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ENGLISH BOWLS YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SCHEME
REGIONAL, & NATIONAL SCHOOLS OF EXCELLENCE 2018
The EBYDS is registered under the Data Protection
|In the event of any disputes, the final decision will be
made by the Steering Group
Participants MUST ONLY ENTER
FROM ONE COUNTY. Any breach of this Rule will result in
disqualification of the competitor.
If through lack of
numbers a player competes in another County they may only
qualify for their County if they qualify through their
Participants who do not turn up on the
day, whether County, Regional or National, will not be allowed
to take part in the following year. An appeal may be lodged with
the Organising Committee and extenuating circumstances (e.g.
illness and/or bereavement, etc. will be taken into
consideration. Any appeal must be lodged with the Organising
Committee within 7 days of the competition date.
there is a conflict of interest, the participant MUST choose
which commitment they are honouring, as failure to attend
deprives someone of the opportunity to take part in the County,
Regional and/or National event.
A minimum of 21
(twenty-one) days’ notice of intention to withdraw is required.
Open to all young bowlers who have not attained the age of
18 years on or by 1st September 2017.
The competition will be
run in two sections: -
• Juniors who have attained the age of
8 years but not 14 years on or by 1st September 2017.
Seniors who have attained the age of 14 years but not 18 years
on or by 1st September 2017.
Organisers MUST check dates
of birth. Where a form is received and the participant is
over-age, then that player will be disqualified. It is a
condition of entry to these events that a direct contact address
for each Participant is provided to the Organiser. C/O address
referring to a Club will not be accepted.
The points from
the Round Robin singles will be added to the points obtained in
the skills tests and these totals will decide the qualifiers.
If, when these two sets of points are added together there
is a tied position from which there must be a result, the player
with the highest shots difference will be the winner. If this
does not find a winner then the number of ends won will be taken
into account. If this still does not produce a result then a 1
end “sudden-death” will be played.
THE INDOOR SINGLES
GAME WILL BE SEVEN (7) ENDS WITH THREE (3) BOWLS.
to be divided into groups of four (4) by the Organiser and
initially play a Round Robin.
A minimum of 4 players is
required in an age group to constitute a competition. Where the
number in an age group is less than 4, application should be
made to a neighbouring county to compete in their appropriate
competition. (N.B. However, please note Rule 2 above re:
entering from a neighbouring county).
Event will be
limited to one group per rink available i.e. 6 rinks = 24
players; 8 rinks = 32 players.
In the Round Robin stage,
the winner of each game shall be the player who scores the most
shots over seven ends and he/she will be awarded TEN points for
a win. Should, through the absence of a player, a competitor be
given a bye then 5 points will be awarded.
In the event
of equal scores after seven ends, each player shall be awarded
Each County will submit the highest
qualifiers as follows: -
Entries 1 – 7 players in an age
group – County will submit 1 top player
Entries 8 or more in
an age group - County will submit 2 top players
remaining places will be filled on a proportional basis, by the
Steering Committee, from those Counties who record 32 or more
participants. (See Rule 7 regarding the minimum number required
to constitute a competition.)
From the Regional events
the top scoring 2 juniors and 2 seniors will go through by right
(irrespective of gender) to the National School of Excellence.
Those selected to take part in the National event will
receive a personal invitation from the EBYDS Steering Group.
In Regional & National events the remaining spaces will be
awarded fairly across the Regions by taking the next highest
All games will be played in accordance with the
current Laws of the Sport of Bowls, except that the ends will be
limited as determined by Rule 6 above.
All bowls will be
inspected prior to the commencement of play and must bear a
stamp of 1985 or later. Training bowls will be allowed at junior
Marker to toss at beginning of each game and
winner of toss has choice of jack or giving it away.
Mat may be given away on the first end or on an extra end but
NOT in subsequent ends
i.e. winner of an end delivers the
One trial end on first game only.
visit to the head per end.
One dead/killed end only
permitted to each player during each game with no penalty. Any
additional dead/killed ends will incur a penalty of 2 shots
away. All dead/killed ends will count as an end played.
Players MUST sign card on completion of game which confirms
their acceptance of the scores. Once the card is signed, then
that score WILL STAND.
Should, through the absence of a
player, it be necessary to give a participant a bye, then 5
points will be awarded to that person.
requested to refer any matters concerning the conduct of these
events to the respective EBYDS Regional Contact in the first
instance (see list below) or the Scheme Secretary.
of standardised forms will be provided for completion. These
forms must be completed clearly and forwarded promptly please to
your respective EBYDS Regional Contact as listed below.
23 Axmouth Drive, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 5SX
Updated 18th December 2017