As the name suggests, this game is played indoors using a carpet and bowls (balls). Players aim to strategically throw the bowls down the long green carpet, aiming for the target (a tiny white ball called the jack). Check out our rules page to learn more.
Participants do not have to qualify through regional play-offs. Entries must be sent directly to the AAIM Games office. Entry forms are available through the office or website.
(TEAM EVENT) OPEN
Teams of 4, (four males, four females, or a mixed team):
MINIMUM # OF ENTRIES RECOMMENDED: 3 teams/category.
RULES & REGULATIONS
Inner circle is worth 3 points, middle circle is worth 2 points, and outer circle is worth 1 point. A ball not completely inside the line of the circle counts in the next circle. NO balls shall be removed until both team representatives are satisfied with the score and it is recorded on the score sheet. Each captain will sign the score sheet following the game.
HOUSE - The rings at either end of the carpet (as in curling).
There will be a head judge identified at the start of the tournament. Scorekeepers or referees will be provided for each lane.
Carpets will be regulation size, and balls will not be biased. Equipment will be supplied by the Host Community. Players using cues will supply their own cues.
A round robin or multi division round robin will be played, depending on the number of entries.
TWO DIVISION ROUND ROBIN
Play-off Elimination Draw:
First in Pool A vs. second in Pool B
First in Pool B vs. second in Pool A
The winners from this will go on to play a game to determine first and second place.
The losing teams will play a game to determine third place.
THREE OR MORE DIVISION ROUND ROBIN
The top team from each division will play in a round robin to determine first, second and third place.
SINGLE DIVISION ROUND ROBIN: (7 teams or less)
The top three teams will play-off (round robin) to determine first, second, and third place.
TIE BREAKING SYSTEM
the tie is broken and continue until the tie is broken.
winner of the previous meeting will advance. If more than two teams are tied within a
division then points for and against will determine the division winner, the team with
the most points will advance. If a team has won by default, then the average points
for and the average points against of the games that they have played will determine
the score to be awarded for the defaulted game.
Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded for first second, and third place. Four (4) medals per team will be presented. Medals will be presented immediately following the event or at a central location at a predetermined time.