CONSTITUTION AND RULES
INCORPORATING 2012 AMENDMENTS
Index to Clauses
2. General Meetings
4. Executive Committee
5. Clubs & Members
6. Ranges & Targets
7. Rifles & Pellets
9. Shooting Rules
10. Match Rules
Interpretation of Constitution and Rules
The Executive Committee shall be the sole authority for the interpretation of the Constitution and Rules. The Executive Committee’s decision upon any question of interpretation, or upon any matter affecting The League and not provided for by these Rules, shall be final and binding upon all Clubs forming The League and upon all Registered Members.
1.1 The name of The League shall be ‘The Bridgend & District Air Rifle League’ (hereinafter called ‘The League’).
1.2 League membership is subject to Executive Committee approval and open to Air Rifle Club Members having their range or headquarters within a 15 mile radius of the Bridgend Cenotaph.
1.3 The League shall be the Governing body for all Clubs and their Registered Members. Management of the League shall be vested in an Executive Committee (See Section 4), but ultimate control shall rest with the Registered Members collectively, by way of General Meetings (See Section 2).
1.4 Each Club that registers members on or before the 1st of September each year will automatically become a member of the League. The League will collect via the club a League fee from each individual member, the fee to be determined at the League AGM.
1.5 The League shall maintain an Insurance Policy in respect of Personal Injury and Third Party liability for each Registered Member and an appropriate proportion of the premium shall be allocated to, and paid with, the Annual Registration Fee (see Clause 5.3). Prompt collection and payment to the League of all such sums will be the responsibility of each Club.
1.6 The ruling of the Chairman of any meeting held under the auspices of The League shall be final.
2. GENERAL MEETINGS
2.1 An Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall be held, at such time and place as shall be decided by the Chairman, after discussion within the Executive Committee; following the shooting season every year to transact the following business:
2.1.1 To receive The League Annual Report and Balance sheet for the preceding shooting season.
2.1.2 To set all Subscriptions and Fees for the ensuing season.
2.1.3 The election of Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer and assistants if required, and 2 persons to act as Auditors for the coming year.
GENERAL MEETINGS — Continued
2.1.4 To discuss and, if necessary, to vote upon any item(s) referred or recommended to the AGM by the Executive Committee in accordance with provisions of Clause 4.7.
2.1.5 To discuss and, if necessary, vote upon any item(s) properly submitted to the League Secretary in accordance with the requirements of Clause 2.2.
2.2 Every Registered Member shall have the right to submit a valid written motion for discussion and consideration by an AGM. A valid motion is one which has been:
2.2.1 Signed by the Registered Member proposing the motion, and,
2.2.2 Signed by the registered Member seconding the motion, and,
2.2.3 Signed by a further 2 (Two) Registered Members in agreement With, and prepared to support, the motion, and,
2.2.4 Submitted to the League Secretary not less than 21 days before the date of the AGM.
2.2.5 The proposer of the motion must be present at the AGM, otherwise the motion will be deemed to have been withdrawn.
2.3 The Chairman of the AGM shall be President of The League or, in his absence (or by his leave), the Chairman of the League.
2.4 Only such business, which has been circulated to Club Secretaries in an agenda 14 days prior to the AGM, shall be discussed and/or voted upon.
2.5 Voting shall be by a show of hands (or by ballot) and there shall be no proxy voting.
2.6 Any proposed addition, repeal or amendment to the Constitution or Rules of the League must receive at least two thirds of the votes of the Registered members present at the AGM.
2.7 A Special General Meeting (SGM) may be called and held, at such time and place as decided by the Chairman of the League, after discussion within the Executive Committee. Generally, Clauses covering AGM’s shall also govern SGM’s. Except that Clause’s 2.1.1 to 2.1.3, 2.1.5 and 2.2 will not normally apply to SGM’s.
GENERAL MEETINGS – Continued
2.8 The Quorum for all General Meetings shall be 25% of the total number of currently Registered Members and shall include representation from at least 50% of the League’s clubs.
3.1 The Hon. Treasurer shall be empowered to receive and acknowledge money on behalf of The League.
3.2 All money shall be banked in the name of The Bridgend & District Air Rifle League, at a bank approved by the Executive Committee.
