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23.08.2020 10 things to know about Lawn Bowls, from Ellen Falkner
I love bowls as it is a skilful, tactical and inclusive game that can be played and enjoyed by all. Its fun, its social and its competitive. Every time you go out to play, you learn something new or face a different challenge which is what drives me and keeps me coming back for more. 

 

I love bowls as it is a skilful, tactical and inclusive game that can be played and enjoyed by all. Its fun, its social and its competitive. Every time you go out to play, you learn something new or face a different challenge which is what drives me and keeps me coming back for more. 
I love bowls as it is a skilful, tactical and inclusive game that can be played and enjoyed by all. Its fun, its social and its competitive. Every time you go out to play, you learn something new or face a different challenge which is what drives me and keeps me coming back for more. 
I love bowls as it is a skilful, tactical and inclusive game that can be played and enjoyed by all. Its fun, its social and its competitive. Every time you go out to play, you learn something new or face a different challenge which is what drives me and keeps me coming back for more. 
Fresh from competing at the World Championships, Commonwealth and World Indoor Bowls champion Ellen Falkner shares 10 facts you may not know about the sport.
 
 
"I love bowls as it is a skilful, tactical and inclusive game that can be played and enjoyed by all. Its fun, its social and its competitive.
 
 
Every time you go out to play, you learn something new or face a different challenge which is what drives me and keeps me coming back for more."
 
 
 
 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

1) Lawn Bowls was first in the Commonwealth Games in 1930 which was known then as the British Empire Games.

 

2) Lawn Bowls was not in the Commonwealth Games in 1966 due to there not being sufficient bowls greens in Kingston, Jamaica.

 

3) England have won 19 gold, 9 silver and 17 bronze medals since lawn bowls has been in the Commonwealth Games.

 

4) The average age of the English women's team in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010 was 28.

 

5) Lawn Bowls is played in 52 countries in 6 continents across the world.

 

6) Disability lawn bowls events were introduced in the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002. 

 

7) Scotland's Willie Wood MBE and Wales' Robert Weale have both competed in eight Commonwealth Games.

 

8) Alex Marshall MBE (Scotland) and David Bryant (England) have both won 4 Commonwealth Gold Medals.

 

9) Karen Murphy (Australia) holds over 500 caps, the highest number of  recorded caps in lawn bowls.

 

10) Lawn bowls can be played by people of all ages. The youngest player to play lawn bowls at the Commonwealth Games was Jamie-Lea Winch (England) aged 19.