Constitution and Rules

BOWLS JERSEY INCORPORATED IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY OCTOBER 2004 CONSTITUTION AND RULES

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2018

BOWLS JERSEY CONSTITUTION

1. Name

The name of the Association shall be Bowls Jersey (“Association”). The Association shall be incorporated under the “Loi (1862) sur les teneures en fideicommis et 1’incorporation d’associations”, as amended (the “Law”).

2. Headquarters

The headquarters of the Association will be at the Les Creux Bowls Club, Millennium Country Park, St Brelade, Jersey JE3 8GP or such other place as the Management Committee may from time to time decide.

3. Objects/Powers

The objects of the Association are to promote and encourage bowls in Jersey, and, in furtherance of the objects:-

3.1 To organise and promote bowls matches and competitions and to do and encourage all things intended to promote interest in the playing of bowls and other sports including presenting or assisting in presenting exhibition matches whether open to the public generally or otherwise and cooperating with similar institutions and governing bodies wherever situated in promoting bowls matches, competitions, exhibition matches and generally furthering the interest of bowls and other sports;

3.2 To accept by gift or legacy, purchase, take on lease or exchange, hire or otherwise acquire and hold any movable or immovable property or interest therein and any rights or privileges which appear to the Management Committee necessary, convenient or desirable for the promotion of the objects and to construct, maintain, improve or alter any buildings or erections which, in the opinion of the Management Committee are necessary, convenient or desirable for the work of the Association;

3.3 To sell, lease, charge, hypothecate or otherwise dispose of any part of the Association property on such terms and conditions as the Management Committee shall, in its absolute discretion, think fit:

3.4 To undertake and execute any trusts which may lawfully be undertaken by the Association and the undertaking or execution of which appear to the Management Committee to be conducive to any one or more of the objects;

3.5 To borrow or raise money or enter into any guarantee in such manner and on such security as may appear appropriate to the Management Committee in its absolute discretion;

3.6 To accept subscriptions and donations (whether of movable or immovable property) and devises and bequests for all or any of the objects and to sell and dispose of, lease and manage all immovable property so received and donated and not required to be or capable of being occupied for the purposes of the Association;

3.7 To invest the monies of the Association not immediately required for its purposes in or upon such investments, securities or property as the Management Committee may, in its absolute discretion think fit, subject nevertheless to such conditions (if any) and to such consents (if any) as may for the time being be imposed or required by law provided always that the income and property of the Association from wherever derived shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the objects of the Association and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividend, bonus or other wise howsoever by way of profit to the Members provided that;

3.7.1 Nothing herein shall prevent the payment in good faith of reasonable and proper remuneration and where deemed appropriate by the Management Committee a pension or pensions to servants and employees of the Association to any Member in return for services actually rendered to the Association or prevent the payment of interest at a rate then current on money borrowed or reasonable and proper rent for premises demised or let by any Member to the Association; and

3.7.2 Nothing herein shall prevent the reimbursement to any Member of reasonable and proper expenses incurred by that Member in the fulfilment of the objects, such reimbursement to be previously approved by the Management Committee. It being nevertheless provided that, not with standing the foregoing, no member of the Management Committee shall be appointed to any salaried office of the Association or any office of the Association paid by fees and that no remuneration or other benefit in money or money’s worth shall be given by the Association to any member of the Management Committee except repayment of his or her reasonable and proper expenses and interest at the rate aforesaid on money borrowed or reasonable and proper rent for premises demised or let to the Association;

3.8 To employ and pay out of the funds of the Association –

3.8.1 Any agents in any part of the World, whether advocates, attorneys, solicitors, accountants, brokers, bankers, trusts, companies, estate agents, property managers or other agents without being responsible for the default of any such agent if employed in good faith to transact any business or do any act required to be transacted or done in the pursuance of the objects including the receipt and payment of monies and the execution of documents; and/or

3.8.2 A suitable person or persons to discharge such duties as the Management Committee may from time to time prescribe;

3.9 To give all such undertakings and enter into such contracts and incur all such obligations relating to the Association property or any part thereof as the Management Committee in its absolute discretion shall think fit;

3.10 To institute and defend proceedings at law and to proceed to the final end and determination thereof or compromise the same as the Management Committee shall in its absolute discretion consider advisable;

3.11 To do all such other lawful things as are incidental or conclusive to the attainment of the objects or are otherwise likely to be advantageous in any respect to the Association.

4. Affiliations and Membership

4.1 The first Members of the Association shall be those persons who at the time of the amalgamation of the Jersey Bowls Association and Jersey Women’s Bowls Association were members of the clubs affiliated to the aforesaid Associations;

4.2 Application from clubs for affiliation and renewal of affiliation shall be made to the Honorary Secretary in writing together with the name of the club and the names and addresses of its officers;

4.3 The Management Committee shall consider each club application for affiliation and any club application for renewal of affiliation and it shall have power to refuse any club contributed to the benefit or welfare of the Association or application or any individual member of any club either for affiliation or renewal thereof without assigning any reason for such refusal;

4.4 Once a club is affiliated all the members (excluding social members) of such Affiliated Club shall become Members of the Association;

4.5 The Management Committee may, from time to time, lay down such conditions and qualifications for club affiliation (including the club’s underlying members) as it thinks fit;

4.6 The Association in General Meeting may elect such persons as Patrons or Honorary Life Members as it thinks proper from time to time, being persons who have for such other reason as the Association may decide.

5. Officers

5.1 The Officers of the Association shall be at least:-

The President;

The Senior Vice President;     

Two Junior Vice Presidents;

The Honorary Secretary;

The Honorary Treasurer;                                        

The Assistant Secretary;

The Assistant Treasurer;

The Competition Secretary;

The Assistant Competition Secretary;

The Press Officer;

The Assistant Press Officer;

5.2 The Association in General Meeting may appoint such other Officers as it thinks fit;

5.3 The Officers shall hold office for one year and shall retire at the Annual General Meeting following their election but shall be eligible for re-election.

