AGM Proposals

As a trial process this page will be used to collate proposals for future AGMs.   Only "Club contacts" as listed on the Club Details and Contacts page under the News and Admin tab (who will be assumed to be acting on behalf of, and with the authority of, their respective Clubs), or "Officers" as listed on the Officers Page will be able to submit proposals which should be sent to the Webmaster via email.    If you do not meet these criteria you will need to submit your proposal via your "Club contact" as indicated above.   Officers reserve the right not to publish any proposals they deem to be inappropriate.

Proposals will be published as submitted (copied and pasted) along with the name of the Club, or Officer making the proposal so please ensure it is correctly and appropriately worded before submission.    Any proposed rule changes should include details of the existing rule to be changed including the current wording and paragraph reference numbers as currently displayed on this web site, as well as the new specific wording of the revised rule.   If it is a proposed new rule rather than a change please indicate this in your proposal.

In addition as part of the trial process we will also consider publishing comments on proposals submitted, these too should be submitted following the same requirements as above.

Final acceptance or rejection of any proposal will be sanctioned at the AGM as per normal, though "proposers' " will have the option to withdraw their proposal in advance of the AGM if they so wish.   In order for a proposal to be voted on at the AGM it will be necessary for another Club or Officer to formally "second" the proposal either as above by email to the Webmaster or in person at the AGM.

Season 21/22 Proposals for AGM (Date to be advised)

21/22 AGM Proposal No. 1 (17/08/2021) from Mill BC

Rule 16 of of the Bidgood League rules should be amended to require an additional four point deduction for any team conceding a match due to being unable to field a full team, in order to further dissuade teams from conceding matches.

The new rule would be:-

 

16)  Should a club be unable to field a team or arrive short of the requisite number of players, the 4 points will awarded to the opponents, and 4 points will be deducted from the offending team.  In addition, 5 shots will be added to the non-offending team score and 5 shots deducted from the offending teams score.

[ replacing the old rule of:-

   16) Should a club be unable to field a team or arrive short of the requisite number of players, the points will be awarded to the opponents. In addition, 5 shots will be added to the non-offending team score and 5 shots deducted from the offending teams score.   ]

21/22 AGM Proposal No. 2 (08/10/2021) from Lupton BC

As a result of the Covid 19 pandemic and the increased reluctance of people to associate with larger groups, many clubs have seen a reduction in their bowling membership and even within their bowling membership there has been some reluctance to participate in matches outside of their own club.   Consequently with the reduced pool of able members to participate in matches there has been increased difficulty in clubs being able to field full squads on a consistent basis. 

 

Therefore it is proposed that in future all Veterans League matches should consist of teams of two triples rather than the current three triples requirement

If this Veterans League proposal is accepted then it should also be decided whether it also applies to the Veterans League Cup

 

 

If the above proposal is accepted then the following rule changes would be required within the Veterans League rule:

Rule   7 i   All matches will be 2 triples played over 18 ends.

(instead of 3 triples)

Rule 11   Method of scoring – 2 points for overall win, 1 point for a tie. 1 point for each winning triple, ½ point for each drawn triple. Thus there will be 4 points at stake in each match. Should one team arrive short of players, the full 4 points and +10 shots difference will be awarded to the opponents. If both teams arrive short of players the game will be void.

(instead of 5 points)

Rule 13   Should a team be unable to play on the date agreed, the full 4 points will be given to the opponents. In exceptional circumstances matches (including abandoned matches) may be rescheduled with the permission of the league secretary and agreement of both Captains

(instead of 5 points)

Rule 14   In the event of a match being abandoned before its full conclusion the result will stand provided that an aggregate of 18 ends has been played across the 2 triples. If 18 ends have not been played then either the points will be split 2 each or if a mutually convenient date can be arranged the match can be replayed.

(instead of 3 triples, and, 2.5 points)

If it is also adopted for the Veterans League Cup then the following rule changes would be required:-

Rule 6 i   All matches will be 2 triples of 18 ends. The aggregate score will decide the winner. In the event of the fixture being drawn all three triples will play one extra end. If the aggregate scores are still level another extra end will be played by all 2 triples until a result is reached.

(instead of 3 triples)

Rule   In the event of a match being abandoned before its full conclusion the result will stand provided that an aggregate of 18 ends has been played across the 2 triples. If 18 ends have not been played then the match can be replayed on a mutually convenient date subject to rules 9 & 10 being complied with. If a mutually convenient date is not available then the result will be decided by the toss of a coin.

