Trafford Evening Bowling League


  1. That this league be named Trafford Evening Bowling League.
  2. All business of the association will be dealt with by the Management Council. The Management Council to consist of President, Vice-Presidents, Chairman, vice-Chairman, Administration Secretary, Fixture Secretary, Treasurer, plus as many members from the floor elected as Committee. At any meeting there to be at least five members present in order to form a quorum. Any Committee member failing to attend three consecutive meetings without good reason shall be excluded from the Committee
  3. Membership of this Association is limited. A registration fee of £20 being payable per team.
  4. The Association will conduct its Bowling to the laws of the game as defined by the British Crown Green Bowling Association without exception.
  5. The eligible age for registration is 12 years of age.
  6. Any Club wishing to enter or withdraw a team shall give written notice to the League Administration Secretary to that effect by 30th November each year. Clubs wishing to withdraw a team or teams and not complying with this rule shall be liable for the forthcoming season’s affiliation fee and match fees.
  7. The Management Council reserve the right to refuse admission.
  8. When requested to do so, clubs must make available their greens for use by this Association. This is to be by mutual agreement as to the date.
  9. That there shall be two meetings per year. The Annual General Meeting (February) for the specific task of electing the Officers of the League and a Rules Revision Meeting (November) to hear any rule change proposals received from any Club or from the Management Council. Any team not present at these meetings will be fined £10.
  10. Only applications to change or amend the Bye-Laws of this Association which have been received at least 28 days prior to the Rules Revision Meeting will be considered, these to be put to the vote at the meeting; one vote per Team. In the event of any vote being tied for and against the Chairperson shall have a casting vote.
  11. Misconduct by either Club or player must be reported to the Administration Secretary no later than 24 hours after the event. After a cursory investigation by the Hon. Secretary and found to require Management Council’s involvement, the Management Council reserve the right to dismiss or suspend either Club or player if found to be in breach of Rules of Conduct/Laws of the game. Any Club or player must be allowed to state their case at the Management Council Meeting if they wish.
  12. Application for re-instatement to the Association can be made on behalf of a suspended player only after a six month interval from the date of dismissal.
  13. A Team will consist of TEN players (with reserves) on the night of play and teams must be mixed any ratio.
  14. Any dispute not provided for in the Laws of the game will be decided by the Management Council only when the Captains of each Team cannot resolve the dispute in question. Any Club or player must be allowed to state their case at the Management Council if they wish.
  15. A levy of 50p per team member for all games in League and KO Cup is to be collected and sent to the League Treasurer on demand.
  16. Registration of players per team (including BCGBA numbers) is to be made three weeks before the date of the first match and all bowlers must be registered at least five clear days before being eligible to play in a match. Any further registrations are permissible up to 30th June. A fee of 25p per name registered is payable. This must be paid within fourteen days after registrations are closed.
  17. The Hon. Secretary will call an extraordinary meeting within fourteen days if the majority of the Council request it on behalf of their members.
  18. It is the purpose of this Association to promote the game of bowls both of male and female contestants. To that end there will be no discrimination of the sexes – all will be equal.
  19. Subject to the closure of this Association, all monies and trophies will be distributed to charity.
  20. Two Delegates from each team to be present at meetings.
  21. Each team must purchase four tickets for the annual League Presentation Dance and provide a raffle prize per team.
  22. Members may partner any other League member in the Mixed Pairs
  23. When two teams from the same bowling club are in the same division their games against each other should take place at the beginning of the season, with the return fixture shortly after the mid point of the season

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  1. All matches for Clubs with floodlights start at 7/ At Clubs without floodlights matches during April, August and September to start at 6/ Home Captains to decide whether to play 4 or 5 blocks.
  2. No practice allowed by either Home or Away teams on the match green after 5/ Anyone breaking this rule will not be allowed to play in the match.
  3. That a programme of fixtures of all matches to be arranged and a copy of these to be distributed to all affiliated clubs at the Annual General Meeting Any mutually agreed alterations must be notified to the Fixture Secretary no later than 31st March by the Home team.
  4. Visitors to lead the jack which must be standard. All games 21 up. Four jacks must be maintained.
  5. No player may play for more than one Club with exception of a club withdrawing from the league when players may transfer to another Club taking their average with them. Matches played by the withdrawing club will be void.
  6. Any team playing a defaulter or non-registered player shall lose 21 chalks. Also the offending player’s score shall be deleted from the match and his/her opponent’s card shall read 21-0 and would be classed as a win. A fine of £5.00 per offence will also be imposed.
  7. Home and away captains to jointly complete the score sheet with both Christian and surnames of their respective players. Names to be printed and both captains or nominated team member to check and sign the score sheet. Where players are changed between teams, captains to indicate which team the player was registered with. Home team Captain must post score sheet by first class post or e-mail to Fixture Secretary no later than the day after the match is played. Failure to do this will result in a fine of £4.00. League positions and other information can be obtained from the league website.
  8. Captains to declare teams in order of play prior to the start of the match. All declared players to be present when called, or a reserve must be substituted or the game forfeited.
    (b) If a team is short of players then upto 2 players will be allowed to play twice, providing that the shortage is declared before the draw is made and then all the players cards be placed face down and the opposing captain to select 1 or 2. Those players will be offered the chance to play twice, if he/she accepts then they will play 1st and 2nd and then 9 and 10. Their 2nd score will not count towards their average but will count towards the teams total score. Their 2nd opponents will be allowed a 6 end roll up. If they decline then 21 chalks will be awarded to the opponents. A team may use this rule a maximum of 3 times in any 1 season.
  9. Match scores to be based on the number of chalks scored.
  10. MATCHES CAN ONLY BE POSTPONED DUE TO POOR LIGHT, INCLEMENT WEATHER OR ANY UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. All postponed matches MUST BE played within 28 days of the original fixture date. Home Captains to inform the Fixture Secretary of the new date. Final decision to postpone matches to be made by HOME CAPTAIN OR GREENSMAN.

    Any team experiencing any problem re-arranging a game must inform the Fixture Secretary within 10 days of the original fixture date and he, in turn, will call a Management Council meeting.
  11. That promotion and relegation be on the basis of two teams relegated from Division 1 and two teams promoted from Division 2. Two teams relegated from Division 2 and two teams promoted from Division 3. In the event of a team withdrawing from the League, one team to be relegated and two teams to be promoted from any affected division.
  12. In the event of a tie, play off on a neutral green.
  13. There is a prize in each division for the leading lady and leading gentleman with most wins. In the event of a tie average will decide. Walkovers will count as a win but not towards average.
  14. Strike out when called, for all competitions.
  15. That any matter arising and not embraced by the above rules to be settled by the Management Council, whose decision shall be final.
  16. A player will be allowed to play four times for the first team and still be eligible to play for the second team providing he or she has a minus average. Only two players will be allowed to play for teams as outlined above in any one match. Penalty for infringement: offending players’ score to be deleted and their opponents’ card shall read 21-0.
  17. In all matches the captains or their nominee’s to act as referees and have sole control of the games.