6. Management Committee

6.1  The Association shall be managed by a Committee whose duty it shall be to carry out the general policy of the Association and, subject to any conditions imposed from time to time by the Association in General Meeting, to provide for the administration, management and control of the affairs and property of the Association, including the keeping of proper records of all meetings, the accurate records of all monies received and expended by the Association and restricting the application of funds to the objects of the Association;

6.2 The Management Committee shall comprise of the following:-

6.2.1 The Officers listed in clause 5.1 above and any appointed under clause 5.2; and

6.2.2 Two delegates from each club with male and female members and one from each single gender club; Provided that the Association may in General Meeting vary the number of members and the composition thereof which will compose the Management Committee” ( amended in rule 3.5.1)

6.3 The President shall act as Chairperson or failing him or her, the Senior Vice President or failing both, any of the Junior Vice Presidents. If the President, the Senior Vice President and the Junior Vice Presidents are not present at a meeting, the Management Committee shall elect a Chairperson from among the members of the Management Committee present. The Chairperson in addition to his or her own vote shall, in the event of an equality of votes, have a casting vote;

6.4 The Management Committee shall meet once in every month or at such times as it may decide and on a date and time to be determined by the Management Committee. The Honorary Secretary shall give at least seven days notice of all such meetings;

6.5 The President, or in his or her absence the Senior Vice-President or failing both, a Junior Vice-President, may at his or her discretion, convene special Management Committee meetings, and shall do so on the requisition of at least six members of the Management Committee; in any case, the reason for calling the meeting shall be notified to the members of the Management Committee when calling such special meeting;

6.6 The Management Committee may co-opt such members as it may from time to time deem necessary and such co-opted members shall have a vote. The membership of the co-opted member shall cease at the next following Annual General Meeting or on a decision to that effect by those members of the Management Committee who are members by virtue of clause 6.2;

6.7 The Management Committee shall appoint delegates or representatives to committees of governing bodies of any sporting organisation to which the Association is affiliated or in which the Association from time to time may compete;  

6.8 The Management Committee may reprimand, dismiss or suspend any Affiliated Club or member for any improper conduct or behaviour or for non-payment of the annual affiliation fees;

6.9 The Management Committee may appoint any non-member or entity to act as an adviser to the Management Committee, should the need arise.

6.10 The Management Committee may delegate any of its powers to any Sub-Committees appointed by virtue of clause 7;

6.11 The quorum for meetings of the Management Committee shall be at least 50% of those entitled to attend and vote;

6.12 The Management Committee shall deal with any dispute or complaint or other representation made by any Affiliated Club or Member. A dispute, complaint or representation shall be made in writing to the Honorary Secretary;

7. Sub-Committees  

7.1 The Association in General Meeting and the Management Committee may elect such Sub-Committees as it shall consider necessary from time to time. At least one member on the Management Committee shall sit on each Sub-Committee;

7.2 Until otherwise decided at a General Meeting the President, the Senior Vice President and the Honorary Secretary shall be a ex-officio member of all Sub-Committees;

7.3 Officers of the Association may, be elected to a Sub-Committee;

7.4 The Sub-Committee shall at its first meeting after any General Meeting or other meeting at which such Sub-Committee is elected (which meeting shall be held within twenty-eight days of such General Meeting or other meeting) elect from its number a Chairperson and Secretary. The names of persons so elected or appointed shall be submitted to the Association’s Honorary Secretary immediately following their election or appointment;

7.5 The Sub-Committee may co-opt such members as they may from time to time deem

   necessary, the names of such co-opted members shall be submitted to the

    Management Committee for ratification and such co-opted members shall have a

    vote. The membership of the co-opted member shall cease at the next following

    Annual General Meeting or on a decision to that effect by the members of the

    Subcommittee who are members by virtue of clause 7.1.

8. General Meetings of the Association

8.1 An Annual General Meeting of the Association shall be held in each year on such day in the months of November or December and at such place as the Management Committee shall determine. At least fourteen clear days notice of the Annual General Meeting shall be given in writing to each Member of the Association;

8.2 A Special General Meeting of the Association may be called by the President, or in his or her absence, the Senior Vice President, or in the absence of both, a Junior Vice-President or the Management Committee. Such meetings shall also be called at the written request of eighteen Members of the Association, and upon receipt of such request for a meeting shall be called within twenty-one days. At least fourteen clear days notice of a Special General Meeting shall be given in writing to each Member of the Association;

8.3 The President shall act as Chairperson or failing him or her, the Senior Vice President or failing both, any of the Junior Vice Presidents. If the President, the Senior Vice President and the Junior Vice Presidents are not present at a General Meeting, the Meeting shall elect a Chairperson from among the Members present. The Chairperson in addition to his or her own vote shall, in the event of an equality of votes, have a casting vote;

8.4 At the Annual General Meeting the business shall include:-

8.4.1 Approval of the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting and of any Special General Meetings held in the intervening period;

8.4.2 The consideration of an Annual Report of the Association prepared by the Honorary Secretary;

8.4.3 The consideration of the Accounts referred to in clause 11.5 below;

8.4.4 The consideration of the Competition Secretary’s Report;

8.4.5 The consideration of any propositions received;

8.4.6 Election of Officers;

8.4.7 Appointment of Auditors for the ensuing year;

8.4.8 Fixing of the annual Affiliation fees for Affiliated Clubs and Members;

8.4.9 Elect any sub-committees as may be considered necessary;

8.5 The proceedings of the Annual General Meeting or meetings of the Management Committee or Sub-Committees shall not be invalidated by any failure to appoint, or by any defect in the appointment, election or qualification, of any Member;

8.6 The quorum at a General Meeting of the Association shall be 40.

9. Selectors/Selection Committee

9.1 The Members at each Annual General Meeting shall elect sufficient Men and Lady Selectors required to form Selection Committees for the Selection of Association teams for the year following the Annual General Meeting;

9.2 The Selectors and Selection Committees shall be answerable to the Management Committee for their conduct.

10. Appeals Panel

10.1 The Association shall form an Appeals Panel comprised of Members nominated by Affiliated Clubs to deal with any appeals against decisions made by the Management Committee as a result of complaints, disputes or other representations;                         

10.2 The decision of the Appeal Panel shall be final.

11. Finance and Financial Year

11.1 The Honorary Treasurer shall receive all monies on behalf of the Association and shall cause proper books of accounts to be kept with respect to :-

11.1.1 All sums of money received and expended by the Association and the matters in respect of which such receipt and expenditure take place;

11.1.2 All sales and purchases of goods of the Association; and

11.1.3 The assets, credits and liabilities of the Association;

11.2 The Management Committee shall control the finances of the Association and shall make adequate arrangements for the security and safe custody of all monies and books of the Association;

11.3 All funds of the Association shall as soon as possible after receipt be paid into a bank account(s) maintained in the name of the Association and the Management Committee shall determine the method of operation of such account(s);

11.4 The Financial Year of the Association shall end on the 30th September of each year;

11.5 The Honorary Treasurer shall each year submit to the Annual General Meeting an audited statement of account showing the financial affairs of the Association as at 30th September in that year (the “Accounts”);

11.6 The Accounts shall prior to being presented to the Annual General Meeting be audited by two members appointed by the Management Committee. The auditors shall have access to all books, accounts and vouchers of the Association and shall be entitled to require such information and explanations as they think necessary for the performance of their duties as auditors.

