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   ESMBA INTER-COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP RULES
Eligibility of       a)   A player may ONLY play in the Inter County Championships for:
Players
                          EITHER     - the County in which he or she is NORMALLY resident.
                            OR       - any other County through which he or she has been registered
                                     with the ESMBA during the previous year.

                          The player MUST BE registered with the ESMBA through that County in
                          accordance with the ESMBA Information Pack Section 04 – Registered
                          Players.

                          A player may only play for one County during one year’s competition.



                     b)   If a player considers there are exceptional circumstances that justify a
                          transfer during a competition they may approach the ESMBA
                          Management Committee for permission to transfer. Such permission
                          will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.



                     c)   Any player who decides to register for a different county at the start of a
                          new registration year must ensure that their ESMBA Registration with
                          the new county has been forwarded to and received by the ESMBA
                          Membership Secretary in accordance with the procedures in the
                          ESMBA Information Pack Section 04 prior to taking part in any Inter
                          County competition matches for the new county in the Winter
                          Championships – or they will be classified as an ineligible player.

                     e)   Each County that has both a Premier and an A Team in the Winter
                          Championships must supply, in writing, to the Inter County
                          Championship Secretary, by the 1st of September in each year, a list of
                          ten nominated Premier Team players that they consider to be their
                          strongest players and who MUST play in over 60% of all round robin
                          Premier team matches. Where such nominated players do not play in
                          the required number of matches, the County will be penalised by the
                          deduction of 4 points for each game that each nominated player misses
                          under the minimum 60%. If there are exceptional circumstances that
                          prevent a nominated player from playing in 60% of the round robin
                          games then this should be notified to the ESMBA Inter County
                          Championship Secretary at the earliest opportunity and preferably
                          before the game or games in question. These ten nominated players
                          must NOT play in any A team matches.


Penalties for Playing A County that plays an ineligible player or players will forfeit the game points
Ineligible Players    for the games in which that player or players took part. Those points will be
                      awarded to the opposition. All shots accrued during these games by the
                      offending county will be lost. The shots accrued by the non-offending team
                      will be retained. In addition there will be a 2 point penalty imposed for each
                      game in which an ineligible player took part.



Venues &             All venues used for the playing of ICC Winter championships matches must
Equipment            conform to the following standard:


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                  Playing Area:
                  a) The actual playing area shall be flat, of an acceptably high standard
                      and shall be a minimum size of 15.25 metres in length and 9.15
                      metres wide.

                  b)   Four mats shall be laid in this area with a minimum distance of
                       380mm between each mat.

                  Room Area:
                  a) In addition to the minimum playing area detailed above there shall
                     also be an additional space of 1 metre behind each mat, at each end,
                     to allow players/wheelchairs to be behind the fender.             If this
                     additional space is not available behind the mats, the width of the
                     playing area required shall be increased to 10.7 metres – and mats
                     shall then be laid with a minimum space of 1 metre between each
                     mat in order that players may stand at the side, but clear of, the mats.

                  b)   Sufficient space shall also be available to allow access to all mats for
                       disabled bowlers and no team shall be prevented from playing
                       disabled bowlers for whatever reasons. Where an indoor rink or
                       other enclosed area is used the home team MUST provide
                       facilities/personnel to enable disabled bowlers to enter the area as
                       necessary.

                  c)   There shall be a space of at least 1 metre between the outer mats
                       and the spectator seating area, to allow access from one end to the
                       other for wheelchair bowlers and there shall be a minimum space of
                       150mm between any mat and any wall or other such obstacle.

                  d)   There shall be sufficient seating space for non-playing members of
                       the visiting team, within viewing area of the mats.

                  Lighting:

                  a)   The lighting shall be of sufficient intensity to provide ample lighting in
                       ALL areas of all four mats.
                  Hygiene:

                  a)   The room shall be of an acceptable standard of hygiene and
                       cleanliness.

                  Equipment:

                  a)   Two pound jacks must be used for all games.

                  b)   The four mats must be of a similar playing speed and preferably of
                       the same manufacture.




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Responsibilities of   The home team must provide a minimum of tea/coffee and biscuits for the
the Home Team         visiting team, including the reserves and the umpire.

