SUMMER 2021 League Details:
FCSSC offers 3 ways to play:
1) Register a full team.
2) Register as an individual & we will place you on a team with other individuals.
3) Register as a small group (register as an individual & request to play with friends. We will place you & your friends on a team with other individuals or small groups).
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Lawn Bowling Rules:
As with all FCSSC activities and sports, our golden rule is “first-and-foremost-for-fun”! Safety and fun for our members is priority. Leave your overly-competitive spirit at home and bring your sense of humour instead! And please, if you are an experienced player, help newer players to learn the game – that’s part of the fun!
About the game: Bowls or lawn bowls is a sport in which the objective is to roll “biased” balls so that the balls stop close to a smaller ball called a "jack" or "pin" in FCSSC’s case. Similar to curling or bocce ball, the objective is to get your bowls closer to the jack than your opponent. Bowls (balls) are designed to travel a curved path because of a weight bias. A bowler determines the bias direction of the bowl in his/her hand by a dimple or symbol on one side. It is recommended that players gently release the ball from their throwing hand as close to the ground as possible. Unlike bocce ball, Lawn Bowling uses a gentle release rather than a toss/launch in effort to keep the flat integrity of the grass playing surface intact.
Length of Game: Games last for 4 ends or 90 minutes, whichever comes first. When notified by FCSSC staff, the position throwing finishes their bowl (ball), and the next position throws theirs, and then the game is over. So, if the seconds have thrown one bowl (ball) each and you have been notified, then they finish theirs, and the thirds throw all of theirs and the game ends (in this situation, the skips would not throw).
Scoring: Both teams are able to score in the same end. The bowl closest to the pin (jack) receives 4 pts, the bowl second closest to the pin receives 3 pts, the bowl third closest to the pin receives 2 pts and the bowl fourth closest to the pin receives 1 pt. All remaining bowls will not receive points.
This league will take place at Thistle Lawn Bowling Club located at 25 Beaufort Street in London, ON.