Orrell & District Men's Bowling League 2017 Season|
LEAGUE RULES &
BYE-LAWS FOR 2017
The League shall be known as the
ORRELL & DISTRICT MEN'S BOWLING LEAGUE and is an honorary member of the
Lancashire County Bowling Association.
The League shall consist of any
number of club teams and be governed by a management committee consisting of
a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Fixture Secretary
or combination of
The League shall consist of a
Monday Night League and a Friday Night League forming two separate
Leagues forming two divisions on each night. A player MAY register with a
team on a Monday night and also be registered with a team on a Friday night,
allowing him to play on both evenings. Season is to start and finish on a
date decided by the committee.
If any individual member or
members of a club or team have a dispute with their club which is not a
bowling concern; this will not be a matter for the league, or brought in
front of the league or delegates at any meetings.
Any team raising an objection within the rules must do so within five days
after the incident to the Secretary in writing, otherwise the objection will
not be considered.
Any team objecting to an
Executive decision will have 14 days to appeal in writing to the Secretary
in order that the matter can be dealt with by the Appeals
The Appeals Committee will
consist of one member of the executive, in a non-voting capacity, to act as
Chairman and one representative from each division. Should any team in
connection with a dispute or protest have a member on the appeals committee
then they shall not be allowed to sit on the same whilst the dispute is in
progress. The decision of the appeals committee shall be
The Annual General Meeting will
be held in December each year. For the consideration of any rules and
bye-laws, elect Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and Fixture
Secretary, (or combination of these) for the coming season, pass the yearly
accounts and any other matters necessary for the efficient running of the
league. Any team not represented at Annual General Meeting will be fined
No bye-laws or laws in
connection with the running of the league shall be altered, rescinded or
added without the consent of the majority of those present at the Annual
General Meeting. In the event of a split vote the Chairman will have the
casting vote. Notice of any alteration of rules or bye-laws must be given in
writing to the Secretary 28 days previous to the Annual General Meeting.
Any team desirous of becoming a
member of the league must be duly proposed and seconded and submit a list of
players when applying. They must be a member of the Lancashire County
Bowling Association or their own County and all team members must be a
registered British Crown Green Bowling Association member.
Team representatives must attend
all meetings. A fine of £4 will be enforced for every absence.
The entrance fee for each team
will be decided at the Annual General Meeting each year and fees MUST be
paid to the Treasurer by the March meeting.
Any outstanding fines, which
should have been paid previously, will be withheld from the teamís prize
money if not paid.
(AGM 2011) The
Champion of Champions play offs has now been taken out of the end of season
Any captains allowing absent
players names to be entered on a results card, or not allowing all 10 games
on the night to be started and completed will be fined £5 and further action
MAY be taken. Home team captains shall forward results cards no later than
seven days after the match, if not a fine of £2 will be enforced.
Any team receiving prize money
at the end of the season who does not attend the presentation evening will
be deducted 50% of their winnings.
Teams may consist of any number of players who shall be bona fide male
registered members of that team, with 10 players to play in each match.
Registrations of players must be sent or given to the fixture secretary and
notified of his B.C.G.B.A. membership number.
(Registration is extended to all season).
Any team playing an unregistered
player shall have six points deducted from them at the end of the season.
(AGM 2010) One point to be
scored for each individual win. Matches will be decided 2 points for HOME
win, 3 points an AWAY win, 1 point HOME DRAW, 2 points for an AWAY DRAW. In
case of a tie for divisional championships the team with the highest
aggregate difference will be the champions.
(AGM 2010) Visiting
teams to be allowed 15 minutes practice prior to start of the match, Home
players to stay off the green during this period. The visiting Captain may
practice for 15 minutes within the 30 minutes prior to the start of the
match i.e. with the Home team. Only the winners of Division 1 are to be
handicapped (in the LEAGUE) minus 20 for every home game. If won in
consecutive seasons, or still in receipt of a handicap, 10 points to be
added up to a maximum of minus 40.
