Belmont  Bowls Club  Dumping  Policy

 

DUMPING – Policy & Process:    Members

 

  1.     Any member may report an alleged dumper to the Bowls Director.

 

   2.    The Bowls Director will observe the alleged dumper during an actual match.

 

   3.    If the Bowls Director confirms that the allegation has substance, he/she will speak to the dumper  about              the problem

 

   4.    The confirmed dumper will be advised to seek help from a suitable person to see if the problem can be                fixed via improved technique.

 

   5.   Bowls Director will monitor the dumper’s efforts to improve his/her technique.

 

   6.   If the dumper, on further observation by the Bowls Director, has not fixed the problem, he/she will be                     advised to use a Bowler’s Arm.

 

   7.   The dumper will be suspended from bowling on Belmont Bowls Club greens unless he/she uses a Bowler’s           Arm or sufficiently improves his/her normal bowling technique.

 

   8.   This suspension from playing on Belmont Bowls Club greens will include not being selected for Pennant.

 

   9.   If the dumper considers he/she has been unfairly treated during the above process, he/she may appeal             to the Belmont Bowls Committee.

 

 

DUMPING – Policy & Process:     Non-Members

 

  1.     Any member may report an alleged non-member dumper to the Bowls Director.

 

   2.    If the Bowls Director confirms that the allegation has substance, he/she will speak to the non-member                 dumper about the problem.

 

   3.   The confirmed non-member dumper will be advised to seek help from a suitable person to see if the                     problem can be fixed via improved technique or by using a “Bowlers Arm”.

 

   4.   The confirmed non-member dumper will be advised by the Bowls Director that he/she will be unable to               play on Belmont’s greens until the dumping problem has been fixed.

 

   5.   The club of the confirmed non-member dumper will be notified by the Belmont Bowls Director.

 

   6.   If the confirmed non-member dumper thinks he/she has solved the dumping problem, he/she can                       request the Belmont Bowls Director to lift the ban on playing on Belmont’s greens.

 

   7.   If the dumper considers he/she has been unfairly treated during the above process, he/she may appeal             to the Belmont Bowls Committee.

 

NOTE:    This “Dumping – Policy & Process: Non-Members” will also apply to Belmont members who do not play Pennant Bowls for Belmont.

 

This document “Dumping – Policy & Process: Non-Members” was approved unanimously by the Belmont Bowls Club Board of Management at its meeting on Tuesday 2nd June 2020.