Sunningdale Bowling Club Whitmore Lane, Sunningdale  SL5 0NA

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INFORMATION FOR BEGINNERS – TEAM FORMATIONS


LEAD (or NO. 1) = 1st player to bowl;  NO.2 = 2nd player to bowl;  NO.3 = 3rd player to bowl;  SKIP (team leader)= last player to bowl


Type of Game

Number of Players per Team

Winning Score or Ends played

Number of Bowls

per player

Remarks

Duties of respective team members

Singles

1

First player

to

21 shots

 4

Played alternately

Marker required.

Challenger to arrange this

Players toss for Jack, Challenger calls and opponent tosses.

Pairs

2

Team with highest number of shots after 21 ends

4

Played alternately

See note below*

LEAD – places the mat & bowls Jack to             Skip’s requirements.  He advises             Skip of shots won or lost and             measures as necessary.

SKIP – keeps scorecard & scoreboard up to            date.

           Decides on tactics to be adopted.

Triples

3

Team with highest number of shots after 18 ends

3

Played alternately

See note below*

LEAD – places the mat & bowls Jack to             Skip’s requirements.

NO. 2 – Advises Skip of shots won or lost &             measures as necessary

SKIP – keeps scorecard & scoreboard up to            date.

           Decides on tactics to be adopted.

Rinks

4

Team with highest number of shots after 21 ends

 2

Played alternately

See note below*

LEAD – places the mat & bowls Jack to             Skip’s requirements.

NO. 2 – no particular duty

NO. 3 – advises Skip of shots won or lost &             measures as necessary

SKIP – keeps scorecard & scoreboard up to            date.

           Decides on tactics to be adopted.

* Note:  If a definite result is required when playing pairs, triples and rinks – and each team has the same number of shots after the required ends have been played an extra end is played.  Skips then toss for Jack placing but the front of the mat must be at least 2 metres from the edge of the green.


* It is customary in friendly matches for the visitors to bowl the Jack on the first end. Thereafter the team winning the end bowls the Jack.