A View of Skittles Ground. Plan of a double Skittle Ground half an Inch to a Yard [image.][Text:] Rules and Instructions for Playing at Skittles. By a Society of Gentleman. As the Game of Skittles is now a favourite Amusement, a general Guide to remove Doubts, and prevent Disputes, is become necessary. Stimulated by these considerations, a respectable Society of Gentlemen (who are esteemed good Players) have been induced to print the following Rules and Instructions, which thay have themselves often lamented the want of; hoping they will be found generally useful, but particularly to Learners. Rules. I. The Bowler must stand at the mark with one foot, and from thence deliver his Bowl fairly out of his hand; which Bowl must run upon the Board, fixed for that purpose, before it arrives at the Frame...XIII. If you Bowl and Top, for a limited number, at the close of the Game, and throw down more than you want, you must for Nine. N.B. In the Ground where these Rules are observed, a disinterested person is generally appointed to Score the Game, and in disputes, (if the case differs from any of those herein states, which is hardly possible) his decision is, or should be, final. Instructions. Bowling. The Art of Bowling well must be acquired in a great measure through practice, yet a little instruction will soon be found very useful, and a proper attention will enable a Learner to become a good Player...Tipping. When the Learner is going to Tip, he should hold the small circumference or opposite side of the bias in the palm of his hand, grasping it very strong his finger...if not struck hard, without the danger of their rolling, especially if they are tipped down hill; to do which, he must make the Sixth his first Pin. For the benefit of the Learner the Skittles are all numbered in the above Plan. Dimensions of a Double Covered Ground, by which, and the above Plan, either a Single of Double Ground may be formed. aa The whole length of the inclosed Ground 17 yards and an half. bb Breadth of the Ground, from side to side, 4 yards. The Dots shew the curves Line which Bowl should form. The just proportion of a Skittle is 15 inches round in the largest part, and 12 inches high...The Bowl should be 18 inches in circumference; each angle of the Frame for the Pins 3 feet 4 inches....The proportions and distances of ever part, as well as those already described, may be ascertained by the Scale.
Coloured engraving with letterpress. Sheet 481 x 311mm. 19 x 12¼".
Rules and instructions for playing skittles. A printed sheet with hand coloured panel of a skittle ground and plan.
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