Next league meeting, Dunscar Conservative Club, Wed 25th September 2019 . 8-00 pm
Presidents Cup - 2nd June Little Lever Conservative Club 12-pm scratch out
Arbuthnot Trophy - 7th July Plodder Lane Conservative Club 12 pm scratch out
(Wednesday 30 May 2018)
(Thursday 01 March 2018)
Bolton & District Conservative Bowling League Rules
Section 1 General Rules
Section 1 General League Rules
1.1 The league shall be called “Bolton & District Conservative Bowling League
1.2 All Players must be current Conservative Club members and have a British Crown Green Registration number. It is incumbent on individual team Administrators/Captains to ensure that the above is adhered too. All players will be at least 16 years of age.
1.2 All Clubs must be insured against public liability claims, and a current insurance certificate will be displayed on the club’s premises in accordance with BCGBA rules. Any player wishing to pursue a claim must inform a responsible member of the club against which the claim is being made and the nature of the claim. They must also inform the secretary of the LCBA.
1.4 To compete in the league each team will pay an annual fee; this figure will be agreed at the AGM each year. The fee includes a £20 registration cost plus 4 presentation tickets.
1.5 Any team who wish to join the league should register with the league secretary prior to the AGM meeting (January), quoting the Team name and each player’s name also their BCCGA registration number. Any Team wishing to leave the league should also notify the league prior to the AGM. Additional players can be registered at any time throughout the season by applying to the league secretary, a period of 48 hrs is need to complete registration. Any Team playing un-registered players shall automatically forfeit that game 21-0 to the opposition.
1.6 Players may play for only one team throughout the season
1.7 The AGM will take place in January each year. All players attending the AGM will be allowed one vote. Any alteration to these rules can only take place at the AGM meeting, and any proposals involving changes to these rules must in the secretary hand at least fourteen days before the meeting.
1.8 At least one representative from each team is expected to attend each meeting.
Section 2 League Game Rules
2.2 All games will be 21 up, and played in accordance with BCGBA Rules.
2.3 Starting Times to be 6-30 pm in April and August, except by mutual agreement, 7-00 pm from May to July.
2.4 A minimum of 4 players must be available at the commencement of every game, all players to be in attendance no later than 1 hour after the commencement of the game, unless by agreement of the two captains. In the event of a team being a player short a score of 21-0 will be recorded against the team score, and a score of 21-10 will awarded to the player from the opposing team for the merit award.
2.5 The home team representative is responsible for entering the match results on to cgleague web based system within 7 days of the match, also the home team will keep a written record of the match which has been verified by both team captains. Both team captains shall agree the match results at the conclusion of the game.
In the case of any disputes with the web based results, the league secretary or results secretary will request the match documentation in question for verification. In all cases the match card will be the definitive document.
2.6 The winning team will be the team with the highest aggregate points, and will be awarded two points for a home win and three points for an away win. If the match is drawn, they will count one point for a home draw and two points for an away draw. In addition, each team will count one point for each individual winner. League position will be determined by the total number of points scored. Normally promotion and relegation will be based on bottom two teams section A being relegated, the top two teams in section B being promoted, this may vary dependant on team numbers. In cases where teams are level on points at the end of the season then aggregate scores will be used.
2.7 The night of play for Conservative league matches is Wednesday (only greens where more than TWO teams play will alternate nights be accepted). All matches must be played on the dates specified in the fixture list and can only be postponed if the green is unfit for use due to the weather, the unavailability of players is not acceptable as a reason to postpone or rearrange a match.
2.8 Only the winning player of each end shall signal the score to the marker
2.9 During the course of a measure, the players concerned must not interfere with the measurer’s, whose decision is final.
2.10 In both sections A&B playing partners will be drawn at random
The away team captain will have the choice of order of play but must agree to vary this at the request if requirements demand. Cup matches will also be drawn on a random basis.
2.11 In the event of a tie for league winning positions in either section, the teams in question will play off on a neutral green.
Section 3 League Cup Competitions
3.1 In order to partake in the league cup competition (prelim rounds exempt), a player must have played in a least one league game to qualify for the first round, and at least three league games to qualify for the final.
3.2 "Cup matches will be played using the format of four at home four away, Unless this a final on a neutral green practice prior to the match is permitted. The winning team will be the team with the highest number of aggregate points.
If there is a draw in the Round Robin cup format this will count as one point for each team in the Round Robin mini league. If there is a draw in the Knock Out cup format; 4 players from each team shall play off, 2 matches at each green using half handicap. In the event of the game still being a draw the match should be replayed at the earliest opportunity".
Section 4 Individual Cup Competitions
4.1 The Presidents Cup is open to all registered league players. All players are handicapped as follows. Section A members Scratch, Section B members +3
4.2 Arbuthnot Cup are open to all players and handicapped as above.
Section 5 Awards
5.1 The merit prize will be determined by a player’s average (points scored divided by points against). In order to qualify for the merit prize, a player must not miss more than four league games, and not more than two away games.
5.2 Prize winners (or their representative) are expected to attend the AGM/presentation evening to claim their prizes. In the event they do not attend they will have twenty-one days to collect, or their club’s prizes otherwise they will be forfeited
(Thursday 18 January 2018)