Lawn bowls is played on a rectangular section of grass called a “rink.” One to four players form opposing teams and alternate rolling their bowls toward a small white ball (the “jack”) at the far end of the rink.
After all bowls are rolled in one direction, a team scores one point for each of its bowls that end up closer to the jack than the opponent’s closest bowl.
The bowls are not spherical. One side is slightly flattened and weighted, which causes the bowl to curve as it slows down and that’s where it gets challenging. Check out the videos for a quick overview. The first is a short clinic from our friends at the Newport Harbor Lawn Bowling Club. The second was made at our club a few years back.
"The Bowls Aren't Round & The Players Aren't Square"