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Hall Green Bowling Club Competition Rules


  1. All Club Competitions will be organised by the Handicap Committee.
  2. A form will be placed or hung in the Pavilion fourteen days before the said Competitions and must be signed by the member. The Handicap Committee will set dates for each Competition. When handicaps are being played they shall be given preference, no more than four ends to be on the Green at this time. Handicaps will not be given preference on Friday evenings.
  3. The various Club Competitions eligibility is listed below:

    Male Only
    Club Championship
    Handicap Cup
    Windridge Cup
    League Cup
    Female Only
    Ladies Championship
    Ladies Handicap
    Ladies Challenge Trophy
    Chris Cross Shield
    Westlands Cup
    Vice Presidents Cup
    Club Doubles
    Anniversary Trophy
    Jim Morrey Memorial
    Arthur Jays Trophy
  4. The Arthur Jays Trophy is only open to members aged 60 years or over, on the day of the Competition
  5. The Jim Morrey Momorial Trophy shal be played as a doubles competition
  6. The Championship Cup, Ladies Championship, Senior Vice President Cup, Westlands Cup, Windridge Cup, Mens League Cup, Club Doubles, Jim Morrey Memorial, Anniversary Trophy, Arthur Jays Trophy and the Chris Cross Shield Competitions to be completed in one day, weather permitting. All members competing must be present at the time of the draw, unless they are competing in a league fixture for the Club.
  7. The Westlands Cup Competition is open to all members who have not won a single competition, either Club Competition, or League Averages during the current season.
  8. The Handical Cup, Ladies Handicap, Windridge Cup, and Westlands Cups Competitions shall be played off handicaps, other Club Competitions to be off scratch
  9. The Handicap Committee shall determine members handicaps before the start of the season, and these handicaps will remain unchanged throughout that season. In event of any additional information as to the form of any memeber becoming available to the Official Handicappers after the handicap for the season has been formed, the handicappers shall have the power to revise the handicap of any member in accordance herewith.
  10. Club Averages shall be determined on total aggregate. Only league matches to be included. To qualify for inclusion in the averages, the total number of games played by a member must be equal to at least 60% of the total number of games played by the team in whose averages they are included. The 60% to include games played for both Premier and Alliance teams. A player who has played for both Premier and Alliance teams shall have their averages determined in the team for which they have played most games. In the event that a player plays an equal number of games for both Premier and Alliance teams, their averages shall be included in the Premier team. An Alliance players positive score gained whilst playing for the Premier team will be transferred down to count towards the final Alliance averages, but a players positive score gained whilst playing for the Alliance team, cannot be transferred up to count towards the final Premier averages. A player whose opponent fails to appear for a match shall, for average purposes, be credited with 21-11 (Home) or 21-15 (Away).
  11. Invitation to compete in external competitions shall be determined as follows:-
    The previous years Club Championship Cup winner.

    The previous years YW&Dist. Premier Averages Winner.

    In the event of the Winner not being available to compete, the invitation shall be offered to the runner-up. If neither Winner or Runner-up are available, the competitor shall be chosen by the Committee.
  12. The NAIL AWARD is awarded annually to the member who is considered to have contributed most to Club affairs during the year. A member cannot receive this award two years running and the award is decided by a vote of all members. The voting shall be organised by the previous years winner.

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