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25. MANFIELD CUP COMPETITION - Inter Club Men’s, Competition
[a] The Competition is open to all affiliated Clubs and is for teams of 4 Rinks of four from each Club. (Rule 3 does not apply)
[b] Each four will play a four from another Club on a neutral green as determined by the Men's Competition Committee. Each
Club shall receive a full copy of the draw with games numbered I to 4.
[c] All bowls must be stamped in accordance with the Laws of the Sport. The Manfield Cup competition to be covered by the
Rules relating to Competitions up to the County Final Level. The checking of the legality of woods to be undertaken by a
Competent person or by the opposing team.
No objections to the legality of the woods will be made after the first wood is bowled.
[d] All games shall commence by 2.0 p.m. trial ends at 1.50 p.m. In the event of a four failing to put in an appearance by
2.20 p.m. such four shall lose the game by 10 shots. The Club of the offending four shall be disqualified from the
competition for that year, and shall be allowed to enter the next year at the discretion of the Men's Management Committee.
All games shall consist of 21 ends and a 22nd end shall be played. A game started, if halted due to inclement weather
conditions, a MINIMUM OF SEVEN ENDS must be played to establish a final score. Commencement of a game due to
weather Conditions can be delayed for a period of3 hours,when a minimum of seven ends will be played to reach a decision.
Should no play be possible 10 shots will be awarded to each team.
[e] The competition shall be played on the Saturday of week 26 of Bowls England standardized weeks of the year.
[f] The winning Club will be the one with the largest number of winning rinks and the highest margin of shots. In the event of
a tie between two or more Clubs the results of the 22nd end shall be taken into account to decide the winner. In the event of
this still resulting in a tie the Men's Competition Secretary shall arrange a play off. The host Club representative will forward
the scorecards in a stamped addressed envelope to the Men's Competition Secretary the same evening. A record of the scores
should be kept in case of a loss in the post.
DRESS: All players shall wear cream/white trousers with white belt (or braces which should not be visible) with white above
the waist. Coloured shirts may be worn if approved by Bowls Northamptonshire and all members of a rink should wear ~ same
colour. Regulation shoes must be worn.
Waterproofs (if worn) should be white or custom made jackets approved by Bowls
Northamptonshire. The representative of the controlling body at any game shall disqualify any rink that he considers are not
properly dressed. (Rule 3 (d) will then apply)
[h] Each Club on whose green games are played shall provide teas at a reasonable charge after the end of the game. The Host
Club shall appoint a competent person to officiate and act as umpire for the day.
[i] The Cup shall be presented to the winning Club at a match against Bowls Northamptonshire Executive (Men) as specified in
the Bowls Northamptonshire Fixture list. A rink from the second placed Club will be presented with the Runners-up Cup at
this match. The trophies to be brought to the Annual Luncheon / Dinner for formal presentation. Shields inscribed with the
names of the players will be presented at the Annual Luncheon / Dinner and retained by the Clubs.

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