-Finals; Finals to be played on Finals day

 

LADIES AND MENS 4 Wood Singles

4 Wood Singles (Straight Draw – Knockout Competition) - This competition decides the Ladies and Gentleman’s Club Champion, to represent the Club at the County Champion of Champions.

21 shots up.

The first named player is responsible for arranging the match.

Competition played on ‘play-by’ dates up to and including the Semi-Finals; Finals to be played on Finals day

 

MILLENIUM PLATE Novice Singles

4 Wood Singles (Straight Draw – Knockout Competition)

Novice event - Members who have won a singles competition or play for the County are not eligible.

21 shots up.

Competition played up to and including the Semi-Finals; Finals to be played on Finals day

 

TANDLER Mixed Pairs

4 Wood Knockout Competition.

21 ends.

Players to enter as a pair.

Competition played up to and including the Semi-Finals; Finals to be played on Finals day

 

Drawn Competitions [£1 Entry Fee per player]:

ALBERT DUVAL CUP

2 Wood Drawn Pairs Knockout Competition

15 ends

Competition played up to and including the Semi-Finals; Finals to be played on Finals day

 

THE BARNETT BOWL

4 Wood Mixed Pairs Drawn Knockout Competition

(Man with a lady or junior as far as entries allow)

11 ends.

No visiting the head

Competition played up to and including the Semi-Finals; Finals to be played on Finals day

 

JOHN COLLETT TRIPLES

3 Wood Drawn Triples Knockout Competition

18 ends.

Competition played up to and including the Semi-Finals; Finals to be played on Finals day

League Competition [£1 Entry Fee per player]:

 

CECIL O’BOYLE SHIELD

3 Wood ‘Seeded’ Drawn Triples League Competition

Experienced skips to be identified by the Club Captain for each team, in advance of the draw for the rest of the team.

Played in 2 sections, with each team playing a maximum of 3 games in any one day.

Each game to be played to 8 ends.

Refreshment time between games.

Winner of each section to play off on Finals day.

 

Friday Night League Competitions [Entry Fee per team]:

HARRY MILLICHAMP MEMORIAL CUP [Minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 in a team*]

4 Wood ‘Australian’ Pairs League Competition - The first bowlers for each team deliver 2 woods; the second bowlers deliver 4 woods. The first bowlers then deliver their last 2 woods. 15 Ends – NO trial ends; 1 shot on the first two ends. Each team to consist of a minimum off two players. If a team is unable to play a fixture on the correct date, the captain of that team shall notify the opposing captain and rearrange the fixture either before the stated date or within two weeks after that date. Teams not re-arranging their game will be penalised, at the discretion of the Club captain.

Matches will be played on Friday evenings at 6.45pm. Two points will be awarded for a win, One point for a draw. Best aggregate to apply if points are equal. When a game is abandoned, due to bad weather, it shall be replayed at another time.

 

THE ROEBUCK CUP [Minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 in a team*]

4 Wood ‘Australian’ Pairs Knockout ‘Handicap’ Competition - Teams participating in the Friday Night League will be entered for the Roebuck Cup. The format remains the same - 4 Wood ‘Australian’ Pairs, 15 Ends. The handicap will be based on the final Friday Night League position. The handicap applies to all rounds of the competition. Other members of the team may substitute if required.

Matches will be played on Monday and Friday evenings at the end of the ‘League’ season. The Final will be played on a designated date.