                      The home team will be responsible for emailing or phoning the result of the
                      match to the ICC Championship Secretary within 24 hours of the completion
                      of the fixture and returning the match score-sheet by the Friday following the
                      day the match is played. A fine of £20 will be imposed for any late returns.
                      The score sheet must be completed in full, signed by both counties and the
                      umpire(s) and mailed with a first class stamp.
                      The home county association shall provide a registered umpire for each
                      home match and bear all costs for this appointment. In the event that the
                      home county cannot provide an umpire for the match, they should consult
                      the ESMBA Information Pack Section 09 for a list of registered umpires.
                      Should they still not be able to find an umpire they should consult the
                      appropriate Area or Regional Manager for umpires for guidance. (Umpires
                      fees are travelling expenses of 40p per mile and where a meal is not
                      provided, a meal allowance of £4 for lunch and if appropriate [normally final
                      stages], £7.50 for dinner). Registered umpires that are playing members
                      of either team may be used provided that there are two such umpires and
                      they are playing in opposite sessions.
Teams, Formats        Teams will consist of players consistent with the format for the competition
and Scoring           being played and will play sessions and rounds in accordance therewith
                      (see Appendices 1 & 2).

                      Teams may make a maximum of two substitutions between the morning and
                      afternoon sessions. No player may play more than two games nor play
                      twice in any one session.        Players may change disciplines between
                      sessions, but no one may play on the same mat twice nor against the same
                      opponents twice (see Appendices 1 & 2). Substitutions must be notified to
                      the Umpire and if a substitution causes two opponents to be playing against
                      each other for a second time then the substitution notified to the Umpire first
                      will be allowed to take place and the second will not be allowed.
                      Two bowls must be used by each player, except for the singles players who
                      will use four. If bowls stickers are used then they must be of the same
                      colour and design on all bowls used by all members of the team.
                      Singles and Pairs games will consist of 15 ends, Triples 11 ends and Fours
                      9 ends.
                      Two points will be awarded for each individual game won with one point
                      each for a drawn game. There will be two additional match points for the
                      team with the highest shots score in each discipline – Singles, Pairs, Triples
                      and Fours – a total of 8 additional match points. These points will be shared
                      in the event of tied shots in a discipline.
                      In the knock out stages should the points be the same for both teams after
                      the match points have been awarded, then the team with the higher game
                      points (excluding match points) will be declared the winner.
                      In the event of game points also being equal, the captains will nominate
                      three players from each team who will play a one end four bowl play off and
                      the team winning this play off will be awarded the match. Team captains will
                      toss for each mat individually to see who goes first.
Dress                 Full dress regulations will be in force at all stages of the competition.
                      Counties may dress in their own colours provided ALL players are dressed


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                    the same, otherwise it must be a plain white collared shirt and mid-grey
                    trousers for men and a plain white collared blouse with either a mid-grey
                    skirt, not split or above the knee, culottes or tailored trousers for ladies, at
                    the discretion of their member county and any sweaters, jumpers, cardigans
                    etc. worn must be white or County colours. Bowling shoes must be worn by
                    all players.
Times               Round robin matches will commence promptly at 11:00 hours with a practice
                    period for the visitors from 10.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. The match mats will be
                    solely and exclusively reserved for the use of the visiting team during this
                    period.
                    Counties may – by mutual consent only – agree to forgo the 30 minutes
                    practice session and instead have a two end roll-up prior to each game
                    being played. In the case of any county playing one fixture on eight mats
                    (see Appendix 2) the start time may be adjusted accordingly.
                    In Knock-out rounds matches will commence at 10.30am and there will be a
                    two end roll-up prior to each game.
Fixtures            The listed dates are fixed and are not open to any postponement other
                    than through an exceptional circumstance. When original fixtures are
                    issued and listed as due to be played on one day of the fixed weekend
                    and it is necessary to change to the other day (Sat to Sun or Sun to
                    Sat) for the purpose of obtaining a venue, both the ICC Secretary and
                    the opposing team must be notified immediately. Once final fixtures
                    have been issued or if it is desired to change dates, or the venue, of
                    matches because of exceptional circumstances, the E.S.M.B.A. Inter
                    County Championship Secretary must be consulted before any
                    changes are made.

