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Restricting Movement of Players During Play (Revised on 8/9/2016)

Below is the latest update on Restriction movement of players, extracted from current bye-law (version 16).


1.28. Restricting movement of players
1.28.a All the players of a rink in play, except the skips who are controlling play, shall stay at the mat-end until: -
. (i)
Singles (each player playing four bowls)
After delivery of his third bowl.
(ii) Singles (each player playing three bowls)
After delivery of his second bowl.
(iii) Pairs (each player playing four bowls)
The leads: after delivery of his fourth bowl; and
The skips: after delivery of his second bowl.
(iv) Pairs (each player playing three bowls)
The leads: after delivery of his third bowls; and
The skips: after delivery of his second bowls.
(v) Triples (each player playing three bowls)
The leads: after delivery of his third bowl;
The seconds: after delivery of his second bowl; and
The skips: after delivery of his first bowl.
(vi) Triples (each player playing two bowls)
The leads: after delivery of his second bowl;
The seconds: after delivery of his second bowl; and
The skips: after delivery of each of his bowls..
(vii) Fours (each player playing two bowls)
The leads: after delivery of his second bowl;
The seconds: after delivery of his second bowl;
The thirds: after delivery of his first bowls; and
The skips: after delivery of his first bowl.
(viii) 2-4-2 (each player playing four bowls)
1st player: after delivery of his second bowl; 
2nd player: after delivery of his third bowl;
Back to 1st player: after delivery of his first bowl.
1.28.b.. After the jack is delivered, a skip may want his second/third to go up the jack end to temporarily relieve him of his position, the second/third shall return to the mat end immediately once the skip returns.
1.28.c.
Any infringement of this bye-law shall be liable for a penalty to be decided by the relevant Panel after considering the circumstances of each case where appropriate. Points can be deducted for National League Competition. Repeated offender may be suspended from playing in the next round of matches in National Competition.