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tie


When the two closest bowls belong to opposing teams and are both exactly the same distance from the jack after measurement, the end is declared a tie if they are the shot bowls. If they are for the second or third, etc., closest shot, no additional point is awarded to the winner of that end.
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A list of common terms used in the sport of bowls. Back Bowl


A bowl that comes to rest beyond the jack.
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a list of common terms used in the sport of bowls. back bowl


A bowl that comes to rest beyond the jack.
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backhand


A bowl aimed to the left of the jack which curves to the right as it slows down (for right handed bowlers).
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bias


The curve of the path of a rolling bowl. A bowl is not a sphere. There is a weighted side to a bowl which makes it turn as it rolls. Each set of bowls — there are four in a set — has its own unique symbol. On one side of the bowl, the symbol is large. On the weighted side of the bowl, the symbol is small. When the bowl slows down as it rolls, it fa [..]
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Blocker


A bowl that blocks someone from reaching the desired target
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Burned End


When the jack has been knocked out of the side of the rink, the end is declared a burned (or dead) end. In most social games, the end is scored zero points for each team and the game proceeds with the next end. In many tournaments, the bowls are raked back to the mat they were bowled from and the end is replayed.
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BURNED END


When the jack has been knocked out of the side of the rink, the end is declared a burned (or dead) end. In most social games, the end is scored zero points for each team and the game proceeds with the next end. In many tournaments, the bowls are raked back to the mat they were bowled from and the end is replayed.
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cutthroat


A game for three people bowling. Each bowler is competing against the other two.
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Dead Bowl


A bowl that has gone into the ditch without touching the jack or out of the side of the rink is a dead bowl and is removed from the rink.
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