Parade Bowls Club Competition Rules 2020.

The Laws of World Bowls will apply to all competitions, subject to the following local variations.

Complaints, problems, breaches or disregard of the rules to be put in writing to the Competition Secretary.

All entrants into the competitions are required/deemed to have read, understood and accepted the conditions of entry.

1. Competitions are open to all Full members of Parade Bowls Club, who have paid their full membership at the start of the season.

2. Single matches are won by the first player to record 21 points. Triples matches are played over 18 ends. Pairs and Rinks are played over 21 ends. Australian Pairs played over 14 ends and 100 up is won by the first player to record 100 points.

3. The Competition Secretary is responsible for the draw, the closing dates of the rounds and the semi finals and finals. Any games cancelled by inclement weather on the closing day will be played at the discretion of the Competition Secretary.


4. The first drawn name/team is the Challenger; the second drawn name/team is the Opponent. The Challenger shall have the choice of rink and will provide a marker for singles matches up to and including the semi-finals. The Challenger is responsible for contacting the Opponent, offering three dates, one date to be on a weekend. The Opponent must, within two days of receipt of the challenge, accept one of the dates. Failure to adhere to the above conditions can result in forfeiture of the offending player/team. A card must be put in immediately after the deadline by the player/team claiming the match by default with the reason for claim. The Competition Secretary will draw the rinks for the finals. The Competitions Secretary decision is final.

5. Any semi-finalist or possible semi-finalist, across all competitions, who know they are unable to play in the final due to prior commitments,  must withdraw from the competition before the semi-final game. The players taking part in any team competition shall be deemed to constitute a team and shall play throughout the competition. A substitute may be introduced at any time, prior to the match, provided he/she has not played in the competition and can play any position. Substitutes introduced during a match, because of illness, cannot play as Skip.

6. If a player/team does not arrive within 30 minutes of the scheduled start time the opposition must claim the game in writing.

7. The winner is SOLELY responsible for submitting the score card/s including submitting a card showing a win by default. This must be done and names of all players that have taken part must be shown on the submitted card, with the result signed for by both sides.

8. Dress Code Greys and Club shirt to be worn up to and including the semi-final. Finals to be played in whites and Club shirt.

9. Only one visit to the head is permitted during any end.

10. The Skip has sole charge of his team and all players in that team must follow his instructions. The Skip will decide disputed points with the opposing Skip, making sure that any decision reached is in line with the Laws of the Sport of Lawn Bowls.

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