3.3 Cheques for payments on behalf of The League, shall be signed by any two of the following persons :
3.3.1 The Hon. Treasurer.
3.3.2 The Chairman of the Executive Committee.
3.3.3 The Vice Chairman, of The Executive Committee.
3.4 The two auditors elected in accordance with clause 2.1.3 are to audit The League’s accounts, Financial Statement and Balance Sheet prior to Presentation at the Annual General Meeting.
4. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
4.1 The Management of The League shall be vested in an Executive Committee which may appoint one (or more) sub-committee(s) from time to time for a specific purpose, or as a standing sub-committee with a definite long term brief.
4.2 The Executive committee shall consist of the following:
4.2.1 The Chairman, Vice Chairman, secretary and Treasurer. The Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer shall not be entitled to vote unless they are present as their Club’s delegate as required in Clause 4.2.2. The Chairman shall not act as his club’s delegate but, in event of the Committee failing to reach agreement on any point, shall use his casting vote as he sees fit.
4.2.2 Two delegates from each Club, to be appointed annually by the Club concerned, provided that no Club may appoint voting Delegates until it has been affiliated to The League for one full shooting season. Only one such delegate from a Club may vote at a Committee meeting.
4.2.3 A Quorum for Executive Committee Meetings shall be one voting delegate from 50% of the Clubs in addition to Elected League officers (See Clause 4.2.1).
4. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE – continued
4.3 The Executive Committee shall meet at such times and places as shall be Determined by the Chairman, but not less than 3 times during a shooting season.
4.4 The Chairman and Vice-Chairman shall be elected annually by the Executive Committee at the first meeting after the AGM.
4.5 The positions of President and Vice President(s) are non-executive and not subject to annual election and the offices are to be filled only at the
discretion and invitation of the Executive Committee.
4.6 The Officers of the Executive Committee (clause 4.2.1) all hold Honorary Offices, but the secretary and Treasurer are to receive an Annual Honorarium, the value of which is subject to review by the AGM. The Annual Honorarium is to be shared equally between them, unless they have agreed otherwise.
4.7 The Executive Committee may refer decisions and/or make Recommendations to a General Meeting. Motions to a General Meeting from the Executive Committee shall not require a formal proposer or seconder at the General Meeting.
5 CLUBS & REGISTERED MEMBERS
5.1 Clubs within the League may be autonomous in Constitution but they and their Registered Members shall accept the rules of the League and the decisions of the Executive Committee.
5.2 Every Club shall ensure
5.3 Vice-Captain and shall nominate 3 markers, other than the Captain and Vice Captain, who are acceptable to the Executive Committee.
5.4 A registered member is one who has completed a registration form which, together with the appropriate registration and insurance fees (Clause 1.6)
has been received by the League Secretary.
5.5 All prospective new members must fill in a Firearms Act 1968 ‘Section 21’ declaration form, to be handed to the League Secretary
CLUBS & REGISTERED MEMBERS – continued
5.5 A Registered Member may be allowed a request to transfer to another club in the League, subject to having shot no more than 6 times (for the club which they wish to leave) in the current season and that the application be ratified and approved by the Executive Committee. Should a club leave the League during the shooting season, the Executive Committee may allow registered members from that club to join other clubs at any stage of the season but special restrictions may be imposed in such cases.
5.6 All League Trophies and Cups held by a Club or Registered Member must be returned to the League Secretary not later than 14 days prior to the Annual Presentation in the season following that in which they were received or on the Club ceasing to exist, whichever is the sooner.
5.7 Within this Constitution & Rules, use of the term “Club” shall refer to each Member Club entered in the league. In the event of any Club entering more than one shooting team, each team will be treated as an independent member of the League.
6. RANGES & TARGETS
6.1 The shooting range may be in any suitable room, acceptable to the Executive Committee, with 21 feet (6.40 metres) measured horizontally, from the face of the target plate to an easily identified mark on the floor as a firing line.
6.2 Targets shall be of a standard 5” (127 mm) diameter steel plate with the following (concentric) dimensions:
BULL 3/8” (9.525mm) diameter, central hole
INNER 1” (25.4mm) diameter circle
MAGPIE 2″ (50.8mm) diameter circle
OUTER 3” (76.2mm) diameter circle
6.3 The target plate is to be mounted in a suitable housing, centrally behind a 6” to 8” (152mm to 204 mm) diameter opening, with a bell positioned where it will be rung only by a pellet passing through the “Bull”. The housing is to be painted matt black both internally and externally.
