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Charity Cup Washlands Sports Club

Individual Merit Metrolux Bowls

Doubles Merit

W.R. Cooper Cup

Burton and District

Chairman Association Secretary League Secretary Treasurer
 Martin Drury Andy Roberts  Ian Wallis  Malcolm Cheese
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Burton-on-Trent DE13 0DX Burton-on-Trent DE15 9QN Winshill, Burton-on-Trent DE15 0EG Burton-on-Trent DE15 0DE
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  PROPOSED RULE CHANGES for 2017  
  Proposed by Littleover:-  
  League Rule 5.3 5.6 - Defeated - No Seconder  
  That matches in divisions 1&2 are 12 a side and 10 a side in divisions 3&4  
     
  Proposed by Littleover and Netherseal  
  League Rule 5.7 5.8 - Defeated - For 4, Against 19, Abstentions 0  
  That there should be a minimum of 4 games at commencement of play be continued with no less than 4 ends throughout the match.  
     
  Proposed by Eton Park:-  
  League rule 6.1 - Carried - For 17, Against 3, Abstentions 3  
  After ‘win away’ add:  ‘in all games’ and delete rule 6.2  
     
  Proposed by Belvedere:-  
  Charity Cup rule 4 - Defeated - For 6, Against 17, Abstentions 0  
  Currently reads: - The teams shall consist of 10 players and the games shall be played in singles of 21 up  
  with the match being decided on aggregate score. .......  
  Proposal : -   The teams shall consist of 12 players and the games shall be played in singles of 21 up  
  with the match being decided on aggregate score. .......  
  Reason : - Saturdays are 12 a side, and with ladies added to the availability of selection, making it 12 a side would give  
  more people a game.  
  (If this carries, then rule five would require altering also regarding cards and alternate jacks)  
     
  The following rule changes are proposed by the Executive Committee  
     
  Delete League rule 1.1 and replace with:- Carried - For 21, Against 1, Abstentions 1  
  Teams playing in league and cup games shall be comprised of either male or female players.  
  In the Burton & District Saturday league players should be registered on the appropriate form which should be returned to the  
  League Secretary by the last Saturday in March. Failure to do so may result in sanctions to be decided by the Executive Committee.  
  Only players on this original form shall be eligible for the Charity Cup.  
  Additional players can be added to the list throughout the season but will not be eligible for Charity Cup Matches.  
     
  Delete League rule 2 and replace with:- Carried - For 20, Against 1, Abstentions 2  
  All matches are to be played on the original fixture date unless a re-arrangement of all or part of the match can be mutually agreed  
  by both teams.  
  In all cases the match must be completed on or before the date of the original fixture not withstanding conditions provided for in rule 3.  
  If a re-arrangement is sought but cannot be agreed by both teams, the match must be played on the original fixture date.  
  (Please note if this proposal is passed rule 7 would no longer apply and would be deleted.)  
     
  Delete League rule 8 and replace with:- Carried - For 22, Against 1, Abstentions 0  
  At the end of each game the completed match card should be agreed and signed by both captains. The home team is responsible for  
  entering the results on the MB Results Service league website http://bowlingresults.co.uk/burton. The away team may verify and  
  also make alterations to the result through the website. Each team will have a password for entering results which must be updated  
  within 24 hours of the match. A £5 fine will be imposed on the home team for any late entered results.  
  The home team must retain the match cards until the end of the season in case of a query by either the away team or League Secretary.  
     
  Re write 9.2 and delete 9.4 - Carried - For 19, Against 2, Abstentions 2  
  Player's level  
     
  Levels relate to a club's teams not divisions.  
     
  (i) No player shall be allowed to play below their level in the first 4 scheduled league fixtures or the last 4 scheduled league fixtures  
  of any season.  
     
  (ii) A player's level shall be based on the team they have played the majority of their games for and obtained a plus aggregate.  
  i.e. if a player has played the majority of their games for a higher team and has a plus aggregate,  
  they may not play for a lower team in fixtures as stated in Rule 9.2 (i)  
     
  (iii) For the purpose of this rule a player's level is calculated as follows:  
     
  a) In the first 4 games - calculated as per Rule 9.2 (ii) on a player's performance in the whole of the previous season's fixtures.  
  b) In the last 4 games - calculated as per Rule 9.2 (ii) on a player's performance in the current season up until the  
  5th last scheduled fixture and will be frozen at this time.  
     
  Any player having played less than 3 games in (a) or (b) above shall be allowed to play in a lower team.  
     
  Delete League rule 10 and replace with:- Carried - For 21, Against 1, Abstentions 1  
  Unacceptable Behaviour  
  Any team or individual player who, in the opinion of the Executive Committee, is deemed to have acted in an unacceptable manner  
  shall be liable to sanctions to be decided by the Executive Committee.  
     
  Charity Cup Rule 3 - Carried - For 21, Against 2, Abstentions 0  
     
  All teams in the League are entered in the Competition for the Charity Cup by the League Secretary. Squad sheets along with  
  players registration sheets to be in hands of the League Secretary by the last Saturday in March as per League rule 1.1.  
     
  No player can be added to the Charity Cup Squad sheet after this date.  
     
  Any club not complying with Charity Cup rule 4 shall be deemed to have withdrawn from the Charity Cup.  
     
  Any player playing for a Club in the league is not eligible to play for any other Club in the Charity Cup competition (league rule 9.6).  
     
  Any club wishing to enter an extra team in the Charity Cup to notify the League Secretary by the last Saturday in March.  
     
  Charity Cup Rule 4 - Carried - For 22, Against 0, Abstentions 1  
     
  Add after In the event of a tie the match shall be replayed – ‘should the final result in a tie the replay must be arranged within two  
  weeks at the same venue unless the green is not available, the Executive Committee shall choose a new venue should this be the case’