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Club Rules


1. TITLE 

The club shall be known as ADUR INDOOR BOWLING CLUB LTD (hereinafter called) The Club. 

2. OBJECTS 
(a) The objects of The Club shall be to organise bowling activities and promote social and recreational facilities of The Club through delegated responsibilities from the Board.
(b) The purpose of The Clubs Rules and Regulations shall be to promote good bowling in a friendly atmosphere, whilst preserving discipline to ensure the comfort and safety of members and visitors. 

3. MEMBERSHIP 
Membership shall be open to any members of The Club who have paid their current year’s annual subscription governed by By-Law 1 (iv). Playing member’s subscription will automatically include membership of the respective Ladies and Gentlemen's and Summer Bowls Sections. 

4. VOTING RIGHTS 
All active Life Members and all playing members except juniors under the age of 18 years shall be entitled to vote at General Meetings of The Club. Only those members as defined in By-Law 1 (i) and (ii) shall be entitled to vote at a General Meeting of The Gentlemen's and Ladies Sections when appropriately qualified under the Section Rules. 

5. AFFILIATIONS 
The Club shall be affiliated to the E.I.B.A. Ltd, Sussex County Indoor Bowls Association and the Sussex County Women's Indoor Bowling Association and any other recognised bodies. 

All games shall be played under World Indoor Bowls Councils “Laws of Game Governing Indoor Bowls” as amended by the E.I.B.A. Ltd. 

6. BOWLS SECTION 
Gentlemen's and Ladies' Bowls Section shall be formed with delegated responsibility from The Board. They shall maintain Section Rules and shall appoint their Officers and Committee as appropriate to deal with the administration of their respective bowling activities in accordance with Club Rules and Regulations. The Sections shall hold their Annual General Meetings in March of each year. 

7. DRESS 
All members must wear regulation bowling shoes on the playing surface. Bowling sandals may be worn at member’s own risk. 

LADIES 
For internal Leagues and Competitions – Club shirts or predominately white collared tops with sleeves, grey tailored skirts, trousers, cut-off trousers or culottes. For Friendly matches, County league matches, Representative games, National Competitions, County Competitions and Finals days – club shirts, white tailored skirts, trousers, cut-off trousers or culottes, official Club cardigans, jumpers or waistcoats. White shoes preferred. 

MEN 
For internal Leagues and competitions – Club shirts or predominately white collared tops with sleeves, and grey tailored trousers. For Friendly matches, County league matches, Representative games, National Competitions, County Competitions and Finals days – club shirts and white tailored trousers. White shoes preferred. 

Casual roll-up play for men and ladies. 
No formal dress code, except that jeans, overalls, shorts and vests must not be worn, and to uphold standards set by The Club, neatness of dress is expected. Regulation shoes are mandatory.

8. RUNNING and EATING in PLAYING AREA 
Dangerous firing, running on the greens and eating in the playing area are strictly prohibited as are any other activities likely to cause damage to the carpet or surrounds (see By-Law 13 and 14). It is also strictly forbidden to take any food whatsoever on to the walk surround. The use of ‘Grippo’ or any other cleaning agent is forbidden. Only water-based spray chalk and stick chalk are permitted. 

9. MOBILE PHONES 
The use of mobile phones is strictly forbidden in the playing area. 

10. PLAY ON RINKS 
The allocation of rinks for general or competition play will be the prerogative of the Head Green Steward and staff on duty. 

11. LATE ARRIVAL 
Members who arrive late after a session has commenced and who have not pre-booked a rink, may play on any unoccupied rink up to the normal end of that session. 

12. FULL USAGE OF RINKS 
Roll ups of Singles, Pairs or Triples may be required to accept additional players by The Green Steward on duty if play by the smaller number would deny members a game if they wished to play. This rule does not apply after ten minutes of the commencement of a session. 

13. BOOKING OF SPECIFIED RINKS 
In the case of National or County Competitions, members may book a specific rink if it is available. For all bookings members will be required to accept any rink that is allocated by the Green Steward on duty. 

14. ADVANCED BOOKING OF RINKS 
(a) Rinks can be booked up to 7(seven) days in advance either by telephone or in person. Members must give name and club number when booking a rink or places on a rink. Rinks cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged at the full price, except that last minute cancellations due to sickness etc. will be dealt with by the Head Green Steward as to whether payment for the rink or places shall be payable. 
(b) The following can only be booked by the booking system in operation at that time: Rinks may be booked for National and County Competitions up to 4 weeks in advance. Club Competitions which are played at a time mutually agreed between players may be booked up to 4 weeks in advance.
(c) It should be noted that certain National Competitions (e.g. Yetton & Denny) have fixed playing dates and these must take precedence over any local bookings.
However, existing commitments for Drives or pre-booked Roll-ups made within the 7 day Rule (see sub-para (a) above, will be honoured wherever possible

15. FACILITIES for MEMBERS of THE PUBLIC 
(a) They may reserve one rink providing they book 7 (seven) days in advance. 
(b) The correct type of bowling footwear must be worn. 
(c) They are subject to the rules of Adur Indoor Bowling Club. 
(d) Neatness of dress is expected to uphold the standards set by the club 
(e) The level of fees is displayed in the Reception area and cannot be varied. 
(f) The facility of hiring bowls and the correct type of footwear is provided on application to the Duty Green Steward. 

16. END OF SESSIONS 
Seven minutes before each session is due to end a warning bell will sound. If the jack has been correctly delivered before the bell sounds, that end may be completed. Players will vacate the green immediately the end is completed to ensure that the rink is available for the next session. 

17. COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE 
Official forms are held in the Green Stewards File which is in Reception. These must be completed by the Complainant and forwarded to the Company Secretary. 

18. ALTERATIONS TO CLUB RULES and the RULES COMMITTEE 
Suggested alterations to the Club Rules should be made in writing to the Board Director responsible for overseeing the Rules, (the Chair of the Rules Committee) who will, if necessary, bring the proposed changes to the Rules Committee for consideration. 
The RULES COMMITTEE shall comprise of one (1) Board Director who will Chair the Committee, two (2) members of the Men’s Section Committee, two (2) members of the Ladies’ Section Committee, and two (2) member of the Summer Committee. 
However, as the Board of Directors are responsible to Companies House for the good stewardship of the Adur Club’s finances, should any proposed Rule changes have financial implications, the Directors reserve the right to decide or amend such Rules without prior reference to the membership. 

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