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RVBA Rules Book : RVBA Rules Book 2009
Rule 17 - GENERAL INFORMATION The following recommendations are made for the guidance of Clubs conducting competitions, but Clubs can make such variations as they desire. A Proportional Competitions (i) The order of playing is modified after the first end in as much as the bowler who had the nearest shot bowl will play first and not necessarily the bowler with the higher score. (ii) Points are awarded as follows:- The bowl closest to the jack scores 4 points, the next one 3 points, the third 2 points and the fourth 1 point. An alternative method is: The bowls closest to the jack scores 5 points, the next 3 points, the third 2 points. This method is designed to enhance the importance of the shot bowls. (iii) When two or more bowls are equidistant from the jack their total allotted points are divided equally between them. (iv) The last end is not completed until all the bowls have been played and the points allotted, after which the bowler with the greater aggregate will be the winner. (v) In the event of a tie, an additional end (or ends) will be played. (vi) The number of points to be scored is optional but is generally 100 or 150. B Method of Drawing for Knockout Competition (i) Each competitor's name (in the case of Fours or Pairs the Skip's name) is written on a separate card or paper and placed in a suitable receptacle, and these Revised October 2009 43