12. Representation

12.1  The President or the Honorary Secretary duly authorised by a resolution of the Management Committee shall represent the Association before the Royal Court of Jersey and before any other tribunal for the purpose of any transaction in moveable or immovable property in accordance with the provisions of the Law and for any other purpose whatsoever.

13. Alteration to the Constitution

13.1  Alterations to the Constitution shall require the consent of not less than three quarters of those members present and voting at the General Meeting where the alteration is being debated. A resolution proposing any changes to the Constitution shall be submitted to the Honorary Secretary not less than twenty-eight days before the meeting at which the resolution is to be put forward. Not less than fourteen days notice at which such resolution is to be considered shall be given to members of the Association and such notice shall set out the resolutions, which are to be put before the meeting. Provided that no alteration to the Constitution shall become effective until the same shall have been approved by the Royal Court of Jersey under the provision of Article 4 of the Law.

14. Association Rules, Competition Rules and Byelaws

14.1 The Management Committee shall have power to make, vary and revoke Rules, Competition Rules and Bye-Laws not inconsistent with the Constitution for the regulation of the internal affairs of the Association and the rights and privileges of the Association Members;

14.2 Competition Rules and Byelaws and any changes thereto will come into effect immediately following the publication of those Competition Rules and Bye-Laws or changes thereto, by notice placed on the Association’s notice board at each Affiliated Club;

14.3 The Rules of the Association and any changes to those Rules shall come into effect only with the consent of a majority of Members present and voting at the Annual General Meeting or at a Special General Meeting called under the provisions of clause 8.

15. Dissolution

15.1 The Association may at any time be dissolved by resolution passed by not less than three quarters of the Members of the Association present and voting at a General Meeting of the Association called for this purpose and have, which at least twenty-one clear days, notice shall have been given to all members, if upon the dissolution of the Association there remains, after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities, any property or assets whatsoever, whether immovable or movable, the same shall not be paid or distributed among the Members of the Association but shall be donated or transferred to a charity or charities, or other non-profit making organisation or association having objects similar to the objects of the Association. Provided always that no donation or transfer of any property or assets shall be made until the Royal shall have approved the same Court of Jersey under the provisions of Article 10 of the Law and this upon application of the President or the Honorary Secretary in accordance with clause 12.1 above.

16. Contingencies

16.1 The Management Committee has the power to deal with any contingency that may arise not covered by the Constitution and Rules and it’s decision will be final.

17. Exoneration

17.1  No members of the Management Committee nor any person(s) acting in a fiduciary capacity on behalf of the Association and none of it’s or their directors, officers or employees shall be liable for any default or breach of duty or trust committed by such person or his or its agents advisers or delegates or for any direct or indirect loss or depreciation in value or loss of profit howsoever caused which may be suffered in respect of the capital or income of the Association unless such default or breach is or such loss or depreciation in value or loss of profit is caused by (a) fraud wilful misconduct or gross negligence on the part of such person or (b) some act or omission in respect of which such person cannot lawfully be exonerated from personal liability by the terms of this Association.

17.2 No members of the Management Committee nor any person(s) acting in a fiduciary capacity on behalf of the Association shall be liable for a breach of trust committed by another member or any person actin as aforesaid unless:-

  • He or she becomes aware or ought to have become aware of the commission of such breach or of the intention of such other person to commit a breach of trust, and
  • He or she actively conceals such breach or such intention or fails within a reasonable time to take proper steps to protect or restore the property of the Association or prevent such breach.

18. Indemnities and Release

18.1 The Association shall release and indemnify, keep indemnified and hold harmless the members of the Management Committee and any person(s) acting in a fiduciary capacity. On behalf of the Association and their officers, employees, servants and agents and their respective heirs, personal representatives and estates from and against all or any present or future actions, claims, costs, demands, loss or damage of any kind whatsoever and where so ever arising directly or indirectly, out of or in connection with the Association whether the same shall be enforceable in law or not EXCEPTING ONLY actions, claims, costs, demands, loss or damage arising from any fraud, wilful misconduct or gross negligence on the part of any member of the Management Committee or any person acting in a fiduciary capacity on behalf of the Association and their officers, employees, servants or agents.

BOWLS JERSEY

RULES of the ASSOCIATION

1. Constitution and Rules

1.1 These Rules are to be read alongside the Constitution so that together they provide the government of the Association;

1.2 A copy of the Constitution and Rules of the Association shall be sent to the Honorary Secretary of each Affiliated Club. A copy shall also be displayed at all times on the appropriate Association notice board at each Affiliated Club. Further copies may be obtained at a nominal charge, which will be set by the Management Committee.

2. Alteration to the Constitution and Rules: – Constitution Rule 13

2.1 No alteration of, or addition to, the Constitution and Rules shall be made except at a General Meeting called in accordance with the Constitution. Any amendment to the Constitution will have to be sanctioned by the Royal Court of Jersey.

3. Affiliations and Membership: – Constitution Rule 4

3.1 The following conditions must normally be met for a club and their members to become affiliated:-

3.1.1 The home green of the club must be properly ditched and banked, and conform to the rules and regulations of the Laws of the Game as set by World Bowls Ltd.;

3.1.2 Agree to the use of their greens for playing of Association Annual Championships, Competitions and Representative matches provided adequate notice is given by the Management Committee;

3.1.3 Agree to be bound by the Constitution and Rules of the Association and to act accordingly;

3.2 Clubs that play all their matches on greens of Affiliated Clubs may be accepted for affiliation;

3.3 The Management Committee may consider groups/greens who do not fully meet the requirements in Rule 3.1 for affiliation;

3.4 Any club or any member of an Affiliated Club refused affiliation shall have the right to appeal against such refusal to the Appeal Panel;

3.5 On becoming affiliated clubs are required to comply with the following:-

3.5.1 One delegate from each club, male or female, who should preferably be a member of that Club’s Committee to represent them at Management Committee meetings;

3.5.2 Appoint one male and one female member, unless the club is a single gender club in which case appoints one member, from their club to serve on the Appeals Panel;

3.5.3 Submit a list of their members (excluding social members) together with their addresses and telephone numbers as at 31st January each year. Such list should separately list all members under the age of 18 at 31st January;

3.5.4 Pay the affiliation fees for the club and its members to the Honorary Treasurer on or before 28th February each year. .Any club failing to pay such fees within the time stated shall forfeit all rights and privileges so long as such fees remain unpaid;

3.5.5 Provide suitable notice board space for the Association to display details of its competitions, a copy of the Constitution and Rules and any other important notices;

3.5.6 Obtain clearance from the Association for any matches against visiting teams and for club tours to overseas destinations.

