The Constitution of the Club defines the legal requirements of the Club. These rules define the day-to-day operation of the Club and associated activities. Changes to these rules can only be made at an Annual or Extraordinary Meeting of the Club.
These Rules adopt and enforce the Laws of the Sport as laid down by the World Bowls Board and the Rules of Bowls England. Members shall be deemed to be conversant with these Rules and to hold themselves subject to disciplinary measures for breaches thereof.Where there is any apparent discrepancy between these Rules and the Rules of Bowls England or the Constitution of the Club the latter will take precedence.
3. THE GREEN
3.1 The green will normally be open from 2pm on weekdays and 10am at weekends. For play outside these times approval must be sought from the Greenranger.3.2 In accordance with Bowls England Rules there will be no smoking, including electronic devices, on the green.
A file will be available for provisional and definite bookings to be made. Provisional bookings must be made in pencil and definite bookings in ink stating name, competition and start time. Provisional bookings can only be held for three days.The booking file will contain the rules defining precedence on bookings e.g. national matches have precedence over county matches etc.
5. DRESS CODE
5.1 Regulation dress on the green for all midweek and weekend friendly matches will be club shirt/blouse with white or grey below the waist as specified on the match sheet. Dress in the pavilion after matches will be white or club shirt/blouse with grey or black below the waist. Blazers are optional.5.2 For District, County or National team competitions the dress code will be club shirt/blouse with black below the waist unless one or more plays object in which case grey will be the default.5.3 For District, County or National competitions the dress code will be as in 5.2 except that the choice of dress below the waist is up to the individuals.5.4 For club competitions the dress code is club or white tops and grey above the waist and grey or black below the waist.
5.5 In all matches and competitions all competitors must wear the same code. In the event of a dispute grey will be the default colour below the waist.
5.6 If shorts are worn they must be a design approved by Bowls England.
5.7 Where rules from a higher authority prevail, such as whites for semi-finals and finals, these take precedence over these rules.
5.8 Dress for roll-ups will be white above the waist and grey or black below.
5.9 For non-members wishing to try the sport, dress is optional provided flat shoes are worn.
6. SELECTION COMMITTEES
The Captain and Vice Captain of each section will select the teams for friendly matches. Single sex matches will be selected by the relevant sections; mixed matches by a combination of the two. Team Managers will be appointed to select and manage the teams in all County and National competitions. Team Managers may request assistance from other club members in these selections.
The Club will run such competitions as the members require. These will be managed by a Competition Secretary appointed by the General Committee and the decision of this Secretary on dates, elimination, etc are final. Competition Rules will be posted on the notice board at the start of each season.
All trophies are the property of the Club and are insured by the Club. Previous winners must return trophies before the end of the following season.
9. TRAVELLING EXPENSES
Travelling expenses will be reimbursed at the rate agreed at the Spring Meeting to those who travel to an away match with a full car of players. Requests for reimbursement must be made on the appropriate form and handed to the Treasurer.
10. CHANGES TO RULES
Changes to these rules may only be made at an Annual or Extraordinary General Meeting. Details of the proposed change must be made in writing with the names of the proposer and seconder to the Men’s or Ladies Secretary giving at least 21 days notice to allow circulation to members.
Issue 5 Janury 2020