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Old 01-23-2013, 03:03 AM   #5956
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Old 01-23-2013, 04:59 AM   #5957
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There are 10 types of people in the world...

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Old 01-23-2013, 09:07 AM   #5958
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Sorry, but I've got to ask...what the heck is a "bowling hat"...
This explains it mate. (Some swearing)

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Old 01-23-2013, 04:12 PM   #5959
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1) Back straight, knees bent, feet shoulder width apart.
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7) If you are taking too long, please let others go ahead of you.
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10) Don't take extra strokes.

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Old 01-23-2013, 04:44 PM   #5960
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:10 PM   #5961
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This explains it mate. (Some swearing)
Thanks for that. I couldn't figure it out either.

The game seems just like Petanque, but on steroids!


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Old 01-23-2013, 08:46 PM   #5962
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Lawn Bowls

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Yes, if you hear a groan from your driver, they are probably concerned with the Datsun full of old ladies all dressed in white with their hats on or piled on the back shelf. It is ALLWAYS retirees on their way to the "Bowl'oe"

Yes the game is a bit like Petanque. Though the balls aren't metal they are a well balanced composites of some sort. You don't through them, you bowl them on pristine, well manicured greens. The bowl, (ball) is not spherical so as it looses momentum it turns. The trick is to get it past the competitor's bowls either by steering it in or knocking the others out of the way. The competitor with the most bowls closest to the jack wins.

It is customary to celebrate either your victory or loss at the bar afterwards.

There are thousands of non-profit clubs here. It's an Australian institution, hence the movie's popularity, however, the bowling greens and clubs have become worth more in property values and poker machine licenses and when the wrong people gain control of the clubs, developers and entrepreneurs don't always do what is best for the community. Which was the gist of the movie.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:16 PM   #5963
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Yes, if you hear a groan from your driver, they are probably concerned with the Datsun full of old ladies all dressed in white with their hats on or piled on the back shelf. It is ALLWAYS retirees on their way to the "Bowl'oe"
Interesting! I never knew it was so popular in Australia! In Japan, the seniors all play Gateball, a version of croquet played on a larger field. But many of us ex-pats gather to play Petanque. I've only known one family that brought along 'bowles,' a set that they brought from Italy, calling it 'Bocci' (sp?)


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Old 01-24-2013, 12:00 AM   #5964
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Ah now I get what you speak of:
boule / boccia...

The whole time i tought 'I know about bowling shoes, but a hat!?'
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:06 AM   #5965
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Ah now I get what you speak of:
boule / boccia...

The whole time i tought 'I know about bowling shoes, but a hat!?'
That's what I was thinking when I read the initial posts. And visualizing Art Carney and Jackie Gleason getting ready to go bowling!


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Old 01-24-2013, 04:43 AM   #5966
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Interesting! I never knew it was so popular in Australia! In Japan, the seniors all play Gateball, a version of croquet played on a larger field. But many of us ex-pats gather to play Petanque. I've only known one family that brought along 'bowles,' a set that they brought from Italy, calling it 'Bocci' (sp?)


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"To play bocce", in Italy, is almost a synonym to "to be old".
There is also a smaller version of it, called "boccette", which is played on a billiard table...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgCWAUfRCZU

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"To play bocce", in Italy, is almost a synonym to "to be old".
There is also a smaller version of it, called "boccette", which is played on a billiard table...
I had been to Val d'Isere in the French Alps several times in winter for the skiing, but it wasn't until we stayed in our usual hotel in the summer time on a motorcycle tour that I discovered the Petanque courts between the hotel and the ski lifts! (They had always been covered with snow!) And they were filled with old men smoking Gitanes, plotting strategies for the next ball!
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That's what I was thinking when I read the initial posts. And visualizing Art Carney and Jackie Gleason getting ready to go bowling!


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I remember Ed and Ralph carrying bowling bags, but never actually bowling. But then there's always golf!

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