Domestic Regulations

DOMESTIC REGULATIONS FOR IRISH BA

Plain English Campaign’s Crystal Mark does not apply to these domestic regulations.

All regulations are made in line with the Laws of the Sport of Bowls (Crystal Mark 3rd Edition), which permits Member National Authorities to make domestic regulations in respect of those aspects of the sport listed in Law 57.1. The regulations apply to all domestic competitions organised by the Irish Bowling Association (IBA) and the Irish Women’s Bowling Association (IWBA) and its member associations and clubs.

Law 6 6.1.5.6

40.1.9

Placing the mat

For domestic play, Member National Authorities can decide the requirements for using portable groundsheets as an alternative to the fixed groundsheets mentioned in this law.
Portable groundsheets are not approved for use in Ireland.

Players Duties – The Skip
“For all domestic team games in Ireland the duties described in law 40.1.7.5 will be transferred to the second player in each team. i.e.: Pairs – the Skip; Triples and Fours – the second.”
The skip will continue to be responsible for entering the finish time, signing the card and agreeing the final score with the opponents.

Law 53 – Bowls: World Bowls Stamp

53.5 With effect from 1 April 2011, all composition bowls (see Law 52.1.1) used for play in the Inter-Association Championships or the semi- finals and finals of the National Championships must bear a legible IBB, WBB, BIBC or World Bowls Stamp, which has an expiry date of 1987 or later.

Composition bowls may be used in games other than those listed above and must bear a legible IBB, WBB, BIBC, or World Bowls Stamp which has an expiry date of 1971 or later.

In addition to the domestic regulations made in line with Law 57.1, the following regulation is made in line with Law 55.3.

Law 55 – Formats of Play

55.3 The formats of play for Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours in all events under the direct control of the IBA or IWBA will be:

  • Singles will be 21 shots (shots scored over 21 will not be counted). Four bowls will be played, with each player playing in turn.
  • Pairs will be 21 ends. Four bowls will be played, with each player playing in turn.
  • Triples will be 18 ends. Three bowls will be played, with each player playing in turn.
  • Fours will be 21 ends. Two bowls will be played, with each player playing in turn.
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