Come Play!

Contact email mannparklbc@gmail.com
Club phone 604-531-0833

Open House – April 27, 2019, 10 am – 2 pm

For beginners

The game is very similar to curling. It is played on a rink which, at Mann Park, is a grass rink not an ice surface. Teams are singles, pairs, triples or fours. A small ball, called a jack, is a target which is rolled down the grass at the start of the game. The objective is to be on the team that gets their rolled bowling bowls nearest the jack. Unlike in curling the jack can be hit and moved by a bowl. As long as the jack stays in the rink it remains in play. When all bowls have been played, and the score tallied, the teams now play from the other end. Teams play a set number of ends before the game is finished.

One of the better beginner videos on YouTube

Opportunity to play

By visiting the green at the right time (in the afternoon generally) there may be an immediate opportunity for an interested person to try rolling a bowl and getting a feel of how the bowl moves. The average bowl weighs three and a half pounds and has a bias so it takes skill to move the bowl in the desired direction.

A person wanting to take up the sport will be introduced to a coach who will arrange lessons. Initially a person will learn how to deliver a bowl but over time there are many skills to learn. Bowling is quite a complex game and coaching is offered all season long.

Mann Park has visitor “drop in” games on certain Fridays in the month. Find out from a friend, or by using email, as to the dates that this “come with a friend” is being held.

You can join the club at the beginning of the season, which is in April, and start group lessons with all the new bowlers or you can join anytime later in the season at a reduced cost.

Fees

The cost of joining the club for the whole season is $180. An extra charge of $10 is added for lessons for a person who has never bowled. If the new person finds the game is unsuitable they will have the $180 membership fee reimbursed.

People starting later in the year will pay a prorated membership fee.

Other costs at Mann Park are locker rentals. To play in socially competitive games and fun days the costs are usually $5.00

Please contact mannparklbc@gmail.com for more detail. Thank you.