NEW BOWLERS GUIDE


 

WELCOME TO THE JOONDALUP BOWLING CLUB

 

Congratulations on completing your introductory bowling lessons.  We hope that you find this guide useful and it helps you to enjoy your bowling experience at Joondalup.  I look forward to meeting you and am very happy to discuss your experience at our club.

 

 Always remember have FUN!

 

Chris Leggett President

 

CLUB INFORMATION

 

The Club website https://joondalupbowls.com.au/ is full of information about the club. It details coming events both bowling and socially, and keeps you up to date with what's

happening in your club.

 

The notice board in the office also has details of upcoming events and where you can put your names down to play in them.

 

A fixture book detailing most club events is available from the office in September for the coming year.

 

BINGO

 

Bingo is held in the club rooms every Monday night with the profit going directly to the club.  Bingo is run by volunteers, and if you feel you can help contact Scott Baldock on 9401 5803.

 

 PENNANTS

 

Joondalup Bowling Club fields competitive pennant teams in both Ladies and Men's divisions.  Ladies Pennants are played on Tuesday mornings and Saturday afternoons.  Men's Pennants are played Thursday and Saturday afternoons.

 

If you do not feel you can commit to a full season from October to March, the club always needs reserves to fill in when regular players are unavailable.

 

PRACTICE ROLL UPS

 

Jacks and mats are available from the metal box attached to the greenkeepers sheds.   You can practice at the times listed in the table, with the exception of when the RED FLAG is FLYING at the entrance indicating that the greens are closed and must not be used.  This usually happens after wet weather, and using the greens could seriously damage them. 

 

If at any time you would like further coaching or advice, please contact Geoff Stevenson, Coaching Coordinator, on 9300 4128.  The club has a number of qualified coaches available to assist you and coaching is free to club members.

 

START TIMES

You need to be at the club at least 30 minutes prior to the advertised start time even if you have put your name on a list for an event.  This gives the Match Committee time to ensure all players are present for Championship events or do the draw for positions for social games before the scheduled commencement time.

 

MON

ALL GREENS CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROLLUPS

TUES

OCT-MAR

LADIES PENNANTS

CLUB UNIFORM

9.30 for 10.00

AFTER 2.00

APR-SEPT

 

 

 

ALL DAY

WED

SEPT-APR

LADIES SOCIAL

CLUB UNIFORM OR WHITES

9.30 for 10.00

AFTER 1.00*

MAY-AUG

LADIES SOCIAL

CLUB UNIFORM OR NAVY PANTS/WHITE SHIRT

10.00 for 10.30

AFTER 1.00

FEB-MAR

MIXED TWILIGHT SOCIAL

MUFTI (CASUAL)

6.00 for 6.30

AFTER 1.00

THURS

OCT-MAR

MENS PENNANTS & SOCIAL

CLUB UNIFORM OR WHITES

1.00 for 1.30

9.00-12.00

APR-SEPT

MENS SOCIAL

MUFTI

12.30 for 1.00

9.00-11.30

FRI

NOV-JAN

MIXED TWILIGHT SOCIAL

MUFTI

6.00 for 6.30

ALL DAY

FEB-MAR

COMMUNITY BOWLS

MUFTI

6.00 for 6.30

ALL DAY

SAT

OCT-MAR

LADIES & MENS PENNANTS

CLUB UNIFORM

1.00 for 1.30

BEFORE 12.00

APR-SEPT

MIXED SOCIAL

MUFTI

12.30 for 1.00

BEFORE 12.00

SUN

APR-NOV

MIXED SOCIAL

MUFTI

1.00 for 1.30

BEFORE 12.00*

JAN-MAR

MIXED SOCIAL

WHITES

3.00 for 3.30

BEFORE 3.00*

ROLLUPS ARE AVAILABLE AT ANY TIME IF THERE IS A SEPARATE GREEN AVAILABLE OTHERWISE AFTER TIMES INDICATED

*EXCEPT WHEN CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE PLAYED

Refer to the calendar on the Joondalup Bowling club website at

www.joondalupbowls.com.au for details

 

 CLUB UNIFORMS

 

Ladies wear gold pants, shorts or skirt and a white club shirt.  The pants can be bought from Pell’s in Karrinyup, http://www.pellsport.com.au/ and Janet Poulter 9402 2011

can order the ladies shirts.

