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Indoor bowls – Rules of the game

Indoor Bowls

The game of bowls is an interactive sport that has gained a high level of popularity across the world, but especially in English-speaking countries. Many people practice this activity, and international competitions take place every year to determine the best players in the game. Bowls is also one of the oldest games in the world, with some of the first accounts dating from the 12th century. Through the years, this sport has been a regular pastime for the royal courts of England, France, and other European kingdoms. Nowadays, you can practice indoor bowls with your escorts in a specially arranged location, or even in your home, if space allows it. Here are the main rules of indoor bowls:

What you will need

Indoor bowls are ideal for the cold winter months when outside activities are impossible to practice. You do not need too many items to have fun when playing bowls. The game requires a flat surface (a carpet), four bowls for each player and a jack. Some bowling facilities have certain types of floors, and you and your escort might need to get special types of shoes for it. However, you should check with the organizers if that is the case before reserving the venue.

How to play

The game of bowls is rather simple with straightforward rules. Nevertheless, the longevity of this sport stands in the time and practice you have to invest in developing high bowling skills. Do not despair if your first games transform into complete failures. The important thing is to participate and to entertain your escorts in the process. Here is how the game unfolds: you sit on one side of the mat, at least 23m from the standing jack, and you take with your competitors to see who can roll his bowl closer to it without knocking it over. The game continues by strategic throws of the bowls from their initial landing place to the nearest proximity of the jack.

How the scoring works

The scoring system in indoor bowls is very easy to understand. However, make sure that your escort is completely aware of it before starting the game, so you won’t have to debate the rules after every turn. Here is how it works: every bowl that you get closer to the jack than the opponent earns you a point. The game allows you to knock the opponent’s bowls farther from the jack or to set your bowls as blockers for his. The first to reach 21 points wins.

Work on tactics with your escorts

You can play Indoor bowls in teams, as well. Each team may have a maximum number of four players so that you can include three of your favorite escorts in your squad. Contrary to single games, the teams have fewer bowls per member, with every player being allowed to enter the game with two bowls. Played in this manner indoor bowls is very exciting and interactive, but it can also stretch for many hours in a row.

Develop your game

Indoor bowls are one of the few games that you can practice on your own, without the need of a partner. If you want to impress your escort at the new bowls tournament, then take the time to develop your skills. Invest at least six hours per day into practice, and you will inevitably become a better player in less than three months.

Links

Indoor Bowling

This is to my I.S.P. Freeola @ www.freeola.com without their help on several occasions the whole project may have
taken longer.
This is a new website,www.syba.co.uk dedicated to the young bowlers of Scotland who are doing a grand job of keeping our great game alive for the future. You may find the information helpful and to find out more contact Neil McMonagle
Greater Glasgow Youth Bowling Association

It am happy to inform you that the Scottish Indoor Bowling association have created their own website,
it contains varied features on bowling as you would expect.The site’s permanent URL is nowwww.bowls-siba.co.uk

It am happy to tell you that Tom Humphrey has created a new website, which is running now
It contains a vast collection of bowling data, and should become you first stop. The site’s is @ www.bowlsclub.org

I chose to use Multimap @ www.multimap.com on the Website as it allows bowlers and visitors wherever they reside
to access a large data base, of maps and information to enable you to find and locate the club or clubs of your choice.

The weather is always a good topic, so I use Onlineweather @ www.onlineweather.com even though my sport
is indoor based.

I am grateful to Potters Leisure @ www.pottersholiday.com for the help and assistance afforded to me.

The website is registered with yahoo’s search engine @ www.yahoo.com and works very well as the number of hits prove.

I am using a guest book facility supplied by lycos @ www.lycos.com as recomended by a friend.

The site also has a hit counter supplied by Hitbox @ www.hitbox.com so that I can check out the site statistics.

If you do enjoy the fresh air, the rain and those rare lovely sunny days and balmy evenings, live in the Edinburgh area
look up Stewart Peacocks website @ www.scotlawnbowls.uk.tt you will find things of interest to all you lawn green bowlers.

I am pleased to be able to include a new addition to the links page, which will be of help to many of us. You can visit The Bowls World shop in Ipswich @ www.bowlsworld.co.uk For all your bowling needs, help and information.

This website should give you the results from just about every sport that is played by man.
so have a look @ www.sportinglife.com and settle all those arguements at the pub and with your mates.

Should you find yourself in New Zealand or intend visiting take time to check out this Website to which
we are now affiliated. Brian Fahey has plenty of local information on the bowling scene in the area, so go to
Brians site @ www.abowler.homestead.com/index. html

This website is dedicated to indoor bowls @ www.bilc.co.uk/open2htmlit contains a lot of valuable information,
and I am pleased to be associated with it.

