Parish Games 2024


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  1. All competitors must reside in the Wychavon Parish or Ward they are representing.  This is because it is an Inter-Parish Competition.  Where a person resides between more than one Wychavon Parish/Ward, they may only play for the Parish/Ward in which they predominantly reside. Being on the electoral roll for a Parish does not in itself constitute residency.
    • Competitors who are studying full-time at University or College will be eligible to compete for the Parish/Ward where they normally reside until they have completed their course.
    • Where an ineligible competitor has been found to have breached these rules, then that Parish/Ward will forfeit all points gained in that event.
  2. Each Captain shall provide two copies of the names and addresses of their team members; this must include the full postal address of each team member. One of these should be retained by the Home Captain, and the other should be retained by the Away Captain for the duration of this year’s Parish Games.
    • If a team does not comply with the requests above or fails to provide the team’s details as required, then any points gained will be forfeited, and the team will not be allowed to continue in the event, unless there are circumstances which were beyond their control.
    • Matches must not start until both Team Captains have completed their lists.
  3. Any queries prior to the event should be made to the Event Organiser or to the WPGA Secretary before 9.00pm.
    • Following the event, any dispute or protest must be made by the Team Captain to the WPGA Secretary within 24 hours of the event. In the first instance, this can be done verbally, and only by the Team Captain, so that the facts can be established.
    • If the matter is not resolved, then any further protest should be put in writing to the WPGA Secretary within 7 days of the event taking place.
  4. Abuse of any of the people identified in the WPGA Abuse Policy will not be tolerated by the Committee. (Team Captains and competitors must be made aware of the contents of this policy. This will be included in the pack sent out with the rules.)
  5. Once a team has withdrawn from an event, they will not be allowed to re-enter.
  6. Where a Parish/Ward has entered an event, but does not then take part, they will be deducted 2 points from their Parish/Ward’s overall score unless they have given the Event Organiser a minimum of 48 hours’ notice of their non participation, or there were extenuating circumstances.
  7. Each team shall consist of 10 players, including at least 3 women. Players must be 16 or over on the day of the match.
  8. All matches shall start at 8.00pm.
  9. All matches are arranged by the Event Organiser at named venues on specific Friday evenings. The dates and venues can be found on the Draw Sheet. All matches must be played on the date shown on the draw sheet.
    • Failure to comply with this rule will concede the match to the opponents.
  10. The Secretary must be informed of Fridays when Parishes cannot play when the Entry Form is submitted. After that, the dates of matches cannot be changed.
    • Each Parish may only give one Friday when they are not available.
  11. The Team Captains shall act as umpires and be responsible for scoring.
  12. In the event of any late arrivals for any match, a player’s position may be left open until the end of the second leg. He/she must then bowl off the legs that he/she is behind.
  13. If a team can only field nine players, the absent player will receive the lowest score of any of their team members in each round. If a team cannot field 9 players, that team will forfeit the game.
  14. Each match shall be over 6 legs, with a member of each team alternating to bowl. If the scores are equal after 6 legs, further leg/s will be played until a result is achieved.
  15. Sticking up shall be shared equally by both teams.
  16. The result must be phoned, emailed or texted by the winning Team Captain to the Event Organiser no later than 48 hours after the match.

Event Organiser
Lorraine Sallis
07818 046738