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What is Lawn Bowling...

Lawn bowls is usually played on a large, rectangular, precisely levelled and manicured grass or synthetic surface known as a bowling green which is divided into parallel playing strips called rinks

This game can be played as singles or teams of doubles, triples or fours. 

The large balls used are not completely round and are referred to as Bowls. These bowls are slightly radially asymmetrical balls which means they do not roll straight.  The bowl will curve depending on distance, weight and speed of bowl thrown.

Lawn Bowling Rules Scoring

  1. A team gets 1 point for each of its bowls that is closer to the Jack than the closest opponent's ball.

  2. The team that scores in one end rolls first in the next end.

  3. Each trip down the rink is considered an end. Play continues back and forth within same rink until end of match which can be between 8 to 12 ends depending on local clubs rules of play. 

  4. The team with the most points at the end of the match is declared the winner.

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