Ja­maica Lawn Bowl­ing As­so­ci­a­tion part­ners with JHF to pro­mote sport

Daily Observer (Jamaica) - - SPORT -

THE Ja­maica Lawn Bowl­ing As­so­ci­a­tion has part­nered with the Ja­maica hockey Fed­er­a­tion to pro­mote the sport of lawn bowls in Ja­maica.

While there has been much in­ter­na­tional ac­claim based on the na­tion’s his­toric in­volve­ment in the Com­mon­wealth Games, the gov­ern­ing body lo­cally is look­ing to grow the sport. This is one of many ini­tia­tives and part­ner­ships that will be an­nounced in the fol­low­ing months.

The Ja­maica Lawn Bowl­ing As­so­ci­a­tion is invit­ing all in­di­vid­u­als in­ter­ested in the sport of lawn bowls to come out to the Mona Hockey Field to­day. The event be­gins at 9:00 am. Lawn bowls is a sport in which the ob­jec­tive is to roll bi­ased balls called woods so that they stop close to a smaller ball called a “jack” or “kitty”. It is played on a bowl­ing green which may be flat, con­vex or un­even. It is nor­mally played out­doors (although there are many in­door venues) and the out­door sur­face is ei­ther nat­u­ral grass, ar­ti­fi­cial turf, or co­tula (in New Zealand).

(Photo: Paul Reid)

For­mer WBA Fly­weight cham­pion Ni­cholas Wal­ters (left) talks to his fa­ther Job dur­ing Thurs­day’s me­dia launch of the Gloves over Guns box­ing event at the Mon­tego Bay Cricket Club.

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