Regulations

1. ORGANISATION

The Association shall be divided into Four Divisions.

Each Division shall hold an Annual General Meeting between the

1st and 30th September each year.

The business of the Meeting shall be:-

a) To elect a Chairman for the Meeting.

a) To elect a Chairman for the Meeting.

b) To elect an Honorary Divisional Secretary and an Honorary

Assistant Divisional Secretary.

c) To elect Clubs to serve on the Council of the Association

d) Receive nominations for Office of Assistant Team Manager.

e) To elect a Selector for Under 25 matches

f) To receive the Annual Report of the Honorary Divisional

Secretary.

g) To receive nominations for any Council Office for submission

to Council.

h) To transact any other competent business.

i) Duties of Delegates

• To attend all Divisional Committee meetings as and when

required

• To attend the Divisional Annual General Meeting

• To attend KCBA Council Meetings and the KCBA Annual

General Meeting

• At all meetings the delegate should represent their clubs

views on any topics raised and report back any relevant

matters to their club

• Delegates should make themselves available for at least 3

President & Council matches

• Delegates should promote the work of the KCBA and

encourage club membership

Each Affiliated Club within the Division has the right to send a voting

delegate to the Divisional Annual General Meeting. Other members

may attend but not vote. A voting delegate shall represent only one Club

and proxy votes shall not be acceptable. Affiliated Clubs may submit

nominations for representation on the Council, nominations for any

Council Office and notices of motion to their Hon. Divisional Secretary.

Submissions must reach him not later than 1st August. He shall notify

all nominations for Council Office to the Hon. Secretary not later than

l0th August.

Notice of the Divisional Annual General Meeting, the Agenda, the

names of nominated Clubs, the names of nominees for Council Office

and any notice of motion received shall be sent to each Club not less

than 14 days prior to the meeting.

If more than one nomination is received for the Office of Junior Vice

President, a ballot in accordance with Rule12.7 shall be held at the

Divisional Annual General Meeting to determine the Divisions nominee

and the result notified to the Hon. Secretary immediately. Should the

Offices of both Senior and Junior Vice President be vacant, each

Division may similarly select and notify an additional nominee.

Representation on the Council shall be eleven Clubs per Division. If

there are more nominations than places available, representation shall

be determined by ballot. The ballot paper shall be sent with the notice

of the Annual General Meeting. Votes must be cast for all eleven places.

The completed ballot paper must be handed to the Chairman by the

attending delegate.

The Clubs receiving the highest number of votes shall be deemed to be

elected. In the event of two or more Clubs receiving an equal number of

votes for the final place or places, an additional ballot of the delegates

present shall be taken to determine which Club or Clubs shall be elected.

If the election is not decided by the second ballot, the Chairman shall

have a casting vote.

Each elected Club shall notify the Hon. Divisional Secretary at the

Annual General Meeting of the name and address of its Representative

on the Council.

Representatives of Clubs so elected will assume Office as from the first

meeting following the Divisional Annual General Meeting and will

constitute the Divisional Committee. They shall elect from amongst

themselves a Chairman and shall meet at such times as may be required

to conduct the business of the Division. The Committee shall have the

power to fill any vacancy arising during the year and to co-opt. In order

to streamline procedures at Council meetings, ALL changes to the Men’s

Section Regulations and County Championship Bye Laws must first be

referred to the Administration Sub-Committee for consideration The

Hon. Secretary shall submit a list of candidates for Council Office to the

October Council Meeting for presentation to the next Association

Annual General Meeting. When both Senior and Junior Vice President

Offices are vacant, all Divisional nominees shall first be presented to

the Annual General Meeting as candidates for the Office of Senior Vice

President: then, after the Senior Vice President has been elected, the

remaining nominees shall be presented as candidates for the Office of

Junior Vice President. If more than one nomination is received from the

Divisions for the Office of Junior Vice President, the Council may select

one by ballot, in accordance with Rule 12.7, to be notified to the

Association Annual General Meeting as its recommended nominee.

When the Offices of both Senior and Junior Vice Presidents are vacant,

Council may similarly select and notify its recommended nominee for

each Office, the Senior Vice President recommended nominee being

selected first and then the Junior Vice President recommended nominee.

If by the 20th August the Hon. Secretary has not received nominations

from the Hon. Divisional Secretaries for all the Council Offices, he shall

call a meeting of the Emergency Committee to discuss the matter.

