1 All games will be played under The Laws of the Sport of Bowls, Crystal Mark Edition unless varied below.
2 All games will consist of 8 ends. The winner of the game will be awarded two points or one point to each team for a tied game.
3 Players in each team may change positions from one game to another but not during a game.
4 Should a substitution or replacement be required this will be allowed, at the discretion of the Controlling Body, and, once made, the team will remain in this form throughout the remainder of the competition. To avoid any possible confusion a replacement MAY skip but a substitute MAY NOT.
5 There will be no dead ends. If a jack goes out of play, once the end has started, it will be re-spotted on the centre 2 metre mark or as close as possible thereto, on the mat side, if the mark is occupied by a bowl.
6 Only one shot will count on the first end of the first game each day, thereafter normal scoring will apply.
7 Head visits are NOT allowed. Skips remaining at the head whilst the other skip bowls will constitute a head visit.
8 “No shows” or late arrivals, i.e. more than 10 minutes after the scheduled start time of the game, will result in the game being awarded to the opposing team with a score of 12 shots to 6, as will a bye.
9 On the second day, in the event of a draw in a game, a coin will be tossed to decide the winner for scheduling purposes.
10 The team scoring the highest number of points overall will be the winner of the competition. In the event of a tie on points the team with the highest shot difference will be the winner. If still tied, the winner will be decided by the result of any match already played between those two teams and failing this will be decided on shot average, i.e. shots for divided by shots against. These procedures will be followed to ascertain runners-up and also the positions in each group after day 1.
11 Play will commence from the “scoreboard end” for the first session each day and then alternate ends for each following session.
12 The Controlling Body will consist of the Club Captain, Match Secretary, Vice-Captain and Duty Umpire, any two of whom will constitute a quorum. As always, on the green, an Umpire’s decision will be final and the Controlling Body will have the final decision on any other matters of dispute.

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