3.6 Affiliation fees for the club and its members shall be determined at each Annual General Meeting;

3.7 No affiliation fee is payable for any member under the age of 18 on 31st January.

 3.8 That any member admitted by a Club on or after 1st July each year will only be required to pay 50 per cent of the Bowls Jersey Members Annual Affiliation Fee as determined at each Annual General Meeting.

4. Officers:- Constitution Rule 5

4.1 Nominations for Officers of the Association must be made in writing to the Honorary Secretary by 8th October each year;

4.2 The nominee, proposer and seconder must all sign the nomination, none of whom can be the same person;

4.3 If there are insufficient nominations received in writing, nominations of nominees, who must be present in person or have indicated in writing their willingness to stand, may be taken from Members at the Annual General Meeting. Only those nominated from the floor shall go to the vote. Those nominated in writing shall automatically be elected;

4.4 Unopposed nominees shall be elected without voting;

4.5 At the Annual General Meeting, if more than one person is proposed for a position, voting will be by secret ballot. In the event of a tie, a further secret ballot will be held between the nominees receiving the same number of votes. If once again a tie is recorded, the Chairperson, who shall not be a Nominee, in addition to his own vote shall have a casting vote;

4.6 Nominations received by the Honorary Secretary shall be circulated to Members with the notice of the Annual General Meeting;

4.7 The resignation of any Officer must be submitted in writing to the Honorary Secretary;

4.8 There shall be the following Officers;

President

Senior Vice-President

Two Junior Vice-Presidents

Secretary

Assistant Secretary

Treasurer

Assistant Treasurer

Competition Secretary

Assistant Competition Secretary

Press Officer

Assistant Press Officer

All positions shall be honorary and can be filled by either male or female.

5. Duties of the Officers: – Constitution Rule 5

5.1 The President

The President shall act as Chairperson at meetings and attend official functions, welcome visiting teams and dignitaries, and represent the Association when appropriate;

5.2 The Senior Vice President

The Senior Vice President will assist the President in the execution of the President’s duties and deputise for the President when required. In addition the Senior Vice President will take on the role of President (and title) in any situation where he or she is representing the Association at bowls events or meetings exclusive to their gender;

5.3 Junior Vice Presidents

The Junior Vice Presidents will assist either the President or the Senior Vice President with their duties;

5.4 Honorary Secretary/Assistant Secretary

The Honorary Secretary and Assistant Secretary shall between them be responsible for the convening of meetings and the preparation of minutes for such meetings, except sub-committees; undertake all correspondence and other secretarial duties and shall prepare a report of the proceedings of the past year for submission to the Annual General Meeting. In addition a full and comprehensive record of all International, British Isles, C.I. and Island results and confirmation of results of UK tournaments for the last 3 years shall be kept and these should be passed to the appropriate Selection Committee before any team selection is made. The division of duties will be agreed between them from time to time and notified to the Management Committee;

5.5 Honorary Treasurer/Assistant Treasurer

The Honorary Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer shall between them be responsible for the administration of the finances of the Association, including the banking of monies and payment of accounts; keep the Management Committee informed of the Association’s current financial position and prepare financial statements of the past year for auditing and for submission with a report to the Annual General Meeting for approval. The division of duties will be agreed between them from time to time and notified to the Management Committee;

5.6 Competition Secretary/Assistant Competition Secretary

The Competition Secretary and the Assistant Competition Secretary shall between them be responsible for arranging the Association’s competitions and fixtures list; ensuring that such lists are placed on each Affiliated Club’s appropriate notice boards; convene any fixtures meetings; maintain all results of the Associations fixtures for the past year, checking for any discrepancies, reporting same to Management Committee, and prepare a report on matters pertaining to fixtures for submission to the Annual General Meeting. The division of duties will be agreed between them from time to time and notified to the Management Committee.

5.7 Press Officer and Assistant Press Officer

The Press Officer and the Assistant Press Officer shall between them be responsible for supplying, to the media, all matters of interest pertaining to the Association with the view of enhancing the game of bowls in the Island and the affairs of the Association. In particular they will report to the media on all results of Association matches and competitions. The division of duties will be agreed between them from time to time and notified to the Management Committee.

6. Management Committee:- Constitution Rule 6

6.1 The Management Committee may fill any vacancy, which may arise amongst its Officers;

6.2 Affiliated club delegates shall be in accordance with Rule 3.5.1;

6.3 The Management Committee may reprimand or suspend any Member who is guilty of acting in breach of these Rules or misconduct or offensive behaviour. No formal disciplinary measure shall be instituted before the alleged offender has been informed in writing of the allegations made against him or her and has been given the opportunity of being heard. The alleged offender has right of appeal against the Management Committee’s decision. The right of appeal must be made in writing by the alleged offender to the Honorary Secretary within 14 days of notification of the Management Committee’s judgement. The Appeals Panel will hear the appeal and the alleged offender will be notified of date, place and time of the appeal hearing. At the hearing the alleged offender shall have the right to call on any person in his or her defence.

6.4 Not withstanding that the Management Committee is empowered to carry out the Association’s objects in its absolute discretion, the Management Committee shall consult with the Members in General Meeting wherever the Management Committee consider that there are major financial implications for the Association.

7. Sub-Committees:- Constitution Rule 7

7.1 Matters requiring action prior to the next scheduled Management Committee Meeting shall be dealt with by a Sub-Committee comprising 5 or more of the following: –

7.2 The President, Senior Vice President, two Junior Vice Presidents, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer;

7.3 The organisation and administration of the Annual Championships and other competitions shall be vested in a Competitions Sub-Committee consisting of the Competitions Secretary, Assistant Competitions Secretary, and other persons as felt necessary by the two stated officers. Such other persons need not be members of the Management Committee.

8. General Meetings:- Constitution Rule 8

8.1 Any members wishing to propose a resolution or proposition at the Annual General Meeting must do so in writing to the Honorary Secretary before the 8th October so that provision may be made to the agenda. Any affiliated club may make a proposition to the AGM.

8.2 A resolution(s) or proposition(s) submitted by Members shall be signed by not less than twelve different Members;

8.3 Where a group of nominations for a committee or Sub-Committee are received from the floor such nominees may not be elected “en bloc”;

8.4 Amendments to resolutions and propositions included on the agenda shall be accepted provided they are duly proposed and seconded;

8.5 No other business shall be transacted at a Special General Meeting apart from the specified business for which the meeting was convened.  

