2019 LEAGUE RULES
will be known as the WIGAN BOROUGH PENSIONERS MEN’S BOWLING LEAGUE.
Criteria are members must be male and a minimum 60 years of age. (AGM2015) Each
team to consist of 8 players and games to be 21up. Wheelchair (as approved by
the League at AGM 2015) bowlers with the correct criteria are permitted to bowl
on all league greens. (AGM2016).
2. The aims of
the league are to encourage friendship and goodwill among members, who enjoy and
play the sport of Crown Green Bowls in a sporting manner.
All members must be fully paid-up members of the county association to be
eligible to play in the league and be conversant with, and abide by the county
and the rules at all times.
Each member-team is entitled to two delegates, both of whom are entitled to
every vote and each team must be represented by at least one at the AGM. Any
Team not represented at the AGM will be fined £10. Any Team not represented at
any delegate meeting without having tendered an apology or absence, will be
fined £2 for each missed meeting.
The officers of the league shall be elected at the annual general meeting and
serve for a period of 1 (one) year. If there are no other nominations for each
of the officers positions the serving officers will be considered to be
a) The executive committee shall consist of four officers and one committee
person; Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Fixture Secretary or combination of
these. The executive committee will have the power to co-opt additional members
to the committee as and when required.
Any dispute which may arise MUST BE NOTIFIED TO THE LEAGUE SECRETARY
WITHIN 24 HOURS of the incident followed by a letter describing the dispute
within 4 days of the matters arising. The Secretary will then call an executive
meeting as soon as possible to try and resolve the matter. This includes the
breaking of rules and any misdemeanours.
Games cannot be cancelled for any other reason than the green being unfit. This
is normally through inclement weather. Where a game is called off, the fixture secretary must be notified
as soon as possible
with the rearranged match date. Should a game be cancelled because of the
weather, it must be arranged to take place within 2-week period.
Each team will play every other team in their division, both home and away. In
any season the team member registration should be in the hands of the Results
and Fixture Secretary. Registrations are accepted all season but conforming to
League fees will be £30 per season
with every team having the right to sign on as many players eligible to
play as they wish, but such a player can only play for the team he plays for
games: Home team receive 2 Pts Win & 1 Pt Draw: Away team receive 3 Pts Win & 2
Pts Draw. Each Player receives l Pt for a win. Handicaps for each season will be
decided on by the executive committee. (AGM 2013) Any team giving a handicap in
a season should not be relegated if they finish in the bottom 2 of their League
in that same season. The
Previous season Division ‘A’ champions
(Garswood Hall A) to be handicapped minus 8 on the aggregate score for every home game. If won in
consecutive seasons, or still in receipt of a handicap, 8 points to be added up
to a maximum of minus 40.
11. Any team
not fulfilling their league games during any season will be fined £10.
12. ALL GAMES
MUST TAKE PLACE ON THE DAY CHOSEN at 1.00pm
with the away team having 15 minutes
practice with the green free of home players. Should a game be cancelled because
of the weather, it must be arranged to take place within 2-week period. Should a
team to be aware they are not going to have a full team for any game, it is
allowed to bring such a fixture forward to within two weeks of the date set for
it to be played. In order to take part in a match, (AGM2014) a Minimum of 4
players to be present for the 1st draw for 1.30pm start, ALL players
must be present before the 2nd draw.
13. Standard blocks
MUST BE USED IN ALL LEAGUE GAMES. In the event of a game being played on a
neutral green e.g.
Competition, the Venue Organiser will decide.
14. In the
competition (This competition cancelled AGM2016).
15. The home
captain is responsible for getting the results card to the Results Secretary AS
SOON AS THE RESULT IS KNOWN.
16. ALL TOURNAMENTS
ARE FOR ELIGIBLE REGISTERED PLAYERS ONLY AND THE DRAWS FOR SUCH INTERNAL EVENTS
WILL BE DONE BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS ONLY.
Where a Team Captain is aware that a full team will not be available for a
future game, providing the case is a genuine one, he is allowed to promote such
a game to earlier in the fixtures, subject to agreement with the opposing team.
This league and
its fixtures/competitions, take priority over any other league, and any team not
fulfilling their fixtures, in such a situation will be subject to disciplinary
3 divisions will be assessed at the AGM and teams promoted/relegated to even out
the divisions. Final decision by the Fixture Secretary. Always 2 teams promoted
but 1 to 3 teams relegated to even out the divisions. (AGM2018).
will remain the property of the league. Monetary prizes go to the top 3 teams in
each division plus the 3 individual divisional merit winners. (AGM2019)
motion must be in writing and with the league secretary 14 days prior to the
AGM. Existing rules can only be Changed/Amended at the AGM.
A statement of
accounts will be issued at the end of each season.
Any team or
individual, due to prize-money, and is not present at the prize presentation,
will forfeit such money.
Each new season winners of Division ‘A’ are invited to take part in the County
Veterans Team Championships, also, will be similarly invited to take part in the
Champion of Champions County tournament.
HANDICAPS are no longer required as the competition was cancelled. (AGM2016).
The date for
the year of accounting shall be 1st November to 31st October of each year.
presentation including pair's competition prizes to be regulated at £100 in
total, and not based on the number of entries.
WINDING UP OF THE LEAGUE
In the event
that the WIGAN BOROUGH PENSIONERS BOWLING LEAGUE has to stop administrating the
game of Crown Green Bowls in the Wigan Borough for persons qualified to play in
it. Any monies held by the League will be (after all dues and demands are paid)
handed over to the Wigan and Leigh Hospice.
28. All rule
changes to take effect from the close of that Annual General Meeting. All
changes to the laws of the game as issued by BCGBA will take effect from the 1st
March in that year.
Thanks to Steve Blaymire for the "All But!" Crown Green Bowling League Data System. which is used to publish the results seen on this site.