round of the draw may agree to play their first game in advance of the previous round
date. If the challenger does not offer dates within the required time period, the opponent
becomes the challenger and shall offer dates as above at their own club. When dates
are offered, the arrangement must be confirmed within 72 hours, verbal agreement
should be followed by written confirmation and any arrangements made must be
adhered to. If the opponent has previously arranged to play another National Indoor
Championship on one or both of the two dates offered or is on Indoor International duty
or on EIBA Ltd business, the Challenger is required to offer alternative dates. If the
Opponent is a named player in a National Team Championship match and is offered
that same date to play another National Championship the Challenger must offer an
(ii) When challenged, being on holiday, playing a County or Club game is not sufficient
reason for demanding alternative dates. If an agreement cannot be reached on a date
and time, then the tie will be arranged by the Area Coordinator.
5.8 A competitor who is challenging the result of a game should contact the Area Coordinator within
24 hours of the conclusion of that game with the nature of the grievance. If the Area Coordinator
cannot resolve the issue to the satisfaction of both competitors, then the issue will be escalated
to the Regional Coordinator. If the issue still cannot be resolved, then this will be escalated to
the Director of Competitions whose decision will be final. The competitor will have the right of
appeal as defined in the EIBA Ltd’s appeals procedure.
5.9 The failure of a player or players to appear after a maximum waiting period of 30 minutes
(except in exceptional circumstances) from the time fixed for the start of the game, shall cause
the player(s) to forfeit the game to their opponent.
5.10 The winning team to advise the Area Coordinator of the result within 24 hours of the game
followed by an email or posted copy of the scorecards if required.
5.11 Champion of Champions. The Championship will be open to the current male and female
Singles Champion entered by a Member Club, who is a full playing member of that club
throughout the Championship. No substitution is permissible. In the event of a member being
the Singles Champion of more than one Member Club in the same season, only one entry for
that player will be accepted. Preference will be given to the Club from where the player entered
the National Championships in the same season in which he/she won the club singles. If a
Club Champion moves to another Club, they may still represent their previous club as
Champion of Champions entrant for the next season.
5.12 In all Championships, Competitors Clubs more than 100 miles apart by road (50 miles apart
for Under 18 Singles) will play on a neutral green as near as possible half way between the
two. Players to make their own arrangements and share the costs.
6 DRESS CODE
6.1 Dress for early rounds of individual National Championships is subject to rules at the Club
where the tie is being played.
6.2 Dress for Area Finals (where appropriate) and Inter Area Finals shall be white above and below
6.3 Dress for all Team Championships shall be whites for all rounds except the Men’s Over 60
Double Rink and Open Under 25 Club Two Rink Triples, where whites/greys shall be worn with
the exception of the National Semi Final and Final.
6.4 Registered club shirts and/or trousers may be worn at all stages subject to rules at the club
where the tie is being played. If these are worn in either a team or sides event, all players in
the team or side must wear the same type of shirt. In mixed events where men and ladies have
different registered shirts, all men should wear the same shirt design and all ladies should wear
the same shirt design. All coloured shirts, trousers (with logos etc.) must have been approved
and registered by the Association.
· Shirts/blouses must have collars and sleeves.
· White bowls jackets with coloured piping may be worn.