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Lawn Bowling

Organisation: 
Address: 
1 Swilk Street,
Templestowe, 3106, Australia
Contact Phone: 
(03) 9848 1978

Lawn Bowling (Bowls or lawn bowls) is a sport in which the objective is to roll biased balls, ie bowls, so that they stop close to a smaller ball called a "jack" or "kitty".                                                                                                                                                                           Lawn bowling is played on a large, rectangular, precisely levelled and manicured grass surface known as a bowling green which is divided into parallel playing strips called rinks.                                                                                                                                                                 In the simplest competition, singles, one of the two opponents flips a coin to see who wins the "mat" and begins a segment of the competition (in bowling parlance, an "end"), by placing the mat and rolling the jack to the other end of the green to serve as a target. Once it has come to rest, the jack is aligned to the centre of the rink and the players take turns to roll their bowls from the mat towards the jack and thereby build up the "head".

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