9. Election of Selectors: – Constitution Rule 9

9.1 Nominations for Selector must be made in writing to the Honorary Secretary by 8th October each year.

9.2 The nominee, proposer and seconder must all sign the nomination, none of who can be the same person;

9.3 Nominations received by the Honorary Secretary shall be circulated to Members with the notice of Annual General Meeting;

9.4.1 If there are insufficient nominations received in writing, nominations of nominees, who must be present in person or have indicated in writing their willingness to stand, may be taken from Members at the Annual General Meeting;

9.4.2 Not more than 2 nominees may be members of the same Affiliated Club. In the event that more than 2 nominees are members of the same Affiliated Club then a secret ballot of those members shall be held to determine the 2 members standing for election.

9.5 At the Annual General Meeting, if more than the required persons are proposed for the number positions to be filled, voting will be by secret ballot. In event of a tie, a further secret ballot will be held between the nominees receiving the same number of votes. If once again a tie is recorded, the Chairperson, who shall not be a Nominee, in addition to his or her own vote shall have a casting vote;

9.6 Selectors will be elected for a period of one year and shall be available for re-election;

9.7 Male Selectors shall only be elected by male members and female Selectors shall only be elected by female Members;

9.8 In the event of a resignation of a Selector, the Management Committee shall have the right to elect a replacement to cover the remaining term of office if deemed necessary by the Management Committee;

9.9 Selectors must be unbiased in their selection and select persons on their experience, ability and attitude to the game. This includes the selection of any Team Manager at International level where such Manager is the travelling reserve;

10. Composition of Ladies and Men’s Selection Committees:- Constitution Rule 9

10.1 For representative teams consisting of more than 7 players the Ladies Selection Committee will consist of 5 members, preferably one representative from each of the main five island bowls clubs; 3 members not in contention for selection, who must have a minimum of 10 years bowls experience played at a competitive level and 2 members who may be eligible for selection but must have represented Jersey at International level.

10.1.1 For representative teams consisting of 7 players or less, the Selection Committee shall consist of the same 5 members mentioned in Rule 10.1. provided the 2 selectors in contention renounce their in contention position. The remaining selectors the constitute the committee.

10.1.2 An Ombudsman shall be elected to attend selection meetings, act as a liaison officer between selectors and players and co-opt additional members, as in 10.1.1, but will not have a vote.

10.1.3 The Men’s Selection Committee shall comprise 3 Selectors who have played at Inter- insular or international level and who have a minimum of eight years bowls experience. They may be in contention for selection at Inter- insular but not International level.

11. Duties of Selection Committees and Selectors

11.1 Each Selection Committee shall be informed by the Management Committee of which teams to represent Jersey will require selection within their term of office, including any requirement for a Team Manager;

11.2 Selectors will follow the selection criteria as laid down in the Bowls Jersey Representative Pathway and select players who have reached the appropriate level on the pathway for the Tournament the team is being selected for.

11.3 The Bowls Jersey Representative Pathway may be updated by the Management Committee at it’s discretion, but the latest copy must always be published on Affiliated Club noticeboards or Competition red book at each affiliated club;

11.4 Selectors will be responsible for the processing of application to the Bowls Jersey Elite Squad, the forming of the Elite Teams and the appointment of any coaching or Management Staff required for the squad;

11.5 Selectors must be unbiased in their selection and select persons on their experience, ability and attitude to the game. Selectors must adhere to any selection criteria set by the event Governing Body such as, but not limited to, residency rules of competitors in the Island.

11.6 Selectors are expected to attend as many as possible of the following:-

Island Finals, C.I. Finals, Inter-Insular matches, British Isles and Test Series;

11.7 Selectors should visit the various venues used for competitions and knockouts to watch potential players for selection in order to assess their potential;

11.8 Selectors may arrange for trial matches in order to assess players suitability for selection.

11.9 The Selection Committees shall write to all persons in contention for selection advising them of the details and requesting notification of availability;

11.10 On receipt of replies a final selection will be made and each person informed in writing of the outcome. A copy of the final selection shall be sent to the Honorary Secretary and published in the clubhouses of Affiliated Clubs;

11.11 A Selector may be appointed as a Team Manager. However if the Selector is a “not in contention” member of the Selection Committee he or she may not be appointed where there is a requirement for a travelling reserve/Team Manager.

11.12 The Selection Committee are expected to submit their recommendation of selection of a Team Manager for a particular event to the Management Committee for Management Committee approval.

12. Team Managers/Team Reports

12.1 A Team Manager will be appointed by the Management Committee following a recommendation from the appropriate Selection Committee. In the absence of the Selection Committee making a recommendation, the Management Committee may at its discretion appoint a Team Manager for an event.

12.2 The Team Manager has at his or her discretion the power to allow or disallow any actions deemed necessary to preserve team spirit including altering team positions;

12.3 Team Managers must upon return from an event submit in writing to the appropriate Selection Committee a full, confidential and comprehensive report of results, performances and behaviour of the team and of each individual player both on and off the green whilst at the event. The Team Manager shall also arrange to meet with the Selection Committee to verbally discuss his/her report. This report must be kept on file and made available to future Selection Committees;                        

12.4 All Team Managers must copy any areas of their report, which refers to misbehaviour by players to the Honorary Secretary so that this can be drawn to the attention of the Management Committee;

12.5 All players on their return may be asked to complete and return to the appropriate Selection Committee a confidential questionnaire on the performance and behaviour of the Team Manager appointed for the event. The Selection Committee shall pass a copy of any report of misbehaviour of a Team Manager to the Honorary Secretary so that this can be drawn to the attention of the Management Committee. The results of these questionnaires will be kept on file and made available for future Selection Committees;

12.6 Players, Team Managers and Officials must act as Ambassadors for Jersey and the Association.

13. Team/Player Subsidies

13.1 The Association shall endeavour to obtain any grants available from government or other bodies for the benefit of teams and players;

13.2 The Management Committee shall consider the levels of any subsidy that may be made to defray costs to players, reserves, Team Managers and Officials;

13.3 Juniors selected for Inter-Insular competitions shall have their travel expenses paid for by the Association and the level of subsidy for other major events will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Management Committee.

