HANGLETON BOWLING CLUB – COMPETITION GENERAL RULES. AGM 2019
1. Entrants must have paid the annual club subscription and the competition entry fee before commencing play. Aspiring members may enter, pending final acceptance.
2. Entries must be made on the official form and submitted, not later than one week after the opening of the green, to the Hon. Treasurer or, if he is not available, to any Committee Member.
3. Competitors [or skips of competing teams] must, by mutual agreement arrange to play on or before the closing date for the round as posted on the Competitions Notice Board. Non-appearance of either party by 30 minutes after the agreed time on the booked date [Rule 7c] will automatically cede the match to the other. NOTE: Non appearance applies equally in the event that the Competitions Secretary has set the time and date for any round.
Any difficulty in arranging a date for a match or any other problem concerning completion of a match by the closing date must, in advance of the closing date, be referred to the Competitions Secretary for resolution. This may be done by either competitor. If this is not done and the match is not played in time both parties will be disqualified giving a bye to the next round opponents. The Competitions Secretary, with the committee authority, will be responsible for ensuring this rule is strictly adhered to and his decision will be final in any dispute.
4. In the event of the green being declared unfit for play by the groundsman, matches must be re-arranged. If this occurs on the closing date of a round an extension of 2 days is allowed. If the green is declared fit, arranged matches must be played unless both parties agree to a re-arrangement within the time limit. If one party refuses to play they forfeit the match.
5. In the First Round/Preliminary Round the first named competitor, pair, triple or rink on the competition list shall be the challenger[s]. In subsequent rounds the Competitions Secretary shall nominate the Challenger to ensure that the position of Challenger is evenly distributed between players throughout the Competition.
6. The challenger[s] shall be responsible for:
a] Within 8 days of the closing date of the previous round supply three dates, on which the competition could be played, avoiding if possible, all club matches and county competitions.
b] Supply a marker for single matches.
c] Display the booking, time and his/their chosen rink in the Rinks diary.
The order of priority for rink/green reservations are:
i County Competitions / Matches
ii League Matches
iii Representative Club Competitions [Bill Hawkins, Abergavenny etc.]
iv Club Competitions
7. Evening matches must be started in time to finish by the green closing time.
Afternoon matches must be started in time to finish before the evening session.
All Pairs matches should allow three hours for their game.
8. On the day of the match no participant may play on the booked rink prior to the match.
9. The winner of each round is responsible for placing the signed card[s] in the Competitions box. The competitions sheets will be up-dated by the Competitions Secretary when the card[s] have been scrutinised.
10. In pairs and triples one substitute per team is allowed. The substitute must:
a] Be of equal or lower handicap than the original player, and
b] Not have played, or be due to play, in the same competition.
11. All competitions must be played in accordance with World Bowls Laws of the Sport [Crystal Mark] and by entering members agree to abide by the above Rules which specify “that woods must bear a legal stamp of a B.I.B.C. tester” and accept as final in any dispute the judgement of the Competitions Secretary as the representative of the Committee.
12. Non-availability of Finalists shall be considered by the Competitions Secretary and Committee prior to, or on Finals Day. Substitutes may be used if deemed necessary. Members are advised NOT to enter competitions if they will not be available to play on the published date of Finals Day. If entrants subsequently find it necessary to withdraw from a competition this should be done prior to the semi-final to enable competitive semi-finals to be played.
HANGLETON BOWLING CLUB
COMPETITIONS INDIVIDUAL RULES
The George Dew Men’s Singles Championship 21 shots - 4 woods
Winner George Dew Cup Runner Up William Carr Cup
The Sadler Ladies Singles Championship 21 shots - 4 woods
Winner Sadler Cup Runner Up Chubby Stringer Trophy
The Viv Hibberd Men’s 2 wood Championship 21 ends - 2 woods
Winner Viv Hibberd Cup Runner Up Arthur Idle Cup
The Hangleton Ladies 2 wood Championship 21 ends - 2 woods
Winner Hangleton 2 wood Cup Runner Up Hangleton Cup
The Hangleton Mixed Handicap Championship 21 shots - 4 woods
Winner Hangleton Challenge Cup Runner Up Baguley Cup
The handicaps, ranging from scratch to +6, are set by the Competitions Secretary with such help as he may enlist. To win, the less expert player needs to score the normal number of shots while the more expert player has to score the normal number plus the difference between the two handicaps.