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.