14. Appeals Panel: – Constitution Rule 10

14.1 The Appeals panel shall consist of the appointees from Affiliated Clubs in accordance with Rule 3.5.2 and the name of such appointees shall be notified to the Honorary Secretary by 28th February each year;

14.2 Appointees must not be serving members of the Management Committee, any of the Selection Committees or the Competition Sub-Committee;

14.3 The Appeals Panel shall select one of the appointees as Chairperson on the Appeals Panel and appoint one of them or the Honorary Secretary to record the proceedings;

14.4 The minimum number of members of the Appeal Panel to hear an appeal is 5.

15. Association Finances

15.1 The Management Committee shall control the finances of the Association;

15.2 The funds of the Association shall be maintained in a bank account(s) in the name of the Association. All cheques and other payments drawn on the account(s) shall be signed by one of the President, Senior Vice President, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer or Assistant Treasurer.

16. World Bowls and Laws of the Sport of Bowls

16.1 The Association shall affiliate to World Bowls;

16.2 The Association shall adopt and comply with World Bowls Anti-Doping Regulations and shall put into place procedures to meet the requirements set out therein;

16.3 The Association shall be governed by the Laws of the Sport of Bowls produced by World Bowls Ltd. except that a specific Association or Competition Rule will take precedent.

17. Competition Sub-Committee

17.1 The Competition Sub-Committee will be principally responsible for: –

17.1.1 Distribution of entry forms;

17.1.2 Conducting competition draws;

17.1.3 Organising the competition draw charts;

17.1.4 Distribution of draw charts to Affiliated Clubs ensuring that they are issued at least 14 days prior to the commencement of the Annual Championships and for other competitions 7 days prior to their commencement;

17.1.5 Agree with Affiliated Clubs having green facilities on the venues where the various competitions are to take place. Such Affiliated Clubs shall accommodate all competitions on a shared basis;

17.1.6 A member of the Competitions Sub-Committee shall take control of the competition at the green on which it is being played;   

17.1.7 Provide details of all competitions to Affiliated Clubs and make them available at competitions;

17.1.8 Arrange with the Jersey Bowls Umpire Association for the appointment of umpires and arrange for markers for Association finals and other events;

17.1.9 Any other matters concerning competitions.

18. Competition Entry

18.1 Members who wish to enter Association competitions must complete the appropriate entry form or list and pay any fee by the set date;

18.2 The Association have the right to refuse entry to any player(s) or team(s) applying to enter any competition;

18.3 In team games (pairs, triples and fours) it is the skip only who applies for entry into these competitions. Application for entry must include the full names of each member of the team(s) (ANO not acceptable) along with the relevant competition entry fees for the whole team for each competition;

18.4 Competition fees for men’s, ladies and mixed competitions will be recommended each year by the Management Committee and proposed at the Annual General Meeting;

19. Competition Governance

19.1 The Management Committee shall decide the conditions under which all championships, competitions and tournaments shall be played;

19.2 The Association shall hold a number of competitions exclusively for men, exclusively for ladies and for mixed entry including National Championships. Details of competitions are set out in the section on Competition Rules;

19.3 The Association’s British Isles Rules (ladies and men’s) and British Isles Championship Rules (ladies and men’s) as set out by the British Isles Council govern the ladies and men’s National Championships;

19.4 Persons who fail to turn up for competitions will be barred from entering the same competition the following year unless the written reason for failure to show is acceptable to the Competitions Sub-Committee;

19.5 All the names of the team members in team events will be displayed on the appropriate Association notice boards at each Affiliated Club;

19.6 Fixed dates and venues for all rounds shall be decided by the Competition Sub-Committee and with the agreement of Affiliated Clubs providing greens.

19.7 Player(s) or team(s) seeking to change a match from a stipulated date must apply to the Competition Secretary or Assistant Competition Secretary or if he or she is not available to two Officers mentioned in Rule 7.1 giving reasons for the change. A change may be granted if the Competitions Secretary, Assistant Competition Secretary or two Officers consider the reasons exceptional, and if granted the match must be played prior to the stipulated date and must be played at the stipulated green unless specific dispensation is given as to date and venue;

19.8 For rounds not on fixed dates the challenger (first named player or team) will have the choice of home green and shall offer the opponent(s) 3 dates (not consecutive) including a weekend and an evening for the playing of the game. Players can only refuse to accept a date if they are already playing either Island, National or Association representative games on that day. All Island and National games must take precedence over club competitions and leagues. Either competitor may contact the other but should do so within 3 days of the closing date of the previous round. Competitors are expected to do their utmost to find a date for the match suitable to both parties;

19.9 Matches not played on the stipulated date, due to the green being closed, must be re-arranged at the time of the green being closed, and must be played before the date of the next round;

19.10 Any default in completing matches within the scheduled dates for each round shall result in the deletion of the offending player(s) or team(s) from the competition;

19.11 Any player(s) or team(s) failing to appear after 15 minutes of the time fixed shall be in default;

19.12 The challenger shall be responsible for placing the scorecard, duly signed by both the challenger and the opponent, in the appropriate receptacle provided, at the Affiliated Club where the match is played, immediately after the match;

19.13 In singles games, the challenger shall provide the marker who must be a member of the Association and have at least one years bowling experience. No singles match shall take place without a marker. A challenger failing to provide a marker shall give the game to his/her opponent unless the opponent offers to re-arrange the game provided there is time to do so before the date deadline for the game;

19.14 The date and venue for the finals of Island and National competitions, CI finals and Inter-Insular matches shall be determined by the Management Committee. The times of individual matches for Island and National finals shall be decided by the Competitions Sub-Committee;

19.15 Players who are members of more than one club can only play Island and National competitions from one club. All team members must be from the same club. Substitutes must also be members of that club (the only exceptions being the and the Island KO Mixed Pairs);

19.16 Bowls bearing a legible stamp dated 1985 or later will be acceptable in respect of all local competitions under the sole authority of the Association

19.17 Substitutes:-

19.17.1 A player can only enter a competition as a substitute provided they have not been named as a member of a team or substituted for any other team in that competition. This includes a player of a team giving another team a walkover in any round of the same competition as this is considered a game played and lost;

19.17.2 No substitutes shall be permitted in a singles match;

19.17.3 In Pairs and Triples one additional player may be used as a substitute at any time;

19.17.4 In Fours, up to two additional players may be used as substitutes at any time;

19.17.5 When a substitute is required for any player in a Drawn Event this player must be of a similar calibre to the absent player and must be approved by the Competition Secretary or Assistant Competition Secretary or 2 Officers of the appropriate gender referred to in Rule 7.1;

19.17.6 Substitutes in all team games (except Drawn events) can play in any position

19.17.7 Substitutes’ names must be written on scorecards;

19.17.8 Substitutes in National competitions must adhere to the rules and conditions of the British Isles Championships (ladies and men’s as appropriate);

19.17.9 Failure to comply with the any of the rules on substitution will mean disqualification of the team from the competition.

