Clubs may enter one or more teams of 9 players to play in a match with no more than 5 of any one sex. Team players must be members of the Club and have not played for any other team in this competition.
The entry fee to be fixed by the Executive committee.
All matches to be played in the evening on the dates shown which are fixed by the Association Competition Organiser, starting not later than 7.00pm. when all players must be present. (Except by mutual agreement of the captains, and the referee).
Captains will nominate their 9 players and include substitutes if required before the match commences at 7.00pm. Any nominated player not present at 7.00pm may be substituted. This player must be present at 7.00pm.
All games to be 21 up off Scratch. Standard Jacks to be used in all matches.
No practising by either side is permitted on the match green within one hour of the start time. Any player offending will become ineligible.
In the event of weather or any other circumstance interfering with play or the start of play, the Referee or Captain will decide whether to play or not. (The green keeper must be consulted if he is present). All completed games to count. Any game not completed is void and shall be replayed. Substitutes will be allowed for the replayed games. In the event of a result not being produced the match MUST either start or continue on the next evening the green is available unless by mutual agreement between both Captains and the Competition Organiser.
If no official referee is available, after consulting with the opposing captain, the captain of the team drawn first in the tie will decide any points of issue.
Any team playing ineligible players those players will receive no score and their opponents will receive maximum score.
The competition will be played in two stages. A group stage followed by a playoff. The executive committee will decide the structure of both stages depending on the entry of teams.
Group Stage or League Divisions
The teams entered into the competition will be drawn into groups.
Teams will play the other teams in their group twice. One home and one away match.
To select opponents a draw of players names will be made by the team captains with the home team captain deciding the order the games are played.
Away players to have first throw of the Jack.
The result of the match will be decided by the team who scored the highest number of chalks
Match winners will receive 2 group points. Both teams will receive 1 group point for a drawn match.
Each group will be ranked by total points. In the event two or more teams are tied after completion of all fixtures teams with the highest chalks difference will be ranked higher, if still equal the team with the highest games for.
All games to be played on neutral greens which will be selected by the competition committee.
To select opponents a draw of players names will be made by the team captains and games will be played in the rotation of the draw.
Captains will toss for the first throw of the Jack and the teams will throw alternatively, the score cards to be marked with a “J” to denote the player who shall throw the Jack first.
Winner of each game will advance to the next round
The result of each match will be decided by the number of chalks scored in total, in the event of a draw on chalks then the team having won the most games during the match shall be the winner.
All players contesting the final must conform to Dress code. Male bowlers must conform to the dress code laid down by the BCGBA. Lady bowlers must conform to the dress code laid down by the BCGLBA.
Result sheet must include FIRST and LAST names of players written in BLOCK CAPITALS.
BOTH captains are responsible for checking their own team is correct on the sheet.
Result sheet of matches to be checked and signed by both team captains on completion of the match
The captain of the team drawn FIRST in the tie shall forward the result sheet directly after the match is completed by post or electronically by means of a photo of the signed result card.
If sent electronically the captain should retain the result card until it has been processed by the Competition Organiser.
In the event of any protest or disputes, written notice must be sent in duplicate to the Association Secretary within FOUR days of the incident, and a copy sent to the Club concerned. The matter to be discussed by the Executive Committee whose decision shall be final.
The competition shall be governed by the “Laws of the Game of Crown Green Bowls” which are in force for the time being, with the exception of Rule 9.10.and 10.1.
The Executive committee shall have power to alter and to decide any matter not provided for in these rules.