If you live in the north east of scotland , you might like to know of a good reliable telephone engineer.
Duncan will undertake the installation of any points or extensions to your Telephone system, Computer, Fax or Sky TV.
Free advice and estimates are given with discounts for OAP’s.
You can contact Duncan on 01224-213150 or E-Mail : tele1@breathmail.com

If you find yourself in the lovely County of Wiltshire, a warm welcome awaits you at Highworth Lawn Green Bowling Club. For more details please visit their website @ www.highworthbowlsclub.org you will find things of interest to all
bowlers. I have just been given details of a new and updated site created by Highworth B.C. The website claims to have
the biggest listing of bowls clubs at home and abroad, so give it a try @ www.bowlsclub.info when looking for information.

A new website has been launched here in Scotland, aimed at the expatriate communities around the world.
You are able to trace your Scottish heritage, family and friends through this new website @ www.ancestralscotland.com
It makes things a lot easier for anyone searching for these facts rather than having to visit or write of for information etc.

 

Bowling Clubs

Bowling Clubs

I have great pleasure in adding a new Australian Bowling Club to the list page. Please take time to check
out the Creswick Bowling Club’s Website, which is run by Ron and Joyce Head. It has plenty of information
on the club and the local area, so please drop by and visit their site @ www.geocities.com/creswickbowlingclub

If like me you live in Scotland, with all it’s rough weather, and would welcome the chance to play your bowls
in a warm climate, I suggest you visit Brazil, in South America for a bowling holiday to remember.
Graeme Coulam can help you at his website which I recomand you visit. www.bowlsinbrazil.com

This website is dedicated to supplying information on all sports world wide and is a very useful site to visit for
bowls details.@ www.mostpopular-term-papers.com/links/professionalsports.htmlit contains a lot of valuable information,
and I am pleased to be associated with “Most Popular Term Papers Professional Sports” website.

I have been asked by Stuart Roxburgh to add his clubs new website details.@ www.abbeyviewbowlingclub.co.uk
it contains a lot of valuable information about the club and information associated with the building and creation
of a new 8 rink indoor bowling centre soon to be built.

3 new websites that will help all those of you who like a little flutter, are you looking for facts and figures ?
if so take a look through these new websites
@ www.tipsterchallenge.com
@ www.firstbythepost.com
@ www.tipsterdatabase.com They will make things a lot easier for you.

This is a very useful service for all you webmasters out there @ www.seventwentyfour.com they will monitor your
website, around the clock free of charge, and report any broken or faulty links ,etc on your web pages.
You can subscribe to more services if you wish for a small fee. I recommend Roy’s organisations to you all.

I am pleased to announce that the English Bowling Association, under the leadership of Tony Allcock, have just launched their new website @ www.bowlsengland.com I highly recommend it to you all as a valuable source of
information, for news and features, especially for those of you south of the border. You can also email them
@ gary.jack@bowlsengland.com

I’m more than pleased to include this new addition to the links page, and welcome Golf Clubs USA
and recommend you to visit their site @ www.golf-clubs-us.com for all things golf related.

The club and members of Tweed Heads Bowls Club up on the Australian Gold coast, are a welcome
addition to the page and can be contacted @ www.thbc.com.au

A new website that offers a Proffesional Horse Racing Advisory Service, Free tips and relative links.
Take a look through this new website @ www.southerntipster.com It will make things a lot easier for you.

I’m very pleased to add a new addition to the links page, and welcome Appliances Spot which gives you unbiased
information on your domestic appliances. Visit their site converters on all domestic machines.

This is a new addition to the links page and I recomend you visit @ www.redhotchilli.co.uk where you will find
a vast array of details and information, on many topics.

This website should be your first stop for all your bowling and sporting goods requirements.@ www.sportbee.com it is
American based but if you cannot get it here, you probably can’t get it anywhere, but they may be able help you in some way.

I’m pleased to include this new addition to the links page, and welcome Golf Resources
I recommend you to visit their site @ Golf resources for all things golf related.

I have been asked by Bill Bolam to add this new indoor bowling club and website
details.@ Westdenton ass ibc it contains a lot of valuable information about the club and general information.

The website deals with Scottish Farmers Markets @ www.scottishfarmersmarkets.com and provides a lot
of good useful information, and is easy touse.

At last a website for English farmers markets @ www.farmersmarkets.net it’s easy to use and contains
details on all the markets around the English countryside.

I’m pleased to add a new addition to the links page, and welcome www.ticketstogo.com
I recommend a visit to their site @ Buy Concert, Theatre and Sporting Tickets Nationwide

This website run By Hamish Watson @ www.linlithgowdominos.co.uk is an ideal place to start if you live
in the area and are keen to play dominos at a competitive level.

News

indoor bowling club

I’m happy to include a new addition to the links page, and welcome Golf tickets.
I recommend you to visit their site @ www.golftickets.com to book your golf match tickets.

Please take note of this new website @ www.iomindoorbowling.org it’s easy to use and contains
details about the Isle of Mans very own indoor bowling club.

At the Dales sport website they cater for all your bowling club requirements, from supply to maintenence,
so check out theses websites for more details @ www.dalessport.co.uk and www.wygreen.net they are
both useful and informative.

