New Zealand Pairs or 2-2-2-2: This is a variation of a Pairs game with Skips and Leads alternating 2 bowls each in any end. The Leads bowl 2, Skips bowl 2, Leads bowl 2, then Skips finish with 2. This variation is commonly played in Australia as well as New Zealand, but since we know Australian Pairs as 2-4-2, we're calling this version NZ pairs.