Winter Footbowl League
Results, Groups, Schedule, and Rules
4th January to 12th April 2021
1. Teams to be of any combination. Normal rules of the game of bowls apply except that:- There will be NO trial ends.
The idea of the game is to score GOALS. To score a goal your team has to have THREE OR MORE bowls counting at the completion of the end.
Only ONE GOAL per end can be scored i.e. 3 shots or more equals one goal.
2. PENALTY - If the jack is knocked out of play or into the ditch (either in or out of the rink boundary) a penalty is conceded, and the end considered finished.
TAKING A PENALTY On completion of the end following the penalty, the non-offending team removes two of the offending teams woods from the head before the result of the head is decided. If this does not leave three woods of the non-offending team nearer the jack then the penalty is considered to have been taken and saved. (The offending team cannot score a goal on this end but can save the penalty).
NOTE Two consecutive penalties by a team equals a goal to the opponents. If a team concedes a penalty on the 18th end an extra end is to be played.
3. SCORING - Points will be awarded as follows: 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw.
4. SKIPS ARE ALLOWED TO VISIT THE HEAD
5. PLAY WILL START AT THE PUBLISHED TIME, no show/ late arrival (15 minutes) results in the game, three points and two goals being awarded to the opponents.
6. GROUPS - Group winners will be the team with the most In the event of a draw then goal difference will count, if still a draw then the result of the game played between both teams will decide the group winner.
FINAL - In the event of scores being level after the completion of 18 ends then skips shall toss for the mat and play a one end sudden death shoot out, the team nearest to the jack being declared the winner.
SUBSTITUTES - Substitutes are allowed for genuine reasons. TEAMS MUST ALWAYS PLAY AT LEAST ONE ORIGINAL MEMBER. If this is not possible, the game must be conceded and the opposition receives 3 points and 2 goals.