 

During winter on ladies social days navy pants with a white or club shirt is worn.

 

Men wear bottle green trousers or shorts and a club shirt that is available through the men’s secretary.  The pants are available through Bowls World 7/30 Erindale Road, Balcatta.

 

Accessories  Hats, socks, shoes etc can be purchased through any good bowls shop.

 

SECOND HAND BOWLS

 

Check out the for sale section of the notice board for secondhand equipment or uniforms.  Gumtree, The Quokka and Quokka online are also a good place to search.

 

SOCIAL BOWLS

 

Social Bowls are held on a Sunday afternoon, this is a great way to practice your skills in a relaxed environment (see website for start times as they vary).  During the summer months, November to March, a game under lights is held on a Friday night.

Contact George Smart for details on 9304 9805.

 

ETIQUETTE

 

Etiquette of the game of Lawn Bowls is a combination of good manners, sportsmanship and sociability.

 

  • Be punctual so matches can start on time, and wear correct attire.
  • Walk close to the middle of the rink when changing ends so you don't interfere with matches on either side of you.
  • Never applaud bad or unlucky bowls
  • Acknowledge a good bowl, even if it belongs to the other team
  • Keep quiet and still when other players are on the mat.
  • Stand well back while your opponent bowls.
  • Don’t delay play. Keep your mind on the game and be ready with your bowl in hand when it is your turn to bowl.
  • Always respect your skipper. Wait for their instruction before you bowl. They are in a position to see the head, and decide the best way for you to bowl to build the head.
  • Do not deliver your bowl until the bowl before yours has stopped rolling.
  • Do not start walking to the other end of the green until either the bowler who has delivered the last bowl starts walking or the bowl stops rolling.
  • On completion of an end. Wait until the players that are 3rd’s declare the result before helping to move the bowls back so the next end can start.
  • Respect the greens, don’t drop bowls onto the green and be careful not to walk in the ditch. You should also not sit on the side of the rink, this can damage the greens.
  • Smoking is not permitted on the green.
  • If you lose, be a good loser, it just as important as being a good winner. Win or lose always shake your opponents hands and team members hands and thank them for a good game.
  • Mobile phones must be turned off during games.
  • After games it is courtesy to sit with your opposing team, and if you are the home team you should offer to buy your opposite player a drink.

BOWLS TERMINOLOGY

BIAS is the amount of curve that a bowl takes during its path to the jack.

DEAD END is when the jack has been moved outside the boundaries of the rink by a bowl in play. Dead ends will either be replayed or the jack placed on the “T” to continue the game depending on the rules of play for that competition.

DELIVERY is the action of rolling (releasing) the bowl.

DRAW refers to attempting to deliver the bowl as close as possible to the target (usually the jack).

DRIVE is when a player delivers the bowl with maximum force toward the target.

END comprises setting the mat, delivery of the jack and playing all bowls from all players in the same direction on the rink.

HEAD refers collectively to the jack and the bowls that have been delivered and stopped within the boundaries of the rink.

HEAVY is when a player unintentionally delivers a bowl past the jack or the intended target.

JACK is the small white ball that is the target in a bowls game (also known as “kitty”).

JACK HI means that the bowl and jack are level.

LEAD is the person who plays first in a game of bowls.  The lead is responsible for setting the mat and delivering the jack to start the end.

LINE is the curved path the bowl takes to the jack.

SECOND is the player who plays second in a game of bowls.

SHORT is a bowl that doesn’t reach the jack or the target.

SHOT refers to the bowl that is currently nearest the jack.

SKIP is the captain of the team, is responsible for directing the play during an end and always plays last.

THIRD is the third player in a game of bowls and is normally responsible for deciding the result of an end.

TOUCHER is a bowl that during its course touches the jack before finishing within the boundaries of the rink.  A toucher remains live even if it finishes in the ditch.

WEIGHT is the term used to refer to the power applied to a delivery, short or heavy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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