DERBYSHIRE ENGLISH BOWLING FEDERATION
DERBYSHIRE COUNTY BOWLING ASSOCIATION E.B.F.
CONSTITUTION AND RULES
(CONTAINING AMENDMENTS UP TO AND INCLUDING THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF 2012)
1.1 The Association shall be known as the DERBYSHIRE COUNTY BOWLING ASSOCIATION E.B.F.
2.1 The headquarters of the Association shall be at the Heanor Miners’ Welfare Social
Club, Heanor, but meetings may be held in
3.1 The objects of the Association shall be to promote, foster and safeguard the
flat green game of bowls under English Bowling
4.1 The following Officials, Delegates and Representatives shall be elected at each
Annual General Meeting:
The President – Elect
The Junior Deputy President
The Match Secretary
The Outdoor Competition Secretary
The Indoor Competition Secretary
The Team Manager
The Assistant Team Manager
The County Press Officer
The E.B.F. National Delegate
Four Representatives for the E.B.F. Annual General Meeting
4.2 Nominations from affiliated Club Secretaries for positions covered by rule 4.1
must be received, in writing, by the County
Secretary for acceptance at the August Executive Committee Meeting.
4.3 Only such nominations as are received under rule 4.2 above will be allowed to
go forward for ballot at the Annual General
Meeting, except where no nomination is received for any of the Officials listed
in rule 4.1 above.
4.4 The Association shall be controlled by an Executive Committee consisting of the
The Immediate Past President
All Life Members
Two nominated Delegates from each affiliated club, who shall be nominated, by name,
in writing by the affiliated
Club Secretary concerned, but who may be represented by a substitute from the club
4.5 Meetings of the County Executive Committee shall be held five times each year
during December, March, April, August and
4.6 The County Executive Committee shall have the power to co-opt any person(s) having
special skills, knowledge, experience or
expertise, which it considers desirable. Such co-opted person(s) shall have
no power to vote.
4.7 The County Secretary shall keep the minutes and record all proceedings of the
5.1 Life Membership may be granted to certain individuals, who by loyal service or
other meritorious action, are considered by the
Executive Committee to be deserving of this honour.
5.2 Life Members may attend meetings of the County Executive Committee with the power
to vote and are also entitled to vote at
6.1 Vice Presidential membership is currently in abeyance.
7.1 The Annual Meeting shall be held during the third full week in October of each
7.2 All notices of motions and resolutions must be received by the Secretary, in
writing, for acceptance at the August Executive
7.3 Four adult delegates from each club affiliated to the Association and all Life
Members may attend the Annual Meeting and shall
have voting powers on any subject under discussion.
7.4 Notices of motions and resolutions must be seconded from the floor of the meeting
by another club before being put to the vote.
7.5 Any Delegate wishing to speak must address the Chair, giving their name and the
name of the club, and no Delegate may speak
more than once on the same subject, except for the proposers’ right of reply.
7.6 The President or Chairman for the time being may call a Special Meeting at their
7.7 All bona fide members of affiliated clubs may attend any General Meeting in addition
to the voting Delegates.
7.8 Any club not represented at the Annual Meeting or Special Meeting (as defined
in rule 7.6) will be fined. The extent of the
monetary fine will be determined by the Executive Committee. It will take the
form of a discount available only to clubs, which
have been represented. Clubs entitled to an attendance discount will offset
the agreed amount against the affiliation fee for the
year following each Annual or Special Meeting.
8.1 Audited accounts shall be made up to 31st August each year and presented at the
8.2 Annual affiliation fees and per capita fees shall be payable by each affiliated
club. The County Executive Committee shall
decide the amount of these fees. All affiliation and per capita fees must be
paid by 1st April each year. These fees shall be set
with a punitive rate of discount that can only be claimed by clubs who pay
their fees by 1st April each year and also provide a
register of male members in accordance with the requirement in clause 8.4
below. The affiliation fees shall include the
cost of four tickets for the President’s annual function.
8.3 Any club wishing to withdraw from the Derbyshire County Bowling Association E.B.F.
must indicate their intention to do so,
in writing, to the County Secretary by 1st September, otherwise all affiliation
and per capita fees remain payable for the
8.4 Clubs shall provide a register of male members along with their payment of affiliation
and per capita fees. Such a register
shall be based upon the club membership as at 31st August of the previous
year, the figure upon which the national per capita
record is based.
