What does that word mean? A glossary of bowling terms.
The entire playing surface. It must be between 31 & 40 meters in the direction of play.
The playing area within specific markers. It must be between 4.3 & 5.8 meters wide.
The end of the rink from which bowls are currently being bowled.
The action of bowling the bowl or jack.
The small white or yellow target ball. It must be 63-64 millimetres in diameter and weigh between 225 and 285 grams.
The rectangular rubber mat from which a bowl or jack is delivered. It must be 60 x 30 centimetres.
The area around the delivered jack which is being bowled to.
A period of the game during which all bowls are delivered in one direction.
The number of your bowls closer to the jack than the nearest of your opponents bowls at the end of an end.
The number of your opponents bowls closer to the jack than the nearest of your bowls at the end of an end.
The delivery power needed for the bowl to travel between mat and head.
The track needed for the bowl to arrive at the desired place.
A well weighted delivery to arrive at the jack.
An underweight delivery which does not reach the jack
An overweight delivery which passes the jack.
A very heavy delivery designed to disturb the head.
A delivery which slides off a delivered bowl before coming to rest.