Chester & District

Bowling League

Affiliated to: BCGBA & CCBA

British Crown Green Bowling Association

Bye Law 25  -  Players Dress

1 Hard or block heeled footwear must not be worn whilst on the green in any match played under the Association's jurisdiction.


2 The following is the only permitted dress for male bowlers in all County Matches (Senior, Junior, Veterans and Supplementary), including away practice and the Finals Days of all tournaments organised or run by the Association.


(a) Trousers: These shall be full length, single coloured trousers, in black.  Studs, rivets and zipped pockets are not allowed, nor are external pockets on the legs. Nothing in this rule shall prevent exceptions being made for individuals with a relevant disability.  

(b) Shirts: County Associations to determine the style and design of their County shirt, which must be collared and may include County's insignia, player's name, Club insignia, sponsor's insignia and/or manufacturer's insignia.  This to apply for County representative games only.  Collared shirts to be worn for finals days of all tournaments organised and run by the Association.

(c) Where necessary, and in accordance with the pertaining weather conditions, sweaters which conform to the above and/or wet weather gear may be worn.


(d) In team contests it is strongly recommended that uniform clothing is worn by all team members.                        

(e) Nothing in the above shall be interpreted to allow the wearing of track suits, shell suits or denims.   

(f) In the events to which Rule 2 is applicable permitted practice on the day will only be allowed to those conforming to this standard and any player transgressing will be dealt with under sub-clauses 2(g) and 2(h).  

(g) Any player failing to conform to this standard will be prevented from playing (or continuing) in the competition and may be liable to forfeit any entry fee for, or prize money earned in, the competition.  

(h) In the case of team contests any offending player must be substituted prior to the commencement of the game. However, if the player's game has commenced, the player shall score nil and the opponent shall receive the maximum score.   

3 Lady bowlers must conform to the dress code laid down by the British Crown Green Ladies Bowling Association.   

It is strongly recommended that this be adopted by all subsidiary organisations and other organisers of competitions and that players' notice be drawn to it on the entry forms for all such competitions.

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