Match times and format

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Match times & time limits
The first match of each day (barring a few minor exceptions during the final two days) will begin at 9:00am, with 8:45am trial ends. 
Matches 2 and 3 are scheduled for 11:45am and at 2:30pm respectively, with trial ends beginning on the bell.
During sectional rounds, all sections will be played at the same club on one day; this means that participants do not need to move from club to club within a match day.
Until the quarter-final rounds, all matches will be run to a 2 hour, 15 minute time limit. From quarter-finals onwards, Open Singles, Pairs and Fours matches will be untimed, while all other disciplines will be limited to a maximum of 3 hours.
The match formats for all relevant disciplines are as follows:
Singles: 4 bowls each, 21 shots up (shots in excess of 21 do not count);
Pairs: 3 bowls each, 18 ends.
Fours: 2 bowls each, 15 ends.
If a jack comes to rest outside of the playing boundaries, it will be respotted at the T (see section 2.7 of the CoP).


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