League entry forms for the 2014/5 Winter leagues will be available for collection from the Club on Monday 14th April. As last year they will also be available to download and print from the DIBC website. The closing date for league entries will be Monday 8th September and the leagues will commence from Monday 6th October.
There are 3 notable changes to the coming year league entry process. Firstly to assist members to enter the Club will be open for signing on days prior to the start of the season. There will be three such days and they are:-
Wednesday 20th August, 11.30am to 1.30pm, & 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
Tuesday 2nd September, 11.30am to 1.30pm, & 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
& Friday 5th September 11.30am to 1.30pm, & 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
As well as entering leagues on these days members will also be able to enter Club competitions, and renew their membership. This does not however stop any team entering leagues prior to the signing on days if they wish.
Secondly the entry fees for all leagues have reduced. Fees will now be £6 for Triples teams, £8 for Rinks teams, & £2 for Pairs teams (£4 for the Friday Open Pairs teams).
Finally as an incentive for new teams to enter leagues and current teams to reform any new team that enters a league or existing team that changes 50% or more of its bowlers for the coming season will not be required to pay an entry fee.