Introduction to the game
The object of the game
Like lots of different games, the object of bowls is essentially simple. It can be played by anyone, but to play consistently well demands determination, concentration and and lots of practice.
The game is played on a square of closely cut grass called 'the green', which is divided into playing areas called rinks.
The green is surrounded by a small ditch to catch bowls which leave the green, and a bank upon which markers indicate the corners and centrelines of each rink.
Players take turns to deliver their bowls from a mat at one end of the rink towards a small white ball called the jack at the other end. The bowls are shaped so that they take a curved path towards the jack. To be successful the bowl must be delivered with the correct weight, along the correct line which helps get the bowl close.
The object is to get one or more of your bowls closer to the jack than those of your opponents on each end - one point is scored for each counting bowl.
There are lots of different formats to the game of bowls, but the most common in England are singles or in teams of pairs, triples or fours. In singles, the winner is the first to score 21 points. In the other three formats, the winner is the team that scores the most points over a set number of ends.
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Postage and Packing Charges
Would customers please note that DSGSPORTS have found it necessary to increase some of their postage and packing charges with effect from 1st April 2013. For full details of the current costs please click on either the Delivery tab or the P&P tab.
Ready for Outdoors?
Are you about to hold your first Committee meeting prior to your green opening next month for the Outdoor Season? Make sure your club has all the right equipment needed to ensure a successful summer season!
New from Henselite
DSG SPORTS are pleased to give you details of some exciting new products coming soon from Henselite for the 2013 Outdoor Season.
Firstly a new style of bowls shoe for men and women which will be available at the end of this month. You can view them on our website now and pre-orders are currently being taken. The men's bowls shoe is style MPS40 and the ladies is LPS 40.
Coming very soon are the new Gents Prohawk Sports Velcro Bowls Shoe in White and the Gents Prohawk Sports Bowls Shoe in Grey. For the Ladies there will be the new Dawn Sports Bowls Shoe in Grey.
Henselite are also bringing out a new Professional Jacket, a Prohawk Sports Jacket and new Polo Shirts which will be suitable for both indoor and outdoor play.
All of these are expected to be available in March 2013 - so keep watching our website for these great new products coming shortly.
Please note that our last date for accepting orders which are required for delivery in time for Christmas is midday on Tuesday 18th December 2012. If you have any questions or queries regarding delivery of orders made after that time, please contact us.
DSGSPORTS would like to thank you all for your continued custom throughout 2012 and take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.