Indoor Action Plan – 2016/2017

ALL MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE:  Following the Indoor Committee Meeting held on the 27th October 2016, the following arrangements / changes have been agreed for implementation at the dates shown as below, namely:-                   

Action Implementation Date
 1)     The current Men’s Division 3 to be the main introductory league for new (novice) male bowlers. Teams in Division 3 to be able to call upon volunteer, registered playing members, from teams in Division 1 and 2, to assist in matches by providing experience and tuition for new members. The volunteer members to be no more than one player per match.

(N.B. 1st and 2nd Division teams to be encouraged to form a new “second” team to play in Division 3. This assumes they have currently sufficient players (with new members) to support the new team fixtures.


“New” teams for Division 3 to be incorporated into league as from January 1st 2017.

2)     Any NEW team, entering Men’s Division 1 and 2, will be permitted to register a playing squad of no more than 8 players. The only exception being, where teams have a second team, playing in the third division, when the squad can then increase to 10 members (plus 3rd Division squad members).

Where existing Division 1 and 2 teams have playing squads greater than 8, then this arrangement can continue, however no new members can be added until such time as the squad number falls below the 8 maximum.

3)    A pool of volunteer, playing members is to be created, comprising members who are willing to play for any league team, on request, where that team do not have sufficient players for any particular match. Pool of players volunteering to be compiled by 14th November 2016
4)  The Ladies Afternoon League is now a First Division of 6 teams and a Second Division of 4 teams. These Divisions will merge into one league of 10 teams (with a handicap system introduced), and the season should be continuous from September to April with no break at Christmas. (No promotion/Relegation). The change to be for a trial period of the second half of the season, commencing after the Christmas break. Leagues to be amalgamated and start in January  2017. Fixtures to be recast and issued to team Captains.
5)    ALL evening Leagues where currently playing for 18 ends, to play for 16 ends only. To commence from January 1st 2017
6)     The Ladies Morning League to be reviewed until the Christmas holiday, with a view to determining whether it can continue with the current poor level of support. Ongoing


7)     All League and Competition matches, Mens’, Ladies’ and Mixed, to start with rolling the jack. To commence as from 1st January 2017 and is mandatory.
8)     The number of teams to be relegated/promoted from Men’s Divisions 1, 2 and 3 to be 2 up and 2 down, as opposed to current arrangement of 3 up and 3 down. To take effect at the end of the first half of the league season– Dec/Jan
9)     A survey of all Indoor Members to be initiated to determine how many members, currently not playing in league teams, would be willing to become involved with a new team(s) now. Ongoing


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