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indoor bowls
  The majority of bowlers in the UK associate the game of indoor bowls with   that shown alongside, ie played to laws very similar to the flat green code,   and all the books listed in the table below relate to this game. But even in   parts of the UK 'indoor bowls' implies a different version of bowls. In   Northern Ireland, for example, 1100 clubs affiliated to the Irish Indoor   Bowling Association play what we in England refer to as short mat bowls. And in New Zealand thousands of bowlers affiliated to New Zealand Indoor Bowls Incorporated* take part in a version more akin to English carpet bowls, but played on a shorter carpet without the block.


Visitors looking for indoor bowls books will probably be disappointed at the small number of titles listed below. I suspect that the close similarities of the indoor and outdoor flat green games, coupled with the availability of a wide range of books on the latter code, are such that publishers feel that the potential for a book on indoor bowls is limited. However, if you're seeking a modern, practical, well-illustrated book, that happens to contain many more photos taken indoors than outdoors and includes a section on playing indoors, look at the excellent Bowls - Skills · Techniques · Tactics.

Title  (Click title below) Author, Compiler, etc
English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd Yearbook 2016/2017  EIBA
Indoor Bowls M F Collins
Indoor Bowls Athur Sweeney
Indoor Bowls - Sport England Design Guidance ebook icon Ray Orrell
It's Just a Draw ebook icon Peter Miles
Laws of the Sport of Indoor Bowls WIBC and EIBA
Success Story Donald Newby with David Rhys Jones
Superbowl Bryan Brett

*New Zealand version of indoor bowls

This site includes details of the following three books on the New Zealand version of indoor bowls: And you can find the laws of the game here. (These are in portable document file (PDF) format which requires installation of the free Adobe Reader program.)

Click Bowls Codes if you are interested in learning a little about the seven (at least) versions of bowls played in England.