League Rules

CBBA RULES FOR LEAGUES

League is a SIDE game made up of TEAMS (Law 14.5)

1) These Rules are effective from April 2010 and should be read in conjunction with the necessary League Appendix.

2) All leagues shall be played under the 'Laws of the Sport of Bowls - Crystal Mark Edition' (including domestic regulations for Federacion Espanola de Bolos)

3) Any Club wishing to enter Side(s) in any League must make application to the relevant League Coordinator or Committee on a seasonal basis. It is the responsibility of Clubs to ensure green space is a priority for League fixtures, to include re-arranged matches.

4) Dual Club Membership
At the start of any season a player who is a member of more than 1 (one) Club MUST nominate to the relevant Club Secretaries which Club they will play ALL Leagues from for that season.

5) Change of Membership
If a player changes Club during a season they can play in any league for their new Club provided they have not left under any disciplinary proceedings. It will also be subject to written application by the new Club to and approval by the relevant Governing Committee, i.e. Federation, CBBA, SABA.

6) Interchange of Players within a Club
Once a player has played for 1 (one) Side in a league they may NOT play for another Side in the same league. Violation of this rule will be deemed that the Side has not played a full side and Rules 17/18 will then be applied.

7) Ends Played
Singles will be played to 21 (twenty one) shots. Pairs, triples and fours will be played to 18 (eighteen) ends.

8) Scorecards
All scorecards MUST be completed with the FULL names of those taking part in the match. Scorecards will be retained by the respective Club and be produced on demand by/to the relevant League Coordinator.

9) Results
ALL results MUST be submitted by BOTH the home and away side to the relevant League Co-ordinator by 9pm on the day of the match. (With the exception of the Northern League see Appendix C) Refer to relevant League Appendix for procedures to be followed. Failure to comply will result in a penalty of the deduction of 1 (one) point for the first offence and 2 (two) points for each further offence in a season.

10) Rinks for Play
Rinks to be played on are to be agreed by the 2 (two) Captains concerned. In the case of non agreement ALL rinks will go into the draw.

11) 2 (two) or More Sides from 1 (one) Club Should there be at any time more than 1 (one) Side from any Club in any of the Leagues, such Sides shall play each other as early as possible in each half of the season.

12) League Winner
The Side, in any League, with the highest number of points at the completion of that League in that season will be declared the winner. In the event of a tie on points, 'shot difference' will determine the winner. If match points and shot difference are equal, the league results between the 2 (two) Sides (including shot difference) will decide the winner.

13) Substitutes
After commencement of a game should a player be unable to continue, then with the agreement of both skips, a substitute (if available) may be used but may NOT play skip. There can be NO substitute in a singles game which will therefore be forfeited. A player who is changed prior to the commencement of the match is NOT deemed to be a substitute.

14) Re-Arranged Fixtures
Any League fixture can only be re-arranged due to (a) adverse weather conditions either by mutual agreement or at the discretion of the home Captain, OR (b) if the green to be used is not playable. The relevant League Co-ordinator to be advised on that day by 9.00pm.

15) Game Stoppages
When a match is stopped and cannot be resumed on the same day, the match shall be deemed to be completed provided two thirds (2/3rds) of the scheduled number of ends have been completed (excluding any singles match(s) the score standing at the point of stoppage).

16) Postponed/Resumed Matches
a) A re-arranged date must be agreed by the Clubs concerned within 48 hours and the match played within 14 (fourteen) days of the original date. This must be notified to the relevant League Coordinator. Should the 2 (two) Clubs involved be unable to agree a date the matter will immediately be referred to the relevant League Co-ordinator. If this fails then it is referred to the relevant Committee whose decision is final. The exception being the final game of the programme, which MUST be played within 7 (seven) days of the scheduled date. If this fails then it is referred to the relevant Committee whose decision is final. b) A date for a resumed match must be agreed within 48 hours by the Clubs concerned with condition 16 (a) applying. The scores will be as they were when the game was stopped. If necessary a team may have the following substitutes - 1 (one) in pairs, 2 (two) in triples, 3 (three) in fours. Substitutes may not Skip. If more substitutes in a team are needed then the team will be forfeit.(Law 50, Law 51.4 and Law 18.1.1)

17) Points/Penalties
a) For each team 2 (two) points will be awarded for a win, 1 (one) point for a draw and 0 (nil) points for a loss; 2 (two) points will be warded for overall shot difference with 1(one) point each if the overall shots are the same (with the exception of the Berleen League see Appendix A)
b)2 (two) points and 10 (ten) shots will be awarded to the opposition for each team not played and the offending side will also lose 2 points. If the whole Side does not play an additional 2 (two) points will be awarded to the opposition in lieu of overall shot difference.
Any exceptional circumstances should be referred to the relevant League Co-Ordinator whose decision is final.

18) Defaults
If a Club defaults on a total of 3 (three) matches, either by not playing a match or by not playing a full side, then they will be excluded from that League for the remainder of that League programme and any previous results will be expunged from the records. This does not apply to a resumed game.

19) Mixed Sides/Teams
Where the Rule for a League specifies that a Side/team must be mixed then violation of this rule will be deemed that the full Side has not been played and Rules 17/18 will apply.

20) Refusal to Play
Sides may not refuse to play in the last game of the season and so win by default.

21) Entry fees
As agreed by each League Co-ordinator/Committee

APPENDICES

A CBBA Winter League & Berleen League
B CBBA Southern League
C CBBA Northern League
D SABA Winter & Summer Leagues
E Federation Kings Cup & Princes League
F Premier 20 Summer League


APPENDIX A - WINTER & BERLEEN LEAGUES

WINTER LEAGUE

1) Each Club may enter a maximum of 1 (one) side.

