Lawn bowling: A quick guide
OBJECT OF THE GAME
As with horseshoes, the object is to place as many shots as close to the target, or “jack,” as possible. A team gets one point for every shot that’s closer to the target than the other team’s closest shot. It is sometimes played till a score of 21 is reached; other times, a mandatory number of “ends,” much like innings or frames, is required. In those cases, the team with the most points wins.
Bowl: The spherical ball itself. Also the act of delivering a shot
The jack (or kitty): The white, golf-ball-size target
Head: A cluster of teammates’ shots
Drive: A hard shot attempting to scatter opponents’ shots or even the jack itself Rink: A four-person team End: Essentially an inning