See why Lawn Bowling has been referred to as 'Curling on Grass'. Prepared by Jeff Lawrence
1. Throw the stone closest to the pin to score.
2. In-turns and out-turns will move from a straight path as they slide down the ice.
3. Leads throw first, Seconds throw next, Vices throw third and Skips throw last.
4. Skip holds a broom to indicate the amount of ice that is taken.
5. The sheet of ice is called a rink.
6. The edges of the sheet are indicated by lines.
7. Draw shots are slow.
8. Take out shots are faster and intended to remove opponent’s stones.
9. A wick shot will deflect off an existing stone.
10. Stones may be raised into the house.
11. The winner of the end will throw first to begin the next end.
12. The pin, button and rings are fixed.
13. Stones are measured by a large metal measuring rod.
14. A curler pushes out from the hack to begin his/her delivery.
15. The curler must release the rock before crossing the hog line.
16. The rock must cross the far hog line or it will be removed.
17. A rock that goes through the house is removed.
1. Roll the bowl closest to the smaller white jack ball to score.
2. Inside or outside bias will cause the bowl to turn towards the smaller design as the bowl slows down.
3. Leads roll first, Vices roll next and Skips roll last.
4. Skip may place his/her foot to indicate the amount of grass that is taken.
5. The lane of grass is called a rink.
6. The edges of the rink are imaginary lines that run from markers at one end board to the other end board.
7. Draw shots are slow.
8. Runners are faster and intended to remove other bowls or to move the jack.
9. A wick shot will deflect off another bowl.
10. Bowls may be promoted towards the jack.
11. The winner of the end will roll first to begin the next end.
12. The jack is rolled and centred to begin the end. The jack may be contacted and moved by bowls. If the jack is moved outside the rink, the end is dead and replayed.
13. Closeness of bowls is measured by a lawn bowling measure which is a retractable cable similar to a tape measure. For very close measurements, a set of calipers are used.
14. A bowler stands with one foot on the mat to deliver the bowl.
15. The foot must be on or directly above the mat while the bowl is being released.
16. The bowl must travel a minimum of 14 metres.
17. A bowl that lands in the ditch is removed. IF the bowl that has been delivered has touched the jack, it is marked with chalk and called a toucher. The toucher is still in play and if it is knocked into the ditch it is still in play. If the jack is knocked into the ditch it is also still in play.