Story: Bowls, pétanque and tenpin

Measuring the distance

Measuring the distance

Jean Ashby measures the distance between the jack and the surrounding bowls to determine which is closest to the jack. A team scores as many points on each 'end' as it has bowls closer to the jack than the other team. Jean became a Bowls New Zealand Life Member in 2002 and has been awarded a ONZM (Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit) for services to bowling.

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Lindsay Knight, 'Bowls, pétanque and tenpin - Lawn bowls: game, history and organisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 September 2023)

Story by Lindsay Knight, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jan 2015