British Crown Green Bowling Association
BCGBA JUNIOR COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
JUNIOR COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
SUNDAY 8th MAY 2022
Yorkshire v Wales
Staffordshire v Shropshire
SUNDAY 12th JUNE 2022
Yorkshire v Shropshire
Staffordshire v Wales
SUNDAY 10th JULY 2022
Yorkshire v Staffordshire
Wales v Shropshire
JUNIOR SIX-A-SIDE CHAMPIONSHIP
Match Day 1: Sunday 8th May
Match Day 2: Sunday 10th July
History of the BCGBA Junior County Championship
|PREMIER DIVISION||DIVISION 1||DIVISION 2|
|2019 Yorkshire||2019 Derbyshire||2019 Cheshire|
|2014 Warwick & Worcester|
|2009 Warwick & Worcester|
|2008 Warwick & Worcester|
|1992 South Yorkshire|
|1988 Greater Manchester|
|1987 Warwick & Worcester|
|1986 Greater Manchester|
|1985 Warwick & Worcester|
JUNIOR COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP RULES
1 County teams in the Premier Division shall be composed of 24 players, 12 playing at home and 12 away. County teams in Division 1 and Division 2 shall be composed of 20 players, 10 playing at home and 10 away. Players shall not have reached the age of 18 years on 1st January of the year of the competition. The games all to be played on the same day and on the green of a Club directly affiliated to the County Association and a list of all such affiliated Clubs to be sent to the BCGBA National Administrator on or before 1st April in each year. Players selected must be bona fide members of a Club affiliated to the County Association. The name of the Club must be placed after the player’s name on the programme. No home team player shall be allowed to play in a County Match on a green of any Club of which they are a playing member, nor play for more than one County in any one season. Definition of a playing member: One who pays a subscription to a Bowling Club or to a Bowling Section of a Sports or Social Club, someone who represents a club in an official league / cup match or is a member of an organisation which utilises the green of such Club or Section. If this rule is transgressed then the game shall be awarded to his opponent 21 points to nil. If a green is considered to be unfit for play owing to weather conditions, the onus and responsibility for abandoning a match shall rest with the Referee and Groundsman. If a County Championship game cannot be played due to the green having been deemed unfit for play the game shall be played within seven days at the same venue, the draw for the matches to stand. If due to adverse weather conditions the game at one venue has to be abandoned, the rule in relation to playing both matches on the same day will not apply. Matches will not be abandoned before 4 p.m.
2 Games shall be 21 up and matches should be played on the second Sunday of the month, always on a different day to a Senior County Match and will commence at 2 p.m. unless mutually arranged. Visiting teams to have first cast of the jack. Jacks to be used in County Matches shall be available for practice. A minimum of 10 standard jacks must be available for practice.
3 Counties will be split into 3 leagues. The Premier League consisting of 5 teams, Division 1 consisting of 5/4 teams and Division 2 consisting of 5/4 teams, 2 points will be awarded for an overall win and 1 point each in the event of a drawn game. The county gaining the most points in the Premier will be county champions and receive the Jim Grant Memorial Trophy. The second place team will receive the Eddie Elson trophy. If two teams are equal on points, placement will be decided on +/-. The team gaining the most points in Division 1 & 2 will be promoted and the least points in Premier and Division 1 will be relegated. If two teams are equal on points it will decided on the +/-.
4 Matches in each league shall be played on the second Sunday of each month between May and September using a set formula denoted by each team’s seeding at the end of the previous season. Team 1 in each division are the champions/relegated team from the upper division and team 5 are the lowest placed team/promoted team from the lower division.
FIVE TEAM DIVISION –
May Fixture 1 v 5 – 2 v 4 – 3 no match
June Fixture 1 v 4 – 2 v 3 – 5 no match
July Fixture 4 v 3 – 2 v 5 – 1 no match
August Fixture 1 v 3 – 4 v 5 – 2 no match
September Fixture 1 v 2 – 5 v 3 – 4 no match
FOUR TEAM DIVISION –
May Fixture 1 v 3 – 2 v 4
June Fixture 1 v 4 – 2 v 3
July Fixture 1 v 2 – 3 v 4
THREE TEAM DIVISION –
May Fixture 1 v 2 – 3 no match
June Fixture 3 v losing team from May fixture
July Fixture 3 v winning team from May fixture
5 County Associations shall select their team at least 14 days before the dates of their matches except when County matches are due to be played within 14 days; when County Associations shall select their teams at least 7 days before the date of the matches. No County shall be allowed to adopt rules which penalise in whatever form their opponent’s away team players or any Club for which they play so as to affect their opponents County away team selections. Where a venue has more than one green, the green intended for play should be clearly indicated to their opponents. No County shall play more than one match on one green during the same season. Home teams and reserves shall be allowed practice up to the day of the match and also 15 minutes practice which shall terminate five minutes before the away team practice is due to start on the day of play and half an hour’s practice (which shall terminate ten minutes before the agreed time of the start of the match) shall be allowed the visiting team and reserves on the day of play. No practice is allowed by ‘away’ players once a green and teams have been officially exchanged, subject to the rules in relation to normal competitive games. Should this action occur, then that player should be barred from taking part in the relevant match. After the commencement of the match no further practice shall be allowed at that venue.
6 Counties shall give at least 14 days’ notice of their teams, reserves, venue and officials to their opponents and the National Administrator by entering all the details on the approved Bowling Results website before midnight on the Sunday 2 weeks prior to the match. Failure to comply with the above will incur a fine of £20.00 on the defaulting County. The draw thus arrived at shall be strictly adhered to unless with the consent of the two captains and the referee. Not less than two reserves shall be named on the programme and no other player shall take part in the match until the named reserves have been called upon to play. The home players only shall be numbered according to the programme.
7 Approved referees shall be appointed for all County matches and they shall be paid agreed match expenses and a meal provided at the County venue. All expenses to be paid by the Referees Society Secretary. The Home County shall appoint two Assistant referees to assist the referee. The Home County will be responsible for providing all measuring equipment likely to be required by the referee. The Referee, the 2 Assistant Referees, a nominated Home Team Official and an Away Team Official form a committee of 5 to control any verbal abuse around the green with an announcement before the Match that Verbal Abuse of Juniors will not be acceptable and immediately reported to the Referee to avoid distress.
8 If a player playing in a Junior County Championship game is discovered to be over the age of 18 as stipulated in Rule 1, then the game shall be awarded to his opponent 21 points to nil.
9 Each County Association shall pay to the British Crown Green Bowling Association the sum of £5.00 in respect of each home match.
10 Each County Association shall pay to the British Crown Green Bowling Association an agreed sum per match, as determined annually by the Management Committee, to pay the Referee’s match expenses.
11 Each County shall inform the National Safeguarding Officer of their Junior Team Managers and Selectors by 1st April each year before the Championship commences and any change in Managers or Selectors must also be communicated to the National Safeguarding Officer timely. This will allow time to apply for DBS’s for those who do not hold a current DBS prior to them being active. Failure to do this will disqualify that County for that year.
History of the BCGBA Junior Supplementary County Championship
|2017 South Yorkshire|
|2015 North Midlands|
|2014 No Competition|
|2013 South Yorkshire|
|2011 South Yorkshire|
|2005 Potteries & District|
|2004 Potteries & District|
|2003 South Yorkshire|
|2002 South Yorkshire|
|2001 Warwick & Worcester|
|1996 North Lancs & Fylde|
2022 BCGBA JUNIOR SIX-A-SIDE CHAMPIONSHIP
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