County Competition Rules 2019/2020

  1. The competitions will be played on a knockout basis and shall conform to the laws of the sport.

  2. Trial ends must be played and an extra end if the game is drawn.

  3. The bowlers who play in the first game of a competition constitute the team. One and the same substitute may be used providing she has not been entered in that particular competition. The competition secretary should be notified of any substitution.

  4. Club stickers may be used up to the finals when stickers will be provided.

  5. The onus is on the challenger (First named) to find out the date of the competition. She shall offer her opponent one week day (either during the day or evening not later than 6:00pm) and one weekend. These dates must be offered at least 14 days before the date of the first round, and within 5 days of the closing date of all previous rounds. Dates must also be confirmed within 24 hours. It is not permitted to offer any date which has an arranged County event or any date where a National competition has been planned. A holiday or club competition does not give a reason for non-acceptance. If the challenger does not conform to the required time period the opponent becomes the challenger and the game will be played at her club. If there is no agreement about dates the Competition Secretary will set a date and venue.

  6. Results of the game must be telephoned or emailed to the competitions secretary within 24 hours of the game. The score cards do not have to be sent, but keep them if there are any disputes.

  7. Half an hour will be allowed for late arrival. An appeal to the competition secretary will be heard in extenuating circumstances.

  8. All rounds including finals will be of the duration of 4 hours including trial ends.

  9. As soon as its mathematically impossible to win, the game will be conceded.

  10. Mobile phones must be turned off during match.

  11. The finals will be played at Palmerston bowling club on 28th and 29th of March. If any competitor cannot play on these dates they should not enter the competition.

  12. All rounds will be played in greys up to and including the semi finals. Finals will be played in whites.