20. Competition Appeals

20.1 All appeals relating to the rules or conditions covering the playing of National Championships, Island Competitions or Leagues must be made in writing to the Honorary Secretary within 48 hours of the cause of the appeal-taking place;

20.2 The appeal will be passed to the Competitions Sub- Committee who will adjudicate accordingly;

20.3 Should the adjudication in 20.2 above be unacceptable to the complainant, the matter will be passed to the Management Committee whose decision will be final

20.4 In relation to 20.3 above, if a member of the Management is involved in the case or is a member of the Competitions Sub-Committee that heard the original appeal, then they shall take no part in the Management Committee adjudication but may be called as witnesses.   

21. British Isles Championship Rules

21.1 The Association shall conform to the rules and regulations as laid down by the British Isles Bowls Councils for ladies and men;

21.2 Where applicable the Association’s men and ladies shall compete in the appropriate annual British Isles Championships and International Series as an Association team;

21.3 Winners of the Association’s National Championships must represent Jersey at the relevant British Isles Championships;

21.4 The dates and location of the relevant British Isles Championships must be included on the competition entry forms and displayed on the Associations appropriate notice boards at each Affiliated Club;

21.5 Players must not enter the Association’s National Championships if they are unable, unwilling or not intending to compete in the National finals and to represent Jersey at the British Isles Championships;

21.6 Condition of entry to all National Championships includes the completion and return of a signed declaration of a player’s willingness, intent and availability to compete in both the National finals and British Isles Championships. Failure of any player(s) or team(s) to abide by this rule will void their application for entry to the National Championships;

21.7 Any player(s) or team(s) who have been accepted for entry into the National Championships and find they are no longer able to abide by the condition of entry must notify the Competition Secretary or Assistant Competition Secretary immediately. The player involved will be immediately eliminated from the National Singles Championship. However player(s) in National team Championships will be able to continue to compete up to, but not including, the Finals stage of the National team Championships. Thereafter a substitute(s) is eligible to replace them so their team(s) may continue to compete in the National Championships and British Isles Championships;

21.8 Any player(s) or team(s) in breach of these rules and conditions may be eliminated immediately from the National Championships and may also be declined entry to all future National Championships for a maximum period of 5 years as decided by the Management Committee;

21.9 The representatives in the individual British Isles Championships shall be the respective current National Champion at: –

Singles Under 25s

Singles;

Pairs

Triples

Fours

Senior Fours (55y)

In addition the Men’s under 18s champion will compete for the Men’s under 18s British Isles Championship.

22. Inter Club League Matches

22.1 Affiliated Clubs’ designated dress code must be worn.

22.2 Any Affiliated Club wishing to display sponsorship names or logos on clothing for play must seek the permission of the Management Committee;

22.3 There shall be two leagues for ladies and two leagues for men (A and B) any of which may be named to reflect the name of any sponsor;

22.4 All leagues shall be played under conditions decided by the Management Committee;

22.5 Each team shall consist of the number of rinks as agreed from time to time by the Management Committee and all the Affiliated Clubs;

22.6 In selecting players for the A league an Affiliated Club may choose any member of the appropriate gender, including those who have played in the B league that season. Any Affiliated Club member who has not been registered as a member of a team in the A league and plays more than two games in the A league is not eligible for selection in the B league during the rest of that season.

22.7 Where an Affiliated Club has two teams in the same league a player may only play for one of the teams in that league during any season;

22.8 Games can only be re-arranged if both Affiliated Clubs are agreeable and they must inform the Competitions Sub-Committee of the change and the re-arranged date. Rearranged games must be played at the original venue;

22.9 If, fifteen minutes after the schedule start time of a game, or sooner if one player is absent from one or more teams in a side, the game should continue, but the number of bowls played by each defaulting team should be made up by the lead and second player, both playing three bowls; and one fourth of the total shots scored (including decimal places) by each defaulting team should be deducted from their score after the game has finished. If a team cannot field a rink then their opponents receive 2 points and 10 shots for that rink. The offending team will lose 10 shots.                                              

22.10 Affiliated Clubs with teams in the A league and, if an Affiliated Club has two teams in the same league must register their players in writing to the Competition Secretary at least 48 hours prior to the first game of the season.

23. Competition Rules and Byelaws

23.1 The Competition Rules and Byelaws will be decided by the Management Committee.

24. Dress Code

24.1 The Dress Code will be listed within the Bye Laws of the Association and updated at the discretion of the Management Committee;

BOWLS JERSEY

BYELAWS

1. Meetings

  1. Association meetings will be held at the headquarters but can be varied by the Management Committee if considered appropriate. No smoking or consumption of alcohol will be permitted during meetings.

2. Dress Code

2.1 All players playing in competitions or representing the Association must abide with the appropriate dress code and where club designated garments are allowed all the team must be similarly dressed;

2.2 Full regulation dress (Association finals):-

2.2.1 For men white trousers or shorts, for ladies white trousers, shorts, culottes or skirt;

2.2.2 White shirt or top or alternatively club designated tops;

2.2.3 White jacket, pullover, cardigan, body warmer, waterproofs or similar club designated garment;

2.2.4 Regulation footwear

2.2.5 Predominantly white headgear or straw trilby (if worn);

2.2.6 Or the Bowls Jersey approved dress code for representing Jersey

2.3 In Association knockout competitions, except the finals:-

2.3.1 For men white or grey trousers or shorts, for ladies white or grey trousers, shorts, culottes or skirts;

2.3.2 White shirt or top or alternatively club designated tops

2.3.3 White jacket, pullover, cardigan, body warmer, waterproofs

2.3.4 Regulation footwear;

2.3.5 Predominantly white headgear or straw trilby (if worn);

2.3.6    Or the Bowls Jersey approved dress code for representing Jersey Bowls Jersey Approved Dress Code Shirt: – Red, White and Blue Bowls Jersey designed-Henselite Shirt, Waterproofs-Bowls Jersey designed red waterproof jacket with or without sleeves and Blue trousers.

2.4 Representing Jersey: –

2.4.1 The Management Committee will advise players of the dress code for playing and travelling for such events;

2.4.2 At non-bowling events that teams are required to attend, the dress code will be determined by the team manager or in his/her absence the Association official in charge of the team.

