SOUTH & WEST BIRMINGHAM OVER 60’s BOWLING ASSOCIATION
1. League Membership is restricted to Boundary Limits as defined in League
Title, or as agreed at the Annual General Meeting
2. Association to be affiliated to ‘Warwick & Worcester Bowling Association’.
3. Management of the Association shall be vested in:-
Together with a General Committee of elected members.
4. The management committee will be empowered to take any disciplinary
action necessary in the event of misconduct by clubs and/or individual
5. The Annual General Meeting shall be held in the month of February at such
place and time determined by the General Committee. Each Club will eceive
at least 28 days prior notice. £10 fine to club for non attendance at all
meetings i.e. AGM, End of season meeting and Handbook issue meeting.
6 The business of the A.G.M. will be:
To elect all Officers
To receive a ‘Statement of Accounts ‘ and ‘Current Balance
Sheet‘ from the Treasurer.
To determine the Annual Subscription which shall be paid at
the termination of the A.G.M.
To transact any other business or alteration of Rules, of
which prior notice has been submitted to the General
Secretary in writing and not less than 28 days prior to the
date of the A.G.M.
Each Club delegate is entitled to 1 vote on any issue raised.
Any majority decision will be binding on all Clubs
A Special General Meeting may be called if deemed necessary by the General Committee, the purpose and notice of business to be circulated to Member Clubs not less than 21 days prior to the date arranged.
No business shall be transacted other than that specified on
KNOCK-OUT CUP & LEAGUE COMPETITION RULES
1. All matches to be played under British Crown Green Rules & Regulations
2. Teams to be entered into divisions (Maximum 12 Teams per Div.)
3. Promotion or Relegation of 3 Teams per Division to operate annually
4. New entrants to be placed in the lowest Division.
5. All players must have attained the age of 60 years to be eligible. See also
6. Team strength to be 6.
7. Registration of all players must be on the documentation provided and
must be forwarded to the League Secretary not later than 1st April each
8. Match Result Cards to be posted to the League Secretary on the day of
the match by the Home Team. Failure to comply will result in a £5 fine
being levied. FIRST CLASS STAMP OBLIGATORY unless being sent
9. TEAM KNOCK-OUT COMPETITION. If scores are level at conclusion of
original draw, a further Two Players from each team shall play. In the event
of a further level score, One further Match shall be played to determine the
result. The Secretary of the winning Team must submit the result to the
Competition Secretary within 4 days of the Match.
10. General Committee to organise additional Knock-Out Competitions.
i.e. a) Singles Merit d) Tommy Palmer Memorial Trophy
b) Doubles Merit e) Ladies Day
c) Champion of Champions (Cyril McCoy Trophy)
11. All Trophies shall remain the property of the General Committee and shall
be competed for annually. All Trophies must be returned to the General
Secretary before or at the End of Season Meeting.
12. Players Dress in all Association Finals Days or Tournaments. Players are to
wear conventional clothing and are not permitted to play in shell suits or
track suit bottoms, denims or shorts or singlets. Tournament Organisers
should notify finals day qualifiers that this rule should be adhered to.
COMMENCEMENT OF MATCHES
LEAGUE … 11.00 a.m. VISITORS … 15 Minutes Practice
CUP … 11.00 a.m. NO PRACTICE ALLOWED
STARTING TIMES MAY BE ALTERED BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT
N.B. Players wishing to Transfer to another Club mid-season.
Transfer to another Club is strictly forbidden without sanction and approval of
the General Committee.
N.B. All complaints in respect of rule contravention must be forwarded to the
General Secretary in writing.
League matches postponed to be Re-arranged and played within 21 days,
onus will remain on Club postponing to Re-arrange. Penalty deduct 2 points +
30 shots. ‘A’ Team to take priority. NO ‘A’ team Postponements. Cup games
postponed to be re-arranged within 21 days or before next cup round.
13. The Management Committee shall have the power to deal with any matter not provided for in these Rules & Bye Laws, in general will be covered by Warks and Worcs Rules.
14 The aggregate scores of both teams for each match shall be the way the result is determined. Points will be awarded for a home win 4 points, an away win 6 points, a home draw 2 points, an away draw 3 points, plus 1 point for each individual game won.
15. All merit competitions to be 21 up starting with 6 on the card, except finals which will be 21 up.
16. SPECIAL DISPENSATION: Clubs may register players of 58 years, whose
birthday is between April and September in the current season. Clubs may
register unlimited number of qualifying players, but may only play ONE in
any match of their lowest team, i.e. ‘B’, ‘C’ or ‘D’. NOT allowed in an ‘A’
17. Smoking in any form is not allowed whilst participating on the green in the
game of Crown Green Bowls. The offending player(s) shall receive no further score and the opponent shall receive the maximum score. Offending officials will be fined £10.
CYRIL McCOY TROPHY (Champion of Champions)
1. Current champion to be permitted to defend his title
2. All competitors to be nominated as club champion i.e. ONE PER CLUB
3. Competition to be completed on same day except for circumstances
beyond control. Competition to commence at 11.00 a.m.
Players to report by 10.50 a.m.
4. Home player handicapped 2 shots up to and including semi-final stage.
TOMMY PALMER MEMORIAL TROPHY
1. Competitors restricted to Club Secretaries, current Trophy Holder and one
Delegate per club present at AGM, plus Members of Management
2, Home player handicapped 2 shots up to and including semi-final stage
Games to commence at 11.00 a.m. Players to report at 10.50 a.m.
SINGLES and DOUBLES FINALS
Play to commence at 11.00 a.m. Players to report at 10.50 a.m.
REGISTRATION OF PLAYERS
Players who attain the age of 60 after the 1st April each year can be enrolled on
current registration form provided birthday is shown and shall be eligible from
start of the season for any team. Any other registration must be put in writing and approved by the League Secretary. A player registered for more than one S & W B’ham over 60’s club
can only play for the club that they first play for in that season.
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TEAMS PER DIVISION – 12