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  • UncleZen's Avatar
    Today, 08:59 AM
    Are the rules to the outdoor game online anywhere? Does anyone have a handy link?
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  • UncleZen's Avatar
    Today, 08:55 AM
    Are there rules around playing with less players than specified. e.g. in a triples match. only 2 players turn up for one team for whatever reason...
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  • john haydock's Avatar
    19-01-2020, 09:08 PM
    You need to remember the rink at your club is longer, that makes a difference to what bowls are suitable,and also your outside rinks are...
    11 replies | 333 view(s)
  • john haydock's Avatar
    19-01-2020, 08:05 PM
    john haydock replied to a thread Potters. in Talk Shop!
    Why are you surprised to see Evo.They re quite swingy, so is the Ace on the portable rink. Nick Brett used Tiger 11 which are mid bias on the rink,A...
    3 replies | 113 view(s)
  • richardhb's Avatar
    19-01-2020, 04:38 PM
    richardhb replied to a thread Bowls in Australia? in Talk Shop!
    Greenhares. Very interesting, I think the ACE is about as big as you can go at that speed. In our club they are used but most agree they are not...
    11 replies | 333 view(s)
  • richardhb's Avatar
    19-01-2020, 04:33 PM
    richardhb replied to a thread Potters. in Talk Shop!
    Still quick, and I notice a change this year to a narrower bowl in general. Saw some EVO today too.
    3 replies | 113 view(s)
  • GreenHares's Avatar
    19-01-2020, 11:40 AM
    GreenHares replied to a thread Bowls in Australia? in Talk Shop!
    My OP was poorly worded: I meant that the bowls were running wider, not that the rink itself had grown. I've not seen any of the top 16 play with...
    11 replies | 333 view(s)
  • john haydock's Avatar
    18-01-2020, 09:29 PM
    john haydock replied to a thread Potters. in Talk Shop!
    I was there all day and i can assure you the green never ran at 20 secs at anytime,,it was 18-18.5 max.the DTecs were obviously the narrowest bowls...
    3 replies | 113 view(s)
  • richardhb's Avatar
    18-01-2020, 08:13 PM
    richardhb started a thread Potters. in Talk Shop!
    Alison Merrien was using Drakes Pride D-Tecs in the singles I watched today. The Scottish lads had Aero Quantum, so the green must be really quick as...
    3 replies | 113 view(s)
  • corptaxman's Avatar
    18-01-2020, 01:51 PM
    corptaxman replied to a thread Bowls in Australia? in Talk Shop!
    I was 'fooled' by that last year, after buying a set of older Aces's for the occasional indoor use, only to be told here that the rink was...
    11 replies | 333 view(s)
  • richardhb's Avatar
    18-01-2020, 01:26 PM
    richardhb replied to a thread Bowls in Australia? in Talk Shop!
    Agreed with the comment that the portable looks wider than the average rink? But not knowing the width, it's just speculation on my behalf.
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  • john haydock's Avatar
    17-01-2020, 08:35 PM
    There is no other place to put the mat except on the centre line.
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  • john haydock's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 06:09 PM
    At potters today never saw a bowl travelquicker that 18 secs over 27metres, the rinkis the same width asit always has been very dificult to change...
    11 replies | 333 view(s)
  • john haydock's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 05:56 PM
    john haydock replied to a thread D-Tec bowls. in Talk Shop!
    Speed of the green is not all down to the carpet,a lot depends what is under it, good quality underlay makes a big difference,and as far as i...
    5 replies | 145 view(s)
  • corptaxman's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 05:30 PM
    corptaxman replied to a thread Greetings .... in Talk Shop!
    I was the same! Short mat can become addictive - although the grass game remains my preferred format. I was told that it would 'ruin my (grass)...
    1 replies | 76 view(s)
  • CharlieH's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 05:13 PM
    CharlieH started a thread Greetings .... in Talk Shop!
    Greetings from me Charlie. I live on the Worcestershire/Herefordshire borders out in the sticks. Tried my at short mat bowling two weeks ago...
