All Weather Bowling League Rules
General Meetings voting is on the basis of one vote per club. (See
Matches will start at 11 am on the
scheduled day of the fixture. All matches must be played on the scheduled date and
green, unless postponed as per rule14, or brought forward by mutual agreement
of the 2 clubs, the host green and the Competitions Sec.
League matches will consist of 14 ends,
with 2 trial ends. The Final will be 16 ends, plus 2 trial ends.
When two games are arranged for the
same venue, the choice of rinks (1-3, 4-6) is decided by the toss of a coin
between the two home captains. Where only one match is being played on the
green, the 'home' captain will have choice of rinks.
5. Competition should consist of 4 Sections of equal number, where possible, and the top 2 teams in each Section should qualify for quarter finals. The format of the play-offs will be decided by the Executive committee after the structure of the League has been decided. Any team not complying with the 3 lady average of Rule 12 will not be eligible to take in the play offs.
8 Players in the Quarter Final, Semi Final and Final matches MUST have played
in 50% of the League matches. The other 4 players, if they have not played in
50% of the League matches, must get permission from the AWBL Committee to play
and cannot play as Skips or Thirds.
a team uses an illegal player, that player shall be deemed not to have
taken part in the game. The rink
point(s) will be awarded to the opponents irrespective of the score. A 25% deduction will be made to
the rink score(s) and the overall score
recalculated and any adjustment to match points made.
In each League match a Team is awarded 1 point
for each winning rink and 2 points for winning the overall score; 0.5 and 1 point for tied rink or
overall, respectively. In the event of a walkover, 5 points go to the
recipient, with no allocation of shots.
If the two or more Teams are tied on
points at the end of the League matches, highest shot difference will determine
the Section winner and/or runner up. If this is still tied, then the highest
shots scored will decide.
For the Champion of Champion singles,
each club may nominate one entrant, the name to be given to the Hon.
Competitions Secretary before the 2nd Sunday in December and who
must have played in at least 3 league matches prior . Matches to be played to
18 shots, with 2 trial ends.
Only finals will be played in whites. All
Finals, Semi-Finals and Quarter Finals to be played on neutral greens. Singles Final and
Semi Finals on neutral greens.
At least 7 days before the date of the first
league match, each club must send to the Hon. Competitions Secretary a list of
names of people they expect to participate in the league competition. Players
whose names are not on this original list may be used in matches, but these
players may not play as skip or third unless an application is made to the
Committee and they authorise the name to be added to the original list.
Any club entering more than one team in the league must, in addition, identify eight registered players for each team who are then eligible to play only for that team. Other players on the list may play up to two matches, in any position, for any of the teams, but once they have played three matches for a specific team, they may not play on any other team. If any of the eight registered players has not played a match at the end of the first half of the season, they must be replaced as a registered by an eligible player from the original list
Players listed on the original list of any club may not subsequently play for any other club unless,
a) they have not played a match for the team on whose list they appeared.
b) the Committee approve the transfer to another team. If this approval is given, the player becomes a member of the original list for that club
Each team must use an average of at least 3 ladies in matches over the season, For all playoff matches (as per Rule 5) teams must have a minimum of 3 ladies.
The Captain of the ‘Home’ Team is
responsible for supplying the Master Card for the match and is responsible for
sending the card to the Hon. Competitions Secretary to be received within 5
days of the match.
The 'Home' Captain is also responsible for arranging the result to be texted to the number in the Fixtures Book before 4.30 pm on the match day.
If a match is postponed or abandoned
for any reason, the Captains of the Teams involved should contact the Hon.
Competitions Secretary to determine when the match will be played/completed.
Postponed or rearranged matches must be
completed before the date of the last section fixture. Any disputes will be
referred to the Committee for decision and their decision is final.
Smoking is NOT ALLOWED on the green or on the banks in order
to protect the carpets from damage. Clubs must designate an area away from the
green where smoking is permitted. Correct
footwear as specified in the Laws of bowls MUST be worn otherwise the Club
providing the green are entitled to ask the player to change to proper footwear
or withdraw from the game. This should be reported to the Committee.
Note: The 2013 AGM resolved that any breaches of the No Smoking policy will be severely dealt with by the Committee.