The Competition and Players The Competition shall be called the Mini-Cup and will be competed for by teams placed below the top 12 (twelve) positions in the previous seasons league table. There will be a minimum of 4 (four) teams. Each team will consist of 9 (nine) players. All players and captains must be male, over 60, a paid up member of their own club and registered with the British Crown Green Bowl-ing Association (BCGBA). No player can play for more than one team in the competition and any team playing an ineligible player will be disqualified. For the purposes of this competition any player who has played 3 (three) or more times for a higher ranked team in the club, in any compe-tition, shall not be eligible to play for a lower ranked team in this competition. Any team unable to field 5 (five) players shall forfeit the match. (Note; Depleted teams who are, however, able to field at least 5 (five) players are expected to honour the fixture)
The Matches Matches will be on a knock-out basis on the date set. The final will be played on a neutral ground chosen by the Executive Committee who may appoint a referee. In the final only a draw will be made to determine the order of play with each side having the jack alternately. In all other rounds the draw will be made in accordance with league protocols and visiting teams will have the first throw of the jack. The order of play will be decided by the home captain.
In all rounds players from both sides may take advantage of a “roll-up” prior to the 1400hrs start but the green must be vacated by 1350hrs.
The Games All games will be 21-up off scratch. Standard “in-date” jacks must be used. Measuring will be done by the players and markers concerned but, if the players fail to agree on a measure, the refer-ee or home captain will decide.
The Results Match results will be determined by the number of team winners with one point being awarded to each winning player. The match result card must be signed by the away captain and forwarded by the home captain to the Competition Secretary after the match.
(Note: The result should also be texted to the IOMCCGBA Competition Secretary by the home captain (425242)
Re-arranged Fixtures League Rule 5 shall apply to this competition and defaulting teams will be disqualified.
The Winners The winning team will hold the Mini-Cup for 12 (twelve) months. Other awards and prize money will be awarded to teams in accordance with the current prize list in the fixture book. There is no automatic right to defend the cup in the following season. Entry to the competition will be in ac-cordance with the rules governing entry pertaining at the time.
Disputes Any dispute shall be notified to the Competition Secretary as soon as possible after the match. The matter will then be referred to the Executive Committee whose decision shall be final.
The Executive Committee shall have the right to decide any matter not provided for in the rules.