Constitution

EDINBURGH & LEITH BOWLING ASSOCIATION 1878

CONSTITUTION          &

RULES and REGULATIONS of COMPETITIONS

As at 3 March 2017

COMPETITIONS and MATCHES

  1. The Association shall be entitled to the use of the greens of the constituent

clubs for all competitions and matches.

  1. The Association shall have the power to make a levy on the constituent

clubs for all expenses connected with such matches.

  1. All players must be members of the club for which they play in the

competitions and matches.

             FOURS, TRIPLES, PAIRS and SINGLE HANDED COMPETITIONS

General Rules and Regulations

  1. The respective Association trophies shall be played for annually and the

competitions shall be open to all constituent clubs.

  1. The clubs whose players win the respective competitions shall be entitled to

the custody for a year of the trophies played for.  The President of these

clubs shall be the custodian of the trophies won and shall be personally

responsible for them.

 

  1. All games shall be played under the rules adopted by Bowls Scotland

            apart from the Senior Fours. The format of the game played

            in each competition, shall be as follows;

 

  1. In SINGLE-HANDED games, each player will play 4 bowls to 21 shots.

 

  1. In FOURS games, each player will play 2 bowls over 17 ends.

 

  1. In SENIOR FOURS games, each player will play 2 bowls over 15 ends.

 

 

 

  1. In MIXED FOURS games (Two Ladies/Two Gentlemen) each player

will play 2 bowls over 17 ends

 

  1. In TRIPLES games, each player will play 3 bowls over 15 ends.

 

  1. In SENIOR TRIPLES games, each player will play 3 bowls over 15 ends.

 

  1. In PAIRS games, each player will play 4 bowls over 17 ends.

 

  1. In SENIOR PAIRS games, each player will play 4 bowls over 15 ends.

 

  1.  Unless otherwise stated, in the event of a tie in the above games an extra

end will be played to declare the winner

 

 

  1. All Senior games will be played on Fridays, commencing at 2.00pm

with the final ties being played on the green of the President’s club

subject to that green being considered playable. The Final will be played on        a date set by Committee

 

  1. Senior fours will be played by players Sixty years old or over on the 1

April in the year of the competition.

 

  1. All ties in progressive knock-out competitions must be played on neutral

greens, apart from the semi-finals and finals which will be played

on the greens of the clubs of the Junior-Vice President, Vice-President and

President respectively, subject to those greens being considered playable.

 

 

  1. No player may play for more than one club in any one year.

 

  1. The club on whose green a competition or tie is to be played shall appoint a

suitable person who shall be versed in rules of the sport to act as umpire,

except for semi-final and final ties when an official Scottish Bowls umpire

shall be appointed.

 

  1. Substitution shall be as follows; –

 

  1. 1 Substitution for Senior Single-Handed only.

 

  1. 2 Substitutions for Pairs.

 

  1. 3 Substitutions for Triples.

 

  1. 4 Substitutions for Fours.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Only when a substitution is necessitated by family bereavement shall the

Player for whom substitution has been made, be allowed to play in

subsequent ties.  In other cases, the substitute shall continue throughout

the competition, unless he himself is subsequently substituted.  Substitutes

shall be allowed to play in any position.

 

 

  1. When a game is stopped, either by agreement or by the umpire

after an appeal to him because darkness or conditions of the weather

or any other valid reason, it shall be resumed with the scores as they were

when the game stopped.  An end commenced but not completed, shall be

declared null & void. If in a resumed game any one of the players is unable

to play, ONE substitute only shall be allowed and he shall be permitted to

play in any position other than Skip.

 

  1.   The Committee of Management shall decide on all disputes which may

occur about any of the competitions and its decision shall be

binding on all parties.  No protest or appeal shall be entertained by the

Committee unless due written notice is given to the Secretary of the

Association within 24 hours of the occurrence of the dispute, except that

no protest or appeal can be entertained after the trophy competed for is

presented.

 

  1. DRESS CODE.

 

Grey or Black trousers and predominately white top with a collar.

Coloured clothing may be worn if Registered with Bowls Scotland,

if worn in pairs, triples or rinks all players must conform. Bowling shoes flat             soled and heel less, must be worn.

Players failing to comply with the dress code may be reported to

the Association Secretary who will make a report to the

Committee to consider what action may be taken; this may include

the Player(s) disqualification.

All players selected to represent the Association will dress as

detailed in the rules of the competition.

The dress code for the Andrew Hamilton Trophy is as the rules of

the competition.

 

            ABUSE

 

  1. Any player who subjects any player or any official to physical

or verbal abuse will be warned by the umpire. Failure to adhere to the warning will be reported to the Association which may include the player(s) disqualification. Further sanctions may also be applied.

