Eligibility and Badging criteria (March 2018)

Age RangeType of EventExamplesEligibility CriteriaAward upon 1st appearanceAward of Flash
SeniorInter-County Championship MatchMiddleton Cup/Johns TrophySelection based on proven performanceUpon 4th appearance. "Midd. Cup/Johns Trophy" flash
Inter-County Double RinkBalcomb Trophy/Walker CupSelection based on proven performanceUpon 2nd appearance, "Double Rink" flash
National Senior Finals' AppearanceAppearance at Nat. Finals for a national championship, Mixed Pairs, Mixed Fours or C. of C. CompetitionUpon 2nd appearance, “County Badged” flash
Friendly & League MatchSW Counties Leagues and all other non-Executive / non-Presidential representative matchesA member of a Club affiliated to Somerset Bowls Association (note for League & Cup matches selection will be based on merit)Upon 4th appearance over 3 years or more, “County Badged” flash
JuniorJunior Championship MatchWhite Rose (Men), Amy Rose (Ladies)Selection based on proven performance + AgeUpon 2nd appearance "Junior Double Rink" flash
National Junior Finals' AppearanceAppearance at National Finals for a national junior singles or pairs championshipUpon 1st appearance, “Junior Badged” flash
Junior League & Friendly MatchSW Counties Junior Leagues and Friendlies (including fixtures against clubs)A member of a Club affiliated to Somerset Bowls Association + Age"Junior Colt" enamel badge (whilst stocks last)Upon 4th appearance over 2 years
NonePresidential MatchFixtures celebrating the President's yearA member of a Club affiliated to Somerset Bowls Association - Preference given to PPs, Presidential Team, Life Members and OfficersNone
Executive MatchFixtures celebrating a club's anniversary, etcA member of a Club affiliated to Somerset Bowls Association - Preference given to PPs, Presidential Team, Life Members and OfficersNone
NOTES
Anyone selected to play for England (Senior or Junior) will automatically be awarded “County Badged” flash.
The traditional SBA blazer badges can be purchased once a Senior flash has been awarded.