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Bowls : Skills, Techniques, Tactics

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Trade Paper
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Crowood Press

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This is the edition with a publication date of 10/22/2007.
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Whether you arediscovering more advanced techniques or reviewing the fundamentals of your game, this valuable overview will improve your skill, self-control, and all aspects of your bowling game. Each chapter includes easy-to-reference key points and detailed color diagrams. Written from an expert's perspective, it presents yet another addition to the highly successfulCrowood Sports Guideseries.

Author Biography

John Bell bowled professionally for England for twenty-one years (outdoor 1978-1998; indoor 1983-1996), and for his native Cumbria for nearly forty years.  He has competed in five World Championships, in two Commonwealth Games, and has won four World gold as well as two bronze medals.  Along with many other honors, John has held the British Isles, European and English outdoor singles titles.  He managed the England men's outdoor team at the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games.  He resides in Cumbria.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 6
Acknowledgementsp. 6
Dedicationp. 6
Introduction to Bowls
Development of the Gamep. 8
Getting Startedp. 10
Choosing Your Equipmentp. 21
Skills and Techniques
Grip and Delivery - The Absolute Essentialsp. 34
Playing the Shotsp. 61
Playing the Game
The Four Playing Disciplinesp. 82
Positional Playp. 91
Playing with Confidencep. 104
Playing on Different Surfacesp. 106
Top Tipsp. 111
Fitness and Well-Being
Exercise and Recoveryp. 116
Epiloguep. 119
The Game of Bowls - Other Popular Derivationsp. 120
Glossaryp. 121
Useful Contactsp. 123
Indexp. 126
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