                    Any County that rearranges a fixture without prior written agreement
                    from the ICC Secretary will be penalised by the deduction of TEN
                    points from their total for the season. Teams, after consulting with the
                    ICC Secretary, may agree to reverse a fixture for the convenience of
                    organising a home venue but otherwise ALL matches must be played on
                    the specified weekend. This and other rules go to the root of everyone’s
                    acceptance into the competitions and must be clearly understood and
                    accepted by every county.
                    The ESMBA Committee will review all instances of a team failing to fulfil a
                    fixture on the set date and may, in the case of round-robin matches, agree
                    to the fixture being played on another date. The defaulting county will be
                    liable to repay any unavoidable costs incurred by their opponents and will be
                    subject to a fine by the ESMBA. If a team fails to fulfil a fixture before the
                    last scheduled inter-county weekend that team shall have their record
                    expunged for the season and shall be refused entry to the Competition for
                    the following season.
                    The Winners of the Winter Premier and A Team Championship will be
                    required to complete a fixture as detailed in the ESMBA Diary against the
                    England Squad. The teams for this fixture will comprise 26 players,
                    registered with the ESMBA through the winning County.




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Progression         When all round robin matches are complete, the team with the highest
to Knock            number of points will be the winner of the group. If teams are level on
Out Stages          points the shot difference will be used to decide the final places. When
                    teams are still equal, shots ‘for’ will be used.
                    The knock out stages will commence following a draw from the participating
                    groups in which the two top teams from each group will go forward to the
                    main championship competitions for Premier and “A” teams.               Teams
                    finishing lower in the groups will go forward to consolation competitions.
                    Preliminary knock out round matches will be played at neutral venues
                    arranged where possible to minimise travelling for both teams.
                    Quarter-finals will be played at one or two neutral venues. There will be
                    limited seeding of counties to avoid the top two counties in any group from
                    meeting each other in the preliminaries or quarter-finals.
                    The semi-finals and final will be played at neutral venues. Replica trophies
                    will be presented to the players who play in the finals, although extra
                    trophies may be provided by prior arrangement.


  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ABOVE RULES MAY BE SUBJECT TO REVISION BY THE E.S.M.B.A.
   AS THE NEED ARISES AND SHOULD BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH APPENDICES 1 & 2.



   APPENDIX 1 –         Teams and Formats for Competitions

Inter County Championship    All team will consist of 20 players grouped as two singles, two pairs,
(Winter)                     two triples and two fours.

                             A team shall not play with less than 16 players. If a team is short of
                             players the missing players shall be as follows:-
                             One player missing – player 2 in four 1
                             Two players missing – player 2 in both fours
                             Three players missing – player 2 in both fours plus player 2 in triple 1
                             Four players missing – player 2 in both fours plus player 2 in both
                             triples.
                             Fixtures shall commence on time if a minimum of 16 players are
                             present. Players arriving late shall be allowed to join the match at
                             the next round of any session. (Common sense should be used if
                             players are delayed due to accident etc, and confirmation is received
                             that they will arrive.)

                             A match will consist of two playing sessions, morning and afternoon,
                             with a mutually agreed lunch break between sessions.           Each
                             session will be split into two rounds of games; the first round will
                             include two singles and two pairs and the second round two triples
                             and two fours.     After the lunch break the same pattern will be
                             repeated, but with all teams playing alternative opponents and on
                             different mats. (see Appendix 2).

                             Prior to the start of the game the two Captains shall toss a coin and
                             the winner shall have the option of playing first or second. This shall
                             be applicable to all mats for all sessions.

                             The two singles games in each session shall each be marked by a

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                          marker.     All scorecards shall be marked on the mat with the
                          exception of the singles games where the marker shall mark one
                          card and a member of the opposing team shall, if practicable, sit by
                          the scoreboard and mark the second card. All scorecards shall be
                          checked regularly and at least every other end. In accordance with
                          the ESMBA Rules of the Game markers shall only answer SPECIFIC
                          QUESTIONS that they are asked and shall give NO OTHER
                          information to the players.

                          Players nominated within the ‘Top Ten’ of a county may not play for
                          the A Team in any fixture. All other players may play twice for the
                          Premier team without restriction. However, once they have played
                          three times for the Premier team they may not play for the “A” team
                          again during the current season’s competition, including the knock
                          out rounds.

                          Players may not play for both Premier and “A” teams on the same
                          weekend or in matches that were originally scheduled to be played
                          on the same weekend.

                          Players may only play for the County to which they are registered.