6.4 The target housing shall be mounted at a height and in a safe position such that the centre of the bull is level with point 5’ (1524 mm) vertically above the firing line.
6.5 Illumination to be within the target housing, by a suitable protected 100 watt (pearl) electric bulb.
6.6 The face of the target plate shall be painted white and the pellet impression is to be painted out after each shot.
7. RIFLES & PELLETS
Rifles must be Air Rifles of .177 or 4.5mm calibre, but may be of any
design or manufacture.
External weights other than concentric barrel weights are not permitted.
Any attachment, modification or addition to a standard rifle; not currently in
widespread use within the League as at the termination of the preceding
season, must be submitted for approval by the Executive Committee prior to
use in a match.
Sights may be of any type and may include optical inserts for personal
eyesight correction, but telescopic sights and laser shall not be used.
No attachment or sling added to a standard rifle as a support aid will be
permitted, subject to appeal to the Executive Committee in the case of
Physical Disability or Handicap.
7.6 Pellets shall be standard .177 or 4.5 mm calibre lead pellets, round or flat head pellets of any manufacture.
7.7 Pellet’s for “Pip” competitions to be round head only
8.1 Each team range must at all times when shooting is in progress, display the League’s standard Safety Notices. The “Shooting in Progress” notice to be displayed externally on the door, or at the entrance to the range. And the “Safety Precautions” notice to be in a prominent position within the range.
8.2 General safety during any team shooting is to be under the control of the Home Team Captain, or with non – team events, shall rest with the” Range Officer in Charge”. Unless otherwise declared, the “Range Officer in Charge” will be deemed to be the person painting out shot impressions.
8.3 At all times rifles are not to be cocked and remain unloaded except for the period when actually being used to shoot.
8.4 No rifle shall be lowered to (or below) a horizontal attitude whilst loaded unless any pellet (whether fired deliberately or accidentally) from that rifle is certain to be discharged harmlessly within the target housing. When a rifle is being carried on the range the muzzle should be pointesd at the ceiling
9. SHOOTING RULES.
9.1 All shooting shall be from a standing position without any form of artificial support, and the rifle butt must be placed outside all clothing being worn.
9.2 During a match there shall be no undue delay, a shooter will be allowed to bring down a rifle from the shoulder twice. The shot must be registered on the third attempt or forfeited. Shooters will be allowed to change their positions at the firing line between attempts but will not be allowed to sit down before registering a shot.
9.3 When at the firing line the shooter’s feet must at all times be entirely behind the line.
9.4 Should a rifle go off with no shot impression being made on the face of the target, the shooter shall have another shot. For the purpose of clause 9.2 this will count as an attempt. If no impression is made on a third and final attempt then that shot will be forfeited.
9.5 No coaching will be permitted while on the firing line.
9.6 In the event of a loading abnormality, a competitor may ask the range officer permission to fire a defective shot (“Pinched “) shot. This request must be made before advancing to the firing line. The range officer will not unreasonably refuse the request, but may require the defective shot to be fired by a person other than the competitor. The defective shot shall not count as an attempt for the purpose of clause 9.2.
10. MATCH RULES
10.1 Each team shall shoot “home” and/or “away” fixtures with every other team in the League, as directed by the Executive Committee. Should a team have no “home” range, all fixtures will be shot away.
10.2 The competitions run by the League are set out in appendix 1 to this document. The details are subject to amendment by the Executive Committee.
10.3 Club Secretaries will each be responsible for recording their team’s scores. Winning club secretaries must post match result cards to be received by the league fixture secretary within 48 hours of the match.
10.4 No league trophy team match (6 shooters or more) shall commence after 20:00 hrs (8p.m.). For the match to commence, not less than three members of each team shall be present on the range. Once shooting has commenced, continuity shall be maintained with the exception of a ten minute interval at half time. (which may be dispensed with by agreement between the two team captains).
10.5 All dates for the League or Trophy team (6 or more shooters) fixtures must be adhered to except by prior agreement of the clubs concerned.
10.5.1 Revised arrangements for postponed fixtures must be submitted for approval to Hon League Secretary as agent of the Executive Committee prior to, or within 24hrs after, the original date of the fixture.
