2012 CALB 11 a Side Rules
Costa Almeria Lawn Bowls 11 A-side Rules 2012
1.Reference to ‘should’ and ‘will’ within these rules mean that the action is compulsory – WB Law Convention#1, and reference to ‘can’ within these rules mean that the action is optional – WB Laws Convention#2
2. The Controlling Body for this league is the Costa Almeria Lawn Bowls Committee whose decisions will be final
3.All games listed in the Fixtures Programme should be played in accordance with World Bowls- Laws of the Sport of Bowls – Crystal Mark Edition (including domestic regulations for Federation Espanola de Bolos)
4. Clubs are responsible for ensuring that their players are members of their club. A player should only play for one club during the fixture programme and if a player is a member of two clubs he/she should nominate the club they wish to play for.
5. The league will be comprised of two groups (Red and Blue)
League 1 – ABC-Green, Indalo-Green, Cabrera-Red and ABC-Red
League 2 – Indalo-Blue, Cabrera-Green, ABC Blue, Indalo-Red, Cabrera-Blue
(The colours after team above are only being used as identification for CALB administration purposes)
6. Players after being selected and play in one of the teams for their club cannot play for any other of their clubs teams for the rest of the competition.
7. Each side in league 1 will be scheduled to play each other at home and away in the fixture schedule.
Each side in league 2 will be scheduled to play each other once only in the fixture schedule
8. Each side should be comprised of Four disciplines i.e. Ladies pairs (Two Ladies), Men’s Pairs (Two Men), Triples (any combination of Ladies and Men) and Fours (any combination of Ladies and Men) and there will be 8 points available in each game, two points for a win and 1 point for a tie in each discipline.
9. The winner of League 1 will play the winner of League 2 on a date to be arranged. The venue to be agreed when the winners are known.
10. All disciplines should play 18 ends. Before the start of play two trial ends should be played one in each direction.
11. Sides can start play with only one absent player in the fours and play as a team of three players and should play in accordance with WB Law 46.2.2 when a replacement is not available and when a substitute is not available in accordance with WB Law 50.4 and WB Law 51, Substitutes are allowed in the Pairs, Triples and Fours in accordance with WB Law 51. A replacement is a player from the same club who takes the place of an absent player before the start of play and a substitute is a player from the same club who takes the place of a player during the game.
12. When a side starts the game with absent players in any discipline, except the fours as in rule 11, then that discipline should be forfeited with 2 points and 5 shots awarded to the opponents
13. The winner of the group will be the side with the highest point’s total. If sides are equal on points then the highest shot difference will decide the winner, if sides are still equal then the side with the highest shot aggregate will be the winner.
14. Each side should comply with the fixtures programme games cannot be re-scheduled under any circumstances
15. For each game every team should appoint a captain who is responsible for compliance with these rules. Before the start of each game the captain should make a draw from allocated rinks and toss a coin for opening play, and at the end of the game should agree the result, record and sign the Result Sheet and one score card for each discipline should be forwarded to the Administrator by the Home Captain as soon as practicable. The Home Captain should communicate the result to the Administrator within 24 hours.
16. A game will be void in the following circumstances a) When a game cannot take place due to weather conditions or a green unfit to play b) When less than 10 ends have been competed on each rink when the game is stopped due to weather conditions or any valid reason In the above circumstances each side will gain Four points and zero shot aggregate and should be recorded as in Rule 15
17. If a game is stopped when at least 10 ends have been completed on each rink then the result should be determined for all completed ends at the time of stoppage and recorded as in Rule 15
18. During play disputed situations should be addressed in the first instance by the skips, they should then either settle the dispute by mutual agreement or refer the situation to both captains. In the second instance the captains should enable the game to continue as soon as possible by either resolving the dispute by mutual agreement or stating ‘failure to agree’ to be referred to a disputes committee. If reference to the disputed situation cannot be found in World Bowls Laws of the Sport then common sense and the spirit of fair play should be used to decide the appropriate course of action
19. A ’failure to agree’ should be recorded on the results sheet and communicated to the Administrator by the home captain as in Rule 15
20. On receipt of the ‘failure to agree’ the Administrator should convene a Disputes Committee of one CALBC delegate from each club not involved in the game and their decision will be final.