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Rules: Cup Competitions

Updates to the rules from the previous season are highlighted in red.


Rule 13: Knock-Out Cup Rules


13 a) These games may start before and continue throughout the season. Teams have to 'opt in' to this competition. These teams all go into a random draw and therefore any team from any division can be drawn to play against each other.


13 b) The main difference with this competition is the method of scoring: Teams play in the same manner as for a league game, the game is won or lost purely on the overall pin fall and the winning team will then progress to the next round of the competition.


13 c) Teams will be ranked for the first round by their finishing order from the previous year. The winner of game one will be team one in the draw for the preceding rounds.


13 d) The random draw will be made for each round of this competition.


13 e) The semi-final and final rounds are played on neutral skittle alleys.



Rule 14: Nomination Cup Rules

14 a) These games start before and continue throughout the season. Teams have to 'opt in' to this competition. These teams all go into a random draw and therefore any team from any division can be drawn against each other.


14 b) Teams will be ranked for the first round by their finishing order from the previous year. The winner of game one will be team one in the draw for the preceding rounds.


14 c) The random draw will be made for each round of this competition.


14 d) The main difference with this competition is the method of scoring: The game is won or lost purely on the overall pin fall and the winning team will then progress to the next round of the competition.


Rule 15: Applied to Nomination games only


15 a) The player must nominate a pin he/she intends to hit with each ball.


15 b) The nominated pin must be struck first and if this happens, whether it falls or not, all other pins that are knocked down at the same time will stay down and count.


15 c) If the nominated pin is not struck first, all pins that are knocked down must stay down but are not counted.


15 d) In the event of the player gets a 'spare', only the pins legally knocked down are to be repositioned onto their original spots and the player again has to nominate a pin which he/she intends to strike.


15 e) The game is either won or lost based purely on the overall pinfall and the winning team will then progress to the next round of the competition.


15 f) The semi-final and final rounds are played on neutral skittle alleys.



Rule 16: Double Exit Cup Rules

16 a) These games only begin following completion of round one in both the Knockout and Nomination competitions. This competition also continues throughout the season.

Only those teams that fail to progress past the first round of the other two cups can be entered into this competition.

Those teams all go into a random draw, and therefore, any team from any division can be drawn to play against each other.


16 b) The main difference with this competition is the scoring method: Teams play in the same manner as for a league game, but is won or lost based purely on the overall pin-fall and the winning team will then progress to the next round of the competition.


16 c) Teams will be ranked for the first round by their finishing order from the previous year. The winner of game one will be team one in the draw for the preceding rounds.


16 d) The random draw will be made for all rounds of this competition.


16 e)The semi-final and final will be played on neutral skittle alleys.



Rule 17: Rules for resolving Drawn Games in Cup Competitions


17 a) Should any cup game (up to the semi-final stage) end in a draw, then a replay will take place on the alley of the team originally drawn to play 'away'.


17 b) Should the replayed game also end in a draw, then all nine players from each team will be required to bowl a further three balls until a positive result is reached.


17 c) All replays should be played within 14 days of the original games if possible, but must certainly before the next round of that particular cup competition.


17 d) If the semi-final and final games end in a draw, then all nine players from each team will immediately be required to bowl a further three balls until a positive result is reached.



Rule 18: Rules for end of season competitions


18 a) The names of participants for all end of season competitions should be forwarded to the Fixture Secretary by the date specified on the entry form.


18 b) Only the named players will be allowed to play in each competition, so should one have to drop out, the place in that competition will be forfeited and the pre-paid fee will not be returnable.

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