Barefoot Bowls is a relaxed competition that’s fun and easy to learn. Perfecting a smooth delivery could take you a little longer. It’s a low impact form of exercise and anyone can play. See you on the green!

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The team who has the closest bowl to the jack (little white ball) wins the end. The number of bowls that a particular team has nearest the jack before the opposition’s closest bowl will dictate the score for the end. A match consists of seven ends and each bowler plays two bowls per end.


DIVISIONS

Open

Open teams can have any combination of men and women.


FORMAT

Each game runs for seven ends, each player has two bowls per end.


SEASON DURATION

Each season runs for 4 weeks starting from the 25 August, plus finals. Once registrations are finalised, your weekly fixtures will be available under fixtures below.


TEAM SIZE

Each team must have a minimum of three and a maximum of four for each match.


PLAYER INFORMATION PACK AND SPECTATOR CODE OF CONDUCT

Important information for players and spectators are contained in the following documents. Please read them carefully and contact the AMCS team if you have any questions

Barefoot Bowls Rules
Player and Spectator Code of Conduct

FAQ's

CITY OF MELBOURNE BOWLS CLUB

Flagstaff Gardens

West Melbourne VIC 3003

www.citybowls.org

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CITY OF MELBOURNE BOWLS CLUB

City of Melbourne Bowls Club is located within Flagstaff Gardens closest to the Dudley Street end and adjacent to the Queen Victoria Markets.

Train

Flagstaff Gardens is an approximate 350 metre walk from Flagstaff Railway Station. Exit the Railway Station on La Trobe Street and head up William Street and into the gardens.

 

Tram

A number of trams run to and from the gardens. We recommend looking at the one of the following:

No. 58 (West Coburg to Toorak) stop 8

No. 24 (La Trobe St City to North Balwyn) Stop 2 or 3

No. 30 (Burke St & Harbour Esplanade to St Vincents Plaza) Stop 2 or 3

 

Walking

Time permitting, Flagstaff Gardens is also accessible by foot.

From Docklands

From the Docklands, the gardens are approximately 1.4km. This walk should take 15-20 minutes. Head north up Harbour Esplanade and turn right on to La Trobe Sreet. Walk 1km along Latrobe Street until you get to Flagstaff Gardens. The Bowls Club is on Dudley Street side of the gardens.

From Flinders Street Railway Station

From Flinders Street Railway Station the gardens are approximately 1.7km. This walk should take between 18-23 minutes. Head north up Elizabeth Street for 1km, and turn left onto La Trobe Street. After about 350 metres you are at Flagstaff Gardens. The bowls club is an approximate 350 metres walk through the gardens, on the Dudley Street side of the gardens.

WHAT TO WEAR

You can wear whatever is comfortable. You don't even have to get changed as work clothes can be worn!

Thongs, sports shoes, barefoot and other shoes permitted with the exception of Business shoes, heels and shoes with large grooves.


WHAT IS PROVIDED?

A Venue Manager, mats, jacks, chalk, tape and water

Team entries are available at $112 per team. No individual entries are available.

One of your team members is required to register your team and make payment in full. After this, all other team members are invited to access the registration platform and join the team at no cost to the individual. Each team member is required to go through this process before your team registration is finalised.

To enter the competition a member of your team will need to create a NEW TEAM REGISTRATION and make payment in full.

The captains will then pass on a team code to each player for them to enter their registration details prior to round one.

Register here

Player's joining a register team at no cost Register Here

Results for Barefoot Bowls at Melbourne Bowls Club are available here

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