Items to be discussed at League Executive Meeting - Tuesday 2nd December at Meole Brace start 7.30 pm.

 

 

 

Following our October meeting, another meeting was arranged to be held in December to discuss various issues.

 

I am currently preparing an agenda which will be sent out this weekend (22nd November) and I would welcome any additional feedback before the 22nd which I could incorporate into the agenda.

 

Please review the issues below and if you have any suggestions as alternative amendments please send me an email and a contact number to  SPBL@btinternet.com

 

Thanks

 

Mark

 

 

 


Increase in number of Teams to sixteen

 

 

 

Mike Beckett has provided me  with a set of fixtures that use 4 Wednesdays and also the fixture pattern that works the best for the Tanners and Drayton Leagues.

He allocates letters to teams. A and B, C and D etc. are also Home and Away so that a club with 2 teams from the same club with one green do not clash.

In the pattern file columns certain letters of the premier need to play on a Wednesday in both halves

He has picked out 4 Wednesdays so that they do not have more than 2 Home or Away together. They may have to be moved if they clash with County games.

The last match could also be played on a Wednesday if required.

The pattern will work with any of the Mid Shropshire teams.

 

For the Tanners and Drayton they can use A and B as they are always Home and Away consecutively.

For the other teams, he thinks possibly 3 more, they would have to play on another day once either in the first or second half.

 

 

Note:-

I will bring the Grid to the meeting and with the same start and finish date used this season for 2015 there will be an extra four Non Friday matches.  These could be reduced by starting earlier and/or finishing later. The non Friday matches could be played on a day best for that team and in the event that the date was inconvenient for the other team could be re-arranged as a concession.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PLAY OFF

Current Rule

10. In the event of a team wishing to join the League. The team finishing bottom in each season will take part in a play off with any team from within the County Association who have won their respective first division league and whose green they have won the league must have floodlights. Where the application is from a club whose green is located outside the Shropshire county boundary, the application will only be considered if the club is solely affiliated to the Shropshire County Bowling Association and they have been affiliated for a minimum period of 10 years.

Where more than one team wishes to join the League then the Management Committee shall arrange a date and venue for those teams to play against each other to determine who shall go forward to play against the team finishing bottom of the League.

If there is only one application to join the League then that team will automatically play against the team finishing bottom of the League.

Any play off match will be decided by a single match played at a neutral venue on the first Friday in October( or such other date as may be decided by the Management Committee).

The match will comprise 12 games of 21 up the winners to be decided by overall aggregate. In the event of a tie then the team with the most number of individual winners will be declared the winners. If a winner cannot be arrived at then three players from each team one from the first four one from the middle and one from the last four of the players competing in the match will play again up to 11 and the play off place will be awarded to the team whose players have the highest number of points.

To be eligible to play in a play off match a selected player must not have played in any premier league game in that season and have played at least six league games in that season for the team wishing to join the league.  In the event of a team being unable to provide a full compliment of players then the Management Committee (whose decision shall be final and binding) will rule on the eligibility of other players.

 

To be eligible to play in a play off match for the bottom placed Premier League side, a player must have been registered by the 30th June and have played at least six league games in that season. In the event of the team wishing to play a player who has not played six league games then the Management Committee (whose decision shall be final and binding) will rule on the eligibility of other players.

 

 

 

Potential amendment to rule (Changes underlined and in italics)

10. In the event of a team wishing to join the League. The team finishing bottom in each season will take part in a play off with any team from within the County Association who have won their respective first division league and whose green they have won the league must have floodlights. Where the application is from a club whose green is located outside the Shropshire county boundary, the application will only be considered if the club is solely affiliated to the Shropshire County Bowling Association and they have been affiliated for a minimum period of 10 years.

 

Where more than one team wishes to join the League then the Management Committee shall arrange a date and venue for those teams to play against each other to determine who shall go forward to play against the team finishing bottom of the League.

If there is only one application to join the League then that team will automatically play against the team finishing bottom of the League.

Any play off match will be decided by a single match played at a neutral venue on the first Friday in October( or such other date as may be decided by the Management Committee).

 

The match will comprise 12 games of 21 up the winners to be decided by overall aggregate. In the event of a tie then the team with the most number of individual winners will be declared the winners. If a winner cannot be arrived at then three players from each team one from the first four one from the middle and one from the last four of the players competing in the match will play again up to 11 and the play off place will be awarded to the team whose players have the highest number of points.

To be eligible to play in a play off match a selected player must not have played in any premier league game in that season and have played at least half of the league games for the league winning side or at least fifteen league games in that season for the club wishing to join the league. These league games can be for any team at the club that is affiliated to a league within in the Shropshire County Bowling Association.

To be eligible to play in a play off match for the bottom placed Premier League side, a player must have been registered by the 30th June and have played at least half of the Premier league games in that season or at least fifteen league games.  These league games can be for any team at the club that is affiliated to a league within in the Shropshire County Bowling Association. 

