Wolverhampton Seniors Bowling League 2018

President Secretary Treasurer
Mr W Crosby  Mrs Pat Poxon  Mr Terry Morris 
 01902 634174 01902 757074  01902 893883 

 

 

Fixture Secretary:-  Nick Williams,  01902 790732, 07718634730,   nickwilliams1149@hotmail.co.uk

 

Treasure Terry Morris email tmorris2@toucansurf.com Mobile contact number 07443940532

Constitution – 2018

  1. The League shall be known as the Wolverhampton Senior Bowls League and all bona fide groups, generally in the Wolverhampton area, who are able to find a team of six players, ladies or gentleman, 60 years old or over will, if vacancies are available, be granted membership.
  2. The Management Committee of the League shall consist of a President, Vice President, General Secretary, Treasure and Fixture Secretary. An Executive Committee shall be elected consisting of five officers, plus a minimum of four others who will be elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
  3. The League fees will be set at the A.G.M (£35 per team for 2017)
  4. Any Club wishing to resign from the League shall give notice in writing to the League Secretary before January 1st in any year. Failure to do so will render the club responsible for the League fees for the forthcoming season.
  5. A financial statement shall be presented by the Treasurer at the A.G.M. each year.
  6. Rules may be altered or amended at the A.G.M. Notice of proposed changes must be notified to the General Secretary, in writing fourteen (14) days before the meeting in order to be considered.
  7. Violation of any rules shall be dealt with by the Executive Committee. All games to be governed by the British Crown Green Bowling Association laws on bowling (B.C.G.B.A). All League members must have a B.C.G.B.A. number. Scoring System (League matches) – 8 points available for each match i.e.1 point for each game won plus 2 points for the winning aggregate, 1 point each in the event of a tie. (See Competition Rules for K.O. Cup matches)
  8. Any team postponing a match must give a full 48 hours’ notice and postpones matches must be played within fifteen (15) days, otherwise the team defaulting forfeits the match with a score 8 points to 0 and an aggregate score of 126-Nil.
  9. All Clubs shall submit at the April Meeting - a photocopy of their B.C.G.B.A. Form NR1A ‘REGISTERED MEMBERS’ or updated County Registration Form for both male and female players (or Supplementary Registration form were players registration fee is paid by another club) indicating their players who are 60 years or over. Members joining after this time to be affiliated for two days before being allowed to play.
  10. A club not playing the full number of players shall forfeit 21 points for each absentee (i.e. 21-Nil defeat).
  11. Transfer of a player from club to club, or team to team, can only take place if the player has played no more than two games for the first club, or for the one team within the club. The Fixture Secretary must be informed before the player plays for the new club or the new team within the club.

11a Where clubs have more than one team in the league a player registered for a lower team i.e. 2nd 3rd and 4th, can on one occasion only play for a club team above i.e. 2nd team player can play for 1st team on one occasion, 3rd team player can play for either the 1st or 2nd team on one occasion. 4th team player can play for either 1st, 2nd, 3rd team on one occasion. In these circumstances the player would not be allowed to double up for his or hers team on the same day or any rearrange date of the scheduled match.

11b Rule 11a doesn’t apply to club teams who play in the same division.

  1.  Starting time for matches shall be 2.00 pm – with agreed exceptions, which includes teams granted permission to start at 11.30 am
  2.  Promotion and Relegation – two top teams promoted and two bottom teams relegated in each Division, proviso that the divisional structure remains from the previous season.
  3. No practise on the green is allowed once the match has begun.
  4. Inclement weather conditions.  A Decision as to play, or continue to playing is at the discretion and agreement of two captains. The 14 day rule in this instance is waived, but the match is to be completed or played, as soon as possible
  5. Prize money not collected on the night of the presentation will be forfeited and returned to League Funds
  6. It is the responsibility of all teams to send a representative to the stated meetings. If a team fails to attend a minimum of three meetings they shall be fined £10.00.

