picture on front cover/dust jacket
Title Bowls: Biased and Uncensored
Author Ian Schuback
Publisher The Slattery Media Group Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
First published 2015
ISBN 9780992379179
Edition reviewed 1st
Hardback/softback Softback (with strong laminated cover slightly overlapping pages)
List price AU$ 29.95
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
24.4 x 17.1
Number of pages 240
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  79 3 None
Availability At the time of writing, the least expensive source of this publication could be eBay at 27.09, with free post and package from New Zealand. However, the small print includes the following caution: 'International items may be subject to customs processing and additional charges.' My copy came from Australia, which seems to be the only other source, where post and packing were significant factors, but no charges were incurred at customs. This book is also available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer: this site has more details.
Synopsis Ian Schuback (or 'Shoey', as he is affectionately known) is the sportsperson best qualified to 'tell it how it is' when it comes to lawn bowls - no other Australian player in history has matched his international record of four world titles. In Bowls: Biased and Uncensored Shoey reveals the world of bowls as never before, and gives a warts and all insight into his own 'mask'. The book is an invaluable tool in taking your bowls to the next level, containing first-hand insider knowledge on the world and art of of bowls, including:

  • The essential attributes of success
  • Non-negotiable technical skills
  • Shot making
  • How to train effectively
  • Mastering the art of tactics
  • Playing in team positions
  • Mental skill and the 'mask'
  • How to give your ultimate performance

Whatever your bowls standard, Bowls: Biased and Uncensored is an intriguing, funny and most importantly, informative account of what it really takes to become a world champion - four times over.