2. DUTIES OF COUNTY MALE OFFICERS

COUNTY PRESIDENT

  • To serve as a figure head at all official functions (Bowls England & County) and as first choice invitee for social occasions (dinners) and club events.

  • Attend all meetings of the Association with the exception of the Administration Sub-Committee and Under 25. To act as Vice Chairman at all meetings attended.

  •  To attend all matches of the Middleton Cup and Home Counties league programme where you will be expected to make a speech / presentations.

  • Attend all County Competitions from the Quarter Finals onwards making speeches and presentations as required

  • You will play in all County Friendly matches making speeches and presentations as required.

  • You will play in all President and Council matches making speeches and presentations as required.

  • Attend and support the Kent representatives playing in the National Finals at Leamington-on-Spa. (You book your own accommodation needs)

  • Attend the County Annual Dinner and Presentation

  • To generally promote the benefits and functions of the KCBA.

  • Having served as Immediate Past President you will become Chairman of the Kent Past President’s Bowling Association playing in all games where you will be expected to speak and make presentations.

  • You will be presented with your badges of office at the Annual General Meeting together with the chain of office for which you will have full responsibility during your Presidential year.

  • (As President you will receive a fixed sum as a mileage allowance (reviewed annually) with some financial support for presentation items. Personal gifts are the President’s responsibility.)

SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT.

  • As Senior Vice-President you will be part of the Presidential team

  • Play in all County Friendly games acting as Match Officer having received all information and requirements form the County Match and Competition Secretary.

  • Hold stock items in the form of Shirts, Ties and Badges which require an annual statement being submitted to the County Treasurer.

  • You will deputise for the County President as circumstances require

  • Attend all meetings of the Association with the exception of the Administration Sub-Committee and Under 25.

  • To attend all matches of the Middleton Cup and Home Counties league programme.

  • You will play in all President and Council matches

  • Attend and support the Kent representatives playing in the National Finals at Leamington-on-Spa. (You book your own accommodation needs)

  • Attend the County Annual Dinner and Presentation

  • Attend all County Competitions from the Quarter Finals onwards

  • To generally promote the benefits and functions of the KCBA.

(As President you will receive a fixed sum as a mileage allowance (reviewed annually – any presentations in conjunction with the Under 25 are a personal responsibility.)

JUNIOR VICE-PRESIDENT.

  • As Junior Vice-President you will be part of the Presidential team

  • You will be responsible for supporting the Under 25 programme by attending all matches and events making speeches and presentations as required. (Nb. These are normally played on a Sunday morning.)

  • Attend all meetings of the Association with the exception of the Administration Sub-Committee.

  • You will play in all County Friendly matches

  • You will be expected to play in all President and Council matches

  • Support all County Competitions from the Quarter Finals onwards

  • Give support to the Senior Officers deputising should the need arise.

  • Give support to the Kent representatives playing in the National Finals at Leamington-on-Spa. (You book your own accommodation needs)

  • Attend the County Annual Dinner and Presentation

  • To generally promote the benefits and functions of the KCBA

It should be noted any person accepting the office of Junior Vice President is committing to the duties expected over a three year period as set out above. As Immediate Past President you are expected to give support to the Association before in the following year becoming Chairman of the Past Presidents Association

HONORARY SECRETARY

The Hon. Secretary shall:-

1) Convene, attend and prepare all Meetings of the Council and its

Sub-Committees excluding the Selection Committee.

2) Conduct the correspondence of the Association (relating to Male

activities) and pass on to the Hon. Competition and Match

Secretary, Team Manager and Divisional Secretaries copies of any correspondence relating to his duties.

3) Receive from the Hon. Competition and Match Secretary copies

of all details relating to player selection, competition and match

results other than President and Council matches.

4) Compile and prepare all details for the production of the Men’s

Section County Diary at its publication

5) Action all details for the Presentation function as agreed and

arranged by the Divisional Officers (Admin. Sub. Committee).

6) Compile and furnish the Council and the Divisional Committees

with such returns and information as may be required from time

to time and maintain a register of Clubs affiliated to the

Association.

7) Submit a report for the previous year at each Annual General

Meeting of the Association.

8) Maintain an inventory of all property of the Association.

9) Act otherwise under the general direction of the Council and on

retirement from office, hand over to his successor or to the

Chairman of the Council all books, papers and any other

property belonging to the Association.

