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LEAGUE CONSTITUTION 2017


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PRESIDENT - BERNIE TAPPENDEN

VICE-PRESIDENT - DALE LILLEY

SECRETARY - ALISON BARNARD

TREASURER - ALEX SNEDDEN

VICE-TREASURER - RICHARD CORK


This league will be called CLASSIC LEAGUE


LEAGUE FORMAT

  1. The league shall consist of teams of three bowlers and is a mixed handicap league.

  2. 2 points are awarded to the winner of each game and 2 points are awarded to the winner of the team total series, all including handicap.

LEAGUE START

  1. Start of the new league will be Tuesday 17th January at 7.00 p.m. starting from lane 1.

  2. Practice will start at 6.45 p.m.

DURATION OF LEAGUE

  1. Duration of the league will be 28 weeks, 8 league teams will bowl three times against each other.

TEAMS

  1. Each team can consist of a maximum of five registered bowlers.

  2. A new bowler can be registered on a team providing the secretary has been notified a week in advance and providing it does not exceed the maximum of five registered bowlers.

  3. Teams cannot register new bowlers or transfer bowlers during the last 25% of the league season i.e. seven weeks of the 2017 league season.

  4. The only exception to the rule is that each team must be permitted to maintain a minimum of three bowlers in their team and therefore must be allowed to register new bowlers providing the secretary has been notified in writing that a bowler has left the team.

HANDICAP

  1. All handicaps will be calculated on the basis of 80% of the difference between the bowlers current average and 180.

  2. An existing league bowlers average shall be used for the first three weeks of the league season.

  3. For bowlers without an existing league average, the first nights average shall be used for the first three games bowled.

  4. There will be a maximum handicap of 60 pins per bowler per game.

LEAGUE FEES

  1. League fees will be £9.70p for three games.

  2. Classic League Fund will be £2.30p per team member. Total league fees per bowler is £12.00.

  3. When bowling pre-arranged matches, all match fees must be paid to A.M.F.

at the time of bowling. Classic League fund must be paid to treasurer before you bowl.

ALL LEAGUE FEES MUST BE TAKEN TO THE TREASURER

DURING THE PRACTICE PERIOD BEFORE BOWLING STARTS.

 

TEAM AWARDS

  1. This league will award prizes for the high scratch and handicap scores for the season.

  2. If a team qualifies for more than 1 season game and/or series prize the team may receive 1 game and 1 series award with the scratch awards taking priority over the handicap awards.

  3. At the end of the season a bowler must have completed 36 games during the season to qualify for a team award.


INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

  1. This league will award individual prizes for the high scratch and handicap scores for the season.

  2. If a bowler qualifies for more than 1 season game and/or series prize the bowler may receive 1 game and 1 series award with the scratch awards taking priority over the handicap awards.

  3. At the end of the season a bowler must have completed 36 games to qualify for an individual award.

LEAGUE POSITIONS

  1. In the event of a tie on points between two or more teams for any league position at the end of the season, the team with highest scratch total for the season will decide the actual league position.

  2. At the end of the season a bowler must have completed 36 games to qualify for a league award.

HIGH AVERAGE

  1. A prize will be awarded for high average man and high average woman.

  2. At the end of the season a bowler must have completed 36 games to qualify for a high average award.

MOST IMPROVED BOWLERS

  1. A prize will be awarded for the most improved man and most improved woman starting from week 1. New bowlers do not qualify.

  2. At the end of the season a bowler must have completed 36 games to qualify for a most improved bowler award.

200’s

1. A prize will be awarded for the bowler with the most 200’s during the season.

 

TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL TROPHIES

  1. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for individual categories and team categories and final league positions, and 1st place only for high average and most improved bowlers.

  1. In the event of a tie for first place, the bowlers will share first and second place. In the event of a tie for second place, the bowlers will share second and third place. In the event of a tie for league champions places the team with the highest pinfall wins.

  2. . All trophy winners will be able to choose between either trophy or cash.

LEGAL LINE-UP

  1. A legal line-up for a team is three registered bowlers or a minimum of two registered bowlers and one blind score.

BLIND SCORE

  1. The blind score will be 140 pins per game with no handicap.

WRONG LANE BOWLING

If a bowler bowls on the wrong lane it will be a foul, the second ball

only will be bowled on the correct lane.

LATE BOWLERS

ALL MATCHES MUST START AT 6.55 P.M.

Any bowler who has not arrived by this time must be entered as a blind

and will be excluded from the whole match.

 

POSTPONEMENTS

  1. In the event of a postponement, one weeks notice must be given to the opposing team and the league secretary.

  2. Late notice will only be accepted due to unforeseen emergencies and at the discretion of the league officers. Postponed matches must be pre-bowled within 21 days prior to the date of the postponed match. If possible, both teams should bowl together on the re-arranged date. If the opposing team cannot bowl on that date, then the teams can bowl separately.

  3. The scores will be entered the week you pre-bowl and not the week you should have bowled. Pre-bowling teams will have their scores witnessed and should also obtain a print-out.

  4. Only 4 pre-bowls will be allowed per team per season. With one more allowed in dire emergencies only.

  5. League fees for pre-bowled matches must be paid to A.M.F. at the time of bowling.

  6. No team will reasonably refuse to accept a postponement by the opposing team.
  7. If a team does not attend on a regular league night and have not informed the opposing team captain and the secretary, they will forfeit the match.
  8. When bowling against a BYE or a FORFEIT, the team must bowl to within 30 pins of their own average to win the points if they have a full team of three bowlers. If the team has only two bowlers they will have to bowl to within 20 pins. The team average is the sum of the bowlers who bowl. In the case of a tie, the team wins the points (points are not split).
  9. When bowling a BYE the captain will ask a captain on an adjacent lane to verify score of each game and sign score sheet at the end of match.

QUALIFICATION FOR FINAL FUN NIGHT AND MEAL

  1. In order to qualify for the fun nights and meal at the A.G.M., bowlers must have bowled 10 matches throughout the current league season.

LANE BREAKDOWN

  1. In the event of a lane breakdown, the two teams concerned will wait a maximum of ten minutes.

  2. After ten minutes the team captains will ask if there are any lanes available to finish their match, if they are offered lanes, they cannot refuse.

  3. If no lanes are available to finish the match that evening, then the scores up to that point will be recorded.

  4. The remainder of the match must be completed by the following Tuesday with both teams playing together. (The scores of the frames already played will be entered onto the screen by A.M.F.).

  5. If it is not possible for both teams to attend on the same day, then the teams will play on separate days.

  6. All three of the bowlers who started the match must finish the match, if any bowlers cannot attend, then a blind must be played (maximum of 1).

  7. If the match is finished with teams bowling on different days, the teams must have an independent witness and a print-out from A.M.F.

FOULS

1. A foul is when you step on the foul line, a foul will automatically go on your score. A foul is also when any part of the body goes over the foul line without touching the foul line, in this case the score should be adjusted manually.

LANE ETIQUETTE

Bowlers approaching the lanes in order to bowl should give way primarily to bowlers on their right before stepping on to the lane.

It may also be necessary to give way to bowlers on your left if they are ready to bowl before you.

When you have bowled your first ball, please step off the lane until you are ready to bowl your second ball.

 

ALISON BARNARD

LEAGUE SECRETARY

MAY 2014

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