Classic towns

For playing classic towns, wooden bits with iron inserts of unlimited weight are used; 5 cylindrical towns, of which 15 pieces are installed in turn in the prescribed order. The essence of the game is to knock out pieces from the site, which is a square called "city". One player throws two bats in turn for one exit to the playing position. The figure is considered knocked out if all 5 towns that make up it have gone beyond the "city". Towns are considered knocked out if they went outside the "city" through the back or side bounding lines. The town that has rolled forward is subject to knocking out. If it is rolled forward at a distance closer than the size of one town (20 cm) from the penalty line - for men and two towns (40 cm) from the penalty line - for women (children), then the town is considered a penalty and is set on the line for the penalty town, from where it must be knocked out. If during the throw the bat touches the penalty line (to determine this circumstance, the penalty line is often covered with sand), then the throw is considered lost, and the piece is restored.


Towns can have the shape of a cylinder with a diameter of 48-50 mm and a length of 200±1 mm. Towns are made of wood, can be varnished and should not have any cavities or foreign fillings. The ends of the towns should have a chamfer of 2-3 mm and be smooth. the bat for playing classic towns must be composite. To participate in the competition, the athlete must use two bats. A composite bit is a round rod with a length of no more than a meter of arbitrary diameter. For men and boys, the weight of the bat is not limited. For women, juniors and girls, the weight of the bat should not exceed 2.0 kg. The bit is assembled from inserts, bushings, end cup and handle. inserts are made of wood-laminated plastic or dogwood. handles are made of textolite rods, caprolon or dogwood. bushings are made of a metal one-piece pipe or a metal rod of circular cross-section. they are shaped like a ring or cylinder with chiseled cavities for inserts or handles.