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APPENDIX 2        – Inter County Competitions Playing Order - Winter

                                  Mat 1               Mat 2                 Mat 3                Mat 4

Session 1 (morning)
Round 1
Home Team                     Single 1              Single 2                Pair 1               Pair 2
                                 v                     v                      v                    v
Visitors                      Single 1              Single 2                Pair 1               Pair 2


Round 2
Home Team                        Triple 1           Triple 2               Four 1                Four 2
                                    v                  v                     v                     v
Visitors                         Triple 1           Triple 2               Four 1                Four 2


Session 2 (afternoon)
Round 1
Home Team                         Pair 2              Pair 1               Single 2          Single 1
                                    v                   v                     v                 v
Visitors                          Pair 1              Pair 2               Single 1          Single 2


Round 2
Home Team                        Four 2              Four 1                Triple 2             Triple 1
                                   v                   v                      v                    v
Visitors                         Four 1              Four 2                Triple 1             Triple 2


Counties whose venue is registered as an eight mat venue and who only have one
visiting team for a match on any particular day may, if prior agreement is obtained from
the visiting team, play Round One and Round Two of each Session together at the
same time on the eight mats as detailed below:

Session 1(morning)

Rd 1& 2      Mat 1      Mat 2        Mat 3       Mat 4          Mat 5       Mat 6     Mat 7          Mat 8
 Home       Single 1   Single 2      Four 1      Four 2         Pair 1      Pair 2    Triple 1       Triple 2
               v           v           v           v              v           v          v              v
Visitors    Single 1   Single 2      Four 1      Four 2         Pair 1      Pair 2    Triple 1       Triple 2



Session 2 (afternoon)

Rd 1& 2      Mat 1      Mat 2        Mat 3       Mat 4          Mat 5       Mat 6     Mat 7          Mat 8
 Home        Four 2     Four 1      Single 2     Single 1       Triple 2   Triple 1    Pair 2        Pair 1
               v          v            v            v              v          v          v             v


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Visitors     Four 1     Four 2   Single 1   Single 2       Triple 1   Triple 2    Pair 1        Pair 2




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E.S.M.B.A. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RULES

 1.    ESMBA official Entry Forms for all disciplines of the National Championships
       are issued each year to counties - for distribution to all clubs/teams within
       their county in sufficient time for players to fully consider their entry before
       the local closing date.
 2.    Counties shall fully publicise each event within their county and must
       organise local qualifying heats of the Championship, on behalf of the
       ESMBA, which are open to all players registered via their county, in order to
       determine representatives to compete in disciplines at the National Finals.
 3.    Counties shall not organise local qualifying heats on weekends that are
       designated in the ESMBA Calendar as weekends when the England team is
       competing nor on days that are designated for ESMBA Committee Meetings
 4.    The National Championships of the English Short Mat Bowling Association
       are open to all players registered up to the closing date of the local county
       heats OR the final closing date set by the ESMBA - whichever is the earlier.
 5.    Only fully registered players may play in the Championships and only in the
       County with which they are registered as per the ESMBA Information Pack
       section 4 – Registered Players. Registration only takes effect when the
       ESMBA Membership Secretary has been notified in writing and the
       appropriate registration fee has been paid.
 6.    It goes to the root of acceptance that counties who wish to have
       representatives attending at the National Championships must have followed
       the procedures as detailed above.
 7.    Only the correct coloured ESMBA entry forms will be accepted as the official
       entry form for each event. These entry forms must have been fully
       completed, and must clearly show all dates and venues of the local heats
       together with ALL other required details. Incomplete entry forms or
       photocopies on white paper will be rejected.
 8.    Heats must be properly organised on a competitive basis, WITH A MINIMUM
       OF FOUR TEAMS IN ANY ONE DISCIPLINE (except for the Under 18’s) and
       in accordance with the full ESMBA Rules. (NOTE: In particular the ESMBA
       Rules concerning the jack off the mat and players visiting the head shall be
       observed). These heats may be run in conjunction with a county’s own
       county championships.
 9.    Players entering the local heats must do so with the express intention of
       attending the National Finals if they qualify. Players who qualify and do not
       attend the finals may be subject to disciplinary action. If a player does not
       attend in such circumstances he or she may be barred from entering the
       Nationals the following year. Authority to take similar action is delegated to
       County Associations if players having entered their qualifiers fail to turn up to
       play.
 10. Counties shall forward fully completed entry forms, together with a cheque
     for the appropriate amount, in sufficient time to ensure that they are received

