GENERAL RULES

 

RULE 1.          LAWS OF THE GAME

Unless otherwise provided for in Club Competition Rules, all competitions shall be played under the Laws of the Game as adopted by the Scottish Indoor Bowling Association.

RULE 2.          CLUB COMPETITIONS are of two kinds.

LEAGUES where each team plays all other teams over a period of time.
KNOCKOUT COMPETITIONS such as set by the Management Committee.

RULE 3.          TRIAL ENDS

One trial end is each direction will be allowed in all semi-finals and finals of all knockout competitions and all league play-offs. All Trial ends will be played within the total time allotted for the game. No trial ends will be allowed at any other stages of knockout competitions or league section games.

RULE 4.          DRESS

Gents

Dress for all Club Semi- Finals, Finals and Play-Offs will be: -

White Pullover (if worn), white shirt / top and grey/black trousers.

 

Ladies

Dress for all Club Semi- Finals, Finals and Play-Offs will be: -

White Cardigan (if worn), white blouse or top and grey skirt/ black or grey trousers.

 

RULE 5.          FOOTWEAR

All members must wear regulation footwear when playing on the Green and must change in the Stadium to avoid damage to the playing surface.

 

RULE 6.          FIXTURE LIST

All matches will be played as shown on fixture list. Only in exceptional circumstances and at the appropriate convenor’s discretion will this rule be waived. Each individual case will be dealt with separately and that decision will be final.

 

RULE 7.          START AND FINISH OF GAMES.

A bell will sound to commence games. The Jack shall not be delivered prior to starting bell. The Finishing bell will sound 15 minutes prior to the end of the allotted time and once more end after the end in progress will be played. An end will be deemed to have started on the instance of the first delivery of a Jack from a correctly placed mat, always provided that the 15- minute bell has not rung.

If the Jack is delivered to the ditch or out of bounds, it must be re-delivered by the opposing team and that end plus one other completed.

 If the penultimate end is burnt one more end shall be played. If the last end is burnt, this game shall be considered finished.

In the event of a drawn game, see individual competition rules.

 

RULE 8.          UMPIRE

In the case of all games for which no official umpire has been nominated, any Committee member on the premises may act as umpire in any dispute.

 

RULE 9.          ENTRY FORMS

Entry forms for competitions will be available from the office and Entry Fees must be paid in advance.

 

RULE 10.       DURATION OF GAMES

                        Leagues.

                        League games will be published session times.

                        ALL League play-offs (Except Seniors )                                    -           21 ends of 4 hours.

                        ALL Senior League Play- Offs                                                   -           17 ends of 4 hours.

                        ALL Triples/ Mixed Triples League Play-Offs                           -           18 ends or 4 hours

                        Fours/ Mixed Fours League Play-Offs                                     -           21 Ends of 4 hours.

                       

Knockout Ties.

                        Singles ties up to and including Quarter Finals                       -           21 Shots or 2 Hours

                        Pairs, Triples and Fours ties up to and including the              -           2 Hours duration.

Quarter Finals

In Semi- Final and Finals, the following will apply: -

Singles                                                                                     – 21 Shots or 4 hours

Pairs/ Mixed Pairs                                                                   – 21 Ends or 4 hours

Triples. Mixed Triples                                                              – 18 Ends of 4 hours

Fours/Mixed Fours                                                                  – 21 Ends or 4 hours.

Senior Pairs                                                                             – 17 Ends or 3 hours

Senior Fours                                                                            – 17 ends or 3 hours

 

Trial End(s) will be allowed in all Semi- Final and Final Knockout Competitions and league play-offs per General Rule 3

Extra Ends – see individual competition rules.

RULE 11.          DATES AND TIMES OF GAMES

Up to and including Quarter Finals

The date and time of all games will be advertised in sufficient time and it will be responsibility of the competitors to check the League/ Competition Sheets for these.

