name of the Association shall be The Huddersfield and District Veterans Bowling
objects of the Association shall be to organise team and individual
competitions for clubs in membership.
annual subscription shall be decided at the October meeting of the Council each
year and payable not later than the A G M in February the following year. In addition to the annual subscription each
club shall purchase a minimum of 6 handbooks per team.
Veterans club in the Huddersfield and district shall be eligible for
membership. Such club to be proposed and seconded by two member clubs and
approved by the management committee before being admitted.
Association shall be governed overall by decisions of general meetings, which
shall be attended by the following who shall constitute the Council, namely the
President, Vice President, General Secretary, League Secretary, Competition
Secretary, Treasurer, up to eight committee members and one representative from
each club. Clubs not represented at Council shall be fined £5. Life
members shall be considered ex-officio members, so long as they take an active
interest in the Association. Life members may be elected at a General meeting
of the Association
At all meetings of the Council, 50% of officials and
members must be present to form a quorum and each member club shall have one
vote. At the A.G.M. in February the Council shall appoint a President and
Vice President, who shall serve for two years. After two years, the Vice
President shall become President and serve for two years. The council
shall appoint a Vice President, who shall serve for two years. The
council shall appoint General, League and Competition Secretaries, a Treasurer
and eight committee members. The aforesaid shall form the Management Committee
for the ensuing twelve months. The Council shall appoint an Independent
Verifier to verify the Associations accounts who shall serve for one year..
6 Two ordinary
General Meetings shall be held annually, one in October for the fixing of
annual subscriptions and the consideration of Bye Laws, competition and match
play rules and the other in February for the presentation of annual accounts,
election of officers and other business. The Management Committee shall have
the right to call a General Meeting at any time
General Secretary shall convene a Special General Meeting at any time, on
receiving a requisition to that effect, signed by the representative of not
less than five clubs in membership or, by decision of the Management Committee.
Such requisition to state the purpose of the proposed meeting.
Management Committee shall meet at any time deemed necessary, for the purpose
of the day to day management of the Association affairs. At all meetings
of the Management Committee five members or life members must be present to
form a quorum. At all meetings the President, or in his absence, the Vice
President shall take the chair.
9 All players in the Association shall be
male and must be 60 years of age or
over. If 60 years of age during the season, they may play from their 60th
to be discussed annually at the February meeting and paid in February of the
No existing Bye Law, Competition and Cup Rules shall be altered, rescinded or
added to nor new rule accepted without the consent of at least two thirds of
those present and entitled to vote and voting at the Half Yearly or General
12 Suggested rule changes, proposed and seconded
in writing from both club’s representatives, must be delivered to the General
Secretary 42 clear days before the October meeting.
Rule changes may also be recommended by the
Management Committee. All proposals will be circulated to all clubs.Any
amendments to the proposed rule changes to be with the General Secretary 28
clear days before the October meeting. These proposals to be circulated to all
clubs in membership, 14 clear days before the October meeting for consideration
by the Council.
not paid within 28 days shall be doubled
Play and Competition Rules.
and matches shall be governed by the B.C.G.B.A. laws of the game. The
Management Committee shall deal with any matter or dispute which may arise and
shall have the power to impose a fine and/or suspend any club or member
transgressing the rules or Bye-Laws and/or bringing the game or the Association
into disrepute. The decision of the Management Committee is final.
1a) Clubs must
register the teams being entered in the League on or before the second Monday
in January. A management committee
meeting will then be held on the third Monday in January to determine the
composition of the Leagues.
changes to player registrations held by the League Secretary and new
registrations must be notified with name, date of birth and B.C.G.B.A.
membership number by the end of March each year. Any player wishing to transfer
from one club to another after the start of the season will only be allowed
with the written consent of the Management Committee
following bowlers will not be permitted to play for his club’s lower 10-man
and 6-man teams in league and knockout competitions
The nominated 5 starred bowlers from Sections 1
& 2 of the 10-man league teams.
The Starred bowlers will be 3 singles and 2 doubles
with the best individual averages for the previous season, based on having
played a minimum of 60% of the matches
The Management Committee and Clubs will jointly
monitor and amend starred bowlers as appropriate depending on club / individual
circumstances prior to and during the season
Any infringement of this rule will result in a loss
of 21–0 in both 10-man and 6-man team games involving that player
This rule does not prevent players from playing in a
clubs higher league teams
No player can play twice on the same day.