 

Conduct

 

1      Players are expected to attend all games free from the effects of alcohol and illegal substances.

 

 

 

King George V Coronation Fours, David Kyle Triples, King George V1 Coronation Pairs, Donald McDougal Senior Fours, Glass Senior Triples, Kemp Senior Pairs and Turnbull-Moir Senior Singles Trophy Competitions.

 

Special Rules and Regulations

 

  1. The name of all competing clubs must be intimated to the Secretary of the

Association not later than 1st April in the year of the Competitions.

  1. The Trophies shall be played for on the “knock-out” system by one four,

one triple, one pair and one singles player from each of the constituent

clubs entering the competitions. (See Rules on Substitutions).

 

  1. Each club entering the competitions shall subscribe such sums as may be

fixed by the Association at the Annual General Meeting.

 

  1. In all fours ties full fours of four players must play. (See Rule on

Substitution).

  1. Ties must be played off on the greens and on the dates fixed by the

Committee of Management.  In the event of a green being unplayable, the

umpire shall arrange for the tie to be played prior to the next round.

  1. If any competitor fails to appear within thirty minutes of the time fixed for

the tie then he or his team shall forfeit the tie.

 

  1. Immediately after a game is completed the score cards, duly signed, must

be sent to the Secretary of the Association.

 

  1. The members of the four, triple, pair and singles winning the final ties will

each is presented with a badge and prize.  Each runner-up will also be

presented with a prize.

 

  1. Players who participate in the senior competitions shall be allowed to play

in both the Coronation competitions and the Kyles Triples.

 

  1. Mixed Fours will consist of 2 males, and 2 female players. All players must     be members of the entering club.

 

TAIT TROPHY SINGLES COMPETITION

 

Special Rules and Regulations

 

  1. The name of all competing clubs must be intimated to the Secretary of the

Association not later than 30th June.

 

  1. Each competing club must be represented by the champion for the current

year. Any player taking part in more than one club championship in any

one year will be debarred from entering the competition for that year.

 

  1. Each club entering the competition shall subscribe such sum as may be

fixed by the Association at the Annual General Meeting.

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  1.       The Competition will take place during the month of August. The ties must       be played off on Greens and on the dates fixed by Management.

In the event of a green being unplayable the Umpire shall arrange

For the tie to be played before the next round.

 

 

  1. Should any competitor fail to appear within thirty minutes of the time fixed

for the tie, he shall forfeit the tie.

 

  1. Immediately after the game is completed the score card, signed by both

players, must be sent to the Secretary of the Association.

 

  1. A badge and prize will be presented to the winner of the final tie and a

prize will also be presented to the runner-up.

 

 

JAMES S. FLEMING JUNIOR SINGLES TROPHY COMPETITION

 

Special Rules and Regulations

 

  1. Competitors must be between the years of 16 and 24 on the 1st of

April in the year of the competition. The competition is open to both Male      and Female members of the Association

 

  1. Names of competitors must be intimated to the Secretary of the Association

not later than 1st April. in the year of the Competition.

 

  1. The competition shall be played during May and June, and the final tie shall

coincide with the other competition evening finals played in June.

 

  1. Ties must be played on the greens and on the dates fixed by the

Committee of Management.  In the event of a green being unplayable, the

umpire shall arrange for the tie to be played prior to the next round.

 

  1. If any competitor fails to appear within thirty minutes of the time fixed for

the tie he shall forfeit the tie.

 

  1. Any competitor failing to appear and without giving prior notice to the

Association Secretary or the opposing Club will be ineligible to participation

the following year’s competition.

 

  1. A badge will be presented to the winner of the final tie

 
 

THE IAN MCFARLANE (TOP 5) TROPHY COMPETITION

 

             Special Rules and Regulations

 

  1. The names of all competing clubs must be intimated to the Secretary of the

Association not later than 1st April in the year of the Competitions.

 

  1. Five singles players shall play for the Trophy on the “Knockout” system

from each of the constituent clubs entering the competition. In each tie, the

winning club shall be that which wins most the five single-handed

games. Each club shall have complete discretion in nominating their players

in any tie.

 

  1. Each club entering the competition shall subscribe such sum as may be

fixed by the Association at the Annual General Meeting.

 

  1. Ties will be arranged by mutual agreement between Authorised

members of the clubs concerned and must be played off on the

greens and by the dates

fixed by the Committee of Management. All five games in any tie

must be played at the same time and on the same green. The tie

must be played by the last date of the round and must also be

arranged to commence no later than 6.30pm In the event of a

green being unplayable, the umpire shall arrange for the tie to be

played prior to the next round.

