Club and Game Rules, Club Bylaws
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PHASE 2 GAME RULES Updated October 25, 2020

  1. Players must wear a mask at all times while inside PIBC.

  2. Players should arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before their league start time.

  3. Players are encouraged to use their own bowls. With locker room access limited to one person at a time, we recommend that members bring their bowls with them and not store them in the locker room.

  4. Practice only on your rink.  Adjacent rink practice is NOT allowed.

  5. Games can start anytime the players are ready.

  6. No handshakes, high fives or contact with other players.  Maintain physical distancing at all times.

  7. No make-up games allowed. If a member of a pairs team cannot play, one spare is allowed to play instead. If a singles player cannot play, he/she must forfeit the game to the opponent.

  8. Three Bowl Pairs will play 16 ends, Aussie Pairs will play 14 ends and Singles will play sets of 7-7-3.

  9. During the course of every end, each team has only one chance to visit the head, no matter which position. While playing Aussie Pairs - Both players must walk to the head together.

  10. Time limit: - A bell will ring at 1 hour 50 minutes for all games. All play ceases and the shots are counted. Each team must throw the same number of bowls so an extra bowl may be delivered after the bell to even the number of bowls thrown.

  11. Spares: - If a spare is needed, the team must notify the league convener at least one day before the game, otherwise the spare cannot enter the Club.   The convener must mark down the name of the spare on the game sheet on that specific day.

  12. Each team has to assign one player to place and remove the mat. The practical method is: Team A grabs the mat on the right side only; Team B on the left side only. (The top of the Henselite logo should face forward).

  13. To minimize contact, leads cannot throw the jacks. Two jacks are supplied for each rink. The jacks are to be kicked into place by the winning team instead.

  14. No burnt ends - jack is re-positioned on the 2-meter mark.

  15. When a measurement is required, players must use their own measures with no exceptions. While measuring, care should be taken not to touch the jack or bowls.

  16. Touchers can be marked with spray or hard chalk without touching the bowl. No liquid chalk shall be used.

  17. Do not use the score boards; skips should keep their own scorecards and confirm scores with their opponent.

  18. Do not shout to your teammates at the other end of the rink to avoid the risk of spreading droplets.

  19. There may be times that a team cannot find a spare at the last minute.  Our Club officials or the game conveners are NOT responsible to find spares. Please contact your opposing skip directly to make arrangements.


  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. No running on the greens.

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

  10. Do not use liquid chalk on the bowls.


  12. 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.

  13. Do not put wet towels on the carpet.

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

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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. To aid in physical distancing only rinks 1, 3, 4 & 6 will be used.

  2. To request a bowling time for practice, members are asked to to book practice session. No walk-ins allowed.  Singles and Pairs (up to 4 people) may be played on the available rinks for up to 2 hours. See Home Page News for contact information.

  3. Practice session availability is posted on the Fall Leagues Page.

  4. A copy of the appointment schedule will be maintained by the club in case of a suspected outbreak at the club.

  5. Only one mat per rink is allowed, with only one player placing the mat. At the end of the practice, the mat is to be taken to the cleaning station and cleaned by that same bowler.

  6.  One person will be designated to set the jack.  The jack must be placed and centered by foot. The jack is not to be thrown.

  7. Equipment on the greens will not be shared.

  8. Bowlers are not to visit other rinks or socialize with other people while in the clubhouse. Bowlers are to stay on their assigned rink and maintain physical distancing.

  9. To safely stagger arrivals and departures, members should arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before their scheduled practice time and leave immediately after they have completed their practice session.


For the Club Bylaws please click on the link above.