HONORARY COMPETITION & MATCH SECRETARY

The Hon. Competition and Match Secretary shall:-

1)  Organise and administer the match arrangements for all games including President & Council

2)  Confirm venues for all matches / competitions in liaison with Divisional Secretaries and Team Manager

3)  Publish yearly programme and liaise with webmaster

4)  Receive from Divisional Secretaries selection for County Friendly games

5)  Confirm individual selection for County Friendly matches and collect fees from players and visitors

6)  Arrange for replacement players in liaison with Divisional Secretaries (if time allows)

7)  Confirm meal requirements with club / opponents

8)  Advise Match Officer (SVP) of arrangements made / team selection & provide scorecards

9)  Publish programme for final stages of County Competitions

10)  Arrange umpires / markers as required

11)  Keep detailed record of all income / expenditure

   Act otherwise under the general direction of the Council and on

    retirement from office, hand over to his successor or to the

    Chairman of the Council all books and any other property

    belonging to the Association.

HONORARY TREASURER

The Honorary Treasurer shall:-

1) Receive and be held responsible for monies belonging to the

Association from whatever source derived by the Men’s Section.

2) Incur and pay only such financial liabilities of the Association

as are directed by the Council under special or general

authorization.

3) Maintain a Receipts and Payments Account and prepare an

Annual Statement of Accounts and Balance Sheet immediately

after the end of September each year and forward to the Hon.

Financial Officer.

4) Keep the funds of the Association in a bank approved by the

Council.

5) Act otherwise under the general direction of the Council and on

retirement from office, hand over to his successor or to the

Chairman of the Council all books (after being duly examined),

papers and cash belonging to the Association.

HONORARY MINUTE SECRETARY

The Hon. Minute Secretary shall:-

1) Attend and minute the proceedings of all meetings of the

Council and of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.

2) Furnish the Hon. Secretary with copies of the minutes as soon

after the meetings as is reasonable

HONORARY UNDER 25’s SECRETARY

The Hon. Under 25’s Secretary shall:-

1) Minute all proceedings of the U25 Selection Committee and

provide copies to the Hon. Secretary and Hon. Competition &

Match Secretary.

2) Organize and make arrangements for the Under 25 match

programme and provide copies of the programme to the Hon.

Secretary, Hon. Competition Match Secretary& Junior Vice President.

3) Maintain a register of Under 25 players in liaison with the Hon.

Divisional Secretaries.

4) Notify players of their selection.

5) Inform the Hon. Secretary of all match details, including results.

6) Keep a detailed record of all income and expenditure for general

administration & matches and provide the Hon. Treasurer with a

copy of these records together with an annual statement of accounts.

7) Act otherwise under the general direction of Council and on

retirement from office, hand over to his successor or to the

Chairman of the Council all books and any other property

belonging to the Association

HONORARY P & C MATCH OFFICER

The Hon. P & C Match Officer shall:-

1) Receive from the Hon. Competition & Match Secretary a list of

President & Council matches.

2) Send an availability form to each Council member (and others as

necessary) during the first week in January.

3) Meet with the President to select the teams for each P & C match

in sufficient time to enable Council members to be notified of their

selected games at the March/April Council meeting.

4) In the event of players dropping out, contact replacements to ensure

the presence of a full team at every game.

5) Co-operate with Hosts to ensure that the game and after match

formalities proceed smoothly.

6) Notify the Hon. Publicity Officer/Webmaster of the results to enable

the Website to be updated.

7) Collect match fee from players keeping a record of all income and expenditure for submission to the County Treasurer.

SENIOR TEAM MANAGER

The Senior Team Manager shall:-

1)  Meet with Divisional Secretaries to discuss players worthy of selection for the Middleton Cup, Home Counties League and National Representative games

2)  Produce a list of players for Middleton Cup and Home Counties League

3)  Check all players availabilities

4)  Make selections

5)  Advise players and confirm availability

6)  Publish teams and notify webmaster

7)  Confirm arrangements with host club / opponents regarding catering etc.

8)  Appoint Match Officer from Assistant Team Managers

9)  Report results as required by BE and press.

10)  Provide report and result for KCBA website.

11)  Provide nominations for consideration of an International Trial

12)  Liaise with Hon. Competition & Match Secretary regarding venues

HONORARY DIVISIONAL SECRETARIES

Each Hon. Divisional Secretary shall:-

1) Prepare, convene & attend the Annual General Meeting of his

Division in accordance with Regulation 1.

2) Notify the County Hon. Secretary of Clubs elected to the Council

of the Association at the Divisional A.G.M. together with the names

and addresses of each club delegate, by the end of September.