In the event that the committee wish to bring advertised ties forward, the committee will inform all players or teams concerned.

 Semi Finals and Finals

While it is usually desirable that more than one semi-final and/ or final be played at the same time, because of the frequency of more than one semi-final or final being contested by the same player, it is necessary that the proposed dates for such games be flexible. Members must be tolerant of this situation through the committee will consult with all players involved before finalising dates/times of these games.
                
                  
RULE 12.       CHANGE OF DATE/TIME

 
a) Competitors representing the Club in any inter-club competition will be allowed a change of Date or Time. The committee will be responsible for notifying the opponent(s) of such changes. If it is a change of time on the same date, the committee will notify both competitors or team of the new time. If the date has been changed both competitors or teams are requested to co-operate with the Committee to have the tie played at the earliest date and certainly before the date of the next round.

 
b) If a player or team requires a change of date he/she or they will approach opponent(s) If opponent(s) agree then both players or teams must approach the Convenor with a valid reason the for the change. The tie must be played at the earliest possible date and certainly before the date of the next round.

If the tie cannot be re- arranged before the date of the next round, then the player or team requesting the re-arrangement will be deemed to have forfeited the tie. In connection with the rule, the Committee asks the player(s) requesting the change give the opponent(s) sufficient time before the appointed date of the tie and that the opponent(s), in the interest of sportsmanship, endeavour to re- arrange the tie.

RULE 13.       LATE STARTS

Any competitor or team not on the Carpet and ready to play 10 minutes after the appointed starting time shall be deemed to have forfeited the game. In a knockout competition, the opponent(s) will progress to the next round. In a league, the latecomers will be awarded no points. Their opponents will be awarded 2 points plus 5 shots. (see LEAGUE rule 6 on Page 12 for non -appearance)

 NOTE – In Knockout games, the time lost will not be added on at the end of the original allotted time.

 

RULE 14.       DISPUTES

In any dispute or anything not covered by these rules, the Committee’s decision will be final. In arriving at a resolution to ay problem of dispute., the committee will consider the best interests of the Club in the addition to the interests of the parties in dispute.

Any protest must be made in writing and lodged with the secretary within 7 days of the incident.

 SINGLES

 
LADIES, GENTS & SENIORS

 RULE 1.          LAWS OF THE GAME – TRIAL ENDS -DRESS – FOOTWEAR – START & FINISH – UMPIRES – ENTRY FORMS – DURATION OF GAME – DATES & TIMES – LATE STARTS – DISPUTES

All of the above areas are covered in the preceding GENERAL section of these Rules & Regulations on Pages 2-4

 
RULE 2.          DRAWN GAMES EXTRA ENDS

Extra Ends will only be allowed in semi-finals and finals. In all other rounds, the winner of a drawn game will be the player who has won the most ends. If still equal, the winner of the LAST end will go through to the next round.

 
RULE 3.          CLUB REPRESENTATION

Winner of the Club’s Domestic National Singles Competitions will represent East Kilbride & District Indoor Bowling Club in the National Competition.

Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action being taken.

Winner of the Master Singles will represent the club in the Team Championship.

 KNOCK-OUT PAIRS

LADIES, GENTS, SENIORS & MIXED


RULE 1.          LAWS OF THE GAME – TRIAL ENDS -DRESS – FOOTWEAR – START & FINISH – UMPIRES – ENTRY FORMS – DURATION OF GAME – DATES & TIMES – LATE STARTS – DISPUTES

All of the above areas are covered in the preceding GENERAL section of these Rules & Regulations on Pages 2-4

RULE 2.          DRAWN GAMES EXTRA ENDS

Extra Ends will only be allowed in semi-finals and finals. In all other rounds, the winner of a drawn game will be the player who has won the most ends. If still equal, the winner of the LAST end will go through to the next round.

