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Main Conditions and Rules


It is essential that all matches are played by the due dates. An extension is allowed only in exceptional circumstances and then only by prior approval of the Competitions Secretary or the Competition Sub-Committee. The onus is on the challenger, i.e. the first named in each match, to contact his/her opponent and where necessary to provide the marker.  The date and time for the match must be agreeable to both parties. Where members are unable to make themselves available, they must forfeit the match.  Any disagreement to be resolved by the Competition Sub-Committee.

Rinks cannot be booked in advance for competitions. Once players have agreed on a date they enter it on the booking system on Rink 1 if theirs is the first entry for that date, if it is the second entry put it on Rink 2, and so on. 

On the day of the competition only rinks 2, 3, 4 and 5 to be used for matches. Either (a) or (b) will apply.

  • Prior to a Greenranger Rota being established, one of the players to use a large foam dice to determine the rink.  Roll again if another competition has already been determined for that rink or if a 1 or 6 is rolled.
  • When a Greenranger rota is in place, one of the Greenrangers will use the determine the rink. Roll again if another competition has already been determined for that rink or if a 1 or 6 is rolled.

One competition match only may be played in the afternoon roll up session.

Where a player withdraws from a pairs event any proposals for a substitute must be submitted to the Competitions Sub-Committee, bearing in mind that in drawn events every effort has been made to produce balanced teams.