Our Rules of Play

Conditions of Play

Championship Singles: 21 Shots
Championship Pairs: 18 Ends
Championship Triples: 15 Ends
Championship Fours: 15 Ends
1st Year Singles: (Mixed) 21 Shots
Veteran Singles: (Mixed) 21 Shots
Junior Singles: 21 Shots
Handicap Singles: (Mixed) 18 Ends
Junior Pairs: (Mixed) 18 Ends
Handicap Pairs: (Drawn & Mixed) 18 Ends

1) Entrants in all competitions must be full financial members.
2) All competitions to be played under a two life system unless the match committee state otherwise
3) All players to wear correct bowling attire as per Bowls NZ laws or Club regulations
4) All Championships games played in accordance with Bowls NZ Rules and Regulations
5) All players entering Championship events must be available to play in the Auckland Champion of Champion Event of the discipline or disciplines they won – otherwise do not enter
6) To eliminate confusion if games can be started before 3.30pm before daylight saving and 4.30pm during daylight savings must be played unless the Match Committee decides to end play for the day.
7) 1-5 Year Centre Events will be played at the same time as Auckland Champion of Champion events. If a player wins a club championship they must play in the Champion of Champion Event.
8) Substitutes and replacements must be approved by the Match Committee
9) All Championships above are played with No Time Limit.

Care of the Greens

The first priority of any Bowling Club must be the maintenance of the greens to the highest possible standard and it is to this end that the greenkeeper and the Greens Committee direct all their efforts both during the recess period and throughout the playing season.
Much of the effort can be nullified by lack of co-operation and care by all members.
There are many ways in which wear and damage to the greens can be minimised, members are asked to take note and make every effort to implement the procedures set out below.

Taking short cuts across the green instead of walking around them to get to your rink at the start and end of play, dropping bowls from the bank instead of placing them on the green and excessive movement about the “mat end” of the rink before delivering your bowls are all practices which cause additional compaction of the greens.

Under the revised rules it is only when scrims are being used that the mat must be laid on the 2 meter mark. Skips and threes will greatly assist in preventing excessive wear at the ends of the rinks if they will make sure their leads regularly vary the mat position.

Care should be taken in handling the “scrims” repairs and replacement are costly. The nails can be readily withdrawn by the thumb and forefinger before lifting the material. Particular care must be taken not to leave any nails lying on the greens – they cause a lot of damage to the mowers.

Bowls left lying around on the green during breaks in play can cause burning. Place them on the bank or in the ditch..

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