Rules & Etiquette


The basics of bowls


Bowls, also know as lawn bowls, is a game involving bowls – almost-spherical ball-like objects with flattened sides and a weight bias – and jacks (a smaller ball, this time spherical in shape), in which the former are rolled (bowled) towards the latter on the bowling green. It can be played indoors or outside on grass or artificial surfaces and on flat (flat-green bowls) or convex (crown-green bowls) pitches (greens). It has a long history that stretches back to at least the 13th century and possibly earlier, with the world’s oldest surviving bowling green – the Southampton Old Bowling Green – dating way back to 1299.


Click here for a guide to Lawn Green Bowls


Please find the Stevenage Town Bowls Rules and Constitution and the etiquette of bowls downloadable documents below


STBC Rules And Constitution
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The Etiquette Of Lawn Bowls
PDF – 495.4 KB 374 downloads