10.5.2 A team failing to appear at the time and date fixed or agreed for the match shall, subject to appeal to the Executive Committee, deemed to have lost the match.
10.6 All dates and times for individual, pairs and fours fixtures must be adhered to except by prior agreement of the parties concerned, All pairs & fours matches must be shot on or before the allotted fixture date.
10.6.1 Revised arrangements for postponed fixtures must be submitted for approval to Hon League Secretary.
10.6.2 If no alternative time and date can be agreed, or if the tie is not resolved within any time limit set by the Hon League Secretary the individual, pair or team of four which requested the original postponment will have deemed to have been eliminated.
11.1 Marking in any team match to be performed by one of the registered markers from each team. The away marker to call and the home marker to check and paint out the shot impression. Markers are to remain in a safe position at the target while shooting is in progress. Markers may change during a match but not during an individual round.
11.2 Any dispute between markers must be decided by the two Captains or their deputies.
11.3 In competitions where conventional scoring applies, the higher of the two scores shall be credited to the shooter when a shot impression is broken by a scoring line or Bull.
11.4 In competition where pip scoring applies, the higher of the two scores shall be credited to the shooter only when the pip impression is completely inside the scoring line or Bull.
11.5 All matches shall be shot on a standard target (clause 6.2). scored points shall be as follows :
CLEAN BULL 5.1 ( No impression on target & bell rings )
Any other impression on the face of the target = NO SCORE
1. General Competition rules
2. League Championships
3. Team Challenge Cup Competition
4. Pairs & Fours Competitions
5. Individual Competitions
6. Other Awards
7. Method of Handicapping
contained herein are subject to revision and alteration by the Executive committee without reference to a General meeting of the League.
1.2 Where any competition fixture detailed in sections 2, or 4 of this appendix has to be terminated before completion (or interrupted for a period in excess of 15 minutes) due to circumstances beyond the control of the participants, the event should be abandoned. The event should then by mutual agreement be rearranged in entirety at a later date. If the abandoned fixture is an element of a knockout competition, it should be re-arranged prior to the scheduled date for the succeeding round.
1.3 Where any element of a competition fixture detailed in sections 5 of this appendix has to be terminated before completion (or interrupted for a period in excess of 15 minutes) due to circumstances beyond the control of the participants, that element and succeeding elements of the competition similarly affected should be abandoned. The event should be then resumed at a later date with any interrupted element being reshot. If the abandoned fixture is an element of a knockout competition, it should be resumed prior to the scheduled date for the succeeding round.
1.4 No engraving whatsoever shall be added to any part of a League owned returnable trophy without express authority of the Executive Committee. All approved engraving shall be arranged by the Hon. League secretary, any engraving should be carried out in keeping with the existing trophy, the persons, or the club requesting the engraving shall pay the costs involved.
2. LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS
2.0 The following rules apply to all League Championship Competitions except the Presidents League.
Team squad size is unlimited, but all competitors must be registered members of the appropriate team.
Pre-match practice on the appointed range only by agreement between both teams.
Each competitor to have 1 sighter followed by 7 shots to count.
Team with the highest aggregate score will be awarded 2 championship points, where scores are equal at the end of the match each team will be awarded one championship point.
All Championship positions will be determined initially by reference to the number of Championship points, gained by each club, and finally, where there is any case of equal championship points by reference to the total number of points (as opposed to Championship points) scored in all matches in that Championship.
Where a team is awarded victory in a match by virtue of the opponents being in default or conceding defeat, the team will be credited with a match score equivalent to the average score attained by that team in the remainder of its matches in that League. The defaulting team shall receive no score.
Details specific to each championship are given in 2.1 & 2.2 below.
2.1 W.Phillips League Conventional scoring League Championship for teams of 7, 8, 9 or 10 with the highest 7 scores to count for each team. Every League Club to shoot against every other on a home and away basis. Winning team receives the returnable W. Phillips Cup, Individual commemorative trophies are provided by the League for registered members of the winning team. Runners Up receive the returnable Major Gaskell Sheild, Individual commemorative trophies are not provided by the League. The team finishing in bottom position receive the returnable Wooden Spoon, individual commemorative trophies are not provided by the League.