A minimum of 4 blocks must be on
the green at all times. Where a green normally accommodates 5 blocks at any
one time, and this facility has been indicated on the teams registration
form, then the 5 block format will apply to any match on that green.
Best individual winner, AWAY
wins, will be decided from the league records of results. In the event of a
tie on the number of wins, the best aggregate difference will determine the
Qualifying finalists for the
individual merit (competition removed due to lack of interest. AGM 2011) who
fail to turn up could be refused future entry for 2 years or until the
Executive Committee approve.
Matches must not be postponed
for any reason other than inclement weather. Any cancelled game must be
played as soon as is possible, with the
Home team giving the visiting team all the dates when the green is
available. From these dates a mutually agreeable date and time should
be set and the Fixture Secretary advised. Failure to fulfill the fixture may
result in BOTH teams being awarded NO points. Visiting teams must turn up in
Any team who postpone a match
for any reason other than rule 24 will have the match awarded to their
opponents and the defaulting team shall have five points deducted at the end
of the season and fined £10.
(a) Matches may be brought forward at any time throughout the season.
(AGM 2012) Matches to commence
no later than 6-30pm in April, August and September and no later than
7-00pm in May, June and July. Floodlit greens to start at 7-00pm all season.
Teams with floodlights are marked in the handbook with an F and in Bold
No member of the visiting team
shall be allowed to practice on their opponents green on the day of the
match (OTHER THAN FOR A PRE-ARRANGED FIXTURE).
Any player arriving later then
one hour after the scheduled start time will not be allowed to play.
All matches to be played under
the laws of the British Crown Green Bowling Association unless stated or
provided for in rules of the Orrell & District Menís Bowling League.
The Chairman, Vice-Chairman,
Secretary, Treasure and Fixture Secretary, or
combination of these, shall form the Executive Committee and have the
power to deal with any matter not provided for in the rules.
RULES FOR THE TEAM KNOCKOUT COMPETITIONS
(a) Monday and Friday
night leagues will have their own main K/O cup competitions. A Supplementary Cup
competition may be played (as decided by the Management) by the losing teams
from the first round of the Main Knockout Cup.
(b) All member teams will be drawn
in their own K/O cup competition.
2010) Cup matches to be handicapped for all rounds including the Final as
follows: Division One Champions from previous season Scratch, all other teams to
handicapped at the rate of 3 points per position lower in the League. See
handicaps in your handbook.
A team that wins the Main Knockout Cup with a handicap start, the
following season they will revert back to a Scratch start.
(AGM 2009) A player
must have played in 2 league games, to be eligible for selection to play in any
quarter final, and 4 league games to play in a Semi-Final or Final.
(AGM 2010) Teams playing ineligible players will be
disqualified from the competition.
Teams to consist of
ten players, five playing at home and five playing
Away teams to be
allowed fifteen minutes practice
as per rule 20.
In the final the
complete teams of ten players will play on a neutral green, both teams will be
allowed a practice of fifteen minutes each.
Substitutes will be
allowed but opposing captains must be notified before the fourth game commences
in all rounds up to the final. In the final, substitutes will be allowed up to
the eighth game.
Cup matches are decided on total aggregate Home & Away scores.
In each of the matches, the
team with the highest aggregate score will be the winners. In the event of a tie
the following order of elimination shall apply:-
aggregate the team with the most
If still a tie
the team with the best winners
If still a
tie 2nd, 3rd, 4th best winners
If a club has two
teams in the competition or a team shares a green with another team and both
matches are arranged to start at the same time, then two games from each team
must be on the green at the same time
Any rule not provided
for, shall be governed by the Lancashire County Bowling Association competition
rules, and shall be final.
The first round of the Main Knockout Cup and subsequent rounds of the Starbank
Cup & Knockout Cup will be ascertained by the League Executive.
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