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House & Game Rules, Club Bylaws
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  1. Wear proper bowling shoes - with flat and smooth soles and no separation between heel and sole.

  2. Players MUST NOT wear their bowling shoes on the street.

  3. Clean your street shoes at the entrance.  All the dirt you bring in will eventually be transferred to the bowling surface.

  4. No eating or drinking on and beyond the 'black carpet liner'.

  5. All bags must be placed under the seats - fire department safety requirements.

  6. Thick coats and wet clothing must be put on hangers beside Rink 6 or inside the locker room.

  7. Do not leave personal belongings on the locker room floor. Items left will be removed and then disposed of after one week.

  8. Any kind of wax/Grippo is not allowed as they will ruin the carpet.

  9. Do not use liquid chalk on the bowls.

  10. Do not put wet towels on the carpet.

  11. Please don't leave empty coffee or water cups unattended as we don't have enough volunteers to clean up behind you.

  12. To lower the cost of running PIBC, most of the work/chores are done by volunteers ( we only hire a janitor to do some regular cleaning several times a week). Feel free to volunteer to help out. Please contact out Board members if you feel you can spare your precious time for the club.

  13. Report immediately to a league convener or Board member if present, any leaks, safety or maintenance issues.

  14. Unsportsmanlike behaviour will not be tolerated and violations will be reviewed by the Club's Executive Committee and may result in the non-refundable cancellation of the violating person's Club membership.



  1. Practicing is not allowed during league play until all games on the same side of green (rinks 1-3 or 4-6) have concluded.

  2. No running on the greens.

  3. No 'burnt ends' - jack is to be repositioned on 2-metre mark.

  4. During pairs and triples games, in every end each skip can visit the head only once. Leads and seconds cannot visit the head.

  5. Before you take a heavy shot (a firing or running shot), give proper notice to all bowlers at the other end so nobody will be hurt.

  6. Do not shout or make excessive noise that will disturb other bowlers

  7. Please keep the pace of the game at a reasonable speed to ensure the game is finished on time.

  8. Only members can spare. A player can spare for another player in a league for a maximum of 4 games only.

  9. A spare cannot skip without the permission of the opposing skip.

  10. Club officials and game conveners are NOT responsible for finding spares.

  11. If a spare cannot be found, contact the opposing skip to reschedule if possible. If a spare or rescheduling cannot be arranged, that team will default for zero points and minus 10 shots.

  12. If there is no agreement between opposing players on a measurement, a third party is to be requested to measure. The decision of the third party is final. 


  • Both players must walk to the head together.

  • During the course of every end, each team has only one chance to visit the head, no matter what position.


  • The team with 2 players - lead plays 4 bowls, skip plays 3 bowls

  • The team with 3 players - leads and second plays 2 bowls each, skip plays 3 bowls

  • Scoring - the team with 2 players needs to deduct 25% off their actual score.

Game Rules

For the Club Bylaws please click on the link above.

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