 

In the event of any team wishing to play a player who has not played fifteen league games then the Management Committee (whose decision shall be final and binding) will rule on the eligibility of other players.


 

 


PRESENTATION EVENING

Current Rule

Each club shall donate a raffle prize to the value of £15 or have £15 deducted from their prize money for the Annual Presentation Evening which will be held at a venue and on a date to be decided by the Management Committee.

 

Potential amendment to rule (Changes underlined and in italics)

 

Each club shall have £15 deducted from their prize money for the Annual Presentation Evening which will be held at a venue and on a date to be decided by the Management Committee.

 

 

 


 


MATCHES

 

2. All matches to be played on the published fixture date unless BCGBA or SCGBA fixtures or inclement weather cause a postponement save that each club will be allowed one concession during the season if required). Where a club requests a concession then it must be notified to the Fixture Secretary no later than the 31st August. The re-arranged game must be played within 28 days of the original date (either before or after). Any re-arranged match with a date within 28 days of the final match must be played before the final match of the season. In the event that a fixture does not take place on a Friday night, the club may request a concession to re-arrange the date within the requirements listed above. Any concession for a change from a "non Friday" date will be in addition to the one concession per season.

No concession will be allowed in respect of the final games of the season which must all be played on the published fixture date.

 

Potential amendment to rule (Changes underlined and in italics)

 

2. All Friday matches to be played on the published fixture date unless BCGBA or SCGBA fixtures or inclement weather cause a postponement. In the event that a fixture does not take place on a Friday night, the club may request a concession to re-arrange the date within the requirements listed below.  Where a club requests a concession then it must be notified to the Fixture Secretary no later than the 31st August. The re-arranged game must be played within 28 days of the original date (either before or after). Any re-arranged match with a date within 28 days of the final match must be played before the final match of the season.

No concession will be allowed in respect of the final games of the season which must all be played on the published fixture date.

 

 


 


INCLEMENT WEATHER AND UNFIT GREEN

 

6 If the commencement of a match is delayed because of inclement weather a decision to postpone the match shall not be taken before 7. 45 p.m. unless mutually agreed between both team captains.

If the groundsman of the home club decides that the green is unfit for play either before , during or at any stage of the match that decision shall be final and binding on both teams.

Games abandoned under this rule shall be played within 21 days, with interrupted games being re-started at the same stage at which they finished, with the away player allowed to play three (3) ends prior to the recommencement of the match.

 

Potential amendment to rule (Changes underlined and in italics)

 

6 If the commencement of a match is delayed because of inclement weather a decision to postpone the match shall not be taken before 7. 45 p.m. unless mutually agreed between both team captains.

If the groundsman of the home club decides that the green is unfit for play either before , during or at any stage of the match that decision shall be final and binding on both teams.

Games abandoned under this rule shall have a date set for the game within 28 days, with interrupted games being re-started at the same stage at which they finished, with the away player allowed to play three (3) ends prior to the recommencement of the match.

 

 

 


 


MATCH DAY RESULT CARD

 

13 At the end of each match (whether league or cup) both captains shall sign the result card as a true record. The card to be retained by the Home Captain. The home club captain to forward a picture of the result card via email or MMS to reach the Treasurer/Fixtures Secretary before 11 p.m. on the day of the match. (Email address spbl@btinternet.com or 07973 479662). Failure to comply will result in a fine of £10 for each offence.

 

Potential amendment to rule (Changes underlined and in italics)

 

Results (introduced in 2015 to accommodate Mike Beckett’s new computerised system):

16. (a) Home clubs shall ensure the result card details are entered on the website in the correct playing order within 48 hours of the match being completed. Failure to comply with this rule will result in a fine of £5. The details should then be checked and approved by the away club within five days of the match being played.

(b) Clubs shall retain all the result cards for the home fixtures of all their teams until the end of the season. Result cards must clearly show individual player details which must include BCGBA numbers, forenames and surnames for players of both teams, and the correct associated scores.

(c) Clubs must present result cards for verification within 72 hours of being called for by the league or a league officer.

(d) Where a dispute arises and a result card is not provided for verification, the complainant shall have their complaint upheld, with no right of appeal being given to the home team.

(e) A £5 fine may be incurred for either club named on a result card for failing to ensure player details are recorded accurately, and for failing to ensure the card is signed by their team captain.

(f) Changes to club registered lists, or new member registration numbers, must be entered on the registration page of the website by clubs before the seasonal cut-off point. Thereafter all changes can only be made via the nominated league officer (Fixtures Secretary).

(g) The principles of these rules are to ensure clubs enter their home fixture results in a timely and accurate manner, which must be fair to both sides playing in the fixture. The league may take action against a club, or a member of a club, who - for whatever reason - fails to meet these principles.