MODUS OPERANDI FOR ALL KINGFISHER BOWLING ASSOCIATION FIXTURES.
This Modus Operandi does not replace, amend or alter any of the relevant requirements contained in the KBA By Laws. It should be seen as a supplement thereto and act as a guide for all Club Managements when staging a KBA fixture. Hosting clubs are to ensure that their greens and other facilities, as well as the service offered to the players are of a high standard.
When deciding to award a club a KBA fixture, the Executive takes into consideration the condition of the green(s) and other facilities offered by the Club. The condition of the greens is of prime importance as only the best greens are to be used in order to arrive at a true and just result, bearing also in mind that the players pay an entry fee, which entitles them to play on good, well prepared and mowed greens. Green fees were introduced to provide clubs with sufficient funds to enable them to cover any extra expenses incurred in ensuring the greens are mowed daily. Should a club fail to do so, the green fees shall be withheld.
DUTIES OF A HOSTING CLUB
Having been appointed as a hosting cluba the club management must:
· Appoint a Tournament Official and communicate his/her contact particulars to the KBA Competition Secretary. Additional members may be appointed to assist the Tournament Official.
· Ensure that complete umpire’s equipment is available at all times during play
· Arrange for a suitably qualified Technical Official to be on duty during play. The TOSC will arrange for Technical Officials and flippers for all semis and finals.
· Ensure that the appointed Tournament Official receives particulars concerning the Conditions of Play, scoring procedure and or any other relevant information from the KBA Competition Secretary concerned.
· Ensure that the necessary catering arrangements are in place at realistic prices thus ensuring that the players pay reasonable prices for the food provided by the club, and that the food is available timeously.
· It should be noted that there are to be no changes to the draw made by the KBA Competition Secretary without prior consultation with the KBA Competition Secretary.
· In the case of Singles matches being played, the hosting club must arrange for sufficient number of markers. If any difficulty is experienced in this regard, the TOSC may be approached. If necessary, players who volunteer to mark in a KBA fixture may be given an unofficial “crash course” by a suitably qualified Technical Official or in collaboration with the TOSC.
DUTIES OF THE TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL
The Tournament Official must:
· Acquaint him/herself with the Conditions of Play, scoring procedure and any other information necessary that the players are to be made aware of
· Know how and where to contact the KBA Competition Secretary or the appointed deputy, in the event of a query or other eventuality or emergency;
· Have the necessary score cards properly prepared and ready for handing out to the players immediately before the start of each session of play;
· Ensure that the score cards are completed properly and signed by both the skips;
· Communicate the results to the KBA Competition Secretary, or the appointed deputy, immediately after completion of all the rounds played on that day. (In most cases the KBA Competition Secretary may wish to receive the results after each session, in which case suitable arrangements shall be made by him/her);
· Ensure that the score cards are delivered to the KBA Competition Secretary as soon as possible;
· In the event of inclement weather, contact the KBA Competition Secretary, or the appointed deputy, for guidance. Under no circumstances are the players to be allowed to leave the club before a ruling has been taken and communicated by the KBA Competition Secretary, or the appointed deputy, or any other official appointed by the Executive;
· Ensure that the prescribed umpire’s equipment is available and that a suitably qualified Technical Official is on duty. The TOSC will arrange for Technical Official(s) for semis and finals;
· The Tournament Official may allow play for the afternoon session to start earlier than the scheduled time if the players and the greens are ready. Players tend to be irritated when they are ready to play but have to hang around waiting for the next round to start. With possible rain threatening play, it is better to get started before the rain comes down.
In the event of a hosting club not being able to provide a Technical Official from its own ranks, the KBA Technical Official Standing Committee is to be contacted timeously in order to arrange for a suitably qualified Technical Official to be on duty. Particulars of the Standing Committee are in the KBA diary.
Hosting clubs must ensure that the green(s) used for KBA fixtures is/are in good playing condition and prepared and marked in the prescribed manner.
In the event of a green which has been earmarked for a KBA fixture becoming unsuitable for play, for whatever reason eg, severe storm or other damage, the KBA Competition Secretary is to be informed immediately in order for alternative arrangements to be made and communicated to all concerned.
Teams are to play on the same green on any particular day, and obviously the best green. The direction to be changed for afternoon play. The KBA Executive has agreed that a hosting club may impose a green fee of R10 per player per day or part thereof. The purpose is to enable the club to have the green(s) used for KBA competition mowed daily during the competition. GREENS USED FOR A KBA FIXTURE ARE TO BE MOWED EVERY MORNING DURING THE EVENT OR AT LEAST THE EVENING BEFORE.
Should there be any doubt or dispute as to the meaning or interpretation of any stipulation or requirement contained in this document, the interpretation of the KBA Executive shall be construed as the correct and only meaning thereof, until otherwise determined by Council.
In this document, unless the context otherwise indicates
“Competition Secretary” means the KBA Competition; Secretary (Men’s or Women’s as the case may be);
“Executive” means the KBA Executive;
“green” means the green(s) earmarked for a KBA Competition to be played on;
“hosting club” means the club to which a KBA fixture is allocated;
“inclement weather” means weather conditions making play impossible;
“KBA fixture” means all KBA championships, KBA league matches and KBA Mid Summer Mixed Fours (formerly known as the “KBA 4000”);
“management” means the management of the club to which a KBA competition is allocated;
“tournament official” means the person appointed by a hosting club to run the tournament and to liaise with the Competition Secretary, or appointed deputy, concerned;
“supplement” as defined in the Collins English Dictionary, means a section appended to a publication to supply further information, correct errors, etc;
“TOSC” means the KBA Technical Officials Standing Committee.
This Modus Operandi is applicable to all KBA fixtures. In the event of there being any deviation therefrom or special arrangements attached to a particular event or fixture, hosting clubs shall be informed timeously.