County Report – January 2017.

From the Derbyshire County AGM in December 2016

There will be no increase in fees for 2017.

The following Rule amendment was passed relating to the County Cup Competition:

See County 2016 handbook – page 85, no 8 – Drawn Games.

After the end of line 5 – insert the following: “Only players that have actually played in the original match can be selected to play in the SEVEN end play-off, or subsequent ends till a result has been obtained.”

Dave Drury, the County Registrar, said that B.C.G. are still in the process of creating a Membership Database – which will initially contain all the members registered with B.C.G. numbers since January 2016.  A new Membership Application form is to be issued to all clubs in 2017.

The County Men’s Merit Final will be held on Sunday 25th June – in the Longdendale area.

Derbyshire will be ‘hosting’ the County Veterans zonal group round competition this year – on the 13th July.

In August 2018, the County is to ‘host’ the Junior All England Merit competition. 32 players from all around the Country compete – just one green required. 


British Crown Green Rules Revision meeting in January 2017

The following bye-laws where amended:


Bye Law 5(g)     Page 38 of BCG handbook 2016

On line 3 delete ‘£15.00’ and replace with ‘£20.00’ (to increase by a further £5.00 in 2018)’

Proposed on behalf of the Management Committee by Mr G Underhill

Seconded by Potteries & District County Bowling Association

For 66, Against 21, Abstentions 7


Players Dress.

Bye Law 25~2(a) Trousers : Page 51 of BCG handbook 2016

On line 2 after ‘trousers’ delete ‘grey or’.

Proposed by Potteries & District County Bowling Association

Seconded by the Welsh Crown Green Bowling Association

For 59, Against 28, Abstentions 7