Cheadle and Gatley District Bowling League

Minutes of Half-yearly General Meeting, 2016

14 November 2016, 7.30pm

Held at Bungalow

1. Roll call

Apologies: Chairman

Absences: Didsbury BC, Spring Gardens

2. Minutes of last years meeting held 17th November 2015 at Ladybridge Club

Proposed D Gordon Crowcroft – seconded M Edgerton Bungalow – passed as a true record.

3. Proposed rule changes

1.15 Resignations

Any club resigning from the league must send notice to the secretary 28 days before the AGM.

Addition to rule:- Proposed by G Wood Secretary

Resignations after the AGM will be charged as Rule 1.8 - Passed Majority vote

2.3 Submission of results sheets

The home team (or winning team at a neutral venue) will be responsible for submitting the result sheet to the match secretary within three days, duly signed by both captains. Teams not having the required number of players will be shown on the team sheet as a walkover score nil for the absent player. The opponent having the walkover will score 21 but will not be considered eligible for the league average prize. Teams must notify the match secretary of any discrepancies in the recording of a match within 21 days of its publication of the web site.

Change of rule to:- Proposed by J Cunningham Evening Match Sectary

The home team (or winning team at a neutral venue) will be responsible for submitting the result sheet to the match secretary to arrive within three days, duly signed by both captains, to include date, club/team names and full name of players (no initials). Teams not having the required number of players will be shown on the team sheet as a walkover score nil for the absent player. The opponent having the walkover will score 21 but will not count towards his averages, only towards qualification for the division average prize. Teams must notify the match secretary of any discrepancies in the recording of a match within 21 days of its publication on the web site.
Fines: Incorrectly completed or late result sheet will incur a £1 fine for each team.
Rejected 21-18

2.4 Penalty for ineligible players

Any club found guilty of playing ineligible players shall have player’s score deducted and match points awarded to opponents if necessary. Offending clubs may at the discretion of the management committee be liable to a fine of £1 for each ineligible player.

Change of rule to:- Proposed by J Cunningham Evening Match Sectary

Any club found guilty of playing ineligible players shall have player’s score deducted and match awarded to opponent. Offending clubs will be fined £4 for each ineligible player. - Passed 23-11

3.1 Division winners.

League championships to be decided on aggregate chalks scored, The club in each division obtaining the highest number of chalks at the end of the season to be deemed champions. Clubs having the same number of chalks to play-off on a neutral green.

Change of rule to:- Proposed by J Cunningham Evening Match Sectary

3.1 Division winners, runners-up & relegation

Divisions to be decided on aggregate chalks scored, Highest to lowest. Clubs having the same number of chalks, will be decided by the following criteria, highest number of match wins, if still tied highest head to head aggregate score and finally most head to head away winners. - Passed Majority vote

3.3 Rearrangement of matches

All matches shall be played as arranged in fixtures, and if rearranged, within 14 days of the last scheduled fixture. The following exceptions are allowed.

Change of rule to:- Proposed by J Cunningham Evening Match Sectary

All matches must be played as arranged in the fixtures. The following exceptions are allowed.

(i) Bad weather or green unplayable
If a match is postponed on the day, owing to weather, light or green condition, the two clubs shall agree a new date and inform the match secretary within 14 days. Failure to reach an arrangement by the two clubs concerned must be reported to the league secretary within 14 days. The home club (or both clubs for cup matches) has the duty of informing the match secretary.
Potential penalties:
Failure to notify match secretary - £10 and 10% of points scored in the match.

Change of rule to:- Proposed by J Cunningham Evening Match Sectary

Match is postponed on the day, owing to weather, light or green condition. The home club has the duty of informing the match secretary the same day. The two clubs shall agree a new date and inform the match secretary of the new date within 14 days in writing. Failure to reach an arrangement by the two clubs concerned must be reported within 14 days and the match secretary will fix the rearranged date.
Potential penalties: Failure to notify the match secretary in writing - £2 and 21 points deducted.

