CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

COMPETITION RULES
1 All games will be played in accordance with “The Laws of the Sport of Bowls” unless varied
below.
2 Members who enter for Club competitions MUST be available to play in the finals, and pay
membership fees up to that date whether or not they are knocked out. All players must be
Federated.
3 All singles games will be decided on the first to reach 21 shots with the exception of the
President’s Cup singles final, which will be 25 shots.
4 All other games will be played over 18 ends with an extra end being played in the event of a
tie.
5 Score cards, at the end of each game, should be left in the Post box provided on the wall of the
“Bowls Office”, ensuring that they are signed by both Skips or in singles both opponents.
6 The upper name on the draw sheet is the challenger.
7 In the case of singles games the challenger is the person responsible for arranging a marker. A
qualified marker is recommended. The Challenger must liaise with the Club’s CBUMA
representative at the semi-final stage to agree the nominated Marker. The Controlling Body will
appoint the Markers for the Club Championship Finals
8 Rinks must be pre-booked in the diary kept in the cabin, bearing in mind the priorities shown in
the book.
9 When drawing for rinks, which must be witnessed by a third party, all rinks should be included
in the draw unless already legitimately occupied.
10 All games must be completed on or before the “Fixed Dates” shown on the draw sheets.
Extensions to these dates will only be granted, by the Controlling Body, in exceptional
circumstances.
11 Any substitution, during a game, must be approved by the controlling body as must any
replacement. Once a replacement has been made the team should remain in that format for the
remainder of the competition i.e.” back replacing” is not allowed. Please read the Guidelines
Sheet regarding replacements.
12 The Controlling Body will consist of the Bowls Director, Club Captain, Vice Captain, Match
Secretary, Competition Secretary and the Duty Umpire any two of whom will constitute a
quorum.
13 As always, on the green, an Umpires decision is final and in any matter outside the remit of the
umpire the Controlling Body will have the final decision.
14 For fixed play on dates, where inclement weather makes the Green unplayable the Controlling
Body reserve the right to alter or amend play on dates as necessary.
15 In the absence of an Umpire only qualified or experienced Markers should be used for all
singles games.
16 Please read Guidelines on separate notic

Club Championships Guidelines
All Games will be played on set dates. Playing on Tuesday and Friday afternoons after club days, we may
also use the odd Sunday afternoon if needed.
Any games cancelled by controlling body for flooded greens or rain affected games will be replayed on the
following Sunday after club days. All games must be played on the set day and if it is not possible to play
on that day because of serious illness or medical appointment you may play before the set date but not
after, and by authorization of the controlling body.
In all single matches the challenger (top name of the pairing) is responsible for arranging a marker. The
semi-final and final will be selected by the controlling body.
All score cards must be checked by both sides and signed. If no official is present place all score cards in the
post box on the bowls office wall.
Replacements
When a replacement player is required during the competition i.e. after the first game has been played,
the replacement must be obtained by the team requiring the replacement, with a player who has not
previously participated in the same discipline. This process must be authorized by the Controlling Body
(Cross Ref. Rule 12).
Markers
It is the responsibility of the ‘challenger’, in all singles disciplines, to arrange an appropriate ‘Marker’.
Spouses may undertake the role of Marker with the agreement of the opponent.
When making arrangements to play a Semi-final game, the ‘challenger’ must liaise with the Club’s CBUMA
representative in order that a qualified Marker may be made available for the agreed date.
Playing Twice on the Same Day
Practice or “roll-ups” on the green, including participation in Club Day, is not permitted on the day of any
Club Championship or Club Competition match, prior to that match.
However, play in other matches, such as a recognised league or competition is permitted in line with Bowls
Spain Domestic Regulations 2015 – 57.1.1.1
[3.4 Players can be allowed to play on the same rink on the same day providing they are playing in a
separate competition (NB: must be an officially sanctioned separate competition, club match or higher)].
Date Extensions
Extensions to fixed “play on” dates is at the sole discretion of the Controlling Body and will only be granted
in exceptional and extenuating circumstances, such as serious illness and/or associated medical conditions.
Extension requests will not be granted to facilitate extended holiday periods. Any player/team unable to
play their game on or before the respective fixed “play on” date MUST concede the game to their
opponent. (Cross Ref. Rule 10)
SETFORD TROPHY First Honours
This discipline is open to all Members who have never won a Club Championship discipline at ANY Bowls
club

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