1 The League shall be called the Swindon & District 4-Rink League.
2 All games shall be played under Bowls England Rules except as amended below.
3 All games must be played.
4 Each Team shall play their opponents on a home-and-away basis.
5 Games shall commence at no later than 6.15pm.
6 Games should generally be played by four rinks of four players on each side (16 players per Team). In the event that less than 16 players are available rinks may be converted to triples, the first two bowlers having three woods each and the skip 2 woods. Any rink playing as a triple shall be penalised 25% of shots scored.
7 All players must be members of a fully S&D affiliated club.
7.1 All players can only play for one Team during a season, except as modified by Rule 7.2.
7.2 If a player leaves a Club and becomes a fully paid up member of another Club during the
season he may play in League games in his new Club.
7.3 For the avoidance of doubt, where a Club has more than one Team then members of that
Club can only play for one Team and having played for one Team then transfer to the other Team during the season is not allowed.
To Note: If the player concerned has already played for their old Club in any S&D Competitions during their transfer season they may not represent their new Club in these Competitions.
7 Games should normally consist of 21 ends, 2 bowls per player. However, if it is not possible to complete a fixture due to inclement weather then either:
a provided a minimum of 48 ends in total have been played (ie an average of 12 ends per rink0 then the result at the time of the cessation of the game (all ends actually played) shall stand; or
b if less than 20 ends in total have been played (ie an average of less than 5 ends per rink) then the result shall be declared null and void and the game shall be re-arranged to a date mutually agreed by both clubs; or
c in the event that more than 20 ends, but less than 48 ends, in total have been played the scores from the completed ends shall be carried forward and the game resumed and played to a conclusion (with, to the extent possible, the same players in the same positions in their rinks, the same direction of play and rink settings) on a date mutually agreed by both Teams.
8 If the green is unfit, or the game cannot be completed on the fixture date the Teams shall mutually agree a revised fixture date. The League Secretary must be notified, in writing or by email, of the revised date within 21 days of the original fixture date. Failure to do so will result in both Teams being deducted 6 points from their accumulated league totals.
9 If a green is unavailable for reasons other than due to the weather then the home team
must first ascertain whether their opponents green i