The first and prime object of all the Wendover Bowls Club members is that we enjoy ourselves
Bowls truly is the sport for all regardless of age, sex or physical ability. It is a sport that takes just seconds to learn – and the rest of your bowling career to master.
The object of the sport of bowls is essentially simple. It 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 or yellow ball, referred to as ‘the jack’ at the other end. 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.
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.
Why not come along and try our sport and give yourself the chance of joining a friendly group whose main objective is to enjoy themselves.