11.1 All outdoor competitions shall be played in accordance with current E.B.F. Rules
and Laws of the game.The following clauses are necessary in order to comply with
local Derbyshire County Bowling Association E.B.F. rules which must not, and are
not intended to, conflict with any National rules and laws
11.2 No player(s) must practice on the scheduled green on the same day prior to the
start of the competition match.
11.3 Except in one-day competitions where the availability of rinks may cause a problem,
no player must play a competition on any rink on which he has played a game on that
11.4 If rain intervenes during a competition and play has to cease for a time, the
question whether play can be resumed is to be left to the groundsman and/or referee
on which green play is taking place. If any player or players refuse to start again
after it has been decided the green is fit to play the other side claim the match.
If play is abandoned for the day for any legitimate cause, the match shall be replayed
in its entirety unless at least 75 per cent of the total number of ends have been
completed or 75 per cent of the total number of shots have been obtained, in which
case the score at the state of abandonment shall be taken as the final score.
11.5 The commencing time for all evening games is 6.30 p.m. and any player or players
failing to appear within thirty minutes of the starting time named will be scratched.
Weekend games must also commence at 6.30 p.m. unless a different time is mutually
11.6 Where competitions are played on a home or away basis and unless otherwise mutually
agreed, the date fixed for each round to be played shall be the date of play. The
home drawn player(s) shall arrange for a rink to be available for a 6.30 p.m. start.
11.7 Protests must be received, in writing, by the Competition Secretary within 48
hours of the match. The Executive
Committee reserves the right to disqualify players.
11.8 No competitor may enter competitions from more than one club.
11.9 All current holders of trophies must ensure that their trophies are returned
to the Competition Secretary on or before Semi Finals Day.
11.10 In all rounds other than the finals, competitors should wear grey trousers
and white or cream above the waist.
In all County competition finals, full whites will be worn.
11.11 Where a player or players are in more than one final, their opponents in the
second competition should be allowed, where possible, to roll up for thirty minutes
on a spare rink.
11.12 The result of each game must be in the hands of the Competition Secretary within
48 hours of the fixed closing date for that round.
11.13 Where competitions are played on a home and away basis, the away opponent(s)
in any round of a competition must contact either the Competition Secretary or a
competitor from the match played in the previous round to find out the name(s) of
their next round opponent(s). There will be no automatic notification made by the
Competition Secretary to competitors as each round develops.
11.14 Where competitions are played on a one day basis, the County Executive Committee
will decide which of the competitions shall follow the one day format
11.15 The County Competition Secretary will be responsible for arranging the one-day
competitions. He will organise the dates of play and the venues. He will appoint
stewards/facilitators to whom he will delegate authority at each designated venue.
INDOOR COMPETITION RULES.
12.1 All indoor competitions shall be played in accordance with current E.B.F. rules
and laws of the game. The following clauses are necessary in order to comply with
local Derbyshire County Bowling Association E.B.F. rules, which must not, and are
not intended to conflict with any National rules and laws.
12.2 For pairs and rinks, each pair or rink can be made up of players from any currently
affiliated Derbyshire club, but players must play for one county only in these National
12.3 All entrants will need to be able to provide the facilities of an indoor bowling
club where they are able to book rink time.
12.4 Singles games are to be played to 21 shots pairs and rinks to 21 ends. Two
trial ends may be played.
12.5 The first drawn player/pair/rink has the home advantage and will be responsible
for providing the appropriate rink facilities, the cost of which is to be shared
amongst all players.
12.6 Within 72 hours of being made aware of each round of the draw, the home player/pair/rink
may offer their opponents three dates over a ten day period up to, but not necessarily
including the ‘play on’ date, one of which must be accepted, otherwis the match
is forfeited by their opponents. The dates offered must include two weekdays and
one weekend, or, one weekday and two-weekend i.e. the dates offered must not be
all weekdays or all weekend days. The times given for weekday games will be 6.30
p.m or later, unless by mutual consent, and times for weekend dates shall be 4.30
p.m at the latest, again, unless by mutual consent. If a home player/pair/rink should
be unable to offer three appropriate dates and times they shall forfeit the match.
12.7 The ‘play by’ date allocated to each round must not be regarded as the ‘play
12.8 Inclement weather will not be accepted as a reason for failure to complete any
match by the ‘play by’ date
and the date will not be extended to allow for this eventuality.
12.9 Except as provided in clause 12.6, any game not played on or before the ‘play
by’ date will result in the
defaulting competitor(s) being eliminated from the competition.
12.10 Substitutes may be permitted in the pairs or rinks competitions. The first
two or three players taking part in the game shall constitute the entrant(s) and
should normally play throughout the competition, including the zone finals and national
finals. The same player may be used in any round providing he/she has not played
for any other entrant.
12.11 Players are expected to dress for the early rounds of the competitions in grey
trousers/skirts with white above the waist. The zone and national finals shall be
played in full county whites.
12.12 All entries are made on the condition that the winners are prepared to represent
Derbyshire at the zone and national finals.
12.13 TIME LIMITS FOR GAMES. Owing to the expense of booking rinks, a rink booking
of two hours only should be made for each game. In order that the games are completed
within this time the following shall apply:
12.13.1 In singles games, each player may only make one visit to the head during
each end. Any information otherwise required shall be communicated by the marker
in accordance with ‘Duties of Markers’ outlined in the current official Yearbook.
12.13.2 In pair’s competitions, the lead may not visit the head and the skip may
visit the head only once during any
end. Any information otherwise required shall be communicated by the
player at the head when the pair has possession of the rink (Laws of the game IV.1
(e), (f) and (g))
12.13.3 In rinks competitions, the skip may visit the head only once during each
end. Any information otherwise required shall be generally communicated between
the No. 2 and the skip when in possession of the rink. (Laws of the game IV.2 c
12.13.4 If any game is not completed after two hours have elapsed, the score at the
last completed end shall apply. Should this result in a tied game; the decision
shall be made in favour of the player/pair/rink having won the most ends. If this
formula does not produce a result, the winner of the last played end shall be awarded
12.14 The interpretation of these rules and any disputes arising throughout the competition
shall be the entire
responsibility of the County Secretary whose decision shall be final.