Braunton Bowling Club
Lawn & Short Mat Bowling in North Devon
12 inch deviation of the path here will cause a 24 inch deviation in the same direction at the target.
Moving the delivery point to the left will cause a similar shift to the right at the target when bowled over the same point adjacent to the block & even further to the right if bowled closer to the mat edge.
Moving the delivery point to the right will cause a similar shift to the left at the target when bowled over the same point adjacent to the block or even further to the left if bowled closer to the block.
Delivering the bowl at angle from the vertical will cause the bowl to wobble & will run straighter & can be employed to get to difficult jack positions.
Shown here a bowl biased for a right to left track, delivered like this will cause a straighter run. Angling (canting) the bowl to the left when bowl is biased for a left to right path will the same effect.
Normal running surface
Canted running surface