North Wirral Bowling League
The League shall be open to bowling clubs directly affiliated to the Wirral & District Crown Green Bowling Association.
Players not permitted to play are starred players from the Wirral & District League, 1st division starred players in the Wallasey, Bebington, Birkenhead evening leagues. Declared starred players cannot become de-starred. Male veteran county, male senior county are not permitted membership. Junior county players over 16 years of age and female county players of the same age are restricted to one player per team. This includes one female senior county player, who is allowed to participate in the match.
Junior county players under 16 are allowed membership.
Any club wishing to resign should notify the secretary by the 31st January, otherwise fees for the ensuing season will become payable.
3: Management Committee.
The officers of the league shall consist of a chairman, vice chairman, secretary, treasurer, to be annually elected annually at the annual general meeting. The committees decision is final.
4: General Meeting
The annual general meeting shall be held in November. The annual general reports and accounts shall be presented and the election of all officers shall take plce.
An agenda of the business of the meeting shall be prepared by the general secretary.
Notices of motion in writing by clubs for consideration at the AGM must be received no later than the 30th September , which will be circulated to all clubs . Amendments to notices of motion may be submitted to clubs no later than the 31st October.
Any club failing to be represented at the meeting will forfeit their prize money.
5: Special General Meeting
Any club or the management committee may send a requisition to the general secretary to call a special general meeting . Such requisition shall state the nature of the of the business to be raised.No other business will be transacted.
The league shall consist of 2 divisions of no more than 14 teams. Two teams will be promoted, two teams will be relegated.
The annual subscription shall be £35 payable by March 31st.
On finals day the semi final will be 15 up and the final 21up.
Prize money will be awarded. to the bottom 4 teams. based on how many points they have scored. The top two teams in each division will receive winners prize money.
Competing teams shall consist of 5 pairs a side.
League matches shall consist of home and away games, 21 up. Two points for a win , one point for a tie.
In the event of a tie on points between two teams on completition of fixtures , between teams vying for the league , the team with the highest aggregate score will be awarded 1st place.
In the event of a draw in a cup match, the number of jacks won will determine the outcome.
The winning team has the duty to send in the match within three days of the match finishing. Signed by both captains. The visiting player has 1st throw of the jack.
A player must have played three matches to be eligible to play in a semi final or final in all competion days.
8: Player Registration
Any players wanting to play North Wirral must be registered with the North Wirral League and have a BCGBA number. Players have until July 1st to become registered.
No club should play an unregistered player, with a £3 fine and a 21 shots for the opposition.
A player can only play for one team.
9: Dress Code
Male bowlers : trousers black, full length. no studs rivets, jeans , cargo pants, shell suits, tracksuits, shirts must be collared, sleeved long or short.
Female bowlers: Trousers, tailored shorts, tailored cropped trousers, or skirts shall be knee length and single coloured and sleeved. long or short.
Male and female bowlers: no block or hard heeled footwear must be worn . No inappropriate use of wet clothing. Nothing in the above rule shall prevent exeptions being made for people with a relevant disability.
Each directly affiliated club shall at an annual general meeting or special general meeting be entitled to one vote. No individual shall act for more than one club.
Trophies shall be the property of the North Wirral Bowling League.
13: Alterations to rules
No alteration to the rules shall be made exept at an annual general meeting each year. Any such alterations must be submitted to the general secretary no later than the 30th September. These shall be circulated to the affiliated clubs and shall be voted on at the AGM .
Amendments to the suggested alterations will be accepted until October 31st.