3) Prepare, convene & attend all other meetings of the Division as deemed necessary.

4) Conduct the correspondence of the Division.

5) Direct all decisions of the Divisional Committee that relate to

Council to the County Hon. Secretary.

6) Ensure that the affairs of the Division are conducted in accordance

with K.C.B.A. Rules and Regulations.

7) Maintain a list of Badged Players within the Division.

8) Arrange for the requisite number of Badged Players for each

County Friendly Match and submit names, addresses and clubs to

the Hon. Competition & Match Secretary by the end of week 12 in

accordance with Regulation 10.

9) Meet with Team Manager to discuss players for consideration of Middleton Cup and Home Counties League. Notify Under 25 Secretary of players for consideration of Selection.

10) Ensure the Divisional rounds of the County Competitions are

organised, conducted & completed in accordance with Rules &

Regulations.

11) Receive and collate affiliation fees & competition entries and

fees for the ensuing season from each Club in the Division and

submit to the Hon. Treasurer by 31st October each year.

12) Keep a record of own Income and Expenditure and submit same

annually to the Hon. Treasurer.

13)Act otherwise under the general direction of the Divisional

Committee and on retirement from office hand over to his

successor or Chairman of the Divisional Committee all books

papers and any other property belonging to the Association.

HONORARY ASSISTANT DIVISIONAL SECRETARIES

Each Hon. Assistant Divisional Secretary shall:-

1) Assist the Hon. Divisional Secretary as required by him.

2) Ensure that the Divisional rounds of the Competitions are

conducted & completed in accordance with Rules and

Regulations.

3) Keep a record of own expenditure and submit same annually to

the Hon. Treasurer.

4) Act otherwise under the general direction of the Divisional

Committee and on retirement from office hand over to his

successor, Hon. Divisional Secretary or Chairman of the

Divisional Committee all books, papers and any other property

belonging to the Association..

3. CHEQUES

Cheques drawn on the Associations’ account shall be signed by the

Hon. Treasurer and one of the following:-

The Hon. Secretary, the Hon. Competition and Match Secretary or

one of the two persons nominated by the Council for the purpose.

4. COMMITTEES

a) FINANCE AND GENERAL PURPOSES

1) COMPOSITION: The Officers of the Association and one

member, elected annually, from each Divisional Committee.

2) TERMS OF REFERENCE: To be responsible to the Council for

all matters of Finance and to advise on all other Association

matters.

The Committee has power to co-opt.

QUORUM: Twelve, to include the Chairman or his Deputy.

b) EMERGENCY

1) COMPOSITION: The President, Senior and Junior Vice

Presidents, Chairman of the Council, Hon. Secretary, Hon.

Competition and Match Secretary, Hon. Treasurer, Hon. Minute

Secretary and the four Hon. Divisional Secretaries or their

Assistants.

2) TERMS OF REFERENCE: To make emergency decisions on

behalf of the Council and to report such decisions to the

Council at their next meeting.

QUORUM: Five, to include the Chairman or his Deputy.

c) SELECTION

1) COMPOSITION: The President, Hon. Competition and Match

Secretary (both non-voting),one member elected annually by

each Divisional Annual General Meeting and a Team Manager

appointed by Council (all voting). All members may participate

in discussion but the voting members only shall vote on the

composition of the Middleton Cup and Home Counties League

squads. The Team Manager will then be responsible for the final

selection of the Middleton Cup and Home Counties League

teams. The four Divisional Selectors will act in an advisory

capacity.

d) UNDER 25 ADMINISTRATION

1) COMPOSITION: Junior Vice President acting as Chairman, Hon. Under

25’s Secretary (elected annually at the AGM) and one member

elected annually by each Divisional Annual General Meeting.

All members may participate in discussion but the last four only

shall have a vote, but the Chairman may exercise a casting vote.

2) TERMS OF REFERENCE:

I. To be responsible to the Selection Committee for the

management of the Under 25 players.

II. To select Home Counties League Matches.

III. To select the under 25 double rink and other under 25

representative teams.

IV. To nominate up to six players for Junior International Trial

and notify the Hon. Competition and Match Secretary.

V. To advise the Team Manager of players for

consideration in the Home Counties League and Middleton

Cup.

e) ADMINISTRATION SUB.

1) COMPOSITION: Chairman or Vice Chairman, Hon. Secretary,

Hon. Divisional Secretaries and Hon. Assistant Divisional

Secretaries. The Committee has the power to co-opt.

