Lincolnshire Indoor Bowling Association

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League Rules

LINCOLNSHIRE MEN'S LEAGUE AND OVER 60'S LEAGUE

Two teams to be promoted and two teams relegated in all divisions

The competition is open to teams of male bowlers from all indoor clubs who have a minimum of five rinks and are affiliated to the County Association.

Men are eligible to play in the over 60's league after their 60th birthday regardless of the time of year.

Dress for Men's league:- Whites with club tie or registered coloured shirt. Where a club has two teams the "B" team may wear grey's providing the whole team plays in them.

Dress for over 60's league:- Grey trousers with white shirt and tie or registered coloured shirt.

Starting time for over 60's league – No later than 10:30 am. unless mutually agreed otherwise.

 

LINCOLNSHIRE MIXED LEAGUE

The competition is open to both male and female bowlers from all indoor clubs who have a minimum of five rinks and are affiliated to the County Association.

Dress:- Whites with club tie or registered coloured shirt. Club waistcoats to be worn by the ladies. Where a club has two teams the "B" team may wear grey's providing the whole team playes in them.

 

RULES FOR ALL THE LEAGUES

All matches to be played under the EIBA Laws of the sport.

A club may request to enter multiple teams in any of the leagues.

All teams shall consist of 5 rinks of four players (2 men & 2 ladies in the mixed league) and will play one match at home and one match away during the season.

Matches to consist of 21 ends if completed within the time limit of two hours fifty minutes. A bell or buzzer will signal the end of the match.

Ends in play will be completed so long as the jack has been castin the correct manner i.e. the mat in the correct position and the lead only has cast the jack.

If the jack is hit off the side of the rink it will be replaced onto a pre-defined spot on the same side of the rink that it went off and the end completed. If the spot is covered the jack shall be placed as near to the spot as possible without touching a bowl in a line between the spot and the T.

No trial ends. Home team jack.

  • 2 points for each winning rink (1 point for a drawn rink).
  • 8 points for shot aggregate.
  • If a club wishes to cancel a match and rink space cannot be provided to play the match at a later date, then the club that cancels the match will be DEDUCTED 25 points from their total
  • and the opposing club AWARDED THEIR AVAREDGE POINTS (upgraded to the next higher full point) at the end of the season.

Where a Club has an "A" and "B" (and/or a "C") team in SEPARATE DIVISIONS, players from the lower team can play for the higher team TWICE.

 A third appearance renders them part of the higher team for the remainder of that season.

Where a club has an "A" and a "B" (and/or a "C") team in THE SAME DIVISION, players must remain part of that squad with which they played their first match for the entirety of that season.

TEAMS PLAYING AN ILLEGAL PLAYER IN ANY OF THE LEAGUES WILL CAUSE THE LOSS OF FOUR POINTS AND TEN SHOTS

FOR EACH OFFENDING PLAYER IN THAT PARTICULAR GAME.

Clubs with two teams must register their intended "A" team players before the start of the season. A. minimum of 24 players must be registered for the higher team.

If a player requests a transfer to a lower team, this will be put to the League Secretary for approval.  If granted, the player must remain part of the lower team for the remainder of that season.

Two teams to be promoted and two teams relegated in all divisions

A player can only play for one club in any competitive season

Home clubs to provide all facilities for visiting teams.