Hilary and I have been playing in the Ryde Indoor Bowling Club Australian Pairs league during the winter and having conducted a straw poll of many TBBC members there seems to be
interest in running this at Totland.
For those members who are not familiar with the rules or format, please see the following:
Australian Pairs can be an interesting variation on the game of Bowls
The main difference for Australian Pairs
is that both team members will Lead and Skip alternately. The game is played with four bowls.
Australian Pairs is a fun game where both players get to deliver skip bowls.
It really keeps both players engaged in the game.
12 End Games
Leads deliver two bowls each
The Leads then go to the head to direct the skips bowls
The skips go to the mat and deliver four bowls each
skips then go to the head to direct the leads final two bowls
The Leads deliver their last two bowls.
Skips deliver two bowls each
The Skips then go to the head to direct the leads bowls
The Leads go to the mat and deliver four bowls each
The leads then go to the head to direct the Skips final two bowls
The Skips deliver their last two bowls
Keep rotating the order of play for the balance of the ends.
The proposal is to run a league of 8 - 10 weeks with matches arranged at a convenient time by the competing pairs. The format will be mixed pairs and gives an opportunity for couples to bowl together
along with other mixed pairs of course. It would be good if we could get 12 pairs to participate in order to fill 6 rinks.
If you would like to participate, please contact me by email or call on 760209. If
you do not have a partner yet we should be able to match you with another member.
A fixture list will then be circulated and it is up to the competing pairs to arrange their matches.
will be available and should be completed and signed by one of each pair and deposited in a location to be advised.