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Title Official Lawn Bowls Almanac and Tactics and Techniques
Editor Ferrell Burton, Jr
Publisher American Lawn Bowls Association (now the US Lawn Bowls Association)
First published Not stated
ISBN None
Edition reviewed 3rd (published 1990)
Hardback/softback Softback
List price $2.00
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
21.3 x 13.6
Number of pages 55
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  None 6 20
Synopsis This book, known as the 'Official Almanac', is now used by clubs all over the United States as an introduction to lawn bowling for new or prospective members, and in many clubs it is the textbook for their instructors. For all bowlers regardless of the length of time they have been bowling, it is not only helpful in improving the play of their game, but informative in all phases of bowling, including the history and tournament records of the Association since its inception in 1915.

The list of contents includes:

  • Essentials of a Good Delivery
  • Common Faults
  • Practice
  • Laws of the Game
  • Positions on the Team
  • Terms Used in Bowling
  • Basic Signals
  • Singles and Pairs Play
  • Etiquette
  • Gamesmanship
  • Ancient History of Bowls
  • History of Bowling in the United States
  • Trickiest Sport
  • Psychology of Bowling