Bowling leagues are formed by social groups, office personnel, factory workers, community groups, fraternal orders, clubs,
Ladies" and men's organizations and by proprietors.
Less than 3% of all bowlers are in the major league category, so most bowlers bowl for relaxation, a night out or just
plain fun. So..... WHY DOES A BOWLING LEAGUE NEED RULES REGULATIONS when they are for the most part, bowling
for the fun of it?
1/ If a dispute arises and there is no rule to cover it, WHAT HAPPENS?
2/ If money is missing from the treasury because there is only one signing officer, WHAT HAPPENS?
3/ When trophies or prize money is to be awared and no formula has been established, WHAT HAPPENS?
4/ If a team is short players, WHAT HAPPENS?
The above are only a few examples of why you need RULES AND REGULATIONS as this is what could happen:
1/ Bowlers' feelings get hurt.
2/ Friends become enemies.
3/ Bowlers quit the league.
4/ The league folds.
All of the above are easily prevented if the league has a good set of rules and regulations, a constitution
and league officers fulfilling their obligations.
The Canadian 5 pin Bowlers Association rules do not cover all situations. They do not, for instance, provide
for entering averages, dummy scores, handicaps, and prize lists or for specific variation as to the use of substitutes. Therefore,
a league must have its own rules to cover its individual requirements. Your league should have a Constitution and Rules and
Regulations. If you have any question we are more then happy to help you.