Club and Competition Rules Schedule ‘C’
1. Members wishing to enter the various ‘Club’ competitions must enter their name in the appropriate competition sheet.
2. No person shall be allowed on the greens unless wearing regulation bowling shoes.
3. Players in single handed competitions should make every effort to obtain the services of a member to act as a ‘Marker.’
4. In all ‘Club’ competitions, score cards must be used and signed by the ‘Skips’ and by both contestants in singles competitions.
5. Score cards are to be placed by the winning skip or the winner of a singles competition in the box provided.
6. Only a member of the ‘Match Committee’ shall enter the winner’s name on the competition sheets.
7. Play in the competitions must commence at the time stated on the competition sheets where this is applicable. Time allowed for lateness shall be in accordance with the Bowls Scotland rules.
The time for the ‘ Balloted Pairs’ competition shall be as stated in Rule 25.
8. Rounds for each competition must be completed by the date shown on the competition sheet.
9. Extensions to closing dates of rounds will only be made in exceptional circumstances and with the approval of the ‘Honorary Match Secretary’. His decision will be final.
10. Members who have been selected to represent the ‘Club’ or to represent the various bowling associations will be granted extensions to closing dates if the representative game coincides with closing date of the ‘Club’ competition.
11. The above does not apply to members who enter themselves in ‘Open Competitions’.
12. No ties will be allowed on a Monday evening.
13. No ties will be allowed on a Friday evening until the third Friday of the ‘Balloted Pairs’ competition has been completed and only after 7pm if a rink is available.
14. In all competitions both competitors have responsibility to arrange the tie.
Should they fail to reach a mutual agreement, both must enter the challenge in the ‘Challenge Book’ giving at least five ( 5 ) days between the date of the challenge and the closing date of the round.
A choice of two ( 2 ) evenings must be given.
15. A challenge must not be entered in the ‘Challenge Book’ prior to the closing date of the previous round.
16. Failure to observe ‘Rule 15’ disqualifies the challenger and failure to accept the challenge disqualifies his opponent. Failure by both competitors to play their tie or use the ‘Challenge Book’, disqualifies both competitors.
This rule does not apply to semi or final ties.
In any dispute, the ‘Match Committee’s’ decision is final.
17. Semi-final and Final ties will be arranged by the ‘Honorary Match Secretary’ in conjunction with the contestants. In the absence of an agreement to the dates proposed, then a date for the ties will be set by the ‘Council’.
18. The ‘Honorary Match Secretary’ will appoint ‘Markers’ who will control the ties in accordance with the laws of the I.B.B.
19. In four bowl single competitions, the first player to reach 21 shots shall be deemed the winner.
20. In two bowl single competitions, the first player to reach 15 shots shall be deemed the winner.
21. The ‘Vice President’s Competition’ is open to ‘Ordinary Members’ who have NOT previously won a scratch single handed competition in this or any other ‘Club’.
22. ‘Ordinary Members’ may enter the ‘Championship’ and either the ‘President’s’ or ‘Vice-President’s’ competitions.
23. Pairs and Fours competitions shall be played over 17 ends
24. NOMINATION PAIRS ( ALICE PATERSON CUP ) 17 ENDS
Open to all ‘Ordinary Members’. A substitute will be permitted as per ‘Rule 26’.
25. BALLOTED PAIRS ( VICTORY CUP ) 17 ENDS
Open to all ‘Ordinary members’. Partners will be balloted for by the ‘Match Committee’. The competition shall be played on consecutive Friday nights following the commencement date.
Play to start not later than 7pm.
Each round will be played on the date shown on the competition sheet.
Eight rinks will be utilised if necessary and these will be balloted for and displayed on the competition sheet.
No substitutes will be permitted.
In the event of a team not being fully represented on the date and time shown on the competition sheet when the round is to be played, the team that is fully represented shall be awarded the tie.
If neither team is fully represented, both teams will be scratched from the competition.
Notwithstanding the above, a team that is unable to play on the date shown on the competition sheet may arrange to play the tie on any earlier date, subject to the agreement of their opponents and the ‘Match Secretary’.
26. NOMINATION FOURS 17 ENDS
Open to all ‘Ordinary Members’.
Rounds to be played on consecutive Monday evenings following the commencement date.
Play to commence at 7pm in conjunction with the Monday evening ‘Rinks Game’.
The four players playing in the first game shall be deemed the nominated fours.
One substitute, who must not have played in a previous round of the competition, will be allowed and will become a permanent member of the team.
In the event of a team failing to appear on the date and time of a round, their opponents, if fully represented, shall be awarded the tie.
27. MONDAY NIGHT ‘RINKS GAME’ ( Aggregate )
To be played on consecutive Monday evenings up to and including the last Monday of August.
Play to commence at 7pm.
Highest score will determine the winners.
In the event of a tie on shots, the ‘Rink’ members winning the greatest number of ends shall be deemed the winners.
Three points will be awarded to the highest up ‘Rink’ members.
Two points will be awarded to each winning ‘Rink’ member.
One point will be awarded to each ‘Rink’ member in the event of a tie.
The overall winner of the ‘Aggregate Competition’ will be determined on the results over their best twelve games.
28. MIXED PAIRS
Rounds to be played on consecutive Sundays following the commencement date.
Play to commence at 2pm in conjunction with the ‘Sunday Mixed Game’.
Rounds to be played on the date shown on the competition sheet.
Rinks will be balloted for and shown on the competition sheet.
When a substitute is called into a team, he or she then becomes a permanent member of the team.
The player substituted, can take no further part in the competition.
29. NOMINATION TRIPLES – MIXED TRIPLES – W MILNE TROPHY
The above competitions to be played on a Saturday, all day, on a date to be decided by the ‘Council’.
30. DRESS ON THE GREENS
Casual dress for all games up to and including the quarter final will be allowed.
Denims, shorts or track suits of any description must not be worn on the greens.
Club uniform, consisting of white shirt and Club tie or the official Cardonald Bowling Club polo shirt must be worn along with grey flannel trousers and bowling shoes at the following games:
Inter Club games, Semi and Final ties, W. Milne Trophy, Triples, Mixed Triples and in all games where the club is being represented by members.
Members adopting to wear official club polo shirts must:
a) Ensure that in team games, all members of the team are dressed the same.
b) Members arrive at the clubhouse wearing a white shirt and club tie prior to changing into the club polo shirt.
After the game, members must change back to wearing a white shirt and club tie.
(The exception being semi finals whereby members are allowed to turn up for the game wearing the club polo shirt.)