Challenge Cup Rules


NORTHERN IRELAND BOWLING ASSOCIATION

CHALLENGE CUP RULES

SENIOR CHALLENGE CUP

  1. The Competition shall be called The Northern Ireland Bowling Association Senior Challenge Cup, though a sponsor’s name may be included in this title at the discretion of the General Purposes Committee.
  2. The entrance fee per Side shall be agreed annually at the AGM.
  3. The Competition shall be held annually on a knock-out basis and shall be open to Sides competing in the Top Tier of the Association’s League Competition.
  4. Each Side shall consist of 4 Teams of 4 players, delivering 2 bowls each. Each game shall consist of 18 ends. Combined scores of all 4 Teams will determine the winner. In the case of a tie, an extra end on each rink shall be played and should the result again be a tie, another end shall be played and so on until a decision has been obtained.
  5. All draws shall be by ballot, the first Side drawn in the various rounds, except for the Final, shall be considered as the home Side. The Final shall be played on a neutral green to be arranged by the Honorary League Secretary. Games must be played on the dates, times and venues specified.
  6. The WF Neill Cup, presented by WF Neill FAI in 1939, shall be awarded to the winning Side. The Tom Finlay Cup, presented by Thomas Finlay (NIBA President) in 1955, shall be awarded to the runners-up. The winners and runners-up shall also be awarded 16 medallions each and, on making written application, may purchase 9 additional medallions.
  7. General Competition Rules 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 shall apply.

INTERMEDIATE CHALLENGE CUP

  1. The Competition shall be called The Northern Ireland Bowling Association Intermediate Challenge Cup, though a sponsor’s name may be included in this title at the discretion of the General Purposes Committee.
  2. The entrance fee per Side shall be agreed annually at the AGM.
  3. The Competition shall be held annually on a knock-out basis and shall be open to Sides competing in the Second Tier of the Association’s League Competition.
  4. Each Side shall consist of 4 Teams of 4 players playing 2 bowls each. Each game shall consist of 18 ends. Combined scores of all 4 Teams will determine the winner. In the case of a tie, an extra end on each rink shall be played and should the result again be a tie, another end shall be played and so on until a decision has been obtained.
  5. A player is not eligible to play in this Competition if, in the same season, they have previously played in the Senior Cup. 
  6. All draws shall be by ballot, the first Side drawn in the various rounds, except for the Final, shall be considered as the home Side. The Final shall be played on a neutral green to be arranged by the Honorary League Secretary. Games must be played on the dates, times and venues specified.
  7. The Allan Tate Cup shall be awarded to the winning Side. The runners-up shall be awarded the Rathfriland Salver. The winners and runners-up shall also be awarded 16 medallions each and, on making written application, may purchase 9 additional medallions.
  8. General Competition Rules 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 shall apply.

JUNIOR CHALLENGE CUP (16 Player Side)

  1. The Competition shall be called The Northern Ireland Bowling Association Junior Challenge Cup (16 Player), though a sponsor’s name may be included in this title at the discretion of the General Purposes Committee.
  2. The entrance fee per Side shall be agreed annually at the AGM.
  3. The Competition shall be held annually on a knock-out basis and shall be open to Sides consisting of 16 players competing in the Lower Tiers of the Association’s League Competition.
  4. Each Side shall consist of 4 Teams of 4 players, each delivering 2 bowls. Each game shall consist of 18 ends. Combined scores of all 4 Teams will determine the winner. In the case of a tie, an extra end on each rink shall be played and should the result again be a tie, another end shall be played and so on until a decision has been obtained.
  5. A player is not eligible to play in this Competition if, in the same season, they have previously played in the Senior or Intermediate Cups.
  6. All draws shall be by ballot, the first Side drawn in the various rounds, except for the Final, shall be considered as the home Side. The Final shall be played on a neutral green to be arranged by the Honorary League Secretary. Games must be played on the dates, times and venues specified.
  7. The Thompson Ross Cup, presented by Thompson Ross (NIBA Past President) in 1946, shall be awarded to the winning Side. The Arthur Chew Cup, presented by Maurice McKeown, shall be awarded to the runners-up. The winners and runners-up shall also be awarded 16 medallions each and, on making written application, may purchase 9 additional medallions.
  8. General Competition Rules 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 shall apply.

JUNIOR CHALLENGE CUP (10 Player Side)

  1. The Competition shall be called The Northern Ireland Bowling Association Junior Challenge Cup (10 Player), though a sponsor’s name may be included in this title at the discretion of the General Purposes Committee.
  2. The entrance fee per Side shall be agreed annually at the AGM.
  3. The Competition shall be held annually on a knock-out basis and shall be open to Sides consisting of 10 players competing in the Lower Tiers of the Association’s League Competition.
  4. Each Side shall consist of 2 Teams of 3 players delivering 2 bowls each and 2 Teams of 2 players delivering 3 bowls each. Each game shall consist of 18 ends. Combined scores of all 4 Teams will determine the winner. In the case of a tie, an extra end on each rink shall be played and should the result again be a tie, another end shall be played and so on until a decision has been obtained.
  5. A player is not eligible to play in this Competition if, in the same season, they have previously played in the Senior, Intermediate or Junior (16 player) Cups.
  6. All draws shall be by ballot, the first Side drawn in the various rounds, except for the Final, shall be considered as the home Side. The Final shall be played on a neutral green to be arranged by the Honorary League Secretary. Games must be played on the dates, times and venues specified.
  7. The ISN Cup shall be awarded to the winning Side. The runners-up shall be awarded to Rugby Cup. The winners and runners-up shall also be awarded 10 medallions each and, on making written application, may purchase 3 additional medallions.
  8. General Competition Rules 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 shall apply.

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