Lawn bowling, or bowls, dates back to the mid 1800s, although bowls has ancient roots going all the way back to the Roman Empire. It can be best described as a game that is similar to bocce and curling. A bowling green is usually 40 m x 40 m and has 8 rinks. Bent-grass, the same grass you would find on the green of the golf course, is used. A game can be affected by the length of the grass, how wet or dry the grass is, and how soft or hard the green is.
Players bowl, or roll, balls that are weighted on one side. This causes the bowl to curl towards the weighted side. Bowls are rolled to a target called a jack. The person or team that has the closest bowls to the jack, pick up the points (scoring is the same in curling)