Any infringement of this rule will result in a loss of
21-0 in both games involving that player
1d) Any bowler
other than a starred bowler can play for a 10-man team on a Tuesday and for a 6-man
team of a different club on a Monday of which he is a member providing the 10
man team club does not have a 6-man team. Existing membership arrangements will
be allowed to run their course
The League to
consist of the number of sections determined by the management committee,
the top two teams in each section at the end of the season shall move into the
next higher section and the bottom two teams shall move into the next lower
section. In the event of a points tie the season’s positive aggregate scores
will determine the outcome.
Playing of matches.
a) All League and Competition matches to start at
1:30pm,and to be played on the day shown in the printed schedule, even if less
than ten men are available, unless agreed before hand, with opposing captain
and for a genuine and acceptable reason. The principal acceptable reason
is the state of the green and in these circumstances, the opposing captain must
be contacted not later than 12 noon on the day of the match. It is not an
acceptable reason that any players holidays intervene or that certain players
are not available, i.e. reserves must be played. In the case of less than
ten men playing, 21 points shall be forfeited for each game. Matches can only
be re-arranged if the green is unplayable or bad weather prevails or clashing
with senior matches or the funeral of a Club member and with the agreement of
both captains as aforementioned or with the prior agreement of the League
Secretary. Where a match has to be re-arranged the date must be agreed
within 7 days of the original date and the match must be played within 28 days
of the original date. In any event the League
Secretary must be informed.
In re-arranged matches players having played in
other teams on the original date, cannot play in the re-arranged game. In the
case of a dispute, the matter is to be referred to the committee whose decision
will be final. Failure to play the game within 28 days of the original date
shall result in a £5 fine to both clubs.
Any club failing to turn up without giving notice to
the League or Competition Secretaries and opponents or within 30 min after the
starting time shall be liable to a £20 fine and forfeiture of the match
player selected for the inter-district competition, or to represent Yorkshire
CCGBA, which is on the same day as a league fixture or any knock-out
competition fixture, may call upon the opposing club to furnish an opponent to
meet the selected player(s), during the week prior to the day of the match.
Failure to provide an opponent will result in forfeiture of the game(s).
shall consist of three doubles and four singles played in any order, the home
team captain having preference. All doubles matches shall consist of two bowlers
shall be one point per win, two points for the highest aggregate score. In the
event of aggregate score being equal, one point each team.
jacks with a valid date stamp to be used, the visitors to throw the first jack
in each game.
not in use.
to General - Rule e) – see below
fully completed league result card or emailed result record or online result
submission must be completed by the first named club and promptly forwarded to
the League Secretary
A fully completed competition result sheet must be
completed by the host club and promptly forwarded to the Competition Secretary
All results for Monday or Tuesday matches should be
received by no later than 7:00pm on the following Sunday
All results for Wednesday or Thursday matches should
be received by no later than 7:00 pm on the following Wednesday.
Failure to supply the results as per rule will
result in a £5 fine for each such infringement.
Teams to consist of six players, starred ten man team players not
To be played on Monday afternoons or Friday if mutually
Matches to be one double and four singles.
Play rule e) applies to teams, pairs and individual competitions.
b) No player
(excluding host players) will be allowed to practice on the selected green from
the date that the neutral venue is announced prior to any knock-out competition
being played except when playing in a scheduled match/competition. Host players
will not be allowed to practice on the day of the final
teams and individuals will be handicapped for the season. Where any new team or
individual are accepted into the Association, the team or individual handicap
may be capped at the discretion of the Management Committee.
Individual Handicapping Guidelines:
All competition entry forms require handicaps to be
entered and clubs/captains should ensure forms are completed correctly for
starred and non starred bowlers.
Inter District players scratch; ex-Inter District
after one year 1, after 2 years 2.
- Maximum 3. Starred bowlers 2
- Maximum 4. Starred bowlers 3
- Minimum 4 Maximum 5.
- Minimum 5 Maximum 6.
- Minimum 6 Maximum 7.
Six man A -
Six man B -
Six man C - Maximum 7
Pairs competition – use both individual handicaps
and divide by 2, if result not a whole number then round up.
Players playing in the Subscription/Drayton leagues
should have handicaps no higher than 3.
All clubs have players of varying abilities, this should
be reflected in handicaps given.
