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Club Competitions Rules

Men’s Singles                               4 Bowls - first to 21

Men’s Handicap                          4 Bowls - first to 21 + Handicap

Men’s Pairs                                  4 Bowls - Highest Score after 21 Ends

Ladies Singles                             4 Bowls - first to 21

Ladies Handicap                        4 Bowls - first to 21 + Handicap

Ladies Pairs                                 4 Bowls - Highest Score after 21 Ends

Edith Good / Norval Cup *       4 Bowls - first to 21 + Handicap

Barbara Line Cup                       4 Bowls - first to 21 + Handicap

Tom Stewart Trophy                 4 Bowls - first to 21 + Handicap

Two Woods                                  2 Bowls - Highest Score after 21 Ends

100 Up                                           4 Bowls - First to 100 Points

  • To start the match the mat is placed in the centre line of the rink not less than 2 metres from the ditch.
  • For the first end the Jack may be delivered anywhere within the boundary of the rink not less than 23 metres from the  front of the mat. Note the Jack is not centred.
  • Rules regarding touches, Jack in the ditch are the same as in other games
  • Points are scored as follows:
    • 1st Wood   - 4 points
    • 2nd Wood - 3 points
    • 3rd Wood  - 2 points
    • 4th Wood  - 1 point
  • The Marker will use the special tally board, marked 4,3,2,1. The Woods will be placed in the appropriate holes. The Marker transfers each players score to the score card.
  • For subsequent ends the mat will be placed immediately behind where the Jack finished except when the Jack is nearer than 2 metres from the edge of the ditch. In these cases the mat will be placed 2 metres from the ditch in line with the Jack. The Jack may then be delivered anywhere within the rink provided it is at least 23 metres from the front edge of the mat.

Yard of the Jack                                3 Bowls - Highest Score after 18 Ends

  • The Jack is centred in the rink as usual but its position is marked with a suitable coin placed immediately behind the Jack by the Marker
  • The Jack, if moved, will be replaced by the Marker just in front of the coin. If this is not possible because of the of the presence of Bowl(s) then it will be placed as near as possible to the coin.
  • The Marker will use the yard stick to check which Bowls are within a yard of the Jack and declare points after each end (one point for each Bowl qualifying)
  • Visits to the head are not allowed and the Marker may not be asked questions.
  • The player with the nearest wood to the Jack plays first in the next end.

Arranging Club Competition Matches.

  • Either player may suggest dates for the match.
  • Details of when matches are to be played should be entered in the Club Diary before the 1st. date at the head of the appropriate column on the match sheet & ideally should be played by this first date. All matches must be played on or before the cut-off date.
  • The 1st. named player (i.e. the challenger) must arrange a marker for a Singles match

Change of Rules regarding Handicaps.

  • Handicaps for Ladies are now the same as for the Men. They will range from 0 > 5.
  • Ladies with a handicap will no longer have a zero handicap when playing a man.

Please Note:                            

  • Two trial ends with 2 Bowls are allowed in all competitions. 
  • All competitions apart from the Singles, Pairs and Handicap are Mixed
  • Edith Good / Norval Cup * - Members who have won Singles Championship, Singles Handicap, 2 Wood Singles or Edith Good / Norval Cup are not eligible.