Brindle Bowl Hong Kong Pairs Knockout
World Bowls Rules will apply where not covered below:-
- Games are played over 21 ends. Dead ends to be replayed (see 5 Below)
- In the event of a tie after 21 ends an extra end shall be played. Skips toss for the mat
- Two trial ends (maximum 4 bowls per end per player)
- 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.
- 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