BOWLS JERSEY

COMPETITION RULES

1 National Championships

1.1 These events are qualifiers for entry to the British Isles Championships;

1.2 Ladies events: –                                      

Island National Singles                          

Island National Pairs                              

Island National Triples                           

Island National Fours                             

Island National Senior Fours (55y)        

Men’s events: –            

Island National Singles

Island National Pairs

Island National Triples

Island National Fours

Island National Senior Fours (55y)

Island National under 25 Singles

Island National Under 18s Men

1.3 Winners and runners-up shall receive an appropriate memento/award of the achievement as decided by the Management Committee.

1.4 All players entering Bowls Jersey National Competitions and on reaching the finals must play in Bowls Jersey Finals, Channel Isles Finals and British Isles Championship Finals failing to do so will mean disqualification the following year.

2. Other Island Competitions (exclusively for ladies)

2.1   Seniors (over 60’s) Singles: – For bowlers 60 years of age or over on 31st January. Qualifies for Channel Islands finals;

2.2   Fixed date knockout Singles: – A weekend knockout singles competition. Format may vary depending on number of entries. Challenger in the first game to provide the marker, thereafter the losing player of a game marks the next game;

2.3 Singles KO Sets: Played over the course of the season in sets format. The challenger to provide the marker.

3. Other Island Competitions (exclusively for men)

3.1 Seniors (over 60’s) Singles: For bowlers 60 years of age or over on   31st January. Qualifies for Channel Islands finals;

3.2 Singles KO Sets: – Played over the course of the season in sets format. The challenger to provide the marker;

3.3 Fixed date knockout Singles: – A weekend knockout singles competition. First to 21 shots. The challenger in the first game to provide the marker, thereafter the losing player of a game marks the next game;

4. Other Island Competitions (open to men and ladies)

4.1 Mixed knockout Pairs: Mixed Pairs competition. A man and lady in each team who need not be from the same club. The competition will be played during the course of the season under normal pairs rules. Qualifies for the Channel Islands finals;

4.2 Mixed Pairs round robin: A weekend mixed pairs tournament. A man and lady in each team who need not be from the same club. Format may vary depending on the number of entries:

4.3 Famous Grouse open pairs 2 wood: – A weekend round robin pair’s tournament. Format may vary depending on number of entries.

4.4 Open Novice Singles: -For bowlers who have not been playing for more than 4 complete years and have not won any Association singles event (excludes junior  events).

4.5 Mixed Drawn Fours: The team is drawn and may consist of players from different clubs.

5. Champion of Champions Competition

5.1 There shall be a ladies competition for the Len Mahy Trophy and a men’s competition for the Butlin Trophy played on a round robin basis over a weekend;

5.2 Entries will only be accepted from the Singles Champions of each Affiliated Club, the Island Singles Champions and the Reigning Champions;

5.3 To qualify for this competition the Singles Champion of an Affiliated Club must not have played in the singles championship of another club in the same year as gaining their title. Failure to observe this will result in the entry being rejected;

5.4 The Affiliated Clubs hosting the Champion of Champions must provide the markers as required unless advised otherwise;

5.5 Each winner will be awarded 2 points, 1 for a draw. If points are equal the result goes on shot difference. If shot difference is the same, the winner of the game between the 2 players becomes champion.

6. Invitation Triples Tournament

6.1 There shall be a ladies and a men’s triples tournament between teams from Affiliated Clubs over a weekend for the Florence Le Claire and Roy Dupre Trophies respectively;

6.2 Each Affiliated Club shall nominate a ladies and men’s team each of four players to play on a round robin basis;

6.3 Each winner will be awarded 2 points for a win, 1 for a draw. The winner will be the team with most points. If equal then goes on shot difference. If shot difference is same, winning team of game between the 2 teams in contention.

7. Inter-Insular Match for the Le Quesne Trophy

7.1 The ladies Inter-Insular match all be played over one leg. The game to be played in the Island not hosting the Channel Islands finals

7.2 The Men’s Inter-Insular match shall be played over one leg. The game to be played in the Island not hosting the Channel Islands finals

7.3 “New caps” will receive a mark of recognition from the Management Committee;

8. Inter-club League

8.1 Each ladies team shall consist of 2 rinks and each man’s team shall consist of 3 rinks;

8.2 Matches will be in fours format;

8.3 Each rink will be awarded 2 points for a win and I point for a draw   and 1 extra point for the team with the most shots over all the rinks;

8.4 The result cards of the matches played, duly signed by the skips, should be placed in the Association results receptacle at the green where the match is played, immediately upon completion of the fixture.

8.5 If a game is stopped due to inclement weather or poor light a minimum of 12 ends must have been played by each rink in order for the game to be judged as complete. The final decision will rest with the team captains who may decide to rearrange the game to its completion.

9. Presidents Day

9.1 This is a match between the ladies and men of the Association. The President and Senior Vice-President will arrange for a team of 6 or 7 rinks each;

9.2 The match will be in the normal fours format;

10. Le Long Bowler of the Season Trophy ladies & Le Long Grandchildren Bowler of the Season Men

10.1 Competitions eligible to count towards this award are: –

National Singles;

National Pairs;

National Triples;

National Fours;

Mixed knockout Pairs;

Singles Sets KO

Singles W/End KO

10.2 Points awarded from quarterfinals:-

10.2.1 For losing quarter finalist, 1 point;

10.2.2 For losing semi-finalist, 2 points;

10.2.3 For losing finalist, 3 points;

10.2.4 For winning finalist, 4 points;

10.2.5 For Channel Isles winner 1 point;

10.2.6 Substitutes will receive points for the rounds they play in, players being substituted will only receive points up to the round they compete in; 

10.3 Winners of the trophy

10.3.1 Player with the highest number of points;

10.3.2 If equal the winner will be the player in most Jersey finals.

10.3.3 If still equal, the player in most CI finals and if still equal the player winning most CI finals.

10.3.4 If still equal the players share the trophy.

11. Ability to play a scheduled Bowls Jersey Game

11.1 Any member who has entered a competition and then finds that they will be out of the Island on the date that a game is to be played on, or by, must endeavour to arrange to play the game before leaving. If this is not possible then a substitute should be brought in, if it is a team game. However if it is a singles match and it is not possible to play, prior to leaving, then he/she must forfeit the game. The only exception to this should be if the player has been selected to play in a match for the Island, sickness or bereavement. In any of these circumstances the player is able to ask for an extension. Personal holidays and any other competitions in which the player is not representing Bowls Jersey do not qualify for an extension. Under normal circumstances all “set date” games must be played on or before the set date and “by date” games must be played by that date. Also Island competitions take precedence over Club competitions.

11.2 All National Competitions to be played on greens set out for 6 or 7 rinks only (no nationals to be played on 8 rinks)

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