COMPETITION RULES

1. Club Competitions are for members only.

2. Prior to the draw all entrants will be required to show their CAC permits. Failure to do so will automatically bar entry.

3. All competitions fished to NFA Rules.

4. Any member wishing to raise a protest shall send same to Match Secretary in writing within 24 hours of the competition.

5. Members are invited to send in any complaints or suggestions to the Match Secretary, which will be dealt with by the committee.

6. Pools are optional and will close 5 minutes before the scheduled draw time.

7. There is no charge for entry to Club Competitions other than the Christmas Match. Entry to Christmas Match is by ticket only.

8. An Aggregate Cup will be fished for on all nominated Club Competitions.

9. Match Results may be published in the press and on the club website

10. A Golden Peg competition is run in conjunction with Club Competitions. (Full details available from Match Secretary).

"GOLDEN PEG" RULES

1. Separate “Golden Peg” competitions will run on Chippenham AC member only matches and Chippenham AC organised open matches.

2. The Club “Golden Peg” pot will be competed for when 5 or more anglers enter into the event at any one match
The Open “Golden Peg” pot will be competed for when 15 or more anglers enter into the event at any one match

3. The cost of entry will be one pound (£1). Entry fees will be collected prior to the draw. Should the required number of 5 (club) or 15 (open) entries not be reached, all monies collected will be paid out.

4. The “Golden Peg(s)” will be drawn just prior to the main draw and the number of the Golden Peg(s)” will be made known to all.

5. Should the “Golden Peg(s)” not be drawn at the main draw, or not won on the day, all monies collected will be carried forward to the next event.

6. To win the “Golden Peg” pot an angler must record the best weight in the match from a peg deemed a “Golden Peg”. In the event of a tied weight the “Golden Peg” pot will not be paid out unless all anglers involved in the tie have drawn a “Golden Peg” in the same “Golden Peg” pot. Should this arise, the “Golden Peg” pot will be shared equally between the anglers involved.

7. In Club Matches should the “Golden Peg” pot reach £500, a second pot will be started with two “Golden Peg” draws made prior to the main draw. The first draw will be for the £500 pot and the second draw will be for the smaller pot. Should the second pot reach £500, a third pot will be started and three “Golden Peg” draws made and so on. Open Matches the "Golden Peg" pot has no limit and will continue to roll over until won.

8. The number of “Golden Pegs” drawn for each “Golden Peg” pot will be based on the number of anglers entered in the “Golden Peg” pool. For each 25 anglers entered, one “Golden Peg” will be drawn. I.E. 5 – 25 anglers entered, 1 “Golden Peg” drawn, 26 – 50 anglers entered, 2 “Golden Pegs” drawn and so on. Opens will be 1 golden peg per 30 anglers I.E. 15-30 1 golden peg drawn, 31-60
2 golden pegs drawn and so on.

9. It may be necessary for winnings to be paid by cheque. This will be done no later than fourteen days from the day of the win. It is the duty of the winner to inform the match organiser of his or her postal address.

10. All money collected as entry fees to the “Golden Peg” contest will be added to the "Golden Peg” pot. Chippenham AC will not deduct any monies from this pot.

11. Should a competitor require a re-draw for whatever reason, that competitor will not be eligible for the “Golden Peg” prize money.

12. Any competitor with a grievance may bring it to the attention of the club committee by writing to the club secretary. This will be dealt with in accordance with club rules.

13. The rules are provisional and may be amended at any time by the Match Secretary. Notice will be given of any amendments.