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2018 AGM Proposed Changes: Match Rules

Any changes are indicated by the text in bold. Any words crossed out are to be removed.

Reasons behind the rule change are in italics.

AMENDMENT TO MATCH RULE 2 (MATCHES)

CURRENT RULE:

All matches to be played on the published fixture date unless BCGBA or SCGBA fixtures or inclement weather or bereavement cause a postponement. The game must be played within 28 days and before the last game of the season. Failure to rearrange the game within the time allowed will result in a 7 point deduction and a £50 fine, with a new date to be set by the Management Committee.

PROPOSED RULE:

All matches to be played on the published fixture date unless BCGBA or SCGBA fixtures or inclement weather or bereavement cause a postponement, or if a County game is scheduled on that green within 7 days of the published fixture date. The game must be played within 28 days and before the last game of the season. Failure to rearrange the game within the time allowed will result in a 7 point deduction and a £50 fine, with a new date to be set by the Management Committee.

Proposed by League Management Committee

It stops giving any teams an unfair advantage if they have County Players practising their green, especially as it happened a couple of times last season.

AMENDMENT TO MATCH RULE 4 (REGISTRATION OF PLAYERS)

CURRENT RULE

No player shall be eligible to play in any league match or competition organised by the Premier League unless he has been officially registered with the Fixtures Secretary. All clubs must provide to the Fixtures Secretary a list of players seven days prior to the first match in each season. Only those players so registered will be eligible to play in the first game.

Following the first game any further registration of players must be notified to the Fixtures Secretary at least 24 hours prior to playing his first league or competition game.

In the event of a club playing an unregistered player a fine of £25 will be payable to the league by the offending club. In addition the game in which the unregistered player took part shall be awarded to the opposing team 21-0 and two points deducted from the offending club. The player who was awarded the 21-0 win shall be awarded a 21-11 win in their aggregates.

No further registration of players shall be made after the 30 June.

No player shall be permitted to sign for more than one club playing in the league other than in the following situations:

  1. a) A player who has signed for a club for which he has not played for in the Premier League may apply to the Management Committee for approval to transfer to another club but this application must be made by the 30 June.
  2. b) A player who physically moves to another area within the Premier league, or moves to within the Shropshire or Telford and Wrekin Council boundary from outside those two boundaries, may apply to the Management Committee to transfer or register at any time before the 31 August provided that no more than 5 premier league games have been played for his previous club.

Any player wishing to transfer shall not be allowed to do so until such time as he has fulfilled all his financial obligations to the Premier League club from whom he wishes to transfer.

PROPOSED RULE:

No player shall be eligible to play in any league match or competition organised by the Premier League unless he has been officially registered online. All clubs must ensure that they have entered their list of registered players online 24 hours prior to the first game. Following the first game any further registration of players must be notified to the Fixtures Secretary at least 24 hours prior to playing his first league or competition game.

In the event of a club playing an unregistered player a fine of £25 will be payable to the league by the offending club. In addition the game in which the unregistered player took part shall be awarded to the opposing team 21-0 and two points deducted from the offending club. The player who was awarded the 21-0 win shall be awarded a 21-11 win in their aggregates, unless their win was below 21-11, which would mean his win stands.

No further registration of players shall be made after the 30 June.

No player shall be permitted to sign for more than one club playing in the league other than in the following situations:

  1. a) A player who has signed for a club for which he has not played for in the Premier League may apply to the Management Committee for approval to transfer to another club but this application must be made by the 30 June.
  2. b) A player who physically moves to another area within the Premier league, or moves to within the Shropshire or Telford and Wrekin Council boundary from outside those two boundaries, may apply to the Management Committee to transfer or register at any time before the 31 August provided that no more than 5 premier league games have been played for his previous club.

Any player wishing to transfer shall not be allowed to do so until such time as he has fulfilled all his financial obligations to the Premier League club from whom he wishes to transfer.

Proposed by League Management Committee

 Secretaries do not need to send in their list of registered players anymore, and players who rightfully won single figures against an ineligible or unregistered player should have their score stand as it could affect who wins the League Averages.

AMENDMENT TO MATCH RULE 5 (GAMES AND SCORING)

CURRENT RULE:

All games will be 21 up and one point will be awarded for each individual winner. In addition each team will be awarded two points for a win one point for an aggregate draw and no points for a defeat.

PROPOSED RULE:

All games will be 21 up and one point will be awarded for each individual winner. In addition each team will be awarded two points for a home win and four for an away win and no points for a defeat. In the case of an aggregate draw, one point would be earned by the home side and two points for the away side.

Proposed by League Management Committee

 This would reward teams who enjoy good away form, and with nearly all teams winning away last season then it allows teams who earn a surprise victory somewhere to gain a bigger reward.

AMENDMENT TO MATCH RULE 13 (MATCH DAY RESULT CARD)

CURRENT RULE:

The championship shall be awarded to the team with the highest number of points.

(a) Home clubs shall ensure the result card details are entered on the website within 24 hours of the match being completed. Failure to comply with this rule will result in a fine of £5. The details should then be checked and approved by the away club within five days of the match being played.

(b) Clubs shall retain all the result cards for the home fixtures of all their teams until the end of the season. Result cards must clearly show individual player details which must include forenames and surnames for players of both teams, and the correct associated scores.

(c) Clubs must present result cards for verification within 72 hours of being called for by the league or a league officer.

(d) Where a dispute arises and a result card is not provided for verification, the complainant shall have their complaint upheld, with no right of appeal being given to the home team.

(e) A £5 fine may be incurred for either club named on a result card for failing to ensure player details are recorded accurately, and for failing to ensure the card is signed by their team captain.

(f) Changes to club registered lists, or new member registration numbers, must be entered on the registration page of the website by clubs before the seasonal cut-off point. Thereafter all changes can only be made via the nominated league officer (Fixtures Secretary).

(g) The principles of these rules are to ensure clubs enter their home fixture results in a timely and accurate manner, which must be fair to both sides playing in the fixture. The league may take action against a club, or a member of a club, who – for whatever reason – fails to meet these principles

PROPOSED RULE:

(a) Home clubs shall ensure the result and score card details are entered on the website within 24 hours of the match being completed. Failure to comply with this rule will result in a fine of £5. The details should then be checked and approved by the away club within five days of the match being played. If the away club feels it has not been recorded correctly, they need to contact the Fixture Secretary within 7 days of the fixture date explaining why they think it is incorrect.

(b) Clubs shall retain score cards for the home fixtures of all their teams until at least a week after the match was played. Result cards must clearly show the match score, aggregate totals or difference and a signature from both clubs.

(c) Clubs must present score and results cards for verification within 72 hours of being called for by the league or a league officer.

(d) Where a dispute arises and a result or score card is not provided for verification, the complainant shall have their complaint upheld, with no right of appeal being given to the home team.

(e) A £5 fine may be incurred for either club named on a result card for failing to ensure match details are recorded accurately, and for failing to ensure the card is signed by their team captain.

(f) Changes to club registered lists, or new member registration numbers, must be entered on the registration page of the website by clubs before the seasonal cut-off point. Thereafter all changes can only be made via the nominated league officer (Fixtures Secretary).

(f) The principles of these rules are to ensure clubs enter their home fixture results in a timely and accurate manner, which must be fair to both sides playing in the fixture. The league may take action against a club, or a member of a club, who – for whatever reason – fails to meet these principles.

Proposed by League Management Committee

 Match cards would be removed with just an overall match sheet used instead for the home captains. This will be posted nearer the time of the AGM.

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 grey or 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 grey or 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 grey or 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 grey or 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

This is to bring us in line with the BCGBA Dress Code.

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