2) Each side will comprise 4 (four) teams of 4 (four) players.

3) Each team in the side must have 1 (one) of the opposite sex

4) Telephoned results MUST be confirmed by submission of the League Result Sheet within 24 hours of the match to the League Co-ordinator. Copies to: by southern Winter league clubs to Southern League Co-ordinator, by northern Winter league clubs to Northern league Co-ordinator.

5) No player may play for BOTH Winter and Southern & Northern Leagues within ANY 7 (seven) day period there shall be no exceptions. Violation of this rule will be deemed that the Team has not played a full side then Rules 17/18 will be applied.

6) The designated day for the league to be played is Wednesday.

BERLEEN LEAGUE

1) Before the start of the season each Club must declare entry into this League.

2) The fixture list for this competition will be the same as that for the Winter League.

3) Each team must comprise of 4 (four) players of single or mixed sex.

4) The number of teams in each match will be as agreed between the 2 (two) Captains.

5) The scores for each of the games played in each match will be totaled and the side with the highest net total of shots will be awarded 2 (two) points. If the result of the match is a tie each side will be awarded 1 (one) point.

6) Failing to fulfill a fixture will result in a penalty of 2 (two) points and 10 (ten) shots will be awarded to the opposition.

APPENDIX B - SOUTHERN LEAGUE

1) Each Club may enter up to a maximum of 3 (three) sides and each side must be mixed.

2) Each side will consist of 6 (six) teams of 3 (three) players.

3) The league will be divided into 2 (two) divisions with promotion and relegation each season with 2 (two) sides being promoted and 2 (two) sides relegated.

4) Results MUST be sent by electronic mail on the League Result Sheet as directed by the League Co-ordinator on the day of the match.

5) No player may play for both Winter and Southern leagues within ANY 7 (seven) Day period - there shall be no exceptions. Violation of this rule will be deemed that the Team has not played a full side then Rules 17/18 will be applied.

6) The designated day for the league to be played is a Friday.

7) North v South Play Off - The side finishing top of the Southern League Division 'A' shall play off against the Northern League Winner as directed by the CBBA. Any team unable to fulfill a home fixture due to the unavailability of their home green will play it on a neutral green (notice of dates will be given before the season starts). If a side cannot play on the pre-arranged dates then that side will forfeit

APPENDIX C - NORTHERN LEAGUE

1) Each Club may enter a maximum of 4 (four) sides and each side must be mixed.

2) Each side will consist of 4 (four) teams of 3 (three) players.

3) The results must be phoned through by the Home team by 9pm on Wednesday. Telephoned results MUST be confirmed by submission of the League Result Sheet to the League Co-ordinator.

4) No player may play for both Winter and Northern leagues within ANY 7 (seven) day period - there shall be no exceptions. Violation of this rule will be deemed that the Team has not played a full side then Rules 17/18 will be applied.

5) North v South Play Off - The side finishing top of the Northern League shall play off against the Southern League Division 'A' Winner as directed by the CBBA. Any team unable to fulfill a home fixture due to the unavailability of their home green will play it on a neutral green (notice of dates will be given before the season starts.) If a side cannot play on the pre-arranged dates then that side will forfeit the game.

APPENDIX D - SABA WINTER & SUMMER LEAGUES

1) Each Club may enter a maximum of 4 (four) sides and each side must be mixed

2) Each side will consist of 6 (six) teams of 3 (three) players.

3) Telephoned results MUST be confirmed by submission of the League Result Sheet within 24 hours of the match to the League Co-ordinator.

4) The designated day for the leagues to be played is a Friday in the Summer and Monday in the Winter.

APPENDIX E - FEDERATED KINGS CUP & PRINCES LEAGUES

KINGS CUP

1) Each Club may enter a maximum of 2 (two) sides with at least 2 (two) members of each side being of the opposite sex.

2) Each side will comprise - Ladies' Singles, Men’s' Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours.

3) The host Club to supply Markers for Singles games.

4) 2 (two) Leagues will be formed, one comprising of Southern Clubs and the other of Northern Clubs. If necessary 2 (two) Divisions may be formed in each Region.

5) Telephoned results MUST be confirmed by submission of the League Result Sheet within 24 hours of the match to the League Co-ordinator.

6) The designated day for the league to be played is Wednesday.

PRINCES LEAGUE

1) Before the start of the season Clubs must declare their entry into this League.

2) The fixture list for this competition will be the same as that for the Kings Cup.

3) There can only be 1 (one) team entered from each Club in each Division which will be triples and can be mixed or single sex.

4) Telephoned results MUST be confirmed by submission of the League Result Sheet within 24 hours of the match to the League Co-ordinator.

5) Failing to fulfil a fixture will result in a penalty of 2 (two) points and 10 (ten) shots will be awarded to the opposition and the offending side will lose 2 (two) points.
Selection of the Kings Cup & Princes League will be the prerogative of the respective Federation representative who may involve any other affiliated member or members in the process. Where in a Region there are 2 (two) Divisions in either the Kings Cup or the Princes League there will be a play off between each Division to establish an overall winner. The winner(s) in the South will play the winner(s) of the North.

APPENDIX F - PREMIER 20 SUMMER LEAGUE

1) Each Club may enter more than 1 (one) side.

2) Each side will consist of 20 (twenty) players i.e. 2 (two) teams of 10 (ten) players with 1 (one) team playing at home and (one) playing away.

3) Each team of 10 (ten) players must be mixed with at least 2 (two) of one sex.

4) Each match will consist of a Single, Pair, Triple and Fours with the home team providing an experienced marker for the Singles.

5) Telephoned results MUST be confirmed by submission of the League Result Sheet within 24 hours of the match to the League Co-ordinator.

6) The designated day for the league to be played is Tuesday evening each game to commence at the same time.

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