    1 replies | 76 view(s)
  • richardhb's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 04:53 PM
    richardhb replied to a thread Indoor portable rink in Talk Shop!
    Does anyone know the speed of the Potters portable rink? It looks slow to me as they are all using very big bias bowls for indoor, and always seem to...
    7 replies | 2315 view(s)
  • corptaxman's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 03:40 PM
    corptaxman replied to a thread D-Tec bowls. in Talk Shop!
    Not really being an indoor player, why are such clubs (and their members!) 'allowing/accepting ' seemingly ever-faster carpets, when they then seem...
    5 replies | 145 view(s)
  • iainn's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 02:55 PM
    iainn replied to a thread D-Tec bowls. in Talk Shop!
    I already have other sets I've been using outdoors, Tiger and Tiger II. With the Aeros and the DP that makes four sets now. Can't resist an ebay...
    5 replies | 145 view(s)
  • astolat's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 02:30 PM
    astolat replied to a thread Absentee players in Competitions
    Yesterday morning the same thing happened again. Players were an ex County President and an Atherley lead. We lost 10 14 but as this was the second...
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  • richardhb's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 02:23 PM
    John. Yes, you right, you really don't understand what I'm saying. I don't put the mat between the spots always, I put the mat inline with the...
    13 replies | 738 view(s)
  • richardhb's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 02:10 PM
    richardhb replied to a thread Absentee players in Competitions
    I did play in one game when the team short had an extra bowl. We lost and all thought it was easier to have 3 bowls than 2? We felt as if we had been...
    14 replies | 467 view(s)
  • richardhb's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 02:00 PM
    richardhb replied to a thread D-Tec bowls. in Talk Shop!
    Iainn. I get you, but understand this, because our rink has speeded up you would have to aim a DR Pro almost at the next ring far bars. Thats half a...
    5 replies | 145 view(s)
  • Falky's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 01:25 PM
    In my county typically it goes by whoever enters the group into the competition.
    3 replies | 145 view(s)
  • iainn's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 10:41 AM
    iainn replied to a thread D-Tec bowls. in Talk Shop!
    Will be interested in this as well. I've been using DP Pro indoors and I do like them, aiming for the number on the middle of the next door rink...
    5 replies | 145 view(s)
  • Umachan's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 10:27 AM
    Here in Scotland it is predominantly the club name that is referenced in team games as in county and national championships it is a club entry and...
    3 replies | 145 view(s)
  • richardhb's Avatar
    16-01-2020, 09:21 AM
    richardhb started a thread D-Tec bowls. in Talk Shop!
    John, guys. Just to let you know I ordered a new set of the above, and will let you know the outcome John. They are being sold at a decent...
    5 replies | 145 view(s)
  • john haydock's Avatar
    15-01-2020, 05:17 PM
    UK nearly always use Skips name
    3 replies | 145 view(s)
  • farside268's Avatar
    15-01-2020, 03:00 PM
    What are the conventions for identifying teams (fours) where the team is made up of players from multiple clubs in different parts of the world. ...
    3 replies | 145 view(s)
  • john haydock's Avatar
    15-01-2020, 02:58 PM
    I will take the variation of 2secs to be a bit of a guesstomate,however if Chestney was unable to bowl to the respot then he for an experienced...
    11 replies | 333 view(s)
  • GreenHares's Avatar
    15-01-2020, 11:42 AM
    GreenHares replied to a thread Bowls in Australia? in Talk Shop!
    I've watched just about all the matches so far. Depending on the time of day, speed has been reported as 18 to 20 seconds. I went to the...
    11 replies | 333 view(s)
  • john haydock's Avatar
    15-01-2020, 10:42 AM
    Very much doubt it is any wider,cannot think of any logical reason for it to be any quicker,varies sometimes by 1/2 a second over 27 metres, will...
    11 replies | 333 view(s)
  • GreenHares's Avatar
    15-01-2020, 08:00 AM
    GreenHares replied to a thread Bowls in Australia? in Talk Shop!
    I'm glad you started this thread. I think you're right about the contrast between the matches are played on YouTube down under cf Potters. I've...
    11 replies | 333 view(s)
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