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VBLNI Leagues 2019 - Zone B

Section 1

Rank Teams PTS P W D L F A SD RP Current form WPCT
1 Sydenham V 128 17 14 0 3 14 3 11 100 WLWWW 0.824
2 CI-Knock V1 122 18 12 0 6 12 6 6 98 LWWLW 0.667
3 Shaftesbury V1 100 18 8 2 8 10 10 0 82 WWLWD 0.500
4 Belmont V1 96 18 9 2 7 11 9 2 76 WWLDD 0.556
5 Willowfield V1 95 17 11 1 5 12 6 6 72 WLWLD 0.676
6 Orangefield V 84 18 9 2 7 11 9 2 64 LWWWD 0.556
7 Shorts V 80 18 7 0 11 7 11 -4 66 WLLLW 0.389
8 Holywood V1 70 18 6 2 10 8 12 -4 56 LWLDL 0.389
9 Balmoral V1 59 18 4 1 13 5 14 -9 50 LLLLL 0.250
10 Musgrave V1 56 18 4 0 14 4 14 -10 48 LLWWL 0.222

Section 1A

Rank Teams PTS P W D L F A SD RP Current form WPCT
1 Hilden V1 120 16 13 0 3 13 3 10 94 WLWWW 0.812
2 Saintfield V1 101 16 12 1 3 13 4 9 76 WWWWW 0.781
3 Lisnagarvey V1 92 16 8 2 6 10 8 2 74 WWWDW 0.562
4 Dromore V1 92 16 9 0 7 9 7 2 74 WLLWL 0.562
5 Magheradroll V 79 16 6 1 9 7 10 -3 66 WWLLL 0.406
6 Ballee V 74 16 7 0 9 7 9 -2 60 WWLLL 0.438
7 Downpatrick V 62 16 4 2 10 6 12 -6 52 LLWLL 0.312
8 Owenbeg V 52 16 4 2 10 6 12 -6 42 LLWDW 0.312
9 Lagan Valley V 48 16 5 0 11 5 11 -6 38 WLLLL 0.312

Section 2

Rank Teams PTS P W D L F A SD RP Current form WPCT
1 Belmont V2 130 18 12 0 6 12 6 6 106 WWLWW 0.667
2 Finaghy V 113 18 13 1 4 14 5 9 86 WWWWD 0.750
3 Saintfield V2 112 18 12 0 6 12 6 6 88 LLWWW 0.667
4 CI-Knock V2 102 18 10 0 8 10 8 2 82 LLWLW 0.556
5 Lisnagarvey V2 85 18 8 1 9 9 10 -1 68 WWDLL 0.472
6 Willowfield V2 76 17 7 0 10 7 10 -3 62 LLLLL 0.412
7 Windsor V1 74 17 6 0 11 6 11 -5 62 LWLWW 0.353
8 Malone V 72 18 6 2 10 8 12 -4 58 WLDLD 0.389
9 Hilden V2 71 18 6 1 11 7 12 -5 58 LWDWL 0.361
10 Belfast V1 55 18 6 1 11 7 12 -5 42 WLDLL 0.361

Section 2A

Rank Teams PTS P W D L F A SD RP Current form WPCT
1 Gilnahirk V 140 16 14 0 2 14 2 12 112 WWWWW 0.875
2 Windsor V2 107 16 11 1 4 12 5 7 84 WWLWD 0.719
3 CI-Knock V3 86 16 9 0 7 9 7 2 68 WWLWW 0.562
4 Shaftesbury V2 85 16 8 1 7 9 8 1 68 WLWLL 0.531
5 Musgrave V2 80 16 7 2 7 9 9 0 64 LWLLD 0.500
6 Balmoral V2 75 16 7 1 8 8 9 -1 60 WLLLD 0.469
7 Belmont V3 60 16 6 0 10 6 10 -4 48 LLWWW 0.375
8 Holywood V2 52 16 5 2 9 7 11 -4 40 LWLLL 0.375
9 Belfast V2 35 16 1 1 14 2 15 -13 32 LLLWD 0.094

