Australian Pairs

The game is played with two teams of two players, players A & B against X & Y

Teams toss a coin to determine who will bowl first

The First End

On the first end, players A and X bowl two bowls each alternately in the normal way

They then change ends with their partners

Players B & Y then bowl their 4 bowls alternately

All players then change ends again

Players A & X bowl their remaining 2 bowls to complete the end

The Second End

Players B & Y then start the next end, which is played in the same way as the previous end

In this way, all players have played as Lead/Skip on one end, and 'in the middle' on the other end


This process is then repeated until the agreed number of ends is completed