Rubber Match ?
Posted by Gary on August 19, 2003
In Reply to: Rubber Match ? posted by Terry Collingwood on August 19, 2003
: Where did the phrase Rubber Match for playing the tie-breaking game. ie: 2 out of 3 games, 1 game each... now we play the "Rubber Match"
I don't know but am in good company as the OED doesn't know either. They say:
ORIGIN C16: of unknown origin; early use was as a term in bowls.