WRINGTON VALE SKITTLE
1 .a) The League shall be called
the Wrington Vale Skittle League.
re-applications to be sent to the Secretary by the 30th of April.
new teams must send applications to join the League by the 30th of April
accompanied by a list of at least 12 players.
2. The League shall consist of a President, Chairman, Vice
Chairman, League Secretary, Competitions Secretary, Treasurer (defined as the
Officers), Life Members, and ordinary members.
3. The League shall be managed by a Committee of a maximum of
fourteen members, consisting of the Officers and ordinary Committee members,
all to be elected at the A.G.M. or
subsequently co-opted in the event of a shortfall. A quorum for
committee meetings shall be 5 members.
annual meeting shall be held in the month of June to receive the secretaries
and treasurers reports and to elect the officers and committee for the
following year. Special general meetings
may be called by the order of one third of the affiliated teams, or at the
instigation of the league committee.
Fourteen days notice shall be given of all general meetings. Teams not represented at the A.G.M. will be
fined as per the league charges.
at the A.G.M. and special general meetings shall be restricted to two votes for
each registered team, and one vote each for life
members. Proposals for
rule changes to be circulated to all teams at least 21 days prior to the
A.G.M., and these to be the only rule changes to be voted on at the A. G. M.
players shall be registered members of the Club they represent and shall not be
eligible to play in any two teams or clubs of the League. Any member wishing to transfer must obtain
the permission of his club and then apply through his Club Secretary to the
League Secretary on or before the 31 st of December.
players registration form must be with the League
Secretary by the date notified subject to a fine for late receipt. Additional players must be registered before
their first match and the registration will be deemed applicable from that
may be signed on at any time during the season by telephoning the League
Secretary (or, if unavailable, any Officer) by 7.30pm on the day of the match.
Team playing an ineligible player shall have the ineligible players' score
removed from the card. A fine will be
imposed as per the League charges.
results of matches together with the names of the players in the teams shall be
sent to the League Secretary by the home team and signed by the Captain of the
SCORE CARDS NOT ARRIVING BY 12 NOON ON
THE SATURDAY AFTER THE MATCH WILL BE SUBJECT TO A FINE AS PER THE LEAGUE
CHARGES. Any cards postmarked on the
Thursday and bearing a first class stamp will be exempt from this fine.
11. All alterations to fixtures must be
notified to the League Secretary. Re-arranged matches may be played prior to
the fixture date but may not be played more than 6 weeks after the fixture
date, or after the last game of the season, whichever is the earlier. If any
re-arranged match is not played within these timescales the team requesting the
postponement will have 5 points deducted, and their opponents will have 5
points awarded, but match fees must still be paid.
The home team is responsible for
re-arranging the match in consultation with the away team.
Team failing to turn up for a League match or failing to give at least 24 hours
notice to the opposing team AND the League Secretary when postponing a match
will be responsible for re-arranging the match and will be penalised as
They will be responsible for alley charges for the postponed match.
will be fined £25.00.
will be responsible for alley charges for the re-arranged match. Teams may appeal against the fine as detailed
in rule 13.
protests or appeals from Teams in connection with League business must be in
the hands of the League Secretary within 7 days of the incident in
question. The protest must come from an
official of the Club or member of the League Committee. Written protests from Organisations or
Individuals outside the League will not be subject to the 7 day limit. The Committee will hear from all parties
involved before making their decision, which shall be binding.
shall consist of 12 players a side.
game to be played in three sets of four players each. Each player shall bowl one hand down of three
balls and the game to be six hands per player.
player must stand on the alley behind the line to deliver the ball. A no-ball shall be called if the ball, when
delivered, does not first touch the alley behind the line, or a player stands
on or over the line after delivering the ball.
Any pins knocked down by a no-ball shall not be reset. If a spare is obtained with a no-ball the
down will be considered finished and only the pins scored with the fair ball
shall count. If any pin knocked over by
a fair ball subsequently rolls over and stands up again, it shall be considered
to count and be removed from the alley.
League and cup matches to commence not later than 8,00pm.
maximum interval between the first and second sets is 5 minutes. The maximum interval between the second and
third sets is 10 minutes.
Trophies are perpetual and the property of the League.
of all Trophies shall be responsible to the League for the safe custody of the
Trophy, and shall return them clean to the Secretary when requested.
home club must pay sticker-up and alley charges for league matches.
- 2 points per set, 4 points per win. In
drawn sets teams get 1 point each, in drawn games teams get 2 points each. This to apply to all League
games and League play-offs. In
the event of a game being abandoned, all points gained shall stand and the
game, when rearranged, shall continue from the last completed set.
22a. In the
event of two or more teams finishing with the same number of points for a
championship, runner-up or relegation place, the team with the most wins shall
be placed higher. In the event that
teams are still equal the team gaining the most points in the matches between
the teams tying shall be placed higher. In the event that teams are still equal
the team scoring the most pins in the matches between the teams tying shall be
placed higher. Should matters still be undecided a play off/s will take place.
no-ball line shall be 14 feet from the heel strip.
front pin to be distinguished by a contrasting band round its centre, front
quarter pins a contrasting band top and bottom.
The distance between pin centres to be 15", and pin positions to be
clearly marked on the alley.
and balls:- Pins maximum height 10" minimum
height 91/2" Maximum diameter 5" minimum diameter 41/2". Balls maximum diameter 5", minimum
diameter 41/2" Balls must be rubber or rubber composition. Pins and Balls to be of
serviceable quality as adjudged by League Committee.
committee has the power to deal with any matter not provided for in these rules
and will penalise any team or individual as they may decide.
ADDITIONAL CUP RULES
Captains Wills knock-out cup is to be played under front first rules.
front pin games, no score shall count until the front pin has been knocked down
by the players ball before striking other pins. If the front pin is knocked down by another
pin or by the ball after the ball has touched another pin first, only the front
pin must be reset. In the event of a
spare, only those pins standing when the front pin was hit shall be reset. Should the front pin be knocked down by a
no-ball, the hand shall be considered finished with no score.
matches to be drawn and played on neutral alleys.
the case of a tie the last set shall bowl one hand per man.
postponement will be allowed but teams may play the match on or before the date
if agreed by both teams.
cup matches to be decided by total pinfall.
results of cup games shall be sent to the Competitions Secretary by the first
If any player represents more than one team in any cup competition he/ she
shall be deemed an ineligible player and his/her score removed from the total.
INDIVIDUAL AND PAIRS RULES
individual and pairs competitions shall be open to all registered players.
for these competitions must be received by the Secretary by the date notified.
player not on the alley by 8.15 p.m. for pairs and individual competitions will
will be responsible for alley charges of players who do not attend, or arrive
late for any round of these competitions.
the event of a tie in pairs and individuals rounds each player shall bowl one
hand until a result is achieved.
pair must belong to the same team.
and Pairs Competitions to be played throughout with the highest scores on each
alley to go through.
permanent change of player may only be made in the first round.
43. Highest away spares competition - in
the event of a tie in the number of away spares scored in league matches, the
competition shall be decided by the total spares pinfall.
44. Any team responsible for not fulfilling a cup game
will be fined £25.