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1. (WO1999006123) HARD COURT BOWLING GAME AND BOWL THEREFOR

Pub. No.:    WO/1999/006123    International Application No.:    PCT/AU1998/000597
Publication Date: Feb 11, 1999 International Filing Date: Jul 29, 1998
IPC: A63B 37/00
Applicants: HARD COURT BOWLS AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
THOMAS, Howard, Granville
Inventors: THOMAS, Howard, Granville
Title: HARD COURT BOWLING GAME AND BOWL THEREFOR
Abstract:
The present invention relates to the sport of bowling and bowls therefor, and in particular relates firstly to an improved bowl and secondly to an improved playing surface and bowls combination. Broadly according to a first aspect of the invention a biased bowl for use in playing bowls comprises a hard and dense central core (11) and a pliant outer cover (12). The bowl is constructed such that when it is used on a hard surface its rolling and retardation characteristics approximate that of a conventional hard lawn bowl used on a conventional lawn bowling surface. Broadly, according to a second aspect of the invention, a bowling court and bowls combination comprises a bowl as described above and a hard substantially horizontal surface wherein the combination provides an approximation to the conventional lawn bowling combination in terms of bowl rolling and retardation characteristics.