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Short Mat Bowls
December 8, 2023 @ 12:30 - 15:30
The game of short mat bowls is relatively simple and most players will understand the principles fairly quickly. In short mat bowls you will meet players of all abilities and the levels of which you can aspire to your own standard. Short Mat Bowls is one of the few sports that can be actively participated in by both men and women of all ages from the very young to those of an elderly age, it is played by people of all fitness levels
The game of short mat bowls can be played in teams of fours, triples, pairs and singles, most clubs will play in team events of either triples or fours, in many clubs across England the game will be played of mixed gender. The object of the game is to get as many of your or your team bowls nearest to the jack as possible. The jack is spherical in shape and approxamately between 63 to 70mm and weighs between 14 and 32 oz with a normal colour of yellow. There may be times when your skip asks you to deliver a bowl to another area to cover the potential movement of the jack.
Fairfield Community Hall have a selection of bowls and jacks available for residents to try the game.