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Scottish Bowling - About

Laws of the Sport

SCOTTISH Domestic Rules - SBA only.

Please note the current version of Laws of the Sport of Bowls is the Crystal Mark Edition all other versions are out of date.

Law 2 / 2.5 Greens constructed to the pre-April 2000 standard maximum and minimum measurements (132 ft x 120 ft (40.23m x 36.58m) remain valid.
Law 5 / 5.5 Boundary markers which are fixed to the face of the bank can be clearly marked with a thin black line running vertically down the centre of the marker

Law 8.3

8 .3.4

Lodging a challenge to bowls : The person making the challenge should pay a deposit of 30.00.
Law 9 Bowls: World Bowls Stamp : For all domestic play , composition bowls will only require to be re-tested and re-stamped if the date stamp is not clearly legible . Wooden bowls will require to be re-tested and re-stamped every 10 years. (This includes regulations for all SBA National Championships)
Law 15/15.5 Sets play: The procedures for re-spotting the jack described in law 15.5 apply to games played in the sets format only. These procedures should not apply to any other formats of play
Law In addition to the domestic regulations made in line with law 17.1, the following regulations are made in line with law 16.3
Law 16.3

SBA National Championships; The formats of play for Singles, Junior Singles, Pairs, Triples, Fours and Senior Fours in the SBA National Championships will be.

1. Singles will be 21 shots (shots scored over 21 will not be counted). Four bowls will be played, with each player playing in turn.

2. Junior Singles will be 21 shots (shots scored over 21 will not be counted). Four bowls will be played, with each player playing in turn.

3. Pairs will be 17 ends. Four bowls will be played, with each player playing in turn.

4. Triples will be 15 ends. Three bowls will be played, with each player playing in turn.

5. Fours will be17 ends.Two bowls will be played, with each player playing in turn.

6. Senior Fours will be 15 ends. Two bowls will be played, with each player playing in turn.

Law 16.3

Cities & Counties Championship.

The format of play for each of the fours games played between sides competing in the Cities & Counties Championship will be 21 ends. Two bowls will be played, with each player playing in turn.

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