 
RULE 3.          SUBSTITUTIONS

Team members up to a maximum of 3 per entry (4 for mixed) may be added to the entry form at any time until closing date of Competition.
All players on the competition form MUST be named before the 1st round of the competition.
Teams not taking advantage of the extra player on the entry form will be allowed ONE substitute per competition under the following circumstances.

Certified ill health or family bereavement
Any other reason considered valid by the Committee provided sufficient time is given. Holidays will NOT be considered as a valid reason.

 In the event of C(i) above, the original player may return to the team in the next round. If, However the substitute plays 2 games in the team, he/she will then be part of the team and the original player will drop out of the team.

In the event of C(ii) above the substitute will remain in the team and the original payer will drop out.

If a team be granted a substitute he/she will be drawn by the Committee from all the competitors from the previous round of that competition. In the event of no previous round of insufficient players in the previous round the Committee may call on any player who was not on any entry form of any other team at the closing date of the competition.
A substitute drafted into a team must play Lead, even if he/she becomes a permanent member of the team under Rule 3B above.
In Mixed Pairs, all the above provision will play with the provision that the substitute is of the same gender.

 RULE 4.          CLUB REPRESENTATION

Winners of the Club’s Domestic National Pairs Competitions (Ladies and Gents) will be expected to represent East Kilbride & District Indoor Bowling Club in the National Competition. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action being taken.

Winners of the Mixed Pairs Competition will be invited to represent the Club as the “pairs “ in the Team Championship.

 KNOCK-OUT TRIPLES

LADIES, GENTS & MIXED

RULE 1.          LAWS OF THE GAME – TRIAL ENDS -DRESS – FOOTWEAR – START & FINISH – UMPIRES – ENTRY FORMS – DURATION OF GAME – DATES & TIMES – LATE STARTS – DISPUTES

All of the above areas are covered in the preceding GENERAL section of these Rules & Regulations on Pages 2-4

 
RULE 2.          DRAWN GAMES – EXTRA END(S)

Extra ends will only be allowed in semi-finals and finals. In all other rounds, the winner of a drawn game will be the team who has won the most ends. If sill equal the winner of the last end will go through to the next round.

 RULE 3.          SUBSTITUTIONS

Team members up to a maximum of 4 per entry may be added to the entry form at any time until closing date of Competition.
All Players on the competition form must be named before the 1st round.
Teams not taking advantage of the extra player on the entry form will be allowed a substitute under the following circumstances.

Certified ill health or family bereavement
Any other reason considered valid by the Committee provided sufficient time is given. Holidays will NOT be considered as a valid reason.

 In the event of C(i) above, the original player may return to the team in the next round. If, However the substitute plays 2 games in the team, he/she will then be part of the team and the original player will drop out of the team.

 In the event of C(ii) above the substitute will remain in the team and the original payer will drop out.

If a team be granted a substitute he/she will be drawn by the Committee from all the competitors from the previous round of that competition. In the event of no previous round of insufficient players in the previous round the Committee may call on any player who was not on any entry form of any other team at the closing date of the competition.
 A substitute drafted into a team must play Lead, even if he/she becomes a permanent member of the team under Rule 3B above.
 In Mixed Triples, all the above provisions will play with the provision that the substitute is of the same gender.

 
RULE 4.          CLUB REPRESENTATION

Winners of the Club’s Domestic National Triples Competitions (Ladies and Gents) will be expected to represent East Kilbride & District Indoor Bowling Club in the National Competition. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action being taken.

 
Winners of the Mixed Triples Competitions will be invited to represent the Club as the “triples” in the Team Championship.


KNOCKOUT – FOURS

 
LADIES , GENTS , SENIORS & MIXED.

 
RULE 1.          LAWS OF THE GAME – TRIAL ENDS -DRESS – FOOTWEAR – START & FINISH – UMPIRES – ENTRY FORMS – DURATION OF GAME – DATES & TIMES – LATE STARTS – DISPUTES

All of the above areas are covered in the preceding GENERAL section of these Rules & Regulations on Pages 2-4

 
RULE 2.          DRAWN GAMES – EXTRA END(S)

Extra ends will only be allowed in semi-finals and finals. In all other rounds, the winner of a drawn game will be the team who has won the most ends. If sill equal the winner of the last end will go through to the next round.