2.2 Colonel Stockwood League Conventional scoring League Championship for teams of 6, nominated prior to shooting, concurrent with the ‘A’ League Championship. Every Club to shoot against every other, on a home and away basis. Winning team receives the returnable Colonel Stockwood Cup Individual commemorative trophies are provided by the League for registered members of the winning team. Runners up receive the returnable H. P. Williams Sheild Individual commemorative trophies are not provided by the League. The team finishing in bottom position receive the returnable Wooden Fork, individual commemorative trophies are not provided by the League.
2.3 Singer League Modern scoring League Championship for teams of 7, 8, 9 or 10 with the highest 7 scores to count for each team. Every League Club to shoot against every other on a home and away basis. Winning team receives the returnable Singer Cup Individual commemorative trophies are provided by the League, for registered members of the winning team. Runners Up receive the returnable W.J. Thomas Cup. Individual commemorative trophies are not provided by the League.
Modern scoring = ( Pip score + Conventional score )
2.4 D. J. PERRING LEAGUE Conventional scoring League Championship for teams of 7, 8, 9 or 10 with individual handicap scoring, the best 7 scores after handicap has been added to count for each team. Every club to shoot against every other on a home and away basis, One team per eligible club. Individual handicaps will be determined and published by the Executive Committee using scores from A League matches and practice and will be adjusted at the halfway point of the season,. Two match points will be credited to the team with the highest aggregate for the best seven scores. Where match scores are equal at the end of a match each team will be awarded one point. Winning team to receive The D. J. Perring Rose Bowl. Individual commemorative trophies are provided by the League for registered members, of the winning team.
2.5 METOD OF HANDICAPPING at the start of the season Handicaps for each individual competitor within the League, are worked out using the previous years scores ( last ten, excluding pip). If the competitor is new to the League, or did not record scores during the previous season, a minimum of six scores, (match or practice) preferable ten, shot under match conditions should be submitted to the fixture secretary or deputy so that a handicap can be issued. From the start of the league the handicaps are altered on a weekly basis using a rolling set of the last 10 scores as they are recorded by each member.
These Handicaps are also used for the : ~
Beha Cup, & York Hotel Cup & the J. Perring League
TEAM CHALLENGE CUP COMPETITIONS
3.0 The following rules apply to all Team Challenge Cup Competitions.
3.0.1 Knockout Tournament
3.0.2 Team squad size is unlimited, but all competitors must be Registered Members of the appropriate team.
3.0.3 Pre match practice on appointed range permitted only by agreement between both clubs.
3.0.4 Each competitor to have one sighter followed by 7 shots to count.
3.0.5 Team with the highest aggregate score in any match shall be the winners of the match. Where scores are equal, the match shall be completely reshot as soon as possible.
3.0.6 First round may be scheduled concurrent with a League match, Final rounds to be shot on a neutral range with neutral scorers.
3.0.7 No individual commemorative trophies are provided by the League.
3.1 S.SIMMONDS CUP Six aside Team Challenge Cup event with conventional scoring. Winning team receives the returnable S. Simmonds Cup
3.2 NIGEL PHILLIPS CUP 8 Aside Team Challenge Cup event with conventional scoring. Winning team receives the returnable Nigel Phillips Cup
3.3 J. E. WILLIAMS CUP 6 Aside Team Challenge Cup event with Pip scoring. Winning team receives the returnable J. E. Williams Cup
3.4 YORK HOTEL CUP 8 Aside Handicap Team Challenge Cup event with conventional scoring. Winning team receives the returnable York Hotel Cup
(See section 2.4)
3.5 BEHA CUP 7, 8, or 9 Aside Handicap Team Challenge Cup with conventional scoring, (see section 2.4). The team with the best aggregate score from 7 competitors will receive the returnable Beha Cup
3. PAIRS & FOURS COMPETITIONS
4.0.1 Knockout Tournament
4.0.2 Number of teams per club is unlimited but each competitor can be a part of one team only. All members of any Pairs & Fours team need not be members of the same League club. Each competitor must be a registered member of a League club.
4.0.3 No substitutions, additions or alterations to teams, after the initial competition draw has commenced.
4.0.4 All dates and times for Pairs & Fours fixtures must be adhered to except by prior agreement of the parties concerned, Pairs & Fours matches must be shot on or before the allotted fixture date. If on an allotted night any member of a team of four or pair, fails to make the allotted range on time to compete in their round, the match will be lost by the team failing to carry on. The appointed date for the semi final and final must be adhered to.
