At the conclusion of the eighth end both teams have a bowl touching the jack. Skip A wanted to play the ninth end in the same direction as the eighth whilst Skip B wanted to play in the opposite direction. Who is correct?
Skip B. The end must be declared ‘tied’ and recorded on the scorecard as a played end. Laws 24.2 & 24.3
The ends must be played in turn from opposite directions. Law 2.3
Skip A is the last to play and has one bowl left. Skip A tells the opposing skip that he/she is not going to bowl the last bowl and to measure. The third suggests that they are one shot down to which the skip replies that he/she had better play the last bowl. Is this in order?
No. The decision not to play the last bowl is final. Law 25