Policies & Rules

LOUNGE RULES

Dress
An acceptable standard of dress in the club house and lounge is required by all members and their guests at all times.

Noise
Remember there may be other people present. Keep your noise to an acceptable level and refrain from undesirable language.

Roll Ups
All roll-ups (Tuesday 9.30am, Thursday 9.30am, and Saturday 1.30pm) are combined with a mufti (smart casual) dress code.
The draw closes 15 minutes prior to start time.

CORRECT FOOTWEAR MUST BE WORN ON THE GREENS AT ALL TIMES. 

CANCELLATIONS 
In the event of doubtful weather contact Club answerphone (626-6450).

CLUBHOUSE SECURITY
The duty Barperson is responsible to ensure that all doors and windows are locked. The radio, television and all heaters must be switched off and set the security system when leaving.

CLUB PROPERTY MAINTENANCE 
Your Executive wants to keep Club property maintained at all times. Should any Member notice any item of Club property in need of repair, it should be brought to the notice of the Executive.

LOCKERS 
The allocation of lockers is controlled by the club captains. If any locker is not being used please let him/her know.

CAR PARKING 
Spaces are clearly marked. Other areas available are at the Terry Street entrance and in Rathlin Street. Designated  No Parking  areas must be observed at all times – these are for emergency services only.

PRIVACY ACT 1993 
It is a condition of membership of the Club and consequent affiliation to Bowls New Zealand and Auckland Bowls, that personal details, such as your name, address, and telephone number will be supplied to the Centre and Bowls New Zealand. These personal details may be used for the disclosure to these Bodies (if necessary) to potential sponsors for Bowls New Zealand or the Centre. Details of the entry and results in competitions may be published and circulated in competition and Centre handbooks. The Centre is authorized by its rules, in certain circumstances, to circulate to Affiliated Clubs, information which may concern individual members. Similarly your name, handicap, grading and telephone number will be printed and circulated to all Members of the Club in the Club Handbook and may be posted on the Club Notice Board. Competition results are also published. The Club does not supply Members names and addresses to any other person or body for mail outs or for solicitation for any other purpose.

CARE OF GREENS 
The first priority of any Bowling Club must be the maintenance of its Greens to the highest possible standard and it is to this end that the Green keeper and the Greens Superintendent direct their efforts both during the recess period and throughout the playing season. There are a number of ways in which wear and damage to the Greens can be minimized and members are asked to take note of and make every effort to implement the procedures set out below.

DUMPERS 
Players with a bad delivery  DUMPERS cause considerable and frequent damage, especially at the beginning of the season when the Greens are soft. If your delivery is not good ask one or more of our Club coaches for assistance in improving it.

MAT POSITION 
It is only when Scrims are being used that the mat must be laid on the 2 metre mark. Skips and Threes will greatly assist in preventing excessive wear at the ends of the rinks if they make sure their Leads regularly vary the mat position.

DON’T LEAVE BOWLS ON THE GREEN 
Bowls left lying on the Green during breaks in play  morning tea, lunch or between games  can cause burning. Place them on the bank or in the ditch.


COMPETITION RULES 

Entries for all competitions must be made on the envelope provided with the entry fee of $5 per player included. Envelopes are to be placed in the box provided in the clubhouse not later than 5.00pm on the date stated in the programme.  All competitors must be prepared to play as indicated in the printed programme or as specified by the Match Committee. Failure to appear at such time or dates will disqualify competitors for that round or rounds. Commencement times of matches are shown in the programme. Players should be in attendance 15 minutes prior to play. Any player more than 15 minutes late may be disqualified. As players are eliminated in any single event they will be required to mark in the following round, even if the next round is on the next playing day.

Players must be available to represent the Club at Auckland Bowls level if they win a Club Championship.

Substitutes and Replacements 
Substitutes and replacements will be allowed for all competitions where there is a valid reason for a player being unable to continue. Refer to domestic regulation (7).

Dispensation 
Dispensation may be granted by the Match Committee to any player required to play in an Auckland Bowls fixture on a day which is also a Club fixture. The player will either arrange an approved substitute or be required to play on some other date prior to the next round.

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