The Aussie Pairs Ladder is an enjoyable competition over 11 ends and is based on a ladder format using all four bowls per player. The objective is to climb the ladder by challenging and defeating pairs higher on the ladder. See The Aussie Pairs Ladder Rules for more details
Aussie Pairs allows players, who in general would not consider playing as the skip in a team, to experience this position. For less experienced skips it can also help to hone their knowledge skills and confidence in this important of positions within a team by learning to read the “head” more effectively.
The format of play
On the 1st End the LEAD bowler deliveries two of their four bowls. This is then followed by the SKIP bowling all four of their bowls. Finally the LEAD then bowls their remaining Two Bowls.
On the 2nd End the order of play is reversed. The SKIP now plays the Lead position and bowls two of their four Bowls. The LEAD player has now moved to being the Skip and bowls their four Bowls. Finally the SKIP, who is still playing as the lead on this end, bowls their remaining two bowls.
The format of reversing the playing positions is then continued throughout the game.
Pairs can join the ladder after the competition has started, but will start at the bottom of the ladder. The competition begins as soon as the initial ladder is published. The initial ladder order will be set by the club Captains.
You can use the form below to enter the Ladder Competition