Amigos Tuesday & Thursday Bowling Leagues Constitution

All general playing rules of the BTBA will apply together with the following:

  1. League starts prompt at 6.30pm on Tuesday´s and 7.00pm on Thursday´s, bowlers must be at the centre at least 15 mins before bowling starts. Failure to be there by the time bowling is due to start will mean the matches starting without you. Any bowler that is late arriving can join their match provided it no later than the fourth frame. Remember, it takes up to 10 minutes to input all the names if late, it means we do not start on time and Phil gets it in the neck for late starting.
  2. League will consist of 8 and 10 teams respectively.
  3. Handicap shall be based on 80% of the difference between average and 210. No maximum handicap. Starting handicap will be your average from the previous season, except new bowlers to the league whose handicap will be worked out after their first 3 games. However, where a ‘new’ (a gap between leaving and re-joining) bowler has bowled in the leagues before, but their averages are no longer available; their starting average will be taken from their tournament scores. Assuming they have played in tournaments in the year prior to the commencement of the new season.
  4. Handicaps will change on a 7-weekly basis after the first 3 weeks have elapsed. This is the norm in most leagues in the UK. The first 3 weeks will not see any change in handicap.
  5. Monies must be paid to Phil before bowling commences.
  6. Postponed matches must be given with 1 weeks’ notice to the league’s secretary by email and the opposition informed. Unless an emergency occurs.
  7. Cancelled matches: 3 options:
  8. Use a reserve player if one is available.
  9. Play the match in advance if other team is agreeable.
  10. The team that is available on the night will bowl their match on the allocated lanes. Their score will not be posted. The cancelling team have 4 weeks to play the match in their own time but the SAME TWO LANES MUST BE USED.
  11. The team that CAN bowl has the choice of the above options.
  12. Matches played in advance will play with their Hcap at the time and the result entered in the same week. These matches should be played on the lanes they were allocated in the schedule.
  13. To qualify for scratch and Hcap trophies you must bowl at least 33% of the games
  14. Reserve players are down to the individual teams to supply. NOT the secretary.
  15. Teams failing to appear will forfeit all points.
  16. Fees for the season are now 13€ of which 3.50 goes to the prize fund. Subject to any increase by Amigos.
  17. The league will bowl 4 times round if only 8 teams, if there are 10 teams then it will be 3 times around
  18. Any team leaving the league before it finishes must have bowled at least 75% of the games to be entitled to any of the prize fund.
  19. There is an appeals / grievance panel in place for any bowler that has an issue they wish to raise that cannot be dealt with by the league manager. The league manager should in the first instance be notified of the grievance. The bowler will then contact one of the panel, Colin, John Cannon or Mick for Tuesday’s and Tony and Roy for Thursday’s. They will then meet to discuss and report back to the league manager and the bowler that raised the issue. If the matter is deemed to of major importance that should involve all of the bowlers then a meeting will be arranged to discuss it.
  20. The results of the matches will be posted on the website sometime during the following few days.
  21. There will be a single copy of the previous week’s results, table, averages and new handicaps available every week.
  22. Prizes will be as in previous seasons with the winning team receiving 120€, 90€, 50€, 30€, all teams will receive something. 360€ will be split up and given to the top three ladies, men and teams in both the scratch and handicap sections, if the same person leads both, then the second place will win the prize in the handicap section. Prize for the highest team scratch score and highest team handicap score. If the same team wins both, the second placed team in the handicap section will win.  If a bowler or team are second in the scratch category but first in the handicap category they will be awarded the first place handicap prize money. Whomever is in third for the scratch prize will receive second place money.
  23. There will also be a prize for most improved bowler for the season and the best bowler of the season. Worked out from the software stats. Prize money for this will be 25€ each.
  24. As in ALL previous seasons since the leagues were started by Mick there is a 10% contribution to the league manager for running the league. Plus 35€ for stationary and towards payment for the website hosting and domain name. This includes the domain name and hosting.
  25. As with every previous year a detailed copy of the prize fund total and how it is distributed will be handed out at the end of the season on presentation night.