|Andrew Hamilton Trophy Rules 2013|
CITIES & COUNTIES BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIP
A. H. HAMILTON TROPHY
REGULATIONS FOR 2013 COMPETITION
1. The first Stage of the Competition will be played on the League principle, each side with six teams of four
2. Games will be 21 ends. The highest total score over the six rinks will decide the winner. Two points will be awarded to the winning side and in a drawn match one point to each Side
3. The qualifiers from each section will be the two Association teams which have gained the highest number of
points and aggregate shots.
4. Should two or more Associations finish with equal points and equal in aggregate shots up, the winner will be the Association that won the league game between these two. In the event of a further tie, the winner will be decided on the following basis:
1. The number of winning fours. 2. The number of ends won.
5. 5.1 If due to weather conditions, the start of a game is delayed then a review will take place after 1 hour by the Umpire(s) and Bowls Scotland official present with the option to (a) agree a further delay to the start or (b) agree to cancel the game.
5.2 In the event that the game is cancelled a new date should be agreed by mutual consent at a meeting called by the Bowls Scotland Official/s on duty.
5.3 The following officials only should be in attendance ‑ the President and Secretary of each Association, or their representatives, and one umpire.
5.4 If amicable agreement cannot be agreed by the Associations the Bowls Scotland Official/s in attendance will fix a date, time and venue.
5.5 The game must take place within the following eight days.
6. 6.1 If a game is stopped during play, either by mutual agreement or by the official Umpires and cannot be resumed within one hour, a review will take place by the Umpire(s) and Bowls Scotland Official(s) with the option to (a) agree a further delay to the restart (b) resume the game or (c) Stop the game.
6.2 A resumed game shall be resumed with the scores as they were when the game was stopped.
6.3 If eleven or more ends have been played by the competing sides, the results of the game will be decided on the scores, as at the eleventh or subsequent end, all fours to complete the same number of ends. If two or more players are not available from the same rink in a resumed game, substitutes will be allowed.
7. In deciding the results of a match in which the player(s) may fail to appear. Law 46.2 of Laws of the Sport Crystal Mark Second Edition whatever is applicable, will be used in calculating the aggregate score of a defaulting side.
8. Coloured discs will be issued to all Associations and these should be retained for the full series of League Games. Sponsors discs are permitted. (Opponents should be advised when these are to be used).
9. Results to be telephoned to telephone numbers on score sheet A. S. A. P. Once sheets have been signed, please forward immediately, after conclusion of the game, to the Bowls Scotland Office.
10. 1 Clubs who are members of more than one Association must nominate which Association they wish their players to represent in the event of selection. Such nomination shall be binding for a minimum period of five year.
10.2 A County entering two sides must continue on this basis for a minimum of five years.
10.3 Associations which have more than one side in the Competition must not transfer players between teams.
10.4 Players of the same Club may play for different sides within the same Association.
10.5 The side first played for commits the players for the remainder of the season.
10.6 All Association must register their players with the Bowls Scotland office before 1st game in stage one (Full names for all players and D. O. B. for the under 25’s), extra players may be added as required.
10.7 All fours must commence play simultaneously.
10.8 Players must only be selected from Clubs in Full Membership of their Association and Bowls Scotland.
10.9 Any Association breaking the rules will be severely dealt with, either by fine or suspension. Points gained will be deducted.
11 DRAW FOR Second Stage on Saturday 6th July at 2 pm 2013
1. Winner (North) v Runner ‑ up (West) at Muirhead & Birkhill B. C.
2. Winner (South) v Runner ‑ up (East) at Hurlford B. C.
3. Winner (West) v Runner ‑ up (North) at Alloa B. C
4. Winner (East) v Runner – up (South) at Colinton B.C.
Semi - finals to be played on Saturday 13th July (No. 1 v 2) (No. 3 v 4).
Venues will be allocated after Quarter Finals (Whitburn B. C. and Fairfield B C (Glasgow) at 2 pm.)
The Final will be played on Saturday 20th July at West Kilbride B. C. at 2 pm.
12. Greens used for Andrew Hamilton Trophy games are limited to a maximum of twice per season.
13 ALCOHOL - The presence of alcohol within the parameters of the greens is not permitted.
14 DRAW FOR RINKS
The following officials should be in attendance at the Draw:
1 Home Secretary conducts the draw
2 Two officials from each County/City.
3 Bowls Scotland Official(s)
4 One umpire may be in attendance to observe the draw being made.
5 Skips names must be written on the cards used for the draw, skips must play on the rinks as they are drawn.
15.1 All players in the same side must be dressed alike there is no restriction on waterproofs or headgear.
15.2 There is no requirement to register colours
15.3 All players and Umpires must wear flat soled heel-less footwear.
15.4 No restriction on size of Sponsors logo.
16 Stamping of Bowls - refer to Laws of the Sport Crystal Mark Second Edition (Bowls Scotland Variations)
17 Green sizes - refer to Laws of the Sport Crystal Mark Second Edition (Bowls Scotland Variations)
Any player who, subjects their opponent or any official to physical or verbal abuse will be warned by the umpire. Failure to adhere to the warning will be reported to the controlling body for consideration of what action to take, including the players disqualification.