What are bowls?

  • (noun): Lawn bowling at a jack using biased wooden balls.


Bowls (also lawn bowls, variants include flat-green bowls and crown-green bowls) is a sport in which the objective is to roll biased balls so that they stop close to a smaller ball called a "jack" or "kitty". It is played on a pitch which may be flat (for "flat-green bowls") or convex or uneven (for "crown-green bowls"). It is normally played outdoors although there are some indoor venues and the surface is either natural grass, artificial turf, or cotula (in New Zealand).

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Sharon Sims
... Sharon Elmar Sims, MNZM (born 24 May 1952 in Te Kopuru, New Zealand), is a lawn bowls competitor for New Zealand ... At the World Bowls Championships in 2000 she was a triples and fours champion, and in 2004 a pairs champion ... was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to lawn bowls ...
Basque Bowls
... Basque bowls (Basque bola jokoa), is one of the few Basque rural sports which do not originate in an activity related to rural or marine work ... too and is played in a bolatoki or bolaleku "bowls place" which often consists of a playing area in the open, an open sided structure with a low roof or a playing area located inside a colonnaded ...
Bowls - References in Popular Culture
... Blackball – a 2003 comedy film about a young bowls player, based upon Griff Sanders ... a wisecracking layabout who joins a lawn bowls club in order to be allowed to use a free parking spot but is forced to play bowls with the much older crowd when the club enters financial difficulty ...
Landore - Facilities
... A new £1.5m bowls stadium, the Landore Bowls Stadium opened in early 2008 becoming the home of the Swansea Indoor Bowls Club ...
Sports Broadcasting Contracts In The United Kingdom - Bowls
... World Indoor Bowls Live on BBC until 2013 Scottish International Indoor Open Live on BBC Scotland and BBC Red Button Welsh Grand Prix Live on BBC Wales and BBC Red Button World Bowls Tour Live on ...

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    Bible: Hebrew, Exodus 12:34.

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    Lord, the Roman hyacinths are blooming in bowls and
    The winter sun creeps by the snow hills;
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    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)