About the Game
There are 4 basic types of team -
In FOURS, there are 4 players per team; 2 bowls per player.
In TRIPLES, there are 3 players per team; 3 bowls per player.
In PAIRS, there are 2 players per team; 4 bowls per player.
In SINGLES, there is 1 player with 4 bowls.
The GREENS are defined by edge-markers with hog lines and ditches at each end.
An END of play consists of players delivering their bowls alternately. After the last bowl is delivered, the score is calculated.
A POINT is scored by the team whose bowl is closest to the Jack (target-ball). The scoring team gets extra points for each of their bowls closer to the Jack than the opponent's bowl. The next end is played in the opposite direction, back down the same green.
A GAME consists of an agreed upon number of ends. At Provincial, National and International levels, the number of ends is predetermined. Singles are played to a specific number of points per game (not ends).
How do I start
Stroll past the club on league nights during the summer ( Mondays,Tuesdays and Wednesdays ) to observe the game. Someone on the benches can explain the play and answer your questions.
We have designated Saturday evening jitneys. This an excellent opportunity to try your hand at the sport of lawn bowling. We would be delighted to explain the basics of lawn bowling to you.
In the spring, the beginning of May, we have an "OPEN HOUSE" to demonstrate the game of lawn bowling to everyone who is interested. All instruction is free.
Also, you can contact Eric Weatherall @ 519-363-3704, Steve Schuknecht @ 519-363-0915, to make arrangements to meet at the club to receive free instruction.
" TRY IT, YOU MIGHT LIKE IT "
Because of the built in bias of the lawn bowl, the path of the delivered bowl will travel in a arc right or left as shown above.
Bowls Canada has created a new video demonstrating the technical part of Lawn Bowling, - " The Delivery"
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