Section 4

Rank Teams PTS P W D L F A SD RP Current form WPCT
1 Esplanade V 96 12 11 0 1 11 1 10 74 WWWWW 0.917
2 Lurgan V1 77 12 7 1 4 8 5 3 62 WWLDL 0.625
3 Bessbrook V 72 12 7 0 5 7 5 2 58 LWLWW 0.583
4 Lurgan V2 66 12 6 0 6 6 6 0 54 LWWLL 0.500
5 Newcastle V2 64 12 7 0 5 7 5 2 50 LLLWW 0.583
6 Banbridge V 63 12 6 1 5 7 6 1 50 WLWDL 0.542
7 Dunbarton V 59 12 7 1 4 8 5 3 44 WWWWW 0.625
8 Markethill V 56 12 6 0 6 6 6 0 44 WLLLW 0.500
9 Newcastle V1 53 12 4 1 7 5 8 -3 44 WLLLL 0.375
10 Portadown V 49 12 4 1 7 5 8 -3 40 LWLDL 0.375
11 Rathfriland V 48 12 4 0 8 4 8 -4 40 LLWWL 0.333
12 Dromore V2 40 12 2 0 10 2 10 -8 36 LLLLW 0.167
13 Warrenpoint V 37 12 4 1 7 5 8 -3 28 LLWDW 0.375

Section 5

Rank Teams PTS P W D L F A SD RP Current form WPCT
1 Pickie V1 111 14 12 1 1 13 2 11 86 WWDWW 0.893
2 Donaghadee V1 96 14 10 0 4 10 4 6 76 WWWWL 0.714
3 Ward Park V1 90 14 8 2 4 10 6 4 72 WWDWL 0.643
4 Londonderry Park V 84 14 9 0 5 9 5 4 66 WWWLW 0.643
5 Ards V1 71 14 5 1 8 6 9 -3 60 LLLWL 0.393
6 Cloughey V 64 14 7 0 7 7 7 0 50 LLWLW 0.500
7 Comber V1 24 14 1 0 13 1 13 -12 22 LLLLW 0.071
8 Ballywalter V 20 14 2 0 12 2 12 -10 16 LLLLL 0.143

Section 5A

Rank Teams PTS P W D L F A SD RP Current form WPCT
1 Pickie V2 104 14 10 0 4 10 4 6 84 WWWWL 0.714
2 Ward Park V2 94 14 9 0 5 9 5 4 76 LWLWW 0.643
3 Ward Park V3 77 14 8 1 5 9 6 3 60 WLLWW 0.607
4 Ards V2 72 14 8 0 6 8 6 2 56 LWWLW 0.571
5 Pickie V3 71 14 7 1 6 8 7 1 56 WLWLW 0.536
6 Comber V2 58 14 4 2 8 6 10 -4 48 WWLDL 0.357
7 Ards V3 55 14 5 1 8 6 9 -3 44 LLWDL 0.393
8 Donaghadee V2 29 14 2 1 11 3 12 -9 24 LLLLL 0.179

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Website - Veterans Bowling League NI

Sections 1 - 2
Harold Gilmour
4 Galwally Park
Belfast
BT8 6AH
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Section 4
Derek McCann
8 Ballycruttle Road
Downpatrick
BT30 7EW
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Sections 5 - 5A
Arvon Bickerstaff
50 Castlecoole Park
Belfast
BT8 7BG
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1 MEMBERSHIP

A member club will represent the recognized Veterans Section of a club affiliated to NIPGBL or NIBA. or a Union of several such clubs sharing a common playing facility to be known within VBL as X Park United'.

1.1 Bowlers attain Veteran status on reaching a 60th birthday

1.2 Member clubs will contribute to the growth of the VBL. This includes attending General Meetings.

2 OFFICERS

2.1 A President, Vice-President, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer will be elected at the AGM.

2.2 In addition a Competition/ Cup Secretary and Section Secretaries as needed will be elected. The President and Vice- President will be nominated according to a club rota, NIPGBL and NIBA WILL alternate each year.

2.3 Two Auditors will be appointed at the AGM.

2.4 Charitable Donation. The President may nominate a Charity ( not to repeat in 5 years) for a VBL donation of £100.

3 COMMITTEES

3.1 General Purposes Committee. It will consist of the Officers and Immediate Past President. The Committee will deal with all matters affecting the welfare and promotion of VBL.

