picture on front cover/dust jacket
Click this link for details of Bowls - How to Become a Champion by
Clarence Medlycott Jones.
Title How to Become a Champion at Bowls
Compiler Richard Thomas Harrison ('Boomerang')
Publisher Henselite (Australia) Pty Ltd, Fairfield, Victoria, Australia
First published 1939
ISBN 0-9597152-1-5
Edition reviewed 21st (published 2003)
Hardback/softback Hardback
List price £11.80
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
21.7 x 13.2
Number of pages 167
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  18 None 10
Synopsis This book has no chapters and is indexed by listing the contents (more than 120) in page order. Written in a very practical style, virtually all aspects of playing bowls are covered, including:
  • Introduction to the Game
  • Bowling Skills
  • Tactics
  • Team Play
  • Psychology
  • Fitness

The author's original work has been supplemented in later editions with the addition of the text of three short booklets:

How to Become a Champion at Bowls is claimed to be the world's largest selling bowls book and by July 2008 sales had exceeded 150,000; the book remains in print with the 21st edition (reviewed here) being published in 2003.

*The Etiquette of Bowls and The Etiquette of Marking in Lawn Bowls were later combined in a single booklet.

Also by Richard Thomas Harrison: