Bonalba Open Mixed Triples Competition Rules 04/06/22


Rules and Information of the Competition

  • All entering teams are divided into two groups.  
  • Each team plays four timed games of 50 minutes against other teams in the same group, with a one hour break between games. 
  • Teams consist of three players of mixed sexes.
  • Each match in the group section will score 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 1 point for each end won. 
  • The winners of the Competition will be the team with the highest number of points.
  • If points are equal, the team with the greatest shot difference will win.  
  • If a tie still exists then the team scoring the most shots will win.  
  • Each game will START on the bell and will be timed. A bell will ring again after 50 minutes, after which, players should complete any end already started, ie where the jack has been delivered AND centred before the bell.
  • Toss for the mat on each game. Jacks can be placed before the bell rings at the start of each game.
  • No trial ends all shots count on all ends.
  • No visiting the head and both players at the head should leave before either play.
  • During the game (other than the initial delivery of the jack) if a jack goes out of play it will be re-centred on the 2-metre mark (back tee) if available, or the nearest free spot ahead and play will continue. If it is put out of play by the final wood of a game the jack will also be re-centred on the 2-meter mark (back tee) as stated and shots counted from that position. There will be no dead ends.
  • Each team to keep a scorecard, scoring their score on the left-hand side of the card, the scoreboard must be kept for spectators etc. Both skips should check and sign each other’s scorecards, then hand them to the Competition Organizer or their representative, without delay to avoid loss of points. 
  • Teams decide their own order of play which may not be changed during the course of a game but can be changed for subsequent games.
  • Except for the above, the laws of the game as applied to Spain will apply.
  • The entry fee of €24 per team is to be paid to the appointed Club official in the clubhouse before play commences and the scorecards will then be issued.

Telephone contact number    John Archer  617918598       

Competition Organizer    John Archer for Bonalba Bowls Club

Umpire/Timekeeper        Tony Hesketh-Field

(Revised 3rd June 2022)   


If any team fails to arrive or is over fifteen minutes late for the game, 8 points will be given to their opponents and cannot play in that game. Please arrive thirty minutes before the start of your game. Whites or Team colours and smooth sole shoes to be worn.