This event involves hitting white target balls positioned on specially designed mats on 6 different stations (figure 1).
The player throws alternatively first in one direction then in the other direction of the court. The athlete is in a continuous state of running.
Only a regular throw (i.e. Target ball hit in a regular manner) allows for progression to the next target ball (from the closer station 1 to the furthest station 6 and vice versa, at a distance of 13m and 17m respectively from the 1st line).
Validity of Throw
-Must be a regular throw, therefore delivered from behind the foot line (1stline).
-A thrower is obliged to pick up the throwing bowl from the bowl-stand.
-In no case whatsoever may the bowl be handed to the athlete (throw will be null).
-Where three such violations occur, the player is disqualified.
-Throw is null if referee notes an incorrect positioning of the target ball.
Duration of the game & Scoring
-Players with bowl in hand will stand behind 2ndline, waiting for start signal
-The duration of the game is of 5 or 8 minutes.
-Each target validly hit within the time set for the game is worth one point
-In case of a tie, a supplementary game is played at half the duration (with 30minutes rest between).
Fast Throw in Pairs
-This exciting event is played by two teams, each made up of 2 throwers who take turns in throwing.
-4 consecutive bowls are thrown for each of the 2 throwers
-Positioning of target bowls:
-Remain fixed for the duration of the game
-1stand 3rdtargets: position number 4 on the mat
-2ndand 4thtargets: position number 2 on the mat
Note: Alternative rules apply for Women & U/14 Athletes