COMPETITION RULES 2017

Monday 29th May 2017

1.All Competitions are to be played under E.B.A rules

2. The first named player in the draw is the Challenger, who will have the choice of venue.He or she should, within 48 hours of receiving notification of the draw ,offer his or her opponent two dates on which to play the match,giving three days clear notice.If a mutual agreement cannot be reached ,the game will be played on the designated final date of the round.

3.Dates on which there is a Steeple Bumpstead League or Cup fixture may not be offerred. No other League or Cup will take preference over dates offerred. Sundays and Bank Holidays may be used by mutual consent.Only one Saturday may be offerred ,but two weekends may be offerred.

4.NO EXTENSION to the closing dates of any round of any Competition will be given.

5.At the beginning of each round the Challenger will recive a card giving the name and telephone number of his or her opponent (s) whom she or he should contact withing 48 hours. If any player or team ,having gained a place in the next round ,has not been contacted by either the Challenger of the Competition Secretary within five days of the closing date of the previous round , they should contact the Competition Secretary.

6. The winner of each match should IMMEDIATELY telephone the result to the Competition Secretary.Within the next three days he or she should return the correctly completed score card, signed by both skips or players in the Singles.

7. Substitutions:  In Pairs and Triples a substitute may be used providing the substitute has not played in the Competition.In the Mixed Pairs Competition the two players taking part in the first game shall constitute the original team and they should normally play together throughout the Competition.  One and the same male and or oneand the same female player may be used as a substitute,at any time, providing that tyehave not already playes in the Competition.

8. Each team shall enter two players/teams in each Competition.

9. In the Singles Competition use four woods and the winner is the first player to reach 21 shots.It is the responsibilty of the Challenger to arrange for a marker.

10.The pairs competition use four woods and will be played over 21 ends.

11. The Triples Competition use three woods and will be played over 18 ends.

12. The Two Wood Mixed Pairs Competition in which the pairs one male and one female, is to be played  in a two set format, each set played over nine ends. The winner of each set will be the players with the most shots at the completion of the ninth end,the winner of the match being the best of two sets. If the scores are tied after the end of a set ,the set is drawn.If the match is tied (two drawn sets or one set each) after the two sets have been completed, a best of three ends tie breaker will be played to determine the winner.The match tie-breaker is decided by the winner of each end and not by the total numbers of shots won in the three ends. If at the completion of the deciding third end of a match tie-breaker ,the scores are equal (one of the three ends being recorded as a "no shot") a fourth tie-breaker will be played. 

12.General Rule 7 applies.