Players Duties

PLAYERS AND THEIR DUTIES

 

THE LEAD of the team to play first in an end should:

·     Place the mat as agreed with the skip.

·     Cast the jack as instructed by the skip.

·     Centre the jack before delivering their woods as close as possible to the jack.

 

Most games are won from the front and careful placement of the jack may prove crucial to the overall game plan.

 

THE SECOND should:

·    Be responsible for the scorecard while play is in progress.

·    In Triples play can measure any and all disputed shots.

·    Agrees shot count with their opposite number before any woods are removed from the head.

·    Update the scoreboard.

·    Takes control of the head when the skip is at the mat end (Triples play only).

 

THE THIRD should:

·     Measures any and all disputed shots.

·     Agrees shot count with their opposite number before any woods are removed from the head.

·     Assists the skip in determining tactics on a rink.

·     Takes control of the head when the skip is at the mat end.

 

The third or second in Triples may be called upon to play different types of shots or place woods tactically to protect an advantage.

 

THE SKIP.

·     The skip is in overall charge of the rink and all players in the team should follow the skip’s instructions as they attempt to build the “head” to their team’s advantage.

·      The skip should decide all disputed points of law with the opposing skip. Ensuring that any decision reached is in line with the Laws of the Sport of Bowls.

·      Skips may be called to measure a shot, if the skips fail to agree they may call on an Umpire or should choose a competent neutral person to act as an Umpire.

·      The Umpire’s decision is final.

 

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