Bowls are large balls with flat sides (biased). Players use these to deliver shots and “take out” an opponent’s scoring bowls. Once placed down on the rink, players take turns rolling their bowls toward it until a head has formed around it.
Jack High bowls are defined as those which land level with their respective jack, rather than falling into either of the ditches – this represents an effective and confident shot. Bowls that enter either of these ditches become dead and therefore removed from play.
Bowls players aiming for perfection should aim to have their first bowl of an end align with the jack, which indicates their weight judgement is accurate. Being “jack high” indicates this success.
World bowls has an expansive definition for “rearing”, which refers to when the nearest part of a bowl is laterally aligned with its respective jack. This can be an effective measure for tactic when playing holding shot; players holding shot might put their jack high so as not to give opponents shoulder shots and it may help build heads when down shots occur.
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Bowls is a competitive bowling game in which competitors aim to roll one or more bowls closer to a small white ball called the “jack”. Each player possesses four bowls: two for singles play, three in pairs/triples/quads play and two fours if playing doubles/quads/fours play; points or shots are awarded when one competitor’s bowl comes closer than any of their opponent’s to resting nearer the jack; typically this takes 21 ends (ends).
Bowls are constructed from resin material and feature an uneven weight distribution which affects how they travel on a green. A skilled player takes this into account as they aim their bowls towards the jack.
To keep the game in play, the jack must travel within the boundaries of the rink while also touching any bowls along its path down. If it goes over the ditch this is considered “dead end” and must be replayed.
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Bowls that curve beyond the side boundaries of a rink are considered out-of-bounds unless they strike the jack on their way into the ditch. If this occurs, then it’s considered “dead end” and must be played back out again.
Scoring in bowling is determined by identifying which team’s bowl is closest to the jack. Bowls closer count for one point while ones that prevent further scoring should not count; careful measurement may be needed here.
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Players attempting to deliver a jack should stand square on the left side of the mat2. When throwing it, players should treat it just like any other bowl; however, due to its smaller and lighter nature it requires less momentum. It is also worth keeping in mind that white broken lines show where an opponent’s bowl lies directly in their path while yellow ones illustrates an angle necessary to clear it and draw their shot; otherwise it will likely end in failure and it is worth remembering that good jack deliveries can make all the difference when competing fours matches!