PLEASE NOTE There will be no time leniency
4.0.5 No pre match practice permitted on appointed range.
4.0.6 Choice of one sighter followed by 7 shots to count.
4.0.7 Drawn matches to be entirely re-shot. Wherever possible, the re-shoot should take place immediately after the tied match.
4.0.8 Neutral or opposing scorers at all stages.
4.1 WESTERN MAIL PAIRS Nominated fixed teams of two. Conventional scoring. Winning team receives the returnable Western Mail Shield Two individual commemorative trophies are provided by the League for both winners and beaten finalists..
4.2 BERTORELLI PIP PAIRS Nominated fixed teams of two. Pip scoring. Winning team receives the returnable Frank Bertorelli Cup. Two individual commemorative trophies are provided by the League for both winners and beaten finalists.
4.2 LORD SWANSEA PAIRS ( Handicap ) Nominated fixed teams of two. coventional plus individual handicap scoring. Winning team receives the returnable Lord Swansea Cup. Two individual commemorative trophies are provided by the League for both winners and beaten finalists. Handicaps are capped only for the first match in any round
4.4 EDGAR WILLIAMS FOURS Nominated fixed teams of four. Any four from the nominated squad of four, five or six may shoot at any stage of the competition. Conventional scoring. Winning team receives the returnable Edgar Williams Cup. Individual commemorative trophies are provided by the League for all team squad members of both winners and beaten finalists.
5.0 INDIVIDUAL COMPETITIONS The following rules apply to all individual competitions except the Ray Lewis & Robert Thomas Cups.
5.0.1. Conventional scoring.
5.0.2. Each competitor registers one score. Highest score wins the event.
5.0.3. Number of entrants per club is unlimited but each competitor can enter once only. Each competitor must be a registered member.
5.0.4. No pre match practice permitted on appointed range.
5.0.5. Choice of one or two sighters followed by 7 shots to count.
5.0.6 If two or more scores are equal in a position where a trophy is at stake, the issue will be decided by each of the affected competitors firing a sighter, followed by three shots to count, then if necessary shot for shot.
5.0.7 Appointed ranges and neutral scorers or opposing at all times.
5.0.8 Scoring on events where multi targets are used, i.e, A. B. C. & D Cups, Lord Swansea Handicap Pairs, The caller shall keep a written record of the score, the painter will check the called score is correct, the callers score sheet shall only be consulted if there is a dispute. At the end of each round the actual scores shall be
called out, if handicaps are applicable the scores including the handicap will also be called out. Participating pairs shall shoot on same target, opposition pairs on
the next target.
5.1 ‘A’ CLASS CUP Individual event open to all registered members having an individual average score in ‘A’ League matches (see 2.1) of 34 and more, or whose average is unknown, at the appropriate date. Winner receives the returnable A Class Trophy. Individual trophies for winners and runners up are provided by the League.
5.2 ‘B’ CLASS CUP Individual event open to all registered members having an individual average score in ‘A’ League matches (see 2.1) of more 33 and less than 34, at the appropriate date. Winner receives the returnable B Class Trophy. Individual trophies for winners and runners up are provided by the League.
5.3 ‘C’ CLASS CUP Individual event open to all registered members having an individual average score in ‘A’ League matches (see 2.1) of more than 32 and less than 33 . At the appropriate date. Winner receives the returnable D.L. Powell Cup. Individual trophies for winners and runners up are provided by the League.
5.4 ‘D’ CLASS CUP Individual event open to all registered members having an individual average score in ‘A’ League matches (see 2.1) of less than 32, . At the appropriate date. Winner receives the returnable D Cup. Individual trophies for winners and runners up are provided by the League.
5.5 CHRISTOPHER WOOLS CUP Individual event shot concurrent with the A, B, and C Cup competitions (see 5.1 to 5.3) open to all registered members aged under 18 on the first of September immediately preceding the event. Winner receives returnable Christopher Wools Cup, and a commemorative trophy is provided by the league.
