T.A.L.B.A  LEAGUE  RULES
Last updated on the 30th January 2014

Please be aware of the changes of rules written in red text

THE LEAGUE COMPETITION
The League Competition terminates 2nd Saturday in September. Two triples of each Club play two triples of the other Clubs in the Association. Two points awarded for a win and one point for a draw on each of the two triples played.  One extra bonus point to be awarded for an overall win. In the event of a tie the bonus point is halved.  In the event of a tie on points at the head of the table the Club with the better shots average shall be the winners. This rule will apply to all positions in the table. Fixtures will be arranged by the second week of February.
 
 
a) 
All league games may commence at 5.30pm in May by mutual consent. 6pm from 1st June to 31st July and 5.30pm from 1st August.Games may be played at an earlier time by mutual consent.  In the event of a Club arriving 30 minutes after the starting time the Home Club –if all players are assembled – will take four points and ten shots.

    b)  A club unable to field two triples shall play one triple and their opponents are awarded two points and five shots for the non-playing triple. If both triples are conceded the opponents are awarded four points and ten shots. In the event of one club only being able to put forward one team instead of
two, the club with two teams makes out two cards and the one with one team make out their card and a blank one.These should then be placed face            down and selected by an independent body. 

     c)   Rink score cards shall not be numbered before the visiting Captain is asked to draw for rinks to be played on for this game.

d)  Once dates have been arranged by the League Secretary a club shall not cancel any game, unless circumstances (on the day) are unavoidable ie. bad weather, or unless permitted to do so by the League Secretary, (ie set date county competitions leaving a club depleted of players).   The League Secretary must be notified of any/all prior intended cancellations at least 72 hours before the fixture in question, failure to comply will result in the club cancelling the fixture, forfeiting the points for that match. After being granted permission to cancel a fixture by the League Secretary the club cancelling the fixture must also inform their opposition again at least 72 hours before the match in question.  

e)  Whenever a Club cancels a game within the prescribed time their opponents will then offer three dates for the re-arranged fixture, excluding
Bank Holidays, Saturdays preceding same, Sundays and Wednesdays, unless mutually agreed otherwise, but only two days in any one week.No dates to be offered after the second Saturday in September.  One of the dates offered must be accepted or the game forfeited.

f )   Should any Club fail to receive such notice of cancellation this Club should inform the League Secretary immediately and the Committee will decide the allocation of the points.

 g)   In the event of it being impossible to complete a match due to adverse conditions, and by mutual agreement of the Captains or by direction of the green keeper.   The following rule shall apply for the league competition. If an average of 12 ends have been played across the rinks the game shall be deemed to have been completed and the points awarded accordingly.   If, however, the ends completed are less than an average of 12 at the time of abandonment then the match must be completed at a later date on the same rink and with the same players where practicable.

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