2) TERMS OF REFERENCE: To be responsible for reviewing

the work of the Association and to consider any

matter referred to it by the F & G P Committee or Council.

To make recommendations for the Annual Presentation

Dinner/Dance. The Committee to remain accountable

to the F & G P Committee which will receive all

reports/recommendations for consideration and reference to

Council. QUORUM: Five to include the Chairman or Vice

Chairman.

5. COUNTY FRIENDLY MATCHES

a. SELECTION OF TEAMS BY DIVISIONAL COMMITTEES

After ascertaining availability of players, the four Divisional

Committees shall be responsible for selection of all County Friendly

matches. Each Committee shall be responsible for selecting six

players to constitute a four and two players as part of a four for each

match. The President and Senior Vice President, acting as Match

Officer, shall be selected to play in every match by being included

in each Committee’s selection in rotation. Selection for the entire

County Friendly Match programme shall be submitted to the Hon. Competition and Match Secretary by the end of week 12. Where

possible the Hon. Competition and Match Secretary will consult

Divisional Secretaries regarding replacements of players

withdrawing from matches but, in an emergency, he shall have the

power to make replacements.

b. SELECTION OF PLAYERS FOR INTER – COUNTY

MATCHES

To ensure that a suitable list of players may always be available, a

roll of players eligible for selection shall be maintained in each

Division comprised as follows:-

1) Badged players of known merit whose past County competition

performances prove them worthy of selection.

2) Other badged players who have reached the quarter finals in any

of the County competitions, excluding the Bert Cox Cup, during

the previous season.

3) Non badged players who during the previous season in all

County Competitions, excluding the Two Wood Singles and Bert

Cox Memorial (Gill) Cup, having won in at least four rounds up

to and including the Divisional Final and played in the quarter

finals of the competition.

4) Other unbadged players of known merit whose past County

competition performances prove them worthy of selection.

5) Unbadged players who, after four full years continuous service

in certain elected Offices, may be recommended for their County

Badge by the Council. The elected County Offices are those of:

Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer, Hon. Competition and Match

Secretary, Hon. Divisional Secretary and Hon. Assistant

Divisional Secretary. It is emphasized that inclusion in the Roll

does not confer the right to selection, but only eligibility for

consideration for selection by the Divisional Committee, which

shall exercise its entire discretion at all times.

6) If a player withdraws from a match less than seven days prior to

the game without a valid reason, he will not be selected the next

year, a valid reason being injury, sickness or family.

7) Middleton Cup and Home Counties League matches.

The Selectors may consider players other than those nominated

by the Divisional Committees. They may also take appropriate

action in the case of failure to honour selection commitments

without reasonable explanation. Such players will not be

allowed to participate in any County representative game

in the following season. Valid reasons remain as detailed in

County Championship Rule 16. No member of the selection

Committee may be considered for a Middleton Cup Trial or

Match.

6. COUNTY BADGES, FLASHES AND DRESS

a. COUNTY BADGES

A County Badge shall be awarded to:

1) A player who has been selected and plays for the County for the

first time other than in a Home Counties League match. The

player must have been selected by the Team Manager or a Divisional

Committee and received an Official Notice from the Hon.

Competition and Match Secretary. Playing as a substitute does

not qualify. The badge shall be presented irrespective of any play

commencing.

2) A player upon election to the Office of Junior Vice President.

3) A member elected as an Honorary Life Member.

4) A member elected as mentioned in 5.b.5

5) A finalist who satisfies the conditions of Regulation 5b.3) in the

County Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours Competition. The

Badge shall be awarded at the completion of the Final.

b. UNDER 25 COUNTY BADGES

An Under 25 County Badge shall be awarded to:

1) A player (excluding a Full County Badge holder) who has played

in four or more U25 HCL and/or National County U25s Two

Fours Competition matches in one season.

2) An unbadged U25 player who is selected and plays in a Senior

HCL match qualifies one game towards his U25 County Badge.

3) The winner of the U25 Singles Competition to be awarded the

U25 County Badge with Flash.

c. FLASHES

A flash shall be awarded to:

1. A player who has played in three Middleton Cup matches.

2. The Hon. Secretary, Hon. Competition and Match Secretary,

Hon. Treasurer, Hon. Minute Secretary, Hon. Divisional

Secretaries, Hon. Assistant Divisional Secretaries, Hon. P & C

Match Officer, Hon. Publicity Officer/Webmaster, and Hon.