This new website run by Mark Campbell @ www.precisionbowling.com and his new bowls supply shop outlet
are based at the West of Scotland Indoor bowling Club, will be a great asset to local bowlers in and around the area.

I’m pleased to include a valuable bowling directory, and information Resource
and recommend you visit their site @ www.bowlingwebs.com for all things bowls related.

Check out this valuable darts Resource directory, with news letters, articles
and all things relating to the game of Darts @ www.darts.research.com

Please take note of this new website @ www.qwscotland.com it’s easy to use and contains
details about tourism and things to do in Scotland.

Yet another new website @ www.birthdayshq.com it’s easy to use and contains
many interesting facts and figures with details about birthdays.

I’m pleased to include this new website dealing with Anniversaries, and all related information. I
recommend you visit this website ASAP @ www.anniversaryhelp.com as a source of valuable information.

Please take note of these new websites for the Helensburgh Bowling Club and Association.
@ www.helensburghbowlingclub.co.uk
&@ www.helensburghbowlingopen.org

Check out this new Indoor Bowling club, on the Isle Of Man.They Have their own Website @
www.iomindoorbowling.org so look them up when next your on holiday.

Check out this new up and coming sport, Land yachting. Very fast and exhilarating, you can do it
on just about any flat surface, sand, grass or concrete.
Check out their website for further details.www.minilandyachts.com

This is a new website,www.manx-bowls.com dedicated to the bowlers of the Isle of Mann.
The site deals with everything about bowls on the island, and is well worth the visit.

Bowling

Bowling

Welcome to this website which is dedicated to the great game of Scottish Indoor Bowls. I’ve tried to make it entertaining, informative and fun with pages covering many topics, As you can see they are all laid out below, with brief descriptions so please make your choice using these direct links to browes the pages. Please feel free to copy or download anything you find of value or interest and drop in and visit gain when your browsing.

BOWLING AND RELATED TOPICS FOR YOU TO BROWES

Scottish Indoor Register. Scottish I.B.C Addresses and Phone Numbers.
Scottish Lawn Bowls Clubs. A full list of Scottish Outdoor Bowling Clubs.
World Bowling International World Bowling Ass Addresses and Phone Numbers.
Bowlings Hall of fame. Title holders and their rankings.
The Photo gallery. A short biography with pictures of some of the top Bowlers.
Frequently asked questions. Your Bowling questions answered.
Marking “Help”. Marking for the first time, things to do and things not to do.
The Etiquette of Bowls. Here are the rules of etiquette that you should know about.
Playing positions. What your skip will expect of you when playing in each position.
The 7 ‘C’s of Bowling. Seven recommended ways to improve your game.
The Origins of Bowls. My thoughts on the beginning of bowls.
A Bowlers signs of the times. A Look at what your stars hold for you.
Bowling Jokes. These are jokes that have been passed to me by other bowlers.
The Story page. Stories & Odes submitted by fellow bowlers.
Bowl Sizes and Weights. The technical things you always wanted to know.
Sport & Leisure. Find out what sporting facilities are available in Aberdeen.

TOPICAL,USEFUL & USELESS INFORMATION FOR YOU TO BROWES.

Learning to fly. My new hobbie as a student pilot learning to fly at 62.
Uk Number 1 Hits. The British 1000 Top ten hit tunes 1952 to 2005.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The top 100 artists single and album chart positions.
Castles, Abbeys & Battle Fields. A quick look around at some of Scotland’s Castles.
Computer Gender. Masculine or Feminine, what do you think.
Dates for your diary. Saints days, Festivals, Holidays and Religious Celebrations.
Little known facts. The results of some recent poles, pertinent to Scotland.
The weather page. A humorous look at Scotland’s weather.
Some useless facts. Some silly facts you may find useful.
Tourist Information. Some facts and figures which may be of use to you.
The Whisky trail. A quick tour of Scotland’s Whisky Distilleries.
Local Caravan sites. The North East of Scotland’s Caravan & Camping sites.
Britain’s Street Markets. A list of our open air markets.
Richter & Beaufort. The scales relating to Earthquakes and Wind force.
Local Golf clubs. The North East of Scotland’s best golf courses.
Your Chinese Fortune. Just which animal and personality are you.
Things to remember. Gifts, stones and flowers for birthdays and anniversaries.
Interested in the Stars. Basic information about Earths Planets & Moons.
Interested in Rivers. The longest rivers in the world.
Interested in Mountains. The Highest Mountains in the world.
Elementary Symbols. Chemical symbols and atomic numbers.
Collective names. The collective nouns for birds and animals.
Your Junk mail. How to get rid of unwanted mail & phone calls.
Museums of Scotland. A small selection of local Scottish area museums.
Local Golf clubs. The North East of Scotland’s best golf courses.
Exchange rates. What your pound’s worth around the world.
The credits page. Thanks to the people who helped me create the site.