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       by the ESMBA Nationals Organiser BEFORE play commences at the
       earliest stage of the local heats, or prior to the ESMBA closing date -
       whichever is the sooner. No entry will be complete unless the appropriate
       entry fee is enclosed with the entry form.
 11. Once an entry has been received by the local county, players may not
     change places with other players in the same event.
 12. The names of players in the first four places in each qualifying event held
     within a county must be sent to the ESMBA Nationals Organiser within
     seven days of the completion of the local heats for each event and in all
     cases no later than the ESMBA closing date. These players will be eligible
     to play in the National Finals - but may not necessarily all be allocated
     places.
 13. Championship qualifiers must attend the Championship finals at the due
     date and time for their event. They must be correctly dressed in accordance
     with the published code of championship dress (see Appendix).
 14. The ESMBA reserve the absolute right to reject or exclude any entry it
     deems to be either inappropriate or unacceptable.
 15. Substitutes may be used at any stage of the local heats/finals, provided it is
     prior to the commencement of play, the relevant county committee/national
     heats organiser is satisfied with the reason for substitution and the ESMBA
     Nationals Organiser has been notified either in writing or by telephone -
     before play commences. In instances of late substitutions that are notified
     by telephone, such notification must be followed up in writing to arrive within
     three days of the heat being played.
 16. Once a substitute has played the original player(s) may take no further part
     in the event. However if a substitute has not yet played then the original
     player(s) may return to play.
 17. A substituted player or one who has already played in the event cannot
     subsequently act as a substitute in the same event.
 18. Substitutes in the National Finals are only allowed under very exceptional
     circumstances and then only with the express written permission of both
     the ESMBA and the relevant county committee. The circumstances and
     reasons for substitution must be clearly and fully explained. Players giving
     reasons which are deemed to be unacceptable may be subject to
     disciplinary action as set out above.
 19. Substitutes in the National Finals must not have previously played in the
     same event.
 20. Each event/discipline of the Championships is deemed to be a completely
     separate event and the above rules must be applied accordingly.
 21. It is the duty of all players to attend the finals at the published time and date.
     Should a player or players arrive after play commences they may only join
     play at the start of their next scheduled game.




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 22. The ESMBA reserve the absolute right to interpret the rules and/or take
     action as is deemed appropriate for the running of the Championships at
     every level of play.
 23. The National Championships comprise of separate events/disciplines all of
     which are equally open to members of both sexes with the exception of the
     Mixed Fours Competition, which is restricted to an entry of a team
     comprising of two male and two female members.
 24. The ESMBA National Organiser will determine the allocation of places at the
     National Finals, in each event/discipline in accordance with the laid down
     procedures i.e.
       Each County that has held qualifying heats WITH A MINIMUM OF FOUR
       TEAMS IN ANY ONE DISCIPLINE (except for the Under 18’s) and submitted
       the relevant results within the prescribed timescale, will be allocated places
       in that event/discipline, with places being allocated in accordance with a
       computer formula which takes into account the number of entrants from that
       county who took place in the qualifying heats of the event/discipline - as a
       proportion of the total number of entrants in that particular event/discipline.


 PLAYING GUIDELINES
       County organisers are reminded that the following are the requirements of
       the local qualifying rounds of the National Championships:
            All qualifying competitions should start on a ‘Round robin’ basis, with
             round robin groups being arrived at by an open draw, i.e. an out of the
             hat style draw. This must be followed by a knockout stage.
            However where less than eight teams are entered the competition may
             be organised on a league basis, provided every team plays every other
             team and not just a number of random games. Competitions shall not
             be played on a basis where teams simply play a set number of games
             against random opponents with the winners being determined as the
             team with the most points, shots etc.
            ‘Round robin’ groups should consist of three, four or five teams
             depending on overall numbers.




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            Groups of three should be played as follows;
                  Game 1         1 v 2;
                  Game 2         Loser Game 1 v 3;
                  Game 3         Winner Game 1 v 3.
                  One qualifier only should progress from each group, unless
                   runners up are required to make the correct number for the
                   knockout stage draw.
            Groups of four should be played as follows;
                  Game 1         1 v 3;
                  Game 2         2 v 4;
                  Game 3         Winner Game 1 v Loser Game 2;
                  Game 4         Winner Game 2 v Loser Game 1;
                  Game 5         Loser Game 1 v Loser Game 2;
                  Game 6         Winner Game 1 v Winner Game 2;
                  Two qualifiers should progress from each group.
            ‘Round robin’ groups should be decided on a points league basis, the
             winner of each game to be awarded 2 points, with one point each for a
             draw.
            The minimum number of ends to be played in National qualifying heats
             are:
                  Singles 9
                  Pairs      8
                  Triples    7
                  Fours      7


