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How is Lawn Bowls played? 


The object of the game is to roll the bowl as close to the white jack as possible. How is it Played? First, a small white ball called a "jack" is delivered down the surface of the rink and centered. Then, standing on a mat and going alternately, players deliver (roll) their bowls, the aim being to have their bowls come to a stop as close as possible to the "jack". The trick is that the bowls are biased, and, therefore, do not roll in a straight line, but curve toward the jack as momentum is lost. The bowl curves either way, depending on which way it is held during delivery.


This completes one end of play and the shots for that end are counted. One or more points are scored by the team whose bowls are closer to the jack than those of their opponents.


Lawn Bowling involves offensive and defensive strategies to play the game, and has the added challenge that the jack is movable and can be displaced anywhere on the rink by a delivered bowl. A game consists of an agreed upon number of ends, and usually takes about 2 hours to play.

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