Rules and Regulations Governing Competitions - 2017

  1. 1.     Team Knockout Competition
    1. The first team drawn will be the home team, except on neutral greens
    2. Semi Final and games will be played on neutral greens, in these games Committee Members will officiate. On neutral greens, first use of the jack will be decided by the toss of a coin. The winner of the toss has the choice of odd or even cards having the jack. Each team will have the jack three times.
    3. All cup matches will be played on or the day before the date designated unless inclement weather renders the green unplayable, then depending on the severity of the situation other arrangements will be made.
    4. K.O. Cup matches to be decided on Aggregate (not on games) . Should the scores be level at the end of the match, the captains of the opposing sides will nominate a representative to play a ‘mini game’. The winner being the first player to seven (7) shots. (The match will not be decided on count back of games)
    5. In each of the K.O. Cup competitions a handicap system will operate. If a team is drawn against a team from a lower Division (i.e. Division 1 V Division 2) the team form the lower division will receive 2 shots per person on the card if drawn at home and 3 shots on the card if drawn away. This Handicap does not apply to games played on Neutral Greens i.e. Semi Finals and Finals or in a mini game (ref1.d above).
    6. All registered players in a team squad are eligible to play in individual rounds of The Team Knockout Competitions. However players must have played at least 25% of League Matches in their squad prior to the semi-final and final stages of The Team Knockout Competitions.
    7. All Individual Games are 21 up.

 

  1. 2.     Individual Merit Competition
    1. Entrance Fee £1.00 per player
    2. Scratch Time 12.45pm for 1.00 pm start
    3. Qualifying Games are 15 up, Semi-Final and Final 21 up.
    4. Home green players give two points i.e. 17 or 23.
    5. Players must be registered with the League and have played at least 2 matches prior  to the entry date stated in the League Handbook i.e. June Delegates Meeting
    6. 3.     Doubles Competition
      1. Both players entering as a doubles partnership must be registered with the same club as members of the W’ton Seniors Bowls League, but not necessarily, where the club fields more than one team, from the same team within the club.
      2. Entrance fee £1.50 per player (£3.00 per pair)
      3. Scratch out 12.45 pm for 1.00 pm start
      4. Qualifying Games are 15 up, Semi-Final and Final 21 up.
      5. Home green players give two points i.e. 17 or 23.
      6. Players must be have played at least 2 matches prior  to the entry date stated in the League Handbook i.e. July Delegates Meeting
      7. One substitute per pair is allowed at the Qualifying Stage providing substitute is from the same club (See Rule a).

Rules Continued

  1. For League matches refreshments will be provided by the home team and toilets must be available.
  2. For Qualifying Completions matches minimum requirements at greens offered will be equipment and toilets
  3. Suitable dress is recommended. Formal Dress code will apply to All League Finals with BC.G.B.A. Bye Law 25:- Players Dress (see summary following)
  4. Live mobile phones must not be taken on the green, or the game may be forfeited (B.C.G.B.A. rule).
  5. No Smoking on the ‘the green’ during the course of the game (B.C.G.B.A. rule)
  6. a) The League to implement a rota system so that all Clubs will furnish their green(s) for use in either an Individual Merit of Doubles Competition as detailed in the current handbook.

b) The Management Committee to appoint an official to review all greens to ensure that they are a suitable condition to hold the various competitions.

Summary B.C.G.B.A. Byelaws Players Dress Section 25 – 2015

            For all finals i.e. Team Knockout Cup Finals, Individual Merit Final Day and Doubles Final Day, the following requirements must be adhered to.

Male

  1. Trousers: These shall be full length, single coloured trousers in grey or black. Studs, rivets, zipped pockets are not allowed, nor are external pockets on legs. Nothing in the rule shall prevent exceptions being made for individuals with a relevant disability.
  2. Shirts: Collared shirts with sleeves to be worn, can be single or dual coloured and may be embellished with any or all of the player’s name, club insignia, manufacturer’s insignia and BCGBA Insigne.
  3. Wet Gear: - Where necessary and in accordance with the pertaining weather conditions, sweaters which conform the above and or wet gear may be worn, but correct dress must be worn under wet gear.
  4. Footwear: - No Hard or Block heeled footwear to be worn on the green.

Women

  1. Footwear: - No Hard of Block heeled footwear to be worn on the green.
  2. Trousers etc.:- Trousers, tailored shorts, tailored cropped trousers or skirts shall be a least knee length and single coloured.
  3. Shirts: - shall be single or dual coloured with sleeves and collar and may be embellished with any or all of the player’s name, club insignia, manufacturer’s insignia and BCGBA Insigne.
  4. Wet Gear: - Where necessary and in accordance with the pertaining weather conditions, sweaters/cardigans which conform the above and or wet gear may be worn, but correct dress must be worn under wet gear.

 

General

Any Player failing to conform to these standards will be prevented from playing (or continuing) and may be liable to forfeit any entry fee for, or prize money earned in the competition.

In the case of a team contest any offending player must be substituted prior the commencement of the game. However if the players game has commenced, the player shall score nil and the opponent shall receive the maximum score.