Why You Should Join Our Club
We are a Lawn Bowls Club in Hua Hin Prachuap Khiri Khan province, Thailand (not crown green or ten pin bowling), we have a all weather floodlit arena with five lanes. We are based in the grounds of Seajays Resort, find where we are here. We can be contacted by telephone on (+66) 0907 905778 or by email on LawnbowlsHuaHin@Gmail.com
We are off to a great start with many players everyday.
23 January 2013 Barbecue after another afternoons lawn bowls.
Baan Sanploen Group 16 January
General view of lawnbowls competition 16 January.
Play Sunday 6 January under floodlights.
Lawnbowls at Seajays late afternoon 6 January.
General view of the five lane lawn bowls green at Sea Jays Hua Hin.
Shows shaded area for scoring and sitting note bar hatch.
Below we have a video 'How to Play Lawn Bowls' and a glossary of Lawn Bowls terms.
is the amount of curve that a bowl will take during its course to the
jack. Bowls are available with several different biases for use in
different conditions and competition.
A blocker is a bowl played to a position that restricts the opposition from getting to the target.
The term draw can have several meanings in bowling. As a noun it can refer to the type of shot being played. A "dead draw" is an attempt to deliver the bowl as close as possible to the target (generally the jack).
Dead End is one where the Jack has been moved outside the boundaries
of the rink by a bowl in play. In normal competition Dead Ends must
is the term used for rolling a bowl. The delivery is the action of
delivering a bowl.
drive is type of shot in bowling where the player delivers the bowl
with maximum force toward the target.
end of bowls comprises the placing of the mat, the delivery of the
jack and the playing of all the required bowls of all of the
opponents in one direction on the rink.
When a player intentionally delivers a bowl with such weight to disturb the head or to eject the other sides bowls from the head
head refers collectively to the Jack and the bowls that have been
delivered and come to rest within the boundaries of the
a player unintentionally delivers a bowl beyond the jack or the
intended target it is described as being Heavy.
Jack is the small white ball that is the target in bowls. You may
also hear it referred to colloquially as the "Kitty"
a bowl is Jack high it means that it has reached a position such that
its nearest part is laterally aligned with the jack. Effectively it
means that the bowl and jack are level.
Toucher is a bowl that during its course touches the jack before
finishing within the boundaries of the rink. A Toucher remains live
even if it finishes in the ditch.
Weight is the term used to refer to the power applied to a delivery.
Before the introduction of plastic composition bowls they were made from the heaviest densest wood available. At this time bowls were often called Woods and people still use this as a generic term for bowls.
AND RINKS TEAM POSITIONS:
Lead is the person who plays first in pairs triples or fours (rinks)
game. The lead is responsible for setting the mat and delivering the
jack to start the end. A lead is responsible at the end of each end
ensuring all bowls are at least a metre behind the mat
Second in a triples or rinks (fours) game is the player who plays
second. In the game of triples the Second is also responsible, with
his corresponding opponent, for deciding the result of an end, i.e.
who is lying the shot and how many shots have been scored
Third is the third player to play in a rinks game. The Third is
normally responsible, with his corresponding opponent, for deciding
the result of an end, i.e. who is lying the shot and how many shots
have been scored. The skips however have the final say in this in the
event of any dispute.
Skip is the captain of a team in pairs, triples or rinks play. The
Skip is always last to play and is responsible for directing the play
during an end. The other players in a team must follow the Skip's
instructions. In the all games the skip is responsible for marking
the score card.
information above was created by the Vale of Leven Bowling Club and
has been repoduced with their kind permission.
visit the Vale of Leven Bowling Club website please click here
Page last updated 25 January 2013
Hua Hin Lawn Bowls, Hua Hin Thailand