The Rink & Green
Here is where the magic happens! The leisure centre staff and club volunteers care for our rink throughout the playing season to ensure it is maintained at a high standard for practice and championship games.
Here's a little more information on the bowls playing area:
Flat Green Bowls should be a minimum of 31 metres in length, and no longer than 40 metres. And, as the name suggests, it should be flat.
Around The Green:
Beyond the ditch lies a small bank which is raised above the green. You'll often find keen spectators sat cheering and encouraging the players. We welcome all spectators at BCIBC, so come on down!
The green is split into a number of rinks. BCIBC has 6 rinks where each game takes place. Rinks can be between 4.3 and 5.8 metres wide.
The side boundaries of each rink are identified by a white peg in each corner of the playing area. Surrounding the green will be a shallow ditch which is the end of the playing area.
A 'Fast' Green:
The indoor rinks are labelled as 'fast' because of it's firm surface. Generally, on a fast green, a bowler will take a wider arc on their bowl as the bias will be more responsive. Be careful - a fast green could see your wood dropping into the ditch!
A 'Slow' Rink
Generally on a slow green, a bowler will take a narrower arc on their bowl as the bias will be less responsive. The bowl may need a little more welly to reach the jack!