9.1 The county teams will be selected by the Team Manager and his Assistant.
9.2 A member will be entitled to receive a county badge when he has accumulated six
points as follows:
One point for each time a member plays in a Federation County match.
One half of a point for each time a member attends a Federation County match
as a selected reserve.
Friendly matches are excluded from the award of points.
In accumulating the necessary points a member must play in at least one match.
A member qualifying for a county badge under these rules may qualify for a further
award in the form of an ‘Adams Flash’ when
they have completed six further matches as an exclusive Adams team player.
This implies that an ‘Adams Flash’ award will
only be made after a player has taken part in twelve county matches, six of
which must be Adams trophy matches.
The above badge entitlement will also be observed in respect of the indoor Derbyshire
Trophy matches except that a special
indoor flash will be awarded when a member has played in six Derbyshire trophy
The Eversley Trophy team shall be selected from elected members of the county
executive committee and past
county presidents. To be eligible for selection for this team committee members
MUST attend at least one county
executive committee meeting during that year.
9.3 The county will recognise any player who has played for the county in a combination
of fifty Adams and Newton teams or a
combination of both
10.1 Competitions shall be controlled by the Executive Committee and the Competition
Secretary elected at the Annual Meeting.
10.2 Competition fees, dates and venues shall be decided by the Executive Committee.
10.3 Competitions shall be:
10.3.1 Team Championship
10.3.2 Rinks – two woods
10.3.3 Rinks – three woods
10.3.4 Pairs – two woods
10.3.5 Singles – two woods
10.3.6 Singles – four woods
10.3.7 Mixed Pairs – two woods
10.3.8 Under 25’s – two woods
10.3.9 Over 65’s – two woods
10.3.10 Mixed rinks – two woods
10.3.11 Secretary’s Cup – two woods
10.3.12 Champion of Champions cup – two woods
10.3.13 Veteran’s Pairs – two woods
10.3.14 Senior Mixed Pairs – two woods
10.3.15 Under 25’s Open Pairs – two woods
10.3.16 - Singles
10.3.17 - Pairs
10.3.18 - Mixed Pairs
10.3.19 - Rinks
10.3.20 - Mixed Rinks
10.3.21 - Under 25’s Open Singles
10.3.22 - Senior singles
10.4 Where competitions are played on a home and away basis, the home player(s) has
choice of rinks.
10.5 Each round must be played by the date fixed.
10.6 Where competitions are played on a home and away basis, the competitor(s) drawn
first has choice of green.
10.7 The winners of appropriate competitions will represent the County in the National
Federation competitions. Any county
winner(s), failing to appear at either the indoor or outdoor national finals
will have their entries declined for a period
of one year from all county activities. This could be waived under exceptional
circumstances after a letter of
explanation has been submitted to the County Secretary for consideration
by the Executive Committee.
10.8 In each round of the Team Championship, other than the final, the home team
shall offer their opponents at least three dates
of which one shall be a week-end day over a two week period, one of which
must be accepted, otherwise the away team
forfeit the game. The date of the final will be determined and published
at the time the competition draw is made and
will be played at a neutral venue.
10.9 All affiliated clubs may enter the Team Championship, which will be played on
a countywide basis. It is a condition of entry
that the winning club represents Derbyshire in the National Team Championship.
The winning team will receive a team
banner at the presentation evening. A monetary award to the winning team
will depend on the matches played the
following season; £50.00 will be given for each away game against teams
from Humberside, Northumberland,
Cleveland or Durham. No monetary award would be given for any home game or
a fixture against
Nottinghamshire. Any award would be paid at the end of the following season.
10.10 Fees for the Team Championship will be decided by the Executive Committee.
10.11 Team Championship teams may be composed of both male and female players, providing
they are full members of the
10.12 The Team Championship competition will be played over 25 ends.
10.13 All singles competitors must agree that they will participate in the final
on All Finals Day. Any player not agreeing to this
shall forfeit his right to play in the final and a walk over will be
awarded to his opponent.
13.1 The business of the Association shall be conducted in accordance with this constitution
and rules, which may only be amended
by the Association at the Annual Meeting or a properly convened Special Meeting
in accordance with rule 7.6