No need to spend time searching for the best Bowls equipment. Masters Games sources from the oldest and most reputable companies in the trade - in this case, mainly from Drakes Pride, the leading Bowls brand for many decades.
Bowls historians often assert that bowls developed from the Egyptians although this is a somewhat dubious theory, we believe. What is fairly certain is that the oldest English Bowls green is in Southampton where records show that the green has been in operation since 1299 although there are other unproven claims of greens being in use before that time.
King Henry VIII was a lawn bowler but he did attempt to prevent the general populace from enjoying the game too - forbidding anyone to "play at any bowle or bowles in open space out of his own garden or orchard". In 1845, the ban was lifted, and people were again allowed to play bowls and other games of skill.
Nowadays, Bowls is a very popular world sport. Lawn Bowls and Indoor Bowls are recognised International sports with organising bodies at all levels. Crown Green Bowls is not quite as big but is still a major pastime for thousands of people around many parts of the North of England and other areas of the British Isles. There are two modern indoor versions of bowls too - Shortmat Bowls and Carpet Bowls. These are up and coming and there are signs that other countries outside of Britain are taking up these new sports. Finally, Table Bowls appears to have turned up in the 19th century around the Carlisle area. A niche sport, but it has spread as far afield as Australia and New Zealand...
You can learn more about the Bowls from from The Online Guide to Traditional Games.
A range of sensibly priced Carpet Bowls Equipment including mat, middle block and the carpet bowls themselves.
Home Carpet Bowls Sets. Miniaturised bowls designed to be played on the carpet in your home. Choose from manufacturers Drakes Pride or Jaques
Wide selection of all Drakes Pride indoor bowls plus a great selection of bowls accessories and rink equipment
Great range of Short Mat Bowls equipment including mats, jacks, fenders. Also a great value Short Mat starter package.
Large selection of Drakes Pride crown green bowls plus a wide selection of crown green bowls accessories
Fantastic selection of all Drakes Pride lawn bowls plus a wide selection of bowls accessories and rink equipment
Accessories for Lawn Bowls rinks - Bowls gatherers, scoreframes and scoreboards, bowls foot mats, rink protectors etc.
Jacks for all types of bowls at excellent prices - lawn bowls, indoor bowls and extra heavy short mat Jacks.
All Drakes Pride lawn bowls at inexpensive prices. Drakes Pride Professional, Advantage, Fineline, Jazz as well as Crown Green bowls
A range of quality Bowls Bags, Bowls carriers and Bowls Trolley bags for Lawn Bowls, Indoor Bowls and Crown Green bowls at great prices.
Gifts and Presents relating to the sport of Bowls. Including Drakes Pride bowls Gift Packs and novelty bowls gifts
This bowling arm is held by the handle at the top and squeezed to release the bowl as the arm is swung.
Masters Traditional Games offers this full featured polishing kit.
Robust, rubber, regulation bowls mats. They measure 14 x 24 inches (35.5 x 61.5cm); either white and black or yellow. Available in pairs, fours, sixes or you can buy an extra-discounted pack of ten or twelve.
Make collecting your bowls easy by coralling them with this smooth-rolling bowls gatherer. The hoop is bound in a soft plastic to protect your bowls and the whole thing runs on three simple rollers. These bowls gatherers are supplied by Drakes Pride, for...
A bowls lifter is a useful tool for the elderly or anyone else who has difficulty bending over. The use for a Bowls and Jack lifter is self-explanatory but the tool is available in 2 forms - a screw-together, three part version (shown on the left) and a ...
A pair of Target bowls mats made from reinforced vinyl. Each is 4 feet (1.2m) square and can be used for practice or target competitions. The Target mats go down very well at fund-raising events, fairs and other public arenas of that nature.
The Rinklock is Drakes Prides longest measure. It is a string measure that extends to a useful 11 feet.
This handy, folding walking stick with a wide base for extra stability will help keep you upright whilst you're waiting for your turn. The base is rubber-bottomed so can be used indoors too.
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