Urban Road, Doncaster. DN4 0EP
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ROTHERHAM RETIRED PERSONS INDOOR BOWLING ASSOCIATION
RULES/GUIDANCE (Sept 1st 2023)
1. Entry is open to anyone aged 50 or over (they do not have to be Members of a bowling club)
2. On arrival due to Health & Safety regs all bags must be left in the changing rooms although bowls carriers will be permitted in the Bowls Hall.
Dress Code : No trainers, smooth-soled, heel-less shoes (of any colour) or bowling sandals. Light/mid grey trousers, skirts or formal shorts (no cargo pockets) with predominantly white, long or short sleeved polo shirts or blouses but non-white club shirts are acceptable. Jeans and track siuit bottoms are not allowed.
3. Player Registration fee is £1.00 per person and should be paid to the Treasurer on the first Collection Date. After this time new Players should be identified as such on the scorecard and paid for at the next Collection Date. Players may only play with one team and will become registered to that team when their name first appears on a scorecard. No new players allowed in their last three League matches.. Should a team be found to have played a new player the result will stand but they will be deducted two points.
4. The minimum number of players to constitute a team is 2 but no additional woods. The playing order will be as below :
Order of Play (Team 'A' have 3 players ~ Team 'B' have 2 players)
'A' Teams jack ~ A1 - B1 - A2 - A1 - B1 - A2
'B' teams jack ~ B1 - A1 - A2 - B1 - A1 – A2
Late comers and teams arriving late will be allowed 45 minutes from the designated Start Time. A team not arriving will forfeit the game and be liable for their Rink Fee. Should both teams not arrive then no points will be awarded but they will still be liable for their Rink fees.
5. Rink Fees are £12.00 per team, per game regardless of the number of players a team has in each match. Payment dates will be listed on the Fixtures. All matches to be played according to the fixture sheets with 2 points awarded for a win and 1 point each for a draw. League places to be decided on number of points but where teams tie on points their averages will decide.
6. The format is Two-Ball Triples of up to 18 Ends. Indoor Bowls only to be used. Any player found to be using Outdoor bowls will forfeit the game. No Roll Ups allowed, Captains to toss for the first jack and games will start with the buzzer at twelve o’clock. If not completed before the final buzzer the end in play can be finished even if a jack sent out before the buzzer goes in the ditch.
7. One scorecard per game to be signed for by both teams and put back in the box in the foyer.
8. To save time if the Lead sends the jack off or fails to set a mark the opposing Skip may set the length and the mat may be re-positioned If required.
9. A measured Dead End will count as an End played. Skips to nominate Measurers at the start of the game. Normally Leads will monitor the score cards while No. 2’s will measure, this can be altered but the Opposing Skip must advised at the start of the game.
10. If a player plays out of turn the opposing Skip can stop the bowl and return it ro be played in it’s proper turn. A bowl played by mistake shall be replaced by the Player’s own bowl. If a bowl comes into contact with a jack or bowl they shall be replaced as near as possible to their original positions. If a bowl is going to collide with a bowl on another Rink it may be stopped and returned or the bowl it would have hit may be lifted then replaced when the offending bowl has passed
11. If a Player breaks up an end before the last wood has been played or before the nominated players have agreed the score the opposing Skip will have the rght to score a point for each of their team’s bowls which are in dispute plus any woods not played.
12. A player who leaves the Rink will forfeit their bowl(s) if they have not returned in time to take their turn(s) Their opponent will be allowed to bowl twice in succession but there will be no change in the order of play of any other players
13. If a player is taken ill or called away and unable to continue a substitute is permitted providing they have not played for any other team (See Rule 3) The Substitute cannot play at Skip.. The substitute;s name to ba recorded on the scorecard.
14. Presentation of prize monies and trophies will take place during the Outdoor League’s Pre-Sesaon meeting (Normally held in March)
15. In the event a team member’s funeral prevents a game from being played the Registrar must be informed and it may be re-arranged . Please try to re-arranged on a day before the date of the original fixture. If Captains cannot agree on a new date then neither side will be awarded any points and they will be liable for their Rink fees.
16. If a jack is displaced by a bowl in play to outside the boundaries of the Rink (beyond
the white markers) it must be re-spotted on the nearest spot in line with the T or as
close to the spot in line with that spot and the spot at the other end of the Rink if the
spot’s partly or completely covered.
If a jack is moved by a bowl in play into the ditch within the white markers it will stay
and count as live with it’s position marked by the white disc.
A bowl that touches the jack and goes into the ditch within the white markers will be
live and marked with the red disc.
If either the jack or Toucher in the ditch are displaced by a non toucher it will be
removed and the jack and Toucher returned to their original positiion.
17. If Hexthorpe is closed teams can re-arrange their fixtures, otherwise the rule about teams not arriving will apply. The Home Captain shall be responsible for re-arranging the fixture which must be played within 21 days from the date of the original fixture.
18. The use of pieces of chalk to mark Touchers is not allowed due to chalk residue being left on the carpet. Each team to be in possession of spray chalk.