 

  1. If less than five players represent any club within thirty minutes of the time

fixed for the tie, that club shall forfeit the tie. Failure to comply with the

aforesaid rules and regulations will result in both clubs forfeiting the tie.

 

  1. The club on whose green a tie is to be played shall appoint an umpire and

five competent markers.

 

  1. Immediately after the game is completed, the score must be sent to the

Secretary of the Association by phone, email or Score Card.

 

  1. The winner of the Competition will represent the Association in

the following year’s Andrew D Mackellar Inter County Top 5

competition.

 

  1. At the start of the game each rink will flip a coin to decide who has

Possession of the Jack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cities and Counties Championship

 

 ELBA Regulations

 

  1. Each year the Constituent Clubs will be asked to provide (a form

will be provided) names of players considered by the Club to be of

such quality as to be considered for a place on the Cities and

Counties team.

 

  • All male members of the Association who are sixteen years of age or over    on the 1st of April in the year of the Competition will be eligible to play

 

  1. Clubs must ensure that all nominated players are aware of their

nomination and are available for a minimum of five of the games

to be played.

 

  1. The Committee and Team Manager will have full discretion to select the players that

will be invited to trial.

 

  1. The Committee if desired can write to a Club requesting a player

that has not been nominated by a Club. The Committee must in writing      ensure that the player is not in dispute with the said Club

 

  1. A Trial game will be played as a minimum once every twelve

months to determine the final squad that the team will be selected from.

 

  1. The Committee will request the use of Greens from Constituent

Clubs that they consider will meet the criteria of Bowls Scotland.

 

  1. Players competing in the Competition at any stage are not allowed to consume alcohol within the parameters of the green while playing.

 

Scottish Bowling League for Under 25 year olds

 

ELBA Regulations

 

  1. Each year the Constituent Clubs will be asked to provide (a form will

be provided) names of players considered by the Club to be of such

quality as to be considered for a place on the Scottish Bowling League

for Under 25 year olds.

 

  1. All male members of the Association who are of the age of sixteen

Years and under the age of 25 years on the 1st of April in the year of

the Competition will be eligible to play.

 

  1. Clubs must ensure that all nominated players are aware of their

nomination and are available for a minimum of three of the games to be            played

 

  1. The Committee and Team Manager will have full discretion to select the

be invited to trial.

 

  1. The Committee if desired can write to a Club requesting a player that

has not been nominated by a Club. The Committee must in writing

ensure that the player is in not in dispute with the said Club.

 

  1. A Trial game will be played as a minimum once every twelve months to

determine the final squad that the team will be selected from.

 

  1. The Committee will request the use of Greens from Constituent Clubs

that they consider will meet the criteria of Bowls Scotland.

 

  1. Players competing in the Competition at any stage are not allowed to

consume alcohol within the parameters of the green while playing.

 

 Matt Purdie Championship

 

Rules and Regulations

 

  1. Each year the Constituent Clubs will be asked to provide (a form will

be provided) names of players considered by the Club to be of such

quality as to be considered for a place on the Matt Purdie team.

 

  1. All male members of the Association that are Sixty years of age or

Over on the 1st of April in the year of the Competition will be eligible to

Play.

 

  1. Clubs must ensure that all nominated players are aware of their

nomination and are available for a minimum of four of the games to be

played.

 

  1. The Committee and Sub Committee will have full discretion to choose the    players that will be selected.

 

  1. The Committee if desired can write to a Club requesting a player that

has not been nominated by their Club. The Committee must write to

the club to ensure that the player is not in dispute with their Club.

 

  1. A Trial game will be played as a minimum once every twelve months to

determine the final squad that the team will be selected from.

 

  1. The Committee will request the use of Greens from Constituent Clubs

that they consider will meet the criteria of Bowls Scotland.

 

  1. Players competing in the Competition at any stage are not allowed to

consume alcohol within the parameters of the green while playing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 CONSTITUTION AND RULES

 

  1. The name of the Association shall be “THE EDINBURGH AND LEITH

BOWLING ASSOCIATION”.

 

  1. The objects of the Association shall be to foster and promote the practice of

the sport of Bowls within the district.

 

  1. The Association shall be open to all bowling clubs having private greens in

Edinburgh, Leith and District.

 

  1. Application by a club for admission to the Association shall be made to the

Secretary by 31st December in any year, and shall be accompanied by the

entrance fee fixed at the Annual General Meeting immediately prior to the

application and which shall exclusive of any subscription for the year. Said

application shall be considered at the first Annual General Meeting

thereafter, which shall, at its discretion, grant or refuse same.

