Competitions which are open to anyone to enter (open Competitions) must first be approved by your county and then an open certificate be obtained from John Crowther. click here to read the relevant BCGBA ruling Promotion of Contests bye-law 11 To request an open certificate you must send a cheque to the value of £6 (made payable to BCGBA) To John Crowther, 94 Fishers Lane, Pensby, Wirral, Merseyside, CH61 8SB. If your competition is only open to local (Shropshire Bowlers) you can obtain a competition authority off the County Secretary. Send a cheque made payable to SCGBA (£5) Post to Mo Corley, 19 Sun Grove, Wem, Shropshire. SY4 5HH SCGBA Bye-law 17. PROMOTION OF COMPETITIONS No individual Club or Organisation affiliated to the SCGBA shall promote any competition in which bowlers from any Club affiliated to the SCGBA takes part, without the consent of the SCGBA. This consent will be given provided the applications is made to the Secretary at least 14 days before the competition and must be accompanied with a fee of £5.00 at which time a ‘Certificate of Authorisation’ will be issued. Any advertisements must state clearly ‘Authorised by Shropshire Crown Green Bowling Association’. Only affiliated players shall be permitted to take part in these contests.