Competition Rules

 

HURST BOWLS CLUB COMPETITIONS

Competition

Woods

Shots

Ends

Time (max)

Mens Championship

4

21

--

2hr- 2½hr

Mens Two Wood  

2

--

21

1½hr – 2hr

Pairs

4

--

21

2½hr- 3hr

Whitfield Cup

3

21

--

2hr - 2½hr

Handicap

4

21+handicap

--

2hr - 2½hr

Trophy Winners

4

21

--

2hr - 2½hr

Novices

4

21

--

2hr - 2½hr

Ladies Championship

4

21

--

2hr - 2½hr

Ladies  Two Wood

2

--

21

1½hr – 2hr

 

The Markers Duties

1

The marker should:

  • centre the jack; centre the mat
  • check that the jack is at least 23 metres from the mat line after it has been centred;
  • place a jack that comes to rest less than 2 metres from the front ditch as described in law 22.2;
  • stand to one side of the rink, behind the jack and away from the head;
  • answer any specific question about the state of the head which is asked by the player in possession of the rink;
  • when asked, tell or show the player in possession of the rink the position of the jack;
  • when asked, tell or show the player in possession of the rink which bowl or bowls the marker considers to be shot;
  • mark all touchers with chalk and remove the chalk marks from non-touchers as soon as they come to rest;
  • if both players agree, remove all dead bowls from the rink of play;
  • mark the position of a jack and any touchers which are in the ditch as described in laws 24.4 and 29.2;
  • not move, or cause to be moved, either the jack or any bowls until the players have agreed the number of shots scored; and
  • measure any disputed shot or shots when asked to do so by either player. If the players are not satisfied with the marker’s decision, the marker should choose a competent neutral person to act as the umpire. The umpire’s decision is final.

2

When each end has been completed, the marker should:

  • record the score on the score card;
  • tell the players the running totals of the scores; and
  • remove from the rink the mat used during the previous end, if necessary.

3

When the game has been completed, the marker should make sure that the score card:

  • contains the names and signatures of the players;
  • contains the time at which the game was completed; and
  • place the score card in the box and update the competition sheet.