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at weekends shall not commence before 9.30am. Ties on weekday evenings shall be arranged to commence at a stipulated time between 6.00pm and 7.00pm other than by mutual agreement. Other times may be offered if agreed by both players/teams. These dates must be offered not less than 14 days before the closing date of the opening round of the Championship in the competition area, or within 5 days, after the closing date of the previous round (to exclude official Bank Holidays) at their own club. 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 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 alternative date. (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. 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. 6 DRESS CODE 6.1 Dress for early rounds of individual National Championships is subject to rules at the Club 212 where the tie is being played. 6.2 Dress for Area Finals (where appropriate) and Inter Area Finals shall be white above and below the waist. 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 Double Rink, 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.


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