CHESHIRE COUNTY BOWLING ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER
AT WININGTON PARK RECREATION CLUB
PARK ROAD
WINNINGTON
NORTHWICH
CW8 4EB
10AM START

MATCH AND CUP COMPETITION RULES
Proposed Changes
12           
In each match prior to the quarter-finals a competent referee shall be appointed by the host Club, who shall not be a member of either competing teams, whose decisions shall be final. Appointment of referees who will be known as the Cheshire Match Officials for the quarter-finals onwards will be made by the Cheshire County Crown Green Referees’ Society.
Change To
12 
In each match prior to the semi-finals a competent referee shall be appointed by the host Club, who shall not be a member of either competing teams, whose decisions shall be final. Appointment of referees who will be known as the Cheshire Match Officials for the semi-finals onwards will be made by the Cheshire County Crown Green Referees’ Society.

PASSED
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14         In all rounds each Club shall place their team in a desired order of play; 1-12.  Both teams must be present at the host Club at 2-15 pm for the draw to be made.  The two Captains to then toss, so that each team shall have equal numbers of first leads of the jack, odd numbers in one team and even numbers in the other.

Change To
14           
In all rounds each Club shall place their team in a desired order of play; 1-12.  Both teams must be present at the host Club at 1-45 pm for the draw to be made.  The two Captains to then toss, so that each team shall have equal numbers of first leads of the jack, odd numbers in one team and even numbers in the other.
 
PASSED
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15        
Matches to commence at 2-30 pm unless the green is declared unfit for play.  In the event of postponement or abandonment, both teams having consideration for Rule 17 below, shall make fresh arrangements with the host Club there and then.  On failing to observe this rule in its entirety, the Management Council will decide from the information given which Club(s) are in default and administer the offending Club(s) with a £15.00 fine.

Change To
15        
Matches to commence at 2pm unless the green is declared unfit for play.  In the event of postponement or abandonment, both teams having consideration for Rule 17 below, shall make fresh arrangements with the host Club there and then.  On failing to observe this rule in its entirety, the Management Council will decide from the information given which Club(s) are in default and administer the offending Club(s) with a £15.00 fine.

PASSED
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23           
In order to play in the Brunner Cup final, any player must have played at least two games in either the Brunner Cup or De-Knoop Cup, during that season for the respective club.

Change To
23           
In order to play in the Brunner Cup final, any player must have played at least one game in either the Brunner Cup or De-Knoop Cup, and a minimum of three games for their club in a geographically local league during that season for the respective club.

PASSED
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26           
Teams to consist of ten players. To be eligible to play in the Norman Cup Final, any player must have played at least 2 games in either   the Brunner Cup or Norman Cup or De-Knoop Cup during that season.

Change To
26           
Teams to consist of ten players. To be eligible to play in the Norman Cup Final, any player must have played at least one game in either the Brunner Cup or Norman Cup or De-Knoop Cup and a minimum of three games for their club in a geographically local league during that season for the respective club.

PASSED
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27           
Entry is open to teams who have played in the Brunner Cup or the De-Knoop Cup, but have failed to reach the last sixteen in either competition.

Change To

27           
Entry is only open to teams who have played in the Brunner Cup or the De-Knoop Cup, but have failed to reach the last eight in either competition.

PASSED
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28           
    Teams to consist of ten players.

Change To

28           
    Teams to consist of ten players. To be eligible to play in the DeKnoop Cup Final, any player must have played at least one game in the De-Knoop Cup and a minimum of three games for their club in a geographically local league during that season for the respective club.

