Playing Lawn Bowls Again

Lawn Bowls
@JudyEv (96943)
Bunbury, Australia
November 11, 2017 7:28am CST
On Friday we met with two friends and took part in a ‘corporate bowls’ tournament. This is lawn bowls and the competition will take place over four Fridays. Most of the twenty teams don’t play bowls regularly so it’s meant to be a bit of fun. I guess the bowls club hopes they’ll get a few new members out of it. It was a warm evening and it was very pleasant being out with a group of friends. We were up against a foursome who had played bowls before and we were getting soundly beaten when we had a stroke of luck. We were bowling two bowls each and whoever got nearest the kitty (a small white ball) gained a point for their team. If your team had two bowls closer then you gained two points. We’d all bowl to the opposite end then gather at that end and all bowl back towards the clubhouse. So just when we thought we were going to do really badly, suddenly our eight bowls were all closer to the kitty than the opposing team’s eight, In that one round we picked up eight points which doesn’t happen very often. It was just a stroke of luck but we felt very pleased with ourselves. We still didn’t win but we didn’t look the abject failures that we had up until that point. Hopefully next week we will do better.
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@moffittjc (34692)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 Nov
Is this the same as the sport of Bocce? If so, then it's a game I love to play!
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
11 Nov
It's similar, bocce is an Italian game and it's not played on a lawn, but on something similar to the tennis court.
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@moffittjc (34692)
• Gainesville, Florida
12 Nov
@LadyDuck I figured there would be some similarities between the two games! Thanks for responding!
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@moffittjc (34692)
• Gainesville, Florida
12 Nov
@JudyEv Oh, that must be so fun to play! I love when you add in the challenge of curved surfaces!
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@JohnRoberts (38885)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Nov
Sounds like you had a lot of fun. You are such active person.
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@JudyEv (96943)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
It was fun. It's good we got one good score or we might have been a bit miserable at doing so badly.
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@Emmlex1000 (1249)
• Lagos, Nigeria
11 Nov
Wow it beautiful having this habit of sport
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@JudyEv (96943)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
We're only going for four Fridays but it's a nice way to spend a summer evening.
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• Lagos, Nigeria
12 Nov
@JudyEv yes thanks
@Kandae11 (25590)
11 Nov
Looks like there is a lot of space to play - but it looks nice under the night sky.
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@JudyEv (96943)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
Each lane is about 5 metres wide so a number of teams can play at the same time. On a summer evening it is very pleasant.
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@dodoazo (10045)
• Philippines
11 Nov
I am hoping too that you could beat them. You need to practice. I remember for the first Iried to play. I had never ever hit the pin balls. All my attempts went to naught, to canal. I never ever play bowling in my life from that time forth.
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@JudyEv (96943)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
This is different to ten-pin bowing but it's still fun.
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@shubhu3 (12168)
• New Delhi, India
11 Nov
Wow! You really had an amazing experience. The most important thing I believe is to enjoy as much as you can whatever you do. Amazing.
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@JudyEv (96943)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
That's true, as long as you enjoy it, that really is all that matters.
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@shubhu3 (12168)
• New Delhi, India
12 Nov
@JudyEv Yeah exactly.
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@noni1959 (2594)
• United States
11 Nov
This looks like so much fun. I'd like to try this out.
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@JudyEv (96943)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
The evenings we go to are great as everyone is pretty much a novice and there is no real pressure to do well.
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@teamfreak16 (35190)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Nov
Sounds fun. Good luck next week!
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@JudyEv (96943)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
We are playing against four friends next week so the knives will be out!
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@Platespinner (18073)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
11 Nov
I've never play lawn bowls, but it sounds like you had a good time!
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@JudyEv (96943)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
I wouldn't want to play regularly but it's a lot of fun on a warm summer's evening. This particular competition only goes for four weeks.
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@just4him (89148)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov
That's great! I'm glad you did better than expected.
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@JudyEv (96943)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
It was looking very bad for a while!
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@Corbin5 (78823)
• United States
11 Nov
Wishing you a win, or close to a win, next week!!! Such fun for all!!!
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@JudyEv (96943)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
Thanks. Hopefully we might be more evenly matched next week but we know we're playing against friends so we'll be all out to beat them!
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@amadeo (46199)
• United States
11 Nov
sounds great there.
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@JudyEv (96943)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
It was a very pleasant evening. Our summers are good for evening entertainment as sometimes the days are too hot.
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• Philippines
11 Nov
There's always next time, by then you have time for practice in the meantime. Don't worry you will have another chance.
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@JudyEv (96943)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
That's true. And it is just meant to be fun so it's all good.
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@LoriAMoore (9687)
• United States
11 Nov
That looks like fun.
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@JudyEv (96943)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
Very few that are playing are much good so there is really no pressure to perform well.
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@responsiveme (14375)
• India
11 Nov
Sounds fun...Happy bowling
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@JudyEv (96943)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
Thanks. We're only going for four Fridays but we'll enjoy it while it lasts. We're not interested in joining the club and playing every week but this is an ideal diversion.
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@ilocosboy (31861)
• Philippines
11 Nov
You have fun playing lawn bowls there, hope you win the next time.
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@JudyEv (96943)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
We're only going for four Fridays as a win would be nice but it won't matter too much.
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
11 Nov
I loved to plac Bocce, I never played lawn bowls.
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@JudyEv (96943)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
We came across bocce courts? (are they called courts) all over the place throughout France. Every evening you'd see people heading off with their balls to play bocce. I don't remember seeing any bowling greens.
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@LadyDuck (118527)
• Switzerland
12 Nov
@JudyEv In France the Bocce courts (it's correct) are not very good, we have great bocce courts in Italy. My father was a good player, he won many competitions.
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@JudyEv (96943)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
@LadyDuck Some courts were very rough and ready but others seemed well maintained. We have a set of balls but just play on our grassed area.
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@vilma143 (348)
• Dipolog, Philippines
12 Nov
wow, what a nice sport, is the ball heavy? Hopefully, you win.
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@JudyEv (96943)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Nov
The bowls weigh between 2 1/2 pounds to a bit over 3 depending on the size of your hands. We're hoping for a great result next week.
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@vilma143 (348)
• Dipolog, Philippines
12 Nov
@JudyEv, good luck, my friend.
@sueznewz2 (9333)
• Alicante, Spain
14 Nov
I'm glad you managed to catch up a bit... I hope you have fun next week and get some more points
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@JudyEv (96943)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Nov
It was looking very embarrassing till we got that 8 in one go. Nothing mattered after that.
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@Inlemay (17333)
• South Africa
12 Nov
Lots of fun - I have been so busy with my own league and night bowls that my (housework life) is at a standstill
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@JudyEv (96943)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Nov
Lawn bowls seems virtually unknown in the US. Have you noticed that?