Here is your complete guide to understand Commonwealth Games sport Lawn Bowls, a sport where India won their maiden CWG medal. 

Confused about how Lawn Bowls works?

Lawn Bowls is a unique sport which is mainly dominated by England, Australia, New Zealand and Scotland. England have most medals (51) in the sport.

What is Lawn Bowls? Which country has most medals?

In this sport, the player rolls the bowl down a long green pathway known as stretch. The objective is to get closest to the jack which is the main target.

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Rules of Lawn Bowls

Lawn Bowls is played in singles, pairs, triples and four-player team format. Each team gets eight rolls from one end. Each end denotes one round.

Lawn Bowl formats

Each team has to throw the bowls from 18 ends. The team which reaches 21 points first wins the match. If that does not happen, whoever has more points after the bowl is rolled from 18 or 21 ends.

How the winner is decided?

The number of bowls by a team that are closer to the 'Jack' is awarded more number of points compared to the opponent. For each bowl that is closer to the 'Jack', one point is awarded.

How point system works?

India women create history

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The Indian women's team created history by winning India’s first gold medal at Commonwealth Games medal.

In the women's fours team event, Lovely Choubey (lead), Pinki (second), Nayanmoni Saikia (third) and Rupa Rani Tirkey (skip) defeated South Africa 17-10 in the final event on August 2.

Historic gold clash

In Lawn Bowls, there is a need for even covering of grass on the surface. The women’s fours players used to train at Yamuna Sports Complex, Delhi, where the conditions were not ideal. 

Gold despite lack of facilities

Lovely Choubey - former long jump athlete
Pinki – former cricketer, played for North Zone, Delhi 
Nayanmoni Saikia – former national level weightlifter
Rupa Rani Tirkey – former Kabaddi player

Lawn Bowls not their first sport

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