(ii) Other reasons.
If a club wishes to rearrange a match for any other reason, it shall give seven days notice to both opponent club and the match secretary, with a minimum of three alternative dates. The club requesting the rearrangement shall inform the match secretary, with the new date (or failure to agree), within 14 days of requesting the rearrangement. No notification is required if the match is brought forward.
Potential penalties:
Failure to notify match secretary: £20 and 20% of points scored in the match. If a rearranged match is not completed by the end of the season the average home and away points respectively will be awarded, decreased by 20% for the club that originally requested the rearrangement. The club requesting the rearrangement will be penalised 42 points, whether or not the match is eventually played

(iii) Cancellation in week before match.
This is not considered acceptable. A match cancelled in these circumstances will not be played. Average home and away points respectively will be awarded. decreased by 20% for the canceling club, the club requesting the rearrangement will be penalised 42 points.

Change of rule (ii) & (iii) to:- Proposed by J Cunningham Evening Match Sectary

(ii) Other reasons.
A club may only request a rearrangement in an exceptional circumstance and the opponent club must agree to the re-arrangement. A minimum of three dates must be given to the opponent club, if a new date cannot be agreed by both clubs then the original fixture date must stand. If rearrangement is agreed the requesting club will be penalised 42 points. If the match is not played, average home and away points respectively will be awarded reduced by 42 points for the team originally requesting the postponement. Both clubs must inform the match secretary in writing of any change of date and the reason within 3 days of the original fixture date.
Fines: Failure to notify the match secretary in writing will incur a £2 fine and 21 points deducted.

Passed 25-10

3.4 Interrupted match

All unfinished games in any match, which has been interfered with by unfavourable weather or any other causes, shall be continued on a future date arranged by the Secretaries of the respective clubs, and in accordance with rule 3.3. (i)

Addition to rule:- Proposed by J Cunningham Evening Match Sectary

(ii) Interrupted games will continue with the scores and the positions on the green at the interruption. Where original players are unavailable for the rearranged match, reserves are allowed subject to rule 3.6.

(iii) Where a player of an unfinished game is unavailable a substitute is allowed subject to rule 3.6, the score from the original game will be carried forward, the substitutes name will be entered on the score sheet, the score of both players will not count towards their averages, only towards prize qualification.
Passed by Majority vote.

3.5 Registration of players

Players shall be deemed to refer to male members of the Club. The list of registered players shall be in the hands of the match secretary by 31 May. Registrations will be accepted after this date up to 31 July at a fee of 50p per member. No Registrations may be made after 31 July. No player shall bowl for more than one club in a league during one season without the permission of the management committee.

Change of rule to:- Proposed by G Wood Secretary

All players must be registered with the league and BCGBA and cannot play until registered. The list of players a club wishes to register shall be in the hands of the league secretary by 31 March. Further registrations will be accepted up to 31 May free of charge, then up to 31 July at a fee of 50p each. No Registrations may be made after 31 July. Players must be registered 48 hrs prior to playing in a match and must not bowl for more than one club in a league during the season without the permission of the management sub-committee. Passed by Majority vote after amendment.

3.7 Doubling up

Where a club has more than one team in a league, no player may play for more than one team in the same week.

Change of rule to:- Proposed by G Wood Secretary

Where a club has more than one team in a league, no player may play for more than one team on the same day. Rule 3.6 applies. The rule amendment was withdrawn owing to the majority opinion being against it.

Proposed by Great Moor S & S Club

5.1 Age restriction

A Veteran will be deemed to be a bowler who is 60 years of age or older

To be changed as follows:-

Age to be reduced to 55 years and over. Rejected by Majority vote

4. Return of registration forms before AGM or at the latest at the AGM.

5. Clubs to give a quote of extra handbooks to try and cut down on waste, but every bowler should have a copy, especially since the rule changes. This year over 100 surplus.

6. Please inform the Secretary if any members have passed away for the AGM

AGM to be held on 23rd January 2017 at 7.30pm at The Bungalow Club

Meeting closed at 8.30pm for the presentation of division and individual awards.