Any handicapping anomalies reported to the
Management Committee will be discussed and adjusted as appropriate, clubs will
be notified of any changes.
d) Each team
to be responsible for providing two mats and two jacks.
e) All games
to be played on neutral greens. All clubs in membership shall allow the
association to use their greens for competitions throughout the season. The
host venue must make available toilet facilities, clubs failing to do so will
be fined £5 at the discretion of the management committee. Light refreshments
would be appreciated.
Pre-drawn competition drawsheets will be issued to the host venues in a sealed
envelope. A list of bowlers who have been allocated to a venue will also be
published on the HDVBA website and in the local press. Host venue members shall
be responsible for undertaking the competition in accordance with the drawsheet
and scratching guidelines detailed in the drawsheet.
Any club wishing to withdraw its green for
a scheduled event may do so, by giving notice to the competition secretary no
later than the closing date for all competitions.
Any club withdrawing their A team from a competition will not be allowed to
play their A team bowlers in their lower 10-man and 6-man teams in that
competition, if they have played 25% of A team games.
membership. Any bowler whose team is drawn to play on the green of which he is
also a member, will not be barred from
g) In the
event of aggregate scores being equal, the winning team shall be the team with
member shall not be allowed to bowl for more than one team in any one
competition during the season except that a member of a club who has played in
the ‘B’ and ‘C’ team may play in the same team clubs ‘A’ or ‘B’ team in later
rounds, but having played in the ‘A’ /’B’ team, he cannot revert to the ‘B’ or
i) In any
merit of handicap competition any player having a walkover or bye and being
required to meet an opponent in the next round who has already played on that
green in the preceeding round shall be entitled to practice for not exceeding
10 minutes on completion of his opponents game.
consist of 5 pairs.
Knock-Out and Subsidiary Team Knock-Out.
consist of four singles and three doubles.
Fuller Trophy for Six-Man Teams.
shall consist of three pairs.
b) Teams to
consist of six players who must qualify by having played at least two games
with the six man team or with the discretion of the Competition Secretary .
Starred bowlers are not eligible for the competition.
Other Knock-Out Handicapped
player or players not turning up on intermediate or finals day without an
acceptable reason, will be barred from
entering the competition in which they defaulted for the following season
and any prize money will be forfeited.
will be when called, once scratched no re - entry will be allowed.
Whatever the weather all entrants for each qualifying round(s) must report to
the host organiser prior to the start time.
3. Final Competition Venues: Individual or Pairs
finalists playing on a veteran's 'Home Club' green will have their current
handicap(s) adjusted as follows - minus 2 in the first match and minus 1 in the
a) Rose Bowl, singles.
b) LD cup, singles. (For section 3,4,5,and 6
Man-Team bowlers. No player who has played any games in the 10 man sections 1,2
,3 will be allowed to enter.)any starred bowlers in Section 3 will also not be
allowed to enter
c) Over 70, singles.
d) Pairs, both players must be from the same
e) Over 80, singles.
4. To enter
the individual or pairs competitions all entrants must have played three league
games. Other people wishing to enter can do so at the discretion of the
CROWN GREEN BOWLING ASSOCIATION
1 Hard or block heel footwear must
not be worn whilst on the green in any match under the association’s
2 The following is the only
permitted dress for male bowlers in all County Matches and Final Days of all
tournaments organized or run by the association.
a) Trousers: These shall be full length,
single colored trousers in black. Studs, rivets and zipped pockets are not
allowed, nor are external pockets on the legs. Nothing in this rule shall
prevent exceptions being made for individuals with a relevant disability.
b) Shirts: These shall be collared
shirts which may be embellished with any or all of the following: players name,
Club insignia, County insignia, sponsors insignia, manufacturer’s insignia.
c) Where necessary and in accordance
with pertaining weather conditions, sweaters which confirm to the above and/or
wet weather gear may be worn.
d) In team contests it is strongly
recommended that uniform clothing is worn by all team members.
e) Nothing in the above shall be
interpreted to allow the wearing of track suits, shell suits or denims.
f) Any player failing to conform
to this standard will be prevented from playing (or continuing) in the
competition, and may be liable to forfeit any entry fee for, or prize money
earned in the competition.
g) In the case of
team contests any offending player must be substituted prior to the
commencement of the game. However, if the offending player’s game has
commenced, the player shall score nil and the opponent shall receive the