        SPECIFIC RULES APPLICABLE TO THE FINAL
                         STAGES

 a)    Round One of each discipline will be conducted as a ”Round Robin” with each team
       playing against all other teams in the Group.
 b)    Scoring for the “Round Robin Stage” shall be 2 points for a win and 1 point for a
       draw. The final group table shall be formulated with the team with the highest
       number of points at the top. In the event of two or more teams within the group
       being equal on points, shot difference shall be used to decide which team is placed
       higher in the group. In the event of two teams still be equal on both points and
       shot difference the result of the game between the two teams shall decide who is
       placed highest and if that game should have resulted in a draw the number of ends
       won shall be the deciding factor.
 c)    Round Two onwards shall be a Knockout Competition.




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 d)    All players/team captains are required to report to the Organisation Desk to ‘sign in’,
       at least 30 minutes before the time scheduled for the commencement of their first
       game.




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 e)        start time of All competitors are responsible for ensuring that they are aware of the
          scheduled each game that they are due to take part in and should be aware that
          listed timings are only approximate and that after the first run of the mats games are
          expected to commence as soon as the mat becomes available.                       THE
          ORGANISERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ALTER THE PLAYING TIMES IN THE
          PROGRAMME AND IT IS ADVISED THAT PLAYERS DO NOT LEAVE THE
          VENUE AT ANY TIME UNLESS IT IS AN EMERGENCY. Players who intend to
          leave the arena for any period MUST ensure that the Organisers are aware of their
          whereabouts.
 f)      All players are required to be on the allocated mat and ready to play either at the
         time stated for the commencement of their game or whenever the mat becomes
         available for use - (N.B. - unless a player is still playing in a game on another mat).
 g)      If a team does not take the mat within 10 minutes of being called to the mat, unless
         exceptional circumstances prevail of which the Organisers are aware (and see N.B.
         above), then the game will be forfeited and the following action will be taken:
              DURING ROUND ONE
              the 2 points for the game will be awarded to the opposition - and
              1 shot per end will be awarded to the opposition - and
              1 additional point will be deducted from the team’s points tally.
              DURING ROUND TWO ONWARDS
              The opponent(s) will progress to the next round.
 h)      If players are missing from a team then the following will apply;
             Singles - if the player is missing the game will be forfeited and the above will
              apply;
             Pairs - if a player is missing the game will be forfeited and the above will apply;
             Triples & Fours - if one player is missing the standard ESMBA Rules will
              apply;
             Triples and Fours - if two players are missing the game will be forfeited and
              the above will apply.
      i) The dress code for the Nationals is quite clear and is detailed in the Appendix
      that follows - please do not turn up in greys that are almost black or white.
      Shoes must also conform to the requirements of the dress code. Only white or
      club/league/county tops or sweaters may be worn and players must come
      prepared for possible cold conditions.




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E.S.M.B.A. Information Pack           Inter County Competition and National Championship Rules - 5


APPENDIX – ESMBA Dress Code
The ESMBA Dress Code is in force at all stages of the National Championships.

Gentlemen
                        White shirt with collar or polo shirt – no self patterns or stripes
                        Only MID GREY trousers will be permitted

Ladies
                        White blouse with collar or polo shirt – no self patterns, stripes or
                         broderie anglaise
                        Only MID GREY skirts not split above the knee, culottes or
                         tailored trousers will be permitted

Footwear
                        Bowling shoes or bowling sandals must be worn whilst playing
                         on the rink mat.
                        They may be black, brown, white or grey

Club Colours
                        Shirts, blouses and polo shirts may be in club, league or county
                         colours – England shirts may not be worn.
                        No names, initials or logos will be permitted on the back of any
                         garment
                        Any names, initials or logos must be in keeping with the size of
                         the ESMBA logo and no bigger than the breast pocket on a shirt
                        In disciplines with more than one player, ALL players must be
                         dressed in the same colours


 Please be aware that non-compliance with the Dress Code will result
     in the offending player being asked to leave the bowling mat


NOTE:                 White or club, league or county colours above the waist
                      ONLY MID GREY BELOW THE WAIST




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