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Monday, Wednesday, Thursday – 7:00PM  |  Tuesday, Saturday – 1:00PM

Iroquois Lawn Bowling Club

5885 Carman Road  |  Iroquois, Ontario  |  K0E 1X0

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Learn to Bowl

If you would like to learn how to bowl, but don’t want to start in a game situation, our club offers private or group lessons.. Complete the form below and a member will be in contact with you to arrange a lesson for your and/or your friends.

What do I need?

We provide you with everything you need to get started. We ask that you wear a pair of flat soled shoes (to protect the greens). Wear something comfortable, that allows for easy movement. Most bowlers bring along a drink or water bottle as a refreshment for those hot summer nights. If you forgot your drink, we have some refreshments for a $1.

Book a Family or Group Night

Bring your family or group for a fun evening of lawn bowling. We have access to the campground Clubhouse, so you and your family or group can go enjoy some snacks and refreshments after your game.

Try this out as a team building event or as something new to do with co-workers, a group of friends and/or relatives.

Become a Member today!

Drop-in Sessions

For those that would just like to bowl a few times during the season, this is the perfect solution for you. Equipment will be provided. Drop-in fee is $8.

Full Membership

Full members are allowed to bowl on all scheduled nights. This means you can bowl up to 5 times a week! Members also receive an OLBA number and card, which allows them to enter any tournaments in the Ontario. Contact us.

Social Membership

You don’t have to bowl to enjoy being part of the action at our club. Our social membership allows ou to join in with club activities – pot-lucks, fundraisers, or just enjoy watching the games and go for coffee afterwards.

Become a Member today!

Drop-in Sessions

For those that would just like to bowl a few times during the season, this is the perfect solution for you. Equipment will be provided.

Drop-in fee is $5.

Full Membership

Full members are allowed to bowl on all scheduled nights. This means you can bowl up to 5 times a week! Members also receive an OLBA number and card, which allows them to enter any tournaments in the Ontario.

Social Membership

You don’t have to bowl to enjoy being part of the action at our club. Our social membership allows ou to join in with club activities – pot-lucks, fundraisers, or just enjoy watching the games and go for coffee afterwards.

Directions to the Club

401 Highway to Iroquois LBC

Head south on Carman Rd/County Rd 1. Continue through the Round-about. After passing Elizabeth Dr, Turn left into the Forward House driveway.

Let’s get started!

Directions to the Club

401 Highway to Iroquois LBC

Head south on Carman Rd/County Rd 1. Continue through the Round-about. After passing Elizabeth Dr, Turn left into the Forward House driveway.

Let’s get started!

Learn the Rules & Etiquette of Lawn Bowling

Basic Rules to know

  1. Mat Placement : The first to play places the mat on the centre line at least 2 metres from the ditch and up to the hog line if desired.
  2. Jack / Bowl Length: A jack must travel 21 metres to be legal while a bowl must travel 14 metres to be in play.
  3. Jack Delivery: If the jack is improperly delivered the opposition may reposition the mat and deliver the jack but not play first. If the jack is delivered improperly by both leads the jack is placed at the 2 metre mark and the first to play  may reposition the mat.
  4. Position on Rink: Players at the mat end who are not delivering a bowl should stand at least 1 metre behind the mat. Players at the head end who are not controlling play should stand behind the jack.

Official Rules

Top 5 Etiquette Tips you should follow

  1. Compliment your opponent on a good shot.
  2. Admit a fluke with grace.
  3. Stand still when a player is on the mat.
  4. Do not distract a player when they are about to deliver a bowl.

Complete Etiquette Guide

The game of bowls, whether competitive or social, is played in an atmosphere of fellowship and sociability. This atmosphere is maintained by a traditional code of behavior, with its roots in common courtesy. Not only should the courtesy extend between opponents, but also should be extended to teammates, club officials, club members and spectators. Show up on time for the draw, help set up equipment before, and return equipment after the game.  

  • Bowlers should shake hands with all of the other players in the game before and after the game.  
  • Compliment your opponent on a good shot. 
  • Admit a fluke with grace. 
  • Stand still when a player is on the mat. 
  • Do not talk or make noise when a player is about to deliver a bowl .
  • Remain behind the mat or behind the head when it is not your turn to play. Always remember that as soon as your bowl has come to rest possession of the rink passes to your opponent. 
  • Stay out of the head unless you are a skip or a vice (second). Players at the head should stand at a minimum distance of two meters behind the jack, and between the center and side marker so the bowler can see them to aim.    
  • No head should be raked (broken-up) until both vices have agreed to the number of shots conceded. Vice skips must agree on points before signaling the skips. If there is a doubt, measure. 
  • Players at the head end should be ready to stop deflected bowls from crossing into the adjacent rink and interfering with neighboring games; likewise, be alert to prevent bowls from adjacent rinks entering your own head. 
  • Bowlers not raking the bowls after an end should assist by kicking the bowls into an approximate line, thus making raking easier and faster.                                                                 
  • Keep to your own rink. Walk down the centre of the rink when you are changing end.
  • On sunny days beware of your shadow. Do not let it mask the jack or fall in front of the mat when a player is about to bowl. 
  • Try to avoid obscuring rink markers or boundary pegs. 
  • Never criticize your opponent, the greens, or your own team members. If you can’t say something positive don’t say anything. 
  • Pay attention to the game. Save your socializing until after the game. 
  • Stand well back from the head when drive shots are being played and warn others on adjacent rinks of the fact. 
  • Learn the Laws of Bowls and abide by them. 
  • Be a gracious winner and a good loser.

Here are some interesting Lawn Bowling Videos to watch

District Tournaments this season

Attached are the posters for this season’s tournaments. The “2022-dist-16-final-2-sched” file contains the clubs’ tournaments.
 
The information on these posters takes precedence over the information provided on the OLBA website. 
 
I will post these posters at the club. If you have any questions, please let me know.
 
Iroquois should be well represented in the district and beyond this year!
 

Directions to the Club

401 Highway to Iroquois LBC

Head south on Carman Rd/County Rd 1. Continue through the Round-about. After passing Elizabeth Dr, Turn left into the Forward House driveway.

Let’s get started!

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