 
RULE 3.          SUBSTITUTIONS

Team members up to a maximum of 4 per entry may be added to the entry form at any time until closing date of Competition.
All players on the competition entry must be named before the 1st Round.
Teams not taking advantage of the extra player on the entry form will be allowed a substitute under the following circumstances.

Certified ill health or family bereavement
Any other reason considered valid by the Committee provided sufficient time is given. Holidays will NOT be considered as a valid reason.
 

In the event of C(i) above, the original player may return to the team in the next round. If, However the substitute plays 2 games in the team, he/she will then be part of the team and the original player will drop out of the team.

 
In the event of C(ii) above the substitute will remain in the team and the original payer will drop out.
 

If a team be granted a substitute he. She will be drawn by the committee from all the competitions from the previous round of that competition.

In the event of no previous round or insufficient players in the previous round then the committee may call on any player who was not on any entry form of any other team at the closing date of the competition.
 
E) A substitute drafted into a team must play Lead or Second, even if he/she becomes a permanent member of the team under Rule 3B above.
 
In Mixed Fours, all the above provision that the substitute is of the same gender.
 
RULE 4.          CLUB REPRESENTATION

Winners of the Club’s Domestic Mixed Fours Competitions will be invited to represent East Kilbride & District Indoor Bowling Club in the Team Championship

LEAGUES

 RULE 1.          LAWS OF THE GAME – TRIAL ENDS -DRESS – FOOTWEAR – START & FINISH – UMPIRES – ENTRY FORMS – DURATION OF GAME – DATES & TIMES – LATE STARTS – DISPUTES

All of the above areas are covered in the preceding GENERAL section of these Rules & Regulations on Pages 2-4

 
RULE 2.          TEAM SPONSOR.

                        Each league team shall have one of its members designated as Team Sponsor.

The Sponsor will undertake to be responsible for organising his/her team and collecting and paying their rink fees. All communication between Club and team will be conducted through the team’s Sponsor. The Sponsor will notify the office of any resignations or requests for replacement players on forms provided by the office for that purpose. Vacancies may be filled from the Committee’s published waiting list.

 

RULE. 3          MULTIPLE REGISTRATION WITH LEAGUE TEAMS

Members are allowed to play for more than one team in the same sessions of different days, but they and their sponsors should be aware that multiple participation in league teams of the same session is subject to specific substitution rules in Play Off situations (See Rule 13 below).

 

RULE 4.          SIZE of LEAGUE TEAMS

FOURS                   - Six Ladies or Six Gents
MIXED FOURS        -Maximum six players (2 ladies and 2 gents must play)
TRIPLES                 -Five Ladies or Five Gents
MIXED TRIPLES      -Maximum 4 Players with play by mixed genders.

 

RULE 5.          RESULT OF GAME

                        Winners will be awarded 2 points plus the number of “shots up “

                        Loser will receive no points minus the number of “shots down”.

 

RULE 6.          NON APPEARANCE OF LEAGUE TEAM

In the event of the team’s failure to fulfil a league fixture, they will remain liable for their rink fees. The team present will be awarded 2 points and 5 shots. They will pay their rink fees and will be given players from the substitutes board (if there are any) to participate in a friendly match (See GENERAL rule 13 on Page 4 for late arrivals/starts).

 

RULE 7.          DRAWN GAMES – EXTRA END(S)

Extra ends will only be allowed in play-offs. In all section games which are drawn. Teams will both be awarded 1 point & 0 shot.

 
RULE 8.          SECTION WINNERS

                        Winners of sections will be decided on points.

If two or more teams are equal the shots up will decide the winner. If still equal the result of their league game or games previously played against each other during the current session will decide the winner.

