Lawn bowling can be done indoors or outdoors but the rules of the game you have to follow will be the same in both instances. The surface you play on differs when it comes to indoor bowling. Outdoor bowling is done on grass the majority of the time but sometimes you can see synthetic outdoor surfaces as well. When it comes to indoor bowling, it is always a fine carpet that is used for the surface.
An indoor bowling rink is about 40m in length and there are two possible widths that can be provided depending on the space available. It can be 5.8m or 4.3m. To determine who gets to bowl first, there will be a coin toss and the person who first bowls will place the mat. There should be one foot on the mat when playing any shit. The jack will be rolled to a distance that the first bowler likes as long as it is a minimum of 25m away from the mat. You should also take care not to roll it to the ditch. The carpet will have a marker showing the minimum distance you have to roll. After the jack rolls to a rest, it will be placed in the centre by the marker and the teams will take shots alternatively. A bowl that was played before can be moved by a shot from another player and they will stay active at the final finishing location. If the bowl is in the ditch, it is considered out of bounds and will not count in the final score.
The game will be scored after all the players have delivered their lawn bowls. The team that goes first on the next leg of the game will be the winning team. However, this time, the play will be in the opposite direction to the previous one. The number of ends or legs of the game is predetermined at the beginning and the game will end after all the legs are completed. Generally, this will be 18 or 21 ends. You can also play multiple sets. Generally there will be two sets of the game with 9 ends. If the score ends up being a draw after the two sets, there will be a third set to decide who comes on top. There are instances where the game is not played over sets. In this case, there will be a predetermined number of ends.
The lawn bowl is chalked or sprayed to show that it touched the jack when it was first delivered. But it will not be marked if it touches the jack later on or gets knocked into it. A chalked bowl, even if it ends up in the ditch will be considered active instead of being out of bounds and it can be counted towards the final score. Indoor bowl rinks are generally slower than their outdoor counterparts so you don’t need a lot of effort to bowl. You have to get used to a smooth technique that can be repeated. When your delivery technique is wrong, you will end up playing a bad shot. You have to be consistent at the delivery so that you have repeatable results.