Competition Rules - Rykneld Bowling Club

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Competition Rules

The rules for internal Club competitions are as follows:-

RBC Mixed Doubles
This is to be held on a Sunday and is open to Full, Associate and Junior members.
 
Each team will comprise of one man and one lady, with the number of teams limited to the number of ladies who enter.
 
Each team will be drawn randomly.
 
The teams will then be divided into 3 or 4 groups depending on the number of teams.
 
Each team will then play the other teams in the group over seven ends.
 
The position in the group will be based on the team’s aggregate and the winners of each group will progress to the semi-finals and the winners of those will play in the Final.
 
If there are only three groups the next highest score will also progress to the semi-finals.
 
If two teams are level on aggregate there will be a one end playoff.

 
RBC Mixed Triples
This is to be held on a Sunday and is open to Full, Associate and Junior members.
 
Each team will mainly comprise of two men and one lady with the number of teams limited to the number of ladies who enter.
 
The men will be seeded into two groups and each team will be drawn randomly to include one man from each group and one lady.
 
The teams will then be divided into 3 or 4 groups depending on the number of teams.
 
Each team will then play the other teams in the group over seven ends.
 
The position in the group will be based on the team’s aggregate and the winner of each group will progress to the semi-finals - and the winners of those will play in the Final.
 
If there are only three groups the next highest score will also progress to the semi-final.
 
If two teams are level on aggregate there will be a one end playoff.

RBC Open Doubles
This is to be held on a Sunday and is open to Full, Associate and Junior members and their guests.
 
Each team will comprise of one member and one guest with the number of teams limited to the number of guests who enter.
 
Each team will be drawn randomly.
 
The teams will then be divided into 3 or 4 groups depending on the number of teams.
 
Each team will then play the other teams in the group for a period of forty-five minutes.
 
The position in the group will be based on the team’s aggregate - and winners of each group will progress to the semi-finals and the winners of those will play in the Final.
 
If there are only three groups the next highest score will also progress to the semi-final.
 
If two teams are level on aggregate there will be a one end playoff.

RBC Prime Timers
It is based on an idea by the late John Heathcote and first held in 2006. It is aimed primarily at those members who have never won a competition. Derek Corbett donated the cup and presented it each year until his passing.

This is open to Full and Associate members over 79, subject to them being 80 by 31st December in the current year. It is also open to past members who ceased bowling through age or health.

The players will be divided into 2, 3 or 4 groups and play the other players in that group over seven ends.

Previous winners of the last five competitions will receive a handicap of 2 which will be deducted at the end of the game. Multiple winners will be deducted –2 for each year they have won during the last five years.

The position in the group will be based on the player’s aggregate and the winners of each group will progress to the semi-finals and the winners of those will play in the Final.

If there are only three groups, the player with the next highest score will also progress to the semi-final. This will be ascertained on a pro-rata / average if the groups are of unequal numbers.  If two players are level on aggregate there will be a one end play off.

If there are only two groups, the winners of each group will progress to the Final.

The jack must be played within a length of 19 and 35 metres.

RBC Gold Letter Mixed Doubles Competition
The knockout stages will be held on a Sunday and are open to all Full members who are available to play on Finals Day.

Any player must withdraw as soon as he/she knows that they are unavailable on Finals Day. Their opponents will automatically go through to the next round.
 
Each team will comprise of one man and one woman who are able to choose their own partners.
 
The teams will play up to 21 on a knockout basis.
 
There will be no roll up before the start and neither team must have been on the green within one hour of the start of the match.
 
The entry fee must have been paid before the start of the first match and there will be no refund in the event of disqualification.
 
The final will be played on Finals Day.
 
If one player has already played in a Final, the other players shall be entitled to a roll up of ten minutes.
 
RBC Gold Letter Men’s Handicap Singles Competition
This is to be held throughout the season and is open to all male Full members who are available to play on Finals Day.
 
Any player must withdraw as soon as he knows that he is unavailable for Finals Day. His opponent will automatically go through to the next round.
 
The matches will be played up to 21 on a knockout basis.
 
Before the first match each player will be given a handicap based on the team he played for last season, which will remain unchanged for the whole competition as follows:-

Those who played in the Premier League:  handicap -8
 
Those who played in a team in the top half of the Vets Division:  handicap -2
 
Those who played in a team in the bottom half of the Vets 1 Division 1:  handicap -1
 
Those who played in a team in the top half of the Vets Division 2:  handicap -1
 
Those who played in a team in the bottom half of the Vets Division 2:  handicap +3
 
Those who do not play for the Vets or in the Premier League:  handicap 0
 
New members in their first season who have not played in any team:  handicap +5
 
In each match both players will start with their score as above.
 
The date and time of the match is to be arranged between the players but must be played before the deadline for that round.
 
The first named player must provide three suitable dates to the second named player to agree upon the date.
 
If the match is not played before the deadline, one or both players may be defaulted depending on the reasons for the delay at the discretion of the Organiser.
 
If both players are disqualified their next opponent will automatically go through to the next round.
 
There will be no roll up before the start and neither player must have been on the green within one hour of the start of the match.
 
The entry fee must have been paid before the start of the first match and there will be no refund in the event of disqualification.
 
The final will be played on Finals Day.
 
If one player has already played in a final the other player shall be entitled to a roll up of ten minutes.

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