 

RULE 9.          ILLNESS etc. DURING GAME

If in the course of a game a player has to stop play for any reason and is unable to resume, another eligible player (sub) will be brought in, after consultation with a committee member. He/she will play lead of second in a fours game or lead if in a triples. If no player is available then in a fours game, 25% will be deducted from the remaining ends still to play. In a triples, if no substitute is available, the team will forfeit the game and the opponents will receive the score as shown on the score card., if in their favour. If not, they will receive 2 points plus 5 shots.

 

RULE 10.       SUBSTITUTES IN LEAGUE SECTION GAMES (Ladies & Gents Fours)

Substitutes are members not nominated on the original entry form. Where a substitute is required for a Fours League Game they will Lead or Second. When a league team have only two of their nominated team available, they will draw for the substitute before any other team with three players and the substitute must play lead. In such an event the “3 man Four “will lose a quarter of their score. In all cases, “sub” must be marked after the substitute’s name on the score card.

To play as a substitute in League Games a member must have appended his or her name to the Office at least 5 minutes before the starting bell.

 

RULE 11.       SUBSTITUTES IN LEAGUE SECTION GAMES (Triples, Mixed Triples & Mixed Fours)

                        These teams may choose their own substitutes -maximum 1 per triples and two for fours.

Mixed fours must play two ladies/ two gents otherwise 25% will be deducted from their final score.  

 

RULE 12.       REQUESTING A SUBSTITUTE

All sponsors (or skips) who are short of players are required to request a substitute and must give their name to the office staff at least 5 minutes before the starting bell. No team will be allowed to play with less than a full complement of players if there are members wishing to act at substitutes. The substitutes will then be drawn by the skips/sponsors. Substitutes will pay their own rink fee to the sponsor or skip for whom they have been drawn to play with.
 
RULE 13.       SUBSTITUTES IN LEAGUE PLAY OFFS.
 

Substitutes will not be allowed as replacements for team members who are eligible for, and who have been chosen to play for another team in the same divisional playoff. Should any team be unable to field a legitimate four as a result, that team shall be disqualified and replaced by the runner up team from the same league section.

For Ladies and Gents League Play Off, only ONE substitute will be allowed and that substitute will come from ANY of the players in the next highest team in their league section. The substitute will play lead in triples and lead or second in fours. Any team requiring more than one substitute will forfeit the match. Only full teams can complete in play offs.

 For mixed league play offs, one substitute will be allowed in the triples and two in the fours, maintaining the gender balance.

 
In all instances above if substitution is necessary because of family bereavement or medically certificated illness, the original player may play in the next round. Otherwise, the substitute must continue throughout the remainder of the competition.

 KNOCKOUT -OUT TWO BOWL PAIRS

GENTS

 All rounds up to Semi- Final Stage will be played in a “Best of Three “Sets format.

 
The winner of the toss at the start of the game will have the decision to deliver the jack or play the last bowl for the first end only. The winners of the end will throw the jack in the next end. The pair who did not throw the jack in the first end of the first set, will through the jack in the first end of the second set. A toss of the coin will decide who throws the jack in the first end of the third set. The winner of the toss will decide who delivers the jack.

 

There will be no extra ends, in the first two sets, in these games. If the set is tied at the end of the 7 ends, then the winner of the most ends will win the set.

 

An extra end will be played if the scores are tied at the end of the 7 ends in the third set. The winner of the coin toss will decide who delivers the jack.

 

For Semi – Final and Final Stages these will we be players the best of 3 sets of 7 ends.

 

The winner of the toss will have the choice of delivering the jack or playing the last bowl at the beginning of the first set only. In succeeding sets, the winner of the previous set will have the option of deciding. If after the 7 ends the scores are tied, then an extra end will be played to decide who the winner of that set is. The players will toss a coin to decide who shall play first and the winner will have the choice of who delivers the jack.