Carpet Bowls was devised as a scaled down version of indoor bowls and was designed to be suitable for playing in small halls.
The principle aim of the game is the same as all other bowls disciplines, to deliver your wood closer to the jack than your opponent. However changes had to be made with carpet bowls to suit the equipment and venue.
The game is played on a mat approximately 30 feet in length and 6 feet wide, using biased bowls of 4 inches in diameter. On the centre of the mat there is an 18 inch block and the delivery of the woods takes place from a designated area, this prevents the game continually being killed by the firing shot and creates a more interesting and skilful game.
All bowlers use the same woods, this removes the need for players to purchase equipment themselves, making it a relatively inexpensive sport to take up. The mats are manufactured so they can be rolled up, and stored easily.
Another important aspect of the game is that it is a sport that is played with no discrimination. Both male and female, children of all ages, as well as less able-bodied people have the ability to compete on an equal footing, at all levels of the game.
You can play Carpet Bowls at Barkway & Fowlmere . Here are the club details: