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Why are bowls marked when they hit the jack

Why Are Bowls Marked When They Hit the Jack?

Why do lawn bowls players bend down from time to time and mark a bowl when it hits the jack? Find out the ins and outs of marking lawn bowls.

What is lawn bowls etiquette

What is lawn bowls etiquette?

Here is a downloadable guide to lawn bowls etiquette, which forms a vital role in the game. Don’t be caught out. Follow this easy guide.

Latest Posts

When do you not measure for shot

When do you not have to measure for shot in lawn bowls?

There are certain conditions in lawn bowls under which teams do not have to measure to find out which team or player is lying the shot or shots. Here is a guide.

Packing a Lawn Bowls Bag for a Tournament

What to pack for a lawn bowls tournament

When you play in a lawn bowls tournament, particularly far from home, you don’t want to be stuck without the basics. Here is a list of everything you need to pack into your bowling bag.

Short End Delivery in Lawn Bowls

Changing the Line for a Short End

Playing a short end in lawn bowls feels a lot different from playing a full end. There is a simple reason for this, and adjustment is needed. Find out here how to play short ends.

Don't Talk

Can You Talk to Your Bowls on the Green?

Often you hear bowlers talking to their bowls – and other players’ bowls- and even swearing at them! But is this allowed? Can so many players be wrong?

Boundary Peg on a Bowling Green

What is a Rink in Lawn Bowls?

Find out what a rink is in lawn bowls. It has nothing to do with an ice rink. And we also explain what the term “rinks” means in the context of a game format.

Backhand and Forehand

Forehand and Backhand in Lawn Bowls

Lawn bowls is not tennis. Nor is it anything like tennis, and yet the sport makes use of the tennis terms “forehand” and “backhand”. Here’s why we shouldn’t.