Skittles Scoring

Excerpted from the league rules, some of which seemingly aren’t written in english.

  • The game shall consist of eight players on each side, the first team winning five legs to be the winners. If the leg shown is not beaten, the team shall be winners of that leg.
  • Points are to be awarded as follows:
    • 2 for a win
    • 1 for the largest aggregate of pins
    • 1 for each leg won

Easy isn’t it? Obviously there are a few variations.

Pairs Cup
Similar to a normal match except there are only two players. The winning team advance to the next round.

Pins Cup

  • Teams to consist of 8 players. The team with the highest number of pins after each player has thrown 21 (27 in the final) balls to be the winner.
  • In the event of a tie on the total number, three balls will be thrown by each player until a decision is reached.

Nomination Cup
Played as per a normal game except:

  • The players shall nominate their object pin before the ball leaves the hand.
  • Any pins knocked down by a player who does not first knock down his object pin, must be left down and not replaced on the frame.

Singles Nomination Cup
As per the Nomination Cup, except there is only one player on each team.

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7 Responses to Skittles Scoring

  1. matt says:

    So you need 8 people with 5 legs, if someone’s not showing enough legs they lose?

  2. rjw says:

    Something like that :)

  3. Simon says:

    How many skittles are there?

    Do you have backboards on the alley to assist with the Dorset Flop?

  4. rjw says:

    Strangely the number of pins isn’t specified in the rules, but it’s 9 pins in a diamond formation.

    Since I started taking the pills, the dorset flop hasn’t been a problem. However it’s not a recognised form of propulsion in “West Country Skittles”.

  5. Simon says:

    Not a recognised form of propulsion? How dull :(

  6. alex says:

    i’m still none the wiser.. the whole thing about having to show your leg and then having it beaten by 7 other people sounds a bit painful to me, and i cant really understand why rich puts himself through it for months at a time.. still… each to their own i guess

  7. matt says:

    I’d like to see a 5 legged man beated by 7 others until all the pins are down.
    Let’s not even talk about all the balls flying around.