shall be eligible to play in Team Championships for their new club providing that they have not,
and do not, play in any Championship for their original club. If this is not adhered to then the
club playing an ineligible player in a Team Championship will be disqualified from that Team
Championship. If a competitor having entered the Championships from one club relocates to a
new Competition Area, that competitor may play in any Championship at their new club
providing that they have not and do not play in any Championship for their original club for that
4.4 For entries into age related Championships competitors must have attained the required age
50/60 years by 30th September 2018. In Under 18 and Under 25 events competitors must be
under the required age limit on 30th September 2018.
4.5 Entries in all National Championships are accepted on the understanding that Competitors may
be subject to random drug testing at any time.
4.6 (i) A Competitor entering in the Pairs, Triples and Fours, is not permitted to be a member of
any other team in the same Championship. All players must be eligible members of the
same club. In the Pairs, Triples and Fours, players taking part in the first game constitute
the original entry. One additional (and the same) player of the same Club may however,
be used as a substitute at any time provided they have not already played in the
Championship. A substitute may play in any position. Competitors who have entered a
Championship and are a named entrant cannot afterwards play in another team in the
same Championship, irrespective of whether or not they have actually played in their
(ii) Players who have entered a National Singles, Under 25 Singles or Over 60 Singles
Championships and subsequently change membership to another Club within the same
Competition Area, may transfer their entry with them.
(iii) In the case of National Singles, Pairs, Triples, Fours, Over 60 Fours and Under 25 Singles
Championships, an entry will be declared invalid if a competitor has entered into another
Country’s Championships or has represented that Country in the same season.
(iv) In Mixed Pairs and Mixed Fours events all players must be members of the same Member
Club and play their National Championships from that club.
Each “Mixed Pair” to consist of one man and one lady. Two substitutes are allowed (one
man and one lady) but only one substitute may play at any one time. Once a substitute
has been used, only he or she may be used as a substitute in future ties. The “Original
Team” shall consist of those players who play in the first tie.
Each “Mixed Four” to consist of two men and two ladies. Two substitutes are allowed (one
man and one lady) and both may play at the same time. Once a substitute has been used,
only he or she may be used as a substitute in future ties. The “Original Team” shall consist
of those players who play in the first tie.
(v) Family Pairs - Both competitors and one substitute must be members of clubs affiliated to EIBA
Ltd and be connected by any of the following relationship: -
· Husband / Wife / Married Partners / Partners joined by civil union
· Parents / Children (adopted, half and step are included in this definition)
· Grandparents / Grandchildren (adopted, half and step are included in this definition)
· Siblings (adopted, half and step are included in this definition)
· In-laws (only mother, father, brother, sister, daughter and son are included in this
· Immediate Cousins
· Domestic Partners (a relationship between 2 individuals who live together and share
common domestic life but are neither joined in marriage or civil union)
· Aunts / Uncles
· Nephew / Niece