OVER WYRE MEN’S BOWLING
association is to be known as the ‘Over Wyre Men’s Bowling League’ and will be
open to members of clubs accepted into the League at the Annual General
affairs of the league shall be governed by the management committee. No member
of the committee may vote upon matters affecting his/her own club affairs. The
outcome of any matter referred to the Management Committee for a decision,
shall be determined by the majority of votes cast. In the event of a tie, the
Chairman will have the casting vote.
account shall be opened at the local branch of an approved bank or building
society. All monies to be paid through the Hon. Treasurer, who shall submit a
statement of accounts at the AGM and at any other time of request. All cheques
must be signed by two of the League Officers.
club/team requiring affiliation to the Over Wyre Bowling League must make their
application in writing/e-mail to the league secretary who will place such
application before the next available AGM of the league. Voting on applications
for new membership shall be in accordance with rule 7.
League Management Committee will comprise of the President, Vice President,
Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and one elected representative from each
Annual General Meeting shall be held in January/February, at which the Officers
of the League shall be elected. Alterations and additions to these rules shall
only be made at AGM. Any club proposing alterations or additions must notify
the Secretary in writing no later than 31st October, a copy of the addition or
alteration must be printed on the notice convening the AGM. To become operative
any alterations or additions to these rules require at least two thirds
majority of the votes cast. Each team allowed one vote only. Any team not
represented at the AGM will be subject to a £5 fine. Notice convening the AGM
must be posted/e-mailed to each member team no later than the end of the
7. Any club
may request the League Secretary to call a meeting of the council. Such a
request must state the nature of the business being brought forward and this
shall be placed before the council who, if they consider it of sufficient
importance, instruct the League Secretary to call a “Special General Meeting”.
The notice shall state the nature of the business, and no other shall be
8. Any club
may request the league secretary to call a meeting of the Management Committee.
Such a request must be in writing/e-mail and must state the nature of the
business being brought forward and this shall be placed before the Management
Committee who, if they consider it of sufficient importance, shall instruct the
league secretary to convene a Special General Meeting of the league. The notice
convening a Special General Meeting shall state the nature of the business to
be discussed, and no other business shall be transacted. Voting rules for a SGM
shall be as rule 7.
9. Any team protesting
against another team or player shall do so by a resolution passed by the
Committee of the team making the protest. Accompanying the protest, a written
statement of the facts must be sent to the League Secretary and an inquiry
shall be instigated by the Management Committee. A copy of the statement must
also be forwarded to the team protested against. Team members must forward any
complaints to the League Secretary through their team captain or Club
must provide the secretary with a list of players to play in the team before
the start of the season, if the list on the online bowls club zone is correct
then there is no need to send a full list. Registration will be open during the
season as long as the players playing haven’t played for another club during
to be played as per fixtures and no alterations shall take place without the
sanction of the Management committee, except when extreme conditions make the
green unplayable, and then the decision to cancel must be made by either the
Green keeper or the home team captain. In the situation where a team has
obtained the permission of the Management committee to rearrange a fixture,
then the game must be arranged prior to the date stated in the fixture book. If
a game is rearranged after that date, then at the end of the season 6 points
will be deducted from the points of the team who requested the fixture change.
12. If any
match is unfinished due to weather it must be replayed in its entirety. In the
event of wet weather making the home green unplayable, the home captain must
notify the visiting team captain no later than one hour before the match is due
13. Postponed matches must be played on a day
mutually agreed by both captains within 28 days of the postponed fixture, but
not more than 7 days after the last schedule match for the League. The League
Secretary must be notified of a postponed fixture immediately. If no date can
be agreed within the 28 days, the Management committee will then select a date.
number of players constituting a team shall be eight, and each game shall be 21
up. Standard jacks stamped with a current test date must be used. Only one
throw of the jack is allowed to set a regulation mark. In the event of a scorecard
dispute the game re-starts at the last place the scorecards agreed. Cards must
be checked every five ends visiting teams to be allowed fifteen minutes
practice immediately preceding the starting time. No home player may practice
during the visitors practice time. Eight standard jacks must be supplied for
the away team’s practice, four of which must be the match jacks.
to commence at the time stated in the fixture books with the exception of teams
with floodlights-who will start their home matches at the later start time.
teams to be allowed fifteen minutes practice immediately preceding the starting
time. No home player may practice during the visitors practice time. Eight
standard jacks must be supplied for the away team’s practice, four of which
must be the match jacks.
