Hand signals are used in lawn bowling to communicate between the players and the score keeper. Learn more about hand signals with expert tips from a bowling teacher in this free lawn bowling video.
In this clip I will discuss some of the hand signals that we go through. There are as many hand signals as there are players. To score the game, sometimes the scoreboard is at the other end of your rink and you have to tell the person who is writing it up what it is. The way we do that is if my team has won by two points, two of our bowls are closer to the jack before an opponent, I will go one, two, one, two, or two, so there are three ways that you can tell the other end where the score is going what to put on the board. I prefer doing this because half of us are blind and you can see yourself hitting your head than you can otherwise. Likewise down two, down two so that determines the score that goes to the other end. This means slow it down, this means bring it back, come this side, come this side.