 

  1. Each constituent club shall appoint two representatives to attend any

general meeting of the Association. One representative will be entitled

to vote. Only club representatives shall be entitled to attend with the

exception of the Secretary and Treasurer, the Auditors and Past Presidents

of the Association.  Nominations for Committee should be submitted, in

writing, to the Association Secretary not later than 31st December each

year.

 

  1. The Annual General Meeting of the Association shall be held on the first

Thursday of March, the Agenda of Business and Abstract of Accounts shall

be forwarded to secretaries of the constituent clubs not later than 31st

January.

 

  1. From among the nominees of the constituent clubs there shall be elected a

President, a Vice-President and a Junior Vice-President.  At the same time

there shall also be elected four other representatives, the Immediate Past

President is ex officio for twelve months and they, along with said office-

Bearers, shall form the Committee of Management of the Association.

 

 

  1. At the General meeting, there will be elected a Secretary and Treasurer

who must be members, but not necessarily representatives of a constituent

club. If the Secretary and Treasurer are not representatives of their clubs

they shall have no vote at the General Meeting or any other

meeting of the Association. Should they be representatives of them

               clubs attending the General Meeting when they are elected Secretary or

Treasurer they shall be entitled to vote in their capacity as representatives

of their Club at the General Meeting only.

 

  1. No club shall have more than one representative on the Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Two Auditors shall be appointed at the Annual General Meeting.

The Annual General Meeting of the Association shall decide

the amount of the subscription for the ensuing year. The subscription

payable to the Association shall continue at the rates previously

fixed unless altered by a proposed alteration as laid out in rule

  1. 23. Such subscription and competitions entry fees shall be payable on or

               before the 1st April following said meeting.  In the event of any club failing

to pay the subscription within the time stated, such club shall forfeit all the                                       rights and privileges of membership so long as its subscription remains                                              unpaid.

 

 

  1. A Special General Meeting of the Association shall be called if a requisition

signed on behalf five constituent clubs is addressed to the Secretary

requesting this to be done.  Such requisition must state the nature of the

business and the resolution(s) to be proposed, which shall be included in

the Notice calling such Meeting.  A Special General Meeting may be

convened when, in the opinion of the Committee of Management, necessity

arises.  Such Meeting shall be called by the Secretary with similar notice.

No business other than that specified in the notice shall be transacted at a

Special General Meeting.

 

  1. The President, whom failing, the Vice-President, whom failing, any other

Member of Committee, shall be Chairman at all meetings and committee

meetings of the Association.  The Chairman shall have a deliberative and a

casting vote.

 

  1. Fifteen representatives shall form quorum at all General Meetings and three

at all meetings of the Committee of Management.

 

  1. The Committee of Management shall have full power to transact the whole

business and affairs of the Association including all arrangements for the

various competitions and matches.

 

  1. Any vacancy occurring on the Committee during the year may be filled by

the Committee but only for the remaining part of that year.

 

  1. The Committee may appoint Sub-Committees with special powers for such

Duties and for such times as it may deem necessary. The Chairman of the

Sub Committee will act as Secretary in his absence recording all

transactions of the meeting. A report must then be made to the full

Committee at the next scheduled Committee meeting.

 

  1. The Association may sue or be sued in the names of the President, Vice-

President, Secretary and Treasurer for the time being as representing the

Association.

 

  1. The Secretary shall keep a record of the business transacted at all General

and Committee Meetings and the Treasurer shall keep an account of his

receipts and disbursements.  All monies belonging to the Association shall

be paid into a bank account in the name of the Association, to be operated

upon by the President and Treasurer.

 

 

 

 

  1.           The Secretary shall submit to the Annual General Meeting a report on the

business of the Association for the year then closed, the Treasurer shall

submit, previously audited, his Financial Statement, at which date the

financial year of the Association shall end.

 

  1. Any club may withdraw from the Association on giving written notice to the

Secretary before the 31 December in any year and such club shall thereby

forfeit all right and interest in the trophies and in the funds of the

Association and shall be thereafter in the same position as if they had never

been a member of the Association.

 

  1. The Association shall exist so long as at least two clubs continue to carry

out the objects of the Association and in the event of all clubs except one

having withdrawn from the Association, or refusing to carry out its objects,

the trophies shall become the property of the club willing to carry out the

same.

 

  1. No alteration shall be made to the Constitution and Rules of the Association

or to the Rules and Regulations of the Competitions of the Association

unless at the Annual General Meeting.  Alterations may be proposed by any

constituent club or by the Committee of Management.  Notice of such

alteration must be given to the Secretary by 31st December and such notice

shall be sent to each club with the circular calling the meeting.

 

 

 

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