1.The draw for
club competitions will be made at a sub-committee meeting prior to the start of
not enter a competition if they are unavailable for any round or on the
Saturday and Sunday of finals weekend.
are under the control of the Competition Referees, Tony Gallagher and Pam
Stuttard. If they are unavailable, a Captain or Vice-Captain should be
4.Dress code for
bowlers and markers in all rounds of a competition is grey below the waist and
white or club shirt above the waist. On Finals day(s) it is whites.
"Challenger" is the first player named in a game. It is the
Challenger who makes first contact with their opponent.
6.Games must be
played by the closing date set for the round. Preliminary rounds must be played
prior to the date of the first round. Where more than one round is to be
played on a set day the Ladies’ or Men's Captain, or someone they appoint,
shall be responsible for organising the day.
start on a Monday and finish on a Sunday.
8.Both players are
equally responsible for arranging the gameand ensuring it is played
by the closing date. The Challenger must contact their opponent within 5 days
of the end of the previous round and should offer three dates and times to
their opponent. One date must be on a weekend and one should be at least a
week ahead of the other two offered. If neither player attempts to arrange a
game and the play by date is not met, the game will be declared void and a walk
over awarded to the opponent(s) waiting in the next round.
9.A marker must
be used in all singles games and the Challenger is responsible for arranging
one. If a marker is not provided, the challenger shall forfeit the game. The
marker should be a current Bowls Club Member.
10.The loser of a game should
make themselves available to mark for the winner in the next round. All players
must be prepared to mark at least one game in all competitions they have entered.
11.A player unable to play a
game by the stated date for a general reason must contact a Competition Referee
not less than 10 days before the play by date of the round to request an
12.If an extension is
required due to a player in a competition suffering an illness or adverse
weather conditions make the green unplayable, a Competition Referee should be
contacted as soon as is practicable before the play by date of the round.
Holidays or personal fixture congestion will not be accepted as reasons for the
granting of an extension (Official Club related competitions exempt.)
Extensions granted for general reasons and weather or unplayable green delays,
must be played within 7 days after the play by date of the round. Extensions
granted due to illness must be played within 10 days after the play by date of
13.If a Competition Referee
is involved, the request for an extension should be made to a Captain or Vice-Captain.
14.The Ladies’ and/or Men's
Captain is the final arbiter in all matters where a decision cannot or has not
been agreed with the Competition Referees or a Vice Captain.
15.Games shall start at a
mutually agreed time, but no player shall be compelled to accept a time earlier
than 6.00 pm or later than 6.30 pm.
16.If a player arrives more
than 30 minutes after the time fixed for the game the opponent may claim the
17.When a competition game
has been arranged the Challenger must enter the date and time in the Rink
18.The rink board manager(s)
will draw the rinks using the "number bag" in the week prior to the
competition being played and enter details on the allocation board in the Club
Room. The rink drawn cannot be changed unless it becomes unplayable. If a new
rink is required, this must be drawn from the "number bag" by a rink
board manager or a neutral member.
19.Players must not receive
coaching or take advice from other club members during the game.
20.A scorecard must be kept
for every game and this should be signed by both players at the end of the game
and placed in the correct competition box in Club Room. The Competition
Referees will check the card and update the relevant competition chart. Players
must not update the chart.
21.Only in exceptional
circumstances will a substitution be permitted. Except for the select pairs,
the substitute must be of the same handicap, or nearest equivalent handicap, to
the person they are replacing and they must continue to play throughout the
remaining rounds of the competition. They are not allowed to
skip in any round.
The Competition Referees
will rule on this matter and the Competition Secretary will select the
Someone who has entered a
competition cannot act as a substitute in that competition.
22.To avoid causing
unnecessary damage, running on the green is not allowed.
23.No laws governing a sport
can cope with every situation. Unusual situations not covered within the laws
can often arise. The World Bowls "Laws of the Sport of Bowls
(WBLSB)" were drawn up in the spirit of true sportsmanship. So, if a
situation arises that is not covered by these laws, players, markers and
umpires must use their common sense and a spirit of fair play to decide on the
appropriate course of action. Purley Club competitions will be governed by the
current edition of the WBLSB rules, except where a rule(s) has been created to
cover local requirements in Club Competitions. In that event, the Club Rule(s)
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