PASSED
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RULES AND BYE-LAWS
Proposed Changes

31           
a) Hard or block heeled footwear must not be worn whilst on the green in any match played under the Association’s jurisdiction.
b) The following is the only permitted dress for all County matches and for all tournaments (quarter-finals, semi-finals and final day onwards), organized or run by the Association:-
1) Trousers:  These shall be full length, single coloured trousers, in black (in the case of ladies, skirts of at least knee-length are permissible).
2) Shirts:  These shall be collared shirts which may be embellished with any or all of the following: - player’s name, Club insignia, County insignia, sponsor’s insignia, manufacturer’s insignia.
3) Where necessary, sweaters which conform to the above and/or wet weather gear may be worn.
4)  In team contests it is strongly recommended that uniform clothing is worn by all team members.
5) Nothing in the above shall be interpreted to allow the wearing of track suits, shell suits or denims.
6) Any player failing to conform to this standard will be prevented from playing (or continuing) in the competition and may be liable to forfeit any entry fee for, or prize money earned in, the competition.
7) In the case of team contests any offending player must be substituted prior to the commencement of the game.  However, if the player’s game has commenced, the player shall score nil and the opponent shall receive the maximum score.

Hard block heeled or open toed footwear must not be worn whilst on the green 
31           
a) Hard block heeled or open toed footwear must not be worn whilst on the green in any match played under the Association’s jurisdiction.
b) The following is the only permitted dress for all County matches and for all tournaments (semi-finals and final day onwards), organized or run by the Association:-
1) Trousers:  These shall be full length, single coloured trousers, in black (in the case of ladies, skirts of at least knee-length are permissible).
2) Shirts:  These shall be collared shirts which may be embellished with any or all of the following: - player’s name, Club insignia, County insignia, sponsor’s insignia, manufacturer’s insignia.
3) Where necessary, sweaters which conform to the above and/or wet weather gear may be worn.
4)  In team contests it is strongly recommended that uniform clothing is worn by all team members.
5) Nothing in the above shall be interpreted to allow the wearing of track suits, shell suits or denims.
6) Any player failing to conform to this standard will be prevented from playing (or continuing) in the competition and may be liable to forfeit any entry fee for, or prize money earned in, the competition.
7) In the case of team contests any offending player must be substituted prior to the commencement of the game.  However, if the player’s game has commenced, the player shall score nil and the opponent shall receive the maximum score.


PASSED
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  Important News
We at Cheshire County Bowling Association unfortunately are sad to announce that the County treasurer Mr Doug Stocking will be standing down from his post at the AGM in October. We would like to thank Doug for all his hard work over the years and we know he will be a hard act to replace. Anyone wishing to apply for the role should contact the County Secretary Mr John Knapper to indicate their interest. Doug has indicated that full training will be given and will also if required be able to advise the new treasurer when they have taken on the role.

Cheshire County Bowling Association.
  

Latest News​​
  


 
At the recent BCGBA rules revision meeting on Saturday 20th January 2018 a motion was passed that every club should have a named Safeguarding Officer who holds a current DBS. Failure to comply will result in an `appropriate penalty.’

Cheshire County Bowling Association intends to be at the forefront of this iniative by organising Safeguard Training for all of our affiliated clubs. Every club needs to comply with this Safeguarding rule by 1st March 2019 and Cheshire County Bowling Association led by our Safeguarding Officer Yvette Gregory will offering support to each and every club. Please click on the link below that will take you to the Cheshire County Bowling Association Safeguarding page.





Foreword from the President
   It is an honour to be appointed President of Cheshire County Bowling . 
As a Development Officer, Referee  and Level 2 Coach I am committed to Crown Green Bowling

The key word for BCGBA and Cheshire for 2018 is Safeguarding in all its aspects and to this objective Cheshire will be holding Seminars towards the deadline of 1st March 2019 to help all our members to achieve the necessary qualifications.
In Cheshire at all levels whether it be  Juniors , Seniors and Veterans our goal is to maintain standards and to create a safe environment for all our members to enoy the game of bowls.

The Cheshire success  at the BCGBA Rules Revision Meeting in having our Proposal passed on helping to eliminate Verbal Abuse in Junior County is a step forward. and a marker that it will not be tolerated from any one.

To all players and Clubs I wish you every enjoyment and success in our wonderful sport in 2018

CCBA Safeguarding Page