Brindle Bowl Hong Kong Pairs Knockout

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World Bowls Rules will apply where not covered below:-

  1. Games are played over 21 ends. Dead ends to be replayed (see 5 Below)
  2. In the event of a tie after 21 ends an extra end shall be played. Skips toss for the mat
  3. Two trial ends (maximum 4 bowls per end per player)
  4. Bowls to be played in the 2/4/2 format
    i.e. Let us call the players of each team A and B - On the first end players A of each side send two bowls each alternatively, just as if they were playing leads in a fours game. All four players then crossover and players B of each side send FOUR bowls alternatively. All four players then crossover again and players A send alternatively their last two bowls. When all players have delivered their bowls shots are decided as normal.
    On the second end the same procedure is followed however because player B is at the jack end it is now player B who sends the jack and the first two bowls with player A sending the next 4 bowls and finally player B sending the last 2 bowls. Thus playing odd ends player A both leads and skips and on even ends player B both leads and skips.
  5. Dead ends. No penalty is to be evoked
    Dead ends are to be replayed as in normal bowls and the two teams are to decide which direction to play. If they agree to replay it in a different direction from which it started then no problem, but if they decide to replay it from the end where the jack is (or was) the players A and B on both sides change over such that, players A always deliver the jack on odd numbered ends and players B on even numbered ends


The Brindle Bowl although a pairs competition is played on a slightly different format with each of the two players of the team taking it in turns to lead and skip. The first player bowls two woods, the second player bowls all four woods and then the first player bowls their last two woods. A very interesting format.

There were some very good rounds and closely contested matches but the standout player throughout the competition was Sandra Marriott who was partnered by her husband Peter. She had an excellent competition and got to the final with Peter where they met John Wilson and Chris Cole. Chris and John got off to an excellent start but Sandra and Peter fought back gallantly and after 10 ends the score was 7-7 and after 14 ends was 10-10 so you can see how competitive the final was. After 17 ends John and Chris were 1 ahead but on the 18th end Sandra produced the shot of the competition to level the score. Not to be outdone by his wife Peter then produced a fantastic shot to hold the end by 2 shots and therefore winning the final 14-13. An absolutely fabulous display of bowling by all four competitors worthy of any final. The many spectators thoroughly enjoyed the display of bowling. Congratulations to Sandra and Peter and commiserations to John and Chris.

Photo left to right John Wilson, winners Sandra and Peter Marriott, Chris Cole.

Previous Results

2016 finalists - Left to right David and Sue Jenkins (winners), Flo and Alan Saunders



2012 Brindle Bowl Hong Kong Pairs

Winners Roy Savage & Clive Taylor

Runners Up Kevin & Frances Riley