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Progressive Throw


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).

 Pascuzzi Progressive Throw

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

Official rules (click here)