Note: The following content is modified from the original "Rules
published by IWF (International Woodball Federation).
- The players whose ball in play on the fairway is
farther away from the gate is given priority to hit, or the order
of hitting is directed by the referee. Any player cannot hit his
ball at will. The violator is added on penalty stroke and makes
his next hitting from the new position of the ball.
- A player hits his ball in play on the fairway,
and it falls on the ground out of the boundary. It is treated
as out of bounds. Every time a ball out of bound is to add to
the player one penalty stroke.
- During playing, if the ball is required to be picked
up with the consent of the referee the player can do so and put
a mark on the position where the ball lay.
- The ball in play which bumped on obstacles taken
as the boundary line and bounced on the fairway is not regarded
as out of bounds. but a ball in play which bumped the obstacle
outside of the boundary line is regarded as out of bounds and
it treated as out of bounds.
- When the player playing on the different curving
fairways, the ball should be proceeded on the fairway. Hitting
the ball flying over the area out of the boundary for cutting
off a corner is not permitted. The player breaking the rule, his
ball is treated as out of bounds.
- When the balls in play on the fairway bumped
each other by hitting:
- The ball that was bumped does not go
out of the boundary; its new position is on principle recognized.
In the event of the ball passing through the gate, it is regarded
as the completion of one fairway competition. But in the event
of the ball going out of the boundary, it is treated as out
of bounds but not penalty.
- If the hitter's ball goes
out of the boundary after bumping, it is treated as out of
bounds, and one penalty stroke is added to the hitter.
- If the hitter's ball remains on the fairway
after bumping, the position where it stops is taken as its
- In the process of play, if the player is against
sportsmanship, he is admonished and requested to improve; at the
same time, he is added one penalty stroke. The repeat of infraction
will result in cancellation of the violator's qualification for
- When the field player touches with any part of
his body or with the equipment he is holding his own ball or other's
ball in play, he is added one penalty stroke and the position
when the ball stops is taken as its new position.
- The field player swings his mallet and hits without
observing rules or hits his ball with his mallet between his two
legs, he is added one penalty stroke, and he should hit his next
shot from the new position of the ball. If the ball passes through
the gate, it is not considered as completion.