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AGM Rule Changes

There are a few rule changes proposed by the League Management Committee, and below is the reasoning behind the rule changes.

  1. AMENDMENT TO MATCH RULE 20 (DRESS AND SPONSORSHIP)

CURRENT RULE:

The following is the only permitted dress code for all League matches:-

1) Hard or block heeled footwear must not be worn whilst on the green in any match.

2) Trousers – Shall be full length, single coloured trousers, in black. Studs, rivets and zipped pockets are not allowed, nor external pockets on the legs.

3) Shirts – These shall be collared shirts which may be embellished with any name or insignia.

4) Where necessary, and in accordance with the pertaining weather conditions wet weather gear may be worn.

5) Nothing in the above shall be interpreted to allow the wearing of track suits, shell suits or denims.

6) Any player not conforming to this standard will be prevented from playing.

7) Players should at all times endeavour to wear their team colours in all matches.

It will be the responsibility of the team captains that this rule is complied with and the Fixtures Secretary should be advised of any player consistently failing to conform to these standards.

(a) “The following is the only permitted dress code for all finals of Premier League competitions:

  1. i) Hard or block heeled footwear must not be worn whilst on the green in any match played under the League’s jurisdiction.
  2. ii) Trousers: These shall be full length, single coloured trousers, in black. Studs, rivets and zipped pockets are not allowed, nor are external pockets on the legs. Nothing in this rule shall prevent exceptions being made for individuals with a relevant disability.

(b) 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.

(c) Where necessary, and in accordance with the pertaining weather conditions, sweaters which conform to the above and/or wet weather gear may be worn.

(d) In team contests it is strongly recommended that uniform clothing is worn by all team members.

(e) Nothing in the above shall be interpreted to allow the wearing of track suits, shell suits or denims.

(f) Any player failing to conform to this standard will be prevented from playing (or continuing) in the competition and will be liable to forfeit any entry fee for and prize money earned in, the competition. In addition, £10 will also be deducted from each player and they will not be able to play another league competition until the fine is paid”.

(g) 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.

PROPOSED RULE:

The following is the only permitted dress code for all League matches:-

1) Hard or block heeled footwear must not be worn whilst on the green in any match.

2) Trousers – Shall be full length, single coloured trousers, in black. Studs, rivets and zipped pockets are not allowed, nor external pockets on the legs.

3) Shirts – These shall be collared shirts which may be embellished with any name or insignia.

4) Where necessary, and in accordance with the pertaining weather conditions wet weather gear may be worn.

5) Nothing in the above shall be interpreted to allow the wearing of track suits, shell suits or denims.

6) Any player not conforming to this standard will be prevented from playing.

7) Players should at all times endeavour to wear their team colours in all matches.

It will be the responsibility of the team captains that this rule is complied with and the Fixtures Secretary should be advised of any player consistently failing to conform to these standards. The Fixture Secretary will monitor the weather and if the temperature is forecast to be above 20 degrees celsius at 7 p.m. on the Met Office website/app on the day of the match, then he will permit captains to be able to ask each other if they can wear tailored shorts.

(a) “The following is the only permitted dress code for all finals of Premier League competitions:

  1. i) Hard or block heeled footwear must not be worn whilst on the green in any match played under the League’s jurisdiction.
  2. ii) Trousers: These shall be full length, single coloured trousers, in black. Studs, rivets and zipped pockets are not allowed, nor are external pockets on the legs. Nothing in this rule shall prevent exceptions being made for individuals with a relevant disability.

(b) 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.

(c) Where necessary, and in accordance with the pertaining weather conditions, sweaters which conform to the above and/or wet weather gear may be worn.

(d) In team contests it is strongly recommended that uniform clothing is worn by all team members.

(e) Nothing in the above shall be interpreted to allow the wearing of track suits, shell suits or denims.

(f) Any player failing to conform to this standard will be prevented from playing (or continuing) in the competition and will be liable to forfeit any entry fee for and prize money earned in, the competition. In addition, £10 will also be deducted from each player and they will not be able to play another league competition until the fine is paid”.

(g) 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.

Proposed by League Management Committee

Last year we allowed captains to ask each other if they wanted shorts or not because it was a hot summer, this just writes it into the rules but doesn’t allow captains to try and ask each week because they’d rather wear shorts. They are tailored so our league is kept smart. 

  1. AMENDMENT TO MANAGEMENT RULE 12 (LEAGUE COMPETITIONS)

CURRENT RULE:

All member clubs must make their green available for League competitions, unless there are valid reasons (i.e green maintenance).

If the reason is considered by the League Executive insufficient, then members /players from that club will be ineligible to enter that particular competition.

All players registered with a premier league club, or a club or clubs invited by the management committee, are allowed to enter individual league competitions.

PROPOSED RULE:

All member clubs must make their green available for League competitions, unless there are valid reasons (i.e green maintenance).

If the reason is considered by the League Executive insufficient, then members /players from that club will be ineligible to enter that particular competition.

All players registered with a premier league club, or a club or clubs invited by the management committee, are allowed to enter individual league competitions.

Any club that holds an individual competition will be paid £15. All referees will be paid £20.

Clubs that host an individual competition may not earn any money for the day if it is at a pub etc. Referees are paid at the moment £20 so this just adds it into the rules. 

  1. AMENDMENT TO ALAN MAYHEW COMPETITION RULE 2

CURRENT RULE:

Teams who withdraw from the competition will be fined £25.

PROPOSED RULE:

Premier League Teams who withdraw from the competition will be fined £25.

Proposed by League Management Committee

Teams who are invited in don’t have to pay a fine if they withdraw. 

  1. AMENDMENT TO ALAN MAYHEW COMPETITION RULE 9

CURRENT RULE:

Final to be played on neutral green as decided by the Management Committee.

PROPOSED RULE:

Final to be played on neutral Premier League green as decided by the Competition Secretary.

Proposed by League Management Committee

This gives revenue to Premier League clubs. 

  1. AMENDMENT TO PREMIERSHIP COMPETITION RULE 5

CURRENT RULE:

The number of players in each team shall be eight and the greens, which shall be neutral, shall be selected by members of the Management Committee.

PROPOSED RULE:

The number of players in each team shall be eight and the greens, which shall be neutral and at a Premier League club, shall be selected by the Competition Secretary.

Proposed by the League Executive Committee

This makes sure we use Premier League clubs and give them revenue. The competition secretary has only ever done the draw and greens so this makes sure it is in the rules. 

  1. NEW PREMIERSHIP COMPETITION RULE 6

The final will be played at a Premier League club with two greens as determined by the Presentation Evening rota. If a team reaches the final at its club, that team will play on the green they haven’t played on in that Premier League season. They will owe 2 and start without the jack.

Rules 6-11 will then be renumbered 7-12.

Proposed by the League Executive Committee

This is what we have done when a team has reached the final on its own green, but it wasn’t written down in the rules. 

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