3.2 Competitions Committee. It will consist of the Hon.Secretary, Comp/Cup Secretary, andSection Secretaries. It has power to arrange League, Cup and Championship games and regulate all Competitions.

4 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Veterans' Bowling League will be held on the 3rd Monday in November each year. It will alternate bewt Between NIPGBL and NIBA premises, provided that accomodation is available.

4.1 A club not represented will be fined £5, £10 next time, etc on an incremental basis.Clubs Clubsmay may be disciplined.

5 ALTERATION OF RULES AND BYE-LAWS.

No alteration of or addition to the Rules and Bye-Laws will be made except by 2/3 majority vote of those present and eligible to vote at an AGM. Clubs Clubs are restricted to one voting member at an AGM or other Special General Meeting.

6 NOTICES OF MOTION.

Notices of Motion must be with the Hon. Secretary by 15th October for AGM discussion.

7 PLAYING RULES-GENERAL7 PLAYING RULES-GENERAL.

7.1 DRESS. Regulation bowling shoes, grey trousers, and white shirt is the standard. Coloured tops approved for the NIPGBL and NIBA may be worn.

7.2 PLAYING, DATE AND STARTING TIME. All League, Cup & Championship matches will be played on or before the date stated, commencing at 1.30pm. By mutual agreement (1)the date or time may be brought forward or (2) in unusual circumstances may be deferred per Rule 7.7.1. and Section Secretary told. (See Rule 9.1 for infraction.)

7.3 CUP/CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINALS & Finals and LEAGUE TIE BREAKERS. All will be played on neutral greens. The Competition/Cup Secretary determined discs.

7.4 DURATION OF MATCH. Singles will be 21 shots, Triples will be 15 ends. All other will be 18 ends.

7.4.1 CUP OR CHAMPIONSHIP. (Other than Singles).If tied after the last end, play extra ends to a finish.

7.4.1a INCLEMENT WEATHER. League games, Club representatives may agree before the start to play 15 ends.

7.4.2 TRIALS. Two trial ends will be offered. Then the League, Cup or Championship match will be played, as per rules.

7.5 SCORE CARDS. Must be completed fully, clearly, and promptly by both clubs clubs,and mailed to arrive with the Section or Comp/Cup Secretary by Saturday of a League match or within 3 days for Cups etc. See Rule 9.3 for an infraction.

7.6 POSTPONED Match. If a match match is postponed because of weather or other exceptional circumstances (1) it must be played within 14 days of original date. (2). The home team must submit two non consecutive dates . (3). Both teams must notify the Section or Comp/Cup Secretary immediately and give particulars of the agreed rearranged date.

7.6.1 A team in default of this rule will be penalized.(9.1). Zone Section Secretaries have discretionary powers.

7.7 CONCEDED Match. Both teams send cards to Section Secretary. Defaulting team is penalized Rule (Rule9.19.1)

7.7.1 To avoid conceding if the opponent agrees a club lowest level team may defer a scheduled match but it must be played the same week, tell the Section Secretary. Maximum is 3 deferrals per season. The late card rule is relaxed.

7.8 GREEN FEES. The home club is responsibile for the payment of Green Fees or Greenkeeper's Fee.

7.9 PRIZES. VBL awards ten winner's lapel badges to winning League and Cup teams. The winning clubs may purchase a maximum of 2 extra badges.

7.10. COMPETITION ENTRY AND REGISTRATION DATES. League entries must be made by AGM date. Registration, entry forms and fees for Cups and Championship must be received by 30th April.

8 PLAYING ELIGIBILITY-GENERAL.

8.1 REGISTERED PLAYERS must be bone-fide male members of a NIPGBL or NIBA club. REGISTRATION Forms and fees must be with the Hon. Treasurer before he is eligible for a VBL League Cup or other Competition.