5.6 RAY LEWIS CUP Individual Knockout Tournament open to the highest average score in ‘A’ League and Team Cup matches ( see 3.1, 3.2, 3.6, 3.8) in each club. By arrangement the second highest average scorer will be accepted. All entrants must have attained their averages by shooting in at least 75% of available matches. Competitors must be present on the appointed range by the appointed time and remain available throughout the event. non handicap event with pip scoring. No pre match practice permitted on appointed range. At each stage competitors shall have a choice of 1 or 2 sighters followed by 7 shots to count. Tied matches to be decided by each competitor firing 1 sighter and 3 shots to count, then if scores are still tied, shot for shot. Neutral scorers at all stages. Winner receives the returnable Ray Lewis Cup Individual trophies for winner and runner up are provided by the League.
5.7 ROBERT THOMAS CUP Individual Knockout Tournament open to any person who has attained a score of 35.4 and above, in any of the competitions (see 2.1, 2.3, 3.1 to 3.8, 4.1 to 4.3 and 5.1 to 5.5) If there is a club that has no member with a score of 35.4 then the member or members ( two or more members having attained the same highest score) will be allowed to enter. Competitors must be present on the appointed range by the appointed time and remain available throughout the event. A non handicap event with conventional scoring. No pre match practice permitted on appointed range. At each stage competitors shall have a choice of 1 or 2 sighters followed by 7 shots to count. Tied matches to be decided by each competitor firing 1 sighter and 3 shots to count, then if scores are still tied, shot for shot. Neutral scorers at all stages. Winner receives the returnable Robert Thomas Memorial Cup Individual trophies for winner and runner up are provided by the League.
6. OTHER AWARDS
6.0.1 In order to qualify for awards 6.1 to 6.8 the competitor must have shot in at least 75% of fixtures, in that category, in which his/her club took part, or were scheduled to take part.
6.0.2 Eligibility for awards 6.3 and 6.8 is by reference to age on September 1st at the start of the season concerned.
6.1 HIGHEST LEAGUE AVERAGE
An award made annually to the registered member who has the highest average score in matches in the ‘A’ League ( see 2.1 & 2.3 ) The winner receives the returnable Martyn Daley Cup. Individual commemorative trophies for the winner and runner up are provided by the League.
6.2 HIGHEST LADIES AVERAGE
An award made annually to the registered female member who has the highest average score in matches in the ‘A’ League ( see 2.1 & 2.3 ) The winner receives the returnable Sandra Saunders Memorial Cup Individual commemorative trophies for the winner and runner up are provided by the League.
6.3 HIGHEST LEAGUE AVERAGE OVER 55
6.4 HIGHEST LEAGUE AVERAGE 34.5 and Up
6.5 HIGHEST LEAGUE AVERAGE 33.5 / 34.499
6.6 HIGHEST LEAGUE AVERAGE 32.5 / 33.499
6.7 HIGHEST LEAGUE AVERAGE Under 32.5
6.8 HIGHEST LEAGUE AVERAGE JUNIOR ( Under 18 )
Awards 6.4, 6.5, 6.6 and 6.7 are worked out on averages taken from last year’s scores, or at least six match and practice scores submitted to the executive committee. The winners are those that finish with the highest average form those that started in their average bracket.
The Committee has the right to adjust any average that contains practice scores.
6.9 MOST OVERALL POSSIBLES An award made annually to the registered member who has attained the highest number of “Possibles” 35/35 expressed as a percentage of all official team matches including Singer League matches were modern scoring applies,
( Pip scoring & Presidents League not included ). The winner receives the returnable Basil George Cup a commemorative trophy for the winner is provided by the League
6.10 MOST LEAGUE POSSIBLES An award made annually to the registered member who has attained the highest number of “Possibles” (35/35) in matches in the ‘A’ League and Singer League ( see 2.1 & 2.3 ) There is no returnable trophy. A commemorative trophy for the winner is provided by the League.
6.11 MAXIMUM SCORE SHIELD 35.7 An award given to a member who attains the highest maximum score 35.7 in a league organised competition shot under BADARL rules. The shield is kept by that member concerned until the score is attained by another member, when the shield will be past on. Commemorative Trophy supplied by the League
6.12 COMMITTEE CUP An award made annually to the team or individual which, in the opinion of the Executive Committee deserves special merit during the season under consideration. The successful team/individual receives the returnable Committee Cup. No commemorative trophy is provided by the League. In any season the Executive Committee may decide not to award the cup.