Swindon & District BA Competition Rules

 1  ELIGIBILITY
The competitions shall be confined to such clubs who are fully paid up members of the association for the current year. Full playing members of those clubs may enter  as many competitions as they choose; provided that where they may be members of more than one club they enter via the Club that they represent in the Association.
 2  CONDITIONS
(a) The competitions shall be played under Bowls England rules and shall be under
the management of the Executive of the Association. All trophies shall remain the property of the Association and must be returned to the Competition Secretary IN GOOD ORDER, by 15th September of the following year.
(b) When submitting entries all players must be named and a contact telephone
number provided for each person/team.
3  QUESTIONS AND DISPUTES
(a) The competition subcommittee comprising of the President, Secretary and
  Competition Secretary, shall determine all questions and disputes that may arise.   The decision of this sub-committee shall be final and binding.
(b) A clear statement in writing of the point of the issue shall be communicated to the
Competition Secretary of the Association at the earliest possible date together with evidence if it exists.
4  COMPETITION DRAWS
An open draw will be made for all competitions and circulate to all clubs.
5  DUTIES OF ‘CHALLENGER’ (first named) AND ‘OPPONENT’ (second named)
(a) FIXED DATE COMPETITIONS
The ‘challenger’ shall confirm the fixture and the commencement time immediately after receiving the draw in the club or details of his next ‘opponent’.
(b) PLAY BY DATE COMPETITIONS
The ‘challenger’ immediately upon receiving the draw in the club or details of his ‘opponent’ for the next round shall offer his ‘opponent’ 3 dates, one of which must be   a weekend. The ‘opponent’ must accept one of these dates unless already playing a National or County Competition in which case a further date must be offered.
(c) It is the responsibility of the ‘challenger’ to ascertain his ‘opponent’ for the next round.
Competition controllers should not be contacted after 9:30pm
(d) The ‘challenger’ failing to comply with a) or b) above shall be scratched upon the
successful application of the ‘opponent’ and failing such application both parties shall be scratched.
(e) Except in the case of the semi-finals and finals of the competitions it shall be acceptable for the ‘challenger’ or ‘opponent’ to seek a variation of the fixed date, provide the proposed new date is not later that the date fixed for that Round. If both parties cannot agree to a variation, then the match shall be played on the fixed date.
(f) Starting times will be Weekdays: 6:15pm Sundays: 10:30 or by mutual agreement
6  VENUE FOR TIES
(a)  In all rounds up to and including the semi finals, the challenger shall have the
 choice of green.
Greens for the finals shall be nominated by the club delegates at a pre season meeting
and voted for.
(b) Where no umpire is present the onus for checking the stamping of bowls rests with
the players concerned.
7  NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS
The result of each game shall be telephoned or emailed to the competition controller
within 24 hours of the completion of the game.
For pairs, triples, rinks the winning   skip MUST send their completed scorecards with
all the players’ names on it signed by both skips to the relevant controller within 72 hours
OR (due to exorbitant postage costs) results for pairs triples and rinks both
Skips (contact) should send all the names of the opposition players with the result by email
 this will save sending result cards in.
i.e. A triples Match with Mr A, Mr B and Mr C play Mr X, Mr Y, Mr Z  then the skip for XYZ should send result –  lost 31-30 John A, Paul B, Joe C and Skip for ABC sends result – Won 31-30 Fred X, Richard Y, Nick Z.
8  ENTRANCE FEES
The entrance fees for all competitions under the jurisdiction of the association shall   be set annually by the Executive.
9  DRESS
The dress for all rounds excluding the Finals shall be grey trousers with white shirts, for the final white trousers shall be worn. Club coloured shirts where officially approved by the County Association may be worn for all rounds provided they are worn by all members of the team.
10  COMPOSITION OF COMPETITIONS
(a) Singles, Champion of Champions, Officers and retired singles: The game shall
consist to 21 shots, 4 bowls per player.
(b) Pairs: the game shall consist of 21 ends, 4 bowls per player. In the case of a tie an
extra end shall be played to determine the winner.
(c) Triples: the game shall consist of 18 ends, 3 bowls per player. In the case of a tie
an extra end shall be played to determine the winner.
(d) Rinks: the game shall consist of 21 ends, 2 bowls per player. In the case of a tie an
extra end shall be played to determine the winner.
(e) Eddie Wells Trophy: See Separate rules sheet.
11 SUBSTITUTES
In Pairs, Triples and Fours Competitions, 1 and the same substitute shall be allowed for any team provided that this substitute has not already entered, conceded or played in the same competition.
12  AMENDMENT TO RULES
These rules can only be amended or added to by a straight vote at the Executive.
NOTES
Any disputes please contact the Competition Secretary in the first instance
Home    01793 871455     Mobile 07815 926796 Email    paul.boylesref@btinternet.com     NO CALLS AFTER 9:30pm
Do not phone the Controller for an extension only the Competition Secretary may   grant an extension if the green is unfit. No extensions are given for holidays or playing in other competitions, except under Rule 5B.