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Australian Pairs

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.


The play:


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

First End

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

The skips then go to the head to direct the leads final two bowls

The Leads deliver their last two bowls.


Second End

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.
Score cards will be available and should be completed and signed by one of each pair and deposited in a location to be advised.


Andy Hastings

Finals Days

Club finals days were held on August 31st & September 1st

Despite small amounts of rain an excellent standard of bowls was on display.

Thanks to all the competitors, Ted for organisation Gill for the catering and all who came to support the players.

For the competition results see Club Competitions page.

Presidents Day 2019

After a rather wet start to Sunday, a good part of the green was passed fit to play with mats down. 

The game was played in 100 up style and with teams of 5,each bowling only one wood, a great deal of fun was had. The actual winners on the day were:  Margaret Renouf, Keith Brown, April Weller, Bill Churchyard, Jill Dent.

Afterwards, a super ploughmans lunch was served. 

An excellent social event for the club.

Men's Handicap Winner - Peter Fisher

Runner Up - Bertie Everson

Men's Pairs Winners - Bill Churchyard & Tommy Metcalfe

Runner's Up - Mike Preece & Ted Nelson

Ladies Pairs Winners - Ann Smith & Margaret Renouf

Runner's Up - Carol Bray & Gill Pink

Mixed Pairs Winners - Helen White & Chris Pink

Runner's Up - Pam & Bob Everson


A defibrillator has been purchased for the club and will kept in the clubhouse during the closed season and will be put in the Green room during April - September for easy access.

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05.02 | 08:17

Hello Paul,

Thanks for your email. I will forward your request to our Tourist Secretary who will contact you soon.


Andy Hastings (Webmaster)

04.02 | 20:37

We are looking to tour the IOW in 2021 and was wondering if you have any availability for a 6 Mx Rink match between the 2nd and 8th September 2021 PLEASE?-

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