The Organisation shall be called “The Irish Indoor Bowling Association”
The objects of the Association shall be to promote, foster and regulate the Short Mat Game of Indoor Bowling in Ireland, and also to hold tournaments and championship competitions.
Membership shall be open to operational clubs with equipment meeting the specifications laid
down under the laws of the game and having not fewer than ten members and leagues
less than five affiliated clubs willing to conform to the rules of the Irish Indoor
Association. Application for membership accompanied by an entrance fee which shall
at the Annual General Meeting should be forwarded to the Hon. Secretary and such
shall be dealt with by the Executive Council at its next meeting.
The Association shall have power to elect as an Honorary Member any person whose position
among bowlers or whose services in the interest of the game, are such as entitle
that person to
this distinction and who has been recommended by the Council for election. Each
Honorary Member shall be entitled to attend General Meetings of the Association, but shall have no vote unless the Honorary Member is also the representative of a Club.
IV. Annual Subscription
The annual subscription for Clubs / Leagues shall be fixed at the Annual General Meeting. In
the event of a Club / League failing to pay the subscription on or before 1st
Club / League will forfeit all the rights and privileges of membership so long as
its subscription remains unpaid. If a Club / League fails to pay the annual subscriptions for more than two consecutive years then to rejoin the Association the Club / League must be affiliated.
(a) The Office-bearers of the Association shall consist
of President, Chairman, Hon. Secretary, Hon. Treasurer and Hon. Competition Secretary.
(b) The affairs of the Association shall be conducted by
an Executive Council consisting of the Office-bearers and one Convener from each Zone.
The Executive Council shall have power to set up special committees at any time to deal with specific matters.
(c) Nine members form a quorum.
(d) Each member of the Executive present at a Council
Meeting shall have one vote. When necessary the Chairman shall have a casting vote at all meetings.
(e) The Office-bearers of the Association shall act as an
Emergency Committee. All decisions of the Emergency Committee shall be reported to the
next Executive Council Meeting.
(f) The Executive Council shall have power to submit
notices of motion and to make recommendations to the Annual General Meeting.
(g) The Hon. Secretary, after consultation with the
Chairman, may call an Executive Council Meeting whenever circumstances warrant it.
(h) The Clubs in Membership of the Association shall
be divided into Zones by the Executive Council.
(i) Each Zone must hold at least one meeting during the
year at which the Zone Convener is chosen. The decision should be communicated to the
Honorary Secretary of the Association not later than 31st May in each year.
VI. Annual or Special General Meetings
(a) The Annual General Meeting at which the Office-
bearers of the Association shall be elected, shall be held in the month of March or April in each
year. All appointments will come into effect on the 1st May in each year.
(b) Each Club in Membership shall be entitled to send
two Representatives to the Annual General Meeting of any Special General Meeting and each Representative is entitled to a vote.
(c) Notices of motion, for consideration at the Annual
General Meeting, should be submitted by affiliated Clubs only to the Hon. Secretary, on or before the first day of January in each year.
(d) Special General Meetings may be called by theExecutive Council or on a request of at least
ten affiliated Clubs. The notice calling such special meeting shall specify the
purpose for which
the said meeting has been called and no other business shall be transacted.
(e) The only person entitled to vote at a General
Meeting are Club representatives. When necessary the Chairman shall have a casting vote.
(f) Ten day’s written notice shall be given of all General Meetings.
VII. The Hon. Secretary & Hon. Treasurer
(a) The Hon. Secretary shall keep a record of all business
transacted at all meetings. At the Annual General Meeting he shall report on the proceedings
since the previous annual meeting.
(b) The Hon. Treasurer shall submit at the Annual
General Meeting a financial statement, duly audited, for the year ending 30th September.
(c) The books and accounts of the Hon. Treasurer shall
be audited annually. The Auditor(s) shall be appointed at the Annual General Meeting.
(a) Disputes in regard to the Constitution and Rules of
the Association shall be referred, in writing for interpretation to the Executive Council, whose decision will be final.
(b) Should any dispute arise as to the meaning or
interpretation of any of the Association’s Championships and Competition Rules or Laws of the
Short Mat Indoor Bowling Game, or upon any points not covered by them, any one of
to said dispute may appeal to the Association. Such appeal shall be accompanied by
a deposit of £5.00 (€8) which may be forfeited or returned as the Executive Council may determine after considering and disposing of the appeal.
(c) Appeals or references shall only be accepted from
(d) All disputes referred to the Association shall be
determined by the Executive Council.
(e) Notice of appeal must be given in writing to the
Hon. Secretary within one week of the dispute, and such notice shall be accompanied by a full statement of the matter in dispute.
(f) The Hon. Secretary shall thereupon call a meeting of
the Competition Committee to consider the appeal, and at such meeting parties may be heard
on each side, provided such course be deemed necessary or expedient by the
(g) The Competition Committee shall make a full report
with its recommendation to the Executive Council. As soon as the Executive Council has
reached a decision, the Hon. Secretary shall notify all parties concerned and such
decision shall be final.
IX. Alteration to Constitution
No alteration of, or addition to, the Constitution and Rules of the Association shall be made,
except at the Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting called for the
unless passed by at least two-thirds of the representatives present at the meeting
X. Disciplinary Procedures
Officials, players and club members will be dealt with in accordance with the Association’s Disciplinary Procedures. For so long as each club remains a member of the Association
members will be bound by and subject to, the Disciplinary Procedures of the
XI Child Protection
The Association is fully committed to safeguarding the well being of its members. Every
individual in its membership Clubs should, at all times, show respect and
understanding for the
rights, safety and welfare of others, and particularly young people, and conduct
a way which reflects the principles of the IIBA and the guidelines set out in the
policy document Protecting Children and the Vulnerable and the Sports Council’s
Code of Ethics
and Good Practice for Children’s Sport
IOC Doping Classes and Methods. Procedural guidelines for
the conduct of Doping Control shall
X1I. Doping Control Regulations
(a) Doping is strictly forbidden and is an offence under
the Irish Indoor Bowling Association.
(b) Drug Testing may take place any time or any where.
(c) Prohibited substances include those listed in the