Sat, 14 May 2016
Lawn bowls is a sport needing concentration and calm. It has players young and old.
The game has a ball (called a bowl), that the players roll toward a smaller ball (called a jack). The idea is to roll your bowls closer to the jack than you opponent can.
The game is played in over 40 countries and has been in the Commonwealth Games since 1930.
The most famous bowls story took place on Plymouth Hoe (in England) on July 15, 1588. Sir Francis Drake insisted on finishing his game before taking on the attacking Spanish warships.
Rules of Lawn bowlsThe basics
The idea is to roll your bowls so that they stop nearer to the jack than those of your opponent. To begin play, a jack is rolled to the opposite side of the field (called the rink), and it becomes the target. Players then bowl in turn. In singles and doubles games, each player uses four bowls.
The jack is white in colour, weighs 0.2 to 0.3 kg, and has a diameter of 6.3 cm.
Lawn bowls at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games
In the Games, there will be men's and women's competition in singles, pairs and triples events.
Leading countries by gold medals in Commonwealth Games:
References & Sources
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