(instead of 3 triples)

21/22 AGM Proposal No. 3  (22/10/2021) from Webmaster

 

During 2021 the processes for scheduling fixtures and reporting the results of matches underwent several changes, not least because of the lack of a Secretary for the Veterans League.   For 2022 we are now facing the prospect of no Secretary for both the Veterans League and the Bidgood League, and also the Rules for both those leagues are not consistent with the actual processes.   Therefore in order to update the Rules to reflect the actual processes and more importantly make it clear what should happen in 2022 season the following amendments are proposed:

A. Veterans league rule changes:

A.1.    Rule 4   In September the list of clubs within each division for the following season will be published on the website.   Each club will arrange their matches with their opposition for the following year as convenient. Each club must submit a copy of their fixture list to the Webmaster as soon as they have been agreed, but no later than the end of March prior to the season start. Clubs with more than one entry must also provide a list of players who will play in either their “a” or “b” teams before their respective opening fixtures. Members of the “b” squad may play once for the “a” squad without then being barred from re-joining the “b” squad afterwards.

Instead of  the current rule :- Each club entering the league shall be provided, in September, with a list of clubs within their division with whom they shall arrange their matches for the following year as convenient. Each club must submit a copy of their fixture list to the League Secretary before their opening fixture. Clubs with more than one entry must also provide a list of players who will play in either their “a” or “b” teams before their respective opening fixtures. Members of the “b” squad may play once for the “a” squad without then being barred from re-joining the “b” squad after wards.

A.2.    Rule 10    After each fixture the home club submit the results via the website using the "results reporting" facility in addition the appropriate result sheet will signed by both Captains and retained by the home club for reference in case of any dispute of the results displayed on the website.

Instead of the current rule :- After each fixture the home club shall send to the League Secretary the appropriate result sheet signed by both Captains, within 7 days.

A.3.   Rule 13    Should a team be unable to play on the date agreed, the full 5 points will be given to the opponents. In exceptional circumstances, with the agreement of both Captains a request to reschedule the match (including abandoned matches) may be submitted by email to the Webmaster who will forward it to an officer of the Association for approval.

Instead of the current rule :- Should a team be unable to play on the date agreed, the full 5 points will be given to the opponents. In exceptional circumstances matches (including abandoned matches) may be rescheduled with the permission of the league secretary and agreement of both Captains.

A.4.   Rule 17   The Principle Officers of the Association shall decide any matter in dispute and their decision shall be final, such matters should be submitted by email to the Webmaster for forwarding to the Officers.

Instead of the current rule :-    The League Secretary, together with the Principle Officers of the Association shall decide any matter in dispute and their decision shall be final.

B.   Bidgood league rule changes:

B.1.   Rule 5       In September the list of clubs within each division for the following season will be published on the website.   In addition the website "fixture process" will be updated specifying the home/away status for each competing club.  Each club will agree with their opponents on which evening the match shall be played. Clubs may mutually agree to play on a weekend.   Each club should submit a copy of its Bidgood fixture list to the Webmaster as soon as they have been agreed, but no later than the end of March prior to the season start.

     Clubs MAY NOT mutually / independently agree to reverse the scheduled venue or change the scheduled venue to a neutral green. This is to avoid clubs having an imbalance between home and away games compared with the other clubs in the league.

     In extreme circumstance (for example, inclement weather, green closure, green vandalism) clubs may submit an email request to the Webmaster asking for approval by an Officer to be allowed to make a venue change, to ensure that all fixtures are complete

Instead of the current rule :-    Each club entering the league shall be provided with a list of fixtures for each season.

     In each week, the home club shall agree with the away club, on which evening the match shall be played. Clubs may mutually agree to play on an evening outside of the week allocated or on a weekend

     Clubs MAY NOT mutually / independently agree to reverse the scheduled venue or change the scheduled venue to a neutral green. This is to avoid clubs having an imbalance between home and away games compared with the other clubs in the league.

     In extreme circumstance (for example, inclement weather, green closure, green vandalism) and only with the prior agreement of the Bidgood League Secretary, clubs may be allowed to make a venue change at short notice, to ensure that all fixtures are completed.

B.2. Rule 7    This should be deleted on the basis that rule 5 suggests that the evening is determined by agreement.

Current rule 7 states:   The home club shall in each case decide which evening the match shall be played.

B.3.   Rule 12   A club in contention for winning the league, or gaining promotion, cannot do so having taken advantage of a conceded game unless in the opinion of the Officers of the Association, “adequate attempts” have been made by both clubs to re arrange the game.

Instead of the current rule :-    A club in contention for winning the league, or gaining promotion, cannot do so having taken advantage of a conceded game unless in the opinion of the Bidgood League Secretary, “adequate attempts” have been made by both clubs to re arrange the game.

B.4.   Rule 17   After each fixture the home club submit the results via the website using the "results reporting" facility in addition the appropriate result sheet will signed by both Captains and retained by the home club for reference in case of any dispute of the results displayed on the website.

Instead of the current rule :-    It is preferred that the Match result form be sent by e mail scan or jpeg image to the League Secretary within 24 hours. If this facility is not possible the result must be forwarded to the League Secretary the following day.