Jack Attack

Jack attack- the modified version of lawn bowls.

A fun game has been derived from the typical game of lawn bowls. This new derivation is known as the jack attack. It was designed to introduce non-bowlers to the rudimentary aspects of lawn bowls. It is fascinating and relatively easy to learn too. It has simple and basic rules that are easy to follow and keep up with. It is far less technical than lawn bowls and just as enjoyable too.

How it Works

The game requires two teams. Each team should comprise three players who each have two bowls. Like in the traditional game of lawn bowls, the game aims to get as close to the jack as possible. The team with the closest bowls wins the game.

Each game has five ends, and when the two teams exhaust all six bowls, the act is regarded as an end. When this happens, the teams have to change their direction and also the position of the jack.

The game typically lasts for about one hour to one hour, fifteen minutes. If there is no winner at the end of the allocated time, then a sudden-death tiebreaker has to be played.

Jack attack is a fun and engaging game, and it is intended for everyone, even children. Jack attack is a game for people interested in lawn bowls but can’t seem to participate in pennants. It is a welcome balance between pennants and barefoot bowls.

It is a game that appeals to people who can’t join in pennant competitions or aren’t interested in it. These same people may consider barefoot bowls too basic for them. Jack attack combines the best of both sports. It’s not as formal as a pennant; neither is it as down-to-earth as barefoot bowling.

The game is played similarly to the style of the Bowls Premier League.


As basic and down-to-earth as jack attack seems, it still has a few rules. After all, are games still games without regulations? The rules are pretty easy to follow. They are similar to the laws of the traditional bowls game, but with a few modifications and less formality. For one, the players can participate in the game in any order. There is no particular order for the players, and they can decide to either take turns or bowl out of turn.

All the players have to use the club bowls. When these bowls roll out of the rink and into the ditch, they are considered dead. A point is awarded to the closest bowl to the jack. The scoring system is quite basic, too, as the game is more fun than strict competition.

When a team wins a set, they are awarded two points. If there is a draw, each team also gets awarded a point, and the team who wins the tiebreaker automatically gets awarded two points.

The game usually runs for a period of eight to ten weeks, with one match played weekly.