- The organisation shall be known as the All
Weather Bowling Association (AWBA).
- The AWBA shall organise
competitions for Lawn Bowls to be played in the months from October to
April on greens suitable for play in winter weather conditions. All
competitions must include equal opportunity for both male and female
- The AWBA shall be under
the control of an Executive Committee consisting of the following
- Vice President
The posts of President and Vice President must be filled by one man and
one lady and cannot be held by one person for more than 2 consecutive
- Honorary Secretary
- Honorary Treasurer
- Honorary Competitions
Except for the President, all other Committee Members
must represent different clubs.
- Any disputes relating to Competitions or the
organisation of the AWBA shall be referred to
the Executive Committee if the parties concerned cannot agree a solution.
The decision of the Executive Committee on any subject submitted to it for
determination shall be final.
- An Annual General Meeting shall be held in August
of each year on a date decided by the Executive Committee.
At the AGM the following business will be transacted:
- Reports from the President,
Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer, Hon. Competitions Secretary.
- Election of Officers
- Notices of Motion to amend the
Constitution and /or Competition Rules. Notices of Motion for
consideration at the AGM to be received by the Executive committee 4
weeks before date of AGM and circulated to each member club not later
than 2 weeks before the date of the AGM.
- Clubs may send as many delegates to the AGM as
they wish, but only one delegate from each club may vote. The name of the
voting delegate must be registered with the Executive Committee before the
start of the AGM. If any club fails to register a the name of the voting
delegate, then that Club will not be entitled to vote at the AGM.
Each Officer as designated in Section 2 (except the Chairperson) will also
have one vote. All votes will be decided on a simple majority. The
President (or Chairperson, if the President is not present) shall have a
casting vote if the vote is tied.
- An Emergency General Meeting may be convened to
consider Motions of immediate concern. The request for an EGM must be made in writing to the Hon. Secretary and
signed by at least 1/3rd of the member clubs (rounding down in
case of a fraction), stating the business to be discussed. The EGM shall be held within 21 days of receipt of a
properly signed request. Voting shall be as for the AGM (Para 6).
- In League Competitions, all players shall pay a
green fee for each match to the club operating the green, as determined by
the Executive Committee,. The club receiving the green fees may waive the
fee for specified bowlers (e.g. their own club members) if they so wish.
Each club making a green available for play in the League shall, before
the end of November, pay to the Honorary Treasurer a fee to be determined
by the Executive Committee. This fee will take into account the number of
matches being scheduled to be played on their green for which green fees
should be payable. As of 2017 AGM this is €100 per team using the green as
their 'home' green.
For singles competitions, clubs providing the green may decide whether to
impose a green fee.