Idiom of the Day
give (someone) a head start
to allow someone to start earlier than others
We gave my friend a head start in the treasure hunting contest.
Rules to play Horseshoes
In doubles play, two contestants are partners against another team of two contestants. One contestant from each team shall be at each end of the court and the contestants shall be matched by the tournament officials to that the highest rated contestant (by percentage) from each team shall be at the same end. The tournament committee shall determine the length of game and type of play and the scoring shall be done on one score sheet, just like for singles play. When contestants are pitching their shoes, the contestants at the other end shall be well behind and to the side of the pitchers box (for their own safety) and in a stationary position so as not to disturb the contestants on their own and adjacent courts. Otherwise, all rules for singles play shall apply.
Section A Regular Doubles
In regular doubles, each team uses one pair of shoes and the contestants stay at the same end of the court for the entire game. To begin the game, the highest rated contestants shall decide first pitch and pitch their shoes, just as in singles competition. Their partners at the other end shall decide and call the score, retrieve the shoes and pitch them back and the same procedure is followed. The decision on who pitches first in each inning is contingent upon the scoring system being used, following the rules of singles play.
Section B Walking Doubles
In walking doubles all contestants pitch their own shoes. The highest rated contestants will decide first pitch and pitch their four shoes from the official designated starting end to start the game. A single score sheet shall be used that clearly shows the ringers and shoes of each contestants.