8.1.1 UNREGISTERED PLAYER. A club that plays one will be penalized. (Rule 9.2)

8.2 INELIGIBLE PLAYER. A player cannot play for a League team if he plays more than 6 League matches for a combination of higher teams that year. A club that plays an ineligible player will be penalized r will be penalized . (Rule 9.2)

8.3 Restrictions for League, Cups and Championships.

8.3.1 Lyttle Cup. Players are tied to one team only.

8.3.2 A player that playes in the E.Thornton Memorial Cup is not eligible for the Stevenson Cup and vice versa.

8.3.3 STEVENSON CUP. Players are tied to one team only and must be otherwise eligible to play League matches for it.

8.3.4 CHAMPIONSHIPS. A player is eligible for one event only (singles, pairs, triples or fours).

8.3.5 LEAGUE. When a club has 2 or more teams in same section, a player is tied to the higher one plays for.

8.4 SUBSTITUTE. In the event of illness or accident to a player, that player may be replaced by an eligible substitute without penalty to the player's team. This rule will apply to any VBL League, Cup or Competition game except for singles matches. The substitute may not play as skip.

9 PENALTIES FOR RULE INFRACTIONS.

9.1 Breach of rules (7.2) Playing date.starting time (7.6). Postponed Match (7.7) Conceded Match.

9.1.a Leagues. The defaulting team earns no points, the opponent receives 10 points. The club may be disciplined.

9.1.b Cups. The defaulting team is eliminated , the opponent advances. The club may be disciplined.

9.1.c CHAMPIONSHIPS. Non appearance . If a club's representative fails to appear the opponent will advance.

9.1.c.1 If the defaulting club's secretary fails to give at least 48 hours of a valid reason, the player(s) will be suspended for one season.

9.2 BREACH OF RULES. (8.1.1) REGISTRATION OF PLAYERS, and (8.2) Ineligible players. The opponent recieves 10 points.

9.3 Breach of rules.(7.5). Cards returned late. (a) There will be a written notice for the first time. (b) On all subsquent instances teams will forfeit the points they earned in the game.

10 League Competitions.

10.1 A team consists of two rinks, four players to a rink. Scoring is on a points system. A match matchhas hasaatotal totalof ten points. of 10 points. Winning rink earns four, a winning team earns two, equal scores share points.

10.2 Clubs with 2 or more League teams (4 or more rinks)players can play in all League matches subject to Rule 8. (But see Rule 8.3.5. when a club has 2 teams in the same section.

10.3 Promotion and Relegation. ( 2 down 2 up)applies at the discretion of the Committee, after discussion with the Club(s) involved.

10.4 Trophies will be awarded to winning League teams fo all Zone Sections. Runners Up will also be awarded medals.
Zone A Section 1 Montgomery Cup.
Section 1A Sam Boyd Memorial Cup.
Zone A Section 2 Hugh Simpson Cup.
Section 3 Richard McBurney Cup.
Zone B Section 1 Pickie Cup
Section 1A D Gill Trophy.
Zone B Section 2A Warnock Memorial Cup
Section 3 Hugh Simpson Memorial Cup.
Zone B Section 4 Mourne Cup
Section 4A Portadown Trophy.
Zone B Section 5 Fashion Sport Cup
Section 5A May Trophy.

11 CUP COMPETITIONS.

11.1 There are knockout competitions for teams of 2 rinks.

11.2 If the score is tied play extra ends to a conclusion.

11.3 Trophies will be awarded to winners of all team knockout competitions. There are lapel badges for Runners up.

George Hatch Memorial Cup Open across all Zones.
Lyttle Cup Restricted to Zone A. All teams may enter
Thornton Cup Restricted to Zone B Teams below *1 may not enrer
Stevenson Cup. RESTRICTED TO Zone B Open only to 2nd and lower teams.

12 CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITIONS

12.1 There are singles, pairs, triples, and fours competitions, which will be an open draw across all Zones.

12.2 SINGLES. If a nominated player cannot play his first match, a replacement can be nominated. The replacement is now the nominated player for the competition. Notify the Comp/Cup Secretary before the playing date.

12.3 All other competitions. If the score is tied after regulation play play extra ends to a conclusion.

12.3.1 One substitute may be used for a valid reason. He may not play in the skip position. The original player may return.

12.4 Trophies will be awarded to the winners of the competition. Runners Up will be awarded medals.

Singles Len McMurtry Rose Bowl
Triples Richardson Shield
Pairs E.Thornton Cup.
Fours Art McCullough Cup.

13 CUSTODY OF TROPHIES

This is vested in the General Purposes Committee. Winners have a financial responsibility to return them sound to the Hon.Secretary prior to 31st July.