DONCASTER INDOOR BOWLING CLUBDONCASTER INDOOR BOWLING CLUB
general bowling guide
An end is still in play if:
the jack has been cast before the buzzer the end is still in play (even if not centred).
the jack has been sent but crosses the side boundaries and is returned to the mat before the buzzer.
the jack is cast into the ditch and the buzzer sounded before the jack can be returned to the mat. the jack must be placed on the T and mat position maintained.
If the end is killed after the buzzer signalling the end of the game, the game is over.
There are no trial ends in any club competition or league match.
A team must have at least two players for triples and two for the pairs present when the buzzer goes to start the match, or the match is conceded. If, due to exceptional circumstances, a match cannot start on time, it may be started within the stipulated time frame with no extension on time.
In the event of a missing player at the start of a game, the following shall apply. If another registered team member is present in the club, then that player shall be allowed to play irrespective of dress. Otherwise, in pairs, the missing team player has 30 minutes for the sounding of the buzzer to appear, or in triples, the missing team player has 30 minutes to join the game, but must come in at no.2 position.
Once a team has commenced a match, the order of play cannot be altered except when a player has to leave the green due to ill health and does not resume play.
When the skip is bowling, only one nominated player(usually no.3 in fours and no.2 in triples) shall be in charge of the head. All other players to stand behind and to the side of the head.
Following a bowl up the rink more than a few paces is forbidden.
If a dead end results from a measure, it is counted as an end played.
If the jack goes dead, off the side off the rink, it needs to be positioned on the nearest side spot.
There is no restriction on playing on the rinks before the match on the day of the match.
If a bowl goes entirely out of the rink (checked by viewing markers) it is dead.
If a bowl touches the jack as first contact it is then chalked.