Basic Club Information.

Communication
Bowls Canterbury Information Line 351 2225.
  Call this number if you are playing in interclub competition and are unsure if the green is closed due to inclement weather (from 7.30am). Check the Bowls Canterbury website for more information on inclement weather procedure.

Any member requiring information of any kind about club matters should feel welcome to contact the appropriate person as listed at the front of the book.  If in doubt as to who can best assist, your club captain will advise and guide you. Any problems of a serious nature should be put into writing and forwarded to the Secretary for consideration by the executive.

Club Competitions.  Basic Information.
Closing dates will be displayed on the respective noticeboards. 
Championships:  Singles, pairs, triples and fours for men and women.

U5 Singles:  Men and women who have played for no more than 5 years as a member of an affiliated club.
Men and Women 1st & 2nd Year:  Men and women who have played for no more than two years as a member of an affiliated club.
Intermediate Singles:  Men and women who have not entered the open singles event.
Handicap Singles:  Open to all and handicaps will be published at the time of the draw.
Handicap Pairs:  Open to all and handicaps will be published at the time of the draw.
James Egan Drawn Teams:  Open to all. 
President’s Triples:  Open to all members.  Drawn teams.
Ngaio Marsh Elmwood Park Fours:  Drawn fours open to all.
Keith Herbison Trophy:  Drawn pairs open to all.
Veteran Pairs:  Open to all club members over the age of 70 at the time of entry.
Tom Bell Trophy:  Played as Triples on Thursday Club Days.
Handicap Pairs:  Open to all and handicaps will be published at the time of the draw.
 Gary Seear Trophy: Monday night bowlers vs the Elmwood Club. 
 Life Members Player of the Year Award, men and women. Points will be awarded from results throughout the season. See criteria below.

 * National open championships (singles, pairs, fours) -Must be a Elmwood Park team, it cannot be a composite team in fours or pairs.          Winner:   100     Runner-up:   50     Third Equal:   25
 * Pathways Championships:          N.Z. Winner:   60     Runner up:   25     Third Equal:   10
 * Canterbury Championships:     singles, pairs, triples, fours, mixed pairs, mixed fours (including champion of champions)     Winner:   25      Runner-up:   10     Third equal:   5
 * Club Champions (singles, pairs, triples, fours)     Winner:   10     Runner-up:   5
 * Club Championships (handicap singles, handicap pairs, Elmwood Park fours, President’s triples, James Egan triples)     Winner:   4     Runner-up:   2

Be Correctly Dressed.
Footwear.
The Laws of Bowls require all players and markers to wear flat-soled[“heel-less”] footwear when they play omn the green or act as markers.

Clothing.
Full club uniform: Elmwood Park shirt and blue trousers/shorts for men and blue Skirt/trousers/shorts for women.
Mid-week clothing: Elmwood Park shirt and tidy/casual clothing.
Saturdays; Full club uniform to be worn for all club championships, interclub. club days and roll ups.
Bowls Canterbury Centre events: Full club uniform.
Events against other clubs, e.g. Elmburn Shield: Full club uniform.
Club competition finals: Full club uniform. 
Edwards Cup/Tuesday Friendlies: Tidy mid-week clothing.
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Subscriptions.
Full Membership.   $225.00 Shall be entitled to all the playing and other privileges and advantages of all membership of the Club and in particular have the right to hold office in the Club and to speak and vote at tl1e Club general meetings, and have the right to full or limited use of the Club’s green or greens as determined by the executive committee and as otherwise limited by the Bowls NZ Regulations and the Centre Regulations. Full members have the right to enter into any applicable bowling competition, tournament or match held by the Club or if selected, to represent the Club in other competitions, tournament and matches.
Associate Membership.   $50.00 A full member of any other Club which is a member of Bowls NZ may apply to become an associate member of the Club. Associate members shall entitled to full or limited use of the Club’s green or greens as determined by the executive committee and as otherwise limited by the Bowls NZ Regulations and Centre Regulations. Associate members shall also be entitled to enter into such bowling competitions, tournaments or matches held by the Club as determined by the executive committee but shall not have the right to be selected to represent the Club in other competitions, tournaments and matches.
First Year Bowlers.   $110.00  Have full use of club facilities and full playing rights on the greens. Able to enter into club championships and Bowls Canterbury competitions. Have the right to hold office in the club, and to speak and vote at club general meetings.        
Restricted membership.   $100.00   These members can participate in social events and club days and have roll ups on our greens if they are available. They will not be able to play in any competitions and they have no voting rights.
Student Membership.   $30.00 Any person who has enrolled in a full time course of education at a school or tertiary institution, and who is under 19 years of age, may become a student member of the Club. Student members shall have the same rights and privileges as full members
Social Membership.   $35.00 Any person who does not wish to enjoy full membership status but wishes to enjoy an ongoing association with the Club may become a social member. Social members shall be entitled only to participate in social and pavilion activities and shall have no right to participate in bowling events at or on behalf of the Club. However social members may hold office if duly elected or appointed to an official position at the Club in accordance with this Constitution. Other than as an officeholder, social members shall have no right to speak or vote at the Club general meetings.

Direct credit: Pay to SBS: 03 1355 0508756 00. Please include your surname as a reference.
Cheque: Either post to the Club or leave in the Treasurer’s locker with remittance slip.
Cash/EFTPOS at Bar:  Bring invoice to be stamped and remittance slip to be given to the bar manager.
If no remittance slip payment cannot be taken.

 

BE PROUD OF YOUR CLUB
Learn the laws of the game and if you want to succeed practise as often as you can

and include the rolling of the jack.
Be proud of your club and protect it from gossip.
If you disapprove of some action taken by your committee tell the committee, not the world.
Support your club’s revenue making activities – the benefits will come back to you.