Australian Pairs  

Alan Pollard will be running the competition this year.

Group Game Dates 2019

Look at the club board to see which group you are in

RED TEAM

GREEN TEAM

Mondays

29 April,

20 May,

10 Jun,

24 Jun,

15 July,

29 July,

12 Aug

Mondays

13 May,

3 June,

17 Jun,

1 July,

22 July,

5 Aug,

19 Aug

AUSTRALIAN PAIRS RULES

2019

 

The aim of the game is to have fun and to develop and improve lead and skip skills. There are no lead and skips in this game, instead each week the drawn pair will decide who will play No 1 and who will play No 2. The choice isn't important as each bowler will in turn set the mat, bowl the jack, read the head and measure at the conclusion of an end.

 

GAME PROCEDURES:

 

A toss of the coin to decide possession of mat.

 

1st End - No 1 player bowls the jack and first of his/hers woods.

Opposing No 1 player bowls his/her first wood.

First No 1 player bowls second wood, opposing No 1 player bowls 2nd wood.

Change ends

No 2 player bowls all 4 woods, alternating with opposing No 2 player.

Change ends

No 1 player bowls remaining 2 woods, alternating with opposing No 2 player

Measuring takes place as normal by the players at the head.

ONLY ONE SHOT TO COUNT ON FIRST END

 

2nd End, players roles are reversed.

No 2 players bowls 2 woods - change ends

No 1 players bowls 4 woods – change ends

No 2 players bowls remaining 2 woods

Measure as normal

Play continues in this fashion until the set is completed

 

Play will consist of 2 sets of 8 ends per set.

There will be a tea interval at the end of first set and play continues with the same pairings for the second set. NB Possession of mat for second set is given to the alternative team from set 1

 

Scoring is as follows:

2 sets to nil 2 points to the winning pair

1½ to ½ 2 points to the winning pair

1 set all 1 point each.

 

There will be no deciding 3rd tie breaking set

 

Scorecards must be maintained in an orderly manner and handed to organiser at the end of second set.

All players are requested to meet by 2 O'clock
with play commencing no later than 2:15

Dress Code is greys with white top.

 

Players will be placed into two groups (Red & Green) and will play, where possible, on alternative weeks. Pairings will be made by the drawing of pre-determined allocated numbers from “The Hat”. THE DRAW IS ARRANGED SO THAT ALL LADIES WILL HAVE A MALE PARTNER.

The timetable allows for each group to play 7 games, with only your best 6 scores counting.

 

The best two men's score and the best two ladies scores will contest the final at finals weekend later in the season.

 

If you are unable to play on your designated week you may arrange for a swap from the other group or a substitute to take your place. It would be helpful that if you are to arrange for a replacement, that replacement is of the same gender.

HOWEVER ONLY 1 SWAP & 1 SUBSTITUTION WILL BE ALLOWED. IF YOU EXCEED THESE LIMITS YOUR SCORE FOR THAT WEEK WILL NOT COUNT. NB Your substitutes score will count towards your aggregate score, whilst a “swap” replacement score will be allocated to that player.

IT IS THE PLAYERS RESPONSIBILITY TO ARRANGE FOR A REPLACEMENT WHEN NEEDED.

 

The organiser of the day has the right to amend the rules if necessary, eg bad weather.

Any disputes that occur will be decided by the organiser of the day whose decision is final.

Congratulations to Carol Woolacott and Bob Biddle on winning the 2018 competition.