Secretary/Treasurer of the Benevolent Fund upon election to

office.

3. Winners of County Championships.

d. DRESS

1. Players attending all County Representative matches and County

Competition matches (from County quarter finals onwards) are

required to arrive and report to the Match Official in

the following attire:-

Blazer Dark Blue Blazer (County Badge or Presidents Badge

to be worn on left breast pocket if entitled to wear

same) International Players may wear their

International blazers.

Shirt White shirt with collar, no coloured panels

Tie Official County tie for County Representative

matches and County Competitions (from the County

quarter finals onwards Club ties may be worn if worn by all players in the discipline. ).

Trousers Grey

2. After reporting to the Match Official and during play on the

green, the following dress code will apply:-

Shirt County Representative/Friendly matches – an

approved County shirt will be worn. County

Competition matches – white with collar, no coloured

panels. Club registered coloured shirts may be worn

in County competitions, In a team match all players must wear either the white shirt detailed above or the current registered club shirt.” Regulation 6.e.5 applies.

Tie County Representative/Friendly matches – No tie

is required with approved County shirts.

County Competitions – The wearing of a tie is not

obligatory. No tie is required with registered Club

coloured shirts. If a tie is preferred, the following

guidelines will apply:- Club tie (for Divisional semifinals

and finals) Official County tie (from County

quarter finals onwards). In the Bert Cox Memorial

(Gill) Cup, Club ties may be worn in all rounds,

provided that all members of the side do so. The

removal of ties remains entirely at the discretion of

the President/Match Official.

Trousers White. Belt or Braces, if worn, must be white.

Shoes White regulation bowls shoes must be worn in all

County Representative matches and in County

competitions from the quarter finals onwards.

Disabled players who have to wear prescription

footwear may do so – colour is not a problem.

Over wear Must be white or County/Club approved colours.

Hat/Cap (if worn) must be white or navy.

3. If there are after match formalities, players are required to revert

to the attire detailed in 6.d.1

The Match Official, or his deputy, is responsible for applying all

the above regulations. At the Quarter/Semi-finals, 3rd Place

Play-off and Finals, a three Officer Panel, appointed by the

Chairman, will be responsible for dealing with any contravention

of the above Regulations which arise on the day.

Players who do not comply with the above regulation will be removed

from the relevant match/competition and may be debarred from

subsequent participation for the remainder of the season.

e. COLOURED SHIRTS

1. Clubs wishing to register must make application to the County

Secretary, on the appropriate form, no later than 1st August by

submitting details of the shirt colours and intended logos.

2. Submissions must conform to Bowls England criteria listed on

the registration form.

3. The Hon. Secretary to be responsible for scrutinising the request

and for reporting to Council (usually November meeting) for

formal approval.

4. Approval to wear the shirts in away matches and competitions

must be obtained from the host club. If the host club have

registered their own coloured shirts, as indicated in the County

Year Book then this will be deemed as adequate approval.

5. Approval will cover the wearing of the shirts in all stages of the

County Competitions.

7. MERIT CERTIFICATES

A certificate of merit will be awarded by the Association to a person

who has given a minimum of 15 years’ service to their club in any

capacity. Applications containing a brief citation and signed by two

club officers, must be submitted to the appropriate Section Honorary

Secretary by 1st July. No more than TWO submissions per club per

year will be permitted. A maximum of 30 certificates will be

awarded annually. Each Section will scrutinise their applications and

submit an agreed list of recipients to the Management Committee

for ratification. Presentations will be made at the Annual General

meeting of the Association and the name of each recipient will

appear in the Roll of Honour listed in the Year Book the following

year.

8. PATRONS ASSOCIATION

Membership of the Association shall be open to all male members

of affiliated Clubs.

9. K.C.B.A. BENEVOLENT FUND

The Fund shall be governed by three Trustees and a Committee of

the Council, one from each Division, elected annually. It shall have

power to make its own Rules subject to the approval of Council.

A copy of the examined Accounts shall be submitted for approval

at the December Council meeting of the Men’s Section of the

County Association.

10. COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Council shall have such powers as may be appropriate to govern

County Championships and other Competitions.

11. GREEN MAINTENANCE

The Council shall appoint annually a Greens Maintenance Coordinator

who shall be an ex-officio member of the Council and be

required to report annually.

12. COUNTY DIARY

Each Affiliated Club shall be required to purchase a minimum of

TWO County Diaries and each entrant in the County Competitions ONE

with the exception of players who enter the Under 25 Singles only.