Cut Throat

  • Players play as individuals for their own points, usually in groups of 3 
  • can be played with 2, 3 or 4 bowls per player (fewer bowls = a quicker game)
  • Number of ends is usually 12 or 14 is agreed upon before the start of the game
  • A total of 6 points are awarded in each end:
    • 3 points for the bowl closest to the jack
    • 2 points for the bowl third closest to the jack 
    • 1 point for the bowl third closest to the jack 
  • Players bowl in the order shown on the scorecard; the first place player from the previous end rolls the jack; the player who will bowl last in the order sets the jack