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dirk   Link to this

The history of Bowls


Terry Foreman   Link to this

Bowls is a sport in which the objective is to roll slightly asymmetric balls, called bowls, so that they stop close to a smaller—normally white—bowl called the "jack" or "kitty". Bowls, either flat- or crown-green, is usually played outdoors, on grass and synthetic surfaces. Flat-green bowls can also be played indoors on synthetic surfaces. Both variants are collectively known as "lawn bowls".


Bill   Link to this

...in Bowling, the chusing of the Bowl is the greatest Cunning. Flat Bowls are best for close alleys; round byassed Bowls for open Grounds of Advantage, and Bowls round as a Ball for Green Swarths that are plain and level.
---The Compleat Gamester. C. Cotton, 1725.

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