17. On the
first league game of the season players’ opponents are decided by 'turn of the
cards’ to establish averages. In respective fixtures names to be placed down on
the result card at the start of the match in the order of merit based on the
player’s ‘average’ positions within the team. Players to play the person
occupying the same merit position on their opponent’s result card. When players
names have been placed on the result card and play has commenced, if the
situation arises where a selected team player does not arrive at the green by
the time the last jack is available to start the final game of the match, then
Rule 17 will apply. A player who has not achieved an average is placed at
scratch. The home team captain has the choice of playing order.
18. A player
not declared present but is selected with his name down on the result card to
play, who has not arrived at the green when the last jack becomes available for
the final game to commence, will be scratched and a substitute will take his
place - in this situation the player's individual average / merit position will
not apply. A player who is selected and who is present at the green shall not
be substituted. If no substitute is available Rule 21 will apply.
detailed result of each League match, signed by representative of each team,
must be forwarded immediately by the home team captain or secretary to the
League Secretary, at the very latest, it must be received by Friday noon
following completion of the match. In cases where this rule is not strictly
complied with the offending club or team will automatically be fined £2.00 for
each occasion the result card is late. Alternatively, the home captain may use
the website www.online-bowls.com selecting Over Wyre Bowling League to record
the results of the match. Rules governing late results still apply.
to be 1 point per game, and 4 points for an away win, 2 points for a home win,
1 point for a home draw, and 3 points for an away draw.
21. Neutral measurer’s decision to be final if
players or captains cannot agree.
22. In the event of a player receiving a walkover
because the opposing team is a player short, the said player shall count 21-0
for the purpose of the match. For the purpose of the best average prize he
shall be drawn against one of the first half players of the opposing team, this
score will count in the player’s individual averages.
minimum number of matches to qualify for the League Averages award to be 2 less
than the possible maximum, with the average winner being the highest plus.
24. In the
case of a tie for the Championship, runners up or relegation place of each
division of the League, the final positions shall be decided on the basis of
the team with the most games won. Failing this, in the event of a tie the
individual aggregate difference will be the deciding factor, failing this the
total number of chalks
Providing the size of a division is not reduced after the end of the season,
the two teams occupying the bottom position in each division at the end of the
season shall be relegated, and the two teams occupying the top positions in
each division shall be promoted. Where a team joins or withdraws from the
League before the preparation of the league fixtures, the League Secretary
shall draft a suggested constitution taking into account the number of
competing teams. This to be agreed or amended at the AGM. Nothing in this rule
shall operate to prevent the AGM promoting or relegating more than two teams.
26. During a
season a club member may play for either the A or B team. Once a player has
played four matches in one team, he will not be allowed to transfer to the
other team. No player will be allowed to transfer for the last four matches of
the season. Players will have a separate average for each division. No player
must play for more than one team in any one week, the week being Monday to
Sunday. Nothing in this rule will apply for cup matches, or if both teams are
in the same division
for failing to give apologies for AGM or Presidents Day must be paid or a
5-point deduction will be implemented for each unpaid fine.
must be affiliated to the County Bowling Association and all players registered
with the BCGBA.
29. If a cup
match results in a draw, the reply must be played in reverse (i.e. the home
team will now be away in the replay) at the earliest possible date agreeable to
both captains and before the next round.
30. If two
teams have the same home green and are drawn to play one another, the away
handicap is null and void.
picked to play in the semi-final / final stages of cup competitions must have
played a minimum of 4 League games.
32. In cup
competitions the following regulations apply:
a. Away teams receive 12 plus handicap
(unless rule 28 applies)
b. Each round is redrawn.
c. Away teams receive jack plus 15
d. Opponents decided by turn of cards.
e. New teams receive a +18 handicap
f. Previous year’s winners of the Howarth
Trophy have 12 deducted from handicap.
g. Games will be played as drawn i.e. no
neutral greens except finals.
h. In Cup Finals - all players must be
present when the draw is made.
i. In cup Finals - players shall not play
on the green during the previous seven days unless in an officially designated
match or competition.
33. It is
the responsibility of the home team captain to contact the away team captain
within one week of each cup round played, to arrange a date of play for the
next round. If the away team captain cannot be contacted, the home team captain
must immediately notify the League Secretary. Failure to carry out the above
procedure will result in the home team being scratched.
34. If the
home team green is not available due to fixture congestion the Secretary must
be notified of this fact by the home team captain and be advised of a day
suitable to both teams for the game to be played. The Secretary will arrange a
neutral green and his decision will be final. The away handicap will not apply.
If mutual agreement cannot be reached upon a suitable date of play before the
next round is due to be played both teams will be scratched.
failing to supply a representative or give apologies 10 days before for the
President’s Day competition will be fined £5.00
36. Teams or
players not turning up to Presentation Night will not receive their prize or