One of the reasons Lawn Bowling is so popular at Brits is that it is so easy to play. Whatever age, gender, physical or academic prowess - it doesn't matter! Anybody can learn the rules and play to a good standard very quickly. It's very similar to Bocce Ball - just make sure you ROLL YOUR BOWLS!
Two teams consisting of 1,2 or 4 players compete against each other.
Each team rolls 4 bowls per end towards an object ball (the jack); bowls are rolled alternately by the teams.
Each end lasts about 5 minutes, so over an hour you can normally play 12 or so ends.
The team with the closest bowl to the jack scores 1 point. If their next nearest bowl is closer to the jack than their opponent's best bowl then they score 2 points and so on. Therefore, the maximum points from one end is 4 points and the minimum is one point.
Teams can decide themselves what score they want to play up to, although many teams just keep score until their scheduled time is up.
Remember! The lawn needs a lot of care and attention - no running, no jumping and NO TOSSERS!