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Lawn bowling or lawn bowls is an age old game that is played all around the globe. The sport is usually played outdoors with either on a natural grass or an artificial turf on a bowling green that may be flat, or convex or uneven.
Lawn bowls dates back to the 13th Century where it originated in Britain; the game is a close relative of Italian Bocce and French Petanque. Today the game is popular everywhere and is played by people of all ages.
The objective of the game is to get the bowls much closer to the jack (small white ball) than the opponent’s bowls. The player or the team receives one point for every bowl closer to the jack than that of the opponents.
Competitors participate in singles or teams of doubles, trios, and quads. There are separate as well as mixed competitions (in some leagues) for both male as well as female players.
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Lawn bowls is played both indoors as well as outdoors. It is played either on a natural or synthetic grass, or sometimes on a carpet which usually measures around 35 metres by 5 metres. The area known as the Bowling Green is surrounded by a shallow ditch